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The word is "greed". Greed. "S-c-r-i-p-p-s"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Strib bails on sponsoring local Spelling Bee because Scripps is charging the schools...


    The Star Tribune, which had sponsored the bee since 2004, backed out this summer because Scripps started charging schools a $99 participation fee, of which $15 goes to the sponsor, said Pat Adkins, a spokesperson for the newspaper.

    "We weren't comfortable raising money from schools that way, because we feel that schools are pinched for cash as it is," she said.

    The newspaper also worried that the $99 fee would prevent some schools from participating, said Tom Rainey, director of partnership marketing at the Star Tribune. "We weren't comfortable sponsoring something that was not going to be all-inclusive, as it had been in previous years," he said.

    http://www.startribune.com/local/12759012.html
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Definition please? :D
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Perhaps the Strib could, in a show of corporate good citizenship, subsidize the fee.

    No? I see, then.
     
  4. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Alternate pronunciation?
     
  5. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Origin?
     
  7. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    A friend of mine told me that the lighthouse in the Scripps logo stood for "See how cheap we are"
     
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