Letter Nov28

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Appreciative of coverage

This note of appreciation goes to Bill Hester, a sports writer who works with the Southeast Missourian newspaper and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

I know people are always calling in to complain about the lack of good sports coverage in their area, but I want to acknowledge the good work being done by Bill and others on your staff. Scores were always in the newspaper. When coaches call, the scores are in there. Sometimes a call doesn't come in until it's too late, and the paper has gone to print.

Bill is the kind of guy who took the time to get to know each and every athlete and coach he wrote about on a personal level. His stories were always accurate and humorous and gave a real insider's view on what took place. I know he has a special place for tennis in his heart and his stories about the girls were tender and sweet. He didn't even shun the freshmen when they sought him out and actually quoted them. We need more people like him.

Thanks again for the terrific coverage.


Cape Girardeau

(Slattery coaches the Central girls tennis team.)

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