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A woman whose LinkedIn background is “direct response guerrilla marketing” makes a public name for herself by questioning a few very vulnerable people, makes an unsubstantiated claim of assault, and it is determined that the Shelter is an unfit place for those who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.
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…..item 1)…. Letters to the editor … Mel Eby served well in a difficult job …

Apr 1, 2013

… Re: “Mel Eby felt forced out” (news article, March 30). …

… Tallahassee Democrat Newswaper … http://www.tallahassee.com/

FILED UNDER
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Letters

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20130402/OPINION02/304020003/…

— Veteran appreciates welcome home ceremony

Re: “Operation Thank You” (photo package, March 31).

I attended the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by Leon County officials. It was held on Saturday morning with perfect weather and several hundred fellow Vietnam veterans in attendance. It was very much appreciated by all of us.

Most of us served more than 40 years ago and remember coming home when the “conflict in Vietnam” was not a popular national military incursion. Few of us were treated badly, but there was very little public acknowledgement of what we had just been through. We just wanted to be considered veterans of a foreign war the way our fathers and grandfathers had been treated.

For a host of political, social and moral reasons, this was not the case. There was little we could do about it, so we just acknowledged the facts and got on with our lives. We felt we were not forgotten; we were just not remembered.

All this brings me back to Leon County’s endeavor to thank those of us who served in Vietnam. It was a long time in coming, but I can assure you, every veteran who attended the well-organized program and sumptuous breakfast felt a bit taller and a bit more touched by the fact that we were publicly thanked and welcomed home.

JOHN KRAFT

Vietnam veteran

jhkraft@msn.com
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— Mel Eby served well in a difficult job

Re: “Mel Eby felt forced out” (news article, March 30).

“The Board wishes Mr. Eby every success …” Really? This man who quietly served on the front lines caring for Tallahassee’s homeless for 25 years is deposed by the allegations of Renee Miller.

A woman whose LinkedIn background is “direct response guerrilla marketing” makes a public name for herself by questioning a few very vulnerable people, makes an unsubstantiated claim of assault, and it is determined that the Shelter is an unfit place for those who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.

People with untreated psychiatric illnesses make up one-third of our homeless population. Some of these people can’t hold a conversation, much less a job.

When dealing with the downtrodden, it is tough to keep a tidy house, to vet each guest. For two and a half decades, without incident, having limited resources, Mel did what he could for the least of us. Now that is missionary work.

CANDACE SWAIN

Caswain3@fastmail.us
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…..item 2)…. Former Shelter director Mel Eby felt forced into retirment …

… Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper … http://www.tallahassee.com/

Retired director of The Shelter says he was pressured …
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img code photo … Mel Eby reacts to sudden retirement

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Mel Eby reacts to sudden retirement from The Shelt…: After 25 years, The Shelter’s director Mel Eby’s retirement was announced Thursday night after a series of developments in the wake of allegations last month. The board says it was a mutual decision but Eby says he was compelled to step down.

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Written by
TaMaryn Waters
Democrat staff writer

FILED UNDER
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Local

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20130330/NEWS01/303300031/For…

Mel Eby thought he’d be back.

For 25 years he worked at The Shelter, its first and only director.

Instead, late Thursday night, The Shelter’s board said Eby would retire. Eby said on Friday he was forced out.

He expected and hoped to return after a month-long police investigation into allegations of misconduct against employees concluded with no criminal charges earlier this month. The inquiry was begun after reports of sexual harassment, harsh exchanges from staffers, bed bugs and an alleged sexual proposition by an employee toward Renee Miller, who wrote about it in a blog. Miller posed undercover Feb. 10 as a homeless woman at the West Tennessee Street shelter after hearing complaints from homeless people.

The Shelter’s board released a two-paragraph statement at 11:30 p.m. Thursday announcing Eby’s retirement, a unanimous decision by the board. Board chairwoman Deborah Holt later said Eby’s decision to retire was mutual, but Eby told the Tallahassee Democrat, “as a result of political games,” he felt pressure to step down.

“I never wanted to feel like a victim in my life, but I do now,” Eby said. “I feel like I’ve been victimized, very unfairly and harshly.”

Miller, director of City Walk Urban Mission on Thomasville Road, said she’s not surprised by the announcement.

“There was a lot of sexual impropriety that was brought to the forefront,” Miller said of the TPD investigation. “I know I made the right decision.”

Eby was named “Person of the Year” by Democrat readers in January for his commitment to serving the homeless population. That recognition, he said, prompted “an informal, but orchestrated, movement” to unseat him.

At the time, Eby said he knew some people would frown on the recognition, calling himself a black sheep compared to the four distinguished finalists that included Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons and Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho.

On Friday, Eby said he wished he was never nominated.

“It’s definitely a personal tragedy that’s been brought on by injustice,” Eby said of his sudden retirement and Miller’s allegations. He said the allegations, investigation and departure from The Shelter have been the worst thing to ever happen to him.
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Both Holt and Eby declined to detail the retirement package he was given. In addition, despite completion of an internal probe by the board, Holt declined to release the report’s findings because, she said, it was private and a personnel matter.

Several residents and community leaders, such as the Rev. Brant Copeland of First Presbyterian Church, earlier urged transparency with the public by releasing the board’s internal investigation. Copeland said The Shelter has dual responsibilities: one to the homeless and another to community supporters and donors.

Several homeless residents said they will miss Eby. Others said the facility had a history of issues that had not been addressed.

“Mel is a good man,” said Ninia Brown, 49, who has known Eby since 1995 and lived at The Shelter off and on. “I really, really think Mel Eby should come back. I’m very, very sorry that he’s not back.”

The Shelter’s acting director, Jacob Reiter, will remain in place until after the board receives an independent review of the facility’s procedures and operations.

United Way of the Big Bend President Heather Mitchell said the study mandated by the United Way’s board will offer a holistic approach about how to move forward providing services to the homeless, a population that’s grown to more than 1,000 in Tallahassee, according to a January homeless census.

She also said Eby’s retirement was the “right decision.”

“I think it’s the right decision for The Shelter, the right decision for our community and the right decision for him,” Mitchell said. “He has poured his heart and soul for a long time … I think we are at the critical stage for working with the homeless in our community, and I think this gives us an opportunity to take this to the next level.”

City Commissioner Gil Ziffer, a catalyst to renewed interest in relocating the West Tennessee facility, commended Eby for doing a “great job” during his 25-year stint. He added, “The needs of the community may have outgrown the services that had been provided under Mel’s leadership.”

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The Shelter’s board, in addition to its decision with Eby, had already acted following Miller’s allegations of impropriety. Two employees were fired for what the board said was a failure to meet employment standards: Jerry Smith and Mike Pepper. Employee training began. Procedures to encourage communication among the homeless clients and the staff were instituted.

A confidential suggestion box was created. Plans were set to shelter women and children in a separate building so they’ll no longer be under the same roof as registered sex offenders.

“It has been agonizing,” Holt said. “I can’t tell you all of the sleepless nights a lot of the board members have endured.”

Although the board wished Eby well in its statement and thanked him for his service, Holt said the fallout has “opened all kinds of doors for opening a shelter for the 21st century.”

A long-standing conversation about relocating The Shelter from the fringes of Frenchtown is now renewed. Holt said the board recognizes it needs more members with expertise, such as planners, architects and psychologists.

“No one organization is just one person,” Holt added. “One of the strong things that has come out of this is a more close-knit organization. I think it’s kind of brought us closer together.”

Eby, however, feels like a castaway.

He insisted some community figures “jumped on the bandwagon and fueled the fire with false and negative publicity.”

“These were people who were already set up to publicly express themselves, such as Kelly Otte, Rev. Brant Copeland, Rev. Mary Vance and local radio personality Preston Scott,” Eby said. “They all wanted to participate in this smear campaign to destroy a person who wanted to serve the homeless population every day of his life.”

Otte, a nonprofit expert and director of the PACE Center for Girls in Tallahassee, wrote a column regarding The Shelter in the wake of allegations. However, she said she has nothing against the longtime advocate.

“My reaction is he’s hurting and that’s what people feel when they hurt,” she said. “I wish him the absolute best in anything he does in the future.”

Over the years, Eby said he’s learned he needs the homeless just as much as they need him and The Shelter. His life’s purpose, he said, was helping others by doing the back-breaking, hectic and compassionate work so many shy away from doing.

“I really don’t know what I’ll do,” Eby said.
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…..item 3a)…. youtube video … Pulp Fiction – Best Quotes … 9:27 minutes …

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Some of the best quotes from the 1994 movie, Pulp Fiction in Full HD 1080p.

I couldn’t include every ‘best’ quote because there was a 10 minute time limit, so I had to choose wisely.

Thanks for watching!

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……item 3b)…. The 13 Best Pulp Fiction Quotes … 10Mia’s Overdose …

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Lance: "You’re going to give her an injection of adrenaline directly to her heart. But she’s got, uh, breastplate…"
[taps Mia’s chest]

Lance: "So you gotta pierce through that. So what you have to do is, you have to bring the needle down in a stabbing motion."
[demonstrates]

Vincent: "I-I gotta stab her three times?"

Lance: "No, you don’t gotta f**king stab her three times! You gotta stab her once, but it’s gotta be hard enough to break through her breastplate into her heart, and then once you do that, you press down on the plunger."

Vincent: "What happens after that?"

Lance: "I’m kinda curious about that myself…"

What happens? They save Mia, of course. The scene where Mia has a long, long adrenaline-filled needle slammed into her chest is one of the most cringe-worthy moments in the film.
Read more at http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-best-pulp-fiction-quotes/movie…
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