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    August 30, 2010

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    WalMart and Winsten were evidently in collusion on this one and got caught. Rumor was that the proceeds went to PRI on behalf of Winsten

    That is some rumor! Any way to verify this with evidence? If so, we wouldn't even need to have an election to recall Winsten. Also, I was in Walmart for about 5 minutes this week and saw tons of Dana Point HS stuff, but no SCHS. Does Walmart think that makes it legit?

    I will still wear my unauthorized T-Shirt with Anna Bryson's transparent image to our school Halloween Parade. I haven't been able to find a more terrifying symbol.

    I am interested to see how this plays out. The assistant manager at Wal-Mart claims they had the districts approval. The district says, no approval was given. Come on "Trustees" tell us how this really came about.

    OC Register has a story that says approval came from the district via the telephone in 2007...
    http://www.ocregister.com/news/school-264555-stores-high.html

    Sounds like a precursor to another lawsuit to me. Especially the last sentence. Did these stores stock up on logo wear from Saddleback schools or any other district? Or did they just decide to sell Capo wear out of the blue?

    MyTown Originals is the company that contracted with our district to make and sell school related products. Is CUSD really in a financial position to turn down seven percent of gross sales from any source? Maybe it's better to continue cutting salaries from certificated and classified staff and going with school supplies.

    The following is information about MyTown Originals school donation program:

    The MyTown Originals High School Donation Program

    High School Rack Example

    6" School BearMyTown Originals has an extensive High School Products program. We've coupled this with the option for each local high school to receive a portion of the proceeds.

    Our product line-up is amazing. We're producing top-quality customized products in full school colors; Long-Sleeve Junior shears, Two-color Ball-caps with embroidered mascot, Water Bottles, Embroidered Quillows and Teddy Bears, just to name some highlights.

    Well, OK then. If this agreement started in 2007, let's see the district's numbers for MyTownOriginals donations. When students and parents buy merchandise from the school, it directly supports teams and programs with a much larger percentage. With MyTownOriginals, some of the pie is going to the middleman.

    Charles Fishman's
    The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy (Penguin, 2006).

    This book tells it all.

    I want to see the contract. No such thing as "approval over the phone" as every business person knows. No way to prove who you talked to or what they said. BOGUS!!!

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