To the editor:
What a pathetic comment on our world today: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. These stories, side by side, on the first page of Sunday’s Journal-World. One family facing bankruptcy and poverty because promises were not kept by the chain store where Roy Coker worked, and the theater where his wife fell down stairs in a darkened theater.
And then we read where Sheahon Zenger is reviewing six-figure salaries within the Kansas University Athletics Department. We trust he is reviewing the salaries of top administrators and coaches with the purpose of significantly cutting them back. But why stop there? Let’s look at the chancellor and vice chancellor’s exorbitant salaries and work on down the administrative chain of command.
Paying off the contracts of coaches/athletic directors and others who get fired is outrageous. Let them have year-to-year contracts with no obligation beyond that. For starters, let them all contribute at least $10,000 to the Coker family and let the Cokers’ former employers and theater managers have a conscience and pay for medical expenses as promised at the time. It would seem the Me, Me, Me Generation is deeply entrenched, and this has to stop.