We all make mistakes

Thursday, August 1, 2019

From the editor’s desk

Like most newspapers the Laurel Outlook has had to tighten its belt. Costs have risen while profits aren’t as robust. Like most newspapers today, we don’t have proof readers or copy editors. Occasionally, we make errors that don’t get caught on Wednesday morning when we put the paper together for Thursday distribution. As much as we try, occasionally an acronym or a name gets referred to inaccurately. Those errors are simply mistakes and certainly don’t rise to the level of libel.

Last week, I wrote in an editorial that Council President Emelie Eaton wanted to dissolve the LURA board. That was inaccurate, as she wished to discuss taking away the board’s powers to disperse funds. I regret for the error. However, I did not quote her directly. What was attributed to her was not in quotation marks and there was certainly no malicious intent, the standard required by law for libel.

Eaton was also upset about an email I sent to the mayor regarding the east-side street project. I had to check into a rumor that two different, trustworthy adults (neither on the LURA board) brought to my attention. It’s my job.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961

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