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  • leprkahn leprkahn Feb 22, 2000 2:23 PM Flag

    a short silence

    I am starting to miss Buffets and Todd. I suppose
    they are busy applying for social security. I can't
    resist re-posting this buffets message (I hope the rest
    of you don't mind)

    "As I was saying....WHC
    going to $5
    by: buffetts_dartmen 2/1/00 12:39
    pm
    Msg: 1051 of 1089
    see you there. I might buy at $4
    but I doubt it. WHat a POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

    I
    wonder what he contemplates as he eats his "shorts". LOL
    (I laugh at my own jokes)

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    • A leprechaun is allowed to laugh at his own jokes.

    • Well JackFlash, we are going to go up and break
      the down trend...(smiles)...
      I have been wrong so
      many times before with this baby...Thinking about
      going to see a Palm Reader Next ....
      Technicals are
      begining to show strenght...will update this opinion
      soon...and provide you with a time table right now Trend
      Reversal is the Key...

    • it has been a month and the stock appears to be anchored to single digits....any more predictions?

    • In the letter to U.S. District Judge Frank
      Polozola, Whitley notes six more suicide attempts or
      gestures at the Jena center on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 and
      three "unusual occurrence" reports indicating another
      suicide attempt on March 4, a self-mutilation on March 5,
      and an offender "who swallowed a handful of pills" on
      Feb. 21.

      Wackenhut also denied in Wednesday's
      filing that it was:

      not keeping adequate
      supplies of clothes,
      not feeding the juveniles enough
      food,
      not providing enough recreation and
      activities,
      not properly screening or training employees,
      and
      not keeping proper immunization records.

      Wackenhut objected to Dr. Cohen's "inference" that the
      corporation "is using cheaper, noneffective medications" for
      the juveniles.

      "The inference is offensive and
      purely subjective," Wackenhut wrote.

      Wackenhut
      also denied its officers are violent with the juvenile
      offenders.

      "This population is criminally violent and
      manipulative," Wackenhut wrote of the Jena center
      juveniles.

      Meanwhile, attorneys representing the juvenile offenders in
      the civil rights litigation expressed their
      objections to the Wackenhut response.

      "There's an old
      saying in the law that when you can't attack the facts,
      attack the witness," attorney Nordyke said. "They seem
      to be taking a lot of slaps at the Department of
      Justice consultants."

      Nordyke, of Baton Rouge,
      said, "Wackenhut is being intentionally blind to the
      problems at that facility. It is very hard to ignore the
      number of kids that have been hurt at that facility and
      simply palm it off to 'kids will be kids.'
      "

      David Utter, director of the Juvenile Justice Project
      of Louisiana, was equally critical of the Wackenhut
      response.

      "What's the priority here?" Utter asked
      of Wackenhut's promise to spend only the amount of
      money on the Jena center mandated by law and by its
      contracts with state and local agencies.

      "Their
      priority is not the kids," the New Orleans attorney said
      in an interview. "It's the contract and the profit
      margin."

      Utter said he recalled the November near-riot, one of
      two serious incidents at the Jena center since it
      opened in December 1998.

      During the November
      incident, seven juveniles were exposed to chemical Pepper
      Mace spray, a chemical grenade and a chemical called
      Liquid Freeze.

      The children were already lying on
      the ground when officers sprayed them with the
      chemicals within six inches of their faces, Utter
      claimed.

      The chemicals are not to be used indoors, Utter said.
      "The reason it's not for use indoors is that people
      can die."

      Wackenhut, in its court response,
      denied any impropriety other than failure to promptly
      inform state Corrections officials and "less than
      adequate response by the nursing staff" to the juveniles
      exposed to the spray.

    • Correctional Services Corp out of Sarasota, FL.
      It apppears from the article that the LA (not FL, as
      erroneously reported by me) Judiciary committee is looking
      into WHC operations as they relate to Jena
      only.

      Sorry for the confusion. Florida newspaper threw me
      off.

    • us to $11.75? When?If $20.00 is a reasonable goal, how long to get there-give a three month leeway? Manbok... what do the stars say about the timetable to $20.00?

    • month!

      The FOX

    • It is hard to conceive of why this share price
      has been so reluctant to move in the upwards
      direction. I can empathise with Easily-confused and
      Manboking and a few others who have been with this one on
      the long haul. My initial enthusiasm last fall has
      been tempered by the decline in my portfolio value. I
      too have wondered about the effect of the
      presidential race, but neither of the front runners are any
      threat to the privatisation of prisons. The odd thing is
      that pres election years are generally times for a
      boom in the stock market. However, if you take out the
      high tech effect the market has been in decline for
      the past year. I decided to increase my holdings in
      WHC at 9 3/4 but I may have to buy a little higher
      because the price now seems reluctant to dip there. With
      certain portions of the market teetering on collapse it
      is nice to have shares in something that is as
      secure as a government bond issue with 6 times the
      growth.

    • The priority of WHC should not be to the little hoodlums in LA, but to it's shareholders who have witnessed the deterioation in value of their holdings!

    • looks like they are just piling on.


      Here's the story:

      The Times-Picayune


      April 1, 2000 Saturday, ORLEANS

      SECTION:
      NATIONAL; Pg. A02

      LENGTH: 332 words


      HEADLINE: SENATE PANEL TO INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF ABUSE AT
      JENA JAIL

      BYLINE: By Ed Anderson and Steve
      Ritea Capital bureau

      DATELINE: BATON ROUGE


      BODY:
      The chairman of the Senate
      committee that oversees the state prison system said Friday
      that he wants to know how the Jena Juvenile Justice
      Center became a topic for national discourse and a
      target of federal Justice Department officials, who say
      there is widespread abuse at the facility near
      Alexandria.


      Sen. Donald Cravins, D-Arnaudville,
      told Richard Stalder, the secretary of the Department
      of Public Safety and Corrections, that he wants
      answers before lawmakers go home after the special
      session ends, probably next week.

      Cravins said
      he will schedule a special meeting of his Senate
      Judiciary B Committee to look into the allegations. He said
      he wants officials from the department and Wackenhut
      Corrections Corp., the private company that operates the jail
      for the state, to attend the meeting.


      Stalder said that if he does not attend, his staff
      members will. Cravins said he has been assured by a
      Wackenhut spokesman that company officials will attend.


      The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday
      amended an existing lawsuit against Louisiana to include
      the Jena jail and Wackenhut.

      It asks that a
      federal judge intervene and correct problems at a jail
      where guards allegedly abuse youths, encourage them to
      fight one another and provide them with inadequate
      medical and educational facilities.

      "We just
      got out of (problems with the juvenile jail in)
      Tallulah," Cravins said after the meeting. "How the hell can
      you fall asleep at the switch again? We have been
      told everything has been taken care of. At least, that
      is the impression we have gotten from corrections"
      officials.

      Cravins said the state has a legal
      responsibility to monitor the problems and clean them up. "Think
      of the liability alone," he said.

      Cravins
      called the problems at Jena "not only an embarrassment
      to the state, but it is following a pattern of
      conduct in the juvenile justice system. If half of what
      is being said about Jena is true, somebody needs to
      answer for the allegations."

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