by Park Rapids Enterprise
January 28, 2012 at 7:00 am in Park Rapids Enterprise
Ashly Domeier’s 18th birthday was one to remember, but she has lost a crucial four-hour segment of that special day.
She woke up in the hospital feeling awful. Continue Reading
Tags: courts, Crime, ses, underage drinking 8 Comments »
Too much spin in this story. If the paper was a church they’d be putting the kid up for sainthood.
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I agree. There was an article featuring the work of a new organization in our area trying to stop alcohol abuse by teens, and our local paper could choose to focus on some of those teens who have made the right choices all along, but no, they promote the platform of a teen who already made that bad choice. It reminds me of the big push to have Sarah Palin’s daughter promote abstinence, all while toting around her illegitimate child and living with a boyfriend. What message are we really sending our youth? This grandma is puzzled by our paper’s actions, and has to assume there is some connection between the staff and this teen, perhaps family? Congratulations, Ms. Domeier. Now please prove to your community that you mean what you say. Contact Mr. Dent and offer to become involved with MADD, or SADD, whichever group operates in this area.
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I am really proud of this teen for standing up and admitting that she did wrong and that she made a big mistake. How many teens will do that these days! Almost everyone has made a bad choice in there life and are afraid to admit it. I know I have! So before saying negative things about this teen or the paper that wrote the article, think about other people in the court system that haven’t learned from their mistakes and keep making them over and over. At least this teen learned from it!
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It is a very good thing that she learned from it…..now she needs to live her life proving it. Nothing negative is being said about the teen herself, but the paper does indeed make it sound as if because she’s said “sorry”, all should go back to the way it was before. Well, that’s not a consequence, is it? Go forth, Ms. Domeier, and take full advantage of your second chance at life. In so many ways, even though you are not wearing a crown anymore, you are a very very lucky girl. Don’t squander it.
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Give her another chance. How many have never made a mistake?
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She IS getting another chance: at life. I wonder if they passed that crown on to a runner-up? Would that poor girl deserve to have the crown pulled away again, because this child says “I’m sorry.” ??? I would wager that most of us have made mistakes, and sometimes we’ve had to face consequences due to them.
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I think it’s time a local teen spoke up about this incident. Everyone makes mistakes, and I am no exception. But I truly think that we should be putting teenagers that well represent our community in the paper. There are plenty of teenagers out there that make the right decisions and don’t get recognized at all. I just truly hope that Ashly does what she says she’s going to do, because this whole incident left me and my classmates very confused because what it says in this article isn’t how she portrayed herself in school, the days following the incident.
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Thank you, Miss Jerger, for having the courage to speak up. My grandchildren have said the same thing. Ms. Domeier’s behavior in school seemed to treat it all as a large joke, and I do not believe that she has made any attempt to join the student driven alcohol abuse program operated by Mr. Dent? Thank you, Miss Jerger, and all other teens who make the better decision EVERY day, not just after you get caught. Your parents should be very proud of you.
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