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Subject: Tune into WGN channel 9 both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 7/28 & 7/29 to see the old leadership of Illinois taken to task for the years of their actions against contestants, their families and a legion of volunteers!


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Date Posted: 10:33:54 07/27/15 Mon


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Subject: New Miss Kentucky


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Date Posted: 06:48:45 07/05/15 Sun

Guru has already set the guideline -- no bashing of Miss KY allowed because she is 17. My thoughts -- if you're old enough to play with the big kids, you're old enough to be treated like a big kid. Not to mention, there was no similar protection of Ellie Smith or Teresa Scanlan after they won their state titles at age 17. In fact, I'd bet the Guru was behind some of the bashing of at least one of them.

So KY people, I hope you will make the choice most of us have some time ago and post here whenever you want.

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Subject: Ironic? I dont think so


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Date Posted: 05:31:59 06/22/15 Mon

Does anyone find it interesting that the winner's question was in last year's Miss Ohio pageant? Isn't it also strange that this year's winner sat out last
year and watched? I was there last year and have a video. I go to pageants all over the country. Today's technology allows anything to be recorded. Her answer
was almost word for word from last year's contestant.....hmmmmm. Does the Miss Ohio pageant think that a mediocre jazz rendition of Almost Like
Being In Love will ever be seen on National television? If they do they are delusional. Let's also discuss the answering of the questions. Contestants
answered with answers that had no relevancy to the question and placed in the top five. Most of them answered like they were texting their friends in
incomplete sentences. When has grammar become unimportant? Did the judges just stamp their predetermined score sheets because if talent is worth
30%, the saxophone player playing three notes was a comedy. Miss America Organization should look into who is running this dog and pony show. They are making
Ohio look ridiculous and someone is making a lot of money.

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Subject: Is this board regularly censored?


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Date Posted: 15:09:51 07/26/15 Sun

I have posted things on Guru, factual things-not bashing, and Guru deletes them. I don't write snarky things (that's unproductive), but I may comment on a photo being unflattering, or how a girl sounded during interview (too many umm's) and occasionally the comments just "disappear". Just wondering.........

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Subject: Question


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Date Posted: 21:37:46 07/30/15 Thu

What is the site or app that has news explained in "valley girl talk" so that millennialist can better understand it?

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Subject: Just heard that Doreen Gordon is no longer working with Miss America. She was in charge of scholarship distribution and was with Miss America for 15 years. Interesting timing with the new news article that came out on 7/25 in the Press of Atlantic City who is still inquiring on how scholarships are disbursed and how much is actually claimed.


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Date Posted: 08:05:33 07/27/15 Mon


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Subject: Was Amelia to be paid all tickets sales?


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Date Posted: 21:54:00 07/29/15 Wed

Did Amelia's By Laws stipulate that "The Chairman of the Board" was to be paid all tickets sales? (It sounded like it from Part 2 tonight.)

And that's why she's suing? To get the money that she thinks she's owed?

So THAT'S why she 'unresigned' shortly after she resigned. She realized if she wasn't the Chairman during pageant week, she would lose the ($69,000) ticket sales. OOPS! Talk about an "Oh S#it" moment. "I UNRESIGN! I UNRESIGN!!!!"

Add to that her on-camera reason for 'unresigning' was "To finish what I started". (or she won't get paid!?!?)

Then again, maybe she wanted control of who became Miss Illinois?? No. Uh-uh. Having that kind of power is a bit of a head rush for some, but the saying goes "Follow the money."

And MA says she is not following the appeals process correctly so her scholarship, I mean license reinstatement, was denied-- (HA HA, they played the same trick on her that EDs do on the girls with their scholarship paperwork. (Had to get that dig in there. And yes, yes it does feel good)).

Maybe the reason she's suing to be reinstated is because her "full year" of work to receive the ticket sales was short? So she wants to be reinstated so she can get the $69,000 that she's also suing for??

I have no clue-- I want to hear your thoughts on why the law suits. Please. Thanks Pageant Fans.

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Subject: Part 2 of the WGN expose' on Miss Illinois


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Date Posted: 00:01:21 07/30/15 Thu

http://wgntv.com/2015/07/29/sadness-frustrations-nightmares-complaints-about-miss-illinois-leadership-center-around-one-woman/

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Subject: Miss Illinois Pageant has filed a lawsuit against MAO


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Date Posted: 18:32:37 07/28/15 Tue


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Subject: This was mentioned on Guru that the state titleholders will have new social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. The new Twitter handles are @MissAmericaXX where XX is the state's abbreviation.


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Date Posted: 20:12:36 07/28/15 Tue


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Subject: Evil has a face. Evil has a voice. WGN just ran a devastating story on Amalia and the Miss illinois disaster. another installment is tomorrow. https://www.facebook.com/WGNTV/videos/vb.7938522410/10152962058892411/?type=2&theater (NT)


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Date Posted: 19:24:53 07/28/15 Tue


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Subject: Here's the Press of Atlantic City Article


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Date Posted: 09:34:15 07/27/15 Mon

Miss America Scholarship Details Remain Unclear


Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:20 am

JOHN V. SANTORE
Staff Writer

2016 Miss America

The Miss America Organization is changing how it operates its scholarship program — but isn't saying how.

The pageant organization declined to provide specific data in July on the size and impact of its scholarship program, seven months after The Press was first denied that information.

Last fall, the organization declined to share either state-by-state or national statistics detailing the annual scholarships it awards to pageant contestants.

Prior to facing scrutiny in 2014 from comedian John Oliver, who criticized the organization's scholarship claims during an episode of his weekly television show on HBO, Miss America routinely referenced $45 million in scholarship money it "made available" each year.

Instead, in January, former Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce said the organization was working with "an independent consultant" to assess its scholarship program. Pearce said she expected the review to be "completed within the next several months."

Pearce stepped down from the Miss America Organization in February.

But when The Press asked the group again for scholarship statistics, the organization didn't offer them.

Instead, it released a statement saying that this year, Miss America "underwent a comprehensive audit of our scholarship award process and systems" conducted by Stezala Consulting, LLC, "a national leader in the design, evaluation, and improvement of scholarship programs." "While still ongoing, we are excited for the improvements and efficiencies brought to the organization throughout this process, including the development of online tracking and a database through Salesforce," the statement read.

The pageant organization's statement also said it "provides millions of dollars in scholarship assistance to women on an annual basis," including "academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts."

Kim Stezala, president of Stezala Consulting, provided an additional statement, describing the Miss America scholarship awards as "flexible and very relevant to higher education today" and "adhering to all of the U.S. Department of Education policies on scholarships."

For the sake of comparison, The Press requested scholarship data from two other established women's scholarship programs — the Jeannette Rankin Foundation and the Society of Women Engineers.

The Rankin Foundation, which gives scholarships to low income women 35 and older, according to its website, provided a document listing 87 award winners from 2014, each of whom received $2,000, for a total of $174,000.

Bentley Worthy, a spokeswoman for the group, said three people used their awards for living expenses, and the rest were sent directly to the colleges to help cover tuition and fees.

The SWE provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering, engineering technology,and computer science both in Mexico and the United States, according to its website.

For the 2014-15 academic year, it awarded 232 scholarships totaling $721,300, said Marcia Lampela, one of the organization's managers.

"We sent the scholarship checks directly to the schools, and we reaward any scholarships that are returned," Lampela added.

The society's website also lists past award recipients going back to the 2001-02 academic year, including their award and major.

Last year, in an attempt to produce award totals for Miss America, The Press reviewed publicly available tax forms and websites connected to state Miss America groups and the national organization.

Guidestar, an online database of financial information for nonprofits, contained tax forms listing scholarship information for about half of the state groups.

The Miss America website listed the competitors who won scholarships at the national level, along with the scholarship sums, though it didn't state whether the money was used for an academic purpose. That remains true today.

A review of state group websites found an array of reporting on display. Some websites shared current information, while others were several years out of date or didn't list scholarship data.

These data sources totaled about $2 million in annual scholarship awards.

In early January, Pearce, the former Miss America CEO, said that rough estimate "significantly underestimates scholarships disbursed" by the organization, although she didn't explain why or by how much.

Even the $2 million sum would make Miss America a leading provider of scholarships for women. However, it is also at odds with the group's past public statements concerning its scholarship program.

Pearce wrote in December that Miss America never claimed to give out $45 million each year.

Rather, she said the sum "represents both cash scholarships and the in-kind scholarship opportunities provided by academic partners nationwide who support MAO and the young women in the program."

As of September, 2014, the Miss America website stated that the organization "offers more than $40 million in scholarships to its competitors," although that language was soon replaced with a claim that it "offers millions in scholarships to its competitors" annually.

That statement was still in place as of this July.

Contact: 609-272-7251 JSantore@pressofac.com

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/eedition/news/miss-america-scholarship-details-remain-unclear/article_39c42216-b48b-5b7e-b4f7-85312cb91dee.html

Background video from John Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPCmmZifE8

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Subject: Miss America article in Atlantic City Press - A MUST READ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/missamerica/miss-america-scholarship-details-remain-unclear/article_dcbd1d52-3241-11e5-b4d1-638d26e2f8ef.html


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Subject: Are we to use the top five ballot this year?


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Date Posted: 06:43:47 07/21/15 Tue


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Subject: Miss Florida Interview


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Date Posted: 11:57:46 07/16/15 Thu

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Subject: What is going on with all these states?


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Date Posted: 08:54:42 07/01/15 Wed


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Subject: Miss Maryland crowning


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Date Posted: 17:46:04 06/30/15 Tue

This is one for the record books.

WOW.

Don't know how to post You Tube videos (if someone could do that, that'd be great), but you all should see this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm7ledptpSk

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Subject: Miss NY height=400>


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Date Posted: 05:12:42 07/21/15 Tue


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Subject: Sounds like MA needs to clean up many states.


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Date Posted: 10:31:42 07/02/15 Thu


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Subject: Rick Brinkley


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Date Posted: 09:15:24 07/15/15 Wed

Any news on the scandal involving Rick Brinkley?

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