I received the following email today from a Des Moines man who has a thorough knowledge of sports and the newspaper business:
"Ron -- How does the Register get away with nothing on the Junior Olympics? TV shows big crowds at Drake Stadium. Supposed to be 15,000 or 20,000 in town and said it will have $41 million impact on the economy. Nobody expects them to run all the results but they could at least run a few features -- it's a big deal even if they don't want to acknowledge it."
[RON MALY'S COMMENTS--I agree with you about the Register's lousy treatment of the Junior Olympics. Just when you think things can't get any worse down there, another unbelievable development occurs. I guess the paper should bring in Pat Harty or someone else from the Iowa City Press Citizen to cover the Junior Olympics. Harty and others from the Press Citizen are doing more and more work for for the paper here. By the way, this is the fourth time Des Moines has hosted the Junior Olympics, and the event will be held here again in 2018 and 2023. The fact that the Junior Olympics event is being ignored by the Register now is horrendous. ]