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George Marchand, Moorhead, Published February 14 2013

Letter: Placement of photograph of Balke was poor choice

On Thursday, Feb. 14, The Forum published a beautiful picture of Bishop Emeritus Victor Balke administering ashes during an Ash Wednesday service at St. Joe’s in Moorhead. That’s the good news. The bad news?

Under the picture of Bishop Balke was a headline as follows: “Trial begins for teen accused of rape.” And under that: “19-year old brother arrested after 13-year old girl found passed out, naked from waist down at party.” In the far right-hand column adjacent to the bishop’s picture was the following subhead: “ND law bars registration of strippers.”

I’m pretty sure Bishop Balke would have liked to have seen the person responsible for placing news stories on The Forum pages do a little better job of selecting where stories about him are placed.