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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: A welcome to the new superintendent

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

You have to admire someone brave enough to take on a big challenge. Dr. Kriner Cash wasn't scared off by Mayor Willie Herenton's "third-rate" welcome and he was not frightened by the less than thoughtful way that the Memphis City Council chopped his budget. 

On the other hand, Dr. Cash may be frightened to learn that he's 30 percent more likely to be a victim of violent crime in Memphis than he would be if he stayed in Miami.

There are many people in this community who want to help improve our public schools and reduce our crime, but there's probably no single person in a better position to achieve results in both of these areas than the person who leads the Memphis City School system.

We welcome Dr. Cash and wish him the best in his new position. We certainly need everything he can bring.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.
 

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