Quit sniping and honor James Brown

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Has greed and power taken over the commonsense process of doing the right thing by Mr. James Brown?

Regardless of what folks think in terms of his private life, the man was a brilliant entertainer. Can we all just stay focused on the brilliant entertainer and do right by him?

I think Mr. Brown merits the same legacy that Elvis Presley does, and deserves to have his wishes met. How bout getting on the good foot and volunteer to work at his birthday bash/festival/Thanksgiving/Christmas gigs? Mr. Brown gave freely to the community. Now it's time for the community to step up to the challenge and give him the respect and honor due him.

He earned his money and paid his dues. Now it's up to the rest of us to put up or shut up! Take the greed and power out of the equation and replace it with working together and getting the job done right.

Lynn Oliver, Evans

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concernednative
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concernednative 01/26/07 - 09:13 am
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I agree. Most celebrities

I agree. Most celebrities have troubled personal lives. JB and Elvis both most certainly did. He did his best for the city so the city should do it's best for him. They got off to a good start with the funeral just keep it going. If the city does thing decent in order they will also reap the financial rewards. But please don't be to greedy.

WW1949
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WW1949 01/26/07 - 09:14 am
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Mr. Brown's will needs to be

Mr. Brown's will needs to be enforced as he wanted.
He held Tomi Rae up as his wife and Named the child James Brown, Jr. They both need to be included. It seems to me that his estranged children have come out of the woodpile and want it all. He most likely set up the trust because he knew he couldn't trust them to do right or he wanted his money to last along time. Mr. Dallas is probably doing what is right and lawful. Mr. Brown must have trusted him because he used him for so many years. I also had dealing with some of Mr. Brown's money when he went to jail. I called Mr. Dallas and he said put it in an account and hold it and we will call you when we want your services. I did just that and did what I was supposed to do when it was time. When Adrinne(sp) found out I held the money she was really mad at Mr. Dallas. You think he knew what would happen if she got her hands on it. Mr. Dallas is a smart man and is only doing his job.

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sandramungin 01/26/07 - 11:41 am
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Since it is a well known fact

Since it is a well known fact that Mr. Brown was no fool when it came to money and work, I think his wishes should be carried out in death just as they were when he was alive: after all, that is the purpose of writing wills..His representatives were with him for many years and that means they were all right with him so we should respect that. If wills are not honored when needed what is the point of writing them..Mr. Brown worked hard for what he accomplished and the distribution of his assets should followed to the letter.

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shamrock 01/26/07 - 01:03 pm
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Mr. Brown was no fool but he

Mr. Brown was no fool but he had been fooled before. He trusted people back in the 60s and 70s that cost him a lot! I'm afraid he may have done it again with Dallas and Company. Isn't it strange that Buddy shows up with only a will that was executed before Tomi Rae and James Junior. Is there another, more recent will that only Buddy knows about and probably ashes by now?? James Brown would NEVER have allowed his wife (no matter what title you want to give her) and his youngest son to be treated in this manner ... NEVER!

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anotherthought 01/26/07 - 03:06 pm
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I agree that James Brown

I agree that James Brown deserves recognition; however, there is a street named for him, a statue in downtown and now the Civic Center has been renamed. Enough is enough. The city will be paying thousands of dollars for a funeral for a man that was worth millions and whose estate can afford it. In a time when city employees are losing their jobs due to a budget crunch, it seems odd that the money was found for JB. I think it is time to move on and let the man rest in peace. If the people in Augusta put half as much energy in working together to clean up the city (and the government), this would be a much better place to call home.

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commentator 01/26/07 - 09:48 pm
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Seems to me that anyone else

Seems to me that anyone else around here passes away , the family , ESTATE or INSURANCE pays for funeral costs . NOT the taxpayers.

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Daltonnc 01/27/07 - 12:16 am
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bowler2b--The city of Augusta

bowler2b--The city of Augusta paid a lot for Mr. Browns funeral. But I am sure South Carolina would have liked that honor. Augusta will reap rich rewards for honoring Mr. Brown with the out pouring of love after his death. The increased tax revenue will pour in for years. Gift shops, resturants and lodging will increase. An annual celebration of Mr. Brown, similar to the annual Elvis celebration would be fantastic.

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devaughny 01/27/07 - 01:36 am
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Its Just a matter of verbage

Its Just a matter of verbage that the JB hater's have a problem with, "Augusta paid for JB's funeral". Why dont you Dr. James Brown hater's just change up the verbal text and look at it as The city paid 48,000 to promote the city. Can't you narrow minded people see that his death will bring millions to the city via Taxes

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