The Times Free Press was once a very good newspaper, whose staff appeared to have a very high level of intelligence. The TFP must be scraping the bottom for good staff members these days, because I wouldn't use it now if I was 'behind a tree in the woods', if you catch my meaning; I'd rather take my chances and use leaves. There is something called short man's syndrome, but there is yet Yanother one out there which refers to an appendage being short; perhaps that is Bennett's issue. In any case, Mr. Bennett, you are entitled to your opinion, of course, but your lack of depth both in intelligence and in your soul is evident from the date which you chose to run your little joke pertaining to Bob Moon and David Bales. I was fortunate to have known Bob Moon, as he was best friends with my father. I longed to be an attorney at one point, and while Moon was still on the bench on Signal, I watched in awe a man display mercy and justice. With that said, POTCAT, Bob Moon loved and cared for every human who stood before him. Some were either battling addictions and unable to stop the destructive behavior, or some were simply stupid and enjoyed being in jail. Either way, he imposed strict sentences when other attempts to help those individuals hadn't worked. I suggest you read the countless stories, particularly from a lady whose brother is no longer an alcoholic, very much due to Judge Moon's desire to see people better their lives. Ultimately, it isn't anyone's fault but our own, nine times out of ten, when we have to stand before a judge. He WORKED HARD--harder than the folks who bad mouth him will likely ever work--to get where he was, and yet, he remained HUMBLE. Humility is something I wish Bennett could obtain; may I suggest a nice dose of humble pie? I do hope that many citizens in this city see the lack of character behind TFP these days and cancel subscriptions like mad. ROSEBUD: Your comment that Judge Moon did more good on lunch breaks than most did in a life time was right on the money! He was an amazing man with an impeccable character and reputation. God bless him for the many years he GAVE to Chattanooga and the many lives he touched who are now better for having known him.