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Athlete role models

Last Friday, there was an interesting juxtaposition of world-class athletes receiving media attention. In the United States, Tiger Woods was starting his public road to recovery to restore his image after admitting many moral indiscretions. In Vancouver at the Olympics, a young Australian woman, Torah Bright, received her gold medal for winning the women's snowboarding halfpipe. Back in her native country, as well as worldwide, the media highlighted her high moral standards in a sport whose image seems to reflect just the opposite.

Both athletes will continue to receive media attention.

Best wishes to Woods.

Best wishes to Bright as she continues to be a role model.

Somehow, there is an important lesson to learn from all this.

Clint Warby

West Jordan