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Opening Arguments

Now, that's personality

Another Hoosier is traveling to distant parts to give us all a bad name:

A distant relative of John Dillinger claims the Hotel Congress needs his permission to run the annual Dillinger Days event Downtown.
This year's event, which commemorates the capture of the infamous bank robber at the hotel in 1934 with re-enactments, history lectures and classic cars, drew several hundred people to Downtown Tucson.
Jeffery Scalf of Indiana is suing hotel owner Richard Oseran, saying he owns Dillinger's personality.
Under Indiana law, a person's personality is like a trademark and can be protected for 100 years after his or her death, and anyone who wants to profit from its use must get written permission. If any of you would like to buy my personality and profit from it for 100 years, get your bid in early. Of course, that would leave me without a personality.
I know what you're thinking. Don't say it.
Posted in: Hoosier lore


Bob G.`
Mon, 05/14/2007 - 7:42am

Just take a page from Guv Mitch's book...don't SELL it...LEASE it!

There 'ya are..problem solved!



Mon, 05/14/2007 - 9:39am

So what happens when the local media defames that too? like the local print media has done to me? and just try to find a lawyer to sue the local newspapers. good luck. Maybe the ACLU?
It certainly cant be said i dont have lots of personality. and as Joan Jett sang about ones "Bad reputation". theres a saying out in hollywood- go ahead- say what you will anyway. just spell my name right.
But its always better to be famous, than "Defame us"?or infamous?