Sonja L. Lanehart lanehart at ARCHES.UGA.EDU
Sun Jan 27 18:29:55 UTC 2002

On Frank DeFord's NPR spot on a Wednesday mornings two Wednesdays
ago, he used the word 'Enronized', but I can't now recall in
reference to what.It was during his 100th or 1000th show or something
where he was reflecting on his years in journalism.  It immediately
struck me as a new word and I figured it would just be one among many
based on the tragic events of the company. If you go to their
archives, you can probably find it on their web site.   --Sonja

>Sam & Bud Walton and Kenneth Lay grew up in Boone County MO and attended the
>same high school and university. I don't think Bud Walton finished college,
>but he might have.  Sam and Ken had the same economics professor, who was
>later appointed by Richard Nixon to head the Federal Power Commission.
>There is now a Kenneth L. Lay Chair of international economics at the
>University of Missouri for which they are now taking applications (and a
>chair honoring their professor, also funded by Lay).  No Walton chair yet,
>but one will surely come.  Bud's daughters' husbands are big into sports,
>one with the St. Louis Rams, the other having recently given 25 mil to the
>University of Missouri to build a second basketball arena, which will no
>doubt match the Walton Arena down in Fayetteville AR.  As for what these
>guys learned in classes at MU, you might ask former mom & pop store owners
>about one and ask former employees about the other, he said walayingly.
>Now for the language part of the posting.  As treasurer of an organization,
>at a Board meeting yesterday, I had occasion to say something about taking
>an Enron around some problem.  Which made me wonder whether you word sleuths
>have searched for such uses in print by people whose coinages are more
>likely than mine to make their way into general use.

Sonja L. Lanehart
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