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Letter: Article about Bill Coates should not have published
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I read your front page story on Dr. Bill Coates and wondered “WHY?” 

Several months ago you wrote a nice article on Dr. Coates “retirement,” and his wonderful service to the community. 

Now you report that the retirement was actually a resignation due to alleged misconduct in 2005 or 2006. Not even sure of the year; what decent purpose did that article serve? 

I’m disappointed that the #MeToo movement has come to Gainesville.

Doug Phillips 


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