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August 5, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Aug. 5, 2012

A tribute to

Charlie Fouty


I have always admired a man who told it like it was, a man who could read a person’s pedigree.

I have known Charlie Fouty forever. I have such fond memories over coffee at Boo’s Restaurant and then I-Hop to the NCAA Tournament this year. I was watching a West Virginia game on ESPN with Brett Musburger and Coach Knight doing the color, there was a questionable call on the floor and Musburger made the remark, “Well, Coach, if you would have had Charlie Fouty refereeing your game, you would have got that call.”

There was a long pause … Coach Knight replied in his stern voice. “Let me tell you, Musburger. … Charlie Fouty is the best referee to ever set foot on the hardwood.” Quite a tribute from Coach Knight. I happened to be in Florida at the time and called Charlie long distance and told him of that incident and there was a long pause, Charlie replied, “It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.” This was typical Charlie.

Back in 2000, I got into it with John Walsh, then a Democratic councilman who had made an accusation against Keith Ruble, head of the Vigo County Park & Recreation Department. I told Walsh that I would have to teach Keith how to steal. At the time, I was president of the Park Board. Being a council appointment, Walsh proceeded to have me kicked off the board.

Charlie came to my rescue. He contacted Judge Dexter Bolin and the judge reappointed me as his appointment the next day for a four-year term. I served 22 years as Park Board president thanks to Charlie and Judge Bolin.

Charlie, we will miss you and thank you for your contributions as a councilman, referee, husband to the lovely wife, Pat, father and best of all being a friend.

— Jack Ennis

West Terre Haute

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