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Entries from October 2006

Two tales on C-J Endorsements

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Amy Shir had a friend who warned her that the Courier-Journal’s endorsement would be tough to get in her District 48 state House campaign, because her Republican opponent, Bob DeWeese, is friendly with the paper’s editorial board. She said she was told Jill Johnson Keeney, a member of the board, was close to DeWeese. Nonetheless, [...]

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Tags: Newspaper · Politics

Posing Speaks More Than Words at Rotary Debate

October 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

Anne Northup and John Yarmuth have shared the same stage a lot in their campaign for the 3rd District seat in Congress. Today, they traded barbs and insults at the Galt House as guests of the Downtown Rotary Club. I doubt anyone in attendance changed their mind as a result of the candidate’s performances, and [...]

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3rd District Seeks New Lows, adds Media

October 25th, 2006 · Comments Off

The gloves are definitely off in the 3rd District Congressional Race between Decmocratic challenger John Yarmuth ande Republican incumbent Anne Northup. The only thing that can stop these two campaigns from coming to blows is, well, the election Nov. 7. Northup’s campaign, determined to take attention away from issues by attacking Yarmuth, has latched on [...]

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Tags: Politics · TV

Stereotyping Voters

October 19th, 2006 · Comments Off

I just completed an assignment for LEO in which I talked with folks from different parts of town. I found few surprises. I wasn’t surprised that Norman Simpson, an African-American who owns a business on West Broadway, knows a lot about political issues and knows exactly one Republican. I wasn’t surprised that 20-year-old Clint Cecil, [...]

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Dems Rally at Union Hall

October 12th, 2006 · Comments Off

At the Oct. 11 Democratic Rally at the UAW Union Hall on Fern Valley Road, party officials showed they’re fired up for the 11/7 election, and that they had a sense of humor.  There was video of a series of George W. Bush gaffes, video of the Barack Obama speech at Slugger Field (oddly, the [...]

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He Is Sexy, but CJ’s Fenton Needs a Calendar

October 12th, 2006 · Comments Off

Today’s Courier-Journal “The Buzz” column leads with an intriguing item — Robert Egger, one of the Oprah’s “16 Sexiest Men In America” — is supposed to speak to a gathering of the Center for Non-Profit Excellence. Egger, who lives in Washington, D.C., has ties to Louisville and a sister, Fenton points out, who is looking [...]

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Tags: Newspaper

Trespassing at Schools Ignites Catfight

October 9th, 2006 · Comments Off

Here’s a sure bet — Jefferson County school authorities will not hesitate to prosecute the WHAS-TV employee charged with criminal trespassing on school grounds Oct. 4. When a spate of school violence brought the issue into the forefront of national media, WHAS-TV got the idea to test the security at Atherton High School. It sent [...]

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Tags: TV

Starting at Zero

October 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Day One: Why would anyone start a blog on media in Louisville? It’s not just because no one else is doing it. And it’s not just because, as the media critic for LEO, there’s not enough space in the weekly paper for all the media-related news and, OK, gossip that’s available.  And it’s not because [...]

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