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Entries from December 2006

My LEO Life: 2006 divided by two

December 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

I’m only six months into this gig as a LEO columnist, so to do an annual media review seems a bit too much. So let’s call this my semi-annual look at what mattered in local meda. The story of the year, no doubt, was the technology boom that moved news of all types online. If [...]

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Tags: Internet · Newspaper · Politics · Public Relations · Radio · TV

It’s Almost Next Year for Cards, Cats

December 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Even though Louisville hasn’t even played its Orange Bowl game, it’s never too early for speculation about next year — when football energy may reach an all-time high around here. After Kentucky’s thrashing of Clemson in the Music City Bowl, momentum for a surging Wildcat squad will be peaking by the time it faces the [...]

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Tags: Sports

919 Albums, Some Worth Hearing

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

The annual countdown at WFPK provides some entertaining listening, but what’s more fun is looking at the list online and figuring out how much of the music you’ve actually heard of. Then there’s the sport of spotting all the grammatical and spelling errors (Bruce Springstein?) on the list. Must be a shortage of musically-inclined spellcheckers [...]

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Tags: Radio

The Trouble with (some) Pictures

December 28th, 2006 · 20 Comments

There’s a story percolating among local media members that has yet to be officially reported, perhaps because no one can confirm enough of the story to make it worthy of news coverage. It involves a former University of Louisville cheerleader who posed for nude pictures that somehow ended up on the Internet. A link to [...]

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Tags: Internet · Sports

C-J Losing Two Reporters to “Dark Side”

December 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off

The bylines of veteran reporters Chris Poynter and Kay Stewart will be gone from the Courier-Journal in 2007. Both are leaving journalism to work in P.R. Poynter will join city government as the Mayor’s spokesman for all things economic. Poynter is part of a group developing dowtown properties, including Gallery Square Lofts, a $4 million [...]

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Tags: Newspaper · Politics · Public Relations

“May” You Be Defeated and Prosper

December 21st, 2006 · Comments Off

Help me figure this one out. John May, a Republican appointed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher in May as Jefferson County PVA, lost a hotly-contested race for the full-time job to Tony Lindauer, a Democrat. He’d barely cleaned out his office before being offered a new government job by Gov. Ernie Fletcher. He started as a [...]

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Tags: Politics

“Mess USA” is Perfect Media Storm

December 21st, 2006 · Comments Off

For the Miss USA pageant, it’s been a perfect media storm. Nothing the pageant has ever done has generated as much publicity as when Donald Trump granted Kentucky’s own beauty queen a second chance.  The story has gone beyond simply being discussed on the major networks, but to every imaginable outlet that can think up [...]

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Tags: TV · Video

No bite in dog law

December 20th, 2006 · Comments Off

Staying up until 4 a.m. merely showed the ineptitude of the Metro Council, which passed a new dog ordinance last night that essentially will require more dog owners to have their animals spayed or neutered, and help the city collect more money in licensing fees. I don’t think we need a law for that — [...]

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Tags: Politics

Burnt Orange

December 20th, 2006 · Comments Off

I got my three Orange Bowl tickets in the mail Monday. Like many U of L season ticket holders, or maybe especially since my seats at Papa John’s are in the 4th row, I expected they would be pretty good seats. Lower level, at least. Instead, they’re in the upper deck, corner of the stadium, [...]

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Tags: Sports

Trump to Tara: You’re Not Fired, but. . .

December 19th, 2006 · Comments Off

Ready for a barrage of sexually-tinged publicity for our state? It was pretty big news last April when Tara Conner of tiny Russell Springs, Ky. won the Miss USA pageant, owned and operated in part by Donald Trump. As part of the “job” of being a beauty queen, Conner quickly dumped her old boyfriend and [...]

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Tags: Radio · TV

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