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Rush the Liquor Store Edition

March 31st, 2009 by admin · 2 Comments

Final Four Bound: The Louisville women’s team made it to the Final Four with a win last night over #1 seed Maryland. Angel McCoughtry may be the most exciting player in town. [NY Times]

Lexington Bound: The developing John Calipari to Kentucky story takes up 3/4 of the Herald-Leader’s front page.  It appears they’re just working out the monstrous salary he’s going to get paid. Expect a press conference today. [Newseum, H-L]

We Know Them: That’s CW staffers Terry Glaser and Erica Benton having a brew under the Page One banner at Friday’s Brewfest. When you plan for 1,000 people and then go through 1,440 cups, now that’s a party! And it got us in Velocity! [Page One, MetroMix]

Cordish Math: Jerry’s numbers just don’t add up, and it’s pissing us off. [Page One]

Republic’s Math: We don’t know much about banking, but when the FDIC puts a cease-and-desist order on a product responsible for HALF your profits, it’s bad. And if the government could just get more efficient in sending out tax refunds, Republic Bank’s Refund Anticipation Loan program would be immediately wiped out. [Biz First]

Presbyterians Feels the Pinch: Layoffs and furloughs have hit the Presbyterian Church USA HQ in town, with another 14 staffers getting pink slips on Friday.  [Courier]

100 Days, No Complaints: Critics may be disappointed in Bill Alexander’s report on Fox41. He can’t find anyone to complain about the job Katie King is doing as a 29-year-old district judge. And she still looks good in interviews. [Fox41]

Don’t Be Foolish: Today is your last day to stock up on cigarettes and alcohol. Prices go up 30 cents a pack and by 6 percent for alcohol tomorrow. So stock up. [H-L]

It’s Tuesday, so we’ll see you on the big CW Louisville Live show at 10. We hear Bill Samuels of Makers Mark will be there. Maybe we can stock up with his stuff.

Tags: Alcohol · Banking · Cordish · Courier-Journal · Jerry Abramson · Judges · Keep Louisville Weird · LEO · Religion · Sports · University of Kentucky · University of Louisville

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KYGuy // Mar 31, 2009 at 10:55 am

    “when the FDIC puts a cease-and-desist order on a product responsible for HALF your profits, it’s bad.”

    The way I read it, FDIC says they can continue but have to change the way they do it. No big whoop. Even the bank admits that what they have been doing could be construed as predatory and they want to comply with the changes. This is how regulation works in the open. We don’t need to start arching our eyebrows every time a regulator does his/her job. We need to get used to it.

    We’ve been running without proper regulation in so many areas of business for so many years that I guess everybody is going to freak when we bring back even a fraction of the oversight we had pre-Reagan.

    Most business people I know don’t set out to defraud or hurt people. They just do what they do because no one told them they couldn’t. Plus, they’ve had it hammered into their heads that the marketplace will protect the consumer.

    There’s going to be many a hand slapped in the coming years. And I believe that’s all it will take for business to adjust to added regulation. It doesn’t make them criminals, it makes them better, safer businesses.

    I can’t wait to see gutted agencies like the FDA fully staffed, fully funded and doing their jobs once again.

  • 2 JohnnyB // Mar 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    “And if the government could just get more efficient in sending out tax refunds, Republic Bank’s Refund Anticipation Loan program would be immediately wiped out.”

    I think this is one thing they’re actually pretty good at–I’ve consistently had my refund deposited into the bank 7-10 days after electronically filing. This service is available for free to anyone with under $56K of adjusted gross income. Considering the size and scope, I think 7-10 days is remarkably efficient.

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