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August 7th, 2009 by admin · 12 Comments

Senate Approves Barzun, Northup: We’re happy that Matthew Barzun is going to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Sweden. Less enthused about Anne Northup getting a new job as a commissioner of the Consumer Product and Safety Commission. Both were approved by the Senate today. [Courier]

At least they’re being nice: The local GOP is publicizing a John Yarmuth protest Monday over the Congressman’s leadership on health care. The release on it asks protesters to be professional, focused and respectful at the event outside Yarmuth’s downtown office.

Chapter 1: U of L Professor John R. Hale gets the first chapter of his new book, Lords of the Sea, in the big paper. It’s about ancient Athens. [NYTimes]

So Maybe This Proves He was Just a Jerk: Ex-PRP Coach Jason Stinson’s trial starts later this month, and today the C-J got hold of  a deposition from a player who said Stinson was really mad during that practice, but that he didn’t deny players water. “Ding, Ding, We’ve Got a Winner” is what the player said Stinson said when he raised his hand to quit. [Courier]

Commenting on . . .: Tonight on Comment, it’s the C-J’s Stephanie Steitzer, along with Owen Covington of Owensboro and Roger Alford of the AP. And the Conway “Son-of-a-bitch” controversy lives on.

No More Poop: This weekend, go back and look at all the great nominations for our Golden Poo Awards. You might have forgotten somebody. [Golden Poo]

Tags: Awards · Books · High School · John Yarmuth · KET · Republican Party · Sports

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 syvyn11 // Aug 8, 2009 at 4:26 am

    You must really hate Northup. What did she do? Did she kick your dog? Did she take your lunch money? What is her crime?

    I’d think you’d be happy that she won’t run against Yarmuth in 10. He’ll lose anyway, doesn’t matter if it’s her or someone else.

  • 2 JasonL // Aug 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Northup must hate Louisville so much that she is trying to find ANY way to stay in DC. Either that or she knows something about McConnell that he doesn’t want known (coughClosetCasecough)

  • 3 Stinson Supporter // Aug 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I wonder when the DA will finish prosecuting an innocent man? Talking harshly, bad words, and running – if they are true – aren’t a crime. You may not like football, the rules, the climate, or the culture but it isn’t a crime to be upset. We shouldn’t be mad at Dave because we elected him. I wonder how much $$$ it is costing to prosecute a person with no cause?

  • 4 Sirico // Aug 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    After Max’s death Aug. 23, Deacon said, Stinson told players that it was a “tragic accident that happens in football” and to…

    -So death sometimes “happens” while playing a kiddie game (football)…got it!

  • 5 Stinson Supporter // Aug 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    You disagree? What about the 3 young men who have lost their lives in football since June 2009? Should all these coaches be held criminally liable? If it applies to one then it applies to all.

  • 6 Sirico // Aug 10, 2009 at 12:40 am

    So we should just except the inevitable eh?

    I think it is crazy for anyone to make a statement like that (“tragic accident that happens in football”). It just shows his ( Stinson) state of mind.

  • 7 j2t // Aug 10, 2009 at 8:12 am

    “Kiddie Game”?

    Yeah right.

  • 8 Woodrow // Aug 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I was so pleased to see John Hale’s review in the Times last week. Dr. Hale is a wonderful professor, scholar, and community member. His passion for his work and for the world shines through in everything he does. He is a true gem, and we are lucky to have him working at U of L.

  • 9 Stinson Supporter // Aug 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Sirico – do you stop driving because of an auto accident? Do you stop swimming because someone drowns? Do you stop going out at night because someone is robbed and shot? Do you stop life becaue tradgic accidents occur? What happened that day was a tradgedy and will be with everyone forever but sometimes they happen and there isn’t anyone to blame. Hold the horses, grab the bubble wrap, and hunker down for the rest of our lives because something bad has happened.

  • 10 James R. // Aug 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    The Max Gilpin death is a serious loss. There are no winners or losers here, only losers. I am neutral here. There is not always someone to blame for every problem in life. That said I do think that the drug, Critian, that the young man was taking, and has contributed to the deaths of other high school players, wrestlers to be exact, should be looked into.
    If Max was taking this drug and other kids were not, I can see how Max reacted differently than other kids. Max was 15, why was he taking growth hormone pills?
    A coach losing his cool is not a problem. Anyone who has ever played a sport has seen a coach do that.

  • 11 Sirico // Aug 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Sorry Stinson Supporter, I am not getting into one of you circle-talk disscussions.

    j2t, yes a kiddie game.

  • 12 Sirico // Aug 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Word check: discussions

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