Wonder if Hal Heiner’s Still A Brown Supporter

Not only is Scott Brown one of those nudie perverts who flashes his peen or whatever in Cosmo:


He’s apparently a sexual harasser:

Did you know that Scott Brown—the new star Republican Senator—was accused of harassing a female campaign worker in 1998? We have the documents to prove it. Did the Democrats blow an opportunity to keep their 60th Senate seat?

In 2000, Scott Brown was a freshman state representative in Massachusetts. A few years earlier, he’d served on the Wrentham, Mass. Board of Selectmen. Jennifer Firth, a local mortgage banker who was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1999, filed a civil defamation suit against Brown in July of 2000, alleging that he had harassed her when she worked on his campaign in 1998, and then tried to smear her reputation around town with forged letters and emails.

Wonder how Hal Heiner feels about Scott Brown these days?


Cause he was sure fond of him not too long ago.

In other words, this is what happens on slow news days.

Westport Village Sends Weird Porn Thing

Westport Village’s PR lady sent me some weird porn this morning. Apparently this dude with the foreigner tattoo thingy, Benjamin “Coach” Wade, is from Survivor and will be visiting all the ladies (and the gays who like that sorta thing?) next week for some fun times.


FROM THE RELEASE

Wade is from Season 20 “Heroes vs. Villains” and will be at a dinner at Westport Village on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 P.M. The evening will benefit the University of Louisville’s Women’s Golf Program, according to a press release.

The por shindig kicks off at a wine tasting at Westport Whiskey & Wine and is followed with appetizers at Napa River Grill at 7:00 P.M. The party then moves to an “exclusive dinner” at Wild Eggs at 7:45 P.M. with desert to follow at The Comfy Cow. Coach K will apparently be on-hand. You’ll have to pony up $75.

Wade will apparently return on Friday, January 22 at 6:00 P.M. for more desert at The Comfy Cow.

Another Milestone Heading into the Weekend

It’s Josh Redding’s 18th birthday – big milestone, so we’ve been hanging out today instead of making up stories here. So we’re missing most of a big news day. And Tiger’s playing in the PGA on the TV.

Some of today’s news is NOT about you-know-what, so here goes:

It’s BIG in New York: Check out the cover of the New York Post. [Page One]

“I now think my husband was paid to marry me.” Yes, the Post loves this stuff. [NYPost]

Not Shocked by Schreck: Guess what? Codes and Regulations Director Bill Schreck sided with Swift in the current dispute with the Butchertown Neighborhood Association. He says they’re not really storing meat there in violation of zoning laws, to which BNA’s Jon Saloman says – Bull! It will appeal the decision to BOZA.

Today’s Stinson News: Ex-PRP coach Jason Stinson won’t have to deal with a wanton endangerment charge, at least for now, after a judge dismissed it because Stinson’s side had no opportunity to present its case. No matter. Prosecutors vow to file the charge again with a new grand jury. [Fox41]

And Jerry Will Be First: Seinfeld, that is, will be the first guest on NBC’s new Jay Leno show, which we’re assuming will be aired here on WAVE. So we’ll watch it on Sept. 14, at least.

Another Overdue Apology: The owner of Woody’s Tavern plans a public apology today for an event that occurred in April 2008.   Woody’s Tavern owner David Norton made racist and sexist remarks and chased some U of L students out of his bar.

Yes, There’s a Lot of Down Time at the Firehouse: A Lexington firefighter had the nerve to download child porn while at work.  He got caught. [AP]

And in Court Today: Karen Sypher dropped her monetary demand that she wants from her husband from $11,000 to $4,900, only a few hundred more than his total monthly income. And she claims he’s always gambling at Churchill Downs. Pitino attorney Pence practically called her a nut. Is someone working on the movie rights to all this? [WLKY]

Reason to Watch Comment: Fox41’s Candyce Clifft, who also hosts KET’s Louisville Life, is on Comment on Kentucky tonight to talk about Karen and Rick. Ronnie Ellis and WTVQ’s Greg Stotelmyer will be on too. Starts at 8.

Thanks for celebrating our two year anniversary with us. Have a great weekend.

Focusing on the News, Not Weather, Edition

We just want to go outside and play, but staying right here for you.

Kegger! The smart folks down at Actors sure know how to throw a party. Last night’s Humana Festival opening party featured free beer from BBC, samples from local restaurants, free parking and entertainment. Everybody who’s anybody was there, and we’re thanking managing director Jennifer Bielstein, the subject of this profile at I Live In Louisville. Check out the Humana Festival schedule here.  [ILIL]

Schreck Rejected: Metro’s Codes and Regulations director Bill Schreck wanted the controversy over a J-town car dealer’s decision to ignore preservation regulations to go away, so he proposed charging Michael Gordon with a $25K fine. But the Planning Commission rejected the deal, so they’re going to have another hearing May 21. Preservation types are happy. The C-J finally decided to join Fox41’s Dick Irby in covering the case, famous for Gordon’s attack of Irby and a cameraman last fall. [Courier]

Tapp Target: Shelbyville Sen. Gary Tapp managed to get his homophobic SB 68 through the Judiciary Committee yesterday, enraging the gays and forcing other state politicians to squirm – and take a stand on whether gay couples should be allowed to adopt. Expect to hear a lot about it in the weekly Greg Stumbo-David Williams press conference.

Car Company Crash: Did anyone really believe that Integrity Manufacturing of Shepherdsville would ever actually get an electric car in production. Not me. The company closed yesterday. [WLKY]

Porn Burglar: All local media outlets jumped on the story of the burglar who broke in and ordered porn at a St. Matthews home. We wondered if the homeowner would have to pay the porn bill. WLKY’s Mike Petchenik tells us that Insight credited the homeowner for the $60 charge.

Eating Out: Fox41’s Valerie Chinn looks into how the economy is affecting local restaurants. Hard to make money when people are choosing tea over wine. She talks to Jarfi’s and LeRelais operators about changes. [Fox41]

Must Be Sweeps: Because of the digital TV transition, sweeps is in March. So WHAS-TV saved Adam Walser’s 3-month investigation of New Life Church until now. It’s a good one. Those folks collecting your money on street corners were probably recruited from the homeless population, and the money goes out of state. It’s a big scam. [WHAS]

Rabbit Ears Update: So all the local stations are still pissed about running those analog signals for anther few months. With 98 days to go, only 3.1 percent of local households are “completely unready” for the digital switch.

Cheap Shotting Hal: As the Museum Plaza’s Craig Greenberg was defending his project at a Metro Council meeting last night, he had choice words for Hal Heiner. “While you’re secretly stealing jobs and moving them to Indiana, we’re investing in this community,” Greenberg said, referring to Heiner’s development business. Heiner tersely called it a “cheap shot.” [Fox41]

Bo and Oh So Much More

Big Deal for Bo: C-J sportswriter Rick Bozich has been selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, and will be honored at the Final Four in Detroit. That is, if the paper comes up with the travel budget to send him. [Crawford]

Eight Men On, Including T-Will: Check out the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, featuring eight college basketball stars. That’s our own T-Will on the right. The Cards, with one game to play in the Big East, can clinch a share of the title by beating West Virginia. Meanwhile, boos filled Rupp Arena as the Cats lost to lowly Georgia. [SI]

Bout Time for Berman: JCPS superintendent Sheldon Berman finally did something about the PRP football situation, announcing that Jason Stinson would be replaced as football coach. He said the criminal case would not be resolved before time to start practice for next season. Principal David Johnson will hire his replacement. JCPS says Stinson is still collecting a paycheck doing IT work. Oh, yeah, Berman says the announcement has absolutely nothing to do with this week’s release of evidence in Max Gilpin’s death. Right.  [WAVE]

Party Pooper: You’ll have to pay a buck an egg if you want to enjoy the traditional Capitol breakfast in Frankfort. Gov. Beshear says cutting back on the event will save $200K. No more entertaining of economic development prospects, either. Expect a lot of scrutiny of entertainment budgets for this year’s Derby, especially all those parties held under the guise of economic development  [Herald-Leader]

It’s a “Day of Reckoning” at Planning Commission: It’s time for Michael Gordon, the J-town car dealer, to get his just due in front of the planning commission. Fox41’s Dick Irby didn’t go back and get an interview with Gordon, but he does have an update of the story. Preservationists don’t want Gordon to get a deal to walk away after paying a $25K fine.  Check the link to see Gordon going after Irby and cameraman Dave White again. [Fox41]

One Black Senator: Gerald Neal is the only African-American in the Kentucky Senate, a situation not likely to change in the near future. LEO’s Phillip Bailey spent some time with him in Frankfort. [LEO]

Irony, Oh Irony: Steve Nunn, son of a Kentucky governor whose job was to oversee the state’s domestic violence programs, resigned yesterday in the wake of criminal mischief and assault charges.  The H-L has a juicy blow-by-blow of his altercation with a former fiancee. [H-L]

Making Himself at Home: In the goofy crime of the day, WLKY’s Mike Petchenik reports that a man broke into a St. Matthews home and ordered porn on pay-per-view.  The couple living there slept through it. No word on whether the homeowners will have to pay for the porn.  [WLKY]