Good Morning! We’re off at the crack of dawn to Toast on Market. John Asher of Churchill Downs is the guest speaker at our bi-monthly ‘Ville Voice Breakfast of Champions. Here are some leftovers not quite as good as my Mom’s lasagna:
Switched Wristband: It would not be that hard to switch wristbands with another inmate down at the jail. It’s just hard to figure out why someone would do it. That’s how the jail released the wrong guy on Friday, who ended up being tracked down by U.S. Marshals and ended up dead, probably of a self-inflicted gunshot. Jeremy Burton was being held on a $10K bond for receiving stolen property. [WAVE, C-J]
Lexington’s Big Race: Clueless ESPN baseball analyst Pedro Gomez, interviewing Moises Alou on Sunday, asked the retiring Alou if was looking forward to the Kentucky Derby. Alou said he’s planning to go with his friend Jeff Bagwell. Then Gomez said he could imagine the two baseball players having fun in Lexington. Oops.
Chronicling The Decline and Fall of C-J Sports: An alert reader points out that Sunday’s C-J sports section including no game story whatsoever on the all-important Connecticut-Pittsburgh game, which set up U of L’s opportunity to win the Big East outright. It had a bigger headline for the meaningless Syracuse-Marquette matchup. Meanwhile, others were miffed that UK got more coverage than U of L. The Cards made the mistake of playing too close to the paper’s deadline. [Crawford]
Big Opinion: Last week Chris Thieneman took his case against Jerry Abramson’s secrecy on the budget to WAVE’s studios for a guest editorial. No, he says, the people didn’t vote for merger in order to give the Mayor more power. [WAVE]
Battle of Experts: Looks like the PRP football case may come down to who has the better experts. The defense released information over the weekend from a former medical examiner for the state, George Nichols, who said Max Gilpin’s death was not caused by dehydration and may have had more to do with his taking Adderall. More to come. [Courier]