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Louisville KY Remembers Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Computers who oversaw the launch of the iPhone, iPad and iPod died earlier today. At around 7:50pm apple.com announced his death. Its very hard to overstate the influence Steve had on the American culture and was described as the Thomas Edison of our times. The first products were assembled in a garage and in 1996 the iMac was launched – becoming the fastest selling computer ever. Oct 2001 the iPod was released – holding 1,000 songs on its debut that fitted into your pocket. In 2005 the Nano was released. Jan 2007 Apple dropped…


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Not Getting Along? Why We Can’t Have an Orchestra or an Amusement Park

When I was blaming the State Fair Board and Harold Workman for the demise of Kentucky Kingdom last week, I didn’t have all the ammunition that Ed Hart provided in a scathing letter to the local newspaper. Else I’d have been more critical. According to Hart’s piece, the Fair Board ended negotiations with his group, assuring Kentuckians that the $18.7 million in economic benefits the park would bring in annually would not be realized. And that says nothing of the ancillary benefits, such as all the other local attractions that use the amusement park to help lure groups to town….


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Sexy, Saucy, Sassy,,,,, (and funny too)

This week the Comedy Caravan offers up a unique opportunity to see a beautiful & funny comedian, performing for her PREMIER week as a headliner.  Jodi White is stunning, as well as funny, and will be performing this week at the club.  You can go to our website to order your tickets, or call the club at 459-0022 if you’d rather.  Don’t miss this week at the club.  Jodi will be the subject of the talk around the water cooler, and you don’t want to be the only one who wasn’t there.  


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Sgt. Dakota Meyer’s Heroic Act

Kentucky and all of the USA has heard about the heroics of Sgt. Dakota Meyer and the selfless act of bravery that saved so many people.  There was something that I heard, that ironically has caused my warped sense of thinking to go in an entirely different direction. Were you aware that during the time of Sgt. Meyer saving all these people, that he was going against, and disobeying, direct orders???  That’s right.  This selfless act and awarded heroism, was due to the fact that Dakota decided to disobey orders and take matters into his own hands. While I don’t…


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Life for many is about to change!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 4, 2011,  1 PM Eastern time,  location apples town Hall auditorium in Cupertino California. That’s when Apple is scheduled to announce something. The invitation handed out to a select few journalists was cryptic but entertaining! It shows icons for the date,time, location and one message waiting. That new message for many of us will potentially change our lives. Think I’m being too dramatic about this, no chance! Let me explain. Along with the much-anticipated announcement of a new iPhone (which many believe to be the iPhone 5) comes a new possible word for our…


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The King(dom) is Dead, So Blame the Fair Board

I am not privy to the details, but the roller coaster of negotiations that ended Friday with a blunt statement from the Fair Board marks a monumental failure for the city. The bottom line is that Kentucky Kingdom and its promise of jobs and tourism and economic activity — all dead. With some remaining rides and attractions already in place, no one could come up with a plan to get the park open, and nothing is going to happen over there for the foreseeable future.  Ed Hart, the driving force behind the new plan, couldn’t convince government officials to buy…


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Pre-Approved Credit Cards

Can anyone explain to me how I can receive a PRE-APPROVED credit card offer from a nationally-known banking firm, that says “Take advantage of 15 months of interest-free payments”…. “You have already been pre-approved to receive this fantastic offer”….”We offer generous credit limits, and give you the opportunity to transfer balances for the same 15-month interest-free period (3% transfer charge)…. “Call us today, or fill out and return the enclosed form, or go to our website.  It only takes 5 minutes”…. So I go to the website, fill out the info (which only took 5 minutes), hit “apply” and within…


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Social Security: Get Ready for Changes

  Social Security: Get Ready for Changes   When I was thirty-five, I questioned whether or not I would ever collect the money I was paying into Social Security. I’m sixty-eight now.  I’m getting my Social Security money and, like most other retired Americans, I need it.  But the same question I had when I was a young man is the same one working men and women are still asking; “will the money I pay into Social Security be there for me when I retire?” There’s a lot of posturing going on right now on Capital Hill about the future…


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This Is Not Going to End Well, Louisville

I’m a little groggy this morning after staying up half the night watching some tremendous baseball. Wow. My Braves stunk it up, completing one of baseball’s most memorable chokes by losing in 13 to the Phillies. The Cardinals, 8-0 winners over the Astros, are in the playoffs. Not to be outdone by the Braves in the choking department, the Red Sox blew a lead to the Orioles while the Rays came back from a 7-0 deficit to the Yankees. In terms of TV viewing, it was quite dramatic as the Orioles winning run scored moments before the Rays’ Evan Longoria’s…


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Why Louisville Athletics Will Say No to the Big 12

In Airball, J. Bruce Miller’s account of Louisville’s pursuit of an NBA franchise, the local attorney regularly references the “Ruppians.” He defines the group as the powers that be in the Derby City that made life difficult for the group attempting to bring professional basketball to our city. Notable “Ruppians” include the University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich and of course men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. After reading Airball for the first time in middle school, I came to the realization that the Louisville sports landscape begins and ends with these two men. Nothing big will happen without their blessing….