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To iPad or not to iPad…

It’s pretty much a given that the tablet PC of choice these days is an Apple iPad. No other brand even comes to mind (actually, are there any other brands out there?). So, the question of whether or not to buy a tablet PC isn’t really should I buy from Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates, it’s more a question of: do I really need one of those damn iPads? Is it cool? I love cool gadgets. But, I’m very, very picky about what I define as such. There’s a very fine line between nerdy and cool. It has something to…


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Come on down!

Slowly but surely, Louisville is getting away from it’s “fly-over country” status. Two of these smoke-in-the-cockpit emergency landings in a week makes us quite the meet, greet and extinguish hub! Ya’ll come back now, hear?   Glad everything went smoothly and no one was hurt. And yes, I still call it Standiford Field.


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Meet Another ‘Invisible Bicyclist’ – Alan Sweeny II – car-free and loving it

Alan couldn’t have picked a harder time to go car-free. He admits the past winter’s weather was a big challenge, but he has made a game of it. “It’s really not that bad. In fact, it’s rewarding. Every time I get to work it’s a fun to look back at what I went through to get there,” he said. Overcoming the elements gives him a sense of victory.


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WHAS, WAVE Enter Helicopter Sharing Agreement

Imagine this — you see a news helicopter passing over a crime scene.  The graphics are for WHAS-TV. But then you see the bird turn around, and it goes by and displays the graphics for WAVE-TV. That will be the reality starting Friday, when a new contract the two stations have signed goes into effect. The two stations will share air time and the video feeds will be identical on each station. Mark Neerman, WHAS-TV’s news director, says the new arrangement saves both stations money and is similar to deals being made in the TV business. “It’s becoming really common…


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Corporate Babble is Good for Weddings

One of my favorite ideas ever is Corporate (or Buzzword) Bingo.  It’s the game you play while in meetings, or listening to the head honcho talk, where you count the number of times you hear corporate-speak.  Words and phrases like teamwork, synergy, deal-breaker, game-changer, same page, culture, vision, mission, fast-track, blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong, none of those things are bad by themsleves, but we all know that when they are strung together by a talking head, you need something to help you pass the time.  Well, I found a place where at least some of these phrases matter.  Wedding…


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Abercrombie & Fitch–Titillating Fashion for the Splash Park

All the parental rage over the push-up bikini tops for young girls at Abercrombie & Fitch got my attention recently. Yes, it’s swimsuit season and the marketing machine, fueled with morality, has exploded in the faces of many a concerned family. I’ve seen the mostly  nylon–yuk–bikinis on every network news and cable program. The title of “push-up” has been dutifully replaced by “striped” by A&F to calm the masses. Too late. The classic reaction of most any child is to crave whatever their parent rejects. Ding! Thanks Abercrombie & Fitch. Why pay any  more big advertising bucks than you have…


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Houston, We Have Your Cliches

I watched three late local newscasts last night, and wondered what would have filled the time if it weren’t for UK’s big victory in Newark and the Bellarmine victory celebration on Sunday morning. This week, get set to endure plenty of cliches about Houston and aerospace, as Fox41’s Bennett Haeberle did leading off the newscast: “Houston, We Have Liftoff.” The UK and Bellarmine stories took what seemed to be half the newscasts. It’s the one time during the year that local on-air types are seen in a different city, and that sports bars are the focus of live shots.  Two…


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Bellarmine Knights–Wide Awake on Sunday Morning

There I sat in my pajamas on a cold Sunday morning. The snow was still on the car tops and lawns. All local news channels were a-buzz with Bellarmine and the homecoming that awaited at Knights Hall shaping up to be a high-five tear-jerker. I had already gotten all misty when I heard about the championship win of 71-68 yesterday while at the gym. I just stood there in front of the screen with several others when a woman exclaimed, “We won!!! Well, who could that be? It’s March, after all. The “we” was Bellarmine University. Taking the men’s division…


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Here We Go. . . Cats

I love those Bud Light “Here We Go” spots airing during the NCAA Tournament games. You know, these ones. . . So here we go with a roundup of a huge hoops weekend. Here We Go to Houston: Wow. This has been quite a run for this Kentucky team, the one that lost six road games in the dismal SEC, the one whose membership in that league may have gotten it a #4 seed instead of a 2, the one who few experts thought would get past Ohio State. But now they’re headed to Houston and will face Connecticut, the…


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Lady Cards Bow Out to Gonzaga, 76-69

  After digging themselves an early hole, the Cardinals weren’t able to claw back to overtake the Bulldogs in their Sweet 16 matchup. In a home game for Gonzaga, Louisville wasn’t able to find its stride until the second half. Freshman Shoni Schimmel, the proclaimed female Jimmer Fredette, missed 12 of her first 13 shots and couldn’t find her groove until late in the game. For the first time in the tourney she played like a Freshman.   The Bulldogs are the lowest seed to ever make the elite 8 in NCAA Women’s history, but boast the highest scoring offense…