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Random Notes Home and Away

Normally I write about politics, but since I’ve been out of touch a bit for the past week, I thought I’d paste a few things together about my time away. Most of it was spent in Baltimore, and Virginia. The Baltimore portion was business while the rest was friends and family time. The business side was extremely informative. I learned a lot about my job and the field in which I’m now employed. Fortunately, the conference was held in Baltimore, whinch means CRAB! Yes we all had a lot of crab for dinner each night. crab cakes, steamed crab, even soft…


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Miller Says NBA Dream is Still Alive

Tonight J. Bruce Miller will tell a group organized by YPAL that the NBA dream is still alive for this year. The event starts at 6:00 at Patrick O’Shea’s downtown. In an interview this afternoon, Miller said he’s working on a number of fronts and that he’s optimistic an NBA team could be the home team at Freedom Hall this fall. Miller said he’s trying to convince the group of  five investors, who he says have committed to Louisville, to come forward and make their identity public in order to fuel energy about the team. The group has a “no-shopping…


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Green’s Ethics Battle Just Beginning

The long and slow process of relieving Judy Green of her duties on the Metro Council kicks off today. She’s the focus of a meeting of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission beginning at 11:30. The meeting may not take place, however. The original complaint, filed by political rival Ray Barker in January, has triggered an avalanche of other accusations against Green. She’s been dodging cameras, then agreeing to interviews, all the while claiming innocence in spite of irrefutable evidence that she’s done plenty wrong. Barker’s complaint focused on Green’s mismanagement of a bogus program to hire members of Green’s family…


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Wedding Dress Hunting and My Green Conscious.

For years it’s been the norm that grooms rent their tuxedos, despite the fact that you can buy a brand new gorgeous tux for less than the price of rental. Buying a tux makes sense because it’s highly likely that you’ll have another opportunity to wear one, at least if you’re marrying a musician who loves to attend galas. So why is it that Rent-a-Bridal-Gown is still hasn’t really caught on? It’s certainly more expensive to buy a dress than to rent one, and you will never have a reason to wear a wedding dress again. Somehow grooms still rent…


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Assault on Houston for Local TV

Welcome to Opening Day. No, I don’t mean for the Reds, though they take on the Brewers at a chilly Great American Ballpark this afternoon. And the Bats don’t open up at Slugger until next week. No, it’s opening day for the local TV station assault on Houston (imagine graphic: ASSAULT ON HOUSTON! 2011). So if you really don’t want to miss a moment of the UK coverage, let this be your guide. Or go back to calling in and complaining about UK fans to Tony Vanetti on the radio. WAVE-TV, which claimed last night to be the ONLY local…


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YPAL: Entrepreneurship Seminar

In the corner conference room of Kentucky’s Life Science and Innovation Center Nucleus some of Louisville’s most brilliant minds gathered.  The Young Professionals Association of Louisville hosted the Entrepreneur Seminar, a gathering dedicated to helping young professionals understand the different avenues of entrepreneurship and how to translate ideas into real business venture opportunities. YPAL, along with the University of Louisville College of Business, brought together a group of people that generated such a feeling of electricity that I could imagine a light bulb fully illuminating without the need of socket if held in the middle of the room. The Panel…


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Bellarmine Knights – A Few Days Later

First of all, if you missed it, here is the celebration from Knights Hall held on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011. If you didn’t hear the throb of BTO’s “Takin’ Care of Business” or “I Got a Feeling (Tonight I Gonna Be a Good Night”) from Black Eyed Peas echoing from the campus speakers at dusk, you had to be a couple of zip codes away. A few steps up the concrete ramp and the generator-like hum was revealed as I looked out upon wall to wall bleachers filled with fans. A platform with the NCAA trophy in the center,…


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Bob, perhaps not a Great Man, but a Great Play

In the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to see Bob because I know there was some connection to White Castle. I, like many, have a love-hate relationship with the slider. A once-a-year indulgence usually preceeded by being perhaps a bit “overserved.” How could a piece of Americana be inspiration for a play at Actors Theatre of Louisville? Talk about mixing low cuisine with high culture. Part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Bob was written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Nachtrieb was inspired and intrigued back in 2009 as he was working on another play at ATL and…


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Just What You Knead?

So you started running in December, you’ve steadily increased your mileage, you are only a couple of weeks from, the Half marathon (I just can’t call 13.1 miles of running a MINI ) and suddenly you are dealing with sore knees, tight hamstrings, and aching Achilles.  I used to think this type of ailment was just part of the package. After 10 marathons and years of training I figured, you run long and far enough and you start to break down.  “Not so” says the owner of Fleet Feet Sports.  Jeff Wells is nearly certain he can cure what ails…


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New Traffic Lane Isn’t Helping

Has anyone else noticed the increased traffic buildup that’s happening at the newly remodeled I-64 and Watterson Expressway? This is totally bugging the crap out of me. An entire right lane was added along I-64 between Hurstbourne and the Watterson interchange. I thought the point was to relieve the 3 lane buildup but now, all the traffic starts building up around Hurstbourne in the only lane devoted to Watterson West bound traffic. The root of the problem begins way over at the intersection of Breckenridge and Dutchmans Lane. Cars begin to back up, spill out onto the Watterson Westbound which…