Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Back in a Week

Very excited about the Hawks win. Feel blessed to have witnessed this great Blackhawks dynasty.

I'm taking a week off from the blog (not Blackhawks celebrating-related), but I'll be back in the saddle on June 24th.

Have a nice week!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Not a Good Start

According to TV Newser, in the first 10 minutes of John Dickerson's debut as the new host of Face the Nation (replacing Bob Schieffer), he lost 855,000 viewers.

And that's on a day Meet the Press was pre-empted by the French Open.


Dave Grohl Breaks Leg, Finishes Show

Why do people love Dave Grohl so much? Here's another reason, from Rolling Stone...

It takes a special kind of commitment to keep entertaining a crowd of thousands on a freshly-broken leg, but Dave Grohl is dedicated to his fans. The Foo Fighters frontman took a catastrophic tumble off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday, forcing him into a surprisingly brief hiatus to seek medical assistance, as the BBC reports...He then handed the show over to drummer Taylor Hawkins, who led the band in a set of covers in Grohl's absence. About an hour later, Grohl returned to the stage on a stretcher, with the assistance of two medics. They set him down on a chair, from which he proceeded to rock for another two-and-a-half hours.


More Info on WDCB Case

From Tom Taylor's NOW column this morning...

At Chicago’s WDCB, there were warnings about an engineer who ripped off a previous employer. That’s what the Chicago Tribune says about a situation that’s turned ugly for the College of DuPage, operator of non-com “Jazz 90.9” WDCB Glen Ellyn. The February 20 NOW had the story about an auditor finding at least $90,000 worth of transmitter parts that were ordered but never installed. And hundreds of thousands of dollars of possibly fictitious work billed by an outside firm owned by station engineer John Valenta. Turns out Valenta had been accused of similar misbehavior at Elmhurst College, and that at least some people at the College of DuPage should’ve known. The Tribune says “In March 2011, a station employee informed [then-GM] Scott Wager that she had seen a news report about the criminal investigation of Valenta’s activities at Elmhurst. She said Wager ‘looked like a ghost.’” A new report by an outside law firm says “It appears most likely that Wager was made aware” of the Elmhurst situation “and quieted the matter by failing to notify his superiors and preventing a police investigation from opening.” Wager retired in February 2014.

Just As Long As the Cubs Are Playing

New Cubs song from Terry Carroll. Not bad...

Great Message

We're going to have to get a few of these signs made up...