Well, After a day off Friday, I got back to find our producer out sick (hope you’re feeling better Heather), Our Meterologist has gone to the Night shift to fill in for ED(see you next year Jeriann), our reporter off to a day shift(hope you slept in Elizabeth), and My Co-anchor out sick (hope you feel better Trish). I hope they’ll all be back soon, but around the holidays you never know where you’re going to see any of us show up.
Search take 2:
The state board of Regents meets tonight to talk about how to form another search committee for the Next President of the University of Iowa. See past postings for my thoughts on this mess. I also thought David Yepsen’s column from the weekend had some good thoughts.
Ankeny Decides…One or Two:
The Ankeny School Board may get a recommendation from it’s facilities committee tonight on whether it should build another High School. Ankeny is growing as fast, if not faster, than any other Des Moines suburb so this question is going to come up, but it’s funny, when you start talking about a new facility people get a little territorial. First about their own kid. Behind someone’s argument for or against the new building will be some parent’s wish that little Bobby play more on the football team …or some parent’s worry that little Johnny won’t be on as good a team if you dilute the talent pool with two schools.
Then there will be the people who will be angry if they’re left in the “old” building while their neighbors get a shiny new facility.
Any way you slice it there will be people on both sides of the “new building” debate with motives and reasoning that has nothing to do with the real question…do we have so many kids that we need a new building?
The governor goes on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to talk with John Stewart. This is a big risk for Vilsack, who, is funnier than you might expect. Stewart has been relentless making fun of our Gov. Every time he uses Vilsack’s name…The AFLAC duck waddles out on to the screen and says Vilsaaack! Showing he’s able to laugh at himself could be a big boost in front of a national audience for the longshot presidential candidate. It could also backfire. Trying to look like a normal guy has been the death of more than one presidential candidate…Ask Gary Bauer (pancake flipping incident) and Alan Keys (body surfing in a crowd).
Mt Hood Search
Search crews found one of three climbers missing since last week dead in a snow cave Sunday. It looks bleak for the other two climbers, but the search continues today.
Boy, am I glad we got our Christmas cards finished over the weekend…you couldn’t pay me to go near the Post office today. It’s the busiest mailing day of the year.
We got a lot done on our long weekend. I told you last week that we went out to dinner Thursday night. We met some great people and had a good time with some old friends as well. I was wrong about the place for dinner. JT’s was this little farmhouse where the owner just comes in and cooks you dinner. No joke. It like you were invited over for a casual dinner. I recommend you get your plans made. We looked at the guest book. This lady is booked out through 2007. It’s worth the wait.
For the group assembled at JT’s that night we learned: conversation is not a lost art…Food 4 Less….Mailbox Mailbox…Mailbox…Sunday only…
I guess you had to be there.