Brooke was off the set this morning because she had a later than normal night. She had a walk-on role in Mary Poppins at the Civic Center! How fun does that sound. I have to admit I would have been really nervous if I were Brooke. I mean they weren’t asking her to sing the lead in the show or anything but still…you can make a pretty big fool of yourself. I’m sure Brooke did great. Anyone out there see her? We got offered tickets late to the show but couldn’t go because we already had plans.
I’ll combine our Breaking News this morning with Megan’s return.
I can’t tell you how nice it is to have her back in the newsroom. We don’t have a huge team here in the morning to begin with so when someone is gone it really makes a difference. I am glad Megan had the time for her family but we sure missed her.
Megan and our photojournalist Trent hustled this morning to get out to a house fire in Delaware Township. The house was a total loss but the family living there got out OK.
VERY scary. I’m thinking we should do a little drill at my house to make sure we know our jobs in case of an emergency. I was so used to our old house that I didn’t really worry about what to do in case of a fire. Maybe it’s having the kids, maybe it’s just the nature of living in a new place…I am more worried about it now than I was three or four months ago.
How bad is it when you own sister tells the public we’d all be better if you were dead? Not to make light of it, but we get people walking away from this work release station all the time. It’s a risk of this kind of program, but I think the vast majority serve out their time quietly.
I’m not sure how any leader in State government can justify four raises unless than two years (no matter how small) right now. I don’t care what party you represent, it just seems like it’s not the right time. State revenues are going up, yes, but that only gets us back to where we were.
On a side note, if you get voted out of office, you shouldn’t have to sit on your hands during the transition, but you should probably respect the fact that the voters didn’t want you making anymore long term decisions.
This feels like a decision that both ties the hands of the people who come after you, and ignores the results of the election. For some people, that’s going to make it seem like Gov Culver is trying to set a few bridges on fire as he leaves the State Capitol building.
I hope you all have a good day.