We kicked Jeriann out of the studios this morning for her fun forecast. You might have been sitting at home wondering what she was doing out at the Mall? Now I don’t mean to pull the curtian back on Oz or anything here but the bottom line was…that’s where we needed to put Jon Cahill as well. Since we don’t have a cast of thousands here…it’s where Jeriann did her fun forecast too. I don’t say that because I don’t think we have enough people, I say that because I often hear comments from viewers indicating they think we have dozens of people working with us to put the show on. The truth is, there are about a dozen of us total…on-air, behind the scenes…We make it work.
Along those lines, we’re making some more changes to the show. I say this knowing it could start a thread about Brad moving to become the Ambassador of Armenia or something ridiculous like that…. Brad’s not going anywhere and he’s not changing jobs…we’re just giving him some new tools to do his job. I think you’ll like it. I also think you’ll notice an increase in the resources we have to bring you the news.
Gore Wins Peace Prize
I wasn’t all that surprised when we heard around 4:00 this morning that Al Gore had won the 2007 Nobel Peace prize. What I find really humorous is the effort to draft the guy to get into he Presidential Race. really? I agree Gore looks a lot more “likable” in his movie…he a different person than the candidate we saw in 2000. Still, I read a good article
this morning on why relaunching his political career might not be the best use of the former VP’s new found political capitol.
And speaking of the Nobel Prize, I will always remember this as the one question I missed. We had to pass a current events test to get into the University of Missouri Journalism school. we’d heard about it for our first two years…how hard it was going to be…if we didn’t get at least 80% we wouldn’t get in…
So we studied for weeks and it paid off. I went through that test without a problem…Members of the Supreme Court, US Senators, Members of the City Council, the current commander of the Space Shuttle, Articles of the Constitution, Even the names of the counties in Central Missouri. I was good up until I got to the last question. “What was Alfred Nobel famous for?”
I missed the question when I answered…”You mean other than that Peace Prize thing?”
The Answer is…the invention of dynamite. Which then led to his establishing the Prizes for Chemistry, Physics, Literature and of course, The Peace Prize.
The erroneous publication in 1888 of a premature obituary of Nobel by a French newspaper, condemning him for his invention of dynamite, is said to have brought about his decision to leave a better legacy after his death. The obituary stated Le marchand de la mort est mort (“The merchant of death is dead”) and went on to say, “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” On November 27, 1895 at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Nobel signed his last will and testament and set aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prizes, to be awarded annually without distinction of nationality.
Just a little tidbit I thought you might want to know.
This is a story that a lot of communities are going to run into in the coming years. If you talk to the people who run the community you live in they’ll probably tell you public safety is by far the thing they spend the most money on. A lot of Metro communities haven’t needed larger police forces or Firefighting Units because they were sleepy little towns just a few years ago. The addition of hundreds, in some cases, thousands of homes means some of these places will need a full time Police and Fire Department. That is going to mean those lower taxes you’re paying out in the Burbs are bound to go up. Safety has it’s price.
Kids Meds Recall
Pulled off the shelf would be a better way to say this. the concern is that kids under two might get an overdose of this. The box says not for kids under 2, but regulators want a better warning on the label.
If you think you’re addicted to Chocolate blame Mom and Dad. Nestle, yes the chocolate company, funded a study that concludes a love of chocolate is in your genes. Jeriann was on the phone to her Mom Early this morning.
Cell Phone Tickets
Airlines are working on a way that your cell phone will become your boarding pass for your next flight (well sort of). Here’s the idea: You check in electronically…on the net, and the airline sends your cell phone a barcode that they then scan when you board the plane. Cool.
Finally, The Final Season
The Movie we’ve been talking about for months is finally out nationally. The Final Season is getting mixed reviews but the theme that runs through every one of them, good and bad, is that this is a great story. Some of the critics didn’t like the way the movie was shot and some of them called it a little too corny, but I think this is one where you get what you think you’re going to get. It’s not Rocket surgery as my Father-in-Law says. This is simply a feel good story.
Hope you all have a good weekend. Sally and I are going to another wedding tonight but all of our friends will be there so it’s going to be a really good time. Saturday night is Date Night. 801 for dinner to celebrate our Anniversary and Sally’s Birthday.
Have a good one!