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Good Friday Morning!

I’m headed out of town this weekend so I’m going to be uncharacteristically brief this morning so I can get outa town. I’ll explain.

While Pat is off having fun recreating his college days, I will be home hopefully catching up on sleep. I absolutely love this shift but by the end of the week I think we are all running on empty. To make matters worst, last night I spent three hours at the Urgent Care Clinic because Evan developed a rash all over his body. Come to find out, he has Fifth Disease. It’s a viral infection also known as Slapped Cheek Disease because it looks like the child got slapped in the face. Poor little guy. There is nothing you can do but let it run its course.

To The News:
More Maytag
The one thing I never got an explanation on was why the workers at the plant yesterday left their shoes on the fence outside the plant ? I’d like an explanation if you know why. The biggest thing I noticed in all of the coverage surrounding the Maytag closure, it’s like reopening an old wound. We’ve had a year to deal with this and there’s been a lot of GOOD news for the City of Newton. Still you get a sense of how deeply the community feels it’s roots in Maytag when people speak emotionally about the loss.

A couple of products for kids are being recalled this morning and our producer Heather was nice enough to send s the information…
Crib repair info:
http://webmail.localtvllc.com/owa/redir.aspx?URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.simplicityforchildren.com%2f … or the company’s hot line at 888-593-9274.
Both the bumbo seat and crib repair are on the cpsc website too:

Caucus Date
Channel 13’s Dave Price was the first to report that the caucus date for Dems will likely be moved to January 3rd like the Republicans did. This means we’ll all caucus the same night. As a reporter covering the Caucuses that night, I can say without reservation that I’m glad we won’t have to recreate our coverage twice.

Dave is also doing a series of interviews with the candidates in November. He’s excellent at asking the hard questions and really digging to get the not-so-scripted answers, but if you have anything you would like to hear from the candidates, let us know. It is always nice to hear what voters want to know about the candidates.

California Fires
The number of dead in the California fires is going up. As homeowners and fire crews get back into the neighborhoods that burned, they’re discovering bodies.

Do you Believe?
In Ghosts…that’s the question AP presented to more than 1000 people. A little more than a third said yes…about the same believe in UFOs. 19% believe in the existence of spells or witchcraft. If you believe in ESP…you already know how many people believe in it.

Weekend Plans
Iowa State fans I apologize. This is the one weekend of the year I set aside my loyalty to the state of Iowa. I’m headed back down to Columbia Missouri to visit the City I attended college in, and see some friends. We all went to college together and are spread out across the country so it will be really good to see everyone. This is one more reason my wife is a gem. She knows she’s welcome, but also knows the conversation is going to be mind-numbingly boring to someone who didn’t go to school with all of us. She’s going to stay here and hold down the fort. I hope to have some blog appropriate pictures to share Monday.

If there are any Iowa state fans in Columbia that happen to see me out this weekend…please stop to say Hi.

and BB


  • Anonymous

    Brook your baby is feeling better.I remember many a quick trip withsick kids.With the first one youalmost panic.Have fun with your ex classmatesPat.See you all Monday morning. You area great team.

  • Anonymous

    The idea of leaving the shoes over the fence was just to leave something behind. Those shoes represented alot of walking hours for a company that basically sold them down the river for what! My heart goes out to all of them!

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