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Archive for January 2009


That headline from the Tinley Park, Ill. Southtown Star was just one from newspapers in Illinois and Northwest Indiana announcing the removal from office of Governor Rod Blagojevich. Others after the jump.

My Man Steve Holroyd Needs A Better Publicist

Because he’s not quoted at all in this Philadelphia Inquirer story about the potential name choices for Philadelphia’s new MLS team. Steve, as you may know, has campaigned for the name “Atoms,” the team of his youth, and, to my way of thinking, a more unique and distinctive, non-Europosing name than the “official” choices on… (read more)

The Italian Job

MLS should really look into signing this David Beckham fellow. He certainly seems to be playing well in Serie A, which I hear is a pretty good league.

Back In The US, Back In The US…

US Soccer honcho Sunil Gulati will announce on Monday plans to mount simultaneous bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (no, we’re not going to host both, they’re going to bid for both and hope to get one). On the one hand, this is great. We’re obviously going to get one – FIFA… (read more)

Mail Enhancement

Mail delivery may go to five days a week. And not necessarily Monday-through-Friday. [Chicago Tribune] “A study done by George Mason University last year for the independent Postal Regulatory Commission estimated that going from six-day to five-day delivery would save the post office more than $1.9 billion annually, while a Postal Service study estimated the… (read more)

Channel Changers

The media business is changing (newsflash, I know), and local television news is really going through the ringer. In Chicago, Phil Rosenthal says WMAQ-TV news staffers are being told to re-apply for new, multi-faceted positions to deliver content to multiple platforms – not just the news at 5 & 10 like in the old days…. (read more)