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The [Friday] Papers

I could really use a managing editor or a deputy editor or an assistant editor of some sort, especially going forward with some Beachwood projects we're working on. Similarly, as I have in the past, I'll put out a call for section editors. A few other roles we could fill, too. Inquire if interested.

1. On Sound Opinions this weekend:

"Video may have killed the radio star, but it can't kill our love of the medium. Jim and Greg discuss the impact of radio on the music industry and their lives and play their favorite radio-inspired tracks."

2. The Car Whisperer responds to our Why Milwaukee Rules piece this week by Drew Adamek.

3. Drew returns today with another piece of awesomeness: Why I'm Glad I Don't Live In D.C. Anymore.

4. Hank Williams On Acid And The Bicycle Club He Rode In On.

5. A tour de force from our man on the rail Tom Chambers on The Near Total Demise Of Thoroughbred Horse Racing.

6. "While some state Senators in Springfield have been working on legislation to restrict red light cameras, Chicago aldermen are considering increasing the cost of fines for RLC tickets in Chicago," the Expired Meter reports, with a useful accompanying image.

7. A faithful Beachwood reader writes:

"A newspaper ran this story. Stunning."

Yes. On several levels. See how many you can find.

8. "Naperville officials are making googly eyes at the chance to try out new high-speed Internet service," the Daily Herald reports.

"The city is applying to be a test community for a new Google broadband network.

"Google is experimenting with a fiber-to-home connection it says is 100 times faster than the service most people currently have and it is looking for communities in which to try it out."

9. "Lady Liberty will remain a shining symbol of freedom in Fox River Grove, at least through the tax season," the Daily Herald reports.

"The village's public health and safety committee, concerned about a Liberty Tax Service advertisement in which someone dresses as the Statue of Liberty and waves to motorists, decided this week not to recommend that the board create an ordinance outlawing human signs."

10. I can't bear to watch myself on TV so I haven't looked at this, but we taped this show yesterday:

"With daily newspapers folding at an alarming rate, how can quality journalism be sustained? Ken Davis is joined by Robert McChesney and John Nichols to discuss their new book, The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again. Steve Rhodes, journalist, blogger, and proprietor of The Beachwood Reporter is also featured. This program was produced by CAN TV."

I think I'd be good on my own talk show, though. Put me behind a desk and give me some guests and we're good to go.

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Note: You can also watch on CAN TV19 Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m.

11. "You awake with amnesia in a Chicago hotel room and can't remember your own name! Who are you? And how did you get here? You'll need to keep your wits to solve this riveting Hidden Object game! Explore scenes from your past and piece together your lost identity in Hidden Identity: Chicago Blackout. Uncover all the secret notes that you left behind and solve unique mini-games to jog your memory. Will you unravel the mystery and discover your true identity?"

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Revealing.



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Posted on March 5, 2010


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