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The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes

* The Beachwood is now the exclusive Chicago carrier of Ask Ellie! (See lower left rail.)

* Is adding Dear Abby to its lineup an effort by the Sun-Times to steal some of the Tribune's oldest readers? What's next, a bridge column?

* The Sun-Times editorial board, as it were, having fewer members than the Cubs have had playoff appearances, is a pushover. The new FOIA bill sucks, and I've never understood why the media in this state hasn't made a full-court press for a real Sunshine Act.

* I've thought about finding my first Camaro too! Mine was a 1975.

* This parking meter thing really wasn't thought through.

* Damn you, Larry Wood!

* "Could Google's New 'Web Elements' Help Newspapers?"

* Could it help GM?

* Google Motors!

* "The investigative team at WBNS-Columbus reported that Michael Randle has been selected as the new head of corrections in Illinois, leaving his position as Ohio's assistant director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections," IRE notes.

"Randle leaves Ohio amid an Inspector General's investigation into his role with a contractor who bought furniture from the Department of Corrections. In March, 10 Investigates discovered Randle's Ohio State University fraternity brother had landed a deal that allowed him to purchase state made furniture for less than other state agencies could purchase the same furniture."

* Dug out by Frank Coconate:

Friends of Ike Carothers
D-2 Semiannual Report
7/1/2008 to 12/31/2008

David J Axelrod & Associates 1448 Old Skokie Rd
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7/21/2008 Individual Contribution

* University of Illinois President Joe White and Urbana Chancellor Richard Herman are the state's two highest-paid employees, Chuck Goudie reports.

"More than the governor, the mayor, the Chicago police chief, state Supreme Court justices or anybody else (unless you count U of I's football coach.)"

* Reading With Scissors. Inflatable home theater; shopping for artificial knees.

* Ferdy on Films. The debuts of DePalma, DeNiro; Star Trek.


See also:
* Springfield As Usual. Same old song and dance.

* Video Poker Pushback. Not in my suburb!

* The Tree Hater of Morgan Park. Hundred-year oaks gone in 10 minutes.

* The Sotomayor Show. Who to watch.

* The Salad Bar Series: The Cafe. Attention Streeterville wage slaves!

* The White Sox Report. Embracing mediocrity.

* The Cub Factor. What Big Z is doing to pass the time on his six-day suspension.

* SportsMonday. The dolts at Simeon. Plus, the Cubs vs. the Cup.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Free content.


Posted on June 1, 2009

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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