The [Tuesday] Papers
UPDATE 12:50 P.M.:
The Beachwood will appear in fits and starts throughout the day today, as I fill out our sections, finish up the third part of Rahm's Rules, and deliver a Papers column. This delay has nothing to do with the Snowlocaust, Snowmaggedon, Snowpocalypse or SNOMG!
READER SUBMISSION 12:56 P.M.: I'm leaning toward Snowzilla, but Snowmaclysm is a close second. Also: The Snow Ness Monster! Snowmanian Devil! Great Snowgally Moogally! George H. W. Snow!!!
NEW ENTRY 2:49 P.M.: Snowtorious B.I.G.
NEW ENTRY 2:53 P.M.: Snowlapalooza.
NEW ENTRY: 2:54 P.M.: A friend's Facebook commenter wonders if the whole thing will be snowverated.
NEW ENTRY: 2:58 P.M.: A Facebook friend suggests Snowprah.
NEW ENTRY: 3:25 P.M.: Our main on the rail Tom Chambers says it's Win, Place or Snow.
NEW ENTRY: 5:26 P.M.: Snow-ma-la-ma-ding-dong!
For now, please enjoy this @BeachwoodReport tweet from Monday afternoon:
Breaking: Early voting exit polls show #Rahm has already won; rest of election canceled.
The [Monday] Papers
In the meantime, we're chock full of goodness:
And now, the news . . .
I can't think of a better time to spend your evening at the Beachwood Inn - your winter storm headquarters. I'll be behind the bar from 5 p.m. to 2 p.m. slinging Old Styles and serving up Blizzardtinis. Stop in, the jukebox is already warming up.
Voting Early and Ignorantly
For example, maybe the White House will be forced to release those minutes from Rahm Emanuel's Freddie Mac board meetings and we'll learn what they're trying to hide.
Or maybe we'll find out that the candidate being lauded as leaving nothing to chance does know who sent Donald Tomczak's illegal patronage troops into the 5th congressional district to get Rahm elected.
("Before joining the White House, Emanuel was elected to Congress with the help of former city water boss Donald Tomczak and former Water Management official Gerald Wesolowski, who were convicted in a probe of illegal patronage hiring at City Hall," the Tribune reported in October. "Tomczak testified and Wesolowski said in a plea agreement that water workers were deployed for Emanuel's congressional campaign and the campaigns of others, including Daley, in exchange for better pay.
"Emanuel maintained he didn't know Tomczak and declined to say what role city workers loyal to Daley played in his first election victory.")
Or maybe we'll come across some new evidence that Rahm didn't "intend" to return to Chicago after all - at least not until Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wasn't running for re-election - and thus is now in violation of the Election Code's residency requirement.
Who knows what we may yet learn? Drugs, hookers, payoffs, deal-breaking gaffes . . . it's been known to happen.
Or you can just make your choice now and dispense with any pretense of seeing the issues fully aired and the candidates fully vetted. The Sun-Times just did.
A Federal Case
Carol Moseley-Braun Possibly On Crack Herself
Meanwhile, when asked about the $18 million he made in just two-and-a-half years as an investment banker and the $320,000 he made in just 13 months on the board of Freddie Mac, Rahm Emanuel said he kept taking the money because it was like crack.
"For at least a year, Chicago-based Phosphor Games has kept quiet about its existence, having taken on contract work for projects such as Bulletstorm, Gears of War 3 and Kinect Adventures.
"Now it is stepping into the spotlight with its own triple-A project - one that is said to be a spiritual successor to a final Midway project that never went Gold.
"Phosphor Games co-founder Chip Sineni told Gamasutra that its first major project, entitled Awakened, is being pitched to publishers."
Boy Scout Pat Quinn Always Does The Right Thing
"Managers setting up the Show-Me's restaurant and bar at 1126 E. Ogden Ave. said Huber has been spending time outside their establishment for about three weeks.
"On Friday, Huber said he's there to stay and is prepared to boycott and protest the restaurant, which is expected to open next month. He said he believes the restaurant, with its 'scantily clad servers is destroying the city's moral fiber.'"
The Beachwood Tip Line: Fibrous.
Posted on February 1, 2011
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