The [Wednesday] Papers
I'm still catching up from Monday night bartending followed by an all-day social media conference, so some items of interest will just have to wait. Let's see what we can muster in the meantime.
"He will be replaced by a four-member office of the president that the sources said would comprise Eddy Hartenstein, president and publisher of the Los Angeles Times; Tony Hunter, president and publisher of the Chicago Tribune Media Group; Nils Larsen, Tribune Co.'s chief investment officer; and Don Liebentritt, chief restructuring officer."
Of course, the Tribune Company no longer owns the Cubs, but both have been infected by the dysfunctions of the other enough to last a lifetime.
For example, the Cubs just extended their interim managerial position for another two years. Then Jim Hendry will likely be replaced by someone who will hire their own manager.
By that time, the Tribune Company may have finally emerged from bankruptcy while the Cubs, with Hendry still at the controls, will be ready to enter it.
And so it goes.
In the same post, our very own Dan O'Shea writes:
"I'm wondering if the timing has something to do with Sandberg turning down a behind-closed-doors offer to be one of Quade's coaches. The Cubs may now have to watch Sandberg take a manager job elsewhere, and if Quade stumbles early, fans surely will be calling for his head - and GM Jim Hendry's - and demanding explanations for why Sandberg wasn't hired as manager."
Randy's New Roost
The new restaurant's first big event will be the Tribune Company's annual meeting.
Ask Tom Why
"An audit of the $242 million state program found that energy efficiency upgrades for low-income homes repeatedly failed final inspections. Inspectors checking 15 homes in the Chicago area found that 14 would not pass inspection and 12 were left with problems that could have posed a health risk to the residents or damage to the property. Inspectors found that contractors had overpaid for materials on the jobs and that, overall, the work had been poorly monitored."
Additionally, the inspector general found the homes would not survive a Tribune Company executive retreat or rush week.
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