The [Wednesday] Papers
"Thrill Jockey, Drag City, and Touch and Go
"While the Chicago labels were still awaiting details about what they'd lost before deciding where to go from here, it's clear that the pain is going to be serious. Thrill Jockey owner Bettina Richards estimates wholesale losses of £189,000 (more than $300,000), with anywhere from ten to a hundred copies of each of the label's 280 back-catalog titles destroyed."
Song of the Moment
How Richard M. Daley Is Like Don Rumsfeld
Today comes the news that torture lawsuits against Richard M. Daley can go forward too.
See also: Daley Sarcastic About Burge Torture
"If they require me to be deposed, I have no problems with that," Daley once said at a news conference - even as his lawyers fought and continue to fight just such an occurrence.
See also: Twenty Questions
Why do I smell a rat?
Wait. There's unspent stimulus money?
How Barack Obama Is Like Tom Ricketts
Flipping The Script
So guess what the senior senator from Illinois said this morning?
"Emanuel laughed Wednesday when a reporter asked if just the security costs for hosting the NATO summit would be huge, given that the G8 summit has traditionally drawn demonstrators.
"Yes, Emanuel said, he realizes that just fine.
"But the mayor says he will look for help from the private sector to supplement what the city will have to do next spring. Emanuel also says he is looking at the big picture.
"'There's a bigger opportunity as it relates to both international security and the international economy. That's what's essential,' Emanuel said. 'But for us from a city perspective, this will be an opportunity to showcase what is great about the greatest city in the greatest country.'"
"The National Confectioners Association has agreed to move its Sweets & Snack Expo to earlier dates next May at McCormick Place to avoid overlap with the NATO and G8 summits coming to town," the Tribune reports.
"A source close to the deal said the city's convention bureau offered incentives worth around $500,000 to keep the show here.
"The candy show is the second show to rearrange its timing. The National Restaurant Association agreed to move its dates last month after negotiating a one-time financial package worth about $2 million, including some noncash items, such as marketing assistance."
(Hint: It's like the Olympics without the fun.)
"But where the rest of us saw an annoyance and potentially a danger, two fans saw a business opportunity.
"Jim Cortez, an entrepreneur in Chicago, and Greg Kendra, who is a real-estate agent in Denver, came up with a process by which bats are cryogenically frozen at minus-310 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 24 hours, and then slowly allowed to come back to ambient temperature. They've had their bats tested by an independent university laboratory and claim in their patent filing that their cryogenically treated bats are 26% stronger than standard bats.
"They've filed paperwork with Major League Baseball to have their bats certified for use, but say they have heard nothing back from the league."
Top 20 RBs
The Beachwood Tip Line: Cryogenic.
Posted on August 10, 2011
© 2006 - 2017, The Beachwood Media Company