The [Wednesday] Papers
The funny thing about Carlos Zambrano is that if he wasn't a player he'd be one of those guys jumping out of the stands and running across the field to accost a player.
You're a rookie called up to play at Wrigley Field in a pennant race and you're late to the park? They couldn't get me to go home at night. I'd just sleep at my locker.
If the paper really wants to put the Radler (and Conrad Black) Era behind it, it has to come clean about what really went on - not just in the business suites but on the news pages. Surely that's what the editorial board would demand of other civic entities.
It would replace the CTA.
If the mayor has his way?
Did I wake up in an alternate universe where this even remotely a question?
"The mayor's bike rental proposal went down in flames today before a city council committee that questioned the program's cost and effectiveness . . . "
The program will be funded by one of the mayor's new Mobile TIFs.
Earth to Neil
1. Let's be flip about a missing man who may be dead while pretending to care!
* The online version is a bit scrambled.
On 848's Month in Review segment last Friday - which also featured our very own Cate Plys - Steinberg objected to John Kass's portrayal of the Family Secrets trial as a blueprint for how the city works.
The days of laying a dollar on the seat to pass a driver's license test are over, Steinberg noted.
True enough. Now we have an ex-governor on his way to prison on corruption charges that began with driver's licenses being awarded to truckers in return for campaign contributions.
From the page 5 story "Harbor Suspect Said He'd Attack Man: Cop:" "The man is allegedly a member of a skinhead group."
Sidebar underneath that story you might have missed: "Reportedly Member of Skinhead Group That Fights Prejudice."
So, you know, disregard the premise we used to draw you into the story and the assertion we made therein.
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Posted on September 5, 2007
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