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The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes

The Weekend Desk Report staff is on a retreat in an undisclosed location that serves beer. They will return next week.

The [Friday] Papers
1. Former Tribune writer John Cook writes it so I don't have to.

2. They're all coming back from the dead; I guess the zombie trend is for real.

3. "Where The Wry Things Are." About our very own Mike Knezovich.

4. The Thirsty Whale Reunion.

5. "Teens Told To Dress For Success."

You mean like they do at Google?

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"For the first time, administrators at Evergreen Park Community High School this school year banned colorful hair, such as pink or purple, saying students' hair should look natural, and they stepped up enforcement of a policy banning body piercings."

Oops, the Trib accidentally published a story from 1978.

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"'We think students should have the same attitude about school as they do about employment,' said Evergreen Park High School District Superintendent M. Elizabeth Hart."

That it sucks and mediocre managers on power trips will make your life a living hell?

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"Principal Maceo Rainey arrived at Rich Central last school year and, after talking to parents, started pushing students to dress as if they are going to work in an office."

Like these Apple employees?

"Rainey instituted what he calls Dress for Success days, where the students are forced to wear business professional attire: button-down shirts and ties for the boys, dressy slacks, skirts and blazers for the girls."

Hey Rainey, there ain't many jobs left in newsrooms these days . . .

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Man, it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain't that piece of paper, there's some other choice they're gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall Pink Floyd wants to do man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N.

6. "Daley met with a Bank of America delegation Wednesday, the day he presented the new city budget. The delegation left the mayor's office via a back door to avoid a media stakeout."

They were all wearing business attire, though.

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7. Just remember: There are two sides to every story.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: L-I-V-I-N.



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Posted on October 24, 2009


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