Monthly Archives: June 2012

Future of TV News

We’re guessing that within a few years only one local television station will air a news show here in Cleveland, which will be typical for markets this size. The steady decline of viewers and ad revenue suggests this market cannot … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking

The Plain Dealer carried an AP wire service story today about a hitchhiker who was shot in Montana. The random victim, a free lance photographer who was hitchhiking across the country for a memoir about kindness, was only wounded in … Continue reading

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The Edgewater Park Tunnel

I’m a bit skeptical about spending $6 million dollars to finish the pedestrian tunnels from Battery Park to Edgewater Park on Cleveland’s west wide. The tunnels go beneath a set of railroad tracks and the Shoreway. This job was scheduled … Continue reading

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Railbird Almost Perfect

Saturday’s Belmont Stakes reminded us again why Bob (Railbird) Roberts ranks among the the greatest thoroughbred horse racing handicappers of our era. In this space Saturday Bob nailed the first and second place finishers in the Belmont — Union Rags … Continue reading

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Railbird Likes Union Rags

Bob (Railbird) Roberts, who in a previous life was the acclaimed horse racing handicapper for The Plain Dealer, likes Union Rags in tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes. With I’ll Have Another scratched with tendinitis, the Railbird adjusted his second and third picks. … Continue reading

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Off to El Salvador

Ian Hildebrandt, the hero of St. Edward’s state championship rugby victory over Cincinnati Moeller last Friday night, did not have much time to celebrate or bask in the glory. His plane for El Salvador departed from Akron-Canton Airport at seven … Continue reading

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Eagles Win Another State Title

It’s midnight Friday night and I just returned from Columbus where St. Edward won the state rugby championship, beating Cincinnati Moeller, 10-7, in the most dramatic way imaginable. The Eagles trailed Moeller, 7-0, until two minutes of regulation time remained … Continue reading

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