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“We Will Rock You,” a favorite of sports fans and teams for three decades, ranks as the most-played song at games of the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball for the 2008-09 season.

–Information provided by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

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Fishbowl Finds Familiar Scene Far and Wide

I really needed this article to pull me out of a slump trying to get the message out about the same idea in my county. (“Life In A Fishbowl,” PRB September 2009). Thanks for a great article and “pick-me-up” at a much-needed time.

Linda Hadden

Library Director

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Mr. Gaddo,

Great article “Life In A Fishbowl.” I have always felt that recreation professionals need to advocate for our place in the city structure, sometimes we are an afterthought.

In these difficult times for city governments–I hope the communities really take the time and realize how essential recreation services are needed in all communities. I agree that we need to educate our communities and let them know why we are here and what we have to offer–especially at an affordable rate.

A couple of ways we are trying to connect and inform our community of what is going on in their own backyard is by using the free social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to promote our programs and services.

Scott A. Pratt

Deputy Director of Recreation

City of Oak Park

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Randy,

You are the man! Nice article. In tough economic times, many scurry and hide, yet your bold response to a citizen inquiry is very refreshing. You have made my Friday!

David Seid

Recreation Manager

Glendale Adult Center

City of Glendale Parks & Recreation

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I just finished reading your latest LBWA column in PRB.

Well done. I’ve been in this job for exactly 60 days now and quite honestly had some second thoughts about accepting the appointment.

Now I do not feel alone in this position or in my concerns for the program.

Carrying the “Smart Card” is a perfect method for having the answers at the drop of a hat and certainly promotes good faith and confidence in the leadership and management of programs and facilities.

James Hastings

Recreation and Cultural Services Director

Wasilla, Alaska

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Nothing Temporary About It …

You’ve done it again! This is a fantastic essay (“Temporary Sanity,” PRB September 1009, Ron Ciancutti). You lay it out in such a smart, readable fashion. Everyone can relate to these words. You take a bleak notion like ‘temporariness’ and turn it into hope. I love everything about it. You’ve got mad skills, my brother. Keep them coming.

Dominic Cirigliano

Mercury Messenger, Inc.

Strongsville, Ohio

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PRB Contributor Honored Fourth Time As “Instructor of Distinction”

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