Category Archives: August 2004

Horsepower

It’s hard to say, exactly, how to define or characterize the Extreme Park in Louisville, Ky., in relation to the city’s successful riverfront re-development. Terms like crown jewel and keystone are often used to describe such properties, but there are several such properties at Louisville’s riverfront. Whatever it is, it’s a landmark, often drawing visitors in through its sheer visual appeal and extraordinary features. Paving the Way The in-ground concrete skatepark is in its third year of operation (it opened … Continue reading

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Ode to Optimism

Over the past few weeks, I’ve read or heard quite a few accounts from people who were once close to President Reagan. His adoring wife, his humbled vice president, grateful families of soldiers, various heads of various countries; all waxed poetic about the eloquence of the man and all he was to them, the country, to the world, his name etched in the edifice of time. You’ve likely all heard that he restored the national pride and brought our country … Continue reading

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Product Review

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Journalism 101

I was fortunate to have pragmatic, no-nonsense journalism professors as I learned the trade. I was also fortunate to be there during a time when computers were taking over the newsroom and “mechanical” or analog processes were on their way out. Because I learned during this transitional time I was taught both methods — analog and digital. Though we used computers to write copy, that copy had to be transferred by paste-up to boards. Though I’m not an artist, and … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

In a scene from the classic movie Caddy Shack, the staff is enjoying a day off in the water. Guests scatter as the wild staff members take over the pool and hilarity ensues. Then, someone drops a Baby Ruth candy bar into the pool, which now looks like “doo-doo”, the immortal word one of the surprised swimmers screams when he comes face to face with it. Later, the Bill Murray groundskeeper character is shown standing in the deep end of … Continue reading

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