Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Round Up...

Let's start this Round Up with a song lyric:

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours
and sing an American tune
Oh, and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

--Paul Simon, "American Tune"

The need for rest is so important, it must be stated twice.

Anyway, I've got no real substance for you today. Just some links to interesting or newsworthy items to keep you occupied until I've caught up on sleep.

Larry Carson at The Sun digs into the dirt of the County Executive race. Lots of quotes, but nothing really new or surprising to report.

Speaking of said race, here's the Flier's story about it, including a picture of Ulman and his daughter that (I don't care where you're from or who you support) is freaking cute.

A Flier editorial bemoans the "pitiful turnout" for the primary election, only 23.7 percent in Howard County. I, too, bemoan.

Meanwhile, Flier columnist Doug Miller talks about age this week -- specifically the ages of our County Executive candidates. He leads with this: "I first began to feel my age when I started noticing that all the ballplayers were younger than me." Which is exactly when I started to feel old.

From the Sun's Community Notes section: Tomorrow is the final Lake Elkorn Festival, and a draft pedestrian master plan for the county has been developed and will be discussed at a meeting on September 26. The plan is available for download here.

Finally, the Flier has a piece on Niki Barr, a singer-songwriter who my old band, Pinfold, used to play with back when she was still a teenager. At the time, we both shared the same shyster management company, which, as you can see, worked out a little better for her than it did for us -- probably because we wouldn't wear shiny shirts at gigs like they told us to.

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