Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday's Times Union

Just when you think you've heard it all and that you can't find anything interesting in the morning paper, the TU comes along and derails such train of thought:

That 'Chinese Bus' deal $20 to New York City may not be such a bad ride after all, when you read what a bunch of Greyhounders experienced on a ride from Albany to Boston.

Another rap-fan dead of murder in Albany: the newspaper profiles El-i-Meek Rouse, "a happy go lucky 25-year old with a steady job, plans to attend colleges, and a girlfriend with a baby on the way." Too bad the paper doesn't do profiles of living struggling people, but that's a story for another post. Funny thing is, on CBS6 news, they're reporting the Rouse shooting may be realted to "girlfriend probelms," although it may not necessarily involve the same girlfriend.

Right next to the RIP there's a story that now ex-Albany Police Chief Jim "Tuffey said to land job with friend's company."

Page A2 carries the details of Ellen DeGeneres becoming the new 4th "American Idol" judge. I liked the show better with just 3 judges. 4 is overkill.

This is one for Jay Leno: Look on Page A3 of the hardcopy edition of the TU and you'll see a photograph of a guy in a lawn chair with a caption below it: "Cox gains local support for chair." On closer inspection you'll see that photo and story are unrelated.

Also in the paper: Environmental crusader Erin Brockovich will speak Friday night at RCS, talking about mercury pollution from Ravena's infamous LaFarge cement plant.
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