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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Copenhagen, Chicago, American Fork
Almost sounds like a bumper sticker, doesn't it? Two unrelated lists . . .
Chicago: "The Ego Has Landed"
That headline was the Drudge Report's lead when news broke that Chicago finished last in Friday's vote by the International Olympic Committee. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finished first -- and this after President and Mrs. Obama flew to Copenhagen and lobbied personally for their cronies, er, their hometown. Someone somewhere must be wondering why the IOC would render such an obviously unenlightened verdict, so I set my mind to thinking up some possible reasons. Here's what I have so far.
Yes, I noticed that my list of ten is really only a list of eight. I'm hoping my witty readers (you know who you are) will suggest two more.
American Fork: Three New Items
This Trixie Walker piece in the Daily Herald discusses at some length the trails project that is nearing completion in American Fork. Trails are a sore point for some American Forkers, because they think they voted against having trails at all, when they defeated those bond issue proposals last November, and they think the City then turned right around and spent piles of money on them anyway. In fact, we voted against a particular means of funding a particular trail project, and the bulk of the money in this case is federal.
At the Rodeback's public elementary school of choice, they still honor war heroes. Natalie Dicou writes in the Salt Lake Tribune about honoring one of American Fork's fallen soldiers. (This is the same soldier whose death led me to write something in February.)
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