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Front Page Dream Factory

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 08:43.

Anybody can dream dreams. They don’t deserve big headlines on the front page of our only daily newspaper.

So will the Plain Dealer please stop acting as the public relations outlet of downtown developer  dreams! I know that we all want to hear “good news” about our economic progress. However, “good news” that never seems to materialize is “bad news.”

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CHECKERED FLAG IN HIGH HEELS - DETROIT'S TINTILLATION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 17:28.

As the American pass time of entertaining ourselves in "cute" and "muscle" gas-burning automobiles comes up against global warming, new corporate tricks are in store.  

 

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DISTURBANCE ALWAYS IN FRONT - NOT BEHIND - OUR INTENDED VIEW

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 14:39.

I used to always open the window of the car when I took photos of scenes passing by.   But at 60 mph you’re apt to get your lens cap blown off.  

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You've come a long way, baby...

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 12:53.

And, I am not talking cigarettes, here.  I am talking this year's
Cleveland Arts Prize: recognizing men in aprons--Michael Symon and Michael Ruhlman.

Frogs, Hogs, Dogs

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/25/2008 - 15:31.

The parking lot at the Metroparks Zoo was filling up to capacity as I rode my bike over the Brighton-Brooklyn Bridge today.  I was intrigued to note that some of the pedestrian crossing signal changers were gone--notably the street level boxes that allowed pedestrians to cross at Denison, ALDI's and Archwood.*  I looked up and saw the sign advertising the new program at the zoo.  The sponsor is TCP. 

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GCLAC 2008 Annual Meeting an illuminating and resounding success

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sat, 05/24/2008 - 19:14.

gclac keynote

Having recently attended the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC) Annual Meeting, which focused on Challenges and Affordable Solutions in Lead Poisoning and Urban Redevelopment, I feel re-invigorated by the energy and culture of collaboration driven to rectify a debilitating lead toxicity problem that is particularly profound in underprivileged communities like East Cleveland.  Held in the welcoming confines of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, a full breakfast was served while the various parties collaborating on this critical social justice, health justice, and environmental justice issue were recognized for their considerable efforts.  Following this introductory, Keynote Speaker David E. Jacobs (pictured) of the National Center for Healthy Housing delivered a stirring oratory which sharply illuminated a drastically underfunded and undersupported health concern and epidemic. 

Lake Erie Living

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/24/2008 - 19:03.


SMART publishing! Really SMART--Capitalize on our biggest asset.

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IF ONLY RTA...

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 13:20.

Now that we have $4 a gallon gasoline upon us maybe we should look at what could have been if only…

If only our Regional Transit System had concentrated on being a system that had as its main aim the transit dependent, not to mention our environmental needs.

LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 22:45.

Charles Stevens was a member of the United States Armed forces.   So he was eligible for a veteran’s burial in the cemetery along Chagrin Boulevard out near 271.  

 

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Bobby Norfolk

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 18:33.


Kids like to tell stories.  You hear them every day and, sometimes, we call them lies.  Why not tap into that energy and make an artist?  Here is a shout out to Bobby Norfolk. I would call him a genius.

Regional networking key to future economy, ECIDC speaker says

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 17:19.

Here's a press release on Ed Morrison's recent presentation in Illinois:

..." Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:59 PM CDT
Regional networking key to future economy, ECIDC speaker says

By BILL LAIR, Managing Editor
blair [at] jg-tc [dot] com

The challenge for civic leaders today is figuring out how to forecast the future workplace needs of the country.

Ed Morrison, an economic policy adviser for the Purdue center for Regional Development, said people spend too much energy placing blame on economic problems instead of planning for improvements.

Morrison was the featured speaker at the nine-county East Central Illinois Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner and BESI Awards on Thursday in Effingham.

The BESI awards went to Jim Ryan of Marshall, John Inyart of Charleston and to the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier for their achievements in business ethics and social involvement.

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Learning by Example: Smaller Indiana

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 09:16.

First, a bit of explanation:
Over the last several months I have posted here about Smaller Indiana, an online and f2f community based in Indy and lead by Pay Coyle, and others. The intent of Smaller Indiana is to make "creative people and innovative ideas easier to find. This is the place for you to share your ideas and engage with Indiana's most creative and inspired souls...working together to build community,culture and commerce."

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An Afternoon of Bassoon

Submitted by CPL Fine Arts on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 11:59.
BassoonistOn Saturday, May 24th, 2008, the Fine Arts Department will present a recital of classical music written for bassoon and piano. The bassoon is most familiar by its role as the grandfather in Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and the opening solo in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."

The performers include Fine Arts librarian, Michael Dalby and friend, PJ Woolston, who performed together in various orchestras in college. Anne Dalby will accompany them on the piano. The recital will feature works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lars-Erik Larsson, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. Please join us on the 3rd floor of Main Library on Saturday, May 24th, 2008 at 4pm for "An Afternoon of Bassoon"!
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ELEGANT FUNK: Accelerating a Creative Culture

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 09:32.

Pat Coyle, leader in our colleague community Smaller Indiana, just sent along this notice about how they are accelerating creativity in the online and face-to-face community. It serves as a good and replicable model - a "how to"  embed creative positive activity. To learn more, build your connections, and contribute, join by visiting smallerindiana.com

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Can you recommend someone for this job?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 23:59.

If you or you know of someone who might be suitable for the job contact Lev Gonick at LevDOTgonickATcaseDOTedu

Can you recommend someone for this job?

<lev [dot] gonick [at] case [dot] edu><betseymerkel [at] gmail [dot] com>I have served on the Lawrence School Board in NEOhio for 6 years (http://www.lawrenceschool.org).

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Wrong questions and aliases

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 21:17.

Photo credit Scene Magazine

Why didn't I just use an alias like everyone else?  I don't like the look that I got tonight from Eugene Sanders at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District meeting tonight. 

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Evolutionary Biology

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 14:10.
Awhile back, Roldo mentioned that the newspaper still has relevance. Today, this article proves it.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Artist for Eternity: Rest in Peace, Scott Miller

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:22.

Scott Miller

I was saddened to learn today that the excellent Northeast Ohio painter - a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate and productive artist - Scott Miller passed away, this weekend. I'm sure detals will follow here and in other arts media. My mother taught Scott at CIA and remembers him as a great talent, who lived life his own way. Scott just had a powerful show of recent work at Gray's Auctioneers Gallery, in December 2007, at which I shot these photos of Scott and his work - I'll post more later.

Saints and Sinners

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 10:05.

My father always said that the Catholic Church put on the best show in town, but after Vatican II, he migrated to the second best show in town the Anglican/Episcopal church.  Father Tim delivers his epistle to the diocese.

Broadband, revitalization, socio- and economic development..and the need for Civic Designed Public Policy

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 09:07.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania published today research directly linking the success of  broadband to socio- and economic revitalization, and the need for innovative public policy. The  design of flexible, resilient public policy will happen with high levels of civic engagement guiding local municipal government. A combo of collaborative leadership and community strengths.

A Most Interesting and Thought Provoking Article

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 19:09.

This was sent to me by a very dear friend....  Sorry it is so long, but it is well worth the time...

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What In The World Is Going On?

Intel, Grameen Announce Partnership

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 22:52.

Intel and Grameen announced a new partnership today, using new tools to lift poverty and build enterprise.

Two of our Midtown Wednesdays Civic Forums at Myers University in the summer of 2006 were lead by two leaders from Africa, Masalakulangwa Mabula and Kudzai Shava. We learned about shared challenges and solutions..the same in Tanzania as in Cleveland urban commuities, we are just separated by an ocean.

What is our opportunity to replicate this model here in Northeast Ohio and elevate a 20 year history of deep poverty? Here's the announcement:

Sunday, May. 18, 2008

Intel, Grameen Announce Joint Business Venture to Fuel Social and Economic Development Opportunities Empowered by Technology

http://www.centredaily.com/business/technology/story/601759.html

Citing Public-Private Collaborations as Crucial to Achieving Scalable Impact in Developing Countries, Intel Chairman Unveils Collaboration with NetHope during WCIT 2008 Keynote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Addressing the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2008, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced that Intel Capital and Grameen Trust will form a business venture dedicated to social and economic development. Also during his opening-day keynote, Barrett announced collaboration with NetHope and demonstrated a new Aid Station device designed to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their health care, disaster relief and economic growth efforts.

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Vote for Alex Pavloff

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 14:53.

Vote for Alex Pavloff for USG Arts & Science Representative.  He is a human: not a zombie.

This is where a photo sure would come in handy.  The sign is posted on the Designated Smoker Sign near the Veale Convocation Center and penciled in to the sign in parentheses is the comment (and a smoker).  Apropos.

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Atlanta Isn't Alone - Ships bring water to parched Barcelona

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 08:55.

Medieval village (BBC)

Choosing Wisely

Submitted by metroparks muse on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 07:23.

"Let's start with these... is the Metroparks a well run and effective organization, with good leadership, and how are they funded and is that well spent? .."

 

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