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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/30/2007 - 16:00.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/27/2007 - 23:36.
When I visited The Art Institute of Chicago there was an icy rain coming in off of Lake Michigan. The sky was slate gray and at two in the afternoon the headlights and tail lights of the cars on South Michigan Avenue reflected off the shiny wet asphalt as I crossed. Getting inside the warm lobby of the museum felt good. A $12.00 ticket provides entry to the galleries. I hadn’t been here before – I had pleasant surprises ahead.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 19:06.
On December 14, 2007 Judge Gaul presented University of Northern Virginia LLC’s president, Mr. Ho, to Myers’ students and the media at Myers University in Midtown, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Ho’s English is a bit difficult to follow, but what I made out was that Mr. Ho had in the past been a professor, and he still considers his relationship to the various for profit schools he operates as that of a professor – Mr. Ho is not currently teaching as a professor, but is negotiating the take over of the Myers Board of Trustees. As of December 20 Mr. Ho had appointed eight of his candidates to the “Board” with Judge Gaul’s approval.
Mr. Ho (center with glasses), and his associate Mr. Lee (on right with glasses and striped tie) went on to say that it was their intention to expand the student population at Myers by attracting foreign students – with a goal of about 2,500 students.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 13:44.
Great Lakes marinas are lonely places in the winter. Everyone takes their boats out of the water and wraps them up in shrink plastic - or blue tarps. I shifted the color spectrum in Photoshop to make the blue tarps red, and the yellow-painted mooring poles shifted to green.
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/23/2007 - 19:52.
George Nemeth, over on Fresh Brewed Daily, has picked up this bellweather post which has the metrics on blog discussions re topics of local interest around the US. The blog index is a new and, I believe, very important statistic.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/23/2007 - 14:28.
I stopped and spoke with these two fellows to check on the current prices paid for scrap steel- a nickel a pound or $100.00 per ton.
They were happy to converse, but weren't keen on being photographed up close.
Each of their shopping baskets had, I would estimate, between 100lbs and 200lbs of rusty cast iron and steel - a 1 inch diameter steel rod about 3 feet long, a piece of angle iron, what looked like a plate that goes under the rail road rail and through which the RR spikes are hammered, etc. These fellows had been gleaning the fields around the TriC area and were headed on Saturday to the scrap yard at E55th and 490.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/21/2007 - 17:57.
Louie (on the left) is lugging one of the 75 pound precast concrete waffle blocks. Each block covers about 1.5 square feet. At $12.00 each, or $8.00 per square foot, this is a little more expensive than having a concrete driveway installed.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 22:41.
10.18.11 Occupy Cleveland needs a permit for Willard Park and for Public Square. Downtown Cleveland Alliance needs access for Xmas decor. Right.
Christmas in Cleveland will be hard for many.
But some have shelter, colored with red, white, and green.
The FREE STAMP is a negative, as is much of Cleveland.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 21:51.
I know a friend in NY who has always admired neon, so, at Norm Roulet's suggestion, I visited the Dragon's Heir Neon Art Shop at 5900 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Spend that Solstice present money on local ART!
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 14:31.
Here is the sequence of events during the last week concerning Cleveland, Ohio's Myers University:
The President of the University, Mr. Scaldini, announces Monday that the University will close its doors at the end of this semester because the school is out of Money.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 11:12.
The lobby of the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland, Ohio used gray and black granite.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 17:41.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has been collecting a quarter percent more sales and use tax for almost 3 months now - since October 1, 2007. Projected by Commissioners Tim Hagan and Jimmy Dimora at about one million per week, that extrapolates to about 11 million in the County coffers from the added sales tax.
I accompanied Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed, (center with clip board above) a number of times as he collected signatures in order to allow a County wide referendum vote to determine if the voters would support such a tax.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 16:06.
BREWED FRESH DAILY HAS A THREAD which carries a discussion which I believe it is important for everyone in NEO to read. The thread is especially important now that the City of Cleveland is looking desperately for immediate cash-back from the taxpayers’ UDAG loans.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/12/2007 - 19:50.
Back when I-OPEN held symposia at Myers I was a frequent visitor to the new building on Chester at E 38th. That was about two years ago.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 14:38.
This post is a response to the RTA public informantion officer, Mr. Masek, and Anonymous (who seems to be responding for Mr. Masek also) here over on Tim Ferris' blog __________________________________________________________________
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:47.
For the second year running Mayor Jackson, of Cleveland, Ohio helped light the menorah in Public Square, next to the Moses Cleaveland Statue.
The City Photographer was there, along with Channel 23, the City Cable access channel.
I practiced an act of civil disobedience and gave a panhandler a dollar.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:25.
We have all had the experience of lying, or trying to do something which is beyond our capacity.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 13:48.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 15:32.
What is it about diners that is so “everyman”, so comfortably commonplace?
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/08/2007 - 16:21.
I couldn't read the fine print on this until I blew it up in Photoshop. Was it the RTA's effort to be humorous? Or a tagger who knew his codes?
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 21:35.
I just learned that Harlow’s Maple Popcorn is produced by Suzanne Finnerty, (who is Mary Beth Matthew’s sister) and Esther Andes (who does marketing). It is made in Burton, Ohio by Amish gals who work with Ms. Finnerty and Ms. Andes. The artwork of the Maple Sugar Shack on the cellophane bag is produced by Mary Beth’s sister – hey art runs in that family!
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 13:55.
“We’ve got it all, together” here in Cleveland, Ohio! And I'm not talking about the Nutcracker rats, either!
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 22:03.
Carl Sandburg wrote “Chicago” in 1916.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 18:22.
Bertrand Goldberg and Associates are the architects of the twin towers which were finished in 1963
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 16:40.
I spent time today cutting up an old dog house - for firewood.
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