Wednesday, October 17, 2007


During my absence from posting the last few weeks I have been reading various blogs as well as the Tribune. Obviously there has been a lot going on lately. Some issues seem to stand out.

First of all I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Stewart family. Dick was a great guy and he will be missed. I regret that I did not visit him during his illness.

Now on to the redistricting problem. Please, Council, decide on a plan. And please, plaintiffs, try to work the the council. No plan will be perfect so try to compromise and let's put this thing behind us.

The mayor's race is getting ugly. Why is Hubbard even running? Even some Republican people have told me that all he wants to do is retire to his condo in Florida. I cannot understand why a person would put himself out there for all of this criticism for a job he doesn't even want. And according to the on line forum on the Tribune Special Agent Capehart is going to submit an article concerning his termination when he was called up to serve in the military.

Welcome NA Shadow Council blog. The articles have been interesting so far. Just one question though. Why does Shadow5 not allow anonymous comments when he/she chooses to remain anonymous?

There has been a lot of discussion about the beer walk during Harvest Homecoming. Since I have never participated I can't say a lot. But if it benefits the various bars which are local businesses, it does help the community. Someone mentioned on "New Albany Confidential" that people were walking around with drinks in their hands Saturday evening. I thought this was just a Friday night event. Maybe it should be restricted to Friday night so Saturday can be more of a family day. As a side note, I don't claim to be a beer expert but I am sure a person can get just as drunk and obnoxious on imported "quality" beer as they can on Bud Lite.

It is a shame the Bistro had to close. Even though I only went there a time or two it was a neat place and the atmosphere was welcoming. We need more places like that in New Albany.