Rumblings From the World of Sports

 Colonels Redux.  Kentucky Colonels’ 1975 ABA champs were honored last year at the Derby Parade, and with induction into Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Now you can relive the victory as many times as you desire. Focal Point Productions has released a double DVD containing interviews plus the entirety of the Game 5 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Among the revelations: Artis Gilmore’s afro was significantly larger than the fabled coif of Darnell Hillman. “The Legend Retold” is available at ear X-tacy and Borders with a suggested price of $24.95.

Sen. Seum’s smokestack lightning

When it comes to improving Jefferson County’s air quality, state Sen. Dan Seum is public enemy No. 1. An inveterate opponent of government measures to regulate toxic emissions of everything from cars to factories, Seum’s most notorious strike was his bill that resulted in the closure of the VET program in October 2003. After all, $11 a year is an obscene price to pay to ensure your vehicle isn’t a rolling smokestack.

Mark Besten: Rest in peace, oh obsessive one. Hail and farewell.

LEO was shocked and saddened this week to learn of Mark Besten’s death. Working as a free-lancer, Besten wrote numerous articles for LEO, including a lengthy cover piece about his 2001 visit to Holcomb, Kan., where he was able to fully indulge his obsession with all things Clutter. (That notorious murder case from 1959 led to the book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, and more recently, the film “Capote.”)

Clash of the titans: Bucking the establishment, Jones and Schnatter pony up for a new arena study

    For months, David Jones, the retired co-founder of Humana, kept receiving packets of information that supported the old Louisville Water Company property (on Muhammad Ali Boulevard, across from the Pendennis Club) as a better and more economical site for a downtown arena than the LG&E site (on Main Street between Second and Third)  that was eventually favored by Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s Louisville Arena Task Force.

Bad Poetry - Honorable Mention

Bad Poetry - honorable mention 1A Republican Nursery Rhyme by Cheryl Clark 

What a Week

What a Week She’s ba-ack (emphasis on the “ack.”)Punxsutawney Dana Seum Stephenson, the constitutionally challenged half-Hoosier deemed too unKentuckian for the Kentucky Senate, climbed out of her hole, saw her shadow and announced her candidacy for the 38th District House seat, ensuring eight more months of political hilarity. Citing the Kentucky House’s lower standards, Stephenson expressed confidence that her candidacy is legal and, failing that, that everyone would finally just sigh heavily and give in. She joined a whopping 217 other candidates who wrapped themselves in the flag, wallowed in the Bible and announced their candidacies for the General Assembly.

Nate Robinson, a music scene fixture, dies after accident

LEO learned yesterday about the tragic death of Nate Robinson, a prominent figure in the Louisville music scene, after a Monday evening traffic accident. Few details were available at press time.
Robinson, 24, was a sound engineer who collaborated with a long list of prominent Louisville bands.

You had mail: Police investigate theft of letter at Metro Council

The mailboxes for Metro Council members at City Hall look like the boxes teachers use at elementary schools or universities. They’re cubbyholes with open fronts. There’s no real privacy. It’s a typical setup, and it infers a certain level of honesty — the honor system, if you will — that you figure people in leadership positions should handle with no problem.

The Race for the 37th: A Closer Look

Deborah Peden: What’s a nice girl like her doing in a race like this?

Bad Poetry - Winners (?)

Bad Poetry – 1st PlaceOde to a Booger by Nick Borho