Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Frye, Hynde, 9-11, and more ..

More odds and ends on a Tuesday ..

About a dozen protesters demonstrated outside the Summit County Jail this afternoon. They're upset that the five deputies charged in the murder of Mark McCullough were released on signature bonds. All face felonies, including deputy Stephen Krendick, who faces 15-to-life on one count of murder. I can't recall anyone charged with that serious of a first-degree felony being released on signature bond.

I spent some time interviewing Zips football coach J.D. Brookhart this afternoon about last weeks' OSU game, this week's test at Indiana, and of course, Charlie Frye. Brookhart is a good barometer on stuff like this since he played major college ball and also served as an assistant coach in the pros (Denver). Brookhart told me that he hadn't spoken to Charlie yet today, but he anticipated that by mid-week, Charlie will have put the trade behind him and be focused on winning games in Seattle. Brookhart also sees it as a great opportunity for Charlie, since Seattle is Super Bowl caliber and has a veteran coach in Mike Holmgren. Still, does anyone else feel like it's 1993 all over again and the Browns just cut Bernie in mid-season? Just feels odd to dump the hometown boy again.

I got chills watching some of the MSNBC replay of the 9/11 Today Show. It never ceases to amaze me how TV news can bring a moment back to life. What stood out to me this morning was the first interview with one of the World Trade Center leaders who estimated that about 10,000 people were inside each of the towers with another 5,000 visitors possible. That would be 25K+ in harm's way .. plus the first responders. It reminded me of the initial uncertainty we all felt about the death toll ... and how for the first week or so I expected the loss of life to reach 10,000. Just overwhelms the emotions.

If you're going to the Chrissie Hynde benefit Saturday night, here's a tip: don't leave early. We already know that Jerry Lee Lewis will be there to play along, but I found out today there's another surprise on tap too. My lips are sealed.

Multiple news agencies are reporting a light turnout at the polls in Akron today. Not sure what to expect for the mayor's race, but most pundits believe that a smaller turnout supports Finley .. since his supporters were certain to come out and vote whereas the Plusquellic faithful might assume their vote isn't really needed. We'll know for sure in a few hours how it plays out.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Your pal Ed E is hinting that Paul McCartney may be a 'special guest' at Hynde's show on Saturday. C'mon news guy, spill it....tell us what you know!