Friday, August 28, 2009

unseal them, CONFESS, clear your souls


it's our RIGHT to see the files (i believe the victims names should continue to be redacted however. unless they wish otherwise that is)

(ap article so i'm not going to print any part of it. just click on the link)

Diocese loses bid to keep abuse files sealed

Papers part of 23 suits now settled

By John Christoffersen

Associated Press

Thursday, August 27, 2009



way to go colin!

the only time i used to change my car dial radio from 90.5 (our hartford local npr station) to another station was on the way home from work each weekday. i'd turn it to am wtic (whatever their numbers were). why? colin's program was on. he had an afternoon show. a witty break in a day of drudgery. wtic started firing people a while ago. as it turns out they fired almost everyone who had a brain, including colin. i knew colin and npr were a perfect fit and i knew in my mind from day one, this WOULD happen.

so congratulations colin and you KNOW i'll be listening next week (at work, at my desk as long as i'm NOT in a meeting)

Radio Host Colin McEnroe Gets WNPR Show
The Hartford Courant
Eight months after having his popular radio talk show canned by WTIC-AM on New Year's Eve, radio host and newspaper columnist Colin McEnroe returns to local airwaves next week, this time on public radio.

"The Colin McEnroe Show" begins Monday on WNPR, the arm of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. with several points on the radio across the state, including 90.5 FM in Hartford.

His daily one-hour show at 1 p.m., originating at the WNPR studios in Hartford, replaces the nationally syndicated "Here and Now."

McEnroe's first guest Monday will be New York Times editorial page columnist Gail Collins, who began her career at the Hartford Advocate.

McEnroe, 54, said in an interview that his new hour will have the flavor of his old show on the commercial airwaves, and distinguish itself from other Connecticut-based WNPR weekday shows such as "Where We Live" and "The Faith Middleton Show" by keeping things light and starting with a monologue each day.

Most shows will be rooted in state issues, he said, though he'll be free to bring in ideas and authors from elsewhere, as well as take calls...........

pic: C
olin McEnroe (PATRICK RAYCRAFT, HARTFORD COURANT / September 24, 2008)

dominick dunne, native son, died yesterday as well

his sister-in-law joan didion is one of my favorite writers. i liked dominick as well. his style was different than joan's of course. the subject matter was different as well (although when you think about it, WAS it really????). this is a good write up. there are a few things in here i didn't know (stage manager for howdy doody?). and griffin's (his son) performance in after hours was nothing short of genius)

Writer Found Fame in Celebrity-Crime Tales
Washington Post Staff Writer

Dominick Dunne, 83, a novelist and journalist who chronicled true-crime tales of the rich and infamous, including O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow, and in turn became a celebrity in his own right, died Aug. 26 at his home in New York City. He had bladder cancer.

As a reporter for Vanity Fair magazine, Mr. Dunne was perhaps the country's foremost chronicler of crimes among the privileged. He developed his journalistic specialty in a painfully personal way, when Tina Brown, the newly installed editor of the magazine, asked Mr. Dunne to cover the 1983 Los Angeles trial of a man charged with killing a promising young actress. The actress was Mr. Dunne's 22-year-old daughter, Dominique Dunne........

Celebrity Author And Hartford Native Dominick Dunne Dies At Age 83

Special to The Courant

Dominick Dunne, a celebrated chronicler of the crimes of the rich and famous and a best-selling novelist who skyrocketed to celebrity status through his vivid, caustic, openly partisan and dishy coverage of the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan.

Dunne, who had been battling bladder cancer, was 83.

The Hartford native, who kept a home in Hadlyme, grew up in a large, prominent and wealthy Irish-Catholic family in West Hartford. He found success with such novels as "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles" and "A Season in Purgatory." But it was his brilliant, controversial, highly readable coverage of the Simpson "trial of the century" for Vanity Fair that transformed him in 1995 into a bona fide, red-hot celebrity.

His owlish, oval-framed glasses, shock of gray hair, diminutive stature (maybe not quite 5-foot-6 or so), feisty presence, often rumpled apparel and smart, razor-sharp commentary made Dunne a hot product on the cool medium of TV.........

pic: FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2008 file photo, celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne, left, looks at his son Griffin Dunne during O.J. Simpson's trial in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool) (Jae C. Hong - AP)

Monday, August 24, 2009

you know how i post about stupid connecticut crime

every once in a while? well i'm guessing it's against the law to shoot yourself with a flare gun in a hospital. so i'm guessing this is about a stupid crime

Woman Shoots Flare Gun In Hospital

NEW LONDON - Police are investigating a bizarre incident in which a woman shot herself with a flare gun inside Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.................

YOU (not me) elected him

and he really doesn't GIVE TWO SHITES ABOUT YOU. he's got insurance and you can bet your ass his family has insurance (the GOOD kind too. low if ANY deductables. low if any co-pays). HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT. yet another example of let them eat cake.

(an ap article so you must click the link. i'm personally NOT going to pay them a penny for printing FIVE or more words)
Lieberman says many health care changes can wait
The Associated Press

Lieberman: Recession no time to worry about health care reform

By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
President Barack Obama should put off plans for a public health option until the recession is over, because there’s “no reason” to reform health care now, says Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with congressional Democrats, told CNN’s John King on Sunday that “great changes often come in steps. The civil rights movement changes occurred in steps.”

And so it should be with health care, Lieberman argued.............