Where’s Kip… AGAIN???

September 24, 2008

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Well he did it again, or should I say he didn’t show up again. He missed another mayorial debate, this time skipping out on a forum held at LSU. Kip apparently canceled last week due to a hurricane meeting, at least that’s my understanding.

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I hope this is the case, but missing debate forums doesn’t bode well for a mayor who is often seen out late at nights in bars doing ill-defined “mayorial events” at taxpayers expense or out soiling beds with his mayorial love sweat and getting beat up by the ladies husband… again at taxpayers expense.

I had the opportunity to question the other three candidates following the debate at LSU and in fairness to Kip Holden, I postponed an earlier opportunity to interview all four candidates because Mayor Holden failed to show at a previous forum for the candidates.

Now Mayor Holden is claiming that the other three candidates are not interested in talking about the issues, but it seems to me that if that were the case, why are they in these forums talking about issues while Mayor Holden leaves the audience wondering what kind of mayorial events he’s doing… er rather, attending to. Is it arrogance on the mayor’s part, thinking that he doesn’t even need to be held accountable to the people because he’s so well loved… um, popular? Can we trust this mayor after he publicly called for an investigation of a mailer then turned around and privately asked city council to not investigate.

Mind you this is the same mayor who claimed the mailer was a huge lie perpertrated by Byron Sharper and Co., and that he was going to press charges, only to later announce that he wasn’t going to press charges. Could it be that mayor Holden doesn’t want this to go to court because he doesn’t want the truth to come out?

Before or after the election, the truth will eventually come out to all of Baton Rouge. However, it’s better before the election to get him out civily than to drag him out in handcuffs. The latter would be a bigger black eye on the community than the one he got that night he ran down the street pulling up his pants.

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All the fun washed away Rain puts damper on Chicago Air and Water Show suburban evnets.(News)

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) August 20, 2007 Byline: Amie Shak ashak@@dailyherald.com Rainy weather forced several events to be canceled in Chicago and its suburbs Sunday. chicago air and water show 2011

The 49th annual Chicago Air and Water Show was called off a few hours early because of rain and low clouds.

The Village of Fox Lake was forced to cancel its 11th annual cardboard boat race because of the rain, which will be held Sept. 9 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. More information on the event can be found at www.foxlake.org.

Residents in Lake Zurich reported flooded basements to the town’s police and fire departments Sunday. The National Weather Service said the area got about 2 to 2 1/2 inches of rain Sunday.

South Elgin also was affected by the storm. The last few hours of RiverFest Express were canceled because of the rain.

Although the beer tent was open and the Moods and New Invaders were entertaining festival-goers, the rides and car show had closed shop hours earlier when the festival resumed at 5 p.m. The small- business expo and craft show also were canceled.

Even the 960 rubber ducks that were set Sunday afternoon to race down the Fox River afternoon had to seek higher ground. The South Elgin Area Jaycees Duck Race to raise money for Camp New Hope was postponed until Oct. 6. The race now will occur in conjunction the South Elgin Parks and Recreation’s Harvest Hustle Fun Run and Walk.

The closing-night fireworks display also was called off, but organizers say the show likely will close out the village’s Harvest Hustle. A car show is also planned. More information regarding an alternate date for the fireworks show will be available at www.riverfestexpress.com. in our site chicago air and water show 2011

Rain also forced the cancellation Sunday of the Fox Valley Chapter of the Model T Ford Club International’s annual car show in Elgin. Organizer Steve Thoren said it was the first washout in 30 years for the show that began in the early 1970s. The car show will not be rescheduled for this year. Fans will have to wait for the 2008 event, Thoren said.

The National Weather Service reported that most of the north and west suburbs got between 1 and 3 inches of rain Sunday, and rain is expected to continue throughout the next several days, officials said.

Storms also delayed flights at O’Hare International Airport, averaging two or more hours. More than 200 flights were canceled Sunday in and out of O’Hare, officials said.

Rains delayed flights at Midway Airport for about 30 to 60 minutes, where no major cancellations were reported.

Rain may have messed with people’s plans Sunday, but on the bright side, ComEd showed no major outages in their Chicago-area coverage, officials said.


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