That darned moving camera.Despite amazing new technology, often old school is best. During the NBA playoffs — which are marvelous, in case you have not been paying attention — ESPN/ABC have gone where they never should have. It is that moving camera along the sidelines. Send it. It makes me dizzy. I, like most, desire a static, stable view of the action. I don’t care to know what a Baron Davis breakaway would look like if I were a bird flying along the court above him. Think about it this way. You’re at a game, but nature calls when the action is hot. You scoot out the aisle but keep your eye on the court. But if something big is happening, you stop when you get to the aisle, so you can make sense of what you’re seeing. It’s a lesson the show-offs in the production truck apparently never learned. Just because they can have a camera hovering above the court doesn’t mean they should.Coach knows best.
DEMOCRATSWe were saddened, but not surprised, by this week’s announcement that Jonathan Miller would bow out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
This is the third and final installment of LEO’s interviews with Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates. This week we cover healthcare and explore each candidate’s general philosophy of government.Specifically, we asked:•HEALTHCARE: The current (healthcare) model seems to be serving fewer people, with higher and higher costs. What can the state do to address this problem?•PUBLIC LIFE: What is your view of what government can and can’t do for people — what it should and should not do?
Judge: MSD not subject to city ethics codeA Jefferson County Circuit Court judge ruled last week that the Metropolitan Sewer District does not fall under the purview of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission, possibly putting to rest a 2-1/2-year-old complaint from a former MSD worker alleging ethical and legal transgressions among the agency’s top brass, including director Bud Schardein.
West Broadway will stay closed, judge says Standing in a federal courtroom in Louisville Monday afternoon, legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory had mixed emotions. A ruling by Judge Jennifer Coffman upheld the city’s plan to close West Broadway between 9th and 34th streets on Derby weekend, a plan criticized for being racist and discriminatory to West Louisville businesses, many of which are owned and operated by African Americans.
THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN Books
This week, Elizabeth Kramer writes about Sudan â€” the ongoing tragedy in Darfur, the recent civil war and the Lost Boys, refugees whoâ€™ve made it to the United States. The most prominent of those young men may be Valentino Achak Deng, whose story forms the basis of a novel by Dave Eggers. Deng will visit Louisville next week; the package begins on page 20. Also in this issue, LEO offers endorsements in both gubernatorial primaries.
When the Central High School students watched â€œInvisible Children,â€ they saw powerful connections. The Beta Club made sure nearly everyone in the school viewed the documentary about child soldiers in Uganda and, as a result, students began to realize their own efforts might help children suffering on another continent. More poignant, many saw something of themselves in the faces of children who, because of where they live, are being overlooked.
What does it all mean? The last time UK had a member of the C-J’s Super Five was ’95, when Ron Mercer had the honor. For U of L, it was the year before, when Samaki Walker made the grade. Gun-totin’ Sebastian Whatsisname doesn’t count, since he — delusional, much to his detriment — didn’t matriculate to the Belknap campus.
Givin’ it back. So we know the Brohm family is all Louisville all the time. Here’s a testament to their commitment to the good of the city as well as to its football fortunes. Last Tuesday night the clan was in full force at the annual fund-raiser for Wellspring, an organization serving those with severe or persistent mental illness. Family members addressed the crowd. A Brian Brohm-autographed football went for several thousand dollars.Coach in charge.