Since its halcyon days as a patch of mud where Ohio River travelers stopped to sleep and scavenge, Louisville has been a city because of transportation: Back when George Rogers Clark romped, boats transporting goods down the river had to offload here before negotiating the Falls of the Ohio.
Female Trouble: Photos courtesy of New Line Productions Susan Walsh (left) and Cookie Mueller (right) play Divineâ€™s (center) crime buddies in â€œFemale Trouble.â€Baltimore native John Waters is a dapper figure, always immaculately groomed with trademark pencil-thin mustache and stylish dark suits and ties. Despite his fascination with all things filthy, the look seems to say, deep down he’s a real gentleman. Or perhaps his debonair demeanor is a mere façade to hide his idiosyncratic id.
What is so interesting about a group of people playing fetch with their dogs on a beautiful Saturday evening? Not much, until one of the dogs leaps into the air, bounds off its owner’s back and snatches a Frisbee clean out of the air. For the dozen or so members of Flying Houndz of Louisville club, this isn’t simple fetch, it’s Disc Doggin’, and the club is growing as this addiction spreads to other dog owners.
Forget about the election that just wrapped up, the real news of the day is right here on these next 12 pages. Yep, itâ€™s that time again, people, when the leaves are on the ground (and probably in your house, too), the air is taking on a new chill and LEO rolls out the winners of its annual Readersâ€™ Choice Awards.
GOODS & SERVICES The Blossom Shop Florist (2218 Bardstown Road, 454-0421) has really taken on a new look, and the people there are so great to work with and help in all ways. I truly think everyone should stop in and take a look around — it has many nice flowers and gifts to choose from, and it is in a great location in the heart of the Highlands. —Gary Bowman
Cats strike it Rich. As much as many pundits have battered Rich Brooks — include me in that cavalry charge — it’s time to give him his props. The Cats have steadily progressed under his calm tutelage. Look at what Georgia did at Auburn a week after being humbled by the Bluegrass Boys. Then tell me this isn’t a vastly improved UK squad.
Rumor & Innuendo (Rumblings From the World of Sports): â€œU of Lâ€™s a football school.â€ Maybe, just maybe.
Coaching irony. In the wake of U of L’s convincing win over West Virginia, it seems appropriate to repeat a story told here before. This advised by a fella who was part of Louisville’s football apparatus at the time. Back when it became apparent that Tom Jurich was going to deep-six the ineffectual Ron Cooper, my guy got a call from an assistant asking for help in getting an interview for the job. Then offensive coordinator under Tommy Bowden at Tulane, the caller at the other end of the line was Rich Rodriguez. How the world does turn! Speaking of the Mountaineer coach ...
Ford Motor Co., which stayed the course for a few billion dollars too long before cutting and running from its gas-gulping, earth-slaying, DVD-booth Mallxplorers, announced more unpleasantness for its workers. Feeling the pain this time: salaried workers. Ford said it will cancel raises, increase health insurance premiums and drop coverage for salaried workers, retirees and spouses. The double whammy of lost raises and approximately 30 percent higher health insurance premiums means salaried Ford workers will earn less money next year than the previous year for the first time since that other George Bush was president.
GOODS & SERVICESBest Attorney1. Darryl Isaacs2. David Lambertus3. Greg StumboBest Auto Dealership
Best Vintage Clothing StoreCHERRY BOMB960 Baxter Ave., 584-0755You’ve got to love a store that has micro-minis, polyester shirts and leg warmers among denim bags and T-shirts with tags that say, “Blood is the new black.” This mix of vintage and new is what gives the popular Cherry Bomb its edge. Watch out, baby boomers, this store is not for you — there’s a statement about vintage clothing that says, “If you wore it the first time, don’t wear it again.” Most of Cherry Bomb’s used clothing is from that amusing time known as the ’70s. Remember, bell-bottoms are back in style, even if they are calling them “flares.” —Jo Anne Triplett