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December 10, 2008

What a Week

The city's weekly zeitgeist radar

So who made Metro Councilwoman Judy Green the fashion police? The District 1 Democrat disapproves of saggy pants, and wants to propose a council resolution frowning on the droopy drawers epidemic. In addition to calling the unfortunate fashion statement “degrading” and “indecent,” the councilwoman went so far as to suggest the trend has a history in slavery.
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When a taxicab flipped on an icy bridge along Newburg Road Saturday, LEO Editor Stephen George — and a handful of other concerned drivers — dialed 911. After helping the uninjured driver out of his vehicle, they waited for someone to answer … and waited, and waited, and waited. After 15 minutes of getting a busy signal, a cop just happened to roll up to the scene, explaining, “We’re just slammed right now.” Perhaps Public Enemy said it best with these slightly ridiculous yet apparently accurate lyrics: “Get up, get, get, get down, 911 is a joke in yo’ town.”
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The Louisville Cardinals men’s hoops team climbed back into the Top 10 after managing to make baskets and — get ready for it — rebound, winning all three games in last weekend’s Marques Maybin Classic at Freedom Hall. Although these weren’t exactly the most difficult match-ups, it was good to see U of L work it (Samardo Samuels makes dunking look so damn easy). The triple victory is almost enough to erase all memories of the Big Red Blob.
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In these tough economic times, not even the children (or their educators) will be spared. Facing a $45 million budget shortfall, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is proposing a slew of cost-saving measures, including reducing bus routes, eliminating year-round schools, scrapping many after-school programs and slashing 264 jobs.
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World-classness: -9