RT ... I appreciate your opinion. We certainly have a drawn a hardline with this. We're not happy to, but I would ask you to consider:-- If you read the newspaper often, have you ever seen us take this step before?-- You don't find it concerning that a company would expend funds to open one new place, remodel another .... yet not pay a $21,000 bill to a company that serves many, many goodwill gestures — probably even to your community and your interests? Israel is an exception to our loyal ad clients. He essentially got services without paying. Try that in his business and see how close you get to your car.If our other clients acted in same manner, you would not have a story to read or a website to post on ...
November 21, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.
Dear Todd --Thanks to the wonders of facebook and google, your piece on Ginny Snyder made its way to me today and I couldn't be more delighted. She is the reason I teach. If I can end up half the woman she was in the classroom and still is out of it, I'll really be something. I lost touch after I graduated (I'm class of '82), so if you can, please pass on that her students love her right back. Peggy(she would know me, though, as Jean Lindsey)Department of Writing and LinguisticsGeorgia Southern UniversityEmail: email@example.com
September 8, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.
Hello Todd,I enjoyed reading your article in today's Vindy.But, I wish you could have included a photo of Ginny with the article.Even a photo from her eventful past would have been a nice addition.Paul
September 8, 2013 at 3:14 p.m.
Todd:She truly was the best English teacher Poland ever had and the reason I majored in English, not too mention one of the coolest women I ever knew. Great piece, thank you.Ed M.
September 8, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.
Hi Todd,I just read your article about the teacher we called Mrs. Maikranz. I was one of her students in the early 70s. She was tough--even though I was a straight-A student who went on to become valedictorian, she would red-line essays I wrote at least twice to force me to learn how to communicate effectively. I was a math major and hated to write papers, but I knew how, and that made it much easier for me to be successful in college and in my career.I ran into her about 15 years after I graduated and was able to thank her for helping to shape my life. I wondered if you have any contact info for her? I would love to be able to thank her again.Regards,Cathy F.
September 8, 2013 at 3:08 p.m.
YTOWN ... "little critical" is accepted. To know our process, note that in a single competition, the 2nds and 3rds and such find space.In Greatest Sunday, there were 6 competitions in one day. That's 6 champs ... 6 2nds and 6 3rds ...There were 50 greatest stories out there Sunday. "The Kid" showed he was a man out there Sunday, and we're proud of him and all others ...#lowroundofday
August 26, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.
Did you read the article? Or the headline?
It was a preview to Tuesday night's mtg.
Tough to report on the three finalists when it hadn't happened at time of reporting.
April 16, 2013 at 9:46 p.m.
All:The unfortunate use of "retarded" was brought to our attention today, and I'm thankful for that.Oddly, it was a term used in the proceedings that day.Regardless, it was a word we did not have to use in our headline.We're sorry that, and we changed the headline.Todd FrankoEditor
January 8, 2013 at 10:57 p.m.
Nice chatter.• I agree it's not an age issue, but an accomplishment issue.• Sam could ultimately care less, I imagine. He can take his money anywhere. He'd like to spend it here, and officials should work hard to have him do so. They'll be the first ones, along with the citizens they lead, to raise up and say "why couldn't you do something here? This is your home." They already did so after the $10M story. When the money does go elsewhere and not here, it will be for these such reasons.• I'm not a publicist for Covelli/Panera or for Covelli City or for any of the Ryans, or for the mayor or for whoever. I am a publicist for logic and an opponent of flawed logic. • Arenas are an enormous risk, agreed. And they have to be watched and managed closely, and we have that here, and the numbers show it.To help understand the risk and how bad it could be, read this from similar-sized Rockford:http://www.rrstar.com/news/x178233606...
You can't just demolish your way to success. You have to invest, too.
And whatever agenda you pursue (it should be both), at least do it with honest numbers. That has been absent from the Centre foes.
December 17, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.
Thanks 1970 ... I agree.
You can see the same mindless anti-Vindy jabs from Barzak and Meeks in the circus that is Kidd's FB page posts on Cedars.
We're used to soldiering through such attacks. (It's actually been good theater this weekend watching Phil soldier thru as well in the Cedars debates.)
It is a challenge, as Phil's seeing, to slog through tough issues when folks pile in with unwarranted or mindless jabs.
But it happens. I tend to opt to stay out of it and let the crowd settle the mindlessness, such as with your reply. I am also blessed to have a colleague, Mark, who really enjoys tackling the mindlessness.
It all shakes out in the end. Thanks for the reply. This issue is downtown, and Lisa and Cedars and advancement and ...
It's not Bubbalow or whatever more jabs come.
December 9, 2012 at 3:12 p.m.