Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Later, Dale corrected himself. It was his hip, not his knee, that was replaced. You know, the bone higher up than the knee.
Dale blamed the error on being drugged out. I find that a completely justifiable excuse.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Former BJ features writer Bill O’Connor has published his third
novel, “The Era of Long Thoughts” ($21 for paperback version via Amazon.com).
Bill was at a momentous BJ reunion in Primo’s Deli in Akron in 2010. At the same table were BJ television critics whose Ol’ Blue Walls efforts spanned three decades: David Bianculli (1980-83), David’s successor, Mark Dawidziak, who slinked off to the PD for even greater success; and Rich Heldenfels, who replaced Mark and eventually dropped his insistence on keeping the off-putting R.D. byline.
Also at the lunch were the late Joan Rice, super nova food writer Jane Snow, former PD and BJ classical music critic Don Rosenberg and John Olesky, who was TV Editor for Bianculli, Dawidziak and Heldenfels and made them all better writers for it. Yeah, right.
Bianculli lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, which is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, where O'Connor once lived.
His previous novels are “Bums and Hershey Bars,” which began as a master’s thesis at Bowling Green, published in 1965, and “The Legend of Horn Mountain,” an adventure story written for those in their early teen years, set in Montana where Bill lived for eight years.Bill’s email address is interesting. firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading this article, Bill explained why he is “loco”:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Barbara Galloway Mudrak, a reporter for nearly two dozen years at the BJ till her 2001 buyout, is celebrating her 41st wedding anniversary to Pete Mudrak, a Columbiana County farmer.
Barb also is the adviser for the Red and Blue Flyer at Alliance High. Barb and Pete have two sons who got their educations at Kent State and Auburn.
Barb’s grandfather, sculpture Andrew Galloway, left evidence of his talent in churches all over the Cleveland area.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
“Joan had the highest ethical and journalistic standards, which she put to work every day in her job as Assistant Features Editor.
PD and former BJ TV critic and pop culture writer Mark Dawidziak wrote:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|Hugh in his favorite chair|
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Sharon's email address is McDow404@gmail.com
|Bob Batz, Sr.|
Bill Hershey, a reporter at both the BJ and the Dayton Daily News, recalled:
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