News Of Interest 071308
The Esquire Theater’s midnight movies are still the best place to unwind come Saturdays at midnight. I haven’t been in about two years, despite living just a half mile away. Last night we watched “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” (I’ve never saw anything Pee Wee related in my life.) Where else can you watch great cult movies, cheer and parrot the lines, and meet tons of cool people? Its like a big party, only you don’t have to provide booze and vacuum in the morning.
Via the LA Times Vegas blog, the site “Vegas Today and Tomorrow“ shows photos of hotels and condo towers that never came to fruition. Some newer designs are sleek and modern. The old ones are garish delights.
Kudos to the “The Prairie Horizons Trail Group.” The Denver Post’s Claire Martin wrote a short article about this cluster of business owners out on the eastern plains of Colorado catering to cycling tourists passing through the endless prairies.
It was Moore’s idea to create The Prairie Horizons Trail group, an alliance of business owners and residents of the Kiowa and Crowley county towns. They designed a brochure listing lodging, food, water, shelter and other facilities en route, and included a section on tornadoes and severe weather. “Share the Road” bicycle signs sprouted along the highway, and signs in shop windows alert visitors to bicycle-friendly options.
Today, cyclists taking shelter in Haswell’s Quonset Hut find the television tuned to The Weather Channel, crucial news for bicyclists. An Olney Springs restaurant’s menu lists a “bicyclist’s special,” and in Sugar City, a water station waives the cost for visiting cyclists.
Yes eastern Colorado might as well be considered Kansas geographically speaking – but I’ve always enjoyed road trips through these desolate wind swept areas and appreciate the folks who live out there.
This piece was on Drudge – and talks of Fremont, Nebraska’s proposal to “ban illegals” via stricter background verifications when renting.
1. A landlord or guy renting out his basement shouldn’t be thrown into the position of immigration officer.
2. Only slight mention references the regional companies that employee immigrant labor. Legal or otherwise. The focus should be on them. Not someone trying to make a living just like our immigrant friends are.
Don’t force a major issue on the individual and threaten them with criminal action. That’s not very nice, or responsible local government action.