I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
A couple of years ago a new taste sensation came to the Falls. it was a great new barbecue restaurant, BB Quick. I made regular stops there for great tasting sandwiches. Many others did that as well. Sometimes there would be a line stretching out the door waiting for service.
After a while, open hours were reduced and the store eventually became unused and empty. BB Quick was gone. No one seemes to know why or where it had gone.
Three cheers to the Supremes! Some recent Supreme Court decisions have not found a lot of favor with me. But yesterday, the court actually held strong for one of our rights under the constitution. Amazing! To be sure, I am not a gun owner and never hope to be. Nevertheless I believe that it is of utmost importance to preserve all of our liberties granted under the Bill Of Rights. So we, as citizens, continue to rightfully own arms - for now.
Three boos: To WTMJ TV channel 4. WTMJ was the only newscast I happened to see today, but it made me sick. Other stations may be guilty as well. A grieving parent at her child's death site was captured on video and broadcast to the community.
My objection is that the mom's face was shown very close up in a moment that should have been only private. The camera was so close that you could easily count her eyelash hair. Broadcasters, please have a little empathy and back away for a wide shot and give grieving family members some private space.