Thursday, September 28, 2006
Personal Asides: The Awfulness of the New Sun-Times Makeup Courtesy of the Returned Michael Cooke the No-Taste Guy Remember the Haymarket Center Dinner Dance And Heres to Jake Parrillo, Trustee!
As you picked up your Sun-Times today you noticed the huge black headlines with the grace of railroad sign warnings which tells you that the paper finally found something for its foundling Michael Cooke to doscrew up its appearance. Cooke is the guy who left amid much applause to take on the prestigious job of editor of the New York Daily Newsonly to be relieved as the New York staff was itself relieved by his removal not long afterward. Only to return like the bad penny. He is noted for his lack of gracefulness and sensational tabloid bluntness. And you saw the result today when his power kicked in and he can cook the stew to his liking. Its one thing to be the Democratic party newspaper of record and another to splash the makeup with such low taste as to rival the cheapest issue that can be found of the National Enquirer.
As a board member of Haymarket Center the organization founded by Msgr. Ignatius McDermott to treat alcoholics and drug addicts I am honor bound to keep reminding you of the groups dinner dance which is the only fund-raiser on its calendar. It will be a sumptuous evening, really. Itll be held on Tuesday, October 24 at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing to the lovely strains of the Stanley Paul orchestra. Honorees will be members of the Chicago Police Department. For reservations call (312) 226-7984 extension 314 and tell them Tom Roeser wants you to get a good seat or table. Cost: $50 a seat, $500 a table. Come there and meet the entire group of a very worthwhile organization.
Jakes Night Out.
The adroit webmeister of this Blog is a young man whos doing a great jobfor me and for all his clients: Jake Parrillo. Jake is a Frankfort Village Trustee and hes up for reelection. Hes holding Jake Parrillos 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Monday, October 30 at Chef Klaus Die Bier Stube, 679 LaGrange Road, Frankfort 60423. Keynoter will be none other than Rep. Tom Cross, Republican leader of the state House who has done a wonderful job in supporting bright young talent like Jake. Lillian and I will be there to contribute to Jakes political betterment. It goes for $30 a ticket, $50 a couple with a whole list of prestigious sponsorships. Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Heres a link to more information. Take the time to honor Jake and meet a good number of his fans including the Roesers.