Daily Archives: September 6, 2008

Answer: “Hey Y’all, watch this!”
Question is, what are a redneck’s last words?

2007 – Antares expands into luxury residential housing

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Vixen!
Won’t Somebody Stop Her?
Damn – Palin didn’t have an affair with her husband’s ex-business partner. It’s back to the blogs for my liberal friends.

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(Great Grandfather Caldwell decides to leave for America)
Bloomberg reports that
Foreclosures are up. There’s some encouraging news buried way down in the article: foreclosed houses are beginning to sell, indicating that the glut’s being reduced (a local real estate columnist reports the increase in existing house sales in July as great news but declines to mention that 1/3 of those sales were bank-owned properties; you’d think he was being paid to be cheerful or something).

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Hanna a bust?
In terms of high winds, probably so. Check out this great blog, Weather Nerd and all his links for a good picture of Hanna and, more worrisome for residents of the Florida Keys and the Gulf states, Hurricane Ike.
Rambling through the Internet, guys (for some reason, storm tracking seems to be a guy thing) blogging from the center of Hanna report a lot of rain but not much else and because of the storm’s speed, even the rain is ending quickly. Of course, even 4″ of rain could cause a mess up here – we’ll find out tonight. In the meantime, keep your powder dry.

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New York Times to condense paper

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77 Sheephill
This house was listed back in January ’07 for $1.995 million and still hasn’t sold, despite a steady series of price cuts. It’s now down to $1.695, perhaps where it should have started to begin with, but in this market, who knows what will happen?It’s a good house, so its future will give a pretty good snapshot of this area of town’s market. But regardless of how much the seller put into renovating this house, and it looks to be a substantial sum, he’ll probably make out okay – he paid only $435,000 for it in 2001.

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Freedom of the Press
Imagine that you had once worked as a real editor of a real newspaper, or that your father had founded a real newspaper and handed its reins over to you. Now imagine that you’ve ended your editing career with, or transformed your inheritance into, a light-weight vehicle for advertising and nothing more. Bummer, no?
With that in mind, I’m happy to announce that my former paper, The Greenwich Post, has bravely faced down the scorn and ire of its advertisers and will, beginning September 18th, begin running Susie Costaregni’s gossip column, “The Dish”, every week! The public be damned, we’re going to print what must be told. Right on, guys.

Here’s a taste of what the hard-hitting Dish will be serving up:

Greenwich residents Frank Gifford, the former NFL star and sports commentator, and Olympic gold medal swimmer Donna de Varona were seen having lunch at Valbella restaurant in Old Greenwich this past week; Regis Philbin and friends were spotted dining there Saturday, Jan. 20; and actor Jesse Bradford of “Swimfan” and “Flags of Our Fathers” fame ate there last week. And . . . at Valbella New York on West 13th Street, recent Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Salma Hayek of the popular sitcom “Ugly Betty” was seen having dinner.

And this:

Among the 300 friends, colleagues and dignitaries, including her favorite security guard, at the party were Randy Jones of the Village People; celebrity photographer James Edstrom; Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl and attorney Michael Sherman; MSNBC anchors Contessa Brewer, Alison Stewart and Chris Jansing; NBC anchor Carl Quintanilla; Lisa Bloom and Diane Dimond of Court TV; and actor Bobby Abid. Boyfriend and singer/songwriter Tomaczek Bednarek wrote a song for the occasion, “You Make the News.”

Cosby isn’t taking a break. This week, she hosted a two-hour radio show on Sirius satellite radio. She heads to her
alma mater, the University of South Carolina, next week to teach for a day. Then she travels to the Middle East,
where she will speak at a conference.

No need to worry about the future of this paper now, that’s for sure.

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