HARRY EDWARDS REMOVES HIMSELF FROM COMMISSIONER’S RACE
Former Lenoir County Republican Party chief Harry Edwards, who oversaw some of the greatest prosperity in local GOP history, announced yesterday he is not going to run for Chris Humphrey’s open county commissioner seat. Edwards said that surrendering his insurance license a year ago was not the reason for his withdrawl.
My take: And it’s too bad, too, because the primary between Edwards and Eric Rouse was shaping up to be a good one.
Good luck to Harry in his future; I’ve enjoyed my interaction with him in the past two years or so. He’s a good family man and someone who deeply cares about this community.
RICKY MARTIN IS … GAY
Latin pop musician Ricky Martin announced yesterday that he is a homosexual.
My take: OK, did ANYONE not see this coming? In other news — water is wet, the sky is blue and Jager is a damned fine beverage.
And somewhere — probably in Bucklesberry, because he’s not feeling well today (irony, eh?) — Jon Dawson sheds a grateful tear. I know why he’s working from home today — so he can listen to his Ricky Martin Greatest Hits Collection. Sweet!
SKINNER FIRED BY BC
Boston College head basketball coach Al Skinner has been fired.
My take: What surprised me about that news was that he was interviewing for the St. John’s job this weekend. Then I read that they fired him a week ago, but he asked them to keep it under wraps so he could interview for jobs. Shows that BC really respects him, I guess. Well, except for firing him and stuff.
The iPod shuffle
Foreplay Long Time — Boston
Amish Paradise — Weird Al Yankovic
My Favorite Mistake — Sheryl Crow
I Remember You — Skid Row
What’s Your Fantasy — Ludacris feat. Trina, Shawna and Foxy Brown
P.S.:I need to hear from Diamondheels, Jourbet and David Pollock in regards to the live fantasy draft tomorrow at 7 p.m. right here at The Free Press office. Quick lists:
At TFP: Hanks, Massey, BHatcher, Heelatious and Lee Wetherington
Skype, etc.: Flagan, The Kid
Pulled out: Trey Kiger, Jesterama
If those three are in, we have a 10-team league; are there any other players who want to get in who can live-draft with us at 7 p.m. tomorrow? Hit me up NOW. Later today, I’ll have a complete rundown of roster requirements, but I can tell you that it’ll be a 5X5 rotisserie league for scoring purposes. Hit me up one more final time about other rules you’d like to see and I’ll make a judgment today so you can prepare for the draft tomorrow. I know this: there’ll be a transaction limit (probably 50) and the league will have a 48 hours to protest trades. Anything else? Let me know.
P.P.S.S.: I have four tickets to today’s ECU-Elon baseball game. You know the drill — hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll draw for them at about 2 p.m. today (sorry, have a ton of meetings today!).