Star Search: Now Showing, Dear Abby, George Gustello & Dave Matthews

Full figured Star today…

Even with the inserts removed and recycled. Which leads me to FYI. I’m in a hurry – who isn’t?

In the scheme of things, short of being some sort of retiree, people don’t have all day to pour over a paper. Nor do I. A quick scan often suffices – has to.

Hmmm, positive movie review for “The Crazies” – that’s news I may well use since I have somewhat questionable taste in movies. Wonder why they chose a syndicated review to make such a big fuss over the new Helen Mirren movie. Did Robert Butler doze off again during this one?

You know, if I didn’t have a computer and use it like all the time, FYI’s Now Showing would be a well-used resource. Matter of fact, I do consult it from time to time. Thirty-two movies are listed in a well laid out graphic that tells you who is in it, what it’s about, where it’s playing, the rating and the run time.

Make no mistake, one can look up the theater or theaters of their choice and get all that and more with a few clicks, but long as you’re taking the paper – even if for other reasons mainly – it can come in handy.

For those who haven’t looked at a daily newspaper lately – in other words, most of you – the Dear Abby advice column is alive and well. But the photo accompanying it is of some chick named Jeanne Phillips, who has been channeling Abby the past 8 years or longer. She’s the daughter of the woman who “founded” the column and Carbon 14s in at around age 65.

You’re busy – right? – so let’s wrap this.

Sports: you already know what I think in general but…

There’s some news and information here worth noting. It’s interesting, for example, that K-State coach Frank Martin – of Cuban ancestry – is doing well recruiting Latinos in Florida.

Good to know an MLS strike in not in the exact works at present. Go Wizards!

The high school sports stuff will maybe keep mostly sports-oriented, suburban parents and their kids tuning in.

A1 Section: A Mixed blessing, as usual.

There’s the standard issue political correctness piece about black men faring poorly as a result of the media hoopla over the so-called Waldo Rapist. A media hoopla, I might note, being more than fully participated in by the Star.

The Kansas No Smoking bill was news in need of more than television sound bites and the Star delivered.

Not sure how vital news about water conditions at the Lake of the Ozarks is for most Star readers, but there was some news. But mainly about insider squabbling, not

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8 Responses to Star Search: Now Showing, Dear Abby, George Gustello & Dave Matthews

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dude? Give up the ghost already.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Also buried: that Union Station only lost $279,000 last year

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like we should do a story on this. But sadly we have let go so many people we don’t have the staff to cover it. Maybe the Pitch will get it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now I know why people were chasing me last night as I tried to eat several pizzas at waldos.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hearne, for $5 a month can you just blog The Star for us… be sure to live-link the headlines. Win-Win….You can do what Greg H. does with Sports-Talk with The Star. Brilliant!

  6. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Hey I kinda like the quick Readers Digest version, so keep it comin.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Heredity: Everyone believes in it until their children act like fools!

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