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Posted: 03 August 2013 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]
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BIG wedding reception in Manhattan. Front page news?....yawn…who cares?

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Posted: 03 August 2013 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yep!  I started a thread under “News” last night.  But… money talks!!!  And, in this case, spending close to $1 million on a wedding gets front page press.

The young couple are bragged up as both being KSU alumni.  Rather than spend that kind of dough on enhancing your own egos, would have seemed like a nice wedding and a donation to educational scholarship funds might have been more apprapo.  But… when you have the money… flaunt it.

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Posted: 03 August 2013 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Can a Merc. Society Page be far behind?

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Posted: 03 August 2013 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The gag factor here is about a ten.
Why the Mercury would run this on the front page is…well, never mind.  We know why it is on the front page. Doesn’t make it any less disgusting. Imagine how that money could have been used.
Wonder what the Breadbasket could have done with that kind of money?
Well, at least KSU ain’t no cow college anymore….oh, wait…maybe it is. I think one of these pampered, self important, self indulgent, people is, indeed a cow person.

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Posted: 03 August 2013 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oh Randall,
Perhaps this is the work of the new editor.  A Society Page would be fun.  Putting it on the front page would provide continuity with the former editor.
They could stick the news back in the Classifieds or in the middle of the comics.  They could stick Clift in the middle of the obituaries on the second page…steps up for him, and, he could be with the people who take him seriously. Suber could move to the editorial page.

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Posted: 03 August 2013 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Certainly.  A “Society Page” is long past due.  Sheesh!  We could read about who was… and who was not… invited to browse in the VIP section of the new sports bar “restricted to sports celebrities”.  After all, if the bar owner receives over $20 million in eco-devo tax dollars shouldn’t the local rag be able to tell us who he deems has “dignitary” status?  We could read about the vacation spots… errr, conferences… flown off to by CVB groupies on our $1 million tax dollar gift.  We could have weekly postings as to who moves to Grand Mere to sniff the rare air of the rich and famous… or local convenience store moguls.  A “society page” would allow separation of obituaries.  The “common” people’s burial notices would remain on Page 2.  Those who now take up two or three columns telling of every trip they made to the orient of pilgramage they made through the halls of Harvard could be “moved up” to the new section.

Weddings that engage nationally acclaimed planners from the “big City” and are to be covered in the glossy pages of national magazines… such as this one… would have a home.  After all… will this charming couple even want to mention that they made the “front page” of The Mercury?  “The what?”, their 1,040 guests will queery?  Now, if they were able to say they made the “Society Page” of one of the most acclaimed regional newspapers in the State…. Now, that would be sumpin’!!!!!!

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Posted: 03 August 2013 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Don’t worry about KSU Larry.
My best guess is that they are getting a nice little kickback for hosting this extravaganza. I’ll bet I know where that kickback is going as well, and, it ain’t to the English Department.
Think running and jumping and catching balls of different shapes.

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