(Updated) Sunday blog: Talking election, Manti Te’o, downtown development…

first_img4. True loveHere is the official Cueball definition of love. If you have a significant other who is spoon feeding you and cleaning up your messes because you’re old as hell and don’t know any better, then you have found your true love in life. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts, plus one,  for Jan. 20, 2013… 1. Election filing ends TuesdayI have no interest in giving lectures. I couldn’t care less if you vote, run for office, eat your vegetables, donate your time to community service or attend high school sporting events. You are an American and you are entitled to your life.So I’m going to make this a “suggestion.” Run for office.If you don’t like where you live and think things aren’t what they should be, do something about it. Run for office. Make a difference in the world.The filing deadline is this Tuesday at noon. If you are running for school board, file at the Sumner County Clerk’s office at the courthouse. If you are running for city council, file at the city clerk’s office of your jurisdiction.Remember, you can’t file tomorrow. The offices are closed for Martin Luther’s King Day. A list of filings can be found here.2. Signage….This came through the comments section for a Sunday Blog I wrote concerning the closing of “The Rock” restaurant a couple weeks ago. Since the story is older, not many people will see this comment, so I’m going to republish it here because it is so good…By Marsha EscandonMy husband and I were very sorry to see The Rock close, but to be honest, we were not surprised. The reason is exactly what Cue stated and that is advertising. We too kept waiting for signs to go up and none appeared. We moved to Wellington a little over 2 years ago and love it. However, one thing that has been troublesome for us has been the almost complete lack of signage. Businesses lack signs. Parks lack signs. Apartment complexes, churches, trailer parks, schools, etc. frequently have either no signs or inadequate ones. Living here has been a voyage of discovery. There is a feeling that “well, everyone knows where it is.” Well, everyone doesn’t. We encourage the City of Wellington and business owners alike to address this issue.3. Manti Te’o controversy….This week’s “media have-a-cow controversy,” concerns Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, who plays a mean game of football but obviously has trouble with women – especially the imaginary kind. I particularly like this controversy because it includes two subjects I know a lot about: journalism and being unlucky in love in my youth.I fluctuate between those who think Te’o is a complete liar and those who think he got duped.My first inclination was he was duped. Why? Because when it comes to “love,” especially to testosterone young men there are no depths to stupidity.Love is cool. And if you aren’t getting love or finding love, then there is always a love story you can tell your friends.And with this Internet thing, it gives love a whole new dimension.Had there been Internet when I was 21, I could see myself getting caught up in a long-distance relationship. I could also see myself getting duped. And I could see myself trying to cover it all up like Te’o obviously did.But here is where I differ from Mr. Te’o. I was a dork! He’s an All-America linebacker. He could have had his pick of any cheerleader on Notre Dame’s campus!And that is why I think Mr. Te’o may either be a huge con artist, a complete moron, or a psychopath. And if I was an NFL owner, he would be one player I would steer away from. 6. Shout out of the weekThis week’s shout out of the week goes to the South Haven girls, who won the SCBL tournament as a fifth seed, over Argonia.Although Sumner Newscow loves Argonia and what Dixie Brewster has achieved there, we tip our hat this week to first-year head coach Eric Adams, who has made a nice transition from Wellington eighth grade basketball coach to high school Cardinal coach. The Cardinals broke a five-year Red Raider tournament championship streak. I have a feeling Argonia-South Haven is going to become quite a rivalry. 5. An idea to revive downtown.My family took a trip to Mexico this Christmas and we discovered a promotional tool that just might work for Wellington retailers.When we were walking the tour strips, Mexican retailers would greet us at the door with an interesting proposal. If we came into their store, they would give us free tequila shots.So how about it downtown owners? I can run a great ad blog for you. “Come down to Barbara Jons or the Gold Corner or Federal Tire or wherever and we’ll do tequila shots. Our treat!”Just thinking outside the box here.last_img read more

La Cartuja, option to host the next 4 Cup finals

first_imgThe Junta de Andalucía wants the La Cartuja stadium to host the next four finals of the Copa del Rey. This was expressed by Javier Imbroda, currently a Minister of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, which insisted that the Hispanic scenario will be in conflict with the Wanda Metropolitano for those appointments of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. In this way, that request was already transferred to the own Spanish Federation, according to the counselor and picks up the agency EFE. Remember that currently the stadium of La Cartuja is in disuse and that route would be another incentive for the improvement of the facilities, which already hosted major sporting events in previous years. In addition to that, Imbroda affected that the stadium of La Rosaleda could be the scene of the Queen’s Cup finals, emphasizing his desire that Andalusia be a protagonist in these competitions in the coming years.Benito Villamarín Stadium was the scene last year of the Copa del Rey final and Seville could repeat as the venue for the next appointments if the Federation considers it appropriate. The Andalusian councilor, who reported this during his balance of the first year in the management of his department, did not hesitate to highlight that all parties should agree to be the La Cartuja stadium owned by three different institutions, although they are not expected setbacks in that regard.last_img read more