Eight bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 to make its way to Toledo:
I'm talking about the number of seats, not the location. If Toledo wants to be the site for tourist-drawing events, such as NCAA basketball or hockey tournaments, a four-digit seating capacity isn't going to cut it.
An undersized arena would be the ticket to decades of continued underachievement for Toledo.
Provost Alan Goodridge already makes $188,550 a year. William Decatur, a senior vice president, is at $171,159.
Their proposed raises -- $21,683 for Mr. Goodridge; $25,341 for Mr. Decatur -- are more than many people make in a year. (Mr. Decatur's annual pay boost, for example, equates to a full-time job that pays $12.18 per hour.)
UT's spring enrollment was down 4.2 percent, so it's not like it's time to break out the champagne.
Budgetary belt-tightening requires sacrifice. Apparently, UT's belt still has a few notches to go before school administrators cross the discomfort threshold.
It's inevitable state legislators are going to have to deal with the issue of state-regulated casinos. It's just a matter of whether they are proactive or reactive.
Well, much to my surprise, reader Len kept a copy of his reply -- and he sent it to me last month after Dillard's announced that it will be leaving Southwyck Shopping Center for The Shops at Fallen Timbers, a development that is expected to open late next year.
An excerpt from his original e-mail: "Dillard's will announce that [it is] pulling out of Southwyck and will anchor one of the new stores at Fallen Timbers; this will be the final death blow for Southwyck."
I suppose I could be a stickler and reject Len's prediction because this happened in 2004, not 2003, but I won't.
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