Archive for September, 2017

Civic center project manager still pursuing architecture at age 90 | Giving

Friday, September 29th, 2017:

Many in the valley remember when the Berglund Center was opened and known as the Roanoke Civic Center — home to circuses, ice hockey, basketball games, concerts and other events. John Cone Jr., however, recalls the details and hard work that went into erecting the public arena prior to its October 1971 opening. He was project manager for the civic center and will celebrate his 90th birthday, which is Friday, with a party of family and friends Saturday at Berglund’s Performing Arts Center. Although the architect Cone refers to the civic center as his legacy and one of his major […] Read More →

Survivalists donate barrels of food and medicine to Puerto Rico – Story

Friday, September 29th, 2017:

MEDFORD, N.J. (WTXF) – Joseph Badame and his wife lived in in Medford for forty years.  They were survivalists that believed they needed to prepare for the end of society but when his wife got sick, Joseph says his priorities changed. “They said she would only have a one in a hundred chance of living for a year, so I decided that was going to be the best year of her life. Took her on a cruise and all.  Well she lived for eight years. That stroke cost a million dollars.” Joe could no longer afford the prepper compound that […] Read More →

Copyranter on puzzling marketing headlines

Friday, September 29th, 2017:

It was the most wonderful time of the year: Advertising Week. Digiday was, of course, all over it like a donkey on a waffle. Nas and Sarah Jessica Parker were there. And because there were official cameras and raised daises, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell was there and probably didn’t sleep all week. Give or take 10,000, how many times do you think the words “transform” and “transformation” were said by woke “transformers” (formerly known as unwoke “marketers”)? To be sure, buzzwords, both stale (“big data”) and fresh (“conversational data”), were flying into participants’ ears like gnats. Rarely does the English language […] Read More →

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