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Cleveland can only rely on so many beer/whiskey, pastry and restaurant startups to employ all of those out of work. We need lucrative businesses, or tax incentives, in order to get things going around here.
RNC and Cavs championship do not a successful city make.
Council members, instead of acting like they work in D.C., should take care of their own instead of constantly giving the infamous "It is what it is" answer.
Or what about led in the water? Not seeing many follow-ups on that one either. Perhaps it's time these goons go talk to Pittsburgha city that kept its head above water and flourished in the process. Nobody respects this city; still the butt of jokes, quite literally. Comedians don't even like coming here, so I've heard a few big names say. Columbus is the place to be right now. Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas is a tragedy.
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My fiance and I are considering going there this year. We have just started to live the naturist lifestyle within our home and want to venture out into the world and make new friends in the process.
I created nudelife.org to share our adventures.
Um... Paul McCartney did two shows at the Q in Cleveland back in August 2016.
Some of these remarks should go up in front of a board, to determine if the judge is letting there own opinion block there judgement and allowing there personal belief to over take the case at hand
Gahl-Mills seems well versed in the art of dodging a question. She is a career administrator. Apparently with little grasp of the actual "art" community, that she is supposedly in a position to fund and represent. Time to audit our tax dollars...
Smells like embezzlement.
I agree with Lee. I find it terribly disturbing that the Community for Art and Culture doesn't see art as a valuable asset to the community. No, it truly does not value the quality or integrity of the talent in this city. Defining art as "not public" is equal to saying the public does not value art unless we create some theater to shove it down their throats. Pathetic. The city demographic is another issue; working artists ARE a minority. We have grants for women, minorities, public works projects, and for artsy events; what we DON'T have, is a grant for individual artists based on merit. Just living in Cuyahoga County and making art shows incredible dedication and should be rewarded. CAC should give every artist who applies to the grant two tickets to a Browns game and call it a day.
Brilliant artists and their projects don't necessarily do anything but create stuff that evokes an emotional response. Not every emotional response is a transformation. What if it we considered cat pictures too wasteful a use of bandwidth on the Internet and prohibited sharing them? So what if they don't serve a useful purpose, people like them! That's art! Some people like stuff an artist makes, others don't. Some art changes lives and thinking, others are just weird or entertaining. Furthermore, many artists are NOT good at public relations. We never expected Albert Belle to be a happy-go-lucky community changer, we just wanted him to hit home runs and make the Indians win. It's great to make sure we get funding to a wider diversity of artists, but it's silly to expect everyone to be a Bob Ross or Bono. Not every artist likes the limelight, and not every artist is about changing the world. Some are happy just making people smile, or maybe just tilt their head. Art doesn't have to always have a social message or impact to be useful to the communitysometimes it just looks more interesting than a plain wall or a plain patch of grassand isn't that enough sometimes?
Actually, it sounds like a bunch of white middle-class artists are upset that they will no longer have a chance to get taxpayer money for whatever they feel like doing. "Community change-makers" sounds like individuals who are actively involved in their communities, as opposed to artists who think we should shower them with cash in gratitude that they deign to live amidst us clods.
That may not be the case, but the cases presented here certainly paint that picture.
The definition of "community change-makers" -- the small fry need not apply.
Since I am a native Clevelander, I'm just going to assume that some kind of corruption is at work here and move along.
I worked with Carl at WERE. Laid back, very nice fellow. I had left the station when Carl hit TV. Glad to see how far he has gotten. Keep on keeping on, Carl!
Not from the area but just recently renovated a home in Asia Town. With the growth in downtown is there any word are reassessing property values since property is very much wanted downtown. Just asking, again not from Cleveland
What's going on at Public Square on Dec 31st?
Larry Brilliant's autobiography - "Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History" - is an incredible read.
We must give the police a little bit of room to operate. They are kept under very tight control to start with so a little room has to be provided. I don't see any evidence of an overreaction here. Pepper balls sent a message. Nobody was injured nor would it be prudent to assume anyone would. Their eyes burn for a bit. Gets their attention when need be. The proof is they just quiet down and everything reverts to where it should be. I support the police decision in this matter.
I have worked with the person who wrote the blueprint for and founded the EPA back in the early 70's, and I can tell you, first hand, that today's EPA is not the least bit interested in establishing laws for the sake of protecting the environment. Rather, it's interest is in establishing laws that will control people and generate revenue for it's political interests. For those who believe that CO2 (carbon dioxide), generated by human beings, is the cause of so called "climate change," you need to come out of your progressive fogs. CO2 makes up less than 1% of all combined greenhouse gases, with H2O (yes kids, water vapor), being the number one greenhouse gas. So why aren't scientists and progressives running around trying to stop water vapor, from our oceans, lakes and rivers, from being reabsorbed back into the atmosphere. It's because most of them don't even know that H2O (again, water vapor) is a greenhouse gas. Furthermore, if CO2 is such a major concern among people interested in preserving the environment, why do groups like the Nature Conservancy swindle old people out of their land and then go in an clear- cut most of the available hardwood trees, which they then sell off to make money for their organization? Don't trees absorb CO2 and help reduce the amount of CO2 gas that goes into the atmosphere? Or does this science not apply to progressive thinking organizations like the Nature Conservancy. If you believe all the news media crap about "climate change," then thank God you were not a religious follower of Jim Jones , back in the 70's; otherwise the grape-Kool Aide would have already finished you. In conclusion, if you think for one moment that you are going to save the environment by purchasing an electric car, a windmill, or an overly priced cup of coffee from Starbuck's, then your mind has already been poisoned by all the mainstream news propaganda. For those who have not consumed the drink and would like to help the environment, do what I do and invest your free time and your own money in buying and planting trees, building wildlife habitat and cleaning up ditches, creeks and streams, wherever you can. If you're a college kid who thinks he/she/it can't afford to do this, maybe you could redirect some of the money you spend each week on beer and entertainment to this effort. Believe me, your investment and hard work would be much more beneficial to the environment than your strong words supporting "climate change." Me personally, I devote more than $5,000 dollars and 1,000 boot hours (every year) to this effort, and I do it simply because I think God would expect every one of us do this on an ongoing basis. Unlike most, I do not need to follow a politically driven agenda to improve the environment. For me it's a drive that's as strong as the need for food and water.
I focused in especially on Joe Dwyer's comment, re: "coldness." I don't envy Bishop Lennon's job at all--coming to a rust bucket city that's seen it's better days in what was its'core industries (manufacturing). Take a drive down Broadway Ave. around Holy Name Church. Check out the boarded up buildings Cleveland's population has shrunk by 17% since 2000 and a lot of people have suffered from it. And the religious Catholics probably suffer the most. I was baptized at an Inner City Church (closed) and made my first communion and confirmation at a suburban Catholic Church that has changed it's name.
This is tough stuff--but probably not much different than a City like Detroit, where the decline in their core businesses, caused their Inner City Churches to suffer and close. I don't know what the answer is, except the hard and discompassionate posture here is something to be concerned with.
I am sorry for your loss, lilmissy. Cynthia's death has actually been discussed on several Facebook groups. We have not been able to find out much about her murder but her death, although here is the text from a W. Va. newspaper that carried a brief article about her on Nov. 4, 1977: "Former Fayette Girl Strangled To Death In Ohio, Independence, Ohio (AP) - There have been no substantial leads in the strangulation death of a former West Virginia girl, police say. The body of Cynthia Johnson, 16, of Garfield Heights, was found Monday by an employee of the Titan Fastener Engineering Co. atop an Industrial rubbish container outside the company warehouse. The girl formerly lived at Red Star in Fayette County, W. Va. Police said no arrests have een made. "We're still working on it. We still don't have anything" one investigator said. Police have twice questioned a Cleveland man. According to police, the girl told a friend she was going to meet the man Sunday night. The mand was identified by police as a friend of the girl's step-father. However, the police said the man has accounted for his whereabouts Sunday night and may not even have seen the girl. Her mother, Mrs. Pearl Volpe, said, "she was a likeable person. She wasn't a super-outstanding person, but everybody liked her. She made friends easily." I am the admin for the Facebook group, "True Crime Cases that are unsolved." Feel free to join and I will approve you or any of your friends or relatives who are interested in the case.
February 15-21, 2017
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