WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
NEARLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #32 (published on January 8, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. It was our “Our new motto: If you can’t make fun of yourself, then make fun of someone else” Edition, and our REALLY BIG STORY was “Mick the Quick.” Our TOP TEN LIST listed the top ten reasons former city residents gave for leaving the city on Jim Cissell’s survey, along with a story about how Republican Ken Blackwell’s ’92 Campaign to unseat Congressman Landslide Charlie Luken had already started.
PAGE TWO featured REAL EDITORIALS BY PUBLISHER CHARLES FOSTER KANE on four different subjects. REAL FACTS reported No Blue Ribbon Panel Was Really Needed To Cut Hamilton County’s Expenditures. Joe DeCourcy was still not able to stand trial for that accident he’d caused the year before, and then there was the “Case of the Passionate Pizza,” when that Italian-born restaurateur was sentenced for drugging Mt. Auburn women so they’d make dirty movies.
PAGE THREE’S CHEAP SHOTS were aimed at Buz Lukens, Nick Vehr, Chamber of Commerce President John Williams, Tim Riker, and Dick Celeste. ANOTHER REAL GUEST EDITORIAL BY BUNKY TADWELL foretold an impending Hamilton County Sales Tax increase.
PAGE FOUR featured the REAL LETTERS FROM REAL SUBSCRIBERS, and during all those years, not a single one of those people has ever called to complain that their letter might not have been real. ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT showed us a Joe Deters Sleaze Card, # 18 in the Sleaze Card Series, and item reporting on special prosecutor Tim Oliver’s efforts to obtain repayment from Pete Marino, of the Hamilton County Veterans Relief Commission. We also see another of our favorite features, “Weikel and Leis at the Dirty Movies.”
PAGE FIVE featured Bluegrass Holler by Ken Camboo, talking about what some of our Northern Kentucky movers and shakers received for Christmas, J.R. HATFIELD reported the Kentucky DemocRAT Party had been declared brain dead, and NAMES IN THE NEWS included Bill Butler, Joe Meyer, Clyde Middleton, Newport City Manager Jim Parsons, and Congressman Jim Bunning.
And PAGE SIX included TRAFFIC TIE-UPS by John Phillips Sousa, and BOOBS ON THE TUBE by John Quichwarmer. In LANDSLIDE CHARLIE GOES TO CONGRESS, Landslide Charlie was being sued by a Congressional Maintenance Department Employee. There was a Support Your Local Kleagle ad, and WCKY talk-show host Stan Solomon won the “Eric Warren Award,” when his rental property burned and arson was suspected.
It was really a lot of fun publishing The Whistleblower way back in 1990.
That’s why we say “Those were the good old days.”
You can download that entire edition HERE.