Tuesday, March 18
Just really posting to reflect the fact that it's 2 a.m. and I'm still at work after starting the day at 7 a.m. Tuesday. ... and I still have three stories to write.
Started the day off putting the finishing touches on a school board story and adding some comments to a local reaction to President Bush's speech Monday night (BTW tonight we might be at war -- for better or worse). At about 9:30 a.m., we hear word that Michigan Tech University cancelled their 82-year-old football program. I get the story and I'm able to put something out at about 11 a.m.
At noon, I had a local SmartZone meeting for the Local Development Finance Authority in Hancock. Nothing too earthshattering, but the project appears to moving ahead. That story gets set aside for Thursday. Back at the DMG at 1:40 p.m., I'm trying to get more information about the football team while getting comments about the Clean Snowmobile Challenge that starts Wednesday. That's when we get word that Tech is cutting an administrative position (not as big news as cutting a football team, but its something nonetheless).
No time for that, Kevin and I head to Tech at about 3:30 p.m. to get the skinny about the football team. We're at athletics for what seems to be about two hours. Good enough, back to the DMG for more interviews. Dinner about about 7:40 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. then its back to work until 12:15 a.m. (more interviews and tracking down alumni). Quick snack with Olivia and I'm back at the office at 1:30 a.m. for a final interview and now I'm off to the races.
I took a couple of hours off for meals, but it's just been the craziest day in quite a long time. I'm hoping to get done by 4 a.m. so I can get some rest before getting back to the grind.
Today's another fun-filled day with perhaps something about President Curt Tompkins talking about the university's budget crisis at 10:30 a.m., the Clean Snowmobile Challenge (probably will be picked up Thursday), the looming war with the imminent threat of Iraq and the looming story assignment that's just dying to get done.
Good night, moon.
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