Editor’s Notebook: 1/9/13


Jeff Genung
• Thanks to the helpful ‘30 Seconds’ caller who told me that in some cases, the car alarm button on a key fob is used as a kind of “call for help” in an emergency situation, and that I should have checked to see if someone needed assistance rather than bitching about it my blog. Point taken. I did, after a few frustrating minutes, look out my window (although I confess it was more out of frustration than concern) to see what I could see – and saw someone sheepishly walking toward the vehicle in question to shut it up. See? We all learn something on evesun.com don’t we?
• The Sheriff’s Department updated their ‘Most Wanted’ list again. I think Brian keeps writing that story hoping he’ll appear on it.
• Although a more fitting tribute will be forthcoming, since it was announced at our company-wide birthday cake meeting this morning, I’ll inform you quickly here that Melissa deCordova, Evening Sun reporter extraordinaire, will be leaving us at the end of January. Although her go-around with the paper this time was nine years, her employment at the ES actually predates mine by a tad – she was here (well, there – back when we were on Hale Street) on my very first day in 1990. I’ll be spilling some more ink on that later undoubtedly (and probably shedding a few tears), but suffice it to say now that we wish her the very best in her early retirement.
• Kevin did his ‘Punching the Clock’ performing energy audits with Blueox today. He, Brian and Shawn have done a great job resurrecting this popular series. Do you have an interesting job you’d like to have one of my Evening Sun boys perform for a day? Email me at jgenung@evesun.com. No job is too dirty or humiliating for them, trust me :)

• Thanks to the helpful ‘30 Seconds’ caller who told me that in some cases, the car alarm button on a key fob is used as a kind of “call for help” in an emergency situation, and that I should have checked to see if someone needed assistance rather than bitching about it my blog. Point taken. I did, after a few frustrating minutes, look out my window (although I confess it was more out of frustration than concern) to see what I could see – and saw someone sheepishly walking toward the vehicle in question to shut it up. See? We all learn something on evesun.com don’t we?

• The Sheriff’s Department updated their ‘Most Wanted’ list again. I think Brian keeps writing that story hoping he’ll appear on it.

• Although a more fitting tribute will be forthcoming, since it was announced at our company-wide birthday cake meeting this morning, I’ll inform you quickly here that Melissa deCordova, Evening Sun reporter extraordinaire, will be leaving us at the end of January. Although her go-around with the paper this time was nine years, her employment at the ES actually predates mine by a tad – she was here (well, there – back when we were on Hale Street) on my very first day in 1990. I’ll be spilling some more ink on that later undoubtedly (and probably shedding a few tears), but suffice it to say now that we wish her the very best in her early retirement.

• Kevin did his ‘Punching the Clock’ performing energy audits with Blueox today. He, Brian and Shawn have done a great job resurrecting this popular series. Do you have an interesting job you’d like to have one of my Evening Sun boys perform for a day? Email me at jgenung@evesun.com. No job is too dirty or humiliating for them, trust me :)