• Wrote entirely too much about the Comics page in today’s column. But hey, people were asking … Truth is, I don’t even read it. The comics, not my column. I read Dear Abby, and my horoscope, but the rest of ‘em I just plug in every day. Not my cup of tea, but judging by reaction when I change it or screw it up, it sure is yours!
• Thank you to Ken Smith of Cornell Cooperative Extension for submitting today’s special report on milk production. As we deal with a slightly smaller staff going forward, we’ll rely more and more on experts like Mr. Smith to contribute pieces like this. It’s a good read … and I made it free on evesun.com, so check it out.
• Got a late-afternoon press release from Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office – guess what they’ll be serving at President Barack Obama’s inauguration? Our very own Chobani Greek yogurt, of course! “Serving Chobani Greek Yogurt before the Inaugural Ceremonies shines a spotlight on one of New York’s biggest, and most delicious, dairy companies,” said Schumer. “President Obama, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet and all VIPs attending the Inauguration will get a chance to try some of the best Greek yogurt in the country. I’m pleased to be able to showcase a fantastic New York company.”
“We’re incredibly proud of our New York roots and honored to be a part of the Inaugural Ceremonies as we look towards America’s future,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Founder, President and CEO. “The Chobani story demonstrates that the American spirit is alive and well and proves that if you truly believe in something and work hard, anything is possible.”
• The reporters are hunkering down for their last weekend before the Progress deadline next Friday … which means it’s my chance to skedaddle. My hell … err, fun … begins next Saturday, when I start assembling the 10-section behemoth. Look for it to hit your local newsstands on Monday, Jan. 28!