Monthly Archives: February 2008

Child predator convicted

The Attorney General’s office announced this afternoon that David L. Quist, who was arrested in the second of three stings conducted by former AG Greg Stumbo with the assistance of the vigilante justice group Perverted Justice, has been convicted of attempted unlawful transaction with a minor. The jury recommended a 10-year sentence, the harshest penalty […]

New CJ website on the horizon

Looks like Gannett’s new web template is coming to the CJ. We’re not sure quite when, but it looks like soon. Below is a screenshot of the beta version of the site. LEO obtained the link and password required to access this version earlier today. Wicked. On first glance, it appears that Gannett’s new template […]

Meet the public (media)

As LEO’s own Buddy Schneider so succinctly says, it looks like that electric Internet thing is here to stay. The latest evidence: Public Radio Partnership has a new name. It’s now known as Louisville Public Media. That reflects our local public radio’s understanding that it’s not only about what you provide, it’s also about how […]

Man arrested for child porn

Johnny Hamilton Todd, a 36-year-old resident of Versailles, Ky., was arrested today for distributing child pornography, a felony. The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police’s Electronic Crime Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. LEO reported yesterday in its print edition about statewide efforts to nab online […]

History’s Assholes – Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Thomas Midgley, Jr., a mechanical engineer, had the amazing distinction of inventing two of the most notorious environmental disasters of all time: leaded gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. Bill Bryson’s entertaining survey of the history of science A Short History of Nearly Everything tells the story of Midgley, one of history’s supreme assholes. The story […]

History’s Assholes – Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Thomas Midgley, Jr., a mechanical engineer, had the amazing distinction of inventing two of the most notorious environmental disasters of all time: leaded gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. Bill Bryson’s entertaining survey of the history of science A Short History of Nearly Everything tells the story of Midgley, one of history’s supreme assholes. The story […]

History’s Assholes – Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Thomas Midgley, Jr., a mechanical engineer, had the amazing distinction of inventing two of the most notorious environmental disasters of all time: leaded gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. Bill Bryson’s entertaining survey of the history of science A Short History of Nearly Everything tells the story of Midgley, one of history’s supreme assholes. The story […]

Well, woof, woof. Here we go, again

Today brought the news that a judge has thrown out the city’s dangerous dog ordinance. Or did he? Before I try to make it clearer for you, and for myself, frankly, let me say these new developments represent yet another convoluted part of an already-convoluted situation. But don’t take the word convoluted to mean insubstantial. […]

Velocity calls us out!

Well damn, 18 years after the first LEO hit the street we’ve finally arrived: Velocity! says we’re “Losers.” As they do every week, the faux weekly purporting to know all there is to know about lifestyle — and whoring yourself out to your advertisers (how many Party Crashers do we have to see about Fourth […]

What a whitey wants

This stuff has the office in alternating fits of hysterical laughter and flat-out crying. Please do yourself a favor and learn all about Stuff White People Like. (SG)