Monthly Archives: February 2013

Buffalo Sabres surprise media via Twitter, not with Ruff firing

The Buffalo Sabres ended everyone’s misery yesterday [including his] by finally firing Coach Lindy Ruff after 16 seasons, none of the last half dozen of which at all memorable. No surprise there. The surprise came, apparently to traditional media outlets, … Continue reading

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Sen. John McCain runs out of patience with questioner at meeting

Sen. John McCain, who will be forever known as the man who decided to let loose the Sarah Palin virus on America, had a tough time at a town hall meeting the other day. The senior Arizona senator and 2008 … Continue reading

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Las Vegas hopes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

Stellar advertising campaigns work on multiple levels. They first convey the message. [‘Like a Rock’]. They’re usually visually stimulating or even entertaining, [E*Trade baby].  And the really strong campaigns have dual purposes, [‘Fly the Friendly Skies’]. Like covering your ‘arse when things go … Continue reading

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Does CEO’s cursing in public forum rise to level of a crisis?

Emerson Electric Co. CEO David Farr apparently let his anger get the best of him and decorum suffered in a recent talk with analysts. “We are not a one-trick pony,” Farr said at the Feb. 11 meeting, according to the … Continue reading

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Pistorius, Armstrong, Woods and others raise endorsement questions

Nike, Oakley and others are backtracking and hunkering down in the wake of news that police accused South African dual-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius of murdering his girlfriend, 30-year-old Reeva Steenkamp early on Valentine’s Day. Ironically, she’d been an outspoken fighter … Continue reading

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Carnival Cruise Lines seems struck by a major crisis every year

Carnival Cruise Lines had a rough week, but not as rough as the 3,000 passengers and 1,000 crew members on board the Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico. In January last year, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock, capsized … Continue reading

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Catholic Church has loaves and fishes, but can it make a miracle?

No worldwide institution, other than maybe North Korea and Iran, spent a greater amount of time in crisis in the last decade than the Roman Catholic Church. Now, the church is leaderless. Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world yesterday by announcing his … Continue reading

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