Carnell was from Dayton’s Patterson family that developed National Cash Register into a progressive and influential industrial powerhouse. In 1925, three years after John Patterson’s death, NCR went public on the New York Stock Exchange in the largest offering ever to date: $55 million. … More Julia Shaw Carnell, real estate developer, introduced architectural talent to Palm Springs
They built this car on a rigid space frame of tube steel like a prototype road racer might have and even went so far as inboard rear disc brakes. The idea was to realize better-handling than all others on the circuit as well as top-class power. … More A big-block Camaro with a tube frame campaigned in Nebraska and Iowa in 1975
We lost count of casualties after all the bashing, crashing, and ugly straightaway endos. … More American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?
In last week’s State of the Union speech President Donald Trump usefully mentioned that America will never be a socialist country. “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination, and control,” Trump said. One holds it on faith while knowing everything possible must be done to stave off attempts on our … More F.A. Hayek anticipated AOC’s ‘muddleheaded talk’ about equalizing the standards of life
Notes on this season’t new broadcast team on MNF: Joe Tessitore is too emphatic and the sounder of single note, like Jack Friday gone digital. I don’t like him. Couldn’t ESPN find someone better? Jason Witten is just awful: wordy, overstating the obvious, too middle-of-the-road to nowhere. He’s a case of weissbier every week. Lisa … More Monday Night Football circles the toilet bowl except for Booger
The boy in combat in the bank “I’m in combat,” the 12-year-old kid in the bank informed his mother. He stared into his phone and may have moved a thumb. The mother and her daughter, a couple of years older than the boy, had been meeting with the banker. The boy and I sat beside each … More The boy in combat at the bank and other stories from the neighborhood