Sunday, June 01, 2008

Of “Jersey Boys” and Hurricanes ...

Today we are going to the Aronoff Center to see “Jersey Boys.” This is the last play of our “Broadway across America” series, and for the most part it has been very enjoyable. It started off schmaltzy, with “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot,” and picked up some steam with “Wicked” and “The Color Purple.” “The Drowsy Chaperone” was a dud, and “Sweeney Todd” was disappointing.

On another subject, today begins hurricane season, and Susan will be on high alert through November. Below are excerpts from a couple of articles on the subject:

Tropical Storm Arthur, by the Associated Press.

Tropical Storm Arthur, the first storm of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is producing heavy rain as it moves west across Mexico's southern Yucatan Peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center says the storm is producing heavy rains early Sunday morning. But it's disorganized and is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression later in the day.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the eastern coast of the peninsula from Cabo Catoche, Mexico, south through Belize. Forecasters say the storm could drop 5 to 10 inches of rain and cause flash floods and mud slides.

Get a "Gameplan" to Prepare for Hurricane Season, by Laila Morcos of New Orleans' ABC 26.

The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows that 56 % of those surveyed wouldn't be prepared if a hurricane comes our way.

Governor Jindal says, "Let's not wait till you're watching on TV and seeing that it's two days off the coast because it will be so much more difficult to find the supplies to gather the medicines, the food the water the batteries. I guarantee you that stores will run out of those supplies."

He also says with high gas prices, an evacuation plan is especially important. "We actually do now have contracts in place for public transportation, but I don't want people to become dependent or complacent with that as their first line of defense."


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