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Contact: Hoosisface, Softrocks Rick
Agency: United Poop International
Phone: (123) 456-7890
Subject: Strange Disappearance
RIGHT WHEN HRH BOARD NOMINATIONS ARE DUE IN
RACE DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE EXTRAORDINAIRE DISAPPEARS
Silverton (UPI)----Foreheads are being scratched in Colorado this evening.
No one who knows better or who knows anything--or everything--or what the
heck happened, now doesn't know what to think.
His Nibs, the Honorable Dale (Judy) Garland has seemingly vanished, possibly
to Oz, possibly right the hell out of it. Immediately after Hizzoner
announced that nominations for the directorate are all to be received before
this Friday, Nibs said he'll be gone until Friday.
In other words, according to sources, "There is nobody to receive the
But other sources indicate they are pouring in. Possibly by the thimbleful.
One grizzled old-timer likened the dripage to snow melt in January, raging
down into Mineral Creek, overflowing its banks, withdrawing its money, and
hightailing it out of town. Which, some wonder, if that might just be what
Hizzoner has done.
"Now why would a guy, a duly-non-elected beneficent dictator at that,
suddenly broadcast to the entire wide world web--or is it the
intermesh?--that vacancies are available and nominations are cheerfully
being sought to fill them and--because he's the boss--expect everybody to
deliver the damned things to the boss's office, only then suddenly to skip
out of town?" The man asking this, and scratching his forehead, looked
"What? Does this little town look like Chicago to you?" he asked. "Isn't
this the kind of bullstuff that gets pulled off downstate in the Illinois
This reporter could only nod and confirm. During heated debates of the
general assembly, for example, the Illinois governor has been spotted in the
bleachers watching a Blackhawks game.
"Eh?" asked the gentleman standing thigh-deep in the overflow waters of
Mineral Creek, even though he was standing on Greene Street in downtown
Silverton. "Is this here Nibs pullin' a Blagojevich?"
And so it is Thursday. The nominations are pouring in, but the office is
closed, the doors are locked, and the Executive Director in charge has gone.
Oh, and on August 2nd when Hizzoner is back, your deadline for nominating
your cronies and thereby stacking the board against His Nibs will have
This is Softrocks Rick, reporting from the peanut gallery high up near the
back row of visitors' seats in the General Assembly of the Municipality of
Silverton's Town Hall.
] On Behalf Of Dale
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: [hr100] Hardrock Board of Director nominations-Final Call
I am out of the office until Aug 1.<br> <br>
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