Thanks for your “Notorious Cleveland” article (August 2006). This was much more fun than filling out my yearly college basketball tournament pool. Being an avid follower of Cleveland history, I would like to add three honorable mentions that got overlooked:
1. Mayor Dennis Kucinich firing his police chief, Richard Hongisto, on live TV after earlier calling him the “best law enforcement officer in the nation.”
2. George Forbes swinging a metal chair at councilman Jeff Johnson after reportedly calling him a “mulatto punk.” This was a bigger event than Forbes throwing a chair at Mayor Mike White many years later.
3. Mayor Ralph Perk showing he was more corrupt than incompetent by putting organized crime figure Anthony Liberatore on the board of the Regional Sewer District.
Editor’s Note: Any time you do a list like this, you’re bound to slap yourself in the head and ask, “How did I forget that one?” For us, it was neglecting FirstEnergy’s role in the August 2003 blackout that cut electric power to 50 million residents of North America. What should have been on the list but wasn’t? E-mail us at email@example.com. Plus, check back next month to see who topped our readers’ “Notorious Cleveland” tournament brackets.
Two Mistakes in One
I enjoy the Rating the Suburbs issue each year (June 2006), but wanted to point out that as a homeowner in the Falls Pointe (please note correct spelling!) subdivision, I am a resident of OlmÂÂsted Falls, not Olmsted Township as your article suggests.
Do We Get a Cut?
Too bad you couldn’t have moved your border a couple miles west of Lorain to Vermilion to include a lakefront mansion just “reduced” to $3,950,000 that’s been on the market for years (“To Live on the Lake,” July 2006). Who knows, maybe the exposure in your cover story would have helped sell it.
Thank you for your B+ grade for our Cleveland Indians Seventh Inning Stretch promotion. (“Your Ad Here,” July 2006). It made our day.
Colleen M. Coll
Manager, community marketing, Eat’n Park
Editor’s Note: Eat’n Park sent this letter accompanied by two dozen of the restaurant chain’s famous smiley-face cookies. Those received a solid “A” from our staff.
Correction: The address of NickyNicole fashion boutique was incorrectly listed in our August “Kids A2Z” section. The correct address is 99 First St., Hudson.