Archive for November, 2008

Enjoy The Holidays….PEACE TO ALL
November 26, 2008

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Hi Reader,

This will be my last posting for a time.  I’m off to the other side of the world for a month.  Who knows what I’ll find here upon my return.  I wish for each of you the true spirit of this season.

As another year winds down I have nothing but gratitude for everyone and everything in  my life.  Of course, that includes you.

2009 will be an enormous challenge for every American.  Enjoy today. Save the Holidays. And let us all be prepared for tomorrow.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ted

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Dear Ted————I have a friend who’s husband iis dying from a brain tumor.You can read all about him onhis web site www.daringbridge.org/visit/chriscrusade.

His name is chris and his wife is Nichole and they have a litle son colton. Recently he took  turn for the worse and can barely walk now and has slurred speech. but instead of going to bed to wait for the end he is in the Appilachian mts. in Tenn. Hiking.. He has always wanted to do this.

He is a very courageous young man and I think you should do his story.He can no longer work and his wife is on an extended leave of absence to be with him. Maybe people would be willing to help them.   

Yours truly

Rita blankenship

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Happy Thanksgiving to All,
 
 We were discussing Gratitude recently and I simply wanted to relay my gratitude to each of you for being a part of this glorious journey we are blessed to receive and enjoy. I have so much to be grateful for and want to thank you all.
 As I roller bladed around Lakewood park tonight enjoying the cool breezes blowing across Lake Erie, I stopped at Inspiration Point to admire the lake, the vista and to give thanks for being able to experience the moment. The colors over Lake Erie this time of year are dark and deep with endless richness that seems clouded in mystery. I am quite thankful that those colors can only be experienced in person and that God allows us to witness them when we show up. Yes, being there is essential. As I finished blading, another pleasant thought occurred to me. These colors are not available for purchase from Crayola. Even in the giant box of 256.
 Please enjoy your Thanksgiving, count your blessings and remember to help those who are placed before you. We never truly know the disguises God clothes those in who we are meant to serve.
 
Blessings,
Bruce Baker
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Dear Ted Henry
First I would like to say that I have watched you for years and my dear mother did also for years before she died.  You are a very good and caring journalist, so we thank you.  I am very upset because my son is a senior at Cleveland Heights High School.  He is very active in school activities and he is planning on attending John Carroll University in the fall as a journalism major.  He is president of the National Honor Society at his high school. 
He recently tried to organize a food drive (without much cooperation I might add).  Well today he calls me from school and says “mom I don’t have any way to get the food to the foodbank.”  I was appauled!!  Why would you expect him to get the food to the food bank?!   We don’t have a car, so I had to go to meet him to help him carry the food.   Do you mean to tell me that people have that little bit of concern for others that this can happen?  Oh, and that’s not all!!  They only collected about 4 bags of food, from his school which is Mosaic (it’s a small school within the high school).  He said that one of the other small schools only gave 2 cans!!  TWO CANS?  This school is huge!   
I work only part time and I feed a family of 4 and we gave 2 bags of food!!  I raise my kids that we have to help each other; in the Bible it says if your brother asks for a piece of bread do you give him a stone?  I have many quarms with this school system but this is shameful!!  When my kids went to East Cleveland schools the food drives were remarkable!  East Cleveland is one of the poorest communities in the city, but people gave every year!  I think Cleveland Heights needs to take a good look at it’s citizens, and stop judging people by color, material assets, and where you stand in the social economic society.  Just because you have money, or a so-called good job or you own your home instead of renting, or you own a car as opposed to catching the bus doesn’t make you; it’s what’s inside of you that makes you a worthy human being instead.  I don’t know if you can mention this on the news but It would be something worth mentioning, maybe it will make people take a closer look at themselves.   
 Maybe when they are out shopping this weekend and buying $160 pairs of UGGS boots they will think about maybe someone didn’t eat this Thanksgiving!!
Rosemary
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Hi Ted and Danita,

 

I wanted to share something with you that I thought may be great news considering the rough economic times we’re having right now.

 With the recent foreclosure crisis and so many people losing their homes because of ballooning mortgage payments and other financial setbacks, Pastor Vernon and the members of “THE WORD” Church decided that they would relieve the burden for one unsuspecting family, by providing them with a newly renovated home, fully-furnished and debt free.

 The home is located on Cleveland’s west side and will be given to a faithful married couple with four children, who are currently living in a two bedroom apartment.  They are totally unaware that they will be the recipients of this recently remodeled home, purchased and furnished in cash by “THE WORD” Church.   The home giveaway will be held tomorrow at 9am. For more information, please call me on my cell at 216-857-7274 or 216-332-9673 at my desk. 

 In other news,  Pastor Vernon felt compelled to move to action after hearing about the recent escalation of violence (especially among teens) in the E. 55th area.  “THE WORD” Church will open up  another church location in East Tech High School (“THE WORD” Church North) on Cleveland’s lower east side. The purpose of opening up this new location is to bring a message of hope, leadership, and the same spirit of love that is present here at our east location.

 Our first service will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 11:45 am.  Pastor Vernon would like to know if he could come on the set any time this week to talk about the violence, the need for sound leadership, the urgency of reaching our youth with a positive message and the home giveaway.  Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks!

 Jennifer Wingfield

Executive Assistant to Pastor R. A. Vernon

“THE WORD” Church

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Hi Mr. Henry,
 
My name is Ryan Michael (Doug Michael’s youngest son) and my grandparents (Al and Mildred Michael)have lived next to your sister for years and years(Biasella’s).  I actually see David out and about when I go to Canton, and grew up playing with your nieces and nephews as kids when visiting grandparents.
 
I now live in Columbus, Ohio and have always wanted to be a T.V. Anchor /Reporter and attended Kent State University, but never finished.  I am a Hair Stylist that actually worked on Channel 10’s Anchor’s hair.   I was wondering if you could give me some tips and ideas how to break in to the field in an easier way (if possible).  I keep applying online to Reporting/Anchor jobs, but have no experience with this field, but have been in Theatre and a public speaker for awhile. 
I would like to know the easiest way to break in, and if there are any demo-video studios in Columbus that you may know of that I could put something together.  I have always had this dream, and now that I will be 30 y/o in a few months, wondering if it is getting too late to break into the market, or even to go back to college to fulfill this dream of mine.  I am willing to relocate anywhere for any amount of salary (well, almost any amount).  I was also wondering what courses I should take, and major to get the best opportunities.  Do I need a 4 year degree, or is a two-year degree ok nowadays?  Is The Ohio Center for Broadcasting a legit school to get my foot in the door, I have heard ups-and-downs to this program?  If you could give me feedback, I would greatly appreciate it. 
I am also a clean cut man, that is quite aggressive and ready to knock on doors with the best way of doing so.  I will attach a photo so you can critic if you believe I should change some image of myself.  Thank you so much Mr. Henry, and look forward to hearing from your response.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ryan Michael
ryandmichael@gmail.com
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 Hello Ted,
 great work on the Cleveland Clinic story. I am going to the Clinic now after 3 1/2 years of going to Lake West in Willoughby where I live. After 4 more surgerys which the total is now 13 for Chron’s disease. I have been on TPN, which is living on an iv because of short bowl syndrome. The TPN started messing up my liver and  Lake West sent me to University Hospital because they didn’t know what else to do.
After a couple of stays there, University sent me to the Clinic. I am sure glad they did because the clinic has a Dept. just for people liviing on TPN and intestine problems. I had at least 8 blood infections from having the line in my veins and or from getting infections from hospitals which I almost died twice and had to be put on resperators and have a trac put in my throat (its gone now).
Well, because of the man upstairs I’m still here. My old Doctors don’t know how I made it. But anyways sorry, my point being is that I only have been to the Clinic a couple of times and they worked it out so I am only on the TPN for 12 hours at night instead of 24 hours which is giving my liver time to recover. I am also putting ethenol alcohol in my lines and have not had any blood infections.
They teach you and speak to you so you can understand what is going on. Just the couple times that my sister (power of attorney and my support) and I have went we learned more than the last 3 1/2 years with the other Doctors. In the future I may have an intestine transplant which they have already done to someone else and so far so good. My hat is off to the Clinic and my life is in their hands now but, for the first time I feel comfortable with the care I’m getting. Thank you for letting everyone know that the Clinic is here for us and keep up the good work.

                            Hello, great work on the Cleveland Clinic story. I am going to the Clinic now after 3 1/2 years of going to Lake West in Willoughby where I live. After 4 more surgerys which the total is now 13 for Chron’s disease. I have been on TPN, which is living on an iv because of short bowl syndrome. The TPN started messing up my liver and  Lake West sent me to University Hospital because they didn’t know what else to do. After a couple of stays there, University sent me to the Clinic. I am sure glad they did because the clinic has a Dept. just for people liviing on TPN and intestine problems. I had at least 8 blood infections from having the line in my veins and or from getting infections from hospitals which I almost died twice and had to be put on resperators and have a trac put in my throat (its gone now).

 Well, because of the man upstairs I’m still here. My old Doctors don’t know how I made it. But anyways sorry, my point being is that I only have been to the Clinic a couple of times and they worked it out so I am only on the TPN for 12 hours at night instead of 24 hours which is giving my liver time to recover. I am also putting ethenol alcohol in my lines and have not had any blood infections. They teach you and speak to you so you can understand what is going on. Just the couple times that my sister (power of attorney and my support) and I have went we learned more than the last 3 1/2 years with the other Doctors. In the future I may have an intestine transplant which they have already done to someone else and so far so good.
My hat is off to the Clinic and my life is in their hands now but, for the first time I feel comfortable with the care I’m getting. Thank you for letting everyone know that the Clinic is here for us and keep up the good work.

                            Ron McClain at ronaldmcclain@att.net

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THAT’S IT FOR NOW…SEE YOU IN JANUARY…MERRY CHRISTMAS

TED  (WRITE ME AT HENRY@NEWSNET5.COM)

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Tired of the snow yet?
November 25, 2008

 

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Hi Reader,

It’s pretty from afar, but I am no longer a fan of being stuck in the snow.  How many more months do we have. 

Later today, I’ll be posting more viewer and reader mail.

Ted

Red Kettle Day….And Congressman Kucinich
November 21, 2008

kucinich1salvationHi Reader,

In my visit to Tower City today, I participated in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Red Kettle Kick-Off.  Can you remember a year that was as important as this one when it comes to giving.

The Red Kettle program dates back to the late 1800s and it serves hundreds of thousands of greater Clevelanders every year. 

One person it helped when he was a kid growing up in Cleveland?  Congressman Dennis Kucinich.  Kucinich was just passing through Tower City today when I was there so I grabbed him for a brief interview.  He told me his early Christmas presents were shoes and pants his parents got for him from the Salvation Army.

Kucinich also wrote about these early life experiences in his book, The Courage To Survive. This books is published by Phoenix Books and is available everywhere.  In his story, Congressman Kucinich talks about the remarkable odyssey of his childhood as he crossed color, ethnic, financial and spiritual divides.  I remember covering Kucinich back in 1972 when he was a Cleveland City Councilman.  His story is worthy of close examination.  It’s my guess that on the national and global  political scene, his most important days are yet to come.

**** TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF TONIGHT’S “HEART & SOUL STORY” CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/18035108/index.html

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Now….here are some more letters from the mail bag.  Send me your questions or ideas to henry@newsnet5.com.

Thanks,

Ted

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Hello Ted:

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for reporting so much on spirituality.  Really enjoyed the segment on Nanci Danison.  What a wonderful experience she had.  Please keep this kind of info coming!

thanks, Connie

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Ted,

Everyone is glowing over the 1000 new jobs for DFAS coming up. All I have to say is Joe the Plumber cannot afford to pay for more government jobs. What will it take for the politicians to wake up and support the producers in this country?

Patrick T Brennan

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Hi Ted Henry !
When automobile companies want $25 billion in loans from the government to upgrade and another $25 billion so they can meet expenses, what do you think should happen ?

I think the auto industry should ask the oil companies for the loan, because they were making record proffits. Plus I think the technology already exists for them to make alternative cars or hybrid cars.  Iceland uses hydrogen powered cars and don’t depend on fossil fules at all. I’ve read articles how people transform their cars to get 60+ miles to the gallon.

I would hope that the car companies would really bring new innovations to the public, or cars may not be built in America anymore, because nobody will buy them.  Mainly because they are too expensive.  Yes gas prices are under $2 per gallon, but that is just temporary.  Gas companies destroyed our economy !  So, they are the ones that should make loans to the car companies !  Don’t you agree.

Charles Slivka

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Ted,

Have a fun story idea for you surrounding a little known fact:

Over the Thanksgiving holiday nearly every plumber in America works
non-stop all weekend, and it’s practically impossible for anyone to find
a plumber (much like after the first freeze, it’s impossible to find
someone to fix your furnace quickly – because they’re already too busy).

Why plumbers and Thanksgiving though?

Because SO MANY Americans pour their turkey fat down the kitchen drain,
and very quickly, it’s clogged beyond use.

So the story idea – if you fall into the millions of Americans with this
problem, how do you GET a plumber on Turkey Day weekend?

Plop down with the phone book and you’ll be one of the millions calling
those with the biggest ads, and you’ll spend the better part of your
holiday searching for a plumber, and likely, not find one available.

But there is a website – ServiceMagic.com – where if you need a plumber
(or any home improvement contractor for that matter), you fill out a
report online and will get calls back (usually within SECONDS) so you
get someone out right away. I used the site the other day to find a
contractor and got a call in (honestly) 10 seconds.

Hopefully the story can help remind folks to not use the drain for
turkey grease, but for the millions that will find themselves in that
bind, think they’ll appreciate knowing how to recover from their mistake
without wasting precious holiday time!

Thanks in advance for your time Ted.

Look forward to being a resource and creating a fun while informative
story with you.

Best,
Lee Ann

Lee Ann Fleming

TV5, Stepping Up….For You…
November 20, 2008

Hello Reader,

Check out the promo above.  It’s the one that has us stepping up for Cleveland, standing up for you.  I’ve participated in maybe hundreds of promos over my nearly 40 years at TV5, but this one was unusual because we had to wait until some of the floor crew members were able to construct this huge circe-5 logo we wanted to use.

Right now: MAIL BAG TIME.

Once again, here are more letters recently sent my way:

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Ted,

I have a suggestion for how the government could help the auto industry without actually giving them money. They could give rebates to buyers of new Ford , GM, or Chrysler cars. Maybe a $5000 rebate would help sales enough to save the industries. Ohio and Michigan are always among the most important states in an election. Itʼs time to thank those voters.

Laura

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Hello Ted,

For the last 60 years Auto industry wages have been double or more than that of other manufacturing jobs. There unskilled jobs payed more than skilled jobs in other industry. When times were good that was ok. Now that times our bad, auto worker wages should be in line with other industry starting with the white collar workers. I think this is the way to go instead of a bailout.
Regards–Roger
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Ted,

What a joy to see a positive, forward looking story on Cleveland.  Folks in NE Ohio need to realize the numerous assests and potential of the entire area.  Keep up the good work and branch it into the other major assests……..the power of the arts, the entire 110 mile Towpath Trail, the numerous and well run higher education institutions,  the schools that are doing well……and branch it out throughout NE Ohio.

Thanks!!!!!

Terry,

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Mr. Henry,

My name is Robert, I just turned 70 and in 6 months will have to start my 401K RMD (required minimum distribution).  My 401K value has dropped 20% and if I have to start this RMD I would experience a significant financial loss.  There are thousands of seniors in the same situation.  Congress gave the people who got us into the dilemma $700 BILLION.  Why not help out seniors like myself by extending the RMD from age 70 1/2 to 73 1/2 or 75 1/2 it would help by giving the market to rebound and would only cost the government a delay of a few years in the income tax on the RMD.

Robert Maciejewski

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Hi Ted.

First off, thank you for taking the time to read this email…I’m sure you
get a lot.  Second of all, great job on the “Redirecting Cleveland” piece.
It’s so nice to hear some positive news!
And now of course,  the reason for this email…..

I am a young professional working in downtown Cleveland.  I work for an
orgnaization that has a hand in the economic growth of this community.  I
was born and raised in Collinwood, left C-Town for 3 years (1999-2002) and
returned because of my true love for this town.  I dragged my husband
(Richmond, VA native) back to Cleveland with me and he LOVES it here as
well.

SInce 2002 I have been privvy to the progress Cleveland has made b/c of
where I am employed; so for years I have said to friends and family as they
complain about Cleveland and what’s going on (or lack of)…”we are right on
the bubble, we are about to turn the corner, just wait – you will see what
I’m talking about, give it time”…I have talked friends out of leaving this
city to pursue other ventures, I have bragged to out of town college
friends, and I pride myself on giving the best tour of Cleveland to any
outsider that comes by!

But now Ted…I’ve changed my mind.  And YOU are my only hope.  YOU are the
only hope I see to keep this young, 36 year old, college educated
professional here.  And I’m sorry to pass this burdon on to you, but here is
why…

I can laundry list the reasons Clevelanders are down on themselves.  We’ve
all seen it. In 1972 (the year I was born) Cleveland was one of the largest
cities in the country, and now as you report, we are 40th.  Look back to
everything that’s happened in those 36 years, and there’s your list.  But me
and many I know have made it through.  Plugged along if you will, always
with hope of more.
And now I give you National City being sold, I give you Eaton choosing a
suburb, I give you a delayed Euclid-Corridor project and the emptiness that
now exists on Euclid Ave. I give you the collapse of the flats project, I
give you tax reform that would enable us to bring the film industry here and
put Clevelanders to work that has yet to be passed.  And most importantly I
give you a corrupt government.  One in need of a desperate overhaul,
including commishioners being cut, people being fired, and dishonest
individuals escorted out in grand fashion in order to restore a sense of
dignity to those that live here.

But Ted….I’ve seen nothing, and I am tired.  I am a tired 36 year old
professional who happens to make a nice living in a town she loves, where
her family lives and her hopes lie…How can I be that tired? How can I be
that disgusted?

This is where you come in.  Your legacy if you will.  The legacy that
Dorothy Fuldheim, Herb Score and countless Cleveland natives, living and
dead enjoy.
Your legacy to me could be one that restores Clevelands belief in itself.  I
will be honest…I read the Medical Mart piece in Sunday’s paper and I
thought that’s it.  No more.  I can take Cleveland NO MORE.  But it was your
peice I’ve been watching this week that again restores what little hope I
have left.

SO Ted I challenge you to call out the Plain Dealer on the constant negative
reporting they do on this town.  Call out Carl Monday who is now telling me
the Euclid Corridor will fall apart in a matter of years.  Call out Peter
Lawson Jones who has bumped the vote on Convention Center back to Januray.
FOR WHAT!? WHY?  WE CAN”T WAIT ANY MORE!!!
People are leaving Ted…and I am now looking at my options.  Charlotte.
Nashville.  Raleigh.  Name another city that is up and coming and I have
looked moving there.

Promise me Ted, you will not worry about your career, if gov’t officials
will be mad at you, if your station says they don’t want to report that type
of news…PUSH BACK Ted, for every young professional that is leaving…and
I can name 4 right now off the top of my head.  And one is simply leaving
for Columbus.  Columbus Ted.   Push back in an urgent sense to let
Clevelanders know that YOU are doing what you can to give us the good news
we deserve.  That you are putting an END to what we have tolerated for so
long.  Tell them you are the Santa of positivity if you will.  The cop who’s
beat is restoring this town’s faith NO MATTER WHO YOU OFFEND.  You are the
only one I’ve seen spreading the good word Ted. Leading the charge!

And it can be your legacy.  What you leave behind when we need it most.
Don’t worry about the politics involved or who’s toe’s you step on.  Promise
me Ted you will rally the troops to make this happen.

And I pray you can do it before I choose my future city and take my entire
family there with me.

Good Luck…and Great Job!

Sincerely,
A tired, but hopeful Clevelander.

Terri

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Thanks for all of you emails….write me at henry@newsnet5.com

Ted


Looking At Us From A Different View….
November 19, 2008

november20200820016Hi Reader,

See where I work?  That’s WEWS in the photo taken from Chopper 5 last week.  Think we have enough dishes on our roof?

Today I want to catch you up with some of the emails I receive from you on a daily basis.  Let’s begin with Bill’s letter from North Canton.  He does not care for the way we conduct some of our polls. Read:

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(Hey!)
In your poll of 11/18 you polled your listeners on their favorit early morning radio show.
You completely left off Satellite Radio.  I have one attached to my home stereo, and that is the only radio worth listening to.  I also have a portable one for when I take my daily walk
and I have one in my car.
Bill Bailey
North Canton,  OH
billyb433@neo.rr.com
(( Great point, Bill.  We’ll keep this in mind.  Tommy Livingston, a photographer friend of mine here at TV5 subscribes to Satellite Radio and all day everyday he just listens to one channel, the one that plays wall-to-wall Frank Sinatra.  I like Sinatra, but that would drive me nuts.  Ted)))
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(Here’s something that really ticked off, Matt)

Ted:
As I am watching Jeopardy, I have to put up with the “sensational crawls” about Oprah Winfrey. Can channel 5 just give us a break from the sensationalism just for half an hour???? Also I can get the lottery numbers from the newspaper. I find this practice extremely distracting.
Thank God Public Braodcasting does not subscribe to this B.S.
Matt Schafer
(( Thanks Matt.  People still read the newspaper?  Wow, that’s a new one.  Good point, I appreciate your letter. Ted )))
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( Oh yeah, here’s more on that pregnant man from Tina of Parma)

Mr. Henry,
I watched news 5 continuously, but I am truly upset that people still refer to that person as a pregnant man.  He is not a man…he is a woman that portrays herself as a man.  In all reality, no man can get pregnant…

I find this offensive to me as a woman and degrading that the news will continue to call this person the “pregnant man”….it is a woman.  Why not just say a pregnant woman with a beard….

Plus, why even make this news…

Sincerely,

Tina Yurek
Parma Ohio

(( OK, OK, he’s a woman.  This story has generated a lot of flack.  It really hit a nerve.  Thanks Tina, Ted))

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((( Oops!  Sorry Jacob, I was a little late in getting around to your email….but here it is, hopefully better late than never.  ))

(Ted)

Would you please consider doing a feature story on this remarkable achievement for this local area band. I have included all the necessary information below. Thank you so much for your consideration.

The Crestwood “Scarlet Guard” Marching Band will travel next Thursday November 13, 2008 to participate in the Bands of America Grand National Championships. This is recognized as the premier marching band event in the nation. Annual spectators exceed over 50,000 annually to attend this highly competitive event. Ninety bands from across America will participate, including some of the finest, most progressive band programs in the activity today. The field competition features 90 bands in Preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday, with 30 bands advancing to Semi-Finals during the day on Saturday. Twelve bands advance to Finals on Saturday evening.

This is the highest level of accomplishment for a marching band to achieve and be afforded the opportunity to participate in. Crestwood is the first marching band ever selected from Portage County , Ohio to perform at the Bands of America Grand National Championship. The band is only one of 25 bands to represent the state of Ohio . The Crestwood Local Schools and community are very proud of their national recognized band program. This performance will end a season of great accomplishments with many awards of recognition. This year marked the second consecutive year the band earned a “ Superior ” rating at the state marching band finals. This places them in the 10% of band programs in the state. The Scarlet Guard competition show is title “The Champion” and goes through moments that an athlete does to become a champion and win a sporting event. These kids truly exemplify the hard work, pride, and dedication that it takes to perform at this level.

Jacob Adkins

(( Jacob, sounds like a great, great great band.  Thanks for the letter.  Ted)))

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email me anytime about anything at henry@newsnet5.com

Thanks,

Ted

Medical Mart – Convention Center Update
November 17, 2008

lmnconvointeriorHi Reader,

If you missed any of my reports on, Redefining Cleveland, you can see them in an upcoming Newschannel 5 prime time special.  We are working on putting this program together right now and the air date will be announced shortly.

The rendering above is what the proposed new Cleveland Convention Center could look like.  Funding is in place for the new Medical Mart and Convention Center, and all that’s remaining is to finalize which site will be used, the riverfront or the Mall area.  That decision should be made soon.

Send me your questions and comments to henry@newsnet5.com.

Thanks,

Ted

Medical Mart! Watch Complete News Series HERE! (8 Parts)
November 14, 2008

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Hi Reader,

As of this hour, the most likely location for Cleveland’s new Medical Mart with be the old Higbee building, located on the lower left side of the giant Terminal Tower complex (above).  This old downtown landmark tower and adjoining buildings could be brought back to new life with the new Medical Mart project. (More, after the video links below)

((( WATCH VIDEO REPORTS AIRED ON TV5 )))

To see all 8 video news reports we’ve run this week just click on the video links below:

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***    To watch MONDAY’S PREVIEW STORY (11/10/08) of our news series, Redefining Cleveland on Cleveland’s Medical Industry that ran in our 5 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17947570/index.html

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***   To watch MONDAY’S PART 1  (11/10/08)  of our series, Redefining Cleveland that ran Monday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950918/index.html

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***  To watch TUESDAY’S PART 2 (11/11/08) of our series,  Redefining Cleveland that ran Tuesday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17956660/index.html

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***   To watch WEDNESDAY’S PART 3 (11/12/08) of our series, Redefining Cleveland that ran Wednesday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17966126/index.html

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***   To watch THURSDAY’S PART 4 (11/13/08) of our series, Redefining Cleveland that ran Thursday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17974229/index.html

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***    To watch FRIDAY’S PART 5 (11/14/08) of our series, Redefining Cleveland  that ran Friday night  in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17999788/index.html

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***    To watch the entire 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic on the subject of the Redefining Cleveland, just click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17949051/index.html

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***   To watch our Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 6 PM news story on the New York City effort to create a Medical Mart type building before Cleveland’s is completed, click below. This story, reported by Curtis Jackson deals with reaction to the Plain Dealer story from Nov. 9, 2008 that suggested Cleveland might lose out on its bid to have the first Medical Mart in the US.  Bottom line to this story:  The New York plan, enterprising that it is, has not secured financing for this project whereas the Cleveland project is already brining in $42 million annually to pay for the Cleveland project.  To watch this story, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950043/index.html

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Note:

On a personal note, my special thanks to everyone at Newschannel 5 who had a hand with this multi part project.  As usual, their work is outstanding.  In particular a debt of gratitude goes to, Dennis Cassidy, one of the many gifted video editors I work with.  The long hours and tireless effort he put into these reports, plus his gift for artistic video expression turned what could have been a mundane report about “public buildings”, into a far more interesting story.

Send me your comments, questions or criticisms to me at henry@newsnet5.com

Ted

REDEFINING CLEVELAND…where to put the Medical Mart & New Convention Center
November 12, 2008

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Hello Reader,

The rendering above shows were the planned New Cleveland Convention Center might be built.  It will all be part of the new Cleveland Medical Mart coming to town.  But before I go too far here, let me remind you that all of my segments from my six part TV series called, Redefining Cleveland can be viewed by just clicking on the video links below.  I’ll post there here now and then resume with the story below the links.

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***    To watch MONDAY’S PREVIEW STORY (11/10/08) of our news series, Redefining Cleveland on Cleveland’s Medical Industry that ran in our 5 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17947570/index.html

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***   To watch MONDAY’S PART 1  (11/10/08)  of our series, Redefining Cleveland that ran Monday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950918/index.html

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***  To watch TUESDAY’S PART 2 (11/11/08) of our series,  Redefining Cleveland that ran Tuesday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17956660/index.html

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***   To watch WEDNESDAY’S PART 3 (11/12/08) of our series, Redefining Cleveland that ran Wednesday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17966126/index.html

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***    To watch the entire 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic on the subject of the Redefining Cleveland, just click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17949051/index.html

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***   To watch our Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 6 PM news story on the New York City effort to create a Medical Mart type building before Cleveland’s is completed, click below. This story, reported by Curtis Jackson deals with reaction to the Plain Dealer story from Nov. 9, 2008 that suggested Cleveland might lose out on its bid to have the first Medical Mart in the US.  Bottom line to this story:  The New York plan, enterprising that it is, has not secured financing for this project whereas the Cleveland project is already brining in $42 million annually to pay for the Cleveland project.  To watch this story, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950043/index.html

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((( THE VERY LATEST ON THE NEW MEDICAL MART AND CONVENTION CENTER )))

The rendering above has not been approved yet.  The final decision can only be made to build Cleveland’s new Convention Center on this site when the Medical Mart people purchase the property from Forest City, the people who own that sliver of land along the Cuyahoga River.

If the two sides cannot get together the Medical Mart AND new Convention Center will likely be built on the site of the present Convention Center a few blocks north.

Builders of the World Product Center, the New York City group that wants to build a similar project that would be very much like Cleveland’s new Medical Mart, are stalled right now.  They have wonderful plans for a 60 story building…BUT….they have no financing.  And since Cleveland’s financing is already assured ($115,000 is being collected every day by the new county sales tax hike, which brings in $42-million a year for 20 years) the new Medical Mart project here will begin to take off as soon as a location is nailed down.  That should be by January.

A new Cleveland Medical Mart and a new Convention Center could be opened within 2 to 3 years here.

Questions or comments? Send them to me at henry@newsnet5.com.

Thanks,

Ted

The Industry of Medicine, Cleveland’s Future!
November 11, 2008

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Hello Reader,

I hope you’re following along with our week long reports on, Redefining Cleveland, my look at Cleveland’s transformation from being a smoke stack town to becoming a city of medical care, treatment, innovation, research and commerce.

If you’ve missed any of the stories just scroll down a little and click on the links that will play all the stories in order for you.

( CLEVELAND’S PAST AND FUTURE )

Unless you’re older than me, these are the worst times Cleveland has ever gone through. The city is clearly being redefined.  The Cleveland Clinic (pictured above) employs 35,000 people making it the second largest employer in Ohio.  Combined with University Hospitals, Metro General and Greater Cleveland’s other hospitals, the medical industry in this area provides jobs for well over a hundred thousand people. The Cleveland Clinic alone pumps 9 BILLION DOLLARS into the economy of Northern Ohio each year.

Regarding the throbbing steel mills, automobile factories and jobs from Fortune 500 companies once headquartered here, you might say we’ve lost our past, but we have our future. That future is medicine.

( THE CLEVELAND MEDICAL MART )

In the minds of many, enhancing Cleveland’s image as a medical center for decades to come will be the new Cleveland Medical Mart.  I’ll talk more about that important part of this story on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

Questions or comments? Email them to me at henry@newsnet5.com

Thanks,

Ted

(Below is post from previous days and video links to all news reports on Newschannel 5)

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The medical industry and a Medical Mart are major players in Cleveland’s financial future.  If you miss the stories on air, you can see them all here by clicking on the individual video web links below.  You can also view my 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the top man at the Cleveland Clinic and the person whose idea it was to establish the Medical Mart here in cleveland.

***    To watch the entire 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, just click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17949051/index.html

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***    To watch MONDAY’S PREVIEW STORY (11/10/08) to our series on the Cleveland’s Medical Industry that ran in our 5 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17947570/index.html

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***   To watch MONDAY’S PART 1  (11/10/08)  of our series that ran Monday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950918/index.html

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***  To watch TUESDAY’ PART 2 (11/11/08) of our series that ran Tuesday night in our 6 o’clock news, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17956660/index.html

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***   To watch our Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 6 PM news story on the New York City effort to create a Medical Mart type building before Cleveland’s is complted, click below. This story, reported by Curtis Jackson deals with reaction to the Plain Dealer story from Nov. 9, 2008 that suggested Cleveland might lose out on its bid to have the first Medical Mart in the US.  Bottom line to this story:  The New York plan, enterprising that it is, has not secured financing for this project whereas the Cleveland project is already brining in $42 million annually to pay for the Cleveland project.  To watch this story, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950043/index.html

Also posted here will be all of the remaining stories we’re airing this week on, REDEFINING CLEVELAND.

Your comments on this series, on this project?  Or your suggestions or question?  Email them to me at henry@newsnet5.comWatch

Ted

Bringing The World of Medicine…TO CLEVELAND!
November 10, 2008

 

 

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Hi Reader

All this week I am reporting on, REDEFINING CLEVELAND, growing our city from a smokestack economy, to an industry of medicine.   My six reports concern Cleveland’s ever expanding medical industry, the role of The Cleveland Clinic in the economy of Northern Ohio and the eventual impact on this region of the new Cleveland Medical Mart.

The medical industry and a Medical Mart are major players in Cleveland’s financial future.  If you miss the stories on air, you can see them all here by clicking on the individual video web links below.  You can also view my 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the top man at the Cleveland Clinic and the person whose idea it was to establish the Medical Mart here in cleveland.

***    To watch the entire 30 minute interview with Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, just click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17949051/index.html

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***    To watch the Preview story to our series on the Cleveland’s Medical Industry, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17947570/index.html

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***   To watch Part 1 our story that ran Monday night at 6pm, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950918/index.html

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***   To watch our Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 6 PM news story on the New York City effort to create a Medical Mart type building before Cleveland’s is complted, click below. This story, reported by Curtis Jackson deals with reaction to the Plain Dealer story from Nov. 9, 2008 that suggested Cleveland might lose out on its bid to have the first Medical Mart in the US.  Bottom line to this story:  The New York plan, enterprising that it is, has not secured financing for this project whereas the Cleveland project is already brining in $42 million annually to pay for the Cleveland project.  To watch this story, click on the link below:

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/17950043/index.html

Also posted here will be all of the remaining stories we’re airing this week on, REDEFINING CLEVELAND.

Your comments on this series, on this project?  Or your suggestions or question?  Email them to me at henry@newsnet5.comWatch

Ted