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Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Randy Jackson Day!

Today is Randy Jackson Day in the City of Cincinnati, declared by Mayor Mark Mallory.

Councilman Jeff Berding presented the proclamation this morning in a brief ceremony in the lobby of City Hall. Jackson, an American Idol judge, was in town to promote awareness of diabetes and heart disease. Berding's grandfather died of complications from diabetes and other family members currently have the disease.

"And," the councilman said, "I have a 9-year-old daughter who's a huge fan of American Idol."

Allie wanted to meet Jackson, but Berding decided she should go to school instead. Jackson agreed that was a wise decision. Allie did urge her dad to greet Jackson by calling him "Dog," which Jackson says all the time on the show.

Fox 19 anchor Sheila Gray's daughter asked to meet Jackson too, but was also told she had to go to school instead.


at 7:49 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful memory lost for the children!

at 6:25 AM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't suppose Berding has any legislative activity Jane can report upon, does he?

at 10:10 PM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy Jackson Day. And I thought City Council did nothing. How out of touch I must be.

at 11:58 PM, March 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 6:25

Do you read the same paper this blog is sponsored by? Berding's been leading some major items on Council's docket. Read sometime.

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