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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

On House's agenda: Team Lachey!

Jon Craig reports from Columbus:

Team Lachey, the 20-member amateur choir that won television’s “Clash of the Choirs” on Dec. 20, is expected to be honored Wednesday on the floor of the Ohio House.

State Rep. Dale Mallory, a West End Democrat, will present about half the amateur ensemble’s members a resolution. Also nicknamed “Team Cincinnati,’’ the choir won $250,000 for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center during a live four-night NBC television contest.

Chuck Merk, a Lakota West High School math teacher who sings with the choir, said about 10 choir members also have been invited to a private reception with Gov. Ted Strickland.

“He wants to meet us and honor us,’’ Merk said today.

College Hill native Nick Lachey, the choir’s director, is unable to attend Wednesday’s ceremonies.

“We appreciate good deeds,’’ said Cynthia Ellis, Mallory’s legislative aide. “They’ve done so much for Cincinnati. I’m tickled pink.’’

Team Lachey has performed locally several times since their nationally-televised victory including at the Reds’ season opener March 30. The choir sang “Amazing Grace” to mark the passing of Joe Nuxhall and fellow revered Reds Bob Purkey, Bob Howsam and Chief Bender this past offseason.

During the December finale in New York, the ensemble sang “Sing A Song” by Earth, Wind & Fire, and the 1967 Louis Armstrong classic, “What A Wonderful World.” Choirs from Philadelphia, Houston, Oklahoma City and New Haven, Conn., also competed.


at 3:35 PM, April 22, 2008 Anonymous Boyband said...

Justin Jeffre, The Forgotten Sideman, is so jealous that he can't stand it!

at 9:30 AM, April 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Enquirer's interpid statehouse reporter John Craig will splash the fact that everyone in Marc Dann's office has been cleared of wrongdoing with the same breathless intensity they covered the now-totally-discredited right-wing smears. The news media in Ohio should personally apologize to the Attorney General, his wife, his staff, and his children.

Also, the Ohio (Criminal Racket Formerly Known As The) Republican Party should reimburse the Dann family and the State for all the attorney fees and other expenses caused by their witch-hunt. The best part is there is no Starr Report for the Gang Of Perverts to get off on reading.

Next, the news media in this town and this nation needs to stop being the Gang Of Perverts' mouthpiece. With Chimpy McHitler oficially the most despised "President" in history, perhaps the news media would have more readers if they didn't mindlessly repeat whatever the Liar In Chief's paid hacks tell them to write.

at 1:44 PM, April 27, 2008 Anonymous CincyMatusak said...

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