WBEZ | Super Mario Brothers http://www.wbez.org/tags/super-mario-brothers Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Calling all hairspray salespeople: Betty's back http://www.wbez.org/blog/calling-all-hairspray-salespeople-bettys-back <p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//hot-breakfast-b.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-15202" title="hot-breakfast-b" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//hot-breakfast-b.jpg" alt="" width="487" height="325" /></a> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <strong>Top story: </strong><a href="http://beachwoodreporter.com/" target="_blank">Beachwood Reporter goes on the offensive calling out the Burke family for conflicts</a>, seeing that Representative Dan Burke also gets paid to be a lobbyist (Steve got it from the <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/2048163,CST-NWS-watchdogs15.article" target="_blank">Sun-Times</a>). Seriously? You can be a lobbyist, acting in someone's interest while serving as a representative for people in a district? That has to end, right? <strong> </strong> <strong>B story: </strong>Guess who's back. <a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/betty-loren-maltese-arrives-at-chicago-halfway-house-monday.html" target="_blank">Betty's back</a>.<strong> </strong>On a day where media was focused on a deadly <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2049656,cicero-fire-cause-under-investigation-021510.article" target="_blank">fire in Cicero</a>, the town's former leader gets out of jail. On a side note, how long has Ray Hanania been spokesperson for Cicero? Can I sign up for that job? I heard it <a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/04/cicero-spokesman-dan-proft-steps-down.html" target="_blank">pays really well</a>. But back to Betty...I really hope she comes back to Cicero and takes over. Because when she reigned supreme,‚  the news was so fun. Wasn't it? So someone give her a job where she has to talk to the press every day. Ray, maybe Betty can assist? <strong><!--break--> </strong> <strong>C story:</strong> Using basic math, wouldn't<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/50-foot-gold-coast-wall-becomes-taggers-canvas.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChicagoBreakingNews+(Chicago+Breaking+News)" target="_blank">graffiti on a million-dollar home's wall make the graffiti more valuable</a>? <strong> </strong> <strong>Weather: </strong>I had no idea it snowed last night.<strong> </strong> <strong>Sports:</strong> We are deciding who the best <a href="/jkaufmann/2010/02/poll-who-was-the-best-non-hall-of-fame-chicago-sports-star/15097" target="_blank">non-hall of fame athletes are from Chicago history</a>. Our first battle was between Steve Kerr and Derrek Lee. Kerr won by a slight margin. Today? He faces Eddie Belfour. Boom, this is gonna be fun! Vote up your fave and show your work (comment on why). <strong>Kicker: </strong>If you are having children and you want to paint their room, why not just paint a <a href="http://gamedrunk.com/2010/02/mario-mural-in-my-kids-room/" target="_blank">mural of Super Mario 3</a>? <strong> </strong></p> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/calling-all-hairspray-salespeople-bettys-back