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  • I'll Have What She's Having

    Posted by Lori Moore

    I want to look like Ann Romney when I'm 65.  It could happen.  I might develop a jawline somehow.  She looks 40.  Why?  

    I know people can say, "Oh...well she's RICH!  She's had work done."  Where?

    Ann, what's your secret? TELLLLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  • Vicksburg Rowdy

    Posted by Lori Moore

    All the funsters came out for one last summer blow-out in Vicksburg Friday night. I asked the folks (Bob & Linda VanderStraaten and Ruth & Bill Dorrance) parked in front of Ruthie's Paint and Yarn if they were going to get rowdy when The Jag Band started playing.

    I was informed, "This IS Vicksburg rowdy." HAAAAAAAA!!!!!

  • Congratulations, Fetzer Center!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    See this rose?  You can eat it!  And I DID!  Congratulations to chef Kenneth Taylor of The Fetzer Center for winning the Christos Cup at last night's fundraiser for The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.



  • Oh, My Akin Back

    Posted by Lori Moore


    We're becoming rather inured to stupid comments in politics since they come so regularly (Joe Biden last week?).

    Usually these things cause the rolling heavenward of the eyes or a harumph or a hearty "give me a break".

    Today, though, the world was GOBSMACKED by the stupidity of Missouri state representative and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin who was asked in a television interview to address his "no exeptions" policy when it comes to abortion. 

    He tried to make in a non-issue with the brilliant statement, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

    So if a woman becomes pregnant after being raped her little magic antibodies didn't engage because she was asking for it?

    I can't believe anyone so completely stupid is in any position of power (and seeking MORE).  It is reallly, really depressing.


  • So Close and Yet So Far

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The first thing I heard this morning was that a single ticket SOLD IN MICHIGAN matched all the Powerball numbers for a prize of $337 million!

    DOH!  Lapeer, Michigan.

    Oh well, if it can't be me or one of my loved ones I guess a homie from Michigan is the next best thing.

    Congratulations mystery person!

  • Raising Dough

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The entire Kalamazoo community was hard hit when Sarkozy's Bakery burned down this winter.

    The people who have loved her ways with a loaf over the years, have come out in force to give Judy Sarkozy a big, group hug.  She told me on my show today that people are coming up to her on the street and giving her money.  A little child sent her $1 in the mail because she missed her oatmeal bread.

    It's going to take more than that to get going again.  That's why the creme de la creme of the Kalamazoo classical music community is teaming up for a fundraiser dubbed "Raising Dough: The Concert" September 8 at First Baptist Church.

    Get the line-up and ticket information at

    Judy is in negotiation for a new downtown locale.  She has done sooooooooo much for others.  It's her turn. Put this event on your calendar.

  • Enough Already!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Who started this whole screaming/grunting thing in tennis?  Yesterday at the USTA NATIONALS our hometown hero Paul Oosterban was busy dispatching his oponent while having to endure the dude on the court next to him screaming after every shot.

    Give me a break.

    There are no rules on the books now regarding this super obnoxious practice.  I say that Kalamazoo should lead the charge and make Stowe Stadium a NO SCREAMING ZONE.

  • Lori Verlander

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Warming up for first pitch @ Big League Softball World Series.

  • One Singular Sensation

    Posted by Lori Moore

    When I was in high school, I babysat for like 500 hours @ 50 cents an hour to save up money to go to New York. The trip cost $260 for airfare, hotel and tickets to 5 or 6 shows!!!!!  I remember the amount because it seemed so out of reach.

    The trip was worth all the toiling.  It was life altering.  From Portage to New York. Broadway. WOW.

    The first night we got there we saw "Chicago" with the original cast.  Then we stood in Shubert Alley as all the stars poured into "The Tony Awards".  That night, "A Chorus Line" won 9 Tony Awards.  Guess what show we got to see the next night?  Yep. It was ELECTRIC.

    I think I listened to that album 1,000 times.

    Marvin Hamlisch died today.  He won every award there is to win and did the scores for many movies and musicals.  But I'll remember him for "A Chorus Line" and for the most exciting night of my teenage life.


    Posted by Lori Moore

    We've all become accustomed to seeing this warning, usually in a movie review.  It means stop reading if you don't want to know what happens!

    We've seen it a lot over the past week with Olympic coverage.  Because of the time difference with London, NBC is showing events in primetime well after they've occurred.

    I just cracked up this weekend.  Saturday I was on YAHOO NEWS.  There was a picture, a bold headline: SHOCKING SETBACK IN BIG OLYMPIC RACE and a subtitle which said Favorite in Men's 400 meter runs out before he crosses the finish line...and then....and said "SPOILER ALERT" if you cared to click on the story.

    Um.  I think it was pretty spoiled at that point; as spoiled as that doggie bag you left in your hot car over the weekend.

  • In the Summertime

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Today I talked to pride of Tyler, Texas -- Bob Wood, the spokesmodel for the USTA NATIONALS.  We felt so sorry for him last year when Texas was mired in the 100's.  He said they've been following how hot WE'VE been this year.

    How hot?

    Days with highs of 85-89-----23

    Days with highs in the 90's-----24

    Days with highs of 100 or more-----5

    Hopefully, our weather won't be too inhospitable for the tennis and softball events this week.


    Posted by Lori Moore

    Undoubtedly, that is what the umpire will scream when I throw out the first pitch tonight at Vanderberg Field for the District 2 team game against Texas at 6:00.

    Have you ever been to the Big League Softball World Series?  It's a blast!  These athletes are unbelievable. And it's FREE!

    I hope to see you in the stands tonight.