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Time for more Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to the many great athletes who were in town last weekend competing in the Ironman competition. These athletes come with support groups and as they compete the benefits realized by Louisville's hotels, restaurants and other merchants were immeasurable. I won't even give a Dart to those who had the nerve to complain about having been inconvenienced by a few road closures.
Another Laurel goes to UPS and its Family Assistance Support Team for exhibiting extreme grace under pressure in dealing with the surviving families in the wake of the deadly crash of one of its planes earlier this month. From all indications – including a personal communication from one of the survivors that I was privileged to read -- UPS did all they could to lessen the pain of those personally involved.
And finally, a Dart goes to attorney Aubrey Williams for having the audacity to describe the Metro Council members who voted not to remove Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin from office as the "Principled Seven." As far as I can see, the only principle guiding these seven was a belief in gaining political capital through back room deals, and their cynicism in choosing cronyism over justice was just breathtaking.
But those are just my thoughts. Who else do you think deserves a Dart or Laurel – and why?