26 July 2007

Venues Hearing Continues; Vote Not Expected Until 11:00 PM

The Orange County Commission's public hearing on Orlando's potential new venues, one of which is an arena for the Orlando Magic, is still going on; it started at 2:00 this afternoon. Jeez.

Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel has been there all day and has been updating his Taking Names blog via Blackberry to give those on the outside an idea of what's going on. If you'd rather watch the snoozefest, you can do so by clicking this link.

Apparently, it's gotten pretty bad in there:

The TV guys seem to be fading. One cameraman's down. Reporters are scarce. There's probably legitimate fear about what they'll put on at 11.

And a bit earlier:
Ok, here's the scene now. People are getting bored. So people are blackberrying and treo-ing (is that a word?) all the time ... to other people in the same room.

Gotta love politics.

A shoutout to Black and Blue, who has spent a good portion of his day watching the streaming feed and posting his thoughts on the proceedings. Is it dedication or insanity? Both?

We'll know for sure on these venues later this evening. It'll be all over the papers tomorrow as well.

Finally, I apologize for the scarcity of updates lately. There hasn't been much to write about; at this point, the Magic could sign Michael Olowokandi and I'd write 2000 words on the subject. It's that bad. Add to the mix a busy work week and some behind-the-scenes stuff and you've got a fairly stagnant blog. Apologies.

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