Well, happy, merry, joyous day before we pretend the baby J was born. We here in the marbled halls of IM Central plan a quiet celebration copiously supplied with adult beverages, football and empty calories.
Traditions make the holidays, no?
And speaking of tradition, what say we peek in on the overlords and see if they've been naughty or nice.
Nearly two years after an anti-greyhound racing group first sought records relating to dog injuries at the racetrack in Nitro, the group says that the state Racing Commission has yet to honor its request."It's that daggone new copier we got," said Jon Amores is the new executive secretary of the racing commission. "Can't none of us figure out how to run the durn thing."
Grey2K USA which has helped spearhead investigations into racetracks across the nation, has consistently received copies of injury reports from the racetrack in Wheeling, as well as other documents relating to the track at Mardi Gras. "Yeah, Billy Bob he took them files down to that Kinkos place," Amores said."But he plum run outta dimes 'for he got done."
Amores said that the delay is partly due to significant staff turnover in the racing commission's Charleston offices. "You got any idea how long it takes to train people?" He asked. "Why it took me almost three weeks just to find the can."
The racing commission is actively working on fulfilling the group's records request. Last week, the Daily Mail filed its own request for injury reports for the past five years. Amores confirmed receipt of the Daily Mail's request and said the records are being compiled. "I just gave Billy Bob five bucks and sent him down to the Piggly Wiggly to get some dimes."
Piggly Wiggly? He talking about you Clover?
Clover is a little shy at times, but wriggles all over when greeting you. One of her nick names is Piggly Wiggly. She will sometimes give a little bark to get your attention. She is very sweet. Clover would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. She is good with other dogs and would also be good as an only dog. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.