Usually I do a rant on Thursday but I just don’t have much to
gripe about so this will be a different post. It will involve
two stories from the FBI and two local topics. You may call
this post whatever revs your mill.
It has been a little over a year since hackers pulled off a big
high-tech heist of 2,100 ATMs which netted the crooks over $9
million in cash. If some computer hackers in their 20s can hack
into the system and steal this much money it makes me wonder if
there is a protected computer anywhere. For the FBI story on it
The FBI is looking for relatives of Civil Rights Victims after
a lengthy investigation. There are 36 victims that the agency
would like to locate relatives to update the family on the
status of the case and perhaps get more information. For this
story go here.
I was wondering about the free parking experiment going on in
our downtown. The cost is expected to be between $225,000 and
$275,000 and I’m told that there is sufficient monies in the
parking fund to cover the cost. I’m also told that the City
Council will revisit the topic before the next fiscal year.
A pilot program will probably be set up and as I expected a
summer trial may be needed to know the full impact.
The Blackhawk Hotel seems to be a hot topic of late. It
appears the contractors want a loan of almost $2 million. To
be honest I haven’t been following this so I don’t know any
particulars. If time permits I may look into it but I do have
some general thoughts. If the building is structurally sound
I have no problem with restoring it. I don’t know if a study
was done to see if the cost is going to worth the effort so
I’ll leave that up to those who do know.
That is a few of the things going on that I may or may not
know about. There is certainly a lot more going on than just
these few things. If you have something stuck in your craw
feel free to let us know.
Comments are always welcome.