Thursday, August 11, 2005

August 2005 Press Club board minutes

Minutes of Aug. 10, 2005 Peninsula Press Club Board meeting

Board members present: Micki Carter, John Kane, Jon Mays, Ed Remitz Also Present: PPC Executive Director Darryl Compton, Member Peter Cleveland

Absent: Dave Price, Aimee Lewis, Jack Russell, Bill Workman.

President Carter called the meeting to order at 6:20 p.m.

Compton presented the Treasurer's report, but no action was taken due to the lack of a quorum. There was minimal discussion of raising Compton's pay.

A motion to nominate Peter Cleveland to the board was made by John Kane and seconded by Ed Remitz. A vote will be conducted by e-mail because of the lack of quorum.

Carter announced the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame gave $600 to be held in trust until next year's PPC awards banquet so it could be given as a scholarship in memory of Merv Harris, late sports writer.

There was some discussion of communicating with SF Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann about his recent issues with the East Bay Press Club. Carter said she will send him an e-mail.

Tentative date for the annual PPC picnic was set for Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Belmont home of Micki Carter and Mike Venturino.

The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m.

Minutes submitted by secretary Jon Mays.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Watch what you say on sports-talk radio
David Pollack of the SJ Mercury News reports that the firing of KNBR's Larry Krueger has dominated the sports-talk airwaves. And both the station and the Giants went out of their way to say the team played no role in KNBR's decision. Krueger, program manager Bob Agnew and morning show producer Tony Rhein were dismissed late Tuesday night (Aug. 9). Earlier that day, Rhein put two comic sound bites over the air that station General Manager Tony Salvadore called an attempt to ridicule Giants Manager Felipe Alou. Krueger referred to "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly'' on Aug. 3.