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Harry Baals building unlikely
The Journal Gazette ^ | 2/9/11 | Benjamin Lanka

Posted on 02/09/2011 10:30:39 AM PST by Carling

FORT WAYNE – Despite garnering far more support in an online poll than the thicket of other suggestions, residents shouldn't expect Fort Wayne's new government center to be named after one of the city's longest tenured mayors.

Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said naming 200 E. Berry St. the Harry Baals Government Center was "probably not" going to happen.

"We love Fort Wayne, too," she said. "We're not going to make any decisions that look bad."

The name has received 882 votes on the city's website, www.feedbackfortwayne.org as of Monday afternoon – more than triple that of its nearest competitor: Eugene Johnson Memorial Center.

Johnson was the properties manager for the Allen County Public Library while it occupied the building. The city's online poll allows anyone to submit names for the building and then vote on the suggestions.

Baals – pronounced "balls" by the then-mayor...

(Excerpt) Read more at journalgazette.net ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; harrybaals; napl
Ha!
1 posted on 02/09/2011 10:30:40 AM PST by Carling
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To: Carling
Keep an eye on it.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 10:34:12 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Carling

Contestant for “Headline of the Year!”


3 posted on 02/09/2011 10:36:16 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: Carling

Harry Baals building unlikely

Despite garnering far more support in an online poll than the thicket of other suggestions, residents shouldn’t expect Fort Wayne’s new government center to be named after one of the city’s longest tenured mayors.


I hear it was a long, hard campaign.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 10:36:23 AM PST by Grunthor (Enemy of the state)
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To: Carling

Baals and Johnson. Anything else?

You and Your Johnson commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxVH5sKUlPg


5 posted on 02/09/2011 10:37:24 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Carling

Wasn’t this posted earlier today?


6 posted on 02/09/2011 10:37:57 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Carling; All

http://tinyurl.com/5tqvuzt


7 posted on 02/09/2011 10:39:14 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: Carling

Scratch Harry Baals?..............


8 posted on 02/09/2011 10:40:26 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Nah, can’t hold a candle to:

Jodie Foster’s Beaver Pushed Back

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2670909/posts


9 posted on 02/09/2011 10:42:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Carling

His brother, Claude, declined an opportunity to comment.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 10:42:43 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: WayneS

I searched the title. It didn’t come up. If it’s a repeat, my apologies, but I didn’t see the original.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 10:46:20 AM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling

This is attention-whore stuff. One wonders, was the man’s legal first name ‘Harry’ or was that a nick for Harold? One figures Harold Baals wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow, but then that would have required a few Fort Wayne folk to have spoken the name out loud once, thought for a moment and then come up with the alternative.


12 posted on 02/09/2011 10:47:52 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Carling

First the Jodie Foster Beaver headline, now this.

Can we make it a three-fer today ?


13 posted on 02/09/2011 10:49:11 AM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: Carling
They should make all the contenders happy and name the building "Baals and All".

Leni

14 posted on 02/09/2011 10:51:47 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: PLMerite
Can we make it a three-fer today ?

You are greedy.

Not that that is a bad thing.

15 posted on 02/09/2011 10:52:04 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: PLMerite
Scratch 'Harry Baals' off list of names for government center

Fort Wayne, Ind., officials against putting former mayor's giggle-inducing name on building

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41480994/ns/us_news-weird_news/?gt1=43001

16 posted on 02/09/2011 10:52:48 AM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling

The headline might have been different.

In any case, my post to the original thread was:

“Why don’t they compromise and call it the “Harry Baals and Eug. Johnson Memorial Building”.


17 posted on 02/09/2011 10:55:22 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Carling

I had a science teacher in 6th grade whose name was “Harry Bottoms”. I doubt there will ever be a building named after him, either......


18 posted on 02/09/2011 11:09:14 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Carling

Unfortunate name. Junior high must have been a bummer.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 11:36:53 AM PST by lurk
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To: Carling

Harry Baals?

bet he drinks Dickens Cider while sitting on his Sofa King.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 11:39:22 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: WayneS

Who cares if it was posted earlier. Just saw it this time and I’m laughing my **lls off.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 11:52:43 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Carling

The University of Georgia has a building called, and I am not making this up, The Butts-Mehre Center”


22 posted on 02/09/2011 11:52:43 AM PST by Buckhead
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To: wardaddy

I hear that the Mike Hunt OB/GYN Center is on the fast track, though.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 12:05:35 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling

Sounds like a mobsters name, like Joey Eyes or Billy Bats. Just think, Harry “Balls” Corleone


24 posted on 02/09/2011 12:26:52 PM PST by gusty
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To: Carling

Maybe they could name the building with synonyms, like “the hirsute hoedowns building”, or “the furry orbs building”.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 12:49:42 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Slings and Arrows

*Harry Baals Ping*


26 posted on 02/09/2011 1:47:35 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: ApplegateRanch; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
2nd thread, because you can't have too much Harry Baals.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 2:06:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Carling
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41480994/ns/us_news-weird_news/?gt1=43001 ... There! .................... FRegards
28 posted on 02/09/2011 2:16:42 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The name has received 882 votes on the city's website, www.feedbackfortwayne.org as of Monday afternoon – more than triple that of its nearest competitor: Eugene Johnson Memorial Center.

Eugene Johnson's nickname is "Yank."

29 posted on 02/09/2011 2:17:10 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

I thought it was “Eug.”


30 posted on 02/09/2011 3:29:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Thermalseeker

There is a man in Santa FE NM named Peter Handler. He owns a liquor store and has his name in 2 foot high letters. I always thought it was a joke name until I saw his picture in the paper with his name under it.


31 posted on 02/09/2011 3:47:57 PM PST by Ditter
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