Thursday, March 12, 2009

West Update

Last month, the U.S. unemployment rate hit 8.1%. It's a ticker-tape parade of pink slips: 1700 at National Semiconductor; 323 American Airlines flight attendants; Big Bird and Elmo; 1600 jobs throughout McClatchy, publisher of 30 daily newspapers including the Star-Telegram. But, apparently, the Star-Telegram will be keeping its turf writer.

This morning I received an email from Gary West,
Well, apparently we still live in the age of miracles. Frankly, I was sure I was going to be part of the reduction, but I just got off the phone with [my editor] and she tells me I still have a job. I'm shocked, but, of course, very pleased.

And others are very pleased: Lone Star Park, TexasHORSE, various horsemen, the teeming millions who read his columns, etc.

So, at this writing, I can continue to enjoy his horse racing columns of lumpen management, flapdoodle, intriguing races, remarkable horses, and colorful characters.


Handride said...

you're an honest to goodness reporter, up is down, down is up, cats and dogs!!!

Donna Keen said...

All I can say is....


bob wisener said...

Gary, I am overjoyed for you and those of us who value your insights into a sport we love. Hope to see you in a press box soon!

Aussie Racing Pro said...

Great stuff. I'm a long time reader, and really happy.

Never in doubt really... :)