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Published September 18, 2009
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NOT SO IMPORTANT: In Chicago, David Greising writes PRESIDENT OBAMA "should not go" to the IOC's October 2 vote determining the host city for the '16 Olympics. Obama in saying he likely will not attend to remain in the U.S. to focus on health care "offered up an excuse when he should have given a sound reason." What Obama "should have said is more direct: He has a country to run." Greising: "There is no earthly reason why a president of the United States should take time off from the world's most consequential agenda to pitch for the chance to host what is, at its core, a 17-day swim and track meet" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/18).
BEST WISHES: Texas Motor Speedway President EDDIE GOSSAGE disclosed Thursday that his cancer "is in remission." Gossage, who addressed the media Thursday, "never revealed what kind of cancer he has." Gossage: "I was hoping I could just miss a few weeks in the summer, come back to work, and nobody would know the difference." In Ft. Worth, Gil LeBreton notes Gossage "avoided the spotlight until Thursday's media event to promote the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup," and the only indications of his treatment were "his lack of a full beard ... and a black ballcap that covered his mostly hairless scalp" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/18).
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