Driving Directions:From I-35--West on 2222 less than 2 miles. You'll see a large HEB grocery
supermarket just past the light at Burnet Road. South of the HEB and Blockbuster in the same shopping center.
Turn left on Burnet, then almost immediately right into the shopping center.
From Mopac (Hwy. 1). East on 2222, less than 2 miles, after Shoal Creek Blvd, after the Church of Good Tidings, right after St. John's United Methodist Church. Turn right at the next light which is Burnet Road. Make an immediate right into the shopping center with the HEB.
Secondary roads: North on Burnet, past 45th and 51st street, after Karavel shoes and Amy's Ice Creams. Turn right after the Singular cellular store into the shopping center with the HEB.
South on Burnet: Look for the middle school track, and Lamar Middle School. It will be on your right. Go through the intersection of 2222, then turn right immediately into the shopping center with the HEB.
Bus: #3 on Burnet Road.
How Chicago Was this Election?
I go back a long ways with Chicago politics. Years ago, before the first Mayor Daley, my late mother was a Republican election judge in HydePark/Woodlawn. I'll be glad to recount her story.
My biography of University of Chicago professor, and U. S. senator, Paul H. Douglas is on the University of Chicago www site. Google "Keohane" "Douglas" to find it.
We've had other Presidents from Illinois, Lincoln and Grant. We had one born in Illinois, Reagan. We've had other Chicagoans nominated for the presidency, Stephen A. Douglas and Adlai E. Stevenson. We've never before had a President from Chicago, or one so connected with the University of Chicago. Obama taught as a lecturer in the law school for 12 years, and was twice offerred tenure-track positions which he turned down. His daughters study(ied) at the University of Chicago Lab School. His wife grew up in Chicago where her father was a city worker and precinct captain.
Our alumni magazine, included a cover story entitled. "How Chicago is Barack Obama?" What a difference eight years and eight months makes. On March 21, 2000, Barack Obama was soundly defeated in a Democratic party primary for the House of Representatives. His losing margin was more than 2 to 1 to Cong. Bobby Rush.
So come to our next event and join other alumni in discussion.
Where: Hangtown Grill, 5800 Burnet Road, 420-9430
(in the sw corner shopping center at 2222 and Burnet, s. of the HEB)
When: 7:00pm Monday, November 24, 2008
(you can get there at 6pm or earlier, but don't expect me till 7pm)
What's particularly good: The tuna steak sandwich!
Kids: Sure. Actually kids under age 12 are 1/2 price on Monday nights
Reservations: Not required, but if you think you're coming, I'd like to give Hangtown a better estimate than the ballpark of 25 that I gave them.
For More Information:
John Keohane MBA '73 firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 371-3853
Yuval Weber MA '06 (214) 264-5451
Erich Fritz MPP '07 (512) 762-4471
Ranjan Ojha 913-709-1026 MBA'10 (expected)
7:00 PM-7:00 PM: Discussion, politics etc. with lots of Chicago expertise
MBA '73, President, University of Chicago Club of Austin