As scabrous as it is scoop-minded, Michael Zinna's website focuses on the alleged public and private follies of the powers that be in Jefferson County, including the county commissioners and the county attorney. Unlike many oddball crusader sites, this one's fun to read -- so fun that Zinna's recently been investigated by the feds, who were concerned about the online mushroom cloud that recently showed up over Jeffco's Taj Mahal. Many of Zinna's tips are anonymous, but he's also relentless in his open-records requests, and his broadsides are delivered with plenty of bile, hyperbole and old-fashioned outrage. "We're funny, we're crass, and at times we're even insulting," the site proclaims. (The "we" is Zinna and his German shepherd, Fonzi.) "Above all else, we tell it like it is." And in Jefferson County, that can be pretty refreshing.
As scabrous as it is scoop-minded, Michael Zinna's website focuses on the alleged public and private follies of the powers that be in Jefferson County, including the county commissioners and the county attorney. Unlike many oddball crusader sites, this one's fun to read -- so fun that Zinna's recently been investigated by the feds, who were concerned about the online mushroom cloud that recently showed up over Jeffco's Taj Mahal. Many of Zinna's tips are anonymous, but he's also relentless in his open-records requests, and his broadsides are delivered with plenty of bile, hyperbole and old-fashioned outrage. "We're funny, we're crass, and at times we're even insulting," the site proclaims. (The "we" is Zinna and his German shepherd, Fonzi.) "Above all else, we tell it like it is." And in Jefferson County, that can be pretty refreshing.


When veteran weather forecaster Ed Greene (not to be confused with Tom Green, or Larry Green) was younger, his dark helmet of tresses seemed utterly inorganic, as if it had been fired in a kiln just before airtime. His mane hasn't decreased in size over the years; it remains thick and robust, with a pronounced puffiness that suggests serial relationships with assorted blow dryers. But now that Greene's got some snow on his roof, he looks ever so much more distinguished and trustworthy. Going gray has saved the day.
When veteran weather forecaster Ed Greene (not to be confused with Tom Green, or Larry Green) was younger, his dark helmet of tresses seemed utterly inorganic, as if it had been fired in a kiln just before airtime. His mane hasn't decreased in size over the years; it remains thick and robust, with a pronounced puffiness that suggests serial relationships with assorted blow dryers. But now that Greene's got some snow on his roof, he looks ever so much more distinguished and trustworthy. Going gray has saved the day.
The theory that blondes enjoy life more than those with hue-impaired mops holds true when it comes to Angie Austin, who handles both weather duties and entertainment news at her station. She seems perpetually on the verge of bursting into raucous guffaws -- and her zingy coiffure, complete with a That Girl-esque flip that curves at her shoulders just like the corners of her smile, perfectly reflects her exuberance. It's a 'do that says, "The news may be filled with death and destruction, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun!"
The theory that blondes enjoy life more than those with hue-impaired mops holds true when it comes to Angie Austin, who handles both weather duties and entertainment news at her station. She seems perpetually on the verge of bursting into raucous guffaws -- and her zingy coiffure, complete with a That Girl-esque flip that curves at her shoulders just like the corners of her smile, perfectly reflects her exuberance. It's a 'do that says, "The news may be filled with death and destruction, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun!"


Best Hair on a Departing TV Personality

Phil Keating

Best hair? Make that best everything. For a decade, Phil Keating was the arousing, carousing, good-time party boy of the Denver news community, and he filled this position with the poise of an Armani model. Now that he's moved from Channel 31, a Fox affiliate, to a Dallas-based gig as a Fox News network correspondent, the local tube is notably less swank. But like the trail of pricey cologne Keating would often leave in his wake, his influence lingers.

Best Hair on a Departing TV Personality

Phil Keating

Best hair? Make that best everything. For a decade, Phil Keating was the arousing, carousing, good-time party boy of the Denver news community, and he filled this position with the poise of an Armani model. Now that he's moved from Channel 31, a Fox affiliate, to a Dallas-based gig as a Fox News network correspondent, the local tube is notably less swank. But like the trail of pricey cologne Keating would often leave in his wake, his influence lingers.


In entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery's online biography, accessible at www.9news.com, he trumpets the "dubious distinction" of having served as Pauly Shore's body double in the widely disparaged 1989 movie Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge. Any flick that features Morgan Fairchild as a mayor can't be all bad, but Phantom comes close -- so give Montgomery credit for boldly declaring his association with this cinematic calamity. Because contributing to shlock rocks!


In entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery's online biography, accessible at www.9news.com, he trumpets the "dubious distinction" of having served as Pauly Shore's body double in the widely disparaged 1989 movie Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge. Any flick that features Morgan Fairchild as a mayor can't be all bad, but Phantom comes close -- so give Montgomery credit for boldly declaring his association with this cinematic calamity. Because contributing to shlock rocks!

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