Articles by: Jason Sandford

Bulldog has another suggestion: work

Bulldog has another suggestion: work

Bulldog gets gruff with weak reporting: WLOS had the news Monday night that Asheville’s Rashad McCants had signed his NBA contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but noted that “terms of the contract were not disclosed.” Oh, well, they didn’t send us a press release so we don’t know what to report. C’mon, guys, do a little work here. The NBA’s[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Petition: Bring Back Bettes

Petition: Bring Back Bettes

I am starting an official Bring Back Bettes petition. While Cuevas was getting his hair colored, Mikey was in the middle of the hurricane this past weekend kicking ass and looking cute. As you remember, Mike was the weather guy here in Ashvegas a few years ago. We want him back. So here is the official petition. Once I get[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 8 comments Asheville News
The Monday dailies

The Monday dailies

Mary and the bats Did you guys see that weird story yesterday that Mary Juddliquor did about the bathouse in Rutherford County? I didn’t quite get it. There’s a family living in a house full of bats, Mary tells us. The family has been bitten numerous times, family members tell Mary, pointing to dots on their fleshy, fishbelly white arms.[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
South Ashvegas diet

South Ashvegas diet

For goodness sake, somebody feed this child. Seriously, Holly, you need to be talking to Charu about what she’s been eating because you don’t look healthy. This screen capture also illustrates how WLOS reporters do their job. They stand around and do a lot of talking. The don’t do much fact checking or verifying or other study about their stories.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Big beer a bust?

Were you guys watching the machinations last week regarding beer brewers’ quest to get the General Assembly to change the law to remove the cap on the alcohol content of beer? Well, the “big beer” advocates, who apparently got a little lax, got sucker punched. Earlier in the week, much was made in the media of a Senate committee’s approval[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What you said… about the hairnado

What you said… about the hairnado

Seems that several of you had something to say about Mike Cuevas’ hair-color job. Check it out over on the “What you said” page. Post comments. Send me an e-mail. Send me a letter. Let’s keep the Ashvegas discussion going.

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Babe-a-star Gallactica

Babe-a-star Gallactica

We were just flipping around the channels Saturday night to chill after running around to Sylva and such in the afternoon when we came across Battlestar Gallactica on Channel 4/NBC. What a shock – it was entertaining and kicked ass, and if we knew there were so many babes on the show, we would have tuned in a long time[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Hurricane hunter

Hurricane hunter

Did you guys see Mike Bettis holding it down on the Weather Channel over the weekend as he reported on Hurricane Dennis? Mike did a good job. He didn’t get too crazy trying to stand out in the whipping wind, although the whole holding-down-the-hat thing was a bit overly dramatic on Saturday. For the most part, he just reported the[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Bele Chere is coming

Bele Chere is coming

Blues Traveler is signed up. The weather is hot and steamy. And you see these marks on the street denoting where vendors will be setting up? They all add up to one thing – Bele Chere will be here before we know it. We can’t wait. Drunken rednecks fighting in the street. Headaches from too many margaritas and ears ringing[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Taylor vs. Shuler?

Taylor vs. Shuler?

A couple of months ago, former Swain County High School footbal star Heath Shuler, who grew up to play ball at the University of Tennessee and then professionally, we noted that Shuler said he was considering a run against congressman-for-life U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor. Here’s an update, from Roll Call: Former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler (D) will decide in the[Read More…]

by July 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Where the magic happens

Where the magic happens

Here’s an exclusive, unique look behind the scenes at the local TV station. It’s a raw view of how the news is made here, folks. Turn away if you can’t take it. It’s sorta like watching them make hamburger – if you don’t want to know all the gory details, stop looking now. If you’re still with me, let’s break[Read More…]

by July 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The black hole over Nebraska

The black hole over Nebraska

Bulldog brings it with a question about the Cuevas hair. Several of you have mentioned the startling transition from partly cloudy on the Cuevas cabeza to dark as night. Here’s the hair from a week or so ago. ‘Dawg asks: What is it with Cuevas’ hair? All of a sudden it’s turned jet black and when he stands in front[Read More…]

by July 9, 2005 5 comments Asheville News
Scottie gets the job (maybe)

Scottie gets the job (maybe)

OK, if you didn’t see it last night, Darcel totally offered Scottie the anchor job. It was all done in code, but it was done right before our very eyes. Here’s what happened. Darcel made her offer. She wasn’t pleased about having to do it, but looking at the lack of much choice, she sucked it up and went ahead.[Read More…]

by July 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Going to the movies

Try this new feature. It’s a brief Quicktime movie, titled “Scottie gets a job.” Does it work for you? Scottie and Darcel

by July 9, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Giving a crap about the weather

Giving a crap about the weather

It really is all about the weather with you people. Check out what you’re saying over on the “What you said” page. Remember, you can post your comments at the bottom of each post, you can e-mail me by clicking the button at the left or you can send me snail mail at Ashvegas, PO Box 1656, Asheville, 28816.

by July 9, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Law and disorder #2

Law and disorder #2

Culled from the files of the Ashvegas Police Dept. Uncle Sam-antha shocked The following “exposure” report was filed on July 3. The name of the victim and the location of the incident were blacked out on the police report. All you could see was that the victim was a white female. “Victim was standing in front of business dressed as[Read More…]

by July 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Reporting on reporters and Le finds a fact

Reporting on reporters and Le finds a fact

Scottie taunts us We know Scottie-too-Hottie was taunting us during the 5:30 when he did his little Riverdance impression. First it was Jar-Jar, now it’s Riverdance. Scottie is quite the cut-up! Anyway, we know he was daring us to use our screen capture technology to post it here. Unfortunately, the technology let us down in this case. We’ll catch you[Read More…]

by July 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Law and disorder

Law and disorder

We’re starting a new feature here at Ashvegas – Law and Disorder – where we’ll mine the piles of Ashvegas police reports for the weird, the wacky, the whatever. We’re not trying to poke fun at other people’s misery, but c’mon, some of this shit is just ca-ray-zee. Read on, my pretties: Leicester boys are hungry On July 2, the[Read More…]

by July 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A sculpture walk to remember

A sculpture walk to remember

Dave over at the Avant Garden recently created the Bent Creek Sculpture Walk, a series of cool rock stacks that you’ll only see in Ashvegas. Now that Cindy has had her way with us, the stacks may be washed away. But you can still see it on the Avant Garden blog. I particularly like the stack above, dubbed “Meditations on[Read More…]

by July 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Le’s boogie nights

Le’s boogie nights

When we did the Kelly Monaco post below, we didn’t know John “Punnyman” Le was going to put the moves on, “hustle” out to the dance floor (his words, not mine) and do a little number Wednesday night at 11 on how ABC’s hit show “Dancing With the Stars” was encouraging local people to dance. This is the kind of[Read More…]

by July 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Who’s zoomin’ who?

Who’s zoomin’ who?

We think we know who the new WLOS anchor is gonna be. Can you guess? We’ll give you a hint. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Ain’t they cute! Feel the love, y’all. Feel the love.

by July 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What you said… about the weather

What you said… about the weather

It’s all about the weather. At least as far as what y’all are talking about. Check it out on the What you said page. Keep those posts and e-mails coming!

by July 7, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
We love Kelly Monaco

We love Kelly Monaco

Here’s why: Kelly just won “America’s Stupidest Dance Competition” or something like that. (Actually, it was “Dancing With the Stars,” and by stars, we mean J. Peterman or whatever his name is, Evander Holyfield and the Bachelorette.) We’d never heard of Kelly Monaco until we saw her, skimpily clad, skipping across a ballroom floor. Yes, the show sucked us in.[Read More…]

by July 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas ready to be flooded again?

Ashvegas ready to be flooded again?

Last year we saw something not seen in 100 years – massive flooding caused by three successive storms. Now here we go again. Tropical Storm Cindy, if you can still call it that, is going to bring more torrential downpours our way. The flood warnings are already up. I wonder what the Biltmore Village shop owners are doing tonight –[Read More…]

by July 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News