I didn’t get around to mentioning a few things this week past, and I wanted to be sure to squeeze them in before Ken Goldstein of the Week Week kicks in.

First, Chris points out that the FBI has confirmed to the H-T that they are performing aerial surveillance over my hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.

As for what surveillance can be done from the air, Davis said with image-stabilizing binoculars, FBI agents in a small plane can track a person on the ground. They also sometimes can follow their vehicular movements better than a car can, as well as keep businesses they might frequent under surveillance.

As an example of businesses that could be under surveillance, the two [agency sources] cited ones open late at night from which somebody can send faxes or e-mails.

Scott also noted this, as did Gulcher records honcho Bob Gulcher in an email to me. Bob saw it on a wire source, and I saw it in the P-I this morning.

Second, I’m working on a piece about the Reel Cinerama Film Festival and had the pleasure of sepnding part of Thursday afternoon at the Cinerama theater here in Seattle, part of it in the company of the Vulcan, Inc project manager who ran the theater’s restoration project in 1999. Last night we went to the opening, a screening of 1962’s How the West Was Won, and it was plenty neat.

Third, (my Cinescape visitors will know this already) I am off the case as the online news editor at Cinescape, although I will be continuing to contribute to the magazine for print and possible online features.

Fourth, I will be assembling a week’s roundup on Columbia, but won’t post it until after Ken Goldstein of the Week Week is over.

Fifth, Mr. Rogers, R. I. P. You are missed, neighbor.