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Obama's Sunday: Regents gym workout; hoops at U of Chicago Lab school gym; visit to mom-in-law South Shore home Pool reports

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Monday, President-elect Barack Obama unveils his economic team. On Sunday, he played hoops and worked out.

Sunday

Pool report 1

At 9 am POTUS elect Obama traveled in a black SUV to the gym at Regents Park
condos 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Drive. Potus elect was not visible to pool.
Weather in Chicago this morning is bright, sunny, and cold.

Jim Kimberly
Chicago Tribune

Pool report 2

At 10:20 POTUS-elect Obama left gym and returned home.

Pool report 3


At 2:45 POTUS-elect Obama went to the university of Chicago Lab School to play
basketball.

The weather in Chicago remains sunny and bright. It is about 41 degrees.


Pool report 4

For the basketball game, which was not vicinle to the pool, POTUS-elect wore
gray sweatpants with a stripe along the leg, white sneakers, a black jacket and
the weather worn Sox hat.

The University of Chicago Lab School is in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. The
school is a stone building with Gothic architecture. It looks very much like a
cathedral. The grounds are surrounded by wrought iron fencing. A team of what
appeard to be secret service agents entered through a different door.
There was a family (asporard to be grandparents, a mother and at least 1 child)
at the playground equipment when the POTUS-elect arrived.

On the street outside the school, another family (two adult men and an adult
woman) had a flat tire on their Toyota sedan. The family seemed startled when
the presidential caravan rolled up. But it turned out to be to their benefit.
Secret service agents assisted with the tire change.

By 4 PM, the sun had dipped below the horizon. POTUS-elect Obama left the gym at
4:20 and went to a home in 7400 block of Euclid Ave.


Pool report 5


POTUS-elect Obama arrived at 4:30 and entered home at 7436 Euclid Avenue in the
Southshore neighborhood.

Neighbor Rev. Robert Woodridge said the well maintained brick bungalow belongs
to Michelle Obama's aunt.

"This is where she grew up," Woodridge said.

Woodridge did not live here when Michelle Obama lived here, he said.

Pool report 6


POTUS-elect Obama left the home at 5 PM and returned home.

7 Comments

I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND PRESIDENT-ELECT
OBAMA!
THE DOUBTING THOMAS SYNDROME HAS SET IN WITH SOME
THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO RUN SOMETHING
LIKE A COUNTRY WITH MAXIMUM DRIVE, THE PRESIDENT
MUST HAVE CAPABLE PEOPLE AROUND HIM OR HER TO
MAKE THINGS WORK CORRECTLY!
I APPROVE OF YOUR CABINET APPOINTMENTS, BECAUSE
I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO, YOU ARE
NOT GOING TO DO LIKE W DID AND GO TO WASHINGTON
WITH AMATEURS!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

I think the pool is a good thing. I think the people worried that it is giving too much information about the president elect need to consider this: It humanizes a candidate and his family and that might calm down some of the nuttier haters.
I think there was similar coverage of Clinton at the beginning.
And, about the haters--let them keep eating the biscuits and gravy and sausage egg mcmuffins, etc..

You're kidding right? First off, learn to spell or at the very least, use a spell checker to catch your typos. This is the sloppiest piece I have ever seen.

Second, you people are like stalkers. You can't see anything but him leaving his house and stopping here and there. Paparazzi in Chicago, who'd have thought it. You should be working for the National enquirer not a major newspaper.

And they wonder why circulation is down.

Third, with all the threats against the president-elect, how stupid are you people to give out the exact addresses of his friends and relatives!!

If I was on secret service detail, you'd be out of the pool and out of a job for acting so irresponsibly.

And you get paid to reprint someone else's diary.....

And that the news for today....join us again tomorrow when Obama wakes up, has breakfast, works out, goes to the office, comes home, has dinner and goes to sleep.

Julie---they're probably using blackberries to transmit what text they do.

What church does Obama go to? Does he go on Sunday?

Who the hell cares if Obama attends church. Whether he does or does not is meaningless. In fact, all the better he keeps his religious beleifs to himself.

THE POINT IS, HE IS A GOD-FEARING MAN, AND THAT
WITHOUT GOD HE COULDN'T BE DOING WHAT HE IS
CURRENTLY ACHIEVING!
HE IS A FAMILY MAN, A HUSBAND, A FATHER, HE IS
A LAWYER, A FORMER COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, STATE
SENATOR, U.S. SENATOR AND NOW PRESIDENT-ELECT,
HE IS TRUELY THE RIGHT MAN TO BE GIVEN THE
RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR A BROKEN COUNTRY!
HE WILL HAVE HIS THIRD PRESS CONFERENCE IN 3
DAYS TODAY, HE COMMUNICATES WITH THE PEOPLE HE
REPRESENTS, THAT'S WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL!
HE REPRESENTS US AND HE SPEAKS TO US, HE LETS US
KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO!
SOUNDS VERY PRESIDENTIAL TO ME!
5 MILLION EXPECTED AT THE INAGURATION!

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