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Archive: February, 2008

POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2008, 8:14 AM
Filed Under: Family Business

You might want to put on the headphones and take a moment with this one.

Flower wilt, candies melt, dinners out make me feel like a lox.

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 5:40 PM
Filed Under: Prison News

Photobytomgralish1 This week was to start off with a column about a historic dump -- the press room in the Roundhouse. It was suggested I try to capture the ambiance of the place called Room 619 on the occasion of our being thrown out of there by the new police administration. So much for history.

Apparently, the execution has been stayed. We don't have to leave the building, though there is some question whether we'll get to keep the room. But what a room it is. Or was.

It's been a few years since I've sat where Barbara Boyer now works the phone and her sources in blue.

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POSTED: Sunday, February 10, 2008, 4:56 PM
Filed Under: Family Business

Lotti_2 What do you get the girl who has everything, when that girl is your mother and she’s turning 80?

Apparently not Rick James singing "Super Freak."

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POSTED: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 8:23 AM
Filed Under: Lives and Deaths

Bromocaffeinead

The first question of the day comes by e-mail from Steven Stewart:

I thought Dr. Mattison was made rich by the asbestos company he ran, Keasby and Mattison.

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POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2008, 2:01 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Just in time for Super Tuesday -- Barack Obama, the Musical.

Making the viral rounds this weekend was a real toe-tapper of a campaign video:

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POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2008, 7:49 AM
Filed Under: Fish & Wildlife

Brook_trout "Gone Fishing" is the name of the photo I traditionally hang here when I go on vacation. It could also be the name of the column I'm working on for Thursday -- or, maybe "Fishing Gone."

It's about a bunch of aged trout fishermen (the men are aged, not the trout) who are angry, angry, over the loss of their fishing hole of four decades.

An institution that does good has done these men wrong, they gripe in a way that only old salts in Navy caps can.

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