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Community Comment archive for Oct. 2008

FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2008

Fri., Oct. 31, 2008, 11:26 a.m.

Happy Halloween

In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Surinam horned frog is seated on top of a pumpkin at the Bronx Zoo's 'World of Reptiles' exhibit in New York, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Besides being a Halloween icon, pumpkins are given to zoo...

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Fri., Oct. 31, 2008, 2:32 a.m.

Early one morning...

Good morning, Netizens...O Lord have mercy! Here, from the Saginaw News we have a brief and illuminating view of reading the morning paper. I cannot swear it ever happened, but it certainly was worth a good laugh.Given the malcontent and disparaging comments lately about political...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2008

Thu., Oct. 30, 2008, 4:38 a.m.

More news media layoffs...

Good morning, Netizens...In case you missed it department: The KXLY Broadcast Group canceled five of its eight weekend TV newscasts and laid off 18 employees on Tuesday. The canceled KXLY-4 newscasts include the Saturday and Sunday versions of "Good Morning Northwest," the 5 p.m. newscasts...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2008

Wed., Oct. 29, 2008, 5:26 a.m.

A Wasperseord A Day -- asperse

This week's theme: Contranyms, or words with an opposite set of meanings.asperse (a-SPURS) verb tr. 1. To spread false and malicious charges against someone. 2. To sprinkle with holy water.[From Latin aspergere (to sprinkle), from ad- (toward) + spargere (to strew).]Today's word in Visual Thesaurus:...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2008

Tue., Oct. 28, 2008, 6:08 a.m.

Picture of the day...October 28, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...Frank Cheatham kisses his daughter Madison, 13, goodbye outside the James A. Gardner Armory in Dyersburg, Tenn., Monday, as he prepares to deploy to Iraq with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 168th Military Police Battalion. Cheatham also turned 35 Monday. (AP Photo/The Commercial...

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MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2008

Mon., Oct. 27, 2008, 9:42 a.m.

Meeting last Friday...

Good morning, Netizens...Last Friday a band of close friends who helped formulate and build Community Comment met at our traditional meeting place to discuss the future of Community Comment in the face of the continuing downsizing of the Spokesman-Review. This was a closed Gathering, limited...

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Mon., Oct. 27, 2008, 7:46 a.m.

Upon the life and death of Tony Hillerman...

Good morning, Netizens...One of my favorite American novelists, Tony Hillerman, died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, The Associated Press reported. He was 83 and died of pulmonary failure, according to the press wires. Hillerman became an award-winning novelist writing crime novels about the people...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2008

Sat., Oct. 25, 2008, 2:20 p.m.

The Week in Review...

Good afternoon, Netizens...The Dow Jones news ticker and an advertisement for the movie "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" are seen simultaneously in Times Square Friday in New York. How utterly appropriate!In case you missed it, on Friday Wall Street joined world stock markets in a horrifying...

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Sat., Oct. 25, 2008, 8:32 a.m.

Higher and Higher Heels

There is a new fad going on – really high heels. I doubt this would affect you men, unless you have a thing against your wife or girlfriend suddenly being taller than you. For me, being kind of ungraceful at times, these would require crutches...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008

Fri., Oct. 24, 2008, 12:27 p.m.

Our Police Our Selves 10/24/2008

The Official Report Contact : T.MosesDate : 10/22/2008Incident #: 08-327494Shooting at ElementsOn 102208 at approximately 0100 hours a shooting ocurred at the "Elements" nightclub located at 21 E Lincoln Rd in Spokane. A fight broke out among the patrons and during this incident, at least...

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Fri., Oct. 24, 2008, 11:40 a.m.

The Sky is Falling!

Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!This just in from AP, "Stocks, oil, gold tank on growing recession fears", By Patrick Rizzo and Ellen Simon, Associated Press Writers Stock market rout spreads around the world as recession worries turn to dismaySee the article here I have been...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2008

Thu., Oct. 23, 2008, 6:01 a.m.

Our Police Our Selves October 22, 2008

Contact : Corp. Meidl Date : 10/21/2008 Incident #: Prostitution Targeted in East SpokaneOn 10/21/2008, several officers joined forces and made numerous arrests to try and curb the prostitution occurring in the City of Spokane. After several businesses complained about prostitution in the East Central...

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Thu., Oct. 23, 2008, 4:41 a.m.

A truly funny spoof...

Good morning, Netizens...Someone whom I know who has a vibrant sense of humor handed this to me in e-mail recently and given the preponderance of angst and political malcontent taking place in Community Comment, I thought enough of it to post this spoof here. While...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2008

Wed., Oct. 22, 2008, 7:04 a.m.

Voting Day -- a different view...

Good morning, Netizens...Another day in the life of David Horsey, and this time I nearly spilled a freshly-brewed cup of virtual espresso down my bib laughing hysterically. What is equally funny is that charges and counter-charges such as those being levied against ACORN have raised...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2008

Tue., Oct. 21, 2008, 1:15 p.m.

Good Neighbors/Bad Neighbors

From KREM is a story about what good neighbors can do with one very bad neighbor. Lt. Burke Jensen and his pregnant wife moved into a new home in Kennewick, a year ago. Then he was deployed to Iraq and his wife went to stay...

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MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2008

Mon., Oct. 20, 2008, 5:23 a.m.

The Changing Relationship to AP...

Good morning, Netizens...The majority of the readers of this Blog never notice it, but behind the scenes the Associated Press plays a role nearly every day in what gets shipped as news, most notably in pictures and video. According to my inbound spool of pictures,...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2008

Sun., Oct. 19, 2008, 8:42 p.m.

Painted Cathedral...

Good evening, Netizens...We trod a path, simply because it called to us, and when we turned, all we could see was where some mad naturist-painter had had his way with all the trees. The reds, purples, fervent dark greens and pastel yellows had all spilled...

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Sun., Oct. 19, 2008, 7:54 p.m.

A Fall Afternoon Along the Lake

Good evening, Netizens...Wandering down a country road near Lake Pend O'Reille I chanced upon this marvelous piece of autumn craftsmanship. The reason the intricacy of the spider web is difficult to see in this picture is that the web consisted of at least half a...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2008

Sat., Oct. 18, 2008, 5:09 p.m.

What is a rock mine?

I can't find anywhere else to ask this question, so pardon the off-topic instrusion. Re: "County takes heat over buying land near air base"Can anyone explain to me what a "rock mine" is? Seems like mines, by definition, are "rock mines." Is this another way...

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