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Quick Fix 6 — Titanic 2006?

1. APhoto Fix: The ferry “Al Salam Boccaccio 98” in Suez in this Nov. 25, 1999, file photo. The Egyptian Maritime Authority said that the “Salaam 98” passenger ship carrying 1,300 people sank 40 miles off the Egyptian port of Hurghada. Helicopters have spotted bodies as well as one lifeboat carrying three people in the vicinity of where the 35-year-old ship was last contacted here.

2. Cartoon Fix: Ed Stein (State of the Union 2006), Bill Schorr (Oprah’s book club), and Rob Rogers (Voting terrorists).

3. Humor Fix: Daniel Kurtzman/Political Humor brings us Dubya’s State of the Union speech in musical verse: “Addicted to Oil” here. (Note: This has to be a parody of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.”)

4. My Way Fix: This Day In History here, Today’s Birthdays here, Positive Quote here, and Word of the Day here.

5. Top of the News Fix: Jobless rate drops to 4 1/2-year low here, Woman arrested for ‘racist language’ at Taco Bell here, US media at all-time low here, 6 rural Alabama churches burned here, and Northwest to hire foreign flight attendants here.

6. Opinion Fix: Daniel Henninger/Wall Street Journal (Voters crave ideology), Mort Kondracke/Roll Call (Bush, Demos in state of war), Oliver North/Townhall (The pen and the sword), Stanley Kurtz/National Review (Canada dismantles marriage), and Brent Bozell/Accuracy In Media (Profane ‘American Idol’).

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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