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Quick Fix 6 — 1/5/06

1. APhoto Fix: Saudi emergency personnel attend the scene of a hotel collapse in Mecca Saudi Arabia in this image taken from TV Thursday. The five-story hotel at a gate to the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city collapsed into a pile of rubble Thursday as millions of Muslims converged on the city for the annual hajj pilgrimage here.

2. Cartoon Fix: Henry Payne (Baghdad Dreamin’), Rob Rogers (Dubya’s resolutions), and Brian Fairrington (No pension for you).

3. Humor Fix: David Letterman’s “Top Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Free Surgery” here.

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: 120 Iraqis, 7 US soldiers die in suicide attacks here, Study: Teen girls lack facts about most STDs here, Female teacher has sex with boy, 12, here, Microsoft blocks Chinese dissident’s blog here, and Maryland county to buy Uncle Tom’s cabin here.

6. Opinion Fix: Andrew C. McCarthy/National Review (Playing “Gotcha” with the war), Chuck Colson/BreakPoint (Are Christians “Boobs”?), Robert Novak/Inside Report (Demos’ “Nancy” problem), Michael Reagan/NewsMax (Abramoff will tell all), and Dick Morris/New York Daily News (How Demos saved Bush).

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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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