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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008, 1:08 P.M.

Mary’s Unhappy About Pachyderm Meeting

At, Mary Souza is unhappy with the way things went this morning at the Pachyderm Club breakfast meeting. And she hints that the guest speakers -- Mayor Sandi Bloem and Trustees Mic Armon and Judy Meyer -- were to blame for using the opportunity to advertise the education corridor while taking so long that only 3 listeners had time to ask questions (including a long-winded question-statement from her at the very end). Mebbe Mary should have trained her considerable ire on Duane Rasmussen for taking time to acknowledge a number of elected officials. And Ron Vieselmeyer for praying so long during the invocation. And the guy who read the light-hearted poem against the education corridor. And the light-hearted banter that consumed even more time. Seems to me that the Pachyderms, chief among others, needed to hear facts -- and not rants from perpetually unhappy members. Ron Vieselmeyer's prayer to open the minds of opponents apparently fell on Mary's deaf ears.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.