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-Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, after a drubbing during election season from The Stranger, continues to get no love from Seattle. Writes Horsesass.org founder David Goldstein:

To those fondly speculating about Gov. Chris Gregoire being on the list of potential nominees to replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice David Souter, I offer two words of caution:  Brad Owen.

-As a class project, a Fordham law professor had his students go onto the internet to find out all the personal data they possibly could about someone. In this case, the someone was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Four months later, they turned over a 15-page dossier including Scalia's "home address, his home phone number, the movies he likes, his food preferences, his wife's personal e-mail address and photos of his lovely grandchildren."

Scalia is not pleased. And the click is worth it for the photo alone.

-The AP's Curtward, courtesy seattlepi.com, has a good roundup of the recent legislative session, detailing, among other things, the drubbing that labor took. There's also this spot-on line:

Two Seattle senators claimed at session's end that they would try during the upcoming special session to "continue conversations" about the bill, which is usually code for "we have given up."

-And as my 7 percent pay cut kicks in -- really -- here's yet another prescription for the struggling newspaper industry.

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