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SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008

Sun., March 30, 2008, 12:41 p.m.

Cops bust root beer kegger

I think this is awesome. It makes me proud that I will be in Wisconsin next year. WAUSAU, Wis. - Cars lining the street. A house full of young people. A keg and drinking games inside. Police thought they had an underage boozing party on...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008

Fri., March 28, 2008, 11:57 p.m.

Happy Winter Break!!!

Happy winter break to all those that have it this week!Shall we build snow angels? Have sledding contests? Light candels in a circle, smother ourselves in mustard as we chant and dance a sacrificial jig for the sun God to get rid of this stupid...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008

Sun., March 23, 2008, 6:48 p.m.

College admissions linked to successful teams

RICHMOND, Va. - Turns out there's some basis for the long-held belief among college admissions officials that the better their schools' teams do in high-profile sporting events, the more applications they'll see.Until recently, evidence about the "Flutie Effect" — coined when applications to Boston College...

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Thu., March 20, 2008, 5:52 p.m.

When Does Spokane Close?

So I recently went to Saturday Night Salsa at "Simply Dance" on Sprague, and had a blast as allways; but I remembered something I read in the slice a while back about Spokane closing at 10:00 since there's not much to do.Come to think of...

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Wed., March 19, 2008, 11:53 a.m.

"A disenchanted playroom"

I was sent this link yesterday. It is a photo series by "Wolfram Hahn." I've never heard of him, but the photos are pretty telling. "The children depicted in this series are between three and twelve. Their regards are sad, with facial expressions rather to...

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008


Thu., March 13, 2008, 11:11 a.m.

School clears kids in contraband candy caper

HOLY CRAP! Do not--DO NOT! Screw around with sugar in Connecticut! NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut. That's right, kids. NO CANDY AT SCHOOL! Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade...

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Wed., March 12, 2008, 1:14 p.m.

Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years

Yes. You read that headline right. No. I'm not making it up. No. It's not April 1st. AP: NESS CITY, Kan. - Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years, and they're investigating whether she was mistreated.Ness County...

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Tue., March 11, 2008, 5:47 p.m.

Study finds at least 1 in 4 US teen girls has a STD

Yikes. Read the full story here. CHICAGO - At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startled some adolescent-health experts.Some doctors said the numbers might be a reflection of both abstinence-only sex education and...

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Tue., March 11, 2008, 10:49 a.m.

Challenged books. How many have you read?

I just stumbled across this list. It's a few years' old, but I bet most of the books still apply. The following books were the most frequently challenged in 2006 according to the American Library Association:The “10 Most Challenged Books of 2006” reflect a range...

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008

Mon., March 10, 2008, 1:48 p.m.

Taking a year off before college...

HOME AWAY FROM HOME Landon C. White graduated from high school in Denver last spring and is taking a year off in France. Ed Alcock for The New York TimesAnother good one from the New York Times:By Alex Williams By the time she graduated from...

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Fri., March 7, 2008, 4:29 p.m.

Obama Aide Resigns

(Image courtesy of Good Magazine)From the BBC: An adviser to Barack Obama has resigned after a Scottish newspaper quoted her calling rival US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton "a monster".Samantha Power has expressed "deep regret" over the comments and said she had tried to retract them.The...

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Wed., March 5, 2008, 10:16 a.m.

Download edition: the 2008 prom edition

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Tue., March 4, 2008, 8:13 p.m.

A Green Car You May Actually Want

I like high performance cars quite a lot. In fact, I think I even once stated on this blog that I would rather have Lamborghinis than Polar Bears. (Maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, sinnce Polar Bears are pretty awesome.)But now, I don't...

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Sat., March 1, 2008, 7:08 p.m.


For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a little like football. My "Mum's" from New Zealand, and she says football is "boring ball." If you watch this clip and others, you may see why.How come this isn't bigger in the U.S?

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