The Vox Box archive for Oct. 2008

FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2008

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2008

Here, Pup! Here, Puppy, Puppy!

He wanted to see the world through a dog's eyes. Or he was stolen. But either way, one dog has made quite the journey. Several months ago, a small Maltese dog named Max went missing from his Florida home. He's being reunited with his owner...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2008

Jazzfest or bust!...

Today's the day for jazz at WSU - the Jazz festival is coming to town...and I'm jazzed. (ha...lousy pun)This year's guest artist, saxophonist David Hagelganz, has not only scored awards from Downbeat magazine (a very very popular music mag) but also toured with big jazz...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2008

MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2008

Obscure World News of the Week

Sandwich.The world record for world's largest sandwich was attempted in the Iranian capital of Tehran, to be recorded by Guinness World Record officials and be set for display in a park. And then anarchy took hold.Like savages, the mob of observers devoured the sandwich without...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2008

Apple's Politics

Apple Incorporated, the well-known producer computer technology, has recently pledged $100,000 to the campaign to defeat California Proposition 8, a referendum that seeks to remove the rights of homosexual couples to marry in that state. Apple has declined to explain their stance on the issue...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008


In just eight short days, authors everywhere will forgo contractions in favor of unnecessary adjectives and prepositional phrases. You know what that means? Yep. It's National Novel Writing Month again.Once a year, writers worldwide (despite the fact that the event is titled "National") attempt to...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2008

A'right... the cat box cake...

My daughter Chloe convinced me to do it: We made the cat box cake. (Recipe was posted here a few days ago...)There is a cake walk tomorrow at the Halloween party where she goes to school, and there is a contest for the cakes that...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2008

<em>Don't</em> Supersize Me!

Who's to blame for an overweight America?Okay, so my health class has been watching Supersize Me, and it really has me thinking: what is the initial cause of America's health problems?!I've begun to compile a list. We (America) have large serving sizes, fast food readily...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2008

Prostitutes in San Francisco

Sweet, sweet freedom.Proposition K, an upcoming ballot in the local San Francisco elections, proposes a complete end to the prosecution of sexual solicitors by local police. Failing in Berkeley to a two-third's majority, this measure is projected to fare well in San Francisco, which is...

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Got haunted house?

Dan Pelle/SRAn evil clown and other scary creatures await visitors to the Cheney Haunted House located at the Cheney Pool. J.P. Russo hangs spider webs in the hallway behind the clown.This is from the Huckleberries site, but the photo will be used in the West...

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Stripper causing chaos...

Chaos in the courtroom, that is...Charles Privette of Broward County, Florida has filed a lawsuit after being struck by a stripper's shoe. Privette blames the stripper's "negligent dancing" and is suing the Pompano Beach club.Crazy court cases are everywhere! Read up on some more...Like Subway?...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2008

Hot @!?*&%$# Debate!

Parents are throwing fits over swear words inside high school libraries' books.With today's parent-school communication lines more open than ever, parents are finding it tempting to criticize what their kids are reading. Parents can very easily scan high school library books for swear words, present...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2008

Quotes of the Week

Quote 1: If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. RooseveltThis reminds me of high school. Even if people act absolutely amazing, never a mean word, others will still be critical. Any thoughts? Quote here....

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Only in California...

Reuters Photo... Can you find a "Smash Shack." Sara's Smash Shack to be exact. Located in San Diego, California a buisness unlike any other is thriving due to the failing economy. Why? Everyone is stressed out about the economy, their jobs and life in general....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2008

Is water better bottled?

According to a study released Wednesday, much of the bottled water sold in America contains the same impurities that tap water does. While none of the leading brands of bottled water exceeded Federal standards for water purity, the study challenges the popular notion that bottled...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2008

Want an excuse not to do homework?

Here you go: My Tuesday night gift to you...Yearbook yourself! Click here...If you are patient with the advertising, you (boys and girls) can use a favorite photo and insert it into hairstyles of the past few decades. After I finished giggling my face off, I...

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MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2008

It's Columbus Day!!!

To some, Columbus Day signifies a day off of school or a long weekend. However, it's significance goes far past an extra day to sleep in. Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's exploration of the New World, setting off a chain of events that eventually led...

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