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Matter of Opinion archive for Feb. 11, 2008

MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2008

The Drive at 5

Shlup, shlup, the dogas it laps upwatermakes intelligent music, restingnow and then to take breath in irregularmeasure. -- Denise Levertov's poem "Six Variations (Part III)TV or magazine reading or digging out storm drains? What's on your evening agenda?

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Snail Mail: It'll cost you

(AP photo)From the Associated Press:WASHINGTON — Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny more.The cost of a first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12, the U.S. Postal Service said today.The price of the Forever stamp will go up at the same…

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Ryan Crocker: Back to Normalcy

(Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review)My Sunday column was about U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker's intention to move here with his wife about a year from now when he retires.He spent some time here in his childhood.Crocker seemed like a regular Spokane nice guy. Indeed,…

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