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Online auditions for ‘Idol’ under way

The first online auditions for “American Idol” are open. To mark the Fox TV show’s 10th anniversary, hopeful pop stars have the chance to submit an audition video at www.myspace.com/ americanidol through Oct. 6. The entries must be no longer than 40 seconds and chosen from a list of songs posted online, along with other audition guidelines. Contestants for the show must be between the ages of 15 and 28.

David Fox’s filing-fee bill outstanding

A Democratic candidate for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat is getting a past-due notice from the state this week because the check for his $1,740 filing fee bounced. David R. Fox, a Port Angeles attorney who moved to Spokane to run against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is being warned to pay up in 30 days or see a 1 percent per month interest charge tacked onto the filing fee.

To weed out odd candidates, ask right questions

I was appalled and aghast to read about the strange and scurrilous antics of one of the Democrats running for the congressional seat now held by Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers. David R. Fox called Spokane’s finest the other night. He claimed he had been assaulted by a man he had approached for oral sex.

5th Congressional District candidates, issues

To allow readers to compare and contrast the congressional candidates for Eastern Washington’s 5th District on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked all six the same five questions: • What changes, if any, would you support for the health care reform that passed this year?

Democrats have tough task in 5th Congressional District

Consider the plight of the Democrats trying to take back Eastern Washington’s congressional seat, a spot they once held for 30 years. Until a few days before filing week opened June 7, they had no announced candidate and no hope of wresting the seat from three-term Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a former state legislator who advanced rapidly into GOP leadership circles within the U.S. House of Representatives.

Palin to join Fox News as contributor, pundit

NEW YORK – Sarah Palin might not be taking on Oprah, but the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate has made good on predictions that she has a future in television. The former Alaska governor is joining Fox News as a contributor, an executive at the cable news network said Monday, confirming news first reported by the New York Times. Palin will appear as a commentator on programs across the network, joining a lineup of pundits that includes fellow conservatives Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. She will also help host a recurring series that profiles everyday Americans.