Monthly Archives: January 2010

Help wanted » The Commercial Appeal

Much of the country thinks the optimism of those in charge is unrealistic. And several times a week I see someone pushing the idea of bigger, more direct jobs programs like those that helped pull the country out of the … Continue reading

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Bridge to Nowhere?

No sun in Portland today, but that doesn’t mean no good photos are possible. Here’s the I-5 bridge. Scott Hunter Sent from my iPhone

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Washington will also likely vote on a similar bid to legalize marijuana; California’s takes key step

via latimes.com Washington backers have filed a similar initiative, the Secretary of State’s office says. To qualify for the statewide November ballot, sponsors would need to submit 241,153 voter signatures (Sec State recommends at least 300,000) by July 2.

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iPad Name Conjures Up More Than Intended – NYTimes.com

In the hours after the iPad announcement on Wednesday, “iTampon” became one of the most popular trending topics on Twitter. via nytimes.com

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Fearless Felix’s 23 mile fall

via creamglobal.com In the latest Star Trek movie, three guys jump from space and freefall toward the planet. This guy plans to do it for real. Red Bull gives you wings?

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Not much water in the hills

Basically, there is so little water in the hills above the Columbia River Basin (an area the size of France) that the folks at Grand Coulee Dam don’t have to worry about holding back a hole in Lake Roosevelt to … Continue reading

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Your turn to vote for The Star Volunteer of the Year

via grandcoulee.com Read the letters your neighbors have written to nominate someone for Volunteer of the Year. Then vote with the online ballot.

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