|There is a photo of a beaming Jen DeGroot of
Ipswitch, "Meet an Ipswitch sharp shooter. One of
SoDaks best free throw shooters. Full story on 4B."
"Aberdeen teen makes an impact." We can,
"Meet Ryan Gerry, on of Aberdeens finest
scholar athletes ever./1B" Another beaming
photo. And at the bottom, no beaming photo: "Shaken
after shooting. Alley shooting hurts van driver in
Aberdeen./5A" (Wanting more information on the
frequency of van driver assaults, I went directly to 5A.)
The lead headline is: "DRIVERS STRUGGLE WITH ROADS STILL UNDER WATER. County road washout. Battle goes on between roads, water." Two large photos of water on roads. There is an article, "Citizens protest change in taxes" about a drive to bring a vote on the countys decision to raise taxes. Another: "Christian school group picks board. Group hopes to open high school soon." And at the bottom, "Regulators move into Reagen building" where the article describes the new occupants as, " regulators, including lot of tree-huggers from the Environmental Protection Agency."
|The op-ed page, 4A, features at the top with its
title, VIEWPOINTS, the anonymous quote: "The
secret of contentment is the realization that life is a
gift, not a right."
Just below that is a three panel editorial cartoon involving Don King, in all his glorious hair. There are a couple columns, "Some of the lessons of the Detroit riots still elude us" and "Films distortion of Clintons words demeaning"- still another comment on the Presidents "appearance" in the movie, Contact, where Columnist Grady states, "Its a custom to bar using [the Presidents] image to advertise used cars, golf balls, pizza. I say, its worse to switch his words to sell Hollywood space schlock- cheap theft of reality."
The best part of the op-ed page is the feature, Sound Off, along the left side-bar down the length of the page. It is an "opinion poll, not a scientific survey." Todays topic, "If you were an owner of the Aberdeen Pheasants baseball team, what steps would you take to encourage attendance?" Heres a sample of what their readers had to say:
And of course, at the bottom- Doonesbury.
And finally, the comics. One page. They include: Beetle Bailey, Wizard of Id, Garfield, Shoe, Hi and Lois, Mary Worth, Andy Capp, Blondie, For Better or Worse, Mark Trail, Judge Parker, Peanuts, Hagar the Horrible, Rex Morgan, MD, and Family Circus. No Dilbert! No Baby Blues? No Tom Tomorrow? No Ted Rall? Rounding out the comics: The Jumble, a 4 minute crossword, Heloise, and Family Doctor- todays probing medical malady: Prolapse of the rectum.
There, you judge.
Rush To Nowhere (Where Are You Safe) update:
WDAY 970 AM, Sisseton, SD- live 11-2 pm cdt.
KKAA 1560 AM "Real Country", Aberdeen, SD- delayed broadcast, 2-5.
So far, there is nowhere west of the Twin Cites driving US 2 to Aberdeen that you cant get Rush Limbaugh.
Last night camping in Richmond Lake State Recreation Area was glorious. The campground was totally mine. No other campers. The vans doors were now outfitted with mosquito netting, attached to the van by magnets and clothes pins and weighted down with ¼ ounce split-shot sinkers, the 12-volt converter was fixed, allowing me now to work sans the irritating engine drone (it required simply tightening up the positive battery cable), I set up the hammock, a gentle breeze kept the mosquitoes away, a fine curried-chicken meal was wokked up, fresh green beans, and basmati rice, half-bottle of chilled white table wine. And BEST OF ALL a most favorable omen. I discovered the box of Havana cigars I thought I had lost returning from Mexico this spring! All this time, they had been in a round, plastic storage container stowed with my miscellaneous camping gear. I opened up the container to put away the salt and pepper, to keep the salt from the humidity and there it was- my all-time favorite cigars! A box of five, individually-wrapped Paratas (note: accent mark) Chicos. In the hammock, the sun setting, Brian Moores , The Statement, sipping Jack, and smoking a long-thought lost Cuban cigar. Possibly an even swap for the forgotten tent.
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