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posted by October 29 at 8:32 AMon
Windows Cleaner: Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 7—an operating system less annoying, faster, and more like Mac OS.
Bench Press: Bush has stacked the federal appeals courts with Republican judges tenured for life, who have already made conservative rulings, including an anti-free-speech, anti-choice ruling in South Dakota. Those appeals courts make the final decisions on tens of thousands of cases each year that aren’t taken to the Supreme Court.
Last Gasp: Ted Stevens asks for investigation of the prosecutors in case that found him guilty.
More Like the Pied Piper: Republican Party sees Sarah Palin as its future leader.
Elephant in the Room: Republican Party urges voters to support Ted Stevens, while McCain and Palin urge him to withdraw. Stevens may be barred from voting for himself—because, after all, he’s now a convicted felon.
Bullhorn: Obama’s 30-minute infomercial airs tonight at 8 p.m. EDT on three networks and four cable channels. It may preempt the World Series for 15 minutes. He will also appear on The Daily Show.
Rubble: Six-point-five magnitude earthquake in Pakistan kills over 150 people.
Like Two Fish and Five Loaves of Bread: The story of Amanda Knox continues, as she and her ex boyfriend are ordered to stand trial for a killing in Italy. An alleged accomplice was sentenced to 30 years for the same murder.
Tower of Glower: Breakaway South Lake Union group unveils plans for shorter development in the neighborhood.
Not Really an “Either” “Or” Question: Seattle Times pits buses versus light rail. Next week, food versus water.
Dow or Never: Stock exchanges jump 10 percent in anticipation of federal interest-rate cut.
Butts and Bats: Mooning leads to beating in Bellingham.
After leaving the store, all three allegedly broke the store’s front window by pressing their bare buttocks against it, mooning the owner and two customers inside.
Two customers inside Access Comics at the time, a 42-year-old Bellingham man and a 19-year-old Blaine man, ran after them. One had grabbed a baseball bat from the trunk of his car, Felmley said.
They allegedly took turns beating two of the men with the baseball bat, Felmley said. The third man escaped unharmed.
Suicide: Man found in the Marion Apartments fire shot himself.
Florida Keys: Black voters in Florida fear their votes won’t be counted—again. “I don’t believe the machines work properly in general, and they really don’t work properly when they think you’re voting for Obama.”
Washington Absentees: One-quarter of Washington’s voters have already returned their ballots.
He’s Finally Lost It: Frank Chopp, the speaker of the state House, is still pushing a plan to replace the viaduct with a freeway that runs through the middle of a four-story shopping mall.
Tube of Terror: Slog makes it over the hump with the terrifying intro theme to Small Wonder. “She’s fantastic… made of plastic.”