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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Morning News

posted by on December 2 at 8:00 AM

posted by news intern Brian Slodysko

Final Days: Worry of a Democratic White House has business lobbyists scrambling to get environmental, labor and healthcare laws rolled back.

D.C. Property Tax Scandal: Total of fraudulent tax returns tops $44 Million.

Speaking of Tax Returns: Dawdling Congress will delay return checks for early filers if tax bill isnít passed.

Angry Young Men: Four arrested after two seemingly random assaults near Queen Anne.

Nation Building: Iraq ranked third most corrupt country in the world, U.S. estimates one-third of the money spent on contracts and grants has been stolen.

Firing Squad or Lethal Injection? Trial of Tacoma man charged with murder, kidnap and rape of Idaho family to enter penalty phase.

Writerís Strike Spares Hillary: Clinton leads the pack as the butt of the most jokes.

Russia Takes To the Polls: Putin expected to crush opposition of “foreign-fed jackels” under questionable new election rules.

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1

My favorite part of the Angry Young Men story:

"The four men then drove off and struck another vehicle before they were stopped by police while stuck in traffic at Denny Way and Taylor Avenue North."

See? Another good reason to not have an effective mass transit system.

Posted by Matty Worth | December 2, 2007 10:46 AM
2

Nobody mix up these four men with these other four men.

There's 4 of them, they have done some wild things, and everybody more or less wants to know "what were you thinking?" But still, different quartets here people.

Posted by elenchos | December 2, 2007 11:02 AM
3

nice links!

as to the first four, saying there is no "definitive evidence" is baloney. He said/he said conflicts result in homicide convictions sometimes. The Statesman is just mid fucked by the right wing fear machine.

As to quarter no. 2, obviously this means we should shut down Key Arena where their rampage started. And disallow SUV's in Seattle.

Posted by unPC | December 2, 2007 11:32 AM
4

Huh?????????

Posted by Hal | December 2, 2007 11:41 AM
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Also, a big write up about Booth Gardner in the NYT:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/magazine/02suicide-t.html?ref=magazine

Posted by An Interested Party | December 2, 2007 2:06 PM
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Here's a DC tax link that works: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/01/AR2007120101747.html?hpid=topnews

And is the mis-spelling of 'jackal' meant to be ironic?

Posted by Natalie | December 2, 2007 4:21 PM
7

RE: angry young men: after a recent conversation with a co-worker who is dating a Seattle cop, I will bet they are from Kent. Apparently, the majority of the folks the Seattle police arrest have just come from Kent, are on their way to Kent, or have a Kent address. And this sounds like typical Kent.

Posted by I Love IPA | December 2, 2007 5:23 PM
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@7,

Why do I find that so easy to believe?

Posted by keshmeshi | December 2, 2007 5:57 PM
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I happened on this scene right after it happened. Saw the police push their red SUV off the street. Saw the four dudes all cuffed and sitting on the corner. On opposite corner was someone with a professional looking video equipment filming the whole thing. Then he got in a white minivan w/out any markings. But there is someone out there with tape of the guys in cuffs.

Posted by gnossos | December 2, 2007 9:36 PM

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