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A revolutionary idea


Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Monday, October 9, 2000

"Are you going to watch the debates tonight?" someone asked me last Tuesday.

"No, I don't have a dog in that fight," I responded, using a George Bush, Sr. analogy for "No, I'm not going to watch the debates."

I made up my mind back in April that I would not support either of the two major candidates for president: Republican George Bush, Jr. or Democrat Al Gore.

In fact, I am so disgusted with the process of picking presidential candidates that I am beginning to understand why over 50% of the registered voters in America don't cast ballots in most elections.

Call it the disenfranchising of the franchised. Somehow, the process of picking candidates has been reduced to a corporate strategy to get market share on a candidate, just like any product being sold in the marketplace. The presidency is out there to be bought and sold just like a tube of toothpaste.

As of Labor Day, the money spent on the presidential and congressional campaigns in this election year had reached $2 billion - more than the Gross National Product of more than a few developing countries.

While the presidential campaigns of 1992 and 1996 focused on the economy (remember "it's the economy, stupid"), this year's campaign is about "character". After eight years of Bill Clinton, what else could it be about.

Character is why both John McCain and Bill Bradley, while representing two ends of the political spectrum, did so well with their respective campaigns in the primaries. Regardless of their views on the issues, both men evoked the priniciples of honesty, trust and good character.

In fact, both the Republican and Democrat parties have brought in "character heavyweights" as vice-presidential running-mates to beef up the "character quotient" of their respective tickets.

Former Congressman Dick Cheney, who served as Secretary of Defense under George Bush, Sr., has been added because of his conservative views and stalwart values. He is also loyal to the Bush clan and the conservative movement.

On the other side of the vice-presidential aisle is Al Lieberman, a liberal senator from Connecticut. An Orthodox Jew, Lieberman has been a public critic of Bill Clinton's behavioral lapses and is known for his strong views on moral issues.

It's almost as if both parties have decided to assign chaperones to their presidential candidates to assure the American public that their candidat .....
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Advice to a young man & A couple of things I’m not so sure about

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

I will begin by telling you that I am seventy-five years of age and that I am a recovering workaholic. I have been in a recovery program for the last fifty five years. I want you to understand that it is not easy for m ..... 
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Journal Profile # 80

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Name: John Goutcher
Home: Preston
Age: 60
Profession: Retired High School Educator/Administrator
Family: Wife Shirley, Son
Jeff, Daughter Jennifer
Personal Hero: Moses, he took a large grou ..... 
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Pumpkin Dessert

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Batter:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix (Reserve 1 cup for topping)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
• Mix well. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan and spread batter in pan.
Filling:
1-1lb. can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs ..... 
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10/23/00

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, October 23, 2000

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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To the Editor,

I would like to commend the Journal for continuing the “Beyond Today” column. You have presented these young writers with a wonderful opportunity.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our youth and for putti ..... 
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr.

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr., 98, formerly of the Mabel and Burr Oak areas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Harmony Health Care Center where he had resided seven years.

He was born June 21, 1902, in Henrytown and attended school there. On ..... 
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Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
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Jayne Ilene Gossman

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
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Jayne Ilene Gossman, 69, of Preston, died September 20, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granger, MN.

Jayne Finstad was born March 27, 1931 in Sunburg, MN, the daughter of Richard and Marina (Swenson) Finstad. She grew up in the area and a ..... 
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