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Journal Opinion: 2004 presidential tickets – a battle of balanced opposites; Quote of the week


Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

SALT LAKE CITY - So the stage is set for the presidential campaign.It’s a pair of Kennedy-style liberals against a brace of diehard conservatives. Both pairs are maneuvering for the centrist vote that may assure them the presidency and vice presidency.A folksy George Bush and a somber Dick Cheney versus a Lincolnesque, introspective John Kerry and a bubbly John Edwards. A couple of millionaire Republicans against a couple of millionaire Democrats.For president, a jet-fighter jock and Ivy League guy (Yale and the Skull and Bones society) versus a Navy gunboat skipper and Ivy League guy (Yale and the Skull and Bones society).Should either one be eliminated from office, we might see as president Senator Edwards, a man of telegenic charm but, as of now, one with little experience of running a country or negotiating international thickets; or Vice President Cheney, taciturn but solid, the kind of presidential aide you were glad to see in the White House when the 9/11 terrorists struck.Now begun in earnest, the campaign debate will revolve around Iraq abroad and the economy at home.Kerry-Edwards will charge, as they did in weekend interviews, that misleading intelligence about Iraq relied upon by Bush-Cheney cost American lives, dollars, and prestige. The problem for Kerry-Edwards is that almost everybody in Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike - as well as much of the press and a host of foreign nations - also believed that intelligence to be true at the time. So the question is whether Bush-Cheney or the intelligence community will get the brunt of the nation’s scorn. The other problem for Kerry-Edwards is that their criticism of Bush-Cheney on Iraq is all backward-looking, and they don’t seem to have any more original plans for the future of Iraq than President Bush has already, but perhaps belatedly, adopted.Meanwhile, the economy may be losing its significance as a hot-button campaign issue for Kerry-Edwards. In the past several months that economy has created more new jobs than were lost in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. New jobs growth is traditionally the last indication of an ending slump and an upturn in economic growth. Economists I know say, irrespective of who wins in November, the president will be dealing with a burgeoning US economy.Edwards wasn’t Senator Kerry’s first possible choice as the running mate who could make .....
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Fillmore County Fair starts Tuesday

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
Posted in Features

The 145th running of the Fillmore County Fair begins Tuesday, July 20 in Preston. Pictured are scenes from last year’s fair.

Follow this year’s 4-H winners online at   www.fillmorecountyjournal.com

Soiney variance and Spande subdivision top zoning meeting

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Four months removed from Judge Benson’s ruling on the Slabaugh case, the court case continues to haunt meetings of the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment.

The Board’s first order of business on Thursday, July 15, was a varianc ..... 
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Harmony woman learns to live with debilitating disease

Fri, Jul 9th, 2004
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HARMONY - On the telephone, Anissa Teslow of Harmony is a soft-spoken, quiet, and seemingly timid young lady. Upon meeting her in person, however, one is greeted by a pleasantly assertive, strong-willed and courageous woman who is very open to a good ..... 
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County farm, tax abatement and county shop top board agenda

Fri, Jul 9th, 2004
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PRESTON - Compared to my last assignment covering a government meeting, the June 28 special Preston City Council meeting where there was a threat that anarchy would reign and that hostages might be taken, covering the Fillmore County Board of Commiss ..... 
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Journal Opinion: Bush aims weapons of malnutrition at Cuba - Dream Town - Quote of the Week

Fri, Jul 9th, 2004
Posted in Features

By Sarah Stephens  The values of faith and family mean a lot to Ana Karim, a Cuban-American from Richmond, Va. and a Mennonite pastor. She has two very ill uncles living in Cuba. For the past decade, she has used a US license ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Citizens petition in opposition to ditch solution

Fri, Jul 9th, 2004
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The Preston City Council’s agenda Tuesday night was filled with items meant to improve life in Preston. A group of twenty-seven residents from a five block area petitioned the council to consider other possible solutions to the storm water run-off th ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council explores electrical options

Fri, Jul 9th, 2004
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Representatives from UMMPA (Upper Midwest Municipalities Power Agency), Dairyland Power, and Tri-County Electric presented their cases at a joint meeting of the Lanesboro City Council and the Public Utilities on Tuesday night, July 6, as the council ..... 
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Scheevel family’s passion is in the skies

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Andrew Scheevel remembers attending an air show with his family when he was no more than four years old. That experience had a lasting impression on the now 18-year-old and was the impetus for him becoming a pilot himself.

“I w ..... 
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