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    • Travel Advisory

      Crank Call
      Regular readers of this column have emailed and phoned, both to me and to Seven Days, wanting to know "where I am" and what has…
    • Up a (Christmas) Tree

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      So here it is, the week after Thanksgiving, way up in the hills of Vermont - well, Charlotte. We've "seen some sunshine" recently, as the…
    • Now What?

      Crank Call
      Oh, frabjous day!" as Lewis Carroll wrote in one of the Alice books. It's all so wonderful you could scream, or do somersaults, or anything…
    • "Weather" Report

      Crank Call
      Hey, can we talk about the weather this week? I don't mean "global warming," which people talk about a lot - though nothing seems to…
    • Stalking Points

      Crank Call
      So, what's your guess? Do you think the Republican leadership had former Representative Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) murdered over the weekend? Or do you think Studds…
    • Red-and-Yellow Fever

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      All politics is local, right? Or do I have that backward? Maybe "all locales are political." It certainly seems like it whenever I drive along…
    • Unhappy Anniversaries

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      Leave it to me to get to New York City just after the woefully patriotic celebration of the fifth anniversary of 9/11. I've always been…
    • Not-So-Great War

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      "The terrorists are trying to stop our progress. And we'll ultimately prevail because they're - they have - their ideology is so dark and so…
    • JonBenet Who?

      Crank Call
      Oh, right. It's all coming back to me now, in spades. That blonde, dimpled, 6-year-old "beauty queen," dressed and painted like a Vegas hooker, who…
    • Dubya Doped?

      Crank Call
      A couple of years ago, when the world seemed a little less bleak than it does now -- a little, mind you, not a lot…
    • Leaving Lebanon

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      Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream." I'm assuming…
    • Free to Speculate

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      Gosh, what a month it's been for news! Already. Here we are, not even in the middle of July, and I've had to start a…
    • Queen Angeline

      Crank Call
      Folks, I've got some crazy ideas running through my head this week. At least, they sound crazy, but I'm hoping you'll stay the course while…
    • Not-So-Tough Talk

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      You can imagine the depth of my emotion, I'm sure, when I read about the joint press conference given in Washington last week by our…
    • Tribe-ulations

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      A story in The New York Times last week drew my attention to the plight of the Nukak-Maku, a rapidly vanishing group of nomadic Indians…
    • Jose, Can You See?

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      The Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) said Friday it would put the new Spanish version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on the market Monday…
    • Guided Missive

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      I am a victim of terrorism! I have intelligence information for the president!" - Brian Lee Patterson, 40, after scaling the White House fence on…
    • Dems in Distress

      Crank Call
      "If the American people accept this last audacity of the president without letting out a yell to high heaven, they have ceased to be jealous…
    • Writing Homeland

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      It would be time to start to get acquainted with some of the challenges." -- Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security director Dear Mr. Chertoff: Amen. Leaving…
    • Duke's Hazard

      Crank Call
      Oh, they do, George, they do. You can just imagine the comfort I felt over the weekend, when I learned that former U.S. Rep. Randy…
    • Dead On

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      I wanted to write this week about that new test for people over 50 -- "baby boomers and their parents," as the Associated Press calls…
    • Truth and Consequences

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      My previous column about the James-Frey-Million-Little Pieces-Flog-It-to-Death literary scandal, still blazing in the media heavens as I write this, led to some interesting responses. Mainly…
    • Pants on Fire

      Crank Call
      All right, maybe you've heard enough about James Frey and the whopping, wicked lies he told about himself in his mega-selling memoir, A Million Little…
    • What's "New?"

      Crank Call
      So, it's a new year. In fact, by the time you read this, it'll have been a new year for almost a fortnight. I had…

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