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Bob Franken: All in the families

Those of us who rely on political drama, real or contrived, to justify our professional existence are drooling over the possibility that the next presidential balloting will be a dynasty election. Obviously we have a huge amount of foolishness...
Tips on getting your four-footed friend ready for hiking

...or rock could cause your dog to overheat.Lindner said look for signs that your dog is distressed, panting excessively or drooling from its nose and mouth. The dog may also become unsteady on its feet.Check your dog's gums. If they are blue, purple...
Good dog, bad dog: What happens when a service dog doesn't work out?

...brushing, and that kind of saddens me because they had agreed to it."Haskell is adamant that is not the case. She said the drooling was something to get used to, but it was a minor issue. The dog's temperament was the deal-breaker."She's just not...
What others say: Racism, sexism need different prism for viewing equal doses of celebrity and infamy.There is a drug crisis in most states, but it hardly registers until Rob Ford's drooling visage fills the TV screen or Philip Seymour Hoffman drops dead. This country has a mass shooting problem, with 4,500 dead...
Unhinged Alaska: What's next, Godzilla? if he was able to get out, he would turn me into the consistency of a pile of unprocessed Yummy Chummy snack paste while drooling enough to support a small salmon run.I knew it couldn't be their old beast, Cannibal, because he'd be so elderly by...
'Legacy' glitters, but is it gold?

...half now, I started to wonder if maybe I was missing the coolness. After all, the film geeks that I read online have been drooling all over their commemorative light cycle sculptures ever since the news was released. Part of my ambivalence has to do with...
The Varney Tens

...the DMV that I was old enough for a learner's permit. Dad understood the driving force which caused me to stand for hours drooling down the showcase window of the local car dealer. His empathy eventually resulted in enough chump-change chores being thrown...
Shrew-ed moves

...first and I can return them safely to their rightful place in nature. Aren't I a sweetie? You bet I am. Just asked the drooling pair of coyotes lurking in the nearby alders or the owl on the roof, hey, even the ermine living under the deck has been...
New technology revolutionizes snowmachining

...E-TEC, an engine that runs so clean and so smooth, just about every serious snowmachine enthusiast is either buying one, or drooling over the prospect of buying one. Cronquist would know. An Iron Dog standout, member of Team CC racing and hometown Eagle...
Is there more to fishing than catching fish?

...Trolling the salt in a larger boat? Get that baby wired up! Hiking to a lake with a fly rod? iPods are light, and the drooling bear on your tail will be grateful.Camaraderie - On the heels of a dismal week at work or any head-scratching experience...


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