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...whoa' was stop at the end of the furrow when they were supposed to turn around for the trip back. 'Supposed to' is the operative term. Put down those video games for a minute!"Blank stares."See, kids, I was a scrawny kid, skinny and small...
Bob Franken: No October surprise party

...about June, give or take. That's when our intelligence operatives were suddenly amazed that a huge force, thousands of well-equipped...the contrived October surprise where some oh-so-clever operative creates a sensation that catapults a candidate to Election...
Reeling it in: Film leaves reviewer wondering what else is on

...throw-back spy thriller, "The November Man" - moderate being the operative word. People are so bored with the new round of flicks that...watching him. Here he plays Peter Devereaux, veteran CIA operative and certified badass. After an op-gone-wrong (isn't...
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Judge to move quickly on ballot lawsuit

...behind the newly formed team.AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said in a statement Thursday that Alaska Republican party operatives are behind the lawsuit, which is filled with "inaccuracies, false statements, and blatant defamation." Beltrami said...
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...was an extraordinary enlistment of civilians as intelligence operatives on U.S. soil.This account of the "Washtub" project...was a parallel effort to create a standby pool of civilian operatives in Alaska trained to clandestinely arrange for the evacuation...
Bob Franken: Hillary: Yes or no?

...people are rooting for her to run again - certainly a lot of Democrats. And a lot of Republicans. Yes, Republicans. The GOP operatives are licking their chops after watching her performance during her "Hard Choices" book tour. Let's put this as delicately...
Bookworm Sez: You wish you'd never done it

...onto things like names. Months were spent pouring out observations for an audience he knew would be small ? detectives and operatives, mostly - and he rarely regretted it. Not, anyhow, until he saw the aftermath of a perfect murder committed by someone...
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Bob Franken: On the one hand, on the other hand

...alternative medicine for a system that is sick to the core. In my opinion, which I should point out is not shared by campaign operatives and other hangers-on, Sen. Paul, with his appeal both to anti-establishment young people and old anti-government...
Why Soldotna opted not to buy Birch Ridge

...Once the resolution failed she asked the Cowans to consider harnessing the overwhelming community support and to form a co-operative ownership and keep the course open. "Just because this has been voted down doesn't mean we're not willing to work with...
Bob Franken: The meaning test

...him that he didn't have to sweat the election, that it was a done deal. It turned out to be a dumb deal, and now his operatives are doing what they do best: deflecting blame, complaining that it was the Democrats' fault. Democrats are delightedly...


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