Saturday, October 25, 2008

caption correction

Posted By on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Not sure how it happened, but the caption on the photo in the Journal this week illustrating the piece on the Arcata City Council race had the names in the wrong order with Jason Grow incorrectly identified as Gernonimo Garcia. To alleviate any confusion, here's who's who:

Jason Grow

Jason Grow

Geronimo Garcia

Geronimo Garcia

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Bono, NYT Columnist

Posted By on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 1:57 PM

farmers.Bono, NYT Columnist: The NYT unveils its newest addition to the Op-Ed page. "No, really," the Guardian assures. He'll average about a column a
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Australia bans word 'drought'

Posted By on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Politico.Australia bans word 'drought': ... because it upsets
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Sarah P. Steps Out

Posted By on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 8:49 AM

China.Sarah P. Steps Out: The Arctic fembot is getting a little too mavericky, reports
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stench plume

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Arcata Firefighters spray down scorched equipment

Arcata Firefighters spray down scorched equipment

A putrid-smelling smoke cloud befouled Arcata's western skies Wednesday afternoon after a fire erupted in the old Beaver Lumberyard near the corner of 7th and L streets, and it had nothing to do with marijuana. Gas masked firemen doused the flames, but not before they had melted a few old tires and charred some Mad Max-looking mobile conveyor belt thingy, sending who knows what-all into the pink, innocent lungs of onlookers. Here's Arcata Fire Chief John McFarland: "There was some sort of demolition project going on. They were cutting up an old piece of equipment and didn't realize it had a fuel tank on it." Oops.

"They," according to an onlooker, were Arcata Scrap and Salvage. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. "It put up a heck of a good column of smoke," McFarland said. Personally, I would have described it as a noxious doom vapor, but he's the professional.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One Newsroom To Rule Them All

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:02 AM

MediaNews CEO Dean Singleton has been thinking big again. Times-Standard reporters should be very, very afraid.

The Associated Press and paidcontent.org are currently carrying accounts of Big Deaner's speech to the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association yesterday. Apparently Dean chose the occasion to hanky-drop his new scheme for "saving" the newspaper industry: Consolidation of the entire company's news operations into one massive call center, possibly to be located in India.

Picture the cost savings: Sweatshop "reporters" would "cover" the community by remote control, through telephone and Internet. Newsprint would be gone. It's a model currently being pioneered by the ghastly press release merchants at pasadenanow.com . Singleton apparently wants to take the thing to a whole new level.

"In today's world, whether your desk is down the hall or around the world, from a computer standpoint, it doesn't matter," Singleton said after his speech.

And when you think about it, that's true. From a computer standpoint.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

McCain Giving Up on Colorado? - The Plank

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 4:58 PM

McCain Giving Up on Colorado? - The Plank: Judy Hodgson Deals
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Examining the Economics of Wave Energy

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM

DefeatExamining the Economics of Wave Energy: Lecture by HSU economics professor Steve Hackett. This Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Founders' Hall
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Fox News Hires Disgraced Reporter Judith Miller

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:47 AM

118.Fox News Hires Disgraced Reporter Judith Miller: A great day for the
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Swimming with Tigers

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:45 AM

profession.Swimming with Tigers: A photo gallery of attractive women swimming with their tigers. That is
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