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Time on My Hands

March 27th, 2007 No Comments

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470. 4 skinny screed

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 470. 4 skinny screed

Heres a new problem. This holiday season we had several instances of people calling or stopping by to give gift subscriptions to friends or loved ones, only to discover that the person who was to be the giftee had already come to us as a gifter. In some cases, they renewed their own subscription […]

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KUGN- collecting quarters

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on KUGN- collecting quarters

Everybody knows Americans dont save. The phrase money saved in modern culture invariably refers to an act of spending money, not saving it. As in Look how much money I saved when I went shopping! The trouble hits when hard times arrive, because that sort of saving requires spending and spending always requires having. This […]

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471. 4 skinny screed – national

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 471. 4 skinny screed – national

You may have heard that weve changed the name of our masthead local free edition of Comic News in Eugene to . We did this for a few reasons, all having to do with people who dont know what they dont know. Some local folks thought they knew what was inside our covers by […]

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How Far Outside the Box Can We Think for a New Sports Arena?

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on How Far Outside the Box Can We Think for a New Sports Arena?

by Don Kahle The University of Oregon needs a partner to complete their arena on the scale envisioned by its primary donors. Eugene had its chance and dropped the ball, so the school must look to see whos open before they put the project back in play. But if we hope to see Aaron Brooks […]

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471.4 skinny screed – Eugene

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 471.4 skinny screed – Eugene

Its the darnedest thing. People walk past our store inside the 5th Street Public Market. They pick up the most current or a recent favorite issue and start talking about us to their friend. Right there in front of us. Granted, its unusual for a magazine to have a store at all, much less […]

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oped – Measure 30

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on oped – Measure 30

by Don Kahle Every tax vote in the post-timber Northwest is a referendum on unions. Since the logging industry collapsed in the 1980s, the only large and viable labor unions left are in the public sector. Meantime, competition in the private sector has intensified to such a degree that no worker not represented by a […]

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473.4 skinny screed – local

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 473.4 skinny screed – local

We seem to have traded one confusion for another. Shortly after we renamed ourselves from Comic News to (for reasons exhaustively chronicled in this space and available anytime at www.dksez.com), we published Help Wanted ads here and in the daily paper. This looked like a resurgence of Americas only weekly all-humor magazine, which it was. […]

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473.4 skinny screed – national

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 473.4 skinny screed – national

We seem to have traded one confusion for another. Shortly after we renamed our Eugene edition from Comic News to (for reasons chronicled occasionally here and available anytime at www.dksez.com), we published Help Wanted ads in the local edition and in the daily paper. This looked like a resurgence of Americas only weekly all-humor magazine, […]

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474.4 skinny screed (both)

March 17th, 2005 Comments Off on 474.4 skinny screed (both)

Is the economy rebounding? I know many many business owners and managers who find themselves terribly conflicted about that bit of prognostication. On one hand, we hope the economy is improving because we have seen the wreckage from the recession all around us, up close and personal. People out of work, others living in fear […]

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