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Ralph Freedman, The Horizontal Hire

Another vivid chapter was written into the big book of Only In Mendocino County last Friday when Mendocino County’s personnel director, Susan “Sue” Campbell, testified that she was sleeping with Ralph Freedman

So You Want to Be a Football Hero

Saturday night, the fairgrounds. The alumni football game against Deep Valley and hordes of Panthers old and new prowl the bleachers and field. I see…

Riding Forth on the Fourth

Good idea, a Fourth of July ride. Otherwise I would be home in desultory conversation with family and friends, probably drinking too much, and certainly…

My Birthday

JULY 22ND is my birthday, and if any of you say, "I knew you were a Cancer!" you are permanently prohibited from reading this newspaper.…

Knock Knock, Who’s There? The FBI

“The FBI is here,” Mom tells me over the phone. Immediately I can see my mom with her back to a couple of Matrix-like figures…

Want to Meet the Real WMD Swine?

Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the threat posed by…

Now Comes the Afterscam

To the Editor AVA-- If some of your readers missed the latest wrap up of the never ending Judi Bari bombing case (AVA "Off The…

The Mystery of Who Bombed Judi Bari

WHILE WE'RE TALKING unpunished crime and compulsions (long-time readers are excused from reading further because you know the Bari Bombing Case is coming), the $4…

Kenny Johnson’s Escapes

Back in olden-times (the 1980s) I was in Marion, the fed’s end-of-the line maximum security penitentiary for the third time, counting off the days, weeks,…

How To Make Elk Liver

We rolled out of Lemmon Valley, just north of Reno, late on an icy night in December. My brother had insisted that a little midwinter…

Why Alfred E. Newman Is President

This morning I rose with The Answer, which I want to share with you. The same corporations that jerk around gasoline prices and smother public…

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