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  • South American Rodents Found in Seattle (Big 'uns! Hide yur cheese, They're here Alert!)

    04/15/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,352+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/06 | AP
    SEATTLE - A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington. Nutria are semi-aquatic, chocolate-colored rodents that can weigh more than 20 pounds and eat one-quarter of their weight a day in crops and plants of all varieties. Also called coypu, or swamp rats, they burrow through marshes and levies, and females can produce more than a dozen offspring a year. A trapper recently caught nine along the shores of Lake Washington. Two University of Washington students are studying the rodents to determine where they...
  • Election 2002: FBI looks into misleading voter calls (Fla. Dems/Poe -prelude to fraud, pt.2)

    10/31/2002 8:43:41 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 79 replies · 767+ views
    Election 2002: FBI looks into misleading voter calls Thursday, October 31, 2002Associated Press ORLANDO - An FBI agent has interviewed Florida Democratic chairman Bob Poe about a phone call he received urging him to cast his absentee ballot days after the Nov. 5 election. Poe said Wednesday that an agent from the FBI's Orlando office interviewed him by phone for about 15 minutes on Tuesday about the call he received late last week from a man purporting to be with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride's campaign. Unaware of Poe's position, the man asked the state Democratic chairman to cast...
  • GOP urges dire class-size message

    10/17/2002 9:28:34 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 345+ views
    FLORIDA TODAY ^ | Oct 16, 2002 | Paige St. John
    <p>TALLAHASSEE -- Republican Party officials are wrestling with their own poll that shows Gov. Jeb Bush has failed to convince voters that schools are better funded and taxes are lower.</p> <p>60 percent of voters favor the class-size initiative even when told it might cost $30 billion.</p>
  • Jeb Bush Supporters - Freep the Fla. Gannett Pol. Website

    09/25/2002 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 278+ views
    September 21, 2002Report challenges governors' splurges in spending Jeb one of few called fiscally responsibleBy Gannett News Service Guess which headline ended up on the front page of Florida Capital News, the election news link to Fla. Gannett-owned "hometown" paper websites, i.e. Ft. Myers News-Press?Incidentally, Jeb Rates an "A".The Gannett News Service version of Stephen Moore's WSJ article has this to say about Governor Bush:Two Re-publican governors — Florida’s Jeb Bush and Colorado’s Bill Owens — got A’s. That's it. The Florida political news website didn't include a paragraph of detailed kudos for our Gov. from the original WSJ...