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2007 March 12 — Why Now?
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Nearing The End

According to AND, Mackey, Gebhardt duel for lead on home stretch. They helped each other taking turns leading on the Yukon River run, and now they are sprinting to the end.

Aliy Zirkle has dropped to 19th, making Sigrid Ekran of Norway the leading rookie and leading woman at 17th place.

Susan Butcher, the four-time winner who died of leukemia in August of 2006, was honored by being assigned the number 1 which was carried by her daughters, Tekla and Chisana, as they led the ceremonial start in Anchorage.

Her husband, David Monson, is traveling from their homestead to Nome by dogsled and stopping to scatter some of her ashes at her favorite spot on the trail. Tekla is accompanying her dad with her own sled and team on the 650 mile journey, and hopes to be allowed to pass under the arch in Nome.

March 12, 2007   2 Comments

About Time

Kiley gone – good riddance to bad rubbish.

Having figured out that it would be a cold day in Cheney’s undisclosed location before the Senate approved his third star, Lieutenant General Kevin Kiley, the man who ignored problems at Walter Reed from 2000 to 2004, has retired.

He should have been the first to go.

March 12, 2007   4 Comments