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My corner of Alaska: Jerry's Rant

...what became of Jerry, but Oscar's exasperated advice stuck with me. Now, any grown-up with more than two brain cells to rub together knows that chronic unhappiness like Jerry's usually follows us around like the cloud of dust that hovers over Pig...
Local economy overlooked in international trade spat

...Buy American" be waived for this project. The Alaska state government responded by cancelling the tender call. Here's the rub. While this sabre-rattling may look good from a political perspective, it's positively backward from the economic standpoint...
My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in...
Donors add to new library, one brick at a time

...library, which has engulfed Barr in a new world of furniture-lingo that includes some sort of "double-rub" quotient. Double-rub, he learned, is one fabric rubbing one way, then the other way, across another fabric, and more money equals...
Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

...sideline.Ball control: Footballs are sent directly to teams. Equipment managers can brush them and even use a damp towel to rub off the oil used to preserve the leather to the preferences of each quarterback. The quarterbacks can even practice with the...
Gara to file bill against attack ads

...away from the worst of election season, Gara said."There's already too much negative advertising," he said. "It should rub people the wrong way that a state-funded voter guide would have attack ads."This year's incident of a political party's...
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Jones says 'no' to NFL draft, but he would be better served developmentally by another year playing college football.But there is the rub: Ohio State could have three star quarterbacks on the roster next season with Jones, J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller. Jones...
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My Turn: Center of the universe

...neither of those strategies will get us through this period without responsible and serious economic development.And that is the rub. Nearly every proposed economic development or infrastructure project runs into opposition regardless of its merit. Yet these...
On Writing: Telling the Story

...because, suddenly, like magic, you've written another page. Only you haven't actually written it, and there's the rub.Writing is more than piling up information, a la the Squire. Writing is telling the story, leading readers step by step...
Ay, there's the rub

...Jamacian Jerk, which is a fiery scotch bonnet-based rub used to flavor pork, chicken, fish and shrimp; and in the United States, the Memphis rib rub and the ever popular Cajun rub. Rubs define restaurants as well. Often restaurants...


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