My Turn: Oil tax myths

...companies and misleading the public with opinions disguised as "facts" is not helpful. Unfortunately, like the snake oil salesman's claims of old, those saying our problems would be cured if only we just changed our oil tax policy (again) isn't beneficial...
On Writing: Buying shoes

...You find a pair that's not too expensive and just your style: purple with green laces. You turn to the ever-hovering salesman and ask for a pair in your size.He brings you a pair in a box marked your size. You try them on but they're too tight...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...first singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York.In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.In 1959, a major tornado tore through the St...
China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant? benefits to another location. But she added, "I don't even know how to contact a delegate."Shi Gaole, a salesman for an electrical company, said he has never voted for a delegate and believes they are selected from famous people. "I...
Not For Web

...other vehicles and eventually unarmed civilians. Among those killed were a female dermatologist, a 40-year-old car salesman, a 55-year-old ironworker and a 9-year-old boy named Ali who was in a car with his father."Blackwater, they killed...
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A prophet for the masses

...mum so as not to lose college eligibility.After college LeBeau had a choice to play professionally in Hungary, be a carpet salesman in Orange County or move to Hollywood.He instead spent the summer on a fishing boat."I quickly came to the realization...
Could US drivers ever abide by cellphone ban?

...While driving throughout rural Arkansas, the electronics salesman steals a glance at his cellphone every so often, checking...secretary. I'm the administrative assistant. I'm the salesman. I'm the sales director."The National Transportation...
Internet opening Juneau to scams

In early days it was easy to spot the snake-oil salesman as his wagon came to town with signs and bottle labels testifying to the wondrous elixir in his possession. The internet may have...
APX security sales force in Juneau a hard job selling door-to-door products. Weather, unleashed dogs and obnoxious homeowners are all obstacles for a salesman treading concrete, lawns, and pebbled paths. For APX sales team leader Wyler Whitwer, though, the good far outweighs the...
A woman who savors a fine wine

...Rogue: An American Life." The book was almost impossible to find in Anchorage before its official release Tuesday. The salesman who finally sold me one asked me to promise I wouldn't reveal his identity if he sold me a pre-publication copy. I made...


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