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Mark Colavecchio's Blog
A pet rabbit woke its owner when their Ketchikan home went up in flames! The rabbit was scratching her chest and the woman was able to get herself and her daughter out of the home. The rabbit didn’t make it. It’s sad BUT, we often hear of pets waking people up during fires. When are those people going to get, Oh I don’t know…A SMOKE ALARM!!! I wouldn’t want to have to rely on fluffy the bunny to be my smoke alarm, burglar alarm, or ANY alarm!!!
ANWR will be in the spotlight on the 21st in DC. The House Natural Resources Committee plans a hearing to discuss the job potential. Thousands of jobs and 150 billion or more in revenue can be created by using 3% of ANWR’s total land. I’m sure the President and the Senate is more interested in burning through 500 million of our money for failed solar panel companies.
Equality Works is gathering signatures in order to place an initiative on April’s ballot. It would make discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity illegal in Anchorage. They need 6000 signatures to get it on the ballot. Here comes the PREVO!!!
State Rep. Bill Thomas has to pay 4060 in penalties for campaign violations. He also has to undergo candidate training…because ignorance is no excuse…unless you’re a politician…then it’s mandatory!!!
The Situation expressed remorse for parking his Ferrari in a handicapped spot. Also expressing remorse…a world in which The Situation makes so much money that he drives a Ferrari.
Despite what you may have heard, Britney Spears is NOT engaged: Romantically OR mentally.
86% of Americans now approve of interracial marriage. At least according to a poll conducted nowhere near Alabama, Mississippi or Arkansas.
One in 6 Americans lives in poverty. The President’s new stimulus would erase the deduction for charitable giving for certain income levels. You know the income levels of people who fund things like homeless shelters and soup kitchens that feed and shelter the 1 in 6 Americans in poverty!!!
Wasilla man Jeremy Locklear was sentenced to 5 years in prison for trying to buy a pound of meth to sell. He’s the nephew of former pool hall owner Ricky Allan Reese who life for, wait for it…got caught bringing 23 pounds of meth into the state in 2009. You know what they say: The family that deals meth together does time together.
APD is still looking for the SOB who not only robbed a subway, but viciously beat the clerk. He pistol whipped her and then kicked her in the head when she fell. We can’t stand for this as a community…BUT…it’s up to the judicial system to enact harsher punishments for these crimes.
Gerald Tallman and Ross Ripple of Anchorage were killed in a crash in Wasilla. They were seen coming out of the Mug Shot Saloon around 4am. They crashed into a cement retaining wall and the vehicle’s odometer was stuck at 80. We all know that alcohol + driving = a deadly equation. Perhaps extreme measures such as having people blow into a breathalyzer as they exit a bar and stopping them from driving if they’re drunk won’t work for practical reasons. Unfortunately it can never work because of the power of lobbyists.
Citizens interested in stopping a coal mine near the Chuitna River say the state has ignored their petitions for public hearings. The mining project has received 4 water usage permits within 11 miles of salmon spawning streams without ANY public hearings. Hmm, isn’t that a fundamental right in the Constitution, the redress of grievances? What say you Mr. Governor? Not much apparently.
A committee appointed by Sens. Begich and Murkowski are seeking public help in naming a federal court building. There’s a money making opportunity, corporate sponsorship! How about the IHOP House of Justice?
Or Best Buy Courthouse…Or simply Starbucks?
The head of the U.S. Postal Service said that they’ll default as early as this winter. Wait, but then who will crush our Christmas gifts?
George Clooney and Bono were photographed riding motorcycles outside of Clooney's Italian villa. Read more about it in this week's issue of "Your Life Stinks".
Dr. Phil just turned 61. Phil spent the day the way he always does: filling Oprah with regret.
"People" sold an astonishing 1.5 million copies of its Kim Kardashian wedding issue. Which is good, because I'm pretty sure the terrorists were running out of reasons to hate us.
Huggies has released camouflage diapers. But, if your baby is in a combat situation, you've probably got bigger problems than what type of design should be on your kid's diapers.
Researchers at Northwestern University say we subconsciously assign a gender to everything. Except Chaz Bono. That one's still a head-scratcher.
Researchers say Washington, D.C. has the worst drivers in America. Yeah, just look at the horrible direction they've steered this country.
President Obama's speech on Thursday will go up against the opening game of the NFL season. So sports fans can watch a guy constantly getting tackled by his opponents . . . or they can watch the football game.
Regarding the Dick Traini ordinance and this cabbie. Now, I can get on line with the pitchforks and torches with the best of them. But hold on cowboy. Traini, Drummond, Honeman, and Gray-Jackson raged against the mayor for his sidewalk ordinance aimed at one guy. Now we have this. We have enough laws. They just need to work in the public’s best interests. The bail is now 50 grand with a 3rd party. Enough!
Prosecutors want more time to decide whether to call Bill Allen to the stand in the Vic Kohring retrial. Why not? It’s not like Allen is going anywhere nor has much to do these days other than push-ups, sit-ups, and get his cell mate Leon his extra juice box at lunch?
Sen. Begich says congress has to cut the nation’s deficit while still creating jobs. We don’t want government creating jobs! Put more money in our pockets and let US create jobs! The only thing government is good at is spending our money and creating a dependency class!
Troopers arrested 2 people in a DUI incident on the Richardson Highway. 3 people just stopped in the middle of the highway. The driver was wasted and when they cuffed him, one of the women snapped and kicked in the window of the patrol car. Yes, she was arrested too. See how attractive over indulging in alcohol is?
Dick Cheney slams John McCain in his new book. The news left McCain pale and shaking. So no change.
A British man got a massive "Where's Waldo?" scene tattooed across his back. And you're in luck, ladies: He's single!
A South Carolina woman paid $180 for what she thought was an iPad but was actually a block of wood painted with an Apple logo. But she's still bragging about how much better it is than her friends' blocks of wood painted with Windows logos.
Former APD officer and current illegal immigrant Rafael Mora Lopez will serve 3 months in jail and pay 10 grand in fines. He could’ve gotten 13 years. 3 months? How about all those PFD’s he got, and every document he signed as a cop is a fraud, and every time he testified in court it was perjury. Other than that he was a good guy right?
The Palmer city council will take public testimony on a proposed smoking ban. If passed, it would make them the first city in the Borough to have such an ordinance. It’s good for business and for health. So they’ll probably deny it.
A BBQ almost ended in disaster for an Anchorage family. Their attic was fully engulfed in flames after a grease fire from the BBQ got out of control. Everyone in the house got out OK. What were they barbequing a whole buffalo?
It’s put up or shut up time for people opposed to a coal mine in Sutton. The 3000 page permit is available for viewing in Anchorage. You think anyone will read it? It doesn’t matter. If you don’t want it, you don’t want it. If you want it, you want it!
Holland America will host a weeklong vampire convention on a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska next summer. Dacre Stoker, a great-grandnephew of "Dracula" author Bram Stoker will host a vampire movie festival, a vampire ball and feature a “most likely to jump overboard from loneliness“ contest.
President Obama said he's read all the "Harry Potter" books with his daughters. How about reading a jobs report, Mr. President?
Morgan Freeman told President Obama on the golf course that he needs to get "pissed off". Obama responded, "Okay, fine. STOP TALKING WHILE I PUTT!"
Danica Patrick announced she is leaving the Indy Car circuit for NASCAR. Patrick said she's looking forward to losing to an entirely different group of drivers.
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