Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Beauty contest role models!

First seen at Blamblog: Afterward Everyone loves a redemption story.

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Tue, August 28 2007 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

For the record …

There was an amazing full moon over Toronto tonight. How amazing? So amazing that you wish you could just point at it, and a magic escalator would take you up there — you know, to play golf or something. :)

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Tue, August 28 2007 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

Opium production hits new record in Afghanistan

From the BBC: Opium production in Afghanistan has soared to record levels, with an increase on last year of more than a third, the United Nations has said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime report says the amount of opium produced there has doubled in the last two years. It says Helmand province is […]

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Tue, August 28 2007 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off

Tag 'em in case ya have to bag 'em

From the CP story on CTV.ca: Journalists assigned to cover the Canadian mission in Afghanistan will now have to wear dogtags just like the soldiers. The Canadian military says the dogtags will help make identification easier if there are any fatalities among journalists while they are out with soldiers. Journalists will also have to take […]

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Tue, August 28 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Further developments in the 11th Commandment story

Habituees of this space may remember an Aug. 20 posting: The 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not doeth stories on buying cars for less in the United States. Well, it turns out that Victoria News editor Keith Norbury got whacked even though the automotive dealer in question didn't threaten sturm und drang. More from Sean Holman's […]

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