News Buffet: Doughnut Votes, Post Office Closure, Boitano at the Super Bowl

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday to pop star Justin Timberlake. He turns 27 today. It seems like just yesterday he was an odd-looking, yellow-haired adolescent in N’Sync.

On the Beacon this morning, a look at one option being mulled that would give disenfranchised residents who live in the “doughnut” surrounding Whitefish a vote. Martin City’s post office won’t reopen because postal officials couldn’t find anyone to replace a departing contractor. Contributor Becky Lomax looks at some highlights from this weekend’s Whitefish Winter Carnival. I muse about the possibility of a falling satellite hitting your house. Dan Testa looks at the candidates, so far, for local county and legislative races – only nine months until November.

The Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Max Baucus, D-Mont., approved an economic stimulus plan touted by President Bush during Monday’s State of the Union address. The president warned the Senate not to change the deal agreed upon in the House. The Senate tweaked the bill anyway.

And finally, as Super Bowl weekend approaches, here’s a look at the worst half-time performers ever. Timberlake didn’t make the list, but figure skater Brian Boitano did.

Tomorrow’s Friday!