Tuesday Buffet: Beacon’s Makeover, Montana v. Wyoming, Abba v. McCain

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; today is the anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

On the Beacon Web site, this morning, our top story is ourselves (It doesn’t hurt that it’s a pretty slow news day). We’ve given the Web site a makeover and rearranged the location of some of our features. From now on, the News Buffet and Police Blotter will remain in permanent positions on the front page of the site. Our big weekly stories will remain front and center longer, and all of our news can be accessed more quickly in one place, in the “Latest Headlines” section on the right side of the page. To see the most popular, or most commented stories, just click that tab. The photographs of Lido Vizzutti and the cartoons of Stephen Templeton can be accessed just below our top features.

Please take some time to explore the site. We’ve still got some bugs to work out, so if you encounter a problem or can’t find what you’re looking for or have a question, please drop Editor Kellyn Brown an e-mail: kbrown@flatheadbeacon.com.

In other news, there’s not a ton of big events coming out of the long holiday weekend. As evidence of that, the discovery of nine puppies in a hollowed out log west of Kalispell is statewide news. Wicked fast boats are coming to Polson this summer, with a series of hydroplane races scheduled for July on the Flathead River. The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed Montana to move ahead with its lawsuit against Wyoming, which charges that Wyoming is using too much water from the Tongue and Powder Rivers. A meteor was sighted this morning across large areas of Washington and Western Montana.

And finally, in the world of presidential politics, and equally powerful Swedish super groups, Abba told Republican presidential hopeful John McCain he can’t use the song “Take A Chance on Me” at campaign events. Although it wasn’t as bad as the band Boston’s pushback against Mike Huckabee for using “More Than A Feeling.” Enjoy this sunny day.

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