Wednesday Buffet: Obama & Clinton, NRA Backs Schweitzer, Dropped Hockey Trophy

By Beacon Staff

Good morning. Today is national Senior Health and Fitness Day.

On the Beacon this morning, we have exclusive interviews with Democratic Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on issues relevant to Montana. After a fatal motorcycle accident, the legacy of Eastside Brick’s developer, Eric Berry, lives on through his projects. A 42-year-old Evergreen man was beaten to death and authorities are investigating it as a homicide. In a district rodeo tournament coming up this weekend, two local high school athletes have a very good shot at winning. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is holding one of its annual trail work days this Saturday. And after a month of critiquing the Web sites of local businesses, business columnist Mark Riffey offers advice on improvements.

In state news, Obama and Clinton are doing their best to win over Montana’s undecided voters. Clinton made her case all over Montana yesterday, with rallies in Billings and Pablo. Gov. Brian Schweitzer received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association yesterday. Democratic U.S. House candidate Jim Hunt is attacking GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg for the incumbent’s vote against a measure to expand the G.I. Bill. And the Billings School District is laying off a large number of employees.

And finally, check out this video of a Spokane championship hockey team whose players got so excited they dropped their trophy, shattering it on the ice. They don’t seem too dismayed. Have a great day.

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