Thursday Buffet: Cat-Dog Smoker Slideshow, No Rotten Tomatoes Here, Italian Unicorn

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday former president George H.W. Bush.

On the Beacon this morning, Myers Reece writes about the storied Cat-Dog Smoker, and check out Lido’s slide show of the carnage. The Whitefish school board has given tentative approval of a drug testing program for the district, a voluntary program for students participating in extracurricular activities. At a meeting last week to discuss traffic options along Montana 35 in the wake of the April 2 fuel spill, truckers called any plans to push all truck traffic to the west side of the lake unfair and unsafe. The price of tickets for the Alpine Theatre Project’s summer productions are increasing, but so is the seating capacity and caliber of performance. And Beacon columnist Dave Skinner analyzes Plum Creek’s land sales and criticizes how the state and federal government have handled them.

In state news, the Montana Republican Party is focusing on Roy Brown’s challenge of Gov. Brian Schweitzer, since the U.S. House and U.S. Senate races already appear to be a wash. Despite the tomato-related salmonella scare sweeping the country, no cases have been found in Montana. The space wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base is being re-designated as a missile wing. A massive aid package for Amtrak sailed through the House yesterday and appears to have veto-proof support.

And finally, a unicorn was discovered in Italy. Have a great day.

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