Good morning and happy birthday John Cleese.
On the Beacon this morning, the top story in the area chronicles a standoff in Arlee that ended with a man and woman found dead in the house. Investigations into what happened are ongoing. In Whitefish, people who want to keep chickens are clucking over the hefty fee required by the city. Whitefish linebacker Dusty Beck believes his team has the confidence and toughness to go all the way. Volunteers over the weekend in Columbia Falls helped erect a fence for the Boys and Girls Club. And Kitchen Guy Chef Jim Gray draws parallels between Mozart and great salsa.
In state news, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has received 90 percent of his campaign money from out-of-state interests this election. The Missoulian’s Chelsi Moy talks to students forced by the bad economy to choose between continuing their education or going to work. The Billings Gazette endorsed Barack Obama for president over the weekend. The race for chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court has just gotten interesting, with a political action committee charging that Attorney General Mike McGrath for his handling of the investigation of a former forensic hair analysis expert.
And finally, Reuters reports on the phenomena of women in New York City’s orthodox Jewish community in love with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s hairstyle. Have a great day.
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