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2008-08-01 21:00:21

A pair of local environmentalists plan a fundraiser next week for county commissioner candidate Pam Brokaw. Val Alexander, a longtime leader of Friends of Clark County, and David McDonald, an attorney for a group that has sought to block gravel mining in the East Fork of the Lewis River, are holding the event at Alexander's home on Coyote Ridge Road. Brokaw is the only Democrat in a seven-candidate field seeking to succeed Commissioner Betty Sue Morris in the primary Aug. 19. Hours of...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

NEW YORK - NBC News could rent a small plane just for the top news personalities going to Beijing to cover the Olympics: Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Richard Engel and Kevin Tibbles among them. CBS considered sending Harry Smith, but decided against it and is sending Barry Peterson. Weekend anchor David Muir is ABC's biggest name heading to Asia. Dana Lewis is Fox News Channel's lone representative. CNN is largely handling the story...

2008-07-23 21:00:30

By Nancy Brokaw J.M. Barrie wrote "Peter Pan" in 1904 and the heart of the story holds. We still feel the dueling attractions of hearth and home versus the call of adventure just outside the window. "Peter Pan," now playing at Miller Park Summer Theater, gets that vibe just right. Home is where the heart is but - oh! - the adventures to be had in Neverland! On Miller Park's outdoor stage, directors Tricia Stiller and Troy Clark manage, with help from clever, transformational sets by...

2008-07-20 00:00:26

By Michael Andersen, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 19--How to summarize a two-hour debate between seven candidates with three party affiliations running for one county commissioner's seat, all in 1,100 words? Why not start by giving them two words each? Craig Williams: green economics. Matt Swindell: hard work. Bridget Schwarz: lively neighborhoods. Robert Nichols: no rail. Tom Mielke: business deregulation. Brad Lothspeich: administrative competence. Pam Brokaw: slower...

2008-07-15 21:00:21

By Nancy Brokaw "High School Musical," currently up at Community Players Theatre, might surprise both the kids who already know the music (that's most kids) and their grandparents who are just discovering this cultural phenomenon that sprang from a Disney Channel movie. The surprise is that what's on stage is no pale reflection of the movie. The characters are more fully drawn and the musical score has deeper harmonies. Plus - it's real! Dozens of talented high school kids turn in...

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK -- Phil Griffin, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC, is a coiled mass of energy who needs little provocation to do battle. Now he's got something to fight for. MSNBC is a player in the cable news competition in a way it hasn't been before. The surge in viewership created by the presidential campaign has benefited MSNBC more than Fox News Channel or CNN, and Griffin is pushing to consolidate those gains. Round-the-clock political talk is planned for the Democratic and...

2008-06-24 09:02:55

It sounds redundant, but sometimes death can be followed by overkill. Such seemed to be the case recently when NBC _ followed shortly by every television network and newspaper in the known universe _ conveyed to audiences that the passing of Tim Russert, 58, on June 13 was a national tragedy of profoundly epic proportions. In the days that followed the death of this popular author and TV host, a lively debate emerged regarding his colleagues' voluminous and quasi-lachrymose tributes. Did...

2008-06-24 02:29:54

By Zap2It, Chicago Jun. 23--NBC News is turning to one of its elder statesmen to host "Meet the Press" this election season. Former "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will take over as moderator of the show starting Sunday (June 29). For now, the job runs through the presidential election in November; the network will presumably use that time to search for a permanent replacement for Tim Russert, who died June 13. "A lot has been said in recent days about what 'Meet the Press' means to...

2008-06-23 00:00:15

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Still reeling from Tim Russert's death, NBC News must now contemplate replacing the man who not only dominated the Sunday morning talk shows, but served as chief political commentator and ran the Washington bureau. The "Meet the Press" host had what was arguably the most important and far-reaching job in television news, particularly in an election year. NBC has potential successors to Russert on "Meet the Press" already within the company. The...

2008-06-22 12:00:22

News anchor Tom Brokaw will serve as interim moderator of the U.S. TV program Meet the Press for the next few months, NBC News President Steve Capus says. The NBC News official said Sunday Brokaw will serve as a worthy interim successor to late Press host Tim Russert, who died of a heart attack June 13. To have someone of Tom's stature step up and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our...


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