3/16: Morning Communique
The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists.
The 2006 Best of the Twin Cities ballot is now online.
Organizers of the 15th annual Mountain Oyster Fry -- known among Virginia City locals as the "testicle festival" -- say Saturday will be filled with good food and fun.
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"He said, 'Hello, Wendy, this is Jay Leno. I'm calling about the letter you wrote and I want to apologize. I just want to let you know we make mistakes sometimes and we don't mean to hurt people.'"
-- Television viewer Wendy Brogin, who wrote a letter to NBC after "The Tonight Show" aired a sketch that compared Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident to a 2003 videotaped shooting outside a Los Angeles courthouse. Brogin was a friend of courthouse shooting victim Gerald Curry.