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January 28, 2010
In response to Garrison Keillor's Jan. 27 commentary ("Don't knock elitism; it could save your life"): What a childish pout we have here, in explaining the Republican plan for health care as "let them die." I sincerely believe that the Democrats' proposed health care plan will cut nearly $500 billion from Medicare because that has been promised. That will most assuredly let someone die. I recently saw my first "comparative effectiveness" study. I was shocked to see the conclusion that Zocor would be preferred over Lipitor because the additional heart attacks with Zocor didn't cause so much lost work time as to cover the cost of the Lipitor!
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NEWS
August 10, 2011
Like Garrison Keillor, whose column used to appear in The Sun, Dan Rodricks underestimates the power of the tea party in American politics ("Question for tea party: What now?" Aug. 4). He should have read John Malagrin's letter right across the fold ("Tea party congressmen are the last great hope," Aug. 4). The tea party isn't Republican or Democrat, but the embodiment of the American peoples' frustration with the current direction our country is heading and the continued growth of government.
NEWS
February 7, 1999
There are cats in hats. And then there are cats in books. Do you have a cat? You'll have cats galore when you check these books out at your local library.* "Six-Dinner Sid," by Inga Moore* "So Many Cats!" by Beatrice S. De Regniers* "The Southernmost Cat," by John Cech* "Ten Cats Have Hats," by Jean Marzollo* "Hot Air Henry," by Mary Calhoun* "Cross Country Cat," by Mary Calhoun* "Henry the Sailor Cat," by Mary Calhoun* "Cat, You Better Come Home," by Garrison Keillor* "Cats in the Sun," by Lesley A. Ivory* "Charlie Anderson," by Barbara Abercrombie* "Eek!
NEWS
January 21, 2010
Garrison Keillor: In your commentary of Jan. 20 ("Despite all the screaming, common sense will prevail"), you were right -- common sense did prevail in Massachusetts on Tuesday night. It's funny how history does repeat itself. While you ignore and ridicule the Tea Partiers as hollering and waving their arms and having "paranoid hallucinations of the right," their message has again been heard as the "shot heard 'round the world." The only folks that havent heard the message are you, the current occupant of the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
NEWS
By Garrison Keillor | March 14, 1999
Editor's note: Wallace P. Flynn loves smelly cheese so much that his family leaves him, his pets can't stand to be around him and even the skunks have to move.There was an old man named Wallace P. FlynnWho lived in a house in the trees --You could smell him for several miles downwindBecause of his fondness for cheese.For the cheese that was dear to W.P.Was not the mild kind, such as Brie,The cheese of polite society --No, he liked cheese that was in your face!That smelled like socks from a marathon race,Cheese that really stank up the place!
NEWS
By D.J. Tice | February 10, 1999
IT SEEMS somebody let on to Minnesota Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura that another local personality, Garrison Keillor, is writing a book about him, a satire about a professional wrestler named Jimmy "Big Boy" Valente who gets himself elected governor.Mr. Ventura thinks Mr. Keillor is "cheating," rather like various cartoonists, moviemakers and merchandisers the governor has bad-mouthed for "making money off of me." Mr. Ventura is also, um, writing a book about himself. He probably figures there's some remote chance that Mr. Keillor's book will be better.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | April 28, 1991
Washington Ballet due at GoucherThe Washington Ballet in Baltimore concludes its season here with two performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Featured both nights will be the Baltimore premieres of Nils Christe's "Quartet 2," Rex Bickmore's "Transformations" and Ray Barra's "Nocturno." Choo-San Goh's "Double Contrasts" concludes the program.Tickets range from $18 to $25 and can be charged by calling 225-3131, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased at the box office (cash only)
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach | December 31, 1996
Apologies to WQSR's Bob Worthington, who found himself transformed last week, thanks to a case of brain lock by yours truly, to Bob Montgomery.Want to ring-in the New Year via the radio? Here are someoptions: WBJC-FM (91.5): Garrison Keillor hits the airwaves at 11: 30 p.m. with "A Prairie Home Companion Late Night New Year's Party."WJHU-FM (88.1): Andy Bienstock puts together a special jazz show to run from 8: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by NPR's traveling jazz round-up from 10 p.m.-3 a.m.WOCT-FM (104.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
Snow, salt-covered cars and school closings in February. What's up with that? The Mid-Atlantic region and perhaps much of the country became so accustomed to unseasonably balmy weather since autumn formally departed that winter's sudden arrival comes as a shock. Hasn't been this cold since 2004! Fahrenheit readings in the single digits doubtless inspire all the more shivers because residents of this region have not been conditioned by steadily declining temperatures. The mercury hit 70 degrees just last month.
FEATURES
By Eric Siegel | February 15, 1991
Tomorrow's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Casual Concert -- which includes a specially scripted skit about composer -- is being recorded as a pilot for a possible new nationally broadcast radio series of BSO concerts.Producer Judith Schonbach said yesterday the pilot is being made as part of a new program by American Public Radio designed to "present classical music in fresh new ways."A writer for "Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company," and its earlier incarnation, "Prairie Home Companion," wrote the skit, which stars BSO music director David Zinman.
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