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More on McCain's Race for Bush's Third Term

From a New York Time article (‘Bush to Seek an End to Ban on Oil Drilling’):

President Bush, reversing a longstanding position, will call on Congress on Wednesday to end a federal ban on offshore oil drilling…

The party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, used a speech in Houston on Tuesday to say he now favors offshore drilling, an announcement that infuriated environmentalists who have long viewed him as an ally…

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Environment | Comments Off on More on McCain's Race for Bush's Third Term

More of the Same…

From SFGate:

McCain calls for more offshore oil drilling. Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he supports lifting the federal moratorium on offshore drilling – a position that sets him at odds with most California officials, including his ally Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who see the ban as the best way to…
– By zcoile@sfchronicle.com (Zachary Coile). [SFGate: Top News Stories]

You’d hope that maybe, just maybe, the supposedly best candidate that the party in power can offer as an alternative to the current, uh, leader might recognize the possibility that perhaps we cannot drill our way out of this problem.

But, of course, that would be a vain hope.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Environment | Comments Off on More of the Same…

A Yosemite Figure Passes Away

I never met Dean Conway nor, frankly, know of him – but the report below makes him sound like one of those interesting Yosemite characters who touched quite a few people, loved the Range of Light, and will likely be remembered. (Interesting fact from the West Coast Imaging Blog post: Conway Summit north of Lee Vining carries his family name.)

Remembering Dean Conway A part of Yosemiteís history died when Dean Conway passed away on June 6, 2008. Conway was a legendary packer who packed in to the High Sierra people from all walks of life, along with at least one future president, film crews, and celebrities.

The obit from the Fresno Bee gives a far better overview of Conwayís life, than I could do, but the one time I got to meet Conway was a memorable one. – Rich Seiling (noreply@blogger.com) [West Coast Imaging blog]

Follow the link to the original West Coast Imaging Blog story to hear about the author’s meeting with Conway, and then follow the link to the Fresno Bee article for further stories.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on A Yosemite Figure Passes Away

   

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