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Thursday, July 26: Vicki Russell, Officer Rob Kiesling

Officer Rob Kiesling

Vicki Russell

I’m getting this post up late because Sharon and I have spent the better part of the last two days getting moved over to our new place. The move is only about four blocks, but the older you get, the tougher it is to get your body to do what it needs to do.

Plus we had a brief window of “no Internet” last night and today. Funny how that made me edgy until we got things switched over. That’s something I have to watch. It’s easy to forget that real life happens when the laptop is closed.

As for real life, we’ve got another big slice of it at the Boone County Fair this weekend. Vicki Russell, associate publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune and president of the Boone County Fair Board, called in with an update today. I look forward to the annual Boone’s Lick Trail BBQ Contest this weekend, at which I will serve as an official judge, certified and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. It was last year’s fair, which hit the week after we arrived in Columbia, that first introduced me to competition barbecue.

In fact, the boys from Team Q were warming up their cooker Thursday when I drove past their place on the Business Loop. My mouth is watering already.

Columbia Police Officer Rob Kiesling joined us next to talk about the annual golf tournament to benefit the Columbia Police Officers Association. The tourney is August 8th at A.L. Gustin, and you can sign up at the Columbia Police HQ or at Truman’s Bar and Grill.

The second hour of the show focused on a couple of topics, the proposed “green roof” for Columbia’s city hall and the situation in Iraq. The story that the new American embassy is being built with slave labor should have been front page news today — but it wasn’t.

The Eagle 93.9 Intelligence Briefing:

Slave labor used to build U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Massive new Baghdad embassy ‘not big enough’?
Skelton: Rule of law vital in war on terror
Nixon calls for return of campaign funds
Menards to open store near Bass Pro

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