Friday, April 24, 2009

Thyne Announcement Made A Splash

The announcement by John Thyne of his candidacy for city council got quite a bit of play in the print media on Thursday.

A story on Thyne's entering the race made the front page of the News-Press. But the article read like a recitation of Thyne's resume and it made no mention at all of his previous DUI conviction, a fact he himself had disclosed in his press release.

Interesting when you compare it to the non-coverage the News-Press gave to Helene Schneider's announcement earlier this month that she was running for mayor.

The Daily Sound had an article under Josh Molina's by-line on Thyne's candidacy as well. Typically thorough, as all of Molina's articles are, it did mention the DUI incident.

Thyne's announcement evidently came too late to make the print edition of Thursday's Independent, although they had a brief two paragraph article on their website.

Over at Edhat lots of people commented on my own post including Thyne himself and and one of the other candidates in the race, David Pritchett.

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And while I'm on the subject of the city council, the other day in my post about the low salaries paid to council members, I identified Phil Bugay as the last person to serve on the council while raising children. Actually, that distinction belongs to Brian Barnwell, who along with wife Camie, were raising two children, now ages 8 and 9, when Brian was serving on the council.

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If you want to purchase a Santa Barbara News-Press from a vending machine, it will cost you more. The price of the paper has gone up from 50 cents to 75 cents for the daily edition and from $1.50 to $2 for the Sunday paper. Those are increases of 50 and 33 percent respectively.

At 2 bucks for the Sunday edition, the News-Press now costs more than a Sunday LA Times which costs $1.50.

I guess you gotta pay for all of those lawyers somehow.
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