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This is currently a very popular page at seattleweekly.com. But bear with us, things will improve soon.

The Wall Street Journal serves up a classic piece of fake"behind-the-curtain," insider-y reporting supplied by two cold-blooded business titans trying to humanize themselves.

Last month, in a joint interview with Mr. Gates, Mr. Ballmer's eyes welled up as the two men talked about building Microsoft. "It is a little like giving birth to something. Bill gave birth but I was kind of an early nanny in raising this child," Mr. Ballmer said. "There are fun things we get to do together, that's all nice. I mean, it's important, but this is..."

"...this is what we did," said Mr. Gates, smiling.

Rahr: budget cuts may put up to 100 deputies out of work.

Bruce Harrell sets a date for the Carrasco reconfirmation, insisting it won't be a rubber stamp.

The Wednesday night Mariner meltdown, and other local sports oddities.

Help organize the next wave of failed nightlife stings!

Death rates are high for Hispanic workers in Washington, with 33 in Washington state between 2003 and 2006.

Even Islanders are switching to Obama.

Finally: Afternoon Edition is disappointed to report that it has discovered striking similarities between a recent, purportedly original story in the P-I and a press release sent out by a Bellevue company.

In its Saturday Life & Arts section, the P-I wrote:

Bellevue-based Crayons All Natural Beverage Co. is sponsoring the "Pink Lemonade Brigade," a nationwide lemonade stand fundraiser empowering kids to support charities. The one-day event takes place June 21, and Crayons will supply the first 1,000 child registrants with a free lemonade stand and 120 cans of its Tickled Pink Lemonade.

Only a day earlier, Crayons All Natural Beverage Company wrote in a press release:

Crayons® All Natural Beverage Company announces the “Pink Lemonade Brigade,” a nation-wide lemonade stand fundraiser empowering kids to support a charity, be artistic and be heard. The one-day event on Saturday, June 21, 2008 will unite children across America and raise funds for an array of philanthropic causes. Crayons will supply the first 1,000 child registrants with a free lemonade stand and 120 cans of its popular all natural Tickled Pink Lemonade.

"The registration deadline is June 8. Supplies will be delivered via shipping service," said the P-I.

"Deadline to register is Sunday, June 8, 2008. Supplies will be delivered via shipping service," said the company.

Afternoon Edition is disturbed by these similarities and is suspending all links to the P-I while we examine the past record.

 
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