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Quotes & amp;amp; Notes 

by Inlander Staff

What He Really Thinks - "I'm facing a bunch of pissants."

-- Spokane City Councilman Steve Eugster, characterizing his fellow council members' lack of enthusiasm, while speaking on radio 920 AM, Monday afternoon.

This was, oh, three days after Eugster said, via e-mail, that Mayor John Powers was "truly full of s--t." In fairness, though, Powers had written that Eugster seemed more concerned about grading dirt roads than serving the community's youth, and that some of Eugster's budget-cutting proposals were an attempt to "hornswaggle" people.

So, you see, Powers started it.

More Dirty Language... - It starts out with seemingly harmless shorthand, like writing "BBQ" for barbecue. Then, the bastardization

of English slinks into more formal settings

like business titles (think "Kwik Kopy") Before you know it, the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce has fallen, too, naming its May 11 membership auction the "AW$UM AUCTION." Chamber bigwigs, hang your heads in shame.

...And More - A faxed press release from Idaho's Citizens for Term Limits struck a polite tone in criticizing the Idaho Supreme Court's decision that the legislature properly repealed the seven-year-old law that was going to kick many out of the state house. "We Respectively Disagree," read their fax, in big, bold type.

Almost There - Halfway up Doomsday Hill (no sweat!), a kindly, un-athletic soul sat in a chair, encouraging Bloomsday runners as they toiled up the long incline. His words: "The Kenyans aren't that far ahead!"

The Price of Potholes - It's $3,100. At least, that's how much the city is having to fork over to an 11-year-old who sprained an ankle and gashed a knee two years ago when she stumbled in a pothole.

Dollars For Eggs - Selling advertising on buses is probably a wise way to bring in operating funds for the Spokane Transit Authority. But we wonder, is there a limit on questionable ads? Case in point: Should public transit officials run ads on the back of buses (well, one bus, at least) that solicit young women to sell their eggs for $2,500 -- a practice that, at the least, raises ethical questions? We don't know the answer, but we do think it's a worthwhile question.

Scratch That - Ignore that preceding bit about dollars for eggs. Really, egg-buying ads are okay. After all, we run an advertisement in these very pages for that same service. On the other hand, we're a private company, so we can skate that ethical boundary more comfortably. The question remains, should the STA? n

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