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Senator Wyrick vows to ‘Let Freedom Rip!’

Randy Wyrick and His Brown Bag Boogie Band
Happy first birthday, Abigail Portice! We love you, Mom and Dad.

A Senate campaign is more than big ideas such as torque and recoil. Sometimes a serious candidate needs to address little things as well, like the well-being of the nation’s office cubical class.

Office well-being can range from ergonomic keyboards to freezers and microwave ovens. Hot food makes eating lunch at a desk just a bit more pleasant. Concerned Individuals – which we are – need to ponder how to make the lives of Our Great Nation’s Cube Farmers a bit better, which leads us to Today’s Big Idea: The Heavy Bag Empowerment Act.

Let’s face it: We all have days when nothing would be better than giving someone – a boss, a co-worker, a client – a shot to the chops that would knock the taste out of his or her mouth. We can’t do this, of course, since most of us are just a paycheck or two away from utter economic ruin. So we sit and stew, then take out our frustrations on house pets, family members or total strangers. Or we just bottle it up inside until only automatic weapons and monster trucks will properly release the rage, and no one wants that.

So what we need in offices around our great land are smallish rooms containing heavy bags, those big sacks of sand that boxers use to whack their way into shape. Just a few minutes of wailing away provides a remarkable workout, and gives vent to the need to just belt the snot out of some interloper during a hard day at the office.

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We think every workplace should have a little room and a one heavy bag for every 15 or 20 employees, who would have to bring their own gloves, thus strengthening the nation’s sporting goods industry.

We’re all for it, and we’re ready to put up our dukes to push this much-needed bill through Congress.

“Wyrick For Senate: Wy Not?”

It’s just one more way the Wyrick campaign Lets Freedom Rip!

Broadcasting Brenda

Wednesday afternoon the golden tones of the beautiful and talented Brenda Himelfarb, Mark Bricklin’s Mom (and we capitalize Mom in her case) will be broadcast at 4 p.m. on KZYR, 97.7 FM, The Zephyr. It’s Brenda’s intergalactic debut for a bunch of songs she recorded back in 1967, and they stand up to anything recorded at that time. For those who frequent Short Attention Span Theater, Brenda was the president of the Vail Valley Gallery Association, and played “Cinderfella” in Bananas Revue. The songs recently re-surfaced, and the outpouring of support and requests has been nothing short of astounding. Even moody teenagers like this stuff. 4 p.m. Wednesday. Tune it in. Brenda will be on the air.

Jesus Christ Superstar

The talented young folks at Battle Mountain High School launch a four-day run Thursday of Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Thursday the Project Graduation folks are serving dinner before the show: $10 for adults and $7 for kids. Friday is a silent auction with stuff like a trip to Las Vegas.

Brilliance Among Us

John and Wendy Becker are eager to tell the world their daughter, Arwyn, has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Arwyn, who attended Battle Mountain High School, was a freshman at Western State College in Gunnison this school year, but was nominated to join this fall’s freshman class at Annapolis by U.S. Rep. Mark Udall. Congratulations, Arwyn!

Birthday Brigade

Lizzy Hseis was in Vail this weekend to celebrate her 10th birthday. The whole age thing sort of cuts down on the amount of riotous living she can do, but we hear it was no barrier to her having a great time.

Get out your dancing shoes.

Eagle Valley High School Project Graduation folks will host an adults-only fund-raising event on Saturday, April 17 at the Broadway Bar and Grill in Eagle. Three local bands, New Shoes, Bluegrace Mountain Band, and The Dave & Bubba Show will perform from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased from any EVHS senior; from the Broadway Bar & Grill, Alpine Bank Eagle Branch, Best Western in Eagle, or Backwoods Video in Gypsum. They’ll have a silent auction.

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