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The tale of a l3-year-old youth and his adult skipper who beat the Australians in a national championship sailing race in Alameda

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I confess here and now that I know nothing about sailing or sailing races. In fact, the only thing I know is the joke among sportswriters that the way to cover a sailing race is to station yourself at a bar, overlooking the race, and cover the action from there, because there really isn't any action that you can see from the shore. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Michael Savage and Ed Jew got married today. Instead of rice, the crowd threw tapioca.

(On the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano, Friday, Aug. l7th.)

Today's Ammianoliner

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Karl Rove can't come to the phone right now. He's on a baby seal hunt. (On Sup. Tom Ammiano's voice mail Tuesday, Aug. l4th). B3

Is Bruce Brugmann alive, or is he spinning in his grave?

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Several folks pointed out to me that the San Francisco Chronicle carried a premature comment on my death, in its Aug. 9th feature "What people say about the designs (of our new towering highrise buildings)."

It quoted Michael S. McGill, the former executive director of the San Francisco Urban Planning & Research Association and former executive director of the Bay Area Forum, 64, now living in Washington, D.C. Read more »

Phil Bronstein, man of action!The San Francisco Chronicle, newspaper of action!

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By Bruce B. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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"Ed Jew submits ballot measure for free Wifi and tapioca." (On the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano, Aug. 6, 2007) b3

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Your grandson:

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Starting line pull out:

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Takes the lead:

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Today's Ammianoliner

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"City sponsors crafts fair in Golden Gate Park. Wine tasting and needlework." (From Sup. Tom Ammiano's voice mail on Thursday, Aug. 2) B3

The saddest headline in the history of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

And so in the end Rupert Murdoch wanted the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones more than did the Bancroft family that owned them for more than 100 years.

Yet another sad day for the newspaper business as these crown jewels of journalism slipped into the Maw of Murdoch and the slime of the New York Post, Fox News, the O.J. Simpson autobiography, and Murdoch's sellout ventures in China.

For me, the saddest headline in WSJ history was the top head on the front page of the Aug. Read more »

The Chronicle's David Lazarus: the consumer reporter who wasn't allowed to cover the biggest consumer story in San Francisco history

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

David Lazarus wrote his farewell consumer column for the July 27th Chronicle under the headline, "Where is the media watchdog?"

Indeed. Read more »