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Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Das Kapital idea

Hey, hey, ho, ho, capital letters have got to go: May Day started markedly quieter this year than last in downtown Seattle as pro-labor and immigration marches went forward without the vandalism and violence caused by anarchists in 2012. The protests turned violent later in the night with reports of broken glass.

One factor in the day's earlier quiet may have been confusion among anarchists who showed up near downtown Seattle expecting an anti-capitalism march but found an anti-capitalization protest led by people reading e.e. cummings poems and singing k.d. lang songs.

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I'll take Game Show Curmudgeons for $400, Alex: Alex Trebeck, host of the syndicated TV game show "Jeopardy" for past 29 years admits he has given thought to retirement but has made no plans to do so, despite the fact that he'll be 76 when his contract expires in 2016.

Trebeck had attempted to retire a few years ago, but his bosses rejected his request because his resignation letter was not submitted in the form of a question.

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How about a bag of spuds, instead? A former Idaho state senator's request for unemployment benefits has been denied after state officials ruled that she wasn't eligible because she left office voluntarily to run for the U.S. Senate.

Besides, if we had to pay elected officials who weren't doing any work, we'd have to give jobless benefits to every current member of Congress on top of their pay.

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