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WHAT IS 44 + 66?

From The (San Mateo) Daily Journal, Letters to the editor, July 2, 2018:

San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church opined recently that the June election had been "extremely successful" because 44 percent of residents voted […]. How sad that in a democracy where all citizens have an equal right to vote, fewer than half take advantage of the privilege. Do 66 percent of citizens subscribe to the bromide "I don’t really care, do u?”

(Reader Pierre Messerli caught this mathematically challenged letter.)

 


GOOD NEWS: SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN RISES FROM THE ASHES

"The Bay Guardian won’t be coming back as a weekly paper — for daily breaking news and independent voices, please visit 48 Hills, the website started in 2013 by Bay Guardian editors Tim Redmond and Marke B. The Bay Guardian will be making political endorsements, publishing political advocacy and opinion, relaunching Best of the Bay and the GOLDIES arts awards, and digitizing 48 years of archives and ephemera." BAY GUARDIAN

The Saga of Billy and Bill

Riptide reader Peter Loeb was browsing the news online September 6 when he spotted a Patch.com story (see it in boldface below) about Apple's new iPhone release party at the "Billy Graham Civic Auditorium" in San Francisco. As poor Bill Graham spun in his grave, Patch apparently caught the mistake and fixed it. Ah, the beauty of instant correction on the Internet; newspapers have to wait 24 hours to print corrections.

Apple iPhone 7 Event: Live Stream, What to Expect
Apple's annual event takes place at the Billy Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Sept. 7.

By Feroze Dhanoa (Patch National Staff) - September 6, 2016 6:18 pm ET

Apple is widely expected to reveal the new version of the iPhone at its keynote Sept. 7, and speculation is swirling over what new features the signature phone will have. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the Billy Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.