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Rolly: Hatch's stand? That depends

Published September 8, 2006 1:17 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2006, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

CNN reported in its online edition July 30, 1996, that Senate Republicans opposed President Clinton's anti-terrorism legislation and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was particularly concerned about - get this - Clinton's proposal to expand wiretaps to catch terrorists.

The story said Clinton knew there was Republican opposition to some of his proposals, but, the president said in a news conference, "We need to keep this country together right now. We need to focus on this terrorism issue."

It quoted Hatch, who was then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee: "These are very controversial provisions that the White House wants. Some they're not going to get."

Hatch also called Clinton's proposed study of taggants - chemical markers in explosives that could help track terrorists - "a phony issue."

The story also quoted Hatch as saying that he had "some problems" with the president's proposals to expand wiretapping. Of course, that was a Democratic president.

Separate but equal: When campaign staffers for Democratic Salt Lake County Sheriff's candidate Jim Winder were told KSL Radio would not sell advertising time to local candidates, only the congressional and U.S. Senate candidates, they began searching around for other stations to air their message.

Then, quite by accident, they learned that KSL Radio had made an exception to the rule, selling ad time to Republican Salt Lake County Sheriff Aaron Kennard, Winder's opponent.

It worked out well for Winder, though. When his campaign called KSL on the double standard, he was offered ad time on the station at a discounted rate, with bonus time.

Stay in the kitchen: Karen Wildfoerster of Salt Lake City couldn't believe her luck recently when she received a call from a woman telling her that she had won a free case of steaks in a drawing she had entered at a Real Salt Lake exhibition match.

The woman said to receive the steaks, Wildfoerster needed to agree to have a representative come to her house to test her water. It turns out, the company sponsoring the promotion sells water softeners.

The conversation turned sour, however, when the woman asked for the name of Wildfoerster's husband. When Wildfoerster said she was not married, the woman said she couldn't qualify. Only married couples can qualify.

The name of the company is Lime Light Solutions, based in Provo.

Special privileges? A patron at Applebee's Restaurant on 6100 South last Friday parked in a handicapped stall because of her 92-year-old mother, who has a pass to park there.

But she could not get her mother out of the car because of a Cadillac Deville, license plate 045 NCV, that was parked in the space between the handicapped stalls reserved for the handling of wheel chairs.

The Cadillac did not have a handicapped sticker to park there. But it did have a bumper sticker that said "Fraternal Order of Police 2006."