Week in Review: Death, Parkour and icing the kicker

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We're rooting for Matthew Brenner to be more Dan Carpenter than Scott Norwood on Saturday when he attempts to boot a second 45-yard field goal for $10,000.

Secession is in the news again, and the discussion sparked by jhwygirl's post at 4&20 is particularly interesting.

Tester supporters may not like this reader poll about his chances against Rehberg in 2012.

Also, the Beacon has a story on Flathead grad — and blue-chip 6-foot-8 QB — Brock Osweiler's first start for Arizona State this weekend ... on the road ... at Oregon. Not an easy match-up. But it does make Osweiler the first freshman to start at ASU since Idaho native Jake "the Snake" Plummer did it in the 1993.

Two prominent Missoulians died this week: Umberto Benedetti and legendary smokejumper Earl Cooley. The latter made national news.

Electric City Weblog continues to generate lively discussion from a more conservative perspective. This week, they covered the Fort Hood shooting, a pit bull attack and local elections.

Jamee Greer posts at Left in the West about right-wing radicals expert Chip Berlet's Bozeman appearance this evening. Chip may mention our friends to the south.

From the world of alt weeklies:
1. The Boston Phoenix analyzes the media's muddled coverage on the Ft. Hood shooting.
2. Our recent cover story on Celebrating Conservatism, the rapidly growing Bitterroot-based group, mentioned the John Birch Society. Las Vegas Weekly looks into the secretive group.
3. Covering Joe Lieberman for the New Haven Advocate sounds about as fun as figuring out Max Baucus in Missoula.

Finally, we really like this video of little dudes jumping to and from various UM buildings — aka "Missoula Parkour" — which was just posted to YouTube. (And, holy Toledo, we just learned that the particularly hoppity redhead in the video is actually the spawn of Bob Wire. And Bob was basically a Z-Boy in his youth! Who knew?)

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