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Dallas RainesA roundup of items in the news:

Prostate cancer: Channel 7 weatherman Dallas Raines disclosed his disease on the air and underwent surgery today. The station website has video of his announcement last week. The revelation was first reported by (ABC7)

Bloggers Without Borders: Several of the players at rushed up a website to help communicate with the tsunami zone in Asia. One of them, Xeni Jardin, talks about blogger response to the catastrophe Tuesday on Day to Day. (L.A.

Close to home: art director David Rager and his family left to tour the Sri Lanka hill country twenty minutes before the tsunami hit the beach and their hotel. (

Raphael Sonenshein: The Cal State Fullerton political science professor says interest in the mayor's contest is high and calls the investigations around Hahn "a very big part of the race." (Pasadena Weekly)

David Kudo: The president of Sushi and Tofu magazine sits for the LAist Interview. (LAist)

Break time: Joseph Mailander is "taking a sabbatical from blogging" that may last through 2005, his site Martini Republic announced. His other site, Joyrides Without Maps, is showing only photos. (Martini Republic)

Ex-Monkee: Former child actor and longtime Angeleno Micky Dolenz takes over drive time on WCBS-FM in New York. (NYT)

WWD to NYT: Fashion industry writer Eric Wilson has joined the New York Times Style department from Women's Wear Daily. (Romenesko memos)

Sonny Bono Memorial Park: There is such a place and it's near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. (Cinemocracy)

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