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Wednesday, November 7th

Wednesday, November 7th

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Ahhh - the day after Election Day. There are a few things that predictably take place on this day: 1) there are overflowing pizza boxes in the garbage bins in the news room, 2) there are listeners who are upset we don't name all the city council winners from every community, and 3) the voters whose candidate or issue didn't win feel like Jazz fans after the loss to the Bulls years ago in the NBA Finals.

Grant and I interviewed the new mayor of Salt Lake City this morning, Ralph Becker, and I must say - we were impressed. We interview so many elected leaders and politicians from various levels of government, and Ralph Becker was thoughtful, calm, direct, courteous. He reminded me, at least in his interview style, of Governor Huntsman. It will be interesting to see how his leadership affects Salt Lake City.

And Grant had a tip for us when thinking about tipping for the holidays. The list of people to thank has grown and so has the amount needed to show your gratitude. Traditional recipients of holiday tipping include hairdressers and child-care providers, fitness trainers, spa attendants, dog walkers and elder-care workers. The tips this year are each up about $5 over the year before.

And lastly, Republican Presidential candidate Fred Thompson mocked rival Mitt Romney for spending millions of his own money on the race for the White House. He said, "Governor, you can't buy South Carolina. You can't even rent South Carolina."

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