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Strib French-Kisses Advertisers

That certainly was a fat newspaper landing on doorsteps with a resounding thud yesterday morning, chock full of ads prepping us for today's annual consumer gluttony. To goose things along, the Strib decided the top story was, to quote their headline: Stocks approaching 4-year highs Of course the beginning of the second graph read, "For the year, the blue-chip stock index is up an anemic 1.23 percent," and if readers bothered to ponder the headline, they would have realized it was a sunny way of saying, "Stocks still haven't matched 2001 levels." But on the day after Thanksgiving, consumer confidence is the name of the game for the folks in advertorial. Now go out and start shopping!