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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2004

Peanut Gallery (Go, Saints!)

Don't forget the Carroll College Fighting Saints, Montana's "other" national championship caliber team who won their third straight NAIA football Championship game 15-13 over St Francis of Illinios on Saturday with a last second field goal. Former Lake City Timberwolf player Kyle Baker now has...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2004

P.S.

Folks, I'm going to check out until next Thursday, when I'm due back at work for two days -- unless something big happens. Then, I might take to the Web-ways again. With The Duane backing off his attempt to take the downtown streets, we can...

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Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens)

Maybe the blog helped kill this idea. Maybe he wanted to avoid the humiliation of a public vote. Maybe he realized he couldn’t strong-arm the Mayor and Council. Who knows? I liked the idea of botanical gardens. I think they could have added a lot...

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Peanut Gallery (Why Duane pulled gardens)

An Ingram trueism: People generally tell you what they want you to know. Mr. Hagadone withdrew the garden proposal because a popular advisory vote would be too contentious; it would endanger the two bond elections by having too many nay-sayers at the polls; it was...

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By the hair of her chinny-chin

Amy Dearest arrived safely at Spokane International from Portland about 15 minutes late last night. And for that we're extremely thankful. Many others were taken to Boise and Seattle and bussed to Spokane -- so sez the current news flash on the S-R Web site:Fog...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2004

Hot Potatoes Log

3:30 p.m. Went for a 2-mile wife with my wife, who noted that we're 5 days from the shortest day of the year. She's looking forward to the 21st because afterward each day gets a little longer. I'm just enjoying the mild winter.3:02 p.m. Spotted...

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Lefty Moyer goes out with guns blazing

Bill Moyer, 70, of C-BS/P-BS, is retiring next week but not before he levels his guns at both the right-wing media and the mainstream media:"I'm going out telling the story that I think is the biggest story of our time: how the right-wing media has...

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Peanut Gallery (Trapped at the Press?)

re: my Christmas vacation.They give you days off? What a concept!!!!!!!!We're expected to work all the time for free at the Press. We're told to take vacations but show up to write a quick story or two. And sick days, well you get sick on...

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Watching Duane change his story

In her Nickel's Worth column this week, Carol Stacey notes that the Hagadone Hospitality story keeps changing. First, she sez, The Duane wanted to close 2 blocks of Sherman Avenue to build a second tower of the hotel on the north side -- and, of...

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Reader's Choice

You, O My Readers, have sent along some blog-worthy links:*Charlie Powell, PR guy at WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, writes that he's not making up the following: "Videogame maker Veggie Games has released `Steer Madness,' in which players control a "mad cow" to complete various...

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Peanut Gallery (Let's hear it for the girl)

re: Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem's performance in office.Wow, I just really seems like Sandi Bloem is doing a great job as mayor of our city. The spirit is lifted. People seems empowered to work and be proud of their departments. My congratulations to her...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2004

Final Word

I'm going to be taking some days off over the holidays, beginning tomorrow. But I'll also do a little blogging from home. Just not as intense. Check in occasionally to see if there's something new. Also, please use the "comments" feature on individual blog items...

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Don't trust Brand X's poll

I've been following the Coeur d'Alene Press poll all day to see if the pollsters were playing fair. At first, it looked like they were. But something funny has happened in the last hour or so. Let me explain.At around 11:30 a.m., the poll on...

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Peanut Gallery

Where is Mr. Spock when you need him?Does anybody else see the missing logic with Big D and his mouthpiece The Hagapress?The Press' editorial today here says that people should take a good look at Big D's proposal today and decide for themselves. How nice.However,...

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Hagadone Gardens poll

Duffer has drawn my attention to an on-line poll being conducted by the Coeur d'Alene Press re: Hagadone Gardens. The poll asks "Do you want Duane Hagadone's proposed garden downtown." Currently, the no's barely edge the yes's, 51-49 percent, after 369 votes. The Press promoted...

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Hump Day Quick Fix 6 (12/15/04)

I want you to pay attention, O My Readers, to the QF6 Opinion Fix feature. You won't find a better lineup of conservative thinkers in your daily newspaper than you'll find in the Opinion Fix feature. Today, for example, you have white-hot conservative femme columnists...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2004

Duane razzle-dazzled 'em

I'm rerunning this from Tuesday morning because I liked it so much -- DFOAfter watching Duane Hagadone and his entourage of sycophants razzle-dazzle the City Council last night re: closing Sherman Avenue for Duane's flower garden, I couldn't help but think of Billy Flynn (Richard...

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Peanut Gallery (Red State cons)

I was sort of hoping that you would tire of keeping a scorecard on the opinions. As you aren't, I guess you better place my vote in the "con" category.After reading the replies of both sides, the "pro" writers were with you in lockstep while...

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Cheers & Jeers

Ed. Note: Larry Snyder is a clever Common Tater from Washington with some "Cheers & Jeers" to hand out below. *CHEERS -- to Dave Stoltzfus, the owner of the Upper Crust Bakery stand in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He refused to remove pictures of President Bush and...

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A Coug's view of Christmas ... break

Dan Thompson of The Daily Evergreen knocked one out of the park with his play on "The Night Before Christmas." Example: Twas the night before finals and all across PullmanNot a student was sleeping, though I may be assumin' My essay I cut and reworked...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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