TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2004

Final Word

I need to begin a conversation with you regular readers. Over the next coupla weeks, I'd like you to analyze the Hot Potatoes blog. What works. What doesn't. What you'd change. What you'd add. Do you like the roundups: Quick Fix 6, Best of the...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*'Jeopardy!' whiz kid finally loses: Ken Jennings blows final question after record 74 wins/Associated Press: Like Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, this one record may stand forever. *Control of Montana Legislature hangs by just 1 vote: Constitution Party House candidate leads Democrat in Montana recount/WorldNetDaily:...

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Mike's Corner

Mike Kennedy, my fave Red State Idaho D, has sent along a coupla alternative links today:1. From the Christian Science Monitor, Mike sends a piece about a Pentagon report that criticizes the administration's approach to the war on terror and the two wars in the...

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Fallen Heroes

The L.A. Times memorializes three heroes who were killed in action while fighting in Iraq: Marine 2nd Lt. James P. Blecksmith here, Marine Lance Cpl. Jeramy A. Ailes here, and Marine Lance Cpl. George Payton here.

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2004

Final Word (Nov. 29)

Gotta note from Idaho Falls newspaper editor Dean Miller, a former S-R colleague, asking for Alice Rankin's address to send a letter of condolence re: the recent death of her hubby, Ron. Quoth Dean, the current editor of the Idaho Falls newspaper:"Do you have an...

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Bush dodgers head north

Tongue firmly cheeked, Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch wrote about all those liberal relatives who are yearning to be free in the Great White North. Example:"In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he...

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Travels With Herb

Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City, Via Tulsa was uneventful. Shortly after crossing into Oklahoma, I drove past the hometown of Will Rogers. Clouds and then fog and light rain greeted me in Oklahoma City. I over nighted at Wal-Mart. In the morning, I changed my...

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Peanut Gallery (Cedar Post)

I still read Huckleberries when I get the chance on the newspaper's website. I couldn't help but email you after I read what happened to the Cedarites when they were in Atlanta here. Quite amusing, did you hear that from (newspaper adviser) Erin Daniels, she...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*'Cheers' star in shocking overdose: Shelley Long, depressed over marriage bust-up, rushed to hospital/New York Post: She hasn't been the same since she turned her back on Sam.*France falsifies Arafat death certificate: Claims Yasser born in Jerusalem, though actual birthplace was Egypt/Jerusalem Post: Next, the...

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TGIF Quick Fix 6 (11/26/04)

We had an enjoyable turkey day with Amy Dearest and our two Grandmas, who both live in Kootenai County now. My wife's mom moved up here from northern California earlier this fall and is keeping her fingers crossed that the beautiful weather holds -- at...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2004

Final Word

Photo: Duane Hagadone presenting his plans for a botanical garden to The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board, including, from left: Yours Truly, Publisher Stacey Cowles and Editor Steve Smith.I informed the Editorial Board today that I've changed my position on Hagadone Gardens -- the proposal by The...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School: Christian teacher files discrimination suit/Reuters: As Dave Barry would say, I'm not making this up.*Alleged al-Zarqawi tape criticizes Muslim scholars for 'silence' against U.S. actions/Boston Globe: Sounds as though Abu realizes he's lost and that his days are...

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Peanut Gallery (Every vote counts)

Wow-oo, again the power of one vote! In the Washington Governor race, it looks like with almost 3 million votes cast, it comes down to about 1 voter difference per county could have made all the difference in the outcome.Dan EnglishKootenai County clerkDFO: After the...

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Demo Underground rips Boy Scouts

Wanna know why the Demos are rapidly becoming the unwanted Left? Check out the reaction from democraticunderground.com after Congress voted 391-3 to support the Boy Scouts (click on comments below the congressional resolution) here.Thanks to Don Morgan for providing this link.

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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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