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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2004

Fri., Oct. 29, 2004, 5:48 p.m.


Remember to tune into Dick Haugen's morning show Monday to hear Demo Mike Kennedy and me discuss the Kootenai County elections (8:20 a.m. on KVNI-AM, 1080).

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Fri., Oct. 29, 2004, 5:37 p.m.

Local Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Candidate's ad expenses absent from report: Marge Chadderdon says CdA Press billed her account for advertising/Erica Curless (S-R): Monkey business between the R's and Brand X? Stay tuned.*Centennial Trail to get a route change: BNSF signs off on deal allowing trail to cross over little-used...

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Fri., Oct. 29, 2004, 1:08 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens (Eagle Eye)

DFO,A couple of things to think about when planning the garden. First, I believe that the parking requirements will be vastly underestimated. The additional rooms will fill up the Resort parking garage and more. There will need to be more parking around the new tower.Second,the...

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Fri., Oct. 29, 2004, 9:59 a.m.

Hagadone Gardens (Temporarily Wondering)

Hi Dave – I’m sitting here looking at the cover of a bi-weekly newspaper I read. Pictured is an obviously wealthy couple wearing full-length fur coats, both sporting a rich-man’s version of a cowboy hat, window shopping in Aspen. There are a few other people...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2004

Thu., Oct. 28, 2004, 6:08 p.m.

Parting Shot

Ruth Pratt of the Coeur d'Alene Library Association dropped off a Literary Classics Calendar this p.m. -- you know, the one featuring local celebs including Patty Duke, Dennis Franz and Ellen Travolta. And somewhere near the back, CdA Press Editor Mike Patrick, PF Mayor Clay...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2004, 5:27 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens (The Edge II)

Here’s a reality check. Before everybody goes gaga over the number of jobs and the millions of dollars Big D will spend on beautiful flowers. Check out Rick Thomas’ column in yesterday’s Coeur d’Alene Distress. Mr. Thomas laments that he had to drop his health...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2004, 4 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens (The Edge)

I’ve been thinking long and hard about Big D’s Sherman proposal, and I have concluded his idea is radical, dynamic, and interesting. It could be a great thing. Like it or not Coeur d’Alene is changing. It’s no longer the sleepy little town that many...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2004, 12:45 p.m.

Milt's video lands on Cagle & Co.

Milt Priggee's video and commentary about the death of political cartooning has made Daryl Cagle's impressive 'toon Web site. If you didn't follow my link to his poignant video about this phenomenon, you can do so now by going to the Cagle site, reading Milt's...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2004, 9:22 a.m.

Thursday Quick Fix 6 (10/28/04)

Let's start the day by handing out a double serving of Sweet Potatoes -- to NIConservative students. They challenged instructor Sharla Chittick for handing out extra credit to students who viewed Michael Moore-Is-Less' (pictured) schlockumentary "Farenheit 9/11." Quoth student Lorie Heinrichs (in the S-R): "there...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2004

Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 5:50 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens (Elder)

Hi, Dave:I think your thoughts are right on! Anytime a city can create a destination feature at no cost to the tax payer, with additional benefits, such as jobs, tax revenues, etc., it needs to receive a lot of positive consideration.Jim Elder

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 5:39 p.m.


Seems the Repub CC spanked Joisse Knowles Tuesday night for serving as treasurer for Constitutionalist Rose Johnson, a long, long, shot, in that three-way race in House District 5. A motion to censure Joisse and ask for her resignation as a precinct committeewoman was passed...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 3:42 p.m.

Extra! Extra!

The Salvation Army in Idaho announced today that it will seek funding from the estate of Joan Kroc (pictured) for the construction and operation of a $20 million Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Coeur d’Alene.In making its decision, the Army accepted the...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 12:41 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (In The Know)

Longshot Tyler Smith hit the campaign trail on Tuesday night and may have gained a few votes for his NIC trustee candidacy. He attended the GOP Central Committee meeting and made a brief statement in which he acknowledged the position was non-partisan. He declined to...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 12:14 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens (Johnston)

Dave-O:I must snap you back to reality! The Big-D's plans might sound good on paper but in all reality they might not be all they're cracked up to be. Seek examples from other projects, such as the downtown St. Maries revitalization project (thought to be...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 11:50 a.m.

Hagadone Gardens (Badraun)

Dave,The Duane certainly does present impressively, doesn't he? It's like the persuasiveness of Lyndon Johnson. George Wallace after a meeting with Johnson was to exclaim " I had to get out of there fast or he would have had me marching for civil rights in...

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Wed., Oct. 27, 2004, 8:25 a.m.

Hump Day Quick Fix 6 (10/27/04)

Bush wins! Bush wins! Bush wins! Finally, we have the poll that matters most (thanks to In The Know) -- The Weekly Reader Presidential Poll. As the parents go, so go the children. And children in grades 1 through 12 went for Dubya in TWR...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2004

Tue., Oct. 26, 2004, 5:50 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Bush breaks with GOP on civil unions: Says states should 'enable people to be able to have rights like others'/United Press International: Say it ain't so, Geo.*Researcher Alleges Potential Plagiarism in 11 Passages of Kerry's Writings/New York Sun: Mebbe Flipflop and original author just think...

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Tue., Oct. 26, 2004, 3:43 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Post Falls chamber)

Word is that the Post Falls Chamber is having a challenge filling the exec vacancy. An uncompetitive salary offering, an organization in flux, a board that tends to micromanage are all likely explanations. Former school superintendent and former board chair Dick Harris is said to...

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Tue., Oct. 26, 2004, 9:29 a.m.

Tuesday Quick Fix 6 (10/26/04)

It's Tuesday, which means I saw my padre, Steve Massey (pictured 10 years ago while covering biz for the S-R), this morning. So, I'm late in starting the blog. Much on the agenda today. The Duane met with the downtown merchants today to sell him...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2004

Mon., Oct. 25, 2004, 5:58 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Butterfly ballot: Redux in Ohio? Voting card makes Kerry choice clear, but punch hole for Bush not near name/WorldNetDaily: Let the post-election games begin.*Boston paper sorry for graphic fan photo: Woman died after struck in face with pepper-spray-filled projectile/Associated Press: The Boston Globe strikes again.*Rehnquist...

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Mon., Oct. 25, 2004, 5:42 p.m.

Readers Choice

*Mike Kennedy of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho state director of Spudheads for Kerry, sends along a link that suggests his side is making some inroads here and a conservative argument from The American Conservative for voting for Kerry here.*If you've fallen for the Demo claptrap that...

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Mon., Oct. 25, 2004, 4:30 p.m.

Googling North Idaho

* provides the wanted boys and girls from the Kootenai County sheriff's warrant roundup here.*Bonner County Repubs are up-in-arms about the $$$ pulled in by legislative wannabe Steve Elgar from out of state here.*Frankly, I don't know anything about the Eat-It Club and columnist Jane...

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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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