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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2005

Photo of the Day -- 12/19/05

In this photo by Rich Landers/Spokesman-Review, a hiker crosses a narrow log across a raging glacial stream as he hikes the 95-mile Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier. You write the cutline.

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Local Question of the Day -- 12/19/05

Issue: Kootenai County in 20 yearsCOEURgenX: "I am curious what our community thinks this place we call home will look like in 20 years? With towers over downtown and planned 'communities' around the county? What does everyone want to see? if they could in fact...

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Huckleberries Local AM Headlines -- 12/19/05

*Hession likely to be appointed mayor today: He says he wants to share ideas with staff, reduce meetings/Mike Prager, Spokesman-Review -- JBelle/The Kan EWA provides a superb commentary on Spokane's new mayor-to-be here.*Zags aren't looking past Eagles: Despite 19-game winning streak in series, GU coach...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2005

Top Cutlines/Weekend -- 12/17-18/2005

In the "Do Not Try This At Home" category, here you find dancers getting limber during tryouts for the Rockettes. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. As the last full weekend of shopping before Christmas arrives, a group of hard core shoppers limber up for a...

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Best of Huckleberries Online -- 12/12-16/2005

Huckleberries Online got in on the action last week when the ichthys hit the Washington State Democrats Web site fan. Ichthys? That’s what you call the metallic “Jesus fish” that’s clipped to some cars to designate the driver’s allegiance in today’s cultural struggle. Onward. Earlier...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2005

CDADave Endures Winter ... Do You?

Winter Feedback dept.: Yeah, I disdain winter. I don't like to be cold. I don't like to fall on the ice. I don't like navigating a slushy parking lot, from car to store. I don't really have a whole lot of use for the winter....

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 12/17/05

Issue: ACLU to appeal Quran ruling: Group wants non-Christian religious scriptures OK'd for oath-taking/Greensboro News-Record, North Carolina Question: Should courts allow oaths to be made on holy books other than the Bible? 1. Only the Quran should be used 2. Yes, exclusively using the Bible...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2005

Best of the Local Blogs -- 12/16/05

Illustration: Digital Fog*Sadly, it doesn't seem as though Stebbijo/Your Choice is having a good Christmas season here. (HBO to Stebbijo: Hang in there, gal; a lot of us in the North Idaho blogosphere appreciate your work and outlook.)*JBelle/Notes From the 'Kan EWA (yes, our own...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 12/16/05

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, right, passes the final certification of election document to Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richard for his signature earlier today. The Spokane County Canvassing board certified the recall of Spokane Mayor James West at 9:44a.m. here (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review).1. Six weeks...

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Q & A

Question (from SR Opinion Page Editor Doug Floyd): "Do you know whether that picture of His Bobness was taken from the front or behind?"DFO: I have it on the best of sources -- from His Bobness himself -- that he posted a shot of his...

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Local Question of the Day -- Aquifer District

Issue: Proposed aquifer user fees raise questions: Committee plans to ask Legislature to create protection district/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewAdditional Info: Committee members, including Reps. Bob Nonini and Frank Henderson, both Post Falls Republicans, said the fee is focused on water quality, not quantity, so all residents...

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SR Editorial re: Arrogant Assessor

County Assessor Ralph Baker lost the only contested election campaign he waged in Spokane County. That was in 2002, when he ran for auditor. Since then, however, the road to office and influence has been wide, smooth and unimpeded. Maybe, therefore, complacency explains the strangely...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Impeach Bush?

Issue: 1/3 of Americans want Bush impeached: Figure close to number who think U.S. can't win in Iraq/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of the poll saying 1 in 3 Americans wants Bush impeached? 1. The president has the blood of American soldiers and innocent Iraqis...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2005

P.S. -- 12/15/05

Issue: Santa ClausDFO: I can't remember when I gave up my belief in Santa Claus. But I'd guess it was sometime around 6 or 7 -- and that my favorite cousins were the ones who burst my bubble. Still, we continued to celebrate the arrival...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/15/05

Happier Times: Carolyn Conrad, 29, right, and Kathleen "KP" Peterson, 41, held hands during their civil union ceremony at midnight July 1, 2000, in Brattleboro, Vt. See Item No. 1.*Nation's 1st same-sex civil union ending: Activist: 'We all experience similar issues in relationships'/Rutland Herald, Vermont...

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Top Cutlines -- 12/15/05

Female students giggle as they watch naked male students belonging to the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity of the University of the Philippines, the country's premier university, during the traditional "Oblation Run" earlier today at suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. You write the cutline....

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Skookum's Bartholdt Joins HBO Blogroll

Put your hands together for one of my favorite North Idaho journalists Ralph Bartholdt (shown above in Iraq), who joins the HBO "Local Photographers" blogroll today. Not only is Ralph a fine photographer, but he's the only journalist I know that has covered the story...

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Child Care: Is Idaho Lagging Too Far Behind?

In Washington, all child-care centers must be licensed. In Idaho, only those centers with more than 12 children are required by the state to be licensed. Some Idaho cities, such as Coeur d'Alene, have stricter standards. Because the smaller centers don't need to be licensed,...

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More Intolerance by the ACLU ...

Misunderstanding the principle of separation of church and state continues to produce absurd results. After receiving a complaint from the ACLU, the town of Bellingham, Maine decided to end the practice of snow plowing church parking lots even though the service had been performed “as...

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Local Question of the Day -- 12/15/05

Duane Hagadone answers questions in front of an artists rendering of the new Spa, after a press conference at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on Wednesday 12/14/05 about a 20 million dollar makeover for the Resorts 20th birthday. Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-ReviewIssue: CdA Resort getting luxury spa...

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