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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2005

WorldNetDaily Poll -- "Brokeback Mountain"

Issue: Heath Ledger: 'Brokeback' beautiful story of love: 'I think most straight men are coming out of the screenings feeling swept away'/Windy City Times; and: Homosexual cowboys: Ted Baehr says 'Brokeback Mountain' is plotless, twisted, boring/WorldNetDailyQuestion: Will you see 'Brokeback Mountain,' the story of 'gay'...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2005

P.S. -- 12/14/05

Issue: Holiday rudenessDFO: Eric Anderson of our office was waiting in the checkout line at KMart the other day when a thirtysomething woman cut in front of him and demanded that the clerk call the Toy Department. Ms. Ill-Manners wanted to know if the store...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/14/05

Columnist Bob Novak watches a basketball game in Washington in this Dec. 5 file photo. Novak, who first published the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, says he is confident that President George W. Bush knows who leaked Plame's name here. *Bush: Iraq invasion...

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High Tech Privy

The Brondell Swash 600 toilet seat is seen earlier today in San Francisco. San Francisco entrepreneur Scott Pinizzotto's start-up company makes The Swash, a gadget he describes as "a more hygienic and comfortable way to go to the bathroom." The gadget washes and then warms...

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Pullman Killer Was Registered Sex Offender

A registered sex offender from Moscow murdered a man and woman in Pullman last Saturday before turning the gun on himself, Pullman Police reported today. The results of autopsies on 27-year-old Louissa Thompson, 25-year-old Peter Zornes of Oakesdale and 29-year-old suspect Trevor Saunders of Moscow...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 12/14/05

A toppled transmission tower is seen in January 2000, outside Bend, Ore. Chelsea Dawn Gerlach (pictured), 28, of Portland, was one of two people in Oregon arrested as part of a nine-year federal investigation targeting ecoterrorists. Gerlach was to appear in U.S. District Court in...

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Local Question of the Day -- 12/14/05

Issue: Kennedy sheds residency complaint: Shellman to pursue clarification by Idaho Legislature/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewAdditional Info: "I'm not singling out Mike Kennedy," Lee Shellman said, who spent $666 on newspaper ads questioning Kennedy's residency. Shellman said he would have done the same to any other candidate...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Sexpidemic

Issue: U.S. teacher sexpidemic spreading across planet: Long list of American rapists joined by female Australians/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What's the solution to the outbreak of teacher-student sex?1. Have men teach boys, and women teach girls exclusively 2. Homeschool children instead of sending them to these pervert zones...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2005

P.S. -- 12/13/05

Issue: Iranian president again doubts Holocaust: Calls on Muslim nations to take proactive stand on Palestinian conflict/Associated Press DFO: In the US, only racists and horribly informed individuals deny the holocaust. It's something that happened and was witnessed by numerous people including concentration camp liberators...

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 12/13/05

At the legislative review today at the downtown office, Rich Roesler/Eye on Olympia told me that the link provided by HBO to the Washington Democrats "hypocrite" ichthus (the Christian fish) received quite a bit of radio air play in Seattle. Seems the talkmeisters couldn't pronounce...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/13/05

*Gay cowboy romance leads Golden Globe contenders: "Brokeback Mountain" claims 7 nominations, including best dramatic picture. (Above, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heath Ledger in a scene from director Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain")/ -- Anyone have a review for this one? *Gerald Ford hospitalized: Former...

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Rising Religious Left Trying to Sheep Steal?

Many of the evangelicals who vote to support the conservative/Republican coalition are not political. They don’t understand, and don’t really want to understand, the philosophical basis of their political conservatism. They tend to follow some basic issues, such as abortion and gay rights. However, they...

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So, The Grail Claims To Be A Restaurant? Hmm

A 21-year-old professional boxer was reportedly stabbed outside The Grail early Sunday morning. Shawn Phillip Hawk told authorities he went to the nightspot in Huetter with his girlfriend and a friend. He said he was walking to his car around closing time when he was...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 12/13/05

Six-year-old Rose Bettis, left, joins fellow angels in prayer before taking the stage for a Christmas show at Creswell Christian School in Creswell, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. Nearly 50 children from the school presented morning and evening performances for family and friends at the...

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Local Question of the Day -- 12/13/05

Issue: Depot watchdogs incur chairman's ire: Outburst prompted by petition, impromptu meeting/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewDFO: I'm hearing more and more about Gus's temper. Most of the time it's off stage. And the Average Joe doesn't hear about it. But here's an example of Gus exploding at...

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Question of the Day -- 12/13/05

Issue: The World Wide Web has been around for 15 years now: Spark looks at "Top 10" Web moments/Kristie Lu Stout, CNNWhich of the following is the most significant in the World Wide Web's history?1. WiFi hotspots 2. Webcams and photo sharing 3. Skype 4....

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 12/13/05

Issue: Immigration emerging as next big issue: Poll shows borders could define next administration/WNDQuestion: Which political issue is the most important one for you? 1. Abortion 2. Border security and immigration 3. Economy, taxes 4. Education 5. Environment 6. Growing global government 7. Health care...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2005


Issue: Spokane business, visitors groups look to repair city’s image/The OlympianDFO: I don't think any more or any less of Spokane as a result of the scandal involving Mayor Jim West. It isn't going to make me shop there more than I do now, which...

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

CDADave/Thin Air published this cool photo of the Fortgrounds area (current site of North Idaho College) pre-1900s, or at least sometime before the current building boom. For text, click here.*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps have some thoughts worth reading on that CDA Press story by former SR Girl...

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Top Cutlines -- 12/12/05

Seattle Seahawks fans cheer near the end of the Seahawks' 41-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field in Seattle Sunday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. With his He-Man residuals drying up and fresh from his stint as an extra in Pirates of...

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Hookah Smokers Strike Back

Megan Carlisle of Olympia, Wash. smokes from a hookah as she takes part in a protest in Olympia, Wash., earlier today against the statewide voter approved smoking ban that affects all public places that went into effect last week. The protesters are against the ban...

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Bumpersnicker ...

... (on a green rig at Jewelry Pounders on Division Street in Spokane): "Don't worry what people think. They don't do it very often."Hat Tip: Jon Livingston

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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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