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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2005

Sound Off!

"Sound Off" offers you, O My Reader, a chance to spout off on anything you pleaz. Just hit the "comments" button below and fill in, at least, the first line of the three re. name, rank and serial number. Then, spout. It's that easy. I'm...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log (1/12/05)

5:41 p.m. The tallying is over (hey, this ain't Washington) on the "Question of the Day." The result? By 4-2, with one neutral but interested in the job, Hot Potatoes' commenters believe Katie Brodie has a conflict of interest in holding down her new job...

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Peanut Gallery (What's wrong with Wal-Mart?)

Personally, I don't understand the whole "anti-WalMart" thing. What are they really protesting against? Okay, increased traffic I can see ... but, aren't they essentially saying they don't want another 200 jobs in their area? It's not like North Idaho is the "Mecca of high...

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IMHO-NW

**** Stefan Sharkansky of the soundpolitics.com blog, which has uncovered numerous irregularities in the Washington gubernatorial recounts, is the subject of a column by Robert Jamieson Jr./Seattle P-I here. (I gave this **** because it's a must-read for all bloggers and right-wing conspiracy theorists re....

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Local headlines (1/12/05)

S-R Photo/Jesse Tinsley: In this November 2002 photo, Robin Crawford of Leisure Park pickets against a Wal-Mart store proposed for Hayden. See following item.*Hayden, Wal-Mart butt heads/Lynn Berk, CDA Press: I don't hold the animosity toward Wal-Mart that many do. But I wonder. Isn't this...

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Peanut Gallery (Real CDA Blog strikes back)

Yesterday, Hot Potatoes reported that the Coeur d'Alene Press registered two CDA blog names after a spat between Editor Mike Patrick and Phil Corless of The CDA Blog. Phil brings us up to date here:RE registering domain names, like Hagadonia.com... I'm not going to spend...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log (1/11/05)

5:44 p.m. What would you say if all the rhymes from The Bard of Sherman Avenue were available on line? It could happen.5:31 p.m. Looks like Christie Wood of the CPD Blue is responding to Coeur d'Alene Press calls for additional news but not ours....

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Peanut Gallery (How cold is it -- really)

When cold weather is expected, I scan all of the convenient sources for information. This morning, the S/R weather forecast has Wednesday night & Thursday night low temperatures at zero both nights. The weather channel pops up as the same, as of a few minutes...

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Best of the Northwest

Don't look now, but King County has discovered yet another discrepancy that pushes the number of unaccounted for votes back up to 1,800. Since Demo Christine Gregoire's won the re-recount by 129 votes over Repub Dino Rossi, the latest news casts a longer shadow still...

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You know you're from California if ...

... "You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house." Thanks to Milt Nelson of Rathdrum for forwarding an e-mail that reminds me why I left the Golden State 27 years ago and never looked back. For the rest of the catalogue of how...

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Northwest Headlines (1/11/05)

Photo/Jesse Tinsley: Kootenai County Commissioner Gus Johnson of the Kootenai County commission tried on an outfit for a Post Falls Rotary fashion show in March 2003. Yesterday, he was named commission chairman. See Item No. 3.*Temperature may hit 14 below: Light snowfall, gusty winds expected...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2005

Local Headlines @ Closin' Time

*CdA novice pair gets taste of big time: Budvarson, Anders in 11th place after short-program routine/Hilary Kraus, S-R: I remember Chris Anders (shown with Kalie Budvarson in Holly Pickett/S-R photo last April 7) from his outstanding dancing in Coeur d'Alene High's production of "Carousel." Great...

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Down for the Count -- the Dan Rather story

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal explains what C-BS's findings re. the fabricated Bush Guard story last fall were all about in his Best of the Web blog today here.Meanwhile, you can find links to C-BS's full report here.And, thanks to Dave Bond/Wallace Street...

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Question of the Day

Does anyone really believe Duane Hagadone is honestly considering building a memorial garden to his folks -- in Post Falls? (Use "comments" feature below to respond.)

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SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2005

SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2005


Blue Country cartoonist David Horsey ...

... asked Seattle Times readers if they wanted to do the gubernatorial election over -- and received an overwhelming response. 2-to-1 in Lib Left Seattle wanted a do-over (but there were indications that the R's were juicing the returns) here.

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Hot Potatoes Log -- Saturday 1/8/05

5:30 p.m. Just returned from walking with my wife three times around Person Field for exercise. Usually, we go four times around, but the deep snow tuckered us out after three. Should I look to see who won the Seahawks game. Or take it for...

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Peanut Gallery (Another good topic)

We need to have a discussion on he fairness of property taxation in Kootenai County. The County randomly choses areas to reassess. In some instances reassessing increased values 20-30%. Taxes for these reassessed properties increase dramatically. Taxes for non reassessed properties actually go down. How...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2005

Final Word

I've had a blast this week, kicking off the new year. The blog and "comments" traffic has been healthy. If you're interesting in my commentary on the postings, you might want to check in this weekend. Also, I'll post a good e-mail or two out...

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Q & A

Q -- "When the siting of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway refueling depot over the Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie aquifer was first proposed, did anyone consider the depot’s placement would elevate its attractiveness as a terrorist target?" -- posed by Whitecaps blogger...

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Free-for-All

I need to do some work today, O My Readers; so, since it's Friday, I figured I'd provide an opportunity for your to spout on a subject of your choice. Good. Bad. Or indifferent. If you have something to say on any subject, use the...

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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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