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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2005


Local Headlines (1/7/05)

*Riverfront proposal still on hold: Spokane developer denies rumors he's seeking buyer for his Post Falls Landing property/S-R: Note to Self -- call my contacts in Post Falls to see why Harry Green (pictured) is having such a hard time with this piece of property...

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Q & A

Q -- Aside from the S-R are there any other newspapers that might be locally accessed? -- Dave Tolle/Post Falls.A -- Unfortunately, the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow Daily News are both pay-per-view on-line, as are we. But you can find the St. Maries Gazette...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2005

Peanut Gallery (The Edge strikes back)

I find it laughable that the Press would scold the Spokesman for unethical conduct when it printed the names of the officers in the shooting. Why did the Press give the sister of the criminal who shot the Coeur d’Alene cop a front page story...

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Hot Potatoes Log

5:23 p.m. Khris Bershers, my favorite Local Conservative Girl Makes Good Back In D.C., checked in from her PR job with the Heritage Foundation think tank to say fellow thinkers were blown away by my blog ethics item today here. Writes Khris: "Loved your posting...

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Peanut Gallery (To release names -- yes)

I read the article that upset the sheriff, and I saw no lack of courtesy or disrespect for the deputies. There was no editorial criticism of their conduct. If the sheriff feels some understanding he has with the Spokesman Review has been violated, he should...

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The Loyal Opposition

Among the most important things government historically has done is to deal with and try to improve workplace safety. And there probably isn’t a more dangerous profession than hard-rock mining. The Democratic party has a long and storied history of pushing for reforms and improvements...

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Peanut Gallery (He Loves Us ... )

The Spokesman was absolutely correct in reporting the names of the officers. The gathering and reporting of information does not always come nearly bundled in a warm blanket. Once a news organization starts to compromise to "get along" in a community, it is a very...

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Do-Over

Columnist Doug Clark (pictured), the second best man at my wedding 29 1/2 years ago, was inspired by Washington R's request to do the governor's election over. "Wouldn't it be swell," writes Doug, "if we could all take a Do-Over now and then? Janet Jacson's...

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Best of the Northwest

Rotten Potatoes -- to the Coeur d'Alene Press (sorry Dave Tolle) for playing the patsy to local law enforcement, which has withheld the names of the two officers involved in the fatal Hayden shootout in December. Sheriff Rocky Watson wanted the names withheld until an...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log

5:56 p.m. Dave Tolle's letter criticizing my Hagadone bashing took posting of the day honors by attracting 13 comments.5:54 p.m. Just remembered I have a dental appointment at 8 a.m. to launch the day tomorrow, so your QF6 will be a little late. Is that...

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Name That Stadium

Don't look now, Boise State haters, but Our Woman In Boise blogs that the Bronco Busters are ready to make more bucks by selling the naming rights to their blue-turf stadium, too, here.

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Sweet Potatoes -- to council pair

Coeur d'Alene Councilmen Ron Edinger and Ben Wolfinger earn a double dollop of Sweet Potatoes for standing their ground Tuesday night. The pair believe the city should push to determine the high-water mark at Sanders Beach so everyone'll know what's public and what isn't. You...

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Peanut Gallery (Take it easy on Press)

Hi Dave Nice to have you back and happy new year. As I've read your blog offerings for a while there appears to be a dominating undercurrent topic which is disturbing. Specifically it's your routine and often petty smearing of the Coeur d'Alene Press (AKA...

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News from the Loyal Opposition

Mike Kennedy's our man for Idaho Democrat newsDidn’t know if you caught this or not, but the Idaho Democratic state party chair Carolyn Boyce announced that she is stepping down after a long tenure that oversaw some progress for Democrats in 2002 and 2003. It’s...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2005

Tuesday's Best: Phil's worst meals

Phil Corless listed his worst and best meals out in 2004 in his CDA Blog I decided to move this item to the head of the class because it was the best posting for Tuesday -- and to give others a chance to pick their...

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Hot Potatoes Log

6 p.m. May have solved Eagle Eye's problem because I noticed he posted this evening. Seems there must have been a space between the far left corner of the "name" element and his name. The name has to begin against the margin or the software...

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Quote of the Day

"This contamination of the aquifer is an ongoing and unfolding event. These initial samplings are snapshots, not the endgame. These contamination plumes expand, decompose and migrate at different rates and at different levels of toxicity. It would be a mistake to consider this a small...

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Peanut Gallery (Shopping Carts)

RE: Ralph Hallock's e-mail yesterday that mentioned one of his pet peeves -- people who are too lazy to return shopping carts to the outdoor cages for easy retrieval. Well, XPress explains why she often doesn't do so:I imagine some people who don't put their...

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Quick Fix Six (1/4/05)

I started the year yesterday by splitting up parts of this feature throughout the day -- and never could hit by stride. I need it in one lump to get my feel for what's happening in the world. So, the QF6 is back, baybee. I...

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log (1/3/05)

6:29 p.m. Dang. I planned to turn over a new leaf by getting home by 5:30 each day. Good thing my wife and daughter are in Spokane spending what's left of the Christmas money, or I'd hear about it. Then, mebbe it isn't a good...

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Saaalute -- Timberlake Fire Department

Bayview Herb files the following report:I and friends witnessed a wonderful example of selflessness Christmas day. We have an annual Christmas day pot-luck dinner for those of us that have no family in the area. One of the guests, from the Silver Valley, was a...

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He told us so

An S-R story by Zaz Hollander on Feb. 6, 2001, seems prophetic in the wake of the wastewater spill at the BNSF refueling depot last month. It concludes: "A former railroad employee says the (BNSF refueling) facility will never be safe enough."The accidents Don Milliken...

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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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