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Sat., April 30, 2005, 1:11 a.m.

Wild Card -- Saturday (4/30/05)

I'm almost all the way relaxed and ready to take on the day (as Dr. Laura Schlessinger might say, if you tuned into her program with a relational problem) when I return to work. I appreciate that you folks have played nice today and hope...

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Tue., April 26, 2005, 11:45 p.m.

Question No. 2 (4/27/05)

Issue: Boise now Northwest”s third-largest city at 208,000: Traffic a concern for some residents/Associated Press.DFO: Dunno if that's good or bad for the subjects in the Kingdom of Ada. Sounds like too much congestion to me. What we have in Kootenai County is bad enough.DFO:...

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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2005

Mon., April 25, 2005, 11:14 p.m.

Wild Card -- Tuesday (4/26/05)

I admit the warm sunshine outside and duties in the yard have driven bloggable thoughts from me -- that, and the "Da Vinci Code." Gotta see why everyone's swooning over Dan Brown's novel. (I just got to the part where they're flying to England with...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2005

Sun., April 24, 2005, 10:22 p.m.

Best of Huckleberries Online -- April 18-22

Clare Bozarth mighta slipped and said she was about to "bake a maybe" but she didn't name the maybe after Betty Crocker above. See below.How hot is property in North Idaho? Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind reports a strange rumor about the Sandpoint area housing...

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Sun., April 24, 2005, 3:23 p.m.

Overheard ... Hastings Saturday night (a little after 10) a thirtysomething femme with highlighted brown hair talking to a male in shorts:"Brian got a tape stuck and had to take my VCR apart. It was porn. But that wasn't the worst part. It was guy porn....

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Sun., April 24, 2005, 3:13 p.m.

Public has a right to know ...

... about settlements with Sam Grubbs and Marina Kalani worth a combined third of a million dollars. From my editorial this morning:The commissioners have only themselves to blame for being in the dark. As individuals who rule over county purse strings, commissioners should insist on...

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Sat., April 23, 2005, 9:18 p.m.

Vacation Question No. 2

Issue: Police handcuff 5-year-old: Girl had arms pinned behind back before being put in back of squad car/ABC News. Frum Helen Back: Children like this little girl need help, not handcuffs.Question: Do the police do the right thing by handcuffing this little girl?

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Sat., April 23, 2005, 8:59 p.m.

121 & Counting

Any Mouse and Side Note are throwing down re: the question of the week, month, year, etc. Yesterday's question asking your reaction to the latest major Kootenai County settlement with a former employee (Sam Grubbs) has attracted 121 comments and still counting. The two previous...

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Sat., April 23, 2005, 8:46 p.m.

Vacation Question (4/23/05)

Issue (provided by Phil Corless): No sympathy for the devil: Pope Benedict XVI hates rock 'n roll/ Kick Shoe Kooy: How can the Beatles and the Eagles be aligned with the Devil. This is what happens when you let life get out of balance. I...

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Sat., April 23, 2005, 5:19 p.m.

Wild Card -- Saturday (4/23/05)

I've been totally lazy my first day on vacation and off the blog -- garage sale-ing, sleeping and finishing Brent Andrews' book, "The Pot Plan." (Just got to the part where Andrews' finally sez enough after a fiasco involving a mutual friend on a camping...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2005

Fri., April 22, 2005, 6:08 p.m.


Issue: Kara Eberle, left, and Marki Grimsley, right, are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Coeur d'Alene High for this year. In the past, there have been as many as 12 valedictorians because there were so many high performing students whose perfect grades were considered...

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Fri., April 22, 2005, 4:30 p.m.

Question of the Day

Issue: County makes second major payoff in month: Former Kootenai Sheriff's Department captain gets $267,400 settlement/Erica Curless, SR.DFO: Fuhgeddabout trying to win the lottery. I want a county job that I can leave under and cloud -- and pull down at least $70,000 (Marina Kalani,...

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Fri., April 22, 2005, 3:17 p.m.

Duane's fleet running with Big Dogs

Our fave multimillionaire, The Duane, and his 17-boat flotilla has earned a paragraph in a lengthy article about megayachts in the latest Vanity Fair mag. You know the drill -- Lady Lola at 205-feet, LLShadow at 186-feet and all the other float toys. But the...

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Fri., April 22, 2005, 10:49 a.m.

Question No. 2

The Way We Were: 1951 Coeur d'Alene.Issue: Moratorium isn't best step for cityPosted, Coeur d'Alene Press idiotorial. Quote: "A moratorium on all downtown construction could prove lethal to some very positive developments."DFO: Now, why would Duane Hagadone's newspaper advocate for a pellmell rush to throw...

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Fri., April 22, 2005, 10:11 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines (4/22/05)

*Analysis of vomit catches the interest of Court TV: Cable show looks at investigation into 1999 murder of 11-year-old/Thomas Clouse, SR -- Our very own CSI-type case.*Study reports West to have growth spurt: Idaho, Washington among states projected to have increases between now and 2030/Christopher...

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Fri., April 22, 2005, 9:54 a.m.

Quick Fix 6/Best of Northwest (4/22/05)

Sgt. Hasan Akbar, center, was found guilty of killing two US officers, including a Boisean, in a frag attack at a Kuwait camp March 23, 2003. See No. 5, Northwest Fix/APhoto.As we gather to celebrate another Earth Day, the Pacific Research Institute, tongue firmly cheeked,...

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Thu., April 21, 2005, 6:04 p.m.


Item (from front page of current NIC Sentinel): What lies beneath? Chris Fannon (above in drag and below) struts his stuff in the second annual drag show in the residence hall.DFO: Crotch-grabbing seems to Huckleberries Online to be so last century -- I mean, Michael...

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Thu., April 21, 2005, 5:24 p.m.

Spoonerisms, anyone?

First, you need to know that a spoonerism is an unfortunate funny statement that can occur when you transpose initial sounds in a pair of words. Example: "The Lord is a shoving leopard ['loving shepherd']." And: It is kisstomary to cuss ['customary to kiss'] the...

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Thu., April 21, 2005, 2:48 p.m.

Ex-Rep. Larry Watson, 54, RIP

Huckleberries Online has confirmed a report that former state representative Larry Watson, 54, shot himself to death last night at his son's home in Star, Idaho. He left the legislator to accept a job with the Idaho Tax Commission. But wasn't reappointed. He'd recently married...

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Thu., April 21, 2005, 12:55 p.m.

Question No. 2

Issue: Estimated US highway deaths up slightly to 42,800: Sport utility rollover fatalities rising sharply/Reuters.DFO: A number like 42,800 doesn't mean much -- unless a friend or a loved one was part of that number. In 1976, I lost my father in an accident in...

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Thu., April 21, 2005, 11:16 a.m.

Photo of the Day (4/21/05)

Dunno who thought up this spoof, but it's making the rounds in Cyberspace. Tombstone inscription: "JOHNNY COCHRAN: O.J. DID IT." You write the cutline ...Hat Tip: Gary CuffDang Cutline: "Cochran's chances of getting into heaven improving."

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