WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2005





A Mother's Love

Flowing like a river hushedWhere circling eagles reach.Six children know that we are blessed:Our mother’s love is deep.For the rest of John Austin's terrific tribute to his mother at age 80, click here.

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Peanut Gallery -- Handicap Parking 

Good morning, Dave.One of my all time largest pet peeves is the mis-use of handicapped parking spaces. This past week, I was dining at the Denny's in Post Falls. As I was leaving, I noticed a man pull into a reserved space which was clearly...

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Timbrrrrr Terrrrrorrrrr

I'm a wuss when it comes to carnival rides. The Merry Go Round is about my top speed. I still can't believe I road the Jurassic Park roller coast at Universal Studios a coupla years ago, the one with the big drop at the end....

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SR Circulation Numbers

Several of you have asked about our circulation numbers yesterday. Here they are:Weekdays: 95,000Saturdays: 108,500Sundays: 126,000Online: 1,000We've dropped circulation somewhat in the last year largely due to a business decision. Managing Editor Steve Smith (pictured) explains: "Our declines arep rimarily due to the complete elimination...

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Question of the Day -- 8/31/05

Issue: Bush, 'global warming' to blame for hurricane? RFK Jr. joins others suggesting climate change responsible for intensity of Gulf Coast disaster/Joe Kovacs, WorldNetDaily.DFO: I got a letter this morning from an enviro who threw Hurricane Katrina in my face to content I was full...

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Hump Day Quick Fix 6 -- 8/31/05

1. APhoto Fix: Prices at a Citgo Gas Station in Smithtown, N.Y., start at $3.29 for regular unleaded this morning. Crude oil prices dropped Wednesday after the U.S. government's decision to make petroleum available from its strategic reserve.2. Cartoon Fix: Bob Nowak (Abortion study), Chuck...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2005

P.S.

Issue: Looters turn New Orleans into 'downtown Baghdad': Defender: 'It's an opportunity to get back at society' for those who've been oppressed/WorldNetDaily.DFO: I'm reminded of stories about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in which the suffering and homeless helped one another -- and looting wasn't...

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Best of the Local Blogs -- 8/30/05

5GenNative sends Huckleberries Online a photo of his/her "grand-dog" taken earlier this summer on the St. Joe near Avery. Dog's name? Huckleberries. How cool is that?*CDADave has taken his Wayback Machine to ... Spokane (?!) in the 1940s to check out elevation drops here, and...

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Yes, Yes, I Do, I Do

Granati/Orange Frog 76 floored me with this beautiful reminder from Junior's wedding two years ago. Here, he takes his bride, Stephanie, in a Portland ceremony, and she has been a wonderful addition to the family.

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Refinancing

I can't take out a third mortgage on my heart or consolidate my soul.The interest rates are too high. But I can budget my dreamsand clip a few more coupons. Watch for sales. Bob Salsbury/Unbearable Bobness of Being

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Gotcha

Scene: Perkins restaurant on Division/SpokaneTime: Thursday eveningNarrator: Jon Livingston/SpokaneAfter ordering $42 worth of food and wolfing it down, two twentysomething femmes attempted to skip out without paying. The scam began when one left the table, and the other was presented with the check. Oh, said...

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Question of the Day -- 8/30/05

Issue: World's Oldest Person Dies in Netherlands: 115-year-old woman dies peacefully in her sleep/Associated PressDFO: We have some longevity in my family, with many aunts and uncles reaching their early 80s and my godfather checking out at 89. Mom's now 80 and doing fine. But...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 8/30/05

1. APhoto Fix: Poland's former president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa flashes the Victory sign with some 200 young Poles born on Aug. 31, 1980, the day when the Solidarity freedom movement was born out of worker protests in the shipyards on the Baltic coast,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2005

P.S.

Issue: Coffee top antioxidant source: Study shows health perk to morning fix/Randolph E. Schmid, Associated PressJBelle: "How about cofffee being the uno primo antioxidant? As I remarked to my husband at lunch, "In the 23 years you have watched me grow roses, how many of...

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Photo of the Day -- 8/29/05

A dancer surfs the crowd during the performance of Green Day at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. Dismayed that their recall petition was stymied by bureaucratic red-tape, an angry mob of Spokane residents stormed City Hall and forcibly...

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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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