MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2005

Best of the Local Blogs

*Again, Bearable Bob makes it tough as heck to pick his best. So, try "How to Defuse a Torpedo Lodged in a Bed of Kelp While the Fifth Cavalry is Galloping over Mt Vesuvius and the Beggar’s Chief is Nowhere to be Found" here. And...

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The Deep Dark: A Review

'Tis hard to say which is better: “The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America’s Richest Silver Mine” by Gregg Olson, or David Bond's (pictured) review of the recount of the 1972 Silver Valley mine disaster that claimed 91 men. DeePee writes in part:"I read...

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Best of the Northwest (2/28/05)

This just in from Steve Bergum/SR: The regular-season champion Gonzaga Bulldogs, for the second time in five years, swept all of the major West Coast Conference men’s basketball awards that were handed out this morning. The Zags’ Ronny Turiaf (pictured above dunking against Portland Thursday),...

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Extra! Extra!

North Idaho College students are organizing a protest against the BNSF Railway refueling depot in front on the Kootenai County Courthouse Wednesday morning. You can read all about it here.

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Fellow crud survivors

My battle with the crud -- 8 days and counting -- has brought out fellow warriors:*Dave Tolle: I think we might put a lot of the blame for this outbreak at Wal Marts door step. Bout 2 weeks ago I went to the Post Falls...

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Quick Fix 6 (2/28/05)

OK, you had the Oscars last night, and below (No. 4) you will find the Razzies ("awards" given for the worst film performances of the year, including one to Dubya for his, ahem, performance in "Fahrenheit 9/11." Well, you'll find the 4th annual Tarnished Halo...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2005

See ya Monday

Well, troops, I'm shutting things down until Monday to recuperate and to take care of some family business. Hate to do it to you when things are really starting to hop re: the depot. But I should be clear-headed and bushy-tailed by the time I...

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Inside Huckleberries (2/23/05)

6 p.m. Well, I discovered one thing from being sick at home today -- that old Rebis Philbin "Millionaire" show is still on the air, during the day, with another host. Didn't seem as dramatic as when Regis was doing it.4:53 p.m. Despite a stuffed...

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It's My 2 Cents

I should be grateful that I didn't catch the crud until now. Some folks have been battling this thing all winter. I tried hard not to catch it. At work or anywhere else where there was contact with people, I tried to keep my hands...

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Peanut Gallery (A Washington revote)

What makes you so sure Rossi would win a revote? If it's a revote with the two of them on the ballot, Gregoire would pick up the vast majority of the 60,000+ votes that were cast for the libertarian candidate who ran on a pro-gay...

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Going Out In Style

You guys provided some great comments on how you'd like to go out a la Hunter Thompson. But the one below from Dawn Q Otee caught my eye. You can find the rest of a good batch of comments on the subject here:I want to...

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Question No. 2

Item: GOP Says Felons Voted in Wash. Governor's Race: 884 of 1,108 illegal felon voters cast ballots in Democratic-leaning King County/NewsMax.com.DFO: No question the votes that the Repubs uncovered could prove to be a margin of difference in the governor's race. If the felons vote...

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Digging a deeper hole ...

When you've dug yourself into a hole, according to an old adage, the wise thing is to quit digging. Yet, Sen. Jack Nobel, R-Kuna, couldn't quit digging when he faced a Senate Ethics Committee re: a possible conflict of interest involving his liquor store. And...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2005

P.P.S.

Eagle Eye has a dandy remedy for the crud that's going around ... and a question.My wife swears by this remedy to get rid of the crud. On the onset of feeling bad take a hot shower and then for the last part of the...

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Inside Huckleberries

5:44 p.m. Still fighting the crud a bit, so I'm heading home. Every time I think I'm OK, I cough. And that deep rumble in my chest sez otherwise. I'd like to catch the guy who finally nailed me with this stuff. And I'm trying...

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Question No. 2

Issue: The state should separate in two, some GOP senators say: Eastern Washington suffers from rules made in Olympia, a supporter maintains/Rachel La Corte, AP.DFO: State Sen. Bob Morton, R-Orient, doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hades of winning majority support for his measure. But...

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SR Headlines (2/22/05)

*BNSF fuel depot leak draws federal attention: Aquifer spans two states, and interstate commerce and Railroad Act rules may apply, Sen. Murray notes/Jim Camden & James Hagengruber: BNSF may have its hands full because it no longer has just Idaho to push around here.*Generosity overwhelms...

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Best of the Northwest (2/22/05)

Repub Bob Morton of Orient is tired of playing second fiddle in Washington state to the Puget Sound area. So, he's pushing a resolution that would split Washington into two states, with the 20 counties east of the Cascades forming the 51st state. This one...

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Peanut Gallery (Trashing IDEQ)

Good Morning Dave,Isn't the Idaho legislature something? While we sit here and beg the railroad to stop its refueling activity at the Hauser site, the legislature wants to take even more power away from the DEQ by removing their mandate to inspect certain construction sites...

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Columnist rips Gonzaga's anti-Christian bias

In an open letter to President Spitzer, columnist Mike S. Adams/Townhall.com rips Gonzaga University for intolerance toward Christian clubs and warns Catholic parents to avoid sending their children to the school. Quoth:"I understand that the only two Christian clubs recently formed at the law school...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2005

P.S.

Item: New York Times executive sez the state of the print media isn't that good: "This is not a time when editors swear off alcohol."DFO: The immediacy of online publications, including blogs, constant cable news updates and journalism scandals have caused circulation declines that have...

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Best of the Local Blogs

*Our Eye In Boise tells you about the 7 North Idaho legislators who were forced to return to Spokane because Idaho's capital city was too foggy here.*CDADave notices a lot of things around the Coeur d'Alene waterfront are slip-slidin' away here.*My head's too clogged to...

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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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