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MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2005

'My Favorite Dog': Dueling Rhymers

First:I am very fond of small yappy poodles,especially sauteedand served over noodlesThe Bard of Sherman AvenueThen:LOL! LOL! My biggest dilemma is figuring out who I adore most: The Bard or Eagle Eye -- Dawn Q. Otee.***And then:The poets of the Huckleberries clanHave made a hit...

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Parting Shot (1/31/05)

With reservations, I'm going to vote for both Coeur d'Alene bonds tomorrow -- reservations about the library bond, that is. I'm not crazy about the location. It was forced on us by downtowners looking for another drawing card. I'm also not crazy about library supporters...

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Extra! Extra!

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas cleared two deputies Monday in connection with the Dec. 28 shooting that killed a suspect and left a Coeur d’Alene police officer seriously injured, according to reporter Tom Clouse/SR.“It was justifiable homicide,” Douglas said of the actions by deputies Justin...

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Playing rough against Senate R's

Rather than just flapping their gums for TV against the attempt by Repub Senate leaders to allow more closed committee meetings, Senate D's should play rough, according to editorialist Marty Trillhaase of the Idaho Falls Post Register. They should:1. Do more than hold press conferences...

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Least favorite dog?

Gotta kick out of a comment posting by Bob Salsbury/Unbearable Bobness of Being re: my wolves item in today's "SR Headlines". Quoth Bob: "Wolves are cool, Pomeranians however, are Satan's Lapdogs." Pomeranians? Admittingly, they make a nice crunch when a car wheel rolls over them....

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Question of the Day (1/31/05)

Question: How do you analyze the enormous Iraqi election turnout in the face of terrorist bombers and death threats -- 60% to 72% and above (despite Sunni areas such as dangerous Fallujah boycotting altogether)?My read? I've maintained all along that the world media weren't providing...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2005

Best of Huckleberries Online

APhoto: Members of the Red Hot Mamas march in the Inaugural Parade Thursday, Jan. 20. See Item No. 2 under "Big Kids, Too" below After seven years of underwriting the Haul Ass to Harrison Car Show And Shine, Harrison chamber members are wondering: Should the...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2005

P.P.S. (Saturday, 1/29/05)

My blood level is elevated a bit this morning after reading the front-page story about porn star Ron Jeremy being invited to speak at Eastern Washington here -- and then seeing James Dobson, the kindly Focus on the Family leader, pictured as a monstrous demagogue...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2005

Ah'm your Huckleberry (1/28/05)

As you see, Ken Gors of Kootenai enjoys hunting turkey. He shoots 'em and smokes 'em -- that is, all but the one wife, Cis, cooked for dinner one day. Wild? Store-bought? What's the dif? she thought. After all, she's a whiz with elk and...

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'Whisker Opinions'

Some say “classy” and others “scary”: the new goatee of Huckleberry.The Bard of Sherman AvenueDFO: Laugh if you must. My brother Ed and his family did in Manteca, Calif. Quoth: "Hey bro, I checked out your blog. Looks like you are having a great time....

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Best of the Northwest (1/28/05)

Don't look now, but Marshall Chesrown (shown last spring at the Clubhouse at Black Rock), our newest multimillionaire extraordinaire, is planning a $125 million estate development at Sunup Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene, just below his Black Rock development. Thirty-three homes over 250 acres and...

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S-R Headlines (1/28/05)

Lori Cain/APhoto: A van passes by an Adopt-A-Highway sign reading “American Nazi Party” on Sunnyview Road in Salem, Ore., Wednesday. (See fourth item below.)*Spokane health officer outlines agenda: Sex ed, gay rights, bike lanes among initiatives/Kevin Graman, SR -- Spokane Councilman Bob Apple was right...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2005


Item: Report: Females used sex in interrogations: Gitmo insider says woman contractors wore miniskirts, thongs, touched suspects/Associated Press. DFO: I'll leave you with one to chew on until tomorrow morning. If you follow the link above you'll find descriptions like this: "The interrogator left the...

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Best of the local Blogs (1/27/05)

*Big John Rook, a radio hall of famer who settled in CDA, pays tribute to Johnny Carson and Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her," "Fever" and "Corinna, Corianna") here.*Bill McCrory (Whitecaps), Kristin Hoppe (Not So Fast) and Phil Corless (The Old Goat Trail) provide...

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Q & A

Question: I'm just curious. Do you ever read and consider opposing points of view? Your writing seems to have glimpses of intelligence behind it, but the intelligence is interspersed with what I would call "talk radio" moments ("hung over Washington Demos who've been celebrating the...

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Huckleberries (1/27/05)

4:11 p.m. We've launched another one, folks. Check out Herb Huseland's Bay Views blog here. You can also find his link at the right.2:08 p.m. Big John Rook, a radio pioneer, has been added to my North Idaho blogroll. For insights about radio history, the...

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Question of the Day (Thursday 1/27)

OK, I'm curious as all get out. Are the two Coeur d'Alene city bonds on Tuesday's ballot ($3 million for a library and $7 million for public safety) going to pass? Both of them? One of them? I'm not asking are you going to vote...

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Best of the Northwest (1/27/05)

It's almost February, and that means one thing to Mariner fans -- spring training is just around the corner. With the addition of infield sluggers Richie Sexson and Adrian Beltre to the lineup, we'll have something to look forward to this year after that 99-loss...

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Peanut Gallery (BNSF spill ... same-o)

re. Ex-grass grower exec Dennis Carlson weighs in about the dangers of a BNSF refueling depot over the aquifer. (I've jumped this to the "comment section" to get it all in.)I grew up on the prairie just northeast of Post Falls, graduated from PFHS, taught...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2005

Free for All

The first blogger has arrived for the blogfest ... Bayview Herb ... so I need to close things up for the day. That doesn't mean you have to stop. If you have something to say, on any subject, fire away under the "comments" below. I'll...

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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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