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Thu., March 31, 2005, 6 p.m.


Issue: Cuss & Effect: Can people speak anymore without the f-word?/Catherine Seipp (From the Left Coast), National Review.Christine Hoppe/Not So Fast: And for those that regularly cuss, what do you do when something really bad happens? You have no where to escalate to. If you...

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Thu., March 31, 2005, 5:11 p.m.

I Object ...

Prosecutor Bill Douglas has filed a motion to intervene in the SR lawsuit against Kootenai County commissioners to get the e-mails between him and his former county hireling, Marina Kalani. Quoth from intervention motion:The proposed Intervenor is the author and recipient of the e-mails in...

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Thu., March 31, 2005, 3:04 p.m.

Ronfather sighting?

I did quite a double take this afternoon when I drove into the Courthouse parking lot and saw good 'ol Ron Rankin's black Lincoln in his regular parking space! My first thought was, wow, something big must really be up if Ron's back. As it...

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Thu., March 31, 2005, 12:22 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (3/31/05)

State Sen. Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, has become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington state. See Item No. 3.Ex-Whitworth prof Stephen Meyer and his Center for Science and Culture are at the center of a controversy re: the teaching of evolution. Nah, the Seattle...

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Thu., March 31, 2005, 10:16 a.m.

Question No. 2

Bob Potter and C.J. Buck (left and right in embrace) shared a hug at the 2003 groundbreaking of the new Buck Knives plant in Post Falls. Rick Carr (left), who replaced Potter briefly, looked on.Issue: Jobs Plus marks a strong year: Kootenai County jobs grew...

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Thu., March 31, 2005, 8:43 a.m.

Question of the Day

Issue: Terri Schiavo dies of thirst: Estranged husband barred family from her bedside in final moments/WorldNetDaily.DFO: This court-sanctioned killing is the Roe v. Wade of the euthanasia movement. Every severely disabled person with a cold-hearted next of kin now is at risk to be systematically...

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Wed., March 30, 2005, 5:53 p.m.

SR Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Terri's 'death' reported too early by CBS News: Website prepared obituary viewable via search engines/WorldNetDaily -- Alas, this poor tortured soul can't last much longer. Go in peace, Terri.*Alleged fragger tries to escape Army: Sgt. Hasan Akbar attacks MP on morning of pre-trial hearing/Associated Press...

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Wed., March 30, 2005, 4:38 p.m.

Will design Web sites for food

Tony Rosenburg/I Am Always Right was among those who received a pink slip when CEDU Educational Services closed shop in Boundary County last week here. Now, he's started up a Web site design service, called Brag Design here. Check it out.

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Wed., March 30, 2005, 10:54 a.m.

Random Shallow Thought

"There's more than one way to skin a cat and if you really need a good icebreaker to loosen up a group of criminally insane men in a state hospital just ask for some ideas on that one!"Bob Salsbury/Unbearable Bobness of BeingDFO: Bob's on the...

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Wed., March 30, 2005, 8:52 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (5/30/05)

In the too little, too late dept., the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to consider Terri Schiavo's (shown above before she suffered her brain-damaging malady) case again. Meanwhile, Terri, a disabled woman whom the media has portrayed incorrectly as being in a...

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Wed., March 30, 2005, 8:33 a.m.

Inside Huckleberries

3:03 p.m. Some of my Left Wing brethren on this blog made hay about the GOP "Talking Points" memo re: the Terri Schiavo tragedy. Well, it might not be quite what it seems, according to Howard Kurtz/Washington Post, here....3 p.m. For those of you interested...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 6:06 p.m.


Issue: College faculties a most liberal lot, study finds/Howard Kurtz, Washington Post.DFO: It's almost as important for parents and their high school seniors to consider the political environment of a college or university, as it is the financial burden. My family wouldn't consider certain colleges...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 5:20 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs (3/29/05)

*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps discusses the inevitable comparisons between Red Lake and Columbine here.*As Terri Schiavo clings to life after 12 days without food or water, CDADave asks a compelling question, "Terri, are you there?" here.*Marianne Love/Slight Detour examines the phenomenon of those "birthday clusters" that seem...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 2:47 p.m.

The Loyal Opposition

Today, Jerry Brady announced his candidacy to become the Democratic nominee for Governor of Idaho, joining Butch Otter on the GOP side. Brady, the 2002 Democratic nominee, is making his second run. Jerry is the owner and president of the Idaho Falls Post Company, which...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 12:40 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (3/29/05)

Twice a year, Microsoft's Bill Gates (pictured above) retreats to the woods to ponder the future of his company and the tech industry, according to Robert R. Guth/Wall Street Journal. Often, remarkable things come from these retreats, including his 1995 paper, "The Internet Tidal Wave,"...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 10:41 a.m.

Inside Huckleberries (3/29/05)

11:45 a.m. Spent 45 minutes yakking with press sec. Dan Whiting of Larry Craig's D.C. office, but couldn't get him to reveal inside info re: Sandy Patano's potential run for Congress. All Dan'd say was: "She'll win if she runs." 'Twould be nice to have...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 9:42 a.m.

Question of the Day (3/29/05)

Issue: Most of us don't get enough sleep: Adults average 6.9 hours a night when 7 to 9 needed, study finds/Associated Press.DFO: I'm not getting as much sleep now that the blog has entered my life because it needs to be fed. But I enjoy...

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Tue., March 29, 2005, 8:55 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (3/29/05)

APhoto Fix: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, speaks to the media while Mary and Bob Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents Tuesday morning March 29, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. Terri has been without food and water for 11 days. Jackson called that...

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2005

Mon., March 28, 2005, 5:56 p.m.

Monday Wild Card (3/28/05)

I have to make tracks for home, so I'll forego the "P.S." feature (unless I can find one later tonight). Meanwhile, enjoy the Wild Card (Side note to Geo and Any Mouse. Proceed with caution. I'll be checking in later to make sure you aren't...

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Mon., March 28, 2005, 5:16 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs (3/28/05)

*CDADave sheds limerick rhyme for bonafide poetry here.*Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind is afraid that real estate agents are going to start selling off Kootenai as waterfront property, what with the flooding and all, here.*Henry Johnstone/My 2 Cents tells you about a beloved aunt with...

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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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