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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest — 11/28/05

Thousands of people are illuminated by the light of a fireworks show Friday night, Nov. 25, 2005 in front of the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Dozens of floats and two high school marching bands took part in a parade before the Hagadone Corporation Holiday Light Show kicked off with fireworks. For a multimedia presentation of downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Christmas kickoff by Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review, click here.

1. Embattled Spokane Mayor Jim West wonders who’s the real Jim West — the one portrayed by political opponents or the person he knows himself to be, in a lengthy report by David Postman/Seattle Times, here.

2. Freelancer Milt Priggee portrays GM and its nervous work force here.

3. “Blues Brothers” fanatic Wayne Barlow/Pocatello was lost and looking for a club soda when he stopped at a Henderson, Nev., convenience store and spotted “the car” — one of 18 Bluesmobiles featured in the cult movie here.

4. How cold can it be in eastern Montana? Well, if you’re single, 28, and living in a Hi-Line town of 126, where the social scene is nonexistent, it’s double cold because the prospects of finding a Significant Other aren’t good, according to the Great Falls Tribune, here.

5. Imagine the shock a Bonner County, Idaho, woman felt when she saw a femme registered sex offender working for a local library, checking out books, and then was virtually ignored by the library when she protested here.

6. IMHO-NW: D.F. Oliveria/Spokesman-Review (Monday’s Huckleberries), Jim Kershner/Spokesman-Review (An open letter to Canada geese), Missoulian (What budget cuts?), Rich Landers/Spokesman-Review (Hunting’s not just about killing), and Art Thiel/Seattle PI (Giants kicker joins Seattle Hall of Infamy).

Despite another horrible UIdaho football season, 65% of the respondents to a Lewiston Tribune online poll want the Vandals to stay the course in Division I-A and not return to I-AA competition.

*2 escapees from a Yakima jail Friday remain at large here.

*Seattle may see snow tonight here.

*Allies split over Washington home-sales tax plan here.

*Boise State accepts invitation to MPC Bowl in
Boise here.

Orbusmax provides the rest of the Northwest here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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