SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2005

Wild Card/Vacation Day 10 of 12

Three more days to go, folks. I'm so laid back I'm almost horizontal. Fantastic fun. I'll tell you about some of it when I return to the office Thursday. I definitely appreciate your comments about that award our online presence won. Ken Sands and our...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2005

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2005

Wild Card/ Vacation Day 5 of 12 -- 10/26/05

I'm actually beginning to relax, folks. Been enjoying Junior and Junior's Missus immensely. And they've been enjoying the waterfront, sneaking into Hagadone's Dockside for a gooey when my back was turned, which is against family rules. But he's a man now and capable of making...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2005


SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2005

Peanut Gallery -- CDA Dirty Tricks?

This is the time when the dirty trick artists go to work in the Coeur d' Alene elections. Most of the forums are over and it is tough to respond to these awful rumors and gossip that start to hit the headlines.The dirty tricksters know...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2005

Wild Card/Friday -- V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

Sorry about not posting another Best of the Local Blogs. (It won't become a habit.) I've been slammed with Huckleberries and writing an editorial this afternoon. Now, I'm finished until Nov. 3. I'll post Wild Cards and the next Huckleberries print column (tonight). But the...

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Top Cutlines/Friday -- 10/21/05

Sumo wrestlers, dressed in their traditional Mawashia, cross New York's Seventh Ave. en route to a "weigh-in," Thursday in preparation for the "World S.U.M.O. Challenge - Battle of the Giants" at New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines;1. Responding to an...

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Citizen of the Year -- 4 New Nominees

re: Nos. 8 thru 11 are new today:1. Mike Kralicek -- Mike Kennedy nominee2. Denny's workers who helped save Shasta Groene -- Marianne & Stebbijo3. Graham Crutchfield -- Stopthecrazygrowth & Jane Q. Citizen4. Dusty Rhodes -- Jane Q. Citizen5. Ron Edinger -- Eagle Eye6. Duane...

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Wild Card/Friday -- 10/21/05

Gotta write a quick edit for the Editorial Page maw for Monday. Should take me about 90 minutes. So, enjoy yourself with this Wild Card. And then I'll try to pass the last 2 1/2 hours B.V. (before vacation) trying to find fun things to...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 10/21/05

Rene Ducroux stands next to his recently purchased ex-police horse "Spatsir" in Meridian, Idaho. Ducroux purchased Spatsir at an auction where the Boise Police Department sold off all the mounted patrol equipment, from the horses to the halters. The BPD disbanded its mounted police force...

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PF Endorsement (Despite Headline) -- Bodman

All have strengths that would serve a progressive council well. After two terms, Bodman is aware of the issues affecting Post Falls, including the need to replace the softball diamonds at the defunct Quad Park and keep expanding the park system. McAvoy has connections throughout...

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Huckleberries AM Headlines -- 10/21/05

*Charges flying in Millwood mayor's race: Mork's response to letter restrained/Tom Lutey, Spokesman-Review -- These guys must be watching too much late-night C-SPAN.*Arraignments set in Sandpoint murder case: 2 to face court hearing in Christopher West murder/Keith Kinnaird, Bonner County Bee -- 'Tis the piper's...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Halloween

What's your attitude about Halloween? 1. It's my favorite holiday of the year 2. It well may have dark, pagan roots, but who cares? That's not what it's about today 3. It's just a harmless kid's holiday 4. I don't like the way it's been...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2005

P.S. (The Hair of the Horse) -- 10/20/05

Some folks say that the length or thickness of horse hair is an indicator of a bad winter. The hair on Mickey, a recent transplant from Montana, points to a mild winter, said owner Darren Barfield, manager of The Ranch at Mica Meadows in Mica...

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City Editor Explains How We Can Cover Duncan

Re: that question yesterday from Dave Laird/News is a Conversation: "How will you ever find a reporter who can unemotionally report the truth about Duncan's trial?"That's both an easy question and a difficult question, City Editor Carla Savalli said in today's news meeting. In short,...

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Citizen of the Year Candidates -- From Today

1. Mike Kralicek -- Mike Kennedy nominee2. Denny's workers who helped save Shasta Groene -- Marianne & Stebbijo3. Graham Crutchfield -- Stopthecrazygrowth & Jane Q. Citizen4. Dusty Rhodes -- Jane Q. Citizen5. Ron Edinger -- Eagle Eye6. Duane Hagadone -- Lesley Presley & COEURgenX7. Susie...

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A Desperate Pie?

I have never seen the TV show, "Desperate Housewives". I'm kinda thinking, in Coeur d'Alene, there's probably no such thing. I can relate something I actually SAW today, though. Up above Locust Avenue on North 4th, is a little "Pot Pie" place. (no, not THAAT...

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Sample Ballots ...

For those of you keeping score at home, Dan of the County has provided Huckleberries Online with sample ballots for the Kootenai County sales tax measure and council elections for Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum here.Monster Hat Tip: Dan English

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A Well-Deserved Hug ...

Kootenai County Sheriff deputy Dale Moyer hugs Laura Bonneville of the North Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence after she presented him with a special citation for outstanding work on domestic violence cases. The two were at a luncheon to recognize work in the field of...

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