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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest — 9/12/05

The Dalai Lama greets guests Monday at the home of investment advisor Kiril Sokoloff, in Ketchum, Idaho, for a breakfast meeting with 350 CEOs and money managers here. Later in the day, the Dalai Lama was scheduled to address a large gathering of children from the Sun Valley area.

1. Spokane city voters could decide whether to oust Mayor Jim West Nov. 29, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, if the supporters of a recall petition collect all the signatures they believe they need, according to Jim Camden, Spokesman-Review, here.

2. David Horsey/PI doesn’t believe the state of Washington has learned any lessons from Louisiana re: infrastructure here.

3. The city of Wenatchee, Wash., may have to pay $700,000 in penalties in a 1994-95 child-sex ring case now that the state Supreme Court has ruled here.

4. Powerful $250,000 speed boats, capable of going 150mph and swamping other boats, are causing an uproar on viewtiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, here.

5. In an out-of-the-way North Idaho vacation spot, a Seattle woman was surprised to find an honest gas station owner who refused to gouge his customers, according to D.F. Oliveria’s Monday Huckleberries column, here.

6. IMHO-NW: Rebecca Nappi/Spokesman-Review (Coeur d’Alene actress Patty Duke), Doug Clark/Spokesman-Review (My gas guzzler), Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman (Put unity ahead of partisanship), Idaho Statesman (Otter snubs Louisiana relief), and Missoulian (New Orleans was flooded with pork).

*Orbusmax Weird: M’s fan spreads mother’s ashes in Safeco outfield before he gets the boot here.

*An Oregon bicyclist is charged with manslaughter after he ran a stop sign and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian here.

*Only 16% of the Puget Sound shoreline is open to the public, but there’s plans to dramatically increase that amount here.

*Two Willie Nelsons appeared in Missoula, Mont., Friday — one with a heart of gold and a collection of music, the other pure wooden. A Montanan with a life-sized wooden sculpture of Nelson reunited with the musician after 21 years 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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