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Huckleberries AM headlines — 9/16/05

*Four who helped save Shasta share reward: Heroes get $25,000 each for role in capture of suspect in Groene homicides/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-Review -- I'm still blown away by the heroism of these four people. They not only helped save little Shasta. They probably saved other children, too. Saaalute.

*Candidates offered support to West: As scandal broke, council hopefuls sent heartening e-mails/Mike Prager & Jim Camden, Spokesman-Review -- Lemme see if I got this right. One former council wannabe quit her subscription to our paper because she thought the Jim West sex scandal reportage was National Enquirer journalism. But she bought the paper every day and read every story? I guess she showed us.

*Process for Kroc Center unfolds: Membership fees, ongoing fund-raisers to support facility/Christi Wilhelm, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Sandi Bloem's administration is on a roll.

*Father of slain children would support memorial/Tom Greene, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Whether or not the bloggers of the world do this, the community of Coeur d'Alene should -- for all the children who have been hurt by two-legged monsters.

*Woman won't face charges in killing: Officials say she was defending herself against sex offender/Susan Drumheller, Spokesman-Review -- The authorities should pin a heroes button on her for ridding the world of a violent sex perv.

Feedback: Christopher Michael Schmidt was not classified as a "Violent Sexual Predator" in Idaho. He was in the "all other" category. His case demonstrates the need for interstate consistency in assessment and classification. Note that Schmidt was RSO'd for a 1989 conviction for assault to commit rape and oral sodomy out of Sonoma County, CA. -- Bill McCrory.

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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.