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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2006

Quick Fix 6 -- 1/17/06

1. APhoto Fix: In a file photo Ruth Gallaid, from Eugene, Or., shows support for physician assisted suicide in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, in Washington. The Supreme Court this morning upheld Oregon's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law, rejecting a Bush administration...

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2006

Question No. 2 -- Leaving Kids Alone

Issue: Home alone: Family therapists urge erring on the conservative side when leaving children unsupervised/Jackie Burrell, Knight Ridder NewspapersDFO: We began leaving our kids home alone in the evenings for a few hours when they were 12 or 13. Never had a problem. Then, they...

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Question of the Day -- 1/16/06

Issue: Porn video sent to six airport workers: Computer forensics experts unable to tell if e-mail sent intentionally/Karen Dorn Steele, Spokesman-ReviewDFO: I can't believe top execs are still getting snagged by interoffice computer e-mail this late in the game. Whether its e-mailing porn or bantering...

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Have Idaho Demos Seized The Middle?

"Proof that Democrats can appeal to moderate and independent Idahoans comes from an unexpected source, the Idaho Association of Realtors, which commissioned a poll in December to share with GOP lawmakers. The poll found education the top priority, a typical result. But there also was...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2006

Wild Card/Sunday -- 1/15/06

Oh, joy! Snow! And I have to take my daughter to the airport today, for a return trip to college. Oh well, if I can make the stateline, the roads are plowed on the Washington side. You have much to ponder below today. Enjoy yourselves....

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Question of the Day -- 1/15/06

Issue: Lawmakers seem ready to take on school bond vote: Top Republicans support lowering supermajority to 60%/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewSenate President Pro-Tem Robert Geddes: "I think I could support that under one condition: if elections are consolidated in May and November."Question: Do you support lowering the...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2006

Local Question of the Day -- 1/14/06

Issue: Student club sparks debate: Republican group questions morality of Lake City High School's Gay Straight Alliance/Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene PressEnglish instructor Mark Woolcott: "There is no political agenda for the club. Student success is the primary goal, there is no other goal. It's good...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2006

Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/13/06

Dunno if Family Phil is pulling our leg or not, but he reports on his blog, A Family Runs Through It, that this is National Delurking Week -- or the week when blurkers come out of the shadows and post a comment. My numbers tell...

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Forget Public Trough, He Vants to Suck Your Blood

"Honesty is very seldom heard nowadays, especially from a politician. So, I am going to break from political tradition. My name is Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey, Ph.D., L.D.D.D. I am a Satanic Dark Priest, Sanguinarian Vampyre and a Hecate Witch. My Magikal Path name is:...

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Hanging Out -- in New York

Members of the Moose Lodge in Huntington, N.Y. pose with their calendar portraits in their newly renovated lodge Thursday. From left to right are: Anthony Pennetti , Michael Silverman, Frank Bell Jr. and his son Frank Bell III, Charles Ford, and Stephen Gabriel Jr. The...

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Important Inside Question -- from HBO

Are any of you being blocked from seeing the whole story when I provide links to Spokesman-Review articles? Gary Ingram reports that he is. My links should be able to get you behind the SR firewall. Please let me know one way or the other....

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And Many of Them Are Coming to Idaho ...

"Sometime in October, the United States will welcome its 300 millionth citizen into the world. According to the Census Bureau, a baby is born every 8 seconds, someone dies every 12 seconds, and the nation on average gains an immigrant every 31 seconds, which means...

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Local Question of the Day -- 1/13/06

Issue: Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's plan to give every qualified Idahoan $50 for energy assistance/Gregory Hahn, Idaho StatesmanDFO: Actually, I'll be dealing with $150 since there are 3 of us in our household. I might use it to get my wife a digital camera that she's...

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Huckleberries Local AM Headlines -- 1/13/06

*Senate bill would ban bestiality: Animal rights groups have pushed for law after man died last summer in Enumclaw/Richard Roesler, Spokesman-Review -- Enumclaw, Wash.: Where men are men and the farm animals are nervous.*Kempthorne defends tax relief plan: Governor says cities, counties share burden of...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2006

P.S. -- 1/12/06

This one's for JBelle, Dogwalk Musings and all you other dog lovers out there: Elizabeth McCorkle walks in the rain with her three cockapoos, Henry, left, Isabel and Simon earlier today in Eugene, Ore. Isabel and Simon are twins, but they all are wearing the...

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Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/12/06

Family Phil calls this one: "Attack of the Cheap Chinese Toys" here.*Seems Marianne Love/Slight Detour is saying she's not going to be part of that adult spelling bee that the Bonner County Bee is sponsoring. Or is she? Hard to tell since she apparently was...

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Proof That Washington Exists In A Fog

A bicyclist takes a ride while the Washington Monument is wrapped in thick fog which is moving slowly along the Potomac River near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., earlier today. (AP Photo/The Washington Times, Astrid Riecken)

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Don't Laugh. He's Earned $37,350

This undated photo provided by Crier Communications shows Andrew Fischer of Omaha, Neb., wearing the logo for the snoring remedy, SnoreStop, on his forehead. Fischer auctioned off the use of his forehead for advertising space. SnoreStop topped the bidding by offering $37,375 on e-Bay. (AP...

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Contest: Talking to the Governor

As I mentioned below, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne will visit the SR's CDA office later this afternoon. You've done a good job letting me know what you think about the $50 per capita energy assistance he's proposing. Now, I have another challenge for you re: the...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/12/06

Dean Maurice lets a grin creep through his snow covered beard after a deep-powder run at Big Mountain ski resort in Whitefish, Mont., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daily Inter Lake, Chris Jordan) 1. Eric Devericks/Seattle Times chronicles the revolution -- er, evolution -- of Repub congressional reformers...

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Question of the Day -- 1/12/06

Issue: Man sues chatroom pals: I was humiliated beyond what 'no man could endure'/J.K. Dineen, Court TVDFO: Here's another reason why I prevent you guys from throwing too many elbows in here. Someone might get hurt -- in court. Question: Have you ever been an...

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