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TUESDAY, DEC. 19, 2006

UI Vandals Pick ... WSU's Robb Akey

Complete Jim Meehan story here, Jim's Idaho Vandals blog hereAfter a 10-day search, the University of Idaho has found its next head football coach – eight miles away. Washington State defensive coordinator Robb Akey (pictured above) has accepted an offer to become Idaho’s coach, multiple...

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Rudolph, the 6-Year-Old Consumer -- Sam

Rudolph the six-year-old consumerHad a lot of toys and clothesBut during this Christmas seasonHe wanted one of those new ElmosAll of the other childrenWanted globs of candy and gamesOf course poor little RudolphWanted much of the sameThen one foggy Christmas EveHis parents came to sayRudolph...

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Kellogg Bloggin: Nicknames Uncommon Today

Full post hereIn 1972, when I strolled into a party or a bar filled with friends, someone would mark my arrival by calling out my father's name: "Hey,Pert!" If George White was present, he called me "Cotton". Some called me "Irish". I'd sit down with...

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RSPA: Spend The Dough, Spend The Dough ...

Oh the traffic outside is frightful,but the sales are so delightful,and since we’ve got three days to go,spend the dough, spend the dough, spend the doughThe prices are quickly dropping,and my credit card is poppingmy checking account is low,spend the dough, spend the dough, spend...

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MONDAY, DEC. 18, 2006

Parting Shot -- 12/18/06

Gov. Jim Risch and Laura Hubbard, state director of the Nature Conservancy, (bottom) admire the cascading waterfalls (top) at the newly named Thousand Springs State Park Complex today from the loft of the historic Minnie Miller Dairy Barn near Hagerman, Idaho. More than 300 acres...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 12/18/06

Dunno who this guy is, other than he isn't Thom George. He was at the Kootenai County Courthouse today, protesting that Idaho Republicans still haven't ponied up the $3,500 to pay for veep Dick Cheney's electioneering in Kootenai County prior to November's election. Kerri Thoreson/fyiNorthIdaho.com...

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Joseph Barbara, 95, Cartoon Creator, RIP

Joseph Barbera poses with famed Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, from left, Scooby Doo, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, after he received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996. Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera...

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Item: FBI: Violent Crime Still on Rise in 2006

Full post hereMurders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show. The numbers reflect what police across the country...

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Daily News: WSU Prez Search Omitted Public

For complete editorial, click hereThe search for Washington State University’s new president couldn’t have been more secretive if the CIA had conducted it. Elson S. Floyd was named successor to retiring WSU President V. Lane Rawlins on Wednesday, ending a hiring process that omitted any...

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Item: Searchers Find Body on Mount Hood ...

... two other still missing ... may have fallen here.DFO: I don't understand the motivation that prompts people to climb mountains, particularly in the dead of winter in the Pacific Northwest. But I do understand that the three lost mountaineers have put people at risk...

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Doug Clark: Expose Cop Wants his Job Back

For rest of column, click hereCuppa Joe was once a Spokane County sheriff's detective. Then came that career-ending day last June when he exposed himself to a barista babe at the On Alert espresso stand in Airway Heights. I have no knowledge as to whether...

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Bob: Stick A Fork in Zags, Call Them Done

Bob: OK, here's my prediction. Now, I'm sure if I'm wrong all the gloating Zaganatics will drag it out and wave it at me because nobody ever drags out my predictions when they are chillingingly and stunningly correct (see: Nov 06 elections, see The End...

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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.





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