SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006

Another Weird Twist in Mitchell-Amaro Race

An 80-year-old woman with heart problems went to the Kootenai County Clerk's office Friday morning terrified that a judge was going to sue her for allegedly removing campaign signs from her lawn. The unnamed woman got a postcard in the mail, allegedly from 1st District...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- The DaVinci Code

Question: Are you planning to see 'The Da Vinci Code'? 1. Yes, the book was a great success – I'm expecting the movie to be great, too 2. Yes, I'd see anything with Tom Hanks in it 3. Yes, I love mysteries and thrillers 4....

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006

Dang's Review: Mitchell vs. Amaro Debate

Observations. Seriously this time! Here are the little things I notice. Call it the theatrical director in me:* When the Judge showed up, he walked past Rami to the dais. I recall hearing him say, "Good afternoon, Rami" or some other pleasant greeting. I don't...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 4/28/06

CDADave is back to his old tricks of making us laugh with his parodies here.*Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings believes the Bush's administration's new PR guy has the perfect name for the job, Tony Snow, here.*On the nicest day of the year, Sam Taylor/Vandal Sense finds out...

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The Debate: Amaro vs. Mitchell

Attorney Rami Amaro speaks while Judge John Mitchell waits his turn at a standing-room-only debate earlier today at the Iron Horse in Coeur d'Alene. Amaro is challenging sitting judge Mitchell for a district court judgeship/Jesse Tinsley, Spokesman-Review photo.DFO: I'm still waiting for a report about...

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Amaro vs. Mitchell @ High Noon Today

Rami Amaro and Judge John Mitchell will square off in a debate in 12 minutes at the weekly Demo luncheon at the Iron Horse downtown. I'm going to miss it because I have a horrible head cold. But that doesn't mean you have to do...

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Mailbag: Rami Vs. John ... Fun, Fun, Fun

Digger: Alright folks, for me, these Mitchell-Amaro threads have now become just a place to get a good laugh. I enjoy seeing the Tinfoil Times folks push their candidate and the regular HBO's rip apart their arguments - not supporting Mitchell - but trying to...

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APhoto of the Day -- 4/28/06

Tyra, a pit bull terrier, retrieves a log tossed by her owner Aleisha Mader into the waters off Seahurst Park in Burien, Wash., this week. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mike Urban)

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Question of the Day -- Parental Liability

Issue: Boys, parents face suit over 2004 cross burning/John Craig, Spokesman-ReviewMore: "The lawsuit, filed with assistance from the Center for Justice in Spokane, says state law allows parents to be held liable for up to $5,000 in damages caused by their children."Question: Should parents of...

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WorldNetDaily Poll: 3rd Party Candidates

Poll: 3rd party scores with border backlash: Presidential candidate focused on fence, enforcement would tie Dems, beat GOP/WorldNetDailyQuestion: Would you support a 3rd-party candidate who make enforcement of immigration law the top priority? 1. No, I don't believe we have an immigration problem 2. No,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006

Wild Card/Thursday -- 4/27/06

I'm running low on fodder for my weekly Huckleberries print column. Anyone have a slice of life ... compelling story ... one-liner that I can toss into the mix for Saturday's paper. Feel free to post in the comments section below this item -- or...

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More About Perv Crackdown ...

"Many of the fugitives who were arrested were wanted for multiple offenses in multiple jurisdictions. One was a sex offender living near Boise who had not only failed to register at his new address, but was renting a room from a family with a young...

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Poll: A Shot For A 3rd Party Wannabe?

Item: Poll: 3rd party scores with border backlash: Presidential candidate focused on fence, enforcement would tie Dems, beat GOP/WorldNetDailyQuestion: Why can't a third party get enough traction to challenge the R's and D's on a regular basis?

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a new conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday to discuss the recent rise in...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 4/27/06

Laramie County Community College horse training student Jennifer Ramsey brushes her two-year-old horse named 'Toots' in a round pen on the campus in Cheyenne, Wy., Wednesday. Ramsey is on the team showing horses and was giving her horse some hair care. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Eagle,...

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Because You Asked II ...

... Mike Kennedy sends along an e-mail from Police Chief Wendy Carpenter (pictured) explaining that multi-officer response to that Super One call:"The call originally started at the Super One in Hayden. A male suspect had been passing Account Close Checks (Felony) mostly in the county....

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Mailbag: Thumbs Up, Down re: County Administrator

Jane Q. Citizen: I would respectfully disagree with my favorite punster John Austin that this is not the time to discuss the county administrator issue since at least one of the commission candidates -- Todd Tondee, has made it the cornerstone of his election platform....

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Question of the Day -- "United 93"

"After an introductory scene of some Arab men praying in an apartment on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the first quiet line of dialogue among them, subtitled in English, is 'It's time.' And so, despite the complaints about this film coming out "too soon"...

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The Hill: Sali Or Vasquez Or Sorenson, Oh My

The six-way race to win the Republican nomination in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District has turned into a full-fledged family feud, fraught with intraparty tensions and resentments. The six GOP candidates in pursuit of victory in the May 23 primary include a centrist woman, a social...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006


P.S. -- 4/26/06

In 10 minutes, North Idaho College trustees will meet to consider a demand by staff for higher wages and benefits. These include:*A 5.7% cost-of-living increase.*The entire week of Thanksgiving off, instead of just the last 3 weekdays of the week.*Increase the college share of employee...

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