Huckleberries Online

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2006, 12:47 A.M.

Eye On Boise: Singing The Blues In Boise

"I used to have a friend who could top anybody’s hard-luck story – no matter what awful thing you had gone through, she had something worse to tell. I think I’ve now become that friend. First, the day before the legislative session started, I had a ski accident in which I thought I’d sprained my knee, which landed me on crutches for the first week of the session. It turned out to be a torn ACL, requiring major surgery, which has had me in pain and on and off crutches all session. At one point I developed an overuse injury in my right hand from using crutches.

"Meanwhile, various powerful politicians, including at one time the entire House GOP leadership, stopped speaking to me because of a misunderstanding over a post on this blog. Others stopped speaking to me for other reasons; some I’ve had professional working relationships with for years now snap at me and walk away when I ask a question. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against me in the lawsuit challenging closed meetings of legislative committees that was filed by the Idaho Press Club, of which I’m president."

For the rest of the hard-luck story by Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise, click here.

Question: Can anyone top this string of bad luck by my Boise colleague?

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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.