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THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 2006

Afternoon wild card - Thursday

Well folks, this is it. I'm off tomorrow, so things will be mighty slow over the weekend. We almost had a complete meltdown earlier this week, but things are starting to get back to normal (?) so I'm going to call it a win and...

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Everybody needs a break once in a while

Another great Blogspotter post from Frank Sennett, citing a Wall Street Journal piece on what happens when bloggers try to take a vacation. From the article:A banner stripped across the top of the Daily Dish declares that the popular Web log's host, Andrew Sullivan, has...

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The battle of the election blogs

Democrat Larry Grant, who is running for the open 1st District seat, has been online with a Web log, or blog, since last November.This week, a group of top national Democratic political bloggers singled him out as one of 19 "Netroots" endorsed candidates – and...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30, 2006

The blogosphere has no power. Except when it does.

Frank Sennett puts the smackdown on Bruce Kluger's blog-bashing column in USA Today. "The blogosphere is still in its infancy, and like any kid, it needs to be watched very carefully," USA Today contributor Bruce Kluger writes in a sour, it-must-be-August-so-I'll-pull-a-few-hundred-words-straight-out-of-my-posterior-region examination of the growing...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 29, 2006

Tell me you didn't see this one coming

The Smoking Gun reports that John Karr, the guy once suspected of killing whats-her-name, wanted Johnny Depp to portray him in the movie. And believe you me, there will be a freakin' movie.Question: Who will play John Karr in the movie?Alternate question: Who will play...

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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2006

Afternoon wild card - Monday

Looks like the ruffians on the Sunday wild card have gone back to their corners to towel off, so we'll open up a new one here. Be sure to drop me a line if you've got an idea for something to post, I'll try to...

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And you think you're having a bad morning

"It was just an accident," said Billy Colleran, pictured above.At about 9:30 a.m. he went to fetch some coffee for his buddy's girlfriend at the Starbucks near Pines and Sprague. Leaving the drive-thru with wallet and beverage in hand, Colleran mistakenly hit the gas instead...

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AM Hucks: Elway, Local Wave Makers Behave

I'd like to tell you the story about John Elway and his cigarette boat the way I first heard it – that the ex-Super Bowl MVP was an outlaw on Lake Coeur d'Alene waves. That Elway routinely blasted past Kootenai County sheriff's marine deputies in...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 27, 2006

Wild Card/Sunday -- 8/27/06

Today's a bittersweet one for me. I'm excited because I'm putting Amy Dearest on a plane for Europe today -- for a semester of studying abroad. I'm sad for the same reason. She's been with us the last four months, earning money to buy a...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2006

Parting Shot (8/25/06) -- CDA Bike Accident

Abby Brennan, right, holds JoAnne Kitchen after a teenage boy was struck earlier today while riding his bicycle in a crosswalk in Coeur d'Alene. Kitchen, a nurse, cared for the boy until paramedics arrived. The boy was taken to Kootenai Medical Center with multiple broken...

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Huckleberries Best of the Local Blogs -- 8/25/06

SR photog Jesse Tinsley snapped this one of Dennis Franz at Avondale Golf Course today, where the former "NYPD Blue" star helped raise money for a police/firefighter charity.*I’ve always learned more from bad drubbings than easy wins. It’s my way to engage giants, to debate...

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Question: Why Waste Time Running As A Write-In?

Bonner County Commissioner Karl Dye announced Thursday that he'll run as a Republican write-in candidate for re-election to the position, four months after he lost the GOP primary to fellow Sandpoint resident Lewis Rich. Rich, a volunteer firefighter, beat Dye with 54 percent of the...

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Extra! Rev & Tax OKs Guv Tax Bill, Sayler Votes No

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has just voted 13-6 in favor of Gov. Jim Risch’s tax reform bill. Those voting against were Reps. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls; Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls; and Democratic Reps. Nicole LeFavour, Wendy Jaquet, George Sayler and Elmer Martinez. All...

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Extra! Government Way To Open This P.M.

SR photog extraordinaire Jesse Tinsley informed HBO moments ago that he's assigned to shoot the opening of the Government Way Bridge -- at 2 p.m. today. Apparently, a procession is planned at that time for the long-overdue opening. Stay tuned ...

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Kelly: Opportunity Lost To Meet UBob

Kelly Richards: The picture of Bob posted this morning reminded me that I saw him at the NI Fair last night. (It's so strange to run into people in the real world that you know only from the internet, kind of like the people you...

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Morning Poll: 53% Say Islam Threatens West

Issue: Poll: 53% say Islam poses threat to West: Compares with less than 1/3 after 9-11 terrorist attacks on U.S./London Telegraph More Info: The alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners and last year's terrorist attacks on London have made more people fear Islam as...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 2006

Pluto No Longer Planet! Mickey, Donald Next?

Models of the planets in our solar system are suspended around the Hayden Sphere at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Science in New York earlier today. When the museum constructed the model, it left Pluto out because scientists at...

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Huckleberries Online

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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