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Inside Huckleberries — 8/18/06

*”Quest was landing their plane, and there was a noise. … No, it didn’t crash. … It hit several geese that flew up in front of the plane as it was landing. … 2 dead geese and several wounded ones. Plane was put in the shop quickly. To check for repairs” — Cis Gors.

*Regional Editor Scott Maben e-mails: “I don’t know if you’ve followed the buzz about this silly movie, Snakes on a Plane. The title really says it all. It has earned a huge cult following (especially among bloggers) even before it has opened. And now the reviews are starting to come in. Everyone expected a bomb, but maybe not? Here’s the first.”

*My apologies to Eye On Boise blogger Betsy Russell for taking so long to offer congrats. Her blog was named the first-place winner for online coverage of the state government beat by Capitolbeat, a national association of Statehouse reporters and editors, for the third straight year. Saaalute.

*From Derek Payton ( in Sarasota, Fla., recently: “I stumbled onto Huckleberry blog this evening … You wrote about pappy’s pizza…wow! The memories!!! I grew up in CDA, Sandpoint and Bonner’s Ferry during the mid/late 70’s. Our favorite pie was a thin crust Canadian bacon with the sliced tomatoes, we would line up along the glass and watch the dough machine and the assembly line. Remember that?? The building had steeply vaulted ceilings and an upstairs “loft”?? Shag carpet everywhere!! To this day, (25 yrs. later) we still try to copy the pappy’s special when we cook homemade pizza! Thanks for the memories!!!!!!”

*Forgot to mention: You’re going to start getting copies of the original Spiderman comics in the Sunday edition this week — and into the foreseeable future. Cool.

*So, That’s What You’ve Been Doing Since You Rejected Mrs. Robinson (from Idaho records in today’s SR): “Dustin T. Hoffman, 18, Hayden; possession of a controlled substance; $300 fine, five days in jail or 40 hours county work program.” (Hat Tip: Sam Taylor)

*Cis Gors sends along some awesome photos of the Ground Zero sight, taken by an emergency response member, shortly after the 9/11 attacks here.

*The Heimlich Maneuver sends along the following link to the Wall Street Journal article, “Bush phobia may prove fatal,” along with the note: “Good article on balancing need for civil liberties with need for proactive means for foiling terrorists” here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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