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Thu., Aug. 24, 2006, 5:22 p.m.

Inside Huckleberries — 8/24/08

*Scanner Traffic: An apartment dweller reports that water is leaking out of the walls and that he gets shocked whenever he touches metal.

*Scanner Traffic: A man who tried to ward off a vicious dog with pepper spray accidentally squirted himself in the eye. Meanwhile, another man, with a baseball bat, is chasing the animal.

*George Abelhanz e-mails: "For some unknown reason I have been unable to view the "Dogwalk Musings" blog for the past week. I will get an error message that internet explorer has failed. I Don't have this problem when accessing the other blogs? Any suggestions?" (DFO: It must be on your end, George. I can access Dogwalk Musings from here.)

*Bonner County Commish Karl Dye tells Huckleberries he's going to run for his spot as a write-in candidate here.

*Huckleberries has learned the other epithet that anti-immigration agitator Stan Hess called NIC instructor at Larry Craig's townhall meeting Tuesday -- begins with "B" and ends with "astard." And this guy wants to represent us on the college board of trustees?

*D.J. Nall/Hauser Thoughts sez Republicans will be surprised and Democrats delighted if they Googled the word "failure" here.

*Cis Gors re: "About DFO" wording in upper righthand column of HBO: "You have "In that position, he writes editorials and his Saturday Huckleberries column". Is the daily staying or going? If staying shouldn't this be changed?" (DFO: Yes. Note to self -- Get on it.)

*Commissioner-elect Todd Tondee can now brag that he also serves the best pizza in Kootenai County as his Big Cheese Pizza (Post Falls) won the SR's pizza eat-off at the fair last night. Capone's and Papa John's were second and third, respectively. People's Choice: Mangiamo Pizza (CDA). Showmanship: Old Ice House Pizzeria & Bakery (Hope, ID).

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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.