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MONDAY, DEC. 11, 2006, 1:22 P.M.

Jr. Haugen: People Want to Know Why Dad Canned

Michael Haugen: My goodness, some of you people amaze me! First off, in regards to MamaJD's comment about taking the "high road," my dad has left two comments TOTAL on here, TWO! The other headlines were started by the management of this blog on his behalf ... you know, friends speaking out on the idiocy of his firing. In case you've missed his last comment, he is personally remaining mum, and only replied to answer people asking questions. And to you Mr. Steven, I find it interesting to find that no one else is questioning his integrity besides you if his story isn't panning out anymore ... isnt panning out according to who, you? Once again, you are speaking about things you have no understanding about. People actually DO want to know why their provider of the daily buzz around CDA was axed. Why do you think so many continue to commentate on it?

DFO: I sure hope I haven't added to the emotional pain with which Dick and his family are dealing now. I'm keeping this alive for the reason mentioned above by his son. After 15-16 years in the CDA news biz, Dick has been discarded like so much rubbish by KXLY. That might be the way GM Steve Herling and others do things in the radio/TV biz. But it doesn't play well here. People deserve an explanation. Also, I want to know how the cads at KXLY can dump a loyal, hard-working individual like Dick w/o providing a wad of severance pay. During our dastardly layoffs of a few years ago, people were walking outta here with a chunk of change. All of this sounds to me like KXLY is trying to get by on the cheap when it comes to CDA/Kootenai County and that loyalty means nothing to the brain trust in Spokane.

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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.