MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006


Separated at birth?

Mike Kennedy: Why does that painting give me an irrepressible urge to sing "Knock Three Times on the Ceiling"?I didn't know that the singer went on to be a newspaper opinion columnist - fascinating. Anyone know what happened to "Dawn"?KenP: I'm glad the boss has...

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A call for blog fodder

At DFO's request, I'm taking another run at blog-sitting while he's on vacation. And so, I'm making a plea to all of you to help me out with material. Apart from not being as smart, talented, or handsome as Dave (above), I have two other...

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CDA Press: NIC Should Listen To Biz Leaders

The customer's always right. That's been true since commerce was a bustling babe, it's true now, and it will be true as long as people have to pay for goods and services. Bulletin to North Idaho College trustees and administrators: The customers are right once...

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SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006

Wild Card/Sunday -- 7/30/06

I hope you're all enjoying the cooler weather this weekend. Nice day for a ride. Or to take a swim. Me? I'm helping my wife's sister and her husband from Big Sur, Calif., move into their Post Falls home this afternoon. When they pull in...

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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006

Ingram/DaveT: Too Much Vacay For DFO

Gary Ingram: Geeze DFO, how much vacation do you get each year? I've been in the wrong business. it appears.DaveT: DFO, you're starting to remind of Johnny Carson, 3 weeks on, 4 weeks off. Enjoy yourself and the relatives.DFO: I'll take these statements as compliments...

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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006

CDA Canuck: Thumbs Down On "Pippin"

CDA Canuck: We went to CdA Summer Theater version of Pippin on Wednesday night and left at intermission. The way it is being staged does not fit for CdA. We agreed completely with the critique written earlier in the SR by Jim Kershner.DFO: My daughter,...

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MikeK: My Father's Face

In a Leo Kottke song some time back he talks about looking in the mirror and seeing his father's face.This past week I sat in a hospital in Florida with my soon-to-be 70 year-old father. He had undergone emergency quadruple bypass surgery and the doctors...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 7/28/06

I'm off for another one-week vacation, HBOers; you'll be in good hands with Blogmeister KenP, who'll post items and threads for you (if you send them to kenp@spokesman.com). I'll be checking in to see how things are going. Otherwise, I'll be entertaining relatives in CDA,...

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Top Cutlines -- 7/28/06

Mikey the poker playing Chimp gets a kiss from former Playboy Playmate, poker player Jill Ann Spaulding, during a news conference Thursday at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The chimp is sponsored by PokerShare.com to play in this year's World Series of Poker. You...

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Sam The Intern: Covering Death

Today I wrote a story on a well-known man in the community who died. I thought this was a good time to throw out some pointers for those who may have never done coverage of such happenings. These events are difficult for everyone, including the...

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Chief Hayes: Why Post Falls Wants Ironman $$$

re: Memo sent by Post Falls Police Chief Cliff Hayes to Mayor Clay Larkin and City Council members today, defending his position that CDA Ironman should pay for Post Falls support"As you are all aware, a local newspaper printed an editorial that criticized our City...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 7/28/06

5:18 p.m., Thom George becomes the fourth of five volunteers needed to be guest writers for my Huckleberries print column next week while I'm on vacation. Anyone else?4:04 p.m., Got another example of Gozzer Ranch insensitivity to local tradition. A Gozzer Ranch suburban was spotted...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Israel At War

Question: What do you think about the way Israel is conducting the war in Lebanon? 1. Its bombing of innocent civilians is no different than the Nazis' blitzkrieg 2. I agree Israel has a right to defend itself, but it's overreacted with disproportionate violence 3....

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BrodH20: When The Job Hits Home

Some of the most difficult stories to report, as a mother, are those about a child who has been harmed in some way or has died in an accident. That was my job yesterday. When I'm working on an article, I'm busy enough trying to...

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APhoto of the Day -- 7/28/06

Mikey the poker playing Chimp gets a kiss from former Playboy Playmate, poker player Jill Ann Spaulding, during a news conference Thursday at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The chimp is sponsored by PokerShare.com to play in this year's World Series of Poker. You...

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THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2006

Parting Shot -- 7/27/06

Reebok, an 11-month-old whippet, finds security between Scott Boyd, his handler/trainer's legs today at the River City Cluster of Dog Show in San Antonio. Boyd and the dog's owner drove to San Antonio from Tulsa, Okla., with 27 dogs. Boyd said that Reebok often nudges...

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CDADave: I Know Why They Call 'Em Gut Bombs

I got hungry for a cheeseburger the other night. Sometimes there's nothing as satisfying as a big hot n' sloppy greasy cheeseburger. So I went up to Jack In The Box and ordered their "ultimate cheeseburger" from the drive-thru and salivated all the way home...

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DanG: Whazzup With Idaho Demo Blog?

Dang: From the 43rd State Blues (Idaho Demo) web site: "wingnut Rethugs," "fundie freaks," and "Club for Growth scumbags." Can someone show me a right-wing blog that calls names like this? I'm sure there is one. Has to be. The left isn't alone in calling...

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Question: Did BabyTalk Go To Far?

This photo made available by Babytalk magazine shows the cover of the August issue of Babytalk, a free publication distributed by subscription in doctor's offices or at baby gear and maternity stores. The magazine's editors were surprised when, in a poll of 4,000 readers, and...

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Quotable Quote -- 7/26/06

"Oliveria should be writing comics" -- developer Bill Radobenko, after reading today's print Huckleberries about the box of horseshoes that he gave Commish Gus Johnson after the Black Rock North PUD hearing last Thursday.

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