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CDADave: Rich Owners Mark Territory Like Dogs

“Well, July 4th is upon us beleaguered citizzens of Core Duane…er, Coeur d’Alene (already, I’m asking for trouble, aren’t I?). Just when you think that things can’t get any nuttier around here, we get a bunch of rich property owners who are getting all silly and possessive over a few square feet of sand on Sanders’ Beach. Their property won’t even reach the LAKE! Because the property line is ABOVE where the water actually reaches the beach. They’ve put signs out there, saying “KEEP OUT”; one property owner went so far as to sprinkle chalk dust (if not Ajax or Fertilizers or Limestone or some other corrupting chemical) to mark the proverbial “line in the sand” on the beach. Just the thing you want next to the waterfront, rrright? The only thing they haven’t done is to “mark” their territory the way DOGS do. (Aside to the newspapers: if the owners actually DO that, we can all do without a front page photo!)”

For the rest of CDADave’s “Thin Air” comment re: Sanders Beach, click 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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