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Tue., July 18, 2006, 5:15 p.m.

Inside Huckleberries — 7/18/06

4:34 p.m., It's official. From PRmeister Susan Cuff of the Panhandle Health District: As many of you may already have heard, I'm leaving my position as public information officer at Panhandle Health District. I've been hired as the associate director at the University of Montana Alumni Association. My last day is (Friday). My replacement will be Cynthia Taggart, whom many of you know from her work on the Spokesman Review. I know you'll treat her as fairly as you've always treated me. Cynthia will start (Monday)."

4:15 p.m., Yeah, that was Hagadone Hospitality's Best Western University Inn that was damaged by fire Monday evening here. (Hat Tip to Family Phil for remind me to post this.)

2:28 p.m., The Bellingham Herald picked up that story by SReporter Jim Hagengruber, "Coeur d'Alene sheds beer-and-pickup truck image," here.

2:21 p.m., Big John Rook reports that Spokane's KGA will take on a headache in an attempt to boost ratings by adding shock jocks Opie and Anthony, who were fired for broadcasting a couple having sex in a New York church. Stay tuned.

1:17 p.m., HBO registered a nice presummerish Page-View number Monday: 5404.

11:49 a.m., Rumorama: "It appears it didn't take Panhandle Health long to fill Susan Cuff's position. The word is Cynthia Taggart has been hired for the PIO job" -- PHDears.

10:43 a.m., State Rep. Frank Henderson called to thank HBOers for their kind comments re: his engagement to Betty Nelson. He's preparing to attend his 66th reunion with the Class of '40, which originally numbered 248, at Rochester, Wis.

10:30 a.m., Sam The Intern was sorta celebrating today that he only had to pay $85 of a $122 speeding ticket slapped on him Saturday by a Washington trooper for zooming 77 mph in a 60 mph on I-90, somewhere near the valley mall. Then, he spent the day covering a fire to pay for the ticket.

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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.