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Mon., June 12, 2006, 2:25 p.m.

HBO Predicts City Hall War That Didn’t Happen

"The worker bees at Coeur d'Alene City Hall are still buzzing about that meltdown by Hagadone Corp. lieutenant John Barlow, who didn't get his way when the council voted 4-3 to delay annexation of the boss' Blackwell Island property this week. Barlow's 'tude at the council meeting didn't help his cause. Nor the BS-bomb he dropped from the audience that could be heard by council members. Then, council members and staffers are still debating whether Barlow's middle finger was extended when he made an odd gesture toward Troy Tymesen after the finance director failed to back a point that Barlow was trying to make. Huckleberries also hears that Hagadone Corp. has declared war on Mayor Sandi Bloem and City Hall for the rebuff. Stay tuned" (Parting Shot/Huckleberries Online Saturday).

DFO: I had it on good sources that The Duane had declared war on City Hall for delaying action on his Blackwell Island annexation request. I was expecting to see an editorial and possible a full-page add denouncing the foursome who voted for the delay: Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Woody McEvers, Mike Kennedy and Al Hassell. But nothing happened. Zip. Zapata. Does that mean HagaCorp is growing up somewhat. Or it realizes that it needs the annexation more than the city does? Curious.




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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.