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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006

P.S. -- Flipping The Finger In Traffic

Issue: Pennsylvania man: Flipping bird 'free speech': Says police violated his constitutional rights after he used middle finger in public/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review DFO: Dunno if it's free speech or not, but in this era of road rage, flipping someone off in traffic isn't a good idea.Question:...

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Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/14/06

"The geese have returned to stake their claim on the nesting box. (You can see it behind them.) They are daily visitors, skidding across the ice on the pond. This picture was taken several days ago, before we got our latest big snow" -- Toni/Idaho...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... That reps from the Post Falls Mafia were noticeably absent from Commissioner Gus Johnson's re-election announcement at the courthouse today. And that none of the PFM signed his candidacy petition. Instead, Jim Putnam of mega-church Real Life Ministries was there -- and signed Gus's...

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A Funny Thing Happened At The Weekly ...

... SR Editor's meeting this afternoon. I brought up all the complaints re: our comment letters. And Editor Steve Smith mentioned how he'd tried to post a comment on "News Is A Conversation" -- only to be blocked five times. "That's unacceptable," Steve roared. To...

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Property Tax Reform: Crow Vs. Bunderson

"Everyone at the Idaho Statehouse is expecting a final battle between two retiring political powerhouses — Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and House Speaker Bruce Newcomb. But as months of property tax debates around the state finally come to a head, two other key lawmakers may clash...

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Bumpersnicker ...

... Sighted this morning by a Berry Picker (turning onto Prairie Avenue from Highway 53 near Hauser Junction) -- an otherwise nondescript white pickup with a camper shell that appeared to be an Avista truck. A huge sign was plasted to the rear tailgate. It...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/14/06

Scullers lift a shell out of the Schuylkill River onto a dock along Philadelphia's Boathouse Row Monday. Laid out on the dock, covered by a sheet, is a body that was found earlier in the day floating in the river. You write the cutline.(AP Photo/Philadelphia...

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SR Letter: Special Treatment for Skylstad?

Considering the unequivocal language of the diocese's own policy, "in cases of alleged sexual misconduct – without assumption of guilt – the accused individual will be relieved of his/her duties with pay during the investigation" (Section 3, Subsection 4, "Administrative Policies for Responding to Allegations...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/14/06

1. APhoto Fix: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gives Allison H. Eid a hug prior to her being sworn in as chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver, Monday. Eid was Thomas' lead law clerk in 1993 and 1994. (AP Photo/Linda McConnell,...

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Huckleberries Online

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.