... That Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has a scheduling conflict that'll keep him from attending the Kootenai County Lincoln Day celebration at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Sunday. But he made a point to tell the local R's that it had nothing to do with the fact that he was assigned a seat at the same table as Spokane talkmeister Mark Fuhrman, the infamous LAPDetective. Fuhrman, meanwhile, had asked organizers if they were sure that the governor didn't mind sitting next to him. At this point, no one's sure of nothing.
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.