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HBO’s Best of the Local Blogs — 3/20/06

Coeur d’Alene Lake used to be the home of the Diamond Cup Hydroplane Race. Yeah, old-timers may tell you that it was nothing but trouble, but I found it tremendously exciting. This is the program from 1964. At that time, President Johnson had been in office a short time, The Beatles invaded America, and I was 10 years old. I’ve found several “hydroplane brochure covers” from various years on the net, and I’ll post a different one every now and then. That oughta float yer boat! — CDADave/Thin Air.

Noteworthy: Bearable Bob takes on Tom Cruise and the “South Park” Scientology controversy here.

*Gracious, the HBO blog roll has experienced a first. Sam Taylor/Vandal Sense, who’ll be interning with the SR’s CDA office this summer, assigned his mother to report on the St. Paddy’s Day Parade in CDA Friday here. (Also, Sam notes that his mother, Julie, was an extra in “Heaven’s Gate,” which intrigues me because the floperoo was filmed in Kalispell & Wallace while I was the M.E. at the Kalispell paper.)

*Marianne Love/Slight Detour provides a wonderful reminiscence about learning to ride a bike as a 6-year-old here and a party that brought out “old Sandpoint” here.

*Jim Meehan/Idaho Vandals reports that Don Verlin has emerged as the frontrunner for the UI Vandals men’s basketball coaching job here.

*In “It Isn’t Always Easy Wearing Green,” Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings wonders why Irish terrorist Gerry Adams is participating in a St. Paddy’s party at the White House when he’s on this country’s terror watch list here.

*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps takes note of a catch-and-release sex offender in South Carolina who has reoffended in dramatic style, and Bill wonders about the reliability of the so-called experts in predicting which pervs will reoffend here.

Editor Steve Smith/Ask The Editors admits that the SR violated its own policy by not disclosing that Inland Empire Co. is a Cowles-owned business here.

Meanwhile, Granati provides a “click and draw” site that is as cool as he sez here, KaleJ proves a cartoon spoof is worth 1000 words when it comes to spam here, and JBelle/The ‘Kan EWA praises servant leadership 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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