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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006


Quick Fix 6 -- 3/20/06

1. APhoto Fix: Andrea Yates, center, who's admitted drowning her five children in a bathtub at the family home, leaves the Harris County Criminal Justice Center with her attorney George Parnham, left, earlier today. A judge delayed Yates' capital murder retrial for the 2001 drowning...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2006

Question of the Day -- 3/19/06

"Evangelical Christians at Vineyard Fellowship in Boise bring their trash to church on Sunday for recycling. They spend summer weekends pulling invasive weeds in the wilderness and rebuilding mountain trails. Vineyard-sponsored workshops teach members how to reduce pollution. Sunday mornings, Pastor Tri Robinson preaches about...

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HBO -- To Apple Sider RE: Hair Length

Apple Sider: I need some grooming advice. For the last few years, I've worn my hair really short. Number three clippers at Supercuts. I have pictures of myself finishing a marathon and I don't mind the short hair. But, for the past four months I've...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2006

Wild Card/Saturday -- 3/18/06

Below, you'll find your links to the print Huckleberries and state Senate candidate Chuck Thomas' "Idaho Way" song below, plus questions and a list of Idaho and North Idaho candidates who filed before closing time Friday. If you want to start your own thread today,...

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HBO -- To KaleJ, Dang, Sue RE: Public Art

Dunno which one Thom George is, but this is his gang with the feather directly across from his real estate office.KaleJ: I can't believe I forgot this one, but it is a major sore spot. Those hideous feathers on NW Boulevard. On hearsay, I understand...

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Senate Candidate Sings "Idaho Way"

"In Idaho not long agoA man could take his payAnd buy a house for his kids and spouseAnd have a little left to plahyThen the Hog It Alls, the greedy jerksWeaseled in the right to workAnd took away all the workers perksAnd the Fat Cats...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006

TGIF Wild Card -- 3/17/06

And another week comes to a close after an interesting day. Kootenai County races saw three last-minute filings from a Libertarian, an Independent and a Democrat. But no one filed against HBO's Dan Of The County here. Meanwhile, there was one surprise at the state...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/17/06

Cartoon: Jim Tibbs/Grants Pass, Ore.*CDADave/Thin penned a little song to the tune of Paul McCartney's old "Honey Pie" after hearing the news that Dubya picked Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to be his next Interior secretary here, and he provides his usual dose of good Thin Air...

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Extra! Vieselmeyer Drops Out Of Senate Race

Former state representative Ron Vieselmeyer handed HBO a prepared statement moments ago, announcing that he has dropped out of the Senate District 5 GOPrimary race against Jim Hammond. Quoth: "Circumstances have changed now that I have a different opponent. Also, due to the fact that...

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Question of the Day -- How Irish Are You?

Dang: Wait! There was really a guy named St. Patrick? You mean today isn't an excuse for college students (present and former) to get blindingly drunk?DFO: Yes, Dang, there was a St. Patty, and the History Channel tells you all about him here.Question: Are there...

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Eye On Boise: Risch Won't Run For Guv

"Lt. Gov. Jim Risch just announced that if Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is confirmed as the new Interior secretary, he’ll step in and serve out Kempthorne’s final term as governor, but he won’t change his plans to run for re-election as lieutenant governor"/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-Review.Click here.

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/17/06

Photographer Spencer Tunick frames his 300 nude subjects during a a photo session in Santa Maria da Feira, northern Portugal , on Sept. 13, 2003. Tunick has photographed and filmed masses of people in the nude in dozens of public places from Finland to Australia,...

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HBO -- To Marianne RE: Hail Marys for Zags

Marianne Love: Don't think I've ever said so many "Hail Mary's" in my life. God must've been listening. Hallelujah! GO ZAGS!!!!DFO: OK, as an ex-Catholic, I know that the heavens were being bombarded by Hail Marys from fans of both Catholic teams on the court...

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St. Patrick's Day QF6 -- 3/17/06

1. APhoto Fix: Participants in Copenhagen's annual St Patrick's three legged race drink green beer in front of Kennedy's Irish Bar earlier today. Contestants race to drink beer at each of Copenhagen's 6 Irish pubs while tied at the ankle. (AP Photo/John McConnico) 2. Cartoon...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006

Wild Card/Thursday -- 3/16/06

My goodness. We have a lot of issues today. Goedde chasing off the IEA. Dems trying to rally around Jerry Lee. The Dirkmeister being elevated from his Own Private Purgatory to the national job he's sought for more than 5 years. Gracious. What fun! But...

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Peanut Gallery -- Jim Risch's Monster Decision

I posted about this possibilty the day Gale Norton resigned, and now here we are.Risch isn't the incumbent until Kempthorne resigns, which he probably won't do until he's confirmed, which could take a little bit of time.But tomorrow is the filing day, and Jim Risch...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/16/06

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few waits in a interview holding area Wednesday in Salt Lake City as Adam Morrison is asked questions by the media. You write the cutline. (Brian Plonka/The Spokesman-Review)Top Cutlines:1. Knowing Adam's fondness for Napolean Dynamite, Coach Few reacts as the interview...

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Extra! Kempthorne Selected For Interior

Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne delivers his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the state legislature, Jan. 9, 2006, inside the House chambers of the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. President Bush has chosen Kempthorne to be Interior secretary, Republican officials said...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 3/16/06

Becky Banderob tried to call authorities the night her husband, Larry Banderob allegedly shot Miriam Waltch, but the effort ended in a tirade, according to Ralph Bartholdt/St. Maries Gazette Record here. (Photo, Ralph Bardholdt/St. Maries Gazette-Record)Eye On Boise: Idaho Senate votes 34-1 against president's plan...

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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.





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