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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006

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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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2006

P.S. -- 3/13/06

Jane Q. Citizen: Back in the 1990's when Post Falls went through a lot of upheaval in the school district and couldn't pass a bond levy for anything I recall a controversy when the ballots were locked up in the school overnight before being counted...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/13/06

Bomshel (See Marianne Love's link below)*Marianne Love/Slight Detour is fulfilling her role as a self-proclaimed surrogate promoter for a new western sound called Bomshel, which features a young Sandpoint woman, here.*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps reacts to that letter to the editor from a Spokane police guild muck-a-muck...

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Just In From The Levy Election Front ...

... Kootenai County is getting a steady trickle of Seasoned Citizens coming into the Election Department to vote on tomorrow's Coeur d'Alene School District 271 $39.8M election. And they're pretty upset when they discover they can't vote at the courthouse. Dan of the County tells...

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Bobby Jenks: 'A Middle Finger On Shoulder'

"Bobby Jenks (shown in 1998 as a Lakeland High pitcher) wanted to clear the air: Contrary to what people believe, he doesn't have a chip on his shoulder. Then again, considering the barrel-chested right-hander is listed at 6-3 and close to 270 pounds, a chip...

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Gonzaga Seeded No. 3, Draws Xavier

The Gonzaga Bulldogs drew a 3 seed Sunday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. They'll play the 14th-seeded Xavier Musketeers on Thursday in Salt Lake City. You can find John Blanchee's column about the Zags and Xavier, "No. 3 Zags not blasé about 'Jesuit Throwdown'"...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/13/06

Fabiano, a 5-year-old gelding, and police officer Susanne Melisch pose during the presentation of the new mounted police squad in Dortmund, Germany, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Separated At Birth -- Skeletor & Craig?

Craig has always been my favorite scary politician -- Patrick/Flippy Floppy.DFO: This is a holdover from the weekend in which the HBO crowd was discussing its smarmiest or scariest politicians. The focus was on Idaho pols. But Washington HBOers are welcome to chime in with...

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WorldNetDaily Poll: Dining With A Porn Star

Issue: Porn starlet Mary Carey to dine with Bush again: XXX movie actress who caused stir last summer eating dinner this week/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of Mary Carey's 2nd dinner with President Bush? 1. Wonderful! Porn is big business in America, and it's time...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2006


Peanut Gallery -- Smarmiest Politicians

Whippersnapper: JB says Kempthorne "creeps him out", but I think every Idahoan who knows a little about politics here has a politician in mind who creeps him or her out more than Kempthorne. I think all politicians have a "smarmy factor."Question: Who "creeps you out"...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2006

Question of the Day -- 3/11/06

Issue: Idaho Values Alliance sticks oar in Coeur d'Alene School District waters: Boise-based group wants voters to remember Lake City High Gay-Straight Alliance as they go to polls/Linda Ball, Coeur d'Alene PressAdditional Info: The recent e-mail warns that 'the sanctioning of a Gay-Straight Alliance club...

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Great Slogans for Idaho, Washington ...

Idaho:*A narrow haven between the shepherds and the horse trainers -- KaleJ*Where Californians go to spend their capital gains -- Family Phil.*Idaho-where you can make it if you have a job. And another job. And another job. And still another job if you can fit...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- O'Connor Slams DeLay

Issue: O'Connor attacks DeLay for targeting U.S. judges: Retired justice links impeachment call during Schiavo case to court violence/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of Sandra Day O'Connor's attack on Tom DeLay? 1. Good for her 2. We now know what kind of person DeLay is...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006

TGIF Wild Card -- 3/10/06

I'm going to let you in on a little secret, HBOers. The print Huckleberries will move from Mondays to Saturdays beginning after the Monday edition in three days. New Regional Editor Scott Maben wants to beef up the Saturday Idaho product, and he had no...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/10/06

*Marianne Love/Slight Detour showcases Colin Moody, the responsible student way back when who helped her decide to become the adviser for Sandpoint High's award-winning Cedar Post, here.*Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings agrees with the local newspapers that the county prosecutor should take the public defender's offer of...

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Bush Basher Reinstated In Colorado

Jay Bennish, an Overland High School geography teacher accused of presenting biased views in class, talks to the media after being reinstated earlier today in Greenwood Village, Colo. Bennish had been on paid leave from since March 1 while administrators determined whether he violated a...

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Question: Will The $40 CDA School Levy Pass

Coeur d'Alene Press Online Poll: Will the Coeur d'Alene School District's levy request pass on Tuesday? Yes 42.9% No 42.9% Not sure 14.3% Total Votes: 21Question: How are you going to vote? Will the levy pass?Related: Both The Spokesman-Review ("CDA schools have plenty of need...

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For Those Having Trouble Posting ...

... Blogmeister KenP offers good advice: "The problem you're encoutering is because the site runs off of two parallel servers. Once in a while, one server will hand you a code and the other server will randomize a different code. We know it's a pain,...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/10/06

An Iraqi army soldier shows his skill by breaking cemented slabs put on the back of a U.S. soldier during a ceremony to mark the handing over the control of northern Sadr city to Iraqi troops. You write the cutline. (AP photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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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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