I have to participate in a Leadership Coeur d'Alene panel from 10:30 to 11:45, so I'm dropping this Wild Card on you now. BTW, The Spokesman-Review online edition was named best in the Northwest during a Society for Professional Journalists competition this week. Huckleberries Online won an honorable mention in the best journalist blog competition. Best General News and Commentary blog. Top 3 were: 1. David Postman, The Seattle Times, "Postman's Trial Blog"; 2. Brian Chin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Buzzworthy"; 3. Jason Mohr, Independent Record / helenair.com, "Town blog"; HM: D.F. Oliveria, Spokane7.com / TheSpokesman-Review.com, "Huckleberries Online." I didn't know I was entered. Honorable Mentions are like kissing your sister. But it's still nice for a dinosaur, like me. I must go lads and laddies. See you back here around noon.
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.