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SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2006

Wild Card/Saturday -- 9/30/06

I don't have much more than this Wild Card for you today, HBOers. I need to go back on the garage roof to finish the re-roofing job from last week. That'll take a chunk of the day. Fun, hunh? I also have a dead car...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 2006

TGIF Wild Card -- 9/29/06

Well, ladies and germs, I'm off for another weekend of work up. On. The. Roof. Yep, going to finish the garage re-roofing project with my brother-in-law, Tom, Saturday. Before that, however, I'm off to Lake City High tonight to watch the big game with Coeur...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 9/29/06

"My daughter, walking through the stubble of a North Idaho wheat field. This picture reminds me of an Andrew Wyeth painting" -- Family Phil.*Above all else, make sure you check out the new blog started by Trish Gannon, ace reporter/editor/all-round-good-gal for The River Journal in...

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Not Again! Another U.S. School Shooting

Weston High School students come back to the school to visit the scene today in Cazenovia, Wis. A teenage student brought two guns to his rural school and critically wounded the principal today after a struggle with adults and other students, authorities said. The 15-year-old...

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Extra! Fire Chief Orders Changes After Zehm Death

Spokane firefighters are under new orders to stop using a so-called “anti-spitting” device like the one strapped to the face of Otto Zehm moments before he lapsed into unconsciousness following a March 18 convenience store encounter with police. Zehm later died. The clear “non-rebreather” masks...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 9/29/06

Kootenai County Sheriff's Dive Team member Gary Dagastine, right, prepares to go into the water at Independence Point on Lake Coeur d'Alene where a body of a 52-year-old man was pulled from the water this morning/Jesse Tinsley, Spokesman-Review.Eye On Boise: Partisans use video JibJab-like humor...

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True Confessions: Katrina Enjoys Flame Wars

I get a shameful little thrill out of snarky internet feuds. It's amazing to me that two complete strangers, upon meeting each other in cyberspace, can somehow generate so much animosity toward one another that, within minutes, they are flaming each other with an outlandish...

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Breaking! Dead Man Found Near Independence Point

A dead man was found this morning floating in Lake Coeur d'Alene near Independence Point and City Beach, close to the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Coeur d'Alene police and Kootenai County sheriff's investigators are on the scene. Few other details are available. Officials retrieved the body...

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Seeing Another Woman?At the Women in Red luncheon at the CdA resort yesterday, Rep. Bob Nonini was seen chatting up the Grand Dame of the Property Tax Reform movement, Alice Rankin. Alice was seated. Bob was on one knee, so he'd be eye-to-eye with her....

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Duane Hagadone's 32,016sf Palm Desert Home

You can catch a glimpse of Duane Hagadone's controversial home in Palm Desert in the background of this photo, taken by a SoCal Berry Picker. (It's located just below the crane on the secondary ridge, to the right). The Berry Picker couldn't get closer because,...

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Idawa: Timberwolves Rule -- at Least Today

Idawa: It's nice to see that Troxel's Timberwolves have gotten so much better than when I was at LC, our offense couldn't get tear through a wet paper bag. Hopefully what happened for my High School can happen for my University (maybe Troxel's ready to...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2006

Why Ask Why? -- Catfights

Why do some people get uptight when you use the term, "catfight"? OrangeTV trotted out the term to describe that ... ah ... well ... catfight at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Shore Lounge the other night. People instantly know that you're discussing a clawing, scratching,...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 9/28/06

Cis/From A Simple Mind published this photo with the note: "Well, someone was on Sanders Beach today."*Ken Paulman/Daily Briefing has done a superb job outlining the internal debate about the controversial Jack Lynch story this morning here and provides video of the discussion about it...

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Question: Is Grant Ad Being Sneaky?

Issue: Grant campaign ad omits party affiliation: Candidate says point was his bipartisanship/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewAd: "We need problem solvers in Congress, not problem makers," 1st Congressional District candidate Larry Grant says in the ad, which has been running in the Spokane TV market to reach...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 9/28/06

"She's such a joy," said Valerie Stichweh of Spokane about her 18-month-old daughter Faith Ann while swinging at Finucane Park in Hayden on Wednesday/Kathy Plonka, Spokesman-Review.Eye On Boise: GARVEE funds for Idaho highway projects coming up far short here. 1. David Horsey/Seattle PI believes the...

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Commish Now Have Horseshoe to Toss Around

Kootenai County Commissioner Katie Brodie laughs and holds an old horseshoe after Commission Chair Gus Johnson, left, gave her the "golden horseshoe" award this morning during a hearing about the proposed Powderhorn Bay golf course development. The horseshoe, according to Johnson, is to be passed...

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Superintendent of Schools: Luna vs. Jones

Issue: Two vie for top schools job: Candidates differ on charters, Proposition 1/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: A businessman and a longtime educator are competing to be Idaho's next state superintendent of schools – a choice that wouldn't even have been legal 12 years ago. Idaho...

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And Another Spokane Official Under Scrutiny

Spokane Deputy Mayor Jack Lynch's request to be placed on paid medical leave comes at a time of increasing questions about recent visits to a city park known for lewd conduct and drug abuse. What prompted the surprise medical leave remained unclear Wednesday but Mayor...

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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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