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THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 2007

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3, 2007


HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 1/3/07

This trio of sparrows enjoy their own version of the Polar Bear Plunge in a backyard birdbath/Kerri Thoreson, www.fyinorthidaho.com.*Pickaxe Pete/The Bodie Specter provides video of Saddam Hussein's hanging (which includes "the drop" and a blurred shot of the ex-dictator's face afterward) here.*"Nothing is more forced...

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Possible Interior Art Design for New CDA Library

Five proposals for interior art for the main entrance of the new Coeur d’Alene Public Library (including "Kinetic Sculpture" by Tim Prentice above) are on display at the current library, 201 E. Harrison Ave. The public is invited to comment on the proposals. The exterior...

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Bronco RB Johnson, New Fiance Tour Big Apple

Boise State's star running back Ian Johnson and his fiance, Broncos cheerleader Chrissy Popadics, pose for photos in New York's Robert Wagner Park with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop earlier today. Moments after the sophomore running back raced to the end zone for...

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Extra! Tacoma Student Killed in Shooting

A student was shot to death at his high school as classes about to start this morning, and police were searching for the gunman, officials said. The student's age and details of the 7:30 a.m. shooting at Foss High School were not immediately released, but...

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Pro/Con: The Execution of Saddam Hussein

Warning: You can find a cell phone photo of the execution in Comments section.Pro: Saddam's Just Deserts/Cal Thomas, RealClearPoliticsOne of Saddam's lawyers, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, appeared on the BBC shortly after Saddam's hanging was confirmed, complaining the trial was a "travesty." No,...

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Wondering: Flu Bug Comes Home to Roost

Wondering: About that flu bug ... no fun. I feel like death and sound worse. Don't even want to mention how I look. What a New Year ... whoopeee ... cough, snort, sneeze, croak.DFO: My nephews and son brought the bug into my house, and...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 2, 2007

Parting Shot -- 1/2/07

Boise State football coach Chris Petersen uses a bullhorn to address fans after arriving with his team at the university in downtown Boise, Idaho, Tuesday afternoon. Petersen also holds a plaque with a key to the city given to him by Boise Mayor Dave Beiter....

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Baby New Year Welcomes KMC Newcomer

Kahlei Brown poses for a photograph with her mother Cassandra Brown (cq)of Coeur d'Alene at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. She is the first baby of the New Year born at KMC/Kathy Plonka, Spokesman-Review.

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Breaking! NIC's Burke Accepts California Post

Michael L. Burke, the president of North Idaho College since June 1998, is resigning to become president of San Jose City College (a community college with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students). He will begin work in San Jose, Calif., in March. The NIC Board...

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Gerald Ford, 93, 38th President, RIP

President Bush escorts former first lady Betty Ford from the Washington National Cathedral in Washington today during a State Funeral service for her husband, former President Gerrald R. Ford here. (APPhoto/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)Digger: Ford was a great man who restored honor and dignity to...

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Question: Do You Want A Hayden Wal*Mart?

Issue: Wal-Mart revives plans: Action resumes on seeking Hayden supercenter/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: In the first official movement in nearly three years, Wal-Mart has asked the state for permits to start work on improvements to U.S. Highway 95 and Honeysuckle Avenue for a supercenter in...

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SR Picks Bloem As Government Official of Year

Full editorial hereWhen Sandi Bloem ran for mayor of Coeur d'Alene in 2001, she collected three out of every four votes. Four years later, she duplicated that feat in winning re-election. The Lake City obviously likes a leader who follows through on campaign rhetoric. As...

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Question re: A Day Off to Honor President Ford

Issue: Seems a whole bunch of government offices will be closed today to, ahem, "honor" former President Gerald Ford. These include: Spokane Regional Health District offices,Spokane Valley City Hall, most federal government offices and courts will be closed. Also, there will be no regular mail...

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Marianne Love: We're All Bronco Fans Today

Gutsy Broncos dip into bag of tricks to pull off a stunner/Chadd Cripe, Idaho StatesmanMarianne Love: I'm sure virtually every potatohead in Idaho has turned into a Bronco this morning. What a wonderful happening for our state! (Full post here)DFO: We'll have to check with...

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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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