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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2007

Ah'm Your Huckleberry -- Suspicious Package

This Huck will be part of my Handle Extra column Saturday:With the help of two CPD Blues and three Spokane bomb squaders, I survived the arrival of Marmitetoasty's Christmas card Tuesday. Marmitetoasty? She's a delightful Brit who hangs out at Huckleberries Online. Her card arrived...

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Bob: 'Naughty List' Story Well Written

Item: Grinch knocks Santa out cold: Thrown object hits firefighter on truck decorated as sleigh/Meghann M. Cuniff, Spokesman-ReviewJesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewBob: Although I'm relentlessly critical and annoyingly dismissive of hackwork no matter which newspaper I find it, I must confess that Meghann Cuniff's "Someone Just Made the...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2007

Parting Shot -- 12/18/07

Brian Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewIn the case of the bald eagle photo from Sunday, the process broke down. The production folks are trying to find out how and why. The result was that the snowy, gray background behind the eagle was made bright blue making it look as...

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APhoto of the Day -- 12/18/07

Susan Walsh/AP PhotoSen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, center, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., look at photos of a young man who used performance-enhancing drugs, as they announces legislation on a set of proposals that would cut access to performance-enhancing drugs Tuesday during a news conference on...

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In The News: Strengthening Cyber Stalking Laws

Kelley McCall/AP PhotoTina Meier, left, describes weaknesses in Missouri law before the Internet Harassment Task Force today in Jefferson City, Mo. Meier's 13-year-old daughter, Megan, committed suicide in October 2006 after receiving a cruel Internet message from someone pretending to be a 16-year-old boy. The...

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Question: How Has Otter Performed As Governor?

Bob Moore, pollster for Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s campaign and head of Portland-based Moore Information, says his firm ran a recent poll just on its own, tacking questions about Otter’s job approval onto another survey his company was conducting in Idaho in late November. The...

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Clark: 10 Reasons Why Hagadone Needs Helipad

Full Doug Clark column here10. Can't use floating golf green after last landing turned slow-putting pair into foursome.9. Nothing says roughing it at the ol' lake cabin like a copter run for Huddy Burgers.8. Poor guy needs something to cheer him up after the city...

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Question: What Is Censorship?

You may recall my difficulties with the misuse of the word "travesty" a few months ago. Well, today's word is "censorship." I mostly hear this word from writers whose letters we didn't print or have requested revisions on. In my understanding, censorship would be gagging...

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PFPD Blue: Violent Dispute Leads To Suicide

A North Idaho man shot himself Monday evening after breaking into his ex-wife's Post Falls apartment and attempting to kill himself in front of her, her friend and four children. The incident began about 4:30 p.m. when the 35-year-old man called his ex-wife threatening to...

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Clark: Rich Get Richer, Hagadone Gets Helipad

Well, well. So Duane Hagadone wants a floating helicopter pad for Christmas. To be specific, the Coeur d'Alene hospitality/media tycoon wants the helipad PLUS a 200-foot dock just in case the Queen Mary ever stops by his new Taj Ma-Duane lake manse at Casco Bay....

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 12/17/07

It's going to be a short week for me, HBOers. I'll be off from Thursday until Jan. 2, enjoying the Christmas holidays at home with my wife and daughter. Before then, however, I need to write two more columns for Post Falls Voice and Handle...

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Eye On Boise: They're Due To Do What They Do

I couldn’t help but wonder if a double meaning was intended in this opening line from an ITD press release: “Keep your holiday season merry, just don’t overdue it.” Was it urging people to renew their car registrations, perhaps? Or their driver’s licenses? Return their...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 12/17/07

Courtesy/OnLocation North Idaho"In a humble cottage at the base of a beautiful hill lives a modern day Johnny Appleseed," writes Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho. "Or maybe he's a combination of Johnny and Gepeto, who brought Pinnocio to life." More here *Big John Rook posts links...

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In The News: Paul Raises $6M On Internet

Dan Dalstra/Brazosport Facts, APVic Wade gives a thumbs up to supporters of Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, during a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 on the Old Brazos River in Freeport, Texas. More than 500 people gathered for...

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S&S Herb: Sorry To See Kershner's Column Go

Kershner's last humor column is in today's paper. In it, he writes, "This is by rough estimate, my 1351 column. It is also my last." I have personally thoroughly enjoy the subtle,(and sometimes not so subtle) humor that has entertained me, inspired me and kept...

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Dixie's Open House Today

The city of Coeur d'Alene will be sending long-time Councilwoman Dixie Reid out in style today. A farewell open house is scheduled in council chambers from noon to 3 p.m. Hey, it beats the farewell that the CAVErs wanted to give Dixie.

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Eye On Boise: Railroaders Endorse Grant

Idaho congressional candidate Larry Grant was endorsed today by the United Transportation Union, the largest railroad operating union in North America. Grant is in a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat now held by Republican Bill Sali/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise....

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IVA: Moscow Domestic Partnership Move Illegal

Pushed by the city’s mayor, the Moscow city council is making plans to violate the Idaho state constitution tonight. Idaho voters amended the state constitution in 2006 to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and to prohibit the legal recognition...

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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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