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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2007

Online Poll: Mitchell Report

Sen. George Mitchell on Thursday released his report about the use of steroids in Major League Baseball. Will the findings affect your enthusiasm about the sport?/Idaho Statesman. *Yes, a lot*Yes, a little*No*Not a baseball fan

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Statesman: Wilder Went Too Far w/Sex Ed

Idaho high school teachers should educate teens on the consequences of having sex, but stop short of helping them obtain birth control. Teens have sex. One survey reports more than half of the teens in our country admit to being sexually active while in high...

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Noah: Nearer My God To Thee

re: Funeral home moves near Lake City Senior CenterNoah Kroese/Special to Huckleberries OnlineI think it's great. Imagine having a wake at the Senior Center, then moving the casket with a slight shove toward the funeral home. Of course, you'd have to have something on hand...

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PatrickW: Deny Hagadone Dock, Helipad Request

Patrick Wheeler: While I have personally been a continual supporter of Hagadone Development projects (with the exception of the Terraces) I find absolutely no reason to justify the encroachment permit, ie 200' dock permit request, dual slip enlargement,and groth of Helipad.This venture appears to have...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2007

Parting Shot: To Catch A Thief -- 12/13/07

Clarkston Police/Lewiston TribuneA surveillance camera captures the image of Michael Millhouse at the counter of the Zip trip store on Bridge Street Tuesday in Clarkston, Wash. A women's wallet can be seen on the counter in front of Millhouse. The camera videotaped Millhouse later picking...

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OrangeTV: Chicken Basket To Open Soon

New greasy food shack alert: Opening soon on Northwest Boulevard across from the Spokesman Review building in Coeur d'Alene is the Chicken Basket. The signs read "Fish and Chicken" and"Broasted Foods" but otherwise, it's a bit of a mystery. I can't imagine that Paul Bunyan,...

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Best Thread: SR Rehires Taryn, Meghann, Paula

Taryn Hecker becomes our new natural resources beat reporter. She will report to Addy Hatch and the City Desk and work out of the downtown Spokane office. Meghann Cuniff will be our new night general assignment reporter and MoJo (mobile journalist). She will report to...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 12/13/07

Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald, APHugh DeLaRosa, 3, looks over his shoulder earlier this month as he drives his motorized toy stock car across a downtown street in Waco, Texas, while his parents, not pictured, walk just ahead of him. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. Further proof...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... that Coeur d'Alene Press Publisher Jim Thompson has been relieved of his corporate newspaper duties and busted back to a mere publisher in a Hagadone Newspaper shake-up. Seems newspaper chain owner Duane Hagadone is hosed that Brand X isn't living up to his profit...

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Blogger Keen: Web Fare Threatens Media, Culture

Item: Fighting the Cult of the Amateur: A Web 2.0 Critic Takes on the Confederacy of E-Dunces/The Futurist.Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen: The alternative to mainstream media, which is the Internet, is by definition untrustworthy because it doesn't have gatekeepers. It lends itself not to imagined...

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Letter Writer Opposes Hagadone Plans

re: letter sent by David B. Larsen to Idaho Department of Lands, opposing Hagadone dock/helipad proposal:"While I commend the Hagadone family for hosting charitable events at their Casco Bay residence, the expansion of dockage and major incursion into the public waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene...

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Rumorama -- CDA Federal Courthouse

Rumor: I heard there has been initial converstions into a land swap with St Vincent for the Federal Building.LCDC exec Tony Berns: I know folks are talking about possibilities, but I do not know what type of latitude is available on this issue. The LCDC...

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In The News -- Clemens, Pettitte Named

Chris O'Meara/AP PhotoNew York Yankees pitchers Roger Clemens, left, and Andy Pettitte watch during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., in this July 15 file photo. Clemens and Pettitte were the first names to emerge from the release...

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Duncan Death Penalty Hearing Set April 14

U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has set Joseph Duncan’s death penalty sentencing hearings to begin on April 14 – one week later than federal prosecutors had requested, but five months earlier than defense attorneys wanted/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-Review. More here

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Statesman: UI Admits Errors, Begins Healing

One change at the Moscow campus has little to do with numbers and more to do with mindset. There is a refreshingly and brutally candid recognition of the university's recent problems - and the challenges ahead. "I don't think I, or anybody else, knew the...

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LDII: How About Floating Parking Lots?

re: 5 Q's w/Julie Delsaso re: Hagadone dock proposalLast Demo In Idaho: All thus discussion reminds me of a tongue-in-cheek comment made a few years ago regarding the fate of the lakeshore in the downtown area. One wag raised the spectre of Hagadone or the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2007

Parting Shot -- 12/12/07

Pablo Martinez MonsivaisPresident Bush, left, kisses Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes, right, during a farewell reception for her at the State Dept., in Washington Wednesday.

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Get Out! How To Crash Christmas Parties

Feeling left out because your employer is too cheap to spring for a lavish company Christmas party? No worries, tis the season for convention crashing. Just wear your finest get-up, slap on a "Hello! My Name Is..." name badge and sneak into one of the...

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

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho"North Idaho lakes are beginning to freeze over, especially further north in the Panhandle," posts Kerri Thoreson, OnLocation North Idaho. "Smaller lakes, like Upper Twin pictured here on December 8, have about an inch of ice depth. Until there's been sustained freezing...

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PETA Ranks Idaho Prison Food Best For Vegans

PETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, has given a surprising first-place ranking to Idaho, a state that few would consider an animal-rights state given its distinction as one of just two where dog fighting still isn’t a felony. But in this case, it’s...

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2008 Word of the Year: 'w00t'

Item: "w00t" crowned word of year by U.S. dictionary/ReutersMore Info: "w00t," an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary. Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said "w00t" -- typically spelled with two...

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