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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 4/30/07

It's hard to move on from the awful news that started the day re: the tragic motorcyle crash that claimed the life of local developer Tom Johnson and severely injured his wife, Cyndie. Please keep Mrs. Johnson and her two surviving daughters in your thoughts...

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APhoto of the Day (w/Top Cutlines) -- 4/30/07

Noah Berger/Oakland TribuneA section of highway lies burned and crumbled in Emeryville, Calif., after a tanker carrying gasoline exploded on Sunday, April 29, 2007. In the resulting blaze, a section of freeway that funnels traffic onto the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed. The truck's driver...

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The Way We Were: Dubya, Tenet in 2004

Item: Former C.I.A. Chief’s Memoir Irritates Some High-Ranking Readers/Scott Shane, New York Times AP Photo/Lawrence JacksonPresident Bush presents George Tenet the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 2004. Now, of course, the Bush administration feels betrayed by comments made in...

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Gary Ingram: "To The Gallows, I Say"

RE: Item: Developer damages key spawning beds: Tiny kokanee die; no permit for pilings/James Hagengruber, Spokesman-ReviewThe state should file every charge they can and the court should impose the most severe penalty according to law. No plea bargains. He should be required to restore the...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

Wild Card/Sunday -- 4/29/07

Alice Rankin left me with a valuable gift Thursday when we did our interview together -- a pamphlet with her personal gardening tips. Immediately, I discovered why the onion sets I planted last year didn't work. I planted them too deep. And most of the...

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Wild Card/Saturday -- 4/28/07

Sometimes, monitoring HBO is similar to riding one of those mechanical bulls -- not that I've ever done that. You get bucked in every direction and feel fortunate when the week comes to an end and you're still aboard. That's how this week was. Some...

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Question: Would You Back Otter Prop 13 Push?

Question: Otter considers property tax reform: Plan would lock in assessed values at the sale price of every home/Greg Hahn, Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Otter described an idea similar to California's Proposition 13, saying he is considering a plan that would lock assessed values at the...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007

Parting Shot -- 4/27/07

AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Lisa M. Collard Dignitaries, including Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, fifth from left, break ground for the restoration and expansion of the state Capitol on Friday in Boise. The project is planned for completion in January 2010 in time for the 2010...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 4/27/07

AP PhotoWith a part of a mannequin which was apparently stolen from a shop by looters, in the background, Estonian police cordon a battle-scarred street of Tallinn shortly after riots early Friday. Overnight clashes, looting and vandalism were sparked by the government's move to relocate...

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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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