FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2007

Parting Shot -- 8/31/07

Deaf In Downtown/Special to Huckleberries"There are some very interesting boats gathering on the boardwalk today," e-mails Deaf In Downtown. "One (top) claims to have actually gone over 160 mph. Are the hydroplane races returning to town? A Resort employee told me that they had 'a...

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Q: Where Were You When You Heard About Diana?

Associated Press PhotoBritain's Prince Harry, top, left, and Prince William, right, greet Princess Eugenie, right and Princess Beatrice, left, at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Guards' Chapel, London, fearlier today.With the 10th year anniversary of Princess...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 8/31/07

***Huckleberries Online is going to resume its Sunday Blogmeister At Large program this Labor Day weekend, with HBO regular Borah Triangle volunteering to supervise the thread. I'll post BT's rules and regs for running the blog Saturday night.***Huckleberries hears ... that one of the Repub...

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Extra! Craig To Resign Saturday

Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will announce Saturday he will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said Friday, according to the Associated Press. Craig's office earlier...

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Gookin Files for Edinger Seat ...

... As predicted in Huckleberries Online, Dan Gookin, leader of the movement to hog-tie the Lake City Development Corp., filed his candidacy for incumbent Ron Edinger's Coeur d'Alene City Council seat this afternoon. Next?

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OnLocationNI (3 of 3) -- Home Sweet Summer Home

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoKerri Thoreson/OLNI: But the real "Gold Coast" of the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls area is the Spokane River between Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Post Falls dam. The homes there are spectacular beyond description. Amway millionaires Ron and Georgia Lee Puryear's 26,000 sq....

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OnLocationNI (1st of 3) -- Home Sweet Summer Home

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoBlack Rock developer Marshall Chesrown owns this viewtiful lodge at Kidd Island Bay, filmed by Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho.Correction (courtesy of CoeurGenX): That house is owned by John Elway... Marshal sold it to him TURN-KEY about 5 years ago. Marshal bought it...

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Stapilus: Craig Has Options, Beside Resignation

This isn’t just the four Idaho newspapers that have (so far) called for his resignation, or the three (thus far) Republican members of Congress or the conservative activists who have done likewise. It’s also public measurement, the 55% of Idahoans in a Survey USA who...

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MamaJD: CdA School District Upsetting My Life

My son will be starting Kindergarten on Tuesday. I received a call yesterday afternoon stating that my son will be going to morning Kindergarten. I arranged my family schedule accordingly. I have another child who also has a schedule that has been pre-determined so it...

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Did She Really Say That?

In one of the lighter moments since the Larry Craig airport bathroom flap broke, CNN reporter Dana Bash was on the air a few minutes ago, running down the list of potential replacements -- should Craig resign. This, according to Opinion Editor Doug Floyd. First,...

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Cowles Pays $6.5M Settlement in RPS Flap

Item: Cowles firms pay $6.5 million judgment: RPS manager won jury trial/Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Cowles Co. development firms have paid a $6.5 million judgment, plus 12 percent interest, to satisfy a 2004 ruling obtained by the former manager of River Park Square, court documents show. The...

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AP: Craig Is Considering Resigning

Full Associated Press report hereIdaho Sen. Larry Craig is considering resigning, Republican officials said today, after days of public and private pressure stemming from his arrest in June in a police undercover operation at an airport men’s room. As a measure of the pressure Craig...

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RSPA: USC Could Hit Triple Digits v. Idaho

Noah Kroese/Special to HuckleberriesRainbow Sparkle Pony Angel: USC will score 70 points before they put in their second team in the third quarter. Idaho will be so physically decimated and emotionally desolate from this horrific loss they will stumble, like a WWF Wrestler od'ing on...

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Nick: Why Are Idaho R's Pooh-Poohing Craig Flap?

Let's pretend for a few minutes that there'd never been any rumors about Larry Craig being gay. I know it's hard to do given what's happened in the last few days. However, picture another elected official--let's say Bill Sali--who, while having had many insults thrown...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2007

Eye On Boise: Craig Sez Recording Backs Story

Recording hereSen. Larry Craig’s office reported this afternoon that it was receiving mostly favorable calls after an audio recording of the senator’s interview by an arresting officer with the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport police was released and aired widely across the nation. The recording provides new...

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HBO Poll: Worst Week -- Vick Or Craig (Final)

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig (airport bathroom incident) and Atlanta QB Michael Vick (dog-fighting conspiracy) are having rough weeks this week. Which one is having the worst week? Here's the current tally: Michael Vick 30 (30%)Larry Craig 71 (70%)Total votes: 101(a new question will be posted...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 8/30/07

Aaron Eisenhauer/Southeast Missourian, AP PhotoRochelle Steffen is shown Wednesday at her Cape Girardeau, Mo., home as she displays the Michael Vick trading cards that were chewed by her 6-year-old Weimaraner named Monte and Roxie, her Great Dane puppy (not pictured). The cards were sold for...

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Washington Whispers: Craig May Wait It Out

There's lots of speculation that Sen. Larry Craig will quit, maybe as soon as this weekend, over the firestorm created by his guilty plea for disorderly conduct after allegedly acting lewdly and "peeping" in a Minneapolis men's room known as a gay sex destination. Certainly...

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Oopsy

Paula Marano, the new leader of the Coeur d'Alene Education Association, introduced the school board members at today's welcome back assembly at Lake City. She nailed them all, except for calling (wastewater superintendent) Sid Frederickson "Sid Smith" (Idaho spokesman for Larry Craig). Betcha my young...

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Slate: Bathroom Sex Q & A

Question: Is tapping your foot really code for public sex?Yes. The signal has been around for decades in the United States and Europe. Generally, one person initiates contact by tapping his foot in a way that's visible beneath the stall divider. If the second person...

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