MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2007

Vacation Wild Card No. 12 -- 12/31/07

Two more days, and we'll fire up Huckleberries Online again. Dunno what the New Year will hold. But each year has its own brand of fun. For example, who would have guessed how 2007 would turn out for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig? Or how the...

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Average Joe's HBO Award Nominees

With only one more day of 2007, it's time for much reflection on the past year. What better way to wrap things up than to take nominations for the Huckleberries Blog Awards.Our categories and my nominees:BEST NEW BLOGSoul DoubtMOST THOUGHTFUL BLOGSynaptic DisunionFUNNIEST BLOGHere In IdahoBEST...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2007

Mother, Son Arrested In Athol "Grinch" Burglary

Item: Mother, son arrested in Athol burglary/Meghann M. Cuniff, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: There, police found more than 40 items they say were purchased at a Spokane Fred Meyer using the stolen cards, along with drug paraphernalia and "a large quantity of methamphetamine," according to a news...

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Be Careful Out There -- I-90 Bridge Work

Travelers heading west on Interstate 90 near Coeur d'Alene this afternoon should prepare for delays as crews make emergency repairs to three bridges. Westbound traffic is limited to one lane, and the speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph from near milepost 12 to...

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HBO's Top 12 List For 2007 (Tentative)

From your suggestions, I've compiled a Top 12 list for HBO 2007:12. Dirtgate11. Alice's Garden Tips10. DFO cut loose to blog full time9. Disgruntled HBOers exit stage left to start an anti-HBO blog at Coeur d'Alene Press8. Stickman visits Vietnam Wall7. Wild Goose Chase6. HBO...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2007

Vacation Wild Card No. 9 -- 12/28/07

I attended ad coordinator Jeanne Helstrom's retirement celebration in the CDA office today. Jeanne has had a host of titles since she joined the SR a few days after I did in the fall 1984 -- the last two being administrative assistant and ad coordinator....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2007

Top HBO Moments Of 2007?

Every media organization is making Top 10 lists for 2007 to fill their news budgets until the 2008 year begins in earnest with the usual murder, mayhem and politics. I know we've had many good moments here over the last year. Do you think we...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2007

Christmas Day Wild Card -- 12/25/07

If we're going to have a White Christmas, it won't be until later today. The weatherman calls for a high of 31 with a chance of snow later on. That's OK by me. We're running studless now that our second car was taken to Honda...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2007

Vacation Wild Card No. 4 -- 12/22/07

As I mentioned in the comments section Saturday, Mrs. O, Amy Dearest and I checked out Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" at the Riverstone Cinemas Saturday. A lot of throat cutting. A lot of good songs. All in all, so macabre that I almost flinched when...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2007

OrangeTV's Best of North Idaho 2007

Not to be too unkind, but a few of the juicier descriptive terms that pop into mind when pondering the gals who sling plates up at CdA's northside breakfast mecca the Rockin' Robin include fried, grizzled, sizzled, smoked out, coked out and choked out. The...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2007

Vacation Wild Card No. 2/Friday -- 12/21/07

Gotta hand it to our insurance company, Farmers. It has been on top of all the issues that were triggered by the car wreck Wednesday night: assessment, health care, rental cars, and reimbursement. Most importantly, my ladies seem to be doing OK today. For me,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2007

Parting Shot -- 12/19/07

Mollie Brault-Binaghi/AP PhotoSt. Michael's College student Mollie Brault-Binaghi poses with a projection of the Minor Candidates web site in Colchester, Vt., Wednesday. Disturbed that mainstream media cover only the big names of aspiring White House occupants, a group of students at St. Michael's College has...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 12/19/07

No, this isn't the camel that the wise men rode during the original Christmas, but the delightful young lady in the picture will appear in Your Post Falls Voice a week from tomorrow, Dec. 27, promises Sweet & Sour Herb.*Hauser Thoughts tells us a real-life...

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Powderhorn On KootCo P&Z Agenda

The public can comment Thursday night on a request to rezone 300 acres as part of future plans for a mega golf retreat and luxury housing development overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene near Harrison. Powderhorn Ranch LLC is asking Kootenai County to change the classification of...

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Phil: Why Is Everyone So Busy?

Why is everybody so busy? It's what I hear the most from friends, family, even strangers. "We've been so busy lately" has become the standard answer to the question, "How are you?" The statement is often preceded by a heavy sigh. Nobody seems to like...

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Christmas Past

When all the carols have been sungand all the big, red stockings hung,he’ll think of Christmas long gone by,“God bless us, every one”, he’ll sigh.The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Cis: Who Do You Tip?

Who do you tip? I have heard of tipping the garbage man and the newspaper person. Also I have seen one that tipped the postman. Why? If any of this went to the extra bounds in their job, then maybe I could understand/Cis Gors, From...

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SR: E. Wash. Racist Nabbed Transporting Alien

Item: Eastern Washington skinhead charged with transporting illegal alien/Bill Morlin, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: The founder of the Eastern Washington Skinheads – a racist, neo-Nazi organization – is to be arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Spokane on a charge of smuggling an illegal alien into...

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HBO @ Noon: Have You Been Naughty Or Nice?

Kevin Harvison/McAlester News-Capital & Democrat, APThis little girl points to herself Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at the McAlester, Okla., Public Library, to let Santa Claus know that any presents labeled to Estella KirK are meant for her because she is "pretty sure" she has been...

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