WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 2007


Inside Huckleberries -- 2/28/07

*At Hudson's Hamburgers today, Councilman Ron Edinger introduced colleague Erica Curless to former Mayor For Life Ray Stone, who responded: "I hate The Spokesman-Review." Erica smiled and then said: "In that case, Dave Oliveria says, "Hi." To which Stone replied: "I hate Dave Oliveria worse...

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Church-State Group Warns CDA Over Kroc Center ...

Full text of today's threatening letter from Americans United for Church and State Separation here.We have received several inquiries from Coeur d’Alene residents regarding the city’s partnership with the Salvation Army in securing a grant to build the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center....

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Sheriff Rocky: He Was Delusional, Not Murderous

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has spent the morning investigating what appears to be a delusion from one person. At approximately 6:55 a.m. today, deputies responded to 13734 W. Winch Road, near Rathdrum to a call that a man had just walked into a home...

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Question: Should NI Schools Observe Black History?

Issue: Lack of black history events starts dialogue: Lake City student's letter gains principal's attention/Meghann M. Cuniff, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Treylon "Trey" Cain-Taylor is used to being a lone black face in a sea of white students. Ever since he moved out of Seattle as a...

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DanG: Yo, DFO, Do You Want Public Involved?

DanG: Oh, Dave! Such jocularity! Last night during the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee Meeting, the evil part after the public is dismissed, it was noted that I'm appearing in Huckleberries quite often these days. I admitted that it must be because I'm both naughty...

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AM Hucks: Make Day Care Rules Fit Century -- HBOers

Rep. Tom Loertscher's Keep-'Em-Barefoot-And -Pregnant wing of the Idaho Republican Party hit a nerve at Huckleberries Online this week. Loertscher? He's one of the two members of the House Health and Welfare Committee who voted in the 6-5 majority against tightening day-care regs because he...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2007

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 2/27/07

For some reason, we're running those dang Google ads again in the thread below -- and they're blocking the ability of Mac/Safari users to access anything below them on this site. I've asked the SR powers that be to remove them, once and for all,...

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Ah'm Your Huckleberry

The three Kootenai County Commissioners were looking quite dapper today at their 2 p.m. public meeting, all wearing ties. Piazza had on a green shirt and green tie. Currie had on a black shirt with a red tie. Tondee had on a maroon shirt with...

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Wondering: Scam Victim Sends Shock Waves

Wondering (react to the story below about the woman's savings being wiped out): This is scary. I have received 2 emails from paypay in my spam folder. I have no account through PP nor have I ever used them. The amount they claim was paid...

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APhoto of the Day -- 2/27/07

Eva Daniels, 7, turns her face as she braces herself for a snowball thrown by her brother, Nicholas, 10, during a snowball fight Monday in Beaver Dam, Wis. The wet snow made for ideal snowball fight and snowman building conditions/Cory Schaefer, AP Photo/Beaver Dam Daily...

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BC Bee: Bonner County Is Way Cool

Bonner County already is a pretty special place to live -- friendly people, beautiful spaces and enough items in the plus column to fill the paper 10 times over. Yet, recent news will only serve to make a great place even better. The chance to...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 2/27/07

A moose calf stands alongside a driveway in Indian Meadows in urban Coeur d'Alene waiting for his mother. The pair have been spotted around the northwest Coeur d'Alene neighborhood since mid-January/Kerri Thoreson, www.fyinorthidaho.com.Leaning Straight Up: Who is the real Al Gore? Statesman or politician, environmentalist...

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Q: Should College Teachers Spout Views Ad Nauseum?

Issue: Republican student wants NIC refund: Complaints stem from instructor's comments/Meghann M. Cuniff, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Linda Cook, a former aide to the late Idaho Congressman Helen Chenoweth and a longtime GOP supporter, withdrew last week from an entry-level English class taught by part-time instructor Jessica...

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Question: Does Idaho Need Minimum Day-Care Regs

Issue: Panel rejects day-care rules: House committee limits supporters; 2 members suggest mothers stay home/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewQuote: "It's gut-wrenching for me," Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said before the 6-5 vote against the bill. "What can we do to keep mom at home?" Loertscher said he...

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AM Hucks: Her Leadership Style? "Serious Babage"

Mayor Sandi Bloem's a – what? A hottie? A coupla guys from Huckleberries Online are impressed with the Coeur d'Alene's sixtysomething mayor's fashion sense and "serious babage." It started Monday when I mentioned that Her Sandiness had summoned Dan Gookin for a heart-to-heart talk about...

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MONDAY, FEB. 26, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 2/26/07

I'm back from Portland, where my wife and I enjoyed the Junior Parents Weekend with Amy Dearest, who was one of the organizers of the University of Portland event. Caught a girls' basketball game (against U/San Diego). Schmoozed with the college prez, Father William Beauchamp,...

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