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Inside Huckleberries — 1/8/07

*E-mail from Bent re: Sunday Brand X editorial re: CEO Andrea Alexander's resignation from the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce: "Looks like the Duane may be marking his territory, and ensuring that the PF Chamber doesn't out pace the Cd'A Chamber in the future. Granted PF Chamber is still relatively small, but the community is facing a major expansion with Cabelas at a stateline, and the development on the old LP site by the river."

*JimmyMAC (neener-neenering): "I switched to Direct TV on Saturday. So far so good. I have to get the hang of what channels are what but so far I am happy and will be tuning into the National Championship in a half hour. I've got a Time Warner subscribed friend coming over to watch as well. Haven't disconnected my internet subscription yet however."

*DanG (fomenting paranoia among local gummint oafishals): "We outta do one of those 'Internet Happening' things like they do in NYC. You know: get 200 people to show up to, say, a Highway Commission meeting. Just pack the place. No one says a word. No one testifies. Then just leave. That would Freak Them Out."

*Priest Lake blogger Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns has a coupla front row tickets to this month's ice-skating nationals in Spokane for sale for $600 (for both).

*From DogwalkMusings: CODA Dave is up and running - here.

*A Berry Picker reports: "Commissioners met today and elected (Rick) Currie chairman. Besides the folly of having Currie leading the pack … not sure they can do that in a non-public meeting. Their first scheduled public meeting is tomorrow, and if they had a quorum today to elect a chairman … that sounds a lot like what should be a public meeting. And you thought there’d be less juicy material when Gus left … "

Update (from DanG): "I counted FOUR HBO regulars, including myself, at the meeting where Currie was nominated and accepted the chair. It was NOT done in secret."

*Sam Taylor/Vandal Sense e-mailed the following after returning to western Washington this morning: "It was a wonderful trip full of fantastic fun. And then we got back to Washington, where our car was broken into -- the driver's-side window shattered and the ignition popped with, most likely, a screwdriver. They got some CDs, our emergency kit from the trunk and Kathryn's coat. Oddly, they left my $200 Columbia jacket in the parking lot after having lit some of it on fire. So now I'm spending my first day back from vacation not doing a story on City Council, but on trying to get a window fixed so we can avoid a rainy catastrophe."

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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.