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Inside Huckleberries — 1/19/07

*PR Person Wanted: The NIC College Relations Office is looking for a part-time, temporary writer/photographer to fill in for our staff person who will soon be going on maternity leave. This professional-level position is responsible for writing press releases, writing employee newsletter content, uploading press releases to the website, taking various photographs, and managing the messages on the college’s electronic readerboard. We’re hoping to get someone on board for 15-20 hours per week by approximately mid-February for an assignment that will last approximately 3 months. Pay will depend on experience.

*Former Kootenai County Planning Director Rand Wichman, who left in June to start his own private planning consultant business, applied in November to be on the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission. But his former bosses, the county commissioners, said no way. Seems they thought it was too soon after his reign as planning director.

*If you check under the “local photography” blogroll to the right, you’ll find a newby: Annie Love/All You Need Is Love. Who is, of course, one of the prize offspring of Marianne Love/Slight Detour. Great photos. Check it out.

*From Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna’s power point budget presentation, under “Classroom Enhancement Package”: “Remediation — $6 million (Seperate from Technology)”. P’haps Tom should add spellcheck to his technology package.

*A Bonner County resident reported to the sheriff’s office yesterday that he fielded a call from a man “who sounded Asian or Middle Eastern requesting his account numbers to (send him) $1000.” The caller said it would cost the man only $1.99. In typical North Idaho fashion, the Bonner County sheriff’s log reported: “He told him them to scram.”

*James Bond Tip: “Boise State University is set to announce a major financial donation that will, I understand, amount to approximately 12 million dollars and be for the contstruction of a new College of Business and Economics building on the corner of University Drive and Capitol Blvd, becomming a new gateway entrance to the state’s largest university. The announcement will occur at 10:30 a.m., Pacific Time, Friday morning.”

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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