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Hot Potatoes — 1/24/07

*Duncan confessed, feds say: Three other killings were in 1996, 1997/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-Review — Can’t we cut out the middlemen — the courts, prosecutor and public defender — and hand him over to the Iraqis. I hear they did a good, quick job with Saddam Hussein.

*Chateau planners begin anew: Developer to resubmit golf retreat proposal to county/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review — Does anyone really think that these guys won’t get their way in the end. Too much money at stake for the county to turn them down forever.

*Coeur d’Alene Fire Department hires its first black firefighter: Hoston a leader among rookie class/Marc Stewart, Coeur d’Alene Press — Welcome.

*Idaho police seek full pay for officers hurt on job/Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer, Associated Press — Go for it. And a monster hat tip to CPD Blue for and the city of Coeur d’Alene for stepping in to make up the difference when Mike Kralicek was severely wounded in the line of duty.

*Drowned man worked at resort/Spokesman-Review: CPD Blue needs help tracking down Kenny Young’s next of kin. Does anyone out there know something?

*Bonner County eyeing Federal building to meet courthouse space needs/Keith Kinnaird, Bonner County Daily Bee: Key sentence here? Commission Chairman Louie Rich “is also not entirely sure if the Federal Building’s purchase would be the silver bullet solution to the county’s space needs.” Don’t you think someone should find out before they begin moving desks and file cabinets?

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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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