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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007

HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 7/31/07

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoHere's proof that wild horses can drag Kerri Thoreson away from North Idaho occasional.*Idaho Escapee/Atmospheric Ruminations believes that latest Viagra commercial may be one of the lamest he's ever seen -- and I think he's right -- here.*Smells of Coppertone, dill, campfires,...

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Current Culture: Angel Outbreak

Holly Hunter's getting some rave reviews for a new television show described this way in the Hartfourd Courant:In the new series "Saving Grace" (TNT, 10 p.m.), she portrays a tough, hard-living cop whose vices may be getting the best of her. But when faced with...

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Online Poll: Favorite Matt Damon Movie?

Item: Matt Damon strolls into Boise with latest movie to raise money for local theater/Idaho StatesmanMatt Damon came to town for the Boise premiere of 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' and to raise money for the Boise Contemporary Theater. What is your favorite Matt Damon movie? --...

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Statesman: Athletes Gone Wild

You needn't be an agate fanatic — someone who studies the box-scores before reading the front page or (perish the thought) the Opinion page — to know the world of sports is in a slump. ... What's a fan to do? Give up on the...

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CdA Police Arrest LCHS's Troxel w/Police Report

Item: LCHS coach says citation "asinine": Van Troxel arrested on suspicion of DUI/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-ReviewPolice Report hereMore Info Troxel, 53, was arrested by Officer Andy Sterling and taken to the Kootenai County Jail after failing field sobriety tests. At the jail, he passed a breath...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 7/30/07

We survived RSPA Wild Card Sunday. And I'm as much in control of the blog as I ever am (about 65%). Not much going on so far this week. But I have a feeling that's going to change. While we're waiting for news and the...

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APhoto of the Day -- 7/30/07

Martin Meissner/Associated PressA man waterproofs the big sculpture "Octobush" made of sand at the Sandfestival Ruhr at the Kemnade lake in Bochum, Germany, today. German artist Urlich Baentsch shows US President George W. Bush as an octopus who holds corn, oil, a cross, the World...

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Editor Smith: A Plea for Civility

In the last few weeks, traffic on News is a Conversation has really picked up. We've had some great discussions on some very tough issues. I'm posting more because I really want to encourage an ongoing debate on the journalism we practice at The Spokesman-Review....

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Rumorama ...

... the rumors are flying out there re: who's buying the condos at Duane Hagadone's Terraces. Latest? Paris Hilton. Before that, Oprah Winfrey, who reportedly has purchased three -- two to be made into one large condo and one for guests. Dunno if any of...

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Sali: Congressional System "Goofy"

Item: Sali charts own path in Congress: Freshman isn't afraid to defy party line/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewBill Sali says he arrived in Congress to find a system that's "goofy." Congressmen debate bills in an empty chamber. Testimony at committee hearings is by invitation only. Votes are...

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Huckleberries Online

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.

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