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Inside Huckleberries — 5/9/07

*Jeanne Helstrom offers more ways you can tell you’re from Coeur d’Alene: “I saw movies at the WILMA theatre; my kids were born at the old brick hospital BEHIND the big blue hospital (Kootenai Memorial Hosp); I had my tonsils out (at age 7) at the Lake City GENERAL hospital that was next to where the 1254 Club was on Lakeside; I knew the Cd’A Resort when it was the North Shore; I went to first grade at Sherman School, which is now a U of I building - I think; I remember the FIRST presentation ever of the Red Hot Mamas in the 4th of July parade; I remember when my dad drove his ‘54 Chevy woody station wagon down off the dike road and we parked by the river and watched the lighted boat parades on 4th of July, before the fireworks; and I know who the Shadows were!!!!!”

*Jack Riggs called Huckleberries this afternoon to slightly change the number he provided in the morning re: level of fund-raising to date. After a review, he said, the number is about $4.8M, not $4.97M. There were some soft pledges in the mix that aren’t going to materialize.

*Architect Bill Dahlberg’s death as a result of a fall brings back memories of my early years with the Coeur d’Alene office. He was part of the Gordon Longwell team that shared an office with the SR at 4th and Garden. He always had a smile on his face. Commissioner Rick Currie’s right about the heavy toll that accidents have taken in the last few days: Spirit Lake Councilman Steve Gaddum (train crash), developer Tom Johnson (motorcycle accident), and now Bill Dahlberg.

*Editor Gary Graham e-mails: “The Huck we published today reminds me of a story from last week. Over a week ago, Steve, Carla and I sat down with five new local police officers and deputies as part of their orientation to Spokane. I made a small joke about doughnuts, to which one of the new guys smiled and said, ‘we call them energy rings.’ I loved it.”

*Cis e-mails: “As you can tell this is from Krem tv … This is the baby that was missing and they just found with meth people in a van … It tears your heart out … Wonder what will happen to him … I surely hope they don’t return him to the parents …” Click here.

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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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