FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007

Councilman MikeK Recalls Knievel Action Figure

#2Thom George IllustrationsTop: Young MikeK playing with Evel Knievel action figure; bottom: MikeK receives inspiration from his childhood friends before leaving for a Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting.I had a classic Evel Knievel motorcycle riding action figure when I was a kid. The stunts my...

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Washington State Rallies Over Baylor, 67-64

Right: Baylor's Aaron Bruce (14) battles to get past Washington State's Derrick Low (2) in second half action in a men's college basketball game tonight in Waco, Texas. Washington State won, 67-64. Left: Washington State's Nikola Koprivica (4) celebrates with Robbie Cowgill (34) after the...

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Parting Shot -- 11/30/07

Craig Osborne/AP Photo, Foster's Daily DemocratSWAT team members take Leeland Eisenberg of Rochester into custody after a nearly six hour hostage and standoff situation at the Hillary Clinton campaign office in Rochester, N.H. on Friday.Hillary's Hostage Crisis Winners: Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, local journalists, Bill...

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Breaking! Duncan Expected To Plead Guilty Monday

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-Review File PhotoJoseph Edward Duncan III, right, is shown during a hearing at the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department Justice building in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in this Oct. 16, 2006, file photo. Duncan, who has been charged with kidnapping two north Idaho children in 2005...

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Dogwalk: Info More Important Than Uncivil War

Item: Housing, education tops LCDC's list: Group did not set priorities throughout end of its term/Lucy Dukes, Coeur d'Alene PressDogwalk Musings: For those who consider themselves watchdogs, perhaps it's time to put the pitbull image to rest an let a more likeable image take its...

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Best Thread: Evel Knievel, 69, Dare Devil, RIP

AP File PhotoEvel Knievel is shown standing in front of Snake River Canyon, Idaho. Knievel would later jump over Shoshone falls at Snake River Canyon in this Sept. 8. 1974, file photo. Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose exploits made him an international icon in...

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New West Open Blog Thread ...

Jill Kuraitis, publisher of New West Boise, has dipped her pinky toe into the blogosphere today with her "Boise Blog Cache and Open Thread" post in which she spotlights a Huckleberries Online discussion. Jill writes: Like the rest of the virtual globe, the Idaho blogosphere...

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HBO's Best of the North Idaho Blogs -- 11/30/07

MeghannC/The Skinny On North IdahoMeghann & Taryn/The Skinny On North Idaho paused to snap this photo of Bayview on Lake Pend Oreille during a trip to see Sweet & Sour Herb.*Sara Anderson/F-Words rolls her eyes when talk turns to power panties, stiletto heels and other...

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Breaking! Man Takes Hostages In NH Clinton Office

Charles Dharapak/AP PhotoCampaign workers field questions from supporters of Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. in Vienna, Va., Friday, after her appearance was canceled due to the hostage situation at her campaign office in New Hampshire. Story here.Update: No one hurt in 5-hour...

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Another Light Show?

Yep. During lunch, a Berry Picker noticed the bright sign at the northern entrance to Riverstone, along Seltice Way, during lunch advertising a Christmas lighting ceremony at John Stone's development. Sez the Berry Picker: "I'm all for it, as long as there's no fireworks or...

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HBO Geography Challenge ...

... A Family Runs Through It sent me a cool geography quiz a few weeks back. I did OK. Sixth or seventh level for those of you who think I don't know much about geography. Mebbe you can do better here.

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Extra! LCHS' Hout Idaho Gatorade Player Of Year

Lake City football star Byron Hout (pictured) was named the Gatorade player of the year for Idaho on Friday. Boise State University-bound linebacker Byron Hout was named the 2007 Gatorade Football player of the year for Idaho on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Lake City High...

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School District Leaves Christmas Out Of December

Item: School district newsletter omits Christmas from list: Officials apologize for 'honest mistake'/Amy Cannata, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Hanukkah, Human Rights Day, winter break, the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, first day of winter and Kwanzaa all made the list, but Spokane Public Schools snubbed Christmas. Yuletide...

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Mary Souza: Must We All Think Alike?

Transparency has been trumped again here in our Lake City. In a now common pattern of behavior, the City Council has tried to squelch questions and control the flow of information. Last week, they relegated me to a distinguished list of city volunteers who have...

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TUBOB's Deep Thoughts

Life is a monotonous drone of habituated responses occasionally interrupted by watershed moments of opportunity for new learning and experience which are usually missed because we're late for work.

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PDX Pup: Older Books Graphic, Violent, Too

In high school, some of the books we read as a part of the curriculum included "Romeo and Juliet" (unrequited teenage love leads to suicide), "The Catcher in the Rye" (liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teenage angst as it follows a...

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The Falls: Top of the Morning

You can read Shawn Vestal's blog, The Falls, here.It’s Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. The first skiers hit the slopes around here. As usual, Lookout Pass was the first ski hill to open. More will follow soon.And there's no Santa Claus, either: There is no war...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 11/29/07

I just experienced one of those moments when your past sneaks up on you. I was perusing the AP Photo wire one last time when I saw a familiar face looking back, former Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News colleague Bill Goodyear (pictured). He has died,...

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Wanted: Extraordinary Local People

On Jan. 1, The Spokesman-Review editorial board will recognize five people for extraordinary contributions to their communities this year. Readers are encouraged to let us know of Inland Northwest citizens you consider deserving in the following categories:•Citizen activist •Businessperson•Government official•Nonprofit worker•Lifetime achievementExcept for the lifetime...

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 11/29/07

Chris Peterson/Glacier Geographics, Muse You Can UseChris Peterson/Glacier Geographics explains how baby goats are made here.*Kevin Richert correctly points out that kayakers and canoeists shouldn't be barred from attending a meeting to discuss charging them for using Idaho waterways, another of Gov. Butch Otter's closed...

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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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