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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2008

AMOO: Ever Buy Pet @ Grocery Store?

Brian Plonka/SRIn our editorial today, we looked positively on ordinances that will prohibit the selling, giving away or bartering of animals on public space.In the 1989 Michael Moore documentary "Roger & Me," a woman sells her rabbits for "pets or meat." She shows Moore how...

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CYT's Announces Dancing w/Celebrities List

The Christian Youth Theatre has picked the following celebrities for its March 21 fund-raising show at the Bing Crosby Theatre:Janet O, KHQBrett Bowers, KVNIWill Pitt, KREM 2Jim Wasko, Deputy Fire Chief Coeur d’ Alene Nancy McLaughlin, Spokane City CouncilJoe Shogan, Spokane City CouncilJay Hughes, Spokane...

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HBO's AM Headlines -- 1/8/08

Troy Maben/AP PhotoIdaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter gives his State of the State and State of the Budget Address at the Boise State University Speacial Events Center, Monday afternoon. Betsy Russell story here. And: Dan Popkey column here.Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, Spokesman-Review*North Idaho loses out on...

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Columnist: Christians Are Arts Slackers

"There was a time when rock music inspired cultural change, asking important questions about life itself. Steve Turner, a journalist who interviewed many of these philosopher-poets, writes in his work “Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts” about how people such as Bob Dylan,...

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School Board OKs "Snow Falling On Cedars" 3-2

Item: 'Snow Falling' survives school curriculum challenge/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: During Monday night’s meeting, Assistant Superintendent Hazel Bauman told parents that they couldn’t quote sections of the book that weren’t “family-friendly” because the meeting was being recorded for broadcast on cable TV. “I am aware...

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MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2008

Parting Shot -- 1/7/08

Nathan Bilow/AP PhotoTaking advantage of the new snowfall, a horse drawn carriage travels on the snowy Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, Colo. on Saturday. A total of 16 inches of snow has fallen within the last 24 hour period and two to four feet of...

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Top Comment: OTV's Thrift Store Book Section Review

One of my favorite comments over the weekend was OrangeTV's capsulized rundown of the book sections at the local thrift stores. Sample: "Thriftique (Appleway): Unorganized but very low priced. In addition to the main book section, they're scattered all over the various sections of the...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/7/08

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho"The chairlift at Lookout Pass was sitting room only on a recent Saturday morning," posts Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho. "It's a one-way ride to the top, the only way to get back down is via skis or snowboard." *Arch Druid wonders if...

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Is Bell Tolling For Hillary?

Hillary eats Obama's dust – trails 10 points in N.H.; 'President Clinton? Never gonna happen. She turns into Ed Muskie in a pantsuit'/WND Bill: I can't make Hillary 'younger, taller, male': But if you want a president, and you need one, she would be, by...

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Idaho D's Pick Roark As New State Chairman

"Idaho currently has a United States Senator who has disgraced our state and placed his own petty interests above the good of the public. We have a United States Representative whose comments about Islam show not only ignorance of the United States Constitution but a...

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1 In 34 Idaho Males In Prison, On Parole

The governor just shared what he called a “shocking statistic” with lawmakers: “One out of every 34 Idaho males is under the supervision of the Idaho Department of Correction, either in prison or on parole. That’s equivalent to an entire legislative district, and it’s equivalent...

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Idaho Legislature Opens In Cramped Quarters

Troy Maben/AP PhotoIdaho State Representative Branden Durst of Boise straightens out a computer cord as he gets ready for the opening day of the 2008 legislative session this morning. Durst was the first house representative of the day to start setting up his new desk...

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Idahoans Not Wooed by Washington Minimum Wage

Item: Higher wage does not draw Idaho workers across border/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Theoretically, Idaho’s entry-level workers should be swarming across the state line in search of higher pay. The fact that they aren’t suggests market forces have already pared the $2 per hour discrepancy...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/7/08

Shawn Raecke/Idaho StatesmanAaron Beavor of Crestline, Calif. helps his new daughter in-law Sarah Nichole Beavor of Meridian get ready for another wedding portrait in the wind outside of the Mormon Temple in Boise Friday. Sarah along with her new husband Nathan battled the elements and...

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School Board To Discuss "Snow Falling On Cedars"

The Coeur d'Alene School Board will discuss a request to ban "Snow Falling On Cedars" from school reading lists, during its regular monthly meeting at about 5:40 p.m. today in the Midtown Center meeting room. Last month, the board approved committee recommendations not to ban...

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Press: We Need To Find Money For Senior Meals

Item: Focus needed on seniors' needs/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board (Story here.)More Info: "... you might be inclined to assign much of the blame to Kootenai County's Board of Commissioners. We think some of that blame is absolutely warranted. The money is there -- commissioners...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2008

Wild Card/Sunday -- 1/7/08

I was checking out the used books in local thrift stores this afternoon -- and met an HBO blurker who approved of a coupla poetry books I found at the Youth Ranch book section ("The Mentor Book of Major American Poets" and Nikki Giovanni's "Blues...

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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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