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SATURDAY, JAN. 5, 2008

APhoto of the Day -- 1/5/08

Charlie Neibergall/AP PhotoDemocratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks at her caucus night rally with husband former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. In a presidential race where the Democratic candidates are competing as agents of change, Hillary...

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Ground Force Fire Causes $700,000 Damage

Firefighters said a malfunctioning oil furnace at Ground Force Manufacturing caused a three-alarm fire and at least $700,000 in damages to the plant Friday. Jim Lyon, spokesman for Kootenai Fire and Rescue, said one Ground Force employee was taken to the hospital after suffering smoke...

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Consultants: UI Profs Unproductive, Hindrance

Item: UI professors are behind, says research group/Shawn Vestal, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Say the words “culture of Moscow” to anyone familiar with the northern Idaho college town, and a certain stereotype of artsy granolians is likely to emerge. But when a team of consultants hired by...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2008

TGIF Wild Card -- 1/4/08

I've received word that my nephew and his wife have returned safely from a weeklong trip to Ethiopia, with their two new adopted daughters in tow, Bezi and Maya. Ages 18 months and 4 years. Dunno which is which. I'll get that straightened out this...

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Cis: Relationships in the 'Hood

What kind of a relationship do you have with your neighbor? Best friends? Occasional coffee break? Over for dinner? Talks across the fence each time you both are outside? A wave or nod as you are doing yard work? Or taking the garbageto the curb?...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/4/08

Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/APToilet Bowl king Justin Perschke catches an incoming roll of toilet paper while queen Bobbi Neimuth is covered with paper during the Toilet Bowl parade Tuesday in Hustisford, Wis. This is the 43rd year of the Toilet Bowl in the Dodge County...

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"Brothers" -- A Family Runs Through It

My son and I were talking about our cat, Basil, posts Phil/A Family Runs Through It:SON: "Did Basil have a lot of other brothers?"ME: "Yes, I think he came from a litter of eight."SON: "Oh. Do you think they miss Basil?"ME: "I'm sure they don't...

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You Think Roads Are Slippery Here ...

Jennifer Delmonte/Daily Inter Lake, AP,Responding to his first accident serving as Flathead County's new public works director, Dave Prunty shovels gravel out of a plow that had rolled off Tronstad Road north of Kalispell, Mont., Thursday. This snowplow overturn is one of two that occurred...

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Breaking! Fire Breaks Out @ Ground Force

A large fire broke out this morning at Ground Force, a manufacturing business in Post Falls. Smoke and flames were visible from a large warehouse on the back of the lot. The preliminary investigation indicates that a oil heating unit was involved in the fire/KREM2....

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Time Warner Won't Carry Super Bowl Game

Originally posted at 11:34 a.m.Item: Standoff looms over Fox Super Bowl: Time Warner won't carry KAYU-28 coverage/Rick Thomas, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: But after more than 13 months of on-and-off negotiations, that channel, KAYU-28 in Spokane, still has not returned to the Time Warner Cable...

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HBO AM Headlines -- 1/4/08

Idaho Records*Local supporters hold caucus watch parties/Erica Curless & Jim Camden, Spokesman-Review -- Erica was impressed by the turnout and energy for Barack Obama at the Kootenai County caucus.*Deputy fired first in shootout that wounded fugitive/Jody Lawrence-Turner and Thomas Clouse, Spokesman-Review -- Huckleberries is following...

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MGR: Craig's Stumping For "Desperate" Risch

" ... LaRocco's release also notes that Senator Larry Craig has been speaking at fundraisers on behalf of Jim Risch, something "mysteriously" omitted from Risch's solicitation letter"/MountainGoat Report. More here.Question: Is Risch wise/clueless to allow Larry Craig to stump for him?

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CDA Press: Mortuary Location Tacky, But Legal

It doesn't get the highest grade for location sensitivity, but a proposed new funeral home in Coeur d'Alene deserves better than the appeal filed against it recently. Aspen Funeral Home has made several headlines in this paper for seeking to operate its proposed new business...

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FrankS: Hillary's Toast

As for PDX's points, Obama won because he was able to boost turnout to historic highs; his victory was in no way a foregone conclusion--if he'd won by a point or two you could probably point to the regional aspect, but this was a turnout...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2008

Huckabee, Obama Win Opening Round in Iowa

AP PhotosItem: Huckabee, Obama projected as Iowa caucus winners/Robert Schroder, MarketWatch More Info: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama won upset victories in Iowa's Republican and Democratic caucuses on Thursday night, U.S. television networks projected, sealing important wins in the first...

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HBO's Best Of Friends Blogs -- 1/3/08

Chris Peterson/Glacier Geographics"One willing dog. One set of skates. One ice rink. Happy Holidays" -- Chris Peterson.*Parakeets, sez Atmospheric Ruminations, love two things -- broccoli and to be sprayed with water. At least his four do. Click here.*Chronic Discontent shares his thoughts about that controversial...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/3/08

*I just added the SR's popular Sportslink to the Uber Blogs roll, for your easy reading pleasure.*There's a local angle to that deputy involved shooting in Spokane last week. A Berry Picker tells Huckleberries that she attended Coeur d'Alene High School with Deputy Jeff Thurman....

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EOB: Idaho Repubs Still Want Closed Primary

Asked if he’s seen a bill yet to close Idaho’s primaries to non-party members, House Speaker Lawerence Denney said, “I have not seen one. The state Republican Party chairman said he will have one, but I have not seen anything”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise.

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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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