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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2008

Question: Who Are Worst Icy Road Drivers?

Item: Area motorists prep for winter weather: State troopers debunk 'California driver' myth/Erica F. Curless, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Northwest natives often disdain newcomers, especially those with California plates. There are jokes and bumper stickers about praying for a heavy snow year to drive transplants back to...

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Polls Show Obama, Huckabee Leading In Iowa

Item: Iowa caucuses: Five not-so-unlikely surprises/Rolling StoneMore Info: The smart money — not to mention the latest polls — gives an edge to Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in tonight’s Iowa caucuses. But take a couple hundred thousand Midwesterners, pack them into gyms and libraries...

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SR: Is Bruce Lee Deserving Of UW Immortality?

Nearly two years ago, a few students at the University of Washington ignited a controversy by objecting to a proposed monument meant to honor UW alumnus and decorated World War II fighter pilot Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Now a student group on the Seattle campus is...

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Jorel: A Limerick For Huckabee

There once was a guy named Mike, ridin' high on the Iowa turnpike, then along came Super Tuesday, that would become his blues day, as he couldn't plug the hole in the dike. His team became frantic, but Mike said don't panic ... as he...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2008

Parting Shot -- 1/2/08

Christopher Anderson/Spokesman-ReviewKara Eichelsdoerfer turns to address Frederick Russell today in Whitman County Superior Court in Colfax during the sentencing on Russells' vehicular homicide and assault convictions. "I am in constant pain every day because of what you did ." she said. Kara suffered extensive injuries...

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NI Skinny: A Lake View, For Now

We sat on Mom's front porch two summers ago and could barely see the Bayview Days fireworks over the tops of the trees. The few rockets that exploded above the waterfront were the only ones we saw, not the low-flying fireworks that glowed off the...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/2/08

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoRepublican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, right, plays guitar with a member of the Boogiewoogers band at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday. You write the cutline.Best Cutlines:1. There once was a man named HuckabeeWho was a Presidential wannabeBut his...

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KCSD: New Year's DUIs Down

The Kootenai County Jail saw a decrease in the number of persons brought into the jail for drunken driving over the New Year’s holiday. However, DUI arrests rose through the month of December, compared to other years. This year, only 5 people were booked into...

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Pornography Addiction? Moi? Au Contraire

One of the Hate Commenters at the Coeur d'Alene Press got away with a fast one this holiday season, at the expense of the Press and me. Seems the Press published an anonymous letter in which a woman purportedly claimed she was married to "a...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/2/07

*In case you were wondering what happened to HBO agitator Spencer ... he appeared before the Idaho Supreme Court this morning to argue his appeal of a case involving a common driveway he wants to construct on two adjoining properties in Hayden (second item) here.*You...

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CDA Press: Send LCDC Chair Nipp Packing

Item: New leadership needed at LCDC/Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: Chairman Charlie Nipp has worked hard for the agency since its inception. Nipp's acumen as an outstanding businessman and investor have served LCDC well, but if one of the chief criticisms of the agency -- the...

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AM Headlines -- 1/2/08

*Judgment Day: Fred Russell sentencing this afternoon/Spokesman-Review -- Lock him up and throw away the key.*Kootenai Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2008/Sean Garmire, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Now you know what Baby New Year looks like.*Boise State coach out-earns governor by seven times/Betsy Russell,...

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Conversation: Things We Learned In 2007 ...

*Naming your teddy bear Mohammed could get you jail time and create a real sandstorm of an international incident.*You would be discussing enhanced interrogation techniques, waterboarding and torture around the water cooler.*Oprah Winfrey would end up becoming a major policy-maker and political driving force for...

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TUBOB's New Year's Resolutions

As the New Year awakens, much like a red faced little infant crying and tossing in his crib with full diapers irritating his little baby butt and unleashing an angry shriek blasting mommy and daddy from their deep post-champagne and pre-hangover drunk coma -- here...

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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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