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FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008

IVA: BSU Targets Religious Clubs 11 

Item: BSU policy discriminates against religious clubs on campus, claims IVA/Idaho Values AllianceMore Info: “And worse, BSU is the only one of Idaho’s seven colleges and universities that engages in this kind of bigotry. This flagrant disregard of the First Amendment needs to be corrected...

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Colbert: Spuds Dominate Idaho Day 21 

A typical Idaho day, he says, consists of planting potatoes, growing potatoes, harvesting potatoes, eating potatoes, going to the rodeo, going to Utah, ridiculing anybody that currently or wishes to reside in Utah, being snowed on in the morning and having 115-degree weather in the...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

HBO @ Noon -- 12/19/08 40 

Michelle Duggar holds her newborn daughter, Jordyn-Grace Mikaya Duggar, as 16 of her other children and husband Jim Bob, second from the top right, watch today in Rogers, Ark. Jordyn-Grace was born on Dec. 18, 2008, and weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20...

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HMoffsuite: Enuf Bilingualism Already 73 

HMoffsuite: Obama just named Calif. Rep Hilda Solis as his Secretary of Labor. Her acceptance speech was delivered with the normal thank you(s) to her family, etc. Then gave the speech in Spanish. I have a real problem with this bi-lingual stuff. This is America,...

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APhoto of the Day -- 12/19/08 

An unidentified postal service employee runs south on Lincoln with a shovel and wearing shorts even though the snow is several feet deep this morning. You write the cutline. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review

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New CDA Press Posting Guidelines 15 

MamaJD spotted these new commenting guidelines in the CDA Press: NEW- You must REGISTER in order to post on this forum. None of the information you provide will be used for anything that could be considered commercial in nature. The Press simply uses this information...

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Idaho Native 'Deep Throat' Dies 

Reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post, May 7, 1973. Woodward's name is synonymous with anonymous sources, "Deep Throat" and reporting that uncovered a scandal that brought...

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Idaho Club Burns To Ground 53 

Fire destroyed the clubhouse and lodge at an upscale golf and luxury home community near Sandpoint on Thursday. More here.*Bald eagles dispersing from Lake CDA/Rich Landers, SR*Emergency crews battle blizzard, shelters open/Alecia Warren, CDA Press*Streets of CDA adventurous for cars, plows/Tom Hasslinger, CDA Press*St. Vinny's...

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Let's Hear It For Winter Storm Heroes 

One of the local news stations last night had a segment in which it applauded the neighborhood heroes who helped others out during this Mother of all Snow Storms. There's one in my 'hood. A man down the street has access to a large front-end...

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Edwards: Bring Back Regular Programs 

When are the TV stations going to resume their regular programming? Enough is enough. We are doubly punished, first by the storm, then by the long-boring coverage of the storm, repeating the same stories, with the same pictures... and it's been 24 hours! Hey, TV...

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Technical Difficulties 

I'm experiencing technical difficulties posting photos at my home HBO Central today. I tried to post a photo of that Idaho Club fire in Sandpoint yesterday afternoon. I may have to run text for awhile until I get things straightened out. Stay tuned.

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Amnesty? 117 

Before I begin posting in earnest again, I want to share a thought with you. In the spirit of the season, I've been thinking about granting amnesty for all those who have been coolered for some time. I mean everyone, including those who go back...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

Snow Day Wild Card -- 12/18/08 89 

In the middle of the switch over to the new blogware and this Mother of All Snow Storms, I reached a goal that I set at the beginning of the year for the blog: 2.5 million page-views. Huckleberries Online hit that Wednesday. The blog was...

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Parting Shot 12/18/08 

Sherri Gittel shovels out the sign in front of Gittel's grocery store Thursday on Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County received approximately two feet of snow from the latest storm. JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-ReviewQuestion: What did you do today while the...

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My 2 Cents: How It Is w/Me 

I'm still trying to get my lets under me as I learn this new blogging system. I'm exasperated by some of the things I can no longer do easily. But impressed by new capabilities. At my SR office Wednesday, I hit my stride in the...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/18/08

Kyle Dosch pushes a passing car through several inches of snow until the car gained enough momentum to go by itself Thursday in Coeur d'Alene. Dosch was out snowshoeing with his wife when the car slowed to a near stop. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley)...

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BSU Christians Claim Discrimination 

Item: 6 religious students claims Boise State discriminates/Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Six Boise State University students have filed suit in federal court complaining that Boise State Universities does not permit use of student activity fees for religious groups. Attorneys for Christian Legal Society's Center for Law...

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More Local Blogs -- 12/18/08 

Since the blogroll remains at the old HBO Central site, I'll post more of the local blogroll so you can check out what your North Idaho blog mates are doing. Above, Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns has fallen in love with a critter that braves...

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New Christmas Hats 

Don Sausser notes in an e-mail that so much snow fell that the heat from this streetlights couldn't melt it. Now, the lights have their own Christmas caps.

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Scanner Traffic -- 12/18/08 14 

5:16 p.m. H41 near MP 6m south of Rathdrum, is blocked due to a slid off semi. The highway is restricted to one lane with intermittent closures while the truck is removed. Please avoid this area for the next several hours.3:18 p.m. Little boys are...

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Folo Breaking News Blog 

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department advises that the following county roads are closed until further notice:* Lancaster Avenue between Huetter and Meyer roads* Wyoming Avenue from state Highway 41 to Meyer Road* Meyer Road between Hayden and Meyer avenues* Greensferry Road north of Prairie Avenue...

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IdaBlue: Anonymity Fits Me 11 

Well, some of us would lose our jobs if we were exposed, but that's an argument for some other time. My chief beef with Richert's opinion is that he confuses commenters with bloggers. Folks who leave some comment under a fake name on a blog...

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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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