THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2008

Parting Shot: 1/31/08

Brian Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewWashington Governor Chris Gregoire talks to the media at the Spokane Intermodal Center today about the State of Emergency declared because of the recent heavy snowfall throughout the state and Spokane. Colleague Becky Nappi/A Matter Of Opinion discusses what press conferences are like.

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Obama Cuts Hillary's Lead From 20% To 4% ...

... McCain opens 15% lead on Romney/Gallup PollMore Info: The latest Democratic numbers show Hillary Clinton with a 43% to 39% advantage over Barack Obama among Democratic voters nationwide. That four-point lead is the narrowest since early January, and it is a continuation of gains...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/31/08

Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney goes through a security screening on the tarmac of the the airport in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, prior to boarding his charter plane. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Top Cutlines1. The TSA officer was later chastised and threatened with a...

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CDA Mayor Bloem Declares Emergency

City of Coeur d'Alene press release: In response to unforgiving winter storms, snow build-up, and exhausted crews and resources, Mayor Sandi Bloem declared that a local disaster and emergency exists within the City of Coeur d’Alene, and that such an emergency may require state assistance...

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ThomG: Silver Lake Mall Scene

ThomG PhotoNote: ThomG has several photos of snow piling up around town posted on the main "comments" thread (click on "more recent comments" in the right rail under "comments" and scroll down).

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Question: Best Sitcom Ever?

LynnS: Dick Van Dyke. Now that's a star. One of the funniest people of the 20th century.John Austin: I agree, Lynn. The Dick Van Dyke Show might have been the best comedy ever.DFO: LynnS and John Austin have great taste in sitcoms. Dick Van Dyke...

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Priest Lake Columnist: A Need To Push

I have never longed more for a smooth surface to travel on in my life. It’s strange, everyone has sore stomach muscles from driving around here. Even the females are complaining of jolted ovaries and uterus, if they have them. It is a strange thing,...

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A Star Too Late For Suzanne Pleshette

Actor Dick Van Dyke looks at a portrait of the late Suzanne Pleshette who was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Pleshette passed away on Jan. 19, just a few days before...

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CPD Blue Prioritizes Responses, Issues SOS

Police and Fire and Street Departments are experiencing an increase in calls for service at this time. We must prioritize our calls for service and respond to emergencies first. In case of a power outage the Fire Department is encouraging citizens to use flashlights instead...

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KevinR: Hey, HBO, Who Ya Callin' 'Sissy'?

As we await word from the National Weather Service of a parallel snow advisory, what could be more fun than an intrastate snowball fight? D.F. Oliveria, the blogmaster extraordinaire of snow-pummeled North Idaho, regularly links to our editorials and my blog posts at the Spokane...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/31/08

Liz Kishimoto/Spokesman-ReviewCrews work at removing cars from a collapsed canopy at the Sullivan Court South Apartments in Spokane Valley, Wash. Thursday, January 31, 2008. The mixture of rain and snow in the morning weighed down the snow.Spotlight: Check out the SR's new, improved blog to...

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AM Headlines -- 1/31/08

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewJim Marlin, owner of Specialty Dirt Works in Post Falls, offered on The Spokesman-Review’s Huckleberries Online blog on Tuesday to plow driveways for disabled veterans and senior citizens for free if they live in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls. Story by Alison Boggs/SR.*Idaho Records/Sherry...

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A Slight Interruption In Play Time

Kids continue to sled on the slopes near Pickle Butte Landfill in Nampa, Idaho Wednesday as the Saint Alphonsus Life Flight helicopter transports a victim of a sledding accident. Area schools were canceled after 5 to 7 inches of snow from Tuesday's snowstorm fell in...

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LCHS' Hout Breaks BSU's North Idaho Drought

Linebacker Byron Hout on Wednesday plans to do something no North Idaho football star has done in more than a decade. Sign a letter of intent to play for the Boise State Broncos. Hout, named the Idaho Statesman's 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year as...

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Question: How Do You Plan To Spend Today?

Item:Another day, another big snow/Thomas Clouse, SR; and: Commissioners could declare state of emergency if conditions get any worse/Sean Garmire, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The snow was tapering off at 5 a.m. and actually turned to rain for a time. But colder air should turn...

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Snow Day Haiku

four-thirty phone calla fresh start for a new daycan’t go back to sleepa day with shovelsson back-flips off of the roofpure twelve –year- old joysnow piles grow largerThere’s nowhere to put it alltunnels are coming nextthe snow keeps comingstorms still lined up to Japanthe source...

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Eye Opener: How Important Is Obama's Visit To Idaho?

Caroline Kennedy is embraced by Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., after speaking at Magness Arena Wednesday in Denver. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean)Item: Sen. Barack Obama coming to Taco Bell Arena: The Democratic presidential candidate, one of the few in either party to...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2008

Parting Shot -- 1/30/08

A horse stays out of the weather in a barn near Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday. The area has been hit with a series of snow and rain storms over the last few days. (AP Photo/News-Review,Robin Loznak)

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Jambalaya Perfect For Super Bowl Sunday

If I were having a Super Bowl Party, I would not slave in the kitchen getting prepared. Football calls for food that isn't fussy. It has to be something that can be scooped with a chip, ladled into a bowl or covered in cheese. If...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/30/08

"A herd of wild elk winters on the Rathdrum Prairie every year and can often be seen in the fields off of Idaho Road or further east off of Burlington Road," writes Kerri Thoreson, OnLocation North Idaho. "The band intended to breakfast on bales of...

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Rape Suspect Got Into 2007 Hayden Days Flap

Hayden Days ended in arrest for a Hayden city official after he dressed down a merchant for selling charms while wearing a military uniform. Public Works Director Kevin Clement was arrested for battery following the altercation with the vendor on Sunday. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts...

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Icy Rescue

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel Rick O' Rourke,center, and Marcus Oliver rescue two young girls stuck on an island after walking on the ice at frigid Lake Symington, near, Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun,Larry Steagall)

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Question: Roof Shoveling

Tony Summers shovels snow off of his neighbor's roof in Rathdrum, Idaho on Monday. Power was out to an estimated 4,000 people in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho, but electricity was restored to most on Monday, Avista Utilities said. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jason Hunt)Question:...

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Harwood Opposes Tribe Gas Tax Deal

Since I have been in office we have spent about $150 million on Hwy 95 from Mica Creek to Worley. All Idaho citizens are going to benefit from this highway as it is much safer to drive, but who is going to benefit the most?...

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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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