SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2008

Wild Card/Sunday -- 11/30/08

We've made it through November with relatively good weather. So it's hard to continue to complain about the winter without end from 2007-08. I can't remember the last time that I experienced decent weather for my birthday. A decade or so ago, ice storm hit...

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Dogwalk: Yeah, We'll Put Up A Tree, But ...

To me the reality of "Christmas" has been reduced to frenzied shopping, parades, lights, presents and more presents and the cheaper the better. No thanks. When December 25th actually rolls around store decorations will have been up for over three months, the music will have...

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Atheists Combat Xmas w/Anti-Christianity Sign

Item: Atheists will post own display: Sign joins Nativity scene as Capitol fray goes on/More Info: On Monday in the Washington state Capitol, Christians on one side of the rotunda will erect a Nativity scene, with a 3 1/2-foot-tall Joseph and Mary and a baby...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2008

Wild Card/Saturday -- 11/29/08

In the news this morning as I hit the sack, the Indian government claims the Mumbai siege is over, with all terrorists captured or killed here. President-elect Barack Obama plans to name his Defense secretary Monday here. Research shows that women who smoke lose 14.5...

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Online Poll: Black Friday Shopping

Did you change your holiday shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving?/Idaho Statesman.*No. I never shop on that day and never will.*Yes. I was more choosy about what I bought.*No. I bought all the bargains I could find.

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Wal*Mart Worker Dies In Shopper Stampede

Item: Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker/Comcast.netMore Info: A man working for discount retailer Wal-Mart was killed on Friday in a stampede by frenzied shoppers who broke down doors and surged into a Long Island, New York store, a police spokesman said. The 34-year-old...

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TUBOB: I Am A Sammichite

As I drove cross the state yesterday listening to my coolest travel tunes, I play the cool jazzy snaking and honking sax infused and piano banging 70s classic by Traffic “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” and reminisce of my first rock concert in...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2008

Black Friday Wild Card -- 11/28/08

I'm taking Black Friday off to enjoy a visit from Amy Dearest -- and to prepare for tonight's parade on Sherman Avenue, Hagadone Corp's tree-lighting ceremony, the fireworks, and the Festival of the Trees. Mebbe I'll see you there. I have a coupla things for...

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Parker: Most Americans Flunk Simple Civics Test

So much for the wisdom of The People. A new report from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute on the nation's civic literacy finds that most Americans are too ignorant to vote. Out of 2,500 American quiz-takers, including college students, elected officials and other randomly selected citizens,...

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Black Friday: Early Birds Get More Than Worms

Item: Early bird gets the deal: Stores opening earlier in effort to woo holiday shoppers/Rick Thomas, CDA PressMore Info: Bleary-eyed shoppers will need to get up even earlier than in years past to get a head start on holiday shopping Friday. In its second Black...

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Online Poll: Debt-Free Living

Question: Eagle family makes jump to debt-free living: Faced with a financial crisis, the Enzmingers createdtheir own emergency bailout plan. You can do it, too/Idaho Statesman.Question: How important do you think it is to live free from debt?*Extremely important.*Important, except for major purchases like a...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2008

One Missing In Bayview Boat Fire

A Rathdrum man is missing after a portable heater ignited a boat fire Thursday morning on Lake Pend Oreille in Bayview, Idaho. Two other men on the boat – Daniel J. Daffern and Clinton V. Creamer, both 55 – were rescued, fire officials said. Creamer...

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APhoto of Thanksgiving Day -- 11/27/08

Thomas Ondrey/Plain Dealer, APKindergartner Brooke Clark prepares for her turn at St. Mary of the Falls School’s frozen-chicken bowling event on Tuesday in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. The 186 children in kindergarten through 12th grade contributed $1 for each frame bowled. After the bowling event, the...

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MamaJD: Getting A Jump On Xmas Shopping

The cell phone is probably the key tool to carry with you (besides your wallet) on Black Friday. Between emails, texting, and phone calls, my girlfriend and I can update each other and compare prices between stores. We work as a team and we are...

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Butterfly Moment: Blogiversaries Fly By

Jen/A Butterfly Moment: Well, I missed it. Again. My two year blogiversary was November 4th. I always think it's later in the month. For two years I've written about my life. Two of the hardest years of my life. Here's hoping the next two are...

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Huckleberries: Love Tops World's Splendors

I want to talk about beauty to kick off this Thanksgiving Huckleberries. Or rather I want to introduce you to Berry Picker Toadman, who wrote a beautiful post to beauty in his Synaptic Disunion blog. He began by telling of the beauty he has seen:...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008

Hump Day Wild Card -- 11/26/08

In the news this evening, as I head for home and a four-day mini-vacation, brazen gunmen killed 80 and injured 250 more in coordinated attacks today in Mumbai, India, here. A suburban woman was cleared of felonies in a MySpace suicide case here. President-elect Obama...

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TUBOB: Through Rocking The Goat

It was to the middle of my back. I was 43 or something last time I had it cut. That beautifully sun bleached blonde hair (my current shortened hair is much darker now) left in an inglorious heap on the Supercuts floor had been through...

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Scanner Traffic -- 11/26/08

5:16 p.m. Hysterical female reports male is hitting her in the 9100 block of Hayden View Driver.4:19 p.m. Possible wild land fire @ Bunco & Hatch.4:01 p.m. Possible Hazmat situation next to Pita Pit @ 4th & Sherman. A man is washing paint into the...

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52,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spill In CDA

About 52,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled from a manhole as a result of a plugged outlet pipe near a private gravel pit, north of Kathleen Avenue, today. The cause of the plug was a large plastic traffic cone lodged in the outlet, probably placed...

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Idaho's U.S. Senators Bond -- To A Point

Senators often think of themselves as belonging to a chummy club. In that vein, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was seen ushering his new GOP home-state colleague, Sen.-elect Jim Risch, around the Capitol last week. Risch leaned toward his new mentor as the two walked the...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 11/26/08

KOMO-TV File/APIn this image rendered from video and provided by KOMO-TV, Brenden Foster, 11, reacts while being interviewed in his Bothell, Wash., home. Three years ago, doctors diagnosed Brenden with leukemia and Brenden's dying wish was to help the homeless. Foster died Friday. Story here.*Gun...

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Regular Gas Hits $1.69.9 ...

... @ Appleway Exxons. (My wife just cell-phoned to say that she couldn't believe the new prices. "How low is it going to go?" she wondered. Costco must be 2 or 3 cents lower.) Fill 'er up?Question: How much will gas sell at Thanksgiving next...

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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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