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Inauguration Day Wild Card — 1/20/09

It has been quite a day. A historic day. A day of new beginnings. Barack H. Obama's inauguration, of course, dominated the news. But there were other things going on, too. U.S. Sens. Ted Kennedy was forced by illness to leave inaugural luncheon here. The U.S. Senate confirmed 6 members of Obama's Cabinet Tuesday here. Wall Street gave Obama the coldest welcome in inauguration history by tumbling 332 points here. Meanwhile, thousands were shut out of the historic festivities, despite holding tickets and waiting hours here. And it's time to replay the Wild Card ...

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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