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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2006

Contest: Talking to the Governor

As I mentioned below, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne will visit the SR's CDA office later this afternoon. You've done a good job letting me know what you think about the $50 per capita energy assistance he's proposing. Now, I have another challenge for you re: the...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/12/06

Dean Maurice lets a grin creep through his snow covered beard after a deep-powder run at Big Mountain ski resort in Whitefish, Mont., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daily Inter Lake, Chris Jordan) 1. Eric Devericks/Seattle Times chronicles the revolution -- er, evolution -- of Repub congressional reformers...

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Question of the Day -- 1/12/06

Issue: Man sues chatroom pals: I was humiliated beyond what 'no man could endure'/J.K. Dineen, Court TVDFO: Here's another reason why I prevent you guys from throwing too many elbows in here. Someone might get hurt -- in court. Question: Have you ever been an...

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APhoto of the Day -- 1/12/06

In this photo provided to The Associated Press by the 'Martha' television show, Martha Stewart floats in a zero gravity environment aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation's Boeing 727 aircraft in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. You write the cutline.

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 1/12/06

Issue: New sentence possible for '60-day child rapist': Vermont reclassifies assailant, making him eligible for in-prison treatment/WorldNetDaily; and: Cashman has hard-line reputation: Controversial judge churchgoing Vietnam vet picked by Republican/APQuestion: What should be done in the case of the judge who gave a child rapist...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2006

P.S.

Issue: Create an e-annoyance, go to jail: Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime/Declan McCullagh, MSN Tech & GadgetsReporter Declan McCullagh: "It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail...

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It's Miserable on the West Side, Too

Kaeli Emrich tests the waters of the aptly-named River Road as she walks back to the family farm with her parents Steve and Kendra Emrich on Tuesday as high water from the Chehalis River overflowed in Chehalis, Wash. Gov. Christine Gregoire got a birds-eye view...

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Top Cutlines -- 1/11/06

Britney Spears is seen on the set filming in Queens, New York. Now, she heads Mr. Blackwell's worst-dressed list. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl;...

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SR Blog Page-Views

Spokesman-Review blog pageviews for 2005: All Cougs All the Time: 147,000 All We Never Knew: 17,000 Art Beat: 82,000 Ask the Editors: 149,000 Auto Racing 2005: 46,000 Campus Commons: 23,000 (started in August) Daily Briefing: 127,000 EWU sports: 52,000 Eye on Boise: 223,000 Eye on...

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Extra! Boise Community College By Fall?

Community college could open in Boise by fall/Associated PressDFO: 'Twill be interesting to see if such a community college was funded entirely by the state. Or if the Great State of Ada has to underwrite a new college with property taxes, as is done in...

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More About One-Eyed Kitten

"A photo of a one-eyed kitten named Cy drew more than a little skepticism when it turned up on various Web sites, but medical authorities have a name for the bizarre condition. “Holoprosencephaly” causes facial deformities, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and...

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Quotable Quote

"Kootenai County is growing like a teenager on growth hormones."Gus Johnson, chairman of the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners to a crowd of government officials and business people meeting over a breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

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Quick Fix 6 -- 1/11/06

1.APhoto Fix: Vladimir Arutyunian, accused of trying to kill U.S. President George W. Bush, seen in a defendants' cage during his trial in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday. The trial of Arutyunian accused of trying to assassinate the U.S. and Georgian presidents approached its end on Wednesday,...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2006

P.S.

Issue: In spite of broad, high-profile news coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court in the past year, 57 percent of Americans can't name any current U.S. Supreme Court justices.DFO: I can name . I'll peek in a minute to see whom I'm missing.Question: How many...

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Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/10/06

Granati has started posting his photos on line here, and for some reason this one caught this gardener's eye.*SR sports writer Jim Meehan provides some insights from his interview with UI Vandal basketball coach Leonard Perry from a telephone interview this afternoon here.*Marianne Love/Slight Detour...

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Top Cutlines -- 1/10/06

Jessica Gates, 5, wears her father's battle dress overcoat to ward off the cold after his return from Iraq Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Technical Sgt. Brian Gates and 40 fellow airmen from the 49th Security Forces Squadron returned home...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Gov. Christine Gregoire, left, looks on as her daughter, Courtney Gregoire, is sworn-in to the Washington state bar earlier today at the State Supreme Court, in Olympia, Wash. Gov. Gregoire, who was attorney general for 12 years before moving to the governor's mansion last year,...

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Video Journal Spotlights Coeur d'Alene

Dunno if you're acquainted with Colin Mulvaney's SR Video Journal in which photographers discuss their photos. But VJ has been spotlighting the Coeur d'Alene area of late. Colin's the shooter-on-the-spot in St. Louis, Mo., who was covering the aborted attempt by CDA's Chris Anders and...

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Who Coulda Said ...

"I feel about as welcome as a turd in a punchbowl."1. George Bush at the NAACP Convention2. Bill Clinton in church3. O'Reilly on the David Letterman Show4. stopthecrazygrowth at the Kootenai County Land Developers Ball5. Sandi Bloem in Uncle Duane's Office6. Other?Hat Tip: stopthecrazygrowth

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Quotable Quote II

Since the first Quotable Quote is in question, who said:"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."1. Richard M. Nixon2. John Wayne3. Mae West4. Harry Truman5. Barry GoldwaterCorrect Answer: "Give 'Em Hell" Harry Truman

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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.