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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2004

Extra! Extra! Results are in

They've lied. They've cheated. They've stole. And God bless 'em for doing so. Hot Potatoes is the first in the nation to report the winners -- of the Fightin' Creek mayor's race. And I'm not using exit polls. Steve Young (the ex-49ers QB?) won the...

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OK, you blurkers, it's time to stand up and be counted. Any predictions on the outcome of the prez election? Popular vote? Electoral vote? Send 'em to me and I'll try to blog your guesses before the polls close tonight.DFO

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MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2004

Parting shot

Well, folks, it's all over but the voting. Idaho, of course, is going for Bush 2-to-1, but there's still a race or two out there that needs your attention (unless you live in District 3 -- Hayden, Hayden Lake, Rathdrum, etc., where legislative races were...

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A budding opinion writer?

Do yourself a favor and read the political endorsements on both sides of the state line by UI student Henry Johnston (pictured during his days as a flag-waving Sandpoint High upperclassman). Well reasoned. I don't agree with all of them. But Henry (who has appeared...

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This is a test -- a fun one

If you're like me, you enjoy taking tests that provide a little insight into your personality. Or political philosophy. Edit Board colleague Becky Nappi sends along a test that'll show you where you stand on the economic/political continuum. Surprisingly, I was extremely moderate and close...

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Monday Quick Fix 6 (11/1/04)

I scored a Monday trifecta today: I couldn't find my glasses, so my wife had to drive me to KVNI-AM for my annual pre-election endorsement review with news director Dick Haugen and Demo strategist Mike Kennedy (pictured introducing singer Carole King in Coeur d'Alene earlier...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2004


Remember to tune into Dick Haugen's morning show Monday to hear Demo Mike Kennedy and me discuss the Kootenai County elections (8:20 a.m. on KVNI-AM, 1080).

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Local Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Candidate's ad expenses absent from report: Marge Chadderdon says CdA Press billed her account for advertising/Erica Curless (S-R): Monkey business between the R's and Brand X? Stay tuned.*Centennial Trail to get a route change: BNSF signs off on deal allowing trail to cross over little-used...

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Hagadone Gardens (Eagle Eye)

DFO,A couple of things to think about when planning the garden. First, I believe that the parking requirements will be vastly underestimated. The additional rooms will fill up the Resort parking garage and more. There will need to be more parking around the new tower.Second,the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2004

Parting Shot

Ruth Pratt of the Coeur d'Alene Library Association dropped off a Literary Classics Calendar this p.m. -- you know, the one featuring local celebs including Patty Duke, Dennis Franz and Ellen Travolta. And somewhere near the back, CdA Press Editor Mike Patrick, PF Mayor Clay...

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Hagadone Gardens (The Edge II)

Here’s a reality check. Before everybody goes gaga over the number of jobs and the millions of dollars Big D will spend on beautiful flowers. Check out Rick Thomas’ column in yesterday’s Coeur d’Alene Distress. Mr. Thomas laments that he had to drop his health...

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Hagadone Gardens (The Edge)

I’ve been thinking long and hard about Big D’s Sherman proposal, and I have concluded his idea is radical, dynamic, and interesting. It could be a great thing. Like it or not Coeur d’Alene is changing. It’s no longer the sleepy little town that many...

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Milt's video lands on Cagle & Co.

Milt Priggee's video and commentary about the death of political cartooning has made Daryl Cagle's impressive 'toon Web site. If you didn't follow my link to his poignant video about this phenomenon, you can do so now by going to the Cagle site, reading Milt's...

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Thursday Quick Fix 6 (10/28/04)

Let's start the day by handing out a double serving of Sweet Potatoes -- to NIConservative students. They challenged instructor Sharla Chittick for handing out extra credit to students who viewed Michael Moore-Is-Less' (pictured) schlockumentary "Farenheit 9/11." Quoth student Lorie Heinrichs (in the S-R): "there...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2004

Hagadone Gardens (Elder)

Hi, Dave:I think your thoughts are right on! Anytime a city can create a destination feature at no cost to the tax payer, with additional benefits, such as jobs, tax revenues, etc., it needs to receive a lot of positive consideration.Jim Elder

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Seems the Repub CC spanked Joisse Knowles Tuesday night for serving as treasurer for Constitutionalist Rose Johnson, a long, long, shot, in that three-way race in House District 5. A motion to censure Joisse and ask for her resignation as a precinct committeewoman was passed...

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Extra! Extra!

The Salvation Army in Idaho announced today that it will seek funding from the estate of Joan Kroc (pictured) for the construction and operation of a $20 million Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Coeur d’Alene.In making its decision, the Army accepted the...

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Peanut Gallery (In The Know)

Longshot Tyler Smith hit the campaign trail on Tuesday night and may have gained a few votes for his NIC trustee candidacy. He attended the GOP Central Committee meeting and made a brief statement in which he acknowledged the position was non-partisan. He declined to...

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Hagadone Gardens (Johnston)

Dave-O:I must snap you back to reality! The Big-D's plans might sound good on paper but in all reality they might not be all they're cracked up to be. Seek examples from other projects, such as the downtown St. Maries revitalization project (thought to be...

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Hagadone Gardens (Badraun)

Dave,The Duane certainly does present impressively, doesn't he? It's like the persuasiveness of Lyndon Johnson. George Wallace after a meeting with Johnson was to exclaim " I had to get out of there fast or he would have had me marching for civil rights in...

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Hump Day Quick Fix 6 (10/27/04)

Bush wins! Bush wins! Bush wins! Finally, we have the poll that matters most (thanks to In The Know) -- The Weekly Reader Presidential Poll. As the parents go, so go the children. And children in grades 1 through 12 went for Dubya in TWR...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Bush breaks with GOP on civil unions: Says states should 'enable people to be able to have rights like others'/United Press International: Say it ain't so, Geo.*Researcher Alleges Potential Plagiarism in 11 Passages of Kerry's Writings/New York Sun: Mebbe Flipflop and original author just think...

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Huckleberries Online

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.