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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2006

Local Question of the Day -- Top Influencers

Issue: Suspected Groene Family killer Edward Joseph Duncan III makes Idaho Top 25 "Influencer" list, but Duane Hagadone doesn't/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press.Randy Stapilus, explaining category: "Think 'change agent' rather than 'powerful person.' An Idaho example may make the point. State Democratic Party Chair Richard Stallings...

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Got Questions -- for Idaho Legislature Reporters?

re: The following is a note from colleague Betsy Russell in Boise:Got questions about the upcoming legislative session that you’d like to pose to reporters covering the session? Here’s your chance. Tonight on Idaho Public TV’s “Dialogue” program, host Marcia Franklin will talk with a...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/5/06

Seattle Seahawks' Shaun Alexander, right. carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans Pacman Jones in the second quarter of their NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 in Nashville, Tenn. Alexander set an NFL record for touchdowns, led the league in rushing and ran...

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SR Editorial of the Day -- 1/5/06

No one can stop another driver from behaving poorly. But a cool head can often prevent, for example, a near accident or a tailgating incident from escalating into road rage with serious consequences. The needless death of Vonette L. Larsen, 41, is a reminder that...

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Local Question of the Day -- 1/5/06

Issue: Clean air group's suit cites secret sessions: State agriculture officials met with seed companies/James Hagengruber, Spokesman-ReviewAdditional Info: Apart from the lawsuit, Gora said her group has obtained e-mail records that she said are evidence of state employees "mocking" public health advocates. Copies of the...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 1/5/06

1. APhoto Fix: Saudi emergency personnel attend the scene of a hotel collapse in Mecca Saudi Arabia in this image taken from TV Thursday. The five-story hotel at a gate to the Grand Mosque in Islam's holiest city collapsed into a pile of rubble Thursday...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2006


Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/4/06

Before HBO formally introduces new blogger Toni Britton/Calico Girls of Sandpoint to you, how about a sample of her poetry, from a cat's perspective here?*Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind sounds off about car insurance companies after seeing her rates go up because (drum roll, puh-leez),...

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A New North Idaho Blog

As you know, Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings joined our little blog party here six months ago or so by posting thoughts she has while walking Bacchus, her Saint Bernard (pictured below). Now, she's hooked up with another local woman, Carolyn Mills, to produce the Golly Gals...

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Ah'm Your Huckleberry

First, you should know that eightysomethings Leroy and Arlene Berry faced a difficult decision in moving to Hayden from Marysville, Wash., to be near a daughter and grandchildren. And that they were delighted to find a nice duplex on Miles Avenue when they finally did....

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Why Ask Why?

Why did we have to wait two days to learn that shots were fired at Jonathan Wade Ellington, 44, of Hayden, the driver accused of felonies in the fatal road-rage episode on Scarcello Road New Year's Day? Capt. Ben Wolfinger and the Kootenai County Sheriff's...

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Local Question of the Day -- 1/4/06

Issue: Kootenai County tries public relations firm: 3-month contract could be prelude to another jail expansion campaign/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewCommissioner Gus Johnson: "There are times where the county doesn't get the story out as well. It always has to be a negative before we can get...

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Huckleberries AM Local Headlines -- 1/4/06

*Shots fired in road rage altercation: Suspect held on $10 million bail; father fired handgun after car hit/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-Review -- So? 95% of this tragedy can be laid at the feet of the road-rage jerk.*Kennedy joins CdA council: Panel's youngest member takes oath, checks...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 1/4/06

Issue: Bush Assails Democrats Over Patriot Act: Opponents Are Blocking Law's Full Renewal for Political Reasons, President Says/Washington PostWhat do you think of the Patriot Act? 1. A much-needed piece of legislation to help secure America 2. I have no problem with it, because I...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2006

Wild Card -- 1/3/06

I've already broken one New Year's Resolution -- to be outtahere by 6 p.m. Oh well, I didn't think that one would last. I've enjoyed my first day back and interaction with you. Nice to see Mari Meehan trying her hand at another blog (See:...

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Best of the Local Blogs -- 1/3/06

Juanita "Jonesy" Woltering started hunting as a seven-year-old in West Virginia. Since moving to St. Maries in 1954, Woltering, 74, has hunted annually, racking up a bookload of tales, and harvested lots of game like this elk killed near Clarkia decades ago. Before harvesting the...

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Ah'm Your Huckleberry ...

A Spokane woman called the downtown office this week to complain about thousands of stinky, dead fish near the Higgens Point viewing area where she went to see the eagles. The stench was so horrid she had to leave, not getting to enjoy the eagles....

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Mike, Deanna, Woody Sworn In

You don't think high-tech has become a major element of our lives in this Brave New World/2006? Here, Thom George documents HBO's Mike Kennedy being sworn in at noon today, via cell phone. Writes Thom: "Quality isn't very good, used my Treo phone, but wanted...

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Question of the Day -- Resolutions

Issue: New Year's resolutions: By the numbers/Heather Lalley, Spokesman-ReviewDFO: A couple of years ago, I resolved to accept an offer to become involved in the leadership of my little church -- not knowing the challenges that were ahead. Few things have challenged me more. This...

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Huckleberries Local AM Headlines -- 1/3/06

*Hession to be sworn in as mayor: Council, with new member, to meet/Mike Prager, Spokesman-Review -- Dennis Hession has no where to go but up as far as Spokane is concerned.*Kong starts contractions: New year brings joy bigger than star of blockbuster/Mike McLean, Coeur d'Alene...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Military prayers

Issue: Chaplain 'starves himself' over Navy no-Jesus zone: Episcopal priest continues fast in protest of policy prohibiting sectarian prayers/WNDWhat do you think of Navy chaplain not eating until Bush changes prayer policy? 1. Proof that many religious people go way overboard 2. Navy is making...

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I'm Back

Before I begin the daily Huckleberries Online blogging, I wanted to thank everyone who extended kind Christmas/New Year's holiday wishes in my absence since Dec. 23. I needed the R-'n-R. And I'm now rarin' to go again. Today's fairly exciting because it's the day that...

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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.