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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2004

Peanut Gallery (Post Falls chamber)

Word is that the Post Falls Chamber is having a challenge filling the exec vacancy. An uncompetitive salary offering, an organization in flux, a board that tends to micromanage are all likely explanations. Former school superintendent and former board chair Dick Harris is said to...

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Tuesday Quick Fix 6 (10/26/04)

It's Tuesday, which means I saw my padre, Steve Massey (pictured 10 years ago while covering biz for the S-R), this morning. So, I'm late in starting the blog. Much on the agenda today. The Duane met with the downtown merchants today to sell him...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Butterfly ballot: Redux in Ohio? Voting card makes Kerry choice clear, but punch hole for Bush not near name/WorldNetDaily: Let the post-election games begin.*Boston paper sorry for graphic fan photo: Woman died after struck in face with pepper-spray-filled projectile/Associated Press: The Boston Globe strikes again.*Rehnquist...

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Readers Choice

*Mike Kennedy of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho state director of Spudheads for Kerry, sends along a link that suggests his side is making some inroads here and a conservative argument from The American Conservative for voting for Kerry here.*If you've fallen for the Demo claptrap that...

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Googling North Idaho

*RuralNorthwest.com provides the wanted boys and girls from the Kootenai County sheriff's warrant roundup here.*Bonner County Repubs are up-in-arms about the $$$ pulled in by legislative wannabe Steve Elgar from out of state here.*Frankly, I don't know anything about the Eat-It Club and columnist Jane...

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Best of the Northwest

I hear THE DUANE doesn't want to pump much (any?) of his money into downtown street repair to make his proposed expansion happen. Seems he figures that the money he'll add to the city tax base by building another hotel tower and the botanical garden...

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Monday Quick Fix 6

As you know, I was off Friday to take care of personal business. So, I didn't blog any response to Duane Hagadone's big plans for the waterfront. I still need to catch up on reading his snoozepaper and ours about all the facts. My first...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2004

Autumn Leaves

In plenty does theGood Lord make them,because He does nothave to rake them.The Bard of Sherman AvenueDFO: The photo above was taken by colleague Brian Plonka from the air of multiple species of trees in transition along the North Fork of the St. Joe River...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*First lady: No need for Teresa apology: Laura not offended by 'real job' comment, can relate to 'trick questions'/Associated Press: Laura's a class act.*District bans Halloween so witches aren't offended: Costumes with pointy noses not 'respectful' to Wiccan religion/World Net Daily: This goofy PC district...

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Rumorama II

Now, we're hearing The Duane's plans are even bigger than first thought. He wants the city to abandon Sherman Avenue, where it intersects with Northwest Boulevard, and direct traffic down Lakeside Avenue ... so he can build a seven-story hotel at the old intersection. He's...

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Travels with Herb

Herb Huseland is touring the country as part of r-'n-r from the rat race. At this point, he's in eastern Montana and the Dakotas.As I stood at the top of last stand hill, I felt the most profound experience historically I ever have.Celebrated at this...

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Peanut Gallery (Lesser of 2 evils)

Anybody else amazed that our country can't seem to field better candidates than we're faced with? Bush can't seem to manage his super hero swagger, think and chew gum simultaneously. Kerry's mother's dying wish was that he find integrity...and he's failed her even in the...

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Best of the Northwest

In the House District 2 race, there's an interesting flap going on over Demo George Currier's choice of a campaign secretary: Benewah County Clerk Kay Sather. Repub Dick Harwood (pictured) claims it's a conflict of interest to have the vote tabulator aligned with his opponent's...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2004

Parting Shot

As Election Day approaches, the days are going by faster -- if that's possible. Juggling my normal S-R work schedule with regular blogging and now the National Review blogging has made things interesting. But fun. Who woulda thunk you could teach an old dog a...

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Concealed Biz has new exec

Kelly Richards (pictured), the former KMC outreach coordinator is the new exec for Concerned Businesses of North Idaho. According to a news release, Richards will place a high priority on building positive working relationships with local elected officials, other community organizations, area biz and the...

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Peanut Gallery (10 C's)

You know I just don't get it.... guess I am dense... because how can they get rid of the 10 Commandments without getting rid of all the other things. I mean every Government building in Washington D.C. would have to have new walls, and doors...

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Best of the Northwest

For those of you keeping score on the Washington side ... pollster Strategic Vision (10/16-18, plus/minus 3%) shows Flipflop still leading Dubya 51-45, with 4% undecided, in the prez race. In other top races, Patty Murray leads Old George Nethercutt, 49-41, and Christine Gregoire leads...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2004

P.S.

Remember to check out my scribblings on the National Review Battlegrounder feature re: Dubya's chance in Washington (keep scrolling until you see "WASHINGTON" here.

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Gibson's 'Christ' urging Christians to vote: Jim Caviezel part of efforts to get Evangelicals to polls/Washington Times: Go, thou, and do likewise.*Why Christians don't vote: Exclusive: Jane Chastain says only 1 out of 4 evangelicals go to polls/WorldNetDaily: Too heavenly minded to be any earthly...

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Peanut Gallery (Voting for Rankin)

re: "Dan told me that the vote-counting machines wouldn't recognize the write-in vote because (the late Ron Rankin) isn't an official write-in candidate". Did I read this correctly??? You mean to tell me that a person has to be an "official" write-in candidate to be...

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In the National Review ...

You can check out my first two postings on the new National Review mag "battleground" blog site here. (Kathryn Lopez of the National Review just posted my last item; you'll have to scroll down for my first one. Look for the tag line: WASHINGTON.)

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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.