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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2005

Yikes! I Thought I Are One

Shield Law Sponsor Lugar: Bloggers 'Probably Not' Considered Journos/Mark Fitzgerald, Editor & PublisherNut Graf: Bloggers would "probably not" be considered journalists under the proposed federal shield law, the bill's co-sponsor, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R.-Ind.), told the Inter American Press Association Monday afternoon.

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Impressions From City Elections Interviews

In order of interview today:Sandi Bloem: Class act. Impeccably dressed in pinks and grays, with monster gold rings on each hand. (Hey, she's a jeweler, whaddaya expect?) She still has a little of that former-teacher thing going. But she has some monster accomplishments this time...

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A Review: Doug Clark Roast

I told you guys that ya shoulda been there. I laughed for 3 hours straight as my old buddy Doug Clark was roasted and then returned fire in the elegant Pennington Ballroom of The Davenport Hotel Sunday afternoon.First impression of The Davenport? Sorry, Coeur d'Alene...

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Photo of the Day -- 10/10/05

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue's U.S. edition, Anna Wintour, reacts after she was hit with a pie by anti-fur demonstrators as she attended a Paris fashion show this weekend. PETA sez the pie _ a vegetarian tofu tart _ was retaliation for the magazine's decision...

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SR Letter of the Day -- Sanders Beach

Seems like John Magnuson and Jack Simpson can't accept judicial review with humility ("High court looks again at fences case," Oct. 5). Keep the Sanders Beach ball in the courts until they get the answer they want. The Spokesman-Review's story said that Magnuson "argued that...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 10/10/05

Issue: Robertson: Disasters point to 2nd Coming: Evangelist observes quakes, hurricanes 'starting to hit with amazing regularity'/Joe Kovacs, WorldNetDaily.Do you think we've entered the Last Days as described in the Bible? 1. No, the Bible is a myth, and so are the so-called End Times...

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About Commenting ...

One of the problems I'm noticing with the comments section is ongoing discussions and my inability to "feed the beast." If I make a comment, I may not check back for several hours or several days. By that time, who knows what's been posted in...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2005

Best of Huckleberries Online -- 10/3-7/2005

CDA’s Phil Corless was flipping through the radio channels while driving his daughter to the store the other day when he paused to hear Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s spiel. Dr. Laura (pictured) was discussing an impatient man who accidentally killed his stepdaughter because he drove around...

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Doug Clark Roast

You Doug Clark fans should swing by the Grand Pennington Ballroom of The Davenport from 3 to 5 this afternoon (Sunday) to enjoy filet of Clark and introduce yourselves. (I'll be there, too.) My old Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News buddy will be the main...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2005

About As Far As I Can Throw Him

Coeur d'Alene gardens plan a gone deal: Hagadone opposed ballot on memorial to parents/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewI missed this one today while I was busy writing my Monday column. (You'll find some good new stuff in there that I didn't run through last week.) All my...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2005

Wild Card/Friday -- 10/7/05

Here's viewtiful proof from Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian that birds of a feather don't always flock together. As we enter the weekend, I'll re-offer the afternoon Wild Card to get things going. Remember: Some of you Seasoned Citizen bloggers may be hearing from AP writer...

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Top Cutlines/Friday -- 10/10/05

LifeGem shows off one of its creations: a diamond made from the ashes of cremated remains. LifeGem uses super-hot ovens to transform ashes to graphite and then presses the stone into blue and yellow diamonds that retail for anywhere from $2,700 to $20,000. You write...

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Shake It, Shake It, Baby

University High softball coach Jon Schuh shakes his Daisy Dukes in the Junior Class Bench production of "Titans of Hazzard" earlier today during Homecoming. Each class decorates a bench and does a themed production with the seniors winning for their loose interpretation of Wizard of...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 10/7/05

It's Friday when thoughts turn to the weekend and the wonderful country we North Idahoans live in. Here, Hayden photographer Doug Fredericks features a viewtiful scenic he calls "Palouse Homestead."1. Top-notch freelance cartoonist Milt Priggee shows there are some homeless more important than other ones...

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Should This Be A Deal Breaker?

Issue: School proposed near explosives facility: Lakeland, county officials say students would be safe/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-ReviewThe CDA Press doesn't think so:Help keep Lakeland an educational gem/CDA Press Editorial Board.The SR hasn't taken a stand on the bond issue.Question: Should the proposed school location near an...

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Not Quite Ready for Oprah Approach -- 10/7/05

Unfortunately, Winfrey failed to distinguish between violent sex offenders like Duncan and what we dismissively call low-level sex offenders, like a 21-year-old who's guilty of having consensual sex with a 17-year-old. Or a one-time offender who fondled someone while drunk. Or flashers. Or Peeping Toms....

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Terrorism

Are you worried about acts of terrorism where you live? 1. No, I don't live in a big city – nothing bad will happen where I live 2. No, the Bush administration is vigorously defending our nation from terrorists 3. No, the terrorists and their...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2005

Top Cutlines/Thursday -- 10/6/05

Piggies swim in a pool during a piggy sports contest held in the Yaohai Park in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Wednesday. You write the cutline. Top Cutlines:1. There once was a pig who could swimHe was loved by all at the gymHis...

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Issue: White House denies 'God told me' claims: Palestinians leaders say Bush revealed divine instructions for Mideast/WorldNetDaily.Or Ex-FBI chief: Clinton was big problem: 'His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out'/WorldNetDaily.DFO: I'm giving bashers from each side a chance tonight. You can...

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Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' Down the River

A group of Lewis and Clark re-enactors negotiate Saddle Bag rapids on the Clearwater River, earlier today, near Orofino. The Discovery Expedition set out in a hand full of dugout canoe's from Pink House Hole in Orofino, this morning as the trek to the Pacific...

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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.