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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2005

CBS Eye Lies

If this works, it'll drive His Bobness and GreenL up the wall. And I'm not publishing this just for that sake. I believe the major network news programs, particularly C-BS about as much as some of my brethren on the Left side of the aisle...

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Despite Its Faults, UI’s Still Got It

There’s something about Homecoming week celebrations that make me get a little sappy with Vandal pride. So we’re not always good at football, a financial crisis is always perched over campus like a predatory bird and there are always people who don’t agree with each...

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Photo of the Day -- 9/30/05

With warnings to looters still on his business, Bob Rue folds a wet oriental rug outside his shop in New Orleans Thursday. Rue said he had already received about 30 flood-damaged rugs from customers wanting him to salvage them. You write the cutline.

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Huckleberries AM Headlines -- 9/30/05

Nursing students and community members watch from the second floor balcony as Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne gives a speech to open the new North Idaho College Health and Sciences building Thursday/SR photo by Jesse Tinsley.1. NIC celebrates sciences building: Lawmakers' bond program enables construction on...

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TGIF Quick Fix 6 -- 9/30/05

1. APhoto Fix: Singer Stevie Nicks meets Belle, a 2-month-old dog rescued from the Gulf hurricane region, and offered for adoption by Long Island's North Shore Animal League, after her performance on the NBC-TV "Today" show this week. Nicks appeared in support of the Hurricane...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2005

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9/29/05

We had fun again today, didn't we? I appreciate what you fellow bloggers bring to this blog. Ditto for you commenters. And you blurkers drive up the numbers. Couldn't do this without any of you. If you have something to say to other's this evening,...

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Inside Huckleberries/Best O' Blogs -- 9/29/05

Phil Corless illustration*Top news for regular HBO readers today, of course, is the imminent return of CDADave with his new blog, Thin Air, which will feature a mix of his random thoughts and his terrific Wayback Machine. Dave'll start again Monday. Meanwhile, he explains the...

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A Review: "The Pot Plan" by Brent Andrews

Review: The Pot Plan (From High Times, November 2005, page 34)Self-described skate punk and anarchist Thomas Brent Andrews is hell-bent on changing the way law enforcement agencies do business by martyring himself for the cause. The Pot Plan: Louie B. Stumblin and the War on...

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What Do You Think of UOregon's Unies?

For some reason, this photo captures how I view the Oregon football team uniform. It's one of Digital Fog's spoofs. And he's posted a bunch of them today here.Issue: "I have an idea for a contest," wrote William Hiatt. "Let's get readers to vote for...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 9/29/05

1. APhoto Fix: Roll call vote total for John Roberts confirmation as the 17th chief justice of the United States Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, is shown in this image from television. The Senate voted 78-22 to confirm Roberts as the successor to the late William...

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Wanted: Purple Heart Recipients

The Purple Heart Honor Roll in the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza is set to be updated soon. The honor roll currently includes the names of 131 Kootenai County soldiers who were wounded in action from WWI through Iraq. Anyone who knows of a...

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Amber Still Getting Well-Deserved Hugs

Beaumont Police Officer Mitch White,left and Charla Sparks, far right traveled from Beaumont Calif., to thank Amber Deahn, center, for helping to rescue 8-year-old Shasta Groene and to capture Joseph Edward Duncan III, who has been linked to the murder of Anthony Martinez (pictured right)....

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CDA Press -- Fastest Growing Snoozepaper?

Item: "The Coeur d'Alene Press and Post Falls Press offices will close at 4 p.m. today so staff can attend a special celebration. The Press is being recongized as American's fastest growing newspaper"/Brand X front page today.DFO: How can that be when Brand X isn't...

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Naked October

We've bathed in an Indian summer of short sleeves and sandals. Nights of cool but not cold. Not cold yet. These are the gradual transitions of weather that mock our crashing through happenstance and plans. We can only look to calendars, to grass still green,...

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Much Ado About Nothing?

CDA Press Editorial: North Idaho left out of winners' circle/5 Idaho towns, Spokane make US best for raising kids but none from north. Wazzup?DFO: If I were king, it'd be against the law to put any part of North Idaho on a nation's best list....

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Quirky Question -- Compartmentalizing

On the way to work today, I was listening to some radio sports yakker named Colin/The Herd, a Jim Rhome wannabe. He contended that women better men in all but two significant areas: strength and the ability to compartmentalize. While women squeeze everything into one...

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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.