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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2005

Blog Hog Slaughter

I've just killed several blog hogs -- previously called blogopotamuses, for their length -- involved in the debate about Karl Rove, including one new poster, Rove Rules, who tried to get around the hog limit by posting a series of items defending Rove. I don't...

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Good News: A Bouncing Baby Girl

Remember a couple of years ago I shared with you the wedding story of Tara and Kyle Miller? Tara (pictured) was able to 'walk' down the aisle on her wedding day after being paralyzed by a stray bullet that came through the wall of her...

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Local Question of the Day -- Midtown

Issue: Midtown weighs strengthened identity: With vitality returning, merchants, residents talk and imagine direction area should take/Becky Kramer, SR (Kathy Plonka photo).DFO: Midtown already is changing, particularly the "Upper Midtown Area," where Coffeeville has taken over an old used-car dealership. If CDA does this area...

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SR Letter of the Day -- 7/27/05

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has weighed in on President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, applauding Judge John Roberts in all areas, yet lamenting the fact that he's not a woman.I'll bet, back in 1981 when O'Connor herself was nominated by President Reagan, there were similar comments....

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2005


Best of the Local Blogs -- 7/26/05

*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps wonders who's pulling the strings in the current push to transform county government into a streamlined one with part-time commissioners running the show here.*Family Phil knew how to act when he heard his young daughter screaming from a Coldwater Creek bathroom -- nonchalant....

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Big Midtown Meeting Tonight

The Lake City Development Corp. is hosting a public brain-storming session at 5:30 tonight in the Coeur d'Alene School District's Midtown meeting room (5th & Linden) to discuss -- Midtown. That's the area between 3rd & 4th streets, between Foster and Harrison avenues. Mark Hinshaw,...

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Ah'm Your Huckleberry

Remember that cat fight at JDs bar during Bayview Daze? Well, there was another battle royal in Bayview early July 19 -- this time between two men and a 1968 Harley Davidson (may it rest in peace). Seems Nathan Upchurch, 32, was fishing at the...

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Panhandle Man Fired for Blogging, Gun Advocacy?

Without warning and despite great performance reviews, Joe Huffman a research scientist in computer security was fired by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of Richland, Wash. Huffman suspects that his advocacy and personal blogging in support of gun rights was his undoing. Orbusmax reports on the...

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County Clerk Comes Clean

re: "Gotcha" item and speeding ticket this A.M.Wow, can't get away with anything with all those berry pickers around! First one in about 15 years. Yes unfortunately that was me ("but officer, I was just trying to get my wife to work a little early...

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A Wage War in North Idaho?

Yep, Editor/Janitor Frum Helen Back offers ample proof with her latest entry in Hauser Thoughts: "The billboard in front of the Post Falls' Mc Donald's reads they are hiring at $6.75/hr. Not far away, Taco Bell posts they are paying $7/hr. Both sure beat the...

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Question of the Day -- 7/26/05

Issue: Workshop explores turning huckleberries into cash crop/Betsy Russell, SR. DFO: It was 1977, and I was new to the Inland Northwest when the late C. Patrick King took me huckleberrying and fly fishing for the first time -- behind the Hungry Horse Dam, just...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 7/26/05

1. APhoto Fix: Discovery and seven astronauts blasted into orbit Tuesday on America's first manned space shot since the 2003 Columbia disaster, ending a painful, 2 1/2-year shutdown devoted to making the shuttle less risky and NASA more safety-conscious, according to the Washington Post, here.2....

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2005

Monday Wild Card -- 7/25/05

I simply can't think of a good P.S. question tonight, so we'll go straight to the Wild Card. Then, with Jane Fonda stirring things up in the blog below and CDADave provided us grist from his Wayback Machine, mebbe we don't need a parting item....

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CDADave Takes Us Traveling

CDADave fired up his Wayback Machine again for a coupla entries including this one which shows the old mill that once sat on the current site of The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, whether you called it Potlatch or Rutledge, here. Also, Dave has old...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 7/25/05

Chelsea Clinton laughs after father Bill tells her about the offer made by the African official for her hand in marriage and before she discovers that Bill has accepted the offer. Wink. See first item.*40 goats, 20 cows to buy Chelsea? African official makes offer...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 7/25/05

Former Gonzaga star Ronny Turiaf looks away from reporters as he talks about the medical condition that will prevent him from playing for the LA Lakers. See first asterisked item below.Inside a former Starbucks warehouse, Seattle's bomb squad headquarters, the police chief and 15 captains...

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Definitely Not Hussein's Iraq

Iraq is a long ways from equality, let alone stability, but here you have Sgt. Bushra Jabar pounding the beat in the Kharkh district of Baghdad, pistol in hand -- the only woman in her Army unit. The AP tells you all about this courageous...

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Photo of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 7/25/05

Cutline: Japan's Reiko Nakamura breaks through the water on her way to finishing first in her heat in the women's 100m backstroke at the World Aquatics Championships today in Montreal.Top Cutlines:1. At Moron.Org we are committed to ensuring that human cloning labs like the one...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 7/25/05

1. Photo Fix: Peter Clarke, the head of Britain's Metropolitan Police Service's Anti-Terrorist Branch, speaks during a news conference in London earlier today as images of men linked to the attempted London bombings on July 21 can be seen behind him. Police released the names...

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Question of the Day -- 7/25/05

Issue: 'Cooter': Don't go to 'Dukes of Hazzard' movie 'unless it's cleaned up': Former actor sez film version profanity-laced, mocks family values/Yahoo.com.DFO: The worst remake I've seen was Eddie Murphy's "Haunted House," based on the Disneyland theme ride. I thought it was going to be...

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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.