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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2005

Mon., July 25, 2005, 10:44 a.m.

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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Mon., July 25, 2005, 9:46 a.m.

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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Mon., July 25, 2005, 9:06 a.m.

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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Mon., July 25, 2005, 8:42 a.m.

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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Mon., July 25, 2005, 8:15 a.m.

Greatest American Athlete Ever?

A good argument could be made that bicyclist Lance Armstrong is the greatest American athlete ever as he won his seventh straight Tour de France cycling race, after the 21st and final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital...

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Mon., July 25, 2005, 8:10 a.m.

Best of Huckleberries Online -- 7/22/05

Cutline: My sister-in-law discovered an unwelcomed surprise that ruined her outing to North Idaho College Beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene. See Item No. 2 (on continued part).Johnny came marching home this month to a night out on the town and his neighbors’ deep appreciation. Huckleberries...

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SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2005


Sun., July 24, 2005, 9:39 p.m.

More of Same re: Sex Molesters

Worst molesters unsupervised: After prison, Idaho's violent sex offenders return to society with minimal oversight/Betsy Russell, SR.DFO: Bob Salsbury has provided some terrific insights re: registered sex offenders this weekend here. We can write laws that make us feel better but won't make us much...

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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2005

Sat., July 23, 2005, 11:40 p.m.

Sunday Question of the Day -- 7/24/05

Issue: Frank Church would've wanted Idahoans to work out differences: His approach to solving central Idaho wilderness controversy still stands as a model/Fred Hutchison, Idaho Statesman.DFO: Local people solving local problems? What a concept. Mike Simpson (White Clouds) and Mike Crapo (Owyhee canyonlands) are walking...

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Sat., July 23, 2005, 9:52 p.m.

Peanut Gallery -- No Predator Epidemic

I too have worked with sex offenders on a professional basis. Some have remorse. Some cease and desist the deviant behavior and never reoffend. Some don't. Sex offenders are not a homogenous group, they differ across dozens of variables. These are immutable facts. The true...

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Sat., July 23, 2005, 12:57 a.m.

Saturday Wild Card -- 7/23/05

I've posted 4 new items below to kick off your Saturday, including a mini-editorial about sex offenders. I hope they inspire a comment. If not, here's your Wild Card to come up with your own topics. I'll be checking in after I garage sale later...

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Sat., July 23, 2005, 12:36 a.m.

Question No. 1 -- 7/23/05

Issue: Blue Law's gone -- let's drink to that: Liquor sales among scores of regulations that will take effect/David Ammons, Associated Press.DFO: Is it really a handicap if liquor sales are banned on Sunday? I drink wine. And can't remember the last time I bought...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2005

Fri., July 22, 2005, 6:22 p.m.

Friday Night Wild Card

I'm going to jump on the bike and head home folks. It's been a fun week. But I'm looking forward to a quiet night at home tonight and, mebbe, a morning of garage saling with my wife tomorrow. I'll check in during the weekend ...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 6:10 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs -- 7/22/05

*While vacationing on a local lake, Bearable Bob (above) recalls his days as a machine gunner on special assignment with the Finnish Special Forces, and provides photos of his fun in the sun, here.*Family Phil provides terrific photos of the UI arboretum at the top...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 3:47 p.m.

TGIF Wild Card -- 7/22/05

OK, that first Photo of the Day didn't seem to work very well (although I received a coupla dyne-oh!-mite cutlines that'll be judged later). So, how about this one as I turn my attention to an afternoon editorial? Why's Hillary so jazzed? Also, could you...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 3:18 p.m.

The Dog Walker Muses

Ah, the morning papers are such a great way to start the day. Mr. Duncan, the stand off in Hayden and now Mr. Tuggle - I hope the folks around here who snicker because we lock the doors of the house when we're working in...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 12:05 p.m.

Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 7/22/05

Cutline: Another beautiful scenic of the Inland Northwest's Palouse area by photographer Doug Fredericks of Hayden, Idaho.Top Story: Evergreen State College prof Michael Pfeifer has made history by finding that the US lynched far more people than thought -- and that most of them were...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 11:01 a.m.

When The Moon Hits Your Eye ...

How about a little fun in honor of that dyne-oh!-mite moon (shown hear over the ancient temple of Posseidon southeast of Athens) that was hanging up above this week? What's your favorite song about the moon? And why?

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 10:02 a.m.

TGIF Photo of the Day -- 7/22/05

I hesitated to use this because it's not funny. But it is a riveting photo. And USA's Chelsea Davis was OK after hitting her head and requiring stitches in the women's springboard diving competition at the World Aquatics Championships today. You write the cutline (unless...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 9:45 a.m.

Question of the Day -- 7/22/05

Issue: Police begin searching bags on NYC subways: Random searches seen as a way to stop mass transit terrorism/Tom Hays, Associated Press.DFO: Soon, the ACLU will file suit about the randomness of the searches, and the cops will begin searching the purses of little old...

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Fri., July 22, 2005, 8:59 a.m.

News Is A Conversation -- Ronny Turiaf

re: Turiaf needs heart surgeryI'm sure shock waves are piercing the Inland Northwest this morning as readers learn about Ronny Turiaf's (above at NBA pre-draft camp in June) medical emergency. And, I'm betting the story and column will receive huge readership as was noted recently...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005

Thu., July 21, 2005, 6:09 p.m.

Thursday Wild Card -- 7/21/05

Check out the new bloggers that have been added to the blogroll and the story coming tomorrow morning on the latest freed sex offender suspected of hurting one of our children in "Inside Huckleberries" below. Then, post your little hearts away this evening and tonight...

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Thu., July 21, 2005, 5:26 p.m.

Inside Huckleberries -- 7/21/05

*Green Libertarian brought up that accusation by The Raw Story and the Rude Pundit that conservative flamethrower Ann Coulter had plagiarized Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe and three other sources in writing a recent column. Dennis Joyce of the Arizona Daily Star sez she...

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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.