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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2005

Tue., May 10, 2005, 12:27 p.m.

Q&A re: Ernie Stensgar ouster

Ernie Stensgar, then chairman of the tribe, talked at a press conference in 2003 before the the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's annual disbursement of tribal profits to local schools. Question, from Jane Q. Citizen: An interesting difference in two stories reported this morning in the Press...

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Tue., May 10, 2005, 10:41 a.m.

Question of the Day (5/10/05)

Issue: BNSF cleared to reopen fuel depot: County official vows to revoke permit, move facility off aquifer/James Hagengruber, SR.DFO: As long as that depot operates near Hauser, it will be fouling the Spokane Valley/Rathdrum Aquifer -- no matter how safe railroad execs claim the facility...

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Tue., May 10, 2005, 9:50 a.m.

Best of Northwest/QF6 (5/10/05)

APhoto Fix: After years of debate and delay, Germany today finally dedicated its national Holocaust memorial, an undulating field of concrete slabs on a site resonant with both the terror of German history and the vibrancy of today's reunited Berlin. The memorial was designed by...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2005

Mon., May 9, 2005, 6:45 p.m.

More West allegations

Some of you want names re: the Spokane City Hall scandal? Well, Bill Morlin/SR provides them in a story he'll report in the morning. From Bill's story:Ryan M. Oelrich, a 24-year-old openly gay man, said he was appointed by West to the city Human Rights...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 5:56 p.m.


Issue: "Young children could have nightmares after seeing Anakin's murderous rage, and Star Wars obsessives will be able to spot some minor inconsistencies in Lucas' plot" -- reviewer Grant Rollings/The Sun re: "Star Wars" final film, "Revenge of the Sith."DFO: Well, Anakin is no longer...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 4:10 p.m.

Extra! Extra!

Spokane Mayor Jim West has just announced that he's taking a two-week leave of absence to prepare a defense against the charges of sexual abuse leveled at him in a series of articles by The Spokesman-Review. He's turning the daily operation of City Hall over...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 1:32 p.m.

A message to Christine?

Seems the accounting college at WSU sent Gov. Christine Gregoire, the commencement speaker for graduation exercises Saturday, a little message in what may be one of the greatest grad pranks ever (if it's legitimate). Click here and keep scrolling.Hat Tip: to Michelle Malkin's blog (a...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 12:07 p.m.

Extra! Extra! BNSF depot gets green light

An Idaho judge (Charles Hosack) ruled today that BNSF Railway can reopen its refueling depot near Hauser.The depot was ordered closed in February following disclosures of leaks in the liners below the refueling platform. The leaks threatened the aquifer that supplies drinking water to 500,000...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 10:56 a.m.

Photo of the Day (5/9/05)

Spain's Alberto Lopez de Munain lies on the asphalt after crashing against a guardrail during the Tour of Italy race Monday and was hospitalized with multiple fractures. You write the cutline. Top Cutlines:1. When the guardrail hits your thigh like a big pizza pie that's...

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Mon., May 9, 2005, 10:06 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines (5/9/05)

*Mayor says sex act happened at home; Living 'this double life has been hell'/Bill Morlin, SR -- Last week, Mayor Jim West isn't gay; now, he is. I agree with Mike Kennedy. This is all about damage control.*Spokane look like loser after allegations: Troubled Mayor...

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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2005

Sun., May 8, 2005, 9:42 p.m.

Best of Huckleberries Online (May 2-6)

Bob Salsbury's galpal, Kris, snapped this photo of a 79-year-old granny hitching a ride on a chopper in downtown CDA April 30. See "It Happened In Coeur d'Alene" below.Didja hear the one about the wife whose National Guard husband was stationed in Kirkuk? Seems the...

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Sun., May 8, 2005, 12:16 a.m.

Wild Card -- Sunday (5/8/05)

I just took a sneak peek at Sunday's stories re: Mayor Jim West. Yuck. The guy's got big-time problems. But you can make your views known about them in Question No. 2. Here's your Wild Card for other topics ...

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Sun., May 8, 2005, 12:02 a.m.

Sunday Question No. 1

Issue: Zogby poll: Americans fed up on illegal aliens: Majority against Bush plan for workers, 81% think local police should help feds/ Dubya's all wet with his proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status with the purpose of becoming citizens eventually. Question:...

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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2005

Fri., May 6, 2005, 6:23 p.m.

TGIF Wild Card -- Friday (5/6/05)

We made it through another week together and my tongue's almost dragging on the ground already ... less than a week back from vacation. Oh well, Spokane Mayor Jim West should give us something to discuss until he does the right thing and resigns. Until...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 6:14 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs (5/6/05)

*Bob Salsbury/Unbearable Bobness of Being explains why he blogs, ending by asking tough questions (like, "Name which of the Spanish Inquisition Torture methods you find funniest") here.*Phil Corless/A Family Runs Through It provides a link to a history of Mother's Day here.*CDADave takes us on...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 4:28 p.m.

Ah'm Your Huckleberry

First, you should know that Sgt. Nicholas Metzger is a National Guardsman stationed in Kirkuk. Now, onward. Seems Sgt. Metzger's wife, Carla, was given power of attorney while he was gone, but that didn't help her when the Social Security Administration transposed hubby's birthdate. The...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 2:53 p.m.

Fortier shoots, scores ...

Columnist Marty Fortier of sNIDe Remarks was cookin' today when he wrote about the $69,000-plus settlement ex-drug court queen Marina Kalani won from Kootenai County on the way out of the door -- you know, the gal who swapped hundreds of e-mails with Prosecutor Bill...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 12:19 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (5/6/05)

Nicole Waggoner holds a sign during a athiests rally on the steps of the Statehours, Thursday in Boise. See Item Below IMHO-NW. Forbes magazine's May 9 edition ranks the Boise metro area No. 1 on its annual Best Places for Business and Careers list, report...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 11:17 a.m.

Troll nominees

When Lake City Playhouse Director Jack Green put out an SOS for a troll for "The Hobbit," commenter Trollfinder responded:1. Bob Paulos (perfect attitude!)2. Katie Brodie (she lives under any bridge built by a developer!)3. The entire Hayden City Council (except the one lone voice...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 11:15 a.m.

Question of the Day

Issue: Spokane paper risked scoop by tipping off mayor to probe: Mag discusses the use of a "computer forensic expert" in the sting to report allegations of West's sexual misconduct/Graham Webster, SR.DFO: The investigative report by Bill Morlin and Karen Dorn Steele into possible misuse...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 10:20 a.m.

Blogging can be hazardous to ...

... your health, even fatal. Ask the widow of a New York account exec who died from starvation at his computer. Because? Childress H. Wanamaker, 54, was so intent on responding to the 48 forums he monitored that he neglected to eat the meals on...

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Fri., May 6, 2005, 9:12 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (5/6/05)

Ewan McGregor, left, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in a scene from Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"/APhoto. See Top Item. "Entertaining from start to finish and even enthralling at times, '(Revenge of the) Sith' has some acting...

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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.