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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2004

Mon., Nov. 29, 2004, 5:10 p.m.

Flipflop strikes back

Swiftboat vets extracted a heavy toll against John Kerry during the recent election. But Kerry and his ilk extracted their revenge on one of them, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, here.

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Mon., Nov. 29, 2004, 1:24 p.m.

Bush dodgers head north

Tongue firmly cheeked, Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch wrote about all those liberal relatives who are yearning to be free in the Great White North. Example:"In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he...

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Mon., Nov. 29, 2004, 12:42 p.m.

Travels With Herb

Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City, Via Tulsa was uneventful. Shortly after crossing into Oklahoma, I drove past the hometown of Will Rogers. Clouds and then fog and light rain greeted me in Oklahoma City. I over nighted at Wal-Mart. In the morning, I changed my...

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Mon., Nov. 29, 2004, 12:05 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Cedar Post)

I still read Huckleberries when I get the chance on the newspaper's website. I couldn't help but email you after I read what happened to the Cedarites when they were in Atlanta here. Quite amusing, did you hear that from (newspaper adviser) Erin Daniels, she...

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Mon., Nov. 29, 2004, 9:05 a.m.

Monday Quick Fix 6 (Nov. 29, 2004)

Seems Oliver Stone's "Alexander the Not So Good" is floppin' big-time at the box office, and the trendy left critics are blaming the religious right and homophobia. I kid you not. Stone's Alexander is as gay as the '90s -- 1890s, that is -- and...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 2004

Fri., Nov. 26, 2004, 5:01 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*'Cheers' star in shocking overdose: Shelley Long, depressed over marriage bust-up, rushed to hospital/New York Post: She hasn't been the same since she turned her back on Sam.*France falsifies Arafat death certificate: Claims Yasser born in Jerusalem, though actual birthplace was Egypt/Jerusalem Post: Next, the...

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Fri., Nov. 26, 2004, 1:12 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Spokane police, fire)

A recent letter to the editor stated a position that has also been running through my mind since financial problems with the city of Spokane have arisen and the city police and fire seem to have no concern other than some of their fellow workers...

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Fri., Nov. 26, 2004, 9:14 a.m.

TGIF Quick Fix 6 (11/26/04)

We had an enjoyable turkey day with Amy Dearest and our two Grandmas, who both live in Kootenai County now. My wife's mom moved up here from northern California earlier this fall and is keeping her fingers crossed that the beautiful weather holds -- at...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2004

Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 5:50 p.m.

Final Word

Photo: Duane Hagadone presenting his plans for a botanical garden to The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board, including, from left: Yours Truly, Publisher Stacey Cowles and Editor Steve Smith.I informed the Editorial Board today that I've changed my position on Hagadone Gardens -- the proposal by The...

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 5:12 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School: Christian teacher files discrimination suit/Reuters: As Dave Barry would say, I'm not making this up.*Alleged al-Zarqawi tape criticizes Muslim scholars for 'silence' against U.S. actions/Boston Globe: Sounds as though Abu realizes he's lost and that his days are...

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 4:01 p.m.

Bringing home the bacon

Dunno how much Idaho pork is included in the $388 billion appropriations bill by U.S. Sen. Larry Craig and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson. But you can find a list of the goodies we got here.

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 3:52 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Every vote counts)

Wow-oo, again the power of one vote! In the Washington Governor race, it looks like with almost 3 million votes cast, it comes down to about 1 voter difference per county could have made all the difference in the outcome.Dan EnglishKootenai County clerkDFO: After the...

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 1:21 p.m.

Rossi wins

Repub Dino Rossi won the Washington gubernatorial recount ... by 42 votes, which means we'll probably have to wait for a rerecount here.

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 9:52 a.m.

Demo Underground rips Boy Scouts

Wanna know why the Demos are rapidly becoming the unwanted Left? Check out the reaction from democraticunderground.com after Congress voted 391-3 to support the Boy Scouts (click on comments below the congressional resolution) here.Thanks to Don Morgan for providing this link.

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, 9:42 a.m.

Peanut Gallery (Hagadone philanthropy MIA)

For 40 years, the people of Coeur d' Alene have lived in the shadow of Duane B. Hagadone. Every community, large and small in America has a Duane B. Hagadone. We are excited by their vision. We are proud of their accomplishments. We eagerly anticipate...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2004

Tue., Nov. 23, 2004, 6:05 p.m.

Final Word

This one's for those of you who remember former S-R Sandpoint bureau chief Dean Miller. For some time now, he's been the managing editor of the Idaho Falls paper. Now, he also has a new partner in life, Tracie. He writes: "Tracie loves to hunt...

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Tue., Nov. 23, 2004, 2:47 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens)

DFO,I dont think that the addition of Front street as part of the Haga-plan should come as a surprise to anyone. To be honest, I think it was in their plan all along but they didnt reveal it until now because they thought if they...

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Tue., Nov. 23, 2004, 1:47 p.m.

No need for mouth soap

"Some people REALLY love Christmas. Me, I love Thanksgiving. This year I had my chance to do the traditional thing of shooting my own turkey for Thanksgiving. Man, you should have seen the people scatter in the meat department!" -- Pastor Tim's CleanLaugh (click here).Thanks...

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Tue., Nov. 23, 2004, 12:13 p.m.

Best of the Northwest

And the Washington gubernatorial count and recount and possible rerecount goes on and on and on. Dino Rossi has gained 25 votes to add to his 261-vote lead, but the big counties that went to Christine Gregoire are still be be recounted. You can read...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2004

Mon., Nov. 22, 2004, 5:54 p.m.

Final Word

If you ever want to forward a single Hot Potatoes' item to someone, all you have to do is click on the time it was entered (lower righthand corner) and then cut and paste the URL address (you know -- the thing with the httP://www...

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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.