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Mon., March 7, 2005, 2:59 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Floatin' down the river)

Dave; I wanted to comment on the S-R editorial from Friday (I think it was yours; ed. note: bingo) re: water rights settlement here, but ran out of time. Better late than never: On Thursday afternoon, I spent an hour at Blue Water Technologies in...

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Mon., March 7, 2005, 2:04 p.m.

Question of the Day (3/7/05)

Issue: U.N. 'explodes' American kids: Broadcasters not showing graphic ad depicting soccer children blown apart/WorldNetDaily.DFO: Ad campaign against land mines is over the top. I don't need to see what a land mine does to know what a land mine does. And why give terrorists...

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Mon., March 7, 2005, 12:57 p.m.

Spokane Valley nicknames

Valley nicknames (from SR story about the search for a nickname by the new city of Spokane Valley here:1. Almost to Post Falls2. More Than Garage Sales3. 3 Potholes for every Minivan4. The Cubic Zirconium City5. PawnTown6. 6 freeway exits/5 entrances7. The Big Cantaloupe8. The...

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Mon., March 7, 2005, 10:05 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines

*Spokane Valley: a city in search of a nickname/Tom Lutey, SR -- What, Mallville's taken?*A green winter for golf courses: With no snow, golfers flocking to play a round/Melodie Little, SR -- Never played. Never will play. The closest I come to golf is the...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 6:17 p.m.


Issue: Court backs atheist mother in scout case: Mom says recruiting at school discriminates against her son/Associated Press. DFO: I'm sick to death of atheists, the ACLU and others attacking the Boy Scouts.Question: Do you think the Scouts days are numbered? Or will they weather...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 6:07 p.m.

Inside Huckleberries (3/4/05)

6:07 p.m. Time to bring an interesting week of blogging to a close. Still a little under the weather from the crud. But I see the light at the end of the tunnel. See ya folks back here next week. And a big thanks to...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 4:31 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Jack Noble)

When is Attorney General Wasden going to open a public corruption investigation of Senator Noble’s conduct? Under Idaho Code 18-1352. BRIBERY IN OFFICIAL AND POLITICAL MATTERS. A person is guilty of bribery, a felony, if he offers, confers or agrees to confer upon another, or...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 12:05 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (3/4/05)

The Idaho Statesman provides a gallery of photos from the meeting this morning in which the Senate Ethics Committee voted to censure state Sen. Jack Noble, R-Kuna (pictured above). In one, Noble greets state Sen. Michael Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, prior to the meeting here.1. Both...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 10:23 a.m.

Extra! Extra!

Issue: Ethics Committee votes to censure Sen. Noble, strip him of leadership position/Idaho Statesman.Mike Kennedy: Personally I would have voted to expel him. I watched his testimony on public TV and his testimony, his arguments in committee, and read all the reporting on it. Remember...

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Fri., March 4, 2005, 8:48 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (3/4/05)

The New York Times is reporting: "President Bush today nominated Stephen L. Johnson, a career veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency and its acting administrator, to become the agency's next full-time chief." Click here. APhoto: Martha Stewart passes her horses at her home in Katonah,...

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Thu., March 3, 2005, 5:50 p.m.


Item: Stewart to be released early Friday: Celebrity homemaker expected to fly straight home/NBC News.DFO: You can't keep a good woman down. But I don't know if she's a good woman.Question: Will Martha Stewart return to her old glory?

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Thu., March 3, 2005, 12:24 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (3/3/05)

WSU basketballers Alex Kirk and Robbie Cowgill may have acted juvenile but they weren't guilty of harassment in an incident involving an Asian student. The WSU news service released its report of the incident that has inflamed the Pullman campus here. Also, WSU Today has...

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Thu., March 3, 2005, 9:34 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines (3/3/05)

*Basketball players cleared of harassment: Insufficient evidence, WSU student conduct board says/Glenn Kassas, SR -- The conduct of the human-rights accusers was every bit as abysmal as the alleged conduct of the accused.*Water rights deal endorsed by House: Legislation would settle Nez Perce Tribe's claims/Betsy...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 5:50 p.m.


Issue: CNN tanking as Fox News surges: Double-digit declines reported for Larry King, Wolf Blitzer/WorldNewsDaily.DFO: Don't have a strong opinion on this one because I receive CNN but not Fox News in my satellite package and don't watch CNN much.Question: Has "fair and balanced" Fox...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 5:28 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs

*"There are no easy ways to break up with someone but an email is only better than a sharpie scrawled note wrapped around a rock and thrown through a bedroom window" -- Bob Salsbury/Random Shallow Thoughts.*Phil Corless/A Family Runs Through It has a list of...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 4:11 p.m.

Be careful with your athletic child

Traci Watson, general editor of the NIC Sentinel, columnizes in the current edition that she was happy when she learned her brother wasn't putting his daughter in sports. This, although Traci has played sports since age 6 and traveled to Europe to play soccer. Quoth...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 1:30 p.m.

Question of the Day (3/2/05)

Issue: High court hears Ten Commandments cases: Scalia questions why legislatures can invoke God but Decalogue not allowed/Associated Press.DFO: The crusade against all things religious in the public square by the ACLU and intolerant allies has gone too far.Question: Do you believe the public square...

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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.