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Wed., March 2, 2005, 12:03 p.m.

Ah'm Your Huckleberry

If your wife is out-of-country, you shouldn't be calling a Spokane dating service, or letting a strange woman into your home late at night. A CDA man, "C.J.," did both -- and is now $200 and a diamond-studded tennis bracelet poorer. C.J. told CPD Blue...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 9:54 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines (3/2/05)

*War hero Baker needs help in Medicare battle: Benefit to help Medal of Honor recipient pay bills/Cynthia Taggart, SR -- Heaven help anyone who has to battle the Medicare maze. A war hero, like Vernon Baker (pictured above with President Clinton at his Medal of...

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Wed., March 2, 2005, 8:43 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (3/2/05)

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in two cases regarding whether displaying the Ten Commandments on public property violates the First Amendment. has provided a roundup of articles about these historic cases: AgapePress (Attorneys ready for historic proceedings), (Ten Commandments displays...

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Tue., March 1, 2005, 5:52 p.m.

Comment of the Day

Marshall Chesrown is a gentleman and a businessman. In the S-R story, Marshall says to make the deal pencil out, he will need to recoup his costs with waterfront property. The S-R article states he has not yet met with education players, that they don't...

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Tue., March 1, 2005, 12:38 p.m.

Ah'm Your Huckleberry

Sightem: Four boys on the sidewalk along Northwest Boulevard walking toward the Coeur d'Alene Skate Park with boards in hand. At least, three of them had their skateboards in hand. The fourth was pushing a baby in a stroller. Musta got his marching orders from...

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Tue., March 1, 2005, 10:06 a.m.

Official Question of the Day

Item: High court ends death penalty for youths: 5-4 decision throws out sentences of about 70 juvenile murderers/Associated Press.DFO: We should be glad that the softies on the Supreme Court didn't order juvenile thugs to receive a merit badge and be released. Sheesh. I hope...

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Tue., March 1, 2005, 9:45 a.m.

SR Morning Headlines (3/1/05)

*Spokane grows by 207 acres, 1,640 people: Council's annexation vote increases lead over Tacoma for state's No. 2/Mike Prager, SR -- If you can't outbreed 'em, out-annex 'em.*Bush plan could boost BPA rates 65 percent: Power council predicts BPA switch to market rates could cost...

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Tue., March 1, 2005, 8:42 a.m.

Inside Huckleberries (3/1/05)

1 p.m. Blog numbers for the month of February will top 45,000, which will beat my biggest month to date, January, by around 7,000 pageviews.8:40 a.m. Three cheers for -- March 1. Hip, hip, etc. This day means two things: We've survived February and winter...

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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2005

Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 5:57 p.m.

Best of the Local Blogs

*Again, Bearable Bob makes it tough as heck to pick his best. So, try "How to Defuse a Torpedo Lodged in a Bed of Kelp While the Fifth Cavalry is Galloping over Mt Vesuvius and the Beggar’s Chief is Nowhere to be Found" here. And...

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Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 5:12 p.m.

The Deep Dark: A Review

'Tis hard to say which is better: “The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America’s Richest Silver Mine” by Gregg Olson, or David Bond's (pictured) review of the recount of the 1972 Silver Valley mine disaster that claimed 91 men. DeePee writes in part:"I read...

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Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 12:59 p.m.

Best of the Northwest (2/28/05)

This just in from Steve Bergum/SR: The regular-season champion Gonzaga Bulldogs, for the second time in five years, swept all of the major West Coast Conference men’s basketball awards that were handed out this morning. The Zags’ Ronny Turiaf (pictured above dunking against Portland Thursday),...

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Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 11:59 a.m.

Extra! Extra!

North Idaho College students are organizing a protest against the BNSF Railway refueling depot in front on the Kootenai County Courthouse Wednesday morning. You can read all about it here.

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Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 11:33 a.m.

Fellow crud survivors

My battle with the crud -- 8 days and counting -- has brought out fellow warriors:*Dave Tolle: I think we might put a lot of the blame for this outbreak at Wal Marts door step. Bout 2 weeks ago I went to the Post Falls...

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Mon., Feb. 28, 2005, 8:48 a.m.

Quick Fix 6 (2/28/05)

OK, you had the Oscars last night, and below (No. 4) you will find the Razzies ("awards" given for the worst film performances of the year, including one to Dubya for his, ahem, performance in "Fahrenheit 9/11." Well, you'll find the 4th annual Tarnished Halo...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2005

Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 11:34 p.m.

See ya Monday

Well, troops, I'm shutting things down until Monday to recuperate and to take care of some family business. Hate to do it to you when things are really starting to hop re: the depot. But I should be clear-headed and bushy-tailed by the time I...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 6 p.m.

Inside Huckleberries (2/23/05)

6 p.m. Well, I discovered one thing from being sick at home today -- that old Rebis Philbin "Millionaire" show is still on the air, during the day, with another host. Didn't seem as dramatic as when Regis was doing it.4:53 p.m. Despite a stuffed...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 4:40 p.m.

It's My 2 Cents

I should be grateful that I didn't catch the crud until now. Some folks have been battling this thing all winter. I tried hard not to catch it. At work or anywhere else where there was contact with people, I tried to keep my hands...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 4:10 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (A Washington revote)

What makes you so sure Rossi would win a revote? If it's a revote with the two of them on the ballot, Gregoire would pick up the vast majority of the 60,000+ votes that were cast for the libertarian candidate who ran on a pro-gay...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 12:39 p.m.

Going Out In Style

You guys provided some great comments on how you'd like to go out a la Hunter Thompson. But the one below from Dawn Q Otee caught my eye. You can find the rest of a good batch of comments on the subject here:I want to...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 9:42 a.m.

Question No. 2

Item: GOP Says Felons Voted in Wash. Governor's Race: 884 of 1,108 illegal felon voters cast ballots in Democratic-leaning King County/ No question the votes that the Repubs uncovered could prove to be a margin of difference in the governor's race. If the felons vote...

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Wed., Feb. 23, 2005, 9:21 a.m.

Digging a deeper hole ...

When you've dug yourself into a hole, according to an old adage, the wise thing is to quit digging. Yet, Sen. Jack Nobel, R-Kuna, couldn't quit digging when he faced a Senate Ethics Committee re: a possible conflict of interest involving his liquor store. And...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2005

Tue., Feb. 22, 2005, 6:52 p.m.


Eagle Eye has a dandy remedy for the crud that's going around ... and a question.My wife swears by this remedy to get rid of the crud. On the onset of feeling bad take a hot shower and then for the last part of the...

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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.