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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2004


Peanut Gallery (One on one with The Duane)

I'm interested to see more of the details of the Hagadone’s proposal for Sherman Avenue before getting too worked up about the project.However, I am once again disgusted by our mayor's and city council's disdain and disregard for the purpose and integrity of the public...

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Best of the Northwest

I hear THE DUANE doesn't want to pump much (any?) of his money into downtown street repair to make his proposed expansion happen. Seems he figures that the money he'll add to the city tax base by building another hotel tower and the botanical garden...

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Peanut Gallery (A vote for The Duane?)

I live in CDA Lake Tower and will be directly affected by Mr. Hagadone's proposed project. Would like to hear more details but it sounds like another great asset to the City. Or am I supposed to automatically criticize it because its big D and...

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Monday Quick Fix 6

As you know, I was off Friday to take care of personal business. So, I didn't blog any response to Duane Hagadone's big plans for the waterfront. I still need to catch up on reading his snoozepaper and ours about all the facts. My first...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2004

Autumn Leaves

In plenty does theGood Lord make them,because He does nothave to rake them.The Bard of Sherman AvenueDFO: The photo above was taken by colleague Brian Plonka from the air of multiple species of trees in transition along the North Fork of the St. Joe River...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*First lady: No need for Teresa apology: Laura not offended by 'real job' comment, can relate to 'trick questions'/Associated Press: Laura's a class act.*District bans Halloween so witches aren't offended: Costumes with pointy noses not 'respectful' to Wiccan religion/World Net Daily: This goofy PC district...

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Rumorama II

Now, we're hearing The Duane's plans are even bigger than first thought. He wants the city to abandon Sherman Avenue, where it intersects with Northwest Boulevard, and direct traffic down Lakeside Avenue ... so he can build a seven-story hotel at the old intersection. He's...

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Travels with Herb

Herb Huseland is touring the country as part of r-'n-r from the rat race. At this point, he's in eastern Montana and the Dakotas.As I stood at the top of last stand hill, I felt the most profound experience historically I ever have.Celebrated at this...

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Peanut Gallery (Lesser of 2 evils)

Anybody else amazed that our country can't seem to field better candidates than we're faced with? Bush can't seem to manage his super hero swagger, think and chew gum simultaneously. Kerry's mother's dying wish was that he find integrity...and he's failed her even in the...

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Best of the Northwest

In the House District 2 race, there's an interesting flap going on over Demo George Currier's choice of a campaign secretary: Benewah County Clerk Kay Sather. Repub Dick Harwood (pictured) claims it's a conflict of interest to have the vote tabulator aligned with his opponent's...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2004

Parting Shot

As Election Day approaches, the days are going by faster -- if that's possible. Juggling my normal S-R work schedule with regular blogging and now the National Review blogging has made things interesting. But fun. Who woulda thunk you could teach an old dog a...

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Concealed Biz has new exec

Kelly Richards (pictured), the former KMC outreach coordinator is the new exec for Concerned Businesses of North Idaho. According to a news release, Richards will place a high priority on building positive working relationships with local elected officials, other community organizations, area biz and the...

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Peanut Gallery (10 C's)

You know I just don't get it.... guess I am dense... because how can they get rid of the 10 Commandments without getting rid of all the other things. I mean every Government building in Washington D.C. would have to have new walls, and doors...

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Best of the Northwest

For those of you keeping score on the Washington side ... pollster Strategic Vision (10/16-18, plus/minus 3%) shows Flipflop still leading Dubya 51-45, with 4% undecided, in the prez race. In other top races, Patty Murray leads Old George Nethercutt, 49-41, and Christine Gregoire leads...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2004

P.S.

Remember to check out my scribblings on the National Review Battlegrounder feature re: Dubya's chance in Washington (keep scrolling until you see "WASHINGTON" here.

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Gibson's 'Christ' urging Christians to vote: Jim Caviezel part of efforts to get Evangelicals to polls/Washington Times: Go, thou, and do likewise.*Why Christians don't vote: Exclusive: Jane Chastain says only 1 out of 4 evangelicals go to polls/WorldNetDaily: Too heavenly minded to be any earthly...

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Peanut Gallery (Voting for Rankin)

re: "Dan told me that the vote-counting machines wouldn't recognize the write-in vote because (the late Ron Rankin) isn't an official write-in candidate". Did I read this correctly??? You mean to tell me that a person has to be an "official" write-in candidate to be...

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In the National Review ...

You can check out my first two postings on the new National Review mag "battleground" blog site here. (Kathryn Lopez of the National Review just posted my last item; you'll have to scroll down for my first one. Look for the tag line: WASHINGTON.)

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Best of the Northwest

I've gone national -- at least National Review. My first effort at analyzing the Washington prez race has been blogged by the National Review this morning. Bloggers throughout the nation are providing Bill Buckley's (pictured) mag with up-to-the-minute insight into the prez race in battleground...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2004

Parting Shot

I've been contacted by National Review, William F. Buckley's mag, to provide bloggable material for the eastern Washington races, particularly how Dubya's doing. I'll let you know where to look once I see them publishing my bloggerel. I'll begin tomorrow morning after I prepare the...

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Peanut Gallery (11 pieces of legislation)

re: factcheck.org documentation that John Kerry has produced only 11 pieces of legislation during his time in the U.S. Senate.DaveO, Why is it that a Congressperson or Legislator must be judged on the volume of legislation they author? Wouldn't you agree that in many cases,...

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Peanut Gallery (Out of their league)

Rooting for the Vandals is like believing Charlie Brown is finally going to kick the football from Lucy’s hold. Every time the Vandals play a decent team, they end up flat on their back with a headache, and Lucy is laughing her butt off. Idaho...

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Peanut Gallery (Duke Nukem)

re: Hot Potatoes'd like to know when he's (House Speaker Bruce Newcomb) going to appoint North Idahoans to chairmanships, when he's going to replace anti-everything Dolores Crow as chairwoman of the House Rev & Tax Committee, and when he's going to ensure that all House...

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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.