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FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 2017

Mixed emotions 

I am uneasy with a hobby of mine. I ♥ Fantasy Football. But I also know that many -- most? -- pro football players are putting themselves at risk of serious brain problems by playing. So how can you play Fantasy Football knowing people are harming themselves for our amusement?

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Cathyanne leads the strings 

So I've waited decades to hear Cathyanne Nonini play her violin. And I finally did last night, at Riverstone. She didn't disappoint. Nor did the string and (earlier) brass sections of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony. Cathyanne & Co. entertained a nice audience at Riverstone Pond.

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McMorris Rodgers faces tough Q's 

Across the border, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced tough questions at her first town hall since the 2016 election. McMorris Rodgers, obviously, isn't our representative. But she's close enough. And I thought you might be interested in a Republican congresswoman handling questions re: health care and North Korea.

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Montana State fan Mark D’Agostino, right, pours a beer for friend Jerry Johnson before the start of a college football game against Idaho on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, outside the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. The University of Idaho is asking Idaho’s State Board of Education to amend its alcohol permit policy to allow pre-game alcohol sales in the Fan Zone and tailgating in Kibbie Dome parking lots. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UI seeks booze permit again 

The University of Idaho is asking Idaho’s State Board of Education to amend its alcohol permit policy to allow pre-game alcohol sales in the Fan Zone and tailgating in Kibbie Dome parking lots. The board will consider a first reading of the proposal when it meets Friday at Idaho State University in Pocatello.

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Cheers: Risch gets tough w/Trump 

In his Cheers & Jeers column this week, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune CHEERS ... Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Trillhaase applauds Risch for calling President Trump out for drafting a misleaing statement about a 2016 session between Donald Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer.

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Jail expansion spurs mixed emotions 

Watching the construction of the Kootenai County jail expansion, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger had bittersweet thoughts during Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony for the $12.4 million project, reports Brian Walker/Press. The sheriff knows the expansion is needed. But the jail will be full again the minute the new addition opens.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 2017

The Parting Shot today amuses me. Notice that 4 of the 6 people pictured are on their cellphones. Here, they're at a football preseason game -- and they simply can't take in the fun and feel of that. They have to be on there cellphones, rather than communicate with one another. I love cellphones. But I

Parting Shot -- 8.10.17 

The Parting Shot today amuses me. Notice that 4 of the 6 people pictured are on their cellphones. Here, they're at a football preseason game -- and they simply can't take in the fun and feel of that. They have to be on there cellphones, rather than communicate with one another. I love cellphones. But I don't like what they do to our conversation.

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 8.10.17 22 

I thought I'd shaken off the after effects of my retirement announcement Wednesday. But that apparently isn't so. I realized at 10:22 a.m. that I hadn't turned on either police scanner. Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. (From my days as an altar boy saying the Latin mass. Mike Kennedy can translate.)

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Cutline Contest -- time2vote 15 

The Cutline Contest today features a cat running across the field at Busch Stadium during a ballgame between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. (BTW, I've never understood how Sidekick Cindy preferred cats to dogs. But I thought I'd post this one for her.) Wednesday Winner: Dataxman.

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Tastes from youth 17 

Cream soda -- yes or no? DFO: I can't remember which Facebook Friend posted this. But I find it an intriguing question. Moi? Cream soda? No way.

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Farewellfest will be next Thursday 13 

Steve Widmyer, the SR, and I have settled on a time and day for Huckleberries Farewellfest, from 5 to 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Fort Ground Grill in the historic Fort Grounds. The SR will provide cake, cookies, punch, and coffee.

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Huckleberry Friends -- 8.10.17 

Huckleberry Friends features links to items in the HucksOnline blogosphere: Investigation lit up/Fort Boise, Oh, Sunburn (in other words, ow)/Faithful Geek, Glacier Park popularity continues to climb/Outdoors, Friday's Openings: Snarky squirrels & haunted dolls/7 Blog, How many grocery items can you carry on bike?/Bike Adventures ...

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A bunch of good guys 

I usually don't run check-passing photos. But I'll make an exception this time. The Coeur Group donated $2,250 to the K7 Memorial at McEuen Field. H/T for that. But bigger H/T to this group of young professionals who are making a difference in this community. I became a fan of the Coeur Group through JimmyMAC and Dustin Ainsworth.

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Labrador Town Hall U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador talks during a town hall at Meridian Middle School in Meridian April 19. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Very Scary Creatures

Tom Wobker, the late Bard of Sherman Avenue, routinely spoofed politicians. Here's another of my favorites re: those "Very Scary Creatures" who haunt us for our votes, up to 18 months before election time.

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Brain tumor affected McCain vote? 10 

Sen. Ron Johnson suggested that fellow Republican Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in the Arizona lawmaker’s decisive vote against the GOP health care bill. The Associated Press reports. Thoughts?

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H/T: Duane Rasmussen photos 

Photographer Duane Rasmussen has a natural eye for good photography. I've enjoyed his photos through he years here at Huckleberries Online. I don't know why or when Duane began sending his photos in. But I know that he got heat for doing so, from the Republican hierarchy. Nevertheless, he persisted.

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AM Headlines -- 8.10.17

AM Headlines features Cindy's story re: Camp Sweylolakan connecting friends for lifetimes + photo set by Kathy Plonka. Also: Public Records (Aug. 10)/Press, Former UI star Campell dead at 73/SR, Council to get raise, but no tax hike/Press, Judge weighs heroin plea deal/CdA Press, Trio stands up to paddle Spokane River/SR + more ...

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Poll: We're worried about North Korea

In the Wednesday poll, two-thirds of Hucks Nation is worried about a war with North Korea, especially after harsh, recent rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jung Un. Today's Poll: Are you affected by the poor (smoky) air quality?

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Christa fires back at Redoubter 17 

On Wednesday, we discussed a nasty post on the Charles Carroll Society blog from some guy who calls himself The Bard of the Redoubt. Christa says he's an official with the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee -- and returns fire (without name-calling) in a Facebook post.

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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.