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FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008

Snow Day Wild Card -- 12/19/08 59 

I'm off for the next couple of weeks to enjoy holidays with my three kids, which includes daughter-in-law Stephanie. I hate to leave you like this in one way, with everyone feeling there way in this brave new blog world. But there is some symmetry...

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Emma Burke, 12, and Jessica Fortis, 13, ski down the sidewalks on Sherman Ave. in Coeur d'Alene Thursday as snow continued to fall from the massive snowstorm that blanked the region.  Though it was only eight days until Christmas, few shoppers braved the conditions in downtown Coeur d'Alene.  JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-Review (The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 12/19/08 

Emma Burke, 12, and Jessica Fortis, 13, ski down the sidewalks on Sherman Ave. in Coeur d'Alene Thursday, as snow continued to fall from the massive snowstorm that blanked the region. Though it was only eight days until Christmas, few shoppers braved the conditions in...

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Who's Idaho's Person Of Year? 20 

So Time magazine named Barack Obama Man of the Year. No real surprise there. One man said on the radio this morning the media should get the honor because the media got Obama elected. For starters, I'll just throw out a few names: Gov. Butch...

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OTV: 10 NIdaho Gift Ideas 

2. "Mudgy and Millie" book by Susan Nipp website: This Moose-Mouse combo are the coolest Cd'A children's book characters since...aren't they're the only Cd'A children's book characters? At least they're the only ones to have not only a series of awesome sculptures around downtown Cd'A...

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A charter bus sits perpendicular across a side street and with it's front end tangling over Interstate 5 Friday, Dec. 19 2008, in Seattle. Two charter buses crashed Friday on a Seattle street, pushing one through a guardrail next to Interstate 5 and leaving its front wheels dangling 20 feet above the freeway. Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick said 11 young adults were taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Spokesman-Review)

Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/19/08

A charter bus sits perpendicular across a side street and with it's front end tangling over Interstate 5 Friday in Seattle. Two charter buses crashed today on a Seattle street, pushing one through a guardrail next to Interstate 5 and leaving its front wheels dangling...

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'Deep Throat': Idaho Grown, Schooled 13 

William Mark Felt was born on August 17, 1913 in Twin Falls, Idaho,[1] the son of a Jewish carpenter[2] and building contractor Mark Earl Felt and his wife, the former Rose Dygert.[3] After graduating from Twin Falls High School in 1931, he received a BA...

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A Christian nativity scene is shown on display Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The display is near a sign placed at the Capitol by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which promotes the observance of the winter solstice and is critical of religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho Roots: Olympia Nativity Scene Has  

You are well aware by now of the way in which Washington governor Christine Gregoire has bollixed up the issue of holiday displays in her state capitol building. After first saying she had to put up an atheist statement next to the Nativity scene because...

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Adam: Inauguration Important To All 11 

The inauguration is an event that is for all Americans, even those who did not support the President-elect. It is a fundamental reminder that we’re still a free country where we decide our differences at the ballot box rather than a box of bullets. While...

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HBO @ Noon -- 12/19/08 40 

Michelle Duggar holds her newborn daughter, Jordyn-Grace Mikaya Duggar, as 16 of her other children and husband Jim Bob, second from the top right, watch today in Rogers, Ark. Jordyn-Grace was born on Dec. 18, 2008, and weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20...

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HMoffsuite: Enuf Bilingualism Already 73 

HMoffsuite: Obama just named Calif. Rep Hilda Solis as his Secretary of Labor. Her acceptance speech was delivered with the normal thank you(s) to her family, etc. Then gave the speech in Spanish. I have a real problem with this bi-lingual stuff. This is America,...

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APhoto of the Day -- 12/19/08 

An unidentified postal service employee runs south on Lincoln with a shovel and wearing shorts even though the snow is several feet deep this morning. You write the cutline. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review

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Idaho Native 'Deep Throat' Dies 

Reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post, May 7, 1973. Woodward's name is synonymous with anonymous sources, "Deep Throat" and reporting that uncovered a scandal that brought...

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Idaho Club Burns To Ground 53 

Fire destroyed the clubhouse and lodge at an upscale golf and luxury home community near Sandpoint on Thursday. More here.*Bald eagles dispersing from Lake CDA/Rich Landers, SR*Emergency crews battle blizzard, shelters open/Alecia Warren, CDA Press*Streets of CDA adventurous for cars, plows/Tom Hasslinger, CDA Press*St. Vinny's...

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Let's Hear It For Winter Storm Heroes 

One of the local news stations last night had a segment in which it applauded the neighborhood heroes who helped others out during this Mother of all Snow Storms. There's one in my 'hood. A man down the street has access to a large front-end...

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Edwards: Bring Back Regular Programs 

When are the TV stations going to resume their regular programming? Enough is enough. We are doubly punished, first by the storm, then by the long-boring coverage of the storm, repeating the same stories, with the same pictures... and it's been 24 hours! Hey, TV...

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Technical Difficulties 

I'm experiencing technical difficulties posting photos at my home HBO Central today. I tried to post a photo of that Idaho Club fire in Sandpoint yesterday afternoon. I may have to run text for awhile until I get things straightened out. Stay tuned.

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Amnesty? 117 

Before I begin posting in earnest again, I want to share a thought with you. In the spirit of the season, I've been thinking about granting amnesty for all those who have been coolered for some time. I mean everyone, including those who go back...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

Snow Day Wild Card -- 12/18/08 89 

In the middle of the switch over to the new blogware and this Mother of All Snow Storms, I reached a goal that I set at the beginning of the year for the blog: 2.5 million page-views. Huckleberries Online hit that Wednesday. The blog was...

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Parting Shot 12/18/08 

Sherri Gittel shovels out the sign in front of Gittel's grocery store Thursday on Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County received approximately two feet of snow from the latest storm. JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-ReviewQuestion: What did you do today while the...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 12/18/08

Kyle Dosch pushes a passing car through several inches of snow until the car gained enough momentum to go by itself Thursday in Coeur d'Alene. Dosch was out snowshoeing with his wife when the car slowed to a near stop. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley)...

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BSU Christians Claim Discrimination 

Item: 6 religious students claims Boise State discriminates/Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Six Boise State University students have filed suit in federal court complaining that Boise State Universities does not permit use of student activity fees for religious groups. Attorneys for Christian Legal Society's Center for Law...

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More Local Blogs -- 12/18/08 

Since the blogroll remains at the old HBO Central site, I'll post more of the local blogroll so you can check out what your North Idaho blog mates are doing. Above, Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns has fallen in love with a critter that braves...

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New Christmas Hats 

Don Sausser notes in an e-mail that so much snow fell that the heat from this streetlights couldn't melt it. Now, the lights have their own Christmas caps.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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