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Huckleberries: ‘Bare the Cold’ can’t beat the rain

MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2006

This & That: In the “Spirit Was Willing But The Flesh Was Weak” Dept., members of the Coeur d’Alene High Key Club earned props for proposing a “Dare to Bare the Cold” event Friday night. The goal of the program was to focus attention on the homeless. The Key Clubbers staged a clothing drive for the down-and-outers. Then, they busied themselves collecting large cardboard boxes to serve as makeshift shelters on the school’s football field. Thing is, “Dare to Bare the Cold” was postponed. Why? Bad weather … “If you voted for Demo Larry Grant for Congress,” advises Lewiston Tribune editorialist Tom Henderson, “don’t worry that Bill Sali was elected instead. He can’t do any damage. Residents of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District might as well have sent a potted plant to Washington.” (Read: Sali will make good copy for the media, but he won’t be effective) … Question (from Huckleberries Online commenter Reality Check): “OK the election’s over. Let’s get back to that recent junket (to the East Coast) taken at taxpayers’ expense by lame-duck Commissioner Gus Johnson. Is there any more information on that?” Answer: Stay tuned … Sightem: While stopped at Ironwood and Government Way, a Berry Picker spotted a handwritten message on the dirty rear-panel door of a local plumbing truck which read: “I wish my wife was this dirty” … Poet’s Corner: “The studio’s silent/and the lights have gone dim;/it’s a long time we’ll wait/for another like him” – The Bard of Sherman Avenue (“Ed Bradley, Reporter”).


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