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SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 2006

Vacation Wild Care No. 11 -- 12/31/06

I've become a fan of Raymond Pert's "Three Beautiful Things" about a given day here. Raymond's approach forces him to pay attention to and chronicle good/beautiful things that happen in his life. A I've made it a New Year's resolution to chronicle daily the beautiful…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 29, 2006

Vacation Wild Card No. 9 -- 12/29/06

Unofficially, this is the last day of my vacation, HBOers. Of course, most of us have the New Year's weekend off, too. So, I'll continue to post Wild Cards this weekend as I prepare to return Tuesday, refreshed and ready for my new duties that'll…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2006

Vacation Wild Card No. 8 -- 12/28/06

We spent a leisurely afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene Wednesday, eating at Toro Viejo for lunch and then spending a coupla hours visiting the extended family at Java on Fourth. Some members of the group wanted to see the waterfront but were quickly driven to…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 26, 2006

Arpie: Christmas Haikus

Wrapping paper tearsDid you read the instructions?Plastic plethoraAround the tableNancy’s gravy covers allEyes meet with blessingsWe didn’t run outGrandpa sent the batteriesThree-dozen AAFriend home safelyDoctors and tests tomorrowThere’s more ahead

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SUNDAY, DEC. 24, 2006

JohnA's Night Before Christmas, HBO Style

Twas the night before Christmas,When all through the blog,Not a blurker was commenting,Not even you, Bob.Our keyboards were near,And our monitors glowed,In case our St. DFOMight have just showed.With Bob in his kerchiefAnd I in my hat,We awaited most eagerOur leader to chat,Then, out of…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 2006

Vacation Wild Card No. 3 -- 12/23/06

Amy Dearest and I put a good dent in the Christmas shopping for my wife Friday. We're not through. But it looks like we won't be doing any last-minute shopping. I finally broke down and bought a new set of studded tires for the Honda,…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 2006

Vacation Wild Card No. 2 -- 12/22/06

I forgot to mention to you earlier this week that I received a call from Rich Gordon, an associate prof at Northwestern University who's studying the SR's "blogging initiative" among other current newspaper innovations. We discussed what we're doing here for 15 minutes or so.…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 2006

Wild Card -- 12/20/06

The dinner bell is ringing, HBOers. Ditto for the vacation bell. I'm looking forward to the time off with me and mine -- if part of mine can get out of Denver over the weekend. I'll sneak in here and post a bit during the…

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Marianne Love -- Remembering Brandy

In a poignant post, Marianne Love/Slight Detour remembers 24-year-old Brandy Post, who died in that Bonner County fire, along with 35-year-old Jason Mitchell and their young son here. Below, you'll find thoughts that Brandy shared as part of a turn-of-the-century project.Birthdate: July 13, 1982Interests/School Activities:…

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Top Cutlines -- 12/20/06

Manoharan, known as Snake Manu, 30, practises with two brown tree snakes by running it through his nasals and mouth in Chennai, India, earlier today. Manoharan is awaiting a sponsor for a chance to make a performance for the Guinness Book jury. You write the…

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A Holiday Toast

Our Christmas tree is strung with lights;the old year’s nearly done;I raise a glass to you, my friend:“God bless us, every one!”The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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MADD Severs Ties w/Miss(behaving) Teen USA

Katie Blair, Miss Teen USA 2006, right, poses with Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, left, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 16. Blair, an 18-year-old from Montana was crowned Miss Teen USA 2006 the day before. Allegations of not…

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Columnist: Lucky to Have "Radio Free Moscow"

Full column hereAlmost any resident of Moscow can recite a list of the special amenities and opportunities of our city — and keep going for some time. However, an informal exploration revealed that many community members know nothing about a unique gem that we have…

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Winning Combo -- Rum Cake, Her Sandiness

Christie Wood: The Mayor just dropped off two homemade rum cakes for the Police Department. Don't worry...I will not be driving anywhere. I got first crack at the cake that came to the Detective Division (you always have to try to get some food before…

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APhoto of the Day -- 12/20/06

Manoharan, known as Snake Manu, 30, practises with two brown tree snakes by running it through his nasals and mouth in Chennai, India, earlier today. Manoharan is awaiting a sponsor for a chance to make a performance for the Guinness Book jury. You write the…

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Breaking! ISP Trooper Shot Near Twin Falls

An Idaho State Trooper was shot early this morning after stopping an alleged armed robbery subject on State Highway 74 just south of Twin Falls. Trooper Chris Glenn was wounded in the neck when he stopped the subject's vehicle at about 7:10 this morning. The…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 19, 2006

Update: Gay BSU Student Faces Misdemeanor

A Boise State University student has been charged with a misdemeanor after he reportedly told detectives he fabricated a story that he was attacked on the Greenbelt because of his sexual orientation. (Full Idaho Statesman story here)DFO: Reasonable ending to an unfortunate incident.

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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.

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