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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2006

P.S. -- 3/13/06

Jane Q. Citizen: Back in the 1990's when Post Falls went through a lot of upheaval in the school district and couldn't pass a bond levy for anything I recall a controversy when the ballots were locked up in the school overnight before being counted...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/13/06

Bomshel (See Marianne Love's link below)*Marianne Love/Slight Detour is fulfilling her role as a self-proclaimed surrogate promoter for a new western sound called Bomshel, which features a young Sandpoint woman, here.*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps reacts to that letter to the editor from a Spokane police guild muck-a-muck...

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Just In From The Levy Election Front ...

... Kootenai County is getting a steady trickle of Seasoned Citizens coming into the Election Department to vote on tomorrow's Coeur d'Alene School District 271 $39.8M election. And they're pretty upset when they discover they can't vote at the courthouse. Dan of the County tells...

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Bobby Jenks: 'A Middle Finger On Shoulder'

"Bobby Jenks (shown in 1998 as a Lakeland High pitcher) wanted to clear the air: Contrary to what people believe, he doesn't have a chip on his shoulder. Then again, considering the barrel-chested right-hander is listed at 6-3 and close to 270 pounds, a chip...

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Gonzaga Seeded No. 3, Draws Xavier

The Gonzaga Bulldogs drew a 3 seed Sunday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. They'll play the 14th-seeded Xavier Musketeers on Thursday in Salt Lake City. You can find John Blanchee's column about the Zags and Xavier, "No. 3 Zags not blasé about 'Jesuit Throwdown'"...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/13/06

Fabiano, a 5-year-old gelding, and police officer Susanne Melisch pose during the presentation of the new mounted police squad in Dortmund, Germany, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Separated At Birth -- Skeletor & Craig?

Craig has always been my favorite scary politician -- Patrick/Flippy Floppy.DFO: This is a holdover from the weekend in which the HBO crowd was discussing its smarmiest or scariest politicians. The focus was on Idaho pols. But Washington HBOers are welcome to chime in with...

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WorldNetDaily Poll: Dining With A Porn Star

Issue: Porn starlet Mary Carey to dine with Bush again: XXX movie actress who caused stir last summer eating dinner this week/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of Mary Carey's 2nd dinner with President Bush? 1. Wonderful! Porn is big business in America, and it's time...

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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.