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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006

TGIF Wild Card -- 3/17/06

And another week comes to a close after an interesting day. Kootenai County races saw three last-minute filings from a Libertarian, an Independent and a Democrat. But no one filed against HBO's Dan Of The County here. Meanwhile, there was one surprise at the state...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/17/06

Cartoon: Jim Tibbs/Grants Pass, Ore.*CDADave/Thin penned a little song to the tune of Paul McCartney's old "Honey Pie" after hearing the news that Dubya picked Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to be his next Interior secretary here, and he provides his usual dose of good Thin Air...

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Extra! Vieselmeyer Drops Out Of Senate Race

Former state representative Ron Vieselmeyer handed HBO a prepared statement moments ago, announcing that he has dropped out of the Senate District 5 GOPrimary race against Jim Hammond. Quoth: "Circumstances have changed now that I have a different opponent. Also, due to the fact that...

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Question of the Day -- How Irish Are You?

Dang: Wait! There was really a guy named St. Patrick? You mean today isn't an excuse for college students (present and former) to get blindingly drunk?DFO: Yes, Dang, there was a St. Patty, and the History Channel tells you all about him here.Question: Are there...

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Eye On Boise: Risch Won't Run For Guv

"Lt. Gov. Jim Risch just announced that if Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is confirmed as the new Interior secretary, he’ll step in and serve out Kempthorne’s final term as governor, but he won’t change his plans to run for re-election as lieutenant governor"/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-Review.Click here.

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/17/06

Photographer Spencer Tunick frames his 300 nude subjects during a a photo session in Santa Maria da Feira, northern Portugal , on Sept. 13, 2003. Tunick has photographed and filmed masses of people in the nude in dozens of public places from Finland to Australia,...

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HBO -- To Marianne RE: Hail Marys for Zags

Marianne Love: Don't think I've ever said so many "Hail Mary's" in my life. God must've been listening. Hallelujah! GO ZAGS!!!!DFO: OK, as an ex-Catholic, I know that the heavens were being bombarded by Hail Marys from fans of both Catholic teams on the court...

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St. Patrick's Day QF6 -- 3/17/06

1. APhoto Fix: Participants in Copenhagen's annual St Patrick's three legged race drink green beer in front of Kennedy's Irish Bar earlier today. Contestants race to drink beer at each of Copenhagen's 6 Irish pubs while tied at the ankle. (AP Photo/John McConnico) 2. Cartoon...

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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.