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The Big Unit: A Deadbeat Dad?

AP photo"The heartbroken love child of Yankee superstar Randy Johnson yesterday broke her silence for the first time to describe how the peevish pitcher coldly responded to letters she sent him as a little girl pleading to meet him. 'I would get cards back from...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 3/29/06

Stephanie King, left, Rhiannon Edwards, center, and Alex Hancock, embrace Tuesday in Seattle, during a Service of Hope for six victims killed Saturday in a house-party shooting spree. Meanwhile, a young man said he invited Kyle Huff to his after-hours party because he was "sketchy"...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/29/06

This photograph, released by sculptor Daniel Edwards on Tuesday shows his sculpture of singer Britney Spears giving birth. The life-sized 'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston' can be seen at the artists studio in in Moosup, Conn. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Daniel...

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Question of the Day -- Templin Barricades Trail

Issue: Trail and tribulations: Although Templin owns property, some think that barricading of Centennial Trail in Post Falls is unfortunate, premature/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene PressDFO: Good grief! Mr. Hospitality is starting to act like Hagadone.Question: What do you think of Bob Templin barricading an important...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/29/06

1. APhoto Fix: The base of the "Vision of Peace" statue at City Hall now holds a display called "Vision of Peeps" in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday. The marshmallow Peeps Easter candy along with a small stuffed bunny are part of the display put down...

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HBO -- To Chris Rodkey RE: Political Corruption

Chris: It's probably not the best idea to start declaring "corruption" a hallmark of either political party. I think both Democrats and Republicans have a pretty rich history in illegalities and misdeeds. Democrats are trying to call the majority the "Culture of Corruption," but that...

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HBO -- To Jane Q. Citizen -- 3/29/06

Jane Q: DFO, I worry that Saturday's April Fools change to Daylight Savings Time just might send you over the edge. It's Wednesday and I'm posting on the "Thursday" Wild Card which is from yesterday which was Tuesday. Have we all fallen down the rabbit's...

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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.