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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2006

HBO -- to Family Phil re: Wal*Mart

Family Phil: Sitting in Dannen's Deli in Hayden today, I heard some people talking about the Wal-Mart planned for the corner of 95 and Honeysuckle. The gist of their conversation was: "Hayden is too nice a town for the class of people who shop at...

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

Without looking (or having looked at his blog), guess which one of the local bloggers this is ... a few years back ... here*Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings examines the NIMBYism prevalent when Wal*Mart comes calling here.*JBelle/Notes from The 'Kan EWA loves the season of reflection called...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... That former state representative Wayne Meyer will run for the Idaho Legislature this year, but he isn't sure whether he'll take on state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, who defeated him in the Republican primary two years ago, or ... (drum roll, puh-LEEZ) -- state...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3/3/06

There's been some discussion today re: the wild and woolly nature of the comments feature last night, featuring Any Mouse, Thom, Family Phil and a cameo appearance by CDADave (who quickly and wisely ducked his head and left). Some, of course, would love to see...

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HBO -- to One Lucky Girl re. Wolves

One Lucky Girl: "OK, you guys obviously don't know the whole wolf situation. They were reintroduced into a part of idaho they were never native to in the first place. And they aren't just taking some elk (which my the way is not pluralized by...

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HBO -- to LukeB re: Better Blog Software

LukeB: "I just wish this website ran better software. I've suggested Scoop a couple of times but I don't know how interested DFO is in changing blogging software."DFO: I'm totally at the mercy of the techs, and they're at the mercy of time constraints and...

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Photo of the Day -- 3/3/06

Kindergartener Hailee Westover reacts with trepidation after her teacher, Jacque Dean, tells her class that everyone must try at least a bite of green eggs and ham -- served in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, now celebrated as Read Across America Day -- before eating...

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Question of the Day -- Academy Best Movie

Issue: No sure bets: History proves that 'Brokeback Mountain' isn't a lock to capture Best Picture/David Germain, Associated PressThe Contendahs: "Brokeback Mountain," "Crash," "Capote," "Good Night, And Good Luck" and "Munich."Question: Who wins -- and why?

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/3/06

1. APhoto Fix: In this photo released at his retirement home in Tosny, western Fance, Friday March 3, 2006, Rene Riffaud is seen in either 1917 or 1918. France has rediscovered two centenarian veterans of the 1914-1918 conflict that killed millions, increasing the number of...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2006

Spring Sign: The M's Are Playing Ball

Fans hand baseballs through a fence for Seattle Mariners' Carl Everett to sign as he leaves the field after playing against the San Diego Padres in the annual charity game between the teams that kicked off spring training baseball games for the two clubs earlier...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/2/06

You've heard of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride"? Well, here's "BODIES, the Exhibition," featuring real life preserved bodies. Jennifer Hartz, left, points out specifics to her daughter, 8-year-old Jessica Hartz, second from left, as Ann Scheraldi, standing, and Melinda Hartz, 5, right, listen to the audio...

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In SR Op-Ed, McCrory: Build Regional Jail

"Both Spokane County and Kootenai County experience jail overcrowding and want to build bigger jails. Spokane County's could cost from $81 million to $410 million while Kootenai County estimates its jail expansion might cost as much as $50 million. State, local and tribal leaders from...

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Question -- from the Peanut Gallery

Issue: Dirty politics this ain't: Senator saves rival's life: Maybe this means we'll see a more uplifting campaign'/CNN.com Offbeat News Additional Info: "State Sen. John Giannetti was waiting for his take-out order of Italian food at a Maryland restaurant on Monday when he saw a...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 3/2/06

Gotta earn my supper on the Dark Side of the force, HBOers. So, I'll leave you with CDADave's parody from yesterday's cutline competition and urge you to look at his Thin Air blog for more LOLs he's posted one handed, as he tries to recover...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 3/2/06

Parents and their babies, including 15-month-old Lillian Baumgartner, left, 14-month-old Theo Hefley and 8-month old Sebastian Bertrand, right, practice their underwater swimming technique during a swim class at the Stewart Aquatic Center in Eugene, Ore. Wednesday/AP Photo/The Register-Guard by Chris Pietsch (who has Sandpoint, Idaho,...

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APhoto of the Day -- Bodies R Us

You've heard of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride"? Well, here's "BODIES, the Exhibition," featuring real life preserved bodies. Jennifer Hartz, left, points out specifics to her daughter, 8-year-old Jessica Hartz, second from left, as Ann Scheraldi, standing, and Melinda Hartz, 5, right, listen to the audio...

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Question of the Day -- Rez Gas Tax

Issue: Bill seeks tribes' gas money: Tax revenue is state's, leaders say/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewDFO: Repub leaders in the Idaho Legislature can't get it through their heads that they are not bigger than the courts. Attempts to snag gas tax from the Indian reservations have been...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/2/06

1. APhoto Fix: In a photograph released by the U.S. Treasury, the newly designed $10 bill is shown Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005. The $10 bill note became the third bill denomination to be jazzed up with colors as part of the government's effort to thwart...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006

Ash Wednesday Wild Card -- 3/1/06

First, I'll pass along a personal milestone before turning over the Wild Card and the afternoon to you. Today marks the 13th anniversary of my first day on The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. I replaced Marnie Lombard way back when and became part of a small...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/1/06

Bill Manning sits bundled against the wind as he watches spring breakers walk by, seemingly not bothered by the cooler temperatures at Daytona Beach, Fla., Tuesday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. Just because there is frost on top of the mountain doesn't mean there isn't...

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