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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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Top Cutlines -- 3/28/06

A girl watches at a Persian cat during a two day international cat exhibition in Bulgarian capital Sofia over the weekend. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Petar Petrov)Top Cutlines1. You're dethspicable! -- James Bond.2. Garfield finally comes to the realization that he shouldn't have sold...

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My2Cents -- Wanda Quinn Steps Down

The self-proclaimed "Three Amigas" -- Wanda Quinn, Nancy Sue Wallace and Sue Thilo -- have made quite an impact on the Coeur d'Alene scene. Nancy Sue helped Lake City embrace public art during her tenure as a CdA council woman. Sue Thilo served on the...

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Eye On Boise -- Butch (Hearts) Lori

Congressman Butch Otter has announced his engagement to Lori Easley, a vice principal in the Meridian School District. A photo of the engaged couple is posted on Otter’s campaign website, showing the two smiling tensely. No wedding date has been set.For the rest of the...

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New APhoto of the Day -- 3/28/06

A girl watches at a Persian cat during a two day international cat exhibition in Bulgarian capital Sofia over the weekend. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Petar Petrov)DFO: With apologies to John Austin, the lone entrant, there wasn't much interest in the last APhoto of...

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Question of the Day -- Expectant Fathers

In his column today, sleep-deprived father-to-be Marc Stewart/Coeur d'Alene Press, is worrying already about his first born:*Falling down and skinning a knee.*A decent child care provider.*"Its" teen-age years (He and his wife elected not to know the child's gender).*Dating.*Whether he'll be a good DadQuoth Marc:...

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HBO -- to James Bond RE: Card Resignation

James Bond: I see Andy Card resigned this morning. FINALLY! President Bush, IMHO, really hurt himself by not encouraing staff turnover. Jobs in the White House are high stress, and I believe that turnover is necessary. Andy Card was one of, if not the, longest...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/28/06

1. APhoto Fix: Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger checks his notes as he appears before the Iran-Contra Committee on July 31, 1987. Weinberger, who served in the Cabinets of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and was central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, died today....

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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006

Wild Card/Monday -- 3/27/06

For some reason, I've been outta step all day long. Off my game. Dunno why -- other than the fact that it's Monday. Well, Workday Monday is in my rear-view mirror. And I thank you guys for hanging in there with me while I got...

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P.S. -- What To Do About Illegals?

50,000 rally against crackdown on illegal aliens in downtown Denver/AP photoIssue: Senate panel OKs immigration bill: Legislation gives millions of illegals opportunity to seek U.S. citizenship/WorldNet Daily; and: Thousands of L.A. students walk out: Hispanics protest proposed crackdown on illegal aliens/Agence France-Presse; and: Study: Illegals...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/27/06

A patient is squeezed below bags during a move from an old wing to a new wing at the Huaxi hospital in Chengdu, in China's southwest Sichuan province on Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Color China Photo) Top Cutlines1. Mr. Chang was saved from...

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Item: ISU Names Mr. H Top Biz Leader

"For 36 hours, the middle of Idaho disappeared. Northwest met southeast. The gulf between the southern tip of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the northern fringe of American Falls Reservoir wasn't 300 miles; it was one smooth skipping rock apart. Cascade and Challis vanished. Salmon and...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 3/27/06

Associated Press photoIssue: Father of LaFave's victim: Debra should have got jail: Says teacher shows no remorse: 'It's a horrible, ugly thing that she's done'/WorldNetDailyQuestion: Should Debra LaFave have received prison time for having sex with a boy, 14? 1. No, the sex was consensual,...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2006

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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