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In The Interest Of Fairness ...

... HBO has spotted the new Strong Mothers Against Child Molesters Web site, which, among other things, plans to track sentences handed down by judges against sex offenders. The only judge listed so far is John Mitchell here. You can check out the Web site...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/22/06

Family Phil gave winter one last spring before hanging up the inner tubes here.Extremely Cool: There appears to be a move afoot by Mari, Stebbijo and others to form an Inland Northwest Bloggers Association (sign me up) here.*Put your hands together for HBO's Sam Taylor/Vandal...

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Question: Does Demo LaRocco Have A Chance?

"Former Idaho Congressman Larry LaRocco startled fellow Democrats with his last-minute move Friday to challenge GOP Lt. Gov. Jim Risch. Part of the surprise was that LaRocco didn't let party Chairman Richard Stallings know until about noon Friday he was eyeing the race, which already...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 3/22/06

Survivor: Oregon Style: Six family members who disappeared more than two weeks ago after setting out on an overnight trip were found Tuesday in a mountainous area of southwestern Oregon, surviving in their snowbound recreational vehicle on dehydrated food and other provisions. Shown left to...

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Mark Few: What's A Guy To Do?

Issue: Growth keeps 'Northwest guy' home: Big-time universities want Gonzaga's Few, too/Steve Bergum, Spokesman-ReviewQuestion: Do you believe Gonzaga coach Mark Few will still be a Zag when the 2006-07 season comes around?

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WSJ Editorial: Sell Excess USFS Land

The Bush administration proposed a novel idea recently: Sell off a tiny fraction of National Forest land to save money and raise funds for rural schools. Far from a revival of the Homestead Act signed up President Lincoln in 1862 and which distributed some 80...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/22/06

1. APhoto Fix: Ava Gardner (shown with Frank Sinatra in Reno on Aug. 19, 1951, has now had a post office named after her, in Smithfield, N.C.,. President Bush signed a bill Monday to rename the post office in honor of the Oscar-nominated actress, who...

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P.S. -- Idaho D's Win Standoff -- 3/21/06

Democrats brought the House to a standstill this morning, by refusing to go along with suspending reading of bills. The reason: They want a hearing on their bill to increase the minimum wage, which House GOP leadership has been sitting on all session. Because of...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/21/06

Basketball player Kristin White, age 13, cuddles her dog Zoe at the Lake City Shootout, an AAU basketball tournament at Woodland Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, before her team the Coeur d'Alene Sparks, played their second game of the day Sunday. Tom Davenport/Spokesman-Review.Top Cutlines1. After...

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Question No. 2 -- Is Kroc Center Worth Effort?

Issue: Kroc Center has holes to fill: City officials say pit needs to be filled, scrambling to come up with $1.1 million/Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene PressGood Opening Line: "It's the gift that keeps on costing" -- Marc Stewart.Question: Is Coeur d'Alene dumping money into a...

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My2Cents -- Do You Care About Freedom of Press

You saw my rant yesterday about the three clueless Idaho Supreme Court justices who voted in the 3-2 majority to allow the legislative committees to close its meetings willy-nilly: Daniel Eismann, Linda Copple Trout and Gerald Schroeder. I and my press colleagues are under the...

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Question of the Day -- Rapist Kevin Coe

Issue: State could keep rapist locked up: Civil action needed before Kevin Coe's release/Thomas Clouse, Spokesman-ReviewDFO: If there's ever a guy to keep locked up for the rest of his life, it's Kevin Coe.Question: Is there anyone out there willing to say that Coe has...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- Teaching 5YOs About AIDS

Issue: 5-year-olds forced to learn about AIDS: New York mandatory lesson plan called 'effort to sexually engineer our children'/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think about AIDS education in kindergarten? 1. It's long overdue 2. It's never too early to make kids tolerant and compassionate 3. Fine,...

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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006

HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/20/06

Coeur d'Alene Lake used to be the home of the Diamond Cup Hydroplane Race. Yeah, old-timers may tell you that it was nothing but trouble, but I found it tremendously exciting. This is the program from 1964. At that time, President Johnson had been in...

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"Pregnant Woman" Robs Bank of America

"Coeur d’Alene police officers and local FBI responded to the Bank of America for the report of a robbery. Tellers inside of the bank related that the female suspect came into the bank and stayed for a while talking to one of the tellers. The...

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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest -- 3/20/06

Iraq war protestors march through liberal Portland on the Iraq war's third anniversary. Meanwhile David Reinhart/Oregonian wonders if the "anti-war left who sally forth at every bit of bad news seem to want Iraq to fail?" here. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Eye On Boise: Idaho Supreme...

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Beware: Incoming Spam Today

Since we've abandoned the three-letter approach to spam control, the spamming has picked up, particularly overnight. HBO is manually handling spam today. Not a good process. It's easy to delete this garbage, but I might not get to it as fast as it appears. So,...

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