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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006

SR Letter: Disproportionate Sex Scandal Coverage

"I am the vice president of the Spokane Police Guild. I wanted your readers to know, in the strongest terms, that the guild stands behind the detective and sergeant involved in the investigation of the incident involving the firefighter. The prosecutor's office has already affirmed...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/10/06

1. APhoto Fix: A police officer eats an ice lolly as stands in a cordon outside the High Court in Johannesburg, where former Deputy President Jacob Zuma is appearing on rape charges. Zuma's accuser told the court earlier today that nobody tried to influence her...

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P.S. -- Blue Plate Special Spotlights HBO Hound

"Getting into blogging wasn’t any easier for his coworker at the newspaper, Dave Oliveria. The associate editor and columnist describes the start of his opinionated blog Huckleberries as 'a monstrous change.' Oliveria is a newsroom veteran who says he has been involved in virtually every...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 3/9/06

Digital Fog labels this one simply "Found Nemo."*Blogmeister KenP/Daily Briefing reports that Editor Steve Smith that the outrage over the Spokane firefighter story is proof that former mayor Jim West would have been out of office sooner had he been targetting girls instead of boys...

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Breaking! Tax&Rev Roadblock To Step Down

Conservative Republican Rep. Dolores Crow of Nampa announced Thursday she will not seek re-election. Crow is Chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee which is the first to consider changes to state tax policy. She is serving her twelfth two-year term in the Legislature...

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HBO -- To Idawa RE: US Cultural War

Idawa: This thread, this topic, since it started that other day has been fascinating too me. Recently I have been asking myself if the secular and non-secular world can still co-exist. ... Topics such as abortion, homosexual marriage, FCC censorship, and public decency laws are...

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WorldNetDaily Poll -- 3/9/06

Issue: Return of 'Contract with America'? GOP lawmakers offer alternative budget to restore 'dream'/WorldNetDaily Question: What do you think about the Republicans new Contract with America? 1. Don't you mean the Contract on America? 2. I hope it suffers the same fate as the first...

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 3/8/06

Closin' Time again, HBOers. Another good day on the writing and blog front. I haven't heard any complaints since morning about the refurbished comments feature. So, I'll take that as a good sign. If someone out there is being blocked, however, don't suffer in silence....

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 3/8/06

Gordon Parks (right) died yesterday and he was a hero to many photographers, not just for making nice pictures, but for being a pivotal figure in 20th century photography (including photograph above, entitled "Children With Doll"), movies, music and poetry. He became the first black...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/8/06

Nadiah Gittens, left, and her twin sister Tracy workout with a podcast at Welleby Park in Sunrise, Florida. You write the cutline. (Judy Sloan Reich/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/KRT)Top Cutlines:1. The Stepford Sisters get N'Sync -- Thom George.2. When their iPod began playing the evil Hokey Pokey,...

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Iraq Prayer

There’s light at the end of the tunnel they say,just as they once said about Saigon and Hue;may all of this suffering not be in vainand that light in the tunnel not be a train.The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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HBO -- To SteveS RE: Election Start-Up

SteveS: "Wow ... was I blown away ... I was returning from taking Sophomore Son back to UIdaho (Sunday) ... had just finished listening to Gonzaga squeak by USD (Senior Daughter's soon-to-be alma mater) ... when I saw this ha-huge billboard for Sheila Sorensen for...

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Breaking: Coalition Calls for Fireman's Firing

A women’s coalition which includes former Spokane Mayor Sheri Barnard is calling for the firing of Daniel W. Ross, the 35-year old firefighter who had sex in a Spokane firehouse last month with a 16-year old girl here/Spokesman-ReviewQuestion: What do you think will eventually happen...

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Question of the Day -- 3/8/06

Issue: Poll: Moviemakers' values out of touch: Survey shows readers think quality of movies in decline/MSNBC Additional Info: "When asked if they thought Hollywood values were at odds with those of most of America, 60 percent agreed. When asked if they though the success of...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/8/06

1. APhoto Fix: High school girls walk past the painted protection wall in the centre of Irbil, a city in the Kurdish controlled north 217 miles north of Baghdad Wednesday. Daily killings, bombings and escalating violence confine most Iraqi women to their homes and a...

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Parting Shot -- 3/7/06

Being old ain't so bad, particularly when you're being sexually harassed by a caller. Ask Frum Helen Back. A few weeks ago, an obscene caller dialed FHB's number and was in the middle of his spiel, when Helen started dishing it back to him. She...

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Top Cutlines -- 3/7/06

"Brokeback Mountain" actor Heath Ledger, right, kisses galpal Michelle Williams during the game between San Antonio and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)Top Cutlines:1. Michelle thinks to herself "If he calls me Jake one more time..."...

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Question of the Day -- 3/7/06

Coeur d'Alene Press Online poll: If the election were today, who would you support to replace Butch Otter as U.S. District 1 representative?Larry Grant (D) 20.6% Cecil Kelly (D) 1.2% Skip Brandt (R) 1.2% Keith Johnson (R) 1.1% Bill Sali (R) 18.4% Norm Semanko (R)...

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Gonzaga: We're Number -- What? -- Seed

Gonzaga fans argue for a high seeding in the NCAA tournament by pointing out the results of the last two Duke games as they cheer Monday during West Coast Conference men's championship Spokane. Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 68-67 to win the championship and an automatic...

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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.

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