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MONDAY, JAN. 29, 2007

Inside Huckleberries -- 1/29/07

*Looks as though Blogmeister Joe has posted that new photo that Kathy Plonka snapped of me last week. Now, if Joe could do something to remove a few years ......*Huckleberries hears from a realiable source that former commish Gus Johnson failed to land that county...

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Snow Crashes -- Be Careful Out There

From Police Scanner:4:33 p.m., Granati reports: "We left cd'a at about 3:45 this afternoon and it took us almost 45 minutes just to get home in pf. very slick and slow going."3:58 p.m., passenger car rear-ended school bus, with car ending up in ditch. (Dunno...

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Weather Columnist: "Global Warming" Is Junk Science

Full column hereLet's take 'global warming' as a prime example of 'junk science.' Thousands of scientists and activists alike have 'jumped on the bandwagon' in the past few years. It's THE THING, the trendy 'fad,' a 'wave of ecological enthusiasm,' to support this latest climatological...

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Hot Potatoes -- 1/29/07

*Hand in hand: City, skate event partnership ends in a glorious whirl/Jeff Bunch, Spokesman-Review -- Key paragraph: "Spokane is now the only city simultaneously to hold the ticket sales record for Skate America and nationals (154,893 tickets sold)." I know you Coeur d'Alene Firsters hate...

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DFO: Activist Sure to Make News on NIC Paper Staff

Issue: Hess' new job sure to make news: European-American activist joins NIC Sentinel staff/D.F. Oliveria, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: (NIC Sentinel) Managing Editor Alison Atwell and News Editor Holly Bowen shouldn't be intimidated by (European-American activist Stan) Hess's age or philosophy. When asked for advice to give...

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Man Claims PF Police Brutality (w/Video)

Full story here, video here, (short version) and here (longer version, recommended)A Post Falls man filed a half-million-dollar lawsuit against the Post Falls Police Department this week for injuries he sustained during a January 2005 arrest. Bradley Platt, 37, (pictured) filed the police brutality suit...

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AM Hucks: OrangeTV Reviews Served w/Snark

OrangeTV is one of the many treasures who hang out at Huckleberries Online. He's the twentysomething who posts superb reviews of music, the Coeur d'Alene night scene and eateries on his Making Flippy Floppy blog. His local restaurant reviews are my personal faves. Of the...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 28, 2007

Wild Card/Sunday -- 1/28/07

Tonight, I finished reading "Wicked," the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I enjoyed the Oz books as a kid. So, I wanted to see how a modern would handle the old story, especially with a clever play...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2007

TGIF Wild Card -- 1/26/07

I'd don't know whether you've noticed that I've been tweaking things a bit this week at HBO. Inside Huckleberries has become a regular feature. There's more of Betsy Russell's Eye On Boise. I've moved the "APhoto of the Day" cutline winners up at the end...

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Columnist Boling: Akey Isn't Anyone's Door Mat

Full column here (courtesy of Jim Meehan/Idaho Vandals)The T-shirts, bearing a huge likeness of Dennis Erickson’s smiling face, cropped up all over town about a year ago. These days, some University of Idaho football players have found creative uses for the shirts. The most popular...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/26/07

*Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns sends along a poignant YouTube video, "Children See, Children Do," here....*Jerry Jaeger's secretary just called with details of the memorial service for shoeshiner Kenny Young. The memorial is Wednesday (Jan. 31) at 11 a.m. in Bays 1 and 2 of...

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Ivins "Very Sick" in Battle with Breast Cancer

Molly Ivins speaks at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, Nov. 15, 2006. Ivins, a liberal Texas columnist, has been hospitalized in her ongoing battle with breast cancer, her assistant said earlier today. Ivins may be able to go home Monday, Betsy Moon said....

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Question: Should Schools Ban Al Gore's Film?

Issue: Ban on global-warming film sparks heated debate: School board opts for 'balance' of viewpoints/Blaine Harden, Associated PressMore Info: The e-mail also pressured the school board to impose a ban on screenings of the film for the district's 22,500 students. The ban, which the school...

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Today's Poll: Hairy Men, Hairy Women

Every year the McCall Winter Carnival has the Beard, Hairy and Sexy Leg Contest. Starting in November, contestants can’t shave their beards (men) or their legs (women). Would you participate? -- Idaho Statesman. *Yes*NoDFO: How about a best white mustache contest?

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AM Hucks -- You Say Sho-Shone, I Say Shoshonee

Remember the fun we had with the pronunciation of Kootenai (Koot-NEE) County? Well, Art Anderson/Mullan asks whaddabout us over here in Shoshone County? How can anyone mispronounce Shoshone? "I think we can all agree it's Sho-shone," Art e-mails, "but I have heard people who should...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 1/25/07

Coming Tomorrow in the SR: Idaho has set its price to shoot a wolf: $26.50. That's how much the Fish and Game Commission decided a resident wolf tag should cost once wolves are off the endangered species list and can be hunted in the state....

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Bob: Age Is Sneaking Up on Me

In a post that segues into a comment about his son's birthday Wednesday, Bob writes:I'm watching Imus in the morning on MSNBC right now. They run a promo with a shot of John Mellencamp. God, he's grown old. Apparently I've not seen Johnny Cougar in...

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