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TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007

UI, Prosecutor Struggle w/Dropped Rape Charges

Item: Rape charges against former University of Idaho student David Barkdull were dropped Friday after Latah County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Evans filed a motion for dismissal, stating that there was not sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Barkdull was guilty. Barkdull,...

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CPD Blue: No Foul Play in Young's Death

"The body located in CDA Lake on 01/22/07 has now been identified as Kenneth Young a 78 year old male. The preliminary findings by the Spokane County Medical Examiners Office were that Young died by drowning. There is no evidence of foul play. The next...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/23/07

Diane Lynn Gonzales, second from right, speaks at a news conference in Indio, Calif., regarding the Riverside County District Attorney's office announcement that murder charges will be filed against Joseph Edward Duncan III in the 1997 kidnapping and slaying of her 10-year-old son Anthony Martinez,...

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AM Hucks: Fan Put Off When Boo Just Won't Do

The testosterone-driven inmates of Christianson Gym at North Idaho College are driving off at least one longtime fan. Huckleberries Online commenter Disgusted Fan has had it with the boorish comments and behavior afflicting the home of the basketball Cardinals. Seems Disgusted Fan sits in the...

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MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 1/22/07

As I parked my car in the office lot today, the guy on the radio said that an expert sez that January 22 is the most depressing day of the year. Seems the weather, unpaid Christmas bills, failure to keep New Year's resolutions and other...

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APhoto of the Day -- 1/22/07

Benito, a 5-year-old Chihuahua, drinks beer from a bottle in the southern town of Hulst, Netherlands Sunday. Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the town of Zelhem created a non-alcoholic beer for her Weimaraner dog made from beef extract and malt, and consigned a...

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Mispronouncing Hard Names -- Part 2

I've been thinking about that AP story that focuses on the difficult pronunciation of Idaho House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet's last name. (BTW, it's JAY-quit). Which prominent people in your neck of the woods have the hardest names to pronounce?

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Question: Can Pronounce Wendy Jaquet's Surname?

Issue: In homogenous Idaho Legislature, names still get butchered: House Miniority Leader Jaquet tired of having surname mispronounced/John Miller, Associated Press Neil Colwell, Avista Corp. lobbyist: If you can't pronounce somebody's name, how far do you think you are going to get in a conversation...

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Total's Lucky HBO Number: 549

... Or the total number of corrections published by the SR in 2006, or 30 more corrections were published in 2006 than 2005, or Managing Editor Gary Graham ain't happy hereIf it's January, it must be time to report back to our readers about our...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 1/22/07

Senior Ice Dancers Morgan Matthews and Maxim Zavozin work on their program Sunday for the US Figure Skating Championships at the Spokane Arena here/Dan Pelle, Spokesman-Review.Eye On Boise: Boise State prez predicts Boise will grow to 1 million residents by 2030 here.1. Beginning Tuesday, all...

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John Rook: Shock Jock Era Is Over?

Full post here (third item)It may take a total format and name change for Entercom’s 107.9 - “The End” to recover from a shock jock contest gone wrong. Licensed to Sacramento as KDND, the station’s morning show invited listeners to “Hold your wee for a...

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Quotable Quote -- 1/22/07

"For those of you who don't have a blog yet, think of one as a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding your attention."David Carr/New York TimesHat Tip/Family Phil

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SUNDAY, JAN. 21, 2007

Wild Card/Sunday -- 1/21/07

I have two birthdays to help celebrate today: my brother's in the afternoon and my brother-in-law's in the evening. Baby Brother Ray turns 48 today. My brother-in-law Tom turns 56 tomorrow. All of which means I'll watch the Bears-Saints game with my brother and play...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2007

Wild Card/Saturday -- 1/20/07

I'm on the hook to write another full-length column for next weekend's editorial pages. Preliminary thoughts include: the Time Warner/KAYU standoff, reflections on all the race baiters who've come and gone during my 23 years here (the latest of which is Stan Hess), or mebbe...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2007

TGIF Wild Card -- 1/19/07

The Editorial Board will be producing its own blog in the near future. That's one of the top goals emerging from the Editorial Board retreat at Rebecca Nappi's home yesterday. The biggest sticking point was anonymity. Opinion Editor Doug Floyd wondered how we can require...

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Question: Who Was Your Best Coach Ever?

Item: Legendary CHS basketball coach Elmer Jordan was buried todayEx-CHS basketballer Don Haynes: "He saved me as a kid. I wasn't a very stable young kid. He was always doing something for kids. He never told anybody what he did for kids. Over the years...

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