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FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2007

Inside Huckleberries -- 1/19/07

*PR Person Wanted: The NIC College Relations Office is looking for a part-time, temporary writer/photographer to fill in for our staff person who will soon be going on maternity leave. This professional-level position is responsible for writing press releases, writing employee newsletter content, uploading press...

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Top Cutlines/Thursday -- 1/19/07

A young Highland cow covered in snow at Carronbridge, Scotland, earlier today after heavy snow fell overnight. Ferocious storms continue to to hit Britain, Thursday with heavy rain, snow and high winds causing rail companies to operate reduced services. You write the cutline/AP Photo.Top Cutlines1....

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OfCoffee: Remembering Coach Elmer Jordan

I went to Elmer Jordan's funeral today. It was an upbeat service appropriate for a man who added life and wisdom to countless CdA'ians since the 1940's. Speakers included Mayor Sandi, Charlie Nipp, Denny Hague, and Don Monson; the latter three played ball for Elmer....

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Update: Vandal Caught on Video ID'd

We now have the name of the clueless vandal who was caught doing his thing on Confidential Investigations video: Darren Thiesen, 23, who is shown above in his Sunset Motors shirt. He was charged with two felonies: malicious injury to property and burglary. He's being...

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Orbusmax: Demos Target Political Bloggers

Full story hereA bill that Senate Democrats have touted as a means to curb corruption in Washington could instead target some political bloggers with new regulations and even criminal penalties. The legislation, which began as an attempt to rewrite federal lobbying laws in the aftermath...

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Hot Potatoes (HBO's Take on Local News) 1/19/07

*Another snow storm on the way this evening, overnight/Spokesman-Review -- OK, where's that clown who was singing a month ago: "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"?'*Idahoans advance on 'American Idol'/Heather Lalley, Spokesman-Review -- Will those of you who can get Fox 28...

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Question: How Will Wal*Mart Affect Silver Valley?

Issue: Wal-Mart opens on new turf: Silver Valley stores hope customers are loyal/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: When J.C. Penney closed its Kellogg store eight years ago, residents of Idaho's Silver Valley were left without a department store. Buying basics such as socks, jeans and underwear...

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Ex-Solon Crafts New Life w/Feats of Clay

Arizona Daily Star article here, Wally Wright's Claywrights Web site hereIn the "Where Are They Now" Dept., ex-Idaho legislator Wally Wright is hanging out in the Tucson, Ariz., area – making clay teapots. Sounds as though he's making good ones, too. Wright, as old-timers recall,...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 1/18/07

I'm gonna be outta here in 20 minutes or so, Spokane bound for the annual SR Editorial Board retreat. We're circling the wagons at Rebecca Nappi's home in northwest Spokane. Publisher Stacey Cowles, Editor Steve Smith and Opinion Editor Doug Floyd will hold court. 'Tis...

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NIC Odd Couple Hess, Williams Sign Up for Sentinel

Full story hereFailed North Idaho College Board of Trustees candidate Stan Hess is back on campus, this time as a staff member for the college's student paper, the Sentinel. A self-proclaimed European American civil rights activist, Hess said he hopes to give Sentinel readers a...

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Columnist Art Buchwald, 81, R.I.P.

Pulitzer Price-winning columnist Art Buchwald is seen at a hospice in Washington in this May 24, 2006 file photo. Buchwald, whose wry political and social satire made him a pillar of the nation's capital for more than four decades and earned him a Pulitzer Prize,...

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Clark: With Hession, Secrecy Is Job 1

Full column hereIn the bygone days of Spokane government, the public's business was conducted behind closed doors by cigar-chomping politicians who didn't trust the common folks a lick. But things are different now. Mayor Dennis Hession doesn't smoke. Other than that, alas, City Hall remains...

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AM Hucks: Sandi, Duane Hug, Don't Make Up

Huckleberries hears that … local Realtor John Beutler tried to get Mayor Sandi Bloem and CdA/Palm Desert magnate Duane Hagadone to kiss and make up during the Christmas holidays. Seems Beutler set up a meeting between the two Lake City heavyweights, away from Hagadone HQ,...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2007

Hump Day Wild Card -- 1/17/07

I'll be here tomorrow morning -- and then off to the annual retreat of The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. Starting tomorrow, my run of vacation and four-day weeks'll be over for quite awhile. And we can get down to some serious blogging. Thanks for being patient....

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Question: Shouldn't Governor Be Highest Paid

Issue: Gov. Otter's salary is $15,000 less than his chief of staff/Associated PressMore Info: Jeff Malmen, Otter's chief of staff and former top congressional aide, makes $120,000 annually. That's $15,000 more than Otter's $105,000 salary. The past two chief of staffs made just over $97,000....

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/17/07

*Huckleberries hears that ... three prominent North Idaho men are in the running to replace John McHugh as the regional representative on the Idaho Transportation Board: Bonners Ferry Mayor Darrell Kerby, former state senator Dick Compton and former legislator Dean Haagenson.*For those Time Warner/KAYU sufferers...

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Hot Potatoes (A View of Local News) -- 1/17/07

*17-year-old girl rescue from ledge at Falls Park: Friend follows tracks after family argument/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman Review -- If you're going to stomp off in the middle of the night in January in North Idaho, you should make sure you're wearing Sorrels. *Larkin foresees big...

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Question: Should Local Gummint Hire PR Firms?

Issue: Council approves money for PR firm/Mike Prager, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: When Spokane Deputy Mayor Jack Lynch took a controversial sick leave last September, his boss, Mayor Dennis Hession, hired a public relations firm to help explain Lynch's absence to the public. On Tuesday, the Spokane...

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HBO By The Numbers -- 1/17/07

Item: Sales of figure skating tickets may break record: Spokane on track to surpass L.A. numbers/Jim Camden, Spokesman-Review118,000 -- the number of tickets sold to various events for the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane18,000 -- Number of tickets sold in last week...

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