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TUESDAY, JAN. 9, 2007

Scooby Doo Creator Takamoto, 81, R.I.P.

The Scooby-Doo balloon floats down Broadway in the rain during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York in this Nov. 23 file photo. Iwao Takamoto, who created Scooby-Doo, died Monday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Warner Bros. spokesman Gary Miereanu said. He...

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Bearable Bob: CDA, Spokane Not All That Purty

Bearable Bob: Spokane occupies a barely visually acceptable transition zone of sparsely wooded ponderosa pine forests and an average river between the shockingly dull channelled scablands of Central Wa and the clearcut meadows of the weak Rocky Mt foothills of North Idaho. The entire area...

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Spokesman-Review: Too Many Guns

Full editorial hereIn Washington and Idaho, gun laws contain way too many loopholes. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gives Washington's gun laws a D+, Idaho's an F+. And Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has joined the call for tighter gun restrictions, such as the...

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Commission: Exhibitionist Deputy Can't Be Fired

His family and attorney flank Spokane Deputy Joseph Mastel, top center, Monday, to hear his fate from a Civil Service Commission regarding his lewd behavior while on duty/Brian Plonka, Spokesman-Review.Issue: Deputy's firing overruled: Spokane detective who exposed self to woman wins appeal, unpaid leave/Jonathan Brunt,...

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Online Poll -- Favorite Post-WWII Prez

Since World War II, who is your favorite ex-president? -- Lewiston Tribune*Franklin Roosevelt*Harry Truman*Dwight Eisenhower*John Kennedy*Lyndon Johnson*Richard Nixon*Gerald Ford*Jimmy Carter*Ronald Reagan*George H.W. Bush*Bill Clinton DFO: Reagan

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MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 1/8/07

I had a close encounter with a downtown Spokane parking machine this weekend. It cost me $20 for 3 1/2 hours of parking -- and counting. Seems I didn't follow protocol when I put a $20 in the orange box to cover the $10 charge...

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MamaJD: Am I Missing Out on Simpler Life?

Full post hereMy parents don't know how to send attachments, use fax machines, and still will call for advice on how to operate the office photocopier. And yet, they still lead useful, productive lives. To me, this is completely perplexing. My parents are fine with...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/8/07

*E-mail from Bent re: Sunday Brand X editorial re: CEO Andrea Alexander's resignation from the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce: "Looks like the Duane may be marking his territory, and ensuring that the PF Chamber doesn't out pace the Cd'A Chamber in the future. Granted...

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APhoto of the Day -- 1/8/07

Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, an African lion she rescued malnourished from a circus six years ago, at her Villa Lorena animal shelter, in Cali, Colombia, Friday. You write the cutline.(AP Photo/Inaldo Perez)

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IMPEACH! Pelosi 'Hood Wants to Dump Dubya

This photo provided by Beach Impeach Project, peace activists lay in the sand to spell out 'IMPEACH!' in 100-foot tall letters on San Francisco's Ocean Beach Saturday. (AP Photo/Beach Impeach Project, John Montgomery) Issue: 'IMPEACH!' is message at Nancy Pelosi beach: More than 1,000 in...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 2007

Wild Card/Sunday -- 1/7/07

I had a great time viewing "Hairspray" in Spokane this afternoon with my wife and Amy Dearest at the Spokane Opera House. (Note to Self -- make sure you get the sound track to that one.) Amy has instilled in me a love for theater...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 2007

2007 Ladies of Huckleberries Online Calendar

That "great women of the blog" two items below made me wonder what a Huckleberries Online calendar might look like. All would be shot in good taste, of course. (BTW, I know I've forgotten key people, so my apologizes beforehand.January -- Sarah Anderson/F-Words (one of...

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Truthseeker: Leave Hayden As It Is

Truthseeker: Why do we need to "create" something? Seems to me that there are already merchants downtown. Do we really need cobblestones and phoney gas lanterns? Do we need a Sherman Ave North? While Sherman draws elite out of state tourists and a smattering of...

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Huckleberries Online

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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