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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2007

Hump Day Wild Card -- 8/22/07

I'm back and I'm fairly rested after setting up Amy Dearest for her senior year at college in Portland. We all know how fast time goes. But it truly seems like yesterday when we were dropping her off for her first year of college, wondering...

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Huckleberries Best of the Local Blogs -- 8/22/07

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho"The Rathdrum Prairie is now dotted with homes. As recently as last year there were more grass fields than subdivisions. This year, for the first time since the 1970s, thousands of acres of bluegrass stubble will not be burned as summer draws...

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In The News: Idaho Astronaut Barbara Morgan

Steve Ueckert/AP Photo, Houston ChronicleBob Fitzmaurice, who is retired from the Johnson Space Center, greets teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan with a hug Wednesday at Ellington Field in Houston. Fitzmaurice worked with Morgan as she prepared for the recently concluded mission of the space shuttle Endeavour.

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Rep. Hart Not Convinced re: Dog-Fight Felony

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, (pictured) made the successful motion to kill the bill in the House Judiciary Committee in 2005. Hart said he was concerned about overloading Idaho's prisons by creating another felony crime. "I would have that same concern" again, he said. "I think...

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DFO's Weird Animals -- 8/22/07

Christian Parley/AP Photo,The Fresno BeeGreg Hamstra poses with a two-headed calf Tuesday that was born on his dairy farm in Tulare, Calif. She has two ears, but four eyes and two mouths. Blinky was born about 9 a.m. Tuesday and was promptly discovered by one...

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Question: Is County Handling Young Matter Properly?

Item: County admits planner's error: Supports Young as competent, valuable employee/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: The Kootenai County Commission called an impromptu press conference Tuesday to acknowledge that a county planner erred by signing off on her own development but reiterated that she is a competent...

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HBO Question: North Idaho Fair

I'll attend the North Idaho Fair tonight with my wife and four other members of my extended family. I generally attend on opening night when all the flowers and vegetables are still very fresh in the exhibit barns. I enjoy looking at the exhibits, gabbing...

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DFO Thoughts: On Cell Phones

I admit that cell phones are nice. Too nice. I've already used my new cell phone on several occasions to avoid frustration -- once when I lost sight of her while traveling in heavy Portland traffic in two cars and another time when I lost...

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Dogwalk Musings: Vick's Crime & Punishment

Susan Smith drove her car into a lake and drowned her two sons because her boy friend rejected her. Life in prison. Andrea Yates drowned her five children. Post partum depression. Life in prison commuted to a mental institution. Michael Vick. Tortured and killed dogs...

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Q: Would You Bare All for Calendar Fund-raiser?

Item: Women shed modesty to put on fundraiser/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Calendar model Karen Olson, 64, said she watched the movie "Calendar Girls," loosely based on the real-life women of Yorkshire, England, who bared all for a charity calendar in 1999, and couldn't imagine how...

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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.