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Hump Day Wild Card -- 8/8/07

I voted in my first Lakes Highway District election last evening -- thanks to Spencer's 11th-hour direct mailing, alerting me to them. I live on the boundary of the Lakes and Eastside highway districts. And don't pay much attention to either of them. All I...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 8/8/07

Family Phil/A Family Runs Through ItA completely accurate map of the United States, created with small beach pebbles by an autistic teenager at Camp Sweyolakan, Lake Coeur d'Alene, writes Family Phil.*Silver Valley Girl/Silver Valley Stories has a right to be proud of youngest daughter Cosette,...

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Update: Murder-Suicide @ CdA Apartment Complex

A woman shot and killed another woman, then killed herself, at an apartment complex on Ramsey Road in Coeur d'alene this morning. Police stormed the apartment manager's office shortly after 1 p.m. and found the suspect dead inside. It appears she shot herself, authorities said....

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Muslim Writer Explains Why "They" Hate Us

Interesting perspective from a Muslim writer.Excerpt:Part of the reason people abroad resent the United States is something Americans can do very little about: envy. The richest, most powerful country in the world attracts the jealousy of others in much the same way that the richest,...

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Boyington Supporters Finally Win Key Vote 2-0-1

Item: CdA airport renamed for 'Pappy': Commission approves naming county airfield for famed WWII pilot/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewHuckleberries Online regulars were out in force for the Boyington discussion. Here, Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho (left), Alice Rankin/Alice's Garden Spot (middle right) and Dan of the County (behind...

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Lakes Highway Voters Turn Out Incumbents

Item: Eastside voters approve highway tax increase: Lakes patrons dump incumbents Soderling, Primmer/Erica Curless & Jessica Meyers, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: In the Lakes Highway District, Weston "Monty" Montgomery beat incumbent Commissioner Dean Primmer in Subdistrict 2 (840-498), and John "Marv" Lekstrum defeated incumbent Commissioner Mark Soderling...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2007

Parting Shot -- 8/7/07

Park-Klinik Weissensee/AP PhotoA computer tomography scan provided by the Park-Klinik Weissensee in Berlin on Tuesday shows a pencil inside a woman's head. After being plagued for 55 years with the torment of a pencil lodged in her head, a German woman has finally had it...

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Golden Pen: Are You Willing to Take Foreign Risks?

The following letter appeared in today's Roundtable:Safety not drug import issueWhy is it there was so much to-do about buying pharmaceuticals from Canada? We had government agencies up in arms about the "safety" of drugs from Canada. What happened to that concern regarding food safety,...

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Extra! 2 Commissioners OK Boyington Name Change ...

Item: Coeur d'Alene Airport gets new name: Field to honor World War II hero Pappy Boyington/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewJesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewNah, Alice Rankin isn't seeing a younger man. That's Spencer (with the superhero hair). Here, she's thanking Commissioners Todd Tondee and Rich Piazza for voting to rename...

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Coming Tonight: A Smoking Ban for Tubbs Hill?

Councilman Mike Kennedy tells Huckleberries that he's going to propose a smoking ban for Tubbs Hill when the City Council meets tonight. He cited ongoing fire danger at the urban park as reason for the proposed ordinance. Fire Chief Ken Gabriel and Glen Lauper will...

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Extra! "Deadliest Catch" Captains to Visit CdA

Item: 'Deadliest Catch' captains to visit CdA: Former CHS grad part of Discovery Channel show/Melissa Pamer, Spokesman-ReviewThree fishing captains who battle the frigid waters of the Bering Sea and the sharp claws of Alaskan crabs on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” will make appearances in...

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DJayMoney Produces Winning Potato Video

When people think of Idaho, they often think of our Famous Potatoes. Others might think of all the famous actors who live in Sun Valley. I found a web site that combines both -- Idaho's most famous food with our most famous celebrity -- Dawn...

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Huckleberries Best of Idaho -- 8/7/07

Shawn Raecke/Idaho StatesmanJohn Wyman, 79, of Boise walks around the back of his car that he drove into Rockies Carhop Dinner off Fairview Avenue on Monday in Boise. "It sounded like a bomb going off, it was really scary," said Cassidy Wardle, 18, a waitress...

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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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