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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007

Huckleberries Hears ...

... that former Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Tom Cronin is forming an exploratory committee with the purpose of possible running for the county commission seat now held by ... Chairman Rick Currie.

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 7/31/07

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoHere's proof that wild horses can drag Kerri Thoreson away from North Idaho occasional.*Idaho Escapee/Atmospheric Ruminations believes that latest Viagra commercial may be one of the lamest he's ever seen -- and I think he's right -- here.*Smells of Coppertone, dill, campfires,...

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Current Culture: Angel Outbreak

Holly Hunter's getting some rave reviews for a new television show described this way in the Hartfourd Courant:In the new series "Saving Grace" (TNT, 10 p.m.), she portrays a tough, hard-living cop whose vices may be getting the best of her. But when faced with...

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Q: Should Tax $$$ Be Used for Transgender Therapy

Item: Transgendered inmate wins hormone therapy suit: Idaho must pay for treatment/Monique James, Idaho News Channel 7More Info: A federal judge has ruled a Boise transgendered inmate will receive female hormone therapy, paid for by the state of Idaho. Jennifer Spencer, who changed her name...

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Online Poll: Favorite Matt Damon Movie?

Item: Matt Damon strolls into Boise with latest movie to raise money for local theater/Idaho StatesmanMatt Damon came to town for the Boise premiere of 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' and to raise money for the Boise Contemporary Theater. What is your favorite Matt Damon movie? --...

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Question: Is Special Session for Pervs Warranted?

Item: Tougher state sex offender laws are urged: GOP wants to call special session to address the issue/Levi Pulkkinen and Chris McGann, Seattle PIPro (special session): Hoping to capitalize on outrage surrounding the slaying of 12-year-old Zina Linnik, a handful of Republican state representatives have...

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Statesman: Athletes Gone Wild

You needn't be an agate fanatic — someone who studies the box-scores before reading the front page or (perish the thought) the Opinion page — to know the world of sports is in a slump. ... What's a fan to do? Give up on the...

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CdA Police Arrest LCHS's Troxel w/Police Report

Item: LCHS coach says citation "asinine": Van Troxel arrested on suspicion of DUI/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-ReviewPolice Report hereMore Info Troxel, 53, was arrested by Officer Andy Sterling and taken to the Kootenai County Jail after failing field sobriety tests. At the jail, he passed a breath...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 7/30/07

We survived RSPA Wild Card Sunday. And I'm as much in control of the blog as I ever am (about 65%). Not much going on so far this week. But I have a feeling that's going to change. While we're waiting for news and the...

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Q: How Can Middle Class Find Lake Rec Land?

After spending a couple hours last week perusing Web sites looking for story ideas about lake property, I concluded that the market is really depressing for anyone who doesn't have $500,000 or more to burn. Not only is there a shortage of waterfront properties in...

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APhoto of the Day -- 7/30/07

Martin Meissner/Associated PressA man waterproofs the big sculpture "Octobush" made of sand at the Sandfestival Ruhr at the Kemnade lake in Bochum, Germany, today. German artist Urlich Baentsch shows US President George W. Bush as an octopus who holds corn, oil, a cross, the World...

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Editor Smith: A Plea for Civility

In the last few weeks, traffic on News is a Conversation has really picked up. We've had some great discussions on some very tough issues. I'm posting more because I really want to encourage an ongoing debate on the journalism we practice at The Spokesman-Review....

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Noon Q: Does "Goat Trail" Still Make You Nervous?

I got to drive a couple of real-life sections of "Connecting Idaho" highway (the Worley-Setters stretch, under construction, and the Garwood-to-Sagle stretch). Yet GARVEE or no GARVEE, U.S. 95 still deserves its reputation as a "goat trail" -- Kevin Richert/Idaho Statesman Full post hereQuestion: Are...

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Rumorama ...

... the rumors are flying out there re: who's buying the condos at Duane Hagadone's Terraces. Latest? Paris Hilton. Before that, Oprah Winfrey, who reportedly has purchased three -- two to be made into one large condo and one for guests. Dunno if any of...

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Sali: Congressional System "Goofy"

Item: Sali charts own path in Congress: Freshman isn't afraid to defy party line/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewBill Sali says he arrived in Congress to find a system that's "goofy." Congressmen debate bills in an empty chamber. Testimony at committee hearings is by invitation only. Votes are...

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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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