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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

Parting Shot -- 6/12/07

Jae C. Hong/AP PhotoFormer FBI agent Joe Navarro, right, an expert on nonverbal behavior, tells a female poker player not to rub her hands, a behavior that gives off " tells," during the recent World Series of Poker Academy at the Caesars Palace in Las...

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Psychobabbles: Allergies or Virus?

I hate this time of year. I wake up with an itchy, sore throat, congested head, plugged and runny nose, and itchy eyes. Some of those go away throughout the day, and others are sticking around - like the sore throat. Is this allergies or...

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 6/12/07

Craig Moore/Glacier Life"Shot (Monday) night’s sunset at Whitefish Lake'" writes Craig Moore/Glacier Life. "I was hoping for as much color in the sky as there was on Sunday night, but not today. I did see this sea kayaker as the light was getting nice." S.O.S.:...

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For Those Keeping Score @ Home ...

... Eric Buske, the third candidate for the CPD Blue police chief job, won $250,000 in October 2000 on ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" with Regis Philbin. He did so after decisively answering questions about Volkswagens, the Bible and global warming. The $250,000...

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Stapilus: 102 Vie for 5 Position on New CC Board

True, the numbers of appointive applicants for elective-type jobs are almost always higher than the number of candidates for election. But this still sounds like a good indicator of useful interest: There are 102 applicants for the five positions on the new College of Western...

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AM Headlines -- 6/12/07

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewA firefighter battles a house fire at 2575 W. Timberlake Loop in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. The fire apparently started in the garage here. *Sandpoint named among top 10 bargain retirement spots/Idaho Statesman -- Watch for another jump in property valuations.*Teen deaths alarm authorities:...

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Dumb Things Tourists Ask in Banff

Here are some of the "All Time Dumbest Questions Asked by Banff Park Tourists," as heard at the information kiosks manned by Parks Canada staff.*At what elevation does an elk become a moose?*Is it okay to keep an open bag of bacon on the picnic...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/12/07

*Colleague Erica Curless just noticed the rubber band around her Kalani/Douglas files has disintegrated. That's how long this open-and-shut case has been going on....*Regional Editor Scott Maben asked me a few moments ago if I'd be available to help the Idaho staff sift through the...

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Quotable Quote -- Marina Kalani

"We knew we weren't going to change th court's opinion. My fight wasn't about protecting the content. I've been frustrated by the loss of the message and that was about privacy rights for government employees" -- Marina Kalani (in today's Coeur d'Alene Press re: her...

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Anyone Seen Today's Issue of Smaller Brand X?

Huckleberries hears ... that the first edition of Tuesday's Coeur d'Alene Press has just been delivered. Seems the brand-new press had more than enough bugs to make the shake-down cruise less than satisfactory in Duane's world. Think: Titanic. As of a few minutes ago, the...

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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.