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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007



AM Hucks: Ex-Treasurer Battles Big C Again

Huckleberries hears … that competent ex-Kootenai County Treasurer Jeannine Ashcraft is fighting a recurrence of cancer after beating breast cancer a decade or so ago. She's facing an uphill battle – and is checking out experimental treatment in Seattle. She'll find out in a week...

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Brandon Adam: The Reality of War

After receiving the pictures of Brandon (Adam of Sandpoint) last night, that is all I've been able to think about. I cried as I saw those pictures. I've known Brandon since he was 11 years old. I think of all the men and woman who...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007

Hump Day Wild Card -- 6/6/07

I'm currently on the phone for our weekly SR Editorial Board conference call. I mentioned to my Opinion Page colleagues that the new Editorial Page blog, A Matter of Opinion, has broken into the Top 10 of the SR blogs, in terms of unique views...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 6/6/07

"It's spring and nature abounds with new beginnings. A beautiful sight are the dozens of goslings on the Spokane River adjacent to North Idaho College. The Centennial Trail runs alongside the one-way dike road making it easy to view the gaggle of goslings and their...

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For Those Keeping Score @ Home ...

... the Idaho Travel Council has just issued a press release announcing that J.J. Jaegar of the Coeur d'Alene Resort has been selected to replace Nancy DiGiammarco of Silverwood as its North Idaho region rep. Stay tuned.

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Breaking! Hayden Woman Lauds Rapist's Conviction ...

An Oregon jury deliberated for just over an hour Tuesday before convicting a man who abducted and raped Michealle Dierich two decades ago. The 39-year-old Hayden woman traveled to Hillsboro, Ore., last week to testify against Vance Roberts, who was convicted Tuesday for kidnapping Dierich...

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A Matter of Opinion: Is Grandma A Drug Dealer?

Christopher Anderson/Spokesman-ReviewAn ailing great-grandmother in Spokane who uses marijuana for medical purposes has been charged as a drug dealer. Read about Christine Rose Baggett in Thomas Clouse's story: Surprise side effect Sounds to me like Baggett made the wrong decision in tipping her dealer with...

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Online Poll: What Do You Think of Libby Sentence?

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation. What do you think of his sentence? -- Idaho Statesman. *Too harsh*Just right*Too lenient*No opinionDFO: Too harsh in terms of the sentence former Clinton...

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Brand X: Parade Sponsor A Hero, Not A Heel

Sometimes, issues are so important and sides so far apart, unpopular or painful stands have to be taken. The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce's annual American Heroes Parade is not one of those issues. A group of veterans and veterans' supporters has rallied to protest...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6/5/07

I've finally shaken off much of my vacation rust and am starting to get back into my journalist/blog mode. It ain't easy obtaining that perfect balance of intensity, passion and stress that keeps a journalist/blogger at the top of his game. Much coffee is needed...

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 6/5/07

"Today (Saturday, June 2) was another beautiful day in the Flathead Valley (of northwest Montana)," writes Craig Moore/Glacier Life. "Here is a shot of a couple that was married Saturday. Their dogs were the ring bearers - super cool to watch pups run down the...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... that the local tourism community is concerned that the Idaho Tourism Council is about to appoint two Hagadone Corp individuals (Bill Reagan and JJ Jaegar) to help supervise the distribution of tourism funds in North Idaho. This, sez a Berry Picker, "even after countless...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/5/07

*Alice Rankin/Alice's Garden Spot called to say that she's having technical difficulties today. She can't hook up to her Verizon server. So, she can't respond to any comments or questions posted for her weekly online column. Be patient....*Huckleberries has received word that former Kootenai County...

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Coming After Lunch ...

Introduction of 2 new blogs, including one by a Coeur d'Alene woman who is pursuing a degree in counseling and who is very critical of counselors who hit on their patients. Also, Stickman provides a photo of another classroom of satisfied stick customers. Stay tuned.

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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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