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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007


2nd BrodH20 Karaoke Idol Fest Set

The Otis and I are celebrating our 7th anniversary (and my 28th birthday) with our 2nd annual Karaoke Idol competition. Last year's was a blast. And I was truly honored that I wasn't one of the Bottom Three. (Though I thought I was deserving). My...

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Q&A -- Where's Brand X Kroc Center Coverage?

Berry Picker: Was there anything in the Press about the groundbreaking of the Kroc Center?DFO: Nope. Brand X photog Jason Hunt attended the ground-breaking to shoot pictures. But there isn't a word or photo about the historic ground-breaking in today's edition. However, there are some...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/28/07

*In case you were wondering what became of the B (local) section of Brand X the last coupla days ... it's tucked into the back of the C section. No explanation. No nothing. 'Tis probably cheaper to combine the sections during lean advertising times. But...

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TUBOB: How Angels Really Get Their Wings

Is it better to be lucky than good? How do you know which one determines your fate - the effect after the cause, the wingbeats of angels scattering the pages of notes from a college course on probability statistics, the third law of thermodynamics? God...

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Bald Eagle: No Longer Endangered

Brian Wallace/AP Photo, The Juneau EmpireA bald eagle soars past a U.S. flag, Wednesday in Juneau, Alaska. Earlier today, the U.S. dropped the bald eagle from the "threatened" category after three decades on the endangered species list here.

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Question: Is Tribe's Decision to Burn Hypocritical?

Item: Tribe plans to burn grass fields: Coeur d'Alenes extend practice while seeking alternatives/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: The Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to burn bluegrass fields on the reservation this summer, even though burning remains illegal on nontribal lands in Idaho. The tribal council voted...

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Hat Tip -- to 3 Who Made Kroc Center Possible

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewRetired executive Art Brown, left, and Dr. Jack Riggs, right, flank Mayor Sandi Bloem as they listen to speeches at the official groundbreaking of the Kroc Center Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene. Riggs and Brown are the co-chairmen of the Kroc Center fund-raising effort here.

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Daug Gone: Where Did SA Get VW Bug?

Daug Gone: Can anyone help me out here? I saw a brand new Volkswagon Bug the other day all painted up with Salvation Army logos. Where did that come from...a donor, KROC money, extra money? Anyone?DFO: That's a VW bug that was given to Major...

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Hot Potatoes (Final Version): Save Kendra

Dunno who deserves a Rotten Potato most in the judicial two-step that will land scared-straight Kendra Goodrick of Hayden back in prison. 1st District Judge John Mitchell for overstepping his authority? The Kootenai County prosecutor's office for appealing her case? The Idaho AG's office for...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007

Parting Shot -- 6/27/07

Meghann Cuniff's story re: the Kroc Center ground breaking this p.m. follows:Dick Haugen cell phone photoAn old gravel pit near a busy Coeur d’Alene road will be transformed over the next 18 months into a world class community center – the first of its kind...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 6/27/07

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho spotted this sign at the Hauser Lake Resort here.*Katrina/Notes on a Napkin lists her top 5 favorite local eateries -- Hudsons, Takara, Tomato Street, Mongolian Grill and Costco -- here.*Nic/Rants, Raves and Random Thoughts theorizes that God made a baby's cry...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 6/27/07

J. Scott Applewhite/AP PhotoA watermelon explodes in a dramatic demonstration of the power of holiday fireworks, staged by the Consumer Products Safety Commission near the National Mall in Washington this morning. The CPSC estimates that in 2006 about 9,200 people were treated in hospital emergency...

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Ex-MLBer Ramsay Beats Cancer, Coaches CHS

Seven years have passed since Vancouver native Rob Ramsay pitched in the major leagues, but life goes on — thankfully. “I feel great; no problems,” Ramsay said over lunch at a restaurant near his Coeur d’Alene home. There was a time when no one knew...

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New Huetter Billboard to Announce Amber Alerts

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewIdaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and representatives of police agencies and Lamar Outdoor Advertising stand on a stage Wednesday, today at the site of a new digital billboard on Seltice Way at Huetter Rd. at a press conference where Lamar representatives announced that they...

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Hot Potatoes Sneak Preview: Free Kendra

Here's the lead to Thursday's Hot Potatoes column ...Dunno who deserves the biggest Hot Potato in the judicial two-step that will land scared-straight Kendra Goodrick of Hayden back in prison – 1st District Judge John Mitchell for overstepping his authority. The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office...

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WorldNetDaily Poll: Does Rowling Promote Witchcraft?

Item: Author: 'Pottermania' spells trouble: Warns real occultism permeates popular children's books/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of claims Harry Potter is hooking young people into witchcraft? 1. I agree, and it's a good thing since it's the best life philosophy 2. Nonsense, stories like 'Narnia'...

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SR Edit: NIC on the Right Path

Item: Our View: NIC on right path: College, business community working together/Spokesman-Review editorialMore Info: The tension between the school and the business people is unhealthy, but there's encouraging news. About 20 key business people, plus the mayors of Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene, have formed...

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MamaJD v. RSPA: Why So Cranky, Pony?

MamaJD (to Rainbow Sparkle Pony Angel): I would like to say as your friend for the past handful of months, I am noticing some crankiness. Whether you are all rainbows one day or sparkles the next, the Pony that lashes out simply to pick a...

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AM Hucks: Voice of North Idaho Returning

In the You Can't Keep A Good Man Down Department, Dick Haugen will make his official return to North Idaho on Monday, July 9. Dick, the "Voice of North Idaho" for years with KVNI-AM radio, will begin an interview show from Coeur d'Alene each weekday...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6/26/07

I'm off to see my niece, Hannah, at a family get together in Post Falls. Hannah (above) was stationed in Afghanistan as part of the Army National Guard for the last year. I bet she has stories to tell. It'll be interesting to see 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.





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