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Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, Evangelist, 65, R.I.P.

AP PhotoTop (from YouTube): Tammy Faye Messner speaks to host Larry King, by satellite link, during a taping of "Larry King Live," on Thursday. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 6/21/07

Amy Dearest and I are going to the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" tonight while BOO recuperates from the summer crud. Not a spectacular way to spend a 32nd wedding anniversary. But BOO suggested it. She's already seen the play and...

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Editor Smith: SR Boots Ethicist Columnist Cohen

Bill Dedman, investigative reporter for MSNBC, is making big waves in the news industry today with an online report that more than 140 journalists – at the least – have contributed to political campaigns or organizations in recent years, often in violation of their news...

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HBO's Best of the Idaho Political Blogs -- 6/21/07

Boise business executive Walter C. Minnick has at least two people making phone calls to Democratic party opinion leaders, exploring support for a possible run against Congressman Bill Sali (above), in Idaho’s First Congressional District. Several people who have received the calls confirmed this information...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/21/07

*A commenter asked recently what had happened to that case involving an SR online marketing guy who faces child pornography charges. He pleaded innocent to 21 counts of possessing child porngraphy. Click here....*Mommy Dearest/BrodH20 has some big news about The Otis. He's leaving his job...

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Question: Where Is Best Place to Watch Ironman?

Item: Ironman debuts new course/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review More: A new Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene course will give spectators more opportunity to watch Sunday’s grueling world-class triathlon, yet drivers should plan ahead, expect delays and watch for road closures. This is the fifth year the event...

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Journalists Dole Out Cash to Pols (Quietly)

A CNN reporter gave $500 to John Kerry's campaign the same month he was embedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq. An assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine not only sent $2,000 to Republicans, but also volunteers as a director of an ExxonMobil-funded group that...

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AM Hucks: Wiccan Teen on Karmic Crash Course

This 'n' That: Moscow blogger JeanC, a self-described "witch with a gun," has no use for the 16-year-old Wicca follower who allegedly was involved in the attempt to burn down the CdA Seventh-day Adventist school. Noting the Wiccan code, "An ye harm none, do what...

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 6/20/07

Coming Tomorrow (from reporter Jessica Meyers): "Like the unwavering resolve of its participants, the annual Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene competition will persist for at least another five years. The city and Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce extended their contract Wednesday, four days before this...

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CastMD: I Unhooked Her Bra While Driving

Q: What have you done while driving here?The funniest thing was, believe this or not ... unhooking my VERY pregnant wife's bra because some wire was killing her digging in. Just about then, I see the classic "Blue Lights" flashing in my rear-view mirror. Oh,...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 6/20/07

Alastair Grant/AP PhotoSophie, Countess of Wessex, wife of Britain's Prince Edward, reacts as she watches a big television screen that shows the Royal procession up the race course, as Camilla Duchess of Cornwall almost loses her hat, on the second day of the Royal Ascot...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/20/07

*Taryn Brodwater reports she's received a number of calls from readers wanting to help Kendra Goodrick, the young mother who's facing a return to prison after an appeals court overturned the probation that Judge John Mitchell gave her....*Hmm. The flyer circulated online by the anti-LCDC...

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Tribune: Feds Shy Away from Another Ruby Ridge

Today's lesson comes from Proverbs 14:7: "Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge." In other words, don't waste time arguing with a jackass. Federal authorities finally learned that lesson. Unfortunately, a lot of people had to die...

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Lunch Question: Last Book You Read?

Occasionally, I like to see whether you're spending all your time online. Or if you're exercising your mind with a good book. (Not that HBO discussions aren't mind enhancing, mind you.) Last week, I read Donald Miller's "Blue Like Jazz." I consider it a Christian...

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Question: Should NIC Employees Get 6% Raises

Item: NIC board considers 6 percent salary increase: Pay about 20 percent below market for faculty/Meghann Cuniff, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: The Legislature gave the college enough to cover 40 percent of a state-suggested 5 percent increase; the rest will come from the college's general fund, which...

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Poll: Demo Congress Rated Below GOP One

Item: Congressional Job Approval Dips Again This Month: Democrats, Republicans now almost equally likely to disapprove of Congress/Joseph Carroll, The Gallup PollMore: According to the June 11-14, 2007, survey, 24% of Americans approve and 71% disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional...

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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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