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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6/19/07

As I mentioned earlier today, I'm celebrating three anniversaries in the next coupla weeks -- my 32nd wedding anniversary on Thursday (which'll tie me with my mother and my late father), my 37th year as a professional journalist (this week), and my 30th year in...

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Best of Friends' Blogs -- 6/19/07

Idaho Escapee IllustrationLooks like Idaho Escapee is up to his old tricks with the photoshop software.*"I believe the good blogging doesn't really start until you've truly found your 'blogging' identity and gone through various cycles to determine what works best for you," posts Southwark Lad/Bronx...

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Look, Up In The Sky, It's A Bird...

Eric Francis/AP PhotoNorth Carolina center fielder Seth Williams attempts a leaping catch, but drops the ball, hit by Louisville's Chris Cates in the third inning of a College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., today.

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Extra! CdA Firm Sued for Racial Harassment

The foreman at a Coeur d’Alene company used racial slurs and told racial jokes in the presence of two African-American employees, according to a lawsuit filed today by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. The suit was filed on behalf of Shawn Fletcher and his nephew,...

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Breaking! Benewah County Killer Blames Boozing

Lawrence Banderob will spend at least 35 years in prison for murdering 76-year-old Miriam Waltch in February 2006. Banderob, 39, was sentenced this morning in a Benewah County courtroom. First District Court Judge Fred Gibler ordered Banderob to serve 35 years to life under a...

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Richert: Sali May Be Tougher to Beat Next Time

Some of Sali's detractors have assumed — rather wishfully — that Sali is a one-term political accident who could be dispatched either in a one-on-one GOP primary or in the 2008 general election. I'm skeptical. Still no sign, although it's early, of a primary challenger....

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007

HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 6/18/07

Tom Holman shoots a scene from the recent Priest Lake Fishing Derby for Pecky Cox's As The Lake Churns. You can find more Holman photos of the derby here.Check it out: Doug Fredericks, the Hayden photographer extraordinaire, has updated his web site, which offers terrific...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/18/07

*Question: Where is that Commie Priggie when you need him ... is this the new guy (Noah Kroese)? -- Bad Daug. DFO: Priggee's cartooning in western Washington. UI grad Noah Kroese has been political cartooning at HBO for awhile now and also sells a 'toon...

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A Matter of Opinion: I Vant To Drive Alone

Spokesman-Review/File PhotoDespite high gas prices, global warming -- oops, I mean "climate change" -- and the higher cost of parking coming soon to downtown Spokane, people still drive to work da sola. See today's story. When I worked in Washington D.C. for two years in...

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My 2 Cents: Ron And Dixie And Al, My Oh My

In the Coeur d'Alene Press this morning, Brand Xer Dave Turner wrote a front-page story re: the re-election plans for veteran council members Ron Edinger, Al Hassell and Dixie Reid. Basically, Ron and Al are leaning toward re-election. Dixie is noncommital. No surprises. That's the...

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Online Poll: Who Should Replace Run-Down Schools?

Who should pay to repair and replace deteriorating schools in low-incomes districts in Idaho? -- Lewiston Tribune.*State taxpayers through legislative appropriation*Residents of the districts themselves*Some combination of state and local moneyDFO: Some combination of state and local money.

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Millsap: Obits Make You Glad You're Alive

Home Planet: Chronicling death makes you appreciate life/Cheryl-Anne Millsap, Spokesman-ReviewCheryl-Anne Millsap: "What are you reading?" she asked. "The obituaries." "Why?" she asked, her voice muffled because she was deep in the cabinet. "Did someone you know die?" "No." I said without looking up. "I'm just...

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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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