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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

Property Taxes Soar in Boise, McCall Areas

You think your property assessment just went up?Check out these numbers on Valley County land:• Around Smith's Ferry and Round Valley: Assessments just rose about 65 percent.• West side of Cascade Lake, not including Tamarack Resort: Up 70 percent.• Donnelly west to Royal Scot: Up...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007

I'd Rather Be ...

Jason Whong, AP Photo/The Star-GazetteThe crew of the Duff Diver IV, a cardboard boat that resembles a six-pack of the fictional product from The Simpsons television show, approaches the finish line during the 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Seneca Harbor...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007

Wild Card/Saturday -- 6/15/07

"I'm watching the movie version of "Rent" while waiting for Amy Dearest to return home to chat about her night at work at the restaurant. I don't feel very creative tonight. Mebbe I'll write a "My 2 Cents" piece about something or other in the...

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Drummergrrrl: What Happened to Protest Smoker?

Whatever happened to the chain-smoking city watchdogs who make sure that Hagadone et al aren't violating long-time agreements with the city? Do you remember Peggy? Penny? What was her name? She'd park her old car in the little circular lot by the clock tower on...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 6/15/07

Charles Dharapak/AP PhotoDemocratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., center, meets with wounded soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan after speaking at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington this morning. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. Soldiers take a "ransom" photo of Hillary....

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A Matter of Opinion: Future Watch, Take 1

In the mid-1980s, I interviewed Jonathan Peck, a futurist with the Institute for Alternative Futures.We were talking about the then changing telephone technology and he mentioned that someday people would carry their phone numbers with them everywhere. He wasn't sure how it would work. Maybe...

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Question: Are You Planning to See "Transformers"

Mel Evans/AP PhotoBenson Yee, 31, holds Grand Maximus, left, at his home in Elizabeth, N.J., Saturday, June 9, 2007. At two feet tall, Grand Maximus is the largest in his collection of Transformers, "robots in disguise" that change into vehicles or other objects. After more...

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Breaking! More E-mail Release Delay

E-mails exchanged between Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas and former employee Marina Kalani likely won’t be released this month. The clerk’s office for the Idaho Supreme Court said today that the justices will not take any action in the public records case until after June...

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Lewiston Trib: Why Wasn't CAMBR's Maki Sent Home?

Gary Maki directs the University of Idaho's Center for Advanced Microelectronics and Biomolecular Research. Just one little question: Why? Shouldn't he be cooling his heels at home - at least for the time being - while university officials investigate whether or not he's guilty of...

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HBO Poll: Car d'Lane

Question: What do you enjoy most about Car d'Lane, which begins tonight?1. The Friday evening cruise featuring up to 1200 cars2. Best Pipes Contest3. Reminiscing about your first car4. Car show on Sherman Avenue on Saturday and Sunday5. Potential for riot

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Expedia.com: Davenport Hotel 6th Best in World

Those who have been around Spokane long enough can remember the Davenport Hotel's reputation for washing the coins that changed hands there each day. Old-timers will recall the grand times of proms and banquets, visiting dignitaries, casual chats in the lobby over beverages and a...

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Huckleberries Gone Wireless w/Ace Walden

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewDFO: Any secret for living so long?AW: Just lucky.DFO: When was the golden age of Coeur d'Alene?AW: Today. All of the development that's going on. All the businesses that are coming here. All the buildings that are being built. When I came here (by...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007

Flag Day Wild Card -- 6/14/07

I've just finished the Huckleberries Gone Wi-Fi interview with Ace Walden (accompanied by Don Sausser). I've hidden the interview for now because I need to edit it and then will post it in a form that doesn't take a lot of space. You can expect...

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Ruth Graham, Wife of Evangelist, 87, R.I.P.

AP File PhotoEvangelist Billy Graham, left, and his wife Ruth Graham sit for an interview in their Montreat, N.C., mountaintop home in this Aug. 11, 2003, file photo. Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the...

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Question: How Big of a House Is Too Big

Item: Megahomes multiplying, but how big is too big?/Sharon Pian Chan and Ashley Bach, Seattle Times staff reportersMore Info: Seattle is considering new laws to limit the size of houses replacing those torn down on single-family lots. In Bellevue, residents came to a meeting with...

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APhoto of the Day -- 6/14/07

Fernando Vergara/AP PhotoA participant lies in smashed tomatoes during the third annual tomato fight called " tomatina" in Sutamarchan, 71 miles northeast of Bogota, Sunday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines:1. Customers have not been satisfied with the decision to replace the plastic balls in McDonalds...

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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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