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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

For Those Keeping Score @ Home ...

... Eric Buske, the third candidate for the CPD Blue police chief job, won $250,000 in October 2000 on ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" with Regis Philbin. He did so after decisively answering questions about Volkswagens, the Bible and global warming. The $250,000...

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Stapilus: 102 Vie for 5 Position on New CC Board

True, the numbers of appointive applicants for elective-type jobs are almost always higher than the number of candidates for election. But this still sounds like a good indicator of useful interest: There are 102 applicants for the five positions on the new College of Western...

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AM Headlines -- 6/12/07

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewA firefighter battles a house fire at 2575 W. Timberlake Loop in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. The fire apparently started in the garage here. *Sandpoint named among top 10 bargain retirement spots/Idaho Statesman -- Watch for another jump in property valuations.*Teen deaths alarm authorities:...

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Dumb Things Tourists Ask in Banff

Here are some of the "All Time Dumbest Questions Asked by Banff Park Tourists," as heard at the information kiosks manned by Parks Canada staff.*At what elevation does an elk become a moose?*Is it okay to keep an open bag of bacon on the picnic...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/12/07

*Colleague Erica Curless just noticed the rubber band around her Kalani/Douglas files has disintegrated. That's how long this open-and-shut case has been going on....*Regional Editor Scott Maben asked me a few moments ago if I'd be available to help the Idaho staff sift through the...

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Quotable Quote -- Marina Kalani

"We knew we weren't going to change th court's opinion. My fight wasn't about protecting the content. I've been frustrated by the loss of the message and that was about privacy rights for government employees" -- Marina Kalani (in today's Coeur d'Alene Press re: her...

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Anyone Seen Today's Issue of Smaller Brand X?

Huckleberries hears ... that the first edition of Tuesday's Coeur d'Alene Press has just been delivered. Seems the brand-new press had more than enough bugs to make the shake-down cruise less than satisfactory in Duane's world. Think: Titanic. As of a few minutes ago, the...

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007

Wild Card/Monday -- 6/11/07

The first day in the rest of my life is in the books, workwise, and I'm headed home early. I'm trying to line up Ace Walden this week for my Huckleberries Gone Wi-Fi interview. But I haven't heard back from my go-between contact yet. We'll...

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Sennett: I Loved "Sopranos" Finale

If you saw it, you might still be talking about it. It disappointed some and left others deeply satisfied. I count myself in the latter camp. My wife's in the former. When we noted that we thought our TV might have gone out at the...

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HBO's Best of the Local Blogs -- 6/11/07

"Sandra's (Turtle) hand next to a rear footprint. A front print is lower to the right. We saw the bear. Early spring bears can be kind of growly, so we kept our distance" -- Al Turtle/Al Turtle's Wisdom. *Mari/Dogwalk Musings, who escaped serious injury in...

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Quotable Quote -- Where's mine?

"The marketing department had a meeting a little while ago, just down from my office. They had pizza delivered. I worked through lunch, and don’t have anything to eat except a snack bag of Fritos. I hate days like this ... I just stole some...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 6/11/07

*Mommy Dearest/BrodH20 has quite a tale to tell tonight -- or The Otis might tell it instead -- re: a tick that found his way into a sensitive spot on The Otis's anatomy and what her hubby did about it (after he stopped jumping and...

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AM Headlines -- 6/11/07

*Judicial council selects four Idaho Supreme Court nominees/Idaho Statesman -- What? Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis didn't make the finals? Mebbe this selection isn't all about politics, after all.*Handcuffed woman rescued on Kidd Island Bay Road: Alert motorist spots kidnap victim/Spokesman-Review -- Thank God for...

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Computer SOS from MamaJD

HELP! I believe my children were on the computer and now we have problems. My computer programs are extremely magnified. I am not able to get it to return to my normal view. I have gone through the display settings and appearances stuff all to...

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BrodH20: California Car Crash Breaks My Heart

CdA grad killed, wife hurt in California collision/Spokesman-Review Gretchen (left) and Carlene, friends of Mommy Dearest at karoake singI checked the mail this morning and found an invitation to my good friend Gretchen's wedding reception. Gretchen had left a message on my myspace page late...

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Question: How Much Did Your Valuation Increase?

Item: County value increases 13 percent: Overall assessed net taxable worth of Kootenai County is now about $16.4 billion/Tom Green, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The county mailed 81,468 assessment notices Wednesday. Market adjustments are based on analysis of 2006 real estate sales activity. About 3,200...

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CastMD to Marmots -- This Means War!

Wikipedia PhotoWe live up on a hill. It has always been peaceful. Then one day, while playing my guitar sitting on the deck…I see what?? This big flowered plant in my wife’s garden area is shaking back and forth. What?? Did my eyes deceive me??...

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Pony v. JimmyMAC: Was Morrison Worth It?

Rainbow Sparkle Pony Angel: Yes, like a bedraggled Pomeranian/Elkhound mix left at some dreadful I-5 reststop near Redding or some other hideous Northern Cali town to wander nearly a thousand miles through rainstorms, the beating sun, gangsta gunfights, and gatorade bottles full of caramelizing trucker...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007

Sunday Wild Card -- 6/10/07

My wife and I survived the Shabby Sweethearts sale, muttering more than one "never-again." A lot of work and finger crossing went into the event. The unexpected became expected. I don't know how event organizers do what they do. Most people involved in the show...

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