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SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2007

Wild Card/Sunday -- 9/30/07

After listening to part of the Idaho-Hawaii game on the radio and watching part of the WSU-Arizona game on TV today, I'm already looking forward to Gonzaga basketball. The Cougs are getting worse and worse under Doba. While Akey had Idaho headed in the right...

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Online Poll: To Pledge Or Not To Pledge

Item: Pledge-protesting campus ripped as 'intolerant: National group says students, principal both need educating/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What are your thoughts on school's handling of students protesting Pledge of Allegiance?1. The Pledge of Allegiance is an archaic tradition and public schools shouldn't have to be dealing with it2....

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Wild Card/Saturday -- 9/29/07

I plan to spend the weekend taking care of the few things that are left to get done before winter -- stacking wood, replacing a snow cap and mebbe putting the garden to bed a bit. (Note to self -- Ask Alice Rankin how to...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2007

Parting Shot -- 9/28/07

Marianne Love/Slight DetourI'm not sure who's with SReporter Erica Curless in this photo, taken by Marianne Love/Slight Detour, at the Dover Community Hall earlier this month. But Erica's all smiles after being the subject of a bridal shower. Randy Curless, her father and mayor of...

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Bumpersnicker ...

... sighted on a blue Honda CRV with a youthful blonde at the wheel at 95 & Neider, by Councilman MikeK, a yellow bumpersnicker with black type that said: "Tap your foot if you (upside heart) Larry Craig." Dunno exactly what that upside down heart...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 10/28/07

Joe Jaszewski/The Idaho Statesman, AP PhotoBoise State safety Jason Robinson (5) celebrates with cornerback Orlando Scandrick (8) after Robinson broke up a pass in the second half of a college football game against Southern Mississippi on Thursday in Boise. BSU won easily. You write the...

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MGR: Craig, Crapo Vote Against Gay Hate-Crimes Bill

Full post here, how senators voted here.Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 39 to pass the Matthew Shepard Act which extends federal hate crimes protections to include violence based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. It also gives increased federal assistance to...

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Idaho College Offers Casino Course

Hit me! That's just one of the gambling and card playing commands students may soon be learning when the College of Southern Idaho's Community Education Center begins offering casino classes.Sylvia Jensen, the college's director of community education, says the class provides an opportunity for students...

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Huckleberries Best of Idaho Online -- 9/28/07

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewRichard Kohles, representing the Coeur d'Alene Board of Realtors, asks a question about the study of the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Aquifer that was presented Thursday afternoon at the Coeur d'Alene Greyhound Park, where regional representatives gathered to talk about managing the region's sole source aquifer...

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TXT: Seattle Online Papers In Top 10, SR 88th

Originally posted in TXTThe Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer are the only Pacific Northwest papers that score among the country’s 10 most-viewed online news publications, based on a recent survey. And they are ranked eighth only because their total online viewers were counted together.The Newspaper Association...

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JimF: Craig Wasn't First To Give Idaho GOP Fits

Full editorial by Jim Fisher hereListening to Idaho Republicans speak publicly about Larry Craig's clinging to the seat he said he would leave is reminiscent of the defenses party leaders offered more than two decades ago of another troubled politician who refused to leave quietly....

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EMS Board Forgives Bernie's Return Trip Bill

re: 9/24 Huckleberries column about Bernie Hague hereYesterday afternoon at the EMS Joint Powers Board Meeting the bill for the return trip from the hospital for Mr. Hague was forgiven. Our EMS Chief Tom Greif immediately called him to let him know. You should know...

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Minnesota Airport To Install New Bathroom Walls

Item: New stall walls planned for airport restrooms/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting new men’s room stall walls to cut down on restroom sexual activity in the infamous bathroom where Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was arrested. The new dividers will...

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Huckleberries Gone Wireless w/Dixie Reid

Full Gone Wireless interview here, print version here.Spokesman-Review File PhotoCoeur d'Alene City Council Candidates Dixie Reid, left, and Chris Copstead, right, look over early Election Night 2003 results with Reid's husband Tom Reid Tuesday Tuesday night at Cricket's Restaurant in Coeur d'Alene. DFO: What were...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9/27/07

A special message for those who work or receive care at the North Idaho Cancer Center. My sister, Charlotte Mitchell, is celebrating Birthday No. 56 today. Wish her a happy birthday for me -- and let her know that I appreciate the reminder that my...

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AMOO: Bill O'Reilly Said -- What?

Originally posted at A Matter of OpinionSeems the Fox News commentator had a racial epiphany while dining at a soul-food restaurant. Excerpt: After eating dinner at a famed Harlem restaurant recently, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly told a radio audience he "couldn't get over the...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 9/27/07

Nick Ut/AP PhotoRockette Krista Harvey, right front, demonstrates a kick during a joint practice session for the Los Angeles Lakers and other Rockettes, from left, Vladimir Radmanovic, Alyssa Epstein, Brian Cook, Autumn Withers, Alexis Thebolt, obscured, and Sasha Vujacic for a promotional event Tuesday at...

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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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