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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Matt: It's Snow's Turn 

On his Facebook page, FB friend Matt Weaver writes: "Dear Rain, I know what you are trying to do. i get it. you think people will like you because snow is your cousin. but you are not fooling anyone. you need to realize your place...

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Did Jacobson Help Non-Repubs, Too? 14 

Huckleberries hears ... that there's a move afoot among local mainstream Republicans to give county GOP Chairman Tina Jacobson a dose of her own medicine. Jacobson, as you may recall, is presiding over a move by Phil Hart supporters to remove Matt Roetter as state...

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Mimicking Lucy & Ethel For Halloween 

Kathie Lee Gifford as Lucy Ricardo, left, and Hoda Kotb as Ethel Mertz, recreate a scene from an "I Love Lucy" program during the NBC "Today" television program's annual Halloween Show, in New York, Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Question: Which "I Love Lucy" episode did you...

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Hucks Online @ 2M Page-Views 

Sometime late this afternoon or evening, Huckleberries Online should hit 2 million page-views for the year, putting this blog on a pace to exceed the 2.09 million of 2009. I recall when I started Huckleberries Online (No Holds Barred) on Feb. 16, 2003, then Editor...

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BP: Nelson KO'd Currie On KVNI 

A Berry Picker e-mails this to Hucks HQ re: the appearance on KVNI radio this morning by GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson and write-in candidate Rick Currie, the commission incumbent: "Jai was articulate, professional and informed. Rick came on the phone about five minutes later, totally...

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NIC Trustee Q-and-A Has Hart Query

I just returned from the noon luncheon of the Kootenai County Democratic Club for NIC trustee candidates, where Norm Gissel asked about a hypothetical situation that was disallowed by moderator Mary Lou Reed. Who didn't think it was relevant to the trustee races. But candidate...

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All 4 NIC Wannabes Back Corridor

All 4 candidates for the North Idaho College Board of Trustees promised to support the development of the NIC education corridor. When the question was presented to him, Ron Nilson answered simply "yes" when asked if he supported the corridor. "I don't have horns and...

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High Noon: Lefthanders More Creative 

Re: Cursive writing on endangered list (on Oregon college campuses)Kamm: My younger brother is a lefty and was traumatized by the Nuns tying to make him right handed. My Mother, all 4'10” and usually a pleasant woman, charged down to school and less than politely...

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Lake Pend Oreille Monster? 

You can't see this week because I can't either. But I do notice that something's making a weird wave in the lake in this photo taken by Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images this week. Linda writes on her Facebook page: "Curious if anyone has had a...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.29.10

11:44 a.m. A Post Falls employer wants to see an officer re: employee embezzlement.11:02 a.m. Wife reports that a neighbor on Wheatfield/Hayden is strangling her husband.10:46 a.m. Caller reports that a blue Tundra was driving recklessly at 4th & Hanley before pulling into Coeur d'Alene...

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Bloggy Goes North To Alaska, Day 3 

Fort Nelson, B.C. to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Finally some scenery and Mr_Bloggy is not referring to the smirking visage of the Travelnatrix as she once again controls the driver’s seat the entire 11 hours. No, today was serious scenery, most during the 200 click drive...

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Raul Labrador Releases 'Family' Ad 13 

The Labrador for Idaho campaign today released its closing ad in the race for the First Congressional District entitled “Family.” The ad, which will begin airing over the weekend, spotlights Raul’s family values and his determination to get to Washington and start working to restore...

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'Anti-Depressants' Take Insanity Prize 

The "Anti-Depressants" prance on stage late Thursday, during the Pier House Pretenders in Paradise Costume Contest in Key West, Fla. The dancing pill bottles were the brainchild of Key Wester Lenore Tria and won first place in the Group Amateur division of the competition that...

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Gookin Supports D's In Top Races 19 

My OpenCDA blog buddy Dan Gookin is in trouble, if loyalty oaths and supporting party candidates 100% are important next time he tries to run as a Republican. In making predictions and observations re: select races, Gookin correctly surmises about Phil Hart: "While Hart may...

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Hate Crime Sticks To Tankovich Trio 

Following the third trial in eight months, two Coeur d’Alene brothers were found guilty Thursday of racially harassing and threatening a Hispanic man in August 2009. Sentencing was set for Jan. 13 for Frank James Tankovich, 47, and William Michael Tankovich Jr., 50, who were...

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Marty Jeers Kootenai County Repubs 12 

JEERS ... to the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, may be a tax scofflaw and a timber thief. But he's their tax scofflaw and their timber thief. Woe to any Republican who says otherwise. Just to recap: Hart's the guy who...

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Statesman: Yes On 4 Amendments 15 

Idaho’s publicly owned airports, community hospitals and city-run electric utilities need the flexibility to serve their customers and adapt to fluid markets. On Tuesday, voters should grant that flexibility. They should vote yes on three complicated but important constitutional amendments to allow these public entities...

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AM Headlines -- 10.19.10

Idaho gubernatorial candidates Libertarian Ted Dunlap, left, Democrat Keith Allred, second from left, Independent Jana Kemp, third from left, Republican C.L. " Butch" Otter, second from right, and Constitution Party candidate Marvin Richardson stand together before a debate conducted by Idaho Public Television at the...

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Brand X: We (Heart) Otter 

Otter is a rugged individualist who throws caution to the wind when he bucks broncos yet meticulously manages your hard-earned tax dollars. He's an entrepreneur, someone with a CEO's background and mentality and a super salesman's keen eye and thick skin. He's fearless in personally...

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Did Social Media Help Labrador?

In his Twitter last night, Dustin Hurst/Idaho Reporter made the statement "Weatherby says if not for social media, Vaughn Ward would be facing Walt Minnick Nov. 2." I've noticed that Republican candidates, who were late getting to the party two years ago, were way more...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

2 Found Dead In Post Falls Home 

Police confirmed that two people found dead inside a Post Falls home this evening each died of a gunshot wound to the head. An adult woman was found with a single gunshot wound in the front of her head around 5:15 p.m. She was slumped...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 10.28.10 29 

The KVNI Facebook page announces this afternoon that Republican commissioner candidate Jai Nelson will be interviewed by host Joe Paisley at 7 a.m. by phone Friday. That interview will be followed at 7:15 a.m. by a one involving Paisley and write-in candidate Rick Currie, the...

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Parting Shot -- 10.28.10 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy discusses this photo that she shot near Bonners Ferry Wednesday. "I was so excited to find this grove of trees," she writes. "I've been looking for something like this for a long time. I am definitely...

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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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