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Hump Day Wild Card — 7.6.11

Izzit me, or are the natives less restless this year than less re: fireworks. Usually, my neighborhood is a war zone on the Fourth -- and the lowbrows continue to shoot off fireworks for weeks afterward. This year, there was the usual pop on the Fourth, although I didn't see as many curb side displays as in years past. Last night, however, I heard only a couple of pops before quiet settled in. I'd guess it was a sign that the bad economy has emptied pockets in the 'hood -- not that the usual suspects had gained consideration for their neighbors. Now, for you Wild Card ...

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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