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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011

Blogfest 2011 Wild Card -- 7.24.11 34 

The long-overdue Blogfest 2011 (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest) is finally here -- from 3 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday), at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill, 705 W. River Ave., in historic Fortgrounds. Usually, blogfest is somewhere around Feb. 16, the actual anniversary of Huckleberries Online.…

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Arpie's Pre Blogfest Questions: 

Will CouerGenX wear his Kennedy T-shirt? Will I be able to enjoy a beer with HMO? What color goatee will OrangeTV have? Will Cindy be there? Will she remember that I said I owed her a bottle of wine? What kind of gifts do I…

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Noel Strick, left, and Mitsi Evans, right, battle in the women's Ear Pull finals during the 50th World Eskimo Indian Olympics Friday afternoon, July 22, 2011 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. Strick defeated Evans and went on to win the event. (Eric Engman / Fairbanks Daily News-miner)

APhoto Of The Weekend -- 7.23-24.11 

Noel Strick, left, and Mitsi Evans, right, battle in the women's Ear Pull finals during the 50th World Eskimo Indian Olympics Friday afternoon at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. Strick defeated Evans and went on to win the event. You write the cutline. (AP…

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80 Die In Camp Shooting, 7 In Blast 

A Norwegian who dressed as a police officer to gun down summer campers killed at least 80 people at an island retreat, horrified police said early Saturday. It took investigators several hours to begin to realize the full scope of Friday's massacre, which followed an…

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Dogwalk: Politicians & Pesky Religion 11 

Michele Bachmann is a headache! Maybe even a migraine. She certainly creates, in me, as per possible side effects of a migraine, a degree of nausea and (a) disturbed vision! Now, it seems she has left her church. She is ~ was ~ Lutheran. After…

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Borders Customers Saw It Coming 

The Spokane Borders bookstore was filled Friday with shoppers taking advantage of reduced prices after the company announced it is going out of business. Borders Group Inc. began liquidating its 399 stores nationwide Friday, including those in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. Some Spokane customers expressed…

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Marianne: Keep Sandpoint Viewtiful 

This morning's paper tells us that we won a contest, sponsored by big names in the media business---USA Today and Rand McNally. Yesterday the word spread quickly on Facebook that---after the judging, which involved visits to several communities throughout the country---Sandpoint is America's most beautiful…

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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.