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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

Mavericks Get The Title But Not A Ring? 

In an interview with NBA TV soon after the Dallas Mavericks earned their first NBA title on Sunday night, team owner Mark Cuban jokingly dismissed the idea of giving his team championship rings as a reward. Probably because he was bored. Most likely because he's…

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Scenic Bay Flooding 

Photo courtesy of Herb Huseland up in Bayview who reports on his blog, Bay Views, about the local flooding. He writes, "The worst case I observed was Harborview Marina. The entrance is under water, as is the gate to the docks. Hip waders or another…

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Wild Card/Wednesday 6.15.2011 21 

It's been fun hanging out here at Huckleberries while DFO is on vacation. Some have asked, "Why you? How did that come about?" I've come to the conclusion that DFO doesn't like to complicate things. Ever notice that the other blogsitter, Cindy Hval (who had…

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Idaho state schools Supt. Tom Luna presents SB 1184, his third school reform bill, to the House Education Committee on Tuesday morning. (Betsy Russell)

Reagan Republicans Will Lunch W/ Luna 

Supt. Tom Luna will be addressing the Reagan Republicans tomorrow, June 16th, from Noon - 1:00. The event will be at Fedora's Pub & Grille if you are interested. (SR File photo.) Is it me or does Mr. Luna speak often to the Reagan Republicans?

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Leadership CdA All Class Reunion 

An "all class" reunion for all previous participants in the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Coeur d'Alene program on Thursday, June 16 from 5-8 pm. Food and beverages will be provided and there is a suggested $20 donation to attend. Proceeds from the event…

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“Ganesha,” by Spokane metal artist Rick Davis, is part of “ArtCurrents,” the Coeur d’Alene public art display. Members of the Kootenai County Constitution Party are planning to picket the statue. (Kathy Plonka)

Letters to the Editor Are Entertaining 11 

In a letter to the editor to The Coeur d'Alene Press, Dean Isaacson clearly dislikes the art commission's installment of the Ganesha Statue. Isaacson writes, "This is not the kind of art that is appreciated by the majority of the citizens here. The claim that…

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James & Jeter  

Marc Johnson writes an interesting analysis comparing LeBron James and Derek Jeter. Of James' performance in the NBA Championship, Johnson writes, "On the intense stage of a championship, regardless of the sport, it is one of life’s guilty little pleasures to watch the most hyped…

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OpenCdA: Another Habitat Mystery 

Bill McCrory at OpenCdA learned that another Excutive Director at Habitat for Humanity has been let go. McCrory reports, "Marcie Schreiber recently departed rather abruptly after only eight months as Habitat ED. That seems confirmed by Schreiber's LinkedIn bio. Her name is noticeably missing from…

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Quotable Quote 

The Meridian School District will consider modifying a plan to have kindergarten on alternating days to save busing costs. About 300 people attended a public hearing on the district’s proposed budget Tuesday. Briana LeClaire, education policy analyst at the Idaho Freedom Foundation stated during public…

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Newt Gingrich's Charity Issues 

A non-profit charity founded by Newt Gingrich to promote freedom, faith and free enterprise also served as another avenue to promote Gingrich's political views, and came dangerously close, some experts say, to crossing a bright line that is supposed to separate tax-exempt charitable work from…

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Hugh Hefner: Single Again! 

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding. The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy's official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has "had a change of heart." Hefner announced in December that he and the…

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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.