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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

Walter Pens 6th Book, 'Beautiful Ruins'

On his Facebook page, former SR colleague Jess Walter ("The Financial Lives of Poets") writes: "If I could link to only one review, I'd choose this one (by Steve Almond, Boston Globe): "Jess Walter’s new book, 'Beautiful Ruins,' opens with a lonely Italian hotelier named…

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Trib: School For Free-Market Patriots? 14 

In one Idaho charter school, the focus is on teaching students to become free-market patriots. More could be on the way. Before that happens, Idaho's Public Charter School Commission ought to be asking if this is a proper use of your state tax dollars. As…

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Diamond Cup Returns To Lake CdA

The image of the hydroplanes' rooster tails glowing under the moon off the dark lake surface is something Billy Schumacher will never forget. So vivid, so emotional is the memory that Schumacher, a Seattle native, is still looking for the right artist to capture the…

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Souza Claims Over 5311 Signatures 19 

Mary Souza dances a little jig at the weekly Real Reagan Republicans luncheon Mary 17 shortly after announcing that she'd probably get her photo on Huckleberries Online shortly. Mary was greeted warmly by her peeps. Imagine the jig Mary is dancing today now that she…

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Press: Silver Lining In Recall Storm 

We're looking for a little light in the gloom. Despite the joyful tidings expressed by some petition gatherers, we don't see the attempted recall of four Coeur d'Alene elected officials as anything but civil war. It pits not only competing political philosophies against one another,…

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Five Wives Lawyer Represents Brown 

The attorney and law professor who prompted Idaho’s state liquor division to reverse itself on allowing Five Wives vodka to be sold in the state last week also is pressing a lawsuit challenging Utah’s bigamy laws on behalf of the star of the reality TV…

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Hucks: Did The Birds Really Fly? 

Mary Souza, an organizer of the Coeur d’Alene recall effort and bitter foe of Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Mike Kennedy, claims she’s enjoying good vi-vi-vibrations from the community. She contends 80 percent of the feedback to her throw-da-bums-out crusade has been positive, including drivers…

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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.