Well, I have to say I'm pretty proud of you, HBO. DFO said behave and you all behaved. I'm switching from blog mode to mom mode now. I will check in from time-to-time to make sure the comments section remains troll-free, but otherwise I'm checking out for the day. Have a great rest of the day. I will be back in the morning. Bright and early.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
Rise and shine, HBO. The skies over Rathdrum Mountain are looking mostly blue from my back window, so I'm just going to call it now: It's going to be a beautiful day. By now I'm sure much of the HBO family has heard the sad news that Tom Wobker, the beloved Bard of Sherman Avenue, died Saturday at the age of 71.
Led by two Orthodox rabbinical students, the group took part in a three-hour seder meal commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Friday’s dinner is believed to be the first publicly announced Jewish seder in Coeur d’Alene.
Federal agencies have taken over the investigation of the arson fire that destroyed the Catholic church in Bonners Ferry early Thursday morning. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, are leading the investigation of the fire set at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise profiles Idaho Supreme Court candidate Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, and unpacks his "political baggage" which includes an embarrassing brush with scandal involving his ex-wife and an imprisoned murderer, and ethical questions."
Coeur d'Alene kingpin Duane Hagadone is one of the gazillionaires featured in a recent Today Show segment promoting CNBC's "Secret Lives Of The Super Rich." The footage showed Hagadone hitting golf balls from the deck of his yacht, which were then retrieved by an employee.
Herb Huseland/Bay Views reminisces about contested presidential conventions of years past in a new blog post: "I have some personal knowledge of contested conventions, the last being the Democratic Convention in the 1952 election year. This has to go down as the only advantage to…
In my former life as a newspaper reporter, I was witness to some major typos. One of my worst was when I miscalculated the impact of a school levy in an article printed on election eve with no time for a correction. As bad as that was, it paled in comparison to a couple legendary typos made by my colleagues. In today's Slice, a reader shares:
Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise shares some interesting stats about the May 17 Idaho primary election. There are 8 districts with no Democrats on the ballot and 49 incumbent Republicans unopposed in bids for re-election to the Idaho Legislature. More here.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union./Larry Neumeister, AP.
My former NIC journalism prof, Nils Rosdahl, loved making cracks about Athol. He told me that one time the town leaders grew tired of being the butt of jokes and proposed changing the town's name. I thought he was ribbing me, but I recently found an old newspaper clipping that proves otherwise.
In the "Seriously, what next?" department: Officials in the city of Augsburg became concerned when they noticed a new phenomenon: Pedestrians were so busy looking at their smartphones that they were ignoring traffic lights. The city has attempted to solve that problem by installing new traffic lights embedded in the pavement.
The Coeur d'Alene Press editorial board says U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador's endorsement of State Rep. Kathy Sims "hints at two things: Labrador owing Sims a favor, and Sims feeling uneasy about her chances against a smart young candidate who represents rational approaches to common problems, rather than Tea Party politics at any cost."
Several friends tagged me in a meme this weekend: "I hunt for mushrooms because I have no morels." This weekend's forays paid off for the Thompsons, but hours of hiking in Mountain Goat territory have my muscles crying out today. As anyone who has enjoyed a morel-topped steak can attest, the pain is so, so worth it. Question: Are you picking?
I'm a huge fan of coloring books. I just bought a new one that incorporates some of my favorite Psalms. I find it relaxing. The SR's Carolyn Lamberson reports on the craze of adult coloring in Sunday's SR. Question: When is the last time you picked up crayons and colored? How do you de-stress?
Last week there was a lot of chatter on HBO about the type of people that hail from my hometown of Athol. The suggestion was made that all of the craziest letters to the editor in the Coeur d'Alene Press are authored by Atholians. As evidence to the contrary, I'd like to share this letter from Sunday's Press, headlined "MEAT: Eat less, heat less."
For their contributions to the lives of people in Idaho and beyond, five “outstanding” men and women were inducted into Idaho’s Hall of Fame Friday evening in Coeur d'Alene. ... The inductees included many local names: Sandi Bloem, Norman Gissel, Steve Meyer and Judy Meyer, as well as Marilyn Shuler of Boise./Mary Malone, The Coeur d'Alene Press.
Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.When the 2016 session ended March 25, one lawmaker had voted against nearly 60 percent of spending…
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.