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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

TGIF Wild Card 9.2.16 16 

Yes. I know I said I retired from blogsitting, but DFO flew the bat signal and old habits die hard. So, I'll see if I remember how to drive this thing while Dave's off doing whatever Dave does on his rare days off.

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"This is their quad, I just drive it," said Brad Sterns of Wardner, Idaho as he rides around town with his dogs Seeker, left, and Gus in Wardner on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Out for a ride

“This is their quad, I just drive it,” said Brad Sterns of Wardner, Idaho as he rides around town with his dogs Seeker, left, and Gus in Wardner on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

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This is an April 21, 2016 file photo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, appearing on the NBC “Today” television program, in New York. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Melania Trump escort story retracted  

The Daily Mail newspaper and its website retracted a story about Melania Trump on Friday after she filed a lawsuit accusing the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland blogger of falsely accusing her of involvement with an escort agency during her modeling career.

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Fantasty Football?

Did I miss it? Did DFO launch a Hucks Online League again? My son, the former high school kicker, cleaned up in his league last year and won $700. Do you play Fantasy Football?

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Love, Life, Raising Sons

I went and launched a podcast

So, I'm not exactly sure what a podcast is since I've never listened to one, but today my maiden podcast is live. Produced by Spokane Talks Online, and co-hosted by my two youngest sons "Life, Love & Raising Sons (Not Necessarily in That Order) offers a behind-the-scenes view of my Front Porch column fodder. Link below.

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Paper prevails  11 

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows adult readers in the U.S. still strongly favor paper over e-books. Yes, indeed. Have never read an e-book and don't intend to any time soon. How about you? Paper or electronic books?

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Aryan ghost haunts us still 

A Press writer opines that Cda is still tainted with an Aryan brush. Agree or disagree? Cindy "...people who have never set foot in North Idaho seem to think we’ve all retreated to bunkers with our racist pals, waiting for war — or the Apocalypse, or collapse of the government, or “progressive traitors” trying to repeal the Second Amendment."

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2016 election not necessarily one for the books 

Some Washington teachers aren't including discussion of the 2016 election in their classrooms this fall. "I don't see a lot of substance or policies or actual plans by either candidate so it's hard for me to set up sort of a debate or discussion," said Dustin Leithold, a high school social studies teacher in the Aberdeen district.

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The 70-acre Gleason Fire is burning near Priest Lake, south of Gleason Mountain and west of the Priest Lake Ranger Station. (Courtesy)

Fire closes some areas of Idaho Panhandle 

Several small fires continue to burn on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Cooler and wetter weather over the Labor Day weekend is expected to limit fire growth, but people recreating on the national forest should stay out of those areas, Forest Service officials said.

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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.