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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2004

Mount St. Helens

It's been 24 years since Mount St. Helens blew her top,So sit back and have a beer or a cold pop.There ain't no danger,Unless you're a forest ranger.The Edge

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Ex-Rep. Jerry Stoicheiff, RIP

Hot Potatoes has learned that ex-Rep. Jerry Stoicheff of Sandpoint died Friday. We have some obit info: Jerry Stoicheff, 69, died Friday in Santa Barbara, Calif. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sandpoint United Methodist Church. She was born Jerry Louise Dickson in…

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Monday Quick Fix 6 (10/4/04)

A draft dodger from Nelson, B.C., left a pleasant message on the answering machine in response to my Friday edit: "Nelson right to dodge monument." In the edit, I applauded the town's wise decision not to support a privately funded memorial to American draft dodgers…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2004

A scoop?

The Coeur d'Alene Press this morning revealed -- what? That Hagadone partner Jerry Jaeger is, ahem, mystery novelist J.J. Hunter -- you know, the guy who wrote, "The Resort." Duh. I told you that in my print column, Huckleberries, soon after the novel surfaced a…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2004

Over & Out

Well, folks, I had a blast today. The new format has a coupla bugs on my end. But I hope you aren't having trouble with it on your end. Again, the new format allows me to blog from home. Dunno how that's going to sit…

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More Rankin

My spies tell me that Ron Rankin's family hopes the bypass surgery this week will enable him to bounce back from that massive heart attack in January. He hasn't been the same since. The Ronfather, however, was up to his old tricks last night when…

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World Net Daily Headlines

As I said, I'm in an experimental mode again re: this blog. (It's strange to call it Hot Potatoes after calling it No Holds Barred since February.) I should have called it HP from the first even though I had a print column of the…

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Best of the Northwest

In case you missed my BOTNW comment yesterday: "The state Department of Lands and the U.S. Corps of Engineers each deserve a steaming Hot Potato for withholding public info re: HagaWorld's plans to dredge the Blackwell Island channel. The local bureaucRATs wouldn't provide a conceptual…

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TGIF Quick Fix 6

I hate to admit it, but (drum roll, puh-LEEZ) Flipflop won the debate last night ... by not Flipflopping. He was on message. And Dubya seemed to keep pounding the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time theme too much. And missed golden opportunities to hold…

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You can find my posts from yesterday under "Posts before October 2004." I'm going to bring a coupla of them forward today, so you can read what I was ramblin' about before the hard drive exploded. BTW, a big-time thanx to Ken Sands, Ryan Pitts…

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Hot Potatoes Redux

If you're wondering what happened to No Holds Barred yesterday, I have answers. Sorta. The hard drive at Blog Central crashed. So, the blogmeister had to rebuild the thing. Which provided an opportunity to change a thing or two -- like the name. It's now…

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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.