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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012

DFO's Critters: Playful Elephant 

Seven-year old female elephant Ganga who belongs to a Buddhist temple plays in a park in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier today. Tamed elephants traditionally have an important role in the island's Buddhist customs and are considered a status symbol. Colorfully decorated elephants are used to...

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

Hucks: Of Ganesha & Other Elephants 21 

Don Sausser answered the SOS from HucksOnline this AM by taking his trusty camera to the corner of 6th & Sherman for this photo of "Art & Soul" by Jason Sanchez, the new public arts piece that replaces controversial Ganesha in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Ganesha,...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Ganesha Artwork Leaving Downtown 

At 8 a.m. Friday, Ganesha will come down. The five-foot statue of the Hindu God, who earned some criticism for its apparently un-American and un-Christian ways, will leave its spot on the corner of Sixth Street and Sherman Avenue and head to an art studio...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012

Ganesha Gets Christmas Makeover

Ganesha, the controversial Hindu idol in downtown Coeur d’Alene, received an unscheduled makeover during the Christmas weekend. As you may recall, some Lake City residents were upset when the Ganesha statue by Spokane artist Rick Davis made an appearance on Sixth Street and Sherman Avenue...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

AM: Ganesha Gets Christmas Touch 

Don Sausser, Eye on Downtown CdA for HucksOnline, spotted this addition to the controversial statue of Ganesha at Sixth & Sherman over the Christmas Day weekend. Emails Don: "Feeling in an ecumenical way on Christmas day the Hindu Ganesha sculpture on Sherman Ave was garnished...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Jews, Hindus, Buddhists Laud CdA

The Jews, Buddhists and Hindus have applauded the City of Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA) for the public display of 'Ganesha' sculpture in its downtown. "The City of Coeur d'Alene and its Arts Commission should be commended for their strength and inclusive attitude in displaying the...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Artist Explains Ganesha Work 

Artist Rick Davis left the following comment on the Dogwalk Musings blog re: why he designed the controversial Ganesha public art work that will be on display in downtown Coeur d'Alene for the next year: "The reason I originally chose to do this piece was...

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Dogwalk: Of Ganesha Symbolism

Dogwalk Musings offers this drawing of Ganesha symbolism in a blog post today that decries the silliness of the protest and petition drive against the public art in downtown Coeur d'Alene by the Kootenai County Constitution Party and a misguided religionist. You can read her...

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Man Launches Drive Against Ganesha 27 

"Ganesha," a sculpture by artist Rick Davis, was picketed last month by the Kootenai County Constitution Party when it was dedicated as part of a public art display in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Pickets said the sculpture represents a Hindu god and shouldn't be permitted in...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Ganesha Protester Defends Stand 17 

In a lengthy response to criticism re: the protest against the public art statue of Hindu god Ganesha at 6th & Sherman by the Kootenai County Constitution Party, Chairman Daniel Brennan writes on his Web site that many agreed with his local party's demonstration. But...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Poll: Local GOP Pushing Raw Milk? No!

Thursday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation say that the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee shouldn't be pushing a townhall meeting advocating distribution of raw milk. (The local GOP is urging members to attend such a meeting at Coeur d'Alene Library community room June 22.)...

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Hindu God Statue Draws CdA Critics 21 

Thursday thread: Constitutionalists target Lake City art/Hucks Online Members of the Kootenai County Constitution Party are planning to protest today the dedication in Coeur d’Alene of a public artwork sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha – a four-armed being with an elephant head. A posting...

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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.