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Huckleberries: Councilman’s weight loss victory is precise percentage

Some would say that Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan English is half the man today that he was during his years as Kootenai County clerk. But Dan is quick to correct the uninformed. He sez he’s 58 percent of the man he was 9 ½ years ago as he concluded his 15 years in the county courthouse. The proof is evident in the campaign photo that he’s planning to roll out soon when he announces his council re-election bid.

Huckleberries: We suspect new Disneyland prices have Walt spinning in his grave

Count Evielynne Holbrook, of Spirit Lake and Spokane Valley, among those who aren’t impressed with the higher cost of visiting Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy et al. in their natural setting, Disneyland. The former Disneyland employee suffered sticker shock at the new admission fees recently announced by the company, including $129 for a regular, one-day pass.

Huckleberries: This time the bell tolls for DFO

In 50 years, D.F. “Dave” Oliveria has come full circle. He graduated from high school at age 17 in ’67. Now, he’s 67 in ’17. And he’s retiring. This will be his last column. Forty-seven years in the newspaper biz ends today. So let’s bring out Dave’s final set of three dots.

Bard of Sherman Avenue’s poems raise money for Hospice

For 14 years, the Bard of Sherman Avenue would send little rhymes to Dave Oliveria, who hosts The Spokesman-Review’s Huckleberries Online blog. Now, after his death, 200 of Tom Wobker’s poems have been collected in a chapbook.

What’s going on with SR CdA?

Some of you have wondered what’s going on with The Spokesman-Review. A rumor is circulating that we shut the CdA office. Well, I’m still here and the bosses intend to keep me here. In fact, they’re actually going to require that I start working for my salary. After the first of the year, I’ll be writing my Huckleberries column five days a week.

Huckleberries: Lake City’s Music Man needs our help

Coeur d’Alene’s Music Man, Chris Guggemos, is battling cancer. And now the community has a chance to pay him back. Country western singer Kelly Hughes and his band will be featured in a fund-raising concert for Chris from 1 to 4 p.m. today in Coeur d’Alene’s City Park.

Republican Jacobson pursues lawsuit against online commenter

A Republican Party official in Kootenai County is pressing ahead with her defamation suit against a woman who posted online comments about missing GOP funds. Tina Jacobson, a Rathdrum resident and the former chairwoman of the Kootenai County Republican Party, has named Linda Cook in her suit over comments Cook made anonymously on The Spokesman-Review’s Huckleberries Online blog.

Blog commenter reveals identity

A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity. Linda Cook said her suggestion to ask Kootenai County Republican Party Chairwoman Tina Jacobson about alleged missing money in the Kootenai County GOP coffers, which Cook posted under the moniker “almostinnocentbystander,” was based on information she’d heard from a board member.

Blog identity suit enters court

Forcing The Spokesman-Review to reveal the identities of three anonymous commenters on its Huckleberries Online blog would quell free speech by raising fears that people posting critical remarks would be outed and sued, the newspaper’s attorney argued Friday in court. “It’s an issue of huge concern to The Spokesman-Review. If people are going to be outed on that site … it will lose its effectiveness” as a news forum about matters of importance in North Idaho, said the company’s attorney, Duane Swinton, of Witherspoon Kelley.