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Vandals win where it counts

For all long-suffering UIdaho Vandal fans, Argonaut News Editor Marcus Kellis offers a unique perspective re: the lopsided results of recent football games w/Boise State. First, Marcus has solid southern …


An insider’s view of jail crowding

Kendra Goodrick- Martinez, the ex-meth dealer who continues to go straight, was an interested observer when Kootenai County voters rejected that jail expansion proposal. She knows first-hand that a bigger …


Elections and full moons

I was visiting my mother-in-law for lunch in the Coeur d’Alene Place development last Sunday when the door bell rang. I heard a familiar voice when my mother-in-law answered the …


Human-rights conference gets hand from Hattiesburg

That cross-the-border press conference staged to oppose local racists circulating hate literature was felt all the way down in Mississippi. Seems Jackie Bland and her family from Hattiesburg, Miss., visited …


Women congregate in quest for true-red GOP candidates

Republicans should support Republicans at all levels of elected office, including nonpartisan races. That was the message presented at Marge Chadderdon’s home to about 20 Republican Women by their national …


At church, expect hard questions

After she recovered from a broken hip suffered in a fall at Mass seven weeks ago, John Austin’s mother wanted nothing more than to return to church. So John’s sister, …


Bears amble far, wide when year’s berry bad

Bear populations rise and fall on huckleberry crops. So the data from a survey north of Bonners Ferry initially stumped Barb Moore. During 2004 – the second year in a …


Cheeks on the beach irk some

I wasn’t the only one who spotted Thong Man hanging out on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene recently. Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson did, too. Kerri, who writes …


Anemones, seagulls, tourists – oh, my

To borrow a “Seinfeld” line, I thought we had a deal with the seagulls. We throw them crumbs from our lunch on the beach – and they don’t poop on …


Out & About

Purple mountains majesty prevails OUTPICK – Honestly, it made us sad last week to see the bounty of huckleberries going unpicked along good hiking trails north of Lake Pend Oreille …


Listening promotes thinking

First, you should know that Marianne Love admits that she taught George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984” during her years as a Sandpoint High instructor. Therefore, she knows the difference …


Political assertion has limit

If you think the potential race between incumbent Mike Kennedy and challenger Jim Brannon is your typical City Council race, think again. Linda Cook has been busy soliciting $49 contributions …


Candidate blasts back at blogger

In the strange world of the blogosphere, anonymity allows some individuals to burrow under the skin of others, triggering outbursts. A poster named “Phaedrus” is adept at annoying those in …


Gotcha: Old error was a habit

No wonder my ears were burning Saturday. I was being roasted at a St. Pius X Catholic Church celebration of Father Andrew Schumacher’s 50 years as a priest. Berry Picker …


One click brings you scanner fun

I wonder what it’ll take to get some of you to check out Scanner Traffic on Huckleberries Online? The Spokesman-Review does a good job giving you news of significant crime …


Out & About

Experts make case for getting out


Realtor worthy of a little ink

Earlier this month, we had a debate within the newspaper about whether Century 21 owner John Beutler was enough of a public figure to warrant a print story re: his …


Racists see opportunity for growth

Supremacist Richard Butler is dead and his compound bulldozed. But that doesn’t mean racism in this region or country has vamoosed, too. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports …


Flash! She labels CdA ‘top town’

After traveling 1,500 miles in three days with a rescued pit bull named Loren, travel writer Michelle Sathe wouldn’t be blamed if she phoned in her first impression of Coeur …


Watchdog gets inside look at jail

As you may know, self-appointed government watchdog Larry Spencer was subject to a recent citizen’s arrest by re-po man Matthew Mayo. After his Mercedes was repossessed, Spencer insisted the tow …


He with the most to discuss

The late Malcolm Forbes once said: “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I would suggest otherwise after spotting an old familiar face while biking home recently. At …


Swimmers best yield to floaters

You “Caddyshack” aficionados will appreciate the recent Code Brown drill that occurred at the leisure pool in the Kroc Center (although a number of families present at the time did …


Taxi rider takes driver for a ride

There was a time when Dave Turner meticulously reported on crime for the Coeur d’Alene Press. Today, he finds himself on the other side of the police blotter. Now a …


For waiter, free dessert has its price

A funny thing happened to Nic Casey on the eve of his 30th birthday. Seems he and his wife, Bekah, decided to test-drive a relatively new eatery in town – …


The delights of maturity on the road

Without looking, do you know when your driver’s license expires? Trish Gannon, the owner/janitor of the River Journal mag, does – now. Seems Trish was opening an account at a …


Parking has its own set of perils

You may have heard about that recent “Fried Green Tomatoes” episode in the KMC hospital parking lot – you know the one in which a couple of drivers locked bumpers …


Playboy mag overlooks UI again

Several UIdaho alums at Huckleberries Online were surprised that their alma mater wasn’t included in the Playboy’s latest list of the nation’s Top 25 party schools. After all, Washington State …


One spot fewer to park pooch

A funny thing happened to Bob Macdonald on his way to promoting the future site of the CdA dog park. Not funny ha-ha. Funny Weird. Seems Bob, a former Kootenai …


Lab mix shows her horse sense

In the “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” Department, Berry Picker Kibby reports a close encounter with a sixtysomething F-bomber in the parking lot of Super 1/Kathleen Avenue. Seems Kibby spotted …


No empathy for Bambi, fishermen

In the “There Goes the Neighborhood” Dept., Terri Porcarelli and her West Lakeshore Drive neighbors were startled when kingpin Duane Hagadone test-drove his outdoor lights on his new Casco Bay …