Hagadone Corp. executive John Barlow said something last night during city Planning Commission testimony that prompted me to re-think a position. I was watching on Woody TV. I had supported keeping the planning circle for about 10 cars between the clock tower and Hagadone HQ. Barlow's comment? He said, Don't people prefer grass to pavement? That was exactly my position on the relocation of the Third Street parking lot. Although I enjoy that “secret parking spot” during the winter months, I'm officially abandoning my opposition to removal of the small lot. Bring on the lawn. I still think the nearby Centennial Trail should be 16 feet rather than 14 feet. Otherwise, I'm good to go on the Hagadone plan to semi-close Front Avenue between 2nd & 3rd streets. Now for today's Wild Card …
Question: What should Cindy ask Santa?
“Inside work, women's work … outside work, men's work.” These words have gotten the King into so much trouble. He was telling me that a woman's place is in the kitchen.. after all, “inside work, women's work….outside work, men's work… “was the words that came out of his mouth. I was stacking wood, and he was chopping it… I looked at him and said. “Really?” I put the log down on the ground and started to walk to the house. He asked where I was going, we aren't done here yet, he replied. I repeated his words back at him. “inside work, women's work….outside work, men's work …” He starts walking with me and says, I wasn't talking about you. I said, Oh,so you don't consider me a woman? NO, no, you are putting words in my mouth. And then I put the finally nails into it… “Oh, you know how you like to cook? Well, you can't do that… after all… outside work, men's work.. not in the kitchen/From A Simple Mind. More here.
Question: How do you divide duties in your house/property?
The world is a topsy turvy place for a split second Tuesday on a steep street in Eugene as kids made the bumpy ride on packed snow. City streets continue to be snow covered since a snowstorm blew through the south Willamette Valley last Friday. Here, Kyle Campbell and a friend sledded on Lawrence Street, a popular spot in the College Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Paul Carter)
Tuesday Winner — Kim Knerl, with 7 likes: After a 40th place finish at Lake Louise, Alberta, Lindsey Vonn may no longer be able to afford costly laser hair removal treatments. You can see Tuesday Photo and read all Cutline Contest entries here.
A proposed fee increase in Coeur d’Alene for curbside garbage pickup which includes single stream recycling will be considered by the City Council next Tuesday. Despite increasing costs of labor and hauling, the city held off on increasing fees over the past three years during tight economic times, said Coeur d’Alene Finance Director Troy Tymesen. Garbage pickup is done weekly and single stream recycling occurs every other week. There are three cart size options for garbage (35 gallon, 64 gallon and 96 gallon). New monthly rate proposal (which includes garbage and recycling):
The last garbage fee increase in Coeur d’Alene was in 2011. Prior to that rates had not increased since 2008, Tymesen said/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today.
Question: Do you consider this fee increase to be warranted?
“Waiting for the kiln to cool is like Christmas,” said North Idaho College ceramics student Janine Wood-Bokman as she checked out the items in the pottery sale at the college in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. The sale runs through Wednesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)
Question: Do you plan to spend more/less/same on Christmas than you did last year?
At the Lovestead in Bonner County, Marianne Love's pooch Kiwi was at his usual station guarding the big blue ball. More here.
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Huckleberry lemonade concentrate made in Sandpoint has landed in People magazine. The beverage, made by Gem Berry Products, is featured in the Entertaining Special holiday issue, on newsstands through Christmas. It can be found on page 70 as part of the “Food Gifts from Every State” article. It’s the only item listed from Idaho. The product comes in a 12-ounce bottle and has been “very popular for holiday parties or gift giving,” said Harry Menser, co-owner of Gem Berry and a retired University of Idaho horticulturist. The sole remaining founding owner of the company, he turns 83 in January/Adriana Janovich, SR. More here.
Question: If you were to give someone a beverage of any type for Christmas, what would it be?
On May 31, Mary Souza used a waterfront setting to announce her candidacy in an unsuccessful bid for mayor, with backing of Councilman Dan Gookin. (Duane Rasmussen file photo)
Apparently, Mary Souza has canceled her Coeur d'Alene Press subscription after reading of negative online comments on the Press Web site (including 5 with pseudonyms) in response to her post-election op-ed column from her. In a recent newsletter, she adds this postscript:
I sent in this My Turn column last Wednesday. The Press put it up online within hours, with a quick group of their fiercely negative attack bloggers commenting right away. I ignored their nasty comments and said nothing. After the print edition came out on Friday, I emailed the Press circulation department to cancel our subscription. It felt good not to be supporting the poor journalistic integrity we saw during the campaign and after, and I haven't missed it one bit. Complete newsletter here.
Question: Have you ever dropped a subscription to a newspaper because you were angry with an article of opinion piece?
Question: We all like peanut brittle, right?
An accident severed Lewis Layman’s hand in mere seconds. Less than 24 hours later, however, his right appendage had been reattached by doctors in Seattle. The Emida resident went to work per his normal routine Nov. 19 at the Medley Cedar Mill in Santa.“I was on the post knife machine, which cuts the logs down to post size and makes the posts. I was at work at 5 a.m. and out on the floor and everything was going good,” Mr. Layman said. “About 8 a.m. I heard a crunch and felt a burn. I looked down and my hand was gone.”His right hand had been cut off just above the wrist. Mr. Layman quickly made his way to the office of Ron Cook. “I was losing quite a bit of blood, but I walked in and said, ‘Ron, I think I cut myself pretty good’”/Summer Crosby, St. Maries Gazette Record. More here. (St. Maries Gazette Record photo:Lewis Layman is pictured with his girlfried, Kimberly Babcock)
Question: Have you been seriously injured in an accident?
The Republican Party’s approval rating is improving but has yet to fully recover from the government shutdown, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. The GOP’s approval rating is at 32 percent, up from 28 percent in October, according to Gallup. Republicans had an approval rating of 38 percent before the shutdown began. Despite the uptick, the GOP remains at its lowest poll numbers since the effort to impeach Bill Clinton in 1999, when the party’s approval rating fell to 31 percent. Democrats are faring better despite the botched rollout of ObamaCare. Forty-two percent told Gallup they view Democrats favorably, down just one point from October/Blake Neff, The Hill. More here.
Question: Sounds as though government shutdown fiasco trumped botched Obamacare rollout? Your interpretation of this poll?