TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 11.23.15 14 

What's with KVNI? Christmas music through the holidays? No sports? Are you kidding me? First, we lost the local broadcasts in the mornings. Then, KXLY mixed and matched things for us, trying to find some combination that worked for Coeur d'Alene listeners and the station. Then, Golden Oldies. Then came sports 24/7/365. Now, they're messing w/that.

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Parting Shot -- 11.24.15

The Pentagon is reflected in the instrument of the U.S. Army Band before the arrival of French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The Army Band was to play the U.S. and French national anthems, but was cancelled due to time constraints.

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NYPost spotlights RH Mamas 

In a video today, the New York Post spotlights the Red Hot Mamas of Coeur d'Alene: "At the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a dance team of elderly ladies absolutely stole the show. Meet the Red Hot Mamas, an eccentric and badass group of women from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, whose goal is 'the enhancement of the ridiculous'."

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.24.15 

Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (19 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 14 more items) includes shoplifters who stole items from Post Falls Walmart and then tried to get a refund at State Line Walmart. Also, a UPS truck has crashed down bank in Wolf Lodge area.

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Bond: Wages of savings is debt 

Columnist David Bond of the Wallace Street Journal recalls the old days when a child learned about interest rates by putting a nickle and dime regularly into a savings account. Well, he columnizes, prepare for a coronary. The bit-by-bit additions in a child's account will be eaten away by service charges as it gains very little interest.

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Idaho pays $34K more in marriage case 

Idaho’s state Board of Examiners, which consists of the governor, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of State, has approved an additional payment of $34,502.70 to the attorneys who successfully represented four same-sex couples in their lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ban on gay marriage.

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Fedora to serve free Thanksgiving meal

The fifth annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday, and everyone’s welcome. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fedora Pub & Grill, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Last year, the Fedora fed more than 1,700 people, said owners...

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As I mentioned Monday, I operated a 90-pound jackhammer for awhile, as a neighbor and I dug the concrete from the post holes in the fence that we set 25-plus years ago. I don't plan to operate a jackhammer again. But I still can delete jackhammering from my bucket list. Question: What is something that you removed from your bucket list this year?

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 11.24.15 

The daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes a photo of wind damage to Coeur d'Alene Resort boardwalk. Also: A robust response/Fort Boise, Day 2: Thankful for/Simple Mind, Openings: Boxers, monsters, dinosaurs/7 Blog, The wages of savings is debt/Wallace St Journal & Library shut Thursday, Friday/CdA Today.

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YPMule: Thanksmas? Santagiving? 11 

YPMule laments that the Christmas season is starting earlier and earlier -- even before the turkey thaws this year. He suggests that we find a new name for this transitional period, like "Thanksmas" or "Santagiving." Anyone offer something better?

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Last-D: Paying double for tree trash 

LastDemoInIdaho encountered a peripheral problem that other senior citizens might share. First, he had to hire a guy down the street to haul away tree trash. Then, he had to pay and extra $300 to the transfer station to accept the three loads of tree trash. He considers the 2nd payment to be "double payment" for locals. Thoughts?

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Holiday season in Lake City 

At IdahoPanhandler.com, Keith Boe, of Post Falls, provides this photo of Coeur d'Alene's waterfront as we approach the official beginning of Christmas season in Coeur d'Alene, which will occur with the parade on Sherman Avenue and wreath lighting at the Coeur d'Alene resort.

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Silver Valley blood lead levels fall 

Today, Panhandle Health District (PHD) released the 2015 blood lead survey results. Results show that blood lead levels continue to decrease in the Silver Valley. PHD’s Lead Health Intervention Program (LHIP) screens for lead poisoning in children. Those living in northern Idaho’s Silver Valley are vulnerable to lead poisoning.

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Cops: Man stole woman's underwear 12 

Here's an odd one for you from AP: Police in south-central Idaho say a man stalked a Kimberly woman and stole 90 pairs of her underwear. The Times-News reports that Edgar Ivan Flores Aguilar, 24, of Twin Falls, was arraigned Friday on one count of burglary and one count of first-degree stalking.

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Obama responds to Otter re: refugees 

The Idaho Statesman reports: The Obama administration has responded to Idaho’s Gov. Butch Otter and 29 other governors, all but one Republican, who called for a halt to U.S. refugee resettlement following the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks. A letter outlines the “rigorous security vetting process" for refugee applicants.

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So? 12 

"So ... has anyone noticed how 'so' has become the new buzzword/cool-thing/hipster wanna-be usage?" -- Facebook Friend.

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France presses case for ISIS fight 

President Barack Obama shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday. Hollande's visit to Washington is part of a diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State militants.

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Warming center open next 5 days 

Jeff Conroy of St. Vinny's has announced that the agency's warming center will be open Thanksgiving night and Friday night as a result of extreme cold weather that is expected those two nights. St. Vinny's is looking for donations of warm food for its two locations, if you're able to provide it. Contact information below.

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A crowd, including Santa, enthusiastically helped Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter with the countdown to light Idaho's Capitol Christmas Tree on Monday. The 39-foot blue spruce was donated by Al and Jean Day from Boise's North End — it was 8 feet tall when it was planted in 1997. Afterwards, festivities continued in the Rotunda with music by the 25th Army Band, free books and toothbrushes for children, and 3,000 sugar cookies decorated with the State Seal. (Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman via AP)

AM Headlines -- 11.23.15 

AM Headlines for Tuesday: Schweitzer to open Friday/SR, 2 arrested after foot pursuit/Press, North Idaho couple living in powerless barn/KREM, Feds plan $1M worth of forest work in NI/EOBoise, Idaho Judicial Council namess new director/EOBoise, Kokanee eating bald eagles enliven Bayview/Outdoors

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Poll: Obama has poor ISIS strategy 

In the poll Monday, a solid majority of Hucks Nation says President Obama lacks a coherent strategy for fighting ISIS. 110 of 182 respondents (60.44%) said Obama lacks a coherent strategy for fighting the Islamic terrorists. Today's Poll: How big of a problem is racism in this country?

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