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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2008


Hump Day Wild Card -- 1/9/08

Sometimes, you guys cause me to bust out laughing at my office desk. John Austin succeeded in doing so with two of his comments this p.m. Ditto for Hilarious re: that Coeur d'Alene "Pubic" Library photo this morning. Also, OnLocation North Idaho surprised me with...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/9/08

Charles Dharapak/AP PhotoRepublican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leans over to kiss two-month-old Eden Stedman at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., following his New Hampshire primary election victory Wednesday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. Begun as a diabolical scientific experiment in the dark...

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PFSD IDs 7th-Grader Who Collapsed, Died

The seventh-grade boy who collapsed and died outside River City Middle School Tuesday has been identified as Sean Morris. Doctors reportedly discovered serious problems with the boy's heart but haven't determined the cause of death, said Jerry Keane, superintendent of the Post Falls School District....

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Roundup: CDA Train Derailment Shuts Hubbard

3:55 p.m., power lines are causing problems on Lincoln Way and could force closures. Commuters may have to find a different way home.3:54 p.m., report of line down and power pole snapped at 53 & Meyer.3 p.m., Bus slide-offs reported on Clagstone Road (near Silverwood)Midafternoon:...

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Grocery Tax: Clark's Right But Not Veto Proof

Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, had a meeting with Gov. Otter today, and took the opportunity to inform the governor that Clark doesn’t like his grocery tax relief bill and plans to introduce his own. Last year, Clark and Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, unsuccessfully proposed...

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Should I Tell On Ourselves?

You may have noticed that the story re: the troubled Hayden man who cut off his hand wasn't in the SR today. Although it was published on Huckleberries and our online edition, it fell through the cracks in the print edition. In other words, thanks...

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Parent Complains About "Snow Falling" Decision

re: 3-2 decision by CDA school board to keep "Snow Falling On Cedars" on required reading list.According to the board-approved material list, District 271 actually recommends materials for minors, which contain vulgar, profane and sexually explicit material! When public school students are unknowingly and unwillingly...

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Morning Headlines -- 1/9/08

Kathy Plonka/SRBarbara Bisaro along with her daughter Kayla, 15, in Kayla's pirate theme bedroom at their home in Post Falls on Monday. Kayla was able to decorate her room to her liking after Barbara went through IHFA's self sufficiency program and was able to purchase...

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Reader: Signe Cartoon Disses Mormons

Signe Wilkinson/Washington PostReader: On Dec. 29 you ran a "cartoon" by Signe Wilkinson on page B5. I am surprised that in this day anyone would put "Morman Politians" in a separate category than they would "Christian Politians." "Mormons" are Christians and they believe in God...

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Hayden Man Cuts Off, Microwaves Hand

Item: Hayden man cuts off, microwaves hand/Erica Curless, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: A Hayden man cut off his hand with a circular saw Saturday and put it in the microwave, allegedly to rid his body of the mark of the beast and escape the wrath of God....

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Knocking The "L" Outta Old Library Sign

Hilarious/Special for HuckleberriesHBOer Hilarious snapped this shot of the old Coeur d'Alene "Pubic" Library after a clever vandal had his/her way with the lettering. However, the city of Coeur d'Alene has already fixed the problem. All the lettering had been removed when I drove by...

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FrankS: Did Obama Suffer "Bradley effect"?

re: Did Obama's Supporters Lie? Explaining the dissonance between polls and results in New Hampshire/Mark Blumenthal and Charles FranklinThis is getting to be fun. Those of us who predicted Hillary's demise on the basis of the huge Obama poll surge should have been more mindful...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2008

Parting Shot -- 1/8/08

Troy Maben/AP PhotoSledders make their way up the hill below the vacant Governor's Mansion as afternoon snow falls Tuesday afternoon in Boise. Private Fundraising for the mansion,which was donated by Idaho Billionaire J.R. Simplot, has resulted in $475,000 put into an account and $1.1 million...

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Polished, Trim Replaces Grungy In Men's Fashion

Item: Men's fashion for 2008 is in the details: Polished and trim replaces distressed and grungy/Samantha Critchell, Associated PressQuestion (for women): How would you describe the fashion sense of the man in your life? 1. Dr. McDreamy ("Grey's Anatomy"), 2. Open to my makeover, 3....

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AP Photo of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/8/08

John Super/AP PhotoConservation researcher Chloe Inskip receives some help from one of the animals as she counts Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur Catta) whilst she assists in performing an annual stock take at Chester Zoo, Chester, England, Tuesday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. "Tiger attacks, sick elephants...

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Ah'm Your Huckleberry ...

A Berry Picker was somewhat surprised by a package delivery made at the KootCo courthouse today, one for an employee, containing ammo. Seems the guard merely phoned the employee (not a bailiff) in question to pick up the package and didn't blink at the contents....

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Eye On Boise: D's Agree w/Butch, Say R's In Way

Legislative Democrats gave their response to the governor’s State of the State address this morning, and said they agree with Gov. Otter on ideas like addressing climate change, improving air and water quality, improving health care and substance abuse treatment and making it easier for...

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Craig: Officer Invited Senator's Actions

Item: Craig: Officer 'invited' conduct/Betsy Russell, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has filed a 96-page brief in his Minnesota appeal in a sex sting case, arguing that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct charges in part because an...

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