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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2009

Monday Wild Card 32 

My goodness, what a weekend! What with HBO figuring promimently in breaking news and all. OTV witnessed the aftermath of the Sherman Avenue shooting. Bpoole played a role in connecting Meghann Cuniff to the Facebook sources. And all Sunday evening the blog buzzed as Hucksters...

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Joker: Reporters are like VCR's 38 

Joker says: "Are reporters even necessary? This story proves we have lots of little news gatherers out there in cyberspace and they work for FREE. Sure they have unconventional names and they mix in their opinion with what happened, but news is a conversation (shameless...

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How does your income stack up? 

Where do you rank as a taxpayer? You may not feel rich earning $35,000 a year, but you're in the top half of taxpayers. Make $70,000, and you earn more than 75 percent of fellow taxpayers.....More than 40 million Americans are officially living in poverty....

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Blog Round Up 

Bent's Beautiful Black Bay Day: Bent's Beer GardenLoveability And Ability Do Not Equate: Dogwalk MusingsThree Simple Pleasures: Church, Birthday Celebration, Facebook 101: Gathering Around the TableKerri T is looking for photos of you in your Snuggie: More Main StreetOn pink fishing poles and not hyperventilating...

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Controversial JFK photo discovered 12 

TMZ has obtained a never-before published photograph which appears to show John F. Kennedy on a boat filled with naked women -- it's a photo that could have altered world events. Story here.I'm not a fan of TMZ's breathless hyperbole. What do you think the...

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Idaho coach Robb Akey cheers his team against Hawaii during their game at the Kibbie Dome in October.  (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)

Vandals Go Bowling on the Smurf Turf 

Idaho coach Robb Akey cheers his team against Hawaii during their game at the Kibbie Dome in October.I have a feeling that this is the Bowl game that most Hucksters are interested in. Tonight Rocky Bleier will give the keynote address at the US Bank...

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Transforming a simple little tree into a thing of beauty with a lot of love and attention – and some canine star power – are Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other members of the Peanuts gang in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." 
 (CBS / The Spokesman-Review)

Christmas Tree: Up or Down? 14 

If you've got an artificial tree perhaps it doesn't matter so much, but today's the day many of us with real trees start to ponder just how long to leave the tree up. Is it losing needles or in the way?Some folks don't take their...

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Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., talks with reporters before heading into a Democratic caucus Wednesday.  (Associated Press)

We Four Kings of Capitol Hill 

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., talks with reporters.Princeton, New Jersey (CNN) -- Last month, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a strong defender of the public option for health care, warned: "I don't want four Democratic senators dictating to the other 56 of us and to the...

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Best of the Northwest

NIC women win tourney opener: CDA PressHumanitarian Bowl: Bowling for Beef: Idaho StatesmanCouncil adopts ban on text messaging while driving: Bonner County Daily BeeState lawmakers to look at easing marijuana laws: Seattle TimesOptimism and spin: Idaho's (really) pro-Micron governor: Kevin Richert

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Who needs Wii Fit? 

Especially when late last night I decided to recheck my fitness age and the stupid game said I was 62! I aged 13 years over the weekend. That's what happens when all your kids are home for Christmas break and you have to sample everything...

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OTV: Posting Facebook Links 18 

OTV raises an interesting point: "Certainly these guys should have taken advantage of Facebook's privacy settings, but to me, picking on them because they didn't is no better than the OpenCDA creeps picking on Christie for a couple of grammar errors. Yes, these pages were...

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This photo shows Associated Press photo editor Liz Schultz trying on a pair of 2010 glasses in New York. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos)

APhoto of the Day 

This photo shows Associated Press photo editor Liz Schultz trying on a pair of 2010 glasses in New York. Associated Press photos.You write the cutline.

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OTV Reviews 4th Street Pantry

"I spent many hours at 24-hour diners in my late teens and early twenties, drinking oceans of coffee, chain smoking and filling notebooks with pretentious poetry. At the time, they were pretty much the only places for the under-21 crowd to meet and socialize without...

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Zan Jafry, left, helps his father Syed Jafry with his coat after arriving on a Northwest Flight from Amsterdam at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. on  Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions, tried to blow up the plane Friday as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said. (William Archie / AP/Detroit Free Press)

New Arrest on Northwest Airlines Flight 

Zan Jafry, left, helps his father Syed Jafry with his coat after arriving on a Northwest Flight from Amsterdam at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions,...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2009

Adam M. Johnson, 25, was arrested early Sunday, accused of a shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene that left one person in critical condition. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department)

HBO comes through for Reporter 124 

Adam M. Johnson, 25, was arrested early Sunday, accused of shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene that left one person in critical condition.Information provided by Huckster bpoole was instrumental in helping Meghann Cuniff break the story of last night's shooting in downtown Cda. Says Cuniff: "It...

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Weekend Wild Card 12.27.09 32 

Headed out early to take advantage of the post-Christmas sales. I always find great buys for the winter birthday folks in my family.I'm saddened to report that according to the Wii Fit, I'm 49. Since that birthday is still five years away, I'm either go...

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Update: OTV Witnesses Shooting Aftermath 37 

Color me freaked out. Watched two people get shot in what appeared to be a random drive by on Sherman Ave. tonight in front of Titos, half a block from where I was standing. No details, sorry. Story here.Meghann Cuniiff's story here.Hat tip MKS.

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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads the sixth-ranked offense in the NFL. (Associated Press)

Update: Seattle at Green Bay Final Score: 48-10 

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads the sixth-ranked offense in the NFL.It has been a chorus of this Seahawks' season, but even by Seattle's standards Sunday's loss was enormous and that's saying something given the number of double-digit whuppings Seattle has been subjected to this season.Seattle lost...

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Spokane Man Sues Idaho 

A Spokane man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the state of Idaho for injuries he says resulted from a crash caused by potholes on Interstate 90 in North Idaho.Kasey Crick, 22, filed the lawsuit Dec. 18 after the state denied any wrongdoing in response...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 26, 2009

Where the Deals Are 

Forbes reports retailers aren't slashing prices as much as last year, but there's still good deals to be found.By Tom Van Riper, Forbes.comMajor retailers won't be panicked into slashing post-Christmas prices as severely as they did last year, when they were caught off-guard by the...

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Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie hangs onto Titans receiver Kenny Britt in the second quarter. (Associated Press)

Chargers Rout Titans 

Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie hangs onto Titans receiver Kenny Britt in the second quarter. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The San Diego Chargers have their first-round bye, and Philip Rivers is still perfect in December.Tennessee’s bid for NFL history? The Titans lost that along with their postseason...

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This  frame  from the video released Friday  purportedly shows Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, 23.  (Associated Press)

Taliban Video Shows Idaho Soldier 

This frame from the video released Friday purportedly shows Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, 23. KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban released a video Friday of an American soldier captured in Afghanistan, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the U.S. military operation.In Idaho, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl’s...

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