MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009

Update: Brannon Challenges Election 50 

Update: You can read a copy of Brannon's lawsuit here (sorry it's upside-down)The losing candidate in a Coeur d’Alene City Council race on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the race, naming all council members as defendants, along with the mayor, the city clerk, and Kootenai...

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Parting Shot -- 11.20.09 

At As The Lake Churns, Pecky Cox writes: "I can't wait for more snow! In the meantime here is this (photo) taken at Hill's Resort -- Hills' afternoon delight and Martini break"

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Wild Card/Monday -- 11.30.09 

Today's the day that local political buffs have anticipated since it became apparent that challenger Jim Brannon wasn't in a hurry to ask for a recount in his 5-vote loss to incumbent Mike Kennedy. Brannon has until closing time this afternoon to make a formal...

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911: Sometimes You Shouldn't Call 

I have a police scanner on in the background when I'm working on the computer and around noon on Sunday heard a call that had me shaking my head. A woman calls 911 and tells them that she wants her mother-in-law removed from her home....

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PM Headlines -- 11.30.09

Posts KerriT/OnLocation North Idaho: "The 24-foot-wide pine wreath on the parking garage of the Coeur d'Alene Resort reminds us of the year about to come to an end. Weighing nearly 3 tons, the wreath is handcrafted each year by Post Falls florist, Connie O'Neil." Spokane...

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A dog rests with his owner at the third annual "Dogathon," in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. Thousands of dogs took part in the races, running either 1500 meters or 3000 meters with their owners in tow along a horsetrack in the city. (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 11.30.09 

A dog rests with his owner at the third annual "Dogathon," in Mexico City Sunday. Thousands of dogs took part in the races, running either 1500 meters or 3000 meters with their owners in tow along a horsetrack in the city. You write the cutline....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.09 

4:14 p.m. Turran Court/Post Falls resident reports that an individual in a red Isuzu tossed a bag of McDonalds garbage out of his red Isuzu pickup in front of his place.2:48 p.m. Sgt. Christie Wood tells Huckleberries that the fugitive in 12:33 p.m. post saw...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 11.30.09

At his perch high above the downtown, Don Sausser offers this view of the Coeur d'Alene Resort lights.George Harrison, gone these 9 years/Atmospheric RuminationsHeroes and heroines/Bay ViewsBeing black in America -- or not so/Dogwalk MusingsFriday local music thingie: Rex James/Get Out! North IdahoWhen not to...

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Brainiac Jobless In Missoula 12 

Melissa had always been too big for this town, her father liked to say. She was editor of the school newspaper, intern in the United States Senate and the only student from Sentinel High School’s class of 2005 to attend college on the East Coast....

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Tiffiny Ryan, left, sister of slain Lakewood police officer Tina Griswold, speaks to the media in Spokane alongside Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick during a press conference Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.  Ryan's sister was one of four officers gunned down in Lakewood Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 by a lone gunman who is still on the loose. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Sister: 'Worst Nightmare Come True' 

Tiffiny Ryan, left, sister of slain Lakewood police officer Tina Griswold, speaks to the media in Spokane alongside Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick during a press conference this afternoon. (Jesse Tinsley/SR) The sister of a police officer shot to death in a Lakewood coffee shop...

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Dennis: Loving To Hate Coffee 19 

I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. I married a beautiful, wonderful woman who LOVES coffee. My son and my daughter LOVE coffee. I LOVE reading my son's Coffee Blog. And I hate the taste of coffee. ... 4 sips in my soon-to-be-54-years...aghh...yuck. And yet...

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Applebee's Kralicek Fund-Raiser Set 

Applebee's will be donating 10% of its proceeds to buy a specially built tricycle for former Coeur d'Alene police officer Mike Kralicek from individuals who present the above coupon while buying a meal at the restaurant Tuesday. Officer Kralicek was wounded in the line of...

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Slain Female Cop Stickler For Safety 

Before joining the Lakewood Police Department, Tina Griswold earned a reputation as a hard-charging, well-liked officer in Lacey who never let things slide when it came to officer safety. When she would make stops, she would use her flashlight the right way and approach cars...

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Crump: Say No To T-Day Leftovers 

It’s likely to the point of moral certainty that someone you know will try in the next few days to foist turkey tetrazzini upon your good self — made, of course, with the remnants of last week’s main course. Resist. Tetrazzini, you see, is American...

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Sarah Palin greets a crowd with her son Trig as she makes an appearance to sign copies of her book "Going Rogue" at Hasting book store in Richland, Wash. on Sunday Nov. 29, 2009. (Paul Erickson / Tri-city Herald)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 11.30.09 

Sarah Palin greets a crowd with her son Trig as she makes an appearance to sign copies of her book "Going Rogue" at Hasting book store in Richland, Wash. on Sunday. Thousands showed up for Palin's book signing in the Tri-Cities. (AP Photo/Tri-City Herald, Paul...

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High Noon: All In The Family 12 

CoeurGenX: This is the reason the jail expansion needed to be done.. There are many people right now running around our town who should be incarcerated, but we don't have the room for them.. Gosh I hate to say this, but I wish the vote...

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Ramon Villalobos and his wife Raquel prepare poinsettias for shipment Tuesday at SunWest Growers in Sunnyside, Wash. About 30,000 of the Christmas flowers are shipped not only to Tri-City nurseries and florist shops but from Ellensburg to Baker City, Ore., as well. (Richard Dickin / Tri-city Herald)

Christmas Poinsettias On The Way 

Ramon Villalobos and his wife Raquel prepare poinsettias for shipment last week at SunWest Growers in Sunnyside, Wash. About 30,000 of the Christmas flowers are shipped not only to Tri-City nurseries and florist shops but from Ellensburg to Baker City, Ore., as well. (AP Photo/Richard...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.09 

11:27 a.m. Post Falls EMTs have been asked to evaluate a motorist in a two-vehicle accident @ Idaline & 5th.11:19 a.m. Firefighters have reset a faulty alarm after responding to a possible fire in a multi-story, hotel-type building on 5th Street.10:16 a.m. A black Lab...

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CdA Police To Send Honor Guard 

Chief Wayne Longo informs Huckleberries Online that he will be sending an honor guard to participate in the funerals of the four Lakewood Police Department officers murdered Sunday morning. Noting that the parents of slain officer Tina Griswold (pictured) lives in Coeur d'Alene, Longo said...

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Teabag: Acceptable Term Or Not? 67 

On the Sunday thread, Lizard People took great exception to the use of the term "teabag" or "teabaggers" to refer to individuals that take part in the Tea Party movement. Unquestionably, the original intent of liberals and some media people in using the term was...

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HBO Poll: WWJD (What Will Jim Do?) 

As you know, Jim Brannon has until 5 p.m. today to ask the state for an official recount of his 5-vote loss to incumbent Mike Kennedy in the Nov. 3 Coeur d'Alene municipal election. Also, those who may seek to challenge the election entirely have...

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This photo taken Nov. 27, 2009 and provided by the celebrity Web site TMZ.com shows a Cadillac Escalade that Tiger Woods crashed into a tree outside his home in Windermere, Fla. (Tmz)

Tiger Woods Refuses To Answer Q's 22 

This photo taken Friday and provided by the celebrity Web site TMZ.com shows a Cadillac Escalade that Tiger Woods crashed into a tree outside his home in Windermere, Fla. Woods has refused to grant an interview re: the crash to the Florida Highway Patrol, issuing...

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Hall: Hard Days Easy For Clerks 

I watch store clerks working themselves to a frazzle during the Christmas season and I realize how easy their job is this time of year. I have worked in such jobs and I tell you the easiest work is the hardest work because it makes...

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Should Sandpoint Depot Be Saved? 

The mayor listed a half page full in last week’s edition of the Sandpoint Reader, Sandpoint’s alternative newsweekly. They had to do with who would own and maintain the depot in the future and whether and how to keep it even if the city loses...

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This combination of photos provided by the City of Lakewood, Wash., shows, from left to right, Lakewood police officers Greg Richards, 42,  Tina Griswold, 40, Ronald Owens, 37, and Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39. The four were killed when a gunman opened fire on them at a Parkland, Wash. coffee store on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. (City Of Lakewood)

AM: Slain Cop's Parents Live In CdA 

This combination of photos provided by the City of Lakewood, Wash., shows, from left to right, Lakewood police officers Greg Richards, 42, Tina Griswold, 40, Ronald Owens, 37, and Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39. The four were killed when a gunman opened fire on them at...

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