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THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010

Otis G Wants Love For Spokane Valley 14 

Otis G Experience: I'm surprised that nobody's talking about the Spokane Valley City Manager getting ousted last night by the city council. Actually, it always seems that HBO discussions are always about Coeur d'Alene or Spokane politics. Maybe nobody cares about the little 'ol Valley....

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Nic: OpenCDA.com's Echo Chamber 31 

Nic: Going back further (to 12/14 - covering all posts on their main page) only 8 posters left a comment that did not contribute comments to the two most recent threads (one of which was you, kage). Grand total of 123 comments from 15 participants...

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Sam: Reed's A Damn Good Lawyer 

Sam: I truly, truly don't have an opinion as to how this will play out. But I will say this … I've met Scott Reed, and his wife, for an article I wrote for the S-R. And I also know Mr. Reed through his reputation...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010

Real Life Explains Handling Of Case 33 

KCSD Major Ben Wolfinger, who is an elder at Real Life Ministries, wrote a letter on behalf of the church's elders to members of the congregation re: sex charges against former youth volunteer Jordan Vernon (pictured). It reads in part: "20 year old, Jordan Vernon...

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A horse rolls around in the snow Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Gates Mills, Ohio.  Forecasters say snow will continue to fall on parts of northeast Ohio that already have two feet or more on the ground. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)

Parting Shot -- 1.6.10

A horse rolls around in the snow Tuesday in Gates Mills, Ohio. Forecasters say snow will continue to fall on parts of northeast Ohio that already have two feet or more on the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 1.6.10 51 

How about a tip of the cap for Joe Kunka this morning. Kunka? He's the guy who challenged Sandi Bloem in the 2009 mayoral race -- and fared okay at the polls for a long shot. Last night, Kunka took time to attend the Coeur...

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NIC Fires Job Training Director 

Item: NIC fires job training director: Robert Ketchum has been with college since 1990/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The executive director of North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center is out of a job. Dr. Robert Ketchum, with NIC since 1990, was advised by NIC...

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PM Headlines -- 1.6.10 

You have to look harder this winter to find snow because there's little of it on the ground. Don Sausser did just that this morning when he captured the morning sun on the snow on Mica Peak.Economists forecast income boost in Idaho, Washington/Tom Sowa, SROfficials...

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In this Dec. 27, 2009 still made from video provided by the Kansas City, Mo. Police shows a woman getting ready to throw a sign as she goes on a rampage at a McDonald's in Kansas City because she didn't like her hamburger. Police say the woman caused thousands of dollars in damage when she became upset that the restaurant wouldn't refund her money. (Courtesy Kansas City, Mo. Police)

APhoto Of The Day -- 1.6.10 16 

In this Dec. 27 photo made from video provided by police in Kansas City, Mo., a woman gets ready to throw a sign as she goes on a rampage at a McDonald's because she didn't like her hamburger. Police say the woman caused thousands of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.6.10 

5:57 p.m. A Toyota Highlander has hit an elk near Fighting Creek, blocking H95.5:26 p.m. All the lights are flashing red @ H95 & 53.5:18 p.m. A 59YO female in 1600 block of Hazel took an overdose of pills before walking off toward Cherry Hill.5:10...

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Bay Views: Party's Over @ Wheel 

The long weekend started out in Bayview with the imminent closure of the Captain's Wheel hanging over our heads. Starting with a packed house for New Years Eve, and lasting all the way through to about 7:30 pm Sunday, a full 3 1/2 hours past...

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KXLY: Robbers Bind Blanchard Woman

A wheelchair-bound woman was tied up in her Blanchard home early Wednesday morning and robbed of her prescription drugs. The 59-year old victim has Multiple Sclerosis and was sleeping on the couch in her Cedar View Estates home Wednesday morning. Two people broke in through...

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Mary: No Beers With Mike Kennedy 16 

I would like to look away from the train wreck that is Not-So-OpenCDA.com this week. But Mary and her keyboard commandos keep delivering gold. Mary's latest post notes that Councilman MikeK announced during an on-air conversation with Chris Wagar and Norm McBride Tuesday that he'd...

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Sam: What's Bill Saying? 13 

Sam: So I haven't seen this anywhere today - but Bill McCrory added over at OpenCDA what he thinks happened at last night's court hearing on the Brannon issue. It's quite long, but it seems to say that Brannon was, basically, victorious. Am I reading...

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In this photograph taken on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, sled hockey player Nikko Laderos, of Berthoud, Colo., left, takes control of the puck as Tyler Carron covers during a scrimmage in the Boulder Valley YMCA in Lafayette Colo. Three years ago, high school wrestlers Landeros and Carron lost their legs when they were hit by a car while changing a flat tire. It didn't take long for Landeros to pick up sled hockey, and he'll be competing in Vancouver in the Paralympics. Carron is on the junior national team. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Can't Keep Good Men Down 

In this photograph taken on Saturday, sled hockey player Nikko Laderos, of Berthoud, Colo., left, takes control of the puck as Tyler Carron covers during a scrimmage in the Boulder Valley YMCA in Lafayette Colo. Three years ago, high school wrestlers Landeros and Carron lost...

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EOB: Hoffman Blasts Gummint Waste 15 

Wayne Hoffman (pictured), head of the foundation, also decried the fact that two state lawmakers who have missed all or part of two recent legislative sessions - one to care for his wife who was dying of cancer, the other for his own treatment for...

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KXLY's Patchin @ Paddy's Today 

For those keeping score at home, Dennis Patchin is airing his KXLY sports-talk show (700 ESPN The Ticket) from Paddy's in Coeur d'Alene at 3 o'clock this afternoon. And his special live guest via phone? Wait for it -- University of Idaho football coach Robb...

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Jim Dickinson, PF Trailblazer, RIP 

Update: Huckleberries has learned that Dickenson died at 11:30 last night. KerriT's column appeared in the Coeur d'Alene Press this morning. Jim's funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Presbyterian, 5th & Williams. English Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Special hugs...

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Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez takes his final swing against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, in Seattle, getting to first on a fielder's choice. Martinez, the Mariners' designated hitter and a seven-time All-Star, played what might have been his final game with Seattle. He went 1-for-5 and received a standing ovation before each of his at-bats. Martinez, 40, will decide after the season if he'll retire. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

High Noon: Edgar & Hall Of Fame 11 

Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez grounds into a fielder's choice against the Oakland Athletics at Seattle in his final at bat during the 2003 baseball season. Martinze, the Mariners' designated hitter and a seven-time All-Star, concluded his 18-year career in 2004. He was eligible for the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.6.10

11:08 a.m. Boy @ Lake City High has made some sort of a threat. He's done it before.11:03 a.m. Robert @ Colfax & Canfield fears he's the victim of a scam.10:46 a.m. Goodwill store @ 4th & Harrison reports disorderly person on premises.9:57 a.m. Gregory...

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A stunned iguana lies on the sidewalk after having fallen from a tree Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 in Surfside, Fla. With temperatures in the 40's the non-native species becomes immobilized in the cold temperatures and fall from their perches. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

DFO's Animals: Immobilized Iguana 

A stunned iguana lies on the sidewalk after having fallen from a tree Wednesday in Surfside, Fla. With temperatures in the 40's the non-native species becomes immobilized in the cold temperatures and fall from their perches. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Question: Phaedrus & KeithinCDA already have started...

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Letter: Racism Rides CdA Bumpers 12 

I’m a former resident of Coeur d’Alene. It was a proud day when the Aryan Nations left town. It’s sad to see they have returned with a vengeance as indicated by a bumper sticker seen in the parking lot of Fred Meyers, “Don’t blame me,...

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Reed: Brannon's Suit 'Harassment' 14 

"The original complaint of plaintiff Jim Brannon was filed without any evidence and lacked any grounds to challenge the conduct of the city election on November 3, 2009, and the results of the election for Council Seat No. 2. Plaintiff Brannon and his attorney, having...

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Nebraska State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Lincoln proposes to Ellen Fauss in the legislative chamber where family and guests are allowed on the floor the first day of the legislative session Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010  in Lincoln, Neb. (Nati Harnik / Associated Press)

The Ayes Have It 

Nebraska State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Lincoln proposes to Ellen Fauss in the legislative chamber where family and guests are allowed on the floor the first day of the legislative session this morning in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Question: Did you (or your mate) get...

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