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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010

Lukenses To Replace Norm, Chris 

Huckleberries has confirmed that long-time KXLY fixture Rick Lukens and his wife, Teresa, are moving from the Spokane office to KVNI Thursday morning to replace Norm McBride and Chris Wagar. In a cost-cutting move, KXLY unexpectedly laid off McBride and Wagar Tuesday. McBride and Wagar...

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MikeK Seeks Summary Judgment 

"Pursuant to Rule 56, I.R.Civ.P., Defendant Incumbent Candidate Mike Kennedy moves for summary judgment of dismissal with prejudice of the entire Amended Complaint of Plaintiff Jim Brannon. This motion is supported by two affidavits from Kootenai County Election Manager Deedie Beard, an Affidavit of County...

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KR: UI Botched Bighorn Probe 

The University of Idaho spent six months investigating the controversial coordinator of its Caldwell veterinary center, and managed to duck the big question. Here's the question the UI missed: Marie Bulgin told a federal court and a legislative committee that there was no evidence wild...

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Simpson Allows CdA Oath Ceremony 

Item: Judge allows oath ceremony: Restraining order was sought to prevent installation of incumbents/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene PressHuckleberries Online play-by-play report of court hearingMore Info: Simpson said that because there would not be direct irrevocable harm to Brannon should the official oath still take place,...

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A truck darts southbound through a just-turned-red light on Browne at Sprague Ave. Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010.  It's one of three intersections  monitored by red light cameras in Spokane.  The camera system monitors the intersection for red light runners and automatically issues tickets to the owners of cars caught running the red light. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

AM Headlines -- 1.6.10 

A truck darts southbound through a just-turned-red light on Browne at Sprague Avenue, Spokane, Tuesday. It's one of three intersections monitored by red light cameras in Spokane. The camera system monitors the intersection for red light runners and automatically issues tickets to the owners of...

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HBO Poll & What's Up @ KVNI? 

Huckleberries hears (from a KVNI-listening Berry Picker) ... that the local station is announcing regularly this morning that Rick and Teresa Lukens from the downtown office are heading out to Coeur d'Alene to do the morning show. Dunno what that means for Chris Wagar and...

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Mary: Me Hatesss Huckleberriesss 13 

At OpenCDA.com, Mary Souza couldn't believe that mock scenario that Joker conjured Tuesday about the then-pending courtroom showdown over Jim Brannon's ill-fated request for a temporary restraining order. After saying she avoids HBO "with a vengeance," Mary wonders about Joker: "What normal, functional adult person...

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OTV: Mary Never Lets Me Down 

OrangeTV: Madame Souza never lets me down, I love her so. Her knack for outrage is impeccable and her negativity is relentlessly entertaining. She will always remind me of Mink Stole as Connie Marble in John Waters' classic 1972 cult classic film “Pink Flamingos”, flying...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

Leadership PF Wild Card -- 1.5.10 13 

Obviously, I'm back from my panel presentation for Leadership River City media day, with colleague Alison Boggs, Brian Walker of the Press, and reps from KREM2 and KXLY. I hope a good time was had by all. I shot the breeze for a coupla minutes...

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Judge Says No To Brannon Request 58 

Challenger Jim Brannon appears in Judge Benjamin Simpson's courtroom prior to hearing on his temporary restraining order request.Update (@ 5:19 p.m.): Judge Benjamin Simpson has rejected challenger Jim Brannon's requet for a temporary restraining order to prevent Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members from being...

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Ex-Youth Leader Faces Sex Counts 27 

A student youth leader from a popular North Idaho church was arrested last week and charged with several counts of sexual abuse of young girls. Post Falls Police say Jordan Vernon, 20, was a student leader at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls. In 2008...

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Claire Taylor, 2, shows her mom, Sharon Taylor a paper bird she made at Avista Kids Night Out Thursday night in the Spokane Convention Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 1.5.10 

Claire Taylor, 2, shows her mom, Sharon Taylor a paper bird she made recently at Avista Kids Night Out in the Spokane Convention Center. (Colin Mulvaney/SR)Man in coma after choking incident/Coeur d'Alene PressLegislators ready to address illegal immigration this year/Coeur d'Alene PressJudges: Washington felony inmates...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.5.10 

5:40 p.m. Flames are showing from the roof of a home @ April Elaine Lane & 17th/CdA.5:17 p.m. Seltice Way resident reports neighbor kids are flashing laser lights at his home.4:58 p.m. Resident on Lundy/Post Falls is concerned re: someone shooting at night across the...

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Idaho Blogosphere -- 1.5.10 

Clearly, the folks at the Idaho Supreme Court have gotten the message — and they have an unpopular idea that lawmakers should consider seriously. They want to collect an additional $15 fee from lawbreakers, to help a cash-strapped court system offset budget cuts. If you...

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Joker Goes Behind Courtroom Scene 13 

Here's what could happen in court today.Starr Kelso: This is America. Jim Brannon is the winner of this election.Unfortunately, he's a victim of Chicago-style politics.Judge Simpson: It appears your client lost the election. If I am not mistaken by five votes.Mike Gridley: That is correct...

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Winter Wonderland In High Country 

"Vicki Isakson displayed postcard perfect style on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain on the last day of 2009," posts Councilwoman KerriT/More Main Street. "On New Years weekend she took a tumble into the deep powder at Lookout Pass. Not much snow in town but the...

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Sis Breaks Down Brannon Motion 13 

Sisyphus: Hahahahahahahaha. Nothing like pissing off a judge right out of the gate. The TRO has to be bonded to cover the costs in the event the reasons underlying the TRO are later found to be groundless. There is zero reason this couldn't have been...

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Crapo: We Are The Champions 

“These results show that these teams’ planning, execution and just plain guts warrant the attention and adulation that they are receiving. All Idahoans have their hats off today because of these achievements, and all Americans should understand that Idahoans have the commitment to become champions—an...

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Brannon Files Restraining Order 

Huckleberries hears ... that challenger Jim Brannon has filed a temporary restraining order to prevent Councilman Mike Kennedy and three other incumbents from being sworn in tonight. And that the city attorney's office is preparing a response to the request. Stay tuned.Starr Kelso, Brannon's attorney,...

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A member of the Spokane City-County Explosive Disposal Unit checks on the robot used to remove bomb materials from an apartment near the corner of Alki and McDonald in Spokane Valley, Wa.,  January 4,2010.  The robot placed the material into the disposal unit. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 1.5.10

A member of the Spokane City-County Explosive Disposal Unit checks on the robot used to remove bomb materials from an apartment near the corner of Alki and McDonald in Spokane Valley Monday. The robot placed the material into the disposal unit. Meghann Cuniff's SR story...

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In this image released by Vanity Fair, golfer Tiger Woods is shown on the cover of the February 2010 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine which goes on sale nationwide on Jan 12. (Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair)

High Noon: Cover Dude 17 

In this image released by Vanity Fair, golfer Tiger Woods is shown on the cover of the February 2010 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine which goes on sale nationwide on Jan 12. (AP Photo/courtesy of Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair)Question: Are you still interested in...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.5.10 

12:59 p.m. A 35YO female hit her head and her hip in a fall @ Harmony House/Hayden.12:52 p.m. Mother @ 22nd & Cecil/Post Falls reports that an adult male is contacted her juvenile daughter via MySpace.12:51 p.m. F&G called to put down a deer injured...

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New York Mets' Jason Bay stands for a photo after being introduced as the newest Mets baseball player during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Citi Field in New York. (Julie Jacobson / Associated Press)

Ex-NICer Bay Toast Of Big Apple

New York Mets' Jason Bay stands for a photo after being introduced as the newest Mets baseball player during a news conference on today at Citi Field in New York. More here. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)Question: Did you ever see Jason Bay play in Coeur d'Alene...

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