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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

New West: 6 Ideas For '10 Legislature

The second reason is that the conservative and Libertarian-slanting members of the legislature, as well as Governor Otter, look at the current economic situation as an opportunity—and that’s the word they use—to cut state government. Both legislators and Otter have indicated that entire state agencies...

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These Eagles hang out on frozen Hauser Lake in Idaho early Sunday morning January 3, 2010. KATHY PLONKA kathypl@spokesaman.com (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman Review)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 1.4.09

These Eagles hang out on frozen Hauser Lake early Sunday morning. (Kathy Plonka/SR)Cartoon: Have a swingin' 2010/David Horsey, Seattle P-IGonzaga now ranked 18th, 19th, respectively/Huskies BlogStart of boys' ranch abuse trial delayed/Kevin Graman, SRIdaho Dems pick leader facing DUI/Dan Popkey, StatesmanIndependence marks Minnick's first year...

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High Noon: Reinventing Yourself 

Pondering a radical change in 2010? Then read up right here. These two Inland Northwest women know about radical changes. Shirley Bonuccelli, a former school librarian and financial planner, has an educational leadership doctoral degree from Gonzaga University. She now details cars. And loves it....

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.4.10 

11:55: A tenant @ Rio Vista Place & Riverview/Post Falls reports a verbal argument w/a contractor who has worked on his place.11:51 a.m. David is in the KCSD lobby to ask if he's being investigated for anything.11:43 a.m. A local pastor reports that a 53YO...

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Bloem: Swearing In Will Take Place 

Mayor Sandi Bloem told Huckleberries Online moments ago that the swearing in of the winners of the 2009 Coeur d'Alene municipal elections will take place as usual on the first council meeting of the month. Which is tomorrow night. After consulting with City Attorney Mike...

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Is 'Avatar' Worth Seeing Twice? 

As Avatar cruises past the $1 billion mark, it’s starting to look like James Cameron might end up with the two highest-grossing movies of all time (not taking inflation into account, of course). But Titanic charted a very different course into box office history, taking...

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LDS Addresses Rammell, Prophecy 13 

(Gubernatorial candidate Rex) Rammell says he has invited about 100 Mormon men to a Jan. 19 meeting in Idaho Falls to discuss the "White Horse Prophecy," which some attribute to Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith. The prophecy, which is not embraced by top Latter-day Saints...

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New Year, Same OpenCDA Attacks 12 

MamaJD: This seems to be a three pronged approach to criticize the City and the downtown area, the city police and the city administration. While a businessman is in jail and a kid is fighting for his life, the OpenCDA crowd is more concerned about...

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Boise State fans Brent Archibald, Boise, Idaho, with son Adam Archibald, left, brought a little Fiesta Bowl spirit to the annual Great Polar Bear Challenge Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 on New Year's Day at Lucky Peak Reservoir east of Boise. More than a hundred people jumped into the frigid water to help benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman)

AM Headlines -- 1.4.10 

Boise State fans Brent Archibald, of Boise, with son Adam Archibald, left, brought a little Fiesta Bowl spirit to the annual Great Polar Bear Challenge Friday on New Year's Day at Lucky Peak Reservoir east of Boise. More than a hundred people jumped into the...

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HBO Poll: No To 2010 Resolutions 

In a New Year's weekend poll, 63 of 91 (69 percent) of you said that you didn't make resolutions. 3 of 91 (3 percent) said you usually do but not this year, while only 25 of 91 (27 percent) said you did make resolutions. The...

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Letter: Don't Install City Winners 

The results of the November 2009 Coeur d'Alene City elections are highly in question, given the pending lawsuit that could invalidate the entire election. It seems premature to install candidates on Jan. 5, 2010, who may NOT have won! Why are we raising this question...

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OTV Review: Gittel's Hot Dogs 

It’s unknown exactly when Gittel’s became the sacred homeland for this holy trinity of hot dogs. Elton Gittel might have decided to serve up discounted frank triplets on opening day way back when, or perhaps one of the many Gittel descendants who’ve run the store...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2010

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has taken more than his share of hard hits this season.   (Associated Press)

Tennessee at Seattle 

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has taken more than his share of hard hits this season. Final: Tennessee 17 Seattle 13The season that can't end soon enough has skidded into the New Year, and all that's left to see in Seattle's regular-season finale today against Tennessee...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2010

Kendramama prepares to take the plunge

Weekend Wild Card 1.3.10 67 

Kendramama prepares to take the plunge.So, I'm wondering why the ladies of HBO are brave enough to do the Polar Bear Plunge, but so far the only Huckster fella I've heard of participating was ThomG and that was in exchange for a vote. Hmmm...Meanwhile, it's...

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Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson and Illinois's Demetri McCamey scramble for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Chicago. (Jim Prisching / Fr59933 Ap)

Gonzaga 85, Illinois 83 (OT win) 

Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson and Illinois's Demetri McCamey scramble for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game today in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)Jim Meehan's Sportslink preliminary story hereESPN boxscore and AP game story hereWSU 65, Oregon State 60 (ESPN boxscore/game story...

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Big day for number nerds 

Some people are into cars. Some people dig the ocean. Aziz Inan, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland in Oregon, loves numbers. Truly, madly, deeply.“I can relate to them,” Inan said. “Each number has its own personality.”With this adoration in mind,...

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Fox and Time Warner Reach Deal

LOS ANGELES — Football fans and "American Idol" devotees can breathe a sigh of relief. Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal in principle that will keep the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to pull the plug over a fee...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2010

Fireworks burst around the Riverfront Park clock tower on New Year’s Eve.  (File)

New Year's Day Wild Card 22 

Happy New Years Hucksters.Light blogging ahead. Big family party at la casa and I suppose there's some sort of football game to watch. I'm hoping MamaJD will let us know how things go at the Polar Bear Plunge (rumors of rainbow thongs run rampant) and...

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MamaJD at the Polar Bear Plunge, 1/1/10

Taking the Plunge 

MamaJD at the Polar Bear Plunge, 1/1/10MamaJD reports: "Returned from the Plunge and just starting to thaw out. I did catch a glimpse of Stickman on the beach --- he was watching, not plunging. No ThomG. No rainbow thongs. Just a lot of crazy people...

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Well that didn't take long 

COEUR d'ALENE -- One of the victims from last Sunday's shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene is suing the suspected trigger man.Brandon R. Burgess, the 25-year-old from Moses Lake, Wash., who was shot in the stomach following an altercation early Sunday morning in the 200 block...

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Oregon’s LaMichael James scores a touchdown during the first quarter of Thursday’s Rose Bowl-clinching win.  (Associated Press)

Final: Ohio 26 Oregon 17 

Oregon’s LaMichael James scores a touchdown during the first quarter of Thursday’s Rose Bowl-clinching win. ROSE BOWL:Today: Oregon vs. Ohio State, 2 p.m. TV: ABC Radio: 700-AMLOS ANGELES – Oregon was pronounced dead by the college coroner the Thursday before Labor Day after the Ducks...

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Poll Results

79% of Husksters (87 of 110) believe Akey will be hanging with the Vandals for the time being.Question (that goes with New Year's Day poll at the top of the left rail): What New Year's resolutions did you make this year?

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