FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

Local Footballer's Death Brought Life 

Fletcher didn't know at the time that the boy she was reading about in the news is the same boy that would save her 15-year-old son Austin. Austin had battled Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a liver disease, for years. While his mom was reading the article...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.30.10 11 

I definitely see the benefits of adding Twitter (breaking news and interaction w/other new organizations and newsmakers) and Facebook (social interaction w/many of you who frequent HucksOnline). I'm as connected as I've ever been at HBO HQ. The two new cyber tools have made posting...

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Hosack Takes Over Brannon Lawsuit 12 

Huckleberries has learned from Councilman Mike Kennedy that Judge Charles Hosack has been appointed to take over the case and preside over any trial that might result from challenger Jim Brannon's lawsuit. Hosack will replace Judge Benjamin Simpson, who stepped down from the case earlier...

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Herb: We Protesteth Too Much 13 

Some from our community have decided that this park bench caper is so important that they should do a sixties era sit-in. Some were quoted as officials from the Bayview Chamber of commerce, lending that reputation to this comical stunt. One can only wonder how...

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PM Headlines -- 4.30.10 

Don Sausser, HucksOnline's Eye Above Sherman Avenue, provides this bird's-eye view of the storm clouds from earlier this week.1 dies, 2 hurt in Highway 2 fatal near Newport/KXLYGiant Palouse worm: Colbert wags finger at UI scientists/via Vandal NationUI College of Education hires dean/Ashley Centers, ArgonautNellis...

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Recently rescued elephant seals explore their temporary home at SeaWorld San Diego, Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The young seals were rescued from San Diego area beaches and will be returned to the wild once they have been rehabilitated. (Mike Aguilera / Seaworld San Diego)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.30.10 

Recently rescued elephant seals explore their temporary home at SeaWorld San Diego Wednesday. The young seals were rescued from San Diego area beaches and will be returned to the wild once they have been rehabilitated. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego, Mike Aguilera)Top...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.30.10 

5:53 p.m. An empty, white canoe is floating midway down the channel @ Twin Lakes.5:42 p.m. Eric has questions re: his daughter's boyfriend taking the battery out of her car.5:35 p.m. Customer at Toro Viejo, Government Way & Hayden, reports his wife took his Social...

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David Kernell, right, leaves the Federal Courthouse with his mother, Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, left, for a lunch break Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Wade Payne / Fr23601 Ap)

Palin Hacker Guilty On 2 Counts 

In this April 23 photo, David Kernell, right, leaves the Federal Courthouse with his mother, Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, left, for a lunch break in Knoxville, Tenn. Kernell, the son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker, was convicted today on two charges in the hacking of...

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OTC: Dumocrats, Rethuglicans? C'mon 14 

It just kills me to read the ridiculous names people have been coming up with for the opposite political party within debate. Dumbocrats, DemoRATS, Obamacrats, ReTHUGlicans and Repugnicans are just a few that come to mind. Let’s quit the grade-school name-calling and focus on the...

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Crapo Backs Term Limits, But ... 10 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo has posted his responses to a “Tea Party Boise” candidate survey on his campaign website, including this oddity: Crapo told the group he “strongly agree(s)” with the statement, “I support term limits for Senators (2) and members of the House (3).”...

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Betsy: Ward, Labrador Tangle On TV 15 

"Wow," posts colleague Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise, "on tonight’s 'Idaho Reports' program on Idaho Public Television - the last show of the season - 1st District GOP congressional candidates Vaughn Ward and Raul Labrador appear together and take questions from a panel on which I...

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University of Maine at Farmington student Andrea Simoneau, left, is videotaped during a topless protest Friday, April 30, 2010, in Farmington, Maine. The demonstration called attention to the double-standard that it's acceptable for men, but not women, to go bare chested. In Maine, it's perfectly legal for women to go topless in public. (Robert Bukaty / Associated Press)

Topless Maine Students Stage Protest 28 

University of Maine at Farmington student Andrea Simoneau, left, is videotaped during a topless protest Friday in Farmington, Maine. The demonstration called attention to the double-standard that it's acceptable for men, but not women, to go bare chested. In Maine, it's perfectly legal for women...

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Closing Book On Juvenile Indescretions 

What if the stupidest things you did at age 14 came up now during a job interview? If the application form included a box asking if you’d ever driven drunk in your parents’ car? Plagiarized an essay on Huck Finn? Set fire to bags of...

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Ryan: Yes, Brent, SROnline Is Profitable 

Ryan Pitts (Assistant Managing Editor in charge of SROnline): Without getting into hard numbers, The Spokesman-Review *is* making profits from what we do online, and honestly our investment of resources is not that huge. We work hard to avoid duplication of effort, and as much...

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High Noon: Don't Call Before 10 AM 17 

CindyH via Facebook: "Dear Friends of Small Streams, Praying People, Anti Chewing Tobacco Leaugue and People Who Love Bacon, etc: I'm delighted to be asked to attend your monthly breakfast meetings. However, morning and I do not get along. Especially the hour between 6 and...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.30.10

Noon: Caller has questions re: concealed weapons.11:19 a.m. John reports he's receiving harassing e-mails.11:16 a.m. A vehicle is broken down on a blind curve 5 miles up on East Hayden Lake Road, creating a hazard.11:06 a.m. Rebecca @ Prairie/Government Way business reports she refused service...

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Jordan Carpenter and Mariah Hurd, center, gather with other protesters around the Flathead County Library to protest a pro Nazi film being shown by a white separatist group called Kalispell Pioneer Little Europe on Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Kalispell, Mont.  The residents held signs reading "No Neo-Nazis," and "No Hate in My Backyard," to protest the showing of the film, "Epic: The Story of the Waffen SS," which takes an admiring view of the combat arm of the Nazis during World War II. (Lido Vizzutti / Flathead Beacon)

INW: Kalispell Protests Separatists 

Jordan Carpenter and Mariah Hurd, center, gather with other protesters around the Flathead County Library to protest a pro Nazi film being shown by a white separatist group called Kalispell Pioneer Little Europe on Thursday in Kalispell, Mont. The residents held signs reading "No Neo-Nazis,"...

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From left, Amanda Arroyo, Brady Moran, and Kiley O'Brien, first-graders at Cumberland Hills Elementary School, wrap up G.I. Joe figures that were launched with parachutes from the rotunda of the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence, R.I., to open the 2010 International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention, Friday, April 30, 2010. (Stew Milne / Fr56276 Ap)

1st Graders Enjoy GI Joe Launch 10 

From left, Amanda Arroyo, Brady Moran, and Kiley O'Brien, first-graders at Cumberland Hills Elementary School, wrap up G.I. Joe figures that were launched with parachutes from the rotunda of the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence, R.I., to open the 2010 International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention...

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Sandpoint Restaurants Fit Every Taste 

At Stella Mannino blog, poster EuroJoshCoxRun published the following re: Sandpoint restaurants: "Sandpoint restaurants come in all shapes and sizes, with almost every cuisine style and ethnicity imaginable. From sushi to creole to Thai to Italian, with a healthy dose of good old fashioned American...

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HBO Poll: Cowboy Up, Butch

Thursday Poll: 92 of 125 respondents (74%) said Gov. Butch Otter should cowboy up and debate GOPrimary foes Rex Rammell and Sharon Ullman. 29 of 125 respondents (23%) support his decision to dodge the debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters/Idaho Press Club. 4...

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Brent: Papers Give Away Too Much 

Brent Andrews: Call me a curmudgeon if you will, but I'd go a step further and say Hucks should not be free, either. To me “free” means dead, for the old newspaper. If the S-R has made any real profits off its Web enterprise -...

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Kathleen Callahan with her dog Charlee at her home in Athol on Thursday, April 29, 2010. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Suspected Poisoning Kills Athol Dog

Kathleen Callahan with her dog Charlee at her home in Athol on Thursday. She worries for the safety of her two other dogs after the apparent poisoning of her dog Paddee. Alison Boggs' SR story here. (SR Photo: Kathy Plonka)Question: What would be an appropriate...

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Randy: It's Them Liberals Again 10 

Remember those Family circus cartoons showing a broken vase on the floor and a frantic-looking toddler telling mom: “It wasn’t me! It was Mr. Nobody” – while the ghost of a mysterious Mr. Nobody scampers past ... This being campaign season, well, here we are...

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Newby To Pull Plug After 21 Years 

Vern Newby is giving up his seat on the dais at the Midtown Center. After 21 consecutive years on the Coeur d'Alene school board, Newby will resign from the Zone 2 trustee position at the end of June. "This decision wasn't based on the economic...

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