TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.12.11 11 

Huckleberries congratulates Doug Cresswell, the former Coeur d'Alene School District superintendent and president of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. At the Human Rights Banquet Monday night, Doug was awarded the Bill Wassmuth Award for his many years as a volunteer for human...

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Parting Shot -- 4.12.11

Members of the Colorado Rockies sit in the dugout as rain falls before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, New York, Tuesday. The game between the Rockies and Mets was been postponed because of rain and will be made up...

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Barista: Father Bill Inspired Me 

Renegade Barista: received my First Communion from Father Bill, and was also an alter boy while he was at St. Pius. Father Bill was an example of what someone in ministry should strive to be. Unlike many today who will only fight the fights they...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.12.11

5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 11-12 here. 5:23 p.m. Caller in 1600 block of N7th/CdA reports someone is trespassing on the property. 5:10 p.m. A suspicious male reportedly is looking into the houses on E. Wyoming near H95/Hayden. 5:07 p.m....

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PM Headlines -- 4.12.11

Lake City sophomore Casey Stangel hasn't been scored on through 38 innings in six games this spring. Jim Meehan story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Local seafood remains safe despite radiation concerns/Katie Utehs, KREM Crapo, Risch renew efforts to win compensation for downwinders/KTVB Reports of...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.12.11 15 

Members of Chemical Biological Incident Response Force wearing gas masks and baggy gray suits exercise at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) Top Cutline: 1. Mayor Bloom and MikeK, after being asked to speak at the recent Kootenai...

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3 Anti-Luna Teachers In Hot Water 42 

A trio of first grade teachers at Ammon Elementary school near Idaho Falls, which is in the Bonneville School District, is likely to be in some hot water soon over a politically-charged letter they sent home with some of their students a few weeks ago....

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Luna Campaign Filing Statement 

The Committee to Recall Tom Luna seeks to return accountable leadership to the office of the Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction by removing Tom Luna from elected office. Under Tom Luna’s Leadership, the Idaho legislature has rammed through the three part “Student’s Come First”...

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Megaload Snaps H12 Power Lines 17 

Imperial Oil's test module snakes its way out of North Lewiston along U.S. Highway 12, in Lewiston. The module, which is 250 feet long, 30 feet tall, 24 feet wide and weighs almost 500,000 pounds, will be the first of many the oil company hopes...

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Frosted Cupcakes To Open Friday 

Downtown Coeur d' Alene is set to have its first cupcake store. On Friday Frosted Cupcakes will open its doors and serve 100% cupcakes. The store is located next to Cricket's Bar and Grill on Sherman Ave. Owner Jennifer Tarr says they have more than...

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When Teddy Roosevelt Visited UI 10 

On April 9, 1911, Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to ever visit the University of Idaho. On April 8, 2011, the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research commemorated that visit with a lecture from Douglas Brinkley, a historian and author...

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Racists Failed To Scare Wassmuth

It was said, half in jest, that Bill Wassmuth was selected as the chairman of the resurrected Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations because he was single. No one laughed about that after he and his home were targetted in a fall 1986 bombing...

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Hanging Out With Bill Wassmuth 

I rarely see Tony Stewart, Norm Gissel, and Marshall Mend without talking about the early days of the local human rights movement when the late Bill Wassmuth (shown in spring 1997) led the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. The joke back then was...

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Extreme Neighbor Dispute Ends In Jail 

A 47-year-old Cheney man is accused of burglary after his 25-year-old female neighbor said he’d repeatedly threatened to “chop her head off” before bursting into her apartment and trying to pull her shirt off. The extreme case of a bad neighbor occurred Sunday in a...

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Bozeman High Relives The '60s 

The sounds of teenagers playing guitars and singing "The House of the Rising Sun," "Mrs. Robinson" and "Blowin' in the Wind" filled the air Monday when Bozeman High School students transformed their American studies classroom into a ‘60s museum. The student-built time machine offered visitors...

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INW: WSU Unveils New Uniforms 

Washington State University Director of Athletics Bill Moos introduced a department-wide brand and identity program Monday at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Wash. New crimson and gray colors, along with standardized lettering and numerals, will give the Cougar athletic team uniforms a consistent appearance. The...

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High Noon: Just A Hacker 

The Masters Golf Tournament made me want to take up golf again. The only problem is the courses I can afford to play aren’t anywhere near as spectacular as Augusta National. But, I suppose in the end I’m not a spectacular golfer like Phil, Tiger...

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High School Reunion 

He stood on the fringes with a drink big and tall, a very late bloomer who may not bloom at all. The Bard of Sherman Avenue Question: When did you bloom?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.12.11

11:09 a.m. Roxanne reports a possible road rage incident @ Ramsey & Garwood. 10:50 a.m. A small, white dog is running along the interstate @ M/P 12.5 (7th/CdA). 10:41 a.m. Caller reports a disorderly person is hanging out at 226 W Ironwood/CdA. 10:40 a.m. Andre...

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Civil War + 150 Years 

Civil War re-enactors fire a 21-gun salute at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday. SR photo slide show of Civil War re-enactment here. (AP Photo/Alice...

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Goedde Pushing Luna Plan Start-Up 18 

The north Idaho state senator who helped shepherd wide-reaching changes to the state’s public education system says he thinks voters won’t strike down the reform efforts and that state education leaders must now get started rolling out the policies and rules to that follow the...

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Ex-Ada Clerk Joins Luna Recall Try 

Dave Navarro, who retired in January as Ada County Clerk, signed one of the petitions seeking the recall of Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. Navarro was the chief elections officer in Idaho's largest county for 20 years, having been elected in 1990. Navarro...

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Poll: States Should Handle Wolves 

Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation votes that the states of Idaho and Washington should manage their wolf population. 112 of 178 respondents (62.92%) said states should handle the problem. 37 of 178 respondents (29.79%) would like environmentalists to be in charge of wolf management. 11...

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Arizona Solons OK Guns On Campus 

Two days after the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings, as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lay in a medically induced coma, Arizona's House of Representatives introduced the session's very first piece of legislation: a bill allowing college professors to carry concealed weapons on campus. A similar bill, SB...

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2 Local Women Head Warrants List 

A 26-year-old Post Falls woman and a 49-year-old Spirit Lake woman are among the honorees at the front of the class on Major Ben Wolfinger's weekly warrants honor roll. Major Ben's Deputy Dawgs are looking for Christina Ann Hickson, left, a Post Falls resident, who's...

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