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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.6.12 42 

Coeur d'Alene is now in its third day of being held hostage by the Recallers who are trying to topple popular Mayor Sandi Bloem and three council members under the ruse that they oppose a $40M overhaul of McEuen Field. Only the correct figure if...

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Parting Shot -- 4.6.12

A gaucho or cowboy falls down after riding a horse during a rodeo competition in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday. Montevideo's town council organizes every Holy Week a rodeo to award the best rider. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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Duroc: Begone Mega-Churches 

Duroc: I have a hard time not feeling incredibly cynical about mega-churches. I prefer a small parish. Then again, I also don’t care for shopping malls, big box stores, fast food chains, or huge parking lots. I’m weird like that. I’m also the kind of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.6.12 

5:37 p.m. Neighbor reports physical domestic in 3500 block of 15th/CdA b/n male in 40s and female in 30s who's wearing white top w/ hears that included someone flashing gun at one point. 5:04 p.m. Patrol officer asks dispatch to get locksmith or tow truck...

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PM: Hangin' With The Pachyderms 

Here's another photo of Kootenai County commissioner candidates and Panhandle Pachyderm Club President Luke Sommers at noon debate today. See how Larry Spencer is rocking that forelock look that drives Frum Helen Back cuh-razy? On the two edges are Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes (left) and...

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The Young And The Angry 30 

Jennifer Drake, right, and Michael Sheneman hold signs with opposite opinions during a Recall CdA rally on Wednesday at City Hall in Coeur d'Alene. Residents turned out for the rally to express their discontent with the city leaderships decision to move forward with a park...

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Hammer Attack Victim Doing Well 

For those of you that have been following the saga of Yvonne Wallis (pictured), her struggles with a serious head injury and months wearing a helmet, it finally is over. She was operated on Thursday and is in ICU for recovery. I'm told by the...

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Ed Corridor Phase 1B To Begin

Phase 1B of what’s known as the education corridor construction project on the north side of North Idaho College’s campus is set to begin Monday, April 9. Park Drive off of Northwest Boulevard will be closed throughout the construction project and traffic will need to...

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County Commish Wannabes Debate 14 

Larry Spencer and Commissioner Dan Green kibitz at the right end of the table while Luke Sommer of the Panhandle Pachyderms introduces the three candidates for Green's seat at the Pachyderm luncheon at Templin's Red Lion in Post Falls today. At the left is Mayor...

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But, But The Barn Door's Open 

I've loved my dear wife for almost 37 years as a married man, having been smitten fairly soon after meeting her. She has loved me back -- many, many warts & all. She says things to me that few others would dare to. So we...

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IFF: ID Legislature Not Conservative 13 

A reporter from the New York Times recently asked me about a piece of Nanny Government legislation and, with childlike innocence, conveyed his belief in fairy tales that might include fields of frolicking unicorns, pots of gold at the end of rainbows and the “the...

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Real Life Church Comes To CdA 12 

One of the largest churches in Kootenai County is establishing a campus in Coeur d'Alene. Real Life Ministries, which has around 7,000 attending weekend services at its Post Falls site, will hold its first official service in the Lake City on Easter Sunday. "This is...

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Joker RE: Post-Apocalypse CdA 

Joker paints a bleak future for DFO after Mary Souza and OpenCDA.com seize control of Coeur d'Alene City Hall and Steve Adams is mayor: The cell didn’t have any windows and the metal floor made Dave’s back ache. The lights in the cell would flicker...

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Noon Headlines -- 4.6.12

Sisters, Kristie DeLong, left, Renee Beals, center, visited hair stylist, Corina Bishop at Cartel, Inc, to both have ten inches of hair trimmed and donated to Locks of Love in Spokane Valley. Beals' daughter, Brandi Beals, died from a brain tumor in November of 2010...

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HBO Interviews Stop Recall Leaders 29 

HucksOnline is now interviewing the organizers of the Stop the Recall movement, Sara Meyer (left) and Jennifer Drake. (BTW, check out Jennifer supporting the council & mayor alongside pro-recall codger in Thursday's Coeur d'Alene Press here) Question: Were you surprised by the response you got...

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CdA Police Oppose Recall Try 

Huckleberries just received this email from the Coeur d'Alene Police Association: "The Coeur d’Alene Police Association announced today they strongly support Council members McEvers, Kennedy, Goodlander and Mayor Bloem for their continued work on behalf of the City of Coeur d’Alene. The Police Association consists...

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Spring Runoff 

Joggers on a Riverfront Park foot bridge marvel at the thunderous sound and billowing mist of the Spokane River's middle falls in downtown Spokane Thursday. Heavy rains on mountain snow has accelerated spring runoff and caused localized flooding around the region.

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Bent To Launch Commercial BBQ 42 

Bent: "I just thought I would let my HBO friends know that Bent’s BBQ is likely to open for business around the first of May… I leased a trailer in the little Best Avenue Food Court next to Omar’s taco trailer and Best Sandwiches… scary...

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Poll: Dunno About Target Practice

Thursday Poll: For the first time, a HucksOnline poll was won by the "Dunnos." When asked whether you liked to shoot guns or target practice, 170 of 336 respondents (50.6%) responded: "Dunno." Meanwhile, 123 of 336 respondents (36.61%) said they enjoyed shooting guns and 43...

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Richert: A Wild Week For Rep. Hart 

Even by his high standards, this was a crazy, newsy week for Rep. Phil Hart. It started at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, when Hart was asleep at a Latah County rest area. A masked man attacked a woman in the other car parked at the...

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HydroFan: Include Edinger In Recall 

OldHydroFan: The idea that this recall effort is about the three items listed by Orzel and Co. is BS. If one applies the rationale listed on the petitions then Edinger needs to be included in this recall effort. His fingerprints are all over the employee...

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Texas Remembers Cooper's Dad 

Cooper Stone, 7, hugs his mother, Jenny Stone, as Texas Rangers owner Nolan Ryan, rear, watches in Arlington, Texas, Thursday during the dedication for a statue of Shannon Stone, the fan who died after falling out of the stands trying to catch a ball in...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.6.12 

11:27 a.m. Woman reports that a male is threatening to show up at her work to get money from her. 10:44 a.m. Motorist is pulled over @ Mullan & Kathryn (near Auto Credit and school zone), suffering from affects of pain medication and unable to...

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Eman: Why Worry About Recall? 20 

Eman: “As for the recall, if everything you and others say are true then why worry about a recall it doesn’t stand a chance.” DFO: I disagree. If this matter gets on the November ballot in a presidential election year where Coeur d’Alene R’s will...

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Idaho Dems Optimistic This Year 14 

House Democratic Leader John Rusche is euphoric about what he sees as a rare chance: his party winning seats in the Legislature with an incumbent Democratic president atop the ticket. Rusche concedes President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in Idaho but says the GOP’s effort to mandate...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.