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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.10.12 13 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 7: As I was headed out the door this morning, I said to Mrs. O: "Here goes. Back into the shark-filled waters." She responded: "You like swimming with the sharks." Of course, she's right. Hand me my spear gun while...

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Simpsons' Springfield Is In Oregon 

One of the best-kept secrets in television history has been revealed, with "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening pointing to Springfield, Ore., as the inspiration for the animated hometown of Homer and his dysfunctional family. Groening told Smithsonian magazine, published online Tuesday, that he was inspired...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.10.12 

5:35 p.m. About 30 kids are chasing off other kids & threatening to trash car @ PF Skate Park. 5:05 p.m. BOSS hit on blue Plymouth Voyager wanted by CPD in theft is n/b on H95. 5:04 p.m. Male is explosing himself to children in...

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PM: Sandpoint Launches Osprey Cam 

Biologist Jane Fink and Don Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest examine the nesting platform atop the new light array before advising: Lose the hardware cloth. It posed a snagging hazard. The platform is equipped with an "osprey cam" to enable wildlife enthusiasts to watch...

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Big Mac: It's Not Free Money 12 

Big Mac: I get it, DFO, and although I have some philosophical objections to urban renewal agencies, I am not a rabid anti-LCDCer. I supported the new library, the Kroc center, and the ed corridor. I am even trying to get LCDC to help fund...

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DM: Give 'John Carter' 2nd Chance 

Boise area blogger Dennis Mansfield contends that a bad public relations effort doomed the release of "John Carter" in American theaters. Dennis says the film was truly good, "certainly worthy of the investment that Disney poured into it. The worldwide receipts of $263 million (especially...

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Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk 

Will Sasso, from left, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Sean Hayes are shown in a scene from "The Three Stooges." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Peter Iovino) Question: Does this remind you of any scenes you've witnessed in Coeur d'Alene area or Inland Northwest?

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Idaho Women's Wages Lag By 26% 

Another day, another study that places Idaho among the worst states in terms of the gender pay gap. This time, it’s the American Association of University Women that’s tracking the disparities in men’s and women’s earnings by state. The AAUW study places Idaho 43rd, based...

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Sheltra: UI Should Return To Big Sky 

The toughest, gutsiest call made by Idaho football in recent memory came when head coach Robb Akey decided to go for two points with four seconds left against Bowling Green in the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl. Compared with the decisions the Vandal athletic department could be...

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Cindy Suspends Recall DFO Campaign 14 

Upon advice from counsel I’ve decided to suspend my Recall DFO campaign for the following reasons: 1. Apparently, you can’t recall a dictator. 2. I really, really don’t want to have to move into Mike Kennedy’s basement to establish residency. 3. The stupid t-shirt company...

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Santorum Suspends Prez Campaign 16 

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gets a hug from his wife Karen after announcing he is suspending his candidacy for the presidency today in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for...

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Fernan Mulls Stand Vs. CdA Recall 

Correction: CdA story changes report to say that Fernan council members are considering stand against Coeur d'Alene recall election. Fernan hasn't taken stand yet. Updated story here. Elected officials in one of the cities adjacent to Coeur d'Alene are encouraging that city's citizens to reject...

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Spelling S-A-N-T-O-R-U-M 

Jen/A Buttefly Moment: Had a funny Rick Santorum moment at school today when a 2nd grader came up to me and said, “Mrs. R., I can spell Rick Santorum really fast R-I-C-K-S-A-N-T-O-R-U-M!” “Well, yes you can,” was all I could think of to say in...

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Stop The Recall T-shirts In Offing 13 

On the Stop the Recall Facebook page, Jennifer Drake posts: "Thank you, everyone, for your continued support! Just so you know, our first round of 'DECLINE TO SIGN' t-shirts is already at the printers. They should be available later this week, so email savecda2012@gmail.com if...

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2010: Adams Backs McEuen Upgrade

If you read the minutes of the Feb. 2, 2010, Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting, you'll see that then Parking Commissioner Steve Adams had this to say about McEuen Field: "Mr. Adams said that he would like to go on record that he supports enhancements...

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Graphic Cig Labels Under Review 

This file combo made from images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012. A federal appeals court is considering the constitutionality of requiring large graphic photos...

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DFO: Keep Legion Park, Compromise 35 

My response to a post by Bruce Wayne: You know what I’d like to see happen, to avoid the political blood bath ahead? I’d like to see Councilman Ron Edinger — the only person who can stop the nonsense going on in this town —...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.10.12

12:08 p.m. Caller reports illegal dumping @ 22371 Ramsey (cross of Brunner)/Rathdrum. 11:54 a.m. Caller reports USPS mailman brought small child found wandering on Tanager/Hayden to door to see if it was hers. It wasn't. But man then showed up to say he was baby-sitting...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.10.12 

Fan participate in a Silly String fight during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 91-84. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart) Monday's winners: 1. JDanMike, 2. Big Mac,...

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Mary Denounces Stop-Recall FB Page 28 

On OpenCdA today, Mary Souza is questioning the 500 individuals on Facebook now backing the Stop the Recall movement, which she calls "Government-Knows-Best" group. Mary suggests in a comment that the 500 individuals who have signed on in support may simply be combined groups of...

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Publisher: My Reporters Can Vote 

In the final few days of this legislative session, as capitol reporters were scurrying to wrap up stories on the big budget items regarding teacher pay, tax cuts and restoring the state’s “rainy day” fund, they unexpectedly found themselves grappling with a far more personal...

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Cost Of Recall Election $20K -- Hayes 

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes told The Press that the cost of a recall election in November, should recalls of four Coeur d'Alene officials be on the ballot, would be roughly $20,000. That is in addition to the cost to run the general election. Last...

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AM Headlines -- 4.10.12 

Mariah Barlow, 12, cries as her father, Chief Warrant Officer Joel Barlow with the Idaho National Guard, leaves for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan on Saturday in Boise. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune: Charlie Litchfield) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Ex-Billings city judge seeks probation/Montana Standard Spokane doctor,...

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Poll: Hunting OK With Hucks Nation

Monday Poll: Hunting continues to be a popular sport with Hucks Nation. But the photo of a trapper smiling at the misfortune of a wolf caught in a leg hold has cut into support. 72 of 167 respondents (43.11%) said the heartless trapper represented an...

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