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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Herb: Self Government & Anarchy 27 

Herb: For those that are concerned about the park issue, you need to go back to government 101. We have a representative government. Both Cities and Counties along with the state legislature. Representative government means that we hire, through the election process, a group of...

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Boadicea: Rally Right Won't Give An Inch 

Boadicea: I’ve never seen a precedent for infighting (among Kootenai County Republicans) this acrimonious. There have always been strong opinions but not the blood-in-the-street level of rage that Bob Pedersen rode in on. He practically created the crimson tide and surfed to prominence on a...

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OTV: Who Do You Want? Carol Burnett? 

OrangeTV: "Personally, I view (Mayor Bloem & the 3 council recall targets) demeanor during council meetings as businesslike, appropriate and professional. What do these people expect? Should Mayor Bloem come out like Carol Burnett and do a monologue and the tug her earlobe before the...

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Wheels: Shut Down Torch/Rendezvous 

Wheels: This is one thing you can fault the Mayor and Council for.Had they any spine whatsoever the Torch Lounge(now the Rendezvous) would never have been established in Downtown Cda.It’s reputation preceded itself from Boise along with the seedy clientele that patronizes the joint along...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.13.12 16 

We've survived an exhausting week involving the RecallCDA push and the strong Stop the Recall push back. Over at OpenCDA.com, Blustery Bill McCrory is trying to make this reaction to the attempted political coup by Mary Souza & Co. into class warfare: "Those comfortably sitting...

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Wanted: Old-Fashioned Guy -- DM 

Like many women today, I was incensed by Hilary Rosen's put down of Ann Romney and her husband. Any woman who raises five children knows what "work" is. Especially while battling MS among other ills over the years. And just because a woman hasn't held...

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Koler, Quinn, Hazel Apply For Trustee 

The Kootenai Board of County Commissioners has received six (6) applications for the vacant position in Trustee Zone 1, Coeur d’ Alene School District 271. The applicants are: Christa Hazel; Duncan Koler; J. Casey Morrisroe; James L. Purtee; Wanda Quinn; and Luke Sommer. The Board...

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PM Headlines -- 4.13.12 

The embedded photographer for HucksOnline didn't know whether state Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, drove this vehicle to the local Tea Party speed-dating event for conservative candidates at the Greyhound Park. But did wonder how the driver saw out of the windows to get there...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.13.12

5:19 p.m. Post Falls Middle School boy may have run away after track practice. 5:05 p.m. 2 young children, ages about 3 & 5, are in median trying to cross H95 & Honeysuckle/CdA. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 12-13 here....

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Recallers To Hold 'Signature Saturday' 

The Souza-Sims-Orzell Recall effort will be out in force this weekend for "Signature Saturday," according to Mary Souza's latest newsletter, which is hot off the presses. Mary's huffy that someone, maybe former Idaho Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs, called her attempt to overthrow Coeur d'Alene's elected...

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NIBlogs: Bent's Future Food Wagon? 

KeithinCDA & Mrs. KICDA spotted this in downtown Seattle this week while visiting their grandbaby -- and immediately thought it would be the perfect foodmobile for Bent's soon-to-open BBQ stand on Best Avenue. What do you think? Spring has sprung/Bay Views John Conner vs. Bob...

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Do Women ♥ 'The Three Stooges'? 

“With all the hype currently underway for the new movie 'The Three Stooges,' it made me think of how much I have disliked this trio for MY ENTIRE LIFE!” wrote Suzanne Kaderka of Coeur d'Alene. “Personally, I know of no adult woman who has ever...

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Capitalist Papers, Smile & Recall 

Dunno who this young woman is. But she was handing out the uberconservative, local Capitalist Papers with a smile & a Recall Coeur d'Alene button at the Tea Party speed-dating candidates forum at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls this week.

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UI/CDA Building Spikes, Hurts Geese 10 

According to our callers, at least three geese were severely injured while trying to nest on the beams that cross the waterside front of the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene campus building. It turns out that to deter the geese from nesting – as they...

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'Decline To Sign' Stickers Appear 

Looks like the "Decline to Sign" advocates are locking up the Toyota vote. Heidi Pracht Rogers writes on her Facebook wall: "This Toyota is sporting the message 'Decline to Sign.' Are there any Fords, Hondas, GMCs, or Dodges supporting the message?" Meanwhile, Stop the Recall...

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Christa Applies For Trustee Vacancy 

On her Facebook wall, Christa Hazel writes: "I submitted my name to the county commissioners to be considered for the Zone 1 school board trustee appointment process. If you have a moment, drop them an email on my behalf. Commissioners Nelson, Green and Tondee can...

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NIBCA Sues Hayden Over Cap Fees 

The North Idaho Building Contractors Association has filed suit against the city of Hayden, asking that the 1st District Court declare Hayden's Sewere Capitalization Fee to be an unauthorized tax and, therefore, unconstitutional under the Idaho Constitution. In the lawsuit filed Thursday, the NIBCA said...

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IFF Decries Senate Ethics 'Gag Order' 

And that makes the 2012 Senate’s session-ending ethics rule change that much more puzzling and worrisome. The Senate passed a rule that says ethics complaints are to be confidential until such time that the bipartisan ethics panel finds probable cause to move forward with a...

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California Cougar Killer Avoids Fine

California regulators on Thursday issued a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine. The Fair Political Practices Commission took the action against...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.13.12 

All I'm going to tell you about this photo is that teammate Enner Valencia is grabbing Ecuadorian teammate Marion De Jesus during soccer game in Paraguay Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) Top Cutlines: 1. Paraguay’s pair o’ gays -- JohnA. 2. Soccer...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.13.12

11:32 a.m. Caller from 1218 E. Pennsylvania Ave/CdA reports an injured cat in street. 11:21 a.m. 2 trucks are speeding and passing each other on n/b H95 @ M/P 440 (Garwood). 11:04 a.m. Motorist driving recklessly & speeding w/child in back seat on s/b H95...

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Study Questions Ed Funding Failure 

A report released today by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy questions whether the state is meeting its constitutional duty to “maintain a general, uniform and thorough system of public, free common schools.” The report is authored by the center’s director Mike Ferguson, who was...

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AM Headlines -- 4.13.12 

A dive team to assess an outbreak of invasive asian clams in the Hope area of Lake Pend Oreille is being organized for Monday by the Idaho Department of Agriculture and Bonner County. The clams were detected recently during the pre-runoff lake drawdown. SR/AP story...

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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.