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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Tax Day Wild Card -- 4.17.12 21 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 14: I've heard the cries of my out-of-town peeps and will continue to try to mix up posts here to avoid the all-recall-all-the-time label that was probably too accurate in the first week to 10 days of the RecallCDA attempt....

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Parting Shot -- 4.17.12 

Midwife Augustine Colebrook holds babies she helped bring into the world during a reunion of parents, babies and midwives in Medford, Ore. recently. From the left are Kai Alan Miller, Ross Rackley, Scarlet Lucita Beard, Rowan Elizabeth Botillier and Adler Stone Ellis. (AP Photo/Mail Tribune,...

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Cindy: His Mama's Favorite 10 

On her Facebook wall Monday, Cindy posts: "Tonight as I served dinner (Beef Penne Pasta with Spinach, green salad, and biscuits) Sam said, "Wow! This looks like dinner from a 5-star restaurant!"And that my friends, is how you become your mother's favorite child. Question: Are...

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Joker: Let's Settle This WWE Style 10 

Joker: Can’t we just solve this (recall/McEuen flap) WWE style and have an six-person tag match in a steel cage? Imagine the revenues it would generate. I see Mad Mary Souza trying to give Sandi “Lookn’ Fierce” Bloem a pile driver only to be blocked...

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PM Headlines -- 4.17.12 12 

A Berry Picker snapped this photo of a vandalized sign belonging to Kootenai County commissioner candidate Larry Spencer at 4th & Lunceford in Coeur d'Alene. I'm sure this is some sort of crime. But not sure what. Misdemeanor vandalism? What? Leaf's probation may be revoted/SR...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.17.12 

5:33 p.m. Motorist is worried that old dog @ H41 & Hayden will amble into traffic. 5:31 p.m. David on Hayden Creek/Cataldo reports a goat followed his children home. 5:17 p.m. Paul from equipment rental @ 10833 Govt Way/Hayden reports male stole trailer. 5:10 p.m....

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Deadline For Studded Tires April 30 

The Idaho Transportation Department reminds drivers that studded tires used to improve vehicle handling in snow and ice most be removed by April 30. The use of studded tires is legal in Idaho from Oct. 1 through April 30. Studded tires are snow tires with...

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What Will Happen To McEuen Parking 15 

In case you were wondering what the new McEuen Field makeover planned to do with the parking that now swallows 5-plus acres of potential green space. This is what's planned on the north side of a reconstructed Front Avenue.

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UI, Benoit Family Settles Over Killing

University of Idaho officials and the family of a graduate student who was killed by a professor she had dated have agreed to a financial settlement in a claim against the school over the 22-year-old’s death, sources told the Associated Press on Tuesday. A settlement...

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After: Proposed McEuen Field 25 

I pulled this from my post yesterday to show you the dramatic difference between tired, old McEuen Field as it now exists -- and the $14.2 million upgrade that will move parking to the north side of Front Avenue, as well as the American Legion...

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Before: Current McEuen Field 20 

Here's an aerial view of the current McEuen Field. As you see, the upper & lower parking lots take up a chunk of the western end of the area. The American Legion baseball diamond on the edge of the parking lots and softball diamonds on...

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Gookin's Complaint Brings Response 13 

City Administrator Wendy Gabriel provided this response to Councilman Gookin's complaint about a critical letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor from Arts Commission Chairwoman Eden Irgens: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. However, I think we should be careful about going there. Has Jeff...

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Idaho Abortion Fight Headed To 2013 

Among a sea of baby dresses and posters showing fetal development at the Twin Falls Pregnancy Crisis Center sits a new, hi-tech ultrasound machine, capable of giving both abdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds. To Pregnancy Crisis Center Director Marilyn Scott, the ultrasound machine is one of...

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1 In 16 Youth Play 'Choking Game'? 

One in 16 Oregon youths say they have played a dangerous game in which they get high by putting pressure on the neck to cut off blood circulation to the brain, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The study was led by public health officials in...

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Idaho Tries To Unplug Kids 

Citing surveys that indicate kids are spending up to 30 hours a week dialed in to video games, computers other technology, a several business, agencies and volunteer groups have organized a nifty schedule of free or low-cost outdoor activites and clinics April 21-28 based out...

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Honeymooning In Idaho Wilderness 12 

Isaac Babcock is as at home in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness as the wolves he has monitored and collared for 13 years as a biologist for the Nez Perce Tribe. So it wasn’t a surprise for his new wife, Bjornen, when he...

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No Sex On Beach 

Signs near a nude beach in Mazomanie, Wis., hint at a coming crack down on this summer on illicit sex at a famous beach about 45 minutes northwest of Madison. Public parks officials say canoe rental operations near the beach are tired of watching naked...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.17.12

11:58 a.m. Several parked vehicles are blocking road @ Loffs Bay & Tall Pines/CdA. 11:26 a.m. Caller reports man hitting female in CdA Casino lot before driving off n/b in red British Columbia Ford w/British Columbia plates n/b on H95. 11:06 a.m. Angela reports to...

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AM Headlines -- 4.17.12 

Oscar Mooney, right, makes a point to sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger, left, while Don Gary talks to Joy Seward in the background at the recent candidates' forum at the Mica Flats Grange. Wolfinger is a candidate for sheriff. Gary is a candidate for county prosecutor....

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'Colbert Report' Boosts Bed Bunker 

John Adrain is a lukewarm fan of Stephen Colbert, the cable-TV comedian who slices up hypocritical politicians and skewers fat cats on his popular show “The Colbert Report.” But Adrain is singing Colbert’s praises this month. A segment last week on Colbert’s show featured Adrain...

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Letter: City Sought Input On McEuen 

As mentioned here over the weekend and on Monday, the Stop the Recall movement will mail out 21,000 letters this week, countering claims of the Souza-Sims-Orzell Recallers. One of the myths that Jennifer Drake, Sara Meyer & Co attack head on is the claim that...

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Semanko's Tax Day Statement 14 

“I have one question on Tax Day: would you like to pay more of your hard earned money to the government next year, or would you like to pay less? President Obama wants you to pay more so he can continue funding his wasteful, misguided...

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Poll: Many Tubbs Hill Hikers

Monday Poll: Three-quarters of Hucks Nation hikes Tubbs Hill at least once a year, including a plurality of 45% (72 of 161) who say they hike the downtown hill trails from 1 to 5 times per year. 40 of 161 respondents (25%) said they've never...

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Senate R's Derail 'Buffet Rule' 

Grant Youngman, right, and Leslie Harris wear costumes and hold signs during an Occupy Dallas tax day protest outside the Citigroup shareholders meeting Tuesday in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic “Buffett rule” bill Monday that would have forced the nation’s top...

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City Gets To Pick Recall Election Date 

Item: State: City picks recall election date: County clerk will have 15 business days to verify voter signatures/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The protocol for gathering recall petitions, getting them verified and having a recall election - should it get that far -...

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