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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.19.12 16 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 16: Started this morning with a cup of coffee at Denny's with Coeur d'Alene City Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander (w/one of the individuals who signed the paperwork to launch the recall coffee klatching nearby). Deanna and the others targeted by Recallers...

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Parting Shot -- 4.19.12 

Surviving Doolittle Raider Richard E. Cole, right, salutes during the singing of the national anthem at a memorial service for the the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle raid on Tokyo at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio Wednesday. Four...

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'Radical' US Nuns Face Vatican Anger

The Vatican has ordered an overhaul of the most important group of nuns in the United States after an investigation found what Roman Catholic Church officials called "radical feminist themes" that questioned official positions on homosexuality and the ordination of women. In a bluntly worded...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.19.12

5:06 p.m. Caller @ 2560 Meyer/Rathdrum sez female in white van dropped off cat in front of home. 4:36 p.m. Passerby reports 2 kids sitting on BNSF railroad tracks @ Highways 41 & 53. 4:12 p.m. From Honora Swanson/KREM: "My laugh of the day... Spokane...

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PM Headlines -- 4.19.12 

Sorenson Magnet School 3rd grader Asher Chivvis (cq) tossed bags of trash into a raft at Blackwell Island after helping with cleanup on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene and Spokane River in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. Volunteers included North Idaho College Resort/Recreation Management students...

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Otter Picks Sides In GOPrimary Races 

Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed in two GOP Senate primaries — going against two incumbent lawmakers. In a head-to-head match forced by legislative redistricting, Otter is choosing Rogerson Sen. Bert Brackett over Tim Corder of Mountain Home, chairman of the Local Government and Taxation Committee....

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'Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid, 87, RIP 

In this 1970 file photo originally released by ABC, Jonathan Frid, from "Dark Shadows," is shown. Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows", has died. He was 87. Frid died Friday of natural...

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Coeur d'Alene Tribe Denounces Recall 

In a statement from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe this afternoon, tribal Chairman Chief Allan denounced the recall attempt against Mayor Sandi Bloem and three council members: "As leaders, we do the best we can to gather community input and weigh the options. But at...

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NIBCA Takes Stand Against Recall 27 

President Angela Erickson (pictured, from NIBCA Web site) of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association urges Coeur d'Alene residents not to sign petitions seeking the recall of Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers. In a written...

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Board Of Ed OKs BSU Coach Salary 

Boise State football coach Chris Petersen's new five-year contract was approved unanimously by the State Board of Education on Thursday. There was no discussion. Here are the details, as I reported Monday: Petersen’s new contract is worth $11,748,333 over five years — including a new...

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CdA Chamber Opposes Recall 15 

Huckleberries hears ... the North Idaho Building Contractors Association has also taken a position against the recall. Will post statement when I get it. The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce released a statement moments ago, taking a position against the attempted recall of Coeur d'Alene...

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Race For Cure Participation Falls 23%

Teresa Blackington of Alvaredo warms up before the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Fort Worth, Texas. Organizers of Race for the Cure events across the country have reported drops in participation following a controversy involving Planned Parenthood. In Fort Worth, participation declined...

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News Quiz Offers Gift Card, Tickets 

Update: Berry Pickers Duffer, Lolo, KCres & Slfisher are on the leaderboard Who wants to go to the movies? This week's news quiz will give a random winner two free tickets to area cinemas, while the overall champ will take home a $50 gift card...

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Loss Teaches Us To Love, Appreciate 

He missed my oldest son’s first day of kindergarten and his high school graduation.He never saw my second son kick a game-winning point after touchdown.Never heard my third-born play “Ring of Fire” on the guitar. Never even met my fourth son. He never read my...

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Levon Helm, 71, The Band, RIP 

Levon Helm, the widely respected and influential singer and drummer with the Band, whose Arkansas drawl colored the group's signature hits, including "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday in New York of throat cancer. He was 71....

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Should Teachers 'Friend' Students? 

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking. At least 40 school districts nationwide...

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AM Headlines -- 4.19.12

A hummingbird sits on her nest just outside an office window at the offices of The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Ore. Over 20 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in the United States, but only 5 species are normally found in Oregon. Most hummingbirds are...

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Gonzaga Won't Disinvite Tutu 

Gonzaga University is rejecting calls by social conservatives to find a new commencement speaker because of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s (shown in AP photo) support for abortion rights and gay marriage. Critics say the apartheid era hero and Nobel laureate’s social views contradict Catholic teachings, and...

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World Basketball Balancing Record

Nepal's Thaneshwor Guragain spins a basketball on a toothbrush during his attempt to break the Guinness World Record set by Thomas Connors of the U.K., in Katmandu,Nepal, Thursday. Guragain reportedly spun the ball for 22.4 seconds in the attempt to break the existing record of...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.19.12

Noonish: A possible illegal burn is reported on Driftwood & Rainbow/CdA. Noonish: 2nd caller reports phone problems in area of Coyote & Schilling/CdA. Noonish: Caller wants to speak to a KCSDeputy re: a stolen business check. 11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for...

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Hucks Poll: Plurality Gets Tax Refunds

Wednesday Poll: A narrow plurality of Hucks Nation is getting a refund from the IRS and/or Idaho this year. 98 of 216 respondents (45.37%) said they are getting a refund, while 94 of 216 (43.52%) said they had to pay federal and/or state income tax....

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Missing Post Falls Man Found Dead

Authorities reported Thursday they located the body of man reported missing earlier this week. Investigators said they found the body of Jason Tallon, 35, at the end of Ashraf Court. A citizen was walking their dog in the area found Tallon and called police. Once...

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Huckleberries Hears 3 ... 18 

... that Coeur d'Alene Councilman Steve Adams sent a letter to City Attorney Mike Gridley (pictured) on April 12 asking Gridley to quit rebutting him during council meetings. Apparently, Gridley had corrected statements by Adams twice. Adams wrote that he didn't think that Gridley meant...

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Performing With Dough 

Tomofumi Takagi, of Japan, performs with his dough during the freestyle event, part of the Pizza World Championships, in Salsomaggiore Terme, northern Italy, Wednesday. The 21th Championships took place from Monday through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini) Question: Which local pizza parlor is your go-to pizza...

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Huckleberries Also Hears ... 

... That the attempted overthrow of Coeur d'Alene's elected mayor and three council members by the Souza-Sims-Orzell crowd is beginning to hamper economic development in town. An insider in Post Falls economic development reports that California firms who do business in Idaho are concerned re:...

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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.