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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

What Kind Of County Government 10 

I hate to say that I agree with Kootenai County commissioner candidate Larry Spencer on anything involving county politics. But he's right in opposing a measure on the November ballot this year -- a proposed change in county government structure. In a response to two...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.20.12 53 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 17: Two eyewitnesses told me they saw state Rep. Kathy Sims (in the most "garish patriotic jacket possible") and Sharon Culbreth driving a couple around the Bentwood area Saturday, gathering signatures for the recall. Before you ask what a state...

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Parting Shot -- 4.20.12 

In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2008, David Chaney, right, who identified himself on his Facebook account as a member of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Secret Service detail, watches Palin during a rally in Carson, Calif. Chaney wrote on his Facebook page next...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.20.12

6:03 p.m. Female driver weaving on H53 while fixing hair pulls into feed store @ Alturas/Rathdrum. 5:41 p.m. 13YO female is yelling & threatening resident in 1900 block of E. Meadow/PF. 5:36 p.m. Tribal Conoco wants tribal police to handle stolen wallet involving tribal members....

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PM Headline -- 4.20.12 

Representative Dick Harwood and his wife, Carole, have helped organize the annual Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner Friday, April 20. Rep. Harwood will MC the event. (St. Maries Gazette-Record photo) Warm weekend to unleash snow pack/Mike Prager, SR KEA: University of Idaho geese safe for now/CdA...

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NI Blogs: Living In Milk-Carton Fear 

We raised our first two children in the early and mid 80's. Seldom, if ever, did my bride and I allow our oldest two children to walk anywhere by themselves. We were always with them. We enjoyed trips together, we ate meals together. And almost...

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Top Teach Lenz To IEA: Persevere 

On Nov. 11, Winton Elementary School first-grade teacher Erin Lenz reacts as she is announced as the 2012 Idaho Teacher of the Year while fellowteacher Ann Porter-Brown looks on. (SR file photo: Kathy Plonka) Erin Lenz told about 400 Idaho Education Association colleagues in a...

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Decline To Sign Shirts, Buttons Ready 

From Stop the Recall organizers Sara Meyer and Jennifer Drake: "If you have requested a Decline to Sign t-shirt, they are now available to pick up anytime during normal business hours at Johannes (406 E Sherman). Just stop in and let them know what you...

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Preparing For Zombie Apocalypse 25 

SFD and the Centers for Disease Control say there are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, we said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you...

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2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate ...? 

A small boy looks at cheerleaders during a presentation of the Euro 2012 soccer trophy in Warsaw, Poland, earlier today. The trophy will tour the Euro 2012 host countries Poland and Ukraine till May 26. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) Question: Were you ever a cheerleader?

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OTV: Fashion Is Vital Even In Recall 

OrangeTV RE: the most “garish patriotic jacket possible” (description of jacket state Sen. Kathy Sims wore while collecting signatures for recall Saturday): Oh, really -- critiquing an America-loving patriot’s fashion choices? Must we sink down to that level? (Yes, we must. And should, because I’ve...

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Midtown: Mayor, Council Do Listen 

We are five of the neighbors and business owners of Midtown and we have been actively engaged in discussions about the future of our city. We feel that it is important to let our fellow neighbors know that the mayor and the entire current City...

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Columnist Roars: 'No Sex For You' 

Addressing the Vatican's demand that some feminist U.S. nuns shape up and other sins against the sisterhood in "this paternalistic political climate," Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur (photo from Times Web site) proposes a unique way women can be heard -- one, that doesn't involve...

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Dick Clark's Remains Cremated 

Dick Clark, the music impresario and host of "American Bandstand" who died this week, has been cremated, his representative said Friday. "He has been cremated, but no other plans have been finalized," Clark publicist Paul Shefrin told CNN. Clark, 82, suffered a heart attack Wednesday...

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Actress Patty Duke: No To Recall 

Please be assured, I do not believe this writing to be accepted as impartial in anyway. I am the proud aunt of City Councilman Mike Kennedy. Having stated that, I do recognize that our familial bond does not require me to forfeit my citizenship in...

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Do Not Pass Test 

Just in from Scanner Traffic: A driver attempting to pass his commercial driver's test in a logging truck reportedly has hit a light pole at H41 and Poleline in Post Falls. Apparently, he was driving a new vehicle at the time. The traffic lights at...

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More Eye Candy For Cindy 22 

A bodybuilder enters the stage with a toy gun at the FIBO Power in Essen, Germany, earlier today. The FIBO is a leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Question: OK, this is nothing more than gratuitous eye candy for...

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Mary: Don't Be Sheeple, People 15 

Mary Souza is smelling a rat again. Seems she thinks the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce endorsement was a done deal before she and Frankie-Come-Lately Orzell gave their pro-recall spiel to the chamber Thursday. She makes somewhat of a deal about Mayor Sandi Bloem, Sara...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.20.12 

Noonish: Property owner at 8581 Raspberry Lane/Hayden reports undisclosed theft. Noonish: Post Falls man has questions for police re: DNA. Noonish: Male possibly sleeping under blue jacket is in ditch near Bennett Bay/Lake CdA Drive. 11:30 a.m. F150 pickup w/canopy stolen today from Jennifer's Coeur...

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Adams Lectures City Attorney Gridley 

Here's the letter that Councilman Steve Adams sent to City Attorney Mike Gridley re: correcting Adams at City Council meetings: "I have been hesitant in writing to you to address my concern, because I do not want to damage our relationship, which I feel up...

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Forum: Dan Green Impresses 10 

I came away from Kootenai County commissioner forum very impressed with incumbent Dan Green (pictured). The county has been in good hands since he was elected to office. Spencer did a decent job, although it seems that the thrust of his campaign is to oppose...

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AM Headlines -- 4.20.12 

LC's performance of "Zombie Prom" is the story of teens Toffee and Jonny. After declaring their love, Toffee is banned from seeing Jonny. Jonny's devastated and commits suicide by throwing himself into the nearby nuclear plant. Love doesn't die -- and neither does Jonny. He...

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McCrory Questions Press Neutrality 

First, I have to say that Editor Mike Patrick and the Coeur d'Alene Press have done a decent job staying neutral in the Coeur d'Alene recall attempt. Too decent. I wish Mike would take sides and slam the attempted overthrow of our properly elected mayor...

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13 Years Since Columbine 

Friend Barbara Guedeney kisses the cross dedicated to Columbine victim Lauren Townsend at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Littleton, Colo., earlier today. Today marks the 13th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School where a teacher and 12 students were killed. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)...

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