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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 12.4.12 12 

The Gookinator must have slipped his City Hall leash because he was on KVNI w/Joe in the Morning today as i drove to work. Dan the Man was unhappy with the buyout for five department heads. But expressed optimism that their replacements will bring fresh...

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P.S. Say Cheese -- 12.4.12 

On his Facebook wall, outdoor photographer Robin Loznak titles this photo, "Say Cheese." And posts: "A rain-soaked pigeon chokes down a soggy cheese puff in the parking lot of a city park in Roseburg, Ore. (earlier today). You can see more of Robin's photography here....

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Do Coaches Prize Football Over Ed? 

KCres: My 2 sons have both discovered that they don’t get the full support of teachers in the classroom when football season is under way and the teacher puts football coaching first. Question: In your experience, do the high school football coaches who teach academics...

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Deanna: Paperless And Back Again 10 

Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander (re: Kootenai County going paperless): The City Council went paperless several years ago with the exception of Ron Edinger. Obviously the goal was to save both time and money. time is money when you consider the staff time involved in putting together...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.4.12

4:47 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino guest reports vandalism to his vehicle. 4:36 p.m. Motorist reports that wheels on semi are wobbling @ e/b I-90/stateline. 4:33 p.m. CdA police are looking for teen female last seen at alternative middle school today. 4:11 p.m. 90YO female fell...

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Jeremiah Hazard, right, Matt Humphries and Patricia Eastman, all 17, protest Monday with their Coeur d'Alene High AP Government  classmates at the corner of Strahorn Road and Hayden Avenue in Hayden Lake. (Jerome Pollos/press)

PM Headlines -- 12.4.12 

Jeremiah Hazard, right, Matt Humphries and Patricia Eastman, all 17, protest Monday with their Coeur d'Alene High AP Government classmates at the corner of Strahorn Road and Hayden Avenue in Hayden Lake. Alecia Warren Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Jerome A....

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SR Blogs: Bombs Away -- 12.4.12

"I'll tell you why this caught my eye," posts Paul Turner of The Slice blog, "Because it almost looks like a view from the Palouse of a direct hit on Fairchild AFB." (Photo: www.internationalauctioneers.com) The Slice: One sign of insanity/Paul Turner End Notes: The Advent...

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Idawa: 'Hobbit' Improves With Age

Idawa (re: Are you ready for "The Hobbit"?): I was a big fan of LOTR as a teen, and I loved Jackson’s adaption, but I never WAS a big Hobbit fan so can’t say I’ve given this much thought. I say WAS, because I did...

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Slight Detour's 8th Blogiversary 

Hard to believe that much time has passed since that Thanksgiving weekend when my brother and I stood in my mother's kitchen, talking about how we could get some exposure for his cartoon booklet entitled "Slight Detour." A week or so later, my blog was...

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NI/Friends Blogs: Whimsical Fence 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes: "On Mondays after I get off the air I enjoy a little "driveabout" the neighborhoods of my youth. This unique and whimsical fence is between 8th and 9th Street on Pine Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, not far from...

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Risch, Crapo No On Disabilities Treaty 10 

Quote from Kevin Richert's Idaho Statesman blog from U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, re: reason he voted against United Nations Disabilities Treaty. Sen. Mike Crapo also voted against the treaty, which failed to get the required 2/3s vote for approval. "The U.S. has the most...

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Someplace

Someplace the days are sunny and someplace skies are clear; someplace the buds are blooming, but someplace sure ain’t here. The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Spokane Symphony Strike Over 

The Spokane Symphony musicians and board of directors announced today they have reached an agreement settling a four-week strike. After a weekend of intense bargaining, the musicians voted Monday night to approve a two-year contract that includes an 11 percent pay cut and three weeks...

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Are You Ready For 'The Hobbit'? 

This film released by Warner Bros., shows, from left, Dean O'Gorman as Fili, Aidan Turner as Kili, Mark Hadlow as Dori, Jed Brophy as Nori and William Kircher as Bifur in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Early reviews are...

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Kootenai County Going Paper-Less 

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners have launched a "Paperless, Paper-Lite and Wireless" initiative to cut down the amount of paper used at the courthouse and improve communications between departments. In a news release, the board said: "As state and county governments continue to address...

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Rathdrum Kidnap Victim Back Home

Susan Smith, 62, of Rathdrum, the victim in the kidnapping case has been returned to the local area. She has been interviewed, but details of the interview are not available at this time. Suspected kidnapper Mitchell Lee Walck’s location remains unknown. The FBI has announced...

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Hired Hands Back Coal Trains 

The line of people forming at the Spokane County Fairgrounds this morning constituted a small sea of green. About 20 of the people — waiting to get into the public hearing concerning the proposed increase of coal trains coming through Spokane — wore bright green...

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High Noon: Fleetwood Mac Reuniting 

Fleetwood Mac have announced that they are getting back together and going on tour, and singer Stevie Nicks is insistent that this won’t be their last time. Speaking to Reuters, she said that there’s “never going to be a final tour until we drop dead,"...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.4.12 

KHQ reporter Dylan Wohlenhaus provides this photo of the moose that was hit by a driver @ 8th & Best this morning. Dylan told Huckleberries that the moose was euthanized as a result of its injuries. See 10:46 item. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department...

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Alaska Serial Killer Exposed To Racism 

A confessed serial killer and bank robber who took his own life in an Alaska jail cell on Sunday was exposed to the racist and anti-Semitic beliefs of Christian Identity theology during his childhood in a rural corner of Washington state, Hatewatch has learned. Israel...

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Text Messages @ 20, What's Next? 

Happy birthday, Text Message. Twenty years ago Monday, the first text/SMS message was sent by an engineer in the United Kingdom. What did it say? "Merry Christmas." The convenience may be handy, but I am not a fan of this technological wonder. No, it isn't...

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Poll: Most Haven't Had Flu Yet

Monday Poll: 70 of 108 respondents (64.81%) said that neither they nor their families have had the flu this year ... yet. An equal number, 13 of 108 (12.04%) said they and at least one family member have had the flu. 12 of 108 (11.11%)...

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AM Headlines: Curtains For IMAX? 

A pair of movie goers who asked to not be identified wait for the start of an IMAX film in an empty theater on Sunday at IMAX in Riverfront Park in Spokane. Falling attendance may mean the once popular theater may close in the months...

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Ascending Crapo Seeks Compromise 

When Mike Crapo assumes the top Republican spot on the Senate Banking Committee next year, he’ll face a tall order: cutting deals with Democrats over housing and financial regulation that have eluded the panel in recent years. But Crapo, a third-term senator from Idaho, said...

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Trib: Little's No Comment Fans Flames 

Until this month, Mark Little was Idaho's top purchasing official. Poke around and you might hear gossip that he was disgruntled with the way his superiors managed school Superintendent Tom Luna's massive student laptop computer program. Described as a 57-year-old by-the-book former military man, he's...

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Huckleberries Online

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.