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TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 12.11.12 11 

Gosh, you take a well-deserved coupla daze of vacay -- and get clobbered for it in the comments thread. I may appear to be a grizzled, old blogmeister with 4-inch journo rino skin, but deep down inside I'm ... a grizzled, old blogmeister with 4-inch...

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Parting Shot -- 12.11.12 

On her Facebook page Monday, Kerri Thoreson writes: "What a Monday this is. Started out with me leaving the house without my packet of show notes and having to re-create from memory right before going on the air. Plus I polished my nails Christmas green...

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Yum: Maple Praline Bacon Recipe 

I love it when someone gives me a recipe to try because they want to know if it is good or not but not necessarily on the foods they can eat. It helps if someone can eat it for you,so you can still have the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.11.12

5:25 p.m. Female sitting in disabled white mini-van on s/b H95/MP 410 (Stringham, north of Worley). 5:23 p.m. Vehicles trying to make U-turns @ Ramsey & NW Blvd to avoid traffic jam from crash. 5:22 p.m. 2 drunks in black clothes from Coeur d'Alene Casino...

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Susan Weathers, the Coeur d'Alene city clerk, talks with coworkers and friends during her farewell party Friday at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. Weathers worked with the City of Coeur d'Alene for 26 years. (Jerome Pollos/press)

PM Headlines -- 12.11.12 

Susan Weathers, the Coeur d'Alene city clerk, talks with coworkers and friends during her farewell party Friday at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. Weathers worked with the City of Coeur d'Alene for 26 years. (If you look closely, you'll see DFO talking to assistant city...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.11.12 

In case you wondered how John Chamness, former director of Coeur d'Alene's Kroc Center, is doing now ... that's him on the far left, with his wife next to him. John now is divisional commander for the Salvation Army in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tough gig, hunh?...

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Prank Call Station To Donate Ad $$$ 

2Day FM, the Australian radio station behind a prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital plans to donate money to the family of the nurse who was found dead after the hoax. Last week, nurse Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call from two Australian DJs posing as...

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Johnson: Idaho Poet Judge Dies At 75 

Today, Idaho is shy one of its true characters — an original with a biography to match. A Boise High School baseball pitcher who struck out a fellow Idaho native son destined for better days on the diamond: future Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew. A...

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SR Blogs: Gifts From The Kitchen 

"There’s still time to join me and whip together some treats for others before the season slips away," posts Lori Hutson/Too Many Cooks. "I'm fussing over ideas for the Meyer lemons I found this weekend at Costco. I was thinking of lemon curd, but I'm...

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WSU Launches Own Beef Brand 

Washington State University is known for its Cougar cheese and Ferdinand's ice cream. Now, it's adding beef to the menu. The university is selling its own beef brand, WSU Premium Beef, which is harvested from local cattle that were raised by staff and animal science...

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Cindy: Where Is New City PRmeister? 23 

Cindy: I guess what puzzles me is what exactly the City is getting for their $45,000 PR splurge? Christie Wood regularly weighs in on this blog on police-related matters. Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kenndy and Dan Gookin all comment here. But all we’ve heard from the...

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Sunrise Over Westmond

Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images has produced another 16-month calendar, featuring her scenic photography from throughout Idaho. Huckleberries has published numerous photos from Linda (including the one above of a sunrise near Westmond, north of Coeur d'Alene). So you know the quality of her...

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Snow On The Way Tonight 

A winter weather advisory for 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area was issued this morning with the snowfall arriving tonight and Wednesday morning. National Weather Service forecasters said Spokane could see 2.2 inches of snow, which is down...

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Exchange Decision Due This Week 

The clock ticks down this week on a decision Idaho lawmakers have avoided and studied and postponed for much of the last year. On Friday, states must tell the federal Department of Health and Human Services whether they plan to form a state-based health insurance...

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Appeals Court Sides w/Dispensaries 

The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed today in a ruling that also appears to clear the way for commercial dispensaries to operate legally in Eastern Washington. But while the case provides needed clarification in state law...

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National Geographic Fetes Ketchum 

National Geographic has included Ketchum, Idaho, in the "World's 25 Best Ski Towns" story. Here's what National Geographic sez of Ketchum: The original Rocky Mountain ski resort, Ketchum’s Sun Valley featured the world’s first chairlift when it opened in 1936 and was long the stomping...

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Nigeria Capitol Embraces Monopoly

Babatunde Raji Fashola, Lagos state governor, center, rolls a dice during the presentation of a Lagos-themed Monopoly board game in Lagos, Nigeria, earlier today. Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking an inspiration from the sprawling chaos. (AP Photo...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.11.12 

11:46 a.m. Officer in unmarked car reports older male in Chevy pickup who's possibly DUI has pulled Into Lyle's parking lot on Best/CdA. 11:45 a.m. A female w/a stick is chasing a male whose hiding behind van @ Spirit Lake gas station. 11:36 a.m. Post...

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Mag: Idaho 17th Healthiest State 

Idaho has slipped two spots, from No. 15 to No. 17 in Health magazines list of the healthiest states. On the plus side, the magazine applauds Idaho's low prevalence of smoking, low rate pf preventable hospitalizations, and low prevalence of sedentary lifestyle. On the minus...

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IACI Targets Personal Property Tax 

The personal property tax is shaping up to be one of the key issues of the 2013 legislative session. For years, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry has lobbied for the tax to be repealed or phased out. Lawmakers and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter...

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Labrador 'Matters' On Immigration 

Politico.com has released a list of five congressional Republicans who "matter" on immigration. Heading the Beltway insider website's list: 1st Congressional District Rep. Raul Labrador. "This freshman with rock-solid conservative credentials is high on the list of likely partners for Democrats on any immigration overhaul,"...

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AM Headlines -- 12.11.12 

A snowy owl perches on a fence post north of Rudyard, Mont., recently. Arctic snowy owls are eye-catching with brilliant white coats and 5-foot wing spans. They are turning heads again in some locations in the northwest United States this year, including western and north-central...

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Dump No Waste 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson says: "I think the fish is a nice touch on this message in the alley between the KXLY North Idaho Broadcast Center and Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporate offices." Question: Do you think much about things like stormwater runoff?

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Poll: Legalize Recreational Pot 

Weekend Poll: A solid majority of Hucks Nation sez Idaho should follow Washington's lead and legalize recreational use of marijuana. 210 of 364 respondents (57.69%) supported that position. 146 of 364 respondents (40.11%) said Idaho shouldn't legalization recreational pot. 8 (2.2%) were undecided. Today's Poll:...

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Locke: To Vaccinate Or Not 20 

Item: More Idaho parents refusing to vaccinate children/AP Jennifer Locke: I am curious for those who vaccinate or know of children who follow the full vaccine schedule, how many times has the child been sick (gone to the doctor for treatment), been on antibiotics, do...

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