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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 12.12.12 22 

Sometime later today, Huckleberries Online will reach my annual goal of 2.5 million page-views -- a target I've hit only once before, in 2010 when the blog attracted 2.595 page-views. The blog will fall a little short of that this year. But, all and all,...

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Parting Shot -- 12.12.12

Newborn Noelle Joy Klinker, of Reading, Mass., who was born at 12:12 p.m. at the Massachusetts General Hospital, rests in her mother Colleen's arms a few hours after birth today (12.12.2012) in Boston. Noelle was a natural birth. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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And The CSB Applicants Are ... 

Huckleberries hears that the three applicants for the Coeur d'Alene School Board vacancy created by the resignation of James Purtee are: Christa Hazel, Brent Regan and Casey Morrisroe. We'll break down these applicants Thursday.

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New Brewing Company Fills CdA Void 

For Matt Morrow (pictured), it’s like Christmas in … well, December. Morrow had hoped to have his Trickster’s Brewing Co. in Coeur d’Alene up and running by July, if not sooner. But license and permit delays kept pushing the date back. When Trickster’s finally opened...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.12.12

5:58 p.m. Driver of dark pickup possibly DUI on e/b H53/MP 6 (near Rathdrum). 5:37 p.m. Male appeared to have handgun before leaving in 4Runner @ Torrey/Atlas, Hayden. 5:22 p.m. Driver of vehicle weaving badly @ Miles/Maple, Hayden, possibly DUI. 4:52 p.m. KREM2: Post Falls...

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AM Headlines -- 12.12.12

Riley O’Connell, left, 11, and his friend, Isaac Falen, 11, ride their bicycles away from Moscow Middle School on Tuesday. O’Connell turned 12 today — 12/12/12. Twelve years ago, Riley O'Connell was born Dec. 12, he weighed nearly 12 pounds and was born 12 minutes...

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SR Blogs -- 12.12.12

"Bighorn rams defy the concussion issue plaguing the sport of football," posts Rich Landers/SR Outdoors blog. "With unbelievable power they reserved for the mating seasons, males prove their superiority with a challenging ram by squaring off and rising to their hind feet to “ram” their...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.12.12

"I used to crochet years ago and was fairly skilled, but as time passes by, you forget how to do things if you don't keep up with the hobby," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "However, it's like riding a bicycle when you start up again, but it's...

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61YO Hayden Man Killed In Crash

A 61-year-old Hayden man was found dead in his Jeep Commander along Hayden Lake Road Tuesday evening, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. The fiancee of Thomas McLennon reported him missing at 7 p.m. Tuesday. He may have been missing as long ago as...

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Taking Wing

Canada geese fly from pool to pool on a partially frozen lake, the morning after temperatures dropped and a few inches of snow fell, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Gonzaga Mentioned For New League 

The wave of conference realignment has pulled Gonzaga’s name into the discussion. At a meeting in New York on Sunday, presidents and athletic directors of the Big East Conference’s seven Catholic, non-FBS schools discussed numerous options, including the possibility of leaving behind the new-look Big...

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Weather Or Not 

Am I the only one who noticed that the weathermeisters were calling for heavy snow last night and today in Coeur d'Alene and our suburb of Spokane? What's up with that? We've experienced light rain. At best. Or overcast skies. I enjoyed another noon walk...

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McMillan Misses Reporting Deadline 

Second-term Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, hasn’t filed the required post-election campaign finance report, the only North Idaho legislative incumbent or candidate to miss the filing deadline. The reports were due the Dec. 6 – today’s the 12th. Candidates can meet the deadline by having that...

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News Quiz: More BB Tickets Available 

If you've kept pace with current events, you'll probably fare well -- and even win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel -- in this week's quiz. And simply by entering, you're eligible to win four tickets to see the EWU men's basketball team...

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Idaho No. 2 In Volunteering 

Idahoans residents volunteer at a rate that is second to only one other states, according to the 2011 "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" Report. Idaho's volunteer rate of 38.8% (with a value of $1.4 billion) is second only to Utah's 40.9%. Idaho finished ahead...

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Celebrating 12.12.12 Birthdays

Sialas Tripp of Coeur d'Alene and Alexis Davis of Post Falls celebrate their 12th birthdays on 12/12/12 with an appearance on KVNI-AM 1080 radio this morning. "In a small world coincidence," posts Kerri Thoreson/KVNI, "both were born at Kootenai Medical Center so were actually in...

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Otter Becomes Obamacare Salesman 

Butch Otter — the young, brash conservative legislator of almost 40 years ago — is known for rising to the House floor and famously casting a vote of “hell no” on an anti-pornography bill. On Tuesday, Otter voted, “Meh.” Yes, the governor voiced support, again,...

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Guv Tabs Woman To Deal w/Budget 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named a new budget director: Jani Revier, who served on his congressional staff and has worked as a special projects manager for Congressman Mike Simpson since 2007. Revier, the first woman to hold the position, will start as Otter's Division...

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Forbes: Utah Best State For Biz 

Utah heads (Forbes 2012) list of the Best States for Business for a third straight year. Utah’s economy has expanded 2.3% annually since 2006–fifth best in the U.S–versus 0.5% for the nation as a whole. “We have a very fertile environment for entrepreneurs and business,”...

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JohnA: Happy Birthday To ... Me 15 

JohnA: It (12.12.12) means I’m another year older today. :) I remember when I was seven I had an interest in numbers, partly because my dad’s birthday was 6/6, my aunt’s was 9/9 and mine was 12/12/55. So, I calculated how old I would be...

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Musician Ravi Shankar, 92, RIP 

Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.12.12

11:57 a.m. Resident in 11100 block of N. Church Road//Rathdrum reports hearing crash of rock being thrown through back window when he returned home 15 minutes ago. No one gained entry to home. 11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Dec. 11-12 here....

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Lake City Spokeswoman Checks In 46 

Kristina Lyman (city of Coeur d'Alene PIO): Hello bloggers. I’m here and have read this string. My, aren’t you a tough crowd. You likely will not see me on comment strings, unless I need to get a fact out or relay some information. But I...

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Solons Don't Reflect Idaho Workers

Almost half of the legislators in Idaho work in agriculture or business when they’re not making policy in Boise. Over the last month, StateImpact Idaho has collected basic demographic information on the 2013 Idaho Legislature. Some of the information we gathered came directly from lawmakers....

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Poll: Vaccination Foes 'Foolish'

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation said that parents who refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated are "foolish." 151 of 192 respondents (78.65%) took that position. Meanwhile, 25 of 192 respondents (13.02%) described such parents as "cautious"; 5 (2.6%) as "wise"; and 4 (2.08%)...

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