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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 12.13.12 

I have a good excuse for being crabby this morning. I had an extended-family medical emergency that kept me at Kootenai Medical Center ER from 1:30 to 4:30 a.m. today. All turned out well. But I discovered it's hard to catch a few winks of...

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Parting Shot -- 12.13.12 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posts: "Uh oh. My purse puked out this pile of receipts. Let's not tell anybody about this okay?" Question: How long do you keep receipts? Do you pack them into a wallet/purse -- or somewhere else? How old must they...

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Slight Detour: We Can CALM Down 

Yeah, 12-12-12 was a pretty big day for a lot of folks, but I'm thinking 12-13-12 is fairly monumental too. I just learned that I can calm down and that I don't need to work as hard while watching TV. Along with stories about mass...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.13.12 

5:22 p.m. PFPD officers request Bell Tower Funeral Home to handle unattended death. 5:06 p.m. 4YO child is threatening to run away from Coeur d'Alene Manor. 4:54 p.m. Individual involved in minor traffic infraction being followed of Greensferry/PF by other car. 4:44 p.m. Argumentative drunk...

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PM Headlines -- 12.13.12

Idaho Vandals forward Stephen Madison, left, leads Russell Elementary School students in the Vandal fight song during a Readers are Leaders program pep rally with the men's basketball team Wednesday in Moscow. Moscow-Pullman Daily News story here. (Daily News photo: Dean Hare) Accumulating snow expected...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.13.12 

Coeur d’Alene Police Department records specialist Juli Cramer incorporated crime tape and toy police vehicles in decorating the lobby Christmas tree at police headquarters. (SR photo) Leave Santa be/Dogwalk Musings Nails & keyboards/From A Simple Mind Good news ... CALM down/Slight Detour Risch condemns use...

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JeanS: Santa Photo Meltdowns 

My one regret as a parent (Oh, ok, I have a gazillion regrets, but this one particular one wasn’t my fault!), and that is that my two sons never got their picture taken with Santa. We tried but failed miserably. It happened that my first...

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SR Blogs -- 12.13.12

At The Slice blog, Paul Turner asks: "How many thousands of hours did you spend looking at a set similar to one of these?" (Illustration: retrocassarole.com) The Slice: Medicinal drinking on the job/Paul Turner Spokane Valley Blog: Today's highlights/Nina Culver End Notes: 12.12.12: The world...

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Boise State Up Creek Sans Paddle 10 

Now they are wayward, the Big East football schools that never were. The nine football schools that thought they were buying their way into the Big East just got left out on the island of misfit boys. Boise State gave up geography and two time...

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Not Enough White Voters To Save R's 

A new study says Republicans are in dire straits because the party is so unpopular among Latinos. "Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters," says the analysis by the conservative Resurgent Republic and the Hispanic Leadership Network. "For the fifth time in the past...

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Rice Withdraws From Consideration 21 

In this July 19 AP file photo, Susan Rice, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, listens during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, at the United Nations. Rice has withdrawn from consideration for secretary of state. Story here. (AP File...

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I Saw It Along The Waterfront ... 

... A blue-and-yellow Notre Dame flag on a flagpole, blowing in the stiff breeze, at that green house at the corner of West Lakeshore Drive and Military. I suppose the flag will fly until the BCS championship game next month. It'll be interesting to see...

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Anti-Luna Law Leaders Caution Otter 14 

The co-chairs of the successful campaign to defeat Propositions 1, 2 and 3 on the November ballot, the “Students Come First” or Luna laws, today released a statement applauding Gov. Butch Otter for looking into forming a broad stakeholder task force to look into future...

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts 

This is easy, something a person with a broken ankle like myself, can manage to cook. Just throw in some flour, bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, a little dried basil and poultry seasoning, and shake the goods until well coated, then dip into a couple...

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LDS Over-Represented in Legislature 

More than 40 percent of Idaho legislators identify themselves as Protestant. That’s in-line with religious affiliation for Idaho’s general population, which according to a 2008 survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, found 38 percent of Idahoans identify as Protestant. ... At...

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You Be The Editor/Producer ... 10 

On her Facebook wall, Colleen O'Brien/KXLY reports on a dilemma she faced recently while reporting on a homeless camp in downtown Spokane: "News dilemma of the day -- how do we 'show' a feces smeared wall in downtown Spokane to illustrate the 'vandalism' on businesses...

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2013 Golden Globe Nominations 

This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma in a scene from "Life of Pi." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama today. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. Golden Globe nomination...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.13.12

12:04 p.m. Male threw butter knife @ female, threatening to kill her @ Burma/Carlin Bay. 12:02 p.m. Undisclosed traffic hazard reported @ Prairie/Ramsey Road/Hayden. 11:41 a.m. Undisclosed parking problem reported @ 3406 Hayden Lake Road. 11:35 a.m. Elderly female @ Beehive Homes, 2100 E. Sherman/CdA,...

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Hayden Woman Loses Wedding Bands 

Little meant more to Kathy Schnell than the two rings on her fingers. One, her father's wedding band. The other, her husband's. So when she realized they were missing Tuesday, she cried. "I can't sleep, I can't concentrate," the Hayden woman said. Schnell is hoping...

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Poll: GOP Has 'Tolerance' Problem

Wednesday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation believe the national Republican Party has a "tolerance" problem. 127 of 186 respondents (68.28%) said the GOP has a "tolerance" problem. 56 of 186 (30.11%) said the GOP doesn't have that problem. 3 (1.61%) were undecided. Today's Poll:...

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City To Get 29 Acres Of BLM Land 

While the details have shifted, the big picture remains the same. The only question left to answer may be what the best use of the land would be. On one condition: The 29 acres stretching from Memorial Field to Riverstone, must be preserved for public...

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AM Headlines -- 12.13.12

Five-year-old Layla Armes watches the city of Spokane move past while riding on Bruce Spencer's horse-drawn carriage recently. Spencer, owner of Spencer's Carriage Rides in Post Falls, offers rides Friday and Saturday afternoons, thanks to sponsorships by the Downtown Partnership and STCU.. Cindy Hval SR...

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A Very Old Textbook 

So just how old are some of the textbooks that are still being used in the Post Falls School District? I'll let Facebook Friend Scott Peterson spell it out: "So my niece Zoe, a freshman at Post Falls High, texts me a picture after receiving...

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Christmas Cards? Oh Bother

On her Facebook page, Colleen O'Brien/KXLY posts: "Am I a bad person for not doing Christmas cards? I'm just NOT a card person. I find most cards taxing and impersonal. Like... if you're just going to sign your name at the bottom of a card...

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North Idaho Solons Dis Obamacare 

If it’s up to state legislators from North Idaho, the federal health-care overhaul law commonly known as “Obamacare” will continue to be a hot topic next year. “It is such a huge issue,” state Sen. Steve Vick said Wednesday at the annual Legislative Send-off luncheon...

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