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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 12.5.12 

I guess I stirred things up a bit with my Wild Card Tuesday re: Councilman Dan Gookin's comments to KVNI's Joe in the Morning Tuesday morning. The Gookinator said he wasn't happy with some of the small print in the city's retirement package for 5...

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Parting Shot -- 12.5.12

Overcast sky surrounds a man as he rests beneath the art sculpture 'Cupid’s Span' earlier today at Rincon Park in San Francisco. The Bay area has endured unsettled, rainy weather for a week. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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WalMart Tops Gift Cards 

Gift cards remain the most popular holiday giveaway among adults. However, how does one make the perfect choice out of hundreds of cards? GiftCardRescue.com, the popular gift card exchange site, has been surveying its customers for the past five years in order to answer this...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.5.12

5:06 p.m. Driver of blue Subaru w/WA plates mebbe DUI @ e/b I-90/MP 13 (4th/CdA). 5:02 p.m. Pickup parked in middle of H53/Greensferry, Athol, w/doors open. 4:57 p.m. ISP officer reports abandoned, white Chevy Blazer @ e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/PF) 4:50 p.m. Driver of vehicle...

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PM Headlines: Kidnap Suspect Caught -- 12.5.12

These booking photos show Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, before (top) his fugitive status and after (bottom) he was arrested by Bismarck, N.D., police officers Wednesday morning. See SR story about the capture here. Ex-NIC Cardinal Bay signs with Mariners/SWX Father burned in Hillyard fire fights...

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Otter Still Stumping For Ed 'Reform' 

Gov. Butch Otter said Wednesday he will champion restoring pieces of three education laws voters widely rejected last month, after seeing a poll showing Idahoans still back aspects of the reforms. “We got back some very good numbers that I think we can rely on,”...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.5.12

"It has passed the family taste test," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "Bill sampled the above piece of Bavakla last night, after I took the picture, of course, and almost smacked his lips when I asked how he liked it. "Good!" he said. My mother said the...

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Eagle Numbers Up On Lake CdA 

A total of 121 bald eagles were counted Tuesday in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, up from 100 eagles counted on Nov. 27 during their annual congregation to feast on spawning kokanee. BLM wildlife biologist Carrie Hugo said she counted 84...

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SR Blogs: Not Xmas Till Bing Sez So

A poster from Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," starring Inland Northwesterner Bing Crosby among others. "Oh, I'm a sucker for old movies," post Tricia Jo Webster/Dually Noted blog. "Especially old Christmas movies. Super especially old Christmas movies with lots of song and dance and jazz hands....

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Rep. Henderson On Cusp Of 90YO

Frank Henderson will be sworn into his fifth term in office in the Idaho House of Representatives in Boise tomorrow. It also happens to be his 90th birthday which will make Frank by far the most senior member of the Idaho Legislature, not only for...

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World's Oldest Person, 116, RIP 11 

Besse Cooper, sits in her room at a nursing home, in Monroe, Ga. Cooper, the woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116, according to her son Sidney Cooper. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)...

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News Quiz Offers Basketball Tickets

This week's news quiz is catering to basketball fans. All entrants in our interactive challenge are eligible to win 1) Two tickets to the Cougar Hardwood Classic in Seattle (WSU vs. Buffalo) on Dec. 21, or 2) or four tickets to EWU's home game vs....

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Otter: Idaho Not Meeting Ed Standard 

When Gov. Butch Otter asked for questions at the end of his luncheon speech to the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho today, the first one came from former longtime state chief economist Mike Ferguson. “Do you believe that the state of Idaho is maintaining a general,...

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Otter: Why Did Props 1-3 Fail? 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said today that he's asked the State Board of Education to head up a 33-member stakeholder group to look at parts of the failed school reform referenda that should perhaps be salvaged. “I believe we're going to have in this legislative...

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Kidnap Suspect Caught In Bismarck

The man suspected of firing at Idaho State Police and then abducting a Rathdrum, Idaho, woman has been captured in Bismarck, North Dakota, authorities confirmed today. Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, had eluded authorities since late Friday night, but he was apprehended around 10 a.m. following...

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High Noon: Sweet Gesture 

Christmas is all about giving, but it’s also nice to receive. That’s what makes Christmas cookie exchanges such a popular holiday activity. Whether you host an intimate group of friends or make it a gala event, cookie swap parties are a great way to celebrate...

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Starbucks Expanding 

Pedestrians are reflected outside a Starbucks store in Atlanta. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee company, is planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The plan, which would boost the number of Starbucks cafes in the country by...

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AM Scanner: Walck Caught?

11:59 a.m. 911 dispatcher cancels attempt-to-locate for Rathdrum kidnap suspect Mitchell Walck, saying he's been caught in North Dakota. No other information at this time. 11:35 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Dec. 4-5 here. 11:21 a.m. Dodge pickup driver (11:18 item) complains...

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Ex-Judge Escapes Jail After DUI Plea 

Nicole Cannon, a former Twin Falls County 5th District Court magistrate judge, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for driving under the influence in Ada County 4th District Court. Cannon was sentenced to 160 hours of community service which was converted from 20 days in...

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Poll: Blame R's For Fiscal Cliff Tumble 

Tuesday Poll: If America goes over the fiscal cliff, Hucks Nation will blame the Republicans for the result. 88 of 211 respondents (41.71%) said they would blame the Republican Party. 77 of 211 respondents (36.49%) said they'd blame all involved -- R's, D's and White...

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Idaho Has Older Than Average Solons 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts this photo of state Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday Thursday, is shown at a pre-birthday party bash for him Saturday. Kerri Thoreson features Henderson in her Main Street column in the...

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AM Headlines -- 12.5.12

During a news conference, police show surveillance video of Samantha Koenig, 18, making a cup of Americano coffee for a customer who shortly after abducted her Feb. 1, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Police on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, released the surveillance camera footage from the...

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Council Reinstates Stormwater Fees 25 

City Council resurrected Coeur d’Alene’s stormwater utility, allowing the city to once again collect fees to provide drainage services to property owners. Council opted for minimal user fees. Residents served by pipes will pay $4.13 a month and those who rely on swales for drainage...

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Most Looked-Up Words In 2012 

The word meme, from the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, is shown in this photograph, in New York, today. Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster's most looked-up words of 2012. Democracy, globalization, marriage, meme, malarkey and bigot also...

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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.





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