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TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013

Woodman: C'mon, Dan

Woodman (RE: Gookin balks on equipment purchase): Dan... Dan... Dan, two years at this job... come on... I know you understand the system, you just don't like the way it works. Question: Who is more likely to eschew ideology and grow into the job in...

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Ely: Why Do You Publish Costello? 

Bob Ely (RE: The big lie bit the liar): Why do you continue to give this two bit racist/homophobe space on your blog? DFO: Costello has been the conservative columnist for the less-than-conservative Lewiston Tribune for some time now. Mebbe decades. Columnists like Wayne Hoffman...

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Hereford: Quit Micromanaging Us 

Hereford (RE: Bonner County eyes tobacco proposal): If the issue is the health care costs paid by taxpayers, why not do genetic tests to see if the potential employee is predisposed to serious illnesses that would likewise be a drain on the taxpayers? What about...

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MikeK: Beware Of Waist Line Creep 

MikeK (RE: Polar bears, are you ready?): You people do know that I work, right? And that I have a large family and my father has been with us for three weeks? I have only a few days left until I go from recipient of...

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JohnA: Far From Just A Taco Stand 

JohnA (Letter: Too many taco stands in Coeur d'Alene): Our friends, Mary and Dennis Hayes from Black Lake, own and operate the stand in the Runge's parking lot on 4th. It is far from just a 'taco' stand, though. Everything Mary cooks is fresh and...

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'Selfie,' 'Twerking' Top Annoying Words 

Singer Justin Bieber takes a "selfie" with a fan at the premiere of the feature film "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The word selfie is on a list of among those words selected for elimination in Michigan's Lake Superior...

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First Night Kicks Off With Kids 

First Night Spokane, the multi-venue New Year’s Eve celebration downtown, kicks off at 3:30 today with Kids Night Out in the Spokane Convention Center. The full schedule of performers and activities begins at 7 p.m. in venues including Crescent Court, River Park Square, Mobius Science...

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Zags Dominate With New Stars

Gonzaga isn’t moping over a run of tough luck with injuries. The Bulldogs are too busy picking up floor burns, stealing passes and uncovering new scoring sources from a make-shift lineup. The 24th-ranked Bulldogs, who learned Monday they’ll be without guard Gary Bell Jr. for...

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MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 14.50.13 11 

Sometime today, Huckleberries Online will hit 2.4 million page-views for the year. That's 200,000 less than last year when the blog reached 2.6 million page-views. But it's still a solid number. Our experience with a finicky Disqus system for more than a month in the...

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Parting Shot -- 12.30.13

A member of the All Veterans Parachute Team drops into the stadium with an American Flag before Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders today in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

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Injured Gonzaga Faces USF Tonight

Gonzaga junior guard Gary Bell Jr., has a broken hand and will out “for a while” according to Gonzaga coach Mark Few, who announced the injury on his weekly radio show on Monday. The Zags top three scorers have been hobbling. But No. 24 Gonzaga,...

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Why Not Senior Citizen Barbie, Too? 

There's something missing in the evolution of Barbie it would seem. There is a wonderfully nonsensical debate going on as to whether or not there should be a plus size Barbie. The purists say absolutely not. I must agree to the extent that Barbie is...

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Cutline Contest -- 12.30.13 

Time 2 Vote ... Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (89) scores a touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans (59) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald/ Jose Yau) Weekend Winner (tie, w/6...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.30.13

5:23 p.m. Unknown medical emergency @ 2800 block of E. Harrison/CdA. 5:18 p.m. 2 males are "messing with" station wagon in alley b/n 4th/Railroad, Post Falls. 5:17 p.m. Motorist in white Mazda driving w/o lights @ n/b Pleasantview/I-90, Post Falls. 5:12 p.m. Chevy Suburban almost...

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HBO Blog Rdp -- 12.30.13 

On her Slight Detour blog, Marianne Love writes of another military tragedy that has hit Sandpoint: "Another sad time in Sandpoint as the community has learned that one of its own has paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. Capt. David Lyon (Lissy), a 2008 graduate...

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Gookin Balks On Equipment Purchase 21 

A fairly routine item to buy a much-needed loader-mounted snow blower for the city streets department led to a split vote of the Coeur d'Alene City Council in the last meeting of the year. Street Superintendent Tim Martin asked the council for permission to buy...

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CPD: 1 Crash, 2 DUI Arrests 

Officers responded to 3rd St and Spruce Ave at about 2:30 Sunday morning for a possible injury crash. The reporting party was Scotts Taxi. While Officers investigated the crash, it was determined that both male drivers involved had been drinking. Both drivers were arrested for...

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Carlson: Machiavelli's Disciples 

There are two prominent governors who are potential standard bearers of their party’s nomination for President in 2016 and are modern reincarnations of the 15th century Italian Renaissance writer’s model “Prince.” Both are of Italian descent, coincidentally, and both are savvy enough not to claim...

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Johnson: The Pope Of Hope 

On his Johnson Report blog, Marc Johnson posts about two brights spots in an otherwide dismal 2013: From the partisan breakdown in Washington politics, including the now distant memory of a pointless and costly shutdown of the federal government and the more recent abandonment of...

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Boomer U: Defying Old Age

Think of Patrick O’Conner as an older brother with a message for the baby boomers who are resolved to getting old and harbor a malaise for life and relationships: change your mind. A year ago, O’Conner weighed 290 pounds, was on the verge of divorce...

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Polar Bears, Are You Ready? 16 

The Polar Bear Plunge is once again set for its traditional time and place, noon on New Year's Day at Sanders Beach. About 500 people are expected to run into the lake, dive under, and run back out even faster. The first unofficial Polar Bear...

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Your Supreme Court Bobbleheads 

Bobblehead dolls representing Supreme Court justices are shown. They are some of the rarest bobblehead dolls ever produced. They’re released erratically. They’re given away for free, not sold. And if you get a certificate to claim one, you have to redeem it at a Washington,...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.30.13

11:32 a.m. Possible DUI driver of gray F250 pickup @ w/b H54/H95, Athol. 11:31 a.m. Black Labrador trying to find its way back to surface roads from I-90/MP 6 (Seltice Way). 11:23 a.m. Male & female involved in verbal domestic @ apartments @ 701 Lincoln...

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