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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Quiz: $100 Certificate To Winner 

The top prize for this week's News Quiz is a $100 certificate to the Davenport Hotel -- double the usual top prize. Then, compiler Jim Camden is offering a quiz of 20 questions -- double the usual number of questions. The Spokesman-Review is also offering...

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For Those Keeping Score At Home ... 

... The Coeur d'Alene Police Department reports via Facebook: Citizen volunteers at the Police Dept. gave a total of 4,159 hours for 2012! That is the equal to 2 full time employees yearly hours. All volunteers are area citizens who volunteer in a wide range...

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Gearing Up For 2013 Legislature 

It isn’t usually a part of how I gear up for a legislative session, but this morning I underwent a root canal. On the good side: It should be all downhill from here. Tomorrow morning, the governor and legislative leaders will speak to reporters as...

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High Noon: Floss Your Teeth 

On her Facebook page, Cindy writes: "Like I am the only one who thinks flossing her teeth seven times right before going to the dentist will fool him into thinking I'm a faithful flosser." Question: How often do you visit the dentist?

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Scanner: Murder-Suicide in Hayden 

KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus (who snapped this photo) is on the scene of the shooting in Hayden this morning. Dylan tweets that the condition of the female in the shooting is unknown. Breaking: KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus tweets: "Deputies are calling this a murder-suicide as the man...

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Labrador Doesn't Back Speaker 14 

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio enters the House of Representatives chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, after surviving a roll call vote in the newly convened 113th Congress. He is escorted by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., and House Minority Leader...

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Poll: 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Has Support 

Wednesday Poll: Almost 57 percent of Hucks Nation fully or "more or less" supports the "fiscal cliff" deal hammered out by the White House & Congress at the eleventh hour this week. 28 of 152 respondents (18.42%) fully supports the deal. 58 of 152 respondents...

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AM Headlines -- 1.3.13 

Boise State President Bob Kustra speaks during an NCAA college news conference Wednesday in Boise. Boise State had committed to play football in the Big East Conference, starting this year. But the school announced Monday it was reversing course and staying in the Mountain West...

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Mike, Tom Mix It Up At Council Meet 12 

Joker reports about the public comments period of the City Council meeting: "Last night was an instant classic. Tom Hamilton of the school district came up to the podium to talk about Person Field. Yawn.. Until Mike Kennedy delivered a blistering rebuke by reciting a...

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Overcoming Adversity 

A Polar Bear who made his way across Sanders Beach to participate in the annual plunge celebrates his victory after joining a thousand others in the chilly waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene New Year's Day. (Duane Rasmussen photo special for Huckleberries) Question: Anyone know who...

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Idaho Gets Conditional Exchange OK 

Emilie Ritter Saunders/StateImpact offers this snippet from the Department of Health & Human Services, reporting that Idaho has received conditional approval to operate a state-based exchange: Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that more states are on track to implement the...

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Cindy: I Hate Christmas Cards 

We’ve taken the tree and the decorations down, packed away the holiday movies and CDs, and welcomed the New Year. But I’ve still got some unsettled Christmas business to address. Stacked in front of me is this year’s collection of Christmas cards. Cheery greetings from...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 12 

... That the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee voted 35-5 at a special meeting Wednesday night in support of a resolution opposing the creation of a state insurance exchange under Obamacare regulations. A Berry Picker reports: "The Resolution was created at the urging of Reps....

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Elvis Birthday Bash On Tap 

It’s time we Americans came to grips with the fact that Elvis isn’t coming back. Not without a lantern and a shovel, anyway. Fortunately, there is a far less macabre way to scratch that EP-itch. And that is to attend the big Elvis Birthday Bash...

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McEuen Field: $4.2M More 59 

The city of Coeur d'Alene wants to add previously removed amenities to the McEuen Park plan, and is asking its urban renewal agency to fund the additions.The City Council agreed Wednesday night to move forward with a project plan that now includes tennis and basketball...

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'Tennessee Waltz' Singer Page, RIP 

In this 1999 AP file photo, singer Patti Page poses at her home in Bath, N.H. Page, who was one of the hottest acts in the 40s and 50s, died in Encinitas, Calif., at age 85 on New Year's Day. Story here. Question: Do you...

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Employers Mull Payroll Tax Hike 

Tom Power has a lot to discuss with his accounting group these days. Topping the list: The payroll tax hike under the federal government's new arrangement to avoid fiscal calamity. The chief concern, Power said, is how employers like him will pass on that cost...

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SR Studies New Comment System 28 

Our current commenting system isn't much different than when we launched this version of our website four years ago. The Spokesman-Review development team is small, and we have all sorts of projects vying for our time, so as long as comments kept working, our development...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013

Wild Card/Wednesday -- 1.2.13 

Mrs. O & I toasted the New Year's enjoying Ruth Pratt and Tuxedo Junction playing in the ballroom of the Double Tree on Spokane Falls Boulevard as part of the First Night celebration. The band was playing "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees when the...

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P.S. On Frozen Fernan Lake 12 

Sixteen-year-old Emma Burke of Coeur d'Alene glides across a frozen Fernan Lake earlier today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Question: I've ice-skated on frozen lakes, in the Kalispell area. How about you? Ever ice skated? Ever ice skated on a frozen waterway? Tell us about it.

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Huckleberries Set Record In 2012 

Thanks to a nice final push by Cindy while I was on vacay -- and a few cat photos, I suppose -- Huckleberries Online beat its previous record page-view count, set in 2010, by about 10,000 this year. The final county:2,605,110 page-views, 1,546,522 unique views....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.2.13

5:43 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino security holding male who allegedly stole wallet. 5:41 p.m. Someone on Dakota/Hayden reports threat made @ Hayden Super 1. 5:40 p.m. ISP en route to site of crash b/n Jeep Liberty & deer. Unknown location. 5:27 p.m. Ambulance en route...

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PM Headlines: Chests & Drawers

Plungers dash out of the chilly waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene Tuesday during the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sanders Beach. The informally organized event started with a few friends making the jump to more than 1000 people crowding the beach to swim or to...

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NI/Friends Blogs: Jim MacDonald, RIP 

"Another fried hot dog delicacy," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "Those darn foodie shows are dangerous. Take your hot dog and wrap it in a slice of thick cut bacon.Secure with a toothpick. Deep fat fry for about 5 minutes." More here. Featured Blog: A Bayview icon,...

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