TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.30.13 

I'm heading out of here early today to attend the Coeur d'Alene School Board forum, sponsored by Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership and emceed by the Coeur Group. I hope that trustee candidates Ann Seddon and Bjorn Handeen decide to show for the forum. We'll see...

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Parting Shot -- 4.30.13

Tracey Munn, 25, right, from Granada Hills, Calif., lies on the floor stretching, as she prepares for her eight audition to appear with The Rockettes at the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Tuesday in New York. Those who make it will return for the...

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Butterfly: 'Last Times' Come & Go 11 

We remember the firsts. The first smile. The first tooth. The first word and step and day of school. We remember those days and write them in baby books and on calendars. We take pictures to capture those moments to treasure forever. We ask other...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.30.13

5:01 p.m. Caller tells KCSD that he was threatened by juveniles in car who said they were going to get a gun and come back for him. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 29-30 here. 4:38 p.m. Mother tells KCSD that...

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PM (4.30.13): Sprucing Up Corridor 

Ben Ellenberger of Graffix Inc attached the lettering to the entrance of the education corridor on Northwest Blvd in Coeur d'Alene last week. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Global conditions fuel demand for Idaho cheese/AP Ex-McCall police chief claims wrongful termination/AP Payday loan complaints rise/Betsy Russell,...

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State Denies Demo's Jobless Claim 

Former Sen. Nicole LeFavour's application for a $155 weekly unemployment check has been denied after the state objected to her claim. The Boise Democrat represented the left-leaning Democratic North and East ends from 2004 to 2012 before leaving the Legislature to challenge GOP Congressman Mike...

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Trustee Rips Common Core Hysteria 

The tweet of the day comes from Troy Rohn, a Boise School Board member. “Let the Common Core hysteria begin,” Rohn wrote Tuesday. “The (Boise School District) strongly believes in (Common Core State Standards) and the long-term benefits it will have for our students.” Rohn...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.30.13

At As the Lake Churns, Priest Lake blogger Pecky Cox posts of the photo above: "With the installation of new piling for our dock, we lost the home for a couple of birds that come each year. We decided to try with this old bird...

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Absentee Voting To Begin Monday

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes announced that in-person absentee voting for the May 21 election will start Monday, May 6 (through Friday, May 17) at the County Elections office, 1808 N. Third Street in Coeur d’Alene. The office is open 8AM to 5PM weekdays. Depending...

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Socialist Review To Observe May Day 

In his post, "Here at the Socialist Review," Paul Turner/The Slice blog writes: "Pay no attention to the fact we always endorse the Republican presidential candidate. That name is too wonderful to disavow. Sherman Alexie once said, ages ago, that the absurdity of some locals...

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Repainting Marathon Finish Line 

Will Belezos measures the placement of the Boston Marathon logo Monday while repainting the finish line two weeks after the race that was disrupted by two tragic explosions in Boston. Maintenance on the finish line, which typically involves the race-day sticker being pulled up after...

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Bloem: 2013 Fall Elections Critical 21 

In the minutes of the Lake City Development Corporation, Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem addressed the LCDC board. She said: The pending 2013 fall elections will be critical to the continued vitality of the community. LCDC needs to continue its communication efforts to the community...

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City Targets 'Four Corners' Area 17 

From the Strategic Planning minutes of the Lake City Development Corporation: (Chairman Doug Cranston of the Parks & Recreation Board) shared that in the next few weeks, the Parks and Rec. Commission will launch a public input process for the 4 corner area (Northwest Boulevard...

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Getting Ready For The Derby 

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez watches Kentucky Derby hopeful Vyjack get a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts: "Well, bummer. Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, run for the roses, the first leg...

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Mow, Mow, Mow Your Own Lawn 

In his blog, The Slice, Paul Turner notes: "A caller said that, except for a few retirees, it appears to him that no one in Spokane mows his own lawn anymore. Question: I mow my own lawn. So do my neighbors. Do you?

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Shoppers Face Ethical Dilemma 

Last week's building collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of clothing factory workers put a spotlight on the sobering fact that people in poor countries often risk their lives working in unsafe factories to make the cheap T-shirts and underwear that Westerners covet. The disaster,...

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Idaho Gives Launches Thursday 

Hundreds of Idaho nonprofits are making final preparations for the inaugural “Idaho Gives,” an unprecedented day of statewide, charitable giving taking place on Thursday. Groups have been busy reaching out to supporters new and old—via direct mail, email, web sites, and social media—to drive traffic...

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Playful Pelicans

Great White Pelicans play in the Dresden Zoo, eastern Germany, Monday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) DFO: No question. Just a cool photo. I enjoyed watching pelicans dive for fish during my stay at Fiesta Key (near Sarasota) on the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month.

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AM Scanner Traffic/Tuesday -- 4.30.13

11:54 a.m. Female @ Spirit Lake Police Department on Maine Street tells officers that she doesn't know the type of prescription drugs that she has taken. 11:44 a.m. ISP officer stopping black Hummer for unknown reason @ n/b H95/H54, Athol. 11:19 a.m. Alarm sounding &...

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Questions For CEP Forum? 

Which questions would you like to see asked at the Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership/Coeur Group forum (5:30-7:30 p.m. at Coeur d'Alene Library)? Here's a few of mine: Do you support human rights? Do you have children in Coeur d'Alene School District schools? Why? Why not?...

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Kicking Up Their Heels 

Dancers wait on the sidelines for their turn to audition to appear with The Rockettes at the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Tuesday in New York. Those who make it — a good dozen or so out of hundreds of young women from around...

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My 2 Cents: Don't Vote for No-Shows 12 

I'm disappointed that Zone 4 Trustee Ann Seddon and Zone 5 candidate Bjorn Handeen have declined invitations to the Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership forum tonight (according to CEP Facebook page). Both attended the Mica Grange forum, organized by a Republican stalwart, and both have attended...

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Poll: Mike For Mayor 

Monday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation wants to see Councilman Mike Kennedy run for mayor this year, now that three-term Mayor Sandi Bloem has announced she won't see re-election. 75 of 194 respondents (38.66%) want to see Kennedy run for the Coeur d'Alene mayor....

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Idaho: Cool Destination At Cool Price 

A travel writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is touting Idaho as "one cool destination at a cool price." Writing for the Georgia paper, Clara Bosonetto mentions Coeur d'Alene in her article: A 7-hour drive north of Boise is Lake Coeur d’Alene, created by glaciers and...

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