FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013

Parting Shot -- 2.1.13 10 

James "The Bear" McDonald of Granby, Conn., consumes wings during WIP's Wing Bowl 21 eating contest today in Philadelphia. McDonald won with 287 wings. The annual event is held the Friday before the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Question: Are you a fan of Buffalo...

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CHS Boys Cage Coach Quits Abruptly 15 

Coeur d’Alene Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Kent Leiss has resigned from his position effective immediately for personal reasons. This afternoon, Assistant Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Darren Taylor was named interim coach for the remainder of the season. The team has three regular season games remaining...

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Bay Views Analyzes 'Insensitivity' 49 

At Bay Views, Herb criticizes the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations for taking Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Brent Regan to task re: his anti-Obama "joke" at a legislative forum: "The local Task Force on Human Relations decided, probably due to not having...

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PM Headlines -- 2.1.13 

University of Idaho student Courtney Barry, right, does a figure-skating pose for her friends Bri Hanson, left, and Katie Bulcher while skating on synthetic ice outside the Idaho Commons on Thursday. The skating was part of a winter carnival organized by ASUI and Campus Recreation....

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Hillary Steps Down As Sec Of State 10 

Greeted by cheering agency staff, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leaves the State Department in Washington on Friday for last time as America's top diplomat. After four years, Clinton has traveled nearly one million miles to meet with leaders in over 100 countries....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.1.13

5:17 p.m. Gray Subaru Forrester has hit a deer on H95/MP 427 (Cougar Gulch). 4:55 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 here. 4:35 p.m. Newer black car passing on shoulders of e/b I-90/MP 5 (Spokane Street/CdA). 4:26 p.m. Firefighter reports...

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Huckleberries Blogroll -- 2.1.13 

At Stebbijo's Place, Stebbijo is offering shrimp soup and an insight into what it's like to return to work on one leg. More here. Insensitivity/Bay Views Three letters/Fort Boise Godwinned/Randy Stapilus Cardinal sins/Carlson Chronicles IRS & other things/Stebbijo's Place 10 Things Thursday/A Butterfly Moment Regan...

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Help Me Analyze My 49ers Dream 

I had a weird dream last night. Weird, in that I usually don't dream. Weird also, in that it made sense on one level, tracking current NFL events, but not on another. First, I need to add, as some of you know, that I'm a...

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ISP Mum On Fire Official's DUI Arrest 

Idaho State Police Capt. Curtis Kastens told The Press ISP cannot discuss the particulars of Coeur d’Alene Deputy Fire Chief Jim Washko’s DUI. Washko was cited and released after failing a field sobriety test shortly after midnight Dec. 22, but he was not arrested. How...

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SR Blogs: Another Coug In Hot H20 

Washington State receiver Drew Loftus was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly tried to steal two bottles of tequila from the Dissmore's grocery store on North Grand Ave. Loftus, 19, was taken to the Pullman Police Department and issued three misdemeanor citations for 3rd-degree...

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A Zip Trip Kinda Friday 13 

On the Dually Noted SR blog/Tricia Jo Websters posts: "On a day like today, when nothing seems to be going right and all I want to do is lay on the sofa in my jams and watch something Kardashian (save me from myself!), I need...

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Why Legislators Ignore Will Of People 

At the Blue Review, Brian Wampler provides 5 reasons why GOP legislative insiders are defying the will of the people in an attempt to resurrect the rejected Luna Laws, including: Collective Action. It is very difficult to maintain a social movement. People get tired, their...

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Legislature Offer Ed Listening Session 

Sen. Bob Nonini, left center, and Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d'Alene, right center, are among the legislators who listened to a speaker during the education forum in Boise today. As chairman of the House Education Committee last year, Nonini joined Senate Education Committee Chairman John...

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9th Floor Fire Self Extinguishes 

At approximately 8:00 pm last night Coeur D’Alene Fire Department was dispatched for a Structure Fire on the ninth floor of the Parkside Condo’s 601 E Front. Neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames on an interior wall with water flowing in the apartment. A second...

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IFF Pooh-Poohs Luna Laws Concern 

Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation sees nothing wrong with the Idaho Legislature trying to resurrect modified version of voter-rejected Luna Laws: In November, Idaho voters rejected education reforms passed by our Legislature in 2011. That’s in keeping with our system of government that allows...

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Regan Responds To Pointed Question 35 

Above, Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Brent Regan discusses his controversial anti-Obama statement with Lori Kay Edinger-Gaboury after speaking to the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans Thursday. Edinger-Gaboury had asked Regan during Q&A after his speech if he would have made the same comment if her...

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17% Of Male Marines Balk At Idea 22 

A survey conducted by the Marine Corps found 17 percent of male Marines would likely leave the service if women were moved into combat roles. If women were assigned involuntarily to combat roles, 22 percent of male Marines said they might leave, the study found....

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Feds Seek Wolverine Protection 13 

This July 2007 image provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows a female wolverine and her cubs taken in the Gravelly Range of southwest Montana. Wolverines need deep mountain snows to survive, but the government said Friday that anticipated warming temperatures in coming decades will...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.1.13 

11:56 a.m. Freeway BOSS hit on white Chevy pickup w/possible stolen plates w/b on I-90. 11:49 a.m. M, a Coeur d'Alene female, is threatening to overdose on pills. 11:36 a.m. Officer asks if detained female was convicted of previous driving while suspended. 11:01 a.m. Elderly...

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USA 'Radical Islam' Is Speaker Topic 11 

Dr. Gene Malvino will be speaking on "Radical Islam in America" at today's noon luncheon of the Panhandle Pachyderm Club at Templin's Red Lion Inn, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. In an email reminding members of the meeting Thursday, Pachyderm President Luke Sommer wrote:...

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Poll: All Remarks Equally Bad

Thursday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation considered the three questionable remarks highlighted in the poll from officials in North Idaho elected positions (Sheryl Nuxoll, Brent Regan, Ron Mendive) to be equally bad. 112 of 208 respondents (53.85%) voted "all of the above" re: the...

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Is Tea Party On Last Legs? 

Is it last call for the tea party? Consider these recent developments: Late Thursday: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, ridicules fellow Republicans as the “stupid party” and urges Washington Republicans to get over their obsession with cutting budgets. Friday afternoon:...

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Mother Jones To Fight Vandersloot Suit 

Mother Jones magazine is standing behind the article that spawned a defamation lawsuit filed Tuesday by Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot (pictured in Wikipedia photo). VanderSloot is seeking $74,999 in damages for portions of the article portraying him as anti-gay and a Twitter post calling him...

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Lakeland Bus Crash Triggers Reaction 

A Lakeland School District bus accident is causing a chain reaction. A parent who warned the district a month ago that bus accidents are waiting to happen because he believes chains aren't used as often as they should be on snow-covered roads said Tuesday's accident...

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AM Headlines -- 2.1.13

Loyola Marymount forward Godwin Okonji, left, knocks the ball from the hands of Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game Thursday in Los Angeles. Gonzaga won 88-43. SR story here. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR...

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