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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 1.31.13 

We're going to be rolling out our new Disqus comment system early this afternoon, which will require commenters to register again. Simple process. Took me about 2 minutes. Blogmeister Ryan will have the details later this morning. I'll provide them to you in a separate...

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Retracing Final Steps Of UI Student 

Near the end, Joseph Wiederrick’s footprints cut aimless circles in the snow-covered fields. A popular University of Idaho freshman with wavy blond hair, he had walked all night, straying several miles from the heart of Moscow, Idaho, out into the open hills beyond. With a...

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PM Headlines -- 1.31.13 

Al Williams (left), athletic director of North Idaho College, talks with Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Brent Regan (right) during the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans weekly luncheon today in Coeur d'Alene, while Matt Roetter looks on. Regan triggered a controversy at a legislative forum in...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.31.13

4:30 p.m. Possible burglary suspect may be hiding behind Coeur d'Alene Library. 4:20 p.m. Possible male burglar i black hurt himself by jumping off second-story balcony of apartments @ 11th & Mullan/CdA. He then took off running w/Reporting Party following him. 4:07 p.m. Resident in...

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Guv Tax Plan Could Cost NIC $793K 

Kevin Richert/The EDge blog reports: The personal property tax — and its possible repeal — touches every local government entity that collects a piece of the property tax. And since every means every, that means Idaho’s community colleges also have some skin in the game....

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Nuxoll Stands By 'Holocaust' Comment 13 

Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, asks questions in a committee hearing today in Boise. Earlier this week, Nuxoll compared the role of insurance companies in the federal health care overhaul to the plight of Jews during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Todd Dvorak) Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll...

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Regan Admits Again ... 'I Messed Up' 63 

A woman sitting next to North Idaho College Athletic Director Al Williams asked a question of Coeur d'Alene school Trustee Brent Regan during the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans lunch meeting today. She wondered if he would have made the insensitive, anti-Obama joke if her mixed-race...

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Scammer Pretends To Be Sheriff Ben 

At about 11 a.m. today, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a citizen that she was the victim of a fraud. According to the citizen she had been called numerous times today from a male stating he was an agent of the FBI;...

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Ward: Revenge Of RRepub 'Nerds'? 

Following report if from Scott MabenSR re: the Reagan Republicans weekly meeting at noon today: Jeff Ward, president of the Idaho Federation of Reagan Republicans, opened the meeting with an analogy, likening members of the Reagan Republicans to the nerds in the movie “Revenge of...

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On We're Off On New Disqus Ride 106 

OK, we've just switched to the new Disqus system. All comments from the previous 12 hours are history. But they'll re-post when the system runs through the re-posting of the approximate 500,000 comments in storage. All comments from this point are live again. The list...

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Today's Comments Disabled For Now

Update: Ryan flipped the switch on new Disqus system at 2:25 p.m. From SR Online Editor Ryan Pitts: "This morning, we updated the Disqus database with all of the latest comments from our website. Any comments left today (Jan. 31), however, won't be in the...

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Beyonce Admits Lip-Syncing Anthem 

Beyoncé speaks during a news conference today in New Orleans. Beyoncé is scheduled to perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game on Sunday. At a press conference today, Beyonce admitted that she lip-synced to the "National Anthem" at the presidential inauguration...

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'Recent Comments' Disabled For Now 

You'll notice that the popular "Recent Comments" feature in the right rail of HucksOnline has been disabled. The techs are trying to configure how to re-install that feature with the new Disqus comment system that goes online today. Stay tuned ...

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Over The Hump

The rain will splash, the snow will fall, and thick black clouds cast winter’s pall; but then one day a pleasant shock – it’s staying light 'til five o’clock. The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Otter's Tax Shift Plan Scares Schools

For at least three decades, American Falls School District voters have said yes to schools, approving a series of supplemental property tax levies. That burden has been borne partly by homeowners, but largely by industry, such as J.R. Simplot Co., which has operated a phosphate...

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Roskelley, 96, SR Sports Scribe, RIP 

Fenton S. Roskelley, who covered the outdoors for the Spokane Chronicle and The Spokesman-Review for 60 years, died today (Jan. 30) at the age of 96 with his family at his bedside, said his son, John Roskelley in Spokane. Fenton was a 1938 University of...

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SR Changing Comment System Today 

The commenting system on isn’t much different than when we launched this version of our website four years ago. We’ve added a few small features here and there, but The Spokesman-Review development team is small, and we have a lot of projects vying for...

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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts this photo and the comment: "Fencepost Diorama Raindrops cling to moss and lichen growing on a fencepost along a field this morning." See more of Robin's swell photography here. Question (in lieu of weather change...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.31.13

11:28 a.m. ISP officer stops oversized load @ e/b I-90/MP 15 (Sherman) b/c he can't see license. 11:12 a.m. Resident of Hamaker/Potter, Belgrove area, reports hit-and-run involving her parked car that occurred during the night. 11:08 a.m. ISP told to watch for 21YO Shoshone Co...

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Turks Want To Trademark IDAHO 

Believe it or not, an ag group in Turkey has applied to the Turkish Patent Institute to trademark the word “IDAHO” for its agricultural, plant and animal products – and the Idaho Potato Commission doesn’t take too kindly to that idea. Neither did the Senate...

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Poll: No To Modified Luna Laws 10 

Update: I've reset today's poll as a result of a mistake made earlier. I've also added some options to poll question. You can vote for more than one option. Wednesday Poll: Hucks Nation overwhelmingly opposes an attempt by some GOP legislator to resurrect the voter-rejected...

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Jason Hunt, officer with the Post Falls Police Department, right, looks on as Coeur d'Alene Police Department's Sgt. Brett Walton takes a phone call Wednesday night while investigating the scene of an armed robbery of the Lean Bean coffee stand on Sherman Avenue. Hunt and his K-9 were called to aid in the search for the suspect who fled on foot. (Shawn Gust/press)

AM headlines -- 1.31.13

Jason Hunt, officer with the Post Falls Police Department, right, looks on as Coeur d'Alene Police Department's Sgt. Brett Walton takes a phone call Wednesday night while investigating the scene of an armed robbery of the Lean Bean coffee stand on Sherman Avenue. Hunt and...

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Regan To Address RRepubs Today 20 

Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Brent Regan, seated lower right, tells the anti-Obama "joke" that got him in hot water to Idaho legislators and a crowd at the Post Falls American Legion hall Saturday. (Click on photo for expanded view) Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee...

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