SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.30-31.13 13 

I appreciate all of you who offered kind words and remembrances of past pets these last few days, as Mrs. O and I processed the loss of our own pooch, Snoopy, Wednesday. Friday was better than Thursday. And Thursday was better than Wednesday. Tomorrow will...

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Edinger: Council Needs To Tone Down 20 

Item: Personal politics: Coeur d'Alene City Council members look to put personality conflicts, testy meetings behind them/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The longest tenured city councilman said he has never served on a council where arguing has been so commonplace. Disagreements in politics...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Parting Shot -- 3.29.13

California's Layshia Clarendon catches a football before practice for a regional semifinal in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament today in Spokane. Cal plays LSU on Saturday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Good Friday Wild Card -- 3.29.13 30 

I'm looking forward to a Good Friday service at church tonight. But even more to the Easter Sunday service when Christians of all denominations celebrate the foundation of our belief. As we deal with all the political, local and personal issues that tend to weigh...

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KCres: $340 Per Stitch? Really?! 22 

KCres: A couple of months ago my 18 yr old cut his finger (well, one of them) while cutting some kindling. My wife freaked out and insisted he have it looked at in case he needed stitches. At that time of the evening, at least...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.29.13

5:17 p.m. Male w/knife in red car chasing male in white car from East Sherman Avenue motel. 5:01 p.m. Female w/bad attitude & 10 cats has been camping in van @ west end of Fernan Lake. 4:59 p.m. Pedestrian flags down CdA officer in 700...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.29.13 

On his Rants, Raves & Random Thoughts blog, Nic offers the "Separated at Birth" post above (featuring Duane Rasmussen's photo of CdA trustee candidate Bjorn Handeen and, I believe, actor Alan Rickman) along with a thorough, thoughtful analysis of local politics, including the Coeur d'Alene...

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Nonini, Other Frosh Sink Ed Budget 

When several House Republicans sought to defect to the Senate during the 2012 elections, the conventional wisdom held that this shift would make the Senate more conservative — and more like the House. The verdict: Yes and no. The newcomers certainly had a profound impact...

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KCres: CHS Has Graduation Rules 

KCRes: We received a 6 page newsletter from CHS yesterday about graduation and the run-up to it. Not long to go now for our seniors. Upon closer inspection though it is about 1 page on the run-up, and 5 pages on what to wear and...

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NCAAs Continue In Spokane

Stanford players toss balls in a drill during practice for a regional semifinal game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday in Spokane. Stanford plays Georgia on Saturday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Question: Are you going to follow the NCAA Women's Tournament regional action this...

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IFF: $1.3B Ed Budget Bill 'Disastrous' 

Had it passed, I believe the $1.3 billion spending plan for Idaho’s public schools would have been a disaster. State lawmakers were right to reject it days ago on an 18-17 vote. And much as I wish the Legislature would adjourn for the year, I’m...

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Hux Redux: Wassmuth On 'Geraldo' 

Bill Wassmuth's appearance on the Geraldo Rivera show 25 years ago wasn't the only time the flamboyant TV host had contact with the Coeur d'Alene area. In the Coeur d'Alene Press file photo by Jerome A. Pollos, Rivera is shown in April 27, 2006, with...

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Subway Opens In Downtown CdA 

They say that when God closes a door, he opens a window. Well, when Jerry Jensen closes a Subway, which is unusual, he opens another - and likely another and another. The owner of six Subways in Coeur d'Alene and Hayden sat inside his newest...

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Sprucing Up The Education Corridor 

Dunno what artist C.J. Wrench calls this work in the roundabout by Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill on River Avenue. But it further dolls up the infrastructure to the expanding Education Corridor. (Sara Meyer photo for Huckleberries Online)

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Elderberries -- Man w/3 Last Names 

From the files of Huckleberries 25 years ago ... Freeman Duncan, the man with two last names, actually has three. His middle one is Bonnot. The GOP legislative wannabe received the middle one from his godfather. Frat brothers made it easy on themselves by dubbing...

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Rammell Loses Elk Poaching Appeal 

Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell has lost his second appeal over a 2010 elk poaching charge, with the Idaho Court of Appeals ruling unanimously that two lower courts correctly upheld Rammell’s misdemeanor conviction. He challenged it on multiple grounds, nearly all centering around his...

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Balderdash: Coeur's Reason For Move 

Pure unadulterated balderdash. Pure B.S. That’s the only way to describe the baloney Coeur—the Precious Metals Company is serving up as its excuse for relocating its corporate headquarters from Coeur d’Alene to Chicago later this year. It’s bad enough that most corporate Chief Executive Officers...

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Gookin Describes 'Crony Capitalism' 22 

Coeur d'Alene TV Channel 19 provides an interesting video 4:45 minutes in length in which LCDC executive director Tony Berns and anti-LCDC Coeur d'Alene Councilman Dan Gookin discuss urban renewal philosophies. To Gookin's credit, he admitted that he supported urban renewal money for infrastructure at...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.29.13

12:05 p.m. Undisclosed found property reported @ Cottage Lane/Fruitland, CdA. 11:56 a.m. Undisclosed medical emergency reported in 2000 block of Candy Lane/CdA. 11:41 a.m. Crash b/n Chevy Equinox/silver Honda blocking traffic @ H41/Nagel, Rathdrum. 11:29 a.m. 1YO possibly hurt in 2-vehicle accident on H95, south...

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GOP Denounces Young's Hispanic Slur 

House Republican leaders on Friday moved quickly to denounce Rep. Don Young's racial slur against Hispanics. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said there was "no excuse" for the comment, in which Young described Latino workers on his family farm as "wetbacks." “Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive...

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Gookin, Patzer Spar RE: 'Land Mines' 

In a delightful give-and-take, Lake City Development Corporation board member Dave Patzer rebuffs Councilman Dan Gookin, who'd asked about future troubles the urban renewal agency might face. (Video provided by Coeur d'Alene TV Channel 19, per request of Huckleberries Online) Thoughts?

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Wrong Amputation: Jury Awards $813K 

A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by a local physician. It was the second time a jury heard Darlene Turner’s medical malpractice suit against now-retired Dr. Nathan Stime. The first action, in 2008,...

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Facebook Page Backs Spokane Killing 

The debate over the fatal shooting of a car thief in East Spokane is now heating up online. On Monday, 25-year old Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot and killed while he stole an SUV. The owner of that SUV, Gail Gerlach, told investigators he fired at...

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AM Headlines -- 3.29.13 

Barb Colegrove, a substitute teacher at Bonners Ferry High School in North Idaho’s Boundary County, has taken on the role of restroom monitor as school officials try to put a stop to a rash of fake bomb threats. Scott Maben story here. (SR photo: Kathy...

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Fighting Back Guilt 14 

This is for dog lovers who have had to put their best friend down, at some point in the past. How do you deal with the guilt that comes from such an act? Mrs. O and I know deep down that we did the right...

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