WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

Parting Shot -- 11.27.13a 

The Macy's Parade Snoopy balloon is partially inflated on Wednesday in New York. The characters that glide between Manhattan's skyscrapers can't lift off if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts top 34 mph. The New York Police Department, the National Weather Service and Macy's...

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Dog Poop Angers Homeowner 11 

A Facebook Friend posts: "Ugh! I hope there is a special place in hell for irresponsible dog owners! Just had to clean doggy diarrhea out of every groove in 2 of my lawnmower tires Not high on my list of stuff to do when it...

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About That Christmas Bonus 

At my first newspaper job, employees were given frozen turkeys as a Christmas bonus one year. They were presented early in the day. So I had to store it under my desk until I went home much later. This was a long time ago. But...

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Gonzaga 91, Arkansas 81 @ Maui

Gonzaga guard David Stockton (11) darts under Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) to shoot a layup while his teammate center Przemek Karnowski, back left, looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday in Lahaina, Hawaii....

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 11.27.13 

We'll have another day to enjoy together, today, before breaking for the Thanksgiving vacation. Mrs. O and I will be hosting Amy Dearest and Okie Doke Thursday through Sunday at Casa Oliveria, splitting Thanksgiving with my wife's relatives (dinner) and my relatives (dessert). Seems all...

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Cutline Contest -- 11.27.13 10 

Barbara Kansky, condo manager of Devon Wood in Braintree, Mass., uses a long cotton swab to demonstrate how to obtain a DNA cheek cell sample from her dog, Justine. Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who’ve have experienced the squishy and smelly...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.27.13

5:38 p.m. Disorderly male reported @ 845 N4th, CdA. 5:36 p.m. 10YO male, possibly having allergic reaction, is having difficulty breathing @ Urgent Care. 5:31 p.m. Driver of teal Trans Am going 10 to 15 miles below speed limit @ e/b I-90/MP 3 (near Pleasantview)....

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A Sagle Woman Loses Everything Else

Spokane, North Idaho News Here's a heart-breaking story re: a Sagle woman who lost her husband two months ago and then everything else, including 3 dogs and at least 3 cats, in a fire recently. Gabe Cohen, new Coeur d'Alene bureau newscaster for KHQ filed...

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HBO Blog Rdp: 11.27.13 

At The Slice blog, Paul Turner provides this photo of the front cover of the Nov. 27, 1964, edition of Life. Thanksgiving/From A Simple Mind The day after Chaminade/SportsLink Right before Thanksgiving/Arch Druid Free Bayview Thanksgiving/Bay Views Turkeys ... everywhere/Johnson Report Thanksgiving and Shopping?!/End Notes...

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Poll: Most Holiday Shopping Online 

People in the U.S. are now five times more likely to use the Internet for holiday shopping than they were 15 years ago, according to Gallup. Gallup says the 53 percent of those surveyed who plan on shopping online these holidays mark the first time...

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Why Did Turkey Cross Street? 

Las Vegas police officer Mike Lemley, dressed in a turkey costume, crosses the street at the intersection of Balzar Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Las Vegas, Tuesday. The giant turkey is roving crosswalks in Las Vegas to squawk on drivers who don't yield...

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Look Forward To Another Interchange 

A year ago I got up at 5:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning to be the first to drive across the Beck Road exchange over I-90, by Cabella's. Looking forward to driving over the Greensferry Overpass in another year or so! -- Councilwoman KerriT via Facebook....

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News Quiz -- 11.24-28.2013

It doesn't take a perfect score to win our weekly Spokesman-Review News Quiz, but it can't hurt! All entries this week are eligible to win two movie tickets, and our overall champ, drawn from among the top scores, earns a $50 gift card to the...

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GOP Blasts Obama As Anti-Vatican 20 

Several GOP lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to reconsider its plans to shutter America's Vatican embassy and move it into the larger U.S. Embassy in Italy. The move, which is expected to take place in late 2014 or early 2015, is being touted as...

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Marc: Box Stores Won't See Me 

Thanksgiving can’t possibly get better by making it the biggest shopping day of the year, but ultimately only we shoppers have the power to convince the big box guys that some things are too important to turn over to door busting specials. If we stay...

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Local GOP: Shut Up, He Explained 63 

The silliness at the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee didn't end with the resolutions involving the 2nd and 17th amendments Tuesday night. Chairman Neil Oliver, pictured, produced his own bit of silliness and worse when he, at first, refused to recognize Kellie Palm, the committeewoman...

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McEuen Parking Ready For Festivities 

The new parking garage will partly open Thanksgiving morning, as work continues today on the McEuen Park upgrade. (Photo: Keith Erickson) Thousands of people who converge on downtown Coeur d’Alene for the annual holiday lighting festivities on Friday will have the option to park at...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.27.13

11:42 a.m. Patrol officer is helping a motorist w/disabled vehicle @ n/b H95/MP 423 (Kidd Island Road). 11:31 a.m. Injuries reported from 2-vehicle crash @ Appleway/Julia, near Lowe's. 11:22 a.m. A suspicious vehicle is parked in the trees behind the Twin Lakes store, off H41....

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Poll: Look Regionally For New Chief 

Tuesday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation feels that the city of Coeur d'Alene should look regionally to fill the vacant position of police chief. 48 of 145 respondents (33.1%) took that position. Meanwhile, 40 of 145 (27.59%) say the search should be conducted within...

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KXLY: CHS Viks Get Needed Victory 

Coeur d' Alene High School is the king of Idaho football. The team won the 5A title last weekend 31-28. It's the school's third title in four years, but this victory was different. To celebrate, the school held an assembly on Tuesday. The student-athletes were...

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Mary Lou: CST Board Failed Mission 

I have a sorry and regretful story to tell. It concerns the board of a nonprofit organization that I believe overstepped the boundaries of decency, honesty and fairness. A nonprofit board that didn't understand its mission is to be the guardian, not the owner, of...

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Kevin: Thankful For New Challenge 

First, you should know that Kevin Richert switched jobs, from opinion editor at the Idaho Statesman to join the staff of IdahoED News, which covers education in the state of Idaho. Now, onward. On his Facebook wall, Kevin writes: "I'm entitled to one non-snarky sentiment...

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Nic: Psst, Men Have Image Prob, Too

Do you have body issues? Do you struggle with your self image? Do you believe that you're not pretty enough or skinny enough? We live in a culture that as a twisted definition of beauty. Our starlets are photoshopped to look curvier and bustier creating...

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AM Headlines -- 11.27.13

Jack Erickson, the son of Brandon Erickson, salutes firefighters as he sits on the lap of family friend Capt. Scott Kiesig in the Eagle fire truck that was transporting the casket of his father following the Tuesday memorial service at Eagle Christian Church in Eagle....

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GOP Tables 17th Amendment Action 

After that vote, the committee heard a resolution presented by Committeeman Matt Roetter that if passed would have called on the state Republican Central Committee to eliminate its support for repealing the 17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and gave citizens the...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.

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