WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.30.14 

Terrific Mildred Bailey tribute concert last night at Schuler Auditorium at North Idaho College. Large crowd heard talented Julia Keefe sing several songs by the 1930s-40s jazz great Bailey, who grew up on Coeur d'Alene reservation and Spokane. Max Mendez, Terry Jones & their talented...

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Parting Shot -- 4.30.14 

Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada introduces the Marvel characters, including Captain America, at the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 launch at Pacific Theatres Cinerama Dome today in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)

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Man Charged In Flying J Robbery Try

John Daniel Owens, 21, a Nevada transient, was charged in an attempted robbery of Flying J this AM. At 8:43 a.m. today, the Post Falls Police Department received a call from a female clerk at the Flying J Truck Stop, 3636 W. Fifth Ave., reporting...

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CSI Introduces Phay As New Coach 

The College of Southern Idaho Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Jared Phay as the new men's basketball head coach. Phay joins the Golden Eagles after 10 years as the North Idaho College head coach. "We have watched him grow. We have...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.30.14 

5:28 p.m. Fireman reports alarm at Coeur d'Alene home was caused by food burning on stove. 5:07 p.m. 2 males in blue Nissan pickup are weaving @ s/b H95/MP 415 (Fighting Creek). 4:44 p.m. Male kicking a prone male in the head behind Zip's restaurant,...

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PM Headlines -- 4.30.14 

Four-year-old Lyla Miller, right, shares her fresh picked flowers with her friend Molly Haveman, 4, during a play date at Falls Park in Post Falls on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kathy Plonka, The Spokesman-Review) New York company buys Sandpoint business/Bee Press Online poll: Obamacare least vital issue/Press...

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GOP Activists Calls Out Tea-publicans 

Ann Wheeler, a longtime GOP activist and Republican Party state committee woman from Power County, has sent out an op-ed piece to Idaho newspapers decrying the tactics of the tea party wing of the Idaho Republican Party, saying longtime GOP stalwarts like herself are wrongly...

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East McEuen To Open Noon Friday 

Construction work is all systems go on the western end of the soon-to-open McEuen Park. (Coeur d'Alene Today photo: Keith Erickson) McEuen Park was buzzing with activity on Wednesday as the community prepares for the soft opening of the east end of the park on...

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Huckleberries Archives -- 4.25.1994 

20 years ago, I posted this item in my weekly Huckleberries column, under "Fire! Fire!": "NIC prez Bob Bennett isn't getting the hang of his gentleman farmer routine. A few days ago, he lost control of a field burn and then himself. In a panic,...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.30.14 

On his SR Outdoors blog, Rich Landers writes: "Readers have shown their talents, outdoor savvy, enthusiasm and good humor with the photos they've submitted to our Outdoors Reader Photos Page. The flurry of squirrel photos triggered by the submission (above) by Phil Hough of Sandpoint...

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GOP Senators Block Wage Hike 14 

U.S. President Barack Obama blasted Senate Republicans on Wednesday just hours after they blocked one of his top legislative priorities, a bid to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2009. "They (Republicans) prevented a raise for 28 million hard-working Americans. They...

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Jweshawk: Seeking Absolute GOPurity 11 

Jweshawk (RE: NIPAC airs GOPrecinct endorsements): Does anyone have a serious breakdown of GOP league play. I can't keep up with the out maneuvering towards the right. Has there been a crazy scale index, suggest shades of Red, to match preference? And on issues as...

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District 4 Colleagues? 12 

State Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, speaks at the Kootenai County Republican Women's Dinner Tuesday night, while state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene listens in the background. That "R" that Sims and other Tea-publicans were wearing last night signifies (I believe) support for state Sen....

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SR News Quiz -- 4.27-5.1.2014

Did you know you could win movie tickets or a $50 Davenport Hotel gift card simply by entering the weekly News Quiz of The Spokesman-Review? All entrants are eligible to win two movie tickets in a random drawing, and our overall champ (drawn from among...

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More Endowment Money For K-12? 

Idaho might be able to boost payments to public schools, without compromising the long-term health of its state land endowment accounts, according to two of the four Republican candidates for state schools superintendent. Andy Grover of Melba and John Eynon of Grangeville indicated support for...

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In Praise Of Avocados 

Rich and creamy, avocados are quite possibly the perfect fruit. When they’re ripened and ready, they don’t last long at my house. If I’m not trying to save them for a specific recipe, I don’t need anything to enjoy them but a little sea salt...

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Idaho Gives Preps For Charity Event 

Idaho nonprofit groups are preparing for a statewide day of charitable giving Thursday. Called Idaho Gives, the event aims to drive donations to more than 660 causes. Participating nonprofits and details can be found at idahogives.org. Dozens of North Idaho groups are participating, including the...

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Ethical Standards

I’d be willing to wager, if that weren’t an inappropriate thought, that Bart Giamatti is smiling today. I hope, and believe, that the late, great former Commissioner of Baseball smiles in a peaceful place where everyone is surrounded by green grass with a brilliant blue...

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'Roger Rabbit' Actor Hoskins, 71, RIP 

In this Sept. 20, 2010 AP file photo, British actor Bob Hoskins arrives for the World Premiere of "Made in Dagenham" in London. Hoskins, 71, who starred as detective Eddie Valient in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died, two years after announcing his retirement from...

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Poll: Nonini, Barbieri Most Vulnerable

Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation sez state Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, and state Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, are the most vulnerable to an upset loss in the GOPrimary May 20. 87 of 316 respondents (27.53%) said Nonini is most vulnerable to an upset loss,...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.30.14

11:59 a.m. Males in stolen pickup (10:54 item) may be at Blanchard Conoco. 11:36 a.m. Driver of a tan SUV with Montana plates is tailgating several vehicles @ n/b H95/MP 446 (Bunco Road). 11:33 a.m. PFPD officer wanted to make arrest on shoplifter @ Post...

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A Little Shut Eye

Dunno if House District 2B candidate Eric Redman was catching a quick nap or simply shutting out the chatter around him during the Kootenai County Republican Women's Dinner last night. Redman is running against incumbent Rep. Ed Morse, R-Hayden, for a legislative seat. Also pictured...

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Fulcher Launches Ad Campaign 

With just three weeks left before Idaho’s primary election, GOP gubernatorial challenger Russ Fulcher, pictured in AP file photo, has launched his first statewide campaign commercial and posted billboards around the state. Incumbent Gov. Butch Otter hasn’t, but plans to hit the airwaves between now...

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North Idaho Wants More USFS Say 15 

North Idaho’s counties want more influence over how the U.S. Forest Service manages hundreds of thousands of acres in the region. Actions such as road closures, fire management and proposed wilderness areas affect local governments, their citizens and their tax base, the county officials said....

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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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