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SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2014

Weekend Wild Card -- 11.29-30.2014 

Coeur d'Alene put on its Christmas face Friday, with the annual holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting. The crowd that attended the events had to endure cold rain to do so. If you missed those activities, the Festival of the Trees still has one day...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014

Wild Card/Friday -- 11.28.14 

Turkey Day is in the rear-view mirror. Black Friday has begun. And the downtown Coeur d'Alene festivities are dead ahead this evening, including the annual Hagadone Hospitality tree lighting and the Festival of the Trees. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day break. There's more...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve W.C. -- 11.26.14 

I'm done here at Huckleberries Online until Monday (other than to post a few Wild Cards from home for those who want to communicate with the rest of this blog community). I'm headed home to Mrs. O, Amy Dearest, Okie Doke & at Thanksgiving dinner...

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Parting Shot -- 11.26.14 

Covered in a morning frost, a leaf hangs from a tree branch along the Capitol City Trail , as A.J. Hinkens and Ben Van Haren enjoy a morning run along the shores of Lake Monona, Wednesday, in Madison, Wis. The friends were taking advantage of...

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Top Comments -- 11.26.14

Top Comment -- SLFisher (RE: Black Thursday?): I'm really torn. I hate that stores are open Thursday and I don't want to support them. But dinner will be done by 6, everyone will be gone, and it would be nice to get out for a...

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Black Friday Begins On Thursday 

At CNN Money, Gregory Wallace reports: "Black Friday doorbusters begin as early as 6 a.m. the morning of Thanksgiving day, when Kmart opens. You can shop there any time until the real Black Friday is over -- it's open for 42 hours and finally closes...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.26.14

4:15 p.m. Post Falls Police Dept activities report for Nov. 25-26 here. 3:58 p.m. Loose dog reported @ 1800 block of N7th Street/CdA. 3:57 p.m. Loose dog reported @ 15th Street/Timber Avenue/CdA. 3:53 p.m. CPD officers have stopped 29YO male fitting description of person who...

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Sample And Keep Moving 

A Facebook Friend has a problem with the food samples given out at the local Costco store. Actually, she said, it's the people "going mindlessly from sample to sample, not caring that they are blocking traffic or running people over. The act as if they...

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Thankful For Veterans Who Serve 

This Thanksgiving I’m so very thankful for the 35 World War ll veterans and their wives who shared their stories with me in “War Bonds.” Folks like Melvin Hayes, pictured here with his son, Butch while home on a brief leave. Melvin was 27 when...

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No-Shave November KCSO Crew 

KCSO News Release: Kootenai County sheriff's employees are shown today, after 26 days of the No-Shave November campaign, which raises awareness and funds to prevent cancer, save lives, fund research, educate and aid those with cancer. "The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness...

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Fam's Xmas Involves Doing Not Buy

There’s no waking in the wee hours for Black Friday shopping at the Craig household. The Liberty Lake family’s day-after-Thanksgiving tradition involves doing – not buying – for others. And, at the center of the favorite family activity are tiny, pistachio-colored ingredients: Guittard Green Mint...

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Simpson To USFS: Thread Lightly 

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson has sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell expressing strong concerns about proposed rules for commercial filming in wilderness areas, asking the Forest Service to make sure the final rule doesn’t place an undue burden on journalists, TV...

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Black Thursday? 

So now that the stores are intruding on a day off for their employees by opening Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving evening, do we still call it Black Friday shopping? Or is it Gray Thursday now. And how long do you suppose the stores and...

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Fog Causing Travel Trouble In Region

Fog is causing travel problems in the Spokane region and other parts of the Columbia Basin today. Visibility had been down to about an eighth of a mile at Spokane International Airports where some flights are being delayed on what is one of the busiest...

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Use Turkey Leftovers In Pot Pies 

There’s more to Thanksgiving leftovers than turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. Jeff Anderson, executive chef at Safeway, offers a couple of ideas for what to do with both ingredients – as well as leftover bread and roasted potatoes, plus a few pantry items. Use turkey...

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SR News Quiz -- 11.23-29.2014

How much do you know about plans to renovate Tubbs Hill, Gonzaga men's basketball and other news of note? Find out in weekly News Quiz of The Spokesman, where you could win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two movie tickets. You...

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Slushy Walk 

A woman walks over a road covered in slush Wednesday in Newark, N.J. The northern New Jersey region is expected to be hit by a snow storm, which will cause problems for those traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.26.14

11:48 a.m. 8YO male is having psychotic episode in area of Twin Drive/Horsehaven, Post Falls. 11:32 a.m. Pickup is stalled in lane of travel @ n/b Govt Way/Kathleen Ave, CdA. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 25-26 here. 10:13 a.m. Noninjury...

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Thieves Steal $600 From IYR Thrift

From Post Falls Police Dept Facebook (Swing Shift): Theft at the Idaho Youth Ranch located at 317 E. Seltice Way. Unknown suspect(s) entered the store and stole a bank bag belonging to the store which contained over $600.00 in cash. The employees believe it occurred...

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One Last Look At 2014 Election 

We are plagued by an unfortunate enigma: How can voters continue to complain about the do-nothing Congress and laughable legislature, yet continue to vote the same federal and state legislators back into office time and time again? -- former legislator Mary Lou Reed.

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A Way To Remember Patrick

Rebecca McNeill, a lifelong friend of Patrick Jacobs, has started an online fund to help defray funeral expenses for Patrick's family. The funeral for the long-time Huckleberries commenter/friend/restaurant reviewer cost $2500. Already, $910 has been raised. Let's help the family out. You can contribute by...

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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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