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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

Stickman: Why Steal My Sticks? 30 

Stickman: I feel a bit annoyed at the world today, as I had about 20 sticks stolen from me last night from my carport. Most in the area know that they are free as it is, so I don't understand the logic. I guess the…

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.8.10 13 

City Clerk Susan Weathers reports to Huckleberries Online that the discussion with Mayor Sandi Bloem re: blogging will be aired for the first time on Woody TV sometime around 9 o'clock Friday morning. The "Coffee with the Mayor" discussion involves Her Sandiness, Coeur d'Alene Press…

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Melissa: Skyelynn Never Had A Chance 

Tyler Jamison is only 18. I imagine he may have thought his life was over when he heard his girlfriend was pregnant. It’s hard to have a baby and, extremely hard when that child is crying and you can’t figure out why. It was hard…

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PM Headlines -- 4.8.10 

Ten North Idaho College students participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip March 28 through April 3 to Sisters, Ore., to build a Habitat for Humanity house. On the job site are (kneeling) Robert Herrera from Hauser, (front) Tanya Fessenden from Sagle, Tabby Fessenden from…

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Women feed a giraffe during a promotional event for spring at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Lee Jin-man / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.8.10 

Women feed a giraffe during a promotional event for spring at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)Top Cutlines:1. Sadly, the 'feed the gator' promotion did not go as smoothly -- Formerly Sandpoint.2. Kim &…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.8.10

5:44 p.m. Another tree has fallen down along Rosenberry Drive (Dike Road), partially blocking the road around NIC.5:19 p.m. A fallen tree has knocked power lines against a house @ 12743 N. Avondale Loop, igniting a possible structure fire.5:09 p.m. A tree has fallen on…

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Thar She Blows 

An awning or a gazebo has blown from Kathy Sims' Coeur d'Alene Honda dealership on Seltice Way over the back fence @ M/P 10, coming to rest alongside the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90. Patrol officers are worried that the awning or gazebo might blow…

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A plane tows a banner over the Augusta National Golf Club during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Chris O'meara / Associated Press)

A Message For Tiger 

A plane tows a banner over the Augusta National Golf Club during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Question: What short message would you like to send Tiger, if you had a small plane flying over Masters…

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Dem Blogger Picks On Easy Prey 11 

Idablue has a post on Pro-Life (pictured), the Independent candidate for Governor. The post follows a time-honored blogospheric tradition that follows a simple formula: 1. Find a candidate on the other side who is eccentric and completely unelectable and highlight said candidate. 2. Ridicule the…

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Tax Freedom Day Set For Friday 

Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 9 this year, the 99th day of 2010, according to our annual calculation using the latest government data on income and taxes. Americans will work well over three months of the year—from January 1 to April 9—before they…

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Otter Rejects Allred Health Care Plan

“We can opt out as long as we’re as bad as or worse than what [Congress] presented,” Otter said Thursday during a campaign event in Boise. Federal legislation that would allow states to opt out of new health care laws requires that states come up…

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Escorted by security personnel, Tiger Woods walks to the second tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Rob Carr / Associated Press)

Woods 3 Under Thru 9 @ Masters 14 

Escorted by security personnel, Tiger Woods walks to the second tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., earlier today. Woods shot a 3 under 33 through the first nine holes here. Meanwhile, a heckler in a small plane taunted…

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Here Comes The Wind 32 

It looks like the predicted wind storm is moving into the area. Scanner Traffic just reported that there's a tree down across Highway 97 (around east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene thru Harrison) @ M/P 82 (Burma Road). Also, KHQ tweeted a few minutes ago:…

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In this April 7, 2010 photo, Eastern Middle School eighth grader Brittany Martin arrange their giant letters while playing a game of Scrabble during a pep rally at Solsberry, Ind. The middle school students will be competing in the National Scrabble Competition at Orlando, Fla. this weekend. (Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-times)

Scrabble, Anyone? 

Eastern Middle School eighth grader Brittany Martin arrange their giant letters while playing a game of Scrabble during a pep rally at Solsberry, Ind., Wednesday. The middle school students will be competing in the National Scrabble Competition at Orlando, Fla. this weekend. (AP Photo/Bloomington Herald-Times,…

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Murf: Yet Offensive 'Squaw' Remains 

We appreciate the Idaho governor and Legislature's concern for offensive words. We also applaud their efforts to remove such language from Idaho code. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed into law Tuesday a bill that would strike "retarded," "lunatic" and similar words from some 73 state…

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Moscow Council Wants WalMart To Stay 23 

The Moscow City Council recently sent a letter to Walmart President Mike Duke requesting the corporation keep its Moscow store open after a Walmart Supercenter opens in Pullman later this year. In the letter, the council expressed its concern for the community’s dependence on the…

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High Noon: Online Dating 

A friendly wink has long been a way to let someone know you find them interesting, amusing or attractive. Though the advent of online dating has changed the way couples meet and interact, at Match.com a virtual wink is still a way to signal interest.…

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Anyone venturing out on the streets of downtown Spokane, Wash. Thursday April 8, 2010 had to make a run through the wind that threatened to blow you off your feet. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.8.10 

Anyone venturing out on the streets of downtown Spokane Thursday had to make a run through the wind that threatened to blow you off your feet. (Christopher Anderson/SR)Spokane fireman Tasered in fight with WSP troopers/Meghann Cuniff, SRWashington unemployment fund among healthiest/Bert Caldwell, SRDespite late mountain…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.8.10

11:37 a.m. Railroad crossing arm is broken and hanging down @ Diagonal & Ramsey/Rathdrum. Winds may have caused the damage.11:34 a.m. Mother reports that her daughter's ex-boyfriend refused to return her vitamins after she moved out.11:29 a.m. Wind has blown down a tree across H97…

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Fireman Fights WSP Troopers, Jailed 

Spokane Fire Department Lt. Todd Chism was arrested early Tuesday morning following a brawl with two Washington State Troopers during a traffic call in Stevens County. LT. Chism was arrested and booked into the Stevens County Jail on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and assault…

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Bishop Defends Pope, Chides Priest 

Pope Benedict's age is not his weakness, but his strength. I find it inconceivable that a priest who rose through the ranks of the church at the elbow of leaders such as Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II is somehow…

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FILE-  This May 22, 2009 file photo shows Lutz Giasa, left, and Karl-Heinz Hiller, both of Berlin, Germany,  in a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, park before the start of a parade kicking off the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Moustaches might be having a trendy moment with fashion insiders, models and Facebook fan pages. (Mark Thiessen / Associated Press)

Mustaches Trendy Again? 14 

Lutz Giasa, left, and Karl-Heinz Hiller, both of Berlin, Germany, in a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, park before the start of a parade kicking off the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Moustaches might be having a trendy moment with fashion insiders, models and Facebook fan…

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SR: Mistrial Shows Area Fights Fair 

Editorial: Mistrial shows area fights racism with fairness/Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Part of the judge’s responsibility is to make sure that the evidence is delivered properly, which is why he threw a flag over the 911 tape. It probably would have been easier for Luster to let…

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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.