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MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

Bill Hall: A Tilted Fence Of Then & Now 

Bill Hall/Lewiston Tribune columnizes: "My parents were farmers in their younger lives in an era before power equipment had arrived in that line of work. Their power equipment was horses, the strong back of my father and the pure unmitigated fortitude of that generation. And…

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In this April 23, 2010 photo, Adrian, left,  and Hannah McInnes, seniors at Jamestown  High School and identical twins decided to make a custom of their own by asking identical twin brothers, Jerimiah, left, and Josh Dockter, to prom at Jamestown, N.D. (John Steiner / The Jamestown Sun)

P.S. Twins Dating Twins -- 4.26.10 

Adrian, left, and Hannah McInnes, seniors at Jamestown High School and identical twins decided to make a custom of their own by asking identical twin brothers, Jerimiah, left, and Josh Dockter, to prom at Jamestown, N.D., Friday. (AP Photo/The Jamestown Sun, John M. Steiner)Question: Are…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.26.10 

Sgt. Christie Wood tells HucksOnline there were no incidents Sunday afternoon involving that supremacist protest on the sidewalk of the Coeur d'Alene High parking lot (Fourth Street). Seems the Human Rights Institute was staging an equality race on the track to the west of the…

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Top Thread: Looking For 'Peghead' 26 

JimmyMAC: OTV's review of The Long Ear reminded me to post something I've been meaning to forever but keep forgetting. Does ANYONE know where I can get a copy of Black Happy's Peghead? I would think someone on here would have one available that I…

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PM Headlines -- 4.26.10 

OrangeTV (via Facebook) spotted the new bit of public art/bike rack in Midtown, 4th & Coeur d'Alene. What do you think of it?Liberty Lake neighbors fear spread of 'McMansions'/McKay Allen, KXLYHaiti drops kidnapping charges against 10 Americans/Frank Bajak, StatesmanIdaho has stake in Washington open-records case/Betsy…

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Mary Atkinson of Arizona State hits the vault during her exercise in the individual event finals during the NCAA gymnastics championships in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, April 24, 2010. Mary was not injured in the fall. (Phil Sandlin / Fr117487 Ap)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.26.10 

Mary Atkinson of Arizona State hits the vault during her exercise in the individual event finals during the NCAA gymnastics championships in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday. Mary was not injured in the fall. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)Top Cutlines:1. Some days it just it…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.26.10

5:39 p.m. A boy has wiped out on his bike after hitting a rock behind Subway restaurant on Primrose/Post Falls.5:19 p.m. A motorist has stopped to pick up debris in roadway @ I-90 & M/P 14/CdA.5:16 p.m. Richard wants to see an officer re: a…

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Super 1 Robbery Suspects Caught

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of two robbery suspects from a robbery that took place on Oct. 17, 2009, at the Super 1 Foods in Hayden. Information received from a tip led investigators to Kalispell, Mont. One suspect, Philip Paul-Richard Luedcke, 22…

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DanG Pooh-Poohs LCDC Online Worry 

At the OpenCDA.com "Open Session" post today, Dan Gookin points out that he watched the Lake City Development Corp meeting last night. And was particularly interested in the discussion about online records. Seems LCDC members were pretty concerned about individuals altering the records. "What the…

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Dennis: Of Corvettes & Proms 

"Watching my son, Colin, drive his prom date, Kona Estes, around the city in our friend's Red Corvette yesterday reminded me of a post I did a while back on 'Vettes," writes Dennis Mansfield. "So I had to revisit it ... and repost it. Driving…

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Kathy: Gas Prices Are A Crap Shoot 

Kathy Hedberg/Lewiston Tribune columnizes: "A person could be tempted to become skeptical about why gas prices jump up and down with such wide variations from one part of the country - or the state - to another. Last week we were told the reason gas…

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Romenesko: Dump Unsigned Editorials 

Jim Romenesko posted this on Poytner Online Forums: " ... the letters to the editor page is a far more honest feedback forum than anything ever conjured up on radio, TV or the Web. (Yes, the Web. The wingnut bloggers always have an echo chamber…

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Creighton head coach Dana Altman expresses his displeasure with a blocking call with two seconds remaining in their Monday March 20, 2006, NIT basketball game against Miami.  Miami went on to make one of the free throws and beat Creighton 53-52. (Dave Weaver / Associated Press)

HucksOnline Best of INW -- 4.26.10 

In this March 2006 AP file photo, Creighton coach Dana Altman expresses his displeasure with a blocking call with two seconds remaining in their NIT basketball game against Miami. At a press conference that began at 1 o'clock today, University of Oregon officials will announce…

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High Noon: Anyone For A Scooter? 13 

Jesse Tinsley aboard his Scooter is ready for summer.With his permission, I pulled this photo of SR photog buddy Jesse Tinsley on his Scooter onto the blog to celebrate nice days and the coming of summer. Also, I wanted to mention that Scooters interest me.…

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Scanner/AM: Grandparents, Kids Found 

11:55 a.m. Scott @ Linx Trail & Puma/CdA reports his neighbor's Schitzu is loose again. He has been bitten before, trying to catch the dog.11:23 a.m. A female needs medical help after a fight with a male who left in a van on 4th/CdA.11:14 a.m.…

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Idaho Blogosphere -- 4.26.10 22 

Sisyphus, on 43rd State Blues: The supremacist cancer is back, taking root in north Idaho, and starting to venture forth in an effort to propagate. The hate filled rhetoric from the right wing noise machine has consequences. One consequence is emboldening these guys to come…

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Chadwick Withdraws, Backs Labrador 

Michael Chadwick withdrew from the Republican primary over the weekend and threw his support behind state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle (pictured). He pointed specifically to the 2006 primary race as the reason for withdrawing. ”We don’t want a repeat of the 2006 congressional race where…

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Family Survived By Singing, Drawing

Press release from Sgt. Christie Wood (pictured)/Coeur d'Alene Police Department: Coeur d’Alene Police detectives interviewed Neil and Connie Bigelow after they returned to the Coeur d’Alene residence of their grandchildren this morning. Neil stated they took a drive to the Hayden Creek area, and his…

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OTV: Ignore Aryan Nations Protesters 

OrangeTV: I'm friends with some of the folks that worked on the event, and I don't have any details, but from what I've gathered there was no real drama. I heard the Aryan loon-goons only stuck around for about a half-hour of the four hour…

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In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama meets with Billy Graham, 91, at his mountainside home in Montreat, N.C., Sunday, April 25, 2010. Obama concluded his North Carolina vacation with his first meeting of the ailing evangelist, who has counseled commanders in chief since Dwight Eisenhower. (Pete Souza / The White House)

The Political Sandbox 35 

President Barack Obama meets with Billy Graham, 91, at his mountainside home in Montreat, N.C., Sunday. Obama concluded his North Carolina vacation with his first meeting of the ailing evangelist, who has counseled commanders in chief since Dwight Eisenhower. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)Wild…

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HBO Poll: Kirsten Ward's Job Matters

Weekend Poll: GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has a public relations problem. When asked, "Does it matter that GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward's wife works for Fannie Mae?" 174 of 399 respondents (44%) said "yes." 162 of 399 (41%) said "no." And another 55 of…

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I-90 Road Work Thru Post Falls Starts 

Construction work on Interstate 90 through Post Falls begins today and could cause traffic delays until work is completed in mid-June. Workers will be repairing freeway bridges over the Spokane River, Pleasant View Road and Spokane Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in…

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OTV Review: The Long Ear 

Founded in 1973, Coeur d’Alene’s the Long Ear, 2505 N. Fourth St., is undeniably the top bunny with area music shoppers. Store owners Terry and Deon Borchard have managed to survive and thrive in an era when both mom-and-pop record shops and massive chains like…

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DOTC: 'Illegal Canadians' Don't Vote 

Kootenai County Clerk Dan English in CdA Press guest opinion: We do not have "a bunch of illegal Canadians" voting in our elections. What we do have is a federal law that protects the voting rights of U.S. citizens living in other countries, whether they…

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Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo talked CrimeReports.com at his office on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Information on the web site includes crime maps that can be sorted by date, crime type and location. (Kathy Plonka)

AM Headlines -- 4.26.10

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo talked CrimeReports.com at his office on Wednesday. Information on the web site includes crime maps that can be sorted by date, crime type and location. Jacob Livingston's SR Handle Extra story here. (Kathy Plonka/SR)Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRSunshine warms Inland…

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Huckleberries Online

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.