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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

Dedicated To The One I Love 

Again, I need to turn to Cindy for a comment idea that she posted on Facebook (and allowed me to cross-post here at HucksOnline) re: song dedications. Cindy: ('Babe' by Styx) was on the radio when I took Sam to school this morning. Sigh ...…

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Participants in an early-release art workshop at Plaza Diane Community Center for the Arts studied artist Jackson Pollock on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Powell, Wyo. After students painted two canvases in Pollock�s style, it was hard to tell if more paint was on the artists� feet or on the canvases. (Yancy Bonner / Powell Tribune)

Parting Shot -- 4.27.10 

Participants in an early-release art workshop at Plaza Diane Community Center for the Arts studied artist Jackson Pollock on Wednesday in Powell, Wyo. After students painted two canvases in Pollock’s style, it was hard to tell if more paint was on the artists’ feet or…

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.27.10 

I'm still acclimating myself to Facebook while trying to keep up with Twitter -- and keeping the insatiable blog fed. Sometimes, I feel like Seymour Krelborn trying to keep Audrey II fed and satisfied ... in a cyber space since. But Blogmeister Andrew has provided…

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It's Going To Be A Good Day When ... 

On Facebook, Cindy commented that she knew she was going to have a good day when she dropped a piece of bread w/peanut butter on it ... and the bread ended right side up. As proof, she later posted a coupla things that proved the…

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In this photo provided by the University of Idaho, an adult giant Palouse earthworm stretches nearly to its full length of 10 to 12 inches in the laboratory at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, April 12, 2010.  Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured for the first time in two decades, University of Idaho scientists revealed on Tuesday. (Kelly Weaver / University Of Idaho)

PM Headlines -- 4.27.10

In this photo provided by the University of Idaho, an adult giant Palouse earthworm stretches nearly to its full length of 10 to 12 inches in the laboratory at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, April 12. Two living specimens of the fabled…

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Ukrainian opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers fight during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Ukraine's parliament has voted to extend Russia's lease of a Crimean naval port for the Black Sea Fleet in a chaotic session during which eggs and smoke bombs were thrown. The countries' presidents agreed last week to extend the Russian navy's use of the Sevastopol port for another 25 years after the old lease expires in 2017. (Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.27.10 

Ukrainian opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers fight during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday. Ukraine's parliament has voted to extend Russia's lease of a Crimean naval port for the Black Sea Fleet in a chaotic session during…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.27.10

5:31 p.m. Juveniles are causing problems in alley behind 1500 block of 13th.5:10 p.m. H&W wants an officer to check on 2 children who may be in a Hayden household where meth is being cooked.4:41 p.m. Scott reports he has been bitten by a dog.4:08…

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IFF: Capital For A Day 

In Fiscal Year 2010, Idaho taxpayers have spent an average of nearly $8,200 per month to bring the government to the citizens … literally. Between July 2009 and February 2010, Gov. Butch Otter’s “Capital for a Day” program had a price tag of more than…

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17YO Traced To Craigslist Ad Hoax 

A Craigslist ad offering a 4-year-old boy for sale has been traced to a 17-year-old Sandpoint boy. The Sandpoint Police Department linked the boy to the ad after the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office obtained Internet Provider address information indicating the ad was posted from a…

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.27.10 

"Saturday was the official Kootenai County Farmer's Market work day," writes Sunny/Bent's Beer Garden. "Basically, working members of the market volunteer their time to set up booths, paint them and clean up the surrounding area. It was a very chilly and blustery day but everyone…

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City Of Coeur d'Alene's Hiring 

The City of Coeur d'Alene is currently accepting applications for the following Temporary Seasonal positions: Parks Grounds Maintenance Worker Street Maintenance Worker For applications and job information, please visit our website at http://www.cdaid.org/ or call the human resources department at 769-2205.Question: If you had a…

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., are taped on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, during  a news conference to discuss Facebook's new information policy. (Harry Hamburg / Fr170004 Ap)

Dem Senators To Facebook: Back Off 12 

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., are taped on Capitol Hill in Washington today, during a news conference to discuss Facebook's new information policy. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)Senators' letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: We are writing to express our concern regarding…

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Ex-Bronco Celebrates In Big Apple 

Page Six: Kyle Wilson celebrated being drafted by the New York Jets at Greenhouse with 10 buddies, eight bottles of champagne and Zico coconut water. The Jets picked the Boise State cornerback in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday. "The group was…

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Lizard: Then We're All Sorta Terrorists 

Lizard People: I read “extremist site” article and found it interesting. These people typically have unusual ideas about how to get out of parking tickets, but I wouldn't go so far as the article did in calling them “paper terrorists." If there is such a…

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Charlemagne: Circumventing Elections 14 

Charlemagne: the vast majority of Idaho’s judges are initially appointed as opposed to elected. This is gives such judges the tremendous advantage of incumbency when they do face their retention elections. This is clearly contrary to the spirit of the Idaho Constitution. Looking at the…

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In this April 24, 2010 photo, Tamera O'Leary, 7, talks to a telephone operator on a 1904 silver dollar pay phone during the Hands on History event at the Holiday Village Mall in Havre, Mont. (Nikki Carlson / Havre Daily News)

HucksOnline Best Of INW -- 4.27.10 

Tamera O'Leary, 7, talks to a telephone operator on a 1904 silver dollar pay phone during the Hands on History event at the Holiday Village Mall in Havre, Mont., Saturday. (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Nikki Carlson)Cartoon: Eurotrash/David Horsey, Seattle P-ISpokane undercover deputy loses badge, gun…

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High Noon: DFO Gets New Avatar 12 

As the headline suggests, I've finally ditched my the avatar of Batman pointing a gun in favor of something a little less frightening, a lion yawning. I spotted the big yawn while trolling through the AP photo wire in search of a subject for the…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.27.10 

Noon: Jack reports that someone from Arizona is threatening him.11:56 a.m. A male is in the police lobby to report someone hit him in the head w/a bat.11:36 a.m. Evan has lost his yellow Lab.11:33 a.m. A silent alarm has gone off in the freezer…

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Dillon Earl of Fruita Colo., stands  on North Cherry Street on Monday April 26, 2010.  Dillon Earl,8,was on his way to Fellowship Church in Grand Junction on Sunday when his grandmother, Lisa DeKruger, had a seizure while driving the two to morning services.  Dillon grabbed the steering wheel and guided the truck onto the side of Interstate 70 near the 24 Road exit. Another driver helped moved the truck onto the exit ramp and called 911. DeKruger said she doesn't remember the seizure, but was told later by a paramedic that Dillon was picking grass nonchalantly when help arrived. (William Woody / The Daily Sentinel)

Jesus, Take The Wheel

Dillon Earl, 8, of Fruita, Colo., stands on North Cherry Street on Monday. Dillon was on his way to Fellowship Church in Grand Junction on Sunday when his grandmother, Lisa DeKruger, had a seizure while driving the two to morning services. Dillon grabbed the steering…

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Ward Delinquent On Property Taxes 13 

Congressional candidate Vaughn Ward is delinquent on his Valley County property taxes for the fourth time since 2004, the Valley County Treasurer’s office said Tuesday. Ward and his wife, Kirsten, own a half-acre undeveloped lot in Cascade, across a road from Lake Cascade. The lot…

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Dennis: Marines, Uniforms, My Family 

Dennis Mansfield posts: Since the news hit earlier today about the action by the USMC against Vaughn Ward for his unwarranted use of the Marine Corps uniform in his campaign literature, etc, I've been thinking ... Why was I so taken aback? Why was I…

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Jennifer McCreight, left,  talks with Matt Kerns, as students gather for "boobquake" Monday, April 26, 2010, on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.  According to the Journal & Courier, McCreight, a senior at Purdue, started "boobquake" after comments by Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi, who said promiscuous women were responsible for earthquakes in Iran. "As a scientist I had to challenge it," McCreight told the Journal & Courier. Participants were asked to wear any revealing clothing they felt comfortable in. Kerns said his sign was a play on homegrown religious fundamentalism, such as the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas whose members picket funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers to express the belief that U.S. troop deaths are punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality. (John Terhune / Journal & Courier)

The Political Sandbox 110 

Jennifer McCreight, left, talks with Matt Kerns (who's spoofing protests by the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan.), as students gather for "boobquake" Monday on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. According to the Journal & Courier, McCreight, a senior at Purdue,…

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HBO Poll: Benewah Co, Kirts To Blame

Monday Poll: 108 of 136 respondents (79%) voted that Benewah County and Sheriff Bob Kirts, not the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, are to blame for the cross-deputization deal falling apart. Only 8 of 136 (6%) said the tribe was to blame. And 12 of 136 (9%)…

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Justice Jones Says Bradbury's Wrong 31 

Unopposed Justice Jim Jones blasts Judge John Bradbury (pictured), who's challenging Justice Roger Burdick: “The candidate’s materials make inaccurate accusations against the Idaho judiciary,” Jones says in the statement. “As a member of the court, it is appropriate to address these misstatements because they cast…

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Statesman: Ward Ad Ticks Off Marines 28 

The Idaho Statesman has a front-page article by reporter Dan Popkey today about an ad that congressional candidate Vaughn Ward placed on the “Drudge Report” Web site that got him in trouble with the U.S. Marines, who told Ward the ad violated military regulations about…

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