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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

MM: I Dislike New FB/Twitter Icons 12 

Moscow Minidoka: Dislike the new facebook/twitter icons. Poor design (too big, not incorporated well into existing HBO design). Integrate them better, or jettison them. As-is, they're obnoxious. A better way to do this is to add these buttons after the jump. People who are prone...

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P.S. Killer Frost Coming Tonight 

"Supposed to get pretty close to freezing tonight," writes Blogmeister Ryan Pitts. "So it's harvest time today." (Photo: Ryan Pitts Facebook page)Question: Are you going to harvest your tomatoes & other sensitive plants? Or cover them?

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Columbus Day Wild Card? -- 10.11.10 12 

I've been trying to figure out why the county courthouse is closed today. And got my answer a few minutes ago when a patrol officer asked that question via the scanner. Seems it's Columbus Day -- you know, "in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."...

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Meghann, Nancy Grace To Discuss Case 

A 25-year-old baby sitter accused of murder declined to speak with investigators after her arrest Friday and has asked for an attorney. Amanda L. Skogen has no criminal history and was never suspected of abuse before 3-year-old Cohen Johnson suffered a traumatic head injury that...

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PM Headlines -- 10.11.10 

A lone fisherman is silhouetted against dark, stormy clouds reflected in the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., Monday. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Frost possible tonight in Inland Northwest/Spokesman-Review4 arrested in pot bust, including 2 WSU footballers/KXLYOpinion: Idaho's uncooperative federalism/Terry Harris, KEA Blog25YO Post Falls baby-sitter jailed on...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.11.10 

A woman reacts as a nude person is escorted from the audience as President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in Philadelphia Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Top Cutlines:1. Earl Grey, local Tea Bag Party Grand Wizard, is escorted away from the podium...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.11.10 

5:45 p.m. CPD Blue has issued a missing person report for Warren Wayne Wilson, 43, who hasn't been seen for 3 weeks.5:28 p.m. Resident reports that a neighbor shot a deer within city limits on Canfield Mountain and then dragged it down to his property...

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Poll: City Should Pay Kennedy Costs 

Weekend Poll: 130 of 230 (56.52%) respondents to the weekend poll said the city of Coeur d'Alene should pay for prevailing Councilman Mike Kennedy's legal fees from the Jim Brannon lawsuit. 87 of 230 (37.83%) said the city shouldn't pay Kennedy's legal expenses. 13 respondents...

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Hart Explains Timber Cut In '96 Video 

Here’s video of Phil Hart being interviewed by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department back in 1996 about the theft of timber from Idaho state school endowment land. In the video, obtained under the Idaho Public Records Law, Hart, now a three-term Idaho state representative, tells...

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Wheaties To Feature Ironman Champ 

Wheaties announces at a press conference, after the 2010 Ironman World Championship, that winner Chris McCormack, left, will be first-ever Ironman World Champion to appear on the Wheaties box, Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Luci Pemoni/AP Images for Wheaties)Question: Have you ever participated in a distance...

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No League Debate For Nelson, Hart 

Judy Edwards, of the League of Women Voters, tells Huckleberries Online that it will sponsor several debates featuring 13 candidates at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Coeur d'Alene Library Community Room. Debates include races between candidates for County Clerk (Dan English & Cliff Hayes); Coroner...

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Richert: Will Allred Tax Snickerdoodles?

The upshot: The Republicans say Allred, if elected, would impose a far-reaching sales tax increase by getting rid of tax exemptions on everything from school lunches to car repairs to farm equipment to "church bake sales." Does this mean the GOP is planning to hire...

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Christa: Witness Fee Goes To Kennedy 10 

Update: McCrory's contempt of court case will be heard by Judge Charles Hosack at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Christa Hazel's decision (below) to donate her witness fee to Mike Kennedy's legal defense fund was originally posted Saturday morning. Christa Hazel, pictured, has been subpoenaed to testify...

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Mary To MikeK: Stay Off Hucks Online 17 

Mary Souza, the former Coeur d'Alene planning commissioner who finished 3rd in a 3-way race with Mike Kennedy in 2005 and never got over it, suggests that Mike Kennedy stay off "savage" Huckleberries Online. And she accuses Kennedy of providing Hucks Online with blow-by-blow text...

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Scarecrows Rule In Downtown CdA

On his Facebook page, Idaho Dad provides this photo of his kids making a scarecrow in downtown Coeur d'Alene recently. The material was provided by a local arts organization -- wood poles, clothes, hay, hats, wigs, markers. Writes Idaho Dad: "Lots of fun. All the...

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Local R's Donated $2500 To Kelso 

Interesting reading from Kootenai County Republican Central Committee financial disclosure statement for June 5 - Sept. 30. Local R's raised $25,583 and spent $19882. Among those expense:$500 for the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce fireworks fund.$8000 to the H. James Magnuson Trust.6 payments totaling $1069...

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Otter's Pick Crawford Backs Allred 

For some reason, I don't think Gov. Butch Otter would have appointed Christina Crawford to the Benewah County Board of County Commissioners, if he'd known she was going to support his opponent in the next general election. Democrat Keith Allred's office contacted Huckleberries Online to...

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Hedberg: Who Needs A Corn Maze? 

A friend suggests we take in the University of Idaho corn maze near the Lewiston Roundup grounds sometime this month and I think: "What's the point?" If I wanted to plunk myself down into a tangle of objects where I was completely disoriented and see...

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INW: Pet Blessing Applies To Snake 

Naomi Weitz had her pet snake, a 15-year-old Dumeril's boa, blessed at Temple Beth Shalom on Sunday. It was the temple's first animal blessing. Story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)Cartoon: Mariners can't get any worse or can they?/Milt Priggee, Seattle P-IEmbattled Rep. Hart logged state...

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High Noon: Uncomfortable Wordage 

Jill Kuraitis of New West Boise asks on her Facebook page: "Are you comfortable pronouncing these words -- Macabre, entrepreneur, haute couture?Question: Are you? Are you uncomfortable pronouncing any words?

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Snake Pit 127, Treasure Valley 125 

On her Facebook page, Holly Shyt provides the low-down on what happened when her Snake Pit Venomous Vixens traveled to Boise for a bout with the Treasure Valley Rollergirls B Team. The Snakes won 127-125 to improve their record to 3-1 for the year.

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.11.10

11:32 a.m. Traffic lights are malfunctioning @ H95 & Hanley/CdA.11:28 a.m. Joni, at Caribbean Tan, 5624 Govt Way/Hayden reports a break-in attempt.11:02 a.m. A suspicious vehicle is parked behind Dollar Tree, 223 W. Appleway/CdA.10:55 a.m. Heather reports situation in which youngsters are watching younger siblings.10:53...

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ICB: Where Are The Democrats? 13 

What is it with Idaho Democrat party? Can’t they find Democrats to run for office? Or is it just a snow job by the candidates trying to distance themselves from the Democrat party to trick Idaho liberal Independents and Democrats to support them? Both Walt...

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O-CDA: Kennedy 'Vindicated, Validated'? 

For once, I agree with the OpenCDA crowd on something. 'Tis a shame that the Coeur d'Alene Press didn't post online its top-of-the-fold, front-page Sunday story re: Councilman Mike Kennedy -- the one with the 48-point headline: "Vindicated ... validated." I'm not sure which of...

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'Fire Pelosi' Bus Rolls Into Caldwell 16 

Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party Norm Semanko leads the GOP candidates off the "Fire Pelosi" bus as U.S. representative candidate Raul Labrador follows behind Saturday morning at the Canyon County Republican headquarters in Caldwell, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Press-Tribune, Mike Vogt)Question: How well does...

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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.