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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Bloggy: Crapcan 17th Amendment 

I agree w Riggs. Crapcan the 17th amendment. However I believe America would best be servied by coming up with a new way to pick Senators. How about a performance based test involving a 90 day vision quest in the desert. Turn candidates loose with...

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Parting Shot -- 10.14.10 

I busted up when I saw this posted on Debbie Berger's Facebook page. Apparently, she spotted this on her 86YO neighbor Gene's lawn. Writes Debbie: "My 86 year old neighbor Gene is a very busy senior citizen. He rakes his lawn every day even though...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 10.14.10 21 

As I watched and blogged the 6 debates Wednesday night, I felt sorry for Commissioner Rick Currie, who was all dressed up for the occasion with no one to debate. As I said yesterday, the League of Women Voters missed the mark by not scheduling...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.14.10

6:04 p.m. Caller reports seeing male in back seat of green '94 Dodge s/b on Ramsey from Kathleen/CdA. possibly smoking pot.5:48 p.m. A group of disorderly males are drinking and cussing in Tensed City Park.5:45 p.m. Someone has dislocated a hip in 11800 block of...

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PM Headlines -- 10.14.10

Outrageous clothing was the uniform of choice for Post Falls High School 10th graders as they watched the powderpuff football game on Tuesday. (SR Photo: Kathy Plonka)UI to establish applied research lab in Post Falls/Amanda Cairo, UI MediaCoeur d'Alene Tribe's Chief Allan speaks/David Cole, NI...

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APhoto Of The Day (Sorta) -- 10.14.10

Mike Black, left, and Travis Braun from Colorado Lighting, dress a 24-foot sculpture of the ancient Egyptian god Anubis in a Denver Broncos Jersey to celebrate Orange Sunday festivities in the parking lot of the Comcast building in Denver on Thrusday. The Broncos will play...

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HBO Poll: Dan English Vs. Cliff Hayes 

Wednesday Poll: A supermajority (73 of 106, 68.87%) voted that the League of Women Voters blew it by not inviting write-ins Rick Currie (vs. Jai Nelson) and Howard Griffiths (vs. Phil Hart) to debate last night at the league's candidates' forum. 29 of 106 (27.36%)...

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CGX: Stenograph Me That 11 

On his Facebook page, CoeurGenX writes: "I think when you're in a relationship, you should be supplied with your own court stenographer -- you know, that person that sits in the courtroom and types down every word that is said. How many of you in...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... that there is another bone of contention at the unraveling -- or "energized," depending if you're on the inside or outside -- county GOP. Seems the new leaders called for an electronic vote on several expense items, including donating $250 apiece to coroner candidate...

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Sims, Marano Differ On LCDC 11 

It's always hard to get something out of candidate debates that using a format like the League of Women Voters did Wednesday night. Brief opening. A coupla questions that may or may not be of interest. Little interaction between candidates. Then short closing remarks. It...

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Idaho R's Try To Muzzle Tea Partiers? 12 

As I'm sitting here in Court, something just hit me like a ton of bricks. This court case is actually NOT about incumbency vs challenger (in the strictist sense as I previously posted). It is far more pernicious than that. It goes beyond any candidate,...

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INW Headlines -- 10.14.10 

John Foster, campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, grabs a soda while a cadboard cutout of the Democratic congressman guards the door to the breakroom inside the campaign's headquarters on in Boise. Idaho has long been considered one of the country's most Republican...

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Idaho Blogs: Minnick's Horrible Ad 

Former Idaho Governor Phil Batt has come out for Raul Labrador. The reason? Walt Minnick’s deceptive ad. Batt had endorsed Vaughn Ward in the spring and had intended to stay out of this race, ”but Mr. Minnick’s dishonest attempt to warp Mr. Labrador’s views on...

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Vote-By-Mail Initiative Bid Dies 12 

Sponsors of an initiative to make it easier for Idahoans to vote by mail if they want to have dropped their bid to get the measure on the ballot in 2012. “We needed 51,000 signatures, and I could just tell from the way we were...

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Cindy: My Home's A Work In Progress 

Our house is in a constant state of home improvement. It’s a veritable ode to unfinished projects. I marvel when friends say they painted their living rooms or stained their decks over the weekend. “You mean it’s done? Finished? Completed?” I ask. I painted my...

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Old Goat Snaps This Photo Of Goats 

"I went out with a friend yesterday to see some old goats," writes Herb Huseland/Bay Views. "No, not us. We were at Bernard Peak. Usually, the kiss of despair if you want to see goats is to bring a camera. This time I lucked out."Question:...

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English Outraises Hayes In Clerk Race 

Democrat Dan English has outraised Republican Cliff Hayes in an attempt to win re-election as Kootenai County clerk. Campaign finance reports released this week show that English has raised $4752 for the year and loaned his campaign $750, while Hayes has raised $3615, including a...

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High Noon: Your Kids Photo In Paper 

On her Facebook page, Cindy writes that she's "is working on a story that may require pics of a public school classroom. This is always tricky because MANY folks will not allow their child's picture in the newspaper. I know often there are custody issues...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.14.10

11:17 a.m. Female reports that a male followed her to the Scenic Bay Marina/Bayview and yelled at her in the parking lot.10:55 a.m. Randy at Bennett Bay Inn reports theft of items from room.10:21 a.m. Caller reports an auto burglary in 2000 block of 13th/CdA.10:09...

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Clark Fork In Montana Twilight

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy writes: "Clark Fork River in the Montana Twilight. This is the last shot I took on my way home from my recent trip South. Sadly I don't really remember where I was....somewhere east of Missoula."

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Williams: Minnick No 'Tea Party Hero' 

Mark Williams, the former Tea Party Express chairman and spokesman, told the Idaho Statesman Wednesday that he argued against the group making Idaho 1st District Rep. Walt Minnick the only Democrat on the "Tea Party Hero" list in April. "We reached out across the table...

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33 Chilean Miners Enjoy Freedom

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, fourth left front row, sits among the 33 miners freed from the San Jose mine during a visit to the hospital where they are undergoing a medical check up in Copiapo, Chile, earlier today. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end...

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Today's Phil Hart Poem, Angelou Style 

(Phenomenal Cabin -- Nic Casey channels Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman)Little people wonder where my secret lies. I’ve not paid for anything a normal person might Public trees are for the taking Don’t think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the taxes unpaid The trees...

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Labrador: Repeal 17th Amendment 27 

Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick said GOP nominee Raul Labrador’s support for repealing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ”crazy,“ while Labrador countered that returning the election of U.S. senators to legislatures would boost states’ rights and cut government. The debate Wednesday on KBOI-AM...

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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.