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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Check Out Rick Currie's Tile Ad 12 

I just clicked on write-in Rick Currie's tile ad to see what's there (in lefthand rail) -- and found out that he's still swinging re: his race with GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson. The ad begins: "Keep character and experience in and Jai Nelson out." It...

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P.S. Sky High For LCHS Homecoming

Photographer Rocky Castenada has posted this photo and a dozen others of the homecoming game between Lake City High and Wenatchee on his Facebook page here. I picked this one because it reminds me why I'm glad my kids never were cheerleaders. The girls are...

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.19.10 22 

In "New Year's Day," poet Billy Collins notes that we have a second birthday each year when we're able to take stock and start over. Later in the poem, he talks about that unnamed day now that will be marked down on future calendars on...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.19.10

5:42 p.m. Carol wants to talk to a tribal officer re: little of kittens dropped off at her home.5:02 p.m. WalMart on Mullan/PF reports a cooperative male shoplifter is in the office.5 p.m. Caller reports a male driver waving a beer can in a tan...

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PM Headlines -- 10.19.10

Idaho Vandals women basketballers are picked to finish 4th (coaches) or 5th (media) in the 9-team Western Athletic Conference during the 2010-11 season here. Meanwhile, the men are picked to finish 8th of 9 in the WAC here. (UI Photo: Vandal athletics Facebook page)Fox Theater...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.19.10 

Sarah Palin kisses Sohpie, a 10-week-old puppy after signing her belly for her owner, Debbie Fuller of Incline Village, Nev., during the kick-off of the Tea Party Express bus tour at a rally Monday in Reno, Nev. The tour will make 29 stops crossing 20...

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Poll: Currie-Nelson Most Interesting

Monday Poll: By a margin of 5 votes, Hucks Nation considers the Currie-Nelson race for commissioner more interesting than the English-Hayes one. 62 of 135 (45.93%) respondents voted that the race between incumbent Commish Rick Currie's write-in race against Republican Jai Nelson was the most...

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Oxycontin Addiction Nails Ex-prosecutor 12 

A Coeur d’Alene defense lawyer and former deputy prosecutor was sent to prison recently after police said he recruited a client to help feed his OxyContin addiction. Shawn C. Nunley, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison with eligibility for parole in two years...

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If Looks Could Kill ... 33 

Tina Jacobson, who has filled in for Rep. Phil Hart at the Idaho Legislature, glares at state committeeman Matt Roetter at a Tea Party rally at Greyhound Park earlier this year. Write-in candidate Howard Griffiths was in attendance. And Tina apparently had learned for the...

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Lizard: If You Don't Like It, Move 14 

Lizard People: Phil Hart is particularly suited to represent those of us who believe government is the problem, not the solution. “Government” type republicans, few and dwindling in number but well-reinforced by their socialist fellow travellers in the liberal blogging community, are better represented by...

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CdA Schools Honor Clint Stennett 

On his Facebook page, Mike Kennedy posts this photo and notes that the U.S. flag is being flown at half staff in honor of the former Senate Minority Leader Clint Stennett, who died recently after a long battle with brain cancer. Writes Mike: "I wanted...

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Pentagon OKs Openly Gay Recruits 

The Pentagon has advised recruiting commands that they can accept openly gay and lesbian recruit candidates, given the recent federal court decision that bars the military from expelling openly gay service members, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman. The guidance from the Personnel and Readiness office...

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Tom Bosley, 'Happy Days' Dad, RIP 

This Oct. 28, 1986 file photo shows performers, from left, Milton Berle, Liza Minnelli and Tom Bosley at a Friars Club luncheon in Los Angeles. Bosley, who was popular in the 1970s as Richie Cunningham's 1970s dad in the "Happy Days" series, died today at...

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Chamber's Handy-Dandy Voter Guide 18 

The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce has produced a handy-dandy voters guide for Kootenai County races online, including information about the 4 constitutional amendments that'll be on your ballot. You can join me in giving a hat tip to chamber online guy Chris Hollibaugh &...

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Richert: Dems Don't Challenge Moyle

Like any football coach, Mike Moyle, pictured, is playing them one game at a time. When the House majority leader came in to interview with the Statesman editorial board last week, we asked him about his prospects in House GOP leadership. Moyle, R-Star, went all...

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Watchdog: Minnick Letters Hypocritical 

Newly uncovered letters sent by Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick to try to bring money from the federal stimulus package are being called hypocritical by a national investigative journalism center. Minnick’s campaign says he was advocating for Idaho businesses and trying to clear up federal red...

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High Noon: I (Heart) Beeties 

Cindy Hval Facebooks: "A love of beets separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls, those with taste buds and those without, the adventurous from the cautious, the Harley riders from the Vespa putters, the speed demons from the Sunday drivers, the...

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The Way We Were ... Phil Hart 

I don't have any Phil Hart poetry, so I offer this shot of House District 3's favorite legislator two years ago at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, where Hart was a Ron Paul delegate. The photo was taken by Duane Rasmussen, who was a...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.19.10

Noonish: Female reports that construction crew is leaving garbage around a work area @ 2285 E. Upper Hayden Lake Road. She doesn't like the way they clean up.11:52 a.m. Caller reports a male in a black Chrysler w/o rear plates appears to be watching homes...

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Clark: Time To Get Our Fright On 

We’ve reached that time of year when we all start getting our fright on. And it seems like this Halloween season is offering more scares than ever to choose from. I’m talking terrors like Scarywood at Silverwood, the Amaizing Corn Maze, the Rossi/Murray debates …You...

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'Boobies' Has Young Vibe 

While to the older population the word "boobies" might seem insensitive or disrespectful, the word has a young vibe, making it easy for teens to relate and respond to the intended message. There is nothing wrong with high school students showing support for a cause,...

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English Wins Both Hucks, Press Polls 

In a sign that things are looking promising for the incumbent, County Clerk Dan English won his second online poll today, capturing 56 percent of the vote in the Coeur d'Alene Press poll, with 326 votes to outdistance Republican challenger Cliff Hayes' 36 percent and...

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AM Headlines -- 10.19.10 

Scott Brusaw, pictured, and his wife, Julie, own Solar Roadways, which has patented a way to make roadways out of glass solar panels, such as the prototype Scott is sitting on. The Brusaws won $50,000 in the GE Ecomagination Challenge. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy...

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O'Donnell Has Church-State Question 

Democratic candidate Chris Coons and Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell, right, respond to a question during a televised Delaware Senate debate at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., Wednesday. O'Donnell on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state,...

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Big Bins Increase Lake City Recycling 

Give them bigger bins, and they will use them. The first day of single stream recycling in sections of Coeur d'Alene on Monday proved that. "We had a huge participation rate, a fantastic response," said Steve Roberge, district manager of Waste Management of Idaho. The...

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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.