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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

NIC Trustee Debates: Wood Vs. Ketchum 

Opening: Christie Wood says she's been board chairwoman for last 2 years. Also, she's the only candidate who has been a student at North Idaho College. (For OTV: Christie's golden locks are flowing over dark jacket and light brown blouse.) She talks about the challenge...

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NIC Trustee Debates: Howard Vs. Nilson 30 

Ken Howard will be debating Ron Nilson first tonight; Luke Malek will be moderator of Kootenai County Young Professionals.Ron Nilson has on dark gray suit & red power tie; Ken Howard has on lighter gray shirt and earth-tone green tie. 40 people present at Post...

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Parting Shot -- 10.25.10

Chloe Hager, 20 months, shows her dog Patsy at the 5th annual Bow Wow Ween at Meadow View Growers in New Carlisle, Ohio, Saturday. Chloe and her pet came dressed as giraffes. (AP Photo/Springfield News-Sun, Marshall Gorby)

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Wild Card/Monday -- 10.25.10 39 

I didn't realize that the Spanish-American War caused the beginning of the end for Fort Sherman, the current site of North Idaho College. According to Louise Shadduck's "At the Edge of the Ice: Where Coeur d’Alene and its People Meet," Fort Sherman troops were called...

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Clint Eastwood In CdA: Make My Day 

A friend sent me an e-mail early Friday morning. It said, “I rarely envy other people’s jobs, but how cool is it to have your photo next to Clint Eastwood’s on the cover of the Today section?” I jokingly wrote back, “Yes, it was great...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.25.10 13 

Diego Sanchez, right, chokes Paulo Thiago, of Brazil, during a UFC mixed martial arts match in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday. Sanchez won by unanimous decision. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Top Cutlines:1. Hurt over not receiving his own pink panties, a jilted Todd Palin...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.25.10

5:16 p.m. A deer is trying to cross n/b H95 @ M/P 437 (Boekel Road).5:12 p.m. A dark blue pickup tried to ram another vehicle on I-90 @ M/P 6 (near H41) and is passing on shoulder of the freeway.4:25 p.m. EMTs are asked to...

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HBO Poll: Currie Easily Beats Nelson 

Weekend Poll: In a surprise, incumbent Kootenai County Commissioner Rick Currie, a write-in candidate, defeated Jai Nelson handily. Currie attracted 164 of 278 votes (59%) from Hucks Nation to beat GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson in our straw poll. Nelson won 72 of 278 (26%) votes....

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State Studying Pumpkin Stand Sanfu 

The Gem State made national news over the weekend after a staffer for the Idaho State Tax Commission attempted to shut down a pumpkin stand being manned by two children in Lewiston. Monday, a spokesman for the agency wouldn’t comment on the incident, but did...

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NI Blogosphere -- 10.25.10 

"I was going to visit Rodney Wolfe at Kootenai Medical Center, but they said no," writes Ralph Bartholdt, Skookum Photography. "They said critical and that’s all we can tell you. What newspaper do you work for? I don’t, lady. I’m a pal, I said." More...

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PM: 1st Lady On GOP Bus 

On Friday evening, Hucks Online reported that a Lake City High administrator in a "pink silk cap" had waylaid Idaho 1st Lady Lori Otter, Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, & Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde after the GOP bus tour pulled onto high school...

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Griffiths Beats Hart In Press Poll 

It’s the write-in candidate by a whisker. Voters at cdapress.com have chosen Republican Howard Griffiths to upset state Rep. Phil Hart by a 469-437 margin. A whopping 251 voters said they’ll vote for neither. The online polls are non-scientific. Particularly with online political polls, readers...

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Hedberg: Hair Today, Gone Tamale 

On the other hand, while I am losing hair on the top of my head, tiny hairs are popping out at other unfortunate places on my face, which are embarrassing to mention. It seems unfair to have to pluck once a week the very substance...

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OTV: Stay In (And Order Pizza) 

For just this week I’m changing the name of this column from “Get Out” to “Stay In” and covering something I rarely get a chance to talk about: pizza delivery. It’s the perfect solution to lunch or dinner during times of inclement weather or just...

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Zombies Ready For Halloween Prowl

Tracy Price takes part in the annual Zombie Walk on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday. Hundreds of people dressed as zombies took part in the annual Ottawa Zombie Walk to Parliament Hill. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Pawel Dwulit)Question: Have you decided which disguise...

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Rathdrum Star Takes Hart To Task 

OK! We’re quickly getting to the point of no return with this State Rep. Phil Hart story. First, the guy didn’t pay his income taxes, contending the laws governing taxation are improper, illegal or something. Anyway, seems Hart owes some $700,000 in unpaid taxes. Ever...

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I've Just Become A Detroit Piston Fan 

I'd wager that not many people around the country followed the NBA's preseason. If you have, however, you would have known that one of the most impressive players in the entire league was former Zag, Austin Daye. Daye has been sensational in his second year...

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Man Subsists On 20 Potatoes Per Day 

A Moses Lake man is trying to send a message to the federal government, one potato at a time.Chris Voigt, Executive Director of The Washington Potato Commission, is on an all potato diet for 60 days. He says the stunt diet is an attempt to...

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Local GOP Ready To Deal w/Roetter 

Kootenai County Republicans will probably vote to oust Matt Roetter as state committeeman when they meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Judging from the minutes of the Sept. 28 meeting, Roetter doesn't appear to have many friends among the Elephants: "Chairman Tina Jacobson read a letter...

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Noon Food Porn -- Halloween Cake

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook site, OrangeTV offers this bit of Food Porn from Baskin-Robbins, decorated by Katrina. The ice cream store posts: "We can make the creepiest Halloween cakes around! They are sure to please all of your ghouls & goblins."Question: What's...

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McCrory Lawyer Wants Witness Fee 14 

As you may recall, Christa Hazel demanded a witness fee and mileage when she was subpoenaed by attorney Arthur B. Macomber to testify in the contempt of court case filed against Macomber's client, Bill McCrory (as a side show in the long-running Jim Brannon lawsuit...

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Nelson To Pass On CdA Tribe Forum 21 

Huckleberries hears ... that GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson (shown Friday at Spirit Lake City Park for GOP bus tour) has turned down an invitation from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe to appear at a candidates' forum at the Wellness Center in Plummer at 7 p.m....

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.25.10 

12:04 p.m. A green vehicle reportedly is speeding @ around 100 mph w/b on Seltice Way from Grand Mill/CdA.11:40 a.m. KCSD is calling Coeur d'Alene police to jail to charge inmate with escape try.11:30 a.m. Resident is in KCSD lobby to report neighbor's use of...

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GOP Bus Hits Bump At Lake City High 

A Lake City High Principal Deanne Clifford tells Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador and others on the GOP bus tour, including 1st Lady Lori Otter and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde that they can't campaign on school grounds Friday evening before the football game...

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AM: Otter, Allred Go Down To Wire 

Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise profiles the race for governor between incumbent Republican Butch Otter, Democrat Keith Allred, and three others. You can read about it here. And you can read Betsy's profile of the 1st Congressional District race here.Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRMountains to see first...

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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.