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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

APhoto Of The Day -- 1.3.11 

Kimberley Dunne, center, and other burlesque enthusiasts in outfits pose for the photographers in front of the National Gallery in central London's Trafalgar Square, during a world record attempt to break what they called the World's Largest Burlesque Dance this morning. You write the cutline.…

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Huckleberries hears ... that County Clerk-elect Cliff Hayes has settled on a new chief deputy for his office. And the name floating out there in Post Falls circles is Pat Raffee. Now, my sources on this are decent. But I'd caution against you taking this…

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NIdaho Blogosphere -- 1.3.11 

Cis/From A Simple Mind has questions for her congressman in particular and Congress in general. As is evident from the photo above, she's been Beyond Hope before. But she points out that you arrive at Hope before you do Beyond Hope. She wants answers not…

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Hedberg: Nice To Start '11 Crazy 

My older son, Matt, got upset with me a few months ago when I acquired another cat, my third. When I asked him why he was upset, he said it was because he was afraid I am becoming a crazy old cat lady. Normally when…

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Iupati Ends 1st Year As No. 5 Guard 

Former University of Idaho star Mike Iupati cleans out his locker in Santa Clara, Calif., earlier today after spending his rookie season as a starter for the disappointing San Francisco 49ers. Pro Football Focus ranked Iupati as the 5th best offensive guard in the NFL…

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Spencer: Clueless In Sandpoint 42 

Larry Spencer: How about a recap of the dumbest laws created in Idaho in 2010. My number one pick is the Sandpoint ordinance that outlawed butcher knives. So … perhaps the city council is a bunch of tofu lovers, but how the heck is anyone…

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Computer Glitch Hits Idaho DMV 

Item: DMV offices experiencing computer problems/Ty Brennan, KTVB More Info: Due to a computer glitch, the Idaho Transportation Department is asking those who need to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles to wait until Tuesday. The problem is system wide and affects all state DMV…

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Crump: Shoulda Stayed In Bed 

There can’t be excellence without there also being abomination; it’s a rule of nature. May 1, July 4, Sept. 26? They’re usually pretty good days to be alive. But Jan. 2, the day after New Year’s Eve and the high season of hangovers? Not so…

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INorthwest Roundup -- 1.3.11

SR colleague Meghann Cuniff hiked Tubbs Hill and snapped this viewtiful photo of our winter wonderland along Lake Coeur d'Alene's north shore in downtown Coeur d'Alene Sunday during a visit to Lake City. Cartoon: Good families are what's right with world/David Horsey, P-I Former Idaho…

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High Noon: Next 'Brannon' Story? 

As I was going through the Coeur d'Alene newsroom, colleague Greg Lee wondered: "Which story will replace (Jim Brannon election challenge) as the big one for Huckleberries Online this year?" I suspect that we'll enjoy a lot of fireworks from the 2011 City Council elections.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.3.11 

11:54 a.m. Benewah Market reports catching a cooperative shoplifter named Richard. 11:32 a.m. An infant is having trouble breathing @ Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics, 1300 E. Mullan. 11:20 a.m. 2 small cars -- a red one & a white one -- were racing on I-90 before…

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Food Porn: Fedora's Wisconsin Burger 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook site, OrangeTV offers the food porn above: One of Fedora's finest burgers, from the great state of Wisconsin! Served with crispy hickory smoked bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo." Question (for lovers of burgers…

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Xmas Downtown CdA Bar Report

I might have been on vacation during the Christmas holidays, but Coeur d'Alene Police were busy keeping the peace at downtown Coeur d'Alene bars. A lewd 41YO drunk, for example, rang in Christmas Eve Day by making lewd comments to a 31YO man's wife --…

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Darrell: Baby Boomers Time Is Here 

Facebook Friend Darrell Kerby of Bonners Ferry notes that he will turn 60 this year and his older brother turned 65 last year. Darrell figures he has about 20 years left of life more or less, adding: "It is time to savor, relax, & enjoy.…

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Turner: Goodbye Inland Empire? 12 

A note from a reader got me wondering. Will this be the year that “Inland Northwest” finally and conclusively routs “Inland Empire” in everyday usage? The trend has been under way for at least 20 years. And the subject has been discussed many times in…

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AM Headlines -- 1.3.11 

On the first day of the new year, Don Sausser spotted this message painstakingly written in the snow of the Coeur d'Alene Resort front lawn: "I (Heart) Brandon." Idaho Records, and: Building Permits, and: Bankruptcies/Sherry Adkins, SR Arctic chill continues but with clouds/Mike Prager, SR…

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Hucks Poll: New Year's Resolutions 

I weighed in 3 pounds less in 2011 than I did in 2010, and continued to keep most of the 30 pounds off that I dropped 3 years ago. I've concentrated on maintaining my weight since 2007. This year, however, I plan to drop another…

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OTV: Reviews To Continue On Blog 13 

To paraphrase an old quip from some unknown wit, the only things that will survive the impending nuclear holocaust are cockroaches, Cher and Hudson’s Hamburgers. Eventually, all situations must go pear-shaped and come to an end, and so is the sad fate of this humble…

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McEuen Field Open House Thursday 

If this dream were to become reality, McEuen Field would be no longer. In its place: a 20-acre destination park designed from the ground up to serve “the greatest number of uses for the greatest number of people, of all ages and abilities, throughout all…

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Rosdahl, Jacobs Say Goodbye To SR 

Well, this is it – my last work for The Spokesman-Review. Although the exact date isn’t available, this business column first was published in 1985, the same year I became the journalism instructor at North Idaho College. So, if I scribble a little math (not…

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7-9 Seahawks Make The Playoffs 

A fan holds a sign during the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks won 16-6 to finish 7-9 and win the NFL West and a playoff bid against the New…

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Cat Spat Leads To Shooting 

Item: Dispute over cats turns into shooting/Spokesman-Review More Info: According to the Sheriff’s Office, the roommates were watching television when a dispute arose over Kintner’s cats “making messes in the bathroom.” Kintner and one of his roommates began wrestling and kicking at each other. Kintner…

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Press: Top Stories Of 2010 

1. A shooter's charges are dismissed; Cd'A reins in downtown 2. Incumbents out: November says hello 3. City election challenge: Narrow victory slims over nearly a year of litigation 4. Triple yes: Down economy? No matter 5. Neglected twins: Saga breaks hearts Complete list of…

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Bloggy: Beware Of Biggs Junction 

Mr_Bloggy: If you ever stop for gas in Biggs, Oregon and are like SO HUNGRY you'll even eat chicken wings from under a heat lamp next to BBQ burritos and crap like that and you're at the big Shell, I think, w Linda's or Laura's…

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