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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

'Hunger Games' Trumping 'Twilight' 

Is "The Twilight Saga" beginning to lose its grip on movie fans? The latest installment of the vampire romance finished second to "Harry Potter" in a best of the year poll for MTV's, and trailed "The Hunger Games" as the most anticipated movie of…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.28.11

1:45 p.m. The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force located and arrested fugitive Susan N. Burke aka Susan Church at 1:30 p.m. today without incident. Burke was arrested in the 100 block of E. Indiana. All suspects in the home invasion style residential burglaries occurring…

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PM: Spokane Rower Eyes Olympics

Jamie Redman, of Spokane, is surprised to see her image on a U.S. Women's Rowing Team calendar that a friend put up in the Selkirk Lodge at Mount Spokane. Redman was cross-training during a holiday break. Her goal is to make the 2012 Olympics. Story…

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Target Stores Upset Nursing Moms 14 

Nursing moms upset with breastfeeding preferences at Target stores staged a "nurse-in" Wednesday at locations in Chicago and across the country. Local moms say the demonstration is meant to raise awareness about controversies over nursing in public. This latest outcry, they say, stems from a…

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Otter To Propose State-Backed Plan 

Gov. C.L "Butch" Otter will unveil to legislators a state-backed investment fund for startups, part of a package meant to bolster the contribution of new technology and research to Idaho's economy. One of Otter's central missions of the 2012 Legislature will be selling the program…

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Zags Host Portland In WCC Opener 

Portland's Ryan Nicholas, left, reaches for a ball as it goes out of bounds as Saint Louis' Brian Conklin looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 3, in St. Louis, Mo. Nicholas, a former Gonzaga Prep star,…

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When All Else Fails, Get The Yaks

I've often wondered how much time would be saved if I'd read directions or learn about a product by studying its manual. In this morning's case, I bypassed doing the smart thing before going to the barn. Slipped and slid a couple of times and…

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Spudbob: A HucksOnline Resolution? 

Spudbob: So Dave, when do we get to make New Year’s Resolutions for everyone else? Mine are that no one posts comments on Huckleberries that are based on gross assumptions about other people, that are lacking in fact, or that are taunting or demeaning. In…

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Stickman: Eagles Out In Full Glory 

Stickman: Such a spectacular day to watch the bald eagles. The snow is all gone so they are easier to see and the high winds made for some beautiful soaring. I have gone quite a lot, but today was extra special as they were all…

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Romney Edges Paul In Iowa Poll 46 

Supporters listen to Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he speaks during a campaign stop at Homer's Deli and Bakery in Clinton, Iowa, today. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Mitt Romney edged out Ron Paul for first place in a new poll of likely…

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County Cuts School Recycling Program 

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners has decided not to renew the county's recycling contracts with the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts. The current contracts expire on June 1. The county's Solid Waste Department now subsidizes the school recycling program at an…

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Movie Crowds Dip To 16-Year Low 

Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking - down to a 16-year low as 2011's film lineup fell well short of…

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Pair Propose Idaho Sales Tax Reform 

Rep. Shirley Ringo and former gubernatorial nominee Robert Huntley are reviving a plan to cut the sales tax rate from 6 percent to 5 percent, while eliminating exemptions and expanding the tax to many services. They say new revenue — an estimated $371 million on…

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Online INW Business Watch Debuts 

Matt Behringer has launched the Inland Northwest Business Watch to keep readers up to date with openings, closings, and other happenings of local businesses. Example post: Coeur d Alene will get a Marriott Spring Hill Suites in 2013 as a sister property of and next…

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High Noon: Jerky, Anyone? 

Jon Sebastiani holds an assortment of his Krave Jerky in Sonoma, Calif. As football heads toward the season-ending showdowns, gourmet jerky lovers have more choices. High-end jerky is available in everything from the traditional beef to turkey, lamb, and even fish. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Question:…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.28.11 

11:59 a.m. CPD issues release re: Coeur d'Alene fugitive Nathanial R. Howell, 32, (5-10, 175 lbs, hazel eyes & blond hair) who was last seen running from officers into woods in 1500 block of Sagle Road/Sagle. Howell is wanted on 4 counts of L&L with…

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Congress: Not The People's Choice 

Has there even been a time when the United States Congress ranked lower with the American public or when dysfunction more profoundly gripped the institution? Hardly. University of Tennessee historian Daniel Feller says we need to go all the way back to before the Civil…

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'Bambi', 'Gump' To Be Preserved

This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows a Danish poster for Walt Disney’s 1942 animated film “Bambi." Bambi, Forrest Gump and Hannibal Lecter have at least one thing in common: Their cinematic adventures were chosen by the Library of Congress to…

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Cox: How Are Your Kids' Manners? 

On her Facebook wall, Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns writes: "Just got back from my trip to Mexico.. all fun. ONCE again impressed by all my nephews, nieces, friends & neighbor's kids' good manners. May I ask you ... how are your kids' manners?" Question:…

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Poll: Shopped Local For Christmas

Tuesday Poll: Almost 2/3s of Hucks Nation shopped in their local communities for Christmas gifts this year. 66 of 103 respondents (64.08%) said they shopped locally. Another 23 of 103 respondents (22.33%) said they did most of their Christmas shopping online. Of the remainder, 7…

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AM: P-I's Horsey Moves To LATimes 

Former SR editorial cartoonist Milt Priggee penned this 'toon after David Horsey announced he was leaving the online Seattle Post-Intelligencer to join the Los Angeles Times staff. In a Facebook message to HucksOnline, Priggee points out that he's the only political cartoonist left in the…

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Idaho Reps Among Richest, Poorest 

The Washington Post is running a photo gallery of the 25 members of Congress with the lowest net worth in 2010 and Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador is No. 25 on the low list. Labrador's net worth is between a negative $130,993 and a maximum…

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Hart, Barbieri, Adams Back Ron Paul 

Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor is leading the effort to line up endorsements from GOPlegislators in advance of Idaho's first-ever Republican presidential caucus on March 6. So far, four lawmakers are in the Paul camp: Sen. Shirley McKague, R-Meridian, Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, Rep.…

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Friends Remember Murder Victim 

“The Three Stephanies” are down to two after one was shot Christmas Day. Stefanie Comack was one of three St. Maries girls in the class of 2011 named Stephanie. Stephanie Mills, Stephani Brede and Ms. Comack adopted the moniker when they became friends in middle…

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