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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.14.11 

A lot going on with McEuen Field today. The City Council was meeting with Team McEuen to go over cost estimates for the proposed upgrade. Initial reports that Huckleberries has received provide an estimate of $23.7 million to $27.9 million for most of the project,…

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Parting Shot -- 4.14.11

A pedestrian walks past a statue of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Willie Stargell outside the left field gate of PNC Park after the scheduled game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed due to rain Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Jeanie: Farewell To My Identity 

I went through my closets and pulled out my prized possessions -- several very expensive dress suits that I looked hot in and worked hot in. When I put one of these power suits on, it was like putting on armor. I grew. I flew.…

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PM Headlines -- 4.14.11

On the Northwest Elite Photography Facebook wall, Dean Huggins of Newman Lake posts this scenic with this description: "Between Newman and Hauser lake. it is really flooding around there right now. This was a week ago and it's a foot or 2 higher now. Makes…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.14.11 13 

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, center, embraces US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, right, as Spain's Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez, left, looks on as they arrive for an informal NATO Foreign Ministers Meet in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.14.11 

5:52 p.m. Kevin reports an ongoing problem with a neighbor who is putting tarps & wires on his chain-link fence @ Orchard & Ramsey/Hayden. 5:48 p.m. A fire hydrant is gushing water @ 4th & Kathleen/CdA. 5:47 p.m. 2 dogs are chasing cars behind a…

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Kristy Owns Bumpersnicker Car 14 

Huckleberries has learned that Kristy Reed Johnson is the owner of that "bumpersnicker car" that I spotted outside the Coeur d'Alene Inn on the evening of the 14th annual Human Rights Banquet. Emails Kristy: "I also have side mirrors. My very large dog usually blocks…

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MoonDollars To Open In Twin Lakes 

MoonDollars Restaurant will open its second location May 1 at the Twin Lakes Village Golf Club just north of Rathdrum. MoonDollars at TLV will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the renovated space that formerly housed Bunkers. Like the original MoonDollars that opened…

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Simpson, Labrador Split Budget Vote 

Also: Senate passes cuts 81-19, both Idaho senators vote no/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise The House has passed a compromise budget plan to cut $37.8 billion in spending for 2010-11 — with Idaho's Republicans divided on the idea. Second District Rep. and House Appropriations Commiittee…

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KEA: Move Parking North Of Sherman 

Item: Price tag for McEuen Field remake $23 million to $40 million/Alison Boggs, SR Terry Harris/KEA Blog: A better, cheaper, and more functional location for downtown and McEuen parking is not under Front Avenue, but on vacant and underutilized properties north of Sherman. Construction and…

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Cookie A Day Won't Keep Doc Away 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "My mom is the only person I know who bakes cookies for her doctor. Lucky for me she baked a double batch, so I get these. She said they were for the boys, but I'm sure she meant me."…

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Cindy: Thankfully, Imagination Rules 

Closing my eyes I took deep cleansing breaths, inhaling semifresh recycled air and exhaling anxiety and dread. “C’mon Mom!” Sam urged. I stood at the top of the escalator and tried to gather my courage. “Just a minute,” I said, as I slowly rotated my…

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CPD Blue Seek Rape Suspect

At 12:18 p.m. Wednesday, Coeur d’Alene police responded to a report of a rape that allegedly occurred sometime during the early morning hours at a residence in area near Coeur d'Alene City Hall. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, stated she was sleeping when the attack…

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Local Tea Party Fetes Miller At 6 PM 

Alaskan Joe miller, the Tea Party candidate who won the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in 2010 only to be defeated in a recount by write-in incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the general election, will be the guest speaker this evening at the 3rd annual gathering…

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ABC Cancels 2 Popular Soap Operas 

It's a sad day for soap opera fans. ABC announced Thursday that the sun will set permanently in the fictional towns of Pine Valley and Llanview as All My Children and One Life to Live wrap up for good. AMC's last episode – which was…

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INW Headlines -- 4.14.11

Rafael Pruneda, holding sign, leads a group of counter-protesters (behind him) demonstrating at a “border fence” placed on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall by the Washington State University College Republicans in an effort to promote border security and immigration reform on Wednesday in Pullman. Pruneda,…

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High Noon: How Much Tupperware? 

On his Facebook wall last night, Sam wondered: "How much tupperware does your wife horde in your cupboards? Mine has a lot. If there was a land war in Asia and the victor's success was based on an inordinate ownership of stashed tupperware, my wife…

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CdA Police Now On Facebook, Twitter 

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has eagerly embraced the age of social networking by starting up a Facebook page and utilizing Twitter. Both entities will prove valuable in posting timely, and critical information necessary to public safety. The Facebook site will provide general departmental information,…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.14.11 

11:57 a.m. Woman reports an outbreak of stray cats in her Sutherland Court/Hayden neighborhood. 11:50 a.m. Dalton Gardens resident reports her vehicle burglarized last night at Hayden WalMart. 11:44 a.m. An unattended death is reported in assisted living wing @ 5455 Garden Plaza/PF. 11:14 a.m.…

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My Grandmother's Hands 

I'm not sure when it happened, but I looked at my hands one day and realized they weren't my own anymore, they were my grandmothers'. I'm not unhappy about it tho, I loved my grandmothers and have very fond memories of them and their hands.…

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Poll: Rib-Eye Is People's Choice

Wednesday Poll: Given several types of meat to barbecue or grill, Hucks Nation showed an overwhelming preference for rib-eye. 66 of 156 respondents (42.31%) said rib-eye was their favorite meat for the barbecue grill, followed by filet mignon, 29 of 156 (18.59%); New York, 19…

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McEuen Price Tag: $23.7M To $27.9M 34 

The upgrade of McEuen Field name has a price tag -- between $23.8 million and $27.97 million -- with the possibility that the high end of those numbers could increase to almost $40 million, depending on embellishments. The cost estimate for parking, for example, is…

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Otter Awards An A To 2011 Solons 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today declared this year’s legislative session “a very successful one,” saying, “It was a successful legislative session for myself and my administration.” He said if he had to give the session a grade, “I’d give ‘em an A, I feel comfortable…

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'School Shooter' Video Riles Adults 

A video game that hasn’t even hit store shelves yet has educators and parents in an uproar. The troubling game is called “School Shooter: North American Tour 2012”. The premise of the game is so disturbing it has been pulled from its host site data…

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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.