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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.20.11 

Here's hoping the April deep freeze that we've experienced that last several days in the Inland Northwest is a thing of the past. I bought some lettuce seedlings to plant last weekend. And I'd like to put them and some seeds in the ground ASAP.…

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Parting Shot -- 4.20.11

"Concert promoters allowed me only one song from the orchestra pit to photograph singer Sir Elton John as he performed in Spokane recently," posts Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames. "Concert photography has it own special challenges. The stage lighting changes rapidly and the freedom to move…

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Arrested Aryan Has Food Stand Ties 

Two days later, he titled his post “North Idaho five weeks and going …” and said he was working to bring “the mexican taco cart foothold to the attention of the locals here in couer d’alene/Hayden.” The FBI has arrested a Whitman County man on…

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Bar Report: Anniversary Ends In Jail 

In the "Nothing Says Happy Anniversary Like A Trashed Motel Room" Dept. ... a Washington couple decided to celebrate their anniversary by renting a motel room in the 600 block of Sherman Avenue. So good, so far. Later, the two were drinking at the Icon…

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PM: No Docks On Sanders Beach 

"They hire us to do odd jobs," said Sean Curran, caddy for The Coeur d'Alene Resort as he raked a private beach just East of the public access to Sanders Beach on Wednesday. No docks will be built on Sanders Beach. That's part of the…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.20.11 

185 skydivers from 24 nations fly in the Phoenix formation above DeLand, Fla., on Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/World Team, Andrey Veselov) Top Cutlines: 1. In one of her many televised adventures, like dog sledding, hang gliding, and now sky diving, Sarah Palin…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.20.11

6:15 p.m. A helmetless woman has been knocked unconscious in a motorcycle accident @ Wyoming & Stinson (near Coeur d'Alene Airport). 5:59 p.m. JSM Pawn & Loan in 2100 block of 4th/CdA reports disorderly man in shop. 5:57 p.m. Mobile home is high-centered on side…

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2 Renown Photojournalists Die 

Getty photographer Chris Hondros walks the ruins of a building Aug. 21, 2006 in southern Beirut, Lebanon. Hondros, 41, died earlier today after being seriously wounded while on assignment in Misrata, Libya, according to Getty's director of photography, Pancho Bernasconi. 'Restrepo' director Tim Hetherington was…

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NI Blogs: Potatoes & 'Cawliflower' 

On his Facebook wall, Nic of Rants, Raves, & Random Things posts this photograph of the lunch menu for The Lunch Box caterers, creative spelling and all for the loaded soup of potatoes and "cawliflower." We are reading/A Butterfly Moment Cyberspace chorus/Accidental Rabbit Trails Documentary…

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Newest Quarter Features Glacier Park

A quarter won’t buy you much nowadays, Glacier National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright says — a pencil, maybe a gum ball. “But having something you can look at, something that evokes a feeling of place, is priceless,” he said. Cartwright was busy handing out a…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... that Coeur d'Alene High principal Randy Russell is going to be named officially as superintendent of the Freeman School District in Washington soon. The following announcement by Board Chair Brent Fetsch is currently on the Web page of the Freeman School District: "Our community…

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Forewarned 23 

Claudia Holland 71, posted this sign outside her Hudson, Texas, home on Monday. Holland was unharmed earlier this month when someone kicked in her front door. She thinks her barking dogs scared off the late-night intruder. (AP Photo/Lufkin Daily News, Jessica Cooley) Question: Would you…

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Spokane Looks For Few Good Models 

At the Spokane’s Top Model competition, things are a little different. Red Eye Promotions, the organizers of the event, didn’t uphold the rigid weight, height and age standards that other competitions institute. They wanted to be inclusive. “We wanted the event to be open to…

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Frozen Yogurt Shops Popping Up 

A top a bowl of Bubble Yum and Whopperflavored frozen yogurt, my 5-year-old son loaded gum drops, crushed Oreos, M&M’s, fresh kiwi and rainbow sprinkles — plus a squirt of marshmallow cream. He was in kid heaven. “That’s the beauty. You can make your own…

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Postcards: Irresistible Deviled Egg 10 

I love eggs, especially hard-boiled eggs. And most especially those hard-boiled eggs that have been made into deviled eggs. In my humble opinion, God was really on his game the day he came up with chickens that lay eggs. With Easter approaching, I’ve found myself…

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INW: Camera Can't Find Missing Miner

Don Capparelli speaks about Larry Marek at his home in Page on Monday. Capparelli, now retired, was Marek's supervisor while the two worked at the Sunshine Mine in the late 1990s. The effort to reach Marek, a 30-year mining veteran, had stretched into a third…

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Hi-Noon: Red Rover Too Rough For NY 

Red rover, red rover, send the New York State Department of Health right over. And back and forth the state agency is going, wobbling between regulating classic outdoor games such as Red Rover and pulling all regulations on those games. To appease a 2009 law…

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Train Strikes, Kills Rathdrum Man

A Rathdrum man was hit and killed by a train near the intersection of Timberline Street and Heritage Street late Tuesday night.Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a passing train at Timberline and Heritage. The…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.20.11

11:23 a.m. A 16YO boy has collapsed and is now in Plummer-Worley school office. 11:20 a.m. Denice has questions for an officer re: DNA. 11:14 a.m. Someone is unconscious at Accurate Molded Plastics @ 3485 Industrial/CdA. 11:12 a.m. Caller reports an unwanted person can be…

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Hasbro Reports 71% Game Tumble 

A Monopoly Property Trading Game is shown recently in Portland, Ore. Hasbro reports that its first-quarter profit tumbled 71 percent as weakness persisted in games, puzzles and several other product categories and the company spent money to develop new products and staff its joint-venture TV…

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Camera Shows No Sign Of Miner 

A tiny camera inserted into open space behind tons of collapsed rock and debris has so far found no sign of a missing silver miner in Idaho, a spokeswoman for the mining company said Wednesday. The camera is designed to work in plumbing pipes and…

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Is Pandora Killing Record Albums? 18 

I admit that I've quit collecting record albums, after my collection soared to the 1000-plus range a couple of years ago. In fact, I've given away at least half of that collection to local thrift stores -- and have plans to keep only a few…

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Hucks Poll: No Raise Or Worse 

Tuesday Poll: A whopping 79% of Hucks Nation received no pay increase or took a pay cut or were unemployed in 2010. 105 of 238 respondents (44.12%) said they received no pay increase last year, while 59 of 238 (24.79%) said they took a pay…

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Edit: Blame Otter, Solons For Tax Hike 

Don’t blame the Boise School District. Place the blame squarely where it belongs — with the 2011 Legislature and Gov. Butch Otter. Because the state chose to finance public schools on the cheap, cutting K-12 budgets for the third consecutive year, the Boise district will…

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A Nice Walk Along The Lake

"(Tuesday's) mix of sun and snow continued into the evening but the wind died down and made for a nice walk along the lake," posts Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images on her Facebook wall. "This is the Silver Beach Marina." Question: Do you have…

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Huckleberries Online

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.