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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.22.11 37 

I can't believe I brushed snow off my satellite dish four times last night, including once during the final 5 minutes of "Bones" when they were about to show who dunnit. The weather probably doesn't bother me as much as most during the week because…

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P.S. Turiaf Partners With Hoopfest

In this AP file photo from Sunday, New York Knicks' Ronny Turiaf defends Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during the first-round of the NBA basketball playoff series in Boston on Sunday. Turiaf, the former Gonzaga basketball star, will be in Spokane for the 3-on-3 annual Hoopfest…

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Bryan Students Find Tiles w/Asbestos 

Two Bryan Elementary students possibly digging for "leprechaun gold" in the northwest corner of the playground (near the old oak tree) found broken, asbestos-laden tiles instead. Huckleberries has received a copy of a letter sent out by Bryan Elementary Principal Joel Palmer this afternoon assures…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.22.11

5:28 p.m. EMTs are en route to Post Falls Skate Park to evaluate an individual. 5:27 p.m. Lou, in 6900 block of Garwood, reports shed on property burglarized. 5:21 p.m. Officer asks for extra patrol to catch speeders on Silkwood/Post Falls. 5:16 p.m. After a…

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PM Headlines -- 4.22.11

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts this photo of a new friend checking out things around her Post Falls place. Idaho Dems name redistricting commissioners/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise 335 of 336 bills that passed both houses became law/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise Vandals…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.22.11 

Face masks of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton are loaded into boxes for shipping at a production plant in Southam, central England earlier today. Over 120,000 of the masks have been sold worldwide with Mask-arade company staff working around the clock to…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.22.11 

"Kootenai County's Chief Deputy Assessor Rich Houser (left) was shorn for a friend on Tuesday morning," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "Longtime county appraiser Gary Logsdon has taken an early retirement for health reasons and Rich inspired county staffers to contribute to a going…

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Lake City's Nightlife Nightmare 

I've been spoiled. Having recently visited cities such as New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Louisville and Las Vegas, I've indulged in some mighty-fine nightlife. Hell, some of the finest the good ol' U.S. of A has to offer. But each of these aforementioned…

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Bubblehead Calls Out Labrador 

The young Congressman from our district, Rep. Raul Labrador, ran on a very idealistic platform that essentially boiled down to "America was a much better place in the 19th century, and we should return to that" -- basically, straight Tea Party doctrine. (My posts from…

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What Trees Mean To Angel Smith

Angel Smith of Sorensen Elementary created this picture to win the annual Coeur d'Alene Parks Department Arbor Day Poster contest for local fifth-graders. Hailey Turner of Skyway Elementary was second, and Emily Palus of Ramsey Elementary was third. This year's theme for the posters was,…

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Morrison Rookie Jersey? Or Slurpee? 

In the “How Have the Mighty Fallen” Dept., Lewiston Tribune sportswriter Ryan Collingwood, Class of ’02 at the defunct Falls Christian Academy in Post Falls, Facebooks that he bought an unused Adam Morrison rookie (Charlotte Bobcats) jersey for $2 at a thrift store. Ryan figures…

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Carp Tacos? Mmm-Mmm Good 

In an essay for New West, writer Clarence Worly says that carp (golden bonefish. GBs. Renegades. Mud suckers. Wronguns) have gotten a bad rap: "Whatever moniker you prefer to hang on these persecuted bottom feeders, they occupy every major tributary in Idaho south of Lewiston…

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Idaho Blogosphere Loses BSU Prof 

According to Tom Von Alten of Fort Boise, the Ada County blogosphere lost one of its respected voices recently when well-known criminal justice instructor Michael Blankenship died unexpectedly on campus Thursday. Blankenship was the blogger of The Justice Gambit. Apparently, he'd recently had surgery. Of…

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High Noon: Who Are You Reading? 11 

Last week, Stickman made a reasonable plea that we should have one post a week in which you Merry Hucksters tell the rest of us what you're reading. Rather than simply list a number of titles and authors that you're currently reading or planning to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.22.11

11:53 a.m. 3 loose dogs are chasing vehicles in front of Lightning Bar, H41 & Scarcello/Twin Lakes. 11:31 a.m. An "emergency vehicles only" sign has been knocked down & destroyed on I-90 & H41. 11:26 a.m. DMV reports person wanted on 2009 Michigan warrant named…

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INW Headlines -- 4.22.11

Gail Pennestri gives instruction during a riding lessonat Equine TLC in Post Falls recently. Equine TLC offers therapy to people with disabilities. Lisa Leinberger SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Cartoon: The Trump constituency/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Efforts to reach trapped miner continue/Spokesman-Review Charter…

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Trig Trutherism Gains New Life 11 

Trig Trutherism, the surprisingly resilient conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not actually the mother of 3-year-old Trig Palin, is experiencing a boomlet thanks to a new academic paper that endorses the concept. Long pursued by the blogger Andrew Sullivan and a significant segment of…

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Ushering In Good Friday Observance 

Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession in Paris, Friday, earlier today. In the background the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Question: How often do you attend church? How often do you attend church?survey software

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White Nationalists On WSU Campus? 14 

Since its creation last fall, a conservative student group at Washington State University has set up a chain-link fence on campus to protest illegal immigration, launched a controversial newspaper, and rallied in favor of "Straight Pride." Those public events have brought attention to the local…

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Hucks Poll: Hucks Nation Shoots First 

Thursday Poll: You'd better be careful if you're considering breaking into a home in Hucks Nation. 143 of 192 respondents (74.45%) said they'd shoot someone who was breaking into their house. 33 of 192 respondents (17.19%) said they would not. 16 of 192 (8.33%) were…

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Patron: Downtown Bar Scene Sketchy 

I'm 26 years old, and don't look particularly old for my age. I despise the inconvenience but I *should* be carded every time I go into a bar unless the employees already know me. I do need to give a shoutout to The Torch here,…

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UI Students Take Back The Night 

Participants in the Take Back the Night march move through the University of Idaho campus on Thursday in Moscow. The march was held in observance of April’s national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The University of Idaho hosted its annual awareness-raising "Take Back The Night" event,…

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Johnson Post: Cuba ... Isn't It Time? 

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn recently made their second trip to Cuba. Carter also went in 2002. Both trips, undertaken as a private citizen (but no former president is really a private citizen), were designed to try and move U.S – Cuba…

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Inside Look At CdA Tea Party Event

Little talk of repealing “Obamacare” or of modifying objectionable provisions of healthcare legislation took place at Stout’s “Patriots Unite” event, held March 26. The impending possibility of a government shutdown due to an impasse over the budget was hardly mentioned. Nary a word was spoken…

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Turning Off TV Not For Weak Willed 10 

Who doesn't like television? Some love it more than others, but for the most part, we are a TV-grazed society. Nearly everyone will admit to watching too much TV, and most of us understand that sitting in front of the tube for hours on end…

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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.