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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

Mother, Grandmother Going To Prison 

A Coeur d’Alene woman and her mother were ordered imprisoned today for their roles in the neglecting of twin 2-year-old girls. Elisabeth Crossley and her 55-year-old mother, Ruth Cassidy, each will spend up to five years in prison, with no less than two years/Jody Lawrence-Turner,…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.21.11 14 

Wasn't it a little harder showing up for work today, after that nice weekend when the temperature finally poke through the 60-degree barrier after 6 months of cold? I was able to get 1 1/2 of my two apple trees pruned -- and even planted…

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Parting Shot -- 4.25.11 

Chef Guy Fieri, the host of several food and reality TV shows (including "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives, which recently featured Capone's in Coeur d'Alene's Midtown), discusses a Senate resolution he is promoting calling on parents take time to to cook with their children, during a…

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Hedberg: Good Place To Catch A Cold 

You can wash your hands until your skin peels, tank up on vitamin C, avoid closed spaces with other infected human beings and, to the best of your ability, live an antiseptic life. But no matter how hard you try, if there is a cold…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.25.11

5:41 p.m. A driver in a white RAV-4 w/Washington plates has run 3 stop signs & now is s/b on H41 near Meyer Road/Rathdrum. 5:23 pm. An uncooperative female driver left scene of crash @ NW Blvd & I-90 headed to Post Falls. 5:10 p.m.…

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PM: Using Their Heads -- 4.25.11 

"Good sports photography is mostly about anticipation and timing," post SR photographer Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames. "My Nikon D3s digital SLR camera allows me to shoot a burst at nine frames per second. That sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t when trying to…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.25.11 

Twins Summer, left, and Autumn Adams, right, both 4, look on with sister Franchesca, 5, at the field as they all wear bunny ears in celebration of Easter before a major league baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics, Sunday, in Seattle. You…

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Review: O'Shay's Irish Pub 

"Sláinte!" Literally, it translates to "health", but somewhat ironically it's the word heard most commonly heard in the air back in olde Eire when friends and strangers gather together at the corner public house and start guzzling robust pints of ale. Your liver may disagree…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.25.11

"Before noon on April 24, Easter Sunday, we finally saw temperatures above the 60 degree mark!" exclaims Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street. "2011 has been record-setting in the latest day in April that the temperature cracked 60" The longest winter/A Family Runs Through It It's Joe…

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DP: MSHA Should Clean On House 1st 

DeePee (re: Feds pledge mine cave-in probe): Oh boy, just what we need: a bunch of coal-mining types, who don’t understand a thing about hard-rock mining, “investigating” what happened here. MSHA inspectors have standing orders to sweat western hard-rock mining companies here for every violation…

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Deer Thru Windshield Injures Driver 

A Sandpoint woman was badly injured this morning when a deer struck by another vehicle went through her windshield, causing her to swerve out of control and sever a power pole on Highway 2, near the western city limits of Sandpoint. Judith H. Linker, 69,…

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Major Ben's Warrants Fete 4 Women 

Major Ben Wolfinger's weekly warrants roundup for missing felons is offering a Ladies Day of sorts this week, with 4 local females leading the notorious honor roll. Carey Rose Bradshaw, 30, of Post Falls (far left, top) is wanted on a probation violation charge in…

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Bloomsday Set For Sunday 

Jan Kirk, who has run 41 marathons, will be running this year's Bloomsday on Sunday. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)' Question: Are you planning to participate in Bloomsday 2011 in any way -- as a runner, a volunteer, or a race watcher? And/or: How many Bloomsdays…

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Taryn Suffers A Doh! Moment 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson writes of a recent "Doh!" moment: "I had a hankering for an Orange Cream Slush and while I was waiting at the drive thru window saw a garbage can along the curb and decided to gather up my trash.…

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Getting Away From It All Near Home 

In its publication last week, the Inlander wrote that "it's hard to celebrate Earth Day on a patch of concrete. You need a bit of dirt underfoot and the smell of pine needles in your nose. But to get out in nature, it usually takes…

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Blog: Do Naked PETA Protests Work? 

I know what you’re thinking. Nearly-naked women? Animal-print body paint? Soap bubbles. Why wouldn’t that get people’s attention? Playboy models pose in a bathtub to highlight the UK's water consumption during PETA World Water Day in March. PETA isn’t a stranger to the streets of…

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Crump: Would She Like Motor Oil?

My wife just earned her certified public accountant’s accreditation, plus it’s her birthday next week. So I’m on the hook for presents big-time. Trouble is, I’m out of ideas. Not just short of gifting notions, mind you, but bereft. Back when we were courting my…

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INW: Feds Pledge Mine Cave-in Probe 10 

An unidentified man walks toward the covered staircase leading to the second level at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Sunday. Larry Marek's body was recovered Sunday after more than a week of rescue efforts. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has…

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High Noon: Stolen Vehicle CDs 

A Kootenai County fellow named Lonnie became the latest victim of a vehicle burglar who swiped his CDs. Dunno what Lonnie's musical tastes are. But if a vehicle burglar broke into my Toyota 4Runner to steal my CDs, s/he'd better be a Broadway musical fan.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.25.11 

11:59 a.m. 2 women w/a baby stroller are drinking beer on bike path in front of Hico on H41/Post Falls. 11:33 a.m. Post Falls police are looking for 16YO boy who is taking meds for depression. 11:27 a.m. Caller claims surveyors are trespassing on property…

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Asleep With Pants At Half Staff 12 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posted a photo of her 18YO urchin crashed on her couch. Cindy writes: "Do you think if moms start wearing their pants like this, the whole trend would vanish overnight? Question: What fashion trend of your teen days bugged your…

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Is Silver Lake Mall 'Mostly Dead'? 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall, Orange TV writes of a video maker who has proclaimed Coeur d'Alene's Silver Lake Mall to be at least an "almost dead mall." Continues OTV: "I was there for the first time in ages the other day…

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Hagadone Paper Sorry For Column 

Publisher Harlan Beagley of the Hagadone Newspaper-owned Columbia Basin Herald of Moses Lake, Wash., issued this ap-hollow-gy for running an op-ed piece by a reporter critical of the community's education system: "The Columbia Basin Herald apologizes for negative comments made in the "My Turn" column…

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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.