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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.28.11 23 

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch is going to swing by Huckleberries HQ tomorrow morning for a quick 5-question Q-and-A w/your Huckleberry Hound. Should be interesting. Dunno what I'll ask him. Pretty hard to get too deep in 5 questions. But I won't worry about the questions…

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P.S. Cam Newton No. 1 Draft Choice 

Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton, right, holds up a jersey with NFL commission Roger Goodell after he was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall Thursday in New…

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Superman To Reject US Citizenship 

Superman is no longer an American. In Action Comics’ new record-breaking 900th issue, the iconic super hero renounces his U.S citizenship following a clash with the federal government. The Man of Steel, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, has always been recognized…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.28.11

5 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 27-28 here. 4:51 p.m. A staggering man dressed all in black is in middle of H95 @ Tensed. 4:46 p.m. Mary reports that a small dog is running in & out of traffic @ Ash…

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PM: DEA Raids Spokane Pot Outlet 

Outside the THC Pharmacy pot dispensary, marijuana activists chant "DEA, go away!" in protest on Perry St. in Spokane today. The DEA raided the dispensary while most dispensary owners and pot activists were at a meeting about how to handle DEA raids. SR story by…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.28.11 

Canadian skater Meagan Duhamel hits Eric Radford with her elbow as they perform their pair's short program at the ISU Figure skating World championships in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Top Cutlines: 1. Eric soooo regrets answering that fatal question…

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'Thunderballs' Issues Mullet Call 

The Spike TV sitcom pilot, “Thunderballs,” will start filming in Spokane next week and the casting call speaks volumes about the show. For one thing, they are seeking someone to play the “Olympia Beer Bikini Girl.” The show is about a group of 30-something guys…

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NIdaho Blogos: Meet 'Kiddo' 

“Kiddo” is Spencer, an 8 year old, first grader at North Star School. “Kiddo” has autism. In many ways Spencer is like any first grader, he loves the trampoline, he loves Sponge Bob and he loves the water. But in many ways he is not…

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Baby Names In Idaho 12 

Idaho Statesman has posted a sweet database on its Web site that enables you to check how your name or your child's name (or any other name for that matter) rated among the top Idaho names for 2009. David ranked No. 19 (with 68 babies…

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Adam: Birthers Forever 

For some (in the Birther movement), it’s an emotional thing. They’ve put themselves too far out on the limb to come back and sheepishly say I was wrong. Anytime, there’s a conspiracy theory that people become obsessed with, some become too emotionally invested to admit…

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Hate Group Spurs NIC Speech Policy 

John Martin, vice president for community relations and marketing at NIC, said the policy was created for safety reasons and to allow students to get to their classes. “The policy is to keep the campus safe and undisrupted when demonstrations are taking place. When Westboro…

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Believe It Or Not ...

... The Seattle Mariners beat host Detroit again today to sweep their three-game series with the Tigers, scoring 24 runs in the process to improve their record to 11-15. Here, rookie M's pitcher Michael Pineda delivers against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of…

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Crash Injuries Claim Sandpoint Driver

A 69-year-old Sandpoint woman has died as a result of injuries she suffered when a deer hit by another vehicle crashed through her window near western city limits of Sandpoint Monday morning. Judith Linker died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Wednesday afternoon. Linker was…

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KHQ: Hayden Lake Road Washout 

Mike Perry of KHQ has just tweeted that part of Hayden Lake Road has washed out from all the recent rains. (KHQ photo courtesy of Mike Perry) Update: Alison Boggs just heard from Road Sup0ervisor Joe Wuest of the Lakes Highway District that the washout…

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Study: Parental Drink Buds Harmful 

Parents who let their kids drink when supervised – because they think it's safer than an outright ban on underage drinking – may want to rethink their approach due to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Co-authored by University…

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Army Corps To Protect Hayden Dike 

High water levels have Kootenai County officials asking for help in protecting the dam on the southwest portion of Hayden Lake. Concerned about water lapping at the earthen dam, county officials have contacted the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is planning to take some…

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Cop: Steele Stoic re: Wife's 'Death'

Idaho State Police Trooper Jess Spike has notified families of about two dozen deaths in his career. Never has he seen a reaction as stoic as that of Edgar Steele at his Sagle-area home last June when Spike told him his wife, Cyndi Steele, had…

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INW Headlines -- 4.28.11

Work continues Wednesday at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley. The company says the expansion will result in at least 250 new jobs. Tom Sowa SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Cartoon: A political infestation/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Idaho prison chief discusses…

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High Noon: Barack Obama & Oprah 66 

Santa Fe: Why is the leader of this country and wife on Oprah in the first place? Didn’t he state yesterday regarding him producing the long form of his birth certificate that “there are more important things that need to be done”? Guess the appearance…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.28.11 

11:48 a.m. EMT is asking for 2nd ambulance to Lake City High for 2nd student who's semi alert & appears to have taken same substance (cough syrup) as student in 11:16 incident. 11:44 a.m. Dark sedan involved in hit-and-run @ H41 & I-90 i/s; victim…

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Dudes To Wear Bras For Cause 

Bras on Dudes is for a good cause ... Coeur d'Alene Relay for Life. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Fedora. Tickets are $25 for single and $40 for a couple. More here. Question (for guys): Would you wear a…

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Poll: Royal Budget Plan? No

Wednesday Poll: 95 of 174 respondents (54.6%) voted that they don't support Congressman Paul Ryan's proposal to rein in the federal budget. 75 of 174 respondents (43.1%) do. 4 were undecided. Today's Poll: How much of the royal wedding coverage do you plan to watch…

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RRepublicans Target School Elections 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans are targeting school board races now, as they plan a "Super Saturday" door-to-door campaign to support conservative Republicans in trustee elections in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. The RRepublicans will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Post Falls Super 1…

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AM Headlines -- 4.28.11

A construction workers guides a beam while a crane lowers it into place on the east end of the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho in Moscow on Tuesday. The work is part of a project to replace the wooden east wall of the…

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Melissa: Don't Say This To PG Woman 

If all goes according to plan, I’m 8 weeks from delivering my son. It’s my second, so I shouldn’t be surprised at the weird things people say to pregnant women. I was starting to think it was just me, so I checked around with some…

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