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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

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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Idaho No. 5 In Cellphone Use Only 

A new study ranks Idaho as the nation’s fifth highest state in the number of households relying only on cellular telephones. A report by the Centers for Disease Control issued today shows 31.7 percent of Idaho households are wireless only, compared to a 27.5 percent…

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Ron Judd: Mortenson's Cups Of Bull 

Feeling a bit betrayed by what now appears to be a web of lies that formed the basis of Greg Mortenson's bestselling "Three Cups of Tea" and the massive charity that grew from it? Join the club. In 2001, five years before Mortenson's story turned…

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Sandpoint Mayor Admits Mistake 

In a guest opinion in the Bonner County Bee on Sunday, Sandpoint Mayor Gretchen Hellar , pictured, said Dover Mayor Randy Curless earned $45,000 per year. Which was news to Mayor Curless and his daughter, former SReporter Erica Curless. Mayor Curless earns $2400 per year.…

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AM: Butte Native Covers Combat

Holly Pickett, a Butte native and former Spokesman-Review photographer, has been covering events throughout the Middle East, including the revolution in Tunis, Tunisia. SR columnist Shawn Vestal writes about his amazing former colleague today here. You can see how dangerous her assignments were by this…

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Otter To Veto Anti-Health Care Bill 

Two legislators in the Idaho House have confirmed that Gov. Butch Otter will pull out his veto stamp and use it on a bill that would prevent Idaho from enacting optional provisions of the 2010 federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred…

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Is Trump 1st Google Trends Hopeful? 

Item: Is Donald Trump the first Google trends candidate?/Catalina Camia, OnTrends More Info: Donald Trump is many things: a real estate mogul, a celebrity with a hit reality TV show and, possibly, a Republican presidential candidate. In a media world driven by clicks and search…

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Amazon To Start Kindle Library Loans 

Item: Amazon to launch library lending for Kindle books/Nancy Blair, USA Today More Info: The world of Kindle reading soon will get bigger: Amazon today said that later this year it will launch library lending for Kindle books, from over 11,000 libraries in the U.S.…

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Observing Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary

Item: Deepwater Horizon victims' families mark first anniversary of oil spill: Relatives of the 11 workers killed when BP's rig burst into flames overfly the site by helicopter while oil still washes up on beaches/Associated Press More Info: Relatives of some of the 11 men…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.19.11 

Was that frost on the tulips again this morning when I awoke? On April 19. Oh well, we're thisclose to a record for sub-60-degree days this winter and spring, we might as well set it. But I doubt that I'll be getting up in the…

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City Settles w/Sanders Beach Owners 

The City of Coeur d'Alene and the owners of eight homes along East Lakeshore have reached an amicable conclusion to six lawsuits arising from disputes regarding Sanders Beach. Orders dismissing the lawsuits, some of which date back to 1998, have been signed and entered. In…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.19.11

5:52 p.m. Dirt biker may have suffered compound fracture in crash @ 3558 Nettleton Gulch & Shaw Loop/CdA. 5:44 p.m. Resident of Jordan Drive/Post Falls reports 2 youth ministers are being "aggressive." 5:19 p.m. A dog that had been running in I-90 median b/n M/P…

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PM Headlines -- 4.19.11

Kaela Graziano, 2, of Beaverton, runs through tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip farm during the Woodburn Tulip Festival today in Woodburn, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Otter signs wolf disaster bill into law/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise Sandpoint man found dead in submerged SUV/Associated Press…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.19.11 

Two of four White Tiger cubs play with a photographer's camera at the Safari-Park Stukenbrock in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, earlier today. The rare cubs were born on Valentine's day. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Top Cutlines: 1. “Hey, Tony, don’t get mad but…

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Vick Scores 100% Conservative Rate 

Steve Vick, the ultraconservative freshman state senator from District 3 was one of four Idaho senators statewide who scored a perfect 100% on Adam Graham's annual conservative scorecard. Vick voted as Adam deemed appropriate on 16 different issues during the Idaho Legislature. John Goedde of…

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The Donald As President? 20 

A supporter of Donald Trump wears buttons at the South Florida Tea Party's third annual tax day rally Saturday at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Gary Coronado) Question: Why is Donald Trump hanging around the Tea Party?

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School Email Used For Referendum? 19 

Based on documents obtained by IdahoReporter.com, it appears that two teachers at Rocky Mountain High School in the Meridian Joint School District have been using taxpayer-funded resources – school e-mail accounts – to organize efforts to repeal three controversial education reform laws passed by the…

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Did Geddes Violate Expense Rules? 

When new state Tax Commission Chairman Bob Geddes was appointed, he was in Boise serving as a ninth-term state senator; two years earlier, he'd sold his house in Soda Springs and bought a home in Meridian, but he was still renting a home in Soda…

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Tasteless Bumpersnicker ... 

... seen on 4th Street a half hour ago: "Save Idaho: Hunt a Californian." (Good thing brain trust behind that bumpersnicker didn't see "former Californian." Half the residents in North Idaho would be targets, including probably the driver.)

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Should You Call Us Coeur d'Loonians? 

On the DayInCda Twitter page, Kim Brown asks: "How many of you long-time Coeur d'Alene-ians (what ARE we called anyway?) have been to the Museum of N. Id.? Opens today!" Question: Occasionally, I call Coeur d'Alene residents "Coeur d'Loonians," depending on the community sanity at…

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A First Bike Ride 

Rebekah Morash,right, steadies her daughter Tatym, 3, as she goes on her first bike ride on the new track at Lions Park in East Bremerton, Wash. on Mondayh. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall) Question: Tell us about the first time you ever rode a bike?

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Only In Idaho ... Really? 

I've read the term "only in Idaho" twice today. My friend Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street used the term to describe the strange weather we've been having this spring in the Inland Northwest: "In the course of an hour on Monday, there was snow, hail, thunder,…

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Study: Swearing Reduces Pain 

Scientists from Keele University found that letting forth a volley of foul language can have a powerful painkilling effect, especially for people who do not normally use expletives. To test the theory, student volunteers placed their hands in a bucket of ice cold water while…

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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.





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