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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

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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Hucks Poll: Easter Tops Earth Day

Weekend Poll: By an almost 4-to-1 margin, Hucks Nation voted that observance of Good Friday/Easter was more important than Earth Day (which fell on Good Friday this year). 154 of 253 respondents (60.87%) said Good Friday/Easter observance was more important. 43 of 253 (17%) said…

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Rusche: Otter Veto Stopped Mayhem 

House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, a pediatrician, is praising GOP Gov. Butch Otter's veto of HB 298, the grandson-of-nullification bill on health care reform, saying, “Gov. Otter prevented legal mayhem - for that he is to be thanked.” He has concerns, however, about the…

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McEuen Field Upgrade Foes Rally

Item: Opponents rally against McEuen Field project/Nick Rotunno, CdA Press More Info: Mordantly amusing, the big signpost greeted visitors at McEuen Field on Saturday afternoon, its colorful arrows pointing every which way. "Fancy Marina - $1.3M," read one arrow, aimed at Lake Coeur d'Alene. "Ritzy…

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Clark Says Goodbye To Hall In Song

Audio of 'Goodbye Eddie Ray Hall' here So Eddie Ray Hall – Spokane’s notorious methperado – is off to federal prison for 16 years. Today we mark this judicial development with the last installment in my trilogy of Eddie Ray tunes. I give you “Goodbye…

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AM: My Blue Van Isn't That One 

The communities of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls have been on the lookout for a blue van that is wanted in several reported attempted child abductions. Unfortunately, for the owners of blue vans, they're under suspicion almost everywhere they go. The owner of this blue…

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Howard: Washington Boats Pay Share 

Howard Martinson: Contrary to what’s been written above, Washington boaters do pay to boat on Lake CdA. How? For starters they pay to launch and use the ramp and park their tow rigs & trailers. Many purchase their boat gas, on the trailer, from local…

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Kershner: Was I Shredding My Life? 

As I was feeding canceled checks, 1993 tax returns and 1975 newspaper clippings into the shredder, the Dumpster and the fireplace, I was filled with the kind of satisfaction that comes only with a thorough spring cleaning. I was ridding my life of decades of…

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Teen Fakes Pregnancy For Project

Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn’t because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge – fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting – didn’t actually contain a baby. For the past 6 1/2…

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Obama Appeals To Facebook Crowd 

Hoping to rekindle excitement among younger voters, President Barack Obama spoke at a town hall-style meeting hosted by Facebook on Wednesday and asked for help in beating back “radical” Republican budget proposals. He sat on a stage next to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who served…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011

Body Of Lucky Friday Miner Recovered 

The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry Marek was recovered this afternoon after he was killed in a mine collapse on April 15, Hecla Mining Co. announced today. The Coeur d’Alene company had had crews working 24 hours a day since that collapse trying to…

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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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