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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

Groundhog's Day Wild Card -- 2.2.11 29 

Groundhog's Day is special in my family because my father, Franklin Simas Oliveria, was born on this date -- in 1921. He would be 90 years old today, if he hadn't been killed in a vehicle accident in 1976 at age 55. I still miss...

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P.S. Farrah's Suit Goes To Smithonian 

Actor Ryan O'Neal waves goodbye to Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit, and seen in a poster at right, and other Fawcett memorabilia, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in Washington, today, where he donated objects from the private collection of Farrah Fawcett's estate. (AP...

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Road-Kill, Anyone? 

I've never knowingly eaten roadkill. That's the first reason Catherine Price's column in Slate about eating road-kill rabbit caught my eye. The second was the location of said road-kill -- on a road in my childhood home town of Gridley, Calif., a spot along the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.2.11

5:16 p.m. Resident of H53 & Chase/Idaho reports neighbors' taking photos of her property. 5:09 p.m. Possible illegal burn @ 17th & Gilbert/CdA. 4:52 p.m. A wanted person named Trevor is sitting at front door of DMV, 451 Government Way. 4:48 p.m. Prairie Trail user...

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AM: New Hate Crime Trial Rejected

Don Sausser writes of his photo this morning: "In spite of today’s brilliant sun, albeit only 23 degrees, a thin layer of ice glistens inside the Resort Marina." Judge denies new trial in Coeur d'Alene hate crime case/Meghann Cuniff, SR House Local Government panel focuses...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.2.11 11 

A car landed vertically into a snowbank after a multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 93 during a snow storm north of Salem, N.H. No one was injured. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Eagle-Tribune, Tim Jean) Top Cutlines: 1. ust when New Hampshire residents thought...

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Handicap Accessible Tubbs Hill? 18 

Old Fisherman: This is a tough one, having lived here for over 45 years, and occasionally used Tubbs Hill,I agree with trying to keep it intact. On the other hand many of you now want to discriminate against ADA folks. They are not ADA folks...

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Crime Stoppers Seek Robbery Tips

North Idaho law enforcement are asking for help solving two OxyContin robberies from 2009. The robberies - one an attempted - occurred Sept. 30, 2009, at Walgreens, 706 E. Seltice Way, in Post Falls at 5:28 p.m., and on Oct. 27 at the Walgreens at...

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Senate D's Block Obamacare Repeal 10 

Item: Repeal of health care reform law fails on party line vote in U.S. Senate/Politico Sen. Jim Risch: “Washington, D.C., has once again failed the American people by upholding a health care law that requires 10 years worth of new taxes to pay for six...

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Stranded In Chicago 

Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on Lake Shore Drive today in Chicago. A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers for up to 12 hours overnight on the city's showcase lakeshore thoroughfare and giving many city schoolchildren...

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Solons Target Child Rights Treaty 

Item: Idaho lawmakers target child rights treaty/Jessie L. Bonner, Associated Press More Info: Opponents of the treaty contend it would enable the government and U.N. officials to interfere with parental authority. Supporters view the treaty as a valuable guidepost for children’s basic rights, such as...

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Dog Killings Bring Dogwalk Boycott 

First they starved them, then they shot them. One hundred sled dogs in Whistler, British Columbia, owned by Outdoor Adventures. All because their bookings were down since the 2010 Olympics. You have no idea how angry I am. You have no idea how angry Hub...

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Deer On Ice -- Priest Lake Style 

Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns tells of a rescue of a deer on ice at Priest Lake's Kalispell Bay. Pecky took photos while she and her husband, Fred, tried to rescue this critter about 1 p.m. today. At 4 degrees, sez Pecky, this wasn't "as...

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NIC Student Wins 'Jeopardy' Round 

North Idaho College journalism student Molly Rosenbusch of Coeur d'Alene will return to compete on tonight’s episode of Jeopardy at 7 on NBC. Rosenbusch, a Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy graduate, beat a two-day champion to become the returning champion on tonight’s episode/North Idaho College Press...

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Sims Proposes URA Board Elections 15 

Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, proposed legislation to require county-wide elections for urban renewal boards. “I can't believe that I'm finally here and I'm finally talking about urban renewal,” she told the House Local Government Committee. “It's been on my mind for many years. …...

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WSU Fans Celebration Miffs Huskies 

Isaiah Thomas also appeared miffed by the WSU students' storming of the floor, though he didn't seem nearly as bothered as Gant. "I don't know," Thomas said. "I mean, it's January. We haven't done it. I guess it was a big win for them. Like...

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Groundhog Or Not, Nothing Changes

Columnist Steve Crump of the Twin Falls Times-News puts forth a premise today that we may be all stuck in a Groundhog's Day of sorts ... Bill Murray's "Groundhog's Day." As support for his conclusion that we're all in a loop of sorts, Crump offers:...

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INW: Megaloads Roll Out Of Lewiston 

Despite the freezing weather people gather to watch as the first of four ConocoPhillips megaloads maneuvers its way onto the frontage road along U.S. Highway 12 Tuesday night in Lewiston. The cargo along with the two trucks and trailer hauling it weigh almost 300 tons...

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High Noon: Ken Doll 50 Years Old 

The Ken doll celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Around 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries present their latest toy products until next Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) Question: What kind of dolls did you have when you were growing up?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.2.11

11:48 a.m. Woman wants to talk to officer about her rights during a separation. 11:15 a.m. A fire is reported at the Twin Lakes Mini Storage, H41 & Rice/Rathdrum. 11:12 a.m. A 20ish male is waving his arms and yelling at traffic, s/b from Mini...

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Oops: Loertscher Not Quoted Right 21 

Huckleberries has learned from another reporter and 2 legislators who were present during today's House State Affairs Committee that Chairman Tom Loertscher wasn't the one who didn't know where Guatemala is. The punch line got mixed up. Loertscher told those assembled that his hair dresser...

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Hucks Poll: Idaho R's Too Far Right 

Tuesday Poll: By a 3-to-1 margin, Hucks Nation sez that the Idaho Republican Party has moved too far to the right. 127 of 175 respondents (72.6%) said state Republicans are too right wing. 42 of 175 (24%) said they aren't. 6 respondents were undecided. Today's...

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Pot Holes Popping Up In Lake City 

Potholes are starting to pop up in North Idaho. The temperatures in Coeur d’Alene have dropped and now city crews are going out to repair potholes. This year the city has about a dozen more than last year year. Most of those have been found...

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Press: Poor Hart Turnout Encouraging 14 

Followers of Rep. Phil Hart's message of freedom, personal responsibility and courage to fend off governmental intrusion gathered in a gun store for a fundraiser Saturday night. The shotgun turned into a popgun. A mere 40 Hart supporters showed up. At $25 a head, the...

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No Shadow For Punxsutawney Phil 

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, crawls off the shoulder of handler Ben Hughes during the annual Groundhog Day festivities this morning in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Groundhog Club claimed that Phil did not see his shadow and predicted that winter has ended on Groundhog Day....

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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.