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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Meghan Gets In Last Word Vs. Press 

Meghan Ridley, pictured, the Lakeland School District special education instructor who was slimed by Coeur d'Alene Press online trolls, has written an op-ed piece that is now online at the Press: "I personally fell victim to an ugly misuse of words myself lately. Following a...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 2.18.11 20 

I used to California dream on winter days in late February. But for some reason I'm Florida dreamin' today. I don't like walking carefully across a parking lot because it's slick this time of the year. Been there. Done that for 4 months. But the...

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P.S. Local Fisher #11 @ Bassmaster

Kevin VanDam, left, and Aaron Martens, right, fish nearby one another during the first day of competition of the Bassmaster Classic today on the Louisiana Delta new Westwego, La. Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum is in 11th place out of 50 anglers today after the first...

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ISP Corporal Fired Fatal Shots

An Idaho State Police report confirms that Cpl. Dan Howard fired the shots that killed one person and injured another after two Montana fugitives rammed his patrol car on Feb. 7. Mark Marion Maykopet, 24, of Butte, was treated at Kootenai Medical Center then jailed...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.18.11 

5:24 p.m. A CityLink passenger has hurt his knee in fall from bus @ Coeur d'Alene Casino. 5:03 p.m. Unconscious person is not breathing behind Crickets, 424 Sherman/CdA. CPR is under way. 4:42 p.m. Perfection Tire workers caught an individual trying to steal tires by...

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PM: Ridgway Admits 49th Murder 

Green River Killer Gary Ridgway stands to be escorted out following his arraignment on charges of murder in the 1982 death of Rebecca "Becky" Marrero at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent., Wash., today. Ridgway already confessed to killing Marrero as part of...

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Photo Of The Day -- 2.18.11 

DFO and his daughter-in-law, Sweet Stephanie, meet "Bull Alligator" outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida during DFO's recent vacay to Gainesville. You write the cutline. Top Cutline: 1. Mary Souza’s heart stopped when she received this postcard from Florida, with nothing...

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Man Discovers Knife Lodged In Skull

A doctor shows a 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife which has been removed from the skull of Li Fuyan against the x-ray scan at the People's Hospital in Yuxi in southwest China's Yunnan province. Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the...

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First Lady Defends Luna Ed 'Reform' 

Whether you have been at the head of the classroom or in a desk on the other end, you know the importance of quality teaching. It makes all the difference. With the help of a great teacher, a struggling student can excel. Under an ineffective...

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NIdaho Blogs: IEG Now 4 Years Old

At Kellogg Bloggin', Raymond Pert explains that he & Inland Empire Girl, who just celebrated her 4th blogiversary (see below) are experimenting with faceless portraits, like the one above. See more here. Worms, and not the gummy type/A Butterfly Moment Jobless recovery rationale/Arch Druid There's...

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'Einstein' Watches For Winter's End 

A stuffed figure of Albert Einstein starts to sink as ice begins to melt on Webster Lake in Webster, Mass., Temperatures were forecast to be in the 50's in some parts of Massachusetts today. The Einstein figure is part of a contest for residents to...

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Carlson: A Mormon Primary? 28 

The internet website Politico has dubbed it the “Mormon primary” – the possibility of two articulate, intelligent, conservative-to-moderate former governors, who also are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), will be slugging it out along with other contenders for...

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Narnia Producer Moore Found Dead 

Perry Moore, the executive producer of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' trilogy, was found dead in his New York apartment, the New York Daily News is reporting. He was 39. Sources told the newspaper that Moore was found unconscious by his partner, Hunter Hill, in the...

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Rednecks Target Tribe Bill Backer 11 

Betsy Russell of the Spokesman Review reported that (Rep. Rich Wills, R-Glenns Ferry, pictured) “said he’s received hundreds of calls and e-mails threatening him and questioning his integrity for backing the bill. “I’ve had threats I’d better never go into the county again,” he said....

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INW Headlines -- 2.18.11

Niki Zupanic, public policy director for ACLU Montana, speaks on behalf of HB514 in front of the House Judiciary Committee in the Montana state capitol building earlier today in Helena, Mont. Gay rights advocates want the Legislature to expand discrimination protection statewide _ while conservative...

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High Noon: Morrison No. 1 Bust? 

In this October 2008 AP file photo, Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick (7) drives around Charlotte Bobcats forward Adam Morrison (35) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando. The Bobcats drafted the former Gonzaga Bulldog third overall in the 2006...

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Was Luna Swayed By Donations? 

Apparently, Idaho Statesman political sleuth extraordinaire Dan Popkey is preparing an article that suggests Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna may have been influenced by political contributions in trying to "reform" Idaho education. Randy Stapilus offered a follow-the-money scenario that might provide a background on the...

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Idaho Dems Rip Anti-Everything R's 12 

Idaho hasn’t seen an unemployment rate this high for more than a decade. In 2011, the Republican-controlled Legislature has made much ado about being anti-healthcare reform, anti-assisted suicide, anti-education funding, anti-urban renewal, anti-labor, and the list goes on. Idaho Republicans only listen to the GOP...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... that State Controller Donna Jones sidestepped a tough question from Ron Johnson while speaking at a Republican Women's event in the Shore Lounge of the Coeur d'Alene Resort about an hour ago, according to a Berry Picker. Johnson asked Jones whether "Phil Hart's wages...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.18.11

Noonish: A dirty, blue Ford Bronco is traveling 15 mph on w/b I-90 & H41, almost causing wrecks. 11:58 a.m. J. @ Davenport & Deer Haven/Dalton Gardens reports 2 suspicious males tried to sell her something. And returned to her door twice after she refused...

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Cindy: What To Do With A Stray Cat? 10 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of possibly inheriting a cat that followed son Sam home last night -- and now, of course, won't leave. She even called Spokanimal to check out the situation because she was concerned that the cat might belong to somebody....

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Poll: Dick Harwood? Definitely Not 

Thursday Poll: 90 of 105 respondents (85.7%) voted no when asked if they'd want state Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, representing them in the state Legislature. Harwood, who is known for fighting against Coeur d'Alene Tribe interests, argued successfully against the cross-deputization bill that lost...

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Kevin: Barbieri Said ... What?! 44 

Some nullification supporters tried their best to sound level-headed Wednesday. They tried to paint their effort as something straightforward: a bill simply directing state agencies to do nothing to implement federal health care reform. “It does no more, no less,” said House Assistant Majority Leader...

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See-Through And Thou 

Kerry Taylor poses for photographs next to a see-through dress modeled by Kate Middleton, the fiancee of Britain's Prince William, in a university charity fashion show in 2002, in London. A see-through dress that some believe played a key role in bringing Kate Middleton and...

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Prosecutors: Steele ♥ Ukrainian 

A North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife was involved with another woman who received a letter from him after his arrest, federal prosecutors allege. Edgar J. Steele, 65, wanted his wife murdered because he “had been establishing a...

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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.