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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 2.23.11 26 

I'd guess Councilman Ron Edinger is getting ready to run for re-election again, judging from the way he's been cozying up to the Reagan Republicans and OpenCDA crowd in the last few weeks. He's certainly making it harder for the aforementioned to run someone against...

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P.S. Jesus Statue Overlooks Whitefish 

Lyle Burke of Alberta, Canada poses with a statue of Jesus Christ near the top of Chair 2 at Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont., on Sunday. Passers-by have visited and had their photos taken with the iconic statue since it was first installed in...

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Boisean Begins Luna Recall Drive 22 

Some Idahoans are at the boiling point when it comes to education reform. But now an official petition calling for Idaho's school chief to step down is circulating. "Last night I scanned in the petition," said Nancy Berto, petition organizer. "I started emailing it to...

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Obama Drops Defense Of DOMA 

President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which has since 1996 banned federal recognition of same-sex unions. The announcement was made in a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to congressional leaders in relation...

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PM Headlines -- 2.23.11 

Don Sausser snapped this photo of the waterfront 15 minutes ago. He e-mails: "Near City docks, waning storm clouds are reflected in open water surrounded by a thin layer of ice." Snow snarling afternoon commute/Mike Prager, SR All Washington congressional districts to shrink/Jim Camden, SR...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.23.11 

Here's the whiteout scene that KHQ's Mike Perry ran into as he drove south on H95 from Coeur d'Alene a few minutes ago. 5:21 p.m. Java on Sherman reports an unwanted person in coffee shop. 5:15 p.m. Vehicles on slick hill along Kathleen Avenue are...

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Merit Pay Splits YouTube Star, IEA 

On Monday, Jonny Saunders, a student at Timberline High School in Boise, unleashed a powerful speech against education reform plans proposed by Superintendent Tom Luna, an address that has become a local YouTube hit, garnering more than 18,000 views in less than 48 hours on...

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Denney Cig Bill Angers Idaho Tribes 11 

The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs is meeting in the state Capitol today, and its members expressed strong concerns about the introduction of legislation today regarding tobacco taxes on reservations without any consultation with the tribes. “Nobody's ever talked to us, approached us,” said Chief...

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Kids Say The Darndest Things 

Toadman: Blame the snow on our three year old. Yesterday my wife said he stood at our window watching it try to snow, but not stick, and said: “HEY GOD! COULD YOU PLEASE LET IT SNOW ALL THE SNOW THERE IS?!” I may have to...

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Sea-Tac Area Cafe Bans TSA Agents 15 

Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List. "We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren't allowed...

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Steve: You Should Stay In Bed

When I was 5, I used to run with scissors. When I was 10, I sledded — with the sled pointing in the wrong direction — down Red Hill in Pocatello. When I was 15, I drove a Volkswagen Beetle whose floorboards had rusted away....

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Steele's Lawyer Wants Trial Moved 

Edgar Steele's lawyers want his murder-for-hire trial moved to Wyoming. A change of venue request filed by Robert McAllister and Gary Amendola cites “negative pre-trial publicity” that will hinder finding an impartial jury in North Idaho. The lawyers say ongoing news coverage, including the release...

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INW Headlines -- 2.23.11

A tractor-trailer sits in the ditch at the scene of an accident on U.S. Highway 95 about three miles north of Moscow Tuesday, after a snowstorm hit the region. No one was injured in the accident. Scanner Traffic is picking up numerous crashes & rollovers...

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High Noon: Lefse, Anyone? 16 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson writes that her mother-in-law will be teaching her how to make lefse this afternoon -- and that she's frantically cleaning the house before the cleaning lady shows up because she doesn't want Phil's mom to see the current mess...

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Raul Labrador's Ritzy Meeting Flier 26 

As you know, Congressman Raul Labrador is death on taxes and spending. Yet, as one Coeur d'Alene resident points out to Huckleberries Online, he used his franking privileges to send out an impressive flier inviting Coeur d'Alene area residents to his town hall in the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.23.11

12:05 a.m. A child was injured at Harrison Elementary when he ran into the monkey bars. 12:03 a.m. Roy @ 4855 Ohio Match reports someone purporting to be a Microsoft technician called to ask him turn on his business computer. 11:51 a.m. An elderly woman...

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DanG On McEuen: Show Me The $$$ 

Dan Gookin: Even so, the big nut in the McEuen fruitcake is the cost. The public has a right to know how much it will be paying, not only for the whole enchilada but (as Mr. Edinger mentioned over and over yesterday) the maintenance and...

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An Egyptian Baby Named Facebook 

A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl "Facebook" Jamal Ibrahim (his name.) The girl's family, friends, and...

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Poll: Taser Cop Didn't Deserve Firing

Tuesday Poll: 90 of 163 respondents (55.2%) voted that former Post Falls police officer Ian Johnson shouldn't have been fired for pretending to use a Taser on a friend while on duty. 61 of 163 respondents (37.4%) support the firing. 12 were undecided. Today's Question:...

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Lindsay Lohan Faces Theft Charge 

Lindsay Lohan is surrounded by photographers as she leaves Los Angeles Superior Court on earlier today. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday he would sentence her to jail if she accepted a plea deal from prosecutors to avoid trial...

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Kerri: 5 Years Later ... Life Is Good 

Five years ago tomorrow I received two coronary arterial stents at Kootenai Heart Center. I was 53 years old. February is Heart Health Month but every month it's important to listen to your heart. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of...

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Moscow Prepares For Hamptonfest 

As the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival approaches, businesses in Moscow are preparing for the mass amount of people who will be in town. The University of Idaho ticket office is continuing to sell tickets and has almost sold out for Friday nights show. "Tickets...

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Reed: Law Prohibits McEuen Vote 14 

In a 9-page report presented to the General Services Committee Tuesday, attorney Scott Reed argues that state law prohibits the City Council for asking for a public vote on proposed McEuen Field changes. Writes Reed: "The McEuen Park Plan is an administrative action, not legislative,...

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Dennis: Murdered For Sharing Bibles 25 

As I read the reports of the four American citizens who were brutally shot and killed yesterday by Somali pirates, I had to stop and ask the question of myself in the title, above. What would I give my life for? These Christians gave their...

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AM Headlines -- 2.23.11 

Only five years after opening a convention center expansion, the Spokane Public Facilities District is pressing ahead with another expansion. This one would cost $60 miiion. Jonathan Brunt SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Snow,...

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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.