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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Even Hart Backs Ethics Law Changes

HR 2, the measure to amend the House ethics rules, has passed the House on a unanimous, 70-0 vote, after not only House Speaker Lawerence Denney and House Minority Leader John Rusche debated in favor of it, but so did Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, (pictured)...

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Are You A Belieber? 17 

Justin Bieber performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) DFO: I watched -- and for the most part -- enjoyed the Grammy Awards Sunday. I can understand why Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Suburb, Eminem, etc., are stars...

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No Hearing Set For Anti-Bias Bill 

Since 2007, state lawmakers have rejected legislation to ban discrimination in Idaho against people who are gay, lesbian or transgender. And Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie says this year will be no different. McKenzie chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee and says he doesn't plan to...

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Kootenai Cafe Making 24/7 Return 

One of the best things about the old place was the fact that they were open 24 hours a day and provided a fantastic spot for late-night post-bar folks to go and soak up their twelve shots of Rumple Minze with a tall stack of...

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Henry: Losing Money Las Vegas Way 

Last weekend I went with a group of friends to see one of Cher's final performances at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Cher is, regardless of what one may think of her music, an amazing performer. The production values of her concert were the best...

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Ex-Franklin's Hoagies Owner, 67, Dies 

Larry L. Anderson, 67, of Hayden, former owner of Franklin's Hoagies on 4th Street/CdA died Monday. He was born March 2, 1943, in Vancouver, Wash., to Noel and Alberta (Campbell) Anderson. The family moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1978. Larry started Larry's 5 Cent Coffee...

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AM: Church Offers Free Weddings 

Theresa and Mark Eskridge took advantage of the free services offered at First Christian Church in Coeur d'Alene on Monday and renewed their wedding vows. The couple will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in March. Becky Kramer's SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho...

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Bill Hall: He's The Saint Who Shuns TV 10 

When I hear someone boasting that "I never watch television," as I did the other day, I always want to ask a few cheeky questions: Have you also forsaken electric lights? Do you use indoor plumbing? How long does it take you to drive your...

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Kos: Idaho Solons Deaf To Fed Law 11 

Despite the testimony from Idaho's (Republican) attorney general that a proposed law nullifying the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, the House State Affairs Committee voted 14-5 last week to approve the bill. One Republican lawmaker (Eric Anderson, R-Priest River, pictured) on the committee joined with...

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Developer John Stone Steps Down

Item: Stone steps down: SRM Development, LLC announces his departure/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: After 37 years in the development business, John Stone wants time to play a little more golf, maybe visit Hawaii, too. The man behind the Riverstone project in Coeur d'Alene has...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Wild Card -- 2.14.11 17 

I'm still trying to switch gears after a week in Gator country, in and around the University of Florida, at Gainesville. Ran into rain 3 of the 6 days in north-central Florida. But sunshine greeted the trip to St. Augustine and the Atlantic Coast. So...

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Parting Shot -- 2.14.11 

Players for the Seattle Mariners stretch during baeball spring training Monday in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Question: Do you expect the Mariners to finish last again in the American League West?

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Caught Red-Handed w/Expired License 

If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to tell anyone else? I've been driving with an expired driver's license for the last 2-plus months. Yeah, yeah, I know we discussed expiration dates for driver's licenses some time ago. But I completely forgot...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.14.11 

5:37 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Feb. 13-14 here. 5:31 p.m. Someone has suffered possible broken leg @ 2236 Loch Haven Drive/Hayden. 5:23 p.m. Shawn has questions for an officer re: buying a vehicle. 5:21 p.m. Caller reports a battery at CityLink...

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PM Headlines -- 2.14.11 

"A slow local news day had me cruising for a feature picture (last Thursday)," reports Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "I took a walk through Spokane’s Riverfront Park and found myself standing in front of this metal sculpture of the Canadian flag. I have, on...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.14.11 

Supoj Jaengmoraka,right, and Maratee Sukamanee, left, swing out on rappelling ropes during their wedding ceremony Sunday in Prachinburi province, Thailand. The mountainside ceremony has become a favorite of adventure seeking Thai couples looking to marry near or on Valentine's Day. You write the cutline. (AP...

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Saying 'I Do' On Valentine's Day 

Christopher Pruett, left, and Cindy Zuniga of Honolulu, Hawaii, kiss after being pronounced man and wife at the Little White Weddning Chapel earlier today in Las Vegas. (AP photo: Julie Jacobson) Question: Was there anything unusual re: the place or the ceremony at your wedding?

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Get Out! Java On Sherman Not Shut 

Did you drive by Java recently and feel a sudden Bowl-of-Soul shaped hole in your soul that made you want to smoke a bowl of a different kind of soul when you saw the place locked up and emptied out? Relax, junkie. They were merely...

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OTV: Another Upscale Watering Hole 10 

From the "It Remains to Be Seen How Well This One Flies" Dept., I have it on good authority that the deconstruction of the former TW Fishers/Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company building that is going on at the moment will lead to it's re-opening as a...

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Luna: Teachers Could Cut Own Pay 

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has switched his list of five new bills to just three: One on labor conditions, one on reform, and a separate bill on pay for performance. Introducing the new measures, Luna said, “Ultimately because of this legislation, class sizes...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 2.14.11 

"The word February is born from the Latin word Februarius meaning to purify,"writes Sunny of Bent's Beer Garden. "Along those lines, February is also a great time to take inventory and purge the clutter. As you can see from the picture, that is exactly what...

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A Political Protest Against Chocolate?! 

Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. This Valentine's Day, activists say you may want to think twice before biting into a piece. Some of the cocoa in many Valentine's Day chocolates probably came from Ivory Coast, where...

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Arpie: Too Young To Go Steady? 

Arpie: My wife and thirteen year old daughter really piled on my fifteen year old son last night. He has his first girlfriend and no plans for the day. The poor boy is clueless like me. He hasn’t even asked her to the Sweetheart Dance...

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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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