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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Poll: 65% Say We're On Wrong Track 

More than one in three likely voters expect to be worse off when they go to the polls a year from this November, a somber fact for President Obama’s reelection campaign, while just 25 percent believe they will be better off, according to this week’s…

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Hucks Poll: Open Union Negotiations 

Weekend Poll: 105 of 170 respondents (61.76%) vote that negotiations between local governments and unions for local police and fire departments should be open to the public. 57 of 170 respondents (33.53%) say they shouldn't be open to the public. 8 respondents were undecided. Today's…

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AM Headlines -- 6.6.11

Buoyed by encouragement from a nurse, Chico Corral breathes deeply into a machine to test his lungs at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. The former Midnite Mine employee, who has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, believes his disease was caused by the dust…

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'The UN Is Comin', 'The UN Is Comin' 24 

In his column today in the Coeur d'Alene Press, weatherman Cliff Harris of Hayden writes: "There is no peer-confirmed scientific research that establishes a cause-and-effect relationship between increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and higher (or lower) global temperatures. This is a clever deception put forth by…

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DanG Calls OpenCDAers To Arms 

At OpenCDA.com, Dan Gookin congratulates former trustee Wanda Quinn for being appointed to fill the position being vacated by Chairwoman Edie Brooks of School District 271. DanG figures that Edie owes Wanda because she was appointed to Wanda's position back when. The interviews, of course,…

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Lemonade Stand Left Sour Taste 

Who’s in the mood for an uncute kids story? It turns out not all children are adorable. “The reason I write is to relate a lemonade stand story that happened to me last Saturday (5/28),” wrote Jeffrey Wisman. “These kids weren’t as nice as those…

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CdA Board To Pick Trustee Today 

Item: Cd'A School District trustee to be appointed Monday/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: By Friday, letters of interest had come in from Christa Hazel, a stay-at-home mom who served as chair of the district's Long Range Planning Committee; Tony Norris, the parent of two children…

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Only 1 Redistricter From North Idaho 

Item: Eye On Boise: North Idaho representation on redistricting panel down/Betsy Russell More Info: Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is gearing up to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, and this time around there’ll be just one North Idaho member: businesswoman Lorna Finman, of…

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Patriot Act Concerns U.S. Senators 

Item: Senators: Some uses of Patriot Act would shock citizens: Objections raised to extent of secret surveillance/Associated Press More Info: When two senators warned that the Patriot Act is being interpreted in a secret way that would alarm Americans if they knew the details, civil…

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 6.4-5.11 

In a bike ride with my wife downtown and along Rosenberry Drive Friday evening, I saw chickens in a yard along 7th Street, a couple herding three wiener -- not Weiner -- dogs across from Steve McCrea's plance on West Lakeshore Drive, and young men…

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Maria Jose Cristerna poses for pictures during a press conference at a tattoo shop in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, June 3, 2011. The Mexican tattoo artist said she started to cover her body in tattoos, piercings, titanium implants and dental fangs to re-invent herself as a vampire, her reaction after suffering domestic violence. Cristerna is in Colombia to attend a tattooing international convention. (William Martinez / Associated Press)

From Victim To Vampire 

Maria Jose Cristerna poses for pictures during a press conference at a tattoo shop in Bogota, Colombia, Friday. The Mexican tattoo artist said she started to cover her body in tattoos, piercings, titanium implants and dental fangs to re-invent herself as a vampire, her reaction…

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Palin: Paul Revere Warned British 15 

One moment that you won't find posted on the (SarahPace blog) is Palin's response to reporters when they asked her who Paul Revere was. Instead of saying, "Come on, everyone knows who Paul Revere, the silversmith and patriot is," she stammered while saying this: "He…

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** FILE ** This 1956 file photo shows actors Dennis Weaver, left, as the slow-witted deputy Chester and James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon, are shown in a scene from CBS' TV classic western "Gunsmoke" in 1956.  Weaver died of complications from cancer on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at his home in Ridgway, in southwestern Colorado, publicist Julian Myers said. The actor was 81. (Associated Press)

'Gunsmoke's' Marshal Dillon, 88, RIP 

This 1956 file photo shows actors Dennis Weaver, left, as the slow-witted deputy Chester and James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon, are shown in a scene from CBS' TV classic western "Gunsmoke" in 1956. CBS spokesman Chris Ender says Arness died Friday of natural causes.…

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Stickman: What's Up At Pappy's Field? 

Stickman: I see all sorts of private planes flying over my area to land of course at the Coeur d’Alene airport, like the Duane’s and all sorts of fancy dancers as I call them. Tonight, around 5:30 or so, a different plane could be heard…

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Marianne: The Things We Do For Hair

I'm moving on to Sally today. Kelly has done her last hair job. She retired last week, and Sally has taken on several of Kelly's clients, including me. Over my lifetime, I've had very few hairdressers, mainly Joyce and Kelly AND my mother. My mother…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 6.3.11 12 

The weekend forecast finally is in our favor. But we still need to take care of things here at Huckleberries HQ today. While I dig for material to feed the insatiable maw of this blog beast, you should feel free to use this Wild Card…

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Parting Shot -- 6.3.11

A film crew documents the feeding of "Pandora" a rescued brown bear cub from Angoon, Alaska, at the Fortress of the Bear bear sanctuary in Sitka, Alaska, Wednesday. From left are, Anne Devereaux, Tom Winston, Les Kinnear, Ami Otten, Casey Anderson, Rick Smith and Tyler…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.3.11

5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 2-3 here. 5:11 p.m. Caller reports seeing a vehicle hit a gray one in Hayden WalMart lot & drive off. 4:46 p.m. Juveniles in a Washington pickup littered on NW Blvd before turning w/b onto…

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PM Headlines -- 6.3.11

Photographed from inside a parked car on Main Street in downtown Walla Walla, Wash., Thursday, rain flows across a windshield as a pedestrian walks by. According to the National Weather Service, Walla Walla received 1.14 inches of rain for the day which is just short…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.3.11 

President Barack Obama eats a french fry as he makes an unannounced visit to Rudy's Hot Dog with Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, center, Friday in Toledo, Ohio. Owner Harry Dionyssiou is at right. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Top Cutlines 1. So then,…

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Quinn, Hazel Among Trustee Hopefuls 

Former Coeur d'Alene School Board chairman Wanda Quinn is one of five candidates to apply for the appointment to fill the seat of resigning Chairwoman Edie Brooks. Brooks first joined the board by being appointed to fill Quinn's spot. Others who have submitted their names…

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Bar Report Feats Fightin' 22YO Women 

Two 22YO sisters end up in the cross-bar hotel on battery charges after attacking two people in two downtown bars early Sunday morning. The first victim of the Twin Hurricanes was a 46YO man who approached them at the bar at about 12:40 at Baja…

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