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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.2.11

11:26 a.m. Moore Manufacturing on Seltice Way reports smoke in one of the rooms. 11:24 a.m. PFPD Blue is checking on two panhandlers @ corner of Idaho & Post. 11:17 a.m. Deputy asks dispatch to notify coroner & send English Funeral Home (may be 10:13…

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Reed: Public Vote On McEuen Illegal

The McEuen Park Plan was blessed, cussed, dissected and otherwise commented upon in a continuous and lengthy packed hearing before the Coeur d’Alene City Council on May 24th. Many attending held signs and testified demanding a public vote upon the plan. As a matter of…

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Examiner: Chinese To Annex Idaho 11 

Here's a weird one from Bill Turner of the Boise Conservative Examiner, who contends that there's some sort of deal between Gov. Butch Otter and "B. Hussein Obama" to transform Idaho into the first Chinese state in the union. Turner writes: "Otter and company have…

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County P&Z's Real Mission Statement 

On Wednesday, Huckleberries published a photo and the wording of a statement posted on door of Kootenai County Community Development (old P&Z department), complete with bureaucratese and a line telling seekers of building permits to go elsewhere. It was a spoof. Now, Huckleberries has, via…

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LDII: Lousy Parents To Blame, Too 

LastDemoInIdaho: The one, overriding, outstanding, disturbing issue with our schools is the PARENTS. The teachers and unions have become the butt of all the critics. Have had two teachers in our family. The stories they can tell about poor parenting or no parentlng would curl…

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Cooling Off

A trail of water follows the flinging motion of Emily Starnes Buchanan's hair as she cools herself in the water of Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. (AP Photo/TimesDaily, Jim Hannon) Question: Can you do that with your hair?

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Charge Filed In Deaths Of Ex-Viks 

Item: Charge filed in deaths of former Vik athletes: Filer driver charged with reckless driving, faces 6 months in jail, $1K fine/Tom Hasslinger, Press More Info: Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Wednesday that the charge, filed May 5, is related to the Sept.…

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Comforting Birth Mothers 

On Mother’s Day, my husband and sons spoiled me as usual with flowers and breakfast in bed. But the following Friday, I celebrated the holiday again – this time with a group of very special moms. For the past 15 years Catholic Charities Spokane and…

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Trib: Don't Get Downwind Of Denney 

House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, wouldn't be where he is without House Speaker Lawerence Denney (pictured), R-Midvale. And where the eastern Idaho Republican finds himself is in the vortex of a widening scandal. Simply put, Loertscher abused his public trust. Back home,…

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AM: Bridgeport Portrays Change 

Gov. Chris Gregoire addresses students and their families at Bridgeport High School's graduation in Bridgeport, Wash., Wednesday. Gregoire attended the ceremony, and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, far right, delivered the commencement address. SR story here. And here. (AP Photo/Shannon Dininny) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR…

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Cindy: Passive-Aggressive Grounding 

Cindy: Grounding is a contentious subject around our house because my spouse is famous for grounding numerous kids from numerous activities. Then he goes to work for 12 hours a day five days a week. I told him the next time he grounds someone that…

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Bystander: In Praise Of Homeschools 34 

AlmostInnocentBystander: So who exactly out there thinks we get a good educational return for our money? What a rathole public education has become, Luna has a lot more support than you’ll ever want to admit. We are paying a fortune to purchase stupidity for our…

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LTHM: Beware Fred Meyer Parking Lot 

LoveToHateMe: While I’m thinking of parking lot “intersections, I have to say I think the one by the old Hollywood Video in the Fred Meyer parking lot is the worst! One stop sign, two yield signs, and one way uncontrolled. No one seems to know…

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

CdA Man Charged w/Child Enticement

1st reported at 3:40 p.m. on Huckleberries PM Scanner Traffic A Coeur d'Alene man who offered a grandmother money for her granddaughters in the 1000 block of Third Street in Coeur d'Alene was arrested and charged with attempted child enticing, disturbing the peace and attempted…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 6.1.11 13 

I'm already replacing tomato plants that couldn't withstand the constant rain of May. Mebbe I'll wait until this weekend to see if predicted 70-80 degree temperatures will stay around for a bit. The rest of the warm-weather veggies -- bell peppers, eggplants, zucchini, yellow squash,…

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Parting Shot -- 6.1.11

A adult black bear runs through Tualatin Elementary School yard earlier today in Tualatin, Ore. Police in Tualatin, just south of Portland, tracked the bear roaming in a wooded area near the elementary school. The bear was later caught near the school. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Family Motto: You Get What You Get 

I don't know if this one belongs to Cindy or to her friend Jill Barville. But it seemed like a nice conversation starter for late in the afternoon: "When our oldest son started preschool, his teacher told the class: 'You get what you get and…

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Olson Named New CdA High Principal 

Warren Olson will take the helm of the Viking ship at Coeur d’Alene High School, according to a Coeur d'Alene School District announcement this afternoon. Olson brings years of administrative and leadership experience to his new role of Principal at CHS. Now principal at Fernan…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.1.11 

5:50 p.m. Trailer evacuated @ Maple & Wyoming/Hayden due to strong smell of electrical burning. 5:44 p.m. Caller from disabled vehicle reports losing wheel & drive line on I-90 @ 4th of July Pass. 5:12 p.m. Caller reports man dragged a girl to red pickup…

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PM Headlines -- 6.1.11

In covering a state championship track meet last week, Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames came across this fellow who collapsed at the finish line of his 4X4 relay race. "Some of the photos I take defy a journalism category," writes Colin. "Sometimes it is just a…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.1.11 15 

Donald Trump makes a point as he walks with former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in New York City as they make their way to a scheduled meeting Tuesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Top Cutline: 1. Unable to Trump his appeal, the…

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Welcome To KCCD ... Now Scram! 12 

A Berry Picker spotted two pieces of paper pasted outside the old P&Z office in the Kootenai County Courthouse. The first piece of paper that the county agency has a new name: "Kootenai County Community Development." On the paper below is this bureaucratic statement of…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 6.1.11 

Taryn Hecker-Thompson and hubby, Phil, were driving on the back roads of Farragut State Park when they got stuck behind a very slow-moving crowd of llama cart people. Explains Taryn: "It was a while before we could pass because one of the llamas was acting…

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Otter To Campaign Against Referenda 14 

Idaho Gov. Otter vowed today to personally campaign against the voter referendum to overturn this year's school reform legislation, even as the tally of Idahoans signing petitions to place the measures on the ballot hit the 65,000 mark - nearly 20,000 more than the number…

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