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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.2.11

11:48 a.m. Caller reports he's following a man in a blue Chrysler Sebring who was hitting a small child in the back seat e/b on Prairie from Poleline/Post Falls. 11:40 a.m. Caller reports a gas truck weaving on road @ H95 & Lacey/Hayden. 11:38 a.m.…

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Labrador Scores Zero In Enviro Votes 

In an unusual move, the League of Conservation Voters is keeping a running scorecard of environmental votes in the U.S. House of Representatives. The LCV tallied 25 votes on the current spending bill, including 20 votes on amendments. New Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador scored a…

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NIC Cheerleaders Win National Title 

Sure, North Idaho College always has a great basketball team. And their wrestling team was a runner up at last week's national tournament in Spokane last week. But how about those cheerleaders? The NIC cheer squad won the 2-Year School national title over the weekend.…

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Idaho Open Primary Unconstitutional 21 

U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill has declared Idaho's open primary election system unconstitutional with respect to the state's Republican Party primary, which the party passed a rule saying it wants to close. “An important corollary of the right to freely associate is a right not…

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Hucks Poll: Stealth Candidate Luna

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nations said Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna wouldn't have been re-elected if he'd campaigned on his plans for public education "reform." 176 of 221 respondents (79.6%) said Luna would have lost his re-election bid if he'd made the "reform" package the…

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Council: Still No To McEuen Vote 

Item: McEuen vote supporters try again/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A week after a subcommittee killed the request of a public vote regarding the McEuen Field redesign project from reaching the Coeur d’Alene City Council’s desk, around 100 vote supporters attended the council’s…

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Mmm, Mmm, Soup

Two-year-old Natalie Godfrey sipped her chicken noodle soup during lunch at North Idaho College Children's Center in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. Later this month, childcare providers from throughout North Idaho will gather to learn how to prepare tastier, healthier foods for children while keeping within…

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Quotable Quote 

“Will professional, passionate, hard-working teachers flee Idaho? Could Idaho become what I call the minor leagues or the training ground for teachers? And will all this come at the expense of our children?” -- Kendon Perry, a business owner from Sandpoint, 37-year Idaho resident and…

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Hammes: Wrong Day For Protest 

Tone deaf? At least, but maybe it’s even worse than that. Maybe it’s just a case of being so insulated from the rest of the world that what is obvious to the most of us is a mystery to them. That’s not to say teachers…

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IFF's Hoffman Talks To Boise Weekly 25 

Wayne Hoffman reads a lot of newspapers. He calls himself a journalism addict, although he's not really a fan of his former profession. By his own admission, he has "problems" with Boise Weekly, yet there are still a few news outlets he favors. Take idahoreporter.com.…

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Man Guilty In Census Worker Case 

Richard L. Powell testified that the shotgun he fired near a census worker was nothing more than an “exclamation point” -- a way of getting his message across. But a six-man jury in St. Maries didn’t buy it. Mr. Powell, 55, was found guilty Feb.…

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AM Headlines -- 3.2.11 

Coeur d'Alene wrestling coach Jeff Moffat celebrates with Caleb Davis after Davis beat Tim Hartwid of Caldwell High School in the 189 lb. weight class at the Idaho State High School Wrestling Tournament at the Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday. (Idaho Statesman photo: Joe…

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Statesman: Right Vote On Nullification 

Three Canyon County senators made the tough vote Friday. But the three Republicans — Curt McKenzie of Nampa, Patti Anne Lodge of Huston and John McGee of Caldwell — also cast the right vote. By opposing Idaho’s foolhardy and constitutionally dubious flirtation with health care…

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BSU No. 4 In Top 25 Criminal Counts 

A comprehensive Sports Illustrated/CBS News special investigation found that 16 Boise State players had criminal charges, ranking the Broncos tied for No. 4 among teams in Sports Illustrated's 2010 preseason Top 25. The six-month investigation into 2,837 players found that 7 percent had criminal records…

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Nonini Threatens To Clear Ed Hearing 

Scott Nicholson, who described himself as a Vietnam veteran and a Republican, said he congratulated state schools Supt. Tom Luna on Election Night on his re-election, because he fought for education. But Nicholson said he's against SB 1108 and 1110. “I'm a tad tired of…

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Westboro Baptist Wins Court Ruling 12 

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3.1.11 12 

Izzit just me ... or should the sun be shining outside? After all, we've reached March, right? I'm looking out my window in the corner of the 2nd floor of the SR's CdA building, and I'm sure that I see snow falling. Dunno about you,…

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Parting Shot -- 3.1.11 

Angelie Seprish, 7, tastes freshly fallen snow on Saturday in Frazier Park, Calif. Showers early Saturday dumped up to three inches of rain in the foothills above Los Angeles, and about a half-inch downtown. Some roads were closed late Friday because of minor debris flow…

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IHOP Offers Free Pancakes 

Today (until 10 p.m.) is National Pancake Day at your local IHOP. CBS News Health reports: "Want free flapjacks? Today's your day. To mark National Pancake Day, IHOP is offering a complimentary "short stack" of pancakes to all comers. What's the hitch? IHOP is asking…

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PM Scanner -- 3.1.11 

6:05 p.m. Neighbor reports flames coming from house in 900 block of Roberts/Athol. 5:57 p.m. Caller @ 6198 Trestle/Rathdrum wants help shutting off water main to fix leak. 5:48 p.m. Martin reports someone stole his wallet from Coeur d'Alene Casino today, and there's been activity…

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PM Headlines -- 3.1.11

Caleb Davis of Coeur d'Alene celebrates after pinning Tim Hartwig of Caldwell in the 189 lb. weight class at the Idaho State High School Wrestling Tournament at the Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday. Davis' second-round pin gave the Viks just enough points to win…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.1.11 

Baltimore Orioles' Tyler Henson chases a fly ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Chase d'Arnaud past a billboard during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game Monday in Bradenton, Fla. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Top Cutlines: 1. From a long-suffering AL…

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Get Out! Review: Paddy's 

A friend of mine had been trying to drag me to Paddy's every Tuesday night for a while, and I wasn't especially interested at first. Trivia is fabulous and all, but I hadn't darkened Paddy's door since it was the all-ages Corner Pocket in the…

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Luna Ed Overhaul Hits Road Block 

The centerpiece of Idaho's controversial school reform plan may be dead for this year, senators indicated, even as separate bills on teacher contracts and pay move through hearings in the House. The main bill, SB 1113, was pulled back to the Senate Education Committee last…

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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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