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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins watches Gonzaga's David Stockton steal the ball from him, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Spokane, Wash. (Jed Conklin / Fr170252 Ap)

Gonzaga 73, Notre Dame 53 

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins watches Gonzaga's David Stockton steal the ball from him, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game tonight in Spokane. Gonzaga easily defeating the Fighting Irish 73-53. ESPN/AP game story and boxscore here. (AP Photo/Jed Conklin) Washington State 69,…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 11.30.11 

Your Huckleberry Hound was owly earlier this year re: the long winter & lousy spring that we Inland Northwesterners slogged through. But I have no complaints re: the wonderful summer and fall that followed. To be enjoying above-freezing temperatures and sunshine in late November is…

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Parting Shot -- 11.30.11 

"On the last day of November I headed out to Higgins Point in late afternoon to see if the eagles were feeding," writes Kerri Thoreson on her Facebook wall. "No sooner had I walked down the trail to the water than a lone eagle appeared…

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AR: Beatle Harrison Gone 10 Years 10 

Ten years ago (yesterday), George Harrison departed this world and that's been on my mind today. Ten Years. When Abe Lincoln died, it was said that "now he belongs to the ages". To apply that to members of The Beatles startles me a bit. My…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.11 

5:43 p.m. Jason from tree farm off Greensferry/PF reports outside business sign stolen. 5:25 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 29-30 here. 5:05 p.m. Woman @ 1466 Carpenter Loop/PF reports loose neighbor's cows shaking her vehicle. 5:02 p.m. Man in apartments near…

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PM: Post Falls Opens Warming Center 16 

"This is a good place," said Larry Motari, 53, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 about the new warming shelter located in an unused warehouse at Ground Force Manufacturing in Post Falls. See Alison Boggs' SR story about the new warming center here. (SR photo/Kathy Plonka)…

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IFF Introduces 

Idaho Freedom Foundation has unveiled a new Web site,, which is designed to hold elected officials at all levels accountable for spending and budget decisions. IFF introduces the new site: "Welcome to Idaho's only website for monitoring, tracking and analyzing the spending habits of…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 11.30.11 

Dunno why Kelsey Saintz apologized on her This Is Not A Fairy Tale blog for this interesting photo perspective of an alley in Wallace. She has a couple of other shots of her town today as well as a blog post, "Practice makes perfect" here.…

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Snakes In An Office 

A man uses a tablecloth to fend off snakes scattered in an office room in Basti, about 186 miles (300 kilometers) southeast of Lucknow, India. Two farmers fed up with alleged bribery demands emptied three bags filled with slithering snakes in a busy tax office…

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Chamness: Admiring Risk Takers 

On his Facebook wall, Major John Chamness of the Salvation Army writes: "So each week in our local newspaper they profile a different person in our community. The paper asks several questions about the person like their favorite author and genre of music. One of…

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Review: Greek Street Pizza Revisited 

The lone employee on duty (at Greek Street Pizza) was visibly annoyed with me at first, and I don't really blame him. I asked for the lamb gyro lunch special basket with extra feta, and he came back at me a bit abruptly with the…

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Sho-Con: Otter Is Semi-Retired 27 

Columnist Chris Carlson: "Finally, there is no polite way to say this, Governor Otter knows and those close to him know he is engaging in what’s called “mailing it in.” He is not showing up for work very often, his schedule of public appointments has…

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Mike Leach Accepts WSU Offer 19 

In this 2009 AP file photo, then Texas Tech coach Mike Leach talks with his team during an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Lubbock, Texas. Reportedly, Leach has been offered the head coaching job at Washington State. Bill Moos has said all…

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Idaho Legitimizes Raw-Milk Producers 

Idaho, by contrast, has taken a very different raw-milk route. "Raw milk comes straight from the cow or goat. We don't do anything to it except filter it and flash cool it and bottle it," said Debra Jantzi, owner of Treasured Sunrise Acres, a Grade…

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Mark Twain's 176th Anniversary Today 

Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, or as his parents knew him, Samuel L. Clemens. Twain is best known for his American fiction, including “Tom Sawyer,” but he was also an intrepid traveler and travel-writer who paved the way for the Bill Brysons…

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Restaurateurs Fear Online Reviews 

For restaurant owners, the comments are hard to stomach. “The food was inedible.” “The staff was unfriendly bordering on rude.” “Oh god ... stay away.” Customer reviews on websites like and can be frustrating for restaurant managers who don’t feel like they get…

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INW Headlines -- 11.30.11

In this 1998 AP file photo, Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez (11) congratulates Ken Griffey Jr. after Griffey hit his 40th home run of the season against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Today, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is offering a then-and-now look at…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.11

11:59 a.m. Caller reports following possible DUI in gray sedan from Hauser into Rathdrum on H53. 11:45 a.m. Hayden Lake Road caller sez llamas loose again & wants "llama issue" dealt with. 11:28 p.m. Drunk & disorderly man is in danger of falling into traffic…

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Remembering Jonny On His Birthday 

Elizabeth Yalian provided the photo of her son, Jonathan, in his Rathdrum Police Department uniform (above) and as a toddler (below). Jonathan Franco, the Rathdrum police officer killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this fall, would have been 28 today. In memory of Jonny, HucksOnline…

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Betsy: Thanksgiving Leftovers, Yum 

On her Twitter page, Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise tweets: "My fave TG leftover this year: Turkey, dressing and sweet potato enchiladas in green chile sauce. Even better than the awesome sandwiches." Question: What was your favorite Thanksgiving leftover?

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Poll: Spending Less For Christmas 

Tuesday Poll: Retailers might not like to hear this, but Hucks Nation plans to spend either less or the same as last year for Christmas. 50 of 108 respondents (50%) said they planned to spend less on Christmas shopping this year. 47 of 108 (43.52%)…

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Idaho Food Stamp Rolls Nearly Triple 

Two families from Nampa were featured in an NBC piece this week about the high demand for food assistance and the rush to purchase food on the first of the month, when money is deposited into recipients’ accounts. What the piece doesn’t detail is the…

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Horses May Be Slaughtered For Meat 15 

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month. Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off…

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Developer Discusses Riverstone 12 

In this 2007 SR file photo, developer John Stone stands in his burgeoning Riverstone development. Riverstone, the large multi-use development off Northwest Boulevard at Coeur d'Alene's western entrance, has been hit hard by the long recession. John Stone has agreed, somewhat reluctantly, to be interviewed…

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Eagles Return To Lake Coeur d'Alene 

A week can make a big difference in the numbers of bald eagles gathering for their annual feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene. On Tuesday, the season's second weekly eagle count at Wolf Lodge Bay tallied a whopping 76 bald eagles, said BLM…

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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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