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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.4.12 26 

Lousy day outside. Lousy day at City Hall, where the Frank Orzell, Mary Souza & their Recall Gang have lit the match that could blow this community up. It'll provide plenty of fodder here at Huckleberries HQ. But it isn't the kind of fodder I...

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Joker: Petition Drive Not Easy 

It’s 4,000 signatures to rapture for Mary and the gang. They had better be organized and smart. Given her track record, I wouldn’t be dancing in the streets if I were them. Political statistics indicate they would need to get at least 6,500 signatures in...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.4.12 

4:25 p.m. Dispatch asks if "winter driving" readerboard on e/b I-90 @ M/P 21 should be turned off. 4:22 p.m. Caller heard 2 loud shotgun blast sounds coming from building in 300 block of W4th/PF. 4:12 p.m. Boat is partly submerged at Blue Bay on...

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PM: Willis May Donate Idaho Resort 

Bruce Willis appears onstage at the “The Comedy Awards” presented by Comedy Central in New York in this 2011 AP file photo. Willis says he’s willing to give away his popular central Idaho ski resort to a nonprofit. The action star has already put his...

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IFF: Never Planned Journo Outing 

Wayne Hoffman, the head of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, says his group has never planned to research track whether — or how — reporters vote in the May 15 party primaries. On Wednesday, Hoffman took issue with an Idaho Press Club newsletter column written by...

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Woman Nabbed w/Drugs Inside Body 19 

A Coeur d'Alene woman was arrested with methamphetamine inside her vaginal cavity this morning. Detectives with the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force located Christine R. Davis-Jasinks, 36, at the Coeur d'Alene Casino and searched her home at 114 Borah Ave. in Coeur d'Alene about...

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OTV: Where Does Gookin Stand? 22 

OrangeTV: I’m also curious what Gookin’s thoughts are on this recall effort. He’s been suspiciously silent on the issue. Could it be that once he got into his position of city councilman he came to realize that the city council wasn’t all the smoke-and-mirrors, backroom...

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MLK Assassination Remembered

With a statue of President Abraham Lincoln at her back, Joann Sims, of Newark, holds a sign during a rally in remembrance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 44th anniversary of his assassination today in Newark, N.J. Story here. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Question:...

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Interview With Mayor Sandi Bloem 

Question: What do you think of the recall announcement today? Sandi Bloem: We were informed earlier so I wasn't surprised. I've been hearing rumors for several months. They have the right to do that. Question: What do you plan to do at this point? Bloem:...

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Group To Launch Anti-Recall Effort 

Arsaken: It’s on! Tomorrow (Thursday the 5th), a group will be meeting at the Ft Ground Grill at 6 pm to discuss mounting an anti-recall effort. If you support Mayor Bloem, Mike Kennedy, Deanna Goodlander, and Woody McEvers, and believe they are standing up for...

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Looking Up At Golfing Dad 

Karl Stenson's son, Karl,l watches as his father gets a ball from his caddie Oliver O'Reilly during the par 3 competition at the Masters golf tournament today in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Question: How old were you when you began playing golf?

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News Quiz Offers Tickets, Gift Card 

Update: OrangeTV, Nic, KCres, Duffer, Lolo & Nic are on the leaderboard already this week. Up for a movie? This week's news quiz is giving a lucky entrant and a guest free tickets to area cinemas. Simply answer 10 interactive questions about current events, and...

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Smiling Trapper, Wolf Photo Goes Viral 28 

The photograph of a smiling trapper in front of a living wolf in a leghold trap surrounded by bloody snow has angered wildlife groups and captured national attention. But Idaho Department of Fish and Game official said the trapper broke no laws. The trapper had...

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Hart Asleep In Car During Shooting 19 

Idaho State lawmaker Phil Hart was questioned and released early Monday morning following a shooting at the Mineral Mountain Rest Area near milepost 370 on US 95. Representative Hart, according to Latah County Sheriff's Lt. Brannon Jordan, was asleep in his vehicle when deputies woke...

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Statesman: Idaho Hits Legal Pothole 

After two years and $540,479 in taxpayer cost, the case of fired state transportation director Pam Lowe seems to be just getting started. And the start is sufficiently bad that, perhaps, the state ought to have second thoughts about its legal strategy. On Saturday, U.S....

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City Clerk Rejects Recall Petitions 35 

Huckleberries has received the letter sent by City Clerk Susan Weathers (pictured) to Frank Orzell, leader of the recall effort against Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilmen Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy. Weathers has rejected the recall petition paperwork because it was...

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Divorce Expo Offers Counterpoint 

Attendee Liz Slayback of the Staten Island borough of New York, visits a booth sponsored by the Huffington Post at the Start Over Smart Divorce Expo in New York. A smattering of vendors set up booths offering everything from a divorce planning binder to advice...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.4.12

11:59 a.m. Chocolate Lab w/o collar running loose in 12000 block of Avondale Loop. 11:53 a.m. Undisclosed parking problem reported @ Sherman & 4th (downtown CdA) 11:29 a.m. Possible stolen vehicle from Sneva's Affordable Cars (8:56 a.m. item) has been found. 10:57 a.m. 2 Wisconsin...

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20 Who Signed Recall Paperwork 

Huckleberries has names of 20 individuals who signed paperwork to launch recall against Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilmen Woody McEvers, Deanna Goodlander and Mike Kennedy. They are: Frank Orzell, Robert Hough, Kenneth Stuver (hard to read printed name) Craig Shaw, Phil Mott, Jacqueline Mayo, Kenneth...

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Arsarken: Anti-Recall Effort In Works 

Arsarken: We are working on an anti-recall effort. We are just beginning on plans, but certainly would welcome support from anyone in this community who would like to be involved. A meeting time and place is going to be set very soon. I will let...

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IdahoGirl: 75 Show For Recall Rally 

IdahoGirl78 reports from rally/counter-rally: "About 75 people were present in favor of the recall, all with signs and I would have to say the average age was over 50. I'm not saying that's a bad thing but most do not have children so I think...

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Spencer's Flyer 11 

Larry Spencer dropped this by the front desk of the SR's Coeur d'Alene office this morning. Multi-color flyer? Many, many yard signs out there. Wonder who's bankrolling old Spencer this spring. Will be interested to read his 30-day campaign finance report.

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AM: Ryan Leaf Cools Heels In Jail

In this July 27, 2010, file photo, former NFL/WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf is shown in Holter Lake, Mont. Authorities say Leaf was arrested in his Montana hometown on burglary and drug possession charges on Friday. See story below. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins,...

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Poll: Hucks Readers Center-Right 

Tuesday Poll: HucksOnline readers identify themselves largely as middle-right of the political spectrum. 78 of 221 respondents (35.29%) describe themselves as Moderate/Middle. 70 of 221 (31.67%) describe themselves as conservative. 50 of 221 (22.62%) as liberal. 13 (5.88%) other, 7 (3.17%) as nonpolitical, and 3...

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