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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 4.9.12 12 

The city of Coeur d'Alene is buzzing and will continue to buzz about the attempted recall of Mayor Sandi Bloem and veteran City Council members Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy. At the organizational meeting of the Stop the Recall movement last week, I...

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P.S. Seattle Discussing Breastfeeding 

Camie Goldhammer, chairman of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition, holds her daughter Johanna, 6 months, after testifying before the Seattle City Council today in Seattle. It's already against Washington state law to discriminate against public breastfeeding, but the Seattle City Council is weighing whether to...

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Safeco Field Getting Long In Tooth 

Not to jar your Easter weekend idyll of church, baseball and daffodils, but, um, Safeco Field is middle-aged. At least as far as baseball stadiums go, Seattle’s secular church of Our Men of Participation is No. 15 in years of service among the 30 MLB...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.9.12 

5:33 p.m. CPD officers are checking for presence of possible runaway in 3rd Street parking lot. 5:27 p.m. Caller reports a front tire is about to fall off pickup @ H3 & Mission. 5:04 p.m. Caller to KCSD wants permission to take barrel that was...

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PM: Just Like Dandelions 20 

Political yard signs announcing Larry Spencer's quest for Kootenai County commissioner are popping up all over the place. A Berry Picker saw this one in the right of way near Bank of America at Highway 95 & Appleway/CdA. And was wondering if Spence got permission...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.9.12 

At the Lovestead in Sandpoint, Marianne snapped this photo of her foster dog Foster before returning him to owner in Seattle. Why am I publishing this photo (with text below)? Because dogs rule this blog despite what Cindy says. An Easter egg adventure/A Family Runs...

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JDanMike: Spencer Sign Abused 

JDanMike: "just saw my first disfigured spencer poster-blacked out tooth/black sideburns and mustache-classic teenage stuff- by the way spencer it’s at 4th and lunceford NE corner." DFO: Spencer, can I have it, hunh. Please, please. I might even put it up in my corner office...

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'Hunger Games' Star: 'Screw PETA'

Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games' mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bowhunting super badass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie. The 21-year-old beauty gutted a squirrel...

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Oh No! Cindy Wants To Recall DFO 53 

Cindy just threw down the gauntlet in the comments section: "@DFO: Keep that up pal and I’ll be launching a recall in your direction. Besides, I’m the one WITH THE TIARA." Sending didn't list her grievances against DFO, the only three term HucksOnline blogmeister in...

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Pushups, Anyone? 

President Barack Obama does pushups during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Question: How many pushups can you do?

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Stop Recall: 500 Members & Growing 

Jennifer Drake writes on the Stop the Recall movement Facebooks: "OVER 500 MEMBERS AND GROWING! Thank you so much for your support, everyone. This is huge for our community, and you are all making a positive impact. I would also like to encourage you to...

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Blaine Most Healthy, Kootenai No. 10

Also: Kootenai County ranks #10, Boundary #11, Bonner #12, Benewah #34, and Shoshone #42; all counties here (hold cursor over county) It’s pretty hard to find a healthier place to live than Blaine County. With easy access to primary care physicians and low obesity rates,...

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Newton: Coeur d'Alene Will Survive 

Helen Newton, former Sandpoint city clerk and later council member: "It was about 1985 when our excellent Sandpoint mayor Ron Chaney was the subject of a recall petition over the city council’s approval of annexing property into the city. All residents in the subject area...

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Raul: Mitt Should Discuss Faith But ... 

First District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador told a national TV audience Sunday that likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney shouldn't attempt to mediate concerns about Mormon theology. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday as part of a panel on religion and politics, Labrador suggested...

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Dan/Steve/Ron Would Fill Vacancies 38 

Arsaken: To recall the Mayor and Council means that this group wants to take away our right to vote. They are attempting to invalidate my past vote for Mayor Bloem and these three councilmen. In addition, if the recall is successful, then Gookin, Adams, and...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.9.12

11:55 a.m. Probation & Parole, 202 Anton/CdA, wants officer to serve warrant on wanted man. 11:44 a.m. 2 pieces of wood fell out of bed of white pickup e/b on I-90 near H41/PF. 11:43 a.m. Out-of-breath patriol officer asks permission to Taser elusive dog on...

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AM Headlines -- 4.9.12 

Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes, a candidate for Commissioner Dan Green's (back right) seat, drinks a glass of water prior to his three-way debate with Green & Larry Spencer at the Panhandle Pachyderm Club luncheon in Post Falls Friday. The Coeur d'Alene Press provides the report...

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Titanic Passenger Was Idaho Bound 

Was anybody aboard the Titanic on April 14, 1912, from Idaho? There were 2,224 people aboard the R.M.S. Titanic that fateful night when the "unsinkable" pride of the White Star Line struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. (Exact passenger and crew figures are unknown.)...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.9.12 

President Barack Obama stands next to the Easter Bunny during the singing of the National Anthem, at the White House in Washington Monday, during the annual Easter Egg Roll. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Top Cutlines: 1. boy it’s a close call as...

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Hall: Join The Pity Party For My Hair 

Your pity is misplaced if you have been hoping that someone will invent a "cure" for baldness. If you want to cure something, cure the abnormal crop of hair on a mature man's skull. Scientists who condescendingly try to find a "cure" for the non-disease...

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Edit: Trapper Harms Hunter Image 

Josh Bransford, Idaho’s best-known wolf trapper, has violated no state laws, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But if that’s all Fish and Game will say for the record, it’s time someone filled in the blanks. Bransford is the kind of trapper who...

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Lake City Council Badly Fractured 

Item: City by the Break: Fractured council reflects its constituent camps/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: (Councilman Woody McEvers, pictured) said later he regretted the back and forth. "I'm sorry I went there; it was probably idiotic of me," he said. "That was just...

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Looking Back At Titanic 

Wearing period costumes, British passenger Jacki Free holds her daughter, name not given, as the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship sails from Southampton, England. A cruise carrying relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic nearly 100 years...

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DFO: $40M Fib, Grudges Fuel Recall 

The recall election launched last week against progressive Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members is based on a fib and old grudges. A recall backer circulated a flier at the Republican Women’s luncheon Thursday claiming that her group is trying to...

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