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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.11.12 19 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 8: Yesterday, Dinosaurman accused me of becoming a conspiracy theory as I tried to connect the dots behind the attempted overthrow of Coeur d'Alene city government. Is it possible that I've gone down the rabbit hole, too? Gookin's "make-me-mayor" statement...

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Parting Shot -- 4.11.12 20 

Mary Souza, left, one of the leaders of the RecallCDA group, is busy, as we speak, at the Tea Party rally at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls trying to collect signatures to recall Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem & council members Deanna Goodlander, Woody...

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Kipplinger: CdA Dating Scene Terrible

Coeur d'Alene gets a lot accolades for its scenery, shopping and outdoor activities, but a new report lists it as a bad place to live for one group of people. Coeur d’Alene’s sits on the bottom of the ten worst cites for singles list by...

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PM Headlines -- 4.11.12 

Bill Peabody shows novices how to separate gold from black sand suing water and a gold pan during the recent gold prospectors show in North Bend, Ore. Peabody has been prospecting as a hobby for 30 years. He started combing the ground for fossils in...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.11.12

5:31 p.m. Suicide threat reported in the 2300 block of Fairway/CdA. 5:11 p.m. 4 callers have complained about noise coming from Post Falls Skate Park. 4:53 p.m. Male is crying on railroad track near River City Middle School/PF after being assaulted. (Update: Officer is with...

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NI Blogs: Osprey Web Cam Begins 

You need to check out the very cool osprey Web cam on the light poles overlooking Sandpoint's Memorial Field. You can see the birds in the nest close up here. And you can read the rest of the story here. Uncapitalized Portlandian dreams/Blush Response Romney's...

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OTV: A Recaller Comes Knocking 10 

OrangeTV: Just spent the last 15 minutes watching a Recall CDA petitioner knocking on doors in my neighborhood. Between the folks who weren’t home and the folks who apparently told her to be gone (she didn’t spend much time at all conversing with any of...

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Breaking Down Recall Myths #2 22 

A Recall CdA flyer handed out by Mary Souza last week at the Republican Women's Club included four reasons to dump Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem & council members Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy. This is reason No. 4. It may be the...

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Kroc's Chamness Lauds Bloem & Co. 

As we approach the third anniversary of the Kroc Center, and my final days as the Kroc Administrator, I have begun to reflect on what a privilege I have had these past eight years being involved with the Kroc Center and the Coeur d’Alene community....

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Florida To Charge Zimmerman Today 

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will hold a 6 p.m. ET news conference today to "release new information" about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin (left). The Associated Press is reporting that she will announce charges against George Zimmerman (right), the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer...

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BP: Recall Will Harm Local Economy 

A Berry Picker writes: "I was thinking this morning of how potentially damaging this recall could be not only to Coeur d Alene but the entire area. We are finally thawing out of the biggest economic downturn of our lifetimes. Companies are looking at possible...

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Tip Toe Through The Tulips ... 

William Buergel, 2, takes in the blooms Tuesday at Tulip Town. He and his sister were visiting with their grandparents. The warm weather has helped coax the earlier varieties of tulips open. (AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell) DFO: My tulips and other early-season flowers...

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Stickman Delivers 2 Sweet Sticks 

JohnA: This just in: The Stickman Delivers. Deena and i had the pleasure of a visit from Stickman and his lovely sister, Christine. We had been trying to hook up since the blogfest and it finally came together. Stickman brought along a gorgeous stick, a...

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Repub Crossover Worries Boise Dems 

Boise-area Democrats have a problem, an unusual one for them. They have a relative glut of legislative candidates — and a half dozen contested primaries on May 15. At least one Democratic candidate — former state Rep. Branden Durst — is leery about what to...

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Edinger Has Taken No Stand On Recall 12 

Huckleberries was asked moments ago whether Councilman Ron Edinger has taken a stand re: recall. He has. Sorta. He doesn't like it. But didn't come right out and say he was against the recall. This is what was printed in Coeur d'Alene Press last week....

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Newt's $500 Check Bounces In Utah 

Whoops -- Salt Lake Tribune columnist Paul Rolly reports that Newt Gingrich's check for the $500 filing fee for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election bounced, and he may not be on the ballot as a result. “Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a...

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Noon Headlines -- 4.11.12

Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, 95, puts on his makeup before a performance in Billings, Mont. Guinness World Records has anointed the world's oldest performing clown, and it's none other than Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who's been donning the big nose and bright makeup for almost...

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KKKer: We Didn't Send Application 

A Ku Klux Klan leader says membership applications recently mailed to several Idaho lawmakers didn't come from his group. Idaho's lone black lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise, was among legislators who said this week they received a mailing from the Knights of the...

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Cute Puppies Survive Cruelty 

A litter of six puppies, and their mother, an English bulldog mix, is shown at the Toledo Area Humane Society in Maumee, Ohio. A man tried to abandon the six puppies by zipping them inside a suitcase and leaving it outside an Ohio business near...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.11.12 

11:38 a.m. Caller reports possible illegal burn in area of Strahorn & Miles/Hayden. 11:31 a.m. Harley-Davidson rider in black is weaving in & out of traffic on e/b I-90 @ 15th/CdA. 11:26 a.m. 22YO female who is 4 months pregnant unconscious in 600 block of...

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Eye Candy For Cindy 14 

This is a gratuitous skin shot for Cindy in hopes that she'll drop her recall effort against me at Huckleberries Online. I'm telling you there's more to this recall than the fact that I like dogs and she loves cats. Cindy has a personal agenda...

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Weathers: Petitions Will Be Public 

The residents of Coeur d'Alene will eventually be able to see who signed the petitions to recall Mayor Sandi Bloem and Coeur d'Alene council members Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy, according to City Clerk Susan Weathers. But they will have to wait until...

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City Clerk Describes Recall Process 

Question (from Huckleberries reader): What exactly is the process IF there are enough signatures? Then what happens? Are the "recalled" then booted, or is there another vote? City Clerk Susan Weathers: If the recall petitions have submitted enough signatures by June 19th, the County then...

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A Second Recall Attempt? 14 

Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers sent this "Heads Up" message to Mayor Sandi Bloem and the City Council last Friday: "RECALL INQUERIES MADE: This morning I had a group of people meet with me to ask the process for recalling Councilman Edinger, Gookin and...

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Shades Of Huckleberries 

I saw this on our AP wire and thought a pretty girl bedecked in shades of Huckleberries purple might be a nice respite from the heavy posting re: attempted overthrow of Coeur d'Alene city government. Here's the cutline information: "In this Saturday, May 7, 2011,...

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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.