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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

Parting Shot -- 4.12.12 

"Trina," a 3-year-old Finnsheep, stands with her unusually large brood of seven 2-1/2 week-old lambs in a field at the home of their owner Colleen Peck Thursday in Snoqualmie, Wash. Finnsheep, a breed of domestic sheep known for multiple births, commonly give birth to up...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.12.12 19 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 9: Looks like we got a peek at the Souza-Sims-Orzell recall strategy last night -- work the right-wing of the dysfunctional county Republican Party for signatures. It worked to grab 2 seats on the current Coeur d'Alene City Council --...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.12.12

5:44 p.m. Homeowner in 1900 block of N9th reports residential burglary. 5:07 p.m. Residents report juveniles probably smoking pot @ end of Reservoir Road/Rathdrum. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 11-12 here. 4:33 p.m. Dodd Road/Hayden resident reports containing 2 brindle...

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PM Headlines -- 4.12.12

Jackie Wells developed the Portable Academic LapDesk for schoolchildren in Malawi. The desks will be produced in Coeur d’Alene. Cindy Hval story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho colleges tone down tuition hike requests/AP Priest River motorcyclist dies in crash with deer/SR Coeur d'Alene lists...

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PPachyderms: Can't We Get Along? 11 

The following invitation was sent by the Panhandle Pachyderms to Kootenai County GOP CC precinct committeemen: "The Panhandle Pachyderm Club of Post Falls would like to invite you to join us for a unifying celebration as together we work toward victory in November. The event...

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LCDC Unveils Online Newsletter 

As part of its continuing commitment to maximize public awareness of the community projects it is involved with, the Lake City Development Corporation has launched a monthly newsletter. This online publication will highlight various LCDC projects, include comments from stakeholders and interested citizens, and offer...

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JohnA: Gookin Can't Kill LCDC 

JohnA: I answered Dan’s comment on that blog about ‘killing LCDC’. When I noted the city would have to retire the agency’s debts first, with the city having to do so with only a portion of the money currently flowing to LCDC, Dan acknowledged that...

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My Daughter's 1st Driving Test 

On her Facebook page, SR colleague Nina Lette Culver writes: "My daughter is taking her driving test today. Everyone wish me luck and say a prayer for the continued survival of my car. I'd like to wish her good luck on her test, but the...

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Joker: I Will Dismantle The Cooler 15 

In his attempt to take advantage of the rift between DFO & Cindy for HucksOnline control, Joker made the following promise if he's elected blog dictator: 1. The cooler will be dismantled. It’s time to end tyranny. The torture stops now. 2. All remaining inhabitants...

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Ozzie, Commies, Stay-At-Home Moms 

Bad luck like stupid comments seems to come in threes. Ozzie Guillen, the mouth-running, currently suspended manager of the Miami Marlins baseball team is at once the most politically incorrect man in America and the luckiest. He desperately needed to get off the front pages...

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Nonini Pastes Stickers For RRepubs 

Rep. Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, places Reagan Republican endorsement stickers on rack cards of Reagan Republican endorsed candidates. Nonini was one of many Reagan Republican club members who spent their lunch Thursday at Fedora listening to legislative candidate Jeff Tyler speak while placing stickers. Question: Wonder...

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DNA Decides If Your Naughty/Nice? 

Are nice people born that way? Partly, a new study suggests, but genes don't tell the whole story. The new research adds to the evidence linking specific genes to kindness and generosity, but these traits were also influenced by views about whether the world was...

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OTV: Enough With 'Attack' Already 

OrangeTV: One (of many) irritating recurring themes I’ve noticed about Mary and her cronies (see Darth Maul above) is misuse of the word “attack” for dramatic effect. Someone doesn’t like their favorite pop song on 1979, it’s an ATTACK! Someone gives them half a side-eye...

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Zimmerman Makes 1st Appearance 

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as a court document provided new details on the prosecution's case. During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead...

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Noon: Fighting Creek Showdown

Shawn Dolan, manager of engineering for Kootenai Electric Cooperative, talks about the day-to-day operations of the new gas-to-energy power plant at Fighting Creek landfill south of Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. Betsy Russell story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Troy man shoots self while sleeping/KXLY WSU...

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Cindy Steps Up Recall DFO Efforts 35 

I have heard the call of my minions and have relaunched my RECALL DFO campaign, writes Cindy. (Digger on April 12 at 8:20 a.m.: @DFO - yeah, really out of touch with reality…RECALL DFO!) It’s time to wrest the controls of this blog from the...

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ALEC: Idaho 6th In Economic Outlook 

In a report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Idaho’s economic outlook continues to look good, ranked sixth in the nation. ALEC, based in Washington, D.C., describes itself as a “nonpartisan individual membership organization of state legislators which favors federalism and conservative public policy...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.12.12 

11:45 a.m. Post Falls man, possibly suffering from dementia and possessing handgun, en route to Chase Bank at Fred Meyer/CdA after hitting & choking wife. (Update: Caught in Meyer parking lot). 11:24 a.m. Unknown medical emergency reported @ Bear Crossing & Driftwood/Harrison. 11:14 a.m. County...

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Poll: UI Should Return to Big Sky

Wednesday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation believes that the University of Idaho should return all of its sports programs, including football, to the Big Sky Conference. 55 of 100 respondents (55%) took that position. 26 of 100 (26%) said the Idaho Vandals should stay...

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Downtown Association: No To Recall 

The Board of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association unanimously declares its support for Mayor Sandi Bloem, and Council Members Woody McEvers, Deanna Goodlander, and Mike Kennedy. These four individuals have worked tirelessly on a number of great projects for the citizens of Coeur d’Alene including...

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Retracing Titanic Voyage 

A passenger of the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship reenacts the famous pose of actress Kate Winslet from the film 'Titanic' aboard the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Nearly 100 years after the Titanic went...

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Letter: Take Back Boundary GOP 

We, the following Individuals, have come to the conclusion that there is a need to change the makeup of the current Boundary County Republican Central Committee. We feel that the views of all of the Boundary County Republicans are not being represented by Chairman Donna...

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Sara: A Question For Dan Gookin 11 

Stop the Recall co-organizer Sara Meyer has this question for Councilman Dan Gookin: "As a council member you were at the March 6th meeting where the revised plan was discussed and it was discussed at length, so why did you not respond accurately to Ms....

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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.