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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 4.16.12 39 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 13: I was waiting for one of the Recallers to drop by the house with their petitions over the weekend. I might have put them to work helping me yank out no-longer-dwarf spruces. So they could tell the gang back...

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Parting Shot -- 4.16.12

An Illinois Department of Revenue employee offers assistance to income tax payers at the Illinois Department of Revenue, Monday, in Springfield, Ill. The deadline for filing 2011 Federal income tax is Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service postponed the deadline because April 15 was a Sunday...

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When Feds Called On Sara & Jennifer 12 

Here’s a scenario involving Sara and Jennifer (young mothers with 18MO babies who are leading the Stop the Recall movement). Joker assures us that it could happen: Sara Meyer (left) and Jennifer Drake heard the pounding on their front door over as their two 18-month...

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Foster Quits Ed Reform Work, Dems 

John Foster, a former executive director of the Idaho Democratic party and former Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick's 2010 campaign manager, said Monday that he has ended his volunteer affiliation with the campaign by GOP Gov. Butch Otter and GOP Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna...

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PM Headlines -- 4.16.12 

In a weekend story, SReporter Rebecca Nappi discovers that the best name for the Baby Boom generation is the one that it already has. And she also discovered that Baby Boomers aren't going gentle into that good night. Story here. (SR illustration: Molly Quinn) Rain...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.16.12

5:26 p.m. Garwood Road resident reports neighbor's dog is chasing his geese & chickens. 5:03 p.m. Corey reports to animal control that his black Labrador is missing. 4:05 p.m. A child custodial dispute is occurring @ Cliffhouse & Julia/Hauser Lake. 3:38 p.m. Driver of gold...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.16.12 

Huckleberries hears ... that Cindy has planned to promote her cat Thor to Super Sub, if/when she pulls off her Recall attempt of your Blogmeister. She writes: "Thor has been training since kittenhood." Meanwhile, DFO longs for the days when tennis rackets were strung with...

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Mica Flats Grange Hosts Candidates

Last week, the Phantom Photographer snapped this photo of (from left) Kootenai County sheriff's candidates Keith Hutcheson, Ben Wolfinger and John Green answering questions at the Mica Flats Grange. Commissioner Jai Nelson is the blond woman in the foreground. The following candidates' forums have been...

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Lolo: A Sad Dump Run 

Lolo: We jokingly called our recently deceased schnauzer, DUMP DOG…she loved riding in the old work truck with the window down. I’m certain she wore out her nose sniffing all the “glorious” dump scents. She knew what the word dump meant, and would bark with...

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Going Rogue On Yard 

For years, my wife has asked me to remove the overgrown "dwarf" spruce, mughos, bird's nest, Russian olive tree and sundry other evergreen/perennials in our yard. I decided to begin the project in earnest Saturday morning. But I didn't expect to get as much accomplished...

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Romney Seeking VP Running Mate 14 

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney named a longtime adviser to oversee the vetting process for selecting his running mate as Democrats accused him of running a secretive campaign. In an interview to be broadcast tonight, Romney declined to reveal specifics on the deadline he...

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Recallers Offer YouTube Video 

An eagle-eyed Berry Picker spotted this YouTube video on a site called "Changing A Park Into A Park." It must be a product of the RecallCDA organizers. You can see two other videos here. Thoughts?

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Generic R's Lead In Congress Races 

Republicans, as they have for nearly three years now, continue to lead Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot, this time for the week ending Sunday, April 15. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the...

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Tea Party Now 3 Years Old In Montana 

Three years ago, Eric Olsen was a petroleum engineer hungry for employment and fed up with the skyrocketing national debt, newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama and a seemingly lost Republican Party. So, he struck out for the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn with a picket...

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VarsityCDA Spotlights Ex-LCHSers 

Ryan Collingwood, a long-time Berry Picker and former Lewiston Tribune sports writer, has launched VarsityCDA.com, a Web site devoted to North Idaho prep sports. Here's a sample of his coverage: " It’s a scene that’s stretched a shade over a decade for Lewis-Clark State seniors...

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Theory RE: Who Sent KKK Mailers 

The Ku Klux Klan membership letters, received recently by several Idaho legislators, may be the work of a former U.S. House candidate in Montana. Citing the Montana Human Rights Network as its source, a Great Falls, Mont., Tribune article links the mailers to John Allen...

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High Noon: When Are You A Local 14 

In the comments section, we've been discussing the length of time individuals arguing about the Coeur d'Alene recall attempt have been in town. We've argued before re: which residents of Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls/North Idaho can consider themselves "natives." I believe you have to be born...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.16.12

Noonish: Female resident seeks help from KCSDeputy re: a raccoon in the house. 11:44 a.m. Someone has taken personal property found on Tubbs Hill to CPD HQ. 11:39 a.m. David from E. Lakeshore/CdA is in KCSD office to report phone harassment. 11:21 a.m. Fire reported...

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Poll: Stay-At-Home Moms OK

Weekend Poll: In one of the most lopsided polls ever, Hucks Nation sez there's nothing wrong with a woman being a stay-at-home mother or wife. 347 of 361 respondents (96.12%) took that position. Only 12 of 361 respondents (3.32%) consider it wrong for a wife/mother...

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Supplemental Levies Become Crucial 

Six years ago, in an attempt to provide tax relief for homeowners, the Idaho Legislature shifted public education spending off of property taxes and largely onto the sales tax. Now that decision is starting to reverse itself, without any change of heart in the Statehouse....

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Tubbs Hill Jr Friends Produce Guide 

Quick, who's Tubbs Hill named after? Tony Tubbs, of course. Michael Gambel knew that, and the third grade Sorensen Elementary school student even circled the hill's namesake in the latest book to come out on Coeur d'Alene's downtown jewel - a tour guide designed by...

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Press Poll: Plurality Oppose Recall 

If Coeur d’Alene feels like a city divided, it is, according to CDAPress.com’s most recent poll. A majority (44 percent) of this paper’s online readers who voted said they will not sign the petitions that seek a recall election. However, a large minority (39 percent)...

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AM Headlines -- 4.16.12 

Mark Cromie’s jet boat roared to a stop on the St. Joe River here Sunday ahead of the competition. The boat, powered by a helicopter engine, handled the tight corners of the scenic Benewah County waterway just fine, the 58-year-old, longtime boat racer said, crediting...

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Huckleberries Online

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.