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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.18.12 14 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 15: The Kootenai County GOP will be staging some candidates' forums over the next week or so -- for the two county commissioner positions and for sheriff. I plan to attend the forum in the county commissioners race for incumbent...

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Parting Shot -- 4.18.12 

Rock climber Maura Connors, of Boston, models a fashion creation by Ted Baker London as she rappels down a 24-story-high side of the new Revere Hotel Boston Common, during a fashion show held to commemorate the opening of the newly renovated hotel, in Boston, Thursday....

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Stop The Recall Web Site Now Up 

Jennifer Drake & Sara Meyer of Stop the Recall report: "Our website is officially up and running! It includes links to our Facebook group, the rally event page, McEuen Currents, and our email. You can also now donate electronically to Stop the Recall! In the...

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Detroit Dude: Kill Your TV Set 12 

Responding to a comment the resurrected Green Libertarian killed his TV set long ago, Detroit Dude comments: "More people should, I have rabbit ears and pay $9 for streaming Netflix. There is so much garbage out there cable is not even worth looking into, unless...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.18.12

5:19 p.m. Female left house on West Park Place, threatening to stab herself to death. 5:18 p.m. Caller believes 2 cats are stranded in an abandoned trailer @ Echo & Corbin/PF. 5:14 p.m. A loose dog on I-90 bridge @ the stateline is close to...

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PM Headlines -- 4.18.12

Pierceson Krieg,9, from Brownsville Elementary School plays like he is the bait in the mouth of a salmon at the Kitsap Water Festival on Tuesday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The exhibit from the Wild Olympic Salmon is " Fin the Migrating Salmon." The annual...

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Raul Reshapes Tea Party For Media 

A freshman Idaho congressman, unsatisfied with news coverage dominated by the top members of the House of Representatives, has put together a group of tea party-backed freshmen who are trying to influence how bloggers and traditional media are covering Congress. Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador...

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Stop The Recall To Stage Rally 

Jennifer Drake & Sara Meyer are planning a Stop the Recall rally from 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday, April 25, at Art on the Alley, 107 N4th St., downtown Coeur d'Alene. They say: This is your chance to chat with the four great leaders...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.18.12

Looks like a three-dog day on the Lovestead, where Marianne Love/Slight Detour writes her daily blog posts. See below. Hackers are active/Bay Views You can shake a beer, you just can't stir one/Dennis Mansfield War on apple pie, and: When shareholders say no/Fort Boise What...

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Inlander: Trouble In (Phil) Hart Land 

The city of Hayden, Idaho, doesn’t look like much from U.S. Highway 95 — nothing more than the northern-most appendage of a sprawling strip that has become the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene corridor. Make an eastbound turn off the highway, however, and you’re soon tooling past posh...

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Wolfinger's Weekly Warrant Roundup 

A Coeur d'Alene man with a $200,000 bail bond is wanted for probation violation for burglary and forgery. Anthony Allen Johnson (upper left), 22, heads the list of sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger's individuals wanted on felony warrants this week. Others wanted include: Nathanael Lee Schierman...

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US Soldiers Pose w/Dead Insurgents 

Today's front page of the Los Angeles Times newspaper is shown at the Hollywood Universal News stand in Los Angeles. The photograph, lower left, obtained and published by the Los Angeles Times, show American soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan....

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Spencer On The Attack Again 30 

On the Coeur d'Alene Press Web site, Larry Spencer is continuing his ad attack on incumbent Commissioner Dan Green, with the drop-down ad above. The add includes an implied attack on the Kootenai Environmental Alliance. Spencer was bragging here earlier this week that he has...

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Olivia, William Top Idaho Baby Names 

Idaho's most-popular baby names in 2010, according to the newly published state vital statistics report: Olivia and William. Placing second: Emma and Samuel, with Sophia and Logan right on their chubby little heels in third place. Rounding out the top names for girls, in order:...

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Bent: Gookin Should Man Up 

Bent: Gookin doesn’t have the luxury of remaining neutral on this issue. He has publicly stated his agenda is to eliminate LCDC and his past actions have been laser focused on unsuccessfully opposing and trying to disrupt anything having to do with urban renewal. He...

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Thieves Stealing From Local Gyms

Meghann Cuniff/Sirens & Gavels has video & fuzzy photos of thieves in action here. Coeur d’Alene Police has received theft reports that occurred at four of our local gyms. The suspect(s) are walking into area gyms and helping themselves to keys, and wallets in the...

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'Oldest Teen' Dick Clark, 82, RIP 

This promotion photo from 2001 shows Dick Clark of "American Bandstand" fame, bringing in the New Year from New York's Times Square. Clark continued to ring in the new year, including 2012, despite a stroke that caused him to miss one New Year. Clark, 82,...

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CdA Clerk's June 19 Recall Date Right 

Timothy A. Hurst, chief deputy of the Secretary of State's office, has confirmed that Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers (pictured) was right when she said that the Souza-Sims-Orzell recall effort has to submit their signatures for verification by June 19. In a letter to...

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High Noon: Leaving An Impression 

It is impossible to condense someone’s life into a few hundred words, but Karen Pohl’s chapter is still being written as her legacy lives on in the people who knew her. It can be difficult to find the words to convey emotion in the midst...

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Stripping To Protest TSA Searches 21 

In this Tuesday photo taken at Portland International Airport, John E. Brennan stands naked after he stripped down while going through a security screening area, as a protest against airport security procedures. The incident report said Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.18.12

Noonish: Animal control en route to check report of dead cat @ Tiger & North Idaho/PF. Noonish: Caller reports black Honda Civic being driven recklessly @ w/b Seltice Way & Herborn/PF. Noonish: Denise wants to see deputy re: text she received from CraigsList ad. Noonish:...

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Fact: McEuen Upgrade Won't Up Taxes 

JohnA: Here are the ‘no-spin’ the facts: Property owners in the Lake District of LCDC (less than 10% of all city taxpayers) pay about $3 million a year to the agency. Part of that money is currently dedicated to projects already funded in the district,...

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Reagan Republican Wants Your Vote 

In House District 3A, Reagan Republican Jeff Tyler is seeking your vote for the seat being vacated by Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, who is running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Jim Hammond. Tyler is on the board of the Reagan Republicans...

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AM Headlines -- 4.18.12

Happy Valley Elementary kindergartner Adria Cline, 5, holds a coho salmon fingerling she named "Mercury" before releasing it into Connelly Creek in the Connelly Creek Nature Area in Bellingham, Wash., Tuesday morning. Happy Valley Elementary students released Chum salmon fry and Coho fingerlings in Connlley...

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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.