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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 4.23.12 51 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 20: I'll be joining the Spokesman-Review publisher and editor among others at a table for 8 tonight for the 15th annual Human Rights Banquet at the Coeur d'Alene Inn. It's always nice to hobnob with Tony Stewart, Norm Gissel, Marshall...

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Parting Shot -- 4.23.12 

Here's another of Pecky Cox's photos of the Priest River area Logger Days at Nordman over the weekend. Dunno exactly what the guy's goal is above. But his hat just went south. More photos here. Question: Have you ever logged for money?

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Mary: Dunno Darth Maul From Vader 21 

OrangeTV: I received this email from Mary Souza re: Darth Maul. “I don’t read HBO anymore and have absolutely no idea who Darth Maul is. Someone came into Recall HQ last week and asked me about some videos of police following signature gatherers…I’ve never heard...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.23.12 

5:11 p.m. Female on ground is continuing to punch male in U.S. Bank lot, 4159 Seltice Way/PF. 4:57 p.m. Juveniles are causing problems at Post Falls Skate Park. 4:43 p.m. Male in custodial dispute (unknown CdA location) tried to run over female as she tried...

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PM Headlines -- 4.23.12 

In the Nordman area, the women know how to handle a chainsaw as well as the men. Here's one of Pecky Cox's photos of the annual Logger Days that occurred in the Priest Lake area over the weekend? More photos here. Elected leaders work to...

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Terry Harris Leaving KEA 14 

Terry Harris of Kootenai Environmental Alliance reports: "After almost three years as executive director, I am leaving the day-to-day employment of Kootenai Environmental Alliance. In June, along with the family breadwinner (the Peyton Manning of academic law librarians), I will be relocating to Orange, California...

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Idaho Dad: High Price Of Passion 

Helping your kids discover their passion is expensive! Sports training, chemistry sets, art supplies. It all adds up quick. But I don’t think anything represents a major, long-term investment like music lessons. Just to get your kid to learn an instrument to a point where...

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Souza: Recallers Good, Foes Rich 33 

If you think that Coeur d'Alene Councilmen Steve Adams and Dan "Make Me Mayor" Gookin are part of the recall effort, you are WRONG! And if you think that the recall effort is simply the function of the dysfunctional Kootenai County Republican Party you are...

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NIdaho Blogs: Sawing Logs 

Strangely, I was listening to the KVNI Monday morning show with Joe Paisley & Kerri Thoreson today, while I was in the dentist chair this morning having my teeth cleaned. On the KVNI/ESPN Web site, Kerri or Joe explains this photo: "Dr. Erin Elliott joined...

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Recall Foes Launch Online Petition 14 

On their Stop the Recall online page, organizers Sara Meyer & Jennifer Drake have created a petition in support of the recall targets. They write: "We have created an online petition for people to sign in support of Mayor Bloem and Council Members Goodlander, Kennedy,...

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Mae McEuen Didn't Own McEuen Field

Above, proposed Front Avenue promenade, overlooking McEuen Field. (Design: Team McEuen) It might be good at this point in the recall controversy to publish a good historical piece by the Coeur d'Alene Press (January 2011) about McEuen Field, separating fact from fiction. For one thing,...

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New Idaho Election Rules Confusing 

The upcoming May primary election will be Idaho's first under the state's new closed-primary and party registration law, and the new rules are causing lots of confusion. Idaho Statesman reporter Cynthia Sewell has a nice how-to article about it here. The upshot: To vote in...

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Graham: 'Digital Divide' Growing 

There’s been much written about what is being called a growing digital divide, a phrase referring to those who are fortunate enough to have high-speed broadband Internet versus those who have no Internet access or just he slower, dial-up version. Susan Crawford, a law school...

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Smith Spurns Weber For Arkansas 

A person familiar with the decision says Arkansas is bringing back John L. Smith on an interim basis next year to replace Bobby Petrino. Smith, an assistant who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the head coach at Weber State, is returning on...

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KEA Fires Back At Larry Spencer 10 

Last week, Mr. Spencer placed an ad on the CDA Press website (and elsewhere, probably) attacking Kootenai Environmental Alliance and Spencer’s opponent Dan Green for work on the new land use regulations under development in Kootenai County. With a background image of the U.S. Constitution,...

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You Musta Been A Beautiful Puppy

Tyson, owned by Tyler and Chelsea Motter, of Urbandale, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 33rd annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest Monday in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.23.12

11:53 a.m. Blair has questions re: trespassing someone from her property. 11:42 a.m. CPD officers told possible suspect in theft of black Dodge Ram two months ago is at Coeur d'Alene Library. (Update: Heavy-set man ran from library across McEuen Field. 11:39 a.m. Douglas reports...

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Out, Out, Damn Chair 

This chair might not be for sale anymore since it was posted on Craigslist on April 4th, but ignore the chair. Instead, take a look at the prose of words supplied to describe the chair. A Deer Park woman says the recliner is the bane...

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Diaper Changing Marks Earth Day 

At 9:30 Saturday morning, it was time for the babies to be changed – all 34 of them. In hopes of raising awareness about the environmental perks of cloth diapers, the Great Cloth Diaper Change got under way at the Woman’s Club of Spokane, part...

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AM Headlines -- 4.23.12 

Grief-stricken owners arrive at the scene of a horse barn fire in Billings, Mont., on Monday. Fire officials say 20 horses died when a fire destroyed a large horse barn at High Plains Stables on the west end of Billings. Story here. (AP Photo/The Gazette,...

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UNCI Anoints True 'Conservatives' 20 

Looks like the Far Right RINOs, er, United Conservatives of North Idaho, have anointed 8 individuals as true "conservatives" -- and are staging a meet-and-greet tonight at UNCI HQ (Golden Spikes Estates, 8580 W. Yosemite St./Rathdrum). The 8 anointed are: State Reps. Phil Hart, Vito...

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Poll: Gonzaga Right To Invite Tutu

Weekend Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation support the decision by Gonzaga University to invite Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at this year's graduation. 135 of 199 respondents (67.84%) agreed with the decision. 52 of 199 respondents (26.13%) disagreed with the...

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Penned By Paul McCartney 

Natalia Lobo shows the tattooed signature of Paul McCartney on her neck from his stadium concert in Recife, Brazil, Sunday. After McCartney signed the 21 year old's neck, Lobo immediately headed to a tattoo parlor to immortalize the autograph. (AP/Photo/2012 MPL Communications/MJ Kim) Question: Whose...

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Spring Cleaning Sounds Good Or Not 

Back when I was a kid homemakers - and these were usually our mothers - held an annual ritual called "spring cleaning." This was normally done on a sunny weekend when, with the help of all the kids, you'd haul the furniture out on the...

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Mom Challenges Idaho Rape Law 18 

The courts have branded him a rapist. But Allan Lewis' mother claims her son is the victim of a heavy-handed legal system that fails to address the realities of sexual activity among young people. What's more, said 60-year-old Paula Lewis of Sandpoint (pictured), the law...

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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.