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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.24.12 23 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 21: The Souza-Sims-Culbreth-Orzell Recallers wouldn't have enjoyed that spontaneous standing ovation from 400-plus people given to Mayor Sandi Bloem when she was introduced at the 15th annual Human Rights Banquet Monday night. At it lasted for awhile. 'Twas nice to...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 17 

... That Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes and Prosecutor Barry McHugh are filing suit against the city of Coeur d'Alene to get a judge's interpretation on the deadline for signatures for the Coeur d'Alene Recall election. As you know, City Clerk Susan Weathers has interpreted...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.24.12

5:51 p.m. 2 males are threatening to shoot each other @ Valley & Meadow/Athol. 5:37 p.m. Sean wants to see officer re: reckless driving on Tombstone Street/Rathdrum. 5:31 p.m. Firefighters are checking out smoke complaint from Rice Road/Rathdrum. 5:06 p.m. 14YO boy is cussing parents...

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PM Headlines -- 4.24.12

"I've got chemistry in 45 minutes," said Richard LeMieux, of Hayden, while taking a break from classes at North Idaho College College in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. He took advantage of the warm weather and napped at NIC Beach. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Ravalli County,...

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Name That Lizard 

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson posts: "Spent some time basking in the sun like a lizard on a rock at Corbin Park this afternoon. First time ever I've actually seen a lizard on a rock at that park. It had legs and a tail...

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River Reaches Flood Stage

With the recent warm weather and the rain fall that is forecasted for later this week, the Coeur d' Alene River at Cataldo is currently over flood stage and is expected to remain over flood stage until approximately Sunday. The current reading, as of 2:40...

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Area Woman Sheds 500 Pounds 

Barb Beck wrote a list of 1,703 things she couldn’t do – things she “lost,” she said – because she was too fat. They were measures of obesity’s toll on every aspect of her life, including her basic dignity: Sit on chairs with arms. Do...

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Cindy: Get It In Gear, Kid 

I tip my cap to Sidekick Cindy as being one of the funniest women I know. I usually smile at her comments on Facebook, Twitter and here. But she made me bust out laughing with this one: "It's that time of year when I write...

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2 Sentenced In Chillers Cocaine Case 

A Coeur d'Alene man involved in a large cocaine distribution ring that was based in part out of a Sherman Avenue bar has been sentenced to four years in prison. Christopher McFarland, 49, also is to be on probation for five years and has forfeited...

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A Kiss For Luck 

Russian model Irina Shayk at the launch of the Intimissimi Perfect Bra Collection, at a venue in central London on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, PA) Question: Have you ever wanted to tell someone to kiss off?

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Cemetery Misplaces Woman's Father 12 

Luanne Melior has to believe her father is still resting beneath the giant maple tree at Riverview Cemetery. She couldn't imagine it any other way. The tree marked the peaceful spot her family chose in 2002 when they buried the cremated remains of her father,...

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Company Recruitment Vital, But ... 

It takes three years to recruit a company to North Idaho. That’s what Steve Griffitts says, and he should know. Since August 2003, Griffitts has directed Jobs Plus, Inc., the region’s public-private economic development agency, bringing dozens of companies, hundreds of jobs and millions of...

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John Green Denounces 'Big Fat Lies!' 15 

Earlier today, Kootenai County sheriff's candidate John Green posted on his Web site that he's not going to clean house at KCSD, if he wins Rocky Watson's seat. Quoth Green: "Well, the opposition forces are obviously getting desperate. They are floating a few rumors that...

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Clerk Warns Recall Bloggers, Posters 14 

County Clerk Cliff Hayes is cautioning citizens to be aware of the law regarding petitions for the proposed recall of City of Coeur d’Alene city officials. “Several actions being discussed on some of the blogs about this issue are felony offenses," Hayes said, in a...

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High Noon: Not Bugged Too Much 

There's something people do here that those in certain other parts of the country simply do not do. I'm speaking, of course, of standing under the front porch light after dark with the door held open. In parts of the U.S., that would invite an...

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Recall Thread: Hudson's Takes Stand 43 

Hudson's Hamburgers is among the businesses that have taken a stand against the attempted recall of Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy. The old, respected downtown Coeur d'Alene business recently put a sign in the window stating the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.24.12 

11:46 a.m. Caller reports unnamed suspicious activity @ 1424 Sherman Ave/downtown CdA. 11:35 a.m. Judith reports dog bite from Sunday @ Ramsey & Scarcello/Garwood. 11:33 a.m. Steve from a coffee hut @ 7925 Ramsey/Hayden reports a hit-and-run crash. 11:10 a.m. Post Falls gets I-90 BOSS...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 36 

... Former Kootenai County Republican Central Committee chairwoman Donna Montgomery got a fine howdy-do at the United Conservatives of North Idaho in Rathdrum Monday night. According to a Berry Picker, Donna arrived with her husband, Monty, early for the candidates forum (of Bob Pedersen's anointed...

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Appendix Removal Sticker Shock 

What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator — or a house. It’s a common, straightforward operation, so you might expect charges to be similar no matter where the...

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AM Headlines - 4.24.12 

Mike McWain, of Pasco, poses for photos of his tattoos of baseball legends, in Kennewick, Wash. The 39-year-old nuclear operator and union steward at Hanford admits his obsession with baseball is more about its history than the game itself. Story here. (AP Photo/The Tri-City Herald,...

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Sho-Con: Comparing Spencer, Rankin 

Shoshone Conservative asks a good question re: Larry Spencer & the late Ron Rankin: "Well, in all fairness, wasn’t Ron Rankin originally considered a gadfly (and perennial candidate), who wasn’t taken very seriously? I’ll admit most of his political activities were before I came to...

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School District Picks Top Pencil Pusher

The Coeur d’Alene School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Wendell Wardell as the district’s Chief Operating Officer. Wardell’s first day with the district will be May 31. Wendell Wardell brings over forty years of financial and executive-level management experience to his new...

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Gingrich To Reassess Campaign 

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, left, sits with her father, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista in Birmingham, Ala. Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will “reassess” his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage...

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Edit: Time To End War On Drugs 

In 1971, then-President Richard M. Nixon declared the so-called War on Drugs on both the international and domestic fronts. Forty-one years later, that war drags on with little to show for the effort besides billions of dollars in the debit column. It's time for federal...

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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.