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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.27.12 12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 24: It's nice to see Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley push back at County Clerk Cliff Hayes and County Prosecutor Barry McHugh, who say they're trying to clarify deadlines for the Coeur d'Alene recall (when the Secretary of State...

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Parting Shot 

A goose with an arrow through its head grazes near Rogers Lake on Friday in Old Lyme, Conn. Old Lyme assistant animal control officer Lizabeth Gode said the goose is still able to fly, which has made attempts at capturing the animal unsuccessful. (AP Photo/The...

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Manure-Deep In Child-Labor Debate 

"In the years when our family lived on a dairy," writes SR columnist Shawn Vestal, "there were times it felt like we were living in a giant cattle toilet. Thoughts of manure came wafting to me again this week, as farm groups and the rural...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.27.12

5:46 p.m. Caller from Windy Pines hears shots being fired for second day in wooded area @ Ramsey & Hanley/CdA. 5:32 p.m. 2 males dressed in black are in 600 block of Boekel/Hayden asking for work. 5:26 p.m. Caller reports to KCSD that someone has...

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PM: Tribe Treats Vets To Golf, Dinner 

Iraq war veterans of the Army National Guard, Jason Nelsen, left of Coeur d'Alene and Henry Carr of Hayden stood at attention during the opening ceremony of Operation Welcome Home at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho on Thursday. All veterans of Operation Iraqi...

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Always A Fine Time To Drop A Line

Wayne Luiten, 45, of Spokane, Wash., found a dry spot above the flooded Centennial Trail, to drop a fishing line. The Spokane River has overtaken the trail and is nearing the road. Luiten says he likes the water this high. It makes it easier for...

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Court: Corp Must Defend Levee Policy 

Terry Harris, executive director of Kootenai Environmental Alliance, tweets breaking news: "A U.S. District Court in California has rejected the Army Corp of Engineers' efforts to dismiss a lawsuit over their levee vegetation policy. In a case practically identical to ours, the Corps will now...

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Reasonable R's Set Meet-&-Greet 

The North Idaho Political Action Committee has scheduled an open house to meet its endorsed candidates for the May 15 Republican primary. The event will take place 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Syringa Room at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn. Each candidate...

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Christa Reacts To Green Comment 12 

Christa Hazel speaks out re: the selection of James Purtee by Kootenai County commissioners as the new Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee: "Still surprised our elected county commissioner, Dan Green, last night stated in an open meeting that he was 'irritated at the enormous lobbying...

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Teleprompter At Attention 17 

Troops are reflected in a TelePrompTer as President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama speak to troops, veterans and military families at the Third Infantry Division Headquarters Friday at Fort Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Question: Who will use the teleprompter most during the...

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Cindy: In Quest For Best Hotdog 15 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy (who is trying to drive today's Page 1 away from Coeur d'Alene recall) writes: "Moving right along. This is the weekend I try to overcome my pathological fear of tubular meat. That's right. I'm going hot dog hunting. So, Spokane...

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GOP Chairwoman Subpoenas SR 87 

Attorneys on behalf of Kootenai County GOP Chairwoman Tina Jacobson have subpoenaed the Spokesman-Review to produce documents establishing the identities of three anonymous Huckleberries Online bloggers: "almostinnocentbystander," "Phaedrus" and "OutofStatertater." The three commented in a thread in which "almostinnocentbystander" made a comment about Jacobson at...

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Orzell: They're Clamoring For Recall 13 

The leader of an effort to recall Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of the City Council characterized his differences with the council as an ideological dispute over their vision for Coeur d’Alene, including how much public money should be spent on downtown improvement. “There’s an...

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Stick: 8000 More Poop Bags To Fill 

Stickman: An anonymous benefactor sent Walkabout another 8,000 dog poop bags again this year. The support she gets from this one person is very admirable and keeps her doing her job, which is keeping Tubbs Hill and the dog park clean. We would never be...

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Bears Falling From The Sky 

A bear that wandered into the University of Colorado Boulder, Colo., dorm complex Williams Village is shown falling from a tree after being tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officials. Colorado University police spokesman Ryan Huff said the bear was likely 1-3 years old and weighed somewhere...

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Poll: Who Knows Best Re: Recalls?

Thursday Question: Hucks Nation firmly disagreed with the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners choice for appointment to the Coeur d'Alene School Board -- James Purtee. Purtee came in 4th of 6 in the HucksOnline poll with 19 votes out of 192 cast (9.9%). Hucks Nation...

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OpenCDA Slams Anti-Recall Cause 12 

Bill McCrory of OpenCDA.com claims the Decline to Sign movement is trying to deprive Coeur d'Alene residents with an opportunity to retain or remove three-term Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy from office. McCrory calls the anti-recall movement's "Decline...

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Obama Signs GI Bill Executive Order 

President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, and others, signs an executive order protecting the GI Bill Friday at the Fort Stewart Army post, in Fort Stewart, Ga. Story here. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Question: Have you or your family been helped by the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.27.12

11:59 a.m. Caller @ 16th & Meyer/PF reports blue semi w/crushed vehicles may be trying to avoid I-90 weigh station @ Huetter by taking back streets. 11:30 a.m. James Duval, 58, of Kellogg & Melinda Carlson, 33, of Rathdrum were injured early this morning when...

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Purtee Responds To Characterization 

James Purtee: I find it interesting the intuitive abilities of someone who has never met me to apply a “political” lable of “far right”. I am a member of no far right organization or even moderately right. To set the record straight, my political association...

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Ex-Idaho Justice Pens Memoir 

One of the major voids of Idaho's 150-year history has been the lack of books by and about Idaho's political movers and shakers. Only four memoirs written by statewide elected officials come to mind. Three were written by former governors - Robert Smylie, Don Samuelson...

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Trib: More Closed Primary Victims 

Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune sends JEERS ... to former Sen. Rod Beck, R-Boise, who pushed and poked until Idaho closed its GOP primary to anyone who wasn't willing to publicly declare his affiliation with the Republican Party. His latest victims: The 65 men and women who...

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Recall Thread: Bloem, Quinn Confer 

Mayor Sandi Bloem, right, one of the four targets of the RecallCDA attempt, confers with long-time, former Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee Wanda Quinn at the Stop the Recall rally Wednesday evening. Bloem and three City Council members -- Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike...

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Defiant Phil Hart To Battle On 

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, had the following reaction to the Idaho Supreme Court's adverse ruling Thursday on his income tax fight: "We are disappointed in today’s decision by the Idaho Supreme Court in the Matter of Philip L. Hart vs. Idaho State Tax Commission and...

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Confusing Controversies w/Firestorms 12 

Health care reform set off a “firestorm.” Political consultant Hilary Rosen ignited a “firestorm.” Rick Santorum touched off several “firestorms.” Baseball manager Ozzie Guillen torched off a “firestorm” (with an assist from Fidel Castro). Tim Tebow, Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher? They’ve all...

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