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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 12.3.12 

I should have followed my impulse over the weekend to mow my lawn -- just to say that I once did so in December. I consider every December day that I'm not dealing with icy streets and snow in the driveway to be a win....

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Up Crippled Cook's Creek 

Well, I have put myself up Cripple Cook's Creek - I broke my ankle. Even though, it is on the mend, one has to be very careful going from the fridge to the stove to the counter and back again. Granted, that big box of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.3.12

5:25 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino security report suspicious bag by one of the machines. 5:21 p.m. Blue van apparently has hit a deer on n/b H41/MP 9 (Willadsen/Rathdrum). 4:55 p.m. Tagged for Removal: Red 1984 Honda Civic on s/b H95/MP 436.8 (Lancaster/Hayden). 4:45 p.m. Tagged...

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PM Headlines -- 12.3.12 

Idaho's new football coach, Paul Petrino, left, speaks while university President Duane Nellis, center, and athletic director Rob Spear listen during a news conference in Moscow this afternoon. Petrino replaces interim coach Jason Gesser, who guided the Vandals during the final four games after Robb...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.3.12

Gathering under the portico at the White House on Sherman Ave. to prepare the MudgyMobile for its first outing on Nov. 23 were volunteers, left to right, Art Flagan, City Council Member Deanna Goodlander, Bill Goings, sculptor Terry Lee, children’s author Susan Nipp, Nancy Flagan,...

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How Do You Handle A Nasty Cold? 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "That cold I decided not to have before Thanksgiving came back and kicked my butt this weekend and guess what? My go-to OTC med Thera-Flu is currently out of production! After Derek trekked all over town, only to find...

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Poll: 'Seinfeld' Greatest Sitcom 

A poll conducted by Vanity Fair magazine and "60 Minutes" settled on "Seinfeld" as the greatest sitcom of all time (poll results here): “Seinfeld” — 22% call it the greatest sitcom ever“ The Honeymooners” — 20%“Friends” — 16% “Cheers” — 14%“ Arrested Development” — 7%“...

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SR Blogs -- 12.3.12 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner provides three program covers from games of college football bowls that no longer exist, including the Refrigerator Bowl (above). Writes Paul: "This program is a graphic nightmare. You can barely read 'Refrigerator Bowl.'" Have you ever attended a college...

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Tweeting Petrino's Arrival At UIdaho 

In this Sept. 15 file photo, Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Paul Petrino reacts after the call on a recovery of an apparent Alabama fumble on a punt was reversed during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. Idaho...

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Hollywood Lauds Idahoan Carole King 12 

In this 2004 SR file photo, actress Patty Duke kisses singer Carole King in the Long Ear music store in Coeur d'Alene. King was in town stumping for presidential candidate John Kerry. (Jesse Tinsley SR file photo) Idaho resident Carole King was awarded a star...

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New: Rathdrum Kidnap Victim ID'd 

Update: The victim involved in the kidnapping has been identified as Susan M. Smith, 62 years old of Rathdrum, ID. She was transported by the Glendive Police Department to Billings, Mont., where detectives from the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force have met with her....

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Solons To Get Ethics Training 

After a string of ethical lapses and questions about Idaho lawmakers' conduct that's only been increasing in recent years, new lawmakers will face something unprecedented when they arrive in Boise for their organizational session next week: Formal ethics training. And that's not all. When the...

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USA Flu Season Hits Earlier, Harder 

This year's flu season is starting earlier and hitting harder than it has in almost a decade, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "This is at least a month earlier than we would generally see the beginning of the uptick in...

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Mowing In December 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes: "December 1 and (hubby) Bert's mowing the lawn, not shoveling snow." Question: Has anyone else mowed their lawn since Thanksgiving?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.3.12

11:45 a.m. Dark-brown F250 going e/b in w/b lanes of I-90 @ H95, CdA. 11:50 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Dec. 2-3 here. 11:46 a.m. Trailer mishap has dumped load of material on Ramsey/Diagonal/Rathdrum, blocking. 11:29 a.m. Female in brown GMC Acadia...

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Poll: No To Hunting Silencers

Weekend Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Hucks Nation opposes a Wyoming proposal that would allow game hunters to hunt with silencers. 116 of 178 (65.17%) opposed silencers in game hunts. 53 of 178 (29.78%) supported the proposal. 9 (5.06%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Have you and/or...

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Gonzaga Cracks Top 10 

Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk finishes a flying dunk over Pacifi's Travis Fulton in the first half Saturday in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga has reached the Top 10 for the first time this year after dumping Pacific 85-67 to go 8-0 on the season. Story here....

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Hart Offers $3816 To Pay $626k Debt 

Tax-protesting former Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, is now proposing in bankruptcy court to pay just $106 a month for three years to satisfy more than $626,000 in debts, a total of $3,816 - less than a third of the amount he proposed paying in...

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24% Rate Journos High On Ethics 

Less than a quarter of the American public gives journalists high marks for honesty and ethics, according to the latest survey from Gallup. The polling organization asks Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of 22 common professions. Journalists fell in the middle of...

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Idaho Vandals 123 of 124 FBS Teams 

The Idaho Vandals football team finished 123rd of 124 BCS teams in the final USA Today rankings for NCAA FBS teams. Only Southern Missisissippi (0--12) was below the Vandals. Who could have made a good case for one spot higher, which was allotted New Mexico...

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It Is Really A Wonderful Life

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes: "My favorite line from my favorite movie ... Harry Bailey's toast, 'To my brother George, the richest man in town.' No matter how many times I watch this film, that line chokes me up." Question: Have you ever...

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AM Headlines -- 12.3.12

Volunteers process kokanee at the Granite Creek fish trap last week. Eggs and semen are taken from the kokanee, then the fish are piped downstream where they will decompose and provide important nutrients to the creek. David Cole's Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene...

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Birds On Move Northward 

Shirley Sturts imitates the call of a pygmy owl while looking for chickadees in the Hoodoo Valley in Idaho. (SR photo: Liz Kishimoto) Small groups of bird watchers heading out locally this month for the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count are helping plot what appear...

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UI Vandals Pick Arkansas' Petrino? 

Paul Petrino has tasted success as a player and assistant coach at various levels and locales, from tiny Carroll College in Helena, Mont., to the Southeastern Conference at Arkansas. Next on his list is to attempt a major reclamation project at Idaho, a school out...

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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.