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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 12.6.12 12 

I've been here so long that I remember sharing a yuletide evening with Frank Henderson and his late, first wife, Lillian, back in the 1980s. Amy Dearest grabbed something off the Henderson's tree, which embarrassed us. But not the Hendersons. Who just laughed. Now we...

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Jeanie: It Is A Wonderful Life 

I went out and got the mail and found it snowing, just a little, like snow sprinkles. It's December already and shoppers are in a frenzy. This year, more than any other, I am NOT doing the shop-til-you-drop thing, buying trinkets and goblets and niknaks,...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.6.12

5:09 p.m. ISP officer reports crash on e/b I-90/MP 30 (east side of 4th of July Pass). 4:57 p.m. 2-vehicle, noninjury crash slowing traffic @ w/b I-90/NW Blvd, CdA. 4:43 p.m. 76YO female suffering undisclosed medical emergency @ H54/H95, Athol. 4:03 p.m. Caller reports driver...

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PM: Otter Tours NIC Welding Facility 

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (shown with student Dan Bach of Coeur d'Alene) toured the North Idaho College welding facility today. Otter, who has taken several welding classes at the College of Southern Idaho, spent an hour talking to NIC welding students and instructors while checking...

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Earth To Butch -- Process Matters 

At the Idaho Statesman, Kevin Richert has prepared a Friday editorial that gives Gov. Butch Otter and education reform allies the tongue lashing they deserve for stating they will resurrect parts of failed propositions: And where does Otter find the mandate to resuscitate three laws...

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SR Blogs: Visiting Hawaii Memorial 

"Tomorrow's Slice asks readers if they have been there," posts Paul Turner/The Slice. "I hope to go some day. Hawaii and South Dakota are the two states I have yet to visit. The idea that you can see the ship down below has always struck...

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Kennedy Challenges Gookin Remarks 12 

At the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday, Councilman Mike Kennedy asked Councilman Dan Gookin about remarks he made on KVNI radio that morning re: details of separation packages for five department heads. Gookin said on the radio that he hadn't known all the details...

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Christa Applies For CdA Trustee Spot 13 

Christa Hazel, mother of two and former businesswoman, today announces her application for the appointment process to the Coeur d’Alene School Board of Trustees Zone 1. This seat became vacant following Trustee Jim Purtee’s resignation last month due to health concerns. Christa Hazel holds her...

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Larsen's Uniform Sells For $756K 

New York Yankees great Don Larsen reacts during a June 28 news conference announcing the auction of his 1956 perfect game uniform. The uniform Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000 an online auction...

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Nonini Gets 3 Committee Assignments 14 

New Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, got three committee assignments: Education, Agriculture and Transportation. There had been some speculation that Nonini might be left without committee assignments as punishment for his attempts in the primary to unseat sitting GOP senators by bankrolling their primary challengers....

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Cloistered 

A nun of the Order of Cistercians looks out of her bench during a mass in he church of cloister St. Marienstern in Panschwitz, eastern Germany, today. (AP Photo/dapd/Matthias Rietschel) Question: Were you ever supervised/taught by a Catholic nun? Was it a good experience?

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Lake City To Mull Pot-Bellied Pigs 

The draft minutes of the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday included: "Zack Adams, 3664 Arlington Lane, Post Falls, stated that he is interested in moving to Coeur d’Alene. He owns a pet pot-bellied pig, and would like City Council to consider amending Chapter 6...

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Gookin Sorry For 'Trailer' Comment 16 

The draft minutes of the Coeur d'Alene City Council minutes Tuesday included the following: "Councilman Gookin apologize for comments made at the November 19, 2012 Public Works Committee meeting that referred to the Oak Crest Park as a trailer park, it was not intended to...

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Gookin Apologizes For KVNI Remarks 12 

As you know, Councilman Mike Kennedy was unhappy with comments that Councilman Dan Gookin made on KVNI Tuesday morning, expressing dissatisfaction with separation agreements between the city and five department heads. Kennedy brought the matter up at that night's council meeting. Assistant City Clerk Renata...

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Bell: We Don't Need More Women 

Rep. Maxine Bell (R-Jerome) just started her 13th term in the Idaho Legislature. While she’s part of the Republican majority, she’s also part of a minority group — women. Bell says she’s worked with smart, influential women during her tenure at the Capitol. Rep. Bell...

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Ring Confusion Adds Courtship Twist

Her white nurse’s uniform caught his eye. “Those sexy white shoes!” he recalled, grinning. Then he noticed her slender legs and shapely ankles. “I could marry those legs,” he thought. Gene Zanck was a young Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton when he met his future...

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Annual Idaho Scenics Calendar Ready 

Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images has produced another 16-month calendar, featuring her scenic photography from throughout Idaho. Huckleberries has published numerous photos from Linda (including the one above of the north shore from Tubbs Hill). So you know the quality of her work. The...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.6.12

12:11 a.m. Motorist reports carpet laying on e/b I-90/MP 3 (near Pleasantview/PF), looks suspicious b/c it might have a body in it. 11:59 a.m. Steer walking along H41/MP 8.9, near IRS building (Willadsen/Rathdrum). 11:51 a.m. PFPD seeks white 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee stolen from Ross...

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Bedke Seeks Role For Denney 

New Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke is considering a “substantive” role for former Speaker Lawerence Denney, Bedke said today - possibly a chairmanship. “We do not have the luxury to overlook experience, given the current makeup,” Bedke said. “I want to sit down with him.”...

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Mom Of Abandoned Kids To Plead

The mother who abandoned her two young children along Interstate 90 in late October is expected to plead guilty to a charge related to the Oct. 30 incident. Shannon Duval, 27, of Spokane Valley, waived a preliminary hearing in the case for a plea offer...

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Poll: CdA, Post Falls Should Ban Bias 

Wednesday Poll: 94 of 160 respondents (58.75%) said the cities of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls should follow the leads of Sandpoint and Boise and ban discrimination against gays in matters of housing, employement and public accommodations. 64 of 160 respondents (40%) disagreed. 2 (1.25%)...

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Canfield Math Teacher Is Idaho's Best 10 

Canfield Middle School math teacher Katie Pemberton was named Idaho Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the school in Coeur d'Alene on this morning. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) A Coeur d’Alene mathematics teacher who embraces technology in the classroom and carves out lots...

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Pot Law Concerns Palouse Cops 16 

The college towns of Pullman and Moscow may only be separated by an eight-mile stretch of highway. But the divide between their states’ marijuana policies is becoming much wider. Today adult recreational marijuana use became legal in Washington, while it remains illegal in Idaho. Law...

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AM: Gay Marriage OK In Washington

Laurie Johnson and Margaret Witt celebrate attaining their marriage license today at the Spokane County Courthouse. Story here. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Record rain hits CdA/Alecia Warren, Press Clark: The speech the Eagles must hear/SR Transient convicted in stabbing case/David Cole, Press...

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