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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012


Wild Card/ Friday 12.7.12 11 

Apparently, you folks wore DFO out this week. He's taking a couple days off and will be back Tuesday. Meanwhile, the snow is falling heavily in Spokane and my family is excited about the scheduled Saturday opening of Mt.Spokane. I don't ski myself, but I'm...

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Sam: Gas $3:16 a gallon at Cda Costco 

Sam Crawford tweets:" I just paid $3.16 for a gal of gas at CDA Costco. Wow! What are the HBOers paying?" Honestly, I always fill up at the North Spokane Costco and try not to look at the price. Now, I'm thinking I may need...

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The justices said Friday they will review...

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Thor and apple peeling

Thor and apples 

You didn't think I'd let the day slip by without posting a picture of my adorable cat Thor, did you? Heaven forbid! Thor is a bit of a foodie. He watched with rapt facination as I peeled apples for for my Thanksgiving pies. He's also...

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Mormons urge compassion for gays 

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormon leaders made their most significant outreach yet to gays and lesbians, unveiling a new website Thursday that encourages church members to be more compassionate in discussions about homosexuality. Church officials insist they haven’t changed the Mormon teaching that marriage is...

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WA sex trafficking law struck down 

SEATTLE — A federal judge has struck down a Washington state law aimed at battling online sex trafficking after an internet advocacy group filed a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality. Judge Ricardo Martinez’s order was filed Thursday in Seattle after the state declined to continue...

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Sorry, “Marathon Man,” but that’s not the dental work we’d like to imagine.

Ouch! 25 

A Facebook friend writes: "Well that was awful. Root canal at 7 this morning. My first. Why didn't somebody warn me??" I've had a root canal. Not fun. I've also experienced unmedicated childbirth four times. Also, not fun. What's the most painful thing you've experienced?

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Robert Carpenter hangs an angel on a tree during a vigil for missing cousins Lyric Cook, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, who vanished while riding bikes in Evansdale in July, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. Authorities announced Thursday they are confident bodies found in an isolated wildlife area are those of the two girls. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

Police seek killer of Iowa cousins

Robert Carpenter hangs an angel on a tree during a vigil for missing cousins Lyric Cook, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, who vanished while riding bikes in Evansdale in July, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa. Authorities announced Thursday they are confident bodies found...

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Harwood's beard

Harwood's Beard 14 

Duane Rasmussen also snapped this photo of former State Representative Dick Harwood, sporting some new facial hair. He relates the story behind the beard. "Earlier in the day I met Dick Harwood and his wife at the farm store just South of the county fair...

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Tissue Tucker

Friday Funnies

This week's Twitter round-up includes: Candy Canes: Bite or Suck? Ozzie's Birthday, Things My Husband Says, Needs & Wants and Tragic Fashion news. Cindy Hval's Friday Funnies Apparently, I've turned into a tissue-tucker, just like my mom. Do you have any traits/habits that you can...

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Stephen Colbert
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Senator Stephen Colbert? Nope. 16 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s governor appears to have closed the door on appointing Stephen Colbert to the U.S. Senate, all because he didn’t know the state drink was milk. During “The Colbert Report” on Thursday, Colbert urged fans to send Gov. Nikki Haley messages...

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“Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donder and Blitzen!” shouts Santa at the end of the Journey to the North Pole Fantasy cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. (J. Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

A CdA Christmas song 

First, take Tubbs Hill, Sherman Avenue and The Coeur d'Alene Resort. Mix in falling snow, twinkling lights, silent night and firelights.Then, bring in people with packages, good cheer, and a magical time of the year.Add music to those lyrics, and you've got a "Coeur d'Alene...

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Personal property tax elimination 

“This is a horrible tax.” Alex LaBeau’s assessment of Idaho’s business personal property tax could not have been clearer. LaBeau is the president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, a pro-business advocacy group, and he was presenting his case for eliminating the tax...

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WWII veteran Ray Daves is the subject of “Radioman,” a book by author Carol Hipperson. (FILE)

Remembering Pearl Harbor 

WWII veteran Ray Daves is the subject of “Radioman,” a book by author Carol Hipperson. Dan Pelle, photo Several years ago I met members of the Lilac City Pearl Harbor Survivor Association. They kind of adopted me. Sharing their stories and their memories has been...

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Mary Souza (The Spokesman-Review)

Mary: Hold onto your wallets taxpayers 33 

The latest Mary Souza missive it out and she's making a list and checking it twice. Guess who is coming out on the naughty side? "Well hold onto your wallets, taxpayers, because the City of Coeur d’Alene has a long shopping list too, and we’re...

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Lawerence Denney presides over the House Thursday morning for a final time (Betsy Russell)

Denney to be House Resources Chairman 

Lawerence Denney presides over the House Thursday morning for a final time. Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney is the new chairman of the House Resources Committee. “I told Scott that I want to do anything that I can to help him be successful, and if...

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Idaho schools and 6-man football 

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Small Idaho high schools will have the option to play six-man football next fall. The Times-News of Twin Falls reports the Idaho High School Activities Association voted Tuesday to support a pilot project for three years, starting next fall. Participating schools...

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This undated image made available by NASA and photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station shows the moon, at center, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere. (Associated Press)

Fly me to the moon 

This undated image made available by NASA and photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station shows the moon, at center, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere. WASHINGTON – Attention, wealthy nations and billionaires: A...

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Raising Medicare age 

WASHINGTON – Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government’s huge deficits. But what sounds like a prudent sacrifice for an aging society that must watch its budget could have some...

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Huckleberries Online

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.