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Hump Day Wild Card -- 12.19.12 

I (heart) summer days when the temperature hovers in the low 80s. But I also enjoy winter days after a snow when the sun shines. As it is today. The winter solstice occurs this week. Then we begin inching back toward spring and another summer....

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Parting Shot -- 12.19.12 

On her Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy posted this Idaho Scenics photo and this message: "Snow is falling here in North Idaho. Here's hoping it will stick around for a white Christmas." You still have time to pick up one of Linda's calendars of Idaho Scenics...

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And Now A Word From ... 17 

My blog sidekick, Cindy, who Facebooks: "Will all the men who wear size 36/34 jeans please STOP buying them? My husband is in danger of going pants-less for Christmas!" Question: Any of you guys out there dare to see what size jeans you wear?

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Andrus: A Common-Sense Sportsman 

Former Governor Cecil D. Andrus (pictured in SR file photo) said it best: I never met a deer armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. He’s well known as a sportsman who gets his elk and deer annually for the family larder, and fills the edges...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.19.12

5:48 p.m. Female w/child in vehicle has hit street sign off I-90/Spokane Street, PF. No injuries. 5:33 p.m. Silent holdup alarm from Teller #3 @ Wells Fargo Bank, 301 E. Sherman, CdA. 5:23 p.m. Resident worried cars going to fast for conditions on 15th b/n...

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PM Headlines -- 12.19.12

This undated photo shows that after placing an electronic collar around the neck of a cow elk, biologists work to take other samples before the animal awakens during a recent elk capturing operation in the southern Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Biologists will begin fanning out...

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SR Blogs Rdp -- 12.19.12

In The Slice blog, Paul Turner posts this advertisement from days gone by from www.goodcomics.comicbookresources.com and asks: If it's advertised in a 1960s comic book, it has to be good — right? And if you are going to spend a whole dollar, why, you're practically...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.19.12

You think we have snow here in the Coeur d'Alene area? Try the view from Pecky Cox's vantage point at As The Lake Churns. Off on vacation/Eye On Boise Lost/A Family Runs Through It 2014 campaign begins/Fort Boise Ouch and all that stuff/Slight Detour Congress...

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Petrino Finishes Staff, Thinks Ahead 

Petrino has finalized his staff, complete with two holdovers (Al Pupunu and Patrick Libey) and plenty of faces that are either familliar with Idaho, the Northwest or coaching with Petrino himself. “I wanted to have people that I felt comfortable with, people that had either...

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The Happiest Places On Earth? 

A girl looks through a wooden wall of her home in Embera Puru indigenous community on the outskirts of Panama City. A poll released Wednesday of nearly 150,000 people around the world says seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are...

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Mary Rallies Troops Vs. Obamacare 10 

At OpenCDA.com, Mary Souza opposes Gov. Butch Otter's call for a state health exchange under the Obamacare law -- and is urging her followers to contact three wavering local legislators: "I know that all of the CdA, Post Falls and Hayden legislators are against the...

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Bond: The Greenies & Me 

This is the first of a multi-part series by D.P. Bond/Wallace Street Journal, entitled, "The Greenies & Me": To be a Conservationist is a great thing. It means you respect the earth that nurtures you with the grain and flesh from its fields, the timber...

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Gone Viral: 26 Acts Of Kindness 

In this AP file photo, Dateline NBC co-anchor Ann Curry smiles as she answers an interviewer's questions. As a response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, Ann Curry, pictured, had an idea. In an article she wrote for NBC News, Curry...

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News Quiz: More EWU Tix, Certificate 

We had 2 Coeur d'Alene winners in last week's News Quiz poll: Tamara Poelstra ($50 Davenport gift card) and D. Satterthwaite (tickets to Eastern Washington game). If you're caught up on current events -- or even if you're not -- you can win in this...

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Efforts To Form Front LID Continue 

Among the actions taken by the Coeur d'Alene City Council last night (and reported by city spokeswoman Kristina Lyman in Coeur d'Alene Today was this one: "Council authorized city staff to continue its efforts in forming a local improvement district along Front Avenue. It also...

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Survey: More Police, Screenings 

Americans believe that increasing the police presence at schools and upping federal spending on mental health screenings and services are more likely to deter mass shootings than banning the sale of assault weapons, according to a poll from Gallup released Wednesday. More than half of...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

That the Coeur d'Alene School District circulated the following email to parents to high school and middle school students at 7:55 a.m. today to quell rumors that were circulating yesterday re: a possible threat later this week: "Rumors are circulating through our students at the...

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Hop Jack's Struts Its Stuff 

For years, North Side residents languished in a gastronomical vacuum. With few exceptions, our dining out options revolved around the array of fast-food joints and Chinese eateries that dot Division Street. But things are looking up. The arrival of Wasabi, O’Doherty’s and McClain’s Pizzeria have...

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Cutline Contest -- 12.19.12 10 

A security guard chases a fan during the second half of an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Toronto. The Seahawks won 50-17. You write the cutline. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.19.12 

11:47 a.m. Female choking on food and coughing up blood on Rude Street/Hayden. 11:43 a.m. Employee @ Goodwill/4th & Harrison/CdA reports disorderly male in store. 11:39 a.m. Caller reports another driver yelling, cussing & kicking his vehicle door during road rage altercation at undisclosed Post...

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My 2 Cents: Let This Grievance Go 

In spring 2011, there was a minor flap re: the post office box number for the campaign supporting Tom Hamilton and Terri Seymour for the Coeur d'Alene School Board. Inadvertently, the campaign had been given the same number as an old one that had been...

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Montana Gun Leader: Arm Teachers 33 

Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, has attracted much attention by recommending that the country allow willing teachers to bare arms in school. Here's a part of his inteview with the Missoulian of Missoula, Mont.: As for arming teachers – and Marbut...

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AM Headlines -- 12.19.12

After eating a free dinner at the Central United Methodist Church in downtown Spokane, a group of homeless men and women gather behind the church Monday evening. They all said they support the proposed homeless tent city. As of now, they said, they spend their...

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Judge Robert Bork, 85, RIP 

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. More here. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi) Question: How might things have been different in this...

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Trib: Idaho Gun Culture Unaffected 

This time it's different. This time, the massacre of 20 first-graders, six of their teachers and the shooter's mother at Newtown, Conn., will break the national impasse on guns. Perhaps. But not here. Not in Idaho. What was the Gem State's reaction to the 2007...

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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.