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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

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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Rice Allies Play Racist Card 

As the Susan Rice saga demonstrates we will never be rid of racism. That's because liberals need it. It's their last redoubt when all else fails. Rice is Barack Obama's ambassador to the United Nations. Few Americans could have named the person filling that job...

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Royal Baby On The Way

Last week, Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge. left. met a young member of the public as she arrived at the Guildhall during a visit to Cambridge England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's...

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Secessionists Fail History, Logic 

More than 6,000 Idahoans apparently need remedial classes at their nearest high school. These people say it's time for Idaho to secede from the union. So they've flunked history. They know next to nothing about the Civil War. It took four years of bloody conflict...

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New Aryan Compound Dimly Run 13 

The headline in the latest Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report looks like cause for alarm: “Neo-Nazi Builds North Idaho Compound to Replace Defunct Aryan Nations” The story – about taco-truck protester Shaun Winkler – appropriately casts a close eye on the doings of one...

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Hucks: Ex-Bronco Goes Home Again 

Jake Plummer is back in Colorado, rekindling his love for football. Last Sunday, New York Times reporter Hunter Atkins described the former quarterback’s retreat from the Denver Broncos and professional football this way: “A quarterback known for his daring decisions and scrambling abilities, Plummer moved...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

Weekend Wild Card -- 12.1-2.12 16 

December is finally here -- and the official start of winter is out there in about 3 weeks. Meanwhile, fall seems to unofficially be hanging on despite the dampness. I can deal with that. Easier to walk and drive in the rain. Puts off deciding...

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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.

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