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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 6.4.12 26 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 60: I rode my bike through the Education Corridor Saturday. Not only has the project opened more access to the waterfront and two more entrance/egress roads into the Fortgrounds and North Idaho College, but it expands higher education and job…

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Parting Shot -- 6.4.12 

Spokane police gather information at the scene of a single car accident earlier today at the corner of Cataldo and Hamilton. The female driver lost control of her Mitsubishi Montero in the northbound land and sheared an utility pole. Emergency crews were delayed in extricating…

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Idaho Media Has Execution History 

As Idaho’s news media spar with the state in federal court over limits on access to executions, the case has turned a spotlight onto Idaho’s long and consistent history of media witnesses attending its state executions to serve as the eyes and ears of the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.4.12

5:44 p.m. Motorist in green Toyota Avalon s/b on H95 @ M/P 450 (Bonner County line) is going 90 mph. 5:34 p.m. R/P in 1000 block of Strahorn/Hayden Lake reports his tires being slashed. 5:02 p.m. Logging truck, w/b on I-90 @ M/P 24 (east…

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PM Headlines -- 6.4.12 

Planned Parenthood Advocate Rachael Munkacsi, left, protests during Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Oregon fundraiser earlier today in Portland, Ore. Romney made a brief stop in downtown Portland Monday for a fundraiser, but didn't make any public appearances. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sheriff…

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Huckleberries Has Learned ... 18 

... The Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers has delivered to the county prosecutor's office complaints and materials of anti-recallers questioning statements made by RecallCDA volunteers to obtain signatures. Responding to a Huckleberries Online email, City Attorney Mike Gridley said: "Because the allegations concern possible…

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NIdaho Blog Rdp -- 6.4.12  

Marianne Love/Slight Detour offers us this photo of ranch calves & more photos from her neck of woods in Bonner County. More photos here. Miss Juliana turns 4/A Butterfly Moment You sunk my battleship/A Family Runs Through It Larry Bockstruck, RIP/Bay Views Privacy no longer…

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'Napalm Girl' Photo 40 Years Later 

Associated Press staff photographer Nick Ut shows his famous photograph of the "Napalm Girl" at Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach, Calif., Sunday. Ut's iconic black-and-white image of Kim Phuc after a napalm attack in 1972 communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a…

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Total Recall: Lake City Showdown 

This scenario, presented by Joker, is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual people is purely coincidental: Chicago Mike sat in the back seat of his limo as it passed Lake City High School and he became enraged at what he saw some recallers…

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Stapilus: Different Places, Economies

As you hear politicians talk about the economy this season, and next, bear in mind this question: Which economy? Idaho’s statewide unemployment rates, for example, get substantial notice in news reports when they come out each month, but county jobless rates often are a little…

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Judge Rules Against Condemned Man

U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has dismissed the portion of a lawsuit challenging Idaho's lethal-injection execution procedure that involves Richard Leavitt, who is scheduled to be executed on June 12. Lodge wrote in his 55-page decision and order today that he would allow more time…

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They Loved A Parade

Kootenai County GOPrimary election winners enjoyed the Post Falls Days Parade, from left, Commissioner Todd Tondee, Prosecutor Barry McHugh and state Rep. Frank Henderson. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo)

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Nonprofits Help In Tough Economy

Kimberly Genereaux's outlook was bleak when she moved to Coeur d'Alene two years ago, she said, homeless and a drug addict. Then she entered a St. Vincent de Paul program, and things started to change. The nonprofit offered Genereaux housing and employment, even a case…

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Mary Doesn't Like Anti-Recallers' Vibe 27 

At RecallCDA headquarters, Mary Souza continues to whip her troops to the finish line June 11. Mary sez that she's feeling the love from the community for her crusade, claiming 80 percent of the response from the community is positive and that many motorists are…

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Game Show Host Dawson, 79, RIP 

Richard Dawson brought a saucy, unabashedly touchy-feely style to TV game shows as host of "Family Feud." The British-born entertainer, who died Saturday in Los Angeles, earlier had made his mark in the unlikely 1960s sitcom hit "Hogan's Heroes," which mined laughs from a Nazi…

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Anti-Fat Group Wants Calorie Counts 12 

A public-interest health group fired back at the Obama administration Monday with a poll showing wide support for calorie listings in movie theaters and other venues that would be exempted from the disclosure under a new federal rule. The release comes as the obesity crisis,…

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English On Parade 

Former Kootenai County clerk Dan English walked the Post Falls Days Parade route on Saturday. Democrat English will be facing Republican Ed Morse in the House District 2 general election for the seat now held by controversial state Rep. Phil Hart, who was defeated by…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.4.12 

Noonish: Male en route to Coeur d'Alene Library on CityLink reports he's feeling suicidal because ex-girlfriend is on the bus, ignoring him. Noonish: Occupied red vehicle w/Montana plates is stalled on e/b I-90 @ M/P 27 (4th of July Pass). 11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police…

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Poll: Give Media Execution Access

Weekend Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation feels the media should have access to all aspects of future executions in Idaho. 101 of 204 respondents (49.51%) say the media should have full access. 91 of 204 respondents (44.61%) disagree, saying media should have current level…

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McEuen Could Become Riverfront? 

JBelle: One thing that’s interesting to me is that no discussion of Riverfront Park here in The Kan EWA comes up when arguing about McEuen. Is that because Riverfront Park has become a veritable gold mine of all kinds of jobs related to the 12…

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The Week: A Guide To Internet Trolls 28 

Trolling gives its anonymous practitioners the catharsis of venting forbidden feelings and ideas without suffering any consequences. On the internet, you can cuss out a stranger with even more vigor and impunity than you can a bad driver from the safety of your own car.…

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Hucks: Of Ganesha & Other Elephants 21 

Don Sausser answered the SOS from HucksOnline this AM by taking his trusty camera to the corner of 6th & Sherman for this photo of "Art & Soul" by Jason Sanchez, the new public arts piece that replaces controversial Ganesha in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Ganesha,…

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Recallers Complying w/Name Deletion 

Some have wondered whether any steps have been taken by the Souza-Orzell-Sims Recallers to remove names from petitions of individuals who have had second thoughts about the recall effort. The short answer is yes. City Clerk Susan Weathers responded to my inquiry into this situation…

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Forgive & Forget? 

In the 2012 Post Falls Days Parade, Major Ben Wolfinger, left, waves to the crowd, while Kootenai County Reagan Republicans official Jeff Ward throws butterscotch candies. Wolfinger is the GOP nominee to replace Rocky Watson as sheriff. Ward's group backed Keith Hutcheson in the three-way…

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Hedberg: Boomers Fear Memory Loss 

I read recently that baby boomers now fear memory loss more than cancer, heart disease or stroke. Now what was I going to say about that ...? Oh well. Anyway, it seems odd we boomers would fear memory loss more than dread disease. Dread disease…

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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.