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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.7.12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 62: One more weekend of Mary Souza & Co. reminding us of how badly the city is divided by standing on sidewalks with their Recall signs. Then, the action moves behind closed doors of Republican County Clerk Cliff Hayes' Election…

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Parting Shot -- 6.7.12 

With his cape flying in the wind behind him, Declan Crawford, 3, works to catch up with his grandmother earlier today while on a morning walk through a Missoula, Mont., neighborhood. (AP Photo/Missoulian/Kurt Wilson) Question: Did you ever pretend to be a super hero as…

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Healthy Cuisine For Man's Best Friend 

The menu reads like something from your favorite diner. Chicken Noodle Soup. Beef and Sweet Potatoes. Mutt-Loaf. Mutt-Loaf? This is no ordinary restaurant menu. It’s the bill of fare from Dog-Delicious, a doggie deli and bakery located downtown on East Sprague Avenue. Owners Lonny and…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.7.12 

5:30 p.m. Rathdrum police are investigating business alarm at town's City Hall. 5:25 p.m. R/P reports someone possibly suffering heart attack in 100 block of Leisure/CdA. 5:13 p.m. R/P @ Kootenai County Courthouse reports possible suicidal person on grounds. 5:06 p.m. Woman @ Coeur d'Alene…

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PM Headlines -- 6.7.12 

The flag of Washington State University has replaced the stars & stripes today af the Coeur d'Alene Resort. I suspect that Hagadone Hospitality is hosting a convention that involves WSU. (HucksOnline photo: Don Sausser) Texting Idaho driver hits parked patrol car/AP Lake City bicyclist hit…

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19th U.S. Poet Laureate Starts Mission 

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is kissed by her father Eric Trethewey with her husband Brett Gadsden looking on after her recognition during a city wide celebration in Decatur, Ga., on Thursday. The Library of Congress named Trethewey on Thursday to be its 19th U.S.…

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'Neutral' RRs Rejoin War On City Hall 

Mary Souza has sent out this action alert moments ago via the, ahem, "neutral" un-Reagan-like Republicans organization: "We need some serious help in our final few days-- Saturday is the last day! Our signature totals are good, but our "insurance cushion" is not big enough…

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David: Life More Than Fiscal Austerity 

David Townsend (via Facebook re: Dolling up Lake City's 'poop plant'): I think we can have public life in one of two ways. We can make every public facility look like a prison -- just so much concrete and quonset huts. We can reject style…

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Beware Of Coeur d'Alene River Moose 19 

A fly fisher who accidentally spooked a cow and calf moose from their bed while moving through the brush along the Little North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River had a tense encounter for 20 minutes the other day. He was able to get up…

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Tweet Of The Day -- Tim Martin

Tweet from KXLY photojournalist Tim Martin: "Working in north Idaho today. Who wants me to pick them up some cheap liquor? (kidding! Really, just kidding.)" Question: Maybe privatizing liquor isn't all that great of an idea after all, hunh?

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DFO To Begin Appearing On KHQ 10 

KHQ reps Neal Boling (executive news director) and Jeff Hite executive producer) just left HucksOnline HQ after installing a camera for Skyping with their downtown newsroom. Which means I'll begin appearing on Dave Cotton's news programs (10, noon & 2) occasionally, beginning at 10 o'clock…

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Sweet Attraction 

A hummingbird seeks nectar from a flower in Stewart Park in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/The News-Review, Michael Sullivan) Question: Do you encourage hummingbirds to come into your yard by setting out feeders?

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Are Mega-Churches Like WalMart? 

We’ve heard stories, for years, about big-box retailers like Wal-Mart coming into town and pushing out the sweet, smalltown, mom-and-pop businesses that had been operating there for years. We can think of hardware stores, markets and book shops that have been shuttered because they couldn’t…

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9th Circuit Questions Idaho's Stand 

There was no ruling from the bench, but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has asked Idaho officials to see if they can change the state's execution access rules in time for the June 12 execution of Richard Leavitt, to allow the full procedure, including…

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Hagadones To Host Fund-Raiser 20 

Coeur d'Alene Press/Hagadone Hospitality owner Duane Hagadone has opened his Casco Bay megamansion and grounds to a host of community fund-raisers and formal receptions. In this June 2011 reception, Hagadone hosts the Western Governors Association. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter can be seen in the center…

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Mary Is So Done With CdA Press 11 

In her latest installation of her against-City-Hall-and-for-recall-all-the-time newsletter, Mary Souza is thankful to this week's Nickel's Worth for providing space to respond to an Inlander column by former state Sen. Mary Lou Reed, pictured: "Recall Folly: The anti-everything movement will cripple the Lake City if…

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Poolman: Private Money For Jail? No 

Poolman: What is wrong with the concept of building a for profit jail in North Idaho? Here is what happens. They build the facility much larger than necessary and then bring in prisoners from other areas, charge for those services and increase the return on…

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City Clerk Spells Out Petition Handling 17 

Coeur d’AleneCity Clerk Susan Weathers spells out the steps she will take in handling the recall petitions beginning tomorrow (Friday): "First, this process is not required by law but rather a process as a result of the request made by the Recall people and the…

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Noon: Limiting Garage Sales 

The Whitefish City Council voted Monday to rein in long-term yard sales and eliminate some illegal home businesses. Yard sales now will be limited to three three-day weekends or 10 consecutive days every six months. The council said the two options should give residents enough…

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AM Headlines -- 6.7.12 

In this recent photo, Idaho Fish and Game officer Andrew Sorensen carries a baby moose to a waiting vehicle after it became separated from its family in Rexburg. (AP Photo/Rexburg Standard Journal, Joseph Law) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Inland Northwest breaks weather records/Mike Prager, SR…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.7.12 

11:39 a.m. R/P reports possible wanted person in 4900 block of Industrial/CdA. 11:29 a.m. R/P on O'Gara/Harrison reports 2 neighbor cows are in his yard. It's an ongoing problem. 11:09 a.m. Deputy rousts transient & trespasses him from Hayden WalMart property. 11:01 a.m. Coeur d'Alene…

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Major Hydro Announcement Friday 

A major announcement re: hydroplanes will be made by the Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup Committee at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Silver Beach Marina, 3204 Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. Special guests have been asked to RSVP. The announcement will be followed by a 45-minute tour…

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Dolling Up Lake City's 'Poop Plant' 

"These are the real workers at the plant," said Allen Dodge at his shop in Coeur d'Alene recently about the welded steel sculptures he created for display at the wastewater treatment plant in Coeur d'Alene. Dodge made the sculptures in the shape of organisms including…

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Anarchy: Name Recall Verifiers 

Anarchy: If Mr. Hayes will not make the process transparent by allowing witnesses will the people at least be able to know the names of the people who are verifying the signatures and whether or not those individuals have signed a petition? Question: Should the…

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