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THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.21.12 23 

Happy day for me today. Mrs. O & I have been married 37 years. She's a special woman to have put up with a newspaperman through many moves to many towns and three states before planting roots with me in Idaho 30 years ago (28…

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Parting Shot -- 6.21.12 

Young Marine, Chris Farnsworth, 12, of Post Falls, helps pick up trash with other Young Marines at a gravel pit on Thursday at near Hayden Lake. The gravel pit serves as a shooting range, and has become a popular dumping site for potentially hazardous materials…

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KimK: Let's Hang On To Mayberryness 

Kim Knerl: Compared to some places I’ve left, Coeur d’Alene still retains some of the “Leave It To Beaver” qualities, and I mean that in a positive way. I like that sort of life and not so long ago it was strong here. No doubt…

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PM Scanner traffic -- 6.21.12

5:49 p.m. Motorhome has lost wheel & is b/n w/b I-90 & onramp @ M/P 48 (Bunker Hill Creek). 5:44 p.m. PFPD officers are seeking 5-10, 160lb, Hispanic male in gold 2002 Intrique w/Montana plates who pulled a 4-inch knife on 2 people near Post…

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PM Headlines -- 6.21.12

Annie Bishop of KXLY4 tweets: "Boat fell off trailer, blocking traffic on I90 @ stateline. Not a good start to somebody's summer vaca. Story here. Watch: Dramatic video of Spokane cop shooter on run/SR 2-hour Coeur d'Alene Library parking to be enforced/CdA Today Suspect in…

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Library To Enforce 2-Hour Parking 

Beginning Wednesday, June 27, two-hour parking will be enforced in the upper parking lot at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and Coeur d’Alene City Hall (the lot accessed from Front Avenue and Eighth Street). According to Library Director Bette Ammon this is being done to…

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They Didn't Lose Their Marbles 

Girls champion Logan Mayberry, left, 11, of Clay County, Tenn., receives the traditional kiss from boys champion Caleb Isaacson 13, of Gunnison Colo., at the 89th annual National Marbles Championships at Ringer Stadium Thursday in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Dale Gerhard)…

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Update: CdA Shooter Identified 29 

The Multi agency SWAT team took Zebulon R. Batke, 33, of Coeur d’Alene into custody at 1:50 p.m. today. Coeur d’Alene Police and the SWAT team had surrounded his residence for several hours and attempted to get him to comply with lawful orders before breaching…

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Boise State Joins Crusade For Kramer 

Boise State president Bob Kustra is joining the rush of support to get former Idaho Vandals All-American and Green Bay Packers legend Jerry Kramer into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Boise State announced Thursday it is urging “Bronco Nation” to participate in a letter…

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Ed Corridor 1B Ribbon Cutting Set 11 

North Idaho College and the Lake City Development Corporation are planning a ribbon-cutting for Phase 1B of the Education Corridor project at 3 p.m. Wednesday at River and Military in the Fortgrounds area. DFO: I've been saying that the Bloem administration has been vulnerable to…

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Bubble: Idaho D's Fear Own Shadows 

Bubblehead: I went to the state Democratic convention, and it was an eye-opening experience for me. I tried to get some very strong planks added attacking some specific idiocies in the Idaho GOP platform (repeal the 17th, return to the gold standard, nullification) but several…

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Montana GOP Drops Anti-Gay Plank 

The Montana Republican Party has ended its effort to make homosexual acts illegal. The state party made the decision during a convention last weekend. The issue had been part of the state GOP platform since the Montana Supreme Court struck down similar state laws in…

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News Quiz Offers Gift Card, Tickets

If you think you can find a way to use free movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, this week's news quiz offers opportunities to win both. All entries are eligible to win two tickets to area cinemas, and the overall…

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In Praise Of 3rd Street Boat Launch 14 

CdALocal: As a boater on this lake for as long as I can remember…I do not like the traffic on the boat these days and the rudeness that has become a “norm” on out beautiful lake. So, I can also appreciate that by removing the…

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Title IX Approaches 40th Anniversary 

Emily Miller remembers learning about Title IX during history class, probably sometime in junior high. She's a little fuzzy on the details, including how and why it came about. Every time she steps on the soccer field, though, she feels its effect. At 16, Miller…

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Headlines -- 6.21.12 

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, right, listens alongside his defense attorney, Kenneth Olson, during Leaf's sentencing Tuesday in Great Falls, Mont. See story below. (AP/Great Falls Tribune photo) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf to return to Texas soon/AP Convention gives Idaho GOP…

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Ring Was Lost But Now It's Found 10 

Darlene King holds her late husband's long-missing wedding band at King's home in Auburn, Calif. The ring is 14-karat white gold with five diamond flecks and is inscribed with the date of King's wedding 51 years ago. Story here. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)…

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AM Scanner: Police Action Under Way 16 

Via Twitter, Anusha Roy of KXLY provides this photo of resident of a Coeur d'Alene apartment complex, Ramsey & Kathleen, waiting to get back into their homes after being ordered out of them early this morning by a SWAT team. Coeur d’Alene Police officers are…

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Grant: How Idaho D's Can Rebound 

Larry Grant, chairman of the Idaho Democrats, tells Boise Weekly how state D's can make in-roads into Republican dominance this year: "Grant said some of the Democratic candidates had better odds of being elected than others but having a near-full slate was imperative. "You never…

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CDA TV-19: Gookin: 'It's Over' 15 

CDA TV-19 provides HucksOnline with a video of Councilman Dan Gookin's comments re: recall and City Clerk Susan Weathers. Of the recall, Gookin said he'd talked to Recall leaders, tell them: "This is it. It's over. It's done. That there's going to be no lawsuits…

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OTV: Beware IM 'Spandex Zombies' 

OrangeTV: This thread feels a little like now there’s no recall to bicker about anymore so let’s work out our leftover angst by having a pissing match about something utterly random and unimportant. Get outside and enjoy the sun today, kids, before the fabulous spandex…

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Poll: Think Before Hitting 'Send'

Wednesday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation say Councilman Dan Gookin was wrong to fire off an angry email to City Administrator Wendy Gabriel last week. 72 of 227 (31.72%) respondents said Gookin should "think before hitting send." Another 68 of 227 (29.96%) said…

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Cancer Survivor To Swim Topless 

Jodi Jaecks, 47, has pressed for months to swim topless in a city pool after her double mastectomy made wearing swim tops painful. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department has reversed a decision by its aquatics manager and decided to allow Jaecks to swim topless…

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Smart Phones, Dumb Service Reps 

I didn’t cry, but I wanted to scream. And I really, really wanted to stamp my feet and maybe throw something – preferably a cellphone. Three hours at a Costco phone kiosk can have that effect on anyone.All I wanted was a new phone. My…

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Timeless Asks Mary Hydro Question 12 

Interesting exchange on Coeur d'Alene Press Online thread re: Mike Patrick's editorial, Wednesday ("From the recall ashes"): Timeless: "You have no problem thumbing your nose at 2 (past) PUBLIC VOTES BANNING THE HYDROPLANE RACES, by simply moving them just outside the City limits. Why aren't…

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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.