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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

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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Police Warn Bypass Trespassers 

The Sand Creek Byway’s anticipated opening date isn’t until June 29, but some impatient drivers and pedestrians are slipping behind barriers and orange construction cones to try out U.S. Highway 95’s $110 million shortcut around Sandpoint’s historic downtown. “It’s almost done; it looks done, but…

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Lake City Leads Idaho In Joblessness 18 

According to a U.S. Department of Labor report released Wednesday, Coeur d'Alene is No. 1 in Idaho. But it's not a top ranking any city would want. The Lake City was honored for its percentage of unemployed folks, at 9.2. The number of those without…

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Fighting Squirrels 11 

A squirrel bites into another's neck after falling out of a tree while fighting at the Paris Golf and Country Club in Paris, Texas on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Paris News, Sam Craft) DFO: Feel free to test drive your own cutline for this one.

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Viggo To Screen Movie In Sandpoint 

"A Dangerous Method" is something of a change of pace for actor Viggo Mortensen (pictured, in AP file photo) and director David Cronenberg. In their previous collaborations, the two created a pair of organized crime stories noted for their moral complexity and explosive kinetic energy.…

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Clark: Sleep Deprivation Affects Us 

A shocking national study last April revealed that 41million American workers suffer from a lack of sleep. Nobody paid attention to this shocking study, however, due to all the other shocking studies warning that Americans (a) are fatter than pregnant walruses (b) eat junk foods…

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012

Weekend Wild Card -- 6.1-2.12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Days 58-59: I'm going to kick back this weekend after a wild four days at HBO HQ, concluding with the court date Friday re: Tina's subpoena. Mebbe I'll catch a movie. Still haven't seen "The Avengers." Or I may try to…

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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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