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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

End Is Near, Bayview To Celebrate 17 

December 21, 2012 is the day the world ends according to anthropologists who study Aztec and Mayan calendars. Now we don't really know whether the world will end on that day or if the Ancients just got tired to extrapolating any further into the future.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.12

4:16 p.m. Security official (4:05 item) has followed possible drug car to Cedars on Blackwell Island. 4:13 p.m. Resident in 11100 block of Hauser Lake Road reports trespassing. 4:05 p.m. Security official following vehicle after watching possible drug deal in Hayden Super 1 lot. 4:02…

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PM Headlines -- 11.30.12

Law enforcement officers from various agencies prepare to sweep the Wold Physical Science Center after a reported homicide at Casper College on Friday morning in Casper, Wyo. Three people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide Friday in an attack at Casper College, a community college…

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Mic: Quit Listening To Negative Nellies 13 

North Idaho College Trustee Mic Armon commented moments ago: Dan Gookin and his fellow anti tax group need to quit complaining about how bad their tax bill is and look at real numbers. I addressed this issue at my going away statement this past Wednesday…

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Tax Credits For Private Scholarships? 20 

In the wake of the Idaho's bitter debate over state school Superintendent Tom Luna's now-repealed school reform plan, the 2013 Legislature could discuss another education policy change that wasn't in Luna's package but could prove just as divisive: Tax credits to fund scholarships to private…

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No Time Like Oatmeal Time 

My brother and I had just finished filling my car up at the North Division Costco when I suggested we have lunch. Because we grew up in a house where the best meal of the day was breakfast, I was intrigued by the place sitting…

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SR Blogs: Walking Different At 50 

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is opening portions of its 120-mile groomed nordic trail system to bicycles this year. Rich Landers/SR Outdoors blog provides more information on the fat-tired snow bikes above and the Methow Valley trail system here. (SR photo) Featured SR Blog:…

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Tinker Rings Bell For Red Kettles

Tinker, a miniature horse, rings a red bell for the Salvation Army outside a craft fair in West Bend, Wis. with his owners Carol and Joe Takacs. Salvation Army officials say Tinker raises 10 times more than a regular bell ringer. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) Question:…

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Butterfly: Outta The Mouths Of Babes 10 

In her kindergarten class this week, A Butterfly Moment reports her letter of the day was F. Facebooks ABM: "We listed a bunch of words on the board that begin with 'F.' At the conclusion of the activity, one of my sweet kindergartners said, 'Wow!…

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OpenCDA Defends Brannon

Not ones to let an unanimous decision by the Idaho Supreme Court get them down, is back with its unabashed support of Jim Brannon's quixotic quest to overturn his 3-vote loss to incumbent Mike Kennedy in the 2009 City Council elections. Today, Bill McCrory…

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Gridster: Lewiston = Slice Of Heaven 

You might crinkle your nose when you think of Lewiston, but center Nate Leonard of the University of Texas San Antonio considers it a slice of heaven. In his Diary of a Football Player blog for the Huffington Post, Leonard describes how amazed he was…

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Mayor Gookin In 2013? 27 

Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin did little to quell rumors that he will run for mayor in 2012 with two comments he made on an Thanksgiving thread: Just got my Property Tax bill. Up 5% over last year. The City was up 4%,…

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KimK: Here Comes The Coal 12 

Item: Questions surround coal terminal's impact on Spokane & elsewhere/Jim Camden, SR Kim Knerl comments: "On Tuesday, Dec. 4, between 4-7 p.m., a public hearing will take place in Spokane to address concerns of the proposed increase in train traffic that would carry coal from…

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Photog Goes Behind Scenes w/Aryans 

Shaun Patrick Winkler waves to Mark Eliseuson while entering his compound on the evening of a cross burning ceremony near Priest River. You can see more of Matt's photos of Winkler and the compound he's attempting to build here. (Photo credit 2012: Matt McKnight) There’s…

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Poll: Hucks Nation Likes To Work

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation either likes to work or will have to work deep into its 60s. 75% of Hucks Nation said it won't retire until at least 62 years of age. A plurality of Hucks Nation (36 of 131, 27.48%) said it didn't plan…

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Denney Fighting For His House Job 

Next week’s GOP legislative leadership races may hinge on, well, leadership. That’s fitting, since there aren’t deep philosophical distinctions between the candidates. And the absence of ideological differences makes the races even tougher to handicap. The House speaker’s race is a referendum on Lawerence Denney’s…

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AM Headlines -- 11.30.12 

Gonzaga's Kyle Dranginis (3) attempts a layup against Lewis-Clark State's Kale Schmidt (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane Thursday. Dranginis, a two-time Idaho player of the year from Skyview High, poured in 30 points to lead Gonzaga to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.30.12

11:33 a.m. Depressed male (10:55 item) has been found. 11:28 a.m. Two models of Fords collide @ H95/Orchard, Hayden -- Explorer & Taurus. 11:27 a.m. Caller reports captured undisclosed loose animal @ Prairie & Atlas, Hayden. 11:17 a.m. 83YO Bayview woman suffering undisclosed medical emergency.…

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Mechanic Wins Share Of Powerball Pot 

Cindy and Mark Hill hold a check for having one of two winning Powerball tickets during an announcement in Dearborn, Mo., earlier today. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery…

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Stylin' At The McCarthey Center? 

On his Facebook wall, SR colleague Jesse Tinsley posts this photo and the caption: "If you're a Zag superfan, you have to wear the appropriate attire." Game: Gonzaga rolls over Lewis Clark State College 104-57/Jim Meehan, SR Question: Have you ever worn anything more outrageous…

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Another Idaho Teacher Investigated 22 

A kindergarten teacher in Caldwell has been investigated for isolating a 5-year-old boy in a dark room at school for at least an hour. And that's just the beginning of the investigation. The kindergarten teacher forgot she had placed the boy in the room. She…

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Trib: Sen. Nuxoll Earns Final Jeer 

Huckleberries hates to beat a dead horse (really, really we do, Sho-Con) but Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune takes a whack at the Sheryl Nuxoll ball sitting on the editorial T, in his weekly Cheers & Jeers column. The issue, of course, was her support of the…

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Some Hunters Want Gun Silencers 16 

Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns. Proponents say there’s no reason to ban the devices that screw onto the muzzle of a firearm to catch the blast and…

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