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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 11.5.12 10 

'Tis the day before we find out whether the attempt to digitize our education system and to take over North Idaho College by the Idaho GOP or elements thereof succeeds. Oh yeah, there's a presidential election out there, too. Let me go out on a…

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Parting Shot -- 11.5.12 

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry perform a free concert Monday in Boston's Allston neighborhood as fans watch from the apartment building which was their home in the early 1970's. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Question: Which rock band would you want to play in your…

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Idaho Dad: High Standards 11 

I have very high standards for my kids. I expect them to be clean, polite, well-fed, friendly, and respectful, among other things. But nowhere do my standards rise to such lofty heights as they do with the education of my children. Because we school at…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.5.12

5:56 p.m. Dead deer blocking H53, near Hauser Smoke Shop, after being hit by vehicle. 5:16 p.m. Suspicious vehicle is parked off Sunnyside/Cda & hidden from roadway. 4:46 p.m. TV set may be among debris in both lanes of w/b I-90/MP 3 (near Pleasantview/PF). 4:41…

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Caution tape forms a perimeter around St. Thomas church in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. Some of the tiles adorning the steeple of the church have fallen off and the area has been temporarily barricaded as a safety precaution due to falling debris. (Shawn Gust/press)

PM Headlines -- 11.5.12 

Caution tape forms a perimeter around St. Thomas church in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. Some of the tiles adorning the steeple of the church have fallen off and the area has been temporarily barricaded as a safety precaution due to falling debris. Alecia Warren's Coeur…

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Reed: RRepublicans Ad Misleading 15 

I know that you are no longer accepting election letters but I am still fuming over the Reagan Republican ad on page 12A of Sunday's CDA Press. Perhaps you can publish a last minute editorial comment to right the wrong impression the ad is meant…

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Mary Describes 'Awkward Statement' 

In her latest newsletter, Mary Souza claims North Idaho College Trustee Mic Armon was trying to trade on her name by mention at a luncheon that he used to be her neighbor: "NIC Trustee Mic Armon, who is running for re-election, showed up last Thursday…

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NIdaho Blogs & Friends -- 11.5.12 

"Exactly, how is it done -- getting the 'crisp on' homemade potato fries so they crunch with a snap that deafens your ear drum with a brisk popping crackle?" posts Stebbijo. "I have found it and I have died and gone to heaven, it can…

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Luke Starts Waving Early 

Luke Malek was out early this morning waving signs and returned around 11:45 a.m. and stayed about forty-five minutes, according to photographer Duane Rasmussen. His location was the corner of Highway 95 and Appleway. by Walgreens. Luke was accompanied by Ashely Piaskowski, assistant manager of…

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SR Blogs: Do You Fill Oval Precisely? 

On his blog, The Slice, Paul Turner asks: "Just how precise are you in filling in oval?" I stay between the lines & carefully fill entire oval. How about you? Spokane Valley Blog: The target is down/Nina Culver DwellWellNW: Bloody Mary mix/Maggie Bullock Outdoors: Whitetail…

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RRepublicans Offer Election Brackets 

No matter how you feel about the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans, you have to give them credit for the compiling the best election polls. Ron Lahr & Jeff Ward have compiled a good one again this year. This time, Ron & Jeff offer brackets for…

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Reagan Repub: We Have Overcome 12 

Sibulsky: I’m just sickened by the inclusion of a party label on the campaign materials for a non-partisan office. Sickened. Reagan Republican: Let me know and I will send you a big bottle of Tums because there are plenty of “non-partisan” elections in 2013. Question:…

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Lahr: Dems Running From Candidates 13 

Ron Lahr: I saw the Kootenai County Democrats website with the endorsements of their three NIC Trustee candidates but am not surprised they removed them. Why should they want to have 12 races in Kootenai County that they lose instead of only 9? I bet…

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Harris: Snowier Than Usual For '12-13 

On Coeur d'Alene Press.com, local weathercaster Cliff Harris is expecting heavier snowfall than usual this winger: "Every year in late October or early November, I issue my annual city-by-city winter snowfall predictions for our part of the country. In late December, shortly after Christmas, I’ll…

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Cindy: Filling Out Ballots Together 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy expresses gratitude that "I live in a country where my vote does count, AND I can vote by mail, AND my husband and I survived filling out our ballots together AND are still married." Question: Would there be peace in…

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Betty Owens To Celebrate No. 105 

Photographer Don Sausser posts: "Betty Owens (of Coeur d'Alene) turns 105 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, -- Veterans Day. Friends and her few living relatives will be flying in from all over the county to celebrate with a large party. Betty says, “They can celebrate at…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.5.12

11:42 a.m. 30ish male has had multiple seizure @ state liquor store, Govt Way & Appleway/CdA. 11:32 p.m. Probation officer is stopping to check on individual in program in 700 block of Elm/PF. 11:20 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 4-5 here.…

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Map Shows Pro/Con Props Spending 

The campaigns for and against Idaho’s Propositions 1, 2, 3 have brought in a lot of money, a lot of it from out-of-state. All told, the two sides have received donations totaling $4.88 million, according to campaign disclosure forms filed with the Idaho Secretary of…

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Prep Vote: Yes Romney, No Props 

In the fourth Idaho Student Mock Election, high school seniors across the state cast online ballots last week, and today the results are out: The students narrowly picked Mitt Romney for president and backed two state constitutional amendments, but overwhelmingly turned thumbs down on the…

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Poll: 43% Say 3rd-Party Vote 'Waste' 

More than 40 percent of people taking part in a KING5.com poll say they won’t vote for someone besides Pres. Barack Obama or Mitt Romney because they feel like it would be a waste of their vote. The non-scientific poll was conducted Oct. 26-28, with…

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AM Headlines -- 11.5.12

Air Force veteran Sean Halsted, center, his wife, Sarah, and two of their children, Keelie, 3, left, and Rileigh, 8, spend time at their home in Rathdrum last month. In-vitro fertilization enabled the couple to have three children, but they had to pay for the…

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NIC Flyers Offer Questionable 'Facts' 21 

All three Reagan Republican candidates attempting to take over the North Idaho College Board of Trustees were parroting the party line that NIC taxes have soared over the past five years. They never mentioned, of course, that enrollment has soared during that time and that…

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Poll: Coeur d'Alene High-Rises OK

Weekend Poll: By the narrowest of margins, Hucks Nation supports additional high-rises in downtown Coeur d'Alene. 70 of 148 respondents (47.34%) approve additional high-rises in the downtown business district. 69 of 148 respondents (46.62%) disapprove. 9 (6.08%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Which of the following…

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Flyer Conjures CdA Recall Attempt 15 

I had the strangest flyer taped to my front window this morning. Maybe someone taped it there Sunday. But I didn't see it until this morning. It focused on the county and legislative candidates in Coeur d'Alene who did or did not support RecallCDA. No…

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