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THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 11.15.12 11 

I think I might go for another walk during the noon hour today. A good, long walk clears your head. I also enjoy seeing the beauty of our waterfront in the middle of a work day. Mebbe this'll become a habit. Always looking for ways…

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Parting Shot -- 11.15.12 

In this computer rendering provided by the Seattle Mariners, a new high definition video display screen is seen where it will replace the current center field scoreboard at the team's ballpark in Seattle. The Mariners announced today that they will install the largest scoreboard video…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.15.12 

5:28 p.m. Ground Force Manufacturing/Post Falls requests extra patrol at the business. 4:46 p.m. Bonner County seeks 35YO male, named Jay J., who's wanted on a warrant for mail theft & may be living out of his 1997 Ford Expendition in North Idaho. 4:35 p.m.…

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PM Headlines -- 11.15.12

Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School, won the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition last year. He was recruited to play football at Harvard University, where he plans to study government. Adrian Rogers SR story here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Mariners to install huge…

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HucksOnline Interviews Linda Beeman

Huckleberries contacted poet Linda (Hall) Beeman, formerly of Wallace, who has written a book of rhymes, entitled "Wallace, Idaho." Here's the phone interview from moments ago: Huckleberries: What inspired you to pen a book of poems about Wallace, Idaho? Linda Beeman: I came back for…

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Raul Renews Call For Holder Ouster 14 

First District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador was the first member of Congress to call for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation in 2011 and says there's a new reason for him to go -- his handling of the Petraeus inquiry. "Holder should have resigned a long…

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 11.15.12

On his Facebook wall, FBF Robin Loznak wonders if anyone wants to write a book in order to use this photo on its cover. A miss is a miss/Carlson Chronicles Presidents, past and present/From A Simple Mind Court overturns Farragut range decision/Bay Views Republicans and…

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Bond: When Did It All Go Wrong? 20 

Old SR buddy David Bond offers his thoughts about today & the good old days: We are living in a much meaner, rule-obsessed world now. When did the policeman cease to be your friend and become instead your lurking law-enforcer, hiding behind a rock to…

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SR Blogs -- 11.15.12 

Paul Turner posts this photo on his Slice blog, with the headline: "He had a few before loading that sack." SportsLink: WSU basketball team signs 3/Christian Caple The Slice: One publication with a no-nonsense title/Paul Turner Outdoors: Where can you find 100s of wood ducks?/Rich…

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Wallace, Idaho 

Linda L. Beeman's booklet of poems re: "Wallace, Idaho" has just arrived. Top-notched rhymes of the Great Fire, prostitutes & Uncle Bunker, including "Hook House," which begins: "Every 12-year-olds charged/With selling something to benefit anything/Knew like the Lord’s Prayer/The first steps you climbed led to…

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Court: Farragut Range Can Reopen 

In this Oct. 15,2010. SR file photo, Dave Leptich, of Idaho Fish and Game discussed improvements of the shooting range at Farragut State Park. (SR file photo: Kathy Plonka) In a victory for sport shooters, the Idaho Supreme Court today lifted an injunction that has…

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Quiz: Apple Cup Tickets On The Line 

Whether you're a Husky or a Coug, this week's news quiz is playing into your hands. One lucky winner will score four tickets plus a parking pass to the Nov. 23 Apple Cup football game in Pullman. Enter, and you're in the running for the…

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National Adoption Day Saturday

Later today my son and I will slip away to the local courthouse and witness the creating of new families as judges finalize adoptions for local families. My son always wants to attend the annual event. He claimed it was for the teddy bears years…

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Pancakes w/Side Of Obamacare Tax? 15 

Fans of the Grand Slam breakfast, fear not. The Denny’s franchise owner who told a reporter that he would be adding a 5 percent “Obamacare” surcharge to diners’ meals has walked back that statement. John Metz, who owns around 40 Denny’s and multiple Dairy Queen…

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High Noon: Mystery Texts 

Last night, as I waited for the “L” in Chicago, I called my husband in Spokane on his cell. No answer, but I got back an immediate text that read: I”m in a meeting.” My husband, happily retired since 2005, is never really in meetings…

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Among Election Winners -- Mormons 

Women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma Smith outside the church office building during the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City this fall. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune: Scott Sommerdorf) The Church…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.15.12

11:54 a.m. White vehicle w/California plates has been parked since 3 this morning @ Huetter rest stop along e/b I-90. Caller has seen some movement inside. He wants situatio checked out. 11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 14-15 here. 11:29 a.m.…

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Poll: Make Illegal Aliens Citizens

Wednesday Poll: 104 of 180 respondents (57.78%) want Congress to provide a path for illegal aliens to become citizens of the United States. 70 of 180 (38.89%) don't support that action. 6 (3.33%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Do you shop on "Black Friday"?

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Idaho, Washington Diabetes Rate 2X 

The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued today. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases since 1995, the…

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Ron Paul Goes Out Guns Ablazin' 11 

Who says you have to make nice at the end? Retiring Texan Congressman Ron Paul, libertarian bulwark and three-time presidential candidate, gave a lengthy, rambling farewell address to his colleagues on the House floor Wednesday, in which he slammed American government and politicians for failing…

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Scared Dog Found On 4th Of July Pass 

Only Noodles knows how he survived five days and nights in the wilderness on Fourth of July Pass. Only the beagle/basset hound can explain how he steered clear of cars and trucks on Interstate 90. Only he could say if he had any close encounters…

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AM: Tearing Down Cyrus O'Leary's

Louis Ray, owner of Ray’s Demolition, works at tearing down the old Cyrus O’Leary’s restaurant in downtown Spokane on Wednesday. This is the second building Ray has torn down in the same location. Story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR No Taser…

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UI Gets Opium Pipe Collection 

An enamel-decorated opium pipe, recently donated to the University of Idaho, rests next to one made of bamboo as Priscilla Wegar (Inlander photo: Eric Francavilla) Since September, dozens of brown packages from destinations like Laos, Thailand and California have found their way to the University…

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Soldier Uses Doodey To Explain Work 

When Army Sgt. Joe Wardell learned he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan for a year, he wondered how to explain his absence to his 3-year-old son, Clive. He started by drawing a map of the world on his dining room wall. Wardell told…

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CHS Viks Eye 3rd Straight Title 

The Coeur d’Alene football team will try to do something Friday that’s never been done in the 5A ranks – become the first school to capture three straight state championships. That was certainly the goal when the season started – even if more than half…

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