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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

Parting Shot -- 11.21.12 

President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon," Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. After the ceremony, "Cobbler" will head to George Washington's historic home…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 11.21.12 

I forgot to mention that Huckleberries has a social media circulation of an estimated 10,800. Which is up more than 300 from last year. That's counting blog (8935), Twitter (1160) and Facebook (715). This blog is also on pace to possibly break page-view record, which…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.21.12

5:36 p.m. Employees of U.S. Bank, 6376 Govt Way, report suspicious male in parking lot. 5:26 p.m. Employees of Mountain West Bank, 305 Prairie/Hayden, reports being threatened earlier today by unruly customer. Now a strange man is in the parking lot. 5:23 p.m. Gray Oldsmobile…

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PM Headlines -- 11.21.12

As people line up for a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, Kathrine Gilmore kisses and snuggles with her daughter Kaytlynn Thompson, 7, outside the Spokane Arena, Tuesday in Spokane. The Salvation Army along with 2nd Harvest and Tom’s Turkey Tuesday gave away thousands of turkeys and meal…

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs: Thanksgiving

"No, this is not a gyro but it's a close second," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "I used a good pound of ground turkey, three slices of bread - cubed, 2 hearty tablespoons of curry powder and a healthy amount of dried onions, and the cinnamon and…

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Slice: My Thanksgiving In Jail 

When city editor Jon Kamman asked if I had any Thanksgiving plans, I tried to act like I didn't see what was coming. But I knew. He realized I had no family in Arizona. And he was about to invite me to his house for…

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SR Blogs: Explaining A Monkey Killing

"This might seem like the way to go," headlines Paul Turner, The Slice blog, "It would allow you to quickly make your way around the grocery store, dancing past people blocking aisles with their rolling carts. But after you have selected 57 items weighing an…

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Train-Car Crash Hurts Post Falls Man 

A 39-year-old Post Falls man was injured this morning when 2002 Subaru Legacy was hit by a Union Pacific Train at the railroad crossing at Grange Avenue and pushed to the next crossing at Chase Avenue in the Post Falls area. John Cheatham was northbound…

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NIC Mulls Renaming Park 17 

The Board of Trustees of North Idaho College is considering a proposal to rename the green space to the west of the Student Union Building from Fort Sherman Park to Cheamkwet Park. (I presume this is the green space where soccer takes place.) Cheamkwet is…

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Schweitzer To Open Saturday 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has received 44 inches of natural snow so far this season. (Photo: Schweitzer Mountain Resort) Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday and operate Saturday and Sunday during the holiday weekend. Terrain will be available for all…

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News Quiz: Tickets, Davenport Card 

Who wants to go the movies? This week’s news quiz will send one lucky entrant and a guest to a local cinema. And if you finish atop the leaderboard, a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel could be yours. You can take the News…

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Hostess Lays Off 15,000 Workers 32 

Hostess Brands Inc. won interim approval from a bankruptcy judge to shut down and take steps to sell the Twinkie maker’s assets after mediation with its bakers’ union failed to resolve a contract dispute, leaving more than 18,000 jobs at risk. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert…

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Relationships 

As I was walking along the waterfront during the noon hour, I heard one of the ESPN1080 announcers wonder about relationships. While discussing the New York Jets, he paused and said something to the effect: "What if we paid as much attention to the relationships…

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New Education Group Meets Council 10 

Renata McLeod, soon-to-be new Coeur d'Alene city clerk, provided this draft of the minutes from the City Council meeting Tuesday night re: new education organization: Amy Evans, 717 B Street, introduced the Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership group. The group includes Lisa Overby and Chris Meyer.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.21.12 

SR photographer Kathy Plonka snapped this photo of a vehicle that was hit by a train this morning at the railroad crossing north of Chase & Poleline on Rathdrum Prairie. No further information was available. 11:38 a.m. Officer at KMC ER reports former bus passenger…

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'Bobby Convict' Reveals Drug History 

I listened to Joe & Kerri interviewing ex-convict Bobby Wilhelm about the debut of his book, "Bobby Convict," on KVNI1080 this morning. Here's what Kerri wrote on KVNI Facebook page: "It's an incredible true tale of crime, drugs and the culture and history of Kootenai…

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My 2 Cents: Lake City Will Lose A Lot 32 

This thread about five Coeur d'Alene department heads taking early retirement has gone sideways. You can gripe all you want about high salaries for department heads -- and I do consider them too high -- but that shouldn't take away from the quality represented by…

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Poll: Fire Face-Paint Teacher

Tuesday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation says the Declo teacher in the infamous face-painting incident should be fired. 66 of 135 respondents (48.89%) took that position. 26 of 135 (19.26%) said she should be put on probation for allowing underachieving students to have their…

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Montana Tea Partyers Want Secession 12 

A tea party group based in Billings has launched digital petitions asking the White House to allow Montana to secede from the United States and create its own new government. Similar efforts began in all 50 states after the President Barack Obama’s victory earlier this…

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Maureen: Keeping Up w/Slow Drivers 

In the Coeur d'Alene Press, reporter Maureen Dolan columnizes about slow drivers, after following an elderly driver going 10 miles under the posted speed limit: I wonder how many times someone has gone through this sort of mental exercise while driving behind me on Fourth…

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AM: Learning About Food Safety 

Eighth-grader Alex Henderson participated in a “chilling” lab at Woodland Middle School in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday that stressed the importance of keeping meat out of the danger zone that is 40 degrees to 140 degrees. The middle-schoolers are learning about food-borne illness and basic…

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Plea Deal Upsets Beating Victim 

The photos on the left show Carol Williams the night of her beating. The photo at the right was taken this week. Zane Tewalt will be sentenced Friday for the attack on the St. Maries woman. (Courtesy: St. Maries Gazette Record) Story from last week's…

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IFF: Should Agency Offer Party Ideas? 10 

If the state government’s goal for owning liquor stores is the promotion of temperance, Idaho’s liquor agency is kind of awful at it. Really awful. Sales are up. Income is up. Drinking is up. And now, the state liquor agency wants to spend some money…

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Huckleberries Online

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.