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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 11.28.12 11 

I don't think I'm going to win the $500 million Powerball lottery because I haven't purchased a ticket. Once or twice, I've tossed a buck or two into Powerball tickets when someone else collected for the office. But I've never purchased a lottery ticket myself.…

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Parting Shot -- 11.28.12 

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson posts: "A cat peers out from the window of an abandoned trailer in Post Falls. It's too heartbreaking to think that he's waiting for his owners to return so I'm going to say he's just exploring the neighborhood before…

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Man 'Critical' After Boat Capsizes 

A 52-year-old Osburn duck hunter is in critical condition after his boat capsized on Medicine Lake, near Medimont, earlier today, dumping a hunting partner and him in the water. Dwayne Knapton was airlifted by Medstar Air Ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center after he and Michael…

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Spiders, Walls, Knuckles Don't Mix 

Many people have an irrational fear of spiders -- so irrational that they go to great lengths to get rid of them. Like a Spokane man, who decided to kill a spider in his bathroom by punching it with a set of brass knuckles. YouTube…

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PM Headlines -- 11.28.12

Christian Reynolds, 17, waters his table of poinsettia plants Wednesday in the greenhouse at New Visions High School in Post Falls. Students in the elective class learn concepts such as market research, book keeping, greenhouse management, strategizing, and advertising as they prepare the plants for…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.28.12

5:14 p.m. KCSD release: 52YO duck hunter 'critical' after spending 30-45 minutes in lake here. 5:09 p.m. Possible prowler reported in 15000 block of Pinewood Way/Hayden. 4:45 p.m. Unattended death reported in apartments @ 3720 W. Tayjan/PF. 4:39 p.m. Transformer @ 2756 Fernan Hill Road…

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 11.28.12

"This tough late-season dragonfly won't have long to live as the cold dampness of winter arrives in southwestern Oregon," post wildlife photographer Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore. You can see more of Robin's outdoor photography here. One dud, and: BSU whoop/Fort Boise It's just one…

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Any Baby Jesus Actors Out There? 10 

How about a national gathering of people who, as infants, played the role of the baby Jesus in long-ago Christmas pageants? There could be seminars, speakers and much social time. “When did you portray the Christ child?” “It was way back in 1955. I went…

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PBS To Present "Idaho, The Movie" 

The title is simple — Idaho, the Movie. And the idea behind the film is equally as simple, yet yields a gorgeous look at the Gem State. The film, which airs on various PBS outlets in December, is written and narrated by Tim Woodward, who…

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SR Blogs -- 11.28.12 

The bald eagles didn't disappoint the two boat cruises full of dedicated veterans and active military and their families out on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday. U.S. Bureau of Land Management provides report via Rich Landers Outdoors blog here. SportsLink: Olynyk makes sudden impact/Jim Meehan…

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Nearly Xmas Card Perfect 

In this photograph by Duane Rasmussen, Donna Montgomery and her husband, Monty, a Lakes Highway District commissioner, prepare for a posed shot, which they plan to use in their annual Christmas letter, but they first needed to put Santa Claus in his place.

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News Quiz: 4 UI Tickets Up For Grabs

Have you been to the movies lately? This week's news quiz is sending one lucky winner and a guest to the theater. A second prize that might interest Idaho Vandals fans are four free tickets to the Dec. 6 basketball game between UI and Eastern…

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Tokes Still Over Line For Colleges 

Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot…

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Gone Viral 

The goofy scheme proposed by Tea Party founder Judson Phillips and seconded by Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll has gone viral. Here's the latest jab from Chris Cillizza's The Fix blog in the Washington Post: Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips argued in a column last…

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OTV Review: Top Of China 

OrangeTV provides this recycled report re: a second visit to Top of China from several years ago: Right away, I noticed that the atmosphere had become less intensely surreal since my last visit, which was quite a few years ago. I seem to recall dozens…

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Hi-Noon: Hangover Cures 14 

I have no idea how you cure a hangover because -- wait for it -- I haven't had one in decades. I'm not a teetotaler. I enjoy a beer on a hot summer day. Or an occasional glass of wine with family. But it has…

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What Big Arms You Have ... 

Egyptian Body builder Moustafa Ismail lifts free weights during his daily workout at World Gym in Milford, Mass. Ismail has been given the title of world's biggest arms, biceps and triceps, by the Guinness Book of World Records. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Question: Do you consider…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.28.12

11:42 a.m. CPD officer under H95 bridge on Spokane River checking out male in brown jacket. 11:33 a.m. 74YO female in Post Falls WalMart Row 3 sustains foot cut from electric cart. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 27-28 here. 10:40…

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Poll: Say No To DMV Info Sharing

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation opposes the move by the Idaho Department of Transportation to sell DMV and personal information of drivers to research companies. 155 of 194 respondents (79.9%) oppose the action taken by the ITD to sell more than $5M in personal information.…

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Nuxoll: Let's Drop It 14 

In response to Betsy Russell's column re: her far-fetched scheme to block a second term by President Barack Obama, state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, comments: "I floated an idea out there on November 19 about the electoral college. Our country is a country of opportunity…

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Nesse Joins 'Fiscal Cliff' Protest 

Anne Nesse, former Democratic candidate for Senate District 4 (Coeur d'Alene), has sent Huckleberries a copy of a letter she plans to deliver to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's office, 610 Hubbard St., today. Her action is part of a nationwide move pushed by MoveOn organization…

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AM Headlines -- 11.28.12

A Snake River sockeye is captured in Stanley, Idaho, for its genes after swimming more than 900 miles to reach its spawning grounds. A program to replenish the dwindling population of salmon in the river is working, but at a high cost. Lynda V. Mapes'…

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House Members Want Presley Day 10 

Elvis Presley shown with semi-acoustic guitar in concert in December 1968. (AP file photo) Ten members of the House have introduced a resolution encouraging the recognition of Elvis Presley Day on Jan. 8, Elvis's birthday. Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) and nine of his House colleagues…

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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.