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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Racist: Foreclosure Won't Stop Me 11 

Shortly before a 2012 cross-burning, Shaun Winkler and several followers paid homage to national socialism. Winkler, who made an unsuccessful bid for Bonner County sheriff in spring 2012, is trying to build a new Aryan Nations compound in the Hoodoo Mountains. Bill Morlin, a former…

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Poll: Most Bought Powerball Tickets 

Wednesday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation bought Powerball tickets. 76 of 112 respondents (67.86%) said they bought a ticket for the $550M Powerball lottery. 36 of 112 (32.14%, including DFO) didn't. Today's Poll: When do you plan to retire?

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Face Painting Attracts Hate Mail 

Declo parents expressed concern for their children’s safety after a face-marking incident drew national attention earlier this month at the elementary school. The Cassia County School District filed a professional ethics complaint against Summer Larsen after she allowed students in her fourth-grade class to scribble…

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Skiing Atheist Joins Jesus Statue Suit 

A lawsuit calling for the removal of a statue of Jesus from a patch of federal land at Whitefish Mountain Resort will move forward to trial after a national organization of atheists and agnostics identified a local member and avid skier who regularly encounters the…

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AM Headlines: Firemen Rescue Python

Spokane firefighters Jared Contabile, left, and Jon Stevens emerge covered in insulation after tearing out a ceiling of a burning house at the corner of 46th Avenue and Stone Street on Wednesday. Firefighters rescued a pet python before the home almost burned to the ground.…

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Christmas At The Davenport 

Young visitors to the Christmas Tree Elegance event at the Davenport Hotel peer into a child's playhouse shaped like a giant mantle clock Wednesday. The clock, designed by architect Don Henrichs and built by Dave Gertje of Homecraft, was part of a tree display sponsored…

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Pet Shooting Investigated 

The shot rang out at 8:45 in the morning on Oct. 25 as Collette Bise (pictured) fed her animals. The Bise family owns a small farm in Newman Lake, and though the land along McCoy Road is privately owned and liberally posted with No Hunting…

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Spokane 'Doomsday Prepper' Ready 

From an impenetrable gate to under-mattress safes, John Adrain’s cliff-side Spokane County manor (don’t ask where it is or I’ll have to kill you) is a survivalist showcase worthy of national TV. No kidding. Adrain (pictured) and his amazing air-filtered abode will be featured on…

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UI, WSU Looks For Ways To End Falls 13 

While officials are looking at what they can do in response to the falls that have injured several Palouse college students this semester, some said preventing such accidents is ultimately a matter of altering dangerous behavior. "Obviously, we need to do more with them to…

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Retiring With Benefits 11 

Item: 5 Coeur d'Alene city departments heads to retire with medical benefits/Tom Hasslinger, Press More Info: The five Coeur d'Alene department heads who accepted separation incentive agreements with the city of Coeur d'Alene will receive three years of medical coverage after they leave, according to…

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Hauser Lake Moon

The moon is shrouded in the early morning fog above Hauser Lake, Idaho on Wednesday, during a penumbral lunar eclipse. This occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a perfectly straight line. The moon…

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UI Prof Teaches Laughter 

Matthew Wappett teaches teachers how to laugh. Three years ago, at Harvard Medical School, Wappett went to a session on laughter yoga, where he joined 80 doctors in exercises that induce laughter. “The doctors were all in suits and ties and uptight and starchy. She…

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'Nutcracker' To Use Canned Music? 

Spokane Symphony management and musicians are returning to the bargaining table this week in an effort to reach a contract agreement before “The Nutcracker” ballet begins. If the dispute isn’t resolved in the next week, “The Nutcracker,” a holiday tradition for many local families, will…

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Winning Numbers Sold In Missouri, KC 

Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever. Powerball officials said two tickets matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.…

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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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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.

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