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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

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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Trib: ITD's Dirty Little Secret 

It's not so much the Idaho Transportation Department -- and every transportation outfit in the other 49 states -- is selling off information it gleans from driver's licenses and vehicle registrations. It's not even that ITD makes about $5.4 million - most of which is…

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Scheme To Stop Obama Won't Work 

Some anti-Obama die-hards don't want to concede the election. Some Tea Party members have talked about efforts to block President Obama's re-election at the Electoral College -- but their idea won't work. Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, wrote a column for WorldNetDaily suggesting…

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Do You Send Xmas Cards, Letters? 

Society is divided into three camps when it comes to holiday greetings. There are those who send Christmas cards, those who send cards with a Christmas letter and those who do neither. For several years I've been a card and Christmas letter sender. The letter…

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Towed: Unhappy Ending To Fireworks 

What a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. I went downtown with friends and family, watched the parade and enjoyed the fireworks. It was a great way to spend the evening and take part in a community tradition — until my car was towed!…

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Chinese Fall For Sexy Leader Spoof 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea. The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming…

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Simple Scents Make Retail Sense 

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. Pine, cinnamon, gingerbread, mulled wine, roasting chestnuts – all the sensory cues that strap us to the mast of seasonal nostalgia. Retailers, hoping to nudge us toward purchase, will mist us with the stuff, through HVAC systems…

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Dreaming Of $500M Jackpot 

It's almost an unthinkable number. A half billion dollars. There are a lot of trips to Cancun via private plane, in all those zeroes. A lot of life-changing charity donations. A nice collection of diamond-studded jet skis. Plenty of Kootenai County residents on Tuesday were…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 11.27.12 

I'm sad to report that Jim Walker (aka "The Orb") of Orbusmax died in his sleep earlier this month. Jim published the Orbusmax Web site that featured a compilation of news links from the Northwest, often linking to Huckleberries Online. I used an "Orbusmax Special"…

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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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