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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

Halloween Wild Card -- 10.31.12 

At the close of their morning ESPN1080-AM show today, "Joe in the Morning" Paisley and Kerri Thoreson engaged in a brief conversation re: scary movies. Joe likes them. Kerri doesn't. Kerri doesn't like to be scared. How about you? Do you like to be scared.…

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Purtee Resigns From School Board 22 

School Board Trustee Jim Purtee submitted his resignation from the school board today citing a need to reduce his commitments and focus on current health issues, according to a news release circulated by Laura Rumpler for the Coeur d'Alene School District. Trustee Purtee notified Chairman…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.12

5:53 p.m. Possible wildland fire reported @ Mathison & Hauser Lake Road. Trees on fire. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Oct. 30-31 here. 5:09 p.m. Undisclosed traffic hazard reported @ H95 & Boekel/Hayden. 5:01 p.m. Undisclosed theft reported by resident @…

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SR Blogs: A Clown Walks Into A Bar

Tricia Jo Webster/Dually Noted (above) posts: "Because I am super good at oversharing, I'll assume you're already familiar with my abhorrence of clowns. I'll assume you know that clowns are, since the day I saw Poltergeist at the North Division Cinema, the stuff of my…

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PM Headlines -- 10.31.12

Two-year-old Samantha Hudson takes her classmate Grier Scott for a ride across campus during the annual Halloween trick-or-treating event at North Idaho College today. Children from the NIC Children’s Center, the college’s learning laboratory for child development students, trick-or-treat departments and offices across campus each…

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WSU Student Drank 5X Legal Limit 

Family members of a Washington State University student who died last weekend said Wednesday that Kenneth Hummel died from a lethal concoction of caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol. Hummel, 18, of Lynnwood, was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a dorm room at Stephenson Hall. Police…

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Hamilton: City Didn't Ask For Time 12 

Responding to Coeur d'Alene Press story reporting that Central Bark, the dog park in the Northshire subdivision area (Atlas & Nez Perce), is for sale along with adjacent Coeur d'Alene School District property, School Board Chairman Tom Hamilton commented:" It should be noted that Superintendent…

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Trying To Recover From Sandy

Kim Johnson looks over the destruction near her seaside apartment in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday. The storm, which made landfall Monday evening, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Huckleberries reader Jim…

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McEuen: City Hall Lots Nearly Done 

Spokesman Keith Erickson of Lake City Development Corp. reports: Paving of the City Hall parking lots should be complete this week with striping on the upper east lot to follow over the weekend, Team McEuen officials said during an update today. Striping of the east…

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NY Mayor Gave $200K For Luna Laws 12 

Education Voters of Idaho, acting under a judge's order, filed its campaign finance disclosure report this afternoon, revealing the until-now anonymous donors to the group's statewide TV ad campaign in favor of Propositions 1, 2 and 3, the school reform measures. Among them: $200,000 from…

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Streamline Group Raises $26,458 

Attorney Arthur Macomber whispers something to Kootenai County Commissioner Dan Green during a meeting to discuss the proposed county government changes on next Tuesday's ballot last night at the Coeur d'Alene Library community room. The event was sponsored by the county GOP Central Committee, which…

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Waiting For Pro Luna Backers Reveal 

Idaho political watchers are awaiting the big reveal today -- when a secretive group, under a court order, reveals the source of more than $200,000 it collected to underwrite statewide TV ads in favor of Propositions 1, 2 and 3, the school reform measures. The…

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Nonini Donates To GOP Senate PAC 

Remember the mischief in the primaries with Republicans donating against Republicans?** It looks like some of the players are trying to make amends. Rep. Bob Nonini's PAC, Idaho Association for Good Government, donated $1,500 to the Senate Republican PAC, according to a report filed with…

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Renter Beware Of True Laptop Cost 

When Gov. Butch Otter and state superintendent Tom Luna announced the state’s Students Come First laptop deal, they wanted you to take away this one number: $292.77. That was the per-unit cost announced last week — and, at first blush, it sounds like the state…

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Spencer Endorses Dan English 15 

Conservative gadfly Larry Spencer wrote this in a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press today: I have a confession to make. For the first time in my life, I have voted for a Democrat, and I am asking my fellow Republicans to join me. As…

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Cindy: Worst Halloween Candy? 16 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy asks: "Worst Halloween candy: Dots, suckers and "fruit" flavored tootsie rolls.What say you?" I posted my objections to Cindy's list. Dots are a wunnerful candy (except for the green ones). How about you? Question: Which Halloween candy would you consider…

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Scary Movies & Thou 

One of my Facebook Friends considers "The Shining" to be the scariest movie she's ever seen. She says that she always looks in the corners of her hotel rooms as a result of seeing the movie, starring Jack Nicholson as "jack Torrance." I enjoyed the…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.12

11:39 a.m. Affordable Poles, near Dakota/Hayden, reports undisclosed theft. 11:36 p.m. Driver of black Isuzu Rodeo reports vehicle hit by debris when logging truck blew tire @ H54/Ramsey, Athol. And that trucker drove off on bad tire after initially stopping. 11:19 p.m. Frederick Post Elementary/PF…

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Poll: Majority Foresee Obama Win 

A majority believe President Obama will defeat Mitt Romney and secure a second term in the White House, a Gallup poll found Wednesday. According to the survey, 54 percent said they thought Obama would win, 34 percent believe Romney will win, and 11 percent had…

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Mother Of Stranded Boys Arrested 

The woman arrested on Tuesday night after she allegedly abandoned her two young sons, ages 6 and 3, along Interstate 90 in Post Falls faces felony charges from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon M. Germanton, 27, also known Shannon Duval, is currently in custody at…

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Ex-Press Editor Cecil, 74, RIP 

I'm posting this obituary from the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont., because this is the man responsible for bringing me to the Inland Northwest. Cecil, then executive editor for the Coeur d'Alene Press/Hagadone Newspapers, hired me as news editor of the Daily Inter Lake…

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Help HBO Help College Researcher 

Austin Cope, a student at Oberlin College in northern Ohio, is writing a research paper "that predicts the election result and determinants in a specific state." He writes to Huckleberries Online: "I'm trying to get perspectives from people in Idaho about what factors will determine…

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Molly, a chocolate lab puppy, runs through the grass Tuesday at Central Bark dog park in Coeur d'Alene. (Shawn Gust/press)

AM Headlines -- 10.31.12 

Molly, a chocolate lab puppy, runs through the grass Tuesday at Central Bark dog park in Coeur d'Alene. Story below. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Bull moose battle to the death/Brett French, Gazette Documents: Billings workers viewer porn on job/Gazette…

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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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