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A Problematic Peacock

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

Pesky Peacock?

"Adam" is driving everyone nuts!


We had this story on "Today's Morning News" this morning, and I wanted to BLOG about it too in case you missed it!

For a month now, the people in a Coeur d' Alene neighborhood have had to put up with a pesky peacock SHRIEKING every night, in the early morning and into the day too! It turns out it's mating season and the poor guy is trying to find a mate.

(Apparently, screaming helps in that search?? What?)

Well, mating or not - neighbors want something done about him.

"We're all the same, we like him being here, but man is he annoying!" - Kathy Hughes. Neighbor

Kathy Hughes (a woman who lives there and puts up with the rude wake-up calls) says she named him "ADAM" after American Idol's Adam Lambert - who was known for his screaming on stage, and his flashy style. That made us laugh out loud this morning...

Neighbors contacted Fish and Game for help, but F & G says it won't do anything about "Adam" unless he's harming people directly. He's not. So - the shrieking will go on! I guess the people who live in the area won't need alarm clocks?

Emmy Win!

"Today's Morning News" is celebrating an EMMY win this week! Over the weekend in Seattle - we won the coveted award for Best Morning Newscast in our division. We are so excited!

Best Morning News
Producers: Ranae Bangerter & Kelsey Jacobson

You only see Doug, Larry, me and Edgar on the show - but there are SO MANY people behind the scenes (Producers, editor, camera operators, director, audio, graphics, etc.) who make it all happen.
We couldn't have a show without them! They are simply awesome.

Here's a picture of just a few of them:

Emmy Win Team!.JPG

I want to extend a BIG thank you to all the people who get up in the middle of the night and work on our show to make it what it is everyday. I also want to thank YOU, our viewers. You are the reason we do it!

Thank you!