MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010

Memorial Day Wild Card -- 5.31.10 17 

I'll be back running things again at HucksOnline Tuesday morning after almost a week off in Denver, Colo., where I enjoyed Junior's graduation from medical school, visiting with the kids, and some other fun events, like a Colorado-Los Angeles baseball game and seeing the renown...

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SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Wild Card 13 

Big doings in the Cda area this weekend. Today, the Coeur d' Alene Tribe will dedicate the newly constructed Veteran's Memorial, located at the trailhead of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, just off of U.S. 95, directly north of Plummer. Festivies start at 11...

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Higher Boardwalk Bridge Open For Business 

Photographer Don Sausser writes: "The first time I have seen a tour boat inside the boardwalk made possible by the newly rebuilt bridge which is considerably higher than the original." Story here.Question: Which attraction do you usually take friends and relatives to see when they...

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Is Phil Hart Taking Control Of Local R's? 27 

Item: Primary election over, but GOP rift continues: Jorgenson still upset about Rally Right group/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: Rally Right takes firm stances on conservative values, including God as the country’s founder, states’ rights that prohibit government intrusion, and low taxation, among others....

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

TGIF Wild Card 5-28 11 

So, I don't get a three-day weekend because I'm working today and then heading back into the wilds of Idaho Sunday night or Monday morning.But. I guess SOME people get 3-day weekends. If you're one of those fortunate folks you can tell us how you'll...

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A Piston panini? A Celtics Ciabata? 

The NBA, in its infinite wisdom, has recently signed licensing deals with a handful companies to brand various NBA team logos onto toast, pizzas, even outdoor grills. Reportedly, a team logo panini press is also in the works. "A lot of people watching NBA games...

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Gas stations challenge Washington's deal with tribes

ABERDEEN, Wash. — A statewide coalition of service stations has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Gregoire, the Department of Licensing and the state to challenge fuel tax reimbursement agreements with regional American Indian tribes.The nonprofit Automotive United Trades Organization, based in McCleary, filed a...

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Mitsubishi 3D glasses are shown in front of an 82-inch Mitsubishi Home Theater TV with 3D-Ready technology at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos)

Why 3-D movies make some people sick 

Mitsubishi 3D glasses are shown in front of an 82-inch Mitsubishi Home Theater TV with 3D-Ready technology at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Associated Press photosNothing can ruin a good movie faster than the sudden feeling that you're about to throw up. But...

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Tim Wolfe's killer sentenced for murder 

A man who shot and killed a college student home for Mother’s Day after a fight at a Coeur d’Alene bar last year will serve at least 20 years in prison before he’s deported to his native Honduras. Juan C. Aldana Villanueva, 23, was sentenced...

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High Noon: Donuts 14 

Manager Kim Rolli restocks racks of donuts at a Boston branch of Dunkin' DonutsI've been thinking a lot about donuts today. Specifically, the old-fashioned donut I was unable to resist this morning, despite the fact that it was day-old and someone else had nibbled on...

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'Judge Judy' spot leads to more charges 

An appearance on the TV reality show “Judge Judy” has brought a Spokane man more than just 15 minutes of syndicated fame. Joshua J. Mulvey, 26, now faces new criminal charges in an Internet fraud scheme after a Snohomish County man who saw the episode...

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Generation Me? 

College students today are less likely to "get" the emotions of others than their counterparts 20 and 30 years ago, a new review study suggests. Specifically, today's students scored 40 percent lower on a measure of empathy than their elders did. The findings are based...

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Idaho gas prices way above average 

Idaho's gas prices are at least 20 cents per gallon above the national average, and they've been that way for most of the spring, the AAA says, mainly because Utah refineries aren't producing enough to meet demand. AAA tells the Idaho Statesman prices likely will...

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Artest shot gives L.A. the edge 

Ron Artest puts up the winning shot as the Lakers defeated the Suns in Game 5 Thursday night. LOS ANGELES – Ron Artest stumbled into Los Angeles Lakers playoff lore with one remarkable bank shot to beat the Phoenix Suns.Artest rambled into the lane and...

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The Wolving of America 

POST FALLS - Jim Beers believes the wolf controversy will jolt urban centers after all.And, when it does, it won't be pretty.Beers, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and wolf expert from Minnesota, told about 50 people attending his talk on "The Wolving...

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Construction continues at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel near Worley on (Kathy Plonka)

Casino upgrade to add 100 jobs 

Construction continues at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel near Worley on WednesdayThe Coeur d’Alene Tribe decided more than two years ago it wanted its casino and hotel, near Worley, to be known as one of the region’s destination resorts.It already had a widely prized...

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This photo shows the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, which is next to the medium-security Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise. Up the road is the privately operated Idaho Correctional Center, which is run by the Corrections Corp. of America. (Betsy Russell)

One prison violence case ending, another pending

A major portion of an Idaho prison-conditions lawsuit that stretches back nearly three decades could be closed, as a federal judge weighs whether changing conditions and procedures at the Idaho State Correctional Institution have done away with rampant violence, near-routine brutal rapes of newly arrived...

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House votes to repeal "don't ask don't tell" 44 

WASHINGTON — The House has voted to repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allow gays to serve openly in the military.The House vote tonight came several hours after the Senate Armed Services Committee took the same course and approved a...

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Why results took all night...

The one county whose election results took the longest to determine - the same county where a prominent longtime state senator, Gary Schroeder, was defeated by his GOP primary challenger - had an 11 p.m. machine malfunction that led to a technician driving from Kootenai...

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Thursday Wild Card 5-27 25 

Here's the deal: A Wild Card is where everyone gets to post their status updates and you don't have to be a Facebookian to read them. I just wish we had a "like" button around here.So, what's your status?

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Michael Ginsburg, in chicken costume, votes in a primary election at the Rainbow Library in Las Vegas Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (John Locher / Las Vegas Review-journal)

APhoto Of The Day -- 5.27.10 11 

Michael Ginsburg, in chicken costume, votes in a primary election at the Rainbow Library in Las Vegas Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)Top Cutlines:#1 Michael's hope of starting a grassroot political movement loses all speed when he discovers that while...

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