TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.31.12 

Yeow! We've breezed through June and now are at the last day of July. I still haven't dipped a toe into the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. I need to put that on my to-do list for the next week. Dunno why swimming doesn't rank...

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Parting Shot -- 7.31.12

Flag raisers stand behind a U.S. flag during a medal ceremony for the American winners of one of today's Olympics events at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. You'll have to tune in tonight to NBC or...

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London Olympics OK w/Cheerleaders

When I say citius, you say altius; when I say altius, you say fortius. Or don't. That's fine, too, traditional even. But these Olympics have conspicuously defied traditional notions by having cheerleaders, in a few different styles, at a few different venues. In basketball, dance...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.31.12 

5:06 p.m. Juveniles are jumping off rocks at Falls Park/PF. 4:54 p.m. A black pickup is disabled in median @ I-90 & NW Blvd w/man & child alongside it. 4:52 p.m. Shirtless male w/gun sticking out back of shorts is riding bike behind female on...

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PM Headlines -- 7.31.12

On her Slight Detour blog, Marianne Love of Sandpoint writes of this photo: "Bill wanted to take a picture of the sprinklers on the Byway above the bike path and point out that the homeless folks ... if they happen to figure out the schedule...

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Scribbling About A 'Serial Killer' 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "I hate it when I scribble notes to myself while on the phone and then can't read them or remember why I wrote them. Especially when the notes involve the words 'serial killer.' Meanwhile, I probably lose every 5th...

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VarsityCDA: Viks Look For Three-Peat

When Coeur d’Alene garnered its second consecutive 5A state championship last fall, the Vikings — sub varsity and varsity alike – developed a collective swagger. Program-wide undefeated seasons warranted that brand of confidence. Finishing No. 16 in the USA Today’s Super 25 poll amplified it....

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Ex-NIC Cager Playing In Olympics

Former North Idaho College basketball player Tugce Canitez (shown above) is competing for her homeland, Turkey, in the 2012 London Olympics. Canitez played on the NIC women’s basketball team that won the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship. This is the first time...

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HucksOnline Makes NPR Cameo 

NPR just posted "All Things Considered" story by Martin Kaste re: Tina Jacobson case vs. Linda Cook (pictured), including this excerpt from Yours Truly: "But Dave Oliveria, who runs Huckleberries Online, the Spokesman-Review blog where the offending comment appeared, feels differently. "To have free speech...

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Copyrights And Wrongs 

Charlie Schmidt poses for a photo with Natto, one of his cats who plays Keyboard Cat in some of his famous videos in front of a painting of Bento, another one of his Keyboard Cats, recently in Spokane. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland) Spokane artist and...

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Foster: NBC Smart To Tape-Delay 

In his latest Reading the Race blog post, John M. Foster applauds the synergy between the Olympics and NBC advertising following the Individual Medley swim race won by Ryan Lochte of USA over rival American Michael Phelps, the Olympic hero from four years ago who...

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MikeK Adds City Hall Perspective 

MikeK (re: Coeur d'Alene budget calls for 2% hike): Here’s a little insight, some perspective, and a few facts. There have been foregone raises and voluntary givebacks already during this long recession. Management has been dealing with the employee associations about voluntary rejection of their...

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Clark: Hoarder Comes Clean 

Sunday was one of those rare, picture-perfect hot summer days in Spokane, the sort of day you dream about when December rolls around and you’re cold and shivering and trying to remove the snotcicles that are dangling out of your nose. At least I heard...

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Older Idahoans Struggle To Find Jobs 

Every unsuccessful job-seeker wants to know why they were passed over when someone else gets the position. Older Idahoans usually have a hunch what happened: Their gray hair could have been a factor. A recent survey by a Boise research firm found that older workers...

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AM Headlines -- 7.31.12 

"We're having a day in the sun," said Sandy Bridges of Greenacres as she held her grandson Dillan Brower, 4, at Coeur d'Alene City Beach on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Washington ranks 4th in USA for boat theft/SR Akey ready...

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Noon: Sweet Treat For Summer

Looking for the sweetest, juiciest peach? Then you are in luck - Idaho peaches are now in season. Idaho’s peaches are extra sweet due to the perfect summer growing conditions – warm days and cool nights lead to maximum sugar production. And, due to their...

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And We Have Lift Off 

Shauna Mullin from Great Britain leaps for a serve during the Beach Volleyball match against Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics Tuesday in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Question: Can you jump high enough to spike a volleyball?

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Seattle Weekly Eyes Jacobson Case 13 

Rick Anderson of Seattle Weekly provides his take on the Tina Jacobson/Linda Cook lawsuit, including: "GOP leader Jacobson is now mulling her next legal step, and appears to have put the kibosh on the theft rumor. She also has newspapers rethinking the value of allowing...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.31.12 

11:53 a.m. Wheels are smoking on combine being pulled by truck on n/b H95 @ Honeysuckle. 11:52 a.m. Man from van who just rented Budget Saver, 1519 Sherman/CdA room is yelliing in office. 11:34 a.m. Caller reports seeing a male in a blue baseball cap...

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Poll: Vito/Hart Shouldn't Have Gone 

Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, HucksOnline commenters said Reps. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, shouldn't have attended the ALEC national conference in Salt Lake City at taxpayers expense. 123 of 137 respondents (89.78%) took that position, while only 12 of 137 respondents (8.76%) approved...

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Joker: Quit Yet Bitchin', Boomers 

Joker: A friend of mine visiting from out of town and I stopped by Costco yesterday. It was brutal. All these “baby boomers” were clogging up the aisles and talking about their latest medical problem. I felt very uneasy — My friend worried that we...

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Greek Gets Boot For Racist Remarks 

In this June 29 file photo, Greece's Voula Papachristou lands in the sand after her jump at the Women's Triple Jump final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The Hellenic Olympic Committee has removed Papachristou from Greece's 2012 Olympic team over comments she...

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Gookin Wants Parking Fines Tripled 22 

From draft minutes of Monday's budget workshop: "Councilman Gookin asked about the parking fines and noted that he has received comments that our fines are too low. He asked if fines are something that could be increased and would like to see the fine tripled....

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High Court To Hear Brannon Suit 

From OpenCdA Web site: "The Idaho Supreme Court has notified the parties’ attorneys that oral arguments in the 2009 election contest lawsuit appeal (Brannon v. City of Coeur d’Alene, et al) will be heard Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 11:10 a.m. at the Kootenai County...

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News Quiz: Indian Tickets Offered 

Did you pay attention to the news last week? Test your current-events knowledge against our interactive quiz, and you could walk away with a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two upper-box tickets to see the Spokane Indians. Go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz and put...

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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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