FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 8.31-9.1.13 90 

I walked and drove through downtown Coeur d'Alene at 8 o'clock Friday night, to check the mood of the partiers after a day out in the sun on the Diamond Cup hydroplane races. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves in the restaurants, taverns and on...

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Parting Shot -- 8.30.13 

Post Falls' (2) Braden Davenport breaks up a pass intended for Capital receiver Ian Kinkead (13) during a high school football game on Friday at Post Falls High School in Post Falls. Capital shut out Post Falls 35-0. In other high school football openers Friday,...

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2 Free Passes To Hydro Races 46 

Councilman Dan Gookin visited Huckleberries Online moments ago to drop off the two wristbands provided to other City Council members and him for free entry into the hydroplane races. DanG doesn't plan to attend the races. So he has given the wrist bands to HucksOnline...

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Bring The Bed Pan 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posts: "When my husband is home he is unfailingly kind and attentive, but when he's at work he tends to get quite focused. I hadn't heard from him all day and worried he forgot how near death I am. So...

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Cutline Contest -- 8.30.13 10 

Time 2 Vote ... Artist Andy Golub paints one of 25 models in his display of nudist body art on Tuesday in New York's Times Square. Golub made the presentation to support body art and a New York law allowing for the expression of public...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.30.13

5:49 p.m. Driver of black pickup tail-gating, speeding, road raging @ e/b I-90/MP 11 (NW Blvd). 4:59 p.m. Driver of Dodge Caravan e/b on I-90/MP 5 (Spokane/PF) swerving, flipping others off. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Aug. 29-30 here. 4:38 p.m....

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PM Headlines -- 8.30.13

Team FEDCO crew chief Kevin Peterson hands out orders during the time trials of the Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup hydroplane races in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Friday. Driver N.Mark Evans, pictured left in the banner will drive the FEDCO sponsored unlimited hydroplane this weekend. Story...

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Copeland Files For McEvers Seat 11 

Amber Copeland became the third person this week to file for Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat 4, the position now held by Councilman Woody McEvers. She joins McEvers and Sharon Hebert in the race for the seat. Copeland finished third in a three-way race for...

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Migrating Californians Turn West Blue 25 

Colorado's politics have become positively Californian lately. There are new restrictions on guns. Pot is legal. The legislative agenda featured an expansion of alternative-energy use requirements for rural consumers. Gay couples can now enter into civil unions. There's a reason for all this. Lots of...

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Risch: Syria Gassed 1,429, But ... 11 

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is now convinced the Assad regime is responsible for an estimated 1,429 deaths of Syrian citizens – including 426 children – with the use of chemical weapons last week in rebel-held or contested neighborhoods east of Damascus. But he believes any...

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Miley Cyrus' Manager Happy w/Reax 

Miley Cyrus may have been slammed from damn near every angle following her outlandish and sexually forward Video Music Awards performance, but those within her inner circle are elated about how her collaboration with Robin Thicke went. The entire world is suddenly talking about Miley...

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Petrino Leads UI Against North Texas 

No more than two years ago, North Texas football coach Dan McCarney was tossed into an overwhelming mess. In many ways, it’s the same kind of mess that Idaho coach Paul Petrino finds himself in a day before his inaugural game as a collegiate head...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 8.30.13

Don Sausser snapped this photo of Diamond Cup hydroplane race activity along the Centennial Trail on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, east of Coeur d'Alene today. No questions, no good answers/Fort Boise Mind travels & dialect dilemmas/Slight Detour A frequent candidate looks at guv's race/The EDge...

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Coeur d'Alene Winco Wants Workers 12 

I got this flyer in the mail this week from Winco, which is looking for employees for its future store @ Appleway & Ramsey. You can find out more information about the hirings here. Question: Are you a Winco fan?

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Hydroplane Races Off & Running

"I love the energy," said Geri Rogers of Coeur d'Alene as she photographed the time trials for the Diamond Cup hydroplane races today. The races continue through the weekend ending Sunday evening. Nathan Weinbender SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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Heaney: Best Irish Poet Since Yeats

Traveling in Ireland for the first time a few years ago I was struck by the fact that everyone – everywhere – seemed to have a book under their arm or clutched in hand. Everyone it seemed was lost in words, heads in books. Crossing...

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Herb Is Diamond Cup Top Volunteer 

Herb Huseland of Bayview made quite an impression on the Diamond Cup Board of Directors before he quit in frustration as public announcer Thursday, a day before the return of hydroplane racing to Lake Coeur d'Alene. Huckleberries has received an email that Director John Stone...

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16YO Boy Dies From Crash Injuries 

A 16-year Post Falls boy has died as a result of injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash at Northwest Boulevard and River Avenue in Coeur d'Alene Tuesday afternoon. The Idah State Police report that Quinn J. McKasty has succumbed to his injuries. He was...

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Nearly 9M Sleepless In USA 

Desperate for rest in a frenzied world, at least 8.6 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills to catch some Zzzs, according to the first federal health study to focus on actual use. Between 2005 and 2010, about 4 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and...

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Free School Supplies Attract 400 

North Idaho College wrestler Bryce Weatherston, from Belgrade, Mont., moves inventory to help provide school supplies during the morning rush of people at the giveaway event. The line of people wrapped around the block in Riverstone as people waited their turn to receive free school...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.30.13 

12:22 p.m. Young male driving white Lincoln Navigator from Montana hit guardrail @ e/b I-90/MP 20 (Memorial Bridge) & kept going. He's in a caravan of three vehicles. 12:02 p.m. Someone is suffering a seizure @ By the Lake Assisted Living, 1027 Honeysuckle. 11:57 a.m....

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Poll: Ask Congress About Syria 1st

Thursday Poll: 85 percent of Hucks Nation wants President Obama to get congressional approval to bomb Syria. 121 of 143 respondents (84.62%) want the president to seek congressional approval and not go it alone. Only 16 of 143 respondents (11.19%) say the president doesn't need...

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Letter: Under The Rainbow 12 

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is classy and has received worldwide acclaim. How will it explain to clientele the McEuen “rainbow” glowing entrance thought up by Howard Meehan, who had never even visited Coeur d’Alene? It is a gaudy Reno/Las Vegas concoction. Let’s bring in the...

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Hoffman Apologizes After 'Threat' 11 

In a flap over a bond issue in Boise, Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation has apologized to a woman who felt threatened by a comment posted by Hoffman subordinate, Dustin Hurst. In a column, Hoffman opposed the bond. Emily Walton, founder of Idaho...

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AM Headlines -- 8.30.13 

State Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, who was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in November, is attempting to hike a 950-mile route the length of Idaho in about 40 days. More from Rich Landers/SR Outdoors here. WSU researcher to develop apple-picking robot/AP Shawn Vestal:...

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