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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.16.13 28 

We need to have a heart to heart talk about the daily Cutline Contest. I understand the reluctance that same may have matching wits with JohnA, Phaedrus, Fort Boise & others when it comes to the actual contest. But that shouldn't prevent you from helping...

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No 'CSI' Series Beats NY Version 

On her Facebook page, Katrina Swaim answers the $64,000 question re: which "CSI" show is best. Posts she: "I submit to you that CSI:NY is the best of all the CSI series." Witness: 1. Mac Taylor - the quintessential strong and stoic leader, tough on...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.16.13

5:41 p.m. Ex-husband worried 56YO female in white Chevy Silverado may commit suicide by pills. Cell phone last pinged in area of Harmon/Chase, Post Falls. 4:58 p.m. Hitchhiker wearing fedora trying to hitch ride @ I-90/MP 1 (Beck Road, Post Falls). 4:33 p.m. Driver of...

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PM Headlines -- 7.16.13 

Firefighters are battling a structure fire in Osburn at the Longhorn Bar. The fire started around 3:00pm Tuesday afternoon, and multiple viewers called KHQ and sent in pictures of heavy smoke and flames coming from downtown Osburn. Right now it is unknown if anyone has...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.16.13 10 

Time 2 vote ... A border collie herds ducks during a demonstration at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C., recently. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Monday winner (tie) -- DFO & Phaedrus: "Coeur d'Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy emerges from Coeur d'Alene...

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Hippest USA City? Portland, Ore. 16 

A new survey ranked Portland, Ore., as the most hipster-friendly city in the country. The Movoto “lighter side of real estate” blog compared the Rose City with other hipster hubs – including the very popular Austin, Texas. The researchers found that Austin had more hipster-aged...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.16.13 

Don Sausser posted this flower on his Facebook page Sunday, with the message: "A beautiful garden tour today by the Coeur d'Alene Garden Club." The photo was taken somewhere off Loch Haven. Jinxed again/Bay Views Summer library/Fort Boise A busy week/Slight Detour Put it to...

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Biden Aide Reed To Speak In CdA 

In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden's Chief of Staff Bruce Reed has lunch with President Barack Obama in Washington. Reed, a Coeur d'Alene High graduate and son of Scott and Mary Lou Reed of Fernan, will speak at the Idaho...

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Tuition Relief For Idaho Colleges? 

Idaho’s State Board of Education is taking a new tack to try to improve higher education cost efficiencies and possibly give students a bit of a break on rising tuition. But don’t look for quick relief for Idaho students under siege from ever-rising tuition. Between...

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Watchdog: IEA membership Falling 

Teachers’ union membership in Idaho declined by nearly one-fifth from 2008-09 to 2011-12 — one of the steepest declines in the nation. These numbers come from the Education Intelligence Agency, an anti-union watchdog group, and were published Monday. The Idaho Education Association neither confirmed nor...

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We Got A Heat Wave

Youngsters frolic on a raft in Curtis Pond to cool off on Tuesday in Calais, Vt. A heat wave will scorch the Northeast this week, as some of the hottest weather of the summer envelops the region. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) DFO: City Beach was fairly...

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Woody, Deanna Still Undecided 

Huckleberries has talked to Coeur d'Alene council members Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander this afternoon. Both remain undecided re: runs for re-election this fall. Both told Huckleberries that they will decide within 2 to 3 weeks. Question: Are Woody and Deanna re-electable after all the...

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Cindy: Exorcising A Sports Bra 

On her Facebook wall, CindyH writes: "Actually had kind of a rough start to the morning. Stupid sports bra has a criss-cross back and I managed to put it on backwards. Had a heck of a time turning it around. Next time maybe I'll just...

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Quotable Quote -- Bruce Twitchell 

"Snowden better not leak what happens in the final episodes of Breaking Bad. I will hunt him down myself if he does" -- Bruce Twitchell, via Facebook. Question: Do you fear the damage that former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has done to U.S. security?

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Duane: Don't Like Like/Dislike 41 

Duane Rasmussen: I have reduced my punching of likes and dislikes to very few since I learned that the Internet gods allowed others to see my likes and you to see my dislikes. I think I can assume that there are others in the Bluker...

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Sharknado: When Sharks Fly 

One of the greatest legacies left behind by the late film critic Roger Ebert–who celebrated some of the movies’ greatest artistic triumphs and also wrote the screenplay for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls–was that a work of art needs to be approached critically on...

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OTV: McEuen Field Is Old News 

OrangeTV: Aw. Just when ol' Danny Boy was starting to grow on me, he has to pull out the whip and beat the dead McEuen horse yet again. How many years are these people going to prattle on about something that, at this point, nobody...

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Flash (Mob) Dance 

MaryJo Comins, center left, Brenda Haynes and Izzy Weinstein join over 50 other seniors in performing a flash mob dance in the courtyard of the Oakway Center Plaza in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch) Question: Have you ever taken part in...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.16.13

11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 15-16 here. 11:10 a.m. Someone injured in fall @ Valley/Dalton Avenue, Dalton Gardens. 11:09 a.m. Post Falls assisted living place looking for 6-foot-5, 84YO male in suspenders & American Legion ball cap who left facility...

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Later Retirement May Stop Dementia 

New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It's by...

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Poll: MikeK Decision Disappoints 

Monday Poll: Councilman Mike Kennedy disappointed a large majority of Hucks Nation by deciding not to seek re-election. But readers here also understand the reasons behind his decision. 120 of 189 respondents (63.49%) percent voted "disappointed, but ..." 50 of 189 respondents (26.46%) reacted to...

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Popkey: Put Fork In Raul's Guv Plans 

Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador’s new campaign finance report sends a strong signal that the sophomore lawmaker’s flirtation with a 2014 challenge to two-term Gov. Butch Otter is over. Labrador raised just $69,123 in the second quarter, just over one-fifth of that raised by Idaho...

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Joker: Why Mary, Clones Will Win 

Joker predicts: The Coeur d’Alene city council is headed down a path that is reminiscent of the Coeur d’Alene school board. It’s frightening to think about Mayor Souza. If Mike, Woody and Deanna are replaced by Steve Adams clones, the city will be headed for...

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AM Headlines -- 7.16.13

One and two year-olds from the Southeast Day Care Center stroll around the block for a late morning walk Monday in Spokane. Its a chance to investigate the neighborhood, take in fresh air and helps them with their sleeping after lunch, says the center's director,...

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Huckleberries Online

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.