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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.17.13 

The dancing card is beginning to fill in the race for Coeur d'Alene mayor. Her Sandiness is sitting this one out. Republican partisans Mary Souza and Jim Brannon are trying to scare each other off the dance floor. Joe Kunka has made his cameo appearance....

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Parting Shot -- 7.17.13

Rachel Schripsema, left, interviews Blue Man Group hopeful Ian McCabe during a casting call at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago. Blue Man Group, which started with three friends in New York more than two decades ago, has grown from an off-Broadway show to also...

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House OKs Obamacare Delays 

Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it. “Each day this law is delayed gives us more time...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.17.13

5:39 p.m. BOSS hit on w/b I-90 on possible stolen 2005 Ford Focus, sought by PFPD. 5:35 p.m. Spirit Lake police on lookout for possibly DUI driver from Silverwood. 5:01 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ 200 block of W. Hilgren/Hayden. 4:59 p.m. Blue, older van...

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PM Headlines -- 7.17.13 

A lightning and rain delay at the Walla Walla Sweets versus Cowlitz Blackbears WCL (West Coast League) baseball game Tuesday night turned Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla, Wash. into a puddle jumping playground for two-year-old Braiden Cross who made the foul weather a fun splash...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.17.13 15 

A security guard tackles a fan that ran on the field during the MLB All-Star baseball game Tuesday in New York. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) TIME 2 VOTE ... Tuesday Winner -- Charlie, with 12 votes: "Rover attempts to get his...

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Cops: Missing Genitalia Self-Inflicted 

Police have determined a 62-year-old man found on the ground Tuesday missing his genitalia cut it off himself. The man, who was found early Tuesday in the middle of the 1400 block of Fifth Street in Clarkston, was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center...

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Obama Overpass Protest Hits Snag 

Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment, a movement that is sweeping the nation, is in the planning stages of protests targeting the only interstate freeway in north Idaho, organizers Mike Towan and Don Nolan told Examiner.com in an exclusive interview on Tuesday. Towan, an IT security specialist...

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Close Encounters w/Constitutionalists 

Two separate incidents involving motorists and their view of the Constitution landed in magistrate court last week. A 53-year-old man was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors after he was pulled over by a St. Maries City Police officer. William Harold Johnson was charged with...

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Task Force Mulls Ed Career Ladder

Members of the state’s education reform task force are brainstorming a career ladder program to raise salaries for beginning teachers and veteran teachers alike. The plan would increase the starting teacher salary to $40,000, a 29 percent increase from current $31,000. Teachers at the top...

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SR News Quiz -- 7.15-18.13

Who wants to go to the movies? You can win two tickets to area cinemas, or -- if you're the overall champ -- a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel simply by entering our weekly News Quiz. We draw the winners every Friday. Good...

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HBO Blogos: Pecky Controls Litter 

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns sets a good example for all of Hucks Nation, along with Walkabout, by adopting a mile of Highway 57 to clear of letter. Also, Pecky wants to remind everyone that Litter Control Day is scheduled for Sunday, July 28. Passing...

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Fernan Principal: Public Ed Flourishing 

Recent condemnation of teachers and the public school system saddens me. I read Letters to the Editor, listen to politicians and watch the nightly news to learn that public education is failing our children. Talk radio and television commentators warn of the bottomless money pit...

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Leafy Arugula Stands Tall 

Grilled beef tri tip with arugula chimichurri proves a delicious use for the leafy green. (SR photo) Arugula is moving beyond the salad bowl and showing up all over the place – in sandwiches, pastas, pestos, soups and sauces. Although a leafy green, arugula –...

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Obamacare To Cut NY Premiums 50%? 12 

Many New York state residents who buy health insurance next year will most likely see their premiums cut by half as President Barack Obama's healthcare law creates subsidies that may increase the number of people in this market by the hundreds of thousands. Information on...

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Amber Announces For CdA Council 

"I sincerely hope there are more choices for Coeur d'Alene mayor or we are in trouble. Diplomacy, which I feel is a vital attribute to this position, is not present in either candidate" -- Amber Copeland, Back to the Future candidate for the Coeur d'Alene...

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Lottery Offers $30.1M School Payday 

Tuesday was a $30.1 million payday for Idaho schools — thanks to another recordbreaking year for the state lottery. The Idaho Lottery delivered a $48.2 million dividend Tuesday, the state’s cut from $197.6 million in ticket sales. Here’s how the money breaks down for K-12:...

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Along The Waterfront ... 

I finally stopped to write down the message on the plaque near North Idaho Centennial Trail MP 14, the old "Hobo Jungle." It reads: During the first half of the 20th Century, hobo camps (jungles) were common in rairlroad towns thoughout the West. In Coeur...

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Drinkin' & Litterin' 17 

On his Facebook wall, Councilman Dan Gookin comments re: this photo: "Cleaning up outside the house this morning. Someone had a good 4th: Can of Bud. (Another is in the storm drain.) Plus a Costco-sized thing of vodka. I can think of nothing else to...

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Quotable Quote -- Mike Fagan 10 

"I'm OK with bikinis. I'm OK with lingerie. But when it comes to pasties and G-strings, in regards to safety, what's going on is a little overboard" -- Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan, explaining why he's pushing for a crack-down on 'bikini barista' coffee shops...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.17.13

12:04 p.m. Suspicious male reported in 5000 block of Millsap Loop (cross of Riverview/PF). 11:59 p.m. Caller from 17000 block of Latour Creek/Cataldo reports bad check. 11:48 a.m. Vehicle reportedly rolled off road onto top @ Park/Lewellen Creek Road/Athol. 11:43 a.m. Abandoned vehicle reported @...

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Centrist R's To Fight Club For Growth 

A group led by an former Republican congressman who retired last year citing frustration with Washington gridlock has chosen Idaho 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson as the first of a handful of GOP incumbents to support in 2014. Former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio announced...

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Really BIG Raffle Winners Are ... 

North Idaho College Really BIG Raffle winners Wayne and Debbie Kenny along with shared-ticket holders Ken and Cheryl Kiehn, toured their new $255,000 house Tuesday. Kenny and Kiehn, both of Nine Mile Falls, bought the winning ticket together by using their winnings from previous, unrelated,...

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Poll: Mary & Allies Won't Win 

Tuesday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation don't think Mary Souza & her allies will take control of the Coeur d'Alene mayor's office and City Council this fall. 94 of 150 respondents (62.67%) held that position. Only 41 of 150 respondents (27.33%) believe Mary...

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Suit Stems For PF Road Rage Incident

An Idaho man who called 911 to report a road-rage encounter with a Portland police traffic captain nearly two years ago is now suing the officer and the city of Portland. Lawyers for Nicholas Cox, 30, filed the suit Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court,...

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