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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 7.20-21.13 

The "Recent Comments" feature continues to co-exist peacefully with the Disqus comment system. I'm still nervous mentioning this. But I want you to return to using the "Recent Comments" system, which does as it says -- gives you a preview of the latest comments from...

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Parting Shot -- 7.19.13

A spectator sits in the sun in front of an advertisement board during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Thursday. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Huckleberries Ripening In Mountains 

Huckleberries, designated Idaho’s state fruit in 2000, have been ripe for picking for a couple weeks in the low areas of Priest Lake, and the crop is gradually ripening up the mountain slopes throughout the Inland Northwest. Don’t set your purple-tongue ambitions too high, yet....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.19.13

5:34 p.m. PFPD officer citing handicap-parking violator in red Chevy Tahoe @ 701 Spokane/PF. 5:19 p.m. Male driving suspected hit-and-run Subaru having psychotic episode @ H95/Silverwood. 5:09 p.m. Motorcyclist almost hit barrier leaving Wolf Lodge Inn area, possibly DUI. 4:52 p.m. Male bleeding from head...

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PM Headlines -- 7.19.13

"It's challenging" said Nancy Beam, 13, of Rathdrum as she played her violin during Otis Orchards Strings Camp in Otis Orchards on Tuesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Kentucky player to transfer to Gonzaga/KHQ Pipebomb explodes in Moscow man's hand/KTVB Farris says he'll run again in...

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HBO Blogos: And In The Other Corner 12 

Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidate Mary Souza speaks to the Panhandle Pachyderm Club at Templins ersort in Post Falls during the lunch hour. Photographer Duane Rasmussen tells Huckleberries: "One matter she discussed was the city of Coeur d'Alene's practice of paying for research and then not...

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McEuen Field Web Cam 

It has been awhile since we visited the Lake City Development Corp. Web Cam (available by clicking on LCDC tile ad in upper lefthand corner of Huckleberries Online). This is what's going on this afternoon at the new and improving McEuen Field. The construction, I...

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KCGOPCC Resolution Seeks Purity 30 

Seems some members of the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee aren't satisfied that real Republicans are running in their primaries. On Tuesday, the local Elephants will consider a proposed resolution calling for an ad hoc committee to screen primary candidates to ensure that they're really...

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Group Rips Simpson For Stones Show 

The political silly season is off to an early start with the anti-tax group Club for Growth throwing its financial weight behind Idaho Falls lawyer Bryan Smith in his challenge to eight-term GOP Congressman Mike Simpson. Among Simpson’s outrages, says the club, is attending a...

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Labrador, Simpson Oppose NCLB 

Idaho’s two House members joined 219 other Republicans Friday, voting for a bill to reverse components of the No Child Left Behind education law. Supporters of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, say it will return educational control to states and school districts. The change...

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Son Volt Coming To Venue Near You 

Alt-county/traditional American music act Son Volt performs Tuesday night at the Knitting Factory. Son Volt will be playing at the Knitting Factory on Sprague in Spokane Tuesday. Features Editor Carolyn Lamberson interviewed Son Volt guiding force Jay Farrar for the improved Spokane7 section in today's...

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Otter Still Has Hots For Gun Makers 

Idaho wants gun and ammo makers. Gov. Butch Otter did his best to roll out the welcome mat in May when he announced the state was courting 79 gun and ammo makers to relocate part or all of their operations to Idaho. Commerce Director Jeff...

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Inmate Sues Over Baloney Sandwich 

Condemned double murderer Timonthy Dunlap is suing Idaho state prison officials, contending that the elimination of baloney sandwich lunches on weekends in 2011 constitutes “cruel and unusual” treatment, and that he's lost weight and suffered a heart attack due to low sodium since the change,...

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CST To Debut 'Romance, Romance' 

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre debuts "Romance/Romance" next week at the Schuler Performing Arts Center on the North Idaho College campus. Opening night is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. "Audiences will love this unique show, where they get two love stories in one show," said Roger Welch,...

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Bent: The Grill's Ready 

And now a word from Bent: "Locked and Loaded! Jay and I spent this week cutting up about 600 pounds of top sirloin steaks for the St. Vinny's Steak Fry tomorrow. All the prep is done and we will be grilling up a storm tomorrow......

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Staying Icy Cool

Staying icy cool on a hot day, Aliah Mendiola uses a bag of ice for making homemade ice cream to stifle temperatures near 100-degrees Thursday at the Walla Walla YMCA in Walla Walla, Wash. The ice cream making was part of a kid's activity day...

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Summer Weekend Chock Full 'O Fun

Carolyn Lamberson, features editor of the SR, provides this run-down on coming festivals, music & fun happening in the Inland Northwest: Mobius, for instance, is taking us “Back to the Future” – three times. Two Spokane neighborhoods are highlighting their best with popular festivals: The...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.19.13

12:01 p.m. Possible crash reported by resident on Cherry Hill Road. 11:57 a.m. Animal bite reported in 1100 block of E. Walnut Ave/CdA. 11:48 a.m. Driver from black Mazda dumping trash along H41/Priest Lake Road. 11:33 a.m. Caller in 2800 block of Julia/CdA reports unwanted...

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Waiting For Royal Baby 

Royal supporters, right, look on as a couple impersonate Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge as they pose for photographers, during a publicity stunt for a daily newspaper, outside St. Mary's Hospital in London today. The media are preparing for royal-mania as...

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My 2 Cents: Welcome To Fray, Steve 31 

I've been waiting to exhale since I learned that anti-City Hall activist Mary Souza was running for mayor. I knew someone would step forward to oppose her -- and I don't mean Jim Brannon or Joe Kunka. However, I was hoping it wasn't some self-diluted...

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Poll: Rolling Stone Made Bad Call

Thursday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation is bothered by the curent cover of Rolling Stone magazine that shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a rock star pose. 78 of 123 respondents (63.41%) said the cover bothers them. 35 of 123 respondents...

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Owners: 'We're Not Anti-Environment' 

Item: 'We're not anti-environment': Lakeshore property owners group wants more flexibility in land use code/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: CLPOA Vice President Bruce Cyr explained the association's position on the code and urged about 150 lakeshore owners in attendance to make sure to...

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AM Headlines -- 7.19.13

"The greeting party was there, as usual on top of Scotchman Peak on Thursday, rewarding my daughter and me for our steep 7-mile-round-trip hike from the northeast corner of Lake Pend Oreille," writes Rich Landers, SR Outdoors. "Mountain goats that live on the Idaho peak...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.19.13 17 

The Brazilian synchronized swim team perform their routine during a training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Thursday winner -- Pair of Claws, with 9 votes: "Moments after this photo was...

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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.