SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 6.29.13 

And just like that June is almost gone. I'm bracing for the heat wave that's headed our way this weekend and into next week. Might be time to head to the lake for the first swim of the year. I definitely plan to enjoy the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Parting Shot -- 6.28.13 

Andy Quillan, of Kannapolis N.C., and a member of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew, watches Kyle Busch enter the stall next to Earnhardt's in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Friday. (AP Photo/Bud Kraft)...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 6.28.13 

Mrs. O is in full puppy mode as she antipates our Next Dog. She's been on a buying spree this week, picking up a puppy "play pen" and absorbent pads, for training purposes. We have some leads on Beagle pups that we're following up on....

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Baldwin: 'I'm Not A Homophobe' 11 

Hot-headed Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin broke his self-imposed silence Friday to say he’s a Twitter quitter — but definitely not a homophobe. The famously blustery Baldwin blew past reporters outside his East Village apartment with barely a word, but by late afternoon he popped up...

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Cutline Contest -- 6.28.13 19 

Time2Vote ... Matthew Dayton, 6 months, is dropped into the pool by his mother Stephanie Dayton into the arms of lifeguard/swim instructor Nicolette Conrad during a "Mommy and Me" swim class in Brea, Calif., Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.13

5:45 p.m. Several youth are spraying graffiti on rocks in swimming spot below Falls Park. 5:39 p.m. Someone suffering chest pain in 4900 block of Delaware Street/Spirit Lake. 5:21 p.m. Male w/sign that says "Spokane" trying to hitchhike along w/b I-90/NW Blvd, CdA. 5:14 p.m....

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Court: CA Gay Marriage Can Resume

A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order saying it has dissolved a stay...

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City Park Concerts Start Sunday

Handshake Productions has released its 2013 summer concert schedule, which beings from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at City Park, with 1950s-60s rock by Stagecoach West. Here's the schedule, courtesy of Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page: JUNE 30 - STAGECOACH WEST - 50s & 60s ROCK...

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Letter: Censure Right Thing To D 11 

The Republican Party called for a censure. Maybe it was the wrong word, but the idea behind it was right. When politicians take it upon themselves to make decisions contrary to what the people or their party members want, it is not a representative government...

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Ken Ryan extends his hand to an orphaned hawk that he took in around four months ago. Ryan named the hawk Accipiter and has been caring for it at his home in Newman Lake. (Gabe Green/press)

PM Headlines -- 6.28.13

Ken Ryan extends his hand to an orphaned hawk that he took in around four months ago. Ryan named the hawk Accipiter and has been caring for it at his home in Newman Lake. Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)...

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$240/Month: Idaho Obamacare Cost 

Health coverage policies sold via Idaho's insurance exchange will cost an average of $240 per month, a figure based on the price tag of proposed policies submitted to the state Department of Insurance by insurers aiming to participate. The figure, announced Thursday in Boise by...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 6.28.13 

Chris Meyer snapped this panorama view of ongoing work at the emerging new McEuen Field from the roof of the Bank of America building. Chris used the panorama feature on his iPhone to provide this photo. Click on photo for slightly bigger picture. Heatin' up/Slight...

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Cooling Off In Coeur d'Alene 

Liliana Cornett, right, and Ellie Pingel, both 3, play in a water feature together Thursday at Landing Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 90's over the weekend and reach the century mark early next week. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene...

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On The Waterfront -- 6.28.13

A lot of cheesecake and beefcake along the waterfront today. Only a few parking spots left in the North Idaho Museum lot. The two volleyball courts at North Idaho College Beach were full and the adjacent food stand open. The volleyball court was also in...

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ULUC Project To Revise Plan 15 

Over the last several months, the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission members have carefully listened and heard community concerns regarding moving forward with the current draft of the Kootenai County Unified Land Use Code (ULUC). In order to proceed with the best possible...

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Having A Heat Wave 

Ten-year-old Easton Martin, of Mesa, Ariz., stops to cool off in a misting fan while walking along The Strip with his family today in Las Vegas. A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas...

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Quotable Quote -- Kelly Olynyk

"The coaches are phenomenal, with their emphasis on skill work. I can’t thank the coaches and the community of Spokane enough because they’ve been there all the way" --Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga's 7-foot center, who was chosen with the 13th pick in the NBA draft Thursday...

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Stocks Wrap Up Bumpy June-uary

Stocks wrapped up the second quarter with all three indexes recording gains of between 2% and 5%, despite a challenging June. The Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq are all up between 12% and 14% as the first half of the year ends. June was not as...

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3 New Trustees Join Board Monday 

The reign of the mostly appointed Coeur d'Alene School Board will come to an end Monday when three new trustees will be sworn in. Official swearing in ceremony of the three new board members for zones 1 Christa Hazel) ,4 (Dave Eubanks), and 5 (Tom...

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Post Falls Announces Biggest Losers 

The Post Falls city Facebook page announces the winners of a Biggest Loser competition among city staff: "The City held a Biggest Loser competition as part of their employee wellness program and today during lunch hour the winners were announced. Congratulations to Sue Hunt, Finance...

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Marmitetoasty Going Thru Hard Time 15 

Marmitetoasty's address: Melody Willers or Sam Willers, Pump Cottage, 46 Anmore Road, Denmead P07 6NP. Marmie appreciates cards for son Sam, too. She reads them to him. Many of you regulars remember Marmitetoasty, a Brit who lives along the coast below London. She has a...

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Obama Visits 'Door of No Return' 10 

U.S. President Barack Obama stands facing out to see, at the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday. Obama is calling his visit to a Senegalese island from which Africans were said to have been shipped across...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.13 

12:02 p.m. Undisclosed type of theft reported in the 31000 block of Nautical Loop/Spirit Lake. 11:51 p.m. ISP officer helping motorist w/flat tie @ w/b I-90/MP 22.5 (Wolf Lodge). 11:50 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency in 3600 block of Stevens Place/CdA. 11:26 a.m. CPD Blue notices...

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Becoming An Ironman The Hard Way 

One of the amazing stories of Ironman Coeur d'Alene occurred in the final hours as Marsha Ward of Atlanta (below right), Ga., struggled to finish the last 5 miles of the marathon part of the triathlon. On the Ironman Coeur d'Alene Facebook wall, Marsha decribes...

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Poll: Man-Woman Marriage Still Ideal 

Thursday Poll: An exact supermajority of Hucks Nation sez the traditional union of a man and a woman reamains the ideal for marriage. 96 of 144 respondents (66.67%) voted for that position. 43 of 144 respondents (29.86%) voted no. 5 (3.47%) were undecided. Weekend Poll:...

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