FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Parting Shot -- 5.31.13 

A hawk and a crow interact while flying above the Buffalo Bills practice field during an optional NFL workout during the warm spring weather in Orchard Park, N.Y., today. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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TGIF Wild Card -- 5.31.13 26 

I told photographer Kathy Plonka this morning that I sometimes view the unexpected rides I receive daily at the helm of the U.S.S. Huckleberries to be along the lines of a bull rider. I never know how wild this thing is going to swing on...

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Sandpoint HS Hosts Paranormal Probe 

Is it possible that Lake Pend Oreille High School is housing more than students? For believers in spirits and the paranormal, the answer just might be yes. Just ask the ghost-hunting McCommas family, including father Kent, mother Tonya and daughters Katie and Kieri. The four...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.13

5:33 p.m. Traffic is a mess on e/b I-90, backed up 4 miles from Huetter area car crash. 5:23 p.m. 1 driver trapped in black pickup on its side, female complaining of chest injuries. 5:14 p.m. Vehicle on side after 5-car crash on e/b I-90,...

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Cutline Contest -- 5.31.13 

Time 2 vote ... Jury member and casting show host Heidi Klum stands on stage with an actor dressed in a robot costume during the final show of the German television model casting show 'Germany's Next Topmodel' in Mannheim, Germany Thursday. You write the cutline....

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The Citadel: Will They Come? 15 

They call it III Citadel, and they say they’ve already lined up “hundreds” of extreme-right gun lovers to join them in the walled city they’re planning for a lonely tract in northern Idaho. The end game, they say, is an ideologically pure settlement of 7,000...

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PM Headlines -- 5.31.13 

Brad Corkill, former two-term chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, left, reads the inscription on the mug of chocolate candy he was given this morning at North Idaho Pachyderm Club. Corkill spoke re: his opposition to the county's proposed plans for rural Kootenai...

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DOTC: It Won't Be Me, Babe 

Dan of the Community answers the question on many lips re: his possible run for municipal office, now that he's a Coeur d'Loonian again: "Nope, not a chance for anything this cycle. I am engaged more than full time in my role at CASA and...

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A Kiss Is Just A Kiss 20 

And here's Reason No. 539 why you tune in to Huckleberries Online. Where else are you going to find the action behind the action at breaking news events? I don't know if photographer Duane Rasmussen shot this photo before Mary Souza announced her candidacy for...

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Bloem Reaffirms Decision Not To Run 41 

Mayor Sandi Bloem told Huckleberries moments ago that she is standing by her decision not to seek re-election to a fourth term, despite announcement today that arch rival Mary Souza will run for her post. She was adamant. "I'm tired of all this," she said....

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Cutline Contest That Wasn't 

Shoulda posted this photo for today's Cutline Contest (although I just noticed it on the AP wire a few minutes ago). However, one of you clowns woulda offered: Dan Gookin, left, makes nice to DFO during morning interview with Coeur d'Alene mayor candidate Mary Souza....

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Jill: Save Me From Worthy Causes 

On her Facebook wall, FF Jill Kuraitis posts: "Blasphemy -- I can no longer listen to NPR. There are so many catastrophes, hell-in-a-handbaskets, we're-doomed, causes to care about but the list is endless so which one, starving people, rape victims, war refugees, torture and abuse,...

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Kenck Rips Idaho GOP Ed Policies 

In his latest post on The EDge, Kevin Richert writes of criticism by Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck, of Post Falls, for Republicans re: issue of education funding: Kenck mocked Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, who recently suggested that family size is a...

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IFF: Don't Mess With Statist Lottery 

Philip Allaire had a really great idea. Using his skills as a businessman, Allaire posed a plan to help the Nampa School District escape from a $5 million deficit. He created a nonprofit, Enriching Endowments, proposed selling raffle tickets for homes he purchased and would...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.13

12:39 p.m. CPD officer stops male walking w/baby involved in domestic dispute, in front of Pink Spot coffee hut on Government Way. Mother of baby following in blue vehicle. 12:38 p.m. 87YO male extremely sick @ Citruswood/Hedgewood, Post Falls. 12:37 p.m. Older beige van speeding,...

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Huckleberries Talks To ... Mary Souza 51 

Mary Souza announces her candidacy for mayor near the Third Street dock this morning in Coeur d'Alene (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Mary Souza and Councilman Dan Gookin are at Huckleberries Online HQ at this moment for a Q-and-A interview. (You can read Mary's informational statement here):...

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Poll: Yes To Anti-Bias Ordinance 

Thursday Poll: 155 of 255 respondents (60.78%) of Hucks Nation supports the antidiscrimination ordinance that will go before the Coeur d'Alene City Council Tuesday. The ordinance would extend discrimination laws re: employment, housing & public accommodations to the gay community. 93 of 255 respondents (36.47%)...

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Mary Souza Is Running For Mayor 103 

Mary Souza, long-time critic of the Bloem administration, announced her candidacy for mayor of Coeur d'Alene this morning near the Third Street dock. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) In the Examiner.com, reporter Joe Newby writes about today's mayoral announcement by City Hall critic Mary Souza: Speaking at...

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Kelly: Cursing Thieves 

Cecil Kelly III of Coeur d'Alene wrote the following letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor: Those of you who stole the flower baskets off my parents’ and brother’s graves — I curse you. I curse you, your family, your dog, your home, your car....

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Initiative To Target Minimum Wage 

A nonpartisan group is kicking off an initiative drive to raise Idaho's minimum wage to $8.10 by Jan. 1, 2015, to $8.95 by Jan. 1, 2016, and more afterward. Idaho's current minimum wage is $7.25. Five speakers will launch the initiative drive during a rally...

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Tunnel For Underground Garage? 28 

At least one downtown property owner is asking permission for its own access point into the Front Avenue parking garage tied to a redeveloped McEuen Park. Blackridge Properties LLC. wants to construct a pedestrian tunnel into the parking garage from the property it owns, 401...

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Sheriff Undecided On Scout Charter 39 

Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Kootenai County, said he has not decided to keep or drop the Boy Scout troop chartered by the sheriff’s office. But he said his Christian faith and what the Bible says about homosexuality are weighing heavily on him as he...

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'Bon Jovi Arena' Angers Local Vets 10 

Singer Jon Bon Jovi performs on stage earlier this month in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller, file) A promotional stunt met community resistance Thursday when unhappy military and civic boosters took to the Web and the streets to protest the temporary renaming of the...

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Trib Jeers Kootenai County Sheriff 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune give jeers to ... ... Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger. Peeved at the Boy Scouts of America national office's decision to admit openly gay boys, Wolfinger is ending his department's sponsorship...

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