THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

Halloween Wild Card -- 10.31.13 

It's Halloween. So don't whine to Huckleberries tomorrow if your candidates' yard signs are stolen tonight. That's what some trick or treaters do. If you have a yard sign on your front lawn, you might want to get rations of good candy to hand out...

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Parting Shot -- 10.31.13

Members of an international team of skydivers practice a head-down dive at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Ariz. An international team of women skydivers has the lofty goal of setting a new all-female vertical world record, and they’ll attempt the feat in the skies over Eloy....

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WSUers To Protest 'Cougador' Mask 

A group of Washington State University students will protest the distribution of “Cougador” masks before tonight’s football game against Arizona State University. Members of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan, or M.E.Ch.A., and other supporters have called the masks culturally insensitive, according to a statement...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.13 

5:01 p.m. A pickup appears to be abandoned @ H53/MP 10.5 (Meyer Road/Rathdrum). 4:58 p.m. Bearded man w/hoodie on bike is looking in open garages on s/b Stagecoach/Post Falls. 4:45 p.m. White Dodge Dakota appears to be abandoned on H95/MP 439 (H53/Garwood). 4:34 p.m. Driver...

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Cutline Contest -- 10.31.13 18 

Time 2 Vote ... Matt Lauer dresses as C.J. Parker, a character played by Pam Anderson in "Baywatch" on NBC's "Today" Halloween show this morning in New York. Story here. You write the cutline. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Wednesday Winner -- Flatlander, with 13 likes:...

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Ex-WSU Star Rips NFL, Goodell 

Former Washington State University and Arizona Cardinals defensive back Hamza Abdullah took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to ensure players’ well-being. In dozens of profanity-laced tweets, Abdullah said on his verified account that the...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 10.31.13

At The Slice blog, Paul Turner posts: "This illustration adorned the cover of the Saturday Evening Post dated Nov. 1, 1958." More here. (Illustration: Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies) A community loss/Slight Detour So here's a partial fix bill/Fort Boise Bayview's own USS Zumwalt/Bay...

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In Other News -- 10.31.13

North Idaho College President Joe Dunlap with several Sandpoint officials and dozens of donors cutting the ribbon for the NIC at Sandpoint science lab Wednesday. About 100 people packed into the new science lab at the North Idaho College at Sandpoint Center Wednesday to honor...

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Mary In The Morning 

The staff at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill found a little surprise on the door when it arrived for work this morning -- a Mary Souza sticker glued to the eatery's front door. Widmyer, who is locked in a fierce three-way battle with Souza and...

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Jamie: Bike Signage Better In Boise 

Jamie Lynn Morgan (RE: Bike Etiquette lacking in Coeur d'Alene): I live here and have visited Boise and can say that the signage for cyclists in Boise is much better than what we have here in Coeur d'Alene. In Boise the bicycle lanes are clearly...

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Halloween Returns to White House 

Actors portraying the Bride-of-Frankenstein, left, Frankenstein, center, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North from the Movie 'The Wizard of Oz' are seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington today, in preparation for trick-or-treaters. President Barack Obama and first lady...

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A Moment Of Silence, Puh-LEEZ ... 13 

... For Truth North Idaho online site ( Which, I'm told, just went offline. For some reason, the SR internal protection system has prevented me from accessing the site at the office. I looked at it briefly last night from home. Yawn! Can someone else...

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Reagan Repubs Top BNI In Press Poll 

Acknowledging right off the bat that readers would overwhelmingly have said they trust new political action committee Trust North Idaho the most — the PAC wasn't known when the poll question was first posed — Reagan Republicans rule the roost in this election cycle. Asked...

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An Urban Critter Crunch 

Wild critters pay no respect to the invisible line that marks the boundary between Washington and Idaho. Such animals live, multiply and die wherever food and habitat are friendly. Householders in both states, and around the nation, are finding more and more critters sharing their...

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Another Fortgrounds Scraper 

A rental on Park Drive becomes the latest residence to be scraped in the historic Fortgrounds area. The rental is one of nine owned by Lake City Development Corporation along Park Drive. Two more will be removed next week. The fate of the remainder will...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

The newsletter for the Human Rights Education Institute, November edition, that will be sent via email tomorrow or next week will announce a leadership change. Word is that Tom Carter has moved to Innercept Academy, a residential high school for troubled teens in Coeur d'Alene....

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Huckleberries Hears ... 47 

... That, at the noon luncheon of the Reagan Republicans today, Jeff Ward of Post Falls called out Huckleberries Online, saying (and we paraphrase) that this blog's activities should be subject to 'in kind contribution' for advertising on behalf of Balance North Idaho in the...

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C-SPAN To Showcase Lake City 

Coeur d’Alene’s history and literary life – yes, it has literary life – will be featured on C-SPAN in December. A production team from the public affairs TV network will be in the Lake City next week to visit literary and historic sites and interview...

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37% Prefer Govt Run By Zombies 

It’s not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would do a better job than the brain dead in Washington, D.C. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a...

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NSA Infiltrates Yahoo, Google 12 

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the agency has positioned...

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Best Halloween Song Ever? 10 

Dressed as zombies, students from Mountain View Middle School perform a dance routine to the Michael Jackson song "Thriller" at the 2010 Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade. (SR file photo) 92.9 KZZU is asking Twitter followers: What's the best Halloween song of all times. Among the...

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Quotable Quote 

"It is conceivable that it is on the up and up. But it's also conceivable that it's not. We just need to see the paper trail." -- Deputy City Attorney Warren Wilson re: failure by Truth North Idaho to file campaign finance report

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.13

12:08 a.m. Signal outage reported @ Northwest Boulevard/Lakewood (Riverstone entrance), CdA. 11:31 a.m. Female trying to take kids from Post Falls day care w/o proper custodial paperwork. 11:12 a.m. Semi w/dragging hydraulic line has pulled off & parked along e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/Post Falls). 11:01...

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FAA OKs Devices Throughout Flights 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announces that government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate during a news conference today at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch...

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