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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.4.13 

Jim Brannon's announcement that he won't be a candidate for the Coeur d'Alene mayor's race changes the dynamics of the 2013 election a little. Brannon obviously was going to take votes from Mary Souza, if he had run. It's hard to tell how many because...

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Parting Shot -- 9.4.13

People attend a private viewing of the ART Rio-International Art Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. Over 100 galleries from more than a dozen countries are taking part in the five-day event, which opens on Thursday to the general public. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Vestal: No Longer An Outsider 

For the longest time, I felt barely, loosely connected to any community I lived in. There are plenty of reasons for this, both personal and professional, but the truth is that I was an outsider – an outsider on purpose. A lot of what constitutes...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.4.13

4:45 p.m. 2 vehicles involved in noninjury crash @ Ramsey/Golf Course, now @ Kroc Center. 4:27 p.m. 42YO female reacting to bee sting in neck @ 1500 block of E3rd/Post Falls. 4:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report (19 pages) Sept. 3-4 here. 4:04...

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PM Headlines -- 9.4.13 

Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is greeted by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, prior to testifying before the committee's hearing on President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria,. From left are,...

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Thieves Target CdA Garages 

On its Facebook page, Coeur d'Alene police report: "(During) the Labor Day weekend, we received six different reports of garage burglaries. One occurred in the 1200 blk of Steiner Ave. In that case the man door to the garage was kicked open and personal items...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.4.13 21 

Time 2 Vote ... Secretary of State John Kerry shows frustration at questioning from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesdayb about President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria. At left is Joint Chiefs Chairman...

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Murder Sentence Angers Family 

The father of the young woman murdered two years ago said the sentence his daughter’s killer received is wrong. Jim Comack said he is angry Joe Herrera will be eligible for parole after serving 22 years for murdering his daughter. Stefanie Comack was killed by...

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Repairing Silverwood's Roller Coaster

Most mornings by around 4:30, Zane Sturgill is working on a roller coaster. He starts by checking the massive electrical motor that carries the cars up the slope of one of Silverwood Theme Park’s four coasters. He checks the air system and the brakes. On...

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Downtown CdA: Visual Arts Center 

Some people go for the art, taking advantage of the opportunity to talk to featured artists. Others go for social buzz, an evening out… shopping, visiting, dining, and perusing the gallery scene. Known as an artwalk, the emphasis on walking can get lost as these...

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Idaho Exchange To Offer 161 Plans 

Idaho’s state health insurance exchange announced today that it will offer 161 health insurance plans at various coverage levels, from eight providers, when it opens for business Jan. 1; enrollment starts Oct 1. The selection will include 76 individual health plans, 55 small-group health plans...

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Roundabout Art 24 

On its Facebook wall, the city of Coeur d'Alene announces: "Coming soon to the Kathleen and Fourth Street roundabout! This sculpture will be up at the end of October. Moscow native and summer CdA resident Dave Frei designed this. What do you think?" Question: Anyone...

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Warning Or Not: Change Password 

If a computer is one of your workplace tools, you no doubt are familiar with the change-your-password message. Sure. Here at the newspaper, the system used to give us a heads-up more than a week in advance of the required change. But now, there's no...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 9.4.13 

For the 12th time or so, Sidekick Cindy has had a story published in an anthology. This time, her story, "Monument to Manhood," has landed in the "Not Your Mother's Book on Home Improvement." (You can see Cindy thumbing through the book above.) Return to...

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Castro Hangs Himself In Prison Cell 

In this July 26 photo, Ariel Castro sits in a Cleveland courtroom where he pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape and kidnapping for holding three women captive in his home for a decade. Castro, 53, serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and rape,...

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Panel OKs Syria Resolution, Risch: No 

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch was among the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just now opposing a bipartisan resolution giving President Obama authority to use limited military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack; the resolution, crafted by the...

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Mary Unveils 'Souza Plan' 37 

At her old haunts, OpenCDA.com, Mary Souza's latest newsletter is published, containing what she calls the "Souza Plan" for municipal governance. It's five points are these: Closely evaluate the city's health. Extend more city services to underserved areas, such as the 15th Street corridor. Build...

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IFF: We Should Be Mad As Heck 21 

The next time you see your local legislator, in the store or at the gas station or wherever, I want you to look him or her in the eye and say, “How the heck did this happen? And what the heck are you going to...

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Food Trucks Offer Variety Of Dishes 

One of the best things about summer in Spokane is food truck dining. Finding freshly prepared food served by friendly cooks who are usually the owners of their mobile kitchens offers a fast, fun culinary experience. Three of the newest tasty-treat vendors in town are...

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PFPD: Don't Park In Handicap Spots 

On its Facebook wall, Post Falls police post: "NOT DISABLED? DON’T PARK IN A HANDICAP SPACE! The able-bodied taking a handicap spot just to “run in a video” or “grab a gallon of milk” is against the law. If you see a handicap violator in...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.4.13

11:52 a.m. Someone suffering breathing problem in 300 block of N15th, CdA. 10:56 a.m. Power lines down on s/w corner of Govt Way/Haycraft, CdA. 10:51 a.m. Caller from 1100 block of E. Oak Court reports harassment. 10:40 a.m. PFPD officer en route to New Vision,...

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Copeland Candidate Page Online 11 

On her Facebook wall, City Council candidate Amber Copeland posts: "The website is finally up. It has taken a little longer than originally believed because my web design savvy leaves something to be desired. I will continue to add to the website as the election...

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Family Revives Haunted Hauser Bar 

They just want you to know that they are here, said Vern Mathis, explaining the ghostly things that have happened since his daughter opened Blackjack Lil's Saloon and Grill on Hauser Lake. There is a bell attached to a chain at the end of the...

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Vandals Could Cause Closure 

The small but formidable percentage of pigs who wallow anonymously in the freedoms afforded by the Second Amendment continue to make a bad name for the sport of target shooting. Worse, they are at an alarming rate reducing the number of places responsible gun owners...

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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.