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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.9.13 

On this day 29 years ago, I began working for the Coeur d'Alene bureau of The Spokesman-Review, at the old office on 4th & Garden (across alley north of Franklin's Hoagies). At the time, there were five Daves on a 10-man staff at the bureau....

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Parting Shot -- 9.9.13

On her Slight Detour blog, Marianne Love posts this photo and comment: "Cell phone shot of a Mulie mother with her twin fawns. We don't see too many mule deer in our area, so it was a treat to watch this family standing in the...

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Spokane7: A Literary Haul 

That photo above represents what I consider to be a good morning's worth of shopping. While looking for a copy of “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” which won author Gilbert King the 2013 Pulitzer...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.9.13

5:10 p.m. Patient suffering breathing problems @ Kootenai Family Care, 566 W. Prairie. 5:01 p.m. Drivers of pickup & white sedan involved in road rage incident @ w/b I-90/Pleasantview. 4:53 p.m. Someone having breathing problems @ Chateau Mobile Home Park. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police...

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PM Headlines -- 9.9.13

Nate Carr puts the finishing touches on his Hay-Bomina-Bale Snowman entry in the 24th annual “What the Hay.” The hay bale art event draws about 7,000 people to central Montana for an art displ-hay along the 22-mile Montana Bale Trail. Carr’s father won the event...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.9.13 15 

Time 2 Vote ... Contortionist Zlata poses at a bus stop during a photo shooting in Bergisch Gladbach, western Germany, this morning. 100 participants will attend the international contortionists conference running through Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd) Weekend Winner -- DFO...

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Columnist: I'm Outraged! 

Judy Ferro, a communications director for the Canyon County Democrats and a columnist for the Idaho Press-Tribune, explains why she's outraged: I’m outraged that man-made environmental disasters are multiplying, that radioactive fish are being found off our Pacific shores, that huge dead spots exist in...

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Ground Beef Recall Affects NI Schools 

Ground beef that may contain small pieces of plastic was delivered to scores of Idaho schools this summer and is being recalled, the state Department of Education said today. California-based Central Valley Meat Co. issued a product recall for the beef, which was processed March...

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Love Me Some Gummy Bears 

They make gummy bears now that are fortified with electrolytes and other stuff runners, walkers and other such types need when participating in an endurance event. I found this out recently when I was checking out the website for the Portland, Ore., marathon, where I...

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HBO Blogos -- 9.9.13 

SR photographer Jesse Tinsley plays his ukulele and sings to the U.S. Navy veterans who gathered at Farragut State Park last weekend. Herb Huseland of Bay Views provided the photo and posted re: the bittersweet reunion here. Just a lotta stuff/Slight Detour Birthdays/From A Simple...

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City, Fire Candidates List Revised

Kootenai County’s Elections department has revised the candidate roster for the November 5, 2013 General Election. Pat Raffee, Chief Deputy Clerk, said “County Elections staff made one of the errors we’re correcting now, and the Clerk of a taxing district made another. Mistakes always become...

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Crosby: Ms. Dirne Loved New Name

Dirne Clinic reveals new services, name change/Scott Maben, SR Len Crosby, chairman of the clinic’s board of directors, said the board wrestled with the name change for about two years. Lidwina Dirne, the founder and a board member until her death June 10, was involved...

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Navy Vets Gather At Farragut 13 

Dozens of U.S. Navy World War II veterans help unfurl and stretch a large U.S. flag as "Anchor's Aweigh" is played over loud speakers Saturday at Farragut State Park. Most of the veterans who attended the annual reunion completed basic training at the Farragut Naval...

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Dirne Clinic Now Legacy Health 15 

Update: Ms. Dirne loved Legacy name/SR Randy Myers correctly posts: "I just got word via e-mail that Dirne Clinic just changed their name to "Legacy Health." To me that is a mistake. Mrs Dirne is the legacy we want to remember for opening a clinic...

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12YO's Investigation Angers Senator 

In the aftermath of recent news about the Idaho State Tax Commission investigating a 12-year-old boy who operated a fruit stand over the summer, the chairman of the state Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee is considering reforms to the state’s tax policies. “It is...

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Petrino: Chalich's Still My No. 1 QB 

With Idaho's offense sputtering through the first two weeks of the season, coach Paul Petrino said he'll continue to platoon redshirt freshman Chad Chalich and junior Josh McCain at quarterback. But he also made clear who's atop the depth chart. “Chad’s the starter. Josh is...

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GOP Reports Rips EPA 'Secrecy' 14 

Republican lawmakers on Monday issued a scathing report accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of flouting transparency regulations in pursuit of its policy goals. “The Obama Administration has advanced the most aggressive, far-left environmental agenda ever and developed the most secretive, behind-closed-doors way of doing it....

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Staches Are Wild 

Ian Stetler of Lake Station, Indiana, struts his stuff during a parade through the French Quarter kicking off the fourth annual Just For Men National Beard and Moustache Championships Saturday in New Orleans. Stetler competed competed in the Dali division. Contestants competed in 18 different...

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Widmyer -- Early Yard Sign Leader 11 

Mayoral candidate Steve Widmyer is the early leader in getting his yard signs out. During bike rides Saturday and Sunday afternoon, I noticed Steve's signs up and down 7th Street, in the Fortgrounds area and in the Ironwood medical district. I saw two of Mary...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.9.13

12:09 p.m. Visitor in CPD lobby has questions re: moving to Coeur d'Alene. 12:07 p.m. Someone suffering seizure @ H41/Dakota, Rathdrum Prairie. 11:48 a.m. Misdemeanor/probation, 501 Govt Way/CdA reports wanted person in office. 11:41 a.m. Spirit Lake female is digging up yard b/c she believes...

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City Election Ticket, Anyone? 

If I'm reading the tea leaves correctly, there are two informal tickets at play in the Coeur d'Alene mayor and city Council elections: Balance North Idaho: Steve Widmyer, Amy Evants, Kiki Miller and Woody McEvers. RecallCDA/Reagan Republicans: Mary Souza, Noel Adam, Chris Fillios and Sharon...

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View Along The North Shore 13 

Photographer Duane Hagadone caught this viewtiful photo of the interesting patterns of the blue awnings covering boats at The Coeur d'Alene resort over the weekend. Emails Duane: "I took the photograph (Sunday) from one of the tall buildings that have grown up downtown around the...

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Poll: No To RecallCDA Candidates

Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation said overwhelmingly that it won't back candidates supported by the old RecallCDA (Reclaim CDA) group, headed by Frank Orzell and Kathy Sims. 113 of 152 respondents (74.34%) said they won't support RecallCDA candidates. Only 33 of 152 respondents (21.71) said they...

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Huckleberries Talks To Joe Kunka 

Mayoral candidate Joe Kunka is at Huckleberries HQ, as we speak. So here's the real-time interview: Huckleberries: You're considered the dark horse in this mayoral race. Are you OK with that? Joe Kunka: I'm comfortable being in that position. As we all know, four years...

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AM Headlines -- 9.9.13 

University of Wyoming defender Sonny Puletasi sacks University of Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich during the first half of an NCAA college football game at War Memorial Stadium Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. Story here. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Above...

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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.