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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 9.21-22.13 81 

We're going to have a busy weekend in the Inland Northwest this weekend, with the wooden boat show billing up the slots along the Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk today -- and the latest battle of the Palouse taking place in Pullman. Former Coeur d'Alene Coeur...

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Festner Withdraws From Council Race 25 

Jared Festner, a candidate for the Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat No. 2 race, withdrew from the race today, according to the Kootenai County Clerk's Office. Festner was one of three candidates for the seat now held by Councilman Mike Kennedy. Festner's decision leaves two...

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Parting Shot -- 9.20.13 

U.S. Marine Cpl. Dominic Devila, left, of Chicago, stands with Courage, a poodle trained in assisting wounded soldiers with mobility and post-traumatic stress, during the national anthem, as they were honored for their service, prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and...

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Impeachment Backers Plan 2nd Event 

Don't look now but the quixotic Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment -- North Idaho group is coming to an overpass near you soon. The I-90 overpass at Coeur d'Alene's Northwest Boulevard to be exact. The organization was drumming up support among its 285 Facebook Friends for...

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Locked Out 

On Facebook, Cindy posts: "When I left for (a Thursday) afternoon meeting Zach and my husband were working on a car in the driveway. I kissed them goodbye and headed out. I locked the door behind me. They didn't have house keys with them. Oops."...

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Better, Longer H95 Trail Sought 

John Bruning, chairman of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation board of directors, asked state transportation officials Thursday for construction funding to rebuild and expand a bike and pedestrian trail along U.S. 95. Bruning appeared before the Idaho Transportation Department board members, saying the existing...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.20.13

In his blog, The Slice, Paul Turner posts this photo and writes: "Norman Rockwell's “The Runaway,” from 55 years ago today. Pure corn? Yeah, probably. But sometimes, the older you get, the less jaded you are about this sort of thing. Surely there were protected...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.20.13 11 

Time 2 vote ... Azley Mick, 5, pays a visit to Halimaars Tribute, an Arabian stallion, at the Shelton Arabians stable on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. The Arabian Horse Show runs through Saturday at the American Royal. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Kansas...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.20.13

4:50 p.m. Someone is unconscious @ Neider/Howard, CdA. 4:38 p.m. Someone injured in fall at The Bridge, Garden Plaza Center, Post Falls. 4:12 p.m. 911 dispater reports "gaggle of little kids," 2nd-3rd graders running in and out of traffic @ H53/Ramsey, Rathdrum Prairie. 3:55 p.m....

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Trib: Labrador's Delusional 11 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives Jeers to ... " ... Congressman Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. He has co-sponsored Georgia Rep. Tom Graves' threat to essentially shut down the government unless Obamacare is blocked. 'If the House...

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STCU To Build Near Future CdA Winco 

STCU and Hughes Investments are happy to announce that the region’s leading credit union plans a branch at The CrossRoads Coeur d’Alene, a retail center where WinCo Foods will be the base occupant. “We are very excited that STCU will be opening a new branch...

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Vet Struggles To Help Others w/PTSD 

In 1993, at 17, Jason Moon enlisted in the Army National Guard. He signed up to serve with the 724th Engineer Battalion in Eagle River, Wis. It was like coming home. “My grandfather deployed out of the same building during WWII,” he said, “and my...

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McEuen Field Crews Reach Milestone 

Crews on Friday poured the last of several hundred loads of concrete for the parking structure at McEuen Park. Before work shuts down for the winter in mid-November, much of the transformation will be complete, including the playground, activity courts, and a substantial portion of...

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'Damn Yankees' Not Quite Home Run 

Lake City Playhouse kicks off its 53rd season with the classic American musical comedy “Damn Yankees.” The production doesn’t hit a home run, but it does get some base hits. “Damn Yankees,” with book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by...

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Coeur Group Sets Candidate Forum 

A candidates forum for the 12 candidates for Coeur d'Alene mayor and three City Council positions is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. featuring the three candidates for mayor: Joe Kunka, Mary Souza and Steve Widmyer. The...

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DFO: Annual Physicals Are A Must 

I arrived at work late this morning because I was undergoing my annual physical. Most numbers stayed the same or improved, so I'll call it a win. (No, I'm not about to start talking to you or anyone about blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or any...

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Litter Find: Testosterone Ointment? 

As you may know, I pick up litter along my 3-mile waterfront walk each working day. I've been impressed to do so by Walkabout, who keeps Tubbs Hill from becoming a pig sty. Anyway, here's some of the items I picked up today: a flattened...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... That some of the Powers That Be would like to see the old wood grandstands at Memorial Field replaced with a new brick grandstand that would bring the historic one step closer to a field of dreams. It's one of the proposals out there...

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Idaho K-12 Cuts Among US Steepest 

During the recession, Idaho’s public school budget cuts were among the deepest in the nation. And while Idaho’s 2013-14 public school budget included a $28.6 million increase, the added money merely kept pace with inflation and enrollment growth. These are two findings from a national...

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FPJ: How Many R Groups Are There? 13 

Former Prompter Jockey comments: I'm trying to keep track, How many branches of the Republicans do we have now? Standard old school republicans Reagan Republicans Tea Party Republicans Pachyderms Balance North Idaho Republicans Reasonable Republicans Liberty Caucus Republicans Is there any room in that tent...

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Research? Pshaw 

"One of my special skills is prolonging starting a HUGE project by dinking around on the Internet and calling it research" -- CindyH, via Facebook. Question: Have you ever calculated how much time you waste per day on the Internet?

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A True Hero's Autograph 

Medal of Honor recipient Gary G. Wetzel signs an attendee's Medal of Honor book during a convention in Gettysburg, Pa., Thursday. Pvt. First Class Wetzel was serving in Vietnam as a door gunner on the day his helicopter was shot down and he and other...

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Poll: Pope Francis Is Right

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation overwhelmingly supports the statement by Pope Francis that the Catholic Church is too obsessed with gays, abortion and contraception. 111 of 131 respondents (84.73%) supported the pope's position. 18 of 131 respondents (13.74%) disagreed. 2 (1.53%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Do...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.20.13

11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept 19-20 here. 11:15 a.m. Female reports her soon-to-be-ex husband is trying to remove child from Lakes MS. 11:11 a.m. Driver of white pickup pulling trailer with heavy metal appears sleepy @ s/b H95/MP 445 (Corbin...

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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.