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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.23.13 11 

We're one week closer to determining who'll run the Circus (Coeur d') Alene for the next four years -- Mary Souza, Frank Orzell, Kathy Sims & Co. or the Balance North Idaho candidates. Should be interesting times, no matter who follows in Mayor Sandi Bloem's...

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Parting Shot -- 9.23.13

Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler pretend to stumble as they approach the stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Total Rewind 13 

On his Facebook wall, Kevin Richert of The EDge posts: "It took all summer, but I finally caught up on Breaking Bad and could actually watch last night's gut-wrenching episode with Chris and Taylor. Now that I've done this, I'm in the market for a...

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NIC No Longer Tobacco Free 60 

NIC is no longer an entirely tobacco-free campus. “There’s a compromise,” said Dean of Students and Director of Health Services Linda Michals. “We’ve created some smoking areas for people to be able to smoke.” Alex Harris, director of student development, said the large number of...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.23.13 12 

Time 2 Vote ... Two Tampa Bay Rays fans sleep in the stands during the 16th inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Weekend Winner -- Cabbage Boy, with 5...

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Edit: Most Judge On Appearance 

Judge not, lest ye be judged. Never judge a book by it’s cover. It’s not what’s on the outside, but the inside that counts. All of these are things are lessons everyone is taught from a young age, however, if 90 percent of communication is...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.23.13

5:04 p.m. Older female driver backed into 2nd female on Cedar & left on H41/Post Falls. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 22-23 here. 4:24 p.m. Gold vehicle is disabled @ H41/MP 22-23 (Spirit Creek, north of Spirit Lake). 3:52 p.m....

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.23.13 

Marianne Love/Slight Detour spotted this portly fellow hanging out at Ravenwood, an Arabian horse stable with a spectacular view of the Mission Mountains. You can see more photos here. $85 billion/Bay Views Talk is cheap/Fort Boise The swap(s)/Randy Stapilus Hearing voices again/Slight Detour Oh my...

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Hart Active In GOP Liberty Circle 20 

In case you were wondering what became of former state Rep. Phil Hart ... this card, obtained at the Liberty Caucus Expo on Saturday, reveals he's active in the Liberty Caucus section of the Idaho Republican Party. On the Web site listed above, Phil "Heart"...

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Post Falls Sets Candidates' Forum

A “Meet Your Candidates” forum will be held at Post Falls City Hall in the council chambers on Thurs., Oct. 10, from 7-9 p.m. Candidates for Post Falls Mayor position and City Council seats 2, 4, and 6 have been invited to participate. The public...

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Widmyer Owns Press Word 'Mayor' 34 

Coeur d’Alene businessman Steve Widmyer isn’t mayor. Not yet. But for now, in the Coeur d’Alene Press, he owns the word. “Coeur d’Alene, meet your next mayor,” begins a Press editorial previewing its mayoral coverage. Like every mention of the “mayor” since the first week...

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RRepubs Back Souza, Thoreson 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans officially announced endorsements today for six candidates in the November 5th Municipal Elections. The organization’s President Jeff Tyler said “The choices in this election have never been so clear cut and who to endorse has never been so obvious since...

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North Dakotans, Racists Face Off 

Craig Cobb address supporters inside the Leith Town Hall in Leith N.D. on Sunday. Cobb, a white supremacist originally from Canada, has purchased many lots in the tiny town. Several hundred people showed up to protest against Cobb and his supporters on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bismarck...

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Slice: 3 Kinds Of People 15 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner insists there are three kinds of people: 1. People who watched “Breaking Bad” from the start. 2. People who intend to watch or are watching but are several seasons behind and have to be constantly vigilant about avoiding spoilers....

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Geezers Stage Geyser Vigils 

I keep a list in my head of all the things I'll do in my older years, if I feel lonely, sad, neglected. After a recent — and first — trip to Yellowstone Park, I've added a new one. I will become a “geezer geyser...

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CPD Investigates Drive-By Shooting

At 11:48 Sunday night, Coeur d'Alene police responded to the 3000 block of N2nd Street in Coeur d'Alene, after receiving several reports of gun fire. Witnesses reported seeing a dark red, or maroon-colored, mid 90's 4 door car, possibly a Toyota Corolla, driving northbound on...

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Hooked On 'Duck Dynasty' 

"Finally watched our first episode of Duck Dynasty last night. Oh my gosh, D.f. Oliveria was right. Instantly hooked" -- CindyH, via Facebook. Question: Favorite "Duck Dynasty" character? And/or: What do you consider the most family friendly show on prime-time TV now?

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Best Brewed Beer In Spokane, NI? 

The Budge Brothers, Brad, left, and brother Bruce, own and operate Budge Brothers Brewery in Spokane. They are holding examples of their beer, left to right, Extra Stout, Pale Ale Orangutan, Hop Train and Spokamber. (SR photo) Question: What's your top pick for best beer...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.23.13

11:37 a.m. A 6-foot strip of tire is laying on e/b I-90 near the stateline. 11:12 a.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ Garden Plaza Center, Post Falls. 11:02 a.m. 76YO male is suffering chest pain in 800 block of W. Mullan, Post Falls. 10:53 a.m. Resident...

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Denney Eyes Secretary Of State Run 11 

Former Idaho House speaker and current state Rep. Lawerence Denney is positioning for a possible challenge to GOP Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. Denney filed the paperwork for a potential run, naming a political treasurer, the Associated Press reported Friday. Denney, R-Midvale, says he will...

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Anti-bullying Grants To Be Announced 

On Wednesday, major grants to the Coeur d’Alene School District will be announced for an internationally recognized anti-bullying program for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The announcement will be made by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe and the...

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Poll: Obamacare Defunding Opposed 32 

Weekend Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation opposes the attempt by the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to defund Obamacare. 129 of 238 respondents (54.2%) oppose the GOP-led move to defund Obamacare -- and possibly force a government shutdown in 8 days. 104...

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AM Headlines -- 9.23.13 

Mac Mackin, of Post Falls, takes a suture needle and thread and prepares to practice suturing on a pig’s foot during a class on emergency wound care Sunday at the Sustainable Preparedness Expo at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Story below. (SR photo:...

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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.