THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.3.15 15 

We have filled out -- or nearly filled out -- a 10-team Huckleberries Online Fantasy Football League. I'll try to set it up tonight, using a link that Tom Greene of North Idaho College sent me. We have 2 SR reps, 2-3 from NIC, & 6 from Peanut Gallery. Should be fun. Stay tuned. Here's your replayed Wild Card ...

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Parting Shot -- 9.3.15

"This is her first Pig Out, "said Patricia Morehead as she tossed her daughter Rose in the air during Pig Out In The Park in Spokane earlier today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Question: Do you wish Coeur d'Alene had something equivalent to Pig Out in...

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Millennials view themselves poorly 

Even millennials don't think much of their generation, according to a new poll Thursday. A Pew Research Center study showed that millennials — generally defined as those ages 18-34 — had far more negative views of their generation compared to Generation Xers, baby boomers or other age groups. (Q: How do you view your generation?)

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Gonzaga airs non-league schedule 

Gonzaga released its non-conference schedule Thursday, which essentially amounted to filling out a few home matchups to go along with the previously announced marquee contests. Gonzaga’s men’s basketball schedule will take the Zags to Japan, the Bahamas and Dallas, and home against Pac-12 powers Arizona...

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Mayor, Christie, Tony back Edinger 

Among the 7 people who signed long-time Councilman Ron Edinger's candidacy petition were: Mayor Steve Widmyer, NIC board Chairwoman Christie Wood & local human-rights leader Tony Stewart. I was surprised that Edinger attracted the kind of political fire power to endorse his candidacy so early. How about you?

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A collection of signs in Copenhagen, Denmark, includes a sign for "Hipster" -- Wikipedia. (Wikipedia photo)

Hipster 

I mentioned yesterday that I felt pretty hip at a hipster coffee shop along the east side of Portland's river, with my Keens, blue jeans & orange T-shirt announcing life is good, over the weekend. But my daughter, Amy Dearest, pointed out those around our table who were truly Hipster. The Bard immortalizes the moment in rhyme ...

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Idaho school enrollment rising 

A scramble to add teachers and staffers in Vallivue, Twin Falls and beyond. A portable classroom building at Madison Junior High School. Emergency property tax collections. And perhaps, in Boise, an earlier-than-expected discussion about another building bond issue. Across many of Idaho’s largest districts, preliminary...

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On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "We seem to have a very cute infestation of tree frogs in the berry patch.) (Robin Loznak / Facebook)

HucksOnline Blogos -- 9.3.15 

The daily roundup of HucksOnline blogosphere links includes: Our nephew/Simple Mind, Steady as she flows/On Tap, Sleep-watching TV/The Slice, Do not pass 'Go,' do not collect $200/Fort Boise, Coeur d'Alene seeks student reps/Coeur d'Alene Today & What's not to love re: college football?/A Grip on Sports.

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2nd Candidate files for Adams' seat 

A second challenger has filed for the Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat No. 5, now held by controversial Councilman Steve Adams. Bruce MacNeil, 524 N17th St/Coeur d'Alene, joins former county clerk Dan English in the race for Adams' council spot. Unlike the three candidates who...

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North Idaho fire report -- 9.3.15

Info on Tower Fire, near Priest Lake, from USFS/IDOL/Coeur d'Alene Tribe news release: Tower Fire – total acreage 24,450, 12% containment. Alaska IMT (Kurth); 8/11 lightning start, located 17 mi. north of Newport, WA and 6 mi. west of Priest Lake, ID. Fire personnel: 803....

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Why 'Media' is a 4-letter word 

In a Moscow-Pullman Daily News editorial, opinion writer Bill McKee says actions by the New York Daily News in printing photos of on-camera murder hurts media's already bad image. (Question: Do you consider "media" to be a four-letter word?)

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From a horse to the ER 

"It's been 30 years since a horse put me in the ER, but little Miss Z succeeded yesterday: I fell off during her moment of irrational exuberance, and I am a little beat up this morning. Nothing's broken, torn or misaligned ... and I did wear my helmet. This would have been a lot worse without the protective headgear" -- Pia Hallenberg/SR.

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Living Large 

JohnA spotted this gal and her Beamer Buddy a half hour ago on Northwest Boulevard, in front of the Human Rights Education Institute. Question: Have you ever owned a convertible?

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Landers: In praise of trophy hunters 

Rich Landers, the long-time outdoors editor and blogger for the SR, continues to praise the contribution of trophy hunters for the preservation of wildlife and the lands that support them. It's not just impressive, writes Rich, it's phenomenal.

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Board OKs park-naming rules 

Idaho’s state Parks Board today unanimously approved revised rules for corporate sponsorships in state parks, adding a clause that the state Legislature must approve any naming of a new or existing state park. The board would have authority to approve names for units within parks....

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley (AP file photo)

Anti-gay marriage clerk jailed 36 

A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis and her deputy clerks were summoned to...

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Poll: Few follow UI football 

In Wednesday's poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation indicated in one way or another that it doesn't follow football at the University of Idaho. Today's Poll: What should Whitworth do with 5 female soccer players who dressed as Jackson 5 in blackface?

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IFF sues over union prez funding 15 

The Idaho Freedom Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Boise School District regarding funding of its union president position. According to the legal complaint, in May 2015, the Boise School District approved a contract with the Boise Education Association for 2015-16. The contract requires the district to pay $35,932 towards the salary ...

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Vaccination Exemptions: Idaho leads US 11 

New vaccination exemption data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Idaho led the nation for school immunization exemption rates during the 2014-2015 school year. According to map below, one in five kindergarteners in Bonner County had an exemption. Amazing.

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Cindy: Stranded at Houston mini-mart 

Cindy & fam left the Houston airport giddy with the prospect of good, a dip in a hotel pool and a reunion with her No. 2 son. What she & and family got was 4 hours stuck at a Houston mini-mart because their rental car broke down. Maybe you can empathize?

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Sis: Clerk violates 1st Amendment 38 

In a HucksOnline comment, Sisyphus argues that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is violating the 1st Amendment by refusing to grant licenses to gay couples: "She isn't striking a blow for freedom. Just the opposite, she's trying to use her government position to assert power and control."

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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.











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