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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 8.1.11 

I'm back and fired up after a wonderful three days of wedding planning with Amy Dearest and future son-in-law Okie Doke in Portland. Mrs. O & I helped pick out the caterer and saw the wedding and reception venues. Roast beef and salmon will be…

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Parting Shot -- 8.1.11

A cicada emerges from it's shell which is attached to a brick of a home in Fort Smith, Ark. There are more than 1,500 species of cicada, but one of the best known is the periodical cicada that emerges from the ground every seventeen years.…

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Then & Now: Roosevelt School 

Stebbijo writes: "I have a series of photos I took as a kid in 1977 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I have them in my photo gallery, here. I rarely if at all remember doing this, however, I wrote on the back of the photos, so…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.1.11

5:37 p.m. Animal control officer apprehends black male dog hanging out @ Stateline WalMart. 5:33 p.m. EMTs asked to evaluate trauma injury from car crash @ 6th & Indiana/CdA. 5:24 p.m. A father reportedly slammed daughter's head into vehicle on Schoolhouse Loop/Cataldo. 5:16 p.m. Someone…

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PM Headlines -- 8.1.11

This Dec. 23, 2009, file photo shows Ani Haas skiing through the moguls during the women's Olympic Trials Freestyle competition in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Haas says she feels fortunate to have suffered just scratches to her left arm and chest when she encountered a black…

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Gabrielle Giffords Back For Debt Vote 

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., appears on the floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon in Washington. Giffords was on the floor for the first time since her shooting earlier this year, attending a vote on the debt standoff compromise. (AP Photo/House Television) House passes…

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Idaho Vandal End Cited For DUI 

Authorities in Pullman, Wash., say they arrested University of Idaho receiver Robert Hatchett III for allegedly driving under the influence. The 22-year-old junior from Compton, Calif., was pulled over early Sunday morning and failed two field sobriety tests. Police say Hatchett was initially pulled over…

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Baby Noah Breathing On His Own

Sgt. Christie Wood reports that Noah Blanchard, a month-old baby that's the apparent victim of child abuse, has been removed from a ventilator and is breathing on his own. However, Wood reports, the doctors caution that his condition is still very serious, with likely long…

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NIdaho Blogs: Hucks Online HQ 15 

Have you ever wondered what Huckleberries Online HQ looks like? Stebbijo takes away some of that mystery with this photo of Your Huckleberry Hound in action last week. How many Huckleberry Hounds can you find? Stebbijo writes: "I wanted to capture some of the personality…

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Major Ben's Weekly Warrant Roundup

Two Kootenai County residents and three from Spokane County head the list of Major Ben Wolfinger's weekly warrant list "honor roll." Bradley Paul Shay, 48, of Coeur d'Alene (upper left), is wanted on a felony warrant for probation violation for a case originally involving felony…

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CPD Blues Seek Teen Girl Runaways 

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is currently looking for two female juveniles that are considered endangered runaways due to their age. Charity M. Jordan, 14 (left), and Tina L. Jewell, 15 (right), both of Coeur d’Alene, are friends and are possibly together. Both were reported…

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More Fireworks Tonite From Trustees? 

From a Facebook Friend: "Community minded citizens and those interested in public education: Reminder of the monthly Coeur d'Alene School Board Meeting tonight at 5 in the Midtown Meeting Room, 1505 N. 5th, (or just south of the Bistro Restaurant on Spruce & 4th). Go…

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Red-And-White Sails Looking Sharp 

"During this morning's (KVNI) show," begins Kerri Thoreson, on her Facebook wall, "I was telling Joe about how many sailboats were out on the lake this weekend and that North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits sailboats had what looked like new crimson and white sails. So…

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Hot Dogs Hazardous To Health, Too? 

Instead of grouping hot dogs with Mom and apple pie, a national medical group wants you to consider them as bad for your health as cigarettes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., group that promotes preventive medicine and a vegan diet, unveiled…

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Crump: Old Guys Need To Cover Up 

Had occasion to spend a sleepy summer afternoon along the Snake River at Thousand Springs recently. Didn’t like what I saw. What I saw were lots of shirtless folks my age taking their leisure. Many had forgotten that when it comes to casual wear in…

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Latah Event To 'Assist Phil Hart' 

Gresham Bouma's Idaho senate campaign manager, Paula Bauer, announced at the Latah County Republican Central Committee meeting Tuesday night that there will "be an event to assist Phil Hart," the Idaho representative from Athol who decided he didn't have to pay taxes for several years…

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Noon: Idaho Offers 99 Novelty Plates 

When you’re stuck at a stoplight or in heavy traffic, what do you normally do? Chances are you look around. Several things may grab your attention – the sports car next to you, an accident, someone is having car trouble. Or, maybe the vehicle in…

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INW: 13YO Girl Among Top Racers

"I'm just real proud of her," said Nicole Behar's grandfather Duncan Behar as he waited for her race to start at Stateline Speedway in Stateline July 13. Behar is 13 years old, and though teenagers racing is nothing new, few around the Inland Northwest have…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.1.11 

11:54 a.m. 2 Jetskiers have race course set up on Spokane River, 2 miles from Post Falls Dam. Caller reports that boaters can't get around them. 11:46 a.m. Woman driving gray Buick e/b on Prairie from H95 doesn't have child seatbelted in. 11:42 a.m. Someone…

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HBO Poll: Region 1 GOP .... Pfffbbbttt! 

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation believes the Region 1 GOP deserves a vote of no confidence far more than state Sens. Shawn Keough and Joyce Broadsword, who received such a vote from the political group. 174 of 218 respondents (79.82%) said the Region 1 GOP…

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Marty: Idaho GOP Is A House Divided 10 

Idaho Republicans agree on two things: Their affinity for Reaganesque platitudes in November and their animosity toward President Obama year-round. And that's just about it. On the debt ceiling crisis, where is any common ground between 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador and 2nd District Congressman…

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Bill Hall: You Can't Go Home Again

I have lost the original scent of my grandparents' house but I still find it in my mind. I recently located the house in Nampa where my grandparents lived when I was a child. The same familiar outside structure remains, but the home I knew…

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Oval Office: Tank Top? No Service ... 10 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson publishes this photo of a readerboard sign at the Oval Office, which is owned by Raci Erdem, who owns the White House (which created a hubbub months ago here with a post about the president). Question: Any idea why…

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Downtown Bar Report July 13-25 

There was a whole lot of public urination happening in that cultural war zone known as downtown Coeur d'Alene after hours between July 13-25, including some repeat peeing by a 26-year-old man who'd just left the Rendevouz, 203 N3rd. Seems the man was headed toward…

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Underwater Basket Weaving Offered 

Forget wading through English Lit or Ancient History - if you want to have a whale of a time at university, there are certain courses that stand out from the crowd. With news that a dedicated Gelato University has opened in Italy, Stylist has delved…

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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.