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FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 8.5.11 

Today is Junior's 32nd birthday. Can't believe he's been around this long. Or me either. Life has taken us both to places that we didn't think we'd go. He to Florida. I to Coeur d'Alene. Too many miles between us. But a lot of shared…

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Parting Shot -- 8.5.11

Two-year-old Rylee Erickson of Portland, Oregon ran through the sprinklers created by Artique Expressions at Art on the Green, Taste of the Coeur d'Alene's and Street Fair in Coeur d'Alene earlier today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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S&P Cuts U.S. Rating To AA-Plus 62 

The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy. S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about growing budget deficits. U.S.…

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ABC Pulling Plug On 'Housewives' 

It looks like the housewives on Wisteria Lane are moving out. ABC is reportedly planning to announce the pending end to its once-popular primetime dramedy "Desperate Housewives." Deadline.com says the announcement will come this Sunday during the network's fall TV preview session at the Television…

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PM News -- 8.5.11

USFWS personnel work in Libby, Mont., on a female bear captured south of Marias Pass, Mont., before releasing her into the Cabinet Mountains as part of an effort to boost the grizzly population in northwestern Montana. (AP Photo/USFWS) Grizzly attacks solo hiker in Glacier Park/Rich…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 8.5.11 18 

Passengers aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise ship put their feet up on the rail in the sun before departing on Lake Champlain on Thursday in Burlington, Vt. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) Top Cutlines: 1. (and winner of 4 North Idaho…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.5.11

5:36 p.m. Someone has lost consciousness at Art on the Green at North Idaho College. 5:02 p.m. Resident @ Cliffhouse & Julia/Hauser reports relative won't leave when asked to do so. 4:51 p.m. Unknown injury crash reported in front of U.S. Bank, Government Way &…

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Woman, 4YO Son Hurt In I-90 Crash

A 30-year-old Greenacres woman and her 4-year-old son were injured earlier today on Interstate 90 when she was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by a Pinehurst driver near the Northwest Boulevard interchange. At 12:54 p.m., Saundra Carver was slowing down to avoid congested traffic on…

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NIBlogs: Wash Hands After Peeing 

Lake City Development Corp. has added 69 photos of infrastructure work for Education Corridor that's currently under way, including this photo to the west of Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill. You can see the other photos here. Also: MDM Construction plans to continue work through…

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Gang Jumps Man @ 3rd Street Lot 

Further proof that things are getting sketchy in downtown Coeur d'Alene after hours: A young Washington man was beaten in the Third Street lot by males from a larger group of 16 Tuesday night. Seems one of the gang was upset because his friends had…

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Stickman: Art On The Green Report

Stickman: Art on the Green looks to be fantastic this weekend. The weather will be beautiful and I expect the crowds to be large. I was down there last night helping my sister set up her tent as she is displaying some of her oil…

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Rainier Foxes Moving Toward People

The face of a three month old Cascade Red Fox is reflected in a parking lot puddle near its den at Mount Rainier National Park, Wash. Park staff members are finding dens built next to busy roads and parking lots near Paradise. That allows fox…

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Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey

Some of the ground turkey being recalled nationwide was sold at supermarkets in Idaho. The turkey, distributed by Cargill Inc., was sold under several brand names, including Honeysuckle White. Walmart and WinCo stores are among retailers that sold the turkey, according to the U.S. Department…

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A Tent City For CdA Area Homeless? 

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia Beach is the first city in Virginia that's considering a tent city for homeless individuals. Coeur d'Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy, who posted the link on his Facebook wall, had this comment about a tent city for homeless: "Homelessness is a…

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Rex Rammell: There Will Be Blood' 

Fresh from his guilty plea to criminal contempt, perennial candidate Rex Rammell says "The federal government will fail. It is inevitable." Rammell also reviews his July poaching conviction, which he is appealing. Rammell, who spoke of the "White Horse Prophecy" during his 2010 gubernatorial race,…

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M&M: Going 'Ape' This Weekend 

So, another monkey movie opens today. Excuse me, ape movie. Funny. I sitll remember seeing the original “Planet of the Apes.” And I remember how shocked I was at two specific parts: 1, when the gorilla on horseback suddenly appears and, 2, that shattering ending.…

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INW News -- 8.5.11

Spokane police officers investigate a device taped to a bicyclebetween the federal courthouse and the Post Officein downtown Spokane on Thursday. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Idaho employers pick up hiring pace/Idaho Press Tribune Navy Reservist from Idaho to receive purple heart/Associated Press Former Idahoan dies…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.5.11

11:48 a.m. Shoplifter @ Gamer's Haven, 1600 E. Seltice Way, is being uncooperative. (Update: red-haired, 5-foot-6 suspect, w/skateboard, bolted toward Centennial Trail & is s/b on Greensferry. 11:46 a.m. Non-injury accident @ 1729 E. Seltice Way/PF is blocking road. 11:04 a.m. EMTs are en route…

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Hagadone Digs Discounted $20M 

Duane Hagadone's Stanley Hill home will be up for auction Sept. 8, with a minimum bid set at $7.5M. That's a far cry from the $27.5M originally sought for the prominent house and grounds. A Berry Picker reported that the auction is advertised in Section…

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Hucks Poll: Spud Bowl? No

Thursday Poll: 56% of Hucks Nation doesn't like the new name of the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise -- Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl. 64 of 115 respondents turned thumbs down on the new title, sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. Only 32 of 115 respondents (27.83%)…

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Vandals 1st Practice In The Books

In this Facebook photo from the UI Vandal sports information desk, Coach Robb Akey congratulating running back Ryan Bass on a great punt return during the Vandals first practice this week. You can read Josh Wright's stories about that practice here. And: More photos of…

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Dandelion Treecraft: Best Obit Ever 

Christa Hazel & Chatterbox have contacted Huckleberries HQ to say that the obituary for Dandelion B. Treecraft in today's SR is. the. best. obit. ever. Writes Christa: "I can't think of any other obituary that I've ever read about a stranger where I wished I…

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Silverwood On Track For Record 

Once each summer, Vera Lapin and family head to Silverwood Theme Park. This year, Thursday was that day. They were not disappointed. "It's always a great day for us," the Spokane woman said with a smile. It doesn't get much better than sunny skies, 85…

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In Defense Of 'Small Potatoes Bowl' 

It’s only a matter of time before some wisecracking college football writer dubs the newly renamed Famous Idaho Potato Bowl the Small Potatoes Bowl. Maybe it’s already happened. It’s been a whole day and a half since Boise’s postseason bowl game introduced its new moniker…

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