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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday 8.11.11 

DFO is on vacation enjoying this gorgeous weather. The Huckleberries Paparazzi (you know who you are) might be interested to know that backup Blogmistress Cindy Hval is planning her annual trip to Silverwood -- you might find her on the Lazy River with drink in…

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Smartphone Airbags?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Hart have recently applied for a patent on “a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage." The ideas are all still in the beginning stages, but the pair are starting with the development of a…

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Steele Asks For New Trial 

The recently disbarred lawyer who defended North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele at his murder-for-hire trial says he acted ineffectively because he was distracted by his own legal problems. Robert McAllister said his thinking process during Steele's trial in Boise, which ended with his conviction on…

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No Kissing In A Week? 

A new study revealed that nearly one in five married couples go without kissing for as long as one week at a time. And when they do finally lock lips, it will last no longer than five seconds for 40 percent of them. There are…

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Mystery Roadkill Causes Buzz 

Rumors and speculation about mysterious roadkill could end soon after a retired biology professor examined the carcass Tuesday morning. "I wouldn't be concerned that it's some kind of alien, imported species or anything like that. It has all the characteristics it needs to be a…

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Lifetime To Do Lists 

A new survey finds nearly seven out of ten Americans have created an ultimate “to-do” list for activities they want to achieve in their lifetime, and travel is ranked number one on the lists of 83 percent of respondents. Achieving a personal goal was on…

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Would Hillary Have Been A Better Choice? 20 

According to this piece in the UK Telegraph, President Barack Obama is facing mounting doubts within his own party about his re-election prospects, with fellow Democrats beginning to ask if Hillary Clinton would have made a better president. "He is a do-gooder at heart," said…

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Knee knocking fun 

I’ve always been a hands-on journalist, because I believe the best reporting comes from actively experiencing community life. I’ve sat on a $600 toilet, flown in a biplane and fired fancy handguns, all to accurately report a story. But Saturday, I took hands-on to a…

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Shauna Edwards holds 7-month-old Landry Kopp during a meeting of Young Lives on Aug. 5 at Camp White in Post Falls. (Jesse Tinsley)

Helping Young Lives 

Shauna Edwards holds 7-month-old Landry Kopp during a meeting of Young Lives on Aug. 5 at Camp White in Post Falls. The Spokane River beckoned under a balmy sky at Camp White in Post Falls Thursday afternoon. Nathan Mayfield, 2, couldn’t wait to get his…

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CdA Is Named DogTown USA 10 

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Coeur d'Alene is being recognized as DogTown USA, the most dog friendly city in the country by Dog Fancy magazine. Coeur d'Alene will be featured in Dog Fancy's October issue, which hits newsstands Aug. 23. Dog Fancy editor Ernie…

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Nominations Sought for Mayor's Arts Awards 

The Mayor's Awards in the Arts are presented by the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission and the City of Coeur d'Alene to recognize and encourage excellence in the arts and to stimulate and support awareness of the arts throughout the City. Nominees may be businesses, organizations,…

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Midtown Concrete Solution Not So Concrete 

The Fourth Street's concrete color patterns need a touch up -- again. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports this is the second year in a row since the $3 million project was completed. "We're exploring options," said Jon Ingalls, deputy city attorney, on the possibility that…

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Richelle McDermott is a National History Day state contest winner. (Colin Mulvany)

She knows much about history

Richelle McDermott is a National History Day state contest winner. For some teens history is either a class they have to pass or a list of recently visited websites. For Mt. Spokane High School’s Richelle McDermott history has become a passion. In May, McDermott took…

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greenlib: Any Tips for Sandpoint Festival? 

Greenlibertarian is asking for advice from veteran Festival at Sandpoint goers: "Staying overnight in Sandpoint Sat. and Sunday nights with my GF, going to the Festival Finale on Sunday night. Any tips from previous Festival goers would be much appreciated." Original thread here. Anyone have…

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Traffic Delays -- NW Blvd

According to the city website, you can expect delays next week on Northwest Boulevard from Appleway to Ironwood as city crews repave that stretch of roadway. The work is scheduled for August 16 & 17. You can read more here.

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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.