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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

Tuesday Wild Card 8.23.11 10 

It's Tuesday! Oh, happy day, DFO will be back tomorrow. Unless he didn't get enough of a blog break-- you never know. He sure does earn his vacation days. Riding herd on a blog like Huck's online can be exhausting. In fact, I won't be…

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Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the �Dahi Handi�, an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Krishna in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press)

Parting Shot: Krishna's BD

Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Krishna in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

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Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy to launch

A new non-partisan fiscal policy center is being launched in Idaho, with Mike Ferguson, former longtime state chief economist, chosen to head it. The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy will be housed at the Mountain States Group, and is funded by a grant from the…

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This Cessna plane crashed near Priest Lake today. The pilot, Dr. John Hershey of Chattaroy, was hospitalized. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office)

Plane crashes near Priest Lake

This 152 Cessna plane crashed near Priest Lake today. The pilot, Dr. John Hershey of Chattaroy, was hospitalized. A Chattaroy man is in the hospital after he crashed his small plane at Priest Lake today. Dr. John Hershey was conscious when emergency crews found his…

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Why Mama told me never to flip anybody off 

TACOMA, Wash. – A woman caused an accident SR 512 on Monday when she lost control of her vehicle as she was giving another driver “the bird,” the Washington State Patrol said. The 23-year-old woman, driving a 2004 Taurus, was traveling eastbound next to a…

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President Barack Obama speaks about Libya on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Chilmark, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Obama's rationale for Libya 

For President Obama, the NATO air war in Libya was driven by a humanitarian impulse: to prevent the slaughter of Libyan civilians. On March 28, in fact, Mr. Obama said the United States would not stand by and allow a massacre that would have “stained…

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U.S. Food Stamp Nation? 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is…

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People stand in Foley Square in New York after being evacuated from the federal and state buildings that surround it Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Quaking in DC 

People stand in Foley Square in New York after being evacuated from the federal and state buildings that surround it Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. MINERAL, Va. — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall…

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A man wades through a flooded street after Hurricane Irene hit the area of Naguabo, Puerto Rico, on Monday. Irene could reach the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. (Associated Press)

Irene heads this way 

A man wades through a flooded street after Hurricane Irene hit the area of Naguabo, Puerto Rico, on Monday. Irene could reach the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. NAGUA, Dominican Republic – A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Irene roared off the Dominican Republic’s…

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The Idaho Land Board, from left, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Gov. Butch Otter and state Controller Donna Jones, meets Tuesday to hire a new state lands director; state schools Superintendent Tom Luna is participating by phone. The board chose Montana trust lands official Tom Schultz. (Betsy Russell)

Montanan tapped as Idaho lands director 

The Idaho Land Board, from left, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Gov. Butch Otter and state Controller Donna Jones, meets Tuesday to hire a new state lands director. BOISE - Idaho’s state Land Board has voted unanimously to hire Tom Schultz,…

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Michael Jordan in 1998. (Associated Press)

High Noon: Very Superstitious 

Michael Jordan in 1998. A lot goes into being a pro athlete—hard training, raw talent, the ability to perform under pressure. But for some stars, a little superstitious reasoning is the added edge they need to get into the zone. Whether it's drinking urine or…

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Lia Whitmore has sustained several concussions in her career playing soccer so she now wears a head brace for protection. She is shown at practice Aug. 9, in Orlando, Fla.

Get your head examined 

Lia Whitmore has sustained several concussions in her career playing soccer so she now wears a head brace for protection. School physical. Check. Immunization record. Check. Emergency contact. Check. Head examined. Huh? Back to school means back to sports for many student athletes, but before…

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North Idaho Fair

Fair time 

COEUR d'ALENE - This year's highlights: More beer, but not everywhere. Plus a post-rodeo shindig, and discounted tickets online. On Monday, vendors were already arranging their wares and workers installing towering carnival rides on the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, in preparation for the 2011 North Idaho…

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Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., demonstrates how to operate the Walkstation at the Steelcase showroom in Manhattan in 2007.

Don't just sit there 

Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., demonstrates how to operate the Walkstation at the Steelcase showroom in Manhattan in 2007. In an 18-year career at the University of Michigan, where she’s a customer service center supervisor in the payroll department, Jackie…

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Joey Bonacci displays his triathlon medal. This year will be Joey’s second time participating in the triathlon.

Kootenai Health Triathlon

Joey Bonacci displays his triathlon medal. Joey Bonacci is only 5 years old, but he’s training for his second triathlon. He asks his baby sitter to time him as he sprints across his Hayden lawn. He took swimming lessons this winter so he’d be more…

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There will be a class on how to control those pesky yellow jackets Monday  from 1 to 3 p.m. at University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1000 W. Hubbard, Room 142. 
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Doug Clark: The Sting 

Latest in a seemingly never-ending series on nature’s attempt to murder me. As I write these words I am trying to ignore a red, itchy welt on my left wrist. Itchy tells only part of the story. There is burning, too, as if some fiend…

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UI professor found dead 

The University of Idaho assistant professor accused of shooting and killing a 22-year-old female at a residence on South Lilly Street in Moscow on Monday night is dead, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Moscow Police said they served a search warrant at the University…

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Internet's influence on the class of '15 

MILWAUKEE – Mention Amazon to the incoming class of college freshmen and they are more likely to think of shopping than the South American river. PC doesn’t stand for political correctness and breaking up on Facebook is more common than any more personal encounter. These…

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New camp part of Easton offer 

Before judging, hear the pitch. The Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America is holding town meetings this week to explain Discovery Land Company's offer to purchase Camp Easton, and why the organization is considering accepting. "We hope to fully inform folks of more…

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Starbucks may enter the single-serve coffee market. Spokeswoman Lara Wyss said the chain hopes to accomplish with “single-serve coffee what Apple did for mobile phones.” (Associated Press)

7 myths about caffeine 

For many of us, a morning without coffee or tea is a like the proverbial day without sunshine. For me, much of it is about the ritual. OK, who am I kidding? It’s about the caffeine. Mmm, I love caffeine -- that naturally occurring alkaloid…

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen Monday in Washington, D.C., ahead of its dedication Sunday, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Associated Press)

King Memorial opens 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen Monday in Washington, D.C., ahead of its dedication Sunday, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington. WASHINGTON – Some were locals who’ve watched for years as the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took…

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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.