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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 8.26.11 

As I mentioned in the comments section, Hucks Online Twitter/Facebook just picked up its combined 1100th follower -- UI ASB president Samantha Perez. Who's dealing with some harsh realities on campus this week as a result of the tragic murder-suicide involving a grad student from…

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Parting Shot -- 8.26.11

Children stroll along the boardwalk at Coney Island beach while Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard further south Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The low number of visitors at the typically crowded beach reflects the wind, rain, and flooding dangers…

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Nic: Loud & Offkey She Was To Me 

On his Facebook wall, Nic posts re: a close encounter with a terrible singer at a stoplight this week. Writes Nic: "Girl in car at stoplight next to me is singing Katy Perry's 'Firework." Loudly. Off key. So very off key. I might have laughed…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.26.11 

5:55 p.m. 5 males who were fighting @ NW Blvd & Lakewood/CdA now are leaving in a pickup. 5:37 p.m. Protection Tire reports pickup driver n/b on Govt Way from Kathleen smells of alcohol. 5:29 p.m. Malfunctioning lights @ Govt Way & Honeysuckle causing traffic…

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INW Headlines -- 8.26.11

Two horses drink water from a sprinkler system near Ravelli, Mont., earlier this week (AP Photo/Ravelli Republic, Perry Backus) Idaho senators weigh in on grizzly bear shooting/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise Idaho teen fakes pregnancy, labor to get out of ticket/Associated Press Appeals court denies…

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Hassell Won't Seek Re-Election

Al Hassell, the long-time Coeur d'Alene council member and former mayor, told Huckleberries moments ago that he won't seek another term. Hassell said he needs time off to focus on his financial consultant/insurance business as a result of the 2010 death of his partner, Judy…

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Ex-Deputy Prosecutor Going To Prison

A Coeur d'Alene defense lawyer and former deputy prosecutor is going back to prison after a judge ruled he'd violated his probation on OxyContin charges. Shawn C. Nunley, 40, was ordered to prison late last week after his probation officer said he smelled faintly of…

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ASB Prez Perez: UI Campus Safe 

As the University of Idaho student body president, a senior and a woman, I have always felt safe on our campus and in the Moscow community. This semester marks my fourth year at the University of Idaho; I have never questioned the dedication of our…

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I'll See Your 5 & Raise You 1 

Yoandri Hernandez Garrido, 37, known as "Twenty-Four" shows his 12 fingers in Baracoa, Guantanamo province, Cuba. Hernandez is proud of his extra digits and calls them a blessing, saying they set him apart and enable him to make a living by scrambling up palm trees…

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Edinger Plans To Run Again 

Long-time Coeur d'Alene Councilman Ron Edinger told Huckleberries moments ago that he planned to seek re-election this fall. Edinger said he was gathering signatures for his candidacy petition and will submit them to the city clerk's office next week. Edinger has been on the City…

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Wolf Lovers To Protest In North Idaho 

Looks like an environmental organization named Howl Across America is planning a protest rally in Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon, staging from 11 to noon at Ramsey Park. A Berry Picker sent a link to Hucks Online, containing an exchange between Howl Across America and its…

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Look, Ma, No Bumperstickers 

A Berry Picker sends this photo of the Kootenai County Reagan Republican booth at the North Idaho Fair this afternoon, with the note: "No bumperstickers." I'm not surprised. But "Corrupt d'Alene" bumperstickers were there opening day b/n 4-5:30, according to a reliable Berry Picker and…

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News BF: Jeremy Hill Did Right Thing 

On Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011, 33 year old Jeremy Hill was enjoying this special occasion with his family. He had no idea that his life was about to change; and all because he did the right thing. After his guests had left, four of…

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New Details In UI Murder-Suicide 13 

University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis said Friday that university officials worked closely with student Katy Benoit and the Moscow Police over the summer to investigate a complaint she made against assistant professor Ernesto Bustamante. Nellis, who issued a public statement Friday saying the…

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DOTC: Weight Loss Has Up Side 

Dan of the Camp: I know my weight loss stuff is old news now but in addition to all the health related benefits of losing about 58% of my former self I found a real practical upside to it yesterday. I accidently locked my keys…

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High Noon: Xmas In August 

On her way through the Costco aisles at a Spokane Costco, Cindy spotted this unwelcome site when the temperatures were in the 90s outside Wednesday. Question: Do early displays of Christmas, Halloween, & other holidays bother you? Or do you merely shrug?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.26.11 

Noonish: Someone is experiencing intense back pain at Verizon, 540 W. Prairie, CdA. 11:57 a.m. 40-50YO male is bleeding from head & nose after fall @ State Line WalMart. 11:39 a.m. Possible hazmat issue involved in 3-vehicle crash @ H95 & Cherry/CdA. 11:23 a.m. Someone…

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Hucks Poll: Don't Sell Camp Easton

Thursday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation voted that the local Boy Scouts shouldn't sell Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene to Gozzer Ranch developer, Discovery Land Co. 109 of 134 respondents (81.34%) oppose the sale. 15 of 134 (11.19%) support it. And 10 (7.46%) are undecided.…

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Popkey: Otter's DUI Double Standard 

When South Boise Women's Correctional Center Warden Terressa Baldridge was arrested for DUI earlier this month, she was immediately put on administrative leave and subsequently demoted and suffered a $10,000 pay cut -- even though she's pleaded not guilty. But when Tony Faraca, deputy director…

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Richert: UI Owes Parents Explanation 

I got my first clue, as many parents do, on Facebook. My oldest son, a senior at the University of Idaho, had written a post asking if anyone else had taken a class from Ernesto Bustamante, the former assistant professor who is believed to have…

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Obama OKs Controversial Oil Pipeline 

Environmental activists gather outside the White House in Washington earlier this week, as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, in Washington. The Obama administration outraged environmentalists today by giving a green light to…

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Crapo Remarks On Grizzly Shooting 17 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's statement about the grizzly shooting case involving Jeremy Hill of Bonners Ferry: "I have deep concerns about this incident and the decision of the government to prosecute Mr. Hill, who did what any parent would do in this situation. Clearly, Mr.…

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Carlson: Mathesons Back In Power 

Former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Chairman and Casino Executive (1994-2006) David Matheson, is back in a seat of prominence, his old job as Casino executive, after five years of acrimonious litigation full of charges and counter-charges the press shouldn’t repeat because there were no verdicts and…

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CGX Has Wolves In His Cross-Hairs 

CoeurGenX offered this story to Huckleberries Online: "I purchased my $11.50 Wolf tag the other day. So I call up Fins and Feathers to inquire about it. I am NOT a hunter and haven’t purchased a hunting license in about 10 years. So I ask…

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4 Jailed In Moscow Megaload Protest

A half-height Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil megaload sits on a trailer near the main gate to the Port of Lewiston Thursday evening. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare) At least four people were arrested early Friday morning in downtown Moscow as protesters sat cross-legged in front of…

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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.