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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.5.11 

Dunno which was cooler during the 4th of July Parade -- Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem riding on the back of a motorcycle per usual or North Idaho College prez Priscilla Bell at the wheel of a monster truck. Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce deserves…

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Parting Shot -- 7.5.11

Independence Day was celebrated throughout North Idaho on Monday, including in Clark Fork, east of Sandpoint. Trish Gannon/River Journal and her camera were on hand to photograph the activities, which included a parade and community get together. You can see dozens more of Trish's photos…

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CdA Tour Showcases 6 Superb Yards 

Ron and Bev Noble have created their own little piece of heaven in Dalton Gardens, Idaho. On their one-acre property, they have a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, colorful flower beds, a water feature and a shade garden – all within a peaceful, parklike setting.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.5.11

5:17 p.m. Coeur d'Alene firefighters responding to fire caused by burnt stove pot (location unknown). 5:08 p.m. Child not hurt when hit by vehicle in roundabout @ Spokane & Poleline/Post Falls. 5:05 p.m. Someone is suffering severe chest pain near basketball courts at City Park.…

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PM Headlines -- 7.5.11

Cleanup crews work to clear oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., Tuesday. The Yellowstone River swelled above flood levels Tuesday, raising fears that the surge will push thousands of gallons of oil spilled from a broken pipeline into undamaged areas and…

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NI Blogs: Casey Anthony's Family 

Bent and Stickman prepare the next batch of Bent's special brew for a summer Huckleberries Bentfest this month (July 24, at Fort Ground Grill). The work was done on KeithinCDA's patio. If you've never consumed a Bent brew, you're in for a treat. We'll talk…

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Boise Most Prone To Skin Cancer 

Nicole Hensley of KXLY posts: "Coeur d'Alene, you're 379 miles via US-95 and ID-55 from the city most prone to skin cancer. Boise, with an average of 51 clear summer days per year leads the nation in the statistic put together by The Daily Beast.…

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Jerry Jaeger House Quite A Pistol 

Izzit just me, or does this photo of Jerry Jaeger's house on Sanders Beach, near the Jewett House, published by Google Earth, look like a pistol? A Berry Picker emails the photo to Huckleberries Online with the question: "How is it that Jerry Jaegar flies…

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Major Ben's Felony Warrant Roll 

Four men and a woman comprise the honors class of Major Ben Wolfinger's people wanted by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department on felony warrants. They are: Christopher James Boe (top left), 31, of Coeur d'Alene (for probation violation on an original conviction of receiving or…

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Razzles Set To Dazzle Hayden 

Offering a full bar, food and several options of entertainment, Razzle's Bar & Grill plans for a mid-July opening at 10325 Government Way, Hayden. The 4,200- square-foot building, with more space planned, was built in 1947 as the Hayden Inn and changed hands and names…

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OTV: Tea Partiers Had Worst Entry 

OrangeTV: Just like last year, my vote for most over-the-top unbearably obnoxious parade entry goes to the Tea Party “float”. They drive the most gigantic, louder than hell, bright yellow monster rig (what IS that thing anyways?), have cloying, cornier-than-corny “patriotic” country music blaring at…

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Priggee Observes Floyd Retirement 

After 42 years in the service of the Cowles Publishing Company, long-time Editorial Page Editor Doug Floyd is memorialized by a Milt Priggee cartoon at his retirement celebration last Thursday. Milt Priggee, of course, was the long-time political cartoonist for The Spokesman-Review. You can see…

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Judge Blocks Idaho Anti-Union Law 

Here's a link to the 22-page decision from U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill granting a motion for a preliminary injunction to block a new Idaho anti-union law from taking effect; Winmill issued his decision on Friday. At issue is SB 1007, the “Fairness in Contracting…

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Ralph: Lindsey & North Idaho Lakers

Rich Lindsey keeps a wire cutter in a pole holder in the back of his boat. It's a pocket size cutter used to dislodge fouled fish hooks and snip tangled leaders. Mostly, it's used to kill fish. This is done with swift dexterity and a…

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She'll Accept Only Female Medicos 

Dear Annie: I’m 22 years old and recently needed an operation in the only hospital in our area. I am an extremely shy and modest female and would never go to a male doctor except in an emergency. Luckily, I was able to arrange for…

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Rammell Guilty Of Poaching 

After many months and after getting charged with jury tampering (yet to go to trial), former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell was convicted of poaching an elk. He was fined $1000 (after the judge suspended $500) and will serve 5 days in jail (after the…

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INW Headlines -- 7.5.11

North Idaho College president Priscilla Bell is at the wheel of a huge Peterbilt truck during the annual Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July Parade Monday. (Courtesy photo: Don Sausser) Judge blocks anti-union law, sez practice protected by fed law/Betsy Russell, EOB Under pressure, Moyie Springs…

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LTHE: Redneck Neighbors Spoiled 4th 

LoveToHateMe: As for fireworks, I wish I’d been hiding under the table with my cat. My bedroom unfortunately looks out on a field that serves as my redneck neighbors’ back yard. So after getting back from CdA’s fireworks display I spent til about 2 AM…

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July 4 Parades Turn Kids Into Repubs 18 

All that fireworks-watching, flag-waving and potato salad-eating this weekend could in fact lead to a vote for the Republican party for your child. And the stats from Harvard back up the claim. When children were exposed at a young age to the Americana fanfare associated…

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Casey Anthony ... Innocent 10 

Casey Anthony with her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims on the last day of arguments in Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday. Moments ago, Anthony was found innocent of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and…

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Hucks Poll: It's 'North Idaho', Butch 

Weekend Poll: Butch Otter, our governor from southern Idaho, likes to think of the five northernmost counties as "northern Idaho." Overwhelmingly, however, that's not how we consider ourselves. 195 of 232 respondents (84.05%) to a weekend poll say they live in "North Idaho" not "northern…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.5.11

11:43 a.m. Drunk & blond man w/black T-shirt & orange flames fighting in 100 block of Borah/CdA. 11:25 a.m. Some sort of waterways hazard is reported on Cape Horn Bay/Bayview. 11:14 a.m. Someone in Post Falls is shooting bottle rockets off of a porch. 11:08…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.5.11

Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest, one of them displaying a banner reading: ' Pamplona: Blood, Torture and Dead ', against the bulls runs on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, on Sunday. On Wednesday, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' or opening ceremony…

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Sandpoint Biker Cites Gender Disorder 

A Sandpoint biker awaiting trial on charges of recruiting criminal gang members was drawn to crime because of a rare gender disorder that causes him to be self conscious about his masculinity, his lawyer says. Dale Michael Champine, 42, (right) suffers from epilepsy, bi-polar disorder,…

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