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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

7-Eleven Wild Card -- 7.11.11 

Twitter offers dueling tweets this morning b/n Superintendents Tom Luna's office and the Idaho Education Association re: today's meeting of the Idaho education technical task force. Luna offers sunshine & lollipops here. The Idaho Education Association provides frowny faces here. For an impartial account of…

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Parting Shot -- 7.11.11 

Alessandra Stone, 13, of Fresno, Calif., center, and other competitors warm up before a freestyle event in the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships in Little Rock, Ark., Monday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) Question: Can you twirl a baton?

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Slurpee Fans Jam Local 7-Eleven

A Post Falls police officer warned his dispatcher about a half hour ago that she might get a call re: the packed house at the local 7-Eleven. Seems this is the 9th annual "7-Eleven Day," marking the chain's 84th birthday. Which means Slurpees are on…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.11.11

5:51 p.m. Someone has been hurt in a fall at Office Depot, Neider & Government Way/Hayden 5:34 p.m. Rathdrum woman in Ford Expedition was seen mixing drink as she left state liquor store on Northwest Blvd/CdA. 5:30 p.m. Motorcyclist was riding behind soccer fields @…

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PM Headlines -- 7.11.11 

Jeanne Helstom spotted these two fawns, sans mama, along the rightfield fence at the Coeur d'Alene Church of the Nazarene softball field around 3:20 this afternoon. 'Last Ironman' tells NYTimes of Coeur d'Alene race/Tara Parker-Pope Expert: Secrecy contributed to 9th Circuit ruling on Duncan/Betsy Russell,…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.11.11 

A deer crosses in front of South Korean golfer So Yeon Ryo and her caddy Daren Herden as they play the 10th hole during the fourth round of the Women's U.S. Open golf tournament at the Broadmoor Golf Club on Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo.…

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Artist Explains Ganesha Work 

Artist Rick Davis left the following comment on the Dogwalk Musings blog re: why he designed the controversial Ganesha public art work that will be on display in downtown Coeur d'Alene for the next year: "The reason I originally chose to do this piece was…

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Major Ben's Outstanding Warrants

A Coeur d'Alene woman wanted in a vehicular manslaughter case leads the weekly felony warrant honor roll, circulated by KCSD Major Ben Wolfinger. The sheriff's office is looking for Lisa Marie Calbick, 33, (upper left) who is wanted on the felony warrant. Bond is set…

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Reagan Repubs Target School Board 36 

On his Facebook wall for the Reagan Republicans, Jeff Ward posts this Action Alert: "Please attend this evening's Coeur d'Alene School Board Annual Meeting (5 p.m. at the Midtown Center Meeting Room) and support Terri Seymour's and Tom Hamilton's request that the board follow state…

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Millsap: Crying Over A Lost Chicken 

The scene in the morning was terrible. What was left of the torn, bloodied carcass of my beloved Anacona hen, the crazy, flighty Italian chicken whose antics never failed to amuse me, was tossed like so much trash in front of the henhouse. The two…

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 (Rocky Castaneda)

Adorning Tubbs Hill 

Model Olivia Cadwell adorns the point on Tubbs Hill for Rocky Castaneda of Lake City Photography, during a recent photography session. You can see more of Rocky's Tubbs Hill photos of Olivia here.

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Goedde: 2 Online Courses 'Realistic'

Idaho state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, said he supports the new recommendation for two online courses for high school graduation, down from state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's original proposal of eight. “It wasn't eight for very long,” Goedde said, noting, “Then it went…

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Cindy: Too Soon For Back To School 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posted this photo of back to school ads in the newspaper, with a short sentence that captures her feelings about such a publication in mid-July: "Really? I suppose next month the Halloween candy will go on sale." Question: Are you…

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Hall: This Primrose Plays At Night 

I hesitate to say this, but I am an evening primrose. I bloom at night. My wife is a daylily. She blooms at dawn. She is early to bed, off to Sleepyland at mid-evening, marching to the drum of drowsy chickens. I awake slowly each…

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Duncan Competency Hearing Ordered 16 

Oopsy: AP had reported that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had thrown out the death penalty against Joseph Duncan. Although that eventually could happen, it's more nuanced than that. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ordered convicted child-killer Joseph Duncan back…

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Crump: And Harmon Went Deep ... 

My mom and my Aunt Bernice were modest Idaho gals, which in 1961 meant wearing skirts to baseball games. That July 11 was the last time they did that. Fifty years ago Monday, I watched my first big league baseball game — the All-Star Game…

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INW Headlines -- 7.11.11 

Holly Bowen of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News posts this photo on her Twitter account of a Latah Sanitation truck after it accidentally dropped a dumpster on a car at the E. Palouse River Dr. townhouses in Moscow. Cartoon: Fanaticism drives debt ceiling debate/David Horsey, Seattle…

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Priest Lakers Think Actor Stein's Sexy 

Did you know Ben Stein is a hotly-desired sex symbol? No? Clearly you're not reading his work. In the 66-year-old's Friday column in The American Spectator, Stein (actor/lawyer/economist/game show host/conservative pundit) chronicles his latest trip to the beach and what ensues is raw physical attraction.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.11.11

11:59 a.m. Woman wants to see deputy re: hit-and-run accident at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie. 11:47 a.m. WalMart/Hayden security has caught a juvnile teen shoplifter who's being cooperative. 11:43 a.m. KCSD deputies are looking for a 5-foot-1 13-14YO named Cade. 11:39 a.m. Washington driver…

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Poll: Say Flag Salute Daily 

The National 9/11 flag is displayed at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Mich., on Sunday. The flag, which was destroyed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, is traveling across the country where people can help stitch it back together. (AP Photo/The…

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Hamilton, Seymour Sue School Board 

Huckleberries has a copy of the lawsuit filed by new Coeur d'Alene School District Trustees Tom Hamilton & Terry Seymour against the Coeur d'Alene School Board to overturn the appointment of long-time Trustee Wanda Quinn June 6. Hamilton and Seymour, two conservatives in nonpartisan trustee…

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USA Upsets Brazel In Quarterfinals 11 

United States' Abby Wambach scores her side's 2nd goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Sunday. Story here. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Question: What will it take to get you interested in…

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KEA Gets Fine Howdy-Do This AM 

Terry Harris & his Kootenai Environmental Alliance staff received a fine, how-do-you-do this morning when they arrived at their office, 408 E. Sherman/downtown Coeur d'Alene. Here's Terry's tweet re: the note he found: "Had a 'Commie F*cks' note stuck to the office door this morning.…

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Spotlight On NIdaho Water Gardens 

A pond can add both pizazz and serenity to a landscape. It becomes a focal point in any setting with its shimmering water, interesting aquatic plants and the birds it attracts. A perfect example of this can be found in the backyard of Post Falls…

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Slice: Lake Places Need Lots Of Work 

Pullman’s Joan Harris wrote last week to suggest that those Inland Northwesterners without lake places don’t understand. It’s no picnic. “I just got back from my lake home where I spent two days cleaning up the beach that’s been flooded since June,” she said. “I…

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