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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.12.11 10 

As a citizen, I'm concerned that new Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustees Tom Hamilton and Terri Seymour are acting like dug-in ideologues from the get-go, refusing to vote on any motions at their first board meeting. As a journalist/blogger who thrives on nutty actions of…

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Parting Shot -- 7.12.11 

A National Park ranger rescues a man who slid 300 feet in Crater Lake, Ore. Rangers and others at Crater Lake National Park spent about six hours rescuing a New York man who slid 300 feet into the remains of a volcano that forms the…

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House GOP Doesn't Save Cheap Bulbs 40 

House Republicans Tuesday failed to overturn energy-efficiency standards that would have allowed Americans to continue buying cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs next year. Republicans had argued during debates Monday that the lighting-efficiency standards approved on a bipartisan basis in 2007 amounted to excess government…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.12.11

6:09 p.m. A pack of Beagles running loose @ Dalton & Mountain Vista (Canfield Sports Complex). 6:02 p.m. ISP trooper's family member involved in 2-car non-injury crash @ H41 & Lancaster/Hayden. 5:44 p.m. Diane reports that white-over-gray pickup drove recklessly thru Diagonal construction zone. 5:33…

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PM Headlines -- 7.12.11

DiscoTech visits with campers during the ribbon-cutting kickoff to the 2011 STAR Discovery Bus tour. Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes and Rep. Bob Nonini spoke at the event. Discover Technology's STAR Discovery Bus will be at Rathdrum Days Saturday & Sunday and then on Monday. DiscoTech…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.12.11 

Mike Cox, of Sherman, Ill., positions a large fan and specially designed water hoses to cool his Standardbred trotting filly named Master Charge It, Monday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. The National Weather Service reported Monday that heat advisories are in place…

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Get Out! Review: Ugly Fish

The Ugly Fish menu is like a coffee-table art book, pages and pages of kaleidoscopic food pornography, wild fonts and playful layouts, all bound together with a thick textured maroon rubber cover. Those things are big and heavy, like a deluxe-edition Japanese import KISS triple…

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NI Blogs: Wheelchairs On Tubbs Hill! 

KEA has been invited to participate in a City of Coeur d’Alene committee reviewing accessibility and other issues on Tubbs Hill. Yesterday, the committee got a first hand experience with accessibility concerns on a brief field trip to the east side of the Hill —…

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Journal: Take Fat Kids From Parents 

Stormy Bradley, left, and her daughter Maya, 14, are seen in Atlanta on Monday. Maya is part of an anti-obesity ad campaign in Georgia. A provocative article in a prominent medical journal argues that parents of extremely obese children should lose custody because they can't…

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Otter Picks To Bump Grocery Credit 

Click below to read AP reporter John Miller's full report on today's state revenue news, which focuses on Gov. Butch Otter's decision to spend $15 million of the 2011 year-end surplus to reverse this year's decision to put off a scheduled $10 bump-up in the…

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Idaho Schools Get One-Time Payout 

Here's a link to the full breakout of how much each Idaho school district will get in a one-time payout of discretionary funds, thanks to the state's higher-than-expected state tax revenues for the year; the payouts are required under federal maintenance-of-effort rules attached to earlier…

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Woman Shred's Ex's Penis In Disposal 17 

Authorities said Tuesday that a Southern California woman is in custody after she drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a large knife and threw it down a garbage disposal. Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said that…

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Gilligan's Island Producer, 94, RIP 

In this March 7, 2008, file photo, writer/producer Sherwood Schwartz receives a kiss from actresses Florence Henderson, left, and Dawn Wells ("Mary Ann," now living in Idaho) during a ceremony where Schwartz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los…

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Nurse's Aide Most Violent Job 

The most violent job in Washington state isn't being a police officer or a security guard. It's working as a nurse's aide. Seattle public radio station KUOW-FM made that finding as part of an investigative series on workplace safety airing this week. The station found…

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SoCal Politician Wants To Secede 

Even if leaders from the 13 counties got serious about secession, the U.S. Constitution says no new state can be formed without the consent of Congress and the state legislature. Gil Duran, a spokesman for California Gov. Jerry Brown, said Stone's proposal is "a supremely…

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Bayview Proprietor Advertises 'BYOB' 

Henry Dean, new proprietor of the Buttonhook/Bayview has had to be creative as he awaits overdue issuance of a liquor license, according to Herb Huseland, Bay Views. Herb posts: "Checking with the authorities to make sure he was legal, (Dean) advertised BYOB. It turns out…

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INW Headlines -- 7.12.11

Three-year-old Margarita Yarova, of Spokane, hangs out with her mother, Kateryna Yarova, at Coeur d'Alene's City Beach on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Scientists use road-kill deer, elk to lure bears/Associated Press Chickens peck out place in Canyon County/Mike Butts, Idaho Press-Tribune Opinion: Full disclosure…

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NIC: Really BIG Raffle Sells Out

The North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle has sold out for the 18th year in a row. The last of the raffle’s 5,000 tickets were sold around midday Tuesday. ... All ticket holders and community members are invited to attend the Really BIG Raffle…

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Store Dumps Self-Checkout Lanes 11 

One of the nation's major grocery store chains is eliminating self-checkout lanes in an effort to encourage more human contact with its customers. Albertsons LLC, which operates 217 stores in seven Western and Southern states, will eliminate all self-checkout lanes in the 100 stores that…

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Jackson Wants All-Stars To Speak Out 

Raul Cordero, left, and Jorge Mandez protest Arizona's immigration law SB1070 outside of Chase Field before the Home Run Derby for the MLB All-Star baseball game Monday in Phoenix. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.12.11

12:07 p.m. White flatbed truck dropped leaking water tank @ Appleway & H95 -- & continued on. 11:54 a.m. Father reports son made stop in Greenacres Monday & hasn't been heard from since. 11:51 a.m. Man who attempted suicide by cutting wrists & legs is…

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Claim: Idaho Schools Violate Title IX 12 

The federal government has received dozens of complaints about high schools all over the state violating Title IX. Title IX is the commonly referred to name of the section of 1972 Civil Rights Act passed by the U.S. Congress that guarantees equal athletic opportunities for…

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Kerri: Glad Flags Already Half-Staff 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes (re: "2 Coeur d'Alene Guardsmen killed in Iraq"): "Got a call from John at Gov. Otter's office re: flag protocal ... all flags on state and government buildings are flown at half staff from dawn to dusk on…

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Poll: Keep Incandescent Light Bulbs 11 

Monday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation says federal government is overstepping its bounds by ordering a phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. 114 of 163 respondents (69.94%) took that position. Only 47 of 163 respondents (28.83%) say the feds are acting properly by pushing the…

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Basebrawl At Avista Stadium 

Spokane Indians Rougned Odor (2), right, throws a haymaker at Shane Opitz of Vancouver that induced a bench clearing brawl at Avista Stadium in Spokane Monday. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson) Question: Have you ever been in a fistfight?

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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.