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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Ephrata Woman Wins Really BIG Raffle 

An Ephrata, Wash., woman won the grand prize of a $250,000 house in NIC Foundation's 18th annual Really BIG Raffle drawing this evening at Boswell Hall on North Idaho College's campus, attended by a crowd estimated at 2000. Donna Wallar was holding the winning ticket,…

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Parting Shot -- 7.13.11

Susan Kang Schroeder, public information officer for the Orange County District Attorney, center, speaks to media after a court hearing for Catherine Kieu, pictured at right, Wednesday in Westminster, Calif. Kieu who is accused of cutting off her husband's penis, is being held without bail…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.13.11 

For those keeping score at home, I've added Betsy Russell's link to my Facebook & Twitter links under the "About this blog" explanation in the righthand rail. It's an easy way to discover what Betsy's doing b/c she tweets regularly & posts her blog links…

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Services Set For Fallen CdA Soldier

From Kerri Thoreson's Facebook wall: "Latest information on funeral services for Spc. Nick Newby, left, of the Idaho Army National Guard, 116th: Military plane carrying the casket of soldier Newby will arrive at Pappy Boyington Field at the Coeur d'Alene Airport at 1 p.m. on…

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INW Headlines -- 7.13.11

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts this photo of Susan Dubois walking in the reflecting pool in the wedding garden at Hagadone Hospitality's new Events Center at the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course. Kerri snapped several photos of the events center, floating green, Duane…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.13.11 

5:46 p.m. A transient is panhandling near Silver Lake Mall, H95 & Canfield/CdA. 5:39 p.m. Resident reports shots being fired from various firearms near tracks @ Chilco & Ramsey. 5:20 p.m. 7YO boy in 1300 block of Mullan/PF is having an allergic reaction to being…

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In Memoriam To An Idaho Original

In his weekly column for the St. Maries Gazette-Record, Chris Carlson/The Carlson Chronicles tells of his uncle Jack Briggs, an Idaho original, who died last week in Salmon at age 81: "We always could bring a smile to each other’s face by recalling the scene…

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Hagadone, Sizzler, & Floating Green 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson reports she was touring the new Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course events center when she spotted Duane Hagadone's sailboat Sizzler coming around the bend. Skipper David Kilmer and Hagadone were on board. Posts Kerri: "We were having beverages on…

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Canyon GOP VC: McGee Goofed Up 

Vice Chairman Steve Kren supports Sen. John McGee remaining as the county party chairman, and said McGee would have been better served with an up-or-down vote Tuesday night. "I think John has the support of the Central Committee," said Kren, a former GOP lawmaker. "I…

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NI Senators Offer Redistricting Plan 13 

North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint (left), and Joyce Broadsword (right), R-Sagle, have submitted a proposed redistricting plan for North Idaho that they say addresses concerns they've heard from their constituents, particularly about the current oddly-shaped District 2; you can see the plan here. Addressing…

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How About 'Gummint Way'?

A Berry Picker wonders why the new green-and-white street signs at Government Way & Lancaster, near Huckleberries nursery in Hayden, aren't synchronized. Seems the sign on the north side identifies the intersection as "Govt Way" & Lancaster. So good, so far. But the sign on…

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USA Goalkeeper Solo Fields Proposals

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo holds a fan's sign after the US won 3-1 the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany, earlier today. NBC Sports reports that Solo is getting a ridiculous amount of…

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Vandersloot, Bjorklund Lead Chicago 

Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot, right photo, drives to the basket as Tulsa Shock's Andrea Riley guards during the second half of an WNBA basketball game earlier today in Rosemont, Ill. Also, Tulsa' Shock's Amber Holt, left photo, looks to pass as Chicago Sky's Angie Bjorklund…

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''Deadliest Catch's' Sig To Perform 

I just got off the phone with Sig Hansen, the captain of the Northwestern of “Deadliest Catch” fame. He's coming to the INB Performing Arts Center for a stage show called “Deadliest Catch: An Evening with Capt. Sig and the Hillstrand Bros.” on July 24…

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Jeanne: Biscotti Goes Mainstream 

Biscotti was always a special cookie at our house when I was growing up in the '60s and '70s. Italian relatives would bake and share them and I remember my folks dunking them in coffee before enjoying them. At that time, biscotti was still just…

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End Notes: No Need To Dump Baby 

A 23-year-old woman delivered a baby in an Olympia hospital, put it in a plastic bag and placed it in the trash and then walked back into the emergency room, where she was being treated after coming to the hospital by ambulance for an unrelated…

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High Noon: Too Many Pairs Of Shoes 13 

On her Facebook wall, River Journal buddy Trish Gannon writes: "Going through stuff in preparation for a yard sale and learning why I am poor. Reason #1? My children needed 742 pairs of shoes, all of which they left behind when they moved out." Question:…

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NIC Really BIG Raffle Moves Indoors

Due to the inclement weather, the drawing for the North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle has been moved indoors today Wednesday. More than $285,000 worth of prizes, including the grand prize house, will be given away during the drawing, now set to take place…

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INW: Sen. McGee's Sorry, But ... 

Sen. John McGee shares a moment with his wife Hanna following a meeting of the Canyon County Republicans on Tuesday at the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell. McGee delivered an apology for his actions which led to his June 19 arrest and guilty plea for…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.13.11 

11:59 a.m. Strong smell of gas reported at Tangles Hair Salon, 1612 N4th/CdA. 11:43 a.m. Disabled vehicle parked in a "bad spot" along w/b I-90 @ M/P 19.5 (Yellowstone Trail). 11:37 a.m. Woman having psychological problems in 400 block of Sherman/CdA. 11:37 a.m. Supervisor at…

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Ron Paul To Focus On GOP Prez Race 24 

House Financial Services Committee member, and Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, during the committee's hearing where Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report . Paul has announced that he won't seek re-election…

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TomTorg: Save Dike Road Trees 11 

TomTorg: (re: Corps: Cut trees along NIC Dike Road): The Army Corp of Engineers is demanding the city of CDA cut down all the trees on the dike road as they are a risk to the levee’s failure!!!!!! This must be stopped! Our local leaders…

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HBO Poll: Don't OK Polygamy 

Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation overwhelmingly opposes legalization/decriminalization of polygamy (in wake of plans by "Sister Wives" family to challenge Utah bigamy law). 96 of 135 respondents (71.11%) took that position. 32 of 135 respondents (23.7%) supported legalization/decriminalization of polygamy. 7 were undecided. Today's Poll: Is…

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USA Leads France 3-1 In World Cup 

United States' Abby Wambach, center, scores her side's 2nd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany, today. Action is still going on. The U.S. leads 3-1. Game action here. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)…

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4-H On K-County Chopping Block 

Item: 4-H on the chopping block? Budget cuts could put an end to Extension Office which runs program/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Hauser is among a group of Coeur d'Alene area residents who have rallied to protest potential budget cuts at the county,…

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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.