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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

P.S. 100s View Soldier's Processional

Patriot Guard riders form up around the building after the delivery of the body of Spc. Nicholas Newby this afternoon at Yates Funeral Home. Newby died in an expolosion in Iraq and his remains were returned for burial. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) More than 400…

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TGIF Wild Card: Blogfest, Anyone? 38 

Huckleberries Online has worked through the malfunctioning server problems this morning, and now is bent on getting a head count for the 2011 Hucks Bentfest, the long-overdue 2011 Blogfest that scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.15.11

5:52 p.m. Coeur d'Alene police have found at runaway at Coeur d'Alene Albertson's. 5:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 14-15 here. 5:28 p.m. Resident of Redondo Circle/PF reports girl who is too young driving a vehicle. But dispatcher reports that the…

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PM Headlines -- 7.15.11

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo receives a US flag from a fan 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, Wednesday, Wednesday. Solo, from Richland in Washington's Tri-Cities, will be…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.15.11 10 

Spectators in fancy dress watch play on the course during the first day of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Top Cutlines: 1. While the 2012 presidential primaries are underway,…

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Dynamite Found Near St. Maries

Kootenai County Sheriff deputies responded to an explosives call near St. Maries on Thursday evening. 1,000 pounds of explosives were found on a property recently reclaimed by land owner, Verne McIlree. For the past year, McIlree says renters had been squatting on his land without…

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A Fallen Soldier Returns To Lake City

An honor guard carries the body of Spc. Nicholas Newby into Yates Funeral Home this afternoon. Newby died in an expolosion in Iraq and his remains were returned for burial. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Link to all SR photos of Nicholas Newby processional here

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Leaving Lake City High

Children and families, some who never knew the soldier, watch as the procession carrying the body of Spc. Nicholas Newby down Ramsey Rd. passes the area of Lake City High School this afternoon on its from the Coeur d'Alene airport to Yates Funeral Home. Newby…

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Last Respects 

Heath Peterson, right, and his family, from left, Ryan, 12, wife Carrie and son Gavin, 10, unfold a flag in preparation for the procession carrying the body of Spc. Nicholas Newby this afternoon from the Coeur d'Alene airport to Yates Funeral Home. (SR photo: Jesse…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 7.15.11

Marianne Love/Slight Detour, who's entertaining some Aussies, writes: "Well, they've seen the big trees in Montana, they've seen the big lake, and they've eaten one brand of North Idaho pizza. Today, they'll see lots of trees and beautiful scenery from the back of a horse,…

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INW: Officer Shot In Twin Falls

Members of the Twin Falls Police Department load an Idaho State Police officer who was shot today at the Hampton Inn in Twin Falls. Police say a suspect is in custody and a hostage has been released unharmed and after a three-hour standoff at a…

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The Slice: What Are You Known For?

A friend passed along a newspaper clipping, to Paul Turner of The Slice: "On an Associated Press article about unrest in the Middle East, he had highlighted a passage in which residents of a certain town in Syria were described by a news source as…

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So Near Yet So Far 

Just feet from the end of the 80-foot rope he's descending, Cadet Andres Morales loses his grip and falls to a mat during a month long Army ROTC training camp at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Alan Berner) Question: Have you ever…

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Chimp: Private Sector Getting Stiffed 

Rational Chimp: My Grandfather retired from Kaiser with a great pension and outstanding medical plan. Trained by the Union, he eventually moved into management. Rather than attacking public employees, maybe the question should be -- Why doesn’t the private sector provide more for their employees?…

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Idaho Legislator Saves Kitten 

For a second time in recent months, Rep. Cliff Bayer (District 21) went out of his way to assist a kitten in need. On Thursday, driving home from work, Mr. Bayer watched a kitten dart across traffic on Victory Road and fall helplessly into a…

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Goedde Vs. Vick In Redistricting Plan 

Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise breaks down Keough-Broadsword redistricting proposal: "The new District 2 would have Broadsword along with both current District 3 representatives, Reps. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens. The new District 3 would have only one incumbent, retiring Rep. Frank Henderson,…

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Marilyn Monroe Still Wows 'Em 

This might make a good APhoto of the Day, too, if we didn't already have one: Male members of the Hugh and Anya Nguyen wedding party pose under Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous wind-blown pose, on Michigan Ave. Friday…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.15.11 

Noonish: Woman w/large gash on her head is reported in 500 block of Coeur d'Alene/CdA. 11:29 a.m. Animal control officer catches dog suspected in biting incident @ McKenzie & Poleline/PF. 11:16 a.m. ISP officer is checking on a disabled truck in H95 median near Canfield/CdA.…

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Police Pension Group OKs Hypnosis 

A retired Spokane police officer will have his hypnosis weight-loss therapy paid for by city tax money. Members of the Spokane Police Pension and Relief Board unanimously approved the unusual claim from board member Gary Gow at its meeting Thursday. Gow, who retired from the…

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Day To Appreciate Cows 10 

In this June 16, 2009, AP file photo, Tim Maikshilo holding open the mouth of one of his Holsteins in Coventry, Vt. Yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm wants its cows to burp less. It's for a noble cause: cutting down on the gases that contribute to…

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Hucks Poll: Chinese Involvement? No 

Thursday Poll: By a slender margin, Hucks Nation isn't bothered by Chinese investment in Idaho projects. 72 of 139 respondents (51.8%) say they aren't concerned re: plans by Chinese firms to invest in Idaho. However, a large minority is -- 65 of 139 (46.75%). 2…

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Woman's Luck Changes w/House Win 

An Ephrata woman's luck has turned around for the better. On Wednesday she won a brand new $250,000 home in the North Idaho College Really Big Raffle drawing. Before her number was picked, her home was burglarized earlier this month and her car stolen. The…

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IFF: Fat Pensions Hit School Funding 

School officials are rejoicing over the news that the state's robust tax collections have allowed the disbursement of $60 million to the districts and charters across the state. In Coeur d'Alene, furlough days are being canceled, textbooks purchased and raises, euphemistically described as "additional salary…

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AM Headlines -- 7.15.11

Glenn Vaughn Restoration Services employee Noah Reaves shines a 1935 Packard in preparation for the River City Rod Run in Post Falls on Thursday. The 14th annual River City Rod Run is July 15 and 16 at The Hot Rod Cafe in Post Falls. (SR…

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Globetrotter Carries CdA Boy's Ashes 

Anders Forselius, 43, has been traveling the traveling the world spreading the ashes of Alex Blackburn, of Coeur d'Alene, who died Aug. 10, 2001, in Spokane. The wooden box holds the boy's ashes. You can read about this amazing story by Chelsea Bannach/SR here. Globe-trotting…

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