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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 7.18.11 

It's so hard to get back to work today after a glorious summer weekend. I rode my bike to work again today. It beats a cup of coffee for waking up in the morning. I have to resist the temptation to sit around Huckleberries HQ…

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Parting Shot -- 7.18.11

Nathan Berish, of Waukesha, Wis., shares ice cream with his son Jack, 3, as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play the South Bend Silver Hawks in a baseball game today at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis. (AP Photo/The Post-Crescent, Dan Powers)

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Trish: Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down 

Trish Gannon provides the top Hucks Online comment today: My brother Boyd had died and I had his ashes. One day I wrote a brilliant letter to brother Clay (an attorney) and told him I didn’t think it was fair that I had to be…

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PM Headlines -- 7.18.11

Jessica Ohlig and her daughter A'Maya Ohlig , 7, of Post Falls paid a visit to the robot during the STAR Discovery Bus tour in Coeur d'Alene today. Discovery Technology's STAR Science Center is set to open in Rathdrum in 2012. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)…

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Late PM Scanner -- 7.17.11

5:52 p.m. Woman reports 3-4 males in red car ran yield sign & then flipped her off in Post Falls. 5:14 p.m. Resident reports 2 men in silver pickup in front of his home in 700 block of E. 15th/PF told him that they were…

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NIdaho Blogs: Back From The Dead 

This photo by Stickman/Walkabout underscores the expression, "free as a bird." How would you like to sit on a snag in the middle of Tubbs Hill & view the panorama of our viewtiful part of the country? Post of the Day: Just when I thought…

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Major Ben's Weekly Warrant Roundup

A trio of females go to the head of the class this week as Major Ben Wolfinger's most wanted felons among outstanding warrants. The trio are: Ashley Marie Davis Allen, 20, of Hayden (upper left), who is wanted on a charge of possession of a…

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Risch Lashes Obama Debt Rhetoric 25 

Idaho's junior U.S. senator lashed out Saturday against President Barack Obama's handling of the current national debt crisis, saying nothing should be off the table when it comes to spending cuts. Sen. Jim Risch's comments came during a lunchtime speech to fellow Republicans attending a…

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AARP: Yes, Men, There Is Manopause 

Women aren’t the only ones who suffer from hormonal changes in middle age, leading to weight gain, crankiness and changes in their sex lives. Men have their own version, dubbed male menopause or, as some experts are calling it, “manopause.” (Your doctor is probably going…

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'Deathly Hallows' Review Anyone? 

Actor Ralph Fiennes portrays Lord Voldemort in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) Question: If you've seen "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows," would you recomment it to others?

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Teen Shenanigans At Garwood Light 

Have you ever done what the juveniles in the 12:19 p.m. Scanner Traffic item today -- stop at a stoplight and then run around your vehicle and get back in? Seems passenger a white passenger vehicle with Washington plates did just that. The vehicle stopped…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.18.11 

1:59 p.m. Fred Meyer employees report an unknown medical emergency. 1:55 p.m. Motorist hits back of ITD or city of CdA backhoe @ 1st & Sherman/CdA. No injuries. 1:52 p.m. 2 teen males w/o lifejackets appear stranded in boat in wetlands are near Sportsmen's Access…

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PF Man Sentenced For Sex Abuse

Post Falls man will spend at least five years in prison for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. Terence William Turner, 39, (pictured) was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison with eligibility for parole after five years for lewd conduct with a minor. He will…

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Flower Hair Pieces All The Rage 

They're fashioned from zippers, yarn, cotton and satin. They come in as many designs, sizes and colors as greenhouse blooms. And you can find them nestled in the hair of girls and women across south-central Idaho. Flower hair pieces in the form of barrettes, clips,…

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Crump: Aggravating People For Living 

As one who aggravates people for a living, I'd like to say a few words in praise of annoyance. What a bleak, monochrome world this would be if you got through your day without your blood pressure playing chicken with your coronary arteries. What's the…

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INW Headlines -- 7.18.11 

Idaho National Guard Brigadier General Alan Gayhart speaks about the sacrifice of Sgt. Nathan R. Beyers and Spc. Nicholas W. Newby Saturday at Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene, where a joint memorial service was held for the two young men who were killed…

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Noon: Blacksmith Hobby Brings Joy

Eclectic is one way to describe Steve McGrew’s interests. He runs two companies, but his interests include geology, robotics, lasers, optics, genetics and snowboarding. But like many guys who reach their 60s, McGrew has fallen into one major sideline and passion. For him that’s blacksmithing.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.18.11

12:03 a.m. A panhandler reportedly is hanging out in front of Target, on Canfield/CdA. 11:57 a.m. Motorist has stopped on e/b I-90 onramp @ Spokane St., complaining of foot pain. 11:54 a.m. Colton, of Dalton Gardens, reports theft of mountain bike from shed on property.…

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Sarcophagus Appears In Bayview 12 

In Bayview, Herb Huseland & Bayview Mercantile owner Scott Bjergo are trying to solve a mystery involving an Egyptian sarcophagus that appeared on the roof of the business Saturday morning. Herb posts in Bay Views that the sarcophagus was "perched majestically on the roof of…

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Hucks Poll: No To Harry Potter 

Weekend Poll: 80 of 129 respondents (62.02%) say they don't plan to see the final episode of the Harry Potter franchise: "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part II." 47 of 129 respondents (36.43%) say they do plan to see the movie. 2 were undecided.…

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Kennedy-Brannon Voters Enter Pleas

Never one to take his eye off the ball, Bill McCrory reports for OpenCDA.com that he attended a pre-trial conference for Susan Harris & Ronald Prior, who were charged with voting illegal in the 2009 Coeur d'Alene City Council elections. Remember? Mike Kennedy-Jim Brannon? Star…

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LaPierre: Don't Be Shy Re: Gun Rights 30 

A Berry Picker provided this shot of a flag-bearing North Idaho Patriot at the Clingers rally at Stateline Speedway Friday evening. Americans can't be gun-shy about defending the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, the executive vice president of the National Rifle…

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Moscowan Vandalizes Jeopardy! Foes 

Mark Runsvold of Moscow, who promised to vandalize the competition, won $48,000 on Jeopardy! Friday -- and will try to add to his big winnings on the show again today. In a Jeopardy! promo, Runsvold introduced himself by asking viewers to watch him as he…

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Colon-Cancer Ad Offends Kennewick 

Billboards portray supermodels wearing next to nothing, but the signs still have to watch their language — even if the object is saving lives. A board of health in Kennewick, Wash., suddenly reversed itself and voted against endorsing a colon-cancer awareness campaign, reports the Tri-City…

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