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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.19.11 16 

I forgot to mention to you that Amy Dearest is now engaged to be married to a Portland State graduate student from Oklahoma City, future son-in-law Okie Doke. OD called me a week ago Saturday for permission to marry my daughter. And then dropped to…

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P.S. Milk Reduces PMS Symptoms? 

This image provided by the California Milk Processor Board shows part of a new "Got Milk?" ad campaign. The California Milk Processor Board is encouraging men to buy more milk for their wives and girlfriends, which the campaign says will help them fend off the…

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Idaho Gets Obamacare $$$ After All 

Idaho was set to accept as much as $19 million in federal cash linked to the health care overhaul as state agencies take advantage of waiver provisions that help them skirt Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's executive order aimed at blocking them from taking some of…

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PM Headlines -- 7.19.11

Twin sisters Gracie and Lily Wilcox, 5, get a front row seat Monday to watch Anne Fields perform a sword dance at the North Spokane Branch of the Spokane County Library on Hawthorne Road. Members of the Angus Scott Pipe Band and the Northwest Highland…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.19.11 

Authorities say Michigan bride Tammy Lee Hinton was arrested in her wedding dress on a felony warrant after exchanging vows at a Jackson, N.Y., area church. Police say she was arrested on a 3-year-old warrant for identity theft, booked and released after less than about…

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PM Scanner -- 7.19.11 

5:34 p.m. Motorist reports 5-6 unrestrained kids are in back of pickup in Silverwood parking lot. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 18-19 here. 5:16 p.m. Hayden WalMart has caught a shoplifter who's being cooperative. 4:46 p.m. Car fire reported in…

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Ponzi Scheme Nabs Few, Coaches 

More than a dozen current and former college coaches -- including Texas Tech's Billy Gillispie, Arizona's Lute Olson, Baylor's Scott Drew and Gonzaga's Mark Few -- are believed to have lost investments most recently valued at over $7.8 million combined with the late Houston-area businessman…

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NI District Targets Home-Schoolers 

A North Idaho school district plans to launch a program this fall geared toward helping parents who instruct their children at home. The Lake Pend Oreille School District in Sandpoint will host a meeting Wednesday to gather comments from prospective homeschool families. The new program…

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Murdoch's Wife Thwarts Attack 

In this combo made from images taken from video, committee members and Wendi Deng, wife of Rupert Murdoch, foreground left, react as a protestor, at left in checked shirt , tries to throw a paper plate covered in shaving foam over Rupert Murdoch as he…

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Quotable Quote -- Idaho GOP CC 10 

"The stability of our form of government is being undermined by strategies used by the Chinese state-government-controlled entities through investments, corporate takeovers, intelligence operations and rare-Earth monopolization" -- real quote from resolution passed by the Idaho GOP Central Committee over the weekend, and provided via…

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We're No. 1, We're No. 1 ... Alas 

On his Facebook page, Sisyphus has a link to the of the statehealthfacts.org site of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, which shows that Idaho leads the United States in something. Alas, it's "State Economic Distress." In a survey of three combined categories (housing foreclosures,…

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Avista Shuts PF Dam Gates At Last 

Avista has lifted its recreation closure on the Spokane River at Post Falls. With runoff subsiding, the utility has closed the gates on Post Falls Dam, which allows recreational use to resume in the water between the Spokane Street Bridge and the boat restraining systems…

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Anonymous Idaho Blog Site Aborts 10 

On her Facebook wall, Jill Kuraitis writes of an attempt by an anonymous individual to start a website for political discussion in Idaho, called idahopolitics.org. She and several of her Facebook Friends were turned off that the individual planned to keep the identities of the…

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Bachmann: Migraines Not Disabling 11 

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks to the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., Monday. In a statement e-mailed by Bachmann's campaign, Bachmann said that the migraine headaches she experiences wouldn't incapacitate her as president. Story…

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Fat: Boomers' Top Health Problem 

A higher percentage of baby boomers are obese than in any other group in the USA, a poll carried out by LifeGoesStrong has revealed. Findings revealed that while approximately 36% of baby boomers are obese, the figure for the two generations directly above and below…

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Frito Lay Embraces 'South Park' Snack

Now you do not have to head to "South Park" to get a taste of Cartman's favorite snack.To celebrate Season 15 of the hit Comedy Central animated series, "South Park" has struck a deal with Frito-Lay to produce the fictional snack, the New York Times…

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Croquet Grows Quietly In McCall 

Around the corner on a certain dirt road in the woods near McCall, there waits a sight that is hard to believe: a perfectly level, felt-green croquet court. It is immediately evident that this lawn isn't for your backyard barbecue variety croquet. The court is…

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High Noon: Traditional Proposals 29 

As I mentioned in the Wild Card, my son-in-law-to-be Okie Doke asked Saturday morning, July 9, for permission to marry my daughter, Amy Dearest. I, of course, said yes. I've liked the young fella from the first time I met him in Portland. In response,…

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Hucks Bentfest set Sunday Afternoon 

Bent & KeithinCDA will be manning the barbecue Sunday afternoon for the 2011 Hucks Bentfest at the Fort Ground Grill in historic Fortgrounds. The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. in Steve Widmyer's Grill. Bent will provide the meat for the event with…

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AM Scanner: Missing 3YO Boy Found 

Noonish: Resident reports house burglary in 8000 block of E. Apache Trail/Athol 11:56 a.m. A gas line is ruptured & blowing gas @ E. Hudlow Road & Lachance/Hayden. 11:47 a.m. Someone is suffering an allergic reaction in 1000 block of E. Honeysuckle/Hayden. 11:43 a.m. An…

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INW Headlines -- 7.19.11

D.C. Orr, a city councilman in Libby, Mont., stands in the middle of a storage area, where bark and wood chips contaminated with undetermined levels of lethal asbestos were stored. More than 15,000 tons of the material have been sold, used in and trucked out…

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CdA Borders Among Stores To Shut 

PatrickH: Borders announced late yesterday that they will be seeking Bankrutcy Court approval to liquidate their remaining 399 stores. This will result in the loss of over 10,000 jobs. Two stores locally will be affected, one in North Spokane and the store here in Coeur…

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Hucks Poll: Gun Rights Safe 

Monday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation doesn't share NRA exec Wayne LaPierre's paranoia that this country's right to bear arms is one Supreme Court appointment away from dissolving. 84 of 136 respondents (61.76%) voted that way, after LaPierre worked up a North Idaho…

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 (Rocky Castaneda)

Stylin' In Vintage Clothing 

Models Taelyn Philips, Erin Ellithorpe, and Alissa Pegram are stylin' in garb provided by Carousel Vintage Clothing in this shoot by Rocky Castaneda, Eric Barro, and July Lynch of Lake City Photography (w/make-up artist Brianna Frost). You can see the entire photo shoot here. Question:…

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Stapilus: Idaho GOP Had Little Choice

Read through the news summary fast and you might get the impression that a measure passed by the Idaho Republican Party this weekend calling for replacing its presidential primary elections with caucuses might be an extension of the party-limiting wave the Gem GOP has been…

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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.