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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011


Blogfest-Minus2 TGIF -- 7.22.11 

We're two days from Blogfest 2011 (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest), which is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill in the historic Fortground area of Coeur d'Alene. Meat will be provided by Bent's BBQ (if you haven't tasted this…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.22.11 

5:24 p.m. A male is threatening to fight children @ boat docks in Harrison. 5:23 p.m. Power line is down in the trees @ Government Way & Boekel/Hayden. 5:20 p.m. Caller reports wood lying in roadway on e/b I-90 @ M/P 24 (Wolf Lodge Creek…

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PM Headlines -- 7.22.11

Linda Lantzy shot this scenic of the Idaho chain lakes for her Idaho Scenic Images during a drive Sunday. You can check out Linda's Facebook page of viewtiful scenics here. Arts Commission seeks wastewater treatment plant artist/CdA Today Kootenai County unemployment inches upward/CdA Press Duo…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.22.11 

A bear with a jar stuck on it's head is seen in Cocke County, Tenn. State wildlife officers looked for the bear for three weeks after reports he was caught in the unfortunate headgear. The bear was later tranquilized, and the jar removed from its…

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NI Blog Rdp: Dracula & Phlebotomy

Stebbijo's Place offers "another recipe to the cookbook! You can’t miss with this one! Tried and true – by me!" Follow the link, click on the photo, and the recipe appears. Nic of Rants, Raves, & Random Thoughts asks in his "5 for Friday" feature…

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Wilting Mariners Face 100-Plus Heat 

A thermometer on the dugout steps reads 101 degrees on the field at Fenway Park during batting practice prior to the Boston Red Sox baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston today. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Question: On the day that I successfully interviewed for…

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Obama Ends 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' 

President Barack Obama on Friday formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, doing away with a policy that's been controversial from the day it was enacted and making good on his 2008 campaign promise to the gay community.…

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Pat Moynihan: The Sensible Center

The late, great Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was asked back in 1993, when Congress was debating an earlier federal budget deal, if there “would be a fight until death” over taxes. Moynihan, intellect and wit in full flower, came back at NBC’s…

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Boise Station Dumps NPR For Talk 

There’s an unusual change in Boise radio, and a somewhat cloaked one one too. It’s unusual for the shift in control of a frequency from non-commercial to commercial. And it looks to be cloaked for the gap between the way it’s being presented to the…

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Bent Brew Ready For Blogfest 2011

Earlier this summer, Stickman dutifully poured the latest batch of Bent's home brew into bottles in preparation for the 2011 Blogfest (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest). Samples will be available at the annual Blogfest, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill in…

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Gold, Tacos While You Wait 

So I'm walking south of 4th Street toward Midtown with my radio head set on, thinking deep thoughts last night, when I saw a sign. It blazed above the pavement -- yellow and then red. The yellow part at the corner of 4th & Hattie…

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Some Yellow Roses For A Blue Lady 

During a recent haircut, I mentioned to my stylist that I grew roses, all colors. Which prompted the significantly tattooed young woman to lament: "All the guys I date give me only red roses. Why can't they come up with some other color? I like…

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Handcuffed Man Escapes SV Police 

The handcuffed driver of a stolen car escaped from custody late Thursday when officers left him unattended as they chased his fleeing passenger, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department. Police are asking for help identifying the man who was was driving a purple Mercury…

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Norway Stunned By Blast, Shootings 

Victims receive treatment outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. At least seven people are dead and many more injured. Also, a…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.22.11

11:43 a.m. Rider appears to be OK after dumping scooter @ H41 & Ross Point/PF. Scooter not OK. 11:24 a.m. Man is in KCSD lobby to report daughter's bad behavior and learn his rights as father. 10:59 a.m. Black Bay Marina rep wants to know…

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INW: P-I Staff Is Leaving The Building

The iconic 18-ton rotating globe atop the building housing offices of the seattlepi.com, the web-only news site born out of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is seen overlooking Elliiott Bay Thursday in Seattle. Most of the staff of the seattlepi.com is moving out of the building that…

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14th Julyamsh Kicks Off Tonight 

The Grand Entry ceremony at the 2009 Julyamsh Powwow and Encampment was a sea of colorful feathers, ribbons, beads and bells. More than 1,000 dancers, representing hundreds of tribes across the U.S. and Canada, took part in the 2009 Julyamsh celebration, photographed by Colin Mulvany/SR.…

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KCSD Seeks Manslaughter Suspect

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding Lisa Marie Calbick, 33 of Kellogg. Calbick, who also has gone by the last name of Anzures, is described as being 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds with brown hair and brown…

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Esquire Charts INW Racism Fall, Rise

In Esquire's Politics Blog Thursday, essayist Charles P. Pierce provides a lengthy review of the history of white supremacism in North Idaho as well as the MLK Day bomb attempt. He writes: "Both (Norm) Gissel and (Tony) Stewart have noticed an increasing — and increasingly…

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Hucks Poll: Roust Panhandlers

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation has little sympathy for panhandlers. 69 of 130 respondents (53.08%) voted that police should roust them at all times, while another 29 of 130 respondents (22.31%) said police should chase off "aggressive" ones. 11 of 130 respondents (8.46%) said police should…

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Looking Like Hemingway

Past winners of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, including Jack Waterbury (1987), front left, and Rick Kirvan (1999), front right, examine contestants during the first of two preliminary rounds Thursday at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. More than 120 men resembling Ernest Hemingway…

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Whattabout Hart, Loertscher, Etc.? 

Here's one last item that Opinion Page Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune noted among the curious resolutions passed by the Idaho Republican Central Committee at their recent state convention in Moscow: "Repudiate Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell. Sure, McGee famously got…

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Marty Jeers Idaho GOP Resolutions 

Opinion Page Editor Marty Trillhaase jeered the Idaho Republican Central Committee for chasing "boogeymen" at its state convention when more important matters went begging. His list of goofy resolutions includes: Get the Environmental Protection Agency out of the Silver Valley. Shackle schools to one election…

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Trib: Cheers To Crapo, Gang Of 6 

CHEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho. Along with "Gang of Six" Republicans Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, and Democrats Dick Durbin of Illinois, Mark Warner of Virginia and Ken Conrad of North Dakota, Crapo struck a budget deal to…

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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.