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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 7.25.11 16 

I enjoyed hobnobbing with the 55 or so Berry Pickers who showed up for the 2011 Blogfest (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest) at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill on our viewtiful afternoon Sunday. Blogfests re-energize me. They bring together a range of people with widely different…

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Parting Shot -- 7.25.11 

"We hadn't planned to go to Julyamish," writes Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "I knew my sisters were going, but when Debbie came home from Seattle Friday night and told me one of her friends from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of Nevada would be dancing at the powwow,…

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Arpie: Don't Tuck In Hawaiian Shirts 

Arpie: At least both of you had the sense to leave the shirts untucked despite being on the downhill side of the great shirt tuck divide. I’ve noticed that everyone 5 years older than me always has their shirt tucked in and everyone 5 years…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.25.11

5:45 p.m. Shoplifter in goatee & black hoodie left Stateline WalMart & got into blue Dodge Neon registered to a CdA woman. 5:42 p.m. Everyone out of water & capsized sailboat retrieved on Hayden Lake. 5:39 p.m. Female driver wants ISP officer to retrieve bumper…

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PM Headlines -- 7.25.11

Samuel Gottsegen, 17, recounts his experiences as one of the victims of a bear attack that occurred Saturday evening near Talkeetna, Alaska, as he recovers in an Anchorage hospital on Monday. Gottsegen was taking part in an outdoor education course from the National Outdoor Leadership…

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Blogfest Photo Of The Day -- 7.25.11 21 

At Blogfest 2011 (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest), Don Sausser catches DFO & DanG hobnobbing while waiting for Bent to finish preparing the sumptious chicken & beef barbecue for the event at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill. You write the cutline. You can see the rest…

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North Idaho Blog Rdp -- 7.25.11 

Either Herb or I didn't get the memo re: what to where at the Hucks Summer Bentfest at the Fort Ground Grill Sunday. If you look closely enough, you'll see that the two Hawaiian shirts aren't exactly alike. But you have to look awfully close…

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Major Ben's Warrant Rdp -- 7.25.11

Two Spokane women wanted in Kootenai County on drug-related charges headline Major Ben Wolfinger's weekly felony warrants list. Ashley Abuhl, 19, of Spokane (upper left), is wanted on charges of possession of contolled substance & under the influence of a controlled supbstance. No bond has…

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Press: Commissioners Are Leaders 

They've whacked a failing program, ostracized a bunch of kids and parents, cut here, consolidated there and, in all likelihood, succeeded in getting every single employee to do his or her best work. That's what we call leadership. The Kootenai County commissioners - Todd Tondee,…

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NewsBF.com Covers Bus Crash

How in the world did everyone walk away from this crash of a Canadian tour bus near Naples, between Sandpoint/Ponderay & Bonners Ferry? Mike Weland, publisher of the online NewsBF.com provides the photos and news coverage here.

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Campbell's Putting Salt Back In Soup 

Campbell Soup Co's (CPB.N) incoming CEO Denise Morrison is bringing back the salt as she tries to entice people to buy more soup. The move to add salt and flavor in more than two dozen soups after a health-inspired low-sodium push failed to lift sales…

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NFL Teams Unanimously OK Deal 

The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the 4-1/2-month lockout. Owners overwhelmingly approved a proposal last week, but some unresolved issues still needed to be reviewed to satisfy players;…

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INW Headlines -- 7.25.11

Patrons flocked to Borders Books and Music store in Coeur d'Alene on Friday to take advantage of the going-out-of-business sale. Borders Group began liquidation sales at all of its 399 stores as the 40-year-old chain winds down operations. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Giant worm doesn't…

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High Noon: Luna For Idaho Governor? 20 

Idaho schools chief Tom Luna was at dinner with his wife, Cindy, after his “Students Come First” education reforms cleared the 2011 Legislature, when a stranger stopped by his table. “This guy I’d never met came up and said, ‘Word on the street is you’re…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.25.11

11:53 a.m. Idaho Independent Bank, Government Way/Hayden, reports suspicious person in bank. 11:42 a.m. Cheryl wants to see animal control officer re: cat that won't leave her place. 11:36 a.m. Woman wanted for meth possession may be in 9700 block of Melrose/Hayden. 10:53 a.m. Motorist…

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Tour Bus Crashes Near Naples 

With EMTs checking them out for injuries, passengers from an Edmonton tour bus gather behind the guardrail at the south end of the Naples Bridge after the bus left U.S. 95 and rolled onto its side. Fortunately, injuries were all minor. You can read all…

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Baby 'Critical', Father Arrested 

A baby is in critical condition after being assaulted by his 19-year-old father in Coeur d’Alene, police said today. James Dean Blanchard was arrested today at 3 a.m. for felony injury to a child after police were called to 1042 N. 17th St. at 9:30…

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Poll: Idaho GOP's Goofiest Resolution

Weekend Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation (51 of 104 respondents, 49.04%) voted that the goofiest resolution passed at the recent Idaho GOP state convention in Moscow was support for Idahoans carrying weapons anywhere at any time, including on college campuses. In descending order, other…

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An Artist Who Works Best In Hay 

Michael Moscato uses some spray paint on his "art" that is made out of bales of straw and hay at the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus, Ohio., Sunday Feed is being turned into fine art at the fair, in a new sculpting competition using hay…

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Press: Sandpoint Tops Lake City? 

Congratulations, neighbor, on being declared The Most Beautiful Small Town in America. But for the Coeur d'Alene faithful, is that honor bestowed a little to the north by USA Today and Rand McNally kind of like getting sandpoint kicked in your face? Not really -…

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Hydromaniacs Pushing For Races 

Item: It takes a community: Hughes believes hydroplane racing could again be popular on Lake Coeur d'Alene/Alecia Warren, CdA Press More Info: Doug Miller agrees. President of the Hydromaniacs nonprofit, Miller is in the midst of trying to resurrect the annual Diamond Cup Unlimited Regatta…

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Region GOP Rip Keough, Broadsword 28 

Saying their actions were detrimental to the party, the Region 1 Republican Central Committee approved a "no confidence" vote last week against Sens. Shawn Keough of Sandpoint (left) and Joyce Broadsword (right) of Sagle. "As elected state officials, your actions have demonstrated that you do…

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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.