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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.26.11 14 

Why am I not surprised that we're experiencing another overcast summer day in viewtiful Coeur d'Alene? Seems the days haven't improved all that much since winter officially departed in March 21. On the other hand, I'm inside today, as I usually am through the work…

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P.S. Olympic Medalist Peterson, RIP

Jeret Peterson of the United States, celebrates his Olympic silver medal in the men's freestyle aerials final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Utah police say Peterson has killed himself in an isolated canyon. The Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake said…

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Jews, Hindus, Buddhists Laud CdA

The Jews, Buddhists and Hindus have applauded the City of Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA) for the public display of 'Ganesha' sculpture in its downtown. "The City of Coeur d'Alene and its Arts Commission should be commended for their strength and inclusive attitude in displaying the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.26.11

5:23 p.m. 2 females have battered Anthony @ St. Pius Church parking lot on Haycraft. All 8 to 12YO. 5:11 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Ave resident reports kids on motorized scooters tearing around street. 4:57 p.m. Plastic is blowing from back of pickup onto I-90 @…

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PM Headlines -- 7.26.11

Grizzly bear No. 399 crossing a road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., with her three cubs. A grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park has wowed scientists and tourists alike by adopting a cub from another sow grizzly. Park officials say they’re fairly certain…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.26.11 17 

As a fan reaches for the ball, Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford makes the catch on a fly out by Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer during the 11th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, early morning Tuesday. You write…

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Olympian Peterson Commits Suicide 

The Unified Police Department in Salt Lake County, Utah confirms they are investigating the death of U.S. aerial freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson. Officials say the Olympian took his own life Monday night. Peterson was found dead at about 9:30 p.m. Monday from a self-inflicted…

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KEA: 'Inflexible,' 'Incompetent' Feds 

In this photo from KEA Blog, endangered trees are on the left, between Rosenberry Drive & Lake Coeur d'Alene. An incompetent Corps of Engineers and an inflexible FEMA are about to destroy a Coeur d’Alene treasure unnecessarily. The out-of-town and out-of-control federal agencies are blindly…

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George: Young Moving From NIdaho 

Honest George: In much of our area the young are moving away or at least being out-numbered by the old. Many lumber mills have closed, ranging from Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, St. Maries, Coeur d ‘Alene to Lewiston.The demographics of the Silver Valley has changed drastically…

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Downtown CdA Then & Now

OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho introduces us to a "then-and-now" look at downtown Coeur d'Alene, comparing 1981 with 2011: "The Facebook group 'Old School Coeur d'Alene' can be massively entertaining for folks like me who are fond of yammering on about a time long ago when…

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Guinness CPR Record Set

7 year old Theo shows determination while practicing CPR techniques on a dummy during a training organized by Romania's ambulance service in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, on its 105th year in existence, for the…

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Even A Fire Alarm Can't Stop 'Em

Not much stops that exercise class at Peak Fitness in the Prairie Shopping Center from getting-'er-done when it comes to burning off calories & shaping up. Case in point: Around 9:30 this morning, the group was going through its stretching and workout routine when the…

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Crump: Ty Cobbs & His Twin Falls Tie 

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Ty Cobb, the irascible Detroit Tigers right-fielder who was the first player voted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Less well known is that Cobb, a Georgian who eventually retired to California, was a Twin Falls…

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Pastor: Thank God For My Hot Wife 15 

You might get some dirty looks if you thanked God for your hot wife at the family Thanksgiving feast. But a pastor saying a prayer before a NASCAR race got plenty of laughs. Baptist Pastor Joe Nelms had a lot to bless before NASCAR Federation…

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High Noon: Fighting Over A Mascot 

North Dakota political leaders are asking the NCAA to back off and let the state's flagship university keep its Fighting Sioux name and logo, even at the risk of potential blacklisting and scorn by other universities and its own conference. Lawmaker involvement is a strategy…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.26.11 

Noon: Teen girl has razor & is threatening to cut herself @ Hauser Lake & Cliffhouse. 11:59 a.m. Officer wants file started on weedly lot b/n 12th-16th/PF, belonging to construction firm. 11:36 a.m. David has questions re: flooding on Spokane River & lifejacket requirements. 11:24…

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INW Headlines -- 7.26.11

This undated photo provided by the University of Idaho shows part of a giant Palouse earthworm, Driloleirus americanus. The giant Palouse earthworm will not be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act because recent information indicates the worm might be more widespread than previously…

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Abused CdA Baby Remains 'Critical'

Many of you (in the media) have inquired as to the latest condition of the 20 day-old infant that was hospitalized on (Sunday). The child’s father James Dean Blanchard was arrested in connection with the child’s injury. We checked with medical staff within the last…

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Hucks Poll: No To Luna Guv Run 

Luna Guv Run: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation doesn't want to see Superintendent Tom Luna run for governor in 2014, should Gov. Butch Otter elect not to seek re-election. 151 of 177 respondents (85.31%) said they don't want controversial Luna to run. Only 19 of 177 (10.73%)…

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Deanna: City Has No Choice 11 

Deanna Goodlander: The facts are, that FEMA who are the flood insurance folks have told the Core of Engineers who oversee levees that they must more stringently clear levees in order to make them less inclined to fail. After Katrina and more recently the Mississipi…

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Wu Resigns In Wake Of Sex Scandal 

Rep. David Wu, D-Ore. speaks in Hillsboro, Ore., in this March 7 file photo. Wu has announced that he is resigning in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. Story from The Hill here. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)…

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Woman Loses $70K In Nigerian Scam 15 

A Spokane woman is telling police she fell victim to the Nigerian boyfriend scam and lost $70,000 in the process.It was a combination of loneliness and a very generous heart that led this mother of five to have to apologize to her children for leaving…

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Panel OKs Plan To Cut Dike Trees 16 

Before it can compromise, the city of Coeur d'Alene will likely comply. A subcommittee recommended Monday the City Council adopt a mitigation plan to begin removing vegetation and addressing other concerns regarding the levee along Rosenberry Drive in response to the U.S. Army Corps of…

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PCMag Writer: My Last Blackberry 

In PCMag.com, Lance Ulanoff writes: "At some point this week, I will put aside my BlackBerry device and pick up an Apple iPhone. Having been using one BlackBerry or another for at least five years, this is a big deal. The time, though, has come…

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AM: Hospice House To Open In CdA 

Kim Ransier, director of operations for Hospice of North Idaho, delivers donated artwork to the Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. The new facility expects to start accepting patients in mid-August. SR story by Alison Boggs here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins,…

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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.