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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

Parting Shot -- 7.28.11 

A fan photographs skateboarder Rob Lorifice during practice for the Skateboard Big Air at X Games 17 in Los Angeles on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Question: Have you ever ridden a skateboard?

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.28.11 

Cindy takes over Hucks Online blog watch Friday, as I bail to enjoy our viewtiful summer weather for a three-day weekend. Give her a rousing welcome back. Any of you who plan to watch the Silver Hoops 3-on-3 BB competition in Kellogg this weekend should…

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Dogwalk: Pelosi To The Rescue! 

The current debt ceiling/deficit debate going on is important to be sure. I've been doing a lot of ranting and raving about it for days now. I must thank the former speaker, however, for adding some much needed levity with the comment, "What we’re trying…

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INW: Down But Not Out At Priest Lake

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns was walking at 5:30 this morning when she spotted this bird on one leg that appeared to be "hurting." Pecky thinks the poor critter had a broken leg. Avista wants to decrease Idaho electic rates/Addy Hatch, SR 6YO on bike…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.28.11 11 

Noel Buller, 21, from Los Angeles, stands in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles holding up a peace sign while facing a line of Los Angeles Police Wednesday. Police say a crowd became unruly outside the premiere of a documentary about the Electric…

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PM Scanner Traffic 7.28.11

5:06 p.m. Sprinkler system is malfunctioning in business @ 217 E. Indiana/CdA. 5:01 p.m. ISPer is concerned that motorist will hit bag of trash lying along I-90 & H41 for 3 days. 4:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 27-28 here. 4:09…

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CdA Cops Vs. California On Gridiron 

Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release: "The Coeur d'Alene Police Department will be joining Spokane County Sheriff's Dept. in the 2011 Charity Bowl football game against San Bernadino County on 7:30 p.m. Saturday at West Valley High School. Tickets are available in CDA at Nosworthy's…

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F&G Sets Idaho Wolf Hunt Dates

Idaho's Fish & Game Commission, meeting today in Salmon, has set the state's wolf hunting season for 2011-12. As planned, the season will lack limits in several zones, to encourage more taking of wolves. Commissioners today made a few tweaks to the original proposal from…

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Judge Rejects Circumcision Measure 11 

Anti-circumcision activists Frank McGinness, right, and Jeff Brown rally with about 25 protesters outside a San Francisco courthouse on Thursday. A judge today struck down a proposed ballot measure banning circumcision saying it would violate a law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of…

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CdA Press Seeking 'All-Around Star' 17 

On the journalismjobs.com site, the Coeur d'Alene Press has a help wanted ad, seeking "an all-around star." The ad reads: "The Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Press, a 20,000-circulation daily in one of the most beautiful cities in America, is seeking a reporter/feature writer who wields a…

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Casey Stengel He's Not 

On his Facebook wall, Marc Stewart posts: "I had a blast being an assistant coach for my son's T-ball team last night after the regular coach (a 16-year-old kid) quit for reasons unknown. The field of dreams experience took a hit when our third basemen…

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Mike Williams leads the Seattle Seahawks with 52 receptions this season.  (Associated Press)

Seahawks wide receiver blocks Sam T. 

Mike Williams leads the Seattle Seahawks with 52 receptions this season. It seems our own Sam Taylor had a little dust up on Twitter with Seahawk wide receiver Mike Williams. Sam took exception to William's tweet about a "white boy hatin on the Seahawks." Williams…

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Carlson: Remembering Doc Robins

“Benewah County has an opportunity which may never come this way again.” – St. Maries Gazette Record, June 6, 1946 The above item was the last point in a campaign ad for C.A. “Doc” Robins, a former three-term Benewah County State Senator running for the…

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Games Celebrate All Things Scot

Don’t be alarmed if you see dozens of miniature Mel Gibsons running around town on Aug. 6. Chances are the kids have just come from the 2011 Spokane Highland Games. Braveheart face-painting with accompanying balloon swords is just one of the many family-friendly activities offered…

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INW: A Dog That Walks On Water? 

Baker, the dog seems to be walking on water to catch a ball thrown in Lake Whatcom at Bloedel-Donovan Park Wednesday in Bellingham, Wash. (AP Photo/The Bellingham Herald, Philip A. Dwyer) Cartoon: Ultraconservatives see socialists everywhere/David Horsey, P-I Census: Idaho still has more males than…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.28.11

Noonish: ITD is rushing signs to H95 & Prairie, where traffic is backed up due to power outage. 11:57 a.m. Power surge causes traffic lights @ H95 & Prairie to blink red in all directions. 11:37 a.m. Elderly woman w/Sandpoint plates is driving s/b on…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... this about musical chairs in high places in Coeur d'Alene. From a Berry Picker: "John Little, former owner of Outback Steakhouse, who was hired as the food and beverage manager for Hagadone Hospitality about 6 months ago was shown the door (Wednesday) morning. This…

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Labrador Among Key Swing Votes 

Freshman 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador's vote is among a handful that will decide today's expected tally on House Speaker John Boehner's debt and deficit reduction bill, according to The Hill. "He's leaning no but he's still undecided at the moment," said Labrador spokesman…

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Cindy: Saying Bye To Papa Aage 

Everything about my father-in-law Aage (Au-gee) Hval was larger than life. His hands. His broad back. His warm smile. His generous heart. And Thursday afternoon, without warning, that big heart stopped beating. He’d spoken with my husband, Derek, several times that morning. My sister-in-law, who…

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Mention: Gozzer To Close Off Eddies 

Mention (re: Gozzer Ranch eyes Squaw Bay resort): Once Gozzer builds the condos here, the plan is to move the private beach that is at Squaw (Gozzer Bay as they call it) Bay over to Eddies, and close Eddies off to the public. Question: Isn't…

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8YO DJs For Radio Free Moscow 

With a little help from his mom, Leanne, Oscar Hoffmann, 8, takes his place behind the mic during the Mr. Hoffman Show on 92.5 FM, in Moscow. Lewiston Tribune story here. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Kyle Mills) Question: Did you ever dream of being a radio…

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Hanging Out Nude At Worley Resort 13 

A mountain of a man in combat boots is perched at the wheel of a golf cart. Thick black hair swirls across his arms, chest and wraps around his back, making his big toothy smile seem bigger — almost brighter — in the sunlight. Aside…

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Minnick: Gang Of 6 Has Best Idea 

Does any serious person believe the United States should cease or delay paying its debts? Social Security? Military retirement? Only in Washington, D.C., where extremists in both parties torpedoed a bipartisan agreement between President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to cut the…

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GOP Debates No Confidence Vote 

Item: Bonner County GOP CC debates no confidence vote vs. Keough, Broadsword/Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner County Bee More Info: Keough countered that while it wasn’t her or Broadsword’s intent to put Kootenai County Republican incumbents against each other, tough choices will need to be made. “We…

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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.