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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 7.9-10.11 

We need to start talking about the 2011 Hucks Bentfest that's coming this way in two weeks, on Sunday, July 24 -- at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill, with Bent's famous BBQ as the main course ... and mebbe some of his home-made beer to…

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2 CdA Guardsmen Killed In Iraq 35 

Two Idaho Army National Guardsmen with the 116th Cavalry Brigade were killed in action in Iraq Thursday and a third was seriously wounded when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.The Department of Defense confirmed early Saturday morning that Specialist Nick…

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Woman Angry At Being Held At KMC 

Item: 'Hold' at hospital angers woman: Told medical staff she doesn't fear death, with heaven waiting/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A 67-year-old Post Falls woman said she spent a few more days at Kootenai Medical Center than she thought necessary after comments she…

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Sandra Rodriguez, right,  tries to get the attention of her daughter, Kamila Rodriguez, 9 months,  alongside father, Noe Rodriguez while posing with a cutout of Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson at the MLB All-Star Fan Fest in Phoenix on Friday, July 8, 2011.  The MLB All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 12. (David Wallace / The Arizona Republic)

Say, Cheese

Sandra Rodriguez, right, tries to get the attention of her daughter, Kamila Rodriguez, 9 months, alongside father, Noe Rodriguez while posing with a cutout of Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson at the MLB All-Star Fan Fest in Phoenix on Friday. The MLB All-Star Game is on…

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LTHM: Dad's Still A Californian 

LoveToHateMe (re: Who is your favorite ex-Californian living in North Idaho): My dad. Although I still accuse him of being a Californian, much to his chagrin. He’s lived in Idaho for 50 years, meaning he’s been a resident of Idaho for about three quarters of…

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HMO: Cherishing Cruise Boat Weddings

HMOffsuite: A wedding just took place on a cruise boat in front of my house. Friday weddings are not so common on them, but there are a few nearly every weekend. They usually come over to Casco Bay where it is normally calmer and quieter…

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Popkey: Sen. McGee's Post Looks Safe 

Sen. John McGee’s guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI last week appears to have satisfied his GOP colleagues, most of whom appear content to keep him in leadership. Among those backing McGee is Sen. Dean Mortimer of Idaho Falls, who lost the race for majority caucus…

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Update: Hate Crime Victim KOs Skinhead 

A self-proclaimed skinhead was knocked unconscious by a black man after threatening to stab him last weekend in Bayview, Idaho, officials said Friday. Daren Christopher Abbey, 28, was booked into jail on a malicious harassment charge after being treated at a hospital for facial fractures,…

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 7.8.11 21 

After a slow start today, Scanner Traffic picked up this afternoon with some interesting items. I'd like to know how that Post Falls yard sale turne out -- you know, the one in which an estranged husband showed up with his galpal to contest inclusion…

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P.S. Ex-First Lady Betty Ford, 93, RIP 

President Bush escorts former first lady Betty Ford from the Washington National Cathedral in Washington during the funeral service for her husband, former President Gerald R. Ford. CNN Political Ticker has announced the death of the former First Lady today at age 93. (AP file…

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CPD Blue Saves Vista Drive Family 

A Coeur d’Alene police officer saved a family of four from a structure fire early this morning. The police department received a report of a structure fire about 4:33 a.m., according to a Coeur d’Alene Police Department news release. Officer Gus Wessel was the first…

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Nic: Tired Of Golden State Rejects 

Nic: Dear California. Please stop sending us your racists, your freaks and your rejects. We don’t need any more Tankovich brothers. We’ve had our fill of folks like Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop. While drunks pretending to be a bull in the middle of Sherman is…

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PM Headlines -- 7.8.11 

Stickman & Walkabout snapped this osprey on a perch in viewtiful surroundings of Tubbs Hill recently. Autopsies show Bhutanese men drown/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels Gift certificate promotion worked over spa staff/Keith Kinnaird, Bonner County Bee Appeals court uphelds life sentence in 2005 Sandpoint murder/Keith…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.8.11 

Kiegan Lynch of Greenville, S.C., sits buried in the sand up to his chest in Cocoa Beach, Fla., this morning. Lynch and his family traveled from South Carolina to view the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, the final shuttle mission. You write the cutline.…

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Court Rejects Allied Bail Bonds Suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Allied Bail Bonds after the firm lost a lawsuit against Kootenai County, charging that the county sheriff was infringing on its business by steering jail inmates toward credit card bonds rather than its bail bonds. The…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.8.11

6:07 p.m. BNSF security reports a male is walking on moving railroad cars on track along H53, just inside stateline. Security is trying to stop the train. 5:58 p.m. Holiday station on Cornerstone/Hayden reports a gas drive-off ... has license number. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene…

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States Weigh 'Caylee's Law' 

This undated file photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Fla., shows Caylee Marie Anthony. Texas state Sen. Chris Harris says he will introduce a new law to make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not report a missing…

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Idaho No. 7 Healthy Venue State

Idaho residents check-in to more gyms and other healthy venues than people in California, Washington, Colorado and 46 other states, according to data from foursquare, a mobile app that lets members note where they are and locate their friends. Vermont led all states on foursquare's…

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Racist Shoulda Read T-Shirt Warning 

A neo-Nazi skinhead, with a body covered in racist tattoos, is in jail under $75,000 bond on felony malicious harassment charges because he didn’t read the back of a T-shirt worn by a man he’s accused of assaulting. The skinhead, identified as Daren C. Abbey…

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Seasons Opens In Old T.W. Fisher's

Looks like Pepper Smock has launched his Seasons of Coeur d'Alene Fresh Grill & Bar in the old T.W. Fisher's building (209 Lakeside, across from the Coeur d'Alene Press. In a news release, general manager Nancy White reports that Seasons opened "in time for 4th…

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A Shuttle Launch To Remember 

This photo was taken shortly after Hucks Online commenter Meesterbox popped the all-important will-you-marry-me question to Meesesbox at the Rock Garden of the Kennedy Space Center, east of Orlando, Fla. They were en route to watch a space shuttle launch. You can read all about…

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Outsiders To Address Ed Tech Group 

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's Students Come First Technology Task Force holds its second round of meetings Monday and Tuesday. The task force is charged with advising the Legislature on the implementation of Senate Bill 1184, which passed earlier this year. The new…

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Steve: Long Odyssey To Death Row

There are 3,260 inmates awaiting execution in the United States, and one of them is from the Magic Valley. He's Robert Allen Poyson, 34, sentenced to death in Arizona in 1998 after being convicted of murdering three people in August 1996. He was born in…

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Missoula To Require Daily Flag Pledge 15 

Item: Missoula schools to require students to recite Pledge of Allegiance, adhering to state law/Jamie Kelly, Missoulian More Info: So when a caller on a local radio talk show recently reminded Alex Apostle that Montana schools are required to offer the Pledge of Allegiance, the…

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