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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

Ralph: Lindsey & North Idaho Lakers

Rich Lindsey keeps a wire cutter in a pole holder in the back of his boat. It's a pocket size cutter used to dislodge fouled fish hooks and snip tangled leaders. Mostly, it's used to kill fish. This is done with swift dexterity and a…

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She'll Accept Only Female Medicos 

Dear Annie: I’m 22 years old and recently needed an operation in the only hospital in our area. I am an extremely shy and modest female and would never go to a male doctor except in an emergency. Luckily, I was able to arrange for…

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Rammell Guilty Of Poaching 

After many months and after getting charged with jury tampering (yet to go to trial), former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell was convicted of poaching an elk. He was fined $1000 (after the judge suspended $500) and will serve 5 days in jail (after the…

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INW Headlines -- 7.5.11

North Idaho College president Priscilla Bell is at the wheel of a huge Peterbilt truck during the annual Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July Parade Monday. (Courtesy photo: Don Sausser) Judge blocks anti-union law, sez practice protected by fed law/Betsy Russell, EOB Under pressure, Moyie Springs…

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LTHE: Redneck Neighbors Spoiled 4th 

LoveToHateMe: As for fireworks, I wish I’d been hiding under the table with my cat. My bedroom unfortunately looks out on a field that serves as my redneck neighbors’ back yard. So after getting back from CdA’s fireworks display I spent til about 2 AM…

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July 4 Parades Turn Kids Into Repubs 18 

All that fireworks-watching, flag-waving and potato salad-eating this weekend could in fact lead to a vote for the Republican party for your child. And the stats from Harvard back up the claim. When children were exposed at a young age to the Americana fanfare associated…

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Casey Anthony ... Innocent 10 

Casey Anthony with her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims on the last day of arguments in Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday. Moments ago, Anthony was found innocent of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and…

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Hucks Poll: It's 'North Idaho', Butch 

Weekend Poll: Butch Otter, our governor from southern Idaho, likes to think of the five northernmost counties as "northern Idaho." Overwhelmingly, however, that's not how we consider ourselves. 195 of 232 respondents (84.05%) to a weekend poll say they live in "North Idaho" not "northern…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.5.11

11:43 a.m. Drunk & blond man w/black T-shirt & orange flames fighting in 100 block of Borah/CdA. 11:25 a.m. Some sort of waterways hazard is reported on Cape Horn Bay/Bayview. 11:14 a.m. Someone in Post Falls is shooting bottle rockets off of a porch. 11:08…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.5.11

Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest, one of them displaying a banner reading: ' Pamplona: Blood, Torture and Dead ', against the bulls runs on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, on Sunday. On Wednesday, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' or opening ceremony…

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Sandpoint Biker Cites Gender Disorder 

A Sandpoint biker awaiting trial on charges of recruiting criminal gang members was drawn to crime because of a rare gender disorder that causes him to be self conscious about his masculinity, his lawyer says. Dale Michael Champine, 42, (right) suffers from epilepsy, bi-polar disorder,…

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Bill Hall: Phones Smarter Than Us

Today, the waiting room magazines often include readable, non-political, middle-of-the- road publications. Some medical offices even have a few magazines in those lonely little rooms where you take off your clothes and await your turn with your favorite healer. However, there are still examination rooms…

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County To Cut Unmandated Services 

Item: County mulls budget cuts: Non-mandated services could see reductions/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Parks would still receive 100 percent of funds from boat launch fees, said county Finance Director David McDowell, which varies each year. But that isn't a major source of…

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Marty: Megaloaders Seal Idaho Deal 

Of course, the Western Legacy Alliance thought it perfectly OK to feature the Idaho flag and state seal in its newspaper advertising promoting megaloads. Why wouldn't it? Idaho's officialdom has stood firmly allied with plans to haul operating equipment along U.S. Highway 12 bound for…

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AM Headlines -- 7.5.11

Shirley Rose Panter, 4, of Portland, Ore., holds onto her miniature American flag while riding in passenger trolley during a small parade from the train depot in downtown Nampa to Wissel Farms across town on Saturday as part of the 100th anniversary of the establishment…

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Anthony Deliberations In 2nd Day 

Casey Anthony stands for the arrival of the jury at the start of the second day of jury deliberations in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., this morning. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of…

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Hux: Bar Flies, Bull Kept Cops Hopping

Car d’Lane has been tame since the 1999 riot in downtown Coeur d’Alene. But that doesn’t mean it has been without incident. CPD Blues were busy after the cruise this year, according to the Downtown Coeur d’Alene Bar Report (which mysteriously appears at Huckleberries HQ…

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Rep. Roberts' Wife Drowns In Payette

The holiday weekend was marred by sad news for state Rep. Ken Roberts of Donnelly, whose wife, Mary Jo, drowned in the Payette River; her body was recovered Saturday about six miles downstream from McCall. Mrs. Roberts, 49, was the subject of a search along…

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SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011

4th Of July Wild Card -- 7.2-4.11 15 

I'll be kicking back with the rest of you for the next 3 days as we celebrate this country's Independence Day. Don't forget to say hi if you see me at the parade. Also, don't forget Bent's BBQ beginning at 3 p.m. on the Fourth…

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Warming Up For Zany Performance

Denny Burt of Burt's Music (far left) leads the front row of the Perfection-Nots during their one and only practice this week for the popular marching bands annual appearance in the Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July Parade. Of course, you won't be able to recognize…

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Perfection-Nots Practice For 4th Parade

Don Sausser & his camera were on hand this week when the popular Perfection Nots staged the group's one & only practice prior to their annual appearance in the Fourth of July Parade. They practice on residential streets near Larry Strobel’s house. Strobel started this…

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Marty: Jeers To Risch For Pulling Rank 10 

JEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Risch mistreated a Capitol Hill security officer so severely his behavior caught the eye of The Hill newspaper. That cop stopped the freshman senator "for blowing by the Russell (Senate Office Building) security desk en route to…

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Popkey: McGee Must Give Full Account 

A press release issued by McKay in lieu of making McGee available to reporters had a qualifier on the concussion story: “Sen. McGee has been examined by a respected neurologist who has concluded that as a result of this fall, he likely sustained a concussion…

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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.





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