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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 7.1.11 13 

I just got back from a pain-free visit to the dentist to fix some broken fillings. I'm amazed how far dentistry has come since I was a kid. The shots numbing shots were slightly uncomfortable. Of course. But the actual work was a piece of…

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Parting Shot -- 7.1.11

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, earlier today. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

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Close Encounter With Mother-In-Law 

JeanieSpokane tells of her first meeting with her future mother-in-law: "We had gone to my parents first and my future hubby did all the old fashioned things - like actually asking my Dad for permission to marry me. And then they had the usual back…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.1.11

5:30 p.m. A disabled vehicle is being towed on Blue Creek Bay/Lake Coeur d'Alene. 5:25 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 30-July 1 here. 5:19 p.m. Unwanted male has left home in 100 block of E. Hattie/CdA. 4:59 p.m. Woman reports estranged…

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PM Headlines -- 7.1.11

Stacy Hudson & Co. at North Idaho College posted this photo on the college's Facebook wall -- of NIC Cardinal cheerleaders during 4th of July Parades past. It's a reminder that the weather will be good this weekend. Say hello if you spot the Huckleberry…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 7.1.11

"I have to hunt for most of my snaps," posts Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "Others, like this Spokane Indians groundskeeper moving a portable backstop before the baseball game Thursday, can just appear out of nowhere." More here. 10 things about this week/A Butterfly Moment…

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Propeller Slices Mivoden Staffer's Head

1st reported on Scanner Traffic at 9:47 this morning At about 9:45 AM, deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department and Northern Lakes Fire personnel responded to an injury boat accident on Hayden Lake, near Camp Mivoden. Several staff members from Camp Mivoden were on…

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Lawyer: McGee Concussion To Blame 

Scott McKay, defense attorney for Sen. John McGee, provided a statement after McGee entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor this morning: “Senator McGee is an outstanding person and a dedicated public servant who has served Idaho citizens with distinction for the better part of…

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Barrel Racer: Plain But Attractive 

Responding to that post below re: marriage of the Prince & Princess of Monaco, IdBarrelRacer writes: "I’m an attractive woman, and I was (and still am after 8 years) attracted to my “plain” hubby… Of course, he’s a prince in my eyes." Question (to the…

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MikeK Looks For Parade Ride 

On his Facebook wall, Councilman MikeK posts this SOS: "Looking for a 4th of July Parade entry ride. Ideas? Borrow a golf cart? Unicycle? Donkey? Help?" I've watched many 4th of July Parades in downtown Coeur d'Alene. But I've never been a part of one.…

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Columnist: Antlers Aren't Horns 

As an emissary for nature, I feel it especially appropriate to relate an allegory about those experiences that nature affords us, even when we are not in search for them specifically. Many people in the Rocky Mountain West enjoy displaying antlers of ungulates within, or…

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Study: Diet Soda Puts On Pounds 

Diet soda might not help you stay trim after all, new research suggests. A study presented at a American Diabetes Association meeting this week shows that drinking diet soda is associated with a wider waist in humans. And a second study shows that aspartame --…

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INW: E. coli Sickens Lutherhaven Crew

Daniel Ehrlick listens to the jury after he was found guilty Thursday at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise. The jury took just 2 hours to reach their decision. Ehrlick was found guilty of first-degree murder of 8-year-old Robert Manwill in July 2009. He is…

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Hi-Noon: Sending Sons Off To Military 

They call her The Colonel, and for good reason. Bernice Leavitt Jackson has presided over a lot of troops. Jackson, a fast-talking Roman candle of memories who’s “going on 80,” has never served directly in the military. But her passion for honoring those who do…

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DonS: Now, This Is A Roundabout 

"In Long Beach, Calif., there is a very large round-bout that has been there since I was a kid, built in 1930, reconstructed in 1993," emails Don Sausser. "It had no 'merge' signs and speeds of 60 mph were common. It provided for a game…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.1.11 

11:57 a.m. Black Rock Clubhouse having "technical issues" w/malfunctioning fire alarm. 11:47 a.m. Caller wants to report possible rape on Lake Coeur d'Alene Drive a few days ago. 11:23 a.m. 2 dogs are locked in a vehicle parked at Costco, 355 W. Neider/CdA. 11:18 a.m.…

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Idaho Leads US In House Price Fall 25 

I'd hate to be trying to sell my home now, with continued decline in housing prices and Idaho leading the nation in that category. In fact, I'd hate to know how much my home has declined in real estate value (as opposed to the Assessor's…

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Protesters Target Bullfights 

People, with their bodies painted, lie un the floor to protest against bullfights in Cali, Colombia. The banner reads in Spanish "Stop. No more bullfights." (AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez) Question: Has anyone in Hucks Nation actually been to a bullfight? And/or: Do you think bullfights…

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Poll: Trapping Wolves OK

Thursday Poll: A near supermajority approves of the use of trapping to reduce the number of wolves in Idaho. 74 of 116 (65.18%) agree with the decision to trap troublesome Elk City area wolves. 40 of 116 (34.48%) oppose the use of trapping to kill…

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Press: Hayden Should Keep Chatwin 

Three members of the Hayden City Council have lost confidence in their city administrator, Stefan Chatwin (pictured from city of Hayden website). Because of that, Chatwin's losing confidence in his ability to do his job, unfettered by political gamesmanship or workplace shenanigans. For the good…

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Fire Damages House On 7th Street

At 4:26 this morning, Coeur d’Alene firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 700 block of 7th street. First arriving crews discovered a two-story residence with heavy fire showing from the main floor, extending to the second floor. Crews extinguished the main body of…

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Monaco's Albert & Charlene Tie Knot 

Prince Albert II of Monaco kisses his bride Charlene Princess of Monaco on the balcony of the Monaco palace, after the civil wedding marriage ceremony today. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, Pool) Question: Could a Plain Albert like the prince have attracted an attractive woman like the…

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Sandpoint Faces 'Traffic Revision' 

I appreciate that the Idaho Transportation Department circulated a news release via Twitter this AM warning of a "major traffic revision" headed to Highway 95/Sandpoint travelers July 7. But it took awhile to figure out what a "major traffic revision" is. Sounds a bit like…

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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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