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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 6.3.11 12 

The weekend forecast finally is in our favor. But we still need to take care of things here at Huckleberries HQ today. While I dig for material to feed the insatiable maw of this blog beast, you should feel free to use this Wild Card…

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Parting Shot -- 6.3.11

A film crew documents the feeding of "Pandora" a rescued brown bear cub from Angoon, Alaska, at the Fortress of the Bear bear sanctuary in Sitka, Alaska, Wednesday. From left are, Anne Devereaux, Tom Winston, Les Kinnear, Ami Otten, Casey Anderson, Rick Smith and Tyler…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.3.11

5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 2-3 here. 5:11 p.m. Caller reports seeing a vehicle hit a gray one in Hayden WalMart lot & drive off. 4:46 p.m. Juveniles in a Washington pickup littered on NW Blvd before turning w/b onto…

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PM Headlines -- 6.3.11

Photographed from inside a parked car on Main Street in downtown Walla Walla, Wash., Thursday, rain flows across a windshield as a pedestrian walks by. According to the National Weather Service, Walla Walla received 1.14 inches of rain for the day which is just short…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.3.11 

President Barack Obama eats a french fry as he makes an unannounced visit to Rudy's Hot Dog with Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, center, Friday in Toledo, Ohio. Owner Harry Dionyssiou is at right. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Top Cutlines 1. So then,…

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Quinn, Hazel Among Trustee Hopefuls 

Former Coeur d'Alene School Board chairman Wanda Quinn is one of five candidates to apply for the appointment to fill the seat of resigning Chairwoman Edie Brooks. Brooks first joined the board by being appointed to fill Quinn's spot. Others who have submitted their names…

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Bar Report Feats Fightin' 22YO Women 

Two 22YO sisters end up in the cross-bar hotel on battery charges after attacking two people in two downtown bars early Sunday morning. The first victim of the Twin Hurricanes was a 46YO man who approached them at the bar at about 12:40 at Baja…

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Queenie, Water Skiing Elephant, RIP 

Liz Dane is shown in this undated 1958 photo performing her act with Queenie the water skiing elephant. The Valdosta Daily Times reports that 59-year-old Queenie was euthanized Monday, after her health deteriorated. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Liz Dane)

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Pilot Survives Crash Into Clark Fork

Montana and Idaho authorities responded this afternoon to an airplane that apparently crash landed in the Clark Fork River just east of the Cabinet Gorge Dam. The pilot survived the crash and has been transported to Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint for hypothermia treatment, a…

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Jury Rules In Favor Of CdA Police 

From information provide in a city of Coeur d'Alene Heads Up memo: This morning a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of the city in this case after only 20 minutes of deliberation. On June 15, 2008, Coeur d'Alene police responded to a report…

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Special Occasion Sans Song & Dance 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "So when I called Wild Sage to make reservations they asked if it was a special occasion. I said, "Yes, it's my husband's birthday." "Wonderful," they said. "We'll have a little gift ready for him but we don't do…

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Body Found Near Bunco Trailhead

1st reported at 10:13 a.m. Thursday on Huckleberries Scanner Traffic A missing man sought by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department was found dead about a half mile west of the Bunco Trailhead, southeast of Athol, an apparent suicide victim. At about 10 a.m., Brent Vandemark,…

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And The Winner Is ...

Sukanya Roy, 14, of South Abington Township, Pa., holds the trophy after winning the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. on Thursday, June 2, 2011. She won by spelling the word cymotrichous, which means wavy hair. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Question: Would you like…

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Mary: Jump, Barry, Jump 

In her weakly newsletter, Mary Souza castigates Prosecutor Barry McHugh for not jumping when state Rep. Kathy Sims told him to as well as her favorite pincushion, Councilman Mike Kennedy. Mary's in a huff because McHugh hasn't deemed it important so far to waste is…

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Idaho Routinely Under-estimates $$$ 

A new analysis shows that over the past 31 years, Idaho's been more conservative than most states in estimating its state tax revenues - the key figure that determines how lawmakers set the state budget. In 11 of the last 31 years, over-estimates of revenues…

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Brooks Defends Appointment Process 

Item: Coeur d'Alene trustees-elect Hamilton, Seymour seek slowdown in appointment process/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: (Resigning CSB Chairwoman Edie) Brooks told The Press that the board won't wait to make a decision, and that she will help select the appointee. "It's my seat…

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Last Hokey Pokey Inventor Dies 

If you’ve lived in south-central Idaho for any length of time and don’t know that Wendell’s Larry LaPrise wrote the ubiquitous children’s song Hokey Pokey, I’m revoking your citizenship. LaPrise held a copyright on the song — and received royalty checks until he died on…

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INW Headlines -- 6.3.11

Emilee Rivers, 16, Brandi Wheeler, 16, and Kim Shanks, 23, pick out feather extensions for their hair at MiraBella Salon and Spa in Boise recently. From the coasts of Maine to landlocked Idaho, fly fishing shops are at the center of the latest hair trend:…

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A Mixed-Up Dog 

Huckleberries is still wondering about that Hayden man from Rude Street that reported his dog, a Pomeranian/blue heeler mix, was missing Thursday afternoon. Now there's nothing unusual about a dog being missing. It happens every day in Kootenai County. But I was amazed that you…

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Hi-Noon: Bobblehead For Schlereth 

Former University of Idaho/NFL football star (and current ESPN sportscaster) Mark Schlereth now has his own bobblehead. The University of Idaho is rolling out a bobblehead figure of three-time Super Bowl champ-turned ESPN analyst. "It's fitting that the school that gave a kid from Alaska…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.3.11

12:05 p.m. A boat is out of gas directly to Hagadone Marine gas pumps @ 3rd Street docks. 11:54 a.m. PFPD Blue is responding from Ross Point to report of 2 males passed out w/feet in road and liquor in bags alongside them in Post…

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Hucks Poll: Who Cares If Butch Quits?

Thursday Poll: A strong plurality of Hucks Nation sez it doesn't matter whether Gov. Butch Otter quits before his second term is over. Either his successor will continue his policies or they don't care. 44 of 120 respondents (36.67%) said it won't make a difference…

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Along The Waterfront 

On her Idaho Scenic Images wall, Linda Lantzy posts this photo taken in the evening along the Centennial Trail, east of Coeur d'Alene, of Lake Coeur d'Alene. You can see more of Linda's scenics here.

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Twin Falls Prosecutor Defends Charge 

In a Twin Falls News-Tribune story today, Prosecutor Grant Loebs defends his office's department not to assign criminal responsibility to Kade Laughlin (pictured in Twin Falls County Sheriff's Department mug shot) in the crash that killed former Coeur d'Alene High athletes Devon Austin and Ryan…

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