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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 6.6.11 17 

Mrs. O and I enjoyed one of those splendid days on the waterfront Sunday afternoon and evening -- first attending a bluegrass concert put on by Chris Guggemos' HandShake Productions and then enjoying a 10-mile bike ride along the water front that reached Riverstone. Visitors…

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P.S. Shirtless In D.C. 

This undated photo taken from the website BigGovernment.com, run by conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, purports to show Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., shirtless. After days of denials, Weiner confessed today that he tweeted a photo of his bulging underpants to a young woman, and he also…

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OTV Review: Atilano's Mexican Food 

The exterior is nice enough, with a splashy new yellow and red paint job screaming "we're authentic!", but open the door and walk inside and certain thoughts occur. Who broke into this poor old KFC, stole all the decor, then spray-painted over all the logos…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.6.11

5:59 p.m. DUI driver hit Dumpster in 9700 block of Melrose/Hayden and was driven home by a friend. 5:31 p.m. Mother off McGuire/Post Falls reports oldest is in house smoking pot. 5:25 p.m. Jessie wants to see a deputy re: a stolen trailer from Hayden…

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PM: Referendum Petitions Delivered

Bonner County deputies busted a meth lab in the Blanchard area last week. See story below. (Courtesy photo: Bonner County Sheriff's Department) Referendum backers deliver petitions for 2012 ballot/Betsy Russell, EOB Spokane Mayor Verner files to run for re-election/Jonathan Brunt, SR Washington's Gregoire undecided about…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.6.11 11 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, holding a booklet depicting Paul Revere, speaks briefly with the media as she tours Boston's North End neighborhood on Thursday. On Fox News Sunday Palin insisted Sunday in Washington that history was on her side when she claimed that Paul…

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Mountain West Unveils New Logo

The Mountain West Conference on Monday unveiled its new logo — part of an intense branding campaign that marks the league’s transition away from Utah, BYU and TCU and to Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii (football only). The new logo looks like a…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 6.6.11

At As The Lake Churns, Pecky Cox calls this photo of the clouds above beautiful Priest Lake: "Yesterday's Symphony." You can see more of Pecky's art and catch up on Priest Lake news here. Out of the whirlwind/Accidental Rabbit Trail Sharing memories/A Family Runs Through…

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Downtown ArtWorks Now On Display 

This metal moose sculpture at the corner of 5th & Lakeside/CdA is one of 14 art pieces now located in the downtown Coeur d'Alene area as part of ArtCurrents. The city’s newest art-on-loan program provides sculptures on loan from artists around the country and available…

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Hayden Couple Wins $1MM Lottery 

Idaho’s place as the number one lottery jurisdiction to win a multi-state Draw Game prize over $500,000 continued when Clifford and Helena Jordan became the third one million dollar, or higher, winners from northern Idaho this year. The couple claimed last week’s $1,000,000 Mega Millions…

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Scootermom: Keep Junk Under Wraps 

And now a word from the Ladies of Huckleberries re: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and the 2 incidents in recents days of Kootenai County men getting caught allegedly pleasuring themselves in Spokane Valley parking lots: "With the media coverage of the Weiner scandal, and now…

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School Board Picks Wanda Quinn 5-0 

After a round-robin interview with all five candidates seeking appointment to the seat being vacated by Chairwoman Edie Brooks, the Coeur d'Alene School Board unanimously picked former chairwoman Wanda Quinn, pictured, a long-time former trustee. Few will be surprised by the move. Trustees-elect Tom Hamilton…

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2nd Idahoan Faces Masturbation Count 13 

A Post Falls man is accused of masturbating in the Spokane Valley Mall parking lot Sunday afternoon. Brian J. Jeffries, 25, was booked into jail on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure after witnesses reported him to mall security about 3:20 p.m. and he fled…

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DC Comics Reinvents Superheroes 

In this comic book image released by DC Comics, the cover of the new Detective Comics No. 1, featuring Batman, is shown. The issue, available in September, is part of DC Comics company wide push to renumber all of its superhero titles and give the…

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Weiner Admits Improper Tweets 22 

After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman and admitted to "inappropriate" exchanges with six women before and after getting married. He apologized for lying but said…

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'Man Cave', 'Bridezilla' Gets Oxford OK

Don’t say the folks at Oxford Dictionaries refuse to get with the times. The well-established authority on the English language is giving an official nod to a host of questionable terms, including “schmick,” “man cave,” and “Twittersphere.” Also on the list of new words admitted…

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Idaho Vulnerable To Gas Price Hikes 

If you thought about it, which U.S. states would have the highest percentage of total income spent on driving? We'd have guessed Alaska, Montana, New York and Hawaii would rank in the top 10. But no. Guess who is No. 5? Idaho, according to a…

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Is There Room On Plate For Potatoes? 

The new American symbol for a healthy diet is laden with vegetables, and it includes plenty of room on the plate for Idaho potatoes. The dinner plate-based guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released last week is divided into four parts. Fruits and vegetables…

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INW Headlines -- 6.6.11

Spectators are reflected in the polished wing of a historic B-17 at the Spokane Airports Open House at Felts Field Saturday. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson) Idaho Supreme Court considers gang recruitment law/Rebecca Boone, AP Conservationists sue over WSU's golf course/Nicholas Geranios, AP Idaho law defers…

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Hi-Noon: Surviving Crash Injuries 

A 20-year-old Liberty Lake woman is making leaps and bounds in her recovery after a wrong-way driver smashed into her car head on six weeks ago, leaving her bones shattered from the pelvis down.The accident happened along I-90 near the Geiger exit. Jessica, 19 at…

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Edwards Makes Court Appearance 

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seen with his daughter Cate following a court appearance in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday. A grand jury indicted the two-time presidential candidate on Friday, accusing him of trying to protect his political ambitions by soliciting and secretly spending more than…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.6.11

12:09 p.m. 2 backpacks are lying on road near The Grail bar/Huetter -- 1 w/stuffed animal attached. 12:01 p.m. Robert has questions re: selling a vehicle to a car junk yard. 11:50 p.m. Load Jack Buell/St. Maries logging truck is operating w/o brake lights @…

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Carole King Discusses Life In Idaho 

Singer-songwriter Carole King talked about her life in Idaho on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program this morning. King noted she has lived in Idaho 34 years, 30 in her current home, the Robinson Bar Ranch near Stanley in the White Cloud Mountains. She noted that her…

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Hedberg: Ignore The Do-Gooders 

"Cellphones a possible carcinogen, like coffee," the headline in the newspaper read last week. This is ridiculous. First of all, how could cellphones be like coffee? People don't drink cellphones. They don't even taste good. And second of all, coffee is not a carcinogen, or…

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Poll: 65% Say We're On Wrong Track 

More than one in three likely voters expect to be worse off when they go to the polls a year from this November, a somber fact for President Obama’s reelection campaign, while just 25 percent believe they will be better off, according to this week’s…

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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.