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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6.7.11 11 

I get a kick out of Henry Johnston's description of Moscow in his column this morning as the "Berkeley of North Idaho." As someone who was in college 200 miles away from "Beserkley" in the 1960s, I can say that Moscow resemblance to that Berkeley…

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Parting Show -- 6.7.11

People gather to take photos from the lower falls bridge in front of Multnomah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, near Bridal Veil, Ore. States across the west are on the watch for potential flooding in the coming weeks once a record mountain snowpack…

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Cis: Reality Shows ... Really? 

We, as a nation, give too much time to media reality shows. Pimplike for Bachelorette or Bachelor and the Kardashian family. What is with that? Let’s rub it into the faces of the poor, the people who are losing their homes, see how rich and…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.7.11

5:55 p.m. Athol caller reports someone just shot a bullet through his front door in 30200 block of 1st. No one in the residence was injured. Caller doesn't know who fired shot. 5:51 p.m. Caller reports a battery @ 3016 Government Way. Parties are now…

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PM Headlines -- 6.7.11

Here's a link to Betsy Russell's full story at spokesman.com on today's first meeting of the state's bipartisan citizen redistricting commission; here, new redistricting commissioner Lorna Finman of Rathdrum, right, visits with state GOP Executive Director Jonathan Parker, left, during a break in today's meeting.…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.7.11 

Seattle Mariners center fielder Greg Halman, on ground, is unable to catch a fly ball by Chicago White Sox right fielder Carlos Quentin after crashing into the wall during the first inning of a baseball game Monday in Chicago. Covering on the play is center…

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TJR: Good Columnist, Good Guy

The Idaho Statesman in Boise and the paper’s readers said so long this weekend to long-time columnist/reporter Tim Woodward. As I get a little older, I tend to reflect more and more on such transitions and, as a result, I have a much greater appreciation…

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Brute Gets 33 Months In Prison

A 41-year-old Coeur d'Alene man with and extensive criminal record has been sentenced to a fixed prison term of 33 months for attempted strangulation and felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend. David B. Moen wasn't given credit for the 257 days he's already served…

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Red Cross Fashion Models On Runway

Eric Barro, who together with Rocky Castaneda runs Lake City Photography, snapped this photo, and many others, at the Red Cross Fashion Night Out at the Spokane Convention Center Friday. Models shown in the photo are: Katelyn Eyford, Hannah Metz, Haley Jacobson, Makenzie Lowther. You…

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Ed Corridor Ground Breaking Friday 

North Idaho College and Lake City Development Corp. have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 1-A of the Education Corridor project at 2 p.m. Friday on Hubbard Avenue, across from the wastewater treatment plant. Officials who will participate in the ceremony include representatives from the…

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Pecky: Huckleberries & Garlic 

Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns offers this home remedy for warding of mosquitos (but she doesn't think it'll keep bears away while hiking or huckleberry picking): "Mince a few cloves of garlic then cover with mineral oil. Allow it to sit for at least 24…

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Quotable Quote -- Dean Haagenson 

“Remember who you're responsible to - you're responsible to the citizens of Idaho. You're not responsible to your respective political parties” -- former redistricting commissioner Dean Haagenson of the Coeur d'Alene area addressing the current panel today. More of Dean's thoughts here.

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Review: Dangerous Dog 

"Let's talk about hypothetical situations," posts KXLY Web producer Nicole Hensley in her Blush Response blog earlier this afternoon. "You're in downtown Coeur d'Alene craving a hot dog. Something you would expect from a baseball stadium. You see a place called Dangerous Dog: Serious Sausage…

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Kootenai Co., Spokane Share Ideas

What if: Kootenai County’s free Citylink bus system connected with Spokane Transit Authority routes to allow commuters to travel back and forth across the state line? Spokane County could ease its landfill needs by shipping some of its waste to Kootenai County’s Fighting Creek Landfill?…

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Man Faces Court Over Aluminum Foil 

A Spokane man is standing trial this week for allegedly stealing a single piece of aluminum foil from a north side pharmacy.The aluminum foil is worth about a nickel, which would have made David Hickam's charge a simple shoplifting charge, but when he fought with…

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Redistricting Begins In Earnest

Idaho's current legislative districts will “have to be substantially changed” this year, BSU political scientist Gary Moncrief told the redistricting commission this morning, whose job it is to draw those new district lines. That's because the ideal district size, should Idaho stick with 35 legislative…

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INW Headlines -- 6.7.11 

Volunteers help cary dozens of boxes filled with signed petitions to place new education laws on the November 2012 ballot on Monday outside the Idaho State Capital in Boise. The planners of the event, Idahoans for Responsible Education Reform, expect over 200,000 signatures, well over…

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Hi-Noon: Weaning Kids From TV 

On his Facebook wall, Joe Butler said he's "trying hard not to launch into a 'when I was your age' moment after repeated whines about 'why do I have to read -- it's been TWO HOURS since I watched TV!' To which a FF responded:…

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Dandelion 

"As I was getting into my car (recently), I spotted this dandelion seed bloom in my neighbor’s yard," posts Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames. "I don’t normally think about shooting pretty pictures for newspaper, but this time it just felt good to shoot one for myself.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.7.11 

Noonish: Hair salon @ 410 W. Neider reports someone in parlor is suffering a seizure. Noonish: Woman wants to see a deputy re: neighbor threatening to shoot her. 11:53 a.m. Super 1/Hayden employees have a possible forger cornered in parking lot. 11:43 a.m. Caller reports…

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Shield Law Doesn't Protect Bloggers 15 

Item: NJ court says shield law doesn't apply to bloggers: The New Jersey Supreme Court says bloggers and online posters don't have the same protections for sources as mainstream journalists/Beth DeFalco, AP. H/T: Orbusmax More Info: People who post to online message boards don't have…

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Route Of Hiawatha Opens Saturday 

Pump up the bike tires and grab your helmet - one of the Inland Northwest's favorite trail rides, the Route of the Hiawatha, opens Saturday! The June 11th opening actually marks a delay in the trail's typical season. The route usually opens from May to…

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Poll: Hucks Nation Tabs Quinn, Too 

Monday Poll: Hucks Nation agreed with the Coeur d'Alene School Board's unanimous appointment of former chairwoman Wanda Quinn to fill the spot of resigning Chairwoman Edie Brooks. Quinn received 51 of 103 votes (49.51%) from Hucks Nation, followed by Christa Hazel with 35 of 103…

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"I'm an intern here," said Anne Schnura as she raked the beach at Outdoor Pursuits on Monday, June 6, 2011. She is studying Recreation Administration. (Kathy Plonka)

AM Headlines -- 6.7.11

"I'm an intern here," said Anne Schnura as she raked the beach at Outdoor Pursuits (North Idaho College Beach) on Monday. She is studying Recreation Administration. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Monday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Showers, cooler weather dominate week/Mike Prager,…

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Huckleberries Online

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.