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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011

Sandpoint Man Hurt In Highway 95 Crash 

A two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 95 and Garwood closed the southbound lanes of the highway for 90 minutes, beginning at 3:18 p.m. today. According to Idaho State Police reports, Larry C. Franklin, 64, of Sandpoint, was southbound in a 1980 Volvo when…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 6.8.11 

We're 2 weeks from the summer solstice -- and I don't think spring is officially here. Overcast again today. I guess I can continue to live with it as long as one of the weekend days is sunny. Adding to the gloom ... my 4Runner's…

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Parting Shot -- 6.8.11 

A moose calf reaches to lick its twin sibling Wednesday in a yard in Kenai, Alaska. Their mother, not pictured, was browsing nearby. This year's moose calves are about a month old now. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, M. Scott Moon)

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Recall Luna Campaign: Halfway There 

With the signatures collected, including those received in the mail daily, and correspondence from Idahoans working as individuals, the committee can now estimate that we are half way to our goal needed, if not a little over. Putting numbers around 75,000-80,000 signatures collected, with three…

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ITD Presents Miniloads As Done Deal

Councilman Mike Kennedy: Here’s my take on this: The permits have not been let by the state yet. But it was presented to us as though it was a fait accompli. I have some questions (as did Terry and KEA last night) and I’m pulling…

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PM Headlines -- 6.8.11

Firefighters from the Boise Fire Department anchor the bottom of an American flag as it is raised by the boom on a ladder track during a ceremony at the Idaho fallen Firefighters Memorial on Wednesday in Boise. Known as The Patriot Flag, this 30' x…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.8.11 

Frank Perez is seen outside American Airlines Center before Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday in Dallas. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Top Cutlines: 1. When Frank removes his shirt to reveal…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.8.11

5:59 p.m. Wife @ Thatcher & Scarcello/Rathdrum reports neighbor threatening to shoot husband. 5:51 p.m. 2 guys are hunched down behind bushes in 200 block of E. 6th (& Frederick/PF). 5:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 7-8 here. 5:30 p.m. A…

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Milk Act Townhall Brings Challenge 

Huckleberries has received an email from a Berry Picker that reveals some discontent in local GOP ranks re: Republican backing for a townhall meeting scheduled in Coeur d'Alene later this month to discuss the Raw Milk Freedom Act of 2011. Duane Rasmussen, a member of…

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Would You Pay For Glenn Beck TV? 10 

Glenn Beck is planning to charge his fans a monthly subscription for his daily talk show online starting this summer, as he makes the move from being a Fox News host to the owner of his own Internet network. See more. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon dated…

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62 Mini-loads Headed Thru CdA Soon! 11 

According to the briefing (at the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting last night), the “half-height” loads are a reduced version of what was originally proposed to head up Highway 12 through the Lochsa – Clearwater corridor. Originally thought to be not feasible and too expensive…

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Cis: Invitation Season Has Begun 

"On a quest Monday evening to shoot a snap I would not normally take, I found myself below the Spokane Falls shooting the spray from the thunderous wall of water as it crashed on the rocks below the dam," posts Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames.…

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Time To Tee Up 10 

President Barack Obama gets away from the White House for an afternoon of golf at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, just outside of Washington, Saturday. (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite) DFO: As you can see, Christa Hazel is trying her hand at posting to…

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Weiner's Wife Huma Is Pregnant 15 

Their marriage has become the subject of intense speculation and scrutiny amid an embarrassing online sex scandal. Now, Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Huma Abedin are about to make news of a different kind: they are expecting their first child. Ms. Abedin, 35, is in…

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AG To Sims: Sorry, Can't Help 12 

Huckleberries has received the lengthy response by the Idaho Attorney General's Office into a request by Rep. Kathy Sims, R-CdA, to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving local elected officials and the McEuen Field project. Deputy AG Brian Kane dismissed Sims contentions that Council members…

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Food Porn: Fried Baloney Sandwich 

"There's still several weeks until the North Idaho Fair rolls around but here's a sneak peek at one of the new menu items for 2011," posts Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street. "Ekness Catering, a perennial fair favorite food booth, debuted a fried bologna sandwich at Post…

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Learning To Tie A Tie Via YouTube 

In an email, Arpie writes: "On Facebook the other day a friend was proud of her 13 year old son who went to YouTube to learn how to tie a tie. I've used YouTube for everything from how to fix a bicycle break to fixing…

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Sis: Predator Or Prey? 

On his Facebook wall, Sisyphus writes: "Saw a fairly large moth flying to find his way into the house through my window. Then with a brilliant flash of yellow with a hint of orange, a tanager had made the moth its breakfast. Are you predator…

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Dems Offer Weiner Advice 19 

Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he has no advice for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, two prominent Democrats offered some guidance on how he might weather what one called a "perfect storm" of controversy. "For Anthony Weiner, it's about showing true remorse and removing…

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INW Headlines -- 6.8.11

Cousins Cole Womack, left, Kristen Belcourt, center, and Thomas Olin-Berger look at a baby robin they brought with them to the annual North Central Montana Everything Antique Show at the Great Northern Fairgrounds in Havre, Mont, recently. The robin was one of a whole nest…

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Hi-Noon: Local Horror Film Surfaces

John Carpenter's horror flick, “The Ward,” which was filmed in Medical Lake and Spokane, became available through various cable on-demand services today. It stars Amber Heard as a woman in a mental institution. And guess what? This mental institution is not what it seems. This…

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CST To Open 'Wizard' Thursday 

Sisters Ellen, left, and Margaret Travolta (right) play the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good Witch while Mallory McKooney-King plays Dorothy in the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre production of "The Wizard of Oz" which opens Thursday night at North Idaho College's Schuler Auditorium. (SR photo:…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.8.11

11:44 a.m. Woman asking for ambulance to transport husband in 3400 block of Jordan/Post Falls. 11:41 a.m. A red Isuzu is being driven recklessly from I-90 n/b on H95. 11:38 a.m. Craig has questions for an officer re: traffic hazards in water. 10:53 a.m. Alexander,…

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Richert: Rumors In Age Of Twitter 

Gov. Butch Otter did not resign Friday. That is a matter of public record, and a rather routine matter, too. But on Thursday afternoon, the Boise Twitter community was abuzz with rumors that Otter would abruptly step down the following day. And while rumors and…

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Hayden Lake In The Twilight

"After a near torturous day of editing a weekend assignment," writes Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images, "I had to get out of the office last night. This is from the dike road of Hayden Lake. Sadly, I have little photography of this lake, because…

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