Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 27° Partly Cloudy

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.9.11 

Christa's been warming up in the Huckleberries Online bullpen, preparing to take the controls of the U.S.S. Starship Huckleberries next week. I'll be hosting Amy Dearest. Cindy's running off for a romantic interlude with her true love (who's also her husband). So we're tossing the…

Continue reading this post »




PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.9.11

5:12 p.m. Officer asks for EMTs for Tased motorist (see below) who may have a medical condition. 5:10 p.m. Taser has been "deployed" by Post Falls police on motorist in 5:04 p.m. incident. 5:04 p.m. A motorist running from Post Falls police has crashed his…

Continue reading this post »


PM: CdA Public Art Causes Stir 13 

"Ganesha" by artist Rick Davis is part of the Coeur d'Alene Public Art display. Members of the Kootenai County Constitution Party are planning to picket the statue stating that the statue is a Hindu demon and an abomination. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Former Hayden council…

Continue reading this post »


TJR: What If JFK Had Lived? 

John Kennedy’s best biographer made a startling revelation recently that was both ominous and eerie and says a good deal about Kennedy’s appreciation of how history works. Robert Dallak, author of An Unfinished Life, the best book on the 35th president, gave a speech recently…

Continue reading this post »


Help Wanted: Analyze Palin Emails 40 

According to the Washington Post, over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. The Washington Post is asking for help in the large scale job to "analyze, contextualize, and research those…

Continue reading this post »


DFO's Critters: Introducing Tazo 

Tazo, a northern sea otter eats a fish while swimming in the pool at the New York Aquarium’s Sea Cliff’s exhibit in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Tazo, who was rescued from Alaskan waters after being orphaned in 2010, has already made his public…

Continue reading this post »


Rodeo Rider Loses Sister, Then Horse

Item: Stephanie Hendren's horse killed on U.S. 95: Sister of young woman who died in May 9 car crash also loses her rodeo competition mount/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune More Info: One of the three horses killed on U.S. Highway 95 in a collision with a…

Continue reading this post »


Vomit Cleanup Leads To Comp Claim 18 

Item: Teen who passed out while cleaning up customer's vomit battles employer over workers' comp claim/KBOI More Info: Nineteen-year-old Karrie Lombard had an accident at work. A customer threw up inside the Meridian Souper Salad, and she passed out after cleaning up the mess. "A…

Continue reading this post »


Twin Falls Flower Vandals Face Penalty 

I dislike senseless vandals -- and the punks behind those acts -- about as much as I dislike neighbor dogs that bark all the time. The creeps who sprayed graffiti on the Post Falls American Legion tank should get special treatment from the courts when…

Continue reading this post »


Family Sues In Ex-Vik's Fatal Crash 

The parents of one Coeur d’Alene teen killed in a single-vehicle crash in September 2010 are suing the people they say caused their son’s death. Tim and Paula Austin, along with Jessica Duran, the lone survivor of the crash, filed a complaint for damages for…

Continue reading this post »


Colorado Disbars Steele Attorney 

The Colorado lawyer who defended Edgar Steele in his murder-for-hire case has been disbarred. Robert T. McAllister agreed to give up his law license after he acknowledged misusing client funds on two occasions unrelated to Steele's case, according to a document signed this week in…

Continue reading this post »


INW: Idaho Ghost Town On Rebound 

Ginger Fields, center, from Old Time Photos and Antique Boutique, is owner and photographer of just one of the new businesses along the city's trademark boardwalk. The city has been a ghost town in recent years, but there are signs of life out there now…

Continue reading this post »


Constitutionalists Target Lake City Art 53 

The Kootenai County Constitution Party plans to protest the dedication Friday of the city of Coeur d'Alene's art-on-loan program as a result of the inclusion of a "Hindu demon, Ganesh, statue" now displayed on Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Mayor Sandi Bloem will oversee…

Continue reading this post »


Getting Ready For Friday ArtWalk 

These artists are painting portraits from models at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Shops. This is one function of an oil painter’s juried show and convention with events this weekend. Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Devon Galleries has scheduled a reception open to the public…

Continue reading this post »


AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.9.11 

Noonish: Caller reports 2004 white Cadillac w/Kootenai plates tried to run him of w/b I-90 @ H41. Noonish: Caller reports home burglary @ Riverbend & Elm/Post Falls. 11:22 a.m. For a 2nd time today, caller from Toyota Tundra reports red pickup driver possibly DUI. 11:05…

Continue reading this post »


Vicious Dog Stops Mail In Lewiston

The Lewiston post office quit delivering mail for a week to a neighborhood where a vicious dog roamed free to chase the mail carrier. Mail service has resumed for one Lewiston neighborhood after a week-long hiatus, the product of a near dog attack on the…

Continue reading this post »


Pitbull Owners Fight Town Ban 

Michael Dowell, left, and his daughter Hailey, 4, center, with family dog Kamora, along with more than 200 pit bulls, owners and supporters, gather at the Fred Meyer store at Mill Plain and Chkalov to protest against the Vancouver City Council's proposed ban on pit…

Continue reading this post »


Poll: Speaker Denney Needs To Go

Wednesday Poll: 67 of 109 respondents (69.72%) say Idaho House Republicans need to find another House Speaker in lieu of the several ethics problems dogging foot soldiers of Lawerence Denney. 19 of 109 (17.43%) could care less. Only 11 of 109 (10.09%) support Denney's leadership.…

Continue reading this post »


Idaho GOP To Fight Luna Recall 

Though political sophisticates give opponents of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna little chance of collecting the 158,000 voter signatures necessary to force an Aug. 30 recall election, the Idaho GOP is asking for "emergency" gifts to help Luna. In a letter sent to Idaho…

Continue reading this post »


AM Headlines -- 6.9.11

Lewis and Clark High School seniors Caylin Novell, left, and Katie Sell unveil a 400-pound bronze tiger, a gift from the senior class to the school, during Wednesday's Move-Up convocation. The seniors held a fundraiser to pay for the $3,000 statue of LC's mascot. The…

Continue reading this post »


APhoto Of The Day -- 6.9.11 

A glazier examines the damage after a moose burst into a geriatric care home in Alingsas east of Goteborg, Sweden earlier today. The moose jumped through a canteen window into the building in Alingsas in western Sweden Thursday. The residents were evacuated and the moose…

Continue reading this post »


Huckleberries Hears ...  

... That the Idaho Dairymen's Association is concerned about the affiliation of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee with a townhall meeting scheduled to discuss the Raw Milk Freedom Act of 2011. KCRCC secretary Lorri Erickson circulated an email recently encouraging members to attend the…

Continue reading this post »


Mary: Posturing for an Initiative 

Mary Souza in a post entitled, "Ready To Rumble," looks to be posturing for an intiative process on the McEuen Field issue. She states this morning, "The very good thing in the letter was the part about the public’s right to a referendum or initiative…

Continue reading this post »

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.