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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Marshall Mend Checks Out Ganesha

Marshall Mend, long-time member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, was part of the audience that dedicated Coeur d'Alene's art-on-loan program in downtown Coeur d'Alene Friday evening, including the controversial sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 6.10.11 

If you're a CAVEr and looking for something to demonstrate against this fine Friday, you're in luck. NIC & LCDC -- those two great symbols of, ahem, government waste -- will be breaking ground on the first phase of the Education Corridor. And Mayor Sandi…

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CdA Ganesha Flap Reaches India

Seems the flap created by the Kootenai County Constitution Party has reached India. A story in DailyIndia.com reports: "Hindus have welcomed Lord Ganesha sculpture as a part of Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA) public art display. Applauding the City of Coeur d'Alene for this gesture, Hindu…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.10.11 

4:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 9-10 here. 4:17 p.m. Caller: Large, vicious dog in 18300 block of Hauser Lake Road regularly attacks people. 4:14 p.m. 16YO Hayden girl intentionally overdosed on a bottle of Robitussin. 3:55 p.m. PFPD Blues are…

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PM Headlines -- 6.10.11

Here's another shot taken by Don Sausser, Huckleberries Eye On Sherman Avenue, of downtown Coeur d'Alene street work at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Don reports that Sherman Avenue is finished. But about a half a block on the side streets needs to be done. Blackwell…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.10.11 

Marabous are seen watching photographers doing their work at an enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Top Cutlines: 1. “I don’t know,” mumbled Herman (the bird on the right). “Maybe they don’t realize Ostriches do…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 6.10.11

Marianne Love offers this canvas of lovely lupine from her portion of Bonner County on her Slight Detour blog. More here. View from top of St. Paul's Cathedral/London/A Family Runs Through It How to grow beans on a teepee/Sunny's Facebook wall Manito Park nature walk/Crazy…

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More Than Ganesha To Be Dedicated 

13 other art-on-loan statues will be dedicated tonight by Mayor Sandi Bloem and the "godless" city Arts Commission, besides the controversial Hindu god Ganesha statue near the Parkside building on Sherman Avenue (which Stebbijo provides for Huckleberries Online today). Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander provides this link…

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Marty Jeers Redistricter Evan Frasure 

JEERS ... to former state Sen. Evan Frasure, R-Pocatello (pictured). His launch as co-chairman of Idaho's newly ordained redistricting commission is a visceral reminder of why he's not been missed from public office: He's a partisan mischief-maker who makes Peter Lorre look like a novice.…

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Sarah's 'Going Rogue' For Sale 10 

Matt poses with Kerri Thoreson after buying an autographed copy of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" at Coeur d'Alene Fred Meyer in December 2009. Matt tells Huckleberries. So do you remember back in December 2009 when Sarah Palin rolled into Coeur d Alene on her book…

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Stock Market Closes Below 12,000 28 

Item: Dow closes below 12,000 for the first time since March/Christine Hauser, New York Times More Info: Stocks on Wall Street closed sharply lower on Friday on sentiment that analysts attributed to a sense that the global economy was slowing and that European debt problems…

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INW Headlines -- 6.10.11

Allen Slabaugh, top row left, is joined by his cycling teammates after their van overturned in Burley on the way to Seattle for the start a 3,600-mile bike ride to Washington, D.C., to raise money for the Georgia-based Fuller Center for Housing. Slabaugh is a…

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Ex-Local Aryan Convicted In Beating

A white supremacist who ran for the Hayden City Council in 2003 has been convicted of a racially motivated attack on a black man in southwestern Washington. Zachary Beck, 32, was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to violate civil rights after a bench trial in U.S.…

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What Is Happening Here? 13 

Can you tell Huckleberries readers what is happening above? A Ganesha disciple intercepts Kootenai County Constitution Party members en route to protest. A Kootenai County GOP Central Committee official attacks an Idaho Dairymen's Association vehicle. A wild elephant attacks a vehicle on a street in…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.10.11

11:48 a.m. Owners of car & motorcycle involved in noninjury crash @ H95 & Canfield are in Sears lot. 11:47 a.m. Small black dog from earlier this AM is now running along I-90 @ 4th Street/CdA. 11:37 a.m. Kimberly in 1500 block of Hayden Avenue…

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Downtown CdA Bar Report (June 1-8) 

A lot of fights and public urination in this week's Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report. But the Gold Star for the best incident goes to an angry young man who celebrated his 21st birthday this week by partying most of the evening. Seems he punctuated…

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Black Pilgrims Upset Constitution Party 38 

Before the Kootenai County Constitution Party was offended by the public art depicting Hindu god Ganesha on Sherman Avenue, it got ticked off by a Coeur d'Alene Public Library Thanksgiving display. Which showed some of the Pilgrims as African-Americans. Here's part of a letter that…

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Poll: Local GOP Pushing Raw Milk? No!

Thursday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation say that the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee shouldn't be pushing a townhall meeting advocating distribution of raw milk. (The local GOP is urging members to attend such a meeting at Coeur d'Alene Library community room June 22.)…

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Sprucing Up Sherman Avenue 

Four all-night work sessions have prepared the road surface for tonight’s overlay on Sherman Ave, downtown Coeur d’Alene, emails Don Sausser, Huckleberries Eye On Sherman Avenue. Don speculated that the work would be complete by this morning and should be ready for the art-on-loan dedication/ArtWalk/Constitution…

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Vandals Deface War Memorial

Veterans and community members are angry, asking why someone would deface a war memorial in Post Falls, spray painting "War Pig" on Vietnam War era armored personnel carrier.The M113 APC, along with an M-60 tank, are outside the American Legion post in Post Falls, a…

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Hoffman: Surpluses? Cut Taxes 13 

Now that we're nearing the final weeks of the state's budget year, it appears fairly obvious that the state will close out June with a budget surplus in the range of $70 million. The state's tax collections had been running about $74 million ahead of…

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No More 'Marcaroni' in New Tito's

The Italian restaurant in Coeur d’Alene has officially chopped the pasta from its name, reinventing itself as the more mature Tito's Italian Grill and Wine Shop. Gone are the white, butcher-paper table coverings, crayons and the selfserve bottle of wine reminiscent of Tomato Street. In…

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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.