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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

HBO Poll: Get The Butterfly Nets 

Weekend Poll: The Kootenai County Constitution Party protest against the public art display of Hindu god Genasha on Sherman Avenue didn't have many fans in Hucks Nation. 155 of 248 respondents (62/5%_ said the protesters were so far out there that butterfly nets are needed…

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A Coasters Mystery 

Way back in the 1970's, I was saw the Coasters. I remember this vaguely because I was very shy and the singers were so much fun. The news this morning of the Coasters lead singer Carl Gardner's passing prompted my memory of this photo. The…

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Coasters' Carl Gardner Dies at 83

Carl Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, has died in Florida following a long bout with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia. He was 83. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Coasters had a string…

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Flag Faux Pas 23 

Congressman Allen West (R- FL) is taking heat for planting the American flag underwater while leading a group of veterans on a scubadiving trip off the coast of his Florida district over the weekend. Mr. West was photographed holding an American flag underwater in violation…

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Wild Card/Tuesday 6.14 Flag Day 

Another day blogsitting while DFO is on vacation. Will be posting throughout the day different news items of note. At some point I'll be attempting to find a Father's Day Card that isn't based on the Doofus Dad stereotype. It seems that most Father's Day…

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Bonner County Reviewing Sims' Conflict Complaint 

The Coeur d'Alene Press is reporting that Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall is reviewing Coeur d’Alene Republican Kathy Sims’ complaint and would issue a legal analysis at the end of the week regarding the City of Coeur d'Alene and possible conflicts of interest with McEuen…

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Real Gold or Fool's Gold? 36 

Giving legitimacy to an Internet conspiracy theory that the gold in Fort Knox is fake, Rep. Ron Paul (R) from Texas has asked adminstration officials to audit the purity of the nation's 700,000 gold bars held in Fort Knox, according to an internal Treasury document…

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KYRO Rink Hopes to Open in August 

The Coeur d'Alene Press is reporting that the KYRO Ice Rink is hoping to re-open in August, however they still need $480,000 in donations in order to meet that deadline. "The gap we have to close is $480,000," said Matthew Beam, KYRO manager. The fundraising…

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, speaks at a press conference in Boise on Tuesday. At left is Idaho schools Supt. Tom Luna; at right are former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter. (Betsy Russell)

Quotable Quotes 14 

After their address to Idaho's school technology task force, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise joined Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Idaho schools Supt. Tom Luna for a press conference. Luna said, “There's no better example of education reform…

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Dolly: Giving Has Nothing To Do With Wealth 

Country superstar Dolly Parton may have 25 #1 singles and 41 top 10 county albums under her belt, but the “Queen of Country Music” is just as legendary for her philanthropy. Inspired by her father, Parton created the Imagination Library, a literacy program to share…

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Adrian B. Shannon is framed by the Rotary Fountain in downtown Spokane earlier this month. He is among a growing number of people who question the legitimacy of federal, state and local government agencies. (Christopher Anderson)

Spokane "Sovereigns" 

Adrian B. Shannon, 30, is among a growing number of people who question the legitimacy of federal, state and local government agencies and employ a series of legal maneuvers they believe exempt them from driver’s licenses and birth certificates, paying taxes, or even criminal charges.…

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Illegal Voter Trial Delayed 

According to The Coeur d'Alene Press, the jury trial for accused Hayden couple, Ronald Prior and Susan Harris, will be delayed until July 25th. Harris, 63, and Prior, 66, were declared illegal voters by the judge during the election challenge trial. They listed their commercial…

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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.