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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

80YO Athol Woman Dies In Rollover

Melvina Cameron, 80, of Athol was killed in a one-car rollover this afternoon when her westbound 2000 Buick Century left Highway 54 near Howard Road and struck a tree, ejecting Cameron. The crash occurred at 4:42 p.m. Cameron wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 6.24.11 11 

I rode my bike to work this morning, for the second time this spring. Almost all down hill from my place in the Borah Triangle but the wind was blowing against me. My brother-in-law has been trying to get me to ride the Trail of…

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Parting Shot -- 6.24.11 

A barred owl perches on a highway sign in Poulsbo, Wash., just before sunrise. Barred owls usually hunt at night and return to their nests during the day. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun photo: Larry Steagall)

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Beware Of Moyie Springs Sprouts 

Idaho state public health officials are investigating a number of Salmonella cases believed to be connected to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. The investigation is ongoing and includes 19 ill persons from northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Of the persons reported with Salmonella…

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PM Scanner -- 6.24.11

5:11 p.m. A man is slumped over wheel of gold 4Runner near RR tracks by Curley's/Hauser. 5:04 p.m. Teresa has questions about her ex taking their son's dog. 4:48 p.m. Shane is stalled in small floathouse w/water in engine on Lake CdA @ Higgens Point.…

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PM Headlines -- 6.24.11

"After a chase, Kevin Hodgson, 39, is arrested on the east side of Spalding Auto Parts wrecking yard in Spokane Valley on Thursday," writes Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "Hodgson allegedly stole a car as Spokane Valley Police officers approached to arrest him on an…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.24.11 11 

President Barrack Obama stands in front of a robot as he makes remarks during a visit to Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh this morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Top Cutlines: 1. Rep. Cantor’s new remote-controlled NREC Sensabot…

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Bubble: Drunks & Other Stupid Jerks 

In recognition of state Sen. John McGee's recent arrest on charges of DUI/grand theft auto, Bubblehead/The Stupid Shall Be Punished published a post, "Stupid Drunk Tricks." In it, he recalls destroying an outhouse as part of the "drunken celebration after the Activities Banquet my senior…

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Jumping In A Lake In Wedding Best 

I don't know how I haven't seen this photo by SR colleague Kathy Plonka before. I spotted it today while looking for art to go with that USA Today story about Tubbs Hill. It's from August 2009. Here's the cutline that ran with it: "Leonel…

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Capitol Cop Confronts Risch re: ID 

If you're a U.S. senator, it pays to carry your ID. On Tuesday, a Capitol cop asked Idaho Sen. Jim Risch to produce his ID, after Risch went past a security check while trying to catch a train. A portion of the interchange, as blogged…

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ISP Staff Issue Delays CdA Megaload 

A megaload bound for the Kearl Oil Sands in Canada via Moscow and Coeur d'Alene won't be leaving Monday as previously scheduled. The section of an ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil processing plant is waiting for its trip at the Port of Lewiston, where it was barged from…

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The Trail Of The Thongmen 15 

Jim Mangis was test-driving his test-driving his new lens on his camera Thursday evening, snapping away, when he was surprised to catch these two men in thongs running on the Centennial Trail by CI Shenanigans/Spokane. Question: Would you be more/less likely to use the Centennial…

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Bicycling: 'It's The Economy, Stupid' 

“Bicycle transportation is good for a lot of things—it’s healthy, it’s green, it’s quiet, it’s fun, it builds community. It also makes financial sense, and the magnitude of bicycling’s economic impact gets far less attention than it deserves. In the Bikenomics series, Elly Blue explores…

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GOP Waging 'War On Women'? 

Republicans are waging a "war on women," charges the Democrats' new national chair, and her party is seizing on that war -- real or imagined-- to regain ground lost in the 2010 mid-term elections and boost President Obama's re-election. The stakes are simple: No 'Gender…

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USA Today Spotlights CdA's Tubbs Hill 

In its Great American Outdoors Travel section, USA Today asked experts to choose "a great place to hike" -- one per state. Quoth USA Today: "From sinuous, scenic paths to arduous, awe-inspiring treks, the country is ribboned with trails that beckon the casual and stalwart…

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INW Headlines -- 6.24.11

Wanda Mumm of Eureka, Mont., does a thumbnail sketch of the mountains over McDonald Lake on Wednesday morning Glacier National Park. Mumm was one of thirty artists taking part in the Hockaday Paint Out. The painting produced this week will be on sale to the…

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Hi-Noon: Most People Are Caring 

LoveToHateMe: Perhaps I’m just a hopeless optimist, but I truly believe that most individuals are at-heart good, caring people who will reach out a helping hand to those in need without being forced to do so. If that’s a kool-aid side talking, so be it.…

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Warming Up In 55-Degree Lake CdA

Tri Inland Northwest shot this 50-plus-second video of Coeur d'Alene Ironman triathletes "warming up" in the 55-degree waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. You'll notice that none of them are saying, "brrrr," although they might be thinking that. Question: When do you plan to get swim…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.24.11

12:29 p.m. EMTs/police are staging near Davenport & Wilbur/DG for psychological problem. 12:25 p.m. Officers find 2 trails going into woods on Ohio Match property that may have been used by depressed man (11:36 a.m. item). 12:07 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Blue is stopping @ 4th…

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Offensive Redneck Bumpersticker 14 

A Berry Picker called in to bumpersticker riding around on a silver 4-by-4 Jeep @ Hayden & Government Way moments ago, a message that takes Obama-phobia to a new level. Alongside a photo of President Obama is this message: "Does this (butt) make my car…

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Peter Falk, Columbo, 83, RIP 

In this April 2002 AP file photo, television personalities Mr. T of A-Team, left, and Peter Falk of Columbo, tease each other at a press luncheon to celebrate NBC's 75th anniversary in West Hollywood, Calif. Falk, who played the irascible detective, died Thursday at age…

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Kevin: Rex Is Gift That Keeps Giving 

Somebody up there must have a soft spot for columnists and editorial writers trying to get through the summer doldrums. How else can you explain Rex Rammell? The former Senate and gubernatorial candidate — and reliable gift that keeps on giving to Idaho political pundits…

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Running Around In Their Skivvies

You weren't seeing things if you noticed fit-looking individuals running around in their underwear from City Park this morning. Coeur d'Alene Ironman triathletes (some of whom are shown here warming up in City Park) participated in the annual run at 7 o'clock this morning through…

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Poll: Ironman? Hoopfest? Bah!

Thursday Poll: For all the excitement in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Hucks Nation isn't excited about Coeur d'Alene Ironman or Hoopfest. 77 of 132 respondents (58.33%) voted they weren't interested in either big sporting event this weekend. 38 respondents (28.79%) said they were more interested…

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Author Sees Magic In 'Bonners Fairy' 

Although she's never lived in Bonners Ferry, Nevada author Elizabeth A. Patterson considers the North Idaho town to be magical -- so much so that she's based a book involving a princess on the North Idaho town. The book's name? "Bonners Fairy." It was published…

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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.