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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 6.27.11 

I enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the sun, beginning with the North Idaho branch of my family celebrating my mother's 86th birthday Saturday. After church on Sunday, I hauled mom to the Coeur d'Alene Bible's community feed for Ironman Coeur d'Alene observers along 4th Street.…

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Parting Shot -- 6.27.11

Miss Virginia contestants form a prayer circle backstage before the Miss Virginia competition at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Va., Saturday. Miss Arlington, Elizabeth Crot, was crowned Miss Virginia. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Rebecca Barnett)

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Corinna: Coffee Getting Too Pricey

On her Facebook wall, Corinna Hunter writes: "2 of the things in our lives which are important to us, at least to me, are having enough money to fill my car tank and the other is coffee in the morning! Did you know that coffee…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.27.11

5:53 p.m. Daughter says she took father's credit card on Country Ridge/Hayden b/c he owes her $15. 5:51 p.m. Someone is setting off fireworks every hour for last 4 hours @ 2nd & Parsons/Worley. 5:49 p.m. KCSD Marine deputy calls for fireboat to tow disabled…

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PM Headlines -- 6.27.11 

Gonzaga University star Robert Sacre' poses with Kelli Allison of Spokane, during the State Farm Battle in Seattle Autograph session Saturday as her friend, Rebecca Estelle, snaps a picture. (SR photo: J. Bart Rayniak) Kootenai County installs 13 no-wake buoys across Cougar Bay/KEA Blog Hope…

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Semanko Hails Recall Luna Failure 

Chairman Norm Semanko, of Idaho Republican Party, issued a statement re: failure of Recall Luna drive, which reads in part: "This is a huge blow to the anti-education reform establishment. The Union leadership’s efforts to use scare tactics and spread misinformation in order to maintain…

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Get Out! Review: Golden Dragon 

The interior of Ponderay's Golden Dragon was nothing to call HGTV about, what with the obligatory assortment of red paper lanterns, lurid Great Wall landscapes, and an ominous glass case full of Chinese trifles and whatnots. But overall it was a perfectly tidy and agreeable…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 6.27.11

"A while back a small restaraunt was opened up in Troy at a remodeled gas station and is called The Filling Station," posts Jean of JeanC's Cat House & Shooting Gallery. "We've been driving by for a while and kept telling ourselves we had to…

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Constitution Party: Metro Area? Bah! 

Our friends from the Kootenai County Constitution Party are now concerned that the statistical metropolitan area designation assigned to Kootenai & Spokane counties will take away our freedoms in North Idaho. In a post on the KCCP website, Chad von Lind "No, obviously this is…

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Final Ironman Coeur d'Alene Results

Coeur d'Alene Police Department officer Nick Knoll is shown running through a water area on the marathon course during the third leg of Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday. Knoll finised the race in 13 hours, 37 minutes, and 30 seconds. You can see the final results…

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Major Ben's Felony Warrant Roundup

Three local residents are among the five people wanted on felony warrants in the latest roundup issued by Major Ben Wolfinger of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. Joshua Dean Edelblute, 21, of Rathdrum, is wanted for failing to appear in court to faces charges of…

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Warriors Introduce Thompson, Others

Golden State Warriors draft picks Jeremy Tyler, from left, Klay Thompson, and Charles Jenkins hold up jerseys as they are photographed at an NBA basketball news conference in Oakland, Calif., today. Thompson is the slick shooting wing man that led Washington State to the NIT…

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OTV: Glad To Get Past Ironman Again

Get Out! North Idaho is glad that Ironman is in the rear-view mirror. OrangeTV writes via Facebook: "My grump isn't really about the blocked roads or the noise, I've learned to plan for all that. What gets me is how many (not all) of the…

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FDA: Don't Eat North Idaho Sprouts 

Item: Sprouts linked to 20 cases of salmonella poisoning/Mary Clare Jalonick, AP More Info: The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 20 cases of salmonella poisoning. The…

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Blagojevich Convicted Of Corruption 

Item: Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial/Michael Tarm, AP More Info: Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including…

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TSA Makes 95YO Remove Adult Diaper 

Item: TSA orders 95-year-old woman to remove adult diaper during 45-minute search/Associated Press More Info: A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint…

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INW Headlines -- 6.27.11

Coeur d'Alene Dr. Roger Dunteman powers up Bennett Bay hill during the final leg of the 2011 Ironman Coeur d'Alene and heads back to Coeur d'Alene. (Huckleberries Online photo by Christa Hazel) WSU's Anderson wins U.S. title in 400-meter hurdles/Spokesman-Review North Idaho sprouts linked to…

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A Bull Of A Californian 

My favorite Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report from June 9-18 report, from Thursday, June 16, 2011: 2240 hours N 4th St & E Sherman Ave – Disorderly: "Officers arrested a 26 year old California male for being intoxicated in the roadway after observing him standing…

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Christa's Favorite Ironman Outfit 

Christa Hazel, who photographed Ironman Coeur d'Alene for Huckleberries Online, e-mailed that this was her favorite uniform worn by the 2800-plus Ironman athletes this year. More Christa photos here. DFO: I did one double take during my Ironman Coeur d'Alene watching this year. At the…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.27.11 

11:46 a.m. Caller's roommate has taken whole bottle of Seroquel in suicide try @ Howard & Neider. 11:39 a.m. Someone in ski mask is driving gold car only 30 mph on H41 near Rathdrum. 11:27 a.m. Several cars parked illegally on Forest Drive/Fortgrounds area. 11:08…

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Downtown Bar Report June 9-18 

For those keeping score at home, Coeur d'Alene police issued 68 open container warnings on Friday night, June 17, after the cruise portion of Car d'Lane -- the majority going to Iron Horse customers who weren't aware that they couldn't have alcohol outside the chained…

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Cool Things About Athol, Idaho 

Athol has always had a bit of an identity crisis, at least name-wise. The town started as Colton, which was changed to Athol after a settler from the Massachusetts town with the same name decided it was somehow better. In 1966, after the Girl and…

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Poll: Search Locally For NIC Prez 

Weekend Poll: An even 50 percent of Hucks Nation said searchers should look locally for the next North Idaho College president. An even 81 of 162 respondents said the search should include a strong effort to find the next president locally. 60 of 162 respondents…

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Aylward Comes Up Short In Ironman

Tom Aylward, 62, comes out of the swim portion of Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Sunday. Tom finished the swim and the bike portion of the triathlon but was unable to finish the marathon. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Question: Alison Boggs & Kathy Plonka…

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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.