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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

Fallfest Minus-2 Wild Card -- 9.19.11 41 

Don't forget that Hucks Online is sponsoring a workshop/blogfest at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill. City Editor Addy Hatch and Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock will lead a discussion re: how newspapers can better use social media to keep their readers informed…

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Parting Shot -- 9.19.11 

Members of the audience at a fashion show, part of The London Fashion Week, include Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, front 4th left, with from left, Donna Air, Peaches Geldof, and American actress Rosario Dawson, pictured during the Temperley London…

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Obama Wants To End Saturday Mail 16 

President Obama's proposed budget cuts cover a wide range of government services, and one impact would be on your mailbox. It would be empty on Saturdays if the administration's latest proposal goes through. These and other changes would allow the U.S. Postal Service to avoid…

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Netflix Ticks Off Customers Again 

The CEO of Netflix said he was sorry for mishandling a recent price increase that caused customers to cancel the service in droves. But the apology was drowned out by a decision that angered subscribers all over again. The company will split into two services…

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PM: Opera CdA Offers 'Faust' 

Good and evil battle it out, as an internationally acclaimed cast bring Gunoud’s Faust to the stage at North Idaho College, for Opera Coeur d’Alene, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Faust’s love songs soar on Vale Rideout’s (right) majestic high C’s. Shana…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.19.11 

While waiting for their turn to audition for the Nutcracker, a few boys spent part of the time making faces as they stared into a mirror. Kids auditioned for one of the much-coveted roles in Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of the Nutcracker at the Phelps…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.19.11 

5:37 p.m. Youths are riding mini bikes around East Tubbs Hill Park/CdA. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 18-19 here. 5:26 p.m. Possible wildfire reported @ Woodland and Cottonwood/Worley. 5:15 p.m. Distraught man in 4200 block of Crown/CdA tells wife he…

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Major Ben's Warrant Rdp -- 9.19.11 

Five wanted men head Major Ben Wolfinger's wanted list at the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department this week, including Dante Marquis, Johnson (upper left), 23, of Spokane, who's wanted on a felony warrant of a charge of injury to child, with bail set at $50,000. Others…

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Ziggy Creator Wilson, 80, RIP

Artist Tom Wilson Jr. draws a Ziggy cartoon celebrating the strip's 35th anniversary at his home in Loveland, Ohio. Tom Wilson Sr, the creator of hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy has died, he was 80. Spokesman Josh Peres with Universal Uclick, the Kansas City, Missouri,…

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NI Blogs: Hammer Victim Struggles

Herb Huseland brings us up to date on the life-and-death struggle still facing hammer-attack victim Yvonne Wallis of Bayview. Yvonne, along with son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Patty Heath, and Patty's son, Jedidiah, were attacked by a allegedly deranged man living next door, Larry Cragun. Heath died…

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Bookstore Owner Opposes Griz Stand 

Boundary County Commissioners were among many to receive an email Friday from John O'Connor, ower of Bonners Books, criticizing the "shrill" letter county commissioners sent to the Idaho Congressional Delegation and Governor Butch Otter August 22. "I became immediately irritated when I read this email,"…

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Mansfield: Hillary In 2012? 

I remember when I first blogged on the possibility of Hillary Clinton resigning her position as Sec of State in order to run against President Obama. Folks responded with a variety-on-the-same-theme: "What are you smokin'?" After years of working with ex-addicts and ex-inmates, I laughed...sort…

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2500 Apply For Trader Joe's Jobs 

Prospective employees fill out applications at the new Trader Joe's store in Lincoln Heights on Friday. Trader Joe's company officials say they've received about 2,500 job applications in the past week for jobs at its Spokane store. The store, opening Oct. 28, is still hiring.…

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Down With Library Scofflaws 

First, you need to know that I occasionally hold onto a library book too long. OK, it's 50-50 re: returning my books. But I readily pay the small fine and am up-to-date as of this moment. I've also discovered how easy it is to reserve…

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Eman: What Is UI Like For Students? 11 

Eman: My oldest is considering UI. What is it like in Moscow as far as being a student is concerned? Is it collegie’? I mean would he get the college experience feeling? He’s considering others as well, of course, but I thought I would get…

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River Cleanup Costs Rile Residents 

Item: River cleanup riles residents: EPA opts out of local meeting to discuss issue/Brian Walker, Press More Info: Citizens have noticed what cleaning up the Spokane River -- as the feds want -- could mean to their sewer bills and growth. They think it stinks.…

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High Noon: Speaking To Your Fear 

Trying to conquer your fear of public speaking? Take a cue from Nampa High School senior Maddie Hall, who went from being terrified of talking in front of people to receiving second place at the 2011 State Speech Tournament in the category of panel discussion.…

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INW Headlines -- 9.19.11 

Washington State University veterinarian Nickol Finch watches as a female golden eagle takes flight east of Lewiston Friday. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Kyle Mills) Fire, blast damage Spokane Valley medical office/Nina Culver, SR Spokane County plans autopsy for rider in motocross fatality/SR Barker: Will Obama weaken…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.19.11 

11:47 a.m. A red pickup w/o hood is parked in median on curve partly blocking I-90 @ H41/PF. 11:34 a.m. A 17YO runaway girl who's been missing since Thursday reportedly was spotted at a local tattoo parlor 15 minutes ago. 11:27 a.m. Woman wants extra…

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Playing Fantasy Football During Work 

Quick, minimize that web browser with your fantasy football team lineup and pull up that Excel spreadsheet you’re supposed to be working on. Your boss is walking by. It’s a scene that perhaps is becoming more prevelant as fantasy football gains popularity. But is the…

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A New Approach To Potty Training 

Jude Chisan, 1, foreground, and his mother, Cen Campbell, center, are shown looking through clothes with Serena Weingrod, left, and her daughter, Adah, 2, at Blossom Birth in Palo Alto, Calif. In the U.S., most new parents would count diapers among the "can’t live without"…

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Poll: Sayler Tops 5-Candidate Field 

Weekend Poll: Former legislator George C. Sayler is the heavy favorite of Hucks Nation in the five-way race for Coeur d'Alene City Council seat No. 3. In fact, only two candidates received many votes. Sayler attracted 118 of 180 votes (65.56%), followed by Dan Gookin…

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Hollingsworth Withdraws From Race 16 

Jim Hollingsworth has told Hucks Online this morning that he's withdrawing from his Coeur d'Alene City Council race. Quoth: "After much counsel, I have decided to withdraw from the Coeur d’Alene City Council race, Seat One. My heart really was not in the race, I…

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Trib: Idaho Politics Hurt Joe Average 10 

If Idaho's economic development strategy of cutting taxes and shrinking government spelled success, ordinary Idahoans would be steadily prospering. Just the reverse is happening. The Great Recession stung Idaho workers harshly. Even with fortunes falling everywhere, wages in the Gem State fell to 38th among…

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Wrangler Saves Boy From Grizzly 10 

Grizzlies are high profile this year. A lingering winter and late berry crop kept bears in proximity to humans longer than normal, perhaps contributing to a stream of headlines about grizzlies killing people and people killing grizzlies. Meanwhile, a young lady on a big horse…

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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.