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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

Fallfest-1 Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.20.11 19 

Steve Widmyer and I worked out the final details to the first Hucks Online Fallfest at his Fort Ground Grill Wednesday evening. The taco bar will be ready. City Editor Addy Hatch and Geoff Pinnock are primed pick your brains re: how newspapers can better…

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Simple Mind: Snow, Tomatoes Similar 

You know, the first couple of days of snow you marv at the beauty of the fields and yard. And don’t mind, maybe, shoveling a little? But when the snow comes fast and furious, it gets old real fast … Same with tomatoes. The first…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.20.11

5:25 p.m. Tania is en route to redeem her Norwegian elk hound from Humane Society. 5:28 p.m. Guy w/no-contact order is out of jail & wants ex to leave his house where she's staying. 5:02 p.m. A Beagle is running loose in the median of…

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PM Headlines -- 9.20.11

"Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is OK to take a non-work related photograph." writes SR colleague Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "Sunset photos happen everyday, but it was the graphic look of the silhouetted telephone poles stacked up against the orange sky…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.20.11 

A fan watches as the baseball drops away as Boston Red Sox left fielder Conor Jackson, right, leaps into the crowd on an unsuccessful attempt to catch a foul ball by Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy in the first inning during the second game of a…

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Tagged 

Marc Hayes, a research scientist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, pushes a Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag under the skin of an Oregon spotted frog that will help in tracking the juvenile frog raised at the Woodland Park Zoo. Hayes and zoo…

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Dogwalk: Clinton Could Beat Obama 

So Hillary Clinton is the most popular national figure in America. I've even heard there has been a movement for her to challenge Obama in a primary. She could, you know. And probably win because all her fans would come out in force. But I…

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Argonaut: Thanks For Scholarships 

The University of Idaho distributes 1,400 scholarships to students each year, most of which are contributions from personal donors. But donors don’t often receive personal thank yous from the students who receive these scholarships. The UI Thank-A-Thon is an opportunity to express gratitude toward the…

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Perry Wins Reagan Repub Straw Poll 

Nearly 500 votes were cast in the 2011 North Idaho Straw Poll and Texas Governor Rick Perry continued his recent track record of leading the pack of 2012 Presidential Candidates with 123 votes for a commanding lead of 25% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron…

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell No Longer Policy 

Julian Chang of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, from left, cheers with Senator Mark Leno, retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning, veteran Keith Kerr, and retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer Joseph Rocha at a news conference in San Francisco onTuesday. The U.S. military passed a historic…

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Horswill Wins Art Excellence Award 

North Idaho College art instructor Michael Horswill, whose work can be seen at The Art Spirit Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene, has been named winner of the Excellence in the Arts award of the 16th Annual (Coeur d'Alene) Mayor's Awards in the Arts. "Excellence in…

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Coke To Offer Smaller Package Sizes 13 

Coca-Cola Co. is extending its lineup with smaller package sizes at lower price points aimed at consumers watching their budgets and their waistlines. This week, the beverage giant is expected to announce the launch of a 12.5-fl.oz. bottle that retails for 89¢ (round off to…

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Moose Doesn't Survive Struggle 

A bull moose, appearing tired from struggling with the steep sides and swift flowing water in the Esquatzel Diversion Channel, curls up to rest on a clump of grass growing out of cracks in the concrete lined irrigation canal Monday, about six miles north of…

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Council To Name Dike Road Panel 

In "other business" tonight, the Coeur d'Alene City Council will discuss formation of a Dike Road ad hoc committee, to fight the demand by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear cut trees, including viewtiful ponderosas, along Rosenberry Drive (b/n the waterfront & North…

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4 Megaloads Protesters Take Deal

All six were originally charged with assembling to disturb the peace and refusal to disperse after allegedly entering Washington Street on Aug. 26 and trying to block the movement of a megaload through town. The four who pleaded guilty, each to one reduced misdemeanor count…

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PHD Offers Flu Vaccine 

With the start of fall comes the start of the flu season and the arrival of flu vaccine at the Panhandle Health District (PHD). Health experts recommend flu vaccinations for everyone six months old and up. The flu virus is contagious and spreads quickly, particularly…

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High Noon: 10 Worst Jobs 

Got a case of the Mondays? Here in Washington, there are a lot of people who -- surprise! -- don't really like their jobs. Even people who work at Seattle-area mainstays like Boeing and Microsoft sometimes feel like caged chimpanzees for 40 hours a week.…

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Alex McClean (David Nall)

INW Headlines -- 9.20.11

Alex McLean, a senior at Timberlake High School/Spirit Lake is an avid bow hunter who boasts of being able to "Robin Hood" an arrow on numerous occasions. (He can shoot a bull's eye, then split the arrow with another shot, reports photographer David Nall). Alex…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.20.11

Noonish: 30ish man in ballcap may be burglarizing gray VW station wagon @ Higgens Point. 11:48 a.m. A woman w/a ponytail is screaming at Hayden Library from Govt Way & Prairie. 11:35 a.m. Man w/shotgun is upset that people are taking armloads of stuff from…

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Poll: Bruning Favored Over 2 Others 

Monday Poll: Berry Pickers favored incumbent John Bruning in a three-way race for his Coeur d'Alene City Council seat No. 5. Bruning received 81 of 130 votes (62.31%), while challengers Steve Adams (28 of 130, 21.54%, and Amber Copeland (21 of 130, 16.15%) came in…

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Otter Will Take Obamacare Money 24 

Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday that he will allow the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Department of Insurance to ask the federal government for $30.9 million of grant money to start a health insurance exchange for the state. The exchange will be…

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Hucks Fallfest Set Wednesday 

Hucks Online has scheduled another blog confab at the Fort Ground Grill, as part of a national social media program involving City Editor Addy Hatch (pictured) & Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock. We'll provide a taco bar and soft drinks via Steve Widmyer's fine crew at…

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Kutcher Debuts On 'Two & A Half Men' 

Jon Cryer portrays Alan Harper, left, and Ashton Kutcher portrays Walden Schmidt in Kutcher's debut on the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," which aired Monday. (AP Photo/CBS, Danny Feld) Question: Did Ashton Kutcher's performance make you forget Charlie Sheen?

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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.