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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.22.11 19 

We pulled off Hucks Fallfest at the Fort Ground Grill Wednesday evening without any serious injuries. Small group, 15-18, but top-notch attendees -- 3 City Council candidates, Councilman Al Hassell, social media guru Jamie Lynn Morgan, Dan of the Community, Spencer, Dan Gookin, Reagan Repubs…

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Parting Shot -- 9.22.11 

Kimberly Morton, of Warren, Mich. poses with her 1991 Cadillac Brougham hearse during a gathering of hearse owners last Saturday Putnam Twp., Mich. (AP Photo/Daily Press & Argus, Alan Ward)

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Cis: Yes, I Can Hear You Now 

On From A Simple Mind, Cis writes of getting new hearing aids: "On the way out of the (Costco) parking lot, I heard this kind of squishing sound. Then it dawn on me, it was the tires rolling on the pavement. And I have since…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.22.11

5:48 p.m. Grass fire reported @ Chase & Bodine/PF. 5:27 p.m. Caller from 5th & G/Plummer reports drunk couple in car tossed beercan at him. 5:11 p.m. PFPD Blue has a female in custody on a battery charge. 5:01 p.m. 2 suspicious males are hanging…

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PM Headlines -- 9.22.11

Gonzaga University student Molly Sullivan Roberge and others are putting up posters recently to help the mountain-going public learn how to be good neighbors with the mountain goats that highlight our high-country hiking trips. Rich Landers/Outdoors tell you more about the project here. Election time…

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Dodging Balls 11 

UC Irvine students play dodgeball in an attempt to set the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeball game in Irvine, Calif., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Question: Dodgeball, red rover, crab soccer ... what was your favorite organized kid game during your school days?

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Parks Director Gets Top Honor 

The Idaho Recreation and Parks Association (IRPA) awarded Parks Director Doug Eastwood the Dr. Leon Green Fellowship Award – the highest honor given by the association – at an awards ceremony held September 20th. The ceremony took place during their annual meeting, which was held…

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3 Boys Arrested In 31 Auto Burglaries

Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives recently closed thirty-one auto burglary cases, and two felony malicious-injury to property cases that were reported over the course of this summer by arresting and charging three male juveniles with those crimes. Detective Alan Winstead believes several more reported burglaries in…

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Stranger Too Close At Post Falls ATM 

Moments ago, the police scanner reported that a strange guy from a Jeep Cherokee was walking up to Post Falls Bank of America customers using the ATM, carrying a black box. One customer ordered the guy to back away. Dunno about you, but I feel…

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Jamie To Offer Social Media Classes 

I'm as confused as most of you re: recent changes to Facebook. In fact, after a year of trying to incorporate Facebook and Twitter into what I do here, I feel as though I'm still operating at half power in the other social media area.…

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Hamilton Wants IB, AP Evaluated 30 

A Coeur d'Alene Press story Wednesday reported that the school district had concerns about the performance of students in the International Baccalaureate and advanced placement programs at the Coeur d'Alene high schools. Trustee Tom Hamilton discussed this with a handful of us hung around after…

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Frontier Gives Ice Rink $175,000 

Dan McCarthy, left Michael Towne and Rhonda Lutzke of Frontier Communications donned hockey jerseys in preparation for the official groundbreaking for KYRO (Kootenai Youth Recreation Organization) Ice Rink in Coeur d'Alene today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) A Kootenai County nonprofit ice arena that has been…

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Simpson On Top Energy Solon List

Idaho's 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson is No. 5 on AOL's list (of top energy lawmakers), according to a story published Thursday. Topping the list is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who is noted for having blocked bills backed by Simpson and other…

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Nat'l Geographic To Fete Idaho Rivers 

It's the rare American who hasn't thumbed through a National Geographic magazine. The power of the photos taken for the magazine's features has engaged generations, whether it be a story on distant lands, wildlife or the naked people of a primitive tribe. The editors of…

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AFA Protests 'Schweddy Balls' 16 

The humorless testicle-phobes at the American Family Association have gotten wind of this new flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream named “Schweddy Balls.” Here is their press release via Right Wing Watch, which quotes the word “balls” no fewer than 10 times, for mysterious…

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High Noon: Flying High With Baby 13 

On Twitter, Executive Producer Melissa Luck/KXLY tweets: "For the first time ever, I'm flying tomorrow with a 3-month old baby. Any advice (besides lots and lots of booze?)" Question: What advice would you give a mother flying with a 3-month-old baby?

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INW Headlines -- 9.22.11

In dozens of camps along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Indians used stone tools to pound and grind meat, berries and roots. The handmade tools would be left in the water, where they would continue to be shaped by its flow.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.22.11

Noonish: Michael from Montana reports getting battered in Kootenai County several days ago. Noonish: A boy is in Lakeland High principal's office for having drug paraphernalia at school. 11:54 a.m. A terrier is running loose on the west side of Sherwood Court/Hayden. 11:15 a.m. City…

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Zuckerberg: All News Via Friends 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows Timeline during the f/8 conference in San Francisco this morning. Story here. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) Question: Zuckerberg says eventually, all news will come through friends, according to Dustin Hurst via Twitter. What do you think of that?

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Assault Case Has Extremist Elements 

Court documents and police reports are painting a fuller picture in a peculiar Bonner County assault case. Little was known about the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a Vay landowner used a John Deere tractor to dismantle a home on his property with a…

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Poll: Bachmann Wrong About Vaccine

Wednesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation sez presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is wrong when she labels as "dangerous" the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in girls "dangerous." 118 of 156 respondents (75.6%) say Bachmann is wrong about the vaccine. 21 of 156 respondents (13.46%) agree…

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Trish Gannon: On Eating Maggots 

Now that I’ve eaten a live maggot, I can mark that off my bucket list. Which is pretty amazing, especially when you consider that eating a live maggot wasn’t on my bucket list to begin with. So how did this extraordinary happening come about? To…

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No. 25 Idaho Has A So-So Mind 

The 2011 America’s Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last two years. The state-by-state ranking of brain health is part of a…

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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.