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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

Hanging Out w/Mobile Slaughter Truck 20 

One jab through the spinal cord and then a quick slash across the throat. Neon pink blood sprays fast and hard from the sheep’s throat, soaking the bottom of Jeff Wilke’s bright yellow rain slickers and rubber boots. The sheep kicks up a cloud of…

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Post Offices Dumping Mailboxes 

US Postal Service mailboxes are seen awaiting disposal Thursday in San Jose, Calif. Because of steeply declining use, the U.S. Postal Service has removed more than 60 percent of the blue boxes, the chief culprit is the Internet. More people are paying bills, sending invitations…

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Ingram & Souza & Spencer, Oh My! 

I was debating w/Jeff Ward re: how extreme the Reagan Republicans are. Ward, prez of said group, contends that some Repubicans are very conservative in Kootenai County. And his organization reflects that (although he doesn't consider the RR's to be extremist). He offers a good…

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Contrary Mary: Don't Believe George 

Here's further proof that it's nearly impossible to please Mary Souza of In a response to another comment under a Coeur d'Alene Press thread about George Sayler's candidacy for City Council, Mary takes George to task for voting as a legislator in favor of…

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Jack Daniel's Sets Up Record Mosaic 

Artist Herb Williams, of Nashville, Tenn., poses with his Guinness World Record-breaking mosaic, a portrait of "Mr. Jack" made from over 2000 empty Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey bottles, during an event celebrating the brand's 161st birthday at South Street Seaport on Thursday in New York.…

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Bumpersnickers ... 

... @ 4th & Appleway moments ago, driven by redneck in red pickup w/a camper and Kootenai County plates: "Gun control is using two hands" and "(photo of wolf in cross-hairs) Smoke a pack a day."

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UI's Nellis Announces Safety Review 

Without mentioning the Ernesto Bustamante/Katy Benoit murder suicide, University of Idaho prez Duane Nellis issued this statement today: "I just wanted to let you know that we’re finalizing details for the independent review panel as I directed last week. This panel will review our safety…

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Man Hoards Own Pee To Make Meth

A man arrested after Spokane police found a suspected methamphetamine lab was said to be collecting his urine to use in the manufacturing of the drug. Washington Department of Corrections probation officer Scott Wright tipped police to the suspected lab Wednesday at a home Michael…

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Grand Canyon Walk Leads To Charges 

This undated photo shows a sign on the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail warning people not to hike to the Colorado River and back in one day. Federal authorities charged Christopher Carlson, of Indianapolis, who remained in jail on Thursday on six counts of child…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.2.11

11:30 a.m. A trauma injury of some sort is reported in 700 block of Military/Fortgrounds. 11:22 a.m. A manager is searching for a shoplifter in a green shirt who ran from a Rathdrum biz. 11:21 a.m. Firefighters are asked to check for a possible fire…

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Single Mom Facebooks Council Bid 18 

I'm not sure who Amber Copeland is. But OrangeTV posted a link to her new Facebook page: "Amber Copeland for Coeur d'Alene City Council." I appreciate her introduction to us on her site: "I am not a business owner. I am not on any commitees…

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Ward: RRepubs Aren't Unstoppable 12 

The question posed on Huckleberries Blog was on whether the Reagan Republicans are unstoppable. This is, on its face, quite silly. Of course we are stoppable. Nothing is “unstoppable” in politics. Since we began in the summer of 2009 the majority of what has been…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.2.11 

A Hindu devotee offers milk to a snake as part of a ritual on Naag Panchami festival in Jammu, India, Friday. The Hindu festival of Naag Panchami is a day dedicated to snake worship. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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Piercings: In the ears, nose, lip 

Silver barbells, rhinestone studs and surgical steel hoops line the piercing case in Swan Family Ink tattoo parlor, defining the way Jesse Coahran spends his afternoons. When school is in session Swan does 10 to 15 piercings per week. He said piercings are popular and…

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PatrickH: Get Prescriptions At WalMart 

PatrickH: We shop at the WalMart by Cabela’s and I get my prescriptions there because they can get my scripts faster then any of the other pharmacies around (my prescriptions are not typically stocked) and they don’t give me a hard time about the fact…

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Mik's Hosts "Win A Pair" Contest 

On his Facebook wall, OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho is promoting an event at Mik's, dubbed "Dare To Win A Pair." That's right. The Fourth Street bar is sponsoring a contest in which the winner will be awarded a $6000 breast enhancement. Sez the announcement: "Ladies…

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A Floating Wetland On Hayden Lake 

Volunteers Todd Wallker, left, Christy Latta, Chris Hardy and Adrienne Cronebaugh dress a floating mat in grasses, sedges, reeds and other vegetation to produce a "floating wetland" Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 near Hayden Lake. The floating island of vegetation will soak up excess nutrients in…

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Idaho Reporter, Reporter Part Ways 

I'm trying to read between the lines today re: Twitter news from Dustin Hurst that Brad Iverson-Long (pictured) and the Idaho Reporter have parted ways. Hurst doesn't spell out what is meant by "parted ways." Did Brad tell Wayne Hoffman to take the job and…

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Marty Jeers Hear-No-Evil Goedde 

JEERS ... to Idaho Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene. He doesn't think much of teachers who criticized state school Superintendent Tom Luna's plan to divert tax dollars from the classroom into online instruction. The State Board of Education will decide how many…

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UI Murder-Suicide Raises Questions 

Along with his body, police found Ernesto Bustamante’s Moscow hotel room filled with guns, bullets and pills. There were drugs to ward off depression, to take care of bipolar disorder and epilepsy, to treat anxiety, to help him sleep. It’s unknown if any of these…

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AM Headlines -- 9.2.11 

Marge Chadderdon at the Women Republicans meeting at the Resort’s Shore Lounge Thursday. She is visiting with U. S. Senator Mike Crapo. Marge, the state representative from Coeur d'Alene, missed the 2011 Idaho legislative session due to illness. She's doing much better now. Both Crapo…

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Online Diploma A No-Go For Marines 

A group of high school graduates who are eyeing to join the military may be at a disadvantage all because of the type of diploma they receive. Lyndsey Anderson is desperately trying to enlist in The Marines. "Both my brothers are in. My dad's served,…

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Hobnobbing With U.S. Sen. Crapo 

State Sen. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, hobnobs with U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo after Crapo speech to Kootenai County Republican Women Thursday. Sims, owner of Coeur d'Alene Honda, is known for her opposition to the Lake City Development Corp. When last we saw her in public,…

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Jimmy: In Praise Of Charlie Nipp 

However, when you start taking shots at people like Charlie Nipp (pictured), you are taking shots at his company and his partner. The truth is that those folks have been, directly and indirectly, responsible for putting literally thousands of people to work in CdA and…

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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.

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