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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

Blanchette: Vandals Lay An Egg 

Say, any way that mass exodus from the Western Athletic Conference can be accelerated? Like maybe starting this week? Subtraction in the ranks may be the only way the Idaho Vandals achieve any addition in the win column this fall. OK, one game does not…

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Commish Staff Raises Cause Stink 

Item: Commissioners defend raises: County elected officials' letter questioned pay hikes of 7 to 17 percent/Alecia Warren, CdA Press More Info: Despite criticism from other Kootenai County elected officials, the county commissioners say they are justified in some recent employee raises. "I was disappointed, because…

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Idaho quarterback Brian Reader is pressured by the Bowling Green defense into throwing an interception duringthe first half of their game at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow Idaho Thursday September 1, 2011. Bowling Green jumped out to a 30-7 halftime lead over the Vandals in their season opener. (Christopher Anderson / Spokesman-Review)

Bowling Green 32, Idaho 15 

Idaho quarterback Brian Reader is pressured by the Bowling Green defense into throwing an interception during the first half of their game at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow tonight. Bowling Green jumped out to a 30-7 halftime lead over the Vandals in their season opener.…

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.1.11 18 

Kerri Thoreson tells Hucks Online that she'll be interviewing former Coeur d'Alene mayor Ray Stone on her KVNI show at 8 o'clock Friday morning, on his 88th birthday. I had some fun at Stone's expense back in the mid- to late 1980s. Some of you…

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Parting Shot -- 9.1.11 

A body boarder takes a spill after riding a big wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday. High tide and a winter storm off New Zealand are combining to bring high waves to the Southern California coast. The National Weather Service said…

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KCSD: Body Recovered From Lake 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has located the body of Riley Odwyer, 24, of Coeur d'Alene, fell from a boat into Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday night. The KCSD’s SONAR Team spent about three hours searching for the body. He was located in 130 feet…

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12 Vet SR Staffers Take Buyout 15 

At Huckleberries request, SR Editor Gary Graham (pictured) issued this statement re: 12 veteran newsroom staffers who opted to take an early retirement buyout recently: "It's no secret that we're losing 12 veteran, full-time journalists by the end of the year through an early retirement…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.1.11 

5:50 p.m. Unicyclist w/luggage is causing traffic hazard by riding in road @ H41 & M/P 10 (Sturgeon Road, north of Rathdrum). 5:37 p.m. Shane reports he's hit and injured a dog on Orchard/Hayden. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Aug. 31/Sept.…

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PM Headlines -- 9.1.11 

Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall is shown at Joslin Field, Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls. McFall is an avid BASE jumper and skydiver, having taken up the hobby while serving as an Army MP at Fort Campbell in Kentucky in the late 1970s.…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.1.11 

Irina Falconi, of the United States, leaps in the air after beating Dominka Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday. Falconi won 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Top Cutlines: 1. I’m walking on sunshine,…

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Giving Up Govt Work To Fight Hunger

At her old job, Korrine Kreilkamp had a small office, with fluorescent lights and no window. For peace and quiet, she would close her door and turn on a lamp. No lamp is required in her new office, and anything other than peace and quiet…

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Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em, Forget 'Em

SR buddy Paul Turner considers these Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots to be the lamest toy of the 1960s, adding that he's sure that boys who played with 'em went on to lead productive lives. Paul also offers some other examples of lame toys in…

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Kage: Admit You Shop At WalMart 29 

Kage Mann: What I find incredible is: there are people admitting they go to the thrift stores like St. Vinnys to buy cheap things; yet some won’t admit to going to Walmart. I’m sure the thrift stores sell some things made in China also. Question:…

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Sayler To Seek Hassell Council Seat 39 

Updated w/Sayler's official announcement & biographical information below Former four-term state representative George Sayler just called Hucks Online to say that he's running for the Coeur d'Alene City Council seat, being vacated by Councilman Al Hassell. Sayler, who served from 2002-2010 in the Idaho Legislature,…

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Cindy: Ticker Tape w/Toilet Paper 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of following a truck hauling an outhouse on 395 today. Continues Cindy: "The outhouse door flew open and soon long toilet paper streamers began blowing in the wind. This was followed by toilet paper-- lots of toilet paper that…

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2 Cents: Are RRepubs Unstoppable? 

The question that keeps bouncing around in my mind re: the Reagan Republicans forcing partisanship into nonpartisan races is this: When is a community group going to organize to push back against the attempt to force a Hard Right ideological agenda on every taxing district…

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Save Dike Road Trees Drive Begins 

Terry Harris/Kootenai Environmental Alliance has just launched an online petition drive to save the viewtiful ponderosas and other trees along Rosenberry Drive (NIC Dike Road) from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clear-cutting dictate. Petition language reads: “We, the undersigned, object to the levee vegetation policy…

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Mary: A Ray Of Hope In Courthouse 

In her latest newsletter, Mary Souza of tells of hobnobbing with new Kootenai County Commissioner Dan Green (pictured, left) to discuss "public employees and much more." Quoth Mary: "The County will not raise taxes this year. They eliminated at least 12 underutilized positions. They…

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Writer: Refueling Depot Will Fail 

Jules Gindraux, a longtime aquifer advocate, had a wonderful letter to the Coeur d’Alene Press recently regarding the BNSF refueling depot. The BNSF facility goes before a Kootenai County hearing examiner this evening for renewal of their conditional permit for operations. Jules points out the…

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INW Headlines -- 9.1.11

A hot air balloon floats past the Boise Depot during the first day of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Wednesday in Boise. The annual event continues every morning through Sunday. Eye On Boise story here. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller) UI's assistant prof/murderer had…

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High Noon: Cheers! 

Certain talents run in families. Some boast generations of excellent cooks or writers or musicians. In Sue Borg’s family, a knack for cheerleading seems to be genetic. Borg and her daughter, Sarah Bunney have been coaching the Shadle Park cheerleaders for the past 10 years.…

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What Would Life Be w/o St. Vinnys? 

On his Facebook page, OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho writes: "I visit (St. Vinny's thrift store) at least 3 times a week, and I couldn't live without it for records, books, clothes, outdated electronics, and ugly wall 'art.'" Question (from OTV): what's your favorite local thrift…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.1.11 

11:18 a.m. Boys on bikes caught after breaking a memorial plaque at Hayden City Hall. 11:17 a.m. Caller claims place on N. Miller Road/Athol has 20 dogs & kids kick them. 11:11 a.m. Dog catcher suspects loose dog came from trailer w/open door on Lady…

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Stewart Now Heads LCSC PR 

Huckleberries noticed moments ago that Marc Stewart, a former reporter for the Coeur d'Alene Press and PRmeister for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, has announced his new gig with Lewis-Clark State College, as public information officer. Nice to see Marc land on his feet after the…

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