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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

6 Mariners No-Hit Dodgers 1-0 

Seattle Mariners head in from the bullpen as a sign flashes "No-Hitter!!" behind after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight (Friday) in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter. Story here. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Question: Are you feeling the…

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9th Circuit Expands Execution Coverage 

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with the news media, ordering a preliminary injunction to require Idaho to permit full viewing of the upcoming execution of Richard Leavitt, including early stages in which IVs are inserted. “The State of Idaho has had…

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Hydroplanes To Race On Labor Day 

The roar of hydroplanes will be heard again on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer with a return to racing 44 years after the popular sport there ended. “We will become the No. 1 race in the United States,” organizer Dennis Wheeler predicted Friday. The hydro…

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Press Spotlights Bent's BBQ 22 

After placing an order at the just opened Bent's Pitchamps Bar-b-que trailer, customers can walk around behind it and chat with the man behind the meat. Jeff Selle, owner of Bent's, is often back there loading or tending to his bullet smoker and grills. Selle,…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 6.8.12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 63: Didn't I tell you two months-plus ago that there was a major push to bring hydroplane racing back to Lake Coeur d'Alene? And that the group was going to launch a race regatta off Silver Beach on this Labor…

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Parting Shot -- 6.8.12 16 

Sitting in his hydroplane on display at Silver Beach, driver Joe Souza talks about being his Grand Prix boat at 150 mph earlier today at the announcement that the Diamond Cup races are returning to Lake Coeur d'Alene on Labor Day weekend. The 2012 schedule…

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Darth: Will MikeK Return To Kinko's? 15 

Darth_Maul: Has anyone stopped to ask themselves how a Kinko’s manager rises to become the president of a telecommunications company? It sounds like the pretty people’s patsy is about to return to his roots after he no longer can serve them. One wonders: Will Mikey…

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Mag: Sandpoint Is 'Where To Retire' 

Bonner County is already well-known among folks around the country as a prime spot to rest after a hard life’s work. Now that reputation has spread even further. “Where To Retire,” a nationwide magazine that assists individuals in selecting a retirement location, will feature Sandpoint…

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PM Headlines -- 6.8.12

Tiana Sanders, age two, the daughter of Spokane Shock player Terrance Sanders, stretches with defensive back Josh Ferguson, right, while visiting the practice field of the arena football team at the Spokane Arena recently. The team plays at Utah this Friday. Jim Meehan SR story…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.8.12 

5:09 p.m. Heavy gray pickup weaving in traffic, passing on shoulder on w/b I-90 @ Spokane/PF. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for June 7-8 here. 4:33 p.m. Possible DUI in older pickup s/b on H41 from Gunning/Rathdrum, weaving w/signal on. 4:15 p.m.…

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Eau d'Male 

I guess it had to happen. Something as non-macho as a candle is now being targeted at adult males. Nothing is sacred these days, after all. It all started going downhill when everybody started getting Facebook and Twitter accounts, and now the masses - both…

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NI Blog Rdp: Buttonhook In Limbo

At Bay Views, Herb posts: "a small group of chronic protesters and (pot) stirrers have at every turn tried to blockade the opening of one of Bayview's landmark icons, the Buttonhook Inn." You can read more here. A grizzly discovery/A Family Runs Through It Maybe…

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Wipeout 

Kona, a six-year-old German Shepherd mix, wipes out while surfing in the Incredible Dog Challenge dog surfing competition earlier today in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Question: Do you know how to surf?

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Clerk Releases Counters' Names 12 

The Kootenai County elections office's recall petition signature verification team includes a dozen people who will be working from Tuesday through June 19 to confirm the validity of the thousands of signatures expected to be on the recall petitions that will be turned in Monday:…

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Bar Report: California Dreamin' 

Here's another Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report which I'm fond of (occurring at 1:54 p.m. Saturday, March 26): "Officers arrested a 28 year old female near the Iron Horse on drug charges after observing her walking in the alley while lighting up her pipe. The…

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Susan Checks Suspect Copy Machine 34 

Breaking! HucksOnline has received this exclusive photo of Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers pointing out features of the copy machine that will scan the Souza-Orzell-Sims Overthrow Movement's petitions to recall Mayor Sandi Bloem and the better half of the City Council. You don't see…

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Steps For Checking Signatures 

My vast network of Berry Pickers has produced the three-page "Procedures for Verifying Signatures on City of Coeur d'Alene Recall Petitions" from County Clerk Cliff Hayes' office. It begins with this overview statement: "This project is to compare voter signatures on petitions with voter signatures…

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Spell That Paul With A 'C' 

SR buddy Paul Turner of The Slice writes in his blog: "Was making restaurant reservations last night. The professionally pleasant young woman on the phone asked for my last name. I told her. She then requested my first name. “Paul,” I said. “Is that with…

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Coldwater Creek Refocus Pays Off 

After two tough years of losses and management reshuffling, Sandpoint’s Coldwater Creek can point to progress as it pushes its way back to profitability. Some of the changes have been forced upon Coldwater Creek because of internal factors, including a surplus of retail stores and…

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Total Recall: Copier Blues 

The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real people or actual events is purely coincidental. Frank and Bill arrived at city hall this morning. Each had a black brief case handcuffed to their left wrist. Susan, the city clerk, greeted them with…

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AM Headlines -- 6.8.12 

Wayne Jones, 32, of Spokane, has his eyes checked out by optometrist Dr. Rick Kellogg on Thursday at The Union Gospel Mission eye clinic on Trent in Spokane. The clinic has reopened after being closed down last year under a federal law prohibiting donations of…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.8.12 

12:25 p.m. R/P reports horse running loose @ 5640 W. Green Court/Rathdrum. 12:13 p.m. R/P on Ichabod/CdA reports being harassed in 3300 block of N5th. 12:01 p.m. Man in his 60s is throwing food at manager & employees of Holiday gas station on Cornerstone/Hayden after…

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Answering BillMc's Scanner Concerns 

HucksOnline asked City Clerk Susan Weathers to detail her interaction with RecallCDA/OpenCDA.com rep Bill McCrory re: the scanning machine that will handle recall petitions. She reports: "Mr. McCrory questioned if the scanner has a hard drive and after some discussion I asked why that would…

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Hydroplane Racing Returns To CdA 33 

The roar of hydroplanes will be heard again on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer with a return to racing 44 years after the popular sport there ended. Hydro races are planned southeast of downtown as part of the Diamond Cup Regatta during Labor Day weekend,…

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