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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.11.13 

I'm back blogging at the speed of light today, after an 8-day vacay in which my two other Coeur d'Alene siblings, Mrs. O & I hosted two siblings and their families. Lots of good memories exchanged. Lots of food consumed. Even hiked Tubbs Hill and...

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Parting Shot -- 7.11.13

A reveler is pushed by a Torrestrella ranch bull at the bull ring at the end of the fifth running of the bulls, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain earlier today. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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Simple Mind: I Don't Get Vandalism 

Vandalism, destruction, sabotage, defacement. I just don’t get it. What do people get out of destroying things? Even if it is their own, which of course is rare. What enjoyment does one get out of sabotaging defacing things? When someone is mad at another, and...

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PM Scanner traffic -- 7.11.13

5:01 p.m. 5YO boy has an inch gouge in leg from pipe in 1300 block of Kaleigh Court/CdA. 4:11 p.m. CPD Blues are contacting female on Sanders Beach, unknown reason. 4:10 p.m. Customer refuses to leave local business after manager asks him to do so....

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Ben Tran, of the local graphic design company Tran Creative, stands in front of a bus decorated with the new Kootenai Health logo which he spent over a year designing, at the launch of the new brand Tuesday evening at Kootenai Medical Center. (Gabe Green/press / D=cda S=color)

PM Headlines -- 7.11.13 

Ben Tran, of the local graphic design company Tran Creative, stands in front of a bus decorated with the new Kootenai Health logo which he spent over a year designing, at the launch of the new brand Tuesday evening at Kootenai Medical Center. Story here....

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Cutline Contest -- 7.11.13 

A spectator gestures while the pack with Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Time 2 Vote ...

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NIC 

At North Idaho College it's an even odds bet: will they get a diploma or default on their debt? The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Elderberries: To Spray Or Not? 

From my Huckleberries (aka Kootenai Grapevine) column of July 4:1988: KEA's John Bentley and Ed Javorka aren't going to oppose planned herbicide use along Farragut State Park's roadides. It would bhe hypocrticial to oppose such a program, they say, when each has a can of...

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RIP: Twister Inventor Foley, 82 

Jacob Jenkins; Ramone Robinson; Nelson Miller and Tairisha Sawyer play Twister in Edwardsville, Ill. Charles "Chuck" Foley, inventor of the iconic Twister game that launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties, died today at a care facility in St. Louis Park, Minn, according to...

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Hux Redux: Bayview Up In Arms 

From my files 25 years ago: Two Bayview business leaders are demanding a public apology from Kootenai County Sheriff Merf Stalder after his marine division rained on their Independence Day parade. Along with the apology, they want him to rescind misdemeanor citations issued to Wally...

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Carlson: Should Democrats Bother? 

News flash: Republicans will sweep all the statewide and federal offices on the 2014 ballot. No follower of Idaho politics will be stunned by this statement, nor will any disagree. Neither should this be taken as a criticism of the Democratic Party’s relatively new chairman,...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 7.11.13 

Walkabout spotted this fellow crawling up a rock during one of her regular jaunts around Tubbs Hill. In sending this to me, Stickman said: "You don’t want to know how much trash she has been picking up." Latest letters/Arch Druid Vandalism/From A Simple Mind How...

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An 'Epic' Discount 

On her Facebook wall, Amber Copeland posts: "We are going to give the new discount theater a whirl today. It will be epic to watch "Epic" for an epically economical $2." Question: Have you attended the reopened Hayden Discount Theater yet? Which movie did you...

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Wallace Will Sing Blues This Weekend 

From Historic Wallace Blues Festival Facebook wall: "Ian Siegal from England will be our closer on Saturday (July 13). We have such a great line up coming together. 4 stages, no sometimes 5, stages. The Best in Blues, Red cups, dancing and laughter on the...

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Nampa Teachers Leaving In Droves 

Nampa has lost 14 percent of its certified teaching staff so far for next year: 119 instructors out of 830 are leaving, and more could go. That is up from about 80 who left before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. A total of...

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Court Upholds Hate Crime Conviction 

A unanimous Idaho Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Frank Tankovich for malicious harassment and conspiracy after a 2009 incident in which he and his two brothers, in a truck festooned with a swastika, harassed a man of Puerto Rican descent outside his...

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News Quiz -- 7.9-11.13

Did you know you could win two movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel simply by entering our weekly news quiz? You're 10 interactive questions away from being eligible. Good luck! Take the quiz. Leaderboard: Huckleberries readers are all over the...

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Rally Right To Meet At Pizza Parlor 34 

Here's proof that the demise of Bob Pedersen's Rally Right organization is greatly exaggerated. Owner Glenn Gatherer of Nate's New York Style Pizza, off Highway 41/Post Falls, gave this handout to a customer earlier this week. He told him that the Rally Right group plans...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.11.13

12:09 p.m. Motorist reports semi on H95 near Ponderay WalMart is leaking fuel. 12:07 p.m. CPD Blue en route from 9th & Elm to report of female pedestrian being chased by male. 11:51 a.m. Someone suffering an allergic reaction @ Sunrise Day Camp/Farragut State Park....

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GONI: Teriyaki Grill Coming To Town

At Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall, OrangeTV reports: "A recent Craigslist 'now hiring' ad reveals that Teriyaki Grill, a Utah-based franchise, is looking for people to fill positions in a new Coeur d'Alene location opening soon. Can't track down the exact location yet, but...

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Idaho Democrats To Begin Road Trip 

One of the nation’s weakest Democratic parties says it’s getting stronger, in part because of new caucuses representing business, youth, women, veterans, Latinos, Mormons and LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). On Friday, the party begins a nine-city string of caucus meetings that run through July...

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McEuen Field Overhaul Within Budget 

From City Clerk Renata McLeod's minutes of the July 2 City Council meeting re: update on McEuen Field construction: City Engineer,Gordon Dobler, presented an aerial photo of the current construction site. He provided the following status update: the Front Avenue footings are complete with back...

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Labrador Pooh-Poohs Bush Lobbying 

Former president George W. Bush, who enjoyed healthy support among Latinos during his time in office, has broken a virtual five-year silence in national politics to weigh in on immigration reform. The question is: Is anyone listening? Judging from the immigration debate roiling the House,...

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AM Headlines -- 7.11.13

Four male Boer goats have been born at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch in Spokane. The ranch is asking for the community’s help naming the goats. Cindy Hval SR story here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Kootenai Co crime up 10%/Ian Cull, KXLY...

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