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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.18.13 

The morning began at HBO Central with a visit from the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department. Our fire alarm decided to go off shortly after I got to the office. I was able to post a few things before joining the rest of the Spokesman-Review building...

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Christa: Popcorn & 'Sharknado' 

Via Facebook, Christa Hazel posts/brags: "Am I the only one excited that Sharknado is re-airing tonight? In a few mere hours, I will know what the rest of you have been yapping about for a week. And I just might have a new appreciation for...

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Detroit Files Bankruptcy 

Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, as the state-appointed emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection. Kevin Orr, a bankruptcy expert, was hired by the state in March to lead Detroit out of a fiscal free-fall and...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.18.13 16 

Two young Snowy Owls sit next to each other at Hannover Zoo in Hannover, Germany, recently. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/dpa,Jochen Luebke) TIME 2 VOTE ... Wednesday winner -- JohnA with 14 votes (to Powder Farmer's 13 votes): "The Jets immediately sign the security...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.18.13

5:09 p.m. Undisclosed structure fire @ Academic Way/Howard Street, CdA. 5:08 p.m. One of two males in fist fight has bloody nose in 8800 block of Meadow Brook/Rathdrum. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 17-18 here. 4:38 p.m. Bloody male w/o...

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Wanted: CdA School Bus Drivers 

All that talk by the previous Coeur d'Alene School Board may have chased some of the old hands to the sidelines. Huckleberries Online has just received this SOS circulated by CSD Transportation Director Jill Hill at interim Superintendent Matt Handelman's request looking for four new,...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.18.13

Leslie, a long-time friend of mine, got such a chuckle out of the "ObamaCare Survival Guide" that she saw at the Hayden WalMart book section, among the fictional titles, that she bought it -- and posted the photo of her Facebook Page. Where I saw...

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'Sandlot' + 20 Years

This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Tom Guiry as Scotty Smalls, being licked by The Beast in a scene from the 1993 film "The Sandlot." The iconic film is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. Members of the cast and crew are returning to...

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Joker's Hard Q's re: Events Center 

Lake City Development Corp.’s announcement that they will fund $10 million for a new North Idaho College arena raises big concerns about the project. Before you buy what the Yea CDA crowd and the LCDC advocates are selling, think about these questions. 1. Do we...

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Rally Right Trying To Rally 15 

As I mentioned to you before, Rally Right is attempting to re-energize by scheduling a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Nate's Pizza, H41 & Mullan, Post Falls. For $5, you get a large piece of pizza and a drink -- and all...

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Idaho Militia Makes NY Daily News 14 

Today, the New York Daily News published a photo essay by Matt McKnight showing militia members from North Idaho and the Spokane area training and bonding near Priest River as part of the Light Foot Militia. You can find more photos by Matt McKnight of...

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Bare Buns Run Set July 28 

News release from Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park: Runners, walkers, wheel chairs and babies in carriages are all headed for Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park for the 29th running of the “Original” Bare Buns Fun Run Sunday, July 28. The event weekend features a Saturday...

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Crapo Opposes EPA Nominee 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, explains his vote against EPA nominee Gina McCarthy: “Idaho business owners, farmers and ranchers feel the impact of EPA regulations daily and they should be able to expect that our government will not pursue federal policies when the benefits do...

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Texas Guv Signs Abortion Restrictions 30 

Abortion rights supporters, left to right, Sarah Dickerson, Kamene Dornubari-Ogidi, Kandace Vallejo, Rockie Gonzalez and Bianca Hinz-Foley demonstrate outside the Capitol auditorium in Austin, Texas, today. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in...

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Idaho Ends With $92.5M Surplus 

Idaho’s state tax revenue came in 6.5 percent ahead of forecast in June, closing out the fiscal year with a $92.5 million surplus over the $2.658 billion the state had expected to take in for the year. That’s 3.5 percent; it’s a 6.3 percent increase...

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GONI Review: Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! 

"Bacon bacon bacon! It's meat candy and free today on any item!" This is just one of several totally cute and enthusiastic text messages I've received on my iPhone in the last few weeks from the folks that run the Big Yellow Mobile Kitchen. While...

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Love Blossoms 55 Years Later 

She noticed the handsome football player with the friendly smile at Anacortes High School. Faye Asseln recalled, “I had a little crush on him and said to myself, ‘Someday I’d like to meet somebody like him.’ ” He noticed her, too. “She hung on to...

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Food Porn: Zombie Apocalypse 

From Scruds Gourmet Grub, via Get Out! North Idaho, this photo & message: "This weekend we are featuring the "Zombie Apocalypse", this 1+ pound monster is stuffed with Zombie meat (a blend of 5 delicious meats) and eight cheeses, then topped with pepperjack and bacon....

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.18.13

12:01 a.m. Male who may be wanted by police working on car on Hayden Pines Way. 11:49 a.m. Suspicious person reported on I-90/MP 28 (4th of July Pass). 11:37 a.m. Cattle-gate drop on semi hits trailing vehicle @ e/b I-90/MP 16 (east CdA limits); drivers...

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Bias Case Vs Tri-City Florist Advances 

The trial of a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding is still on track. The Tri-City Herald reports a Benton County judge struck down pretrial motions Wednesday from both sides. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the owner of...

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AM Headlines -- 7.17.13

A BNSF employee powerwashes the Washington Street overpass rail bridge Wednesday in downtown Spokane. The crew will spend a few days cleaning, patching and painting the 98-year-old bridge. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Landers: Wolf presentation focuses on gray areas/SR Rathdrum motorcyclist...

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Poll: Kerri Will Be Next PF Mayor 

Wednesday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation believes Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson will succeed Clay Larkin as mayor of Post Falls. Kerri announced her decision to run for mayor earlier this week. 91 of 149 respondents (61.07%) say Kerri will be the next mayor. 48...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... That owner Steve Widmyer of the Fort Ground Grill is strongly considering a run for Coeur d'Alene mayor -- and that Hucks Nation may hear something official from him in a week or so. Widmyer is a former North Idaho College trustee and controller...

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LCDC OKs $10M For Events Center 19 

The LCDC board of directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to grant preliminary/conditional approval of North Idaho College’s request for $10 million in funding for and Event Center at Riverstone. Final approval is contingent on several factors, a formal funding request from the college. NIC president...

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