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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.5.13 

In the upper righthand corner of Huckleberries Online today, you'll find a tile ad of sorts, advertising the new nwprepsnow.com site. The Spokesman-Review and KHQ have joined forces to develop the site, which provides up-to-date print information and video for high school pre-game and games....

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Parting Shot -- 9.5.13

Boys plays in front of a painting by Brazilian artist Zack that is part of the ArtRua street art exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. Rio's celebration of urban art includes the works of national and international artists through Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Spokane Musician Jordan Found Dead 

Isamu Jordan, a well-known Spokane DJ, musician and entertainment writer, was found dead today at his home on Spokane’s South Hill. Jordan, 37, was a former staff reporter for The Spokesman-Review and wrote a weekly entertainment column for 7. His most recent column will appear...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.5.13

5:21 p.m. Rathdrum boy (4:48 item) located. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 4-5 here. 4:52 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency reported on Promenade Loop/Post Falls. 4:48 p.m. John Brown Elementary student named Nicholas didn't show up at Nixon Loop home. 4:38...

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PM Headlines -- 9.5.13 

An Aug. 18 photo shows Tom Oar, who appears on the History Channel’s Mountain Men TV show. Oar has lived in northwestern Montana, making a meager living trapping and tanning hides for 35 years, but his appearance on the show has brought him more orders...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.5.13 12 

Time 2 Vote ... Romanian riot policeman prepare to confront protesters in Bucharest, Romania, early today. Protesters blocked traffic in central Bucharest for the fourth day running to protest against the proposed development in the Transylvanian town of Rosia Montana, by Canadian mining company Gabriel...

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Dunno Much About Science Books? 21 

Cis sent the following Pew Center test for you science geeks. She scored 9 of 13: Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts. Then see how you did in comparison with the 1,006 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in...

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Is Online Anonymity Possible? 

Most Internet users would like to be anonymous online at least occasionally, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online, according to new findings in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. The survey indicates: 86 percent of...

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HBO Blogos: A Little Off The Top 

Photographer Duane Rasmussen emails: "I always wondered how the Resort kept their trees so round. Now I know. John Beaunaux does it. I took some pictures of the tree trimmer at the Resort and then asked him his name as he was about to drive...

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Adam Files For CdA Council Seat 

As mentioned on this blog last week, Noel Adam of 3939 N22nd St. has filed his candidacy papers to run for open City Council Seat No. 6. Kiki Miller is the only other candidate who has filed for the seat now occupied by long-time Councilwoman...

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Jim Hail Files For Post Falls Council 

With the support of his family and friends, Jim Hail formally announced today his candidacy for Post Falls City Council, Seat No. 2. In his announcement, Hail described his campaign for office and his vision for the future of the city of Post Falls. “Being...

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4 to 8 mph Will Get You $90 24 

A good friend of mine recently was popped by one of Coeur d'Alene's finest for going 33 mph in a 25 mph zone. She sez she was going 4 miles over speed limit -- and told the officer that she thought the city provided 5...

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Mary Speaks To Republican Women 102 

At the Republican Women's luncheon today, speaker Mary Souza made following statements re: her campaign for mayor (according to Duane Rasmussen): "This is absolutely a nonpartisan election." "I am the only woman (running for mayor)" Some of the department heads are paid more than those...

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Dog Injures Honorary Alaska Mayor 

A cat named Stubbs lies on a tarp in an alley in Talkeetna, Alaska. Locals know him as Mayor Stubbs, a 15-year-old yellow cat who has been overseeing the town since shortly after he was born. For the honorary mayor, a weekend dogfight was less...

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News Quiz -- 9.3.13

You don't have to be an expert in current events to win our weekly quiz, but it can't hurt! You could win movie tickets or EWU football tickets to this Saturday's game simply by entering, but if you finish atop the leaderboard a $50 gift...

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Risch Defends Do-Nothing On Syria 16 

Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch says U.S. national security would be hurt, not helped, by a military attack on Syria. “There are no good answers here,” Risch said Thursday in a meeting with Idaho reporters. “But my judgment is the risk of doing something is...

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Hydro Party Tonight At Riverstone 

An after race party is being held today, Thursday in Riverstone. The party will be from 5-7 pm in the space across the breezeway from the 2040 Main St. address that served as the race headquarters. Without a doubt many changes will happen before next...

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Economist: Lands Transfer Foolish 

As far as the law goes, there’s little chance that states will succeed in gaining control over federal lands, says a Bozeman, Mont.-based economist. Not that a lands transfer is such a good bargain anyway. If states were to gain jurisdiction over federal lands, they...

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Up A 'Crick' Without A Paddle 

On his Facebook page, Joel "Bubblehead" Kennedy posts that "87% of Americans incorrectly pronounce "creek" (a small stream) with the "ee" sound like in "see", and only 4% (mostly in Montana, northern Wyoming, Iowa, and eastern Pennsylvania) correctly pronounce the vowel sound the same as...

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Circus Comes To Spokane Arena 

David Shipman joined Ringling Bros. last year as the circus’s ringmaster. (Photo courtesy of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus) David Shipman saw his first circus in his hometown of Pensacola, Fla., when he was just 2 years old, and the experience stuck with...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.5.13

11:59 a.m. Undisclosed medical emergency in 2200 block of E. Crestline/CdA. 11:54 a.m. Patrol officer reports traffic trying to avoid three dead turkeys on Lancaster/Hayden. 11:46 a.m. 75YO male has fallen in 1700 block of W. Windermere/CdA/ 11:13 a.m. PFPD Blue investigating Post Falls Super...

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Poll: Widmyer In A Landslide

Wednesday Poll: Hucks Nation is overwhelmingly behind the mayor aspirations of businessman Steve Widmyer in aftermath of Jim Brannon's decision not to run for the office. 116 of 193 respondents (75.65%) preferred Widmyer to the other two candidates (w/2 days remaining to file). Only 33...

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1940 Redux: Foreign Policy Splits GOP 10 

Robert Taft, the Ohio senator and son of a GOP president, was often called “Mr. Republican” in the 1940′s and 1950′s. He was continually on everyone’s list as a presidential candidate from the late 1930′s to the early 1950′s, but Taft never received the nomination...

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Quotable Quote -- Branden Durst

"I really like the rain. When it comes to choosing between rain and sunshine, I would choose rain 70% of the time. Right now, when I have a ton of work to do outside, is not one of those times" -- state Sen. Branden Durst,...

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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.