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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.10.13 

I rode my bike down to McEuen Field over the weekend to check out the progress. Parking garage looks like it's coming along nicely. Outdoor basketball and pickleball courts in place. Ditto for bright, new expanded kids' playground. The park is much expanded, despite claims...

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Parting Shot -- 9.10.13 

In a protest organized by the Independence Hall Foundation Bernadette Repisky, left, and Joanne Yurchak demonstrate, in view of Independence Hall, against the National Constitution Center's selection of Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as their Liberty Medal recipient, ahead of the ceremony today...

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Cindy: Sharing Obit Space w/Clark 

On her Facebook page, Cindy Hval posts: "Oh my goodness. I googled myself to find out what this new professional acquaintance might have dug up prior to meeting me and found that I had been named in a stranger's obituary! "Finally, thank you to Cindy...

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DISH: Baby, Please Come Back 

On his Facebook wall, Kevin Richert posts re: DISH's attempt to win him back: "It's pretty much obvious: DISH is officially the weirdest ex ever. We dropped Dish about a year ago, after generally lousy service across the board. We're never going back. Yet Dish...

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PM Headlines -- 9.10.13 

In this SR file photo a Coeur d'Alene Parks Department employee prepares the Fallen Heroes Plaza at Cherry Hill Park for the annual 9/11 ceremony on Friday in Coeur d'Alene. There will be a 9/11 observance at Post Falls City Hall from 8:30-9 o'clock Wednesday...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.10.13 

Time 2 Vote ... A Hindu devotee offers prayers to a snake on Naag Panchami festival in Jammu, India, today. The Hindu festival of Naag Panchami is a day dedicated to the worship of snakes. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) Monday Winner --...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.10.13

5:33 p.m. Disabled semi on e/b I-90/MP 16 (Potlatch Hill) rolling backward. 5:29 p.m. 3 juvenile skaters skating in City Park bandshell are refusing to leave. 5:27 p.m. Dog locked in a vehicle in Coeur d'Alene Safeway lot, 121 Neider. 5:24 p.m. Resident in 900...

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Facing Serious Situations 

In my Monday Boomer U story, I profiled two women who faced serious situations they could not change and decided instead to change themselves. Now they're helping others do the same. Susie Leonard Weller survived stage 3 colon cancer but uses a permanent colostomy; Peggy...

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Bumpersnicker ... 

... on the back of a white van at Ironwood/Northwest Boulevard earlier this week: "U.S. Military: Protecting your butt 24/7 whether you like it or not." Question: What kind of stickers do you have on your vehicle(s)?

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Do Shoplifters Roam Wild?

As I listen to my police scanners at Huckleberries HQ, I often wonder whether most stores simply allow shoplifters to get away with five-finger discounts. About the only ones that I hear reguarly calling the police are: the various Super 1 and WalMart stores, as...

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Jennifer: Possible Wild Card Issue 29 

Jennifer Locke comments: "I think a possible wild card is the ordinance passed in June. I was there that night and I have never seen that many people at the library. I had to wait 2 hours standing outdoors to even get into the room...

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HBO Blogos -- 9.10.13 

In her Slight Detour blog, Marianne Love posts: "I also wondered where this door's car ended up. If anyone around Bonners Ferry sees someone driving a car without a door, tell 'em to go to Deer Creek. The door is in pretty good shape." More...

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Common Core Guide Coming Soon

On its Facebook page, Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership posts: "A parent's guide to the new Idaho Core Standards will be coming home with every SD 271 student this week. Keep an eye out for it and check out this link to the State website for...

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Ex-County Email Figure Loses Ruling 

Idaho’s Court of Appeals today overturned a lower-court ruling that blocked a driver’s license suspension for a former Kootenai County court official after a misdemeanor DUI arrest in 2011. The Idaho Transportation Department appealed the decision about the license suspension for Marina Kalani-Keegan, former Kootenai...

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Seahawks On Parade 12 

The shoes to be worn in the 2014 Miss America pageant's "show us your shoes" parade by Miss Washington, are displayed during a new conference today in Atlantic City N.J. The preliminary competitions began Tuesday, which is back in Atlantic City after a six-year absence....

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Amber: 'I Am An Open Book' 14 

On her Facebook page, Amber Copeland posts: "If you haven't had the chance yet to look at my website, please do. And remember that I am an open book. I look forward to the chance of answering any and all of your questions. Heck, if...

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Tea Partier To Back Syria Attack If ... 

A Republican lawmaker said he'll vote to authorize military action against Syria if President Obama returns his Nobel Peace Prize. Freshman Tea Party Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) suggested the swap in a press statement Tuesday ahead of the president's primetime address to sell strikes to...

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ICL To Celebrate 40th Anniversary  

A group that formed over a spaghetti dinner is celebrating four decades of creating a voice for conservation in the Idaho State Legislature and beyond. The Idaho Conservation League is inviting the public to its 40th Anniversary Celebration, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, on...

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Apple Rolls Out 2 New iPhones 

Apple Inc introduced two new iPhones on Tuesday including the "iPhone 5C" that comes in five colors and starts at $99 with a contract, priced to bring one of the industry's costliest smartphones within reach of the masses in poorer emerging markets. Chief Executive Tim...

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Ebert Gets Final Thumbs Up 

Scott Anderson, head of the Roger Ebert Sculpture fundraising campaign, gives a thumbs up next to a scale model of a sculpture of famed film critic Roger Ebert, outside the Virginia Theatre on Tuesday in Champaign, Ill., where he announced plans to raise money for...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.10.13 

12:08 a.m. Red car crashed into several mailboxes on sidewalk @ 9th/Woolsey, CdA. 11:56 a.m. Elderly female in white sedan has 4-way flashers on @ e/b I-90 onramp/H41, PF. 11:54 a.m. 67YO male hurt in fall when snagged jeans cuff on chair @ Ramsey/Dolan, Rathdrum....

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Close Encounter w/Chobani Yogurt 

Occasionally, I get an encouraging email/text/phone call that reinforces that what I do here and in my Sunday Huckleberries print column matters. This is from column reader Lolita Sutton in the Spokane Valley: If you ever doubt the positive impact you have on people's lives,...

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Spelling Out Their Support 

A group of young fans spell out their support for the Seattle Mariners as they sit in the outfield bleachers Saturday during a baseball game between the Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Question: When did you first become a...

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Bayview Mercantile Closing Doors 

The weekend was an active one as in addition to the Farragut Reunion, the Bayview Mercantile closed it's doors. Citing the expense of hiring all of the help, the Bjergos were feeding a loss. Both have well paying jobs with Scott an aircraft mechanic and...

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89 Sick After Eating Chobani 

At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News (http://bit.ly/17nnX7P) on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps. No link has been confirmed...

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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.