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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013

Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.11.13 13 

This is one of those days that marks how time flies. 12 years since 9/11? Wow! I still remember the morning that I walked down the stairs to breakfast and saw my wife watching TV, which is unusual in the AM. She told me: "I...

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Parting Shot -- 9.11.13

In a photo made with a fisheye lens, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings in lower Manhattan, during a test, Tuesday, in New York. The light display commemorates the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed in terrorist attacks 12 years...

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Quotable Quote 

"Dear Ice Cream Truck Driver, would you please slow down when you drive by my house that obviously has no children, except for the kid in me trying to get the old lady in me to fumble out her purse and hobble across the 50...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 21 

... That the city may let the contract of public relations consultant Kristina Lyman lapse and keep money for her position in the budget for the rest of the year. The city will remain on a wait-see mode until after the election, when we learn...

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PM Headlines -- 9.11.13

Brig. Gen. Alan Gayhart, retired, presents a U.S. Flag to Brenda Daehling of Dalton, Mass., earlier today during the 4th annual memorial service at the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial in Boise. Mrs. Daehling is the mother of Idaho soldier Mitchell Daehling who was killed in...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.11.13 

Time 2 Vote ... Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson, Jessica Robertson, and her husband Jep Robertson from the A&E series "Duck Dynasty," at the Sherri Hill Fashion Show, Monday, in New York. The Robertsons attended to see their niece Sadie Robertson who modeled several outfits for...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.11.13

4:56 p.m. Officer reports lights recycling too quickly @ H95/Neider, CdA. 4:52 p.m. 14YO boy w/backward cap using his bike to block female's bike @ 5th/Garden, CdA. 4:38 p.m. Caller trying to keep up w/speeding Hyundai on e/b I-90/Huetter rest stop. 4:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene...

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Something's Happening Here ... 

... What it is ain't exactly clear. Huckleberries hears from Councilman Dan Gookin ... that the city of Coeur d'Alene has dug up some gates and other parts of the old seawall that once protected the Fortgrounds area from flooding. You may have seen the...

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Poll: Amy Evans Will Win CdA Seat 2 

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation supports newcomer Amy Evans to win a three-way race for Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat 2, now held by Councilman Mike Kennedy. 131 of 165 respondents (79.39%) see Evans as the winner of the three-way race. 32 of 165 respondents...

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Beeranager: Hey, Remove Markers 

In the comments section, Beeranager writes: "Couldn't help but notice about 40-50 white and orange markers still on the water surrounding the Hydro course. The Diamond cup people took the major ones but these were the no wake bouys. Is this the county that needs...

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Carlson: Labrador Trying Out For Job 

It’s too bad more voters in Idaho’s First Congressional District don’t tune in the venerable, long-running Sunday morning news interview program, Meet the Press. If they did they would see their relatively new congressional representative, Raul Labrador, at his patronizingly worst, shamelessly hawking himself to...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.11.13

U.S. Navy veteran Ray Marler of Post Falls holds a flag with other members of the Patriot Guard Riders at the opening of a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Post Falls City Hall. Pat Knight of the Post Falls Police, Dan Ryan of Kootenai County Fire...

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Health Insurance Q-and-A On Tap 

With significant changes being brought about by healthcare reform, Idahoans have an opportunity to become informed during a program at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Sept. 23-27 is Health Insurance Awareness Week in Idaho and the Idaho Association of Health Underwriters are staffing a series...

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Idaho Friends Join Kidney Exchange 

An Idaho woman with failed kidneys is finally going into surgery for a replacement organ, even though she won't be getting it from the person she thought would be the donor. The Twin Falls Times-News reported Wednesday that Brandy Burkhart was due earlier this year...

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Drunk WSU Students All Fall Down 

The AP reports today that a Washington State University student is in stable condition at a Pullman hospital after falling down a flight of stairs inside the Delta Chi fraternity. Pullman police say 21-year-old Anthony Pentecost is the second intoxicated student to fall at one...

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Dinner And A Swim 

Rich Lindsey of Priest Lake Guide Service provides this stunning photo of action on Priest Lake -- an eagle picks off a fish while a moose watches in the background. Can you think of a more stereotypical photo of North Idaho's backcountry. (Courtesy: Rich Lindsey,...

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SR News Quiz -- 9/8-12/2013

Did you know you could Washington State football tickets simply by entering this week's news quiz? All participants are eligible to win four tickets to this week's game against Southern Utah -- plus a parking pass. And our overall champ wins a $50 gift card...

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Film Festive To Open With 'Fargo' 

I saw my first Coen Brothers movie, “Blood Simple,” some weeks — maybe months — after it opened in January 1985. We tried to see it right off, at — if I recall correctly — Seattle's Uptown Cinema, but the lines were too long. When...

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2 Hats To Remember 9/11 By

On her End Notes blog, Catherine Johnston posted the following re: 9/11: "In the weeks after the 9/11 attacks, The Port of Seattle Police Department sold hats to raise money for the Port Authority Police Department Benevolent Fund in New York/New Jersey. That department lost...

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'Coeur d'Alene' Playing In Arizona 

From the Arizona Journal: "With a script based on true events from April 1998, 'Coeur d’Alene,' the latest original full-length play by Show Low dramatist Lisa Jayne, makes its world premiere on Friday, Sept. 13, at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Snowflake,...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.11.13

11:56 a.m. Drunken man left Ironwood Square/CdA store & drove off e/b on Ironwood Drive. 11:30 a.m. 45YO female has hurt back in fall from horse @ Red Horse Ranch on East Blue Lake Road, off USFS Road 614, Harrison. Responders will have to carry...

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Rec Football Bans Gooding Girls 

Youth football coach Smokey Legarreta broke a rule for his stepdaughter. Fifth-grader Waycee Irish wanted more time to hang out with her stepdad. She wanted to play football with the boys. She can’t. The Gooding Recreation District forbids her: No girls allowed. Legarreta feared for...

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Mississippi Paper Offers 9/11 Special 

The Starkville (Miss.) Daily News is running a 9/11 promotion today that offers the newspaper for $9.11 per month. Which prompted a heads up on the Romanesko, a site that follows media news. The Romanesko site quotes David Garraway, a Mississippi State University employee: “Who...

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Idaho Students Avoid Math, Science

Idaho students say they want to be doctors, biologists and nurses. But they shy away from studying math and science. Their parents, often uncertain about their own math and science abilities, may not be providing enough support for students mulling careers in science, technology, engineering...

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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.