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TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.17.13 20 

The SR.com site and Huckleberries Online have been knocked off line as a result of high traffic created when The Drudge Report linked to our story of a shooting at Roosevelt Lake. I've been trying to get online to post for 40 minutes. But now...

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Parting Shot -- 9.17.13 15 

A Utah state worker installs a highway sign. Utah is increasing the speed limit to 80 mph on several stretches of highways around the state. The state legislature approved the new, faster zones during the last session. The change was spurred by a Utah Department...

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NIC Anniversary Events Moving Inside 12 

Community Relations VP Mark Browning of North Idaho College tells Huckleberries: "Just thought I'd drop a quick note to you so you could alert the folks in Hucks-land: We've decided to move most of the events associated with the 80th bday celebration tomorrow inside. We'll...

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Johnson: In Love With My Royal 

More than 30 years ago, as occasionally happens, I was in the right place at the right time. I invested $20 in a piece of writing history – a 1935 vintage Royal portable typewriter. In the intervening three decades I have schlepped my Royal from...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.17.13 14 

Time 2 Vote ... Tampa Bay Rays security dive on a fan who disrupted the game and attempted to steal second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.17.13

5:18 p.m. CPD Blue is seeking male who smashed female in mouth, took sunglasses from her. 5:08 p.m. Post Falls male driving 2007 Chevy SUV recklessly, flipping off others @ I-90/Beck. 5:05 p.m. Driver of Mercedes threatening to hurt 2nd driver if he follows onto...

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Things Changing Fast At McEuen Field 17 

From Lake City Development Corp newsletter: "Seen the progress at McEuen Park recently? Things are changing fast. Crews continue to work at a feverish pace to finish as much of the project as possible this year. Work is expected to continue until mid-November, weather permitting,...

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Dogwalk: Warning Signs Were There

In her post today, Dogwalk Musings wonders if we are allowing too much privacy to individuals who are "a little off": I think the debate needs to go back to privacy issues. How many of us have met people who seem just a little off...

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Shooting Story That Crashed SR.com 

Here's the story that crashed SR.com & Huckleberries this morning after a link was posted on The Drudge Report. The SR.com link now has 673 comments: The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.17.13 

Outdoors humorist Patrick McManus appeared for a special potluck during the weekend for the late "Boots" Reynolds, whose ashes were later spread on the Clark Fork. Marianne Love/Slight Detour was on hand to photography the potluck and more here. My Royal/Johnson Report Phony arguments/Arch Druid...

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IFF Creates ExchangeForm.com 

The Boise, Idaho-based Idaho Freedom Foundation announced Tuesday the creation of ExchangeForm.com. The website is a resource for employers to notify employees of the insurance exchange, without using the federal government’s “model” notice. Employers can generate a form to give to their employees and add...

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OTV Review: Salads 

So. I haven't really been out to eat much lately, and I don't have an actual review in me at the moment, so I thought I would scour the menus of North Idaho and start a new blog series: "North Idaho's Most Interesting...". You can...

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Canceled On Account Of ... Cougar? 10 

Announcement on Facebook wall of St. Maries Gazette Record: "All Greater St. Maries Youth Soccer games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled after reports of a cougar sighting in the vicinity of St. Maries city park. At least two reports of a cougar sighting were...

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'Les Miserables', Anyone? 

Douglas Webster, a performer who has played Jean Valjean on Broadway, will direct the Spokane Civic Theatre production of "Les Miserables," the most ambitious play the SCT has ever done. You can read about it here. Question: Have you ever seen a production of Les...

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Drudge Link Crashed SR.com 

If you tried to access Huckleberries or the SR.com Web site between 11:20 a.m.-noon, you were thwarted by The Druge Report. According to web deveopers, the SR.com site was down several times because of the huge influx of hits we got from the Drudge Report...

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County Prepares For ULUC Lawsuit 

Kootenai County Commissioners met behind closed doors Monday to discuss what they consider to be imminent litigation between the county and its land use consultant, Kendig Keast Collaborative. Commissioners went into executive session with Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Pat Braden to discuss potential legal issues,...

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Labrador Co-Sponsors Shutdown Bill 97 

1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador announced today that he is co-sponsoring a resolution introduced today by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Georgia, to avert a government shutdown Oct. 1 only if President Obama's health care law is both de-funded and its individual mandate to purchase insurance...

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Next Mass Shooting ... In Spokane? 

Data suggests Spokane will be the home of America’s next mass shooter, according to a writer for the monthly Atlantic magazine. Using data provided by left-leaning investigative magazine Mother Jones, the Atlantic’s Philip Bump profiles the likely culprit of the next episode in which at...

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Here's Looking At You, Kid

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "The frog in the watering trough was less shy today. The bottom plate on the camera got a little wet on this one." You can see more of Robin's superb outdoors photography here.

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.17.13 

11:51 a.m. Someone is suffering seizure @ 2700 block of Bolivar/CdA. 11:44 a.m. Shoplifters in light-green Saturn took items from Shopko, left s/b on Govt Way/CdA. 11:30 a.m. Elderly male injured in fall in Garden Plaza Court room/Post Falls. 11:17 a.m. KCSDept looking for white...

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Poll: Avoid Spokane At Night 

Monday Poll: Spokane has a bad PR image if this poll is correct. 106 of 149 respondents (71.14%) said they're wary of venturing into downtown Spokane after dark. Only 37 of 149 respondents (24.83%) said they're not. 6 (4.03%) were undecided. Today's Poll: If the...

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Blogging, Twitter Make Us Smarter 

Scanning the Internet today I found a pair of pieces by writer and columnist Clive Thompson — one, for The Globe and Mail, another, for Wired magazine, that focus on how our brains get a boost when we're using social media and blogging. "The fact...

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Putting Service Back In Gas Stations 15 

Tom Paschane (pictured in Coeur d'Alene Press photo) is going to put "service" back in "station." The general manager of three area Chevron stations emphatically answered a senior's call for help at the pumps when the weather gets bad this winter. Paschane said he'll start...

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AM Headlines -- 9.17.13

A late model Subaru lies crushed Monday beneath a pine tree that came down on Adams St. near 21st Ave. on Spakane's South Hill Sunday night in a wild wind storm. No one was injured. Storm story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins...

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Where's Police Shooting Report? 

A Facebook Friend posts: "When are we going to get a detailed report on the Coeur d'Alene Police Department shooting of Eric Johnston. It is just weird. It is like there really is a coverup. This is really spooky, and I am NOT a person...

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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.