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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.6.15 

Randy Stapilus and Chris Carlson dropped by Huckleberries HQ Monday PM to push Chris' new book, "Eye on the Caribou," and chat about politics. Stapilus, former political reporter for the Idaho Statesman, and Carlson, former press secretary for former governor Cecil Andrus, have forgotten more about Idaho politics than you & I will ever know.

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Parting Shot -- 10.6.15

Kuo-ling Liao, also known as Angel Star Love from Cincinnati, Ohio, wears costume wings as she waits to join a crowd in Central Park, gathered to form a human peace sign to remember John Lennon and attempt a Guinness world record today in New York.

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Stickman: Voting for Dan English 

In a comment, Stickman say: "People vote for who they want to. I doubt many friends of mine would listen to my political views. But, that said, I'm sure going to vote for him. I think he's the best man for the job." (Question: Do people ask you for advice re: how to vote?)

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In a photo provided by the University of Mississippi, civil rights pioneer James Meredith holds his hand to his heart during the singing of the national anthem at a ceremony dedicating a civil rights memorial on the campus, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Oxford, Miss. The monument features a statue of Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the University. (AP Photo/The University of Mississippi, Nathan Latil)

Civil rights icon to headline confab 

James Meredith, an icon of the civil rights movement and an Air Force veteran, will visit Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Lewiston for a three-day “Walk the Talk” conference starting Oct. 16 at North Idaho College. Meredith, 82, became the first black student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi in 1962.

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Ex-Magistrate Craig Kosonen, 78, RIP 

Craig Kosonen, 78, a former 1st District Court magistrate and long-time local attorney, originally from Wallace, died at Kootenai Medical Center last Thursday, a few days shy of his 79th birthday. David Bond/Wallace Street Journal posted Kosonen's obituary information from Bell Tower Funeral Home on Bond's Facebook wall.

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Adams says he kept his promises 17 

In a flier being circulated on his behalf, Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams says he has kept his campaign promises from the 2011 municipal election: "I believe a promise made is a promise kept and I have the record to prove it." Among the...

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CdA council forum Wednesday 

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s CDA TV Committee is sponsoring a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Library Community Room. This forum is for Coeur d’Alene council candidates: Edinger & Schindelbeck for Seat #1; Adams, English & MacNeil for Seat #5.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.6.15 

Daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes: Hate/Simple Mind, Be very afraid/Fort Boise, More autumn gifts/Slight Detour, A sheriff scofflaw/Barrett Rainey, Winning w/o help of replacement refs/Grip on Sports, Going as Rachel Dolezal for Halloween/Slice, Disease claims 1,000 Idaho whitetails/Outdoors + more ...

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ISIS targets bin Laden killer 

After a British supporter of the Islamic State group published the name and address of Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill of Butte and made reference to his family, the Butte-Silver Bow Police Department discussed the potential threat with the FBI last weekend.

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Ex-Bonner General CFO surrenders

"It has been confirmed that Norilina Harvel has just surrendered to the Bonner County Sheriff's Office. Authorities sought (former chief financial officer) Harvel for allegedly embezzling $220,000 from Bonner General Health. We'll keep you informed with any updates"/Sandpoint Reader.

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Group backs Scotchman designation 

The Idaho Forest Group based in Coeur d'Alene has joined local governments in calling on Congress to designate the Scotchman Peaks area as wilderness. The roadless area includes 80,000 acres north and east of Lake Pend Oreille straddling the Montana-Idaho border and including the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle national forests.

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In this AP file photo, singer Rihanna attends the "RiRi by Rihanna" fragrance launch at Macy's on Aug. 31 in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Singer Rihanna calls Dolezal 'a bit of a hero' 13 

Former NAACP chapter leader Rachel Dolezal received a barrage of criticism ... after being accused of lying about her race — but she's become a "bit of a hero" to pop star Rihanna. The singer told Vanity Fair in its November cover story that Dolezal should be praised — not panned —for bringing the discussion of racial identity to the forefront.

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Poll: We want U.S. Rep. Simpson

In Monday's poll, almost 60 percent of Hucks Nation said they would prefer to be represented by Mike Simpson of the 2nd District rather than Raul Labrador of the 1st District. Today's Poll: Do you agree with proposed change in CdA district code that would allow dresses w/spaghetti straps or shoulder-baring ones at formal/semi-formal dances?

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Chairman Christa Hazel of the Coeur d'Alene School Board obviously supports gowns that might have received disapproval at the recent Coeur d'Alene High Homecoming Dance. From her Facebook wall, Christa posted several photos of here in gowns for Homecoming dances and proms from the early 1990s.

Dressgate: CdA trustees review strapless gowns 18 

On Monday, the Coeur d'Alene School Board reviewed the types of gowns and dresses that can be worn to Homecoming dances and proms. Trustees are ready to make a change. On her Facebook wall, Chairman Christa Hazel posted several photos of herself wearing shoulder baring gowns/dresses from high school days in the early 1990s.

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Ron to Toby: I'm A Republican 43 

In an email to Huckleberries Online, veteran Coeur d'Alene Councilman Ron Edinger says that challenger Toby Schindelbeck got his political pedigree wrong. Edinger said that he's a registered Republican, not a registered Democrat, as Schindelbeck claims. Also, Edinger criticizes his foe for bringing partisan politics into nonpartisan race.

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Staben wants purpose-driven UI 

UIdaho President Chuck Staben wants the institution to be "purpose-driven," and he's focusing on ways to make that happen in the next 10 years. Staben, who delivered his second state of the university address Monday, said there are purposes and distractions in every organization, and the purposes should sit clearly above the distractions.

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Broadband cost $5M under projection 

Lawmakers received $5 million worth of good news Tuesday morning. The state’s bill for school broadband could come in well below budget. One reason for the savings: School districts have been able to tap into federally administered dollars that had been cut off during the Idaho Education Network broadband contract dispute.

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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.