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TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.13.15 

During my noon walk with side kick Greg Lee, we saw an oldtimer catch a 22-inch pike near the bridge on the Coeur d'Alene Resort boardwalk. The man sits on a platform along the boardwalk, pipe in mouth and several poles alongside him, day after...

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Parting Shot -- Cubs win! Cubs win! 

Chicago Cubs players celebrate after winning Game 4 in baseball's National League Division Series Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-6. They will now await the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets series to play for the National League pennant.

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Vestal: Calling torture by right name 10 

Shawn Vestal: "There has long been a war of words surrounding the U.S. torture program developed and implemented by two Spokane psychologists with ties to Fairchild Air Force Base. “Enhanced interrogation,” some called it. “Harsh techniques.” ... Tuesday, the ACLU added a new one, a term that is incendiary even for this subject: "murder."

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Whitworth freshman learns to live with lupus 

The scars on her face force Katrina Bosma to consider beauty. They are faint and obscured by a layer of makeup. But they are symptoms of a lifelong disease the Whitworth University freshman lives with. “Some people say people who wear makeup are so self-conscious,” Bosma said. “Well, I wear it because I have scars on my face.” Bosma has lupus.

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NIC theatre to present 'Godspell'

The North Idaho College Theatre Department presents “Godspell” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Oct. 29-31, Nov. 1; and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus. “Godspell” was created by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

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For those keeping score at home ... 

... Former Seattle Mariners stopper Fernando Rodney pitched 2/3s of an inning of scoreless relief for the Chicago Cubs moments ago, to move the Cubs to within 6 outs of a first-round win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Here, Rodney strikes his famous/infamous shoot-an-arrow pose…

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PParenthood changes policy 

Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it will no longer accept any reimbursement as part of its fetal tissue donation program, taking its strongest step yet to end the onslaught of conservative attacks against the group.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.13.15 

Scott Ulrich, of the North Idaho Life Facebook page, scored an unusual trifecta with this photo during a recent outing along the Coeur d'Alene River -- a moose family. Mom's in the bushes to the left. Baby's in the center. And pop's hanging at creek...

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In this AP file photo, Edie Enns, admires they beauty of the colors of the maple leaves at her friend's home in Manette, Wash. Edie, said she is going to use the leaves to make a red bed on her garden. She wore the appropriate attire to rake up leaves by wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.

The Bard: Gentlemen, Start Your Rakes 

The Bard of Sherman Avenue offers a rhyme for all of us who have been watching the turning leaves on our trees with admiration and wariness. They're starting to fall now, which means that we'll soon be raking them into the street, for the city Streets Department to pick them up.

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Former NFL standout Jerry Kramer presents the NFL’s Golden Ball to Athletic Director Kris Knowles. Kramer graduated from Sandpoint High School before starring for the Idaho Vandals and the Green Bay Packers. (Lauren Sfeir/Sandpoint High Cedar Post photo)

Packer great presents golden football 

Before the regular season finale with Lakeland High, Oakley Pettit of the Sandpoint High Cedar Post interviewed former Green Bay Packer great Jerry Kramer. Kramer was on hand to help accept one of the golden footballs presented for high schools nationwide that had a former player play in a Super Bowl. Kramer graduated from Sandpoint High.

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Woody backs Ron's re-election bid 

On his Facebook wall, Councilman Woody McEvers makes no bones about who he wants to win election to council Seat No. 1 -- the one currently held for decades by Ron Edinger: "Ron also keeps us grounded in his common sense approach to the operation of a great North Idaho city."

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BalanceNI hosts candidate event 

From Balance North Idaho Facebook wall: "We are hosting a candidate meet and greet at Cork & Tap in Riverstone tonight at 5:30pm. Come by and meet the candidates we endorsed for CDA, Hayden and Post Falls City Council seats. We will have beer, red…

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Moscow editor responds to column 

Managing Editor Lee Rozen responds to a column by Randy Stapilus re: new home of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Stapilus told of a book meet-and-greet tour with columnist Chris Carlson that took them to Moscow. Stapilus was surprised to learn that the Daily News had moved from its long-time haunts to a suite in a building owned by a bank.

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Idahoans 8th most financially savvy 

In a new ranking put out by, Idaho is listed as the 8th most financially savvy state in the nation. North Dakota, New Hampshire and Utah lead the rankings. Worst states? Mississippi, Arkansas and Nevada. (Question: Are you surprised that Idaho is ranked so highly?)

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Downtown after dark 

Facebook Friend Keith Boe posted 5 photos on his wall, taken during a four-mile run around the downtown and waterfront Monday evening. You can see all five in this photo set. (Question: Have you ever gone downtown at night to see how beautiful our City by the Lake is after dark?)

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Wanna buy a piece of paradise? 

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is selling two unused or lightly staffed properties in Avery and Clarkia to the highest bidder. The USFS no longer needs the two pieces of property. Rich Landers of the SR's Outdoors blog provides more info re: the properties via a link below.

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Florida hunter dies in gun accident 

A 60YO Florida hunter was killed while cleaning his gun at his 2nd home in Murray, Idaho, while cleaning his gun. Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander reports that Stephen Davis had spent the day hunting with friends and family prior to the fatal accident on the back steps of his house.

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Jim Pierce's 7YO pooch, Vandal, got too close to a porcupine Sunday while Jim was pheasant hunting near Plummer Sunday. Here's Vandal after Jim removed the quills from around her eyes and tongue. Jim tells Huckleberries: "I got them all out while we were in the field. I had some needle nose pliers in the truck. She was pretty patient."

AM Headlines -- 10.13.15 

AM Headlines for Tuesday morning includes: Fiorina sets Idaho visit/Eye on Boise, Lundy named Idaho's top Realtor/Press, Smith named Coeur d'Alene teacher of year/Press, Small plane lands on highway during rush hour/EOB, Planned Parenthood opens temporary facilities/KHQ + more ...

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Poll: 2 wannabes show partisanship

Hucks Nation has said in the past that it doesn't want to see partisanship displayed in nonpartisan local elections. On Monday, Hucks Nation said it considers newcomer Toby Schindelbeck and incumbent Steve Adams to be most partisan. Today's Poll: Would you like to see Columbus Day changed to honor Indigenous Peoples?

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Malloy leads Post Falls fund-raising 

Councilman Joe Malloy has the largest war chest in the Post Falls City Council races, according to the 30-day financial disclosures filed on Monday. Malloy, the incumbent for Seat 3 on the council, started his campaign with $1,206 and has raised an additional $1,745 from six donors to his campaign.

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St. Vinny's consolidates Fresh Start 

Fresh Start on Sherman Avenue will close its doors for good on Oct. 17, but the services will continue at St. Vincent de Paul’s newly remodeled facility in midtown. “I don't like duplication of services, so we are closing Fresh Start's doors and will reopen Father Bill's Kitchen Nov. 1,” said Jeff Conroy, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul.

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In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.

Playboy pulls plug on photos of nude women 13 

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into living rooms — or at least sock drawers — all over America announced Tuesday that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.

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Huckleberries Online

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.