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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

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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Robert Wayne Parkinson, 56, is shown loading his bicycle onto a CityLink bus in this Coeur d'Alene Press file photo.

Homeless vet ID'd as fire victim 

The man who died Thursday in a fire in a wooded area off Interstate 90 on Potlatch Hill was Robert Wayne Parkinson, 56. Coeur d’Alene Police detectives and the Kootenai County Coroner’s Office released Parkinson’s identity Monday following an autopsy. Parkinson, a veteran, was homeless in the Coeur d’Alene area for several years.

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Eberlein faces memory concerns 

Kootenai County Commissioner Marc Eberlein is aware of a possible effort to remove him from his elected position through a recall. Eberlein said Monday he also knows of allegations that he's had multiple memory lapses pertaining to county business since he took office in January.

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Supt addresses trustee's questions

During last month's meeting of the Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees, Trustee Dave Eubanks had some questions. On Monday night, at the October board meeting, Superintendent Matt Handelman provided Eubanks with answers to those questions.

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MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 10.5.15 

My wife and I visited the Grille at Ipanema for a late lunch early Sunday afternoon, only to find it closed. That was no big deal. We headed home for a sandwich. But, in the process, I noticed that something was going on in the...

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Parting Shot -- 10.5.15

Faculty members embrace as they are allowed to return to Umpqua Community College Monday in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened to faculty for the first time since Oct. 1, when armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others before taking his own life at Snyder Hall.

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Idaho has 4th highest divorce rate 24 

When people get married, they never plan on divorce. In Idaho, it's something that is very common. "Many people are surprised to realize that Idaho actually has the fourth highest divorce rate in the country," said Michelle Crosby, founder and CEO of Boise based company Wevorce. Idaho also has the most amicable divorces.

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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.





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