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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015

CdA wants all-day K, but ... 10 

The Coeur d'Alene School District wants to provide all-day kindergarten, entry-level education which research shows provides social benefits. However, lack of support from the state of Idaho makes this educational goal difficult to reach financially. Question: Did you or your children attend kindergarten?

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Trump injects religion into race 11 

In a move seen as an attempt to undercut his main rival, Donald Trump implied over the weekend that Ben Carson is outside the religious mainstream. Trump is a Presbyterian. Carson is Seventh-day Adventist. Question: How important is a candidate's religion to you in a presidential race?

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Trucker held in rape of boys, abuse 

A long-haul truck driver from Coeur d’Alene who also served as a church youth camp counselor is suspected of raping and abusing underage boys in Spokane and Kootenai counties over the past decade. Kevin G. Sloniker, 30, faces felony charges of rape and lewd conduct involving 2 boys and is a suspect in the sex abuse of at least eight other boys.

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In this March 4, 2015 file photo, a fan eats a hot dog before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Phoenix. On the eve of the World Series, where hot dogs are a staple in the stands, the World Health Organization on Monday labeled the all-American wiener, bacon and other processed meats as being "carcinogenic to humans." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

WHO: Hot dogs, bacon harmful to health 27 

America’s love affair with savory, cured meats hit a rough patch Monday when a World Health Organization panel declared that processed meats – like ham, hot dogs, bacon and corned beef – cause cancer in humans. Question: Do you ♥ hot dogs, bacon, ham, etc., to much to change your eating ways?

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Iowa Poll: Clinton routing Sanders 

Hillary Clinton has opened up a 41-point lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday that differs wildly from other polls showing a tighter contest. The Monmouth University survey finds Clinton taking 65 percent support among likely Democratic caucus-goers…

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Election deadlines near 

As the city and fire district elections draw near, the deadlines for early voting in person or by absentee ballot are fast approaching. Voters who want absentee ballots mailed to them need to submit their requests by 5 p.m. Wednesday, and those wanting to vote early in person need to visit the Kootenai County Elections office before Friday.

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 10.26.15 

Mrs. O & I, with some friends, enjoyed "Riverdance" in Spokane Saturday afternoon. I believe I lost 5 pounds simply watching the dancers tap away for 2 hours. I can't imagine how much energy and fitness that it would take to Riverdance for that long...

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Parting Shot -- 10.26.15 

New York Mets players make their way to the field after media day for the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Monday in Kansas City, Mo. Question: Who would you like to see win the World Series?

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Cindy, who brought this anniversary to my attention via Facebook, wrote this note upon learning of Patrick's death a year ago: "Gentle giant. North Idaho lost a much needed voice and the world isn't nearly as bright without you in it. Grateful that we met and that your words remain. Rest in peace Patrick Jacobs."

Patrick Jacobs + 1 Year 

Patrick Jacobs, the whimsical muse/restaurant reviewer/fashionita commenter/and lover of all things Sandi Bloem, collapsed and died a year ago. The loss of our favorite gay bartender from Mik's blew a hole in the fabric of this community. His funeral was attended by mayors past and present and a dude in high heels wearing a tiara.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

The Cutline Contest today features Chinese brides and grooms being married en masse in southern South Korea as part of a promotional event to increase tourism between South Korea and China. Weekend Winner: Wedeln6969.

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Gun activist found guilty 

An outspoken gun rights advocate was found guilty Monday of refusing orders to leave by guards at the federal courthouse in Spokane [Click and drag to move] during an armed protest in February. Anthony Bosworth will be sentenced Nov. 10 in the case, which has prompted multiple protests in what activists see as overzealous gun rules by feds.

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Trump: Media are 'scum' 10 

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Monday that he despises the way most journalists cover his 2016 campaign. “The press has a lower approval rating than Congress,” he said at a morning rally in Atkinson, N.H. “They’re scum,” Trump said. “They’re horrible people. They are so illegitimate. They are just terrible people.”

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Fall-back weekend coming 

SR colleague Paul Turner/The Slice blog is the first to remind us this week that fall-back weekend is coming: "We return to standard time this coming weekend. What will you do with the extra hour? At any rate, this should conclude our annual exercise in people saying 'daylight-saving time' incorrectly."

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City reimbursed for Sgt Moore's car

Huckleberries has confirmed with city spokesman Keith Erickson that local government insurance company ICRMP has reimbursed Coeur d'Alene for the patrol car driven by Sgt. Greg Moore on the morning of his slaying May 5. Originally, it was thought that the city would have to absorb the loss because the car wasn't damaged/destroyed in a crash.

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Toby Schindelbeck and friend from "Toby Schindelbeck for Coeur d'Alene City Council 2015" Facebook page.

Spotlight: Toby Schindelbeck 101 

Here's SReporter Scott Maben's 4th of 5 capsule summaries of the candidates involved in the Coeur d'Alene City Council elections. This one features Toby Schindelbeck, who is challenging long-time incumbent Ron Edinger for council seat No. 1. Tomorrow: Ron Edinger.

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A journalist's lament

On her Facebook page, SR colleague Pia Hallenberg reports on a close encounter with a caller who wondered why s/he hadn't seen any reporting on a given issue. Pia was surprised when she delved a little deeper re: the reader's commitment -- or lack thereof -- to being informed.

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Skinny jeans complaint surfaces 

Students at Nampa’s West Middle School were urged to wear purple to class today, to show support for a student who was reportedly bullied after he wore skinny jeans to school. Nampa school officials say they haven’t received a formal complaint, but reports of the incident have made the rounds on social media.

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In this photo taken on Saturday, July 20, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

The Moscow Kid 

The Bard of Sherman Avenue tells Huckleberries that he was inspired to write this poem by a photo that he saw of Russian President Vladimir Putin on horse back. I couldn't find that photo. But I thought this one, taken in 2013 by an AP photographer, would give you some idea of what The Bard saw.

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CdA's man wins Europe poker event 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho's Kevin MacPhee was crowned King of Berlin Saturday night, taking home his second major title in the German city by winning the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, according to Marty Derbyshire of PokerNews. Question: Do you play poker well?

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Dreaming of a Buddhist Christmas 

Author Jeremy Phillips has penned a coming-of-age tale with a spiritual twist. In "My Buddhist Christmas," Jeremy Phillips, a Spokane resident who converted to Buddhism later in life, has penned a book from the perspective of a teen-age Buddhist boy trying to deal with Christmas.

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AM: Actress O'Hara dies in Boise 

AM Headlines for Monday includes news that actress Maureen O'Hara, 95, died in her sleep at her Boise home Saturday. Other news include: CdA footballer achieves dream/KXLYCity-by-city winter snowfall predictions/Press,Gonzaga men picked to win the WCC again/SR,Conservative budgeting may lead to big surplus/EOBoise + more ...

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Endorsements roll in for Edinger 

Eight groups have endorsed the re-election candidacy of long-time Coeur d'Alene incumbent Ron Edinger, including the Coeur d'Alene Police Association, Coeur d'Alene Firemen's Association & Lake City Employees Association.

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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.

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