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Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.30.15 

Most of my garden has been scorched by the cold nights over the last week. The tomatoes and some squash plants are still producing. Some flowers are still blooming. But we're headed toward fall cleanup at Hacienda Oliveria. The wood has been ordered and will...

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Columnist: In defense of 'man buns' 

Claire Whitley, a columnist for the University of Idaho Argonaut, takes issue with the decision by BYU-Idaho to ban the popular, new hair style "man buns." She sez: " there are actually several men who can rock the mun. Take for example Orlando Bloom or a bearded Chris Hemsworth. They look fabulous. The random fraternity guy … eh."

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IPT: Wasden right, Far Right wrong 

In an editorial in the Idaho Press Tribune of Nampa, Phil Bridges writes that Idaho's Far Right may not like Attorney General Lawrence Wasden but Wasden's legal opinions are rock solid. The Far Right has cost Idaho beaucoup bucks in legal fees by refusing to listen to them.

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Garlic is thought to have originated in central Asia. (SR photo)

Pungent, powerful garlic best in small doses 

Adriana Janovich of the SR food section spotlights garlic today, posting: "Luscious, pungent and powerful, garlic is best in small doses. Overdo it, and the stinking rose is like a lover who wines, dines and overindulges you, then leaves you in the morning bloated, gassy and with a bad taste in your mouth." (Do you love garlic as much as I do?)

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Why Ask Why? 

Why do women take photos of their feet & post them on Facebook? I've noticed the phenomenon for quite some time. Today, Cindy snapped a photo of her feet and posted it. Mebbe it has something to do with the toe nail polish? I don't…

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Bonner County man dead after dispute 

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man is dead after a domestic battery incident late Tuesday. Deputies were called to the home in the 4800 block of Spirit Lake Cutoff Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday. A woman and her three of children fled the home during a “lethal altercation,” said Chief Deputy David Hale.

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In this image released by Fox, Rob Lowe, left, and Fred Savage appear in a scene from "The Grinder," that premiered Sept. 29, on Fox. (Ray Mickshaw/FOX via AP)

'Boy-Z' sours 'The Grinder' debut 19 

I was in my home office when Mrs. O poked her head in to say that the new sitcom, "The Grinder," was on. It's based in Boise, starring Rob Lowe & Fred Savage. I was busy, so I didn't watch. It sounds as though the sitcom is a decent one. So I might watch yet. Meanwhile, Boy-Z resident are miffed re: show's mispronunciation of town name.

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HucksOnline Blogos - 9.30.15 

The annual roundup of HucksOnline Blog Roll links includes Bayview Herb explaining why he, a military veteran, doesn't want to be part of the American Legion. Also: Slight Detour bids goodbye to September + Carlson Chronicles focuses on tough assisted suicide issue +Slice has 3 Neil Young questions + more ...

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Councilman Gookin's modest proposal 

In his campaign letter that hit CdA mailboxes today, Councilman Dan Gookin reserved his best for his favorite target, urban renewal. He proposes that the council take over the agency, set up an "honest plan with clearly-stated public benefits," and fire the current board. Also, he claims urban renewal is costing the city millions of dollars.

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Cheryl Strayed is the author of “Wild,” a film starring Reese Witherspoon, about her three-month solo trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Jonathan Short photo)

'Wild' author Strayed to speak in Spokane 

Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir "Wild," never dreamed that she'd some day be portrayed by actress Reese Witherspoon when she finished her hike at Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River. Now, the Portland woman is coming to Spokane Thursday to discuss her 2012 memoir that became a New York Times best seller.

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Petrino stands by team, denies claims 

Idaho coach Paul Petrino joined his players in dismissing the allegations presented via an anonymous email from an unidentified individual claiming to be a member of the Vandal football team. The email, reports the Daily News, raises several accusations against Petrino, including excessive vulgar verbal reprimanding & practice violations.

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This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis. The Rowan County, Ky. clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month standoff. (Carter County Detention Center via AP)

Pope met privately with Kentucky clerk 12 

Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the pope’s visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed. “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add,” said Vatican spokesman Rev. Manuel Dorantes. (DFO: I appreciate that Pope Francis rattles all of our cages. How about you?)

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10 TV shows that could be filmed here 

Tongue firmly cheeked, Wedeln6969 offers his list of 10 TV shows that could be filmed in North Idaho, including Uncle-Sister Cletus's Flying Squirrel Circus and Cavalcade of Boisterous Chipmunks (kid's show). And: You Shall Know Us By Our Trail of Man Thongs - A fitness show featuring baby boom aged men working out on the beaches of Lake CdA.

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OOST: Time for Petrino, Spear to go 

In a comment this AM, Out of Stater Tater remarks that it's time for UI Vandals football coach Paul Petrino and AD Rob Spear to be sent packing: "Spear has been covering for Petrino's behavior, and Spear has proven he doesn't know how to hire a winning football coach."

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AM: Aphids return to Lake City 

AM Scanner Traffic for Wednesday include the return to Coeur d'Alene of the bothersome ash aphids. Also: Blue Creek Bay parking area vandalized/Press, Report: Meth toxicity killed alleged shoplifter/Press, Rathdrum taps Post Falls for prosecution service/Press, Bush to become Idaho's chief federal magistrate/EOBoise ...

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Poll: Sentence for falcon kill lenient 

In Tuesday's poll, more than 60 percent of Hucks Nation said the punishment handed down to a woman for killing a pet falcon -- 20 hours of community service and $500 in legal fees -- was too lenient. Today's Poll: Should service dogs be certified to distinguish them from pets that owners take with them into businesses?

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Update: Renfro arraigned 22 

This morning, a judge entered a not guilty plea for Jonathan Daniel Renfro, who is accused of 1st degree murder in the slaying of Coeur d'Alene police Sgt Greg Moore this spring. As part of the proceedings, public defender John Adams indicated that the case could end quickly if the prosecution was willing to take the death penalty off the table.

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New TV sitcom set in Boise 12 

A brand new show debuted Tuesday on Fox 9 and it's set right here in Boise. "The Grinder" stars Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. Lowe plays an actor who played an attorney on TV, but when the series ends he heads back home to the City of Trees where his brother, Fred Savage, is an actual lawyer. Question: What kind of TV show would be set in North Idaho?

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Councilman Gookin writes 

I received a mass mail campaign letter in the mailbox from Councilman Dan Gookin, who is running unopposed for re-election. It said in part: "To me, this election is about a positive feeling in the City of Coeur d'Alene. After some tumultuous years, I consider the City to be back on track." More below.

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SR Edit: Certify service dogs 20 

In its editorial today, the SR comments that the state should certify service dogs, to stop owners taking untrained pets with them into stores -- to the chagrine of people with service dogs, other customers and business owners. I agree. How about you?

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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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