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TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015

AM Headlines -- 9.29.15

AM Headlines for Tuesday includes Jonathan Nomee being sentenced to a year in prison in vehicular manslaughter case that killed a 42YO Moscow native + Coeur d'Alene PD to add 4 officers/Press, Some burning bans remain in effect/Press, Man charged with killing brother with arrow/KXLY, Agencies fixing Rathdrum Prairie intersections/Press ...

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Finish this sentence ... 21 

In the comments section, Cindy writes: "Eggnog lattes are the only thing that gets me through the winter." Moi? The only thing that gets me through the winter is ... Gonzaga men's basketball." How about you? Finish this sentence: The only thing that gets me…

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Mayor announces arts awards 

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission recently announced the following winners of the 19th Annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts: Excellence in Arts: Dian Hanson, Support of the Arts: Steve Anthony, Arts in Education: Gizmo (Marty and Barb Mueller), and Student excellence in the Arts: Bethany Stone

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Hillary disses pumpkin spice drink 13 

The Democratic presidential candidate revealed in a Facebook Q&A on Monday that she used to be a fan of Starbucks’ popular autumn-timed drink. That is, she says, until she eyed the nutrition facts. Question: Do you like the unique drinks that Starbucks & other coffee shops offer at this time of the year?

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Montana quarterback Chad Chalich, left, spins away from Northern Arizona defensive lineman Neal Murphy (97) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Patrick Record)

Ex-Vik QB Chalich leads Grizzlies past N. Arizona 

Applause rained down on former Coeur d'Alene High star QB Chad Chalich Saturday as throw by throw he became the leader of the UMontana Grizzlies. Theo Lawson/Idaho Statesman writes that Chalich envisioned such a scenario when he joined the UIdaho program. But found himself Velcroed to the Vandal bench.

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Bill Hall: The machines always win 

In the Lewiston Tribune, Bill Hall writes: "Just as automobiles eventually took charge of us, we now have a world of dominant computers that stifle the minds of normal people. Computers and jargon-spouting techies now rule our lives and our bruised brains." Tongue firmly cheeked, Hall invites us to seek refuge from machines that control us.

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Tax Panel: No more secrecy 

Now that a spotlight has been shined on the group of legislators re-working Idaho tax policy behind closed doors, the co-chairs have declared: No more secrecy. Now, they're going to go about their business in public, observing the open-meeting law, etc. Question: Do you trust these birds any more now than when you first about their shenanigans?

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Michaelle Dierich of Hayden was kidnapped, held captive and sexually tortured for 7 days over more than 16 years ago while living in Hillsboro, Oregon. She talked about the incident at her home on Wednesday, February 28, 2007. (Kathy Plonka / Spokesman-Review)

Fugitive in kidnap, torture case caught 

A man wanted for more than two decades in the kidnapping, torture and rape of a woman who now lives in Hayden, Idaho, was arrested Monday in Mexico. Paul Erven Jackson, 45, had been at large since 1991. Mexican immigration authorities, working with the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Jackson at a hotel in Guadalajara.

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Community service in falcon death 

A Hauser woman convicted of pursuing a hunter's falcon was sentenced Monday in Kootenai County District Court to community service. Patti MacDonald, 60, was ordered by First Judicial District Magistrate Judge James Stow to complete 20 hours of community service by the end of the year and pay $500 in court fees.

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Director hired for crisis center 

The new regional mental health crisis center in Coeur d’Alene will be managed by someone who is no stranger to handling difficult, sometimes dangerous, situations in North Idaho. Longtime FBI agent Don Robinson was hired this month to fill the position of crisis and intervention services manager.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.28.15 

I can't believe how fast the weekend went. Warp speed fast. I'm beginning to suspect that weekend days don't have the full 24 hours in them that other days do. The weather was picture perfect for a fall day, as it is today. The week...

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Parting Shot -- 9.28.15

A man looks at television screens as Russian President President Vladimir Putin addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Moscow, Russia, Monday. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly gathering of world leaders, Putin said it was a “huge mistake” not to engage the Syrian army in the fight against the Islamic State group.

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Huckleberries hears ... 

... from Jeanna Hofmeister (aka "Baggy-Eyed in Bayview") that Foghorn Leghorn has been muzzled -- or possibly worse. Jeanna? She's the long-suffering Bayview resident who has an urban farmer neighbor who added a rooster to his collection of chickens and ducks -- a rooster, whom…

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Edit: Cut Idaho tuition, raise cig tax 

In an editorial Saturday, the Spokesman-Review Editorial Board said that Idahoans should be given a chance to vote on a proposal to lower state university and college tuition by increasing the state tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. However, the state Legislature may stand in the way of this important issue.

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Cindy: Lies people tell me 

"Lies People Tell Me: "You can't miss it. It's easy to find." Navigational Impairment is real. I'm going to start a support group" -- Cindy Hval via Facebook. Question: Are you navigationally impaired?

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Return to burned-over Smith Crick 

Marianne Love/Slight Detour and her husband, Bill, returned to Smith "Crick" in Boundary County for the first time since the fires of summer 2015 burned through the region. Marianne writes: "As we passed by the fire area, both going and on our return...

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Perfect swan dive into toilet

The women using the powder room at Super 1 this afternoon must have wondered why someone was laughing hysterically in a nearby stall. Seems Darcy Johnson of Rathdrum had place her purse on the toilet paper dispenser and -- viola -- it took a header into the toilet. Straight shot. All net. Er, water. That tickled Darcy's funny bone.

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CDAJim, who took this photo at Independence Square in Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, writes: "It was a great weekend here in Phillie with very, very tight security with thousands upon thousands of people. A very moving and and great experience."

HucksOnline Blogos - 9.28.15 

The daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes a photo of Pope Francis and the pope-mobile at Independence Square in Philadelphia Saturday, taken by a Huckleberries Online commenter.

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WSU sorority cleans Tubbs Hill 

More than 170 sorority members from Washington State University volunteered their time recently to pitch in and clean litter from Tubbs Hill. The public service activity was provided by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. “We wanted to help give back to the community and clean...

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Washington state-record opah, also called moonfish, caught out of Westport on Sept. 27, 2015, weighs 36 pounds. At left is angler Jim Watson of Coeur d'Alene and deckhand Joel Torrison of All Rivers & Saltwater Charters.  (Courtesy)

A record moonfish that didn't get away

Jim Watson of Coeur d'Alene was out with All Rivers and Saltwater Charters fishing for albacore tuna with a live anchovie when he landed the 36-pound opah, also known as moonfish, sunfish, kingfish, redfin ocean pan or Jerusalem haddock. The current record is 28.18 pounds caught in 2013. All this, according to Rich Landers/Outdoors.

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Customer loyalty only goes so far 

No matter how long you've been loyalty to a company, like the phone company, they'll send you a threatening demand letter the moment you're late paying for a bill. Cathy Hedberg of the Lewiston Tribune occasionally is treated with such threatens when she procrastinates with bill payment.

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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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