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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016


Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.15.16 

It appears the Super Techs in the downtown office fixed the problem that Internet Explorer users were having re: seeing photos posted on Huckleberries Online and SR.com Wednesday. Everything appears to be back to normal in this cyber land of huckleberry patches forever. Well, at least as normal as Huckleberries Online can be.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.15.16

Scanner Traffic for Thursday PM (20 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 22 more items) includes an angry male who left stalled Yukon in turn lane on H95/Hayden and ran across traffic to Payday Loan business ...

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Breaking down 1st Crapo ad

Writing for the SR and her Eye on Boise blog, Betsy Russell breaks down the effectiveness of U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's first campaign ad, one that advocates for a balanced federal budget and reining in the national debt.

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PSAs: 1st Lady to visit Borah 

In public service announcements today, First Lady Lori Otter will visit Borah School children next week to discuss school safety and security concerns. Also: Road work tonight for I-90/NW Blvd ramps. Solid Waste facilities to close early Sunday. NIC Adult Education needs volunteers. Fundraiser set for injured Post Falls mom. More ...

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Delta Upsilon symbol from WSU fraternity's Facebook page.

Sex, drug claims lead to WSU frat suspension 

The national headquarters of Delta Upsilon fraternity has suspended its Washington State University chapter amid allegations of drugging and sexual assault. The Pullman Police Department and WSU’s Office of Student Conduct are investigating the chapter following a series of reports earlier this month.

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HBO Blogos -- 9.15.16

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere includes: WSU football/Bay Views, Your weekly planner/On Tap, I guess I am Jonah/Simple Mind, NW Preps Now Pick 6: Week 3/SWX, Cowboy justice, in process/Fort Boise, Something old, something new/Slight Detour, Wait! We also have to worry about baseball?/Grip ...

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Award honors woman who serves vets 

Jeannie Kyle, a 62YO hospital service coordinator, was honored for her long dedication to helping veterans. In July, Jeanie was responsible for the volunteer drivers who logged 872 hours and 12,285 miles, transporting vets to and from appointments at the Spokane VA. Cindy Hval tells us about this Jeanie and her incredible volunteer work.

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Olympic gymnasts in Spokane tonight

US Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez will participate in the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions event at the Spokane Arena tonight. They are part of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions that begins in Spokane.

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ACLU sues over Idaho nude-booze law 

In Idaho, it's not lawful to mix booze and nudity. That's why the old Kontiki strip joint at State Line offered alcohol in one section of its building and strip-tease acts in another that was entered by leaving the bar, going outside and entering the strip joint. Now, the Idaho ACLU has filed suit against the law.

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FBI director: Cover up webcams 

No, you're not being paranoid. That webcam camera staring at you whenever you're online can give others unwanted real-time access to you. Now FBI Director James Comey is telling others to cover up their computer webcams. He does. Others in national security do, too. Thoughts?

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Spence: Congress quits trying 

Lewiston Tribune reporter Bill Spence’s column this week manages to tie together Sen. Mike Crapo’s current contest for Idaho schoolkids to win a chance to fly to Washington, D.C. and help light the Capitol Tree, WSU Cougars football and coach Mike Leach’s latest rant, and the failures of today’s Congress. Betsy Russell says, "It's a hoot."

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AM: Paddleboarders take to Lake CdA

AM Headlines includes SR photo essay by Kathy Plonka re: paddleboarders on Lake CdA. Also: WSU students defend school/KREM 2, ignite cda lowers interest on loan/Press, CHS student recovers from accident/Press, Sex claims lead to WSU frat suspension/KHQ 6, Kahn blasts Barbieri for exemption cap vote/Press + more ...

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WSU students stay true to school 

The re-P-U-tation of Washington State University has taken a hit of late. First, two players on the football team have been arrested and several others are under investigation following a house party brawl. Then, WSU was dissed in the latest college rankings of U.S. News. KREM reports WSU students aren't taking things lying down.

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Poll: More run red lights today 

In the Wednesday poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation said more drivers are running red lights in the Coeur d'Alene area today than they were 10 years ago. Today's Poll: At Bryan School in Coeur d'Alene, teachers have option of assigning home work. Do you think home work after school is important?

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Spudbob: Tired of Comment Boors 62 

In wake of another thread being pushed sideways by the usual suspects Wednesday, Spudbob comments that he's tired of Comment Bores, individuals who repeat the same stuff over and over, cluster-bombing threads with partisan views. He wonders if he's the only one who is.

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In a Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 photo, stuntman Eddie Braun gives feedback after getting into the cockpit of The Evel Spirit, a steam powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. Braun is preparing to attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a replica of Evel Knievel's rocket. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

Stuntman to attempt Evel Knievel jump 

A Hollywood stuntman is hoping to do what famous daredevil Evel Knievel never could: jump the Snake River Canyon. Eddie Braun is planning to strap into a steam-powered rocket and travel 430 mph to soar to the other side of the canyon this weekend. Associated Press reports. (Q: Would you pay money to see this?)

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Crews set up Carousel frame work 

A dream to bring the joy of experiencing the Playland Pier carousel to a new generation took one step closer to reality Wednesday as crews began installing the carousel’s framework, reports Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. (DFO: Once done, the Coeur d'Alene Carousel will be another feather in cap of ever-improving CdA. Thoughts?)

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Homework optional at Bryan School 

At Bryan Elementary in Coeur d'Alene, the teachers decide whether or not to give home work to students. "School officials decided giving homework for homework’s sake probably wasn’t making the kids better students," reports Bethany Blitz, Coeur d'Alene Press. (Question: Do you think home work after school is necessary?)

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East Sherman to party Friday 

Coeur d’Alene residents can get another glimpse of the future look of East Sherman Avenue during a two-day block party this weekend. The city’s second annual PARK(ing) It On Sherman will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Sherman.

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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.