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Smile When You Say ‘Corndogs’

Aug. 28, 2014 5:18 p.m. - Updated: 5:36 p.m.

Every time someone mentions “corndogs,” I get hungry. I might have to add “corndogs” to the list of banned words here @Hucksonline — DFO.

Question: Does the mere mention of the word “corndog” make you hungry? If not, what word does?

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Top Post: Otter Ad, Teacher Protest

Aug. 28, 2014 5:15 p.m. - Updated: 5:17 p.m.

The post that attracted the most comments on Huckleberries Online today are: Otter goes negative early, (23 comments).

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Top Comment — FishinJay

Aug. 28, 2014 5:08 p.m. - Updated: 5:10 p.m.

FishinJay (RE: CEA rains of school district's breakfast) : I generally support the concept of unions and have worked in some great union situations, but this flyer is exactly the kind of thing that makes me hate some unions. This flyer is not pro-employee, it is fiercely anti-management. If management tried to undermine the union's meeting, the union would have a fit, and they would be right. But the union see's nothing wrong with trying to undermine management's completely legitimate desire to hold a meeting to encourage and motivate employees for the school year.

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PM Scanner Traffic — 8.28.14

Aug. 28, 2014 4:45 p.m. - Updated: 5:39 p.m.

On 8/22/14 at approximately 03:12 hrs, an unknown person took a Schwinn bicycle from the bike rack in front of the library. Security cameras caught the suspect as he cut the lock from the bike and proceeded to leave the premises. If you recognize the subject in these photos please contact Det. Moss with PFPD reference case 14PF16430.

  • 5:36 p.m. 2 females occupy disabled, black Cadillac DeVille @ H95/MP 430, across from Kootenai Health.
  • 5:29 p.m. A black Angus is standing along H97/MP 64 (Bell Canyon Road/Harrison).
  • 5:04 p.m. ISP officer en route to help 2 motorist w/disabled vehicles, east of CdA, @ e/b MP 16 & MP 18.
  • 4:48 p.m. Pedestrians walking along narrow part of w/b I-90/MP 24 (west edge of 4th of July), creating hazard.
  • 4:36 p.m. Older male driving down center of freeway before exiting @ H41/Post Falls.
  • 4:30 p.m. Post Falls Police Department activities report for Aug. 27-28 here.
  • 4:25 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office property crimes report for Aug. 27-28 here.
  • 4:10 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ 7400 block of Pine Street/Rathdrum.
  • 3:52 p.m. Motorcyclist injured & down after crashing w/vehicle in front of Hayden Walgreens/Honeysuckle.
  • 3:36 p.m. Female w/o shoes & companion, walking dog, harassed store employee on 3rd Avenue/Post Falls.
  • 3:34 p.m. Father named David can't find 7YO son in orange shirt in Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk area.
  • 2:58 p.m. Caller from Dakota Avenue/Maple, Hayden, reports containing undisclosed animal.
  • 2:39 p.m. Caller reports possible stalking @ 5700 block of Harcourt Drive/CdA.
  • 2:36 p.m. Garage alarm sounding in home @ Lookout/Hayden View, Hayden Lake.
  • 2:03 p.m. Caller suspicious after male picks up female near Post Falls High & drops her off @ 19th/Spokane Street.
  • 1:48 p.m. Ellen wants to see KCSDeputy re: possibility her computer was hacked.
  • 1:31 p.m. Resident @ 7200 block of Manchester/Rathdrum reports male sleeping on front lawn.
  • 1:22 p.m. A 6YO boy w/green mohawk on a green bike & 4YO boy in red shorts & tank top have been missing from 1st/Menser Avenue, Athol, for last 30 minutes (reportedly last seen in city park).
  • AM Scanner Traffic

Question: Do you think your bike is safe when locked outside?

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PM Headlines — 8.28.14

Aug. 28, 2014 4:31 p.m. - Updated: 5:10 p.m.

Tom Wielgos (cq) celebrates after entering the one winning bid for the Priest Lake cabin site where he has a home this afternoon. The state of Idaho auctioned off long-leased cabin sites, many with cabins or houses on them, forcing the longtime cabin owners to buy the land under their rural vacation homes. Most lots ranged from $200K to $650K. See story below. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

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Cutline Contest — 8.28.14

Aug. 28, 2014 4:24 p.m. - Updated: 5:11 p.m.

Time 2 Vote …

A woman lays in a puddle of tomato juice during the annual “tomatina” tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Wednesday Winner — JDanMike, with 8 likes: “told you i could do this blindfolded!” You can see Wednesday Photo and all Cutline Contest entries here.

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Arm Cops w/Cameras, Not BearCats

Aug. 28, 2014 3:55 p.m. - Updated: 4:07 p.m.

The Editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News argues that police need to armed themselves with cameras, not more military gear, using the mess in Ferguson, Mo., as an example. Another example may be the controversial shooting of a 2-year-old lab by Coeur d'Alene police this summer. The editorial says in part: “What we find confusing is how many of the nation's police forces are equipped with military-grade equipment and not these relatively inexpensive cameras. All that high-tech equipment, best suited for places like Iraq and Afghanistan, has done little to keep the peace in Ferguson, and likely only increased tensions. Who wouldn't be a little on edge at seeing officers decked out in camouflage and armed with assault rifles? Those armored personnel carriers and other vehicles don't help.” More here. (File Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Question: Do you agree/disagree that local police should arm themselves with cameras instead of military gear?

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City To Dedicate Sherman Substation

Aug. 28, 2014 3:40 p.m. - Updated: 3:44 p.m.

The community is invited to an open house and ribbon cutting at the new police substation at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The substation is located at 1424 Sherman Avenue. There will be tours of the facility and city officials, along with representatives of the police and fire departments, will be in attendance. The substation will be “fully functional” and manned by officers and other support staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Officers will have access to the substation 24/7 to file reports and conduct other police business. Locating a substation in this district will provide for increased visibility, quicker response times in the south part of town and act as a deterrent to crime, said Interim Chief Ron Clark. “Not only will this provide a visible police presence, the citizens now have a location in that part of the city to contact police,” Clark said/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today.

Thoughts?

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HBO Blogosphere — 8.28.14

Aug. 28, 2014 2:38 p.m. - Updated: 2:59 p.m.

One of the photos from Marianne Love's corner of the world at her beloved Lovestead in Bonner County. Today's Slight Detour post here.

HucksOnline numbers (for Wednesday, Aug. 28): 8531 page-views/5740 unique views

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Auction: Locals Snap Up Cabin Sites

Aug. 28, 2014 1:51 p.m. - Updated: 1:53 p.m.

(KHQ Photo: Tim Martin)

The first dozen-plus Priest Lake cabin sites to be auctioned today all have sold for the appraised value to the existing lessee, with no one else bidding. Each time, when the auctioneer declared, “Sold!,” the crowd, which now includes lots of people standing up in back and along the sides along with hundreds seated in rows, erupted into cheers and applause – and occasionally whistles and shouts, too. The auctioneer noted that the auction is moving along quickly. Slides of the cabin sites, the homes and their views of the lake are being projected on large screens up front during the bidding/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Sounds like a good outcome, after all the fuzz, right?

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