- 5:36 p.m. CPD officer checking on someone on probation on Coeur d'Alene Avenue.
- 5:12 p.m. 2-vehicle crash causes head injury to one of the motorists @ Seltice Way/Chase.
- 4:50 p.m. Male and female involved in physical fight in 1600 block of N. Pine/CdA.
- 3:49 p.m. Officer is looking for illegal burn along Strahorn Road/Hayden.
- 3:37 p.m. A physical fight has left a boy lying on the ground @ 21st/Spokane, Post Falls.
- 3:03 p.m. Undisclosed vandalism to property reported by Prairie Golf Course/Post Falls.
- 2:51 p.m. Female passenger may need ambulance transport after Post Falls crash, undisclosed location.
- 2:30 p.m. Someone suffering diabetic problem @ Emeritus, 205 E. Anton/CdA.
- 2:29 p.m. 85YO male slipped and hurt himself in bathroom on Coeur d'Alene Avenue/CdA.
- 2:06 p.m. A pile of metal is lying alongside e/b I-90, just east of the stateline.
- 1:36 p.m. Rathdrum police are looking for stolen, black 1998 Nissan Maxima.
- 1:35 p.m. Rathdrum police are looking for 1995 Honda Accord, stolen from local home at 7:30 a.m. today.
- 1:34 p.m. Caller is following green Nissan with wanted male in it that turned from e/b I-90 onto H95/CdA.
- 1:18 p.m. Leaf pickup crews working north of Best to Shadduck Lane/ Margaret, easterly city limits to Honeysuckle.
- AM Scanner Traffic
Marianne Love/Slight Detour posts that she'd never seen a ladybug gathering until yesterday when she was raking late-falling leaves. More here.
- A perfect match/End Notes
- How Minecraft was born/Tech Deck
- Kennedy Memories/Ridenbaugh Press
- Are you going to eat that?/Eye on Shanghai
- What was your 1st take-the-car date?/The Slice
- Going cash ... and the mystery/From A Simple Mind
- A Grip on Sports: This & that for Tuesday/SportsLink
HucksOnline numbers (for Monday, Nov. 18): 8943 page-views/4618 unique views
It is with great sadness we tell our community that our loyal police dog Justice passed away yesterday on November 18th 2013 after suffering complications from a surgery. Justice recently retired from the Police Department after eleven years of outstanding service. Her partner and long-time handler Officer Craig Buhl was at her side when she passed. Justice has the distinction of being the first canine officer for the City of Coeur d’Alene. Justice received her name in 2002 from the 5th grade students at Borah Elementary. We are very proud of her story that is a bit of “Rags to Riches” and we have told it often. Justice was saved from an animal shelter and she was donated to the Canine Training School at McNeil Island Correctional Facility in Steilacoom Washington to learn how to be a narcotics dog. Here is the story told by Justice herself through her handler Officer Buhl/Sgt. Christie Wood, Coeur d'Alene Police Department. More here.
For the tens of thousands of motorists who enter Coeur d'Alene along Northwest Boulevard every day, big changes are headed your way. For more than a decade, the city has considered exciting new possibilities for public-orientated improvements along the broadly defined corridor that introduces motorists and pedestrians to the downtown area and beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. After all this time, things are beginning to come into focus as the city moves forward with work on a master plan for the area, dubbed Four Corners. Though not yet clearly defined, Four Corners generally stretches from Riverstone to Memorial Field along Northwest Boulevard. Project organizers, community leaders, stakeholders, and interested neighbors have offered dozens of ideas for upgrades—ranging from improved trail access and educational interpretive posts, to improving the campus around Memorial Field and even a community garden/Keith Erickson, Lake City Development Corporation. More here.
Question: Do you understand the importance of the Four Corners project for Coeur d'Alene?
This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of Harry Potter themed Forever stamps, clockwise from top left, Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS)
Question: How many Harry Potter books and/or movies have you read/seen?
An email from the Idaho Freedom Foundation arrived in the inbox of nearly every Idaho legislator last week touting a controversial and unsuccessful bill to criminalize Idaho police officers who enforce federal gun laws that might pass in the future as a paragon of “constitutional principles.” Last Tuesday’s mass email came just as the bill’s sponsor, embattled state Rep. Mark Patterson, R-Boise, hit the national news with his claims that a local sheriff’s move to revoke his concealed weapons permit over an undisclosed past assault with intent to commit rape case really was retaliation for his bill, and his criticism of the Idaho Sheriff’s Association for not backing it/Betsy Russell, SR. More here.
Question: Bad timing?
Gary Ingram: Mainstream Republicans for the most part are conservative and most of the so called Tea Party influence is focused on individual specific issues that are more ideological. This is a healthy mix because the more ideological bent of the Tea Party helps to keep the mainstream from drifting to the left. Don't overlook the possibility that a lot of Democrats embrace the Tea Party agenda, as well, because it is not a political party but a national movement demanding more fiscally responsible government and more protection for freedom. Remember the 'silent majority' movement back in the early 70's, that beckoned a similar mission? The majority wasn't silent, the government was deaf. And so it seems today. Sigh.
Question: Does the Tea Party keep the GOP in line? Or will it be the death of the GOP?
The WiFi rollout has also sprung some surprises on the state’s contractor, Education Networks of America. The job of rigging up WiFi in more than 200 high schools and junior high schools — all with different demands and different levels of technological expertise — has been “eye-opening,” said Garry Lough, ENA’s Idaho director of customer services. ENA is three months into the job; under its contract with the state, the installation must be finished by March 15. ENA has finished work at about 30 schools so far, but Lough still says the company is on pace to meet its deadline/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.
Question: Do you support this project?
The two Spokane teen-agers accused of killing a WWII veteran during a parking lot robbery reportedly are being targeted by the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison gang. Court documents indicate Spokane police learned the supremacist group may have placed a $10,000 bounty on the teens, both of whom are black. The details are part of a court filing explaining why Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetruis Glenn, both 16, were quickly moved to protective adult custody rather than returned to juvenile detention before being formally charged as adults with the homicde/Kip Hill, SR. More here. (SR file photo)
Seems this is a 1977 version of Paul Turner, columnist and blogger of The Slice.
Question: Are you embarrassed by photos of your haircuts of days gone by?
Human rights officials say an Idaho pastor who is being detained in a brutal prison in Iran was finally allowed to visit with family. Officials with the American Center for Law & Justice say Monday's visit marked the first time Saeed Abedini was able to see family since his transfer to Rajai Shahr prison more than two weeks ago. The 33-year-old Christian pastor who had been living in Boise. But he's been in Iranian custody since September 2012 and is serving an eight-year sentence for undermining state security/Associated Press. More here.
Seems St. Thomas Catholic Church field is for sale -- at least, that's what the signs from Lakeshore Realty that are on the fences seem to indicate. My sources tell me that the little-used open space amounts to 1.6 acres, for $320,000. Dunno if the city is interested in the field for a possible park in an older neighborhood of Coeur d'Alene, especially with the recent purchase of Person Field relatively nearby. But if might make a good acquisition. What do you think?
Are you tuned in to the emotions of others? Or have you been accused of being insensitive? If you are among those people who are mystified by moods, new research offers hope. A new study shows that certain types of reading can actually help us improve our sensitivity IQ. To find out how well you read the emotions of others, take the Well quiz, which is based on an assessment tool developed by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen/New York Times. (H/T: Julie Titone via Facebook)
DFO: I correctly answered 31 of 36, so I'm fairly good at reading expressions to understand people's moods.
Question: How did you do?
It was dusk, so the young 30-something who held the door for her friends and then entered our church in front of us can certainly be forgiven for letting the door swing shut behind her, just as my wife reached for it. The young woman was happily occupied in conversation with her peers. My wife, with her silvery gray hair, was simply not on this young churchgoer’s radar. Nor, apparently, was I. She clearly did not see us. We were, for all practical purposes, invisible – the kind of invisible that accompanies other hints of pending mortality, such as sore knees, weak eyesight and hearing, multiple trips to the bathroom each night, or going to bed feeling fine and waking up injured. Invisibility comes with the territory of getting old/Ted Ketchum, SR Boomer U. More here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)
Question: Have you detected yourself "disappearing" as you've aged?
In this file photo Aug. 28 taken on a mobile phone by her son Riccardo Arcelli, second from left, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza at the Vatican. "Selfie," the smartphone self-portrait, has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press. Story here. (AP Photo/Riccardo Aguiari, File)
Question: How often do you take "selfies"? Why? And where do you post them (if you do)?
- 11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 18-19 here.
- 11:28 a.m. A vehicle reportedly stolen in Coeur d'Alene was left @ Michael D's restaurant @ end of E. Sherman.
- 11:27 a.m. Dirne Clinic, 1090 W. Park Place/CdA, reports suicide threat.
- 11:03 a.m. Bearded male in stocking cap, carrying plastic bag, tried front door @ 2100 block of Bordeaux/Hayden.
- 10:41 a.m. Female driver of 2010 Hyundai, without plates, has suspended California license and is about to leave Dirne Clinic/Rathdrum for Post Falls residence.
- 9:46 p.m. Two men from moving van are pounding on door of Coeur d'Alene residence.
- 9:01 a.m. CPD officer reports garage door is open in 900 block of E. Pinehill/CdA residence.
- 8:56 a.m. Rathdrum officer reports vehicle is high-centered on 3-foot embankment on Hollyhock Lane.
- 8:41 a.m. 70YO female is bleeding from face after hitting steering wheel in slideoff, unknown location.
Ready or not, reports City Administrator Wendy Gabriel/Coeur d'Alene Today, winter is on the way. Rest assured, the Coeur d’Alene street department is ready. Street superintendent Tim Martin says his crews are poised to tackle anything Mother Nature dishes out with 7 dump trucks equipped to plow major arterials and 7 residential plow teams ready to plow neighborhoods. Graders will again be equipped with snow gates to minimize berms left in front of driveways. Martin will provide an overview of the 2013-14 snow removal plan during the City Council meeting Tuesday (November 19) at 6 p.m. in the community room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. The meeting will be televised on Channel 19. The street department’s goal is to complete a citywide snow removal cycle in 38 hours, which is a 25 percent reduction in time since 2000 thanks to increased efficiencies and improved equipment. That’s pretty impressive when you consider the city has 505 lane miles of streets.
Question: Are you as impressed as I am that city plows respond so quickly to snow storms -- and still find time to raise gates to prevent our driveways from being plowed in?
In this Sept. 5, 2000, file photo is Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance, speaks in in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Metzger told The Associated Press today that he is returning property in Leith, N.D., that Craig Cobb deeded to him because he disagrees with his methods and he's too controversial. The prominent white separatists says he is distancing himself from Cobb, another white supremacist, who faces terrorizing charges for allegedly threatening residents of the North Dakota town he's trying to turn into an Aryan enclave. (AP Photo/Barbara Minton, File)
One of the most prominent white separatists in the country is distancing himself from a white supremacist who faces terrorizing charges for allegedly threatening people in a North Dakota town he's trying to turn into an Aryan enclave. Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has instructed his attorney to return property in Leith that Craig Cobb has deeded to him. "The way he does business is not the way I do business," said Metzger, who still considers Cobb a friend. "I think people should move into communities as regular people and become part of the community, and not necessarily declare their racist views/Associated Press. More here.
Question: Are you surprised that supremacists don't get along with one another?
A group called Organization United for Respect (OUR) is rallying support for Walmart employees after a Walmart store in Canton, Ohio, put out tubs with a sign saying "please donate food items here so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner." The group is asking for "likes" on the post if followers "think Walmart should pay us enough that we can afford to buy our own Thanksgiving dinners". The group has over 41,000 fans and the post has nearly 900 "likes"/IncNow. More here.
Question: Do you think the Canton WalMart store was trying to do the right thing?
- Monday Poll: By a slender plurality, Hucks Nation said that state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, shouldn't run for the open Secretary of State seat. 55 of 154 respondents (35.71%) don't want Malek to run for statewide office next year. 53 of 154 respondents (34.42%) do. 30 respondents (19.48%) don't care whether or not he does. 16 (10.39%) were undecided.
- Today's Poll: Should local governments continue to be allowed to open public meetings with prayer, like the Coeur d'Alene City Council now does?
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