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Briefs Dec. 7, 2010

| December 7, 2010 8:00 PM

Hayden man dies after U.S. 95 crash

A 56-year-old Hayden man died from injuries from an accident on Monday on U.S. 95 about 18 miles south of Coeur d'Alene at Fighting Creek, the Idaho State Police reported.

George J. McCormick was headed northbound on the highway when the 1996 Mack semi tractor and tanker trailer went off the road for an unknown reason, police said. The accident occurred at 3:15 p.m.

McCormick was taken to Kootenai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a seat belt.

The incident is still under investigation.

SNR ready to hold annual fundraiser

Specialized Needs Recreation is holding its ninth annual Christmas dinner party fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Real Life Ministries, 1866 North Cecil Road.

A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served thanks to Real Life Ministries home groups who have agreed to provide the meal for SNR.

Santa also will be making an appearance and there will be music and raffles.

Proceeds will go toward scholarships for the Camp All-Stars program, a day camp during all school breaks for kids who have special needs.

Suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.

Info: Angie Goucher, 755-6781

Lottery winners claim $1M prize

BOISE (AP) - A family holding an Idaho Lottery ticket worth $1 million wasn't taking any chances while traveling from their home in Brigham City, Utah to claim their winnings in Boise.

Sisters Cindy Flint and Carol Olsen made the nearly 300-mile trip to Idaho with their ticket locked in a fireproof safe.

Cindy Flint says she went a step further, and slept with the safe in her hotel bed.

The women claimed their prize Monday.

Lottery spokesman David Workman says other winners have taken precautions, but the Flint family may be the first to arrive in lobby of the Idaho Lottery headquarters with a safe in tow.

The women bought their ticket at a store in Franklin, Idaho, near the state border with Utah.

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