WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2007

Video Journal: The Cataldo Mission

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HBO Book Club: Divorce Like Bad Car Crash?

CDA Librarian Bette Ammon is preparing the first questions for the HBO Book Club discussion of Elizabeth Gilbert's self-discovery book, "Eat, Pray, Love." I'll have them tonight and post them early tomorrow to launch the discussion. Until then, I'd like to get you ready for...

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Top Cutlines -- 10/31/07

Susan Walsh/AP PhotosChairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., lefts, laughs as Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., right, dresses up as Sen. Biden for Halloween Wednesday on Capitol Hill. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. With his two-faced support...

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KCSD Investigates Animal Abuse Case

Kootenai County Sheriff's Department news release: On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Animal Control Officers from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department along with an Agent from the Idaho Department of Agriculture executed a search warrant at the old Coeur d’ Alene Auction Yards located on Seltice Way...

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Eye On Olympia: Rep Quits Over Tryst Allegations

State Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, has resigned amid nationwide publicity over a sex-related confrontation with a man and an ensuing blackmail attempt in a Spokane hotel last week. "While I believe we've done some good and helped a lot of people during the time...

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Vets Sculpture To Be Displayed @ Kibbie Dome

A tenacious bunch of veterans are two weeks away from completing a multi-year project to honor soldiers who came before them and soldiers serving today. The product of their quest - a bronze sculpture called "I Am an American" - will go on display a...

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Citizens For Positive Change, Against Naysayers

Here's a list of the individuals who signed that direct-mail letter circulated this week, warning citizens of naysayers (but not mentioning their names): Ruth Pratt, Bill Drake, Mary Lou Reed, Michael Bibin, Barb Bradley, Nancy Flagan, Denny Hague, Doug Fagerness, Paul Anderson, Dr. Douglas Stafford,...

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Huckleberries Gone Wireless w/Nils Rosdahl

I'll be interviewing Nils Rosdahl, North Idaho College instructor and the man with the nose for biz news, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, for my weekly Huckleberries Gone Wireless feature. If you have a question for Nils, you can post it under this thread ...

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Trib: What Name Would Jesus Call Moscow 3?

Today's lesson is from the Gospel According to Dave. Dave Glasebrook of Moscow, the seldom-mentioned 13th apostle, also took dictation from Jesus. His notes, however, differ from those of St. Matthew. Matthew records Jesus saying, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."...

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Panhandle Teen Killed During Police Chase

A 16-year-old Desmet, Idaho, driver was killed Tuesday evening during a high speed chase on U.S. Highway 95 in Benewah County. An Idaho State Police corporal patrolling the southern part of the county at about 7:25 p.m. saw Ethan Horlacher approaching at a high rate...

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'Today' Does Halloween 2007

Richard Drew/AP PhotoMatt Lauer, right, co-host of the NBC "Today" television show, as Herman Munster and correspondent Tiki Barber as Spot the pet dragon, appear during the program's annual Halloween show in New York's Rockefeller Center this morning.Question: How are you going to observe Halloween...

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Sam: HBOers I'd Like To Have A Beer With

People I'd have a beer with at HBO: MikeK, Bob, RSPA, DFO, Noah, GL, Herb, Taryn, Meghann, Toadman, OrangeTV, MamaJD, Raymond Pert, Digger, Phil, JimmyMac, John Austin, Cis, Wondering ... and probably tons more. Of course I've already had a beer with some of these...

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AM Hucks: Teachers Brace For Sugar Rush Day

Now that Halloween's here, we should pause for a moment of silence for elementary school teachers who'll be dealing with sugar rushes today. While you spruce up yard displays and calculate candy reserves, some teachers are bracing for a trying day. A local kindergarten teacher...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2007

Parting Shot -- 10/30/07

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-ReviewErnie Stensgar, right, speaks to the assembled crowd earlier today at the Cataldo mission about the plans for the new visitors' center and museum that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is helping to build at Old Mission State Park in Cataldo. The tribe held a...

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The Falls: Justice In Sandifur Case Comes Cheap

We were wondering just how much justice Paul Sandifur's settlement will buy for the victims of Met Mortgage's collapse. Works out to about $4.74 per investor. Sandifur settled his case with the feds – which alleged he oversaw fraudulent deals that backfired on investors –...

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HBO's Best of the Friends' Blogs -- 10/30/07

Brent Andrews/Chronic Discontent*At Bellemaison, JBelle/Notes from The 'Kan EWA baits Colorado Rockies fans (of which I was one until the bandwagon ran into Red Sox Nation) with back-yard play involving her Chows (notice the red socks on their feet) here.*"I have a big beef with...

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Actor Robert Goulet, 73, RIP

Tina Fineberg File/AP File PhotoActor Robert Goulet arrives at the 2005 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, in this June 5, 2005, file photo. A spokesman for Goulet said Tuesday the singer has died in a Los Angeles hospital while awaiting...

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Movies & More: Top 10 Spine-Tingling Horror Shows

AP File Photo1, “Funny Games”2, “Audition”3, “The Ring”4, “”The Blair Witch Project”5, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”6, “The Exorcist”7, “Alien”8, “The Woman in Black”9, “The Vanishing”10, “Burnt Offerings”Full post by Dan Webster/Movies & More hereQuestion: What scares you?

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Political Beer Test

If I recall correctly, George W. Bush passed the beer test with voters in one of his elections -- 2000 against Al Gore or 2004 against John Kerry. The beer test? It goes something like this: Which candidate would you feel most comfortable drinking a...

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HBO @ Noon: Do You Prefer Feisty Or Blah Campaigns?

Item: Protester accuses incumbents of bigotry against Moscow pastor: 'This is a Christian protest, not a vote protest'/David Johnson, Lewiston TribuneMore Info: Standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Main and Third streets, Glasebrook carried a yellow sign that read: "Vote the Bigot Party...

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It's My 2 Cents: Gookin Has A Pretty Good Yard Sign

I must admit that former Huckleberries Online antagonist Dan Gookin has pretty good yard signs for his City Council election campaign. They mimic the design of the computers-for-dummies books that he has authored -- yellow, black and white. My neighbor across the street has one...

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Vox Box: Risque Cheerleading Outfits

I'm personally not a fan of cheerleading in general, but the uniforms can be a bit more conservative. The excuse that they are "easier to move it" doesn't work in my book because they are so tight they can't walk right!Examples:Not okayMuch betterQuestion: Do cheerleading...

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