THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2008

Wild Card/Thursday -- 8/28/08

Finally, Joseph Edward Duncan III is receding in the rear-view mirror. And we're looking ahead to Barack Obama's speech at the Demo convention tonight and the Repub convention from Minneapolis-St. Paul next week. I wonder if McCain will upstage Obama by letting the VP announcement...

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Evergreen: WSU Tackle Roof Deserved Boot

After a string of alcohol-related offenses, including two DUIs and six assault charges, the Student Conduct Board expelled Andy Roof (pictured), defensive tackle for the WSU football team, on Tuesday. “Andy’s changed his life around 180 degrees, and as a coaching staff we’ve seen the...

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Scanner Traffic -- Safeway Robbed

11:41 a.m. The Safeway pharmacy was robbed today by a man in a gray hood who fits the description of the armed suspect who robbed oxycontin from the Hayden's Rite Aid last week. According to CDA police, the man handed the pharmacist a note demanding...

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Otter Talks Of Economic Downturn In Idaho

Gov. Butch Otter warned Boise-area business leaders against growing complacent because Idaho has not been hit as hard as some states by the current U.S. economic downturn. Delivering a State of the State address Thursday to a Boise Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Otter said the...

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Retired Doc Charged w/Felony In Puppy Case

Karen Nichols//Daily Inter Lake, APJenn Makulec bottle feeds Rally on Thursday, one of a pair of week-old puppies found by a salvager at a Somers, Mont., garbage dump site. Ten other puppies were found dead in a discarded trash bag. Item: Man charged in deaths...

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Idaho CEOs, Biz Leaders Back Ed Corridor

The potential to acquire this property adjacent to the NIC campus represents a unique opportunity that must be capitalized upon. Knowing that this acquisition is not without its detractors, we urge you to focus on the big picture and take the long view. Future generations...

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Betsy Russell On Mack Show Today

Betsy Russell, waitress Amber Deahn and Prosecutor Bill Douglas will be guests on Rebecca Mack's On The Air show (KJRB-AM, 790) at 11 this morning. You can catch the show live. Or listen to it later today by clicking on the SRadio bug on the...

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McCain To Unveil VP Friday, If Not Sooner

Item: McCain to announce running mate on Friday: Could leak by 3 p.m. today/International Herald TribuneMore Info: Senator John McCain has decided on his running mate, two Republican strategists in contact with McCain's campaign said Wednesday. He is expected to reveal his choice at a...

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DeArmond Mill Site Worth $13.25 Million

Item: Appraisal: DeArmond Mill site worth more than Chesrown is asking North Idaho College/Maureen DolanMore Info: There is no longer any question about the value of the piece of property that would anchor a higher education corridor in downtown Coeur d'Alene. The market value of...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2008

Hump Day Wild Card -- 8/27/08

What an incredibly busy day. Duncan receives the justice he deserves. The Democrats nominate the first African-American ever to seek the presidency from a major party. And the blog continued to hop, as it has done all month. Thanks for hanging in there with me...

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WSU Evergreen: Save Us From Smear Ads

Item: Campaign ads fail to inspire: Smear tactics focus on Paris Hilton and real estate/Chris Johnson, WSU Daily EvergreenMore Info: Sadly, there will be people who will reflect on those commercials and think, “Barack is Paris Hilton? I don’t want Paris Hilton for president!” or...

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Duncan Likely Headed To Indiana Prison

Now sentenced to death, Joseph Duncan likely will be transferred soon by deputy U.S. marshals from Boise to the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. — the facility where federal death penalties are carried out. The 45-year-old sex-predator and killer could be held there or...

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After Duncan Sentencing

Joe Jaszewski/AP PhotoSteve Groene, father of victims Dylan and Shasta Groene, speaks to the media outside the Federal Courthouse in Boise after a jury delivered a verdict of death on all three counts in the sentencing phase of the Joseph Edward Duncan III trial at...

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Scanner Traffic -- 8/27/08

4:57 p.m. A child is jumping back and forth between the back seat and the front seat of a vehicle traveling over the Memorial Bridge on I-90. The child lacks protective restraint.4:28 p.m. Crash closes eastbound ramp at Northwest Boulevard and Interstate 90.4:06 p.m. Minor...

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Meanwhile, In Denver ...

Justin Stormogipson/Special for HuckleberriesIn this Tuesday photo from the National Democratic Convention, Chairman Keith Roark and the rest of the Idaho delegation prepares for a roll call vote.

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Richert: Duncan Case Abused 15 Decent Jurors

Forcing a jury to face the depravity of Duncan — through days of explicit testimony, and graphic video evidence showing Duncan's sexual abuse of Dylan Groene — serves no purpose in terms of justice. With no question as to Duncan's guilt, the sole question before...

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Duncan: 'He Will Pay For What He's Done'

Darlene Torres (pictured), Dylan and Shasta’s grandmother, was the first relative to come out of the courtroom. She said, “I am so glad this is over. Justice has been served. It’s been a long three years.” She said when she looked at Duncan in the...

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Twitter: Death For Duncan

The jury unanimously sentenced Duncan to death on all three counts. Less than 20 seconds ago from web Count 7: Using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. They answered yes to victim impact and future dangerousness. Verdict: Death. Count 5:...

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