FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2008

Parting Shot -- 10/31/08

Marija B. Vader/Grand Junction Free Press, APAn effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama walking the plank while a pirate holds a gun to his back, and a spray-painted sign reading “Obama for President of Afghanistan,” appears outside the home of Mike and Cheryl...

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Scanner Traffic -- 10/31/08

5:14 p.m. Worley Ambulance is responding to a report of an unconscious man at Jimmy's Bar/F Street, Worley.3:59 p.m. Injury accident involving ejection of motorist @ MP2 e/b on I90 (Riverbend area/Post Falls). Another is trapped in a vehicle. 3 ambulances have been called for.3:36...

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CindyH: Words, Phrases Don't Wanna Hear Again

*Drunk the kool-ade, cool-aide or kool-aid*Wingnuts*Lefties*McSame*Omama (er..some exceptions may apply to that one)*You betcha*Liberal media*Left/wing right wing bias*Mucus (she really hate that word).DFO: You can read CindyH's contribution to the SR Voices this week here, here, and here.Question: Which words or phrases don't you want...

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Conservatives Can Save Planet, Too

When it comes to daily practices and habits, it seems to me that what we would call a “conservative” attitude should lend itself well to the cause of environmentalism. Even if someone on the right side of the political spectrum does not agree that human...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 10/31/08

Rome Bioparco Zoo/AP Hippos Mimi', left, and Carlo approach carved pumpkins for Halloween, fed to them as a Halloween treat at Rome's Bioparco Zoo Thursday. You write the cutline.Top Cutlines1. We behold the hippopotamusThey're heavy from lip to bottomousFor pumpkins they'll leapSo our distance we...

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Austin: Halloween In Albuquerque

John Austin: My earliest memory of Halloween was in 1960. JFK was about to win the Presidency, a fact relished by my Irish Catholic parents, and we were moving back West after four years at an Air Force Base in Miami. We were still reeling...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2008

Wild Card -- 10/30/08

In the news today, the Christian Science Monitor is going virtual only here, 23% of Texas thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim here, Joe the Plumber is pondering is future here, and Exxon Mobile scores record profits (whoop-de-doo) here. But I'm more curious what you...

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HBO's Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 10/30/08

Dan Pelle/SRBright colors from the changing fall leaves reflect off the waters of the Cannon Hill Park pond as a mallard duck paddles by, in Spokane, Tuesday.*High school drug search yields nada/Maureen Dolan, CDA Press*Bonner County jobless rate on rise/Conor Christofferson, Bonner County Bee*Freak accident...

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Breaking! Cougar Bay Group Wants Permit

In an effort to block a proposed expansion of dock construction and storage on Cougar Bay, two riparian land owners have filed "an extraordinary application" to protect osprey on the bay. Sue Flammia and Dianne and Ed Haglund have filed an application with the Idaho...

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Cops Investigate Rathdrum Bomb Threat

Detectives are investigating a bomb threat that occurred Wednesday night near Rathdrum, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department officials said today. It may have been a prank that went horribly wrong, but investigators want to make sure. Authorities are talking to a person suspected of making the...

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Smith: I Wasn't Radical Enough

Back in a newsroom today, I’d fight even harder against the entrenched interests that continue to insist that the big national and international stories of today belong on Page 1 tomorrow “as a matter of record.” And I’d fight harder to kill the stenographic meeting...

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HBO @ Noon -- Pizza, Anyone?

Taryn Hecker: Todd (Tondee) would win more votes if he made the kickass Taco Pizza a regular menu item instead of a special. That's my opinion. I want some taco pizza.Question: Which pizza type (and/or local pizza parlor) is your favorite?

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