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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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TUBOB: Calls To Scary Things Grow Faint

I love Halloween and hate missing it, even though there are less kids out trick or treating every year, instead going to safe and controlled parties and malls and churches. I am so glad my Halloweens growing up were never like that, instead were enjoyed...

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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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Gil Yates, 89, Funeral Home Founder, RIP

After the war Gilbert returned to Coeur d'Alene and to his profession as a funeral director while obtaining his pilot's license. He purchased the current property on 4th Street and started the Yates Funeral Home in 1952. In 1974 he purchased the Browning Funeral Home...

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Barker: Enviros Endorse Pro-Nuke Anderson ...

... Bonner County R's upset by Anderson's ties to enviros, D's upset enviros didn't back ElgarMore Info: Anderson is fighting a tough rematch to hold on to his seat against Democrat Steve Elgar, an engineer, oceanographer and former college professor who does water research for...

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Vandals Attack Mudgy & Millie Downtown

"As I was going through my mail this morning," writes Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander, "my brother, Terry Lee, came in and said that he, along with some of our city people, had just spent the last couple of hours cleaning graffiti off the Tubbs Hill Mudgy...

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HBO @ Noon: Should M's Sign Griffey?

The Mariners can have Ken Griffey Jr. back if they want him, now that he's a free agent. New general manager Jack Zduriencik refused to say whether Seattle will make a push to sign its former franchise center fielder, who is still beloved in the...

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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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Swindell: I Met Gov. Sarah Palin

I had the chance to meet and talk with Governor Palin at the rally. I shared some of the work I’m in involved with and said to her “Thank you for raising the bar for Christian women” I went on to tell her that many...

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CDA Press Poll: No On Both Jail Measures

How do you feel about the jail expansion proposals on the ballot?/CDA Press *I'm voting "yes" for both. (101 Votes, 21%) *I'm voting "yes" for one or the other. (49 Votes, 10%) *I'm voting "no" on both. (325 Votes, 68%) Question: Will the Kootenai County...

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SR: Districts 1, 2, 4 Incumbents, Except For Rose

Item: Choices are clear in North Idaho legislative races/SR Editorial BoardHis opponent, C.J. Rose of Spirit Lake, is an openly gay Democrat with strong environmental leanings. She says she would work toward an ongoing dialogue with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Harwood, who is seeking his...

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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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FPhil: Riverstone Is A Restaurant Graveyard

Family Phil: Next will be San Francisco Sourdough, and then Azteca and Bardenay. Red Robin always seems to be packed, though. Riverstone is the restaurant graveyard. Oh, I also won't be surprised if Wagner's Hofbrau on Kathleen closes down. The place looks empty every time...

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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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Woody: Roost To Reopen On Halloween

Dave, Dave, Dave; We made it ... Rustlers Roost is opening Friday Oct. 31. ... Always loved Halloween. 18 Days of moving, building, moving, moving, oh yea did I mention moving? Pike St. Tea will be on at 6am forever more. It is really differant...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.

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