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TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2008

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9/30/08

I don't know whether to point this Wild Card post to Mother Of All Bailouts That Didn't Happen or Sarahcuda-V-Loose Lip Joe Minus 2. We're certainly in the middle of an interesting week. I even received a private contact by a police officer who said...

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4 Students Confess To Hanging Obama Effigy

Four George Fox University students have confessed to hanging a cardboard cutout of Sen. Barack Obama from a tree on the campus last week, university officials announced Tuesday. The university's Office of Student Life identified the students involved late last week and completed a disciplinary...

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Scanner Traffic -- 9/30/08

6:02 p.m. White Subaru Legacy and older blue vehicle T-boned @ Ramsey & Prairie. 7YO boy complaining of possible broken clavicle. Woman hurt knee.5:59 p.m. Hit-and-run accident involving a black SUV & a male bicyclist at Harrison & Government Way. SUV driver hit bicyclist and...

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Update: Raiders Snag UI Reject Coach Cable

Paul Sakuma/AP PhotoOakland Raiders owner Al Davis, right, and new interim head coach Tom Cable listen during a news conference at Raiders headquarters in Alameda, Calif.Cable discusses UIdaho tenureThe Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tom Cable to interim head coach. Owner Al Davis...

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Butchinator Plays Ball On Replaced Hip

Courtesy: IdaBlue"State of Idaho employees played a softball tournament on Saturday," posts IdaBlue. "Quite a few teams took the field, including Team Otter. The Gov missed the first game or two, but showed up later on. He was moving like man of his age, which...

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Local Blogs -- 9/30/08

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho"Through October 1 the weather is forecast to be positively summer-like," posts Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho. "Even the soaring seagulls over the Spokane River are enjoying the early fall Indian Summer days in North Idaho." *Haiku Heads or Tails/Tumblewords*In Sync/TUBOB*Boise/Rants, Raves &...

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Crump: Palin Doesn't Sound Like Sandpoint Girl

If Barack Obama wins a close election, it could be that the deciding factor is "Saturday Night Live" comedian Tina Fey and her withering impersonations of Idaho-born Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ... Fey, a 38-year-old Pennsylvanian, has nailed the language and the mannerism...

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Coe: Rapist Watched 'Sunshine Shelly' @ Park

A former real estate co-worker of Kevin Coe’s said Tuesday she once saw him watching radio DJ “Sunshine Shelly” from behind trees in a South Hill park. That came after jurors in Coe’s civil commitment trial watched a video of him saying that he had...

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Nude Sarah Palin Hangs In Chicago Bar

There's been no shortage of takeoffs on Sarah Palin lately, from television skits to action figures, but Bruce Elliott has gone one step further than most. He's taken off her clothes. Elliott, whose wife, Tobin Mitchen, owns the Old Town Ale House on Chicago's North...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 9/30/08

Metropolitan Police/AP PhotoIn this undated Metropolitan Police handout, x-ray images show how a teenage boy cheated death when a five inch knife was plunged into his head. The 16-year-old and two other young men were injured when they tried to stop a friend being robbed...

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Another High-Rise In Offing Downtown

Item: Shifting Sherman's skyline: A 75,000-square-foot mixed-use building will soon neighbor Park Place Terrace in Coeur d'Alene/Tom Hasslinger, CDA PressMore Info: A new six-story office building could be cropping up on the southeast corner of Seventh Street and Sherman Avenue next year. The city of...

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TT: An Open Letter To Congressman Sali

Dear Congressman Sali,I am a voting constituent and supporter of yours, as well as a college student. Congressman, you voted against the financial rescue plan today, and I want you to know something. If the Dow drops 1000 points tomorrow like it dropped 700 points...

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Whippersnapper: HBO Dems Pile On

ThomG and Bob never fail to hate on people in what's becoming SOP in Democrat culture. Those guys are so afraid that someone might possibly have a tiny positive feeling for a Republican candidate that they have to fly to the keyboard and slam anyone...

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Great Depression Reprise

Mark Lennihan/AP PhotoJeremy Conroy, 13, sells apples in front of the New York Stock Exchange this morning in New York. Conroy is reenacting a scene of boys selling apples during the Great Depression. He is donating any profits to the Obama campaign. Stocks are opening...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2008

Wild Card/Monday -- 9/29/08

I'm glad I'm still with you today, HBOers. I was almost picked off Sunday evening by a female driver who was out of control in more ways than one. As my wife and I rode our bikes on 7th, just north of Harrison, I heard...

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Suicide Walk Raises Awareness

Item: March in N. Idaho raises suicide awareness, money/APMore Info: More than 200 people marched in Coeur d'Alene as part of an effort to raise awareness about people who commit suicide - and the demons that drive them to kill themselves. The "Out of the...

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Scanner Traffic -- 9/29/08

5:54 p.m. Vehicle-vs-bike accident @ Milwaukee & D Street/CDA.3:17 p.m. R/P reports that dogs are attacking chickens and sheep on Dodd Road.1 p.m. A 36YO male is complaining of left leg numbness after he slipped and fell at the jail.11:48 a.m. Dispatcher: A trooper will...

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City Files Suit Against Sims, Macy

After nearly a year of finagling, the city of Coeur d'Alene filed a suit against Tom Macy and Kathy Sims of the Concerned Taxpayers of Kootenai County today. City Attorney Mike Gridley claims Concerned Taxpayers violated a number of campaign finance disclosure laws, as part...

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Dow Falls 780 Points As Bailout Fails

Wall Street's worst fears came to pass Monday, when the government's financial bailout plan failed in Congress and stocks plunged precipitously -- hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 780 points in their largest one-day point drop ever. Credit markets, whose turmoil helped feed the...

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Local Blogs -- 9/29/08

Courtesy: As The Lake ChurnsAt As The Lake Churns, Pecky Cox provides this delightful scenie of a September morning at Priest Lake.*Worry is a waste of time/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope*Fleeting Haiku/Tumblewords*Your eyelids are heavy ... you're cranky/TUBOB*Bayview community stuff/Bay Views*Debate No. 1: My take/Dogwalk Musings*Warpness...

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Stewart: Racism Toward Tribes Lingers

Item: Tribal tensions linger: Racial incidents fewer, but not unheard of on Lake Coeur d'Alene/Alison Boggs & Kevin Graman, SRItem: The Aryan Nations no longer is the top concern of a leading human rights activist in North Idaho. Instead, Tony Stewart, co-founder of the Kootenai...

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HBO @ Noon: Dying To Eat Wild Mushrooms?

Anybody recognize this mushroom as to species? Safe? Poison? The only reason I ask is we picked it yesterday at the lake, and had it in our spaghetti sauce this evening, it had a lovely smoky flavor with a spicy aftertaste, and now me and...

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Ex-Vandal QB Linehan Gets Rams' Boot

Ted S. Warren/AP PhotoIn this Sept. 21 AP photo, St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan, center, walks off the field after the Rams lost 37-13 to the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in Seattle. The winless Rams fired the former Univesity of Idaho QB...

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Fanselow Retires Blog To Join Idaho Dems

Beginning Wednesday, the Idaho Democratic Party (IDP) will have a new team member in Julie Fanselow, who is taking on the new job just a month before a national election. Fanselow, who was born “nine days before Barack Obama” as she told New West, grew...

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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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