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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2009

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OnLocationNI: Home Sweet Home

"This 1905 home once stood on the corner of 9th and Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene and our family lived there for almost a decade," writes Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho. "Owned by former US Congressman John T. Wood (served 1951-53), it was a grand house...

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Local Blogs: Cowgirls? Giddyup 

You can discover why Jantri/Brand X Ranch wished she was born during the era of cowgirls by clicking here.I am inviting you to join me at ... MySpace, Face space, Reunion space, Family space. These are all nice things, but I am not a joiner....

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2nd Burglary Suspect 

Suspect #2- White female, approximately 21 years of age, average height and weight, long dark hair, blue stocking cap, white ski jacket. See Sgt. Christie Wood's CPD Blue press release in following post.

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CPD Blue Seeks Condo Burglars

On Dec. 29 at 8:16 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Police responded to the Parkside Condos, 601 E. Front Ave., for the report of a burglary. According to the building Superintendant Orly White, the burglary occurred sometime between midnight to 5:30 a.m. The individual condos were not...

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Crump: How Not To Break Up Dogfights 

About 10 o'clock Monday night, I decided to give our 7-year-old soft-coated wheaten terrier, Annie, a bath. I took off her collar, scooped her up and headed for the bathroom. But she escaped my grip, bounded off in the direction of my oldest stepdaughter's room...

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Fightin' Words 11 

Jim Almond, a former police auxiliary member who works for Robideaux Motors, had a close encounter with a zany before Christmas. Seems Jim was in the Costco parking lot, driving round and round looking for a spot. With a female driver following him closely. At...

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Idaho R's Name New Exec 

One of former U.S. Rep. Bill Sali's former aides has landed on his feet at the Idaho Republican Party. Jonathan Parker, a district director and a campaign worker for Sali before the one-term GOP Congressman lost in November to Democrat Walt Minnick, is taking over...

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HBO & Noon: Of Men & Moose 13 

I am fascinated by the story (of the moose rescue at Priest Lake). Fish and Game officials, who weren't on the scene, would have left the moose to die. Their thinking is that it is a potentially dangerous animal and the risk of human life...

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Not All Brides Are @ War 13 

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Kate Hudson, left, and Anne Hathaway are shown in a scene from "Bride Wars." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Claire Folger) Question (for women): Do you still have your wedding dress? Why? Why not?

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HBO Poll: Wife Strangler's Sentence

Item: Judge sentences William Brinnon to be incarcerated for at least a year for strangling his wife to death/Meghann Cuniff, SRHBO Question: Is this sentence appropriate?*Yes, Brinnon has suffered enough after blinding himself*Yes, Brinnon is no threat to anyone other than himself.*Yes, there's no guarantee...

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Adam: Another Good Ol' Boy Pick 17 

Idaho Senator Brad Little (R-11) is the new Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, replacing Senator Risch. Congratulations, Lieutenant Governor Little. And congratulations to the State’s “Status Quo” establishment, you got your golden boy. Now to Idaho Conservatives, please take note, this matters. Lieutenant Governor Little represents...

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Press: Older Really Can Be Better 15 

Employment experts across diverse industries are extolling the virtues of older workers, once considered unwanted drag on the speeding vehicles of modern business. Rather than invest countless hours in seeking, screening, interviewing, hiring and training younger workers -- many of whom are gone within a...

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ORG XMIT: IDCOE103 Teddy McCord, 8, is held above the snow by his mother as his shoes are retrieved moments after battling his way back to shore from the Polar Bear Plunge Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos) ** MANDATORY CREDIT ** (Jerome Pollos / The Spokesman-Review)

AM Headlines -- 1/7/09 

Teddy McCord, 8, is held above the snow by his mother as his shoes are retrieved moments after battling his way back to shore from the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press,Jerome A. Pollos) *Rooftop troubles:...

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ORG XMIT: MAS104 Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann soars through the air in front of the city of Innsbruck during the third competition of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) (Matthias Schrader / The Spokesman-Review)

APhoto of the Day -- 1/7/09 

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann soars through the air in front of the city of Innsbruck during the third competition of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria on Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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U.S. Senate To Seat Blagojevich Pick 

Item: Senate Democrats Plan To Accept Burris: Blagojevich's Senate Pick Meets With Reid, Durbin/CBSMore Info: Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant seat. Burris was scheduled to meet Wednesday with the Senate's top two Democrats -- Majority Leader Harry Reid...

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Bauman Wants To Reopen Hayden School

Item: Coeur d'Alene school trustees asked to make shuttered Hayden Elementary into kindergarten center/Maureen Dolan, CDA PressMore Info: Superintendent Hazel Bauman recommended to trustees on Monday that the district revamp some of the kindergarten through fifth-grade schools by creating a kindergarten center at the now-shuttered...

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Truly: Priscilla & Me @ Doc's Office 115 

So I'm in the Dr.'s office yesterday with my Dean Kootnz book waiting to be called back to the exam area when another lady comes in and checks in by the name of Priscilla. Priscilla sits down next to me and pulls out some documents...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009

Wild Card -- 1/6/08 151 

In the news this evening, the new Congress is sworn in sans Al Franken and Roland Burris here. Jeb Bush won't run for Florida's U.S. Senate seat in 2010 here. Study: 16 states don't give overseas voters enough time here. The death of John Travolta's...

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Parting Shot -- 1/6/08

Mill Creek Elementary second-grader Morgan Lewis, center, comes face-to-face with the ultra-realistic baby Tyrannosaurus rex costume at the Idaho Center in Nampa for the Tuesday preview of the traveling production of Walking with Dinosaurs. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller) Also, SR's Today In Photos

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S&S Herb: Teens Are God's Punishment 11 

S&S Herb: Having teens is God's punishment for having been one.I can guarantee that none of my teens were as bad as I was. … Well, maybe not guarantee, but I was somewhat mischievous.Question: How old were you when you left home?

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Scanner Traffic -- 1/6/09 15 

5:31 p.m. R/P reports smoke coming from the Top of China restaurant on Appleway.4:46 p.m. Broken water pipe flooding trailer @ the Town & Country Mobile Home Park @ 952 12th.4:41 p.m. 4-vehicle injury accident -- 2 involved in head-on collision -- at Hanley &...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 1/6/08

I agree with Katrina/Notes On A Napkin -- "Let it slow, let it slow, let it slow." Above, Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns provides some idea re: the depth of the snow berms at Priest Lake.*Otter can't reject raise, will donate it/SR*Minnick co-sponsors Simpson's White...

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Bauman Explains School Closures 

As a safety precaution, schools in the Coeur d'Alene School District will remain closed on Wednesday to allow another day for snow assessment and removal. All activities scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday nights are also canceled. This includes the basketball games scheduled at North Idaho College...

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Lakeland Schools Dig Out 

Dozens of young men and women, employed by Eastside Excavation, scramble off the roof after shoveling off Athol Elementary today in the Lakeland School District. The group was headed toward Garwood Elementary next. Jesse Tinsley/SR photo.

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