MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009

Wild Card/Monday -- 8.31.09 44 

We're in the second and final week of signups for local municipal races. The dance cards are filling up with incumbents who plan to seek another term and challengers (in Coeur d'Alene) who want to turn back the hands of progress. Post Falls hasn't seen...

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ORG XMIT: XBBL109 A man gets a shower after he played soccer in the mud flats at Brunsbuettel near to the North Sea, northern Germany, during the annual mud flats festival on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper) (Heribert Proepper / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 8.31.09 

A man gets a shower after he played soccer in the mud flats at Brunsbuettel near to the North Sea, northern Germany, during the annual mud flats festival on Sunday. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)SR's Today In Photos

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When Traffic Cops Get Anal 39 

A young friend of mine recently received a $97 ticket (not in this state) for failing to flip on her blinkers for a turn. She received the ticket despite the fact that she was in a turn-only lane. Yeah, she committed a violation. And she...

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Notes: 10YO Meets 'Mr. Thirsty' 

Katie’s first ever dentist appointment was yesterday. (Yes, at 10, she’s a little old for a first dental visit, but anxiety issues related to AS kept us from taking her before.) I expected to have to hold her hand, but she surprised me. When the...

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PM Headlines -- 8.31.09

Grand champion in the “So You Think You Can Text?” text messaging contest Hammond Bradford poses with Phones Plus President Chris Cheeley in front of the Phones Plus 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 convertible. Hammond won a ride in the car as part of his...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 8.31.09 

A dance couple prepare to compete in the semi-finals at the 7th Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires, Brazil, Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Top Cutlines:1. Trust me Mary, I have the tape recorder hidden well and no one will know you...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.31.09 

5:16 p.m. A disabled white station wagon has traffic tied up @ H95 & I-90.4:55 p.m. A husband has kicked in a door as part of a domestic dispute @ Ramsey & Rocky Road/Rathdrum.4:32 p.m. 2 female juveniles are being cooperative after being caught at...

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Henderson To Challenge Bodman 

Betty Ann Henderson of Ponderosa Loop filed her candidacy petition with the Post Falls city clerk's office this afternoon. She will seek council seat now held by Joe Bodman. Gary Mladjan will serve as her campaign treasurer. Four Ponderosa Loop neighbors signed her petition, along...

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Local Teen Hurt In Waterfront Attack 

A Coeur d'Alene teen was attacked by three men at Independence Point Sunday evening. Dimitrius Peterson, 18, told police that he was with friends on the waterfront when a short, stalky male with a goatee and tan complection asked him for a cigarette. Peterson said...

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Library To Start Book Club 

A new book club – supported by a $3,000 grant from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library – will meet for the first time at the library, 702 E. Front Ave, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. The first book selected for...

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Domestic Partners Foes Make Ballot 

A referendum that could overturn Washington state's "everything but marriage" domestic partnership law has qualified for the November ballot. The secretary of state's office said Monday that sponsors of Referendum 71 had 121,486 valid petition signatures - enough to put the newly expanded domestic partnership...

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SM: Who's Next Teddy, Tip, Mike? 

Who is going to follow Ted Kennedy? The bigger than life Senator? The likes of Tip O'Neil, Mike Mansfield. Sam Huston ... whether you like them or not, they were bigger than life. People could name them and not name their own congressperson. It isn't...

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Roundabouts, Anyone? 29 

Vehicles use the roundabout at Hamilton Mason, Liberty Fairfield, and Vinnedge Roads in Fairfield Twp., Butler County, Ohio. Federal transportation officials say roundabouts _ or traffic rotaries _ are catching on across the country as an accident-reducing and motorist-calming alternative to multiple stop signs. (AP...

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Press: Minnick Faces Boobirds 11 

The question, called in by Press subscriber George Schultz of Hayden, struck a delightful, derisive chord with the audience. Rep. Walt Minnick, who was hosting the forum on health care, said he understood the sentiment but suggested that the federal government actually does a few...

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TH: Props To Spencer, Watchdogs 24 

Taryn Hecker: I don't agree with Spencer on much of anything. Including his interpretation that his mullet isn't a mullet. But I do appreciate the Spencers in this community who speak their minds and are a perennial pain in the arse of our local bureaucrats...

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ORG XMIT: MTMB101 This undated picture provided by the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 shows two young bachelor stallions playing together at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range south of Billings, Mont. Beginning next week federal officials plan to thin by more than a third a wild horse herd that roams a mountain range along the Montana-Wyoming border. (AP Photo/Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center, Matt Dillon) (Matt Dillon / The Spokesman-Review)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 8.31.09 

Two young stallions play together at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range south of Billings, Mont. This week, federal officials had planned to thin by more than a third a wild horse herd that roams a mountain range along the Montana-Wyoming border. But the roundup...

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Noon: Obama Hate Is Creepy -- SA 10 

Sara E. Anderson/f-words: I truly think all the Obama-hate is creepy, but I am sick to DEATH of demanding apologies from people. It's really just self-congratulation, "I'm sure glad I didn't say something that horrible/stupid. Now admit how bad you are!!" Question: Obviously, some individuals...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.31.09

11:54 a.m. 2-vehicle crash partially blocking 9th & Best/CdA.10:27 a.m. Motorist reports that metal steps are lying on w/b lanes of I-90 @ M/P 36 (Cataldo Mission).9:17 a.m. A vehicle has hit a tree on Highway 41 @ M/P 30. Bonner County deputies have taken...

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ORG XMIT: TNNAT101 Baptism candidates Camera Pigg, 10, left, and Amber VanHorn, 23, wade out into Two River Lake waiting their turn to be baptized at Corinthian Baptist Church's old-fashioned outdoor baptism service Sunday August 30, 2009 in Nashville. (AP Photo/the tennessean, Shelley Mays) (Shelley Mays / The Spokesman-Review)

As We Go Down To The River To Pray 10 

Baptism candidates Camera Pigg, 10, left, and Amber VanHorn, 23, wade out into Two River Lake waiting their turn to be baptized at Corinthian Baptist Church's old-fashioned outdoor baptism service Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/the tennessean, Shelley Mays)Question: I have baptism covered. I was...

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WH: Clunkers & Other Bad Ideas 11 

But Cash for Clunkers appears to be another one of those constitutionally dubious programs Congress passes and adds to the deficit. The U.S. Constitution talks about regulating interstate commerce. As others have pointed out, Cash for Clunkers made the U.S. government a participant in commerce....

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Spirit Lake Fireboat Puts On Show 

"The Spirit Lake fireboat put on quite a show for those along the shore at Spirit Lake's Silver Beach while performing an equipment check on what might very well have been the last summer day with temperatures in the '90s," posts Councilwoman KerriT/OnLocation North Idaho....

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HBO Poll: How Will UI Vandals Do?

In five days, Idaho football coach Robb Akey will unveil an on-the-field product that figures to be the most polished since his arrival three years ago. The defense has never been so rangy and athletic. A stocked supply of skill players is starting to come...

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KH: Age Cometh w/Discounts 

Friends of mine - older than I - have assured me there are benefits to growing older. But I never experienced this myself until recently, when I went to a movie and realized I was eligible for the senior citizen discount. I was all set...

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Spencer Rips UI Snow-load Study 25 

The University of Idaho's "Ground and roof snow loads for Idaho" study completed under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Sack is so scientifically flawed it should never have been published. As cities and counties adopt the resulting snow load roof standards, millions of dollars are...

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