TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

'Gone With The Wind' W.C. -- 6.30.09 10 

Today is the 181st day of 2009. There are 184 days left in the year. In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 24. Today is Meteor Day -- In...

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Parting Shot -- 6.30.09 

A local construction worker, suspended from a crane, rescues a woman who fell into the Des Moines River near the Center Street Dam in downtown Des Moines, Iowa Tuesday. A man in his 50s found floating downriver from the scene was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/The...

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VDL: Boomerang Kids 13 

They’re known as “boomerang kids” – young people in their late teens or early 20s (sometimes 30s, and yes, even 40s) who have already gone to college or asserted their independence but are now finding themselves back at home with their parents. Statistics from the...

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PM Headlines -- 6.30.09 

Spokane Sheriff Marine Deputy Thad Schultz gives personal watercraft owner Randy Brown a warning after his wife drove to close to another watercraft Tuesday on Long Lake. The death of two teenagers in Coeur d’Alene this year raises concerns about safe use of personal watercrafts....

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.30.09 

Two festival goers enjoy mud wrestling at the Music Openair Festival St.Gallen, in Switzerland Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)Top Cutlines:1. We didn't have any mud for the photo shoot,” Hecker explained, “but what we did have was plenty of brownie mix and...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.09 

5:40 p.m. 3-4 males involved in fight by clock tower near Independence Point.5:29 p.m. Children's Village is looking for a "girl who looks like a boy" who walked away from facility.5:01 p.m. A mother on 100 block of Miller/CdA calls police after her 12YO son...

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It The News: US Forces Depart Cities 

Iraqis celebrate in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, earlier today. U.S. troops pulled out of Iraqi cities on Tuesday in the first step toward winding down the American war effort by the end of 2011. Story here. Community...

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CPD Blue Gets His Men, Er, Boys 

Two individuals who attempted to pass bogus $100 bills at local coffee stands Monday afternoon were caught, as a result of solid police work by CPD Blue J. Shiflett. In the first instance, a male tried to pay a Caffeine Bean barrista for a $3...

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BH: Northwest Food Stinks 16 

I love the Northwest. It's the perfect place for me to backpack around in my sandals and talk about how great soccer is and how we need universal healthcare. There's also plenty of Brazilian flute bands and Canadians to give the area a fully-rounded feel...

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Palin: I Can Outrun Obama 73 

This May 2009 photo provided by Runner's World magazine shows Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a yoga pose near her home in Wasilla, Alaska. Palin says she'd come out ahead if she went one-on-one with fellow jogger President Barack Obama in a long run, according...

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ISP IDs Woman Killed By Train 

The Idaho State Police have identified the 45-year-old California woman killed by a Union Pacific train at 9:57 last night at the Prairie Avenue crossing near Idaho Street in Post Falls. The victim was identified as Cynthia Broderson of Grover Beach, Calif. The next of...

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SC: Idaho's Most Important People 

1. William Wallace2. Brigham Young3. Joseph Carey4. Luther Burbank5. J.R. Simplot6. Frederick Bradley7. Robert Smiley8. Cecil Andrus9. Sacajawea10. John Quincy AdamsSee why Steve Crump/Twin Falls Times-News considers these 10 individuals to be the most important in Idaho's history (even though some of them never set...

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Washingtonian Wins For Bad Writing 11 

"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew...

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HBO's Inland Northwest -- 6.30.09 

Brianna Webber puffs out her cheeks as she tries to get a first note out of a trumpet during an event at The Dalles Wasco County Library in The Dalles, Ore. Kids had an opportunity to experience drums, trumpets, saxophones, flutes and other instruments, and...

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High Noon: No TV For Me! 

Just got back from a totally relaxing week on the Oregon coast, south of Yachats, north of Heceta Head Lighthouse. I did absolutely nothing. I was totally unproductive. I vegged big time. I lay around in my pajamas and ate cereal for dinner, in the...

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In The News: Franken Wins 20 

In this June 7, 2008, file photo, confetti falls around former comedian Al Franken after he accepted the Democratic endorsement for U.S. Senate Senate from Minnesota Saturday at the party's state convention in Rochester, Minn. Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Franken was the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.09 

11:56 a.m. A woman in a nightgown is walking w/b on Prairie from H95.11:21 a.m. A 67YO female has fallen more than 10 feet from a ladder in the 1000 block of East Lakeshore Drive.11:05 a.m. A 23YO male has an arrow through his finger...

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HBO Poll: Fireworks 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission sets off fireworks inside of a watermelon to demonstrate the dangers of fireworks and encourage safety on the fourth of July today in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Monday Poll: A plurality of 23 of 69 respondents (33%) said they owned more...

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SMc: Copyright And Copy Writers 

Copyright protection in the online world is going to be an exciting area of discussion in the coming years, and columnist Connie Schultz got the ball rolling recenly with her piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Schultz writes about a recent panel discussion during which...

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DC: Spokane's Family Values 

Arrested last November, Clinger was accused of speeding away from the cops with his son, Daniel Clinger, who had been involved in a knife fight at a Chattaroy lounge. I ask you: What sonny boy wouldn’t want his ol’ pop to come racing to the...

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NI Man Jailed After Dog Dies In Car 30 

Item: Man jailed after dog dies in car at Spokane Valley Mall/KXLYMore Info: More Info: A North Idaho man spent the weekend in jail on charges he killed his dog by keeping it locked up in a car with no water or ventilation. The incident...

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AM Headlines -- 6.30.09 

"Just about everyone who's lived in North Idaho for a few decades has enjoyed floating the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. It's river rafting without the rapids or need for a guide. On a hot summer day you can find literally thousands of...

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Nampa School Defends Bible Use 

Item: Nampa Classical Academy addresses use of Bible as source material in classroom/Bryan Dooley, Idaho Press TribuneMore Info: Teachers will refer to the Bible when it adds valuable context to discussions of the development of Western civilization, literature or specific historic events, Borger said. Portions...

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