WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2009

Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.30.09 17 

I'll bid adieu this evening with the Post Falls police in hot pursuit of yet another Oxycontin robber who fled Walgreen's on foot about a half hour ago. Seemed like a fairly routine day in our little bit of paradise until the robbery occurred. Then,...

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ORG XMIT: XRR106 A lone thong sits on a sand bank as rescue workers dig through a swampy area at Saleapaga, Samoa, as they search for bodies Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, a day after a deadly tsunami rolled through several South Pacific island nations. A earthquake centered about 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of the islands of Samoa and American Samoa, triggered the tsunami early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) (Rick Rycroft / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 9.30.09

A lone thong sits on a sand bank as rescue workers dig through a swampy area at Saleapaga, Samoa, as they search for bodies Wednesday, a day after a deadly tsunami rolled through several South Pacific island nations. A earthquake centered about 120 miles (193...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.09 

Robbery (at 5:35 p..m.): Post Falls police are looking for a 5-foot-8 Hispanic-looking male with stubble on his face who just robbed Walgreens Pharmacy/Post Falls. The man (who was wearing black sunglasses, a black bandana, black gloves, and a light-colored sweatshirt) reportedly covered his face...

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About Roseburg's Obama Photo 

John Sowell of the Roseburg News-Review e-mailed the following to HBO: (Photographer Robin Loznak) me that AP in New York cropped the photo on the right to remove some of the offending organic material. I always thought that it was up to the member media...

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PM Headlines -- 9.30.09 10 

From his perch high above Sherman Avenue & Northwest Boulevard, Don Sausser offers this shot of Cougar Bay at sundown.ITD has own money problems/Eye On BoiseOtter is OK with year delay on gas tax funding shift/Eye On BoiseIdaho orders first H1N1 vaccines/Eye On BoiseIdaho deputy...

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ORG XMIT: WHGH106 President Barack Obama peers into a microscope during a tour of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda,  Md., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert / The Spokesman-Review)

APhoto Of The Day -- 9.30.09 30 

President Barack Obama peers into a microscope during a tour of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Top Cutlines:1. Viewing a recently discovered document, President Obama checks out the fine print: “August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii”...

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Grayson: GOP Wants Quick Deaths 22 

He’s back in the hot seat again. Tuesday, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) warned that the Republican health care plan was to "die quickly." On Wednesday, Grayson riled up Republicans again, likening the lack of health care reform to a "holocaust in America." Republicans howled and...

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KR: The Next Teddy Roosevelt?

The Burns series last night included an excellent portrait of Roosevelt, who, as much as any single man laid the foundation for conservation and preservation in America. He was friends, colleagues and fellow traveler with the giants of 19th Century conservation, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot...

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HBO's Blogosphere -- 9.30.09

"The Fancy Nancys (Nancy DiGiammarco & Jennifer Ross) team set a goal of raising $1,500 that they met and beat by a mile. With a whopping $7,685 raised, the team was the runaway winner," reports KerriT/More Main Street. More here. Kerri's Main Street column here.Working...

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NIC Volleyballers No. 1 In Nation 

The North Idaho College volleyball team (19-3) was ranked first in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll released Tuesday, the first time in the program’s history that the Cardinals have been ranked No. 1. The ranking comes after...

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Hanging Out Nude In Huetter 

A teen-ager escaped criminal charges after he was seen "flashing" motorists and pedestrians at Garage Town in Huetter about 6 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said that the boy was standing outside the door of a storage unit, which was propped open with a pillow, "exposing himself"...

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Former Spirit Lake Police Officer Matt Hathaway during an interview on June 8, 2006 in Sandpoint. He was fired from Spirit Lake, reportedly in the days following the arrest of 50-year-old legal transcriptionist Sally Frengle. Court records include pictures of Frengle taken at the hospital following her arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. She appears to have two black eyes and numerous bruises all over her body. KATHY PLONKA the Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Man Says He Posted Obama Images 

Matt Hathaway is claiming responsibility for hanging posters of President Obama wearing a Nazi uniform at three Sandpoint schools. Shown in this 2006 photo, Hathaway was fired later that summer from the Spirit Lake Police Department. SR story here. (Kathy Plonka/SR)

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Vandals Hit Obama Poster w/Feces 

A window case displaying a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama was pelted with a bucket-sized load of feces early Tuesday at Douglas County Democratic headquarters in downtown Roseburg. The excrement appeared to have been thrown from some kind of container as it coated the...

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TGS: Substation? Bah, Humbug?! 10 

The Gookin Squad: Here are Dan's own words about the police sub-station: “This building is not about the police or public safety. It’s about a big pot o’ free money. This Police booth is merely a symptom of the City having too much money to...

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5YO Girl Recovering From Dog Attack 18 

A five-year-old Coeur d'Alene girl is recovering at Kootenai Medical Center following a dog attack Sunday night. It happened along the 800 block of North 17th Street in Coeur d'Alene, when a young girl ran out of her house to meet her mom and was...

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HBO's Inland Northwest -- 9.30.09 

A black-tailed prairie dog peers out of its burrow at a prairie dog town in Dodge City, Kan. Two conservation groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for its decision to register pesticides that curtail prairie dogs. Defenders of Wildlife and Audubon of Kansas, which...

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Publish Or No? 36 

I need some advice from the progressive delegation at Huckleberries Online. The AP has just published a photo by Robin Loznak in Roseburg, Ore., that shows the aftermath of someone tossing feces at a photo of Barack Obama in the window of the Roseburg Democrat...

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Betsy's Best Idaho Political Reporter 10 

Put your hands together for my Spokesman-Review colleague Betsy Russell, who has been picked as the best political reporter in Idaho by the Washington Post. Writes the post: "As we have said before, political reporters out in the states are doing great work on a...

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High Noon: Bumpersnickers 

Otis G Experience: Bumpersticker on a soccer-mom-mobile this morning: “Support Terrorism. Vote Obama. The Middle East is counting on you.” So, I guess Obama is a fascist, communist, socialist, tyrannical… terrorist? These people are starting to scare me. Not surprisingly, the aforementioned mini-van had one...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.09 

11:57 a.m. Patricia wants to speak to an officer re: traps for cats.11:41 a.m. A 7MO baby is crying now after choking in 1300 block of Kaleigh Court.11:30 a.m. Patrick reports the license plate was stolen off his vehicle last night.10:26 a.m. Prairie Avenue man...

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Tank McNamara: Vandals No. 1?! 

Idaho Dad spotted this Tank McNamara 'toon that was published Saturday, before Idaho's big victory on the road against talented Northern Illinois. Which boosted the Vandals' record to 3-1 on the season. That, of course, isn't good enough for a No. 1 ranking in the...

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GH: Why Did Officer Shoot I-90 Pug? 20 

My husband and daughter pulled over to assist the little dog and in the hope of returning him safely to the owner. The dog was coming toward her when the officer on the motorcycle scared the little dog off again. At this point my daughter...

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Wardrobe Malfunction 

A model pushes up her falling dress, part of Russian designer Masha Kravtsova women's Spring/Summer 2010 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, earlier today. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar)Question: Have you ever had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction?

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CPD Blue Endorses Incumbent 

Coeur d'Alene Police Association statement re: endorsements: All candidates for mayor and council attended with the exception of Joe Kunka. Mr. Kunka called the Department this morning and apologized for not attending. After hearing the vision, views and accomplishments of each candidate the Police Association...

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