TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 8.31.10 19 

Jim Brannon's never-ending lawsuit to undo the 2009 Coeur d'Alene City Council election goes to court again today, where Judge Charles Hosack will hear a number of motions, including attorney Scott Reed's request for summary judgment. We're rapidly approaching the trial date for this case,...

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P.S. Obama Marks End Of Iraq Combat 17 

President Barack Obama reads his speech for photographers after delivering a primetime televised address marking the the end of combat mission in Iraq from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times story here. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Question: Was Iraq...

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Brannon Case Going To Trial 

Sisyphus: "Any chucklebunnies know what's going on in Hosack's courtroom? I'm still confused how this thing ain't dismissed yet." Also: "HolyMarymotherofGod, I just checked the repository and I can't recall ever seeing such a lengthy file. They've opened up nine of ten different court files....

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Nilson, Ketchum To Seek NIC Seats

As reported her via Rumorama last week, Ronald Nilson, president of Ground Force MFG in Post Falls (pictured left), and Robert Ketchum are running as a tandem to seek North Idaho College seats in this falls trustee elections. Nilson, who led the successful campaign for...

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PM: Hayden Neighbors Defend Cop 

The remnants of a helicopter crash, which killed two Fish & Game biologists and a pilot, are shown Tuesday morning. The helicopter came down in a driveway near the intersection of State Highway 64 and State Highway 162, just blocks from Kamiah’s Main Street and...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 8.31.10

5:21 p.m. A baby is locked in a vehicle @ 715 Sherman Avenue/CdA.4:16 p.m. A vehicle is driving n/b in s/b lanes of H95 past Fighting Creek landfill.4:37 p.m. Overdose of prescription drugs reported in 2700 block of Fruitland/CdA.3:56 p.m. Caller reports a downed power...

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Report: BYU Joining WCC For BBall 

BYU will go independent in football and join the West Coast Conference in other sports in 2011-12, ESPN.com, the Salt Lake Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday afternoon. BYU will be leaving the Mountain West Conference just as Boise State joins, leaving...

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F&G IDs Chopper Crash Victims 

Biologists, pilot killed in downtown Kamiah crash/Associated PressA helicopter carrying two Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologists and a pilot crashed in Kamiah between 9:30 and 9:45 Tuesday morning, leaving three dead. “I am heart broken to report that this morning we had a helicopter...

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Dylan, Mellencamp, Nugent To Perform 10 

What do you do when three titans of classic rock descend upon Spokane simultaneously during the dog days of August to slay boredom and annihilate complacency? What else but declare a Super Rock Week! That’s just what we’ve done. Bob Dylan, Ted Nugent and John...

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KCSD Blasts KREM's Bagg, Backs Off 

Seems Spokane County Sheriff's spokesman Dave Reagan has had to eat his words re: a visit by KREM report Marissa Bagg, pictured, to the Hayden home of Deputy Brian Hirzel. Hirzel is the deputy who shot 74YO Pastor Wayne Scott Creach to death at his...

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Keith Allred Talks To Huckleberries 

DFO: Do you still think you're a better cowboy than Butch Otter?Keith Allred (Web site here): I've certainly stayed on my horse more consistently. I actually worked as a real cowboy. In 1981 the cattle market had plummeted, which meant I was the lone hand...

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New 'Dancing with the Stars' Lineup 14 

The new lineup of stars, from left, Brandy, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Grey, Kurt Warner, Margaret Cho, Kyle Massey, Audrina Patridge, Rick Fox, Florence Henderson, co-host Brooke Burke, Bristol Palin, and host Tom Bergeron, pose for a photo in Hollywood, Calif., Monday. The two-hour season premiere...

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JohnA: Montana Dreamin' 

JohnA: Montana was always a fun place to visit back in the old days. Growing up a few miles away in the Silver Valley, we'd take advantage of their hospitality on more than one occassion. Seltice was a short drive away, especially when their drinking...

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CdA Wannabe Campaigns On Bike 

Mike (Bullard, legislative candidate for Coeur d'Alene House District 4A seat) started out walking, but that wasn’t fast enough, so he reached down into his roots for a better way. As a youth he did not have a car through high school or college. Mike...

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KBOI Poll: 60% Say Obama Muslim 64 

Sixty percent of listeners who responded to an online survey by the Boise radio station say President Barack Obama is a Muslim, more than twice the figure in a recent national poll. Fifty-five percent of respondents to the non-scientific poll said Obama is a foreign-born...

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High Noon: Moving Furniture 

On Sunday, Cindy posted this exchange between her boys on her Facebook page: "Zack: 'Stay away from Mom.' Sam: 'Why?' Zack: 'She's moving furniture.' Sam: 'Ohhhh, man!' And then: "Some folks spend a lot of money on therapy. Me? I just re-arrange my living room....

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 8.31.10 

Noonish: Black Labs (11:59 report) are now in front of KMart, headed toward Costco.11:59 a.m. 2 black Labs are running n/b in s/b lanes of H95, north of Kathleen/CdA.11:44 a.m. Female on Pinetree/Hayden reports that a neighbor's Husky "did damage" to her cat Monday.11:37 a.m....

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UI Column: Obsessive Relationships

But, falling for a guy after a party, dating for a few weeks and becoming completely infatuated is not my idea of love. Classic case: Significant other is fallen for, priorities become messed up because every waking minute “needs” to be spent with them and...

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Keough Declares Conflict Of Interest 

As the governor’s transportation funding task force opened its meeting this morning, one member, Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, took the opportunity to formally disclose a possible conflict of interest. She both made a statement and submitted a written notice, noting, “My private sector employer is...

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HBO Poll: Football Turf: Red Or Blue? 

The Eastern Washington Eagles are hoping their red turf proves to be as advantageous as Boise State's blue turf has been to the Broncos. (SR file photo: Christopher Anderson)Monday Poll: 60 of 102 respondents (59%) said political debates involving statewide candidates like Gov. Butch Otter...

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Spokane Recovering, Kootenai Isn't

Spokane’s economy is recovering, Coeur d’Alene’s remains in recession, according to a new analysis of June data released Monday by Moody’s Economy.com. But the Kootenai County city’s ranking for cost of doing business and cost of living are slightly better than those for Spokane, as...

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Minnick Sidesteps Guilt By Association 

Sessions says his party will try to convince voters that casting a ballot for Minnick helps Pelosi and the Democrats. "We're trying to change the agenda," Sessions said. "Minnick had a chance to vote for John Boehner." But so far, the GOP's "guilt by association"...

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Robber's Bag: 'Freedom Is Not Free' 

The robber left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen riding a gray, three-speed bicycle south on Government Way. He wore a black mask, a black bike helmet, denim shorts, a long-sleeve button-down shirt and white shoes with red “squiggly” lines. He...

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