TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 11.30.10 18 

I'm back from a brief vacation in which I enjoyed the company of Amy Dearest and pressed her boyfriend into helping me shovel snow twice. Halfway through our first shoveling, he figured out that I'd given him the second best shovel. Busted, I reluctantly handed...

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Parting Shot -- 11.30.10 

Members of the 391st Engineer Company platoon run through Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday during physical training. More than 100 soldiers with the 391st Engineer Company will mobilize for a year-long deployment to Iraq, and will leave Thursday for training in Wisconsin. (AP...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 11.30.10 

5:53 p.m. Vehicle has crashed into median on I-90 @ M/P31 (Fourth of July pass), partly blocking roadway.5:29 p.m. Triple-A tow service tells a local driver who needs help that there are 9 to 10 motorists ahead of him -- and he'll have to wait...

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PM: Lucky Friday To Open Ore Body 

Josh Easley and Dave Martin work while standing on a suspended platform over the new shaft hole on the 4900 level in the Lucky Friday mine last week. They work for Cementation, the contractor that is digging the new shaft that will open up a...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 11.30.10 11 

The head of the Washington State Potato Commission Chris Voigt poses for a photo in Moses Lake, Wash. Voigt challenged himself to live on a potato-only diet for 60 days. He's cooked them every way but didn't allow butter, sour cream or any of the...

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NI Blogs: Local Man Beats Cancer

IloveCdA.com is celebrating the fact that John Flaherty of Flaherty's Framing & Fine Art has been pronounced cancer free -- and is announcing a fund-raiser to help the family with the mountain of bills that was accumulated. More here.Gloves/A Butterfly MomentThe snow/Accidental Rabbit TrailsThe first...

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Rammell Caught Dragging Off Elk 15 

Rex Rammell, Idaho Falls, is under investigation in the illegal killing of an elk following a confrontation with an Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer. The officer was patrolling the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area east of Idaho Falls late this morning where a late...

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Tweet: Why Plow Bike Paths? 15 

Via Twitter, McWriters reports: "Watched a City of CDA truck plow the Atlas Bike Path while slowly driving up the UNPLOWED Atlas street. Bike paths have priority in CDA?!"Question: Should bike paths be a priority during heavy snow like we're having today?

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Retiree Unveils 271 Picasso Works 

A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least euro 60 million ($79.35 million), an administrator of the artist's estate said Monday. The works include this drawing of a horse....

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Scarborough Takes On Sarah Palin 39 

What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run? It makes the political biography of Barack Obama look more like Winston Churchill’s, despite the fact that the 44th president breezed into...

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SC: Idaho's Biggest Weather Disaster 

Idaho had its Great Fire of 1910 that killed 87 people and its Teton Dam collapse of 1976 that washed away 11 lives, but what was the greatest weather-related disaster in the state’s 120-year history? It wasn’t — as your grandparents may have told you...

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INW: Major Expects Reinstatement

Major Margaret Witt, center, with ACLU-WA Legal Director, Sarah Dunne, left, and James Lobsenz, right, react during a news conference today at the office of the ACLU of Washington in Seattle. Witt was suspended in 2004 and subsequently discharged after the Air Force learned she...

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High Noon: Targetting Concussions 

Rep. Elaine Smith, D-Pocatello, may try to implement strict guidelines in state law designed to protect student-athletes from returning too soon to fields of play after suffering concussions. Earlier this year, Smith proposed legislation that would require athletes in publicly-funded sports – like high school...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 11.30.10 

11:38 a.m. 2 dogs are loose in the parking lot of Post Falls post office.11:23 a.m. Someone at Guardian Angel Homes/PF has a ring stuck on her finger.11:22 a.m. Firefighters smell smoke but can't find source after responding to a fire alarm at North Idaho...

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Idaho Guards Watch Inmate Attack 

The surveillance video from the overhead cameras shows Hanni Elabed being beaten by a fellow inmate in an Idaho prison, managing to bang on a prison guard station window, pleading for help. Behind the glass, correctional officers look on, but no one intervenes when Elabed...

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Idaho Parks Mull Corporate Branding 

Idaho State Parks, brought to you by … The North Face? Columbia Sportswear? REI? With backup cash dwindling and no new income streams in sight, the state might sign a corporate sponsor to stave off park closures. “We’re trying to get very creative in the...

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Poll: BSU Would Do Well In Pac-10

Weekend Poll: Most respondents (a combined 127 of 178, 72%) believe Boise State would do well if the Broncos played in the Pac-10, but would struggle to win the football title. 64 of 178 (36.36%) said BSU would be a perennial contender. Another 63 of...

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Buck Loses Battle w/Lawn Ornament 

Wisconsin whitetails apparently are willing to challenge any bull elk that come wandering into their turf during the rut. In an early November battle, a whitetail buck fought to the death with a 640-pound concrete elk lawn ornament. Both critters suffered serious damage. Outdoors writer...

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Cindy Breaks It Off With Winter 

On a "Dear Winter" note on her Facebook page, Cindy declares: "I'm breaking up with you. The sparkling, glittering promise of our relationship has dulled to mind-numbing greyish mush. I told you I needed space, yet you constantly smother me with unwanted attention. I am...

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