SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

Weekend Wild Card -- 10.30-31.10 26 

We need to deal with Halloween this weekend before we get to the 2010 Election Day. Which, if the polls are right, could prove scary for Democrats who are hoping against hope to hang onto the House of Representatives and possibly Congress. Congressman Walt Minnick...

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Hart Makes 'Donation' To Timber Fund 

Item: Hart makes timber fund ‘donation’: Officials uncertain how to treat lawmaker’s check/Betsy Z. Russell, Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent a check as promised to the state’s school endowment for $2,450, but he called it a “voluntary donation” to the permanent...

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Hawaii defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu (49) and Hawaii safety Mana Silva (43) tackle Idaho running back Kama Bailey (8) in the second quarter during an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 in Honolulu. (Eugene Tanner / Fr168001 Ap)

Hawaii Crushes Idaho 45-10

Hawaii defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu (49) and Hawaii safety Mana Silva (43) tackle Idaho running back Kama Bailey (8) in the second quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday in Honolulu. Hawaii won 45-10 here. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)Arizona State 42, Washington State 0Eastern Washington...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010

Nonini Caught In Campaign Fax Snafu 15 

Item: Campaign funding fax bloopers abound: Legislature candidates both sent disclosure reports from colleges/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: An investigation of Nonini's own campaign financial disclosures revealed that his own campaign financial disclosure was faxed last week from a University of Idaho machine located...

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Nelson, Currie Spar To The End 

Item: Commissioner race heats up with write-in: Currie, loser in Idaho primary, fighting back/Alison Boggs, SRMore Info: Nelson labeled it “sad” that Currie has chosen to “go down this road. I think it speaks for itself.” Via e-mail, Nelson said the supporter in question (Larry...

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Training To Be An NIC Cardinal 

"With an LCSC scrimmage Thursday night (no score kept) the NIC men’s power packed basketball team is ready to begin another successful year," e-mails Don Sausser with this photo. "Preseason NJCAA rankings place the Cardinals 3rd in the nation while the women’s team is ranked...

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SR Endorses Allred For Idaho Governor 16 

Allred is an unconventional Democrat. He had no evident partisan affiliation before entering the gubernatorial contest, and when he did, he made it clear to party leaders that his alignment with them would be on his terms, not theirs. He has a doctorate in conflict...

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Spokane To Rally To Restore Sanity 57 

After Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the national mall, fans of Stewart's Daily Show and Colbert's Colbert Report wanted (Jon Stewart, right) and (Stephen Colbert) to put on a rally of their own. And so they will. Tomorrow, from noon to 3 pm EST,...

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Shoot Out In The Men's Room 10 

On his wall, Facebook Friend J.B. posts about a recent trip to a pub/grill for dinner: "I walked into the men's room and found 3 young boys, maybe 8 yrs old or so, trying to hit the urinal from about 4 feet away. Thay were...

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Early Ballot Opening Could Skirt Law 29 

County clerks across the state are opening absentee ballots early despite state law that apparently bars doing so. On Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst told clerks they could open ballots early; clerks wanting to cut the election-day workload and to have time to...

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Bloggy Goes North To Alaska, Day 4 

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Anchorage, AlaskaOh glorious day. Finally, a day in which Mr_Bloggy and his Travelnatrix got along and had fun viewing the amazing mountains and lakes and rivers and more mountains and more rivers and a huge glacier and more mountains and a...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Viks Score In last Minute To Nip LCHS 

On Rocky Castaneda's Facebook page, Rocky identifies the Lake City players in this photo as (from left): : Colton Carlson, Robbie Quinn, Simon Gookin, Allen Carmichael (photos). At first it looked like there was no doubt the rematch would be at Coeur d’Alene, at least...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 10.29.10 13 

My 85YO mother got a kick out of Pro Life last night as she was watching the Idaho gubernatorial debate. And called me to say so. Then, she asked my opinion re: the candidates, especially Butch Otter and Keith Allred. Then, she brought up Pro...

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Parting Shot -- 10.29.10

Birds that were feeding on grass near the runway, swarm upwards as a U.S. Navy E-6B plane makes touch-and-go landings Friday at the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Ark. (AP Photo/The Southwest Times Record, Kaia Larsen)

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Suit Filed Over Cougar Bay Pilings 

Although things have been quiet recently on the Save Cougar Bay battlefront, new shots were fired yesterday by the Cougar Bay Osprey Protective Association, which filed a lawsuit challenging the Idaho Department of Lands’ rejection of their application to protect the pilings and booms in...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.29.10

5:28 p.m. Danielle has questions re: a dispute she's having with her landlord.5:03 p.m. PFPD officer is told to check welfare female whose vehicle is being rammed by another vehicle. No location given.4:58 p.m. Officer has Post Falls WalMart shoplifter named Amber in custody.4:54 p.m....

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INW/PM Headlines -- 10.29.10

North Idaho Maritime worked on Friday near The Cedars floating Restaurant to remove about 500 pilings from the Spokane River. The pilings were once used as navigational guides for moving logs on the river, but the last waterfront sawmill closed several years ago. Donations from...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.29.10 

A squirrel stares at a basket full of mannequin heads in a Halloween display on a porch in Cadillac, Mich. Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Cadillac News, Jeff Broddle) Top Cutlines:1. The squirrel is stumped trying to figure out if the owner of the...

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Poll: 66% Plan Write-In Vote

Thursday Poll: 89 of 135 respondents (66%) said they plan to vote for a write-in candidate this year. 44 of 135 (33%) said they aren't voting for a write-in candidate. 2 were undecided.Today's Question: How do you plan to vote in this year's election --...

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Post Falls Police ID's 2 Bodies 

Police have identified two people who were found dead inside a Post Falls home Thursday evening. Christina K. Mandriguez, 38, and Jeffrey A. Hayes, 54, each died of a single gunshot wound to the forehead in a homicide/suicide, said Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug....

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Dogwalk: Campaign By Assassination 13 

I've seen these signs around brilliant red northern Idaho and wonder if the Republicans are so worried about their candidate losing they have to stoop to this. Or do the Democrats have a death wish? Curious, I asked a friend who is a mover and...

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NIdaho Blogs: Cindy's Kid Ties Mark 

At Mount Spokane, Alex Hval, son of CindyH, kicks off during a game in which he tied the school's record for successful point-after-touchdown conversions. SR photog Jesse Tinsley was on hand to snapped this photo of last night's game.10 Halloween costume options for my kids/A...

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