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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 2010

28 Days Till Freedom From Candidates 15 

28 more days before some sanity will start. Well, at least the campaign ads will be over. The Democrats hate the Republicans and the Republicans hate the Democrats. And Tea Party hates everyone and everyone hates the Tea Party. The lies they spin, first one...

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P.S.: Phillie Throws 2nd Postseason No-No 

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay delivers to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League Division baseball series Wednesday in Philadelphia. Story here. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)Factoid: Halladay becomes only the second pitcher in postseason play to throw...

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.6.10 12 

Come out, come out, wherever you are. Now that Judge Charles Hosack has finally ruled in the Brannon election case, the city of Coeur d'Alene is no longer under siege by the clueless individuals who fume that locally elected officials are corrupt and/or incompetent. The...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.6.10 

5:29 p.m. Pharmacy @ 700 W. Ironwood Drive/CdA reports a suspicious container near outside wall.5:22 p.m. 2 children are not restrained in back seat on Ford Explorer on Hawks Nest.5:14 p.m. Female reports that 3 juveniles threw an apple at her vehicle @ Rathdrum City...

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PM Headlines -- 10.6.10

North Idaho College Admissions Recruiter Heather Johnson watches President Barack Obama make the opening comments at the first-ever White House summit on community colleges Tuesday. Obama said he would like for community colleges to produce an additional 5 million graduates in the next decade. Jill...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.6.10 

In this March 23, 2006, file photo, Margie Phelps, daughter of Rev. Fred Phelps, of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., kicks a U.S. flag on the grass outside the State Capitol during a rally for the "Right to Rest in Peace" rally in...

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Babysitter Suspected In PF Assault 

A 25-year-old baby sitter is suspected of critically injuring a 3-year-old boy at his Post Falls home on Monday. The woman told police she’d shoved the boy to the ground as she was changing his clothes after he urinated, said Post Falls police Lt. Greg...

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Reed: MikeK Might Have To Eat Cost 

Retired Judge Charles Hosack, who presided over the six-day trial last month, ruled Tuesday evening that Brannon and Kelso failed to prove that the outcome of the election had changed. In his thorough 20-page ruling, Hosack never indicated he thought the suit to be frivolous,...

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Did Sheriff Joe Endorse Labrador? 

Republican Raul Labrador with Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Women in Red banquet Monday night. (Courtesy photo for Huckleberries Online)Huckleberries has been told by 2 sources who talked with Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Republican Women's breakfast Tuesday morning that the sheriff's...

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Technical Difficulties 

Earlier this week, state Sen. John Goedde told me that he was having trouble getting onto Huckleberries Online. That his computer was crashing when he did. We've learned that the Polldaddy widget that we'd been using was causing the problem. It might have been knocked...

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Kennedy Will Go After Court Costs 

Following is a 5-Q interview that I just conducted with Councilman Mike Kennedy in the aftermath of his huge win in the Brannon election lawsuit Tuesday:DFO: How does it feel to finally have this burden lifted?Mike Kennedy: Relief, is the simple answer. I've been doing...

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Taggart: No Evidence Of Wrongdoing 

Former county clerk/county administrator Tom Taggart comments: Having once been in DOTC's shoes, I have been watching this legal challenge unfold over the last year with great sympathy toward Dan, Mike K, and especially Deedie. I was there when the election department was created and...

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Westboro Baptists Face Supreme Court 

Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of Fred Phelps and the lawyer who argued the case for of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., walks from the Supreme Court, in Washington Tuesday after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder,...

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CQ: Will Minnick Switch To GOP? 

The prospect of Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick, the least loyal Democrat in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stable, switching parties has been raised by Republicans in a story in CQ's Roll Call. "Democratic Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Walt Minnick (Idaho) and Heath Shuler (N.C.) are all...

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Comment: Brannon Unelectable Now 

At the Coeur d'Alene Press online site, commenter Rogue Cop tells the Brannonites who refuse to accept the judge's verdict that there's always a winner and a loser in such cases. Then: "The marginal cause of action under which this case was filed barely met...

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High Noon: To Report Or Not To Report 13 

Addy Hatch, city editor of The Spokesman-Review, writes in response to a question from Duffer re: whether this newspaper will cover the Westboro Baptist Church protests: "My personal opinion is that — because we have the additional news hook of the Supreme Court arguments today...

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Barbie With Bling For Sale 

A custom-designed Barbie wears a necklace featuring a one-carat pink diamond, which will make the doll the world's most expensive Barbie when it goes on the auction block. On Oct. 20, Christie's in New York will sell the Barbie, created by international fine jewelry designer,...

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HBO Poll: Now For Legal Fees -- Sis 14 

Sisyphus: Two major hearings coming up. (McCrory's) contempt charge and attorney fees. The contempt charge is next week and I expect that this is the cause for them being all verklempt. The parties have 14 days from the date of judgment in which to make...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.6.10 

Noonish: Ronald, on W. Liberty & Spokane Circle/Spirit Lake reports an old, sick dog is lying along roadway.Noonish: CPD Blue reports broken house glass in intersection @ Hanley & Ramsey.11:48 a.m. An older man in a blue van is driving 30 mph and weaving all...

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Kerri: Saying Goodbye Too Soon 

A storyteller by trade, sometimes life presents something that causes words to fail. Such as this past week since learning of the death of my young friend, Sam Mann.Like hundreds of people who knew Sam personally and/or professionally in his career as a personal fitness...

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Mary Breaks Her Silence 45 

Mary Souza, who with Bill McCrory, seems to be the official spokesman for Jim Brannon (who rarely speaks for himself) has broken her silence in a comment below today's OpenCDA post about the ha-huge election loss to Mike Kennedy & the city of Coeur d'Alene....

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Officials: Ignore Westboro Protesters 16 

Do not confront them. That's the best way to respond to protesters from Westboro Baptist Church, say human rights leader Tony Stewart and Coeur d'Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman. "We abhor the message promulgated by this group," Bauman wrote Tuesday, in an e-mail sent...

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Luna, Olson Meet In Statewide Debate 

Democratic Idaho State Department of Education Superintendent candidate Stan Olson, left, and Republican incumbent Tom Luna debate at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise on Tuesday in a statewide broadcast produced by Idaho Public Television. You can read Betsy Russell's coverage of last night's debate here....

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BPoole: County Ran Election Well 

BPoole: Judge Hosack explained it very well here: ” Having listened to six days of testimony, the court is impressed by the complexity of the election process, and at how well the county ran the election.”Question: Do you think County Clerk Dan English was also...

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Cat Has McCrory, OpenCDA Tongues 

At OpenCDA.com, the cat seems to have Bill McCrory's tongue, so much so that a poster named Eric asks why they crickets are chirping in the thread under the bare-bones post about the election decision. McCrory responds to Eric that he doesn't know what Eric...

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