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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

Cindy: Gurus Need Good Slogans 

Seems Cindy's Facebook friends consider her to be a guru. So she's looking for a guru slogan. She's tried, "The game's afoot," but it's too literary. She's also considering, "It's all free-flowing wisdom and sunflowers." She admits she made that up. E-mails Cindy, "Being a...

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P.S. Demonstrators Greet Westboro 

A mob of counter-protesters shout at the Westboro Baptist Church members as the two groups line 37th Avenue and Regal Street on Thursday near Ferris High School in Spokane. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)Toadman: I was among those 1200 at EWU. It was quite an...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 10.21.10 23 

Our Palouse regular Moscow Minidoka is suffering an overdose of dirty politics this fall and wishing that the silly season was over. I enjoy this time of the year when nerves are raw and the trolls are out in force. In less than two weeks,...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.21.10

6 p.m. Coeur d'Alene police activity log (6 a.m. Wed-6 a.m. Thurs) here5:52 p.m. Caller reports an ongoing problem w/group of juveniles on skateboards and bikes standing in middle of street @ 3500 block of E. 2nd/PF -- and blocking cars.5:44 p.m. Caller reports a...

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PM Headlines -- 10.21.10

A man wearing an orange mask, parka coat and gloves walked into the Wells Fargo along Hwy. 41 and robbed the bank. Authorities tell our Mike Perry the suspect pointed a gun at one of the tellers and demanded money/KHQ. More from KHQ here. Huckleberries...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.21.10 

A bird looks for an open place to land on power lines filled with birds in Carmel, Ind., Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Top Cutlines:1. Local wildlife planned their own counter-protest of the Westboro Baptist Church members. Bird coming in for a landing:...

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In Case You Were Wondering ... 

... The clock hasn't begun to tick on a possible appeal in the Brannon-Kennedy election ruling because Judge Charles Hosack hasn't officially entered the judgment into record. Now, attorneys for the two sides are going over the wording in the judgment. When the ruling that...

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Pac-12 Announces New Divisions 

Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott announces the splitting of NCAA college football divisions during a news conference in San Francisco earlier today. Colorado and Utah recently accepted invitations to join the Pac-10 in the conference's first expansion since 1978, necessitating many changes for when the league...

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Task Force To Discuss Westboro, Rally 

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations is holding a press conference and peaceful rally, in response to the WBC protests throughout the community, on Friday, October 22 at 9:00 AM at the Human Rights Education Institute Center in Coeur d’Alene. The Center is...

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NYTimes Spotlights Mega-Loads, H12

In the New York Times, reporter Tom Zeller Jr. spotlights the growing controversy re: the possibility that ConocoPhillips and other oil companies will transport ha-huge loads of oil refinery equipment over rural Highway 12. Zeller's feature story includes this paragraph: "But to Mr. Laughy’s dismay,...

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Phelps & Co. Visit Gonzaga 

Shirley Phelps-Roper, of the Westboro Baptist Church, shares her point of view while standing on the corner of Cincinnati and Spokane Falls Blvd, on Thursday. Story & more photos here. (SR Photo: Dan Pelle)KREM tweet: "Just heard over the police scanners that there are 1,200...

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Labrador Pulls Ad Before It Airs 

GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador today sent out a press release announcing a new TV ad for which airtime was purchased by the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee, featuring an audio clip from the 2008 “Idaho Debates” between Walt Minnick and Bill Sali, in which...

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At Least He Didn't Call Her 'Cupcake' 18 

At OpenCDA, the HBO Commenter Formerly Known As DanG offers his two picks for North Idaho College Board of Trustees: Ron Nilson and Robert Ketchum. He states that the two will be able to unmask the happy face that NIC displays to the community when...

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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 

University of Wyoming sophomore Tyler Kirby has a sense of relief after slipping off women’s high heel shoes after taking three laps around Prexy’s Pasture during “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Wednesday in Laramie, Wyo. The men’s march is to stop rape, sexual assault...

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Kage: Public Speaking Fear Thins Herd 12 

Kage Mann: It's not surprising, DanOTC (that too few people are willing to run for office), given that most peoples no.1 fear is: public speaking. It's a rare individual who runs for public office and you'd think they'd have to be secure in themselves. I...

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Brent: Bank Robbery That Went Awry

Brent Andrews: I interviewed a bank robber once. Student Government Association president at his college. Honor student. Never did anything seriously wrong before. He didn't know why he robbed the bank. He was just passing this country branch bank, and stopped in and robbed it....

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Bank Robbery Time Line 

12:48 p.m. Wells Fargo Bank worker sez that vehicle stopped by police is not the one used by robbers to get away.12:38 p.m. Officer asks dispatcher how long between time of Garwood Elementary bomb threat and bank robbery -- and is told 40 minutes.12:29 p.m....

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High Noon: Stinkbug Beheading 

In her Facebook page, Shannon writes: "What a way to start off the day! I was about to get out of the shower and I see a big stinkbug sitting on the towel I was about to use. At least it wasn't a big spider!!"...

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Scanner: Robbers Hit Rathdrum Bank 

See full Bank Robbery time line here.11:49 a.m. Caller reports that a vicious pitbull attacked him while walking @ Tellum & Roberts/Athol.11:46 a.m. Patrol officers are looking for a silver "two-door Honda-type vehicle" that was seen leaving the Rathdrum Wells Fargo on H53.11:40 a.m. Wells...

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600 Oppose Westboro 8 @ Gonzaga 

Eight members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., are picketing near Gonzaga University. There are about 600 people demonstrating against the group across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the Westboro representatives, near the GU baseball field....

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Allred Would Reverse Wolf Decision 

Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor, held a news conference on the Capitol steps today to announce that he opposes Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to pull Idaho out of wolf management, and that if elected, he’d reverse it. “We should be expanding state control, not...

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Westboro Invasion To Start This AM 

Counter protests and demonstrations are planned across The Inland Northwest Thursday to drown out the voices of the Westboro Baptist Church.The group’s website posts a tight schedule Thursday starting 11 a.m. at Gonzaga, then visiting Whitworth University, Ferris High School, Eastern Washington University and a...

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AM Headlines -- 10.21.10 

Jakob Layson, operator-in-training for the City of Coeur d'Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant harvests a few pumpkins at the facility on Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene. The pumpkins were grown using Coeur d Green compost made from municipal biosolids. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Kathy Plonka)Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRWednesday...

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Hart Barely Leads Griffiths In Poll 10 

Looks like Rep. Phil Hart's operatives finally woke up this morning and realized that they're favorite timber rustler was trailing a write-in candidate in that Coeur d'Alene Press poll. When I checked at midnight Wednesday, write-in candidate Howard Griffiths was leading Hart 171-138 (44% to...

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