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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

TGIF Wild Card -- 18.00.10 

The Westboro Baptists have come & gone, possibly to return next week for the closing night of Joe Jacoby's "The Laramie Project" at North Idaho College. Meanwhile, the GOP Bus made stops in Naples, Priest River, Spirit Lake, Rathdrum, Athol, the Kootenai County GOP HQ,...

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P.S. Sign Of Times 10 

On her Facebook page, Cindy posts this question, noting that she saw this sign on Spokane's north side while out and about today.Question: How about if your neighbors wanted to warn people about YOU, what would THEIR sign say?

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Revenuers Shut Down Pumpkin Stand 22 

The Idaho State Tax Commission has called for the closure of a family's pumpkin stand on the 1000 block of Eighth Street in Lewiston. A representative of the tax commission stopped by the home of Dan and Kami Charais Friday and asked for the stand's...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.22.10

5:49 p.m. Larry Schlappy, a 53YO St. Maries resident, was flown to Sacred Heart after his van was hit by a logging truck on H3 this morning. ISP report here.5:28 p.m. Patrol officer reports 3 fires burning near new bridge on E. Fernan Lake Road.5:09...

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PM: Olympian Armstrong Eyes Return

Kristen Armstrong plays with her son Lucas at their home in Boise today. Armstrong is returning to pro cycling in hopes of joining the U.S. team for the 2012 London Olympics. Story here. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)Idaho schools race draws independent funding/Betsy Russell, Eye On BoiseU.S....

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.22.10 

A humanoid robot code-named HRP-4C , center, performs with dancers at DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO in Tokyo Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) Top Cutlines:1. In a brave performance, Robin Williams reprises two previous roles (Bicentennial Man and Mrs. Doubtfire) for his new movie...

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NIdaho Blogosphere -- 10.22.10

Ralph Bartholdt writes of decoy carver Frank Werner of St. Maries in his latest Skookum Photography post here.10 things I did yesterday/A Butterfly MomentTrash talking 9YO girls/A Family Runs Through ItTea Party: The confused & the ignorant/Arch DruidLiving next door to a pitbull/Atmospheric RuminationsWacky election...

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Local Derby Gals To Roll Again

The two local teams that comprise the Snake Pit Venomous Vixens will be strapping on the skates this Sunday to take on one another in a pre-Halloween bout at Skate Plaza. All the information you need is above. Enjoy.

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Questions For NIC Trustees Anyone? 13 

Luke Malek & Alison McArthur of the Kootenai County Young Professionals are looking for questions to ask North Idaho College trustee candidates at a televised forum from 6 to 7:30 Monday at Post Falls City Hall. I plan to live-blog the event, which will feature...

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And A One And A Two ... 

That musical tribute to Lawrence Welk caught my eye as I was reading down my Facebook wall -- the one that Wallace's Sixth Street Melodrama is opening next month (dates & times here). Over the years, I've learned to enjoy country Western, Jazz, and even...

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DFO Talks To Lt. Gov. Brad Little 

Lt. Gov. Brad Little is checking in with Huckleberries Online as bus tour passes Silverwood:DFO: What's your impression of North Idaho?Brad Little: It's beautiful.DFO: Is this the first time you've seen Priest River, Spirit Lake, & Rathdrum, & Athol?Brad Little: I've had several statewide positions,...

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GOP Leaders Lunch In Rathdrum

Here's another Crazy Homeschool Mama Twitter photo of the state's top elected GOP officials stopping at Spirit Lake City Park to address about 100 people on hand to rally with them. At last report, they'd stopped for lunch at the Golden Spike in Rathdrum, where...

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ITD Agrees w/PETA Re: Warning 

How often do you see PETA and the Idaho Transportation Department in the same sentence, let alone the same news story? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regularly lobbied the ITD regarding the issue of leaving animals in hot cars, and earlier this month,...

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North Idahoans Stand Against Hate 

Large crowds of counter-demonstrators turned out in the early morning darkness in Coeur d’Alene today to answer the small group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church that plans a second day of denouncing gays, soldiers, Jews, the United States, and private and public colleges and...

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'Rocky Horror Show' Hits Missoula 

Montana Actors' Theatre is doing the Time Warp again ... again. For two nights this weekend, the local troupe of thespians will once again don fishnets for the return of "The Rocky Horror Show," the risque rock 'n' roll musical comedy that proved a smashing...

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GOP Bus Tour Reaches Spirit Lake 

Gov. Butch Otter speaks to a constituent moments ago during a stop by the GOP bus at Spirit Lake City Park. Crazy Homeschool Mama took this photo. She announced via Twitter that she talked to the governor about the wolf problem.Cartoon: Zero emissions ... really?/Milt...

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Napolitano Unveils JFK Body Scans 15 

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, is joined by Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as she discusses the deployment of the first Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) unit at John F. Kennedy International Airport...

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Palin Lauds Otter's 'Conservatism' 17 

"As a proud Vandal grad who was born in Idaho and still has plenty of Idaho family roots, I'm honored to endorse Butch Otter for governor of the Gem State. Whether serving in Congress or the governor’s office, Butch has been a voice for 'common-sense...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.22.10

11:06 a.m. Caller reports possible illegal dumping in 200 block of E. Linden/CdA.11:05 a.m. A male @ Budget Saver, 1513 Sherman/CdA, is stabbing his hand w/a knife, stating that he's trying to kill weevils. Janitor tries to stop him. But male resisted. Police and EMTS...

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KCSD, Tribe Expand Deputy Pact 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have reached an additional agreement that provides enhanced law enforcement services to both Tribal and non-Tribal members. This most recent agreement builds on the existing cross-deputization and mutual aid agreement between the Sheriff’s Department and...

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Poll: Hart Edges Ahead Of Griffiths 

I know that the polls that I run here and the ones on the Coeur d'Alene Press site are unscientific and susceptible to manipulation. But I'm interested in the poll that the Press has been running for several days now re: the race between Rep....

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50 & Older Voters Dominate Idaho 

As Idaho candidates enter into the home stretch towards Election Day, the state's voters age 50 and older will likely determine who crosses the finish line and who doesn't. While the 50+ in Idaho are already expected to make up over half (56%) of all...

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Why Are We So Polarized? 24 

I was riding up the elevator this morning with a fella that works on the 4th floor of the Spokesman-Review building on Northwest Boulevard. As I was about to get off, he asked why the country is caught up in political extremes. Either we're run...

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GOP Bus Tour In Town Today, Too 

Just got a call from Jeff Ward of the state Republican Party who wants to remind Hucks Nation that the GOP bus tour with top elected Republican officials will be making several stops in Kootenai County today, touching down in Spirit Lake City Park. Other...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.