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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Wanted: Tips For Wine-Tasting Novice 

Cindy's taking a wine-tasting junket to The Dalles, Ore. She sent this Facebook note to me: "As you can see by my status update and photo I'm part of a media junket, touring vineyards and wineries in The Dalles, Hood River area. I'm a wine...

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I Don't Like My Gal Looking @ Barkeep

Among the Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report nuggets was this little piece of gold from the Iron Horse that was recorded by CPD Blue at 2:14 a.m. Sunday: "Officers responded to a battery call at the Iron Horse reference a 28 year old male who...

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Tribe Gets $11.8M For Medical Center 

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe today received $11.8 million in federal funding to build a new medical center in Plummer. The Tribe anticipates the Benewah Medical Center will open in fall 2012. The project will go out to bid in December, and construction will start next...

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OTC: Don't Wear Uggs & Sweatpants 

"Ladies, it is that time of year. UGGs with sweatpants are not OK. That is all I have to say, you've had your warning" -- Dara, UI Argonaut Off The Cuff column.Question: What "fashion statement" do you most dislike seeing women wear?

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NW: Where Have All The Hippies Gone? 

In a liberal oasis like Missoula, the question “What is a hippie?” should be as easy to answer as “Got yer elk yet?” Missoula’s always been known, especially to other, more conservative parts of the state, i.e., everywhere else, as Montana’s hippie enclave, a granola...

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NIC Students Set Trustee Forum

Associated Students of North Idaho College is hosting a board of trustees candidate forum at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room. The one-hour forum will consist of timed answers to questions gathered from student input followed...

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INW: Colville Mayor Sues WalMart 

Grin-win situation: Holy Family Catholic School first-grader Nathan Lassiter, 6, smiles big during picture day at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)Colville mayor sues WalMart for making him work on Sundays/KHQJohn Clark, lawyer for Spokane's working class, dies/Thomas Clouse, SRLabrador...

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High Noon: Cosmo Eyes UI Student 

University of Idaho law student, Luke Howarth, a Cosmopolitan magazine's Bachelor Blowout contest slips out of the grasp of a defender while playing flag-football with friends on Thursday on UI's campus in Moscow. See Shawn Vestal's column here. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland)Question: On a scale...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.8.10

12:02 p.m. A female reports that a male in a black hoodie stole her bike from the Post Falls Library 15 minutes ago.12:01 p.m. Caller is looking for a bicyclist that she saw hit by a silver vehicle w/Washington plates on Ironwood & Government Way....

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Deseret News Ignores Gay Protest

Gay rights activist Thomas Hutchings of Salt Lake City sits on the sidewalk near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' temple Thursday in Salt Lake City. The demonstration Thursday night was a response to remarks from a church leader that homosexuality is an...

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Labrador Brings Ruby Ridge Into Race 17 

Rep. Walt Minnick's latest TV ad is sparking a new round of controversy. Republican challenger Raul Labrador fired back this morning with a scathing news release attacking Minnick's messenger: retired U.S. Marshal Mike Johnson. The release centers on Johnson's role as marshal during the 1992...

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Letter: Rasmussen 'Nefariously' Snipes 

Since the primary, Mr. Jorgenson has acted like a wounded bull. Mr. Rasmussen is much more subtle, but far more destructive with his nefarious sniping on blogs. Mr. Roetter lost his central committeeman's seat, but retained his role on the exec. board as the State...

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Some Pumpkin 

South Dakota farmer Kevin Marsh stands next to his 1,674-pound pumpkin near Parker. To his right, his daughters Maddie and Autumn sit on a 1,536-pound pumpkin he grew. (AP Photo/Kevin Marsh)Question: What letter grade would you give your garden this year? Why?

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KerriT: E-mail Me This 

On Facebook, KerriT gets on her soap box to state: "Does anyone else get impatient with people who do not have or use email as one of their forms of communication? Multi-tasking and catching up at odd times of the day, I find it frustrating...

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Gookin: Prosecutor Ignores Corruption 

In one of the more entertaining threads on the Coeur d'Alene Press online Web site, Dan Gookin now is claiming that there's corruption in the Kootenai County prosecutor's office. The accusation comes from out of thin air, as much of the thread involves a three-way...

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SR Endorses Walt Minnick 26 

In the Year of the Tea Party, U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick represents the type of middle-course pragmatist who is supposed to be road kill in November. Plus, he’s a Democrat in Idaho. So why is he doing so well in his race for re-election? For...

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Bar Report: Battery With Potato Chips 

Hands down, the most interesting entry in the latest downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report report (Oct. 1-6) is an item that occurred at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday at the Coeur d'Alene Resort: "Officers responded to a malicious injury to property call at the Coeur d’Alene Resort...

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AM Headlines -- 10.8.10

Raindrops gather on the bloom of a Dahlia in the Inland Empire Dahlia Society National Trail Garden in Manito Park in Spokane on Thursday. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany)Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRThursday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Huckleberries OnlineGray skies linger, rain returns over weekend/Mike Prager, SRFather charged...

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DOTC: Service Before Party Politics 

Dan of the County (speaking in the third person): While Dan is loyal to his party he takes his loyalty to the voters and citizens of the county even more seriously. Because he is the chief election official of the county he is deliberately less...

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Bubble: Know Much About Mormonism? 26 

OutofStaterTater said: “They've heard numerous reports of Allred knocking on doors in those areas and visiting Mormon study groups clutching a Book of Mormon.”Bubblehead: What?!? A candidate for Governor knocking on doors in major cities in the state in which he's hoping to govern? Unheard...

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K-Mama: Way To Go, Mike Kennedy 

Kendramama: I personally was just so happy to see MikeK's headline on the Press the other morning- and for once, in the article it seems they got at least the majority of the facts right!- and to be able to rejoice for him that it...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

Autopsy: No Baton Strike On Creach 

According to the report, the bullet from Deputy Hirzel's gun hit Creach in the chest, traveled through his heart, lungs and hit his liver. It was found lodged in his lower ribcage. The report mentions scrapes and bruises consistent with what Creach may have received...

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Parting Shot -- 10.7.10

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez watches as a fan tries to pick up a ball with a very long stick before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Giants and the Atlanta Braves in San Francisco on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff...

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Huckleberries Online

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.





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