THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.30.10 23 

This would be a nice day for Judge Charles Hosack to render his decision in the long-running Brannon-Kennedy election case. I have plenty of time to digest things here because my Sunday print column has been written. The kids seem to be playing nice in...

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Parting Shot -- 9.30.10 

I published a photo of Gov. Butch Otter in team roping competition Wednesday. So here's one of challenger Keith Allred rides in a parade in Preston with his daughter, Cate. Allred, a Democrat, and Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are playing up their cowboy roots...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... and has confirmed ... that there's a funny story to that billboard that Ron Nilson/Robert Ketchum have leased on Northwest Boulevard. That ad exec for the Lamar Outdoor account happens to be none other than ... (drum roll, please) ... Dave Wood, Christie's husband....

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 9.30.10 

5:46 p.m. CPD Blue is looking for a vehicle that reportedly was e/b at 120 mph on Seltice Way and now could be on Ironwood.5:40 p.m. Caller reports seeing a skater hand money for male in a semi w/o a back door and get a...

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PM: Fuel Spill Hasn't Reached Lochsa

Lewiston Fire Department engineer and regional hazmat response team leader Chris Jacks checks for diesel fuel in test holes along U.S Highway 12 earlier today, east of Lewiston. An estimated 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel from a crashed tanker has spilled into a ditch on...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.30.10 

A hawk scavenges for its next meal from atop a sign near the Mines of Spain State Park in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje)Cutline1. Having consumed the doves of the left, Hawk returns his attention to potential prey...

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NIdaho Blogs: Oktoberfish 2010

"There are many Oktoberfests in many locations, but there is only one Oktoberfish," posts Herb/BayViews. "Organized by Ralph Jones of Ralph's Coffee House in Bayview six years ago, it is a great hit with fishermen and women in the area." More here.Confessions/A Butterfly MomentClinton's initiative/Accidental...

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ISP Officer May Face Poaching Charge

An Idaho State Trooper is under investigation for possibly poaching a moose four days before the start of hunting season.Idaho Fish and Game officers were tipped off by a taxidermist in Bonner County, when a man brought in a bull moose before the opening of...

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Christie Wood's Billboard Debuts 

One of you Berry Pickers submitted this photo of Christie Wood's new billboard advertisement along Northwest Boulevard, at the northern entrance to North Idaho College. Wood, of course, is running as the incumbent to retain her college trustee spot against ex-college workforce training director Robert...

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Man To Live On 20 Potatoes A Day 

Exec Chris Voigt of the Washington Potato Commission explains his plans to exist on nothing but potatoes for next 2 months: "In an effort to remind the public about the nutritional value of potatoes, I am going on a diet consisting of ONLY POTATOES, nothing...

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AIB: Michelle O Passes Dress Code? 12 

AlmostInnocentBystander: Dress code? Anyone else ever see Michelle O claw her way off Airforce One looking like something the cat coughed up? I don't care what Vanity Fair says, I've seen the First Lady looking more like a Walmart nightmare than a fashionista. Could we...

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Beardmore Architect Wins Nat'l Award 

Architect Brian Runberg, an Idaho native who now lives in Seattle, is shown outside the revamped Beardmore Building in Priest River. The Beardmore Building has been part of Priest Lake since the 1920s. Runberg has won a major national award for his achievement. Idaho Statesman...

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Football Success Attracts BSU Students 

With Bronco games having recently aired on ESPN, CBS College Sports, and ABC, it's safe to say more people know about Boise State. It's not just football fans paying attention to BSU, but those looking to go to college. As Boise State gets more wins,...

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Why Have Priest Lake Visits Fallen? 

A read of As The Lake Churns writes to Pecky Cox: "How is it that interest in spending time at Priest Lake has declined over the years? .... or has it? Many of the long time residents tell of how the lake used to be...

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Downtown CdA Bar Report -- 9/24-28

Here's the latest Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report (Sept. 24-28):Saturday, September 25, 2010: 2233 hours (2300 Block N 4th St –DUI): Officers charged two brothers (24 & 26 yrs) at Denny’s: One was cited for fighting in a public place and the other arrested for...

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INW: Abusive Boyfriend Wanted Pot

Angela Gilbert struggles to hold back tears as she stands outside a Hillyard apartment building holding a photo of her sister, Rebecca McCollough and her children Wednesday. Police say McCollough’s 1-year-old son Santiago was beaten to death by her boyfriend Tuesday night. James R. "J.R."...

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Noon: Next Time, Mascara Runs Alone 

A strange affliction seems to have overcome many of my 40-ish friends. It began with vague murmurs about cholesterol and too-snug jeans. Soon, discussion became peppered with talk of morning walks and gym memberships. And suddenly, marathons were being mentioned as casually as lunch plans....

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 9.30.10 

12:14 p.m. A vehicle has hit a house @ 15th & Harrison/CdA, causing oil leakage.11:48 a.m. Possible drug activity reported on Sunview Lane/Hayden.11:47 a.m. Lance wants police to know he's parking his trailer @ Huetter & Lancaster/Hayden for next month.'11:43 a.m. 2 CPD Blues have...

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Actor Tony Curtis, 85, RIP 

A Lobby card is shown for Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot", 1959, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. "Some Like It Hot" topped the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest American movies announced Tuesday. Curtis died Wednesday at his Las...

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Inlander Views Minnick-Labrador Race 

Minnick, in one television ad, says that he is “right for Idaho” without ever mentioning that he’s a Democrat. Just this week, Minnick is quoted in Congressional Quarterly saying he would not necessarily vote for Pelosi as speaker should the Democrats retain control of the...

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Hucks Poll: Otter More Of A Cowboy 

Cowboy In Chief: Overwhelmingly, you Merry Hucksters say that Gov. Butch Otter is more of a cowboy that Democratic challenger Keith Allred. 89 of 123 (72.36%) respondents said Otter was more of a cowboy, while 34 of 123 (27.64%) respondents said Allred was.Wednesday Poll: By...

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Montana Eyes Moves To WAC 

Montana could be looking to expand its horizons outside of the Big Sky by joining the WAC. And so are a number of other schools in the West, according to multiple reports. ESPN reported on Wednesday afternoon that officials from the Western Athletic Conference met...

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Man Downs Charging Lake CdA Moose 12 

That started the clock on the most terrifying 30 seconds of their lives. When they looked back, the moose was walking around the bend. Then 600 pounds of muscle and hooves started trotting toward them. “We had no out,” Gary said. “Thick brush lined the...

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White House Invites Baker Family Back 13 

The White House hopes to make amends to the family of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker after they were turned away from a West Wing tour because of dress code issues. ... “We would have loved to have hosted 10-year-old Vernon and his...

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Brand X Allows Letter Pseudonym 

I'm trying to figure out a letter to the editor from the Coeur d'Alene Press that Soaf brought to my attention -- one involving a Timberlake Fire District recall in which Editor Mike Patrick allowed a pseudonym to be used. Here's the nut graph: "The...

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