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When The Pilot Goes Bananas

Broadcast journalist Laurie Dhue talks with members of the media after arriving at McCarran International Airport, Tuesday in Las Vegas. Dhue was a passenger on board Jet Blue flight 191 from New York JFK when it was diverted to Amarillo, Texas after the captain stormed through the plane rambling about a bomb and threats from Iraq Tuesday until passengers on the Las Vegas-bound flight tackled him to the ground just outside the cockpit. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Question: Have you ever been on a flight in which a passenger or member of the flight crew acted up?

Bomb threat: A lie for love

SANTIAGO, Chile – People are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before takeoff.

Authorities say she phoned in a false bomb threat to keep her boyfriend from flying off to a new job. “I’m sorry, but I did it for love,” Guajardo said Monday after she was charged with making a false bomb threat.

Freed pending trial, she faces up to 61 days in jail if convicted. Prosecutors decided not to invoke the more severe anti-terrorism law after hearing the couple’s story.

What have you done for love?

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 Fargo/Rathdrum manager reports the bank has been robbed. One robber was in all black and the other had an orange hood. At least one robber had a gun. Manager not sure if robbers left in vehicle.
  • 11:08 a.m. Caller reports disabled vehicle on 4th in front of Coeur d’Alene High — and driver appears to be in distress.
  • 11:02 a.m. Garwood Elementary on Ramsey Road has received a bomb threat in a phone caller from an older male. Officials have evacuated the school.
  • More below

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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