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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Miner Luis Urzua, the last miner to be rescued, center wearing green, celebrates next to Chile's President Sebastian Pinera after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end Wednesday night after 33 trapped miners were hauled up in a cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet of rock. (Roberto Candia / Associated Press)

The Last One 

Miner Luis Urzua, the last miner to be rescued, center wearing green, celebrates next to Chile's President Sebastian Pinera after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near...

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Your Dog A Repub? My Cat's A Demo 15 

Statistically,http://media.spokesman.com/photos/2010/10/13/mug-stevecrump.jpg a Republican is far more likely to be a dog owner than a Democrat. As a political independent, I take strong exception. None of my dogs — and I have three — has ever voted for a Republican. I know because Ichecked their paw...

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LWV Debate: Goedde-Boggess-Writz

Opening -- Jeremy Boggess: We need to work beyond party politics and not special interests.1. Opening -- John Goedde: I'm seeking my 5th turn. I chair Senate Education. I'm focused on 3 things economy, jobs, and education. If the economy improves and jobs expand, state...

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LWV Debate -- Marano Vs. Sims

Paula Marano: considers herself a long-time eduction who's thoughtful, respectfulKathy Sims: Been in Idaho since she was 5 ... owns 2 businesses including Coeur d'Alene Honda ... served as Idaho Human Rights commissioner ... 8 years as Republican county chairman ... appointed to take Jack...

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LWV Debate -- Bullard Vs. Chadderdon

Mike Bullard (opening): Says he was a child of single parent and served three dozen years as a Presbyterian minister in southern Idaho and Coeur d'Alene.Marge Chadderdon (opening): Says she is running for fourth term. Served on business, education, and local government committees.Mike (legislative priorities):...

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Women's League Forum -- Larsen-Nonini 

Opening with Dave Larsen who gets first laugh by recounting childhood tale involving a kid named Ira, who believed in doing to others what they'd do for you ... only first.Opening/Bob Nonini, who is seeking a 4th term: Touts legislation he led ... funding for...

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Women's League Forum -- Clerk

Dan English goes first and is now reading an opening statement. He touts his 15 years as a county clerk.Cliff Hayes touts his 26 years with the Post Falls police and city. He gets a laugh by pointing out he has 5 children and all...

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Women's League Forum -- Coroner 

OK, I decided to live-blog the candidates' forums tonight. Coroner candidates Deb Wilkey (R) and Jody DeLuca Hissong square off first. Sholeh Patrick is the League moderator.Sholeh got first laugh by warning candidates to follow the rules. She said: "I may seem sweet, but I'm...

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Parting Shot -- 10.13.10 

"God Bless America", a sculpture inspired by the famous painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, is reassembled in front of the Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa, earlier today. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.13.10 

I'm going to attend the candidates' forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, at 6:30 tonight at the Coeur d'Alene Library. I haven't decided whether I'll live-blog the event or not. After all, there are 6 debates. And not all of them are interesting....

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Starbucks Tells Baristas To Slow Down 

Starbucks Corp. is telling its harried baristas to slow down -- which may result in longer lines, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Amid customer complaints that the Seattle-based coffee chain has reduced the fine art of coffee making to a mechanized process with all...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.13.10 

An ensemble of dancers dressed in swan costumes pose for a photo in Times Square to promote Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" returning to Broadway, in New York, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Top Cutlines:1. Mr. Bloggy2. A strange hybrid cross of sheep/people...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.13.10 

5:18 p.m. CdA police activity log (6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday) here.5:01 p.m. Female reports her boyfriend who has a history of suicide attempts is threatening to kill himself in 6100 block of Goshawk Lane.4:42 p.m. A two-vehicle accident on H95 & Vera/Athol...

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HBO Poll: Labrador Has Momentum

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, the 570 respondents to the Hucks Online poll say that Republican Raul Labrador has the momentum in his attempt to unseat incumbent Democrat Walt Minnick. 458 of 570 (80.35%) said Labrador had the momentum in the closing days of the campaign; 93...

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Candidate Forums To Air Tonight 

A candidate forum featuring the county and state legislative races in the Nov. 2 election will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front. The public is invited. It will also be broadcast live on Coeur d'Alene city cable...

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INW Headlines -- 10.13.10 

Coeur d’Alene High School senior distance runner Kinsey Gomez has attracted attention from colleges. Read Dave Trimmer's S-R story here. And: Check out & bookmark new SR sports high school sports page online here.Post Falls baby-sitter reportedly told police it was 'all my fault'/Meghann Cuniff,...

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Bob Wire: Ban Pitbulls ... Period 11 

How many kids have to die? How many family pets have to be savagely attacked? How many people have to have their limbs chewed off or their faces gnawed to mush before we say enough already with the pit bulls? Last week, right here in...

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Adam: Thoughts On Turning 30 

A big milestone birthday (no. 30 on Tuesday) brings reflection on both the past and the future. Life is not as I would have wished it to be when I turned twenty. I imagined myself having already been elected to office and living off my...

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28 of 33 Miners Rescued So Far 

Miner Samuel Avalos, right, sits in the rescue capsule as a worker helps him out after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, earlier today....

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TP'd In Downtown Coeur d'Alene 

Don Sausser was Donny-on-the-Spot today for those photo of a totally TP'd vehicle in the parking lot of Coeur d'Alene Athletic Club parking lot (old Oz Fitness, 2nd & Coeur d'Alene). Seems employees gave this going away gift to a co-worker who is in her...

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Ex-Repub Super Evans Backs Allred 

In a statement entitled “A Difficult Choice,” former longtime Idaho GOP state schools Supt. Jerry Evans today has endorsed Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate, for governor over incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter. “It came as a disappointing surprise this year when Governor Otter recommended a...

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Man Fights For Life After Spider Bite

A spider bite and a cut has caused a flesh-eating disease that threatens the life of a St. Maries resident. Curtis Osborn, 45, came home sick from work last week and once he got home he called his mother asking for help. His sister, Deb...

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Dennis: Republican Vs. Republican 

Today marks the start of the trial in Federal Court between the Republican Party of the State of Idaho Vs. the Idaho Secretary of State. Say what? Yep, in Federal Court the GOP is suing the Sec. of State for Idaho (who is a Republican)....

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Hi-Noon: Teacher's Conference, Oh My! 12 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes that she's "heading out to 5th grade parent/teacher conference. Sam is smart and personable and teachers love him. So, why do I always feel nervous before conferences? Am I the only one who feels like this is also a...

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UI Wants Sell-Out For Homecoming 

Peter Mundt of Boise introduced himself to me in an e-mail: "I'm doing some volunteer PR for the UI Athletic Department with the goal of filling the Kbbie Dome for as many games as possible this season. I produced a video to promote interest in...

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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.