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TGIF Wild Card -- 10.15.10 21 

I'll post fresh items for the weekend around 8 o'clock Saturday morning. If you tune in earlier than that, be sure you drop back by to see what Hucks Online will be offering today. For you Lake City and Coeur d'Alene fans ... you can...

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Fall Means Aphids 

Fall is in the air and so are lots of little aphids. Tribune photographer Barry Kough just shot this photo on the Lewis-Clark State College campus in Lewiston. Check out Lewiston Tribune Facebook page here. (Lewiston Tribune Photo: Barry Kough). Question: Do aphids along the...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.15.10

5:12 p.m. A female driver reports she's OK after crashing into a fence @ Otter Bay & Riverview/CdA.4:56 p.m. 12YO boy on probation is cussing out his mother on Fruitland/CdA because she allowed his older brother to have candy.4:51 p.m. A 15YO boy has run...

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PM: Rule Book Focuses On ISP Death

Best-selling author Ann Rule’s newest book, “In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother’s Unceasing Quest for the Truth” looks at Reynolds’ death and what Rule calls a botched investigation by authorities too quick to believe an estranged...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.15.10 13 

A squirrel sneaks a taste of pumpkin, at the Coronado Community United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Daytona Beach News-Journal, David Massey)Top Cutlines:1. Brent Andrews2. Mr. Bloogy has been busy setting pumpkin squirrel traps, because...

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NI Blogs: Commish Shirtless In China 

"There's a contingent of local folks in China this week with the chamber tour group, and Pam Houser's been keeping me updated on their travel experiences," posts Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street. "She noted that Commissioner Todd Tondee might run out of clean clothes before they...

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Palin & Obama: Cousins? 

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gestures while addressing the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky. According to the genealogists at Ancestry.com, President Barack Obama is apparently related to Palin, a discovery they made when looking for connections between political foes. Story here. (AP...

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Hart Tries To Fend Off Librul Attacks 32 

In a top-of-the-fold "In His Own Words" in The Capitalist Papers today, embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, discusses the "Attacks, Harassment and Lust for Power" of his political opponents -- you know "liberal Republicans," like Matt Roetter and Duane Rasmussen, who, Hart claims, are "working...

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Ron Nilson Has Ties To Tea Party 

I discovered an interesting nugget re: North Idaho College trustee candidate Ron Nilson while Googling for background information. He has spoken at two Tea Party gatherings and is very aligned with the movement. At OpenCDA.com in February, Mary wrote about Nilson's appearance as a guest...

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Obit: Ex-Commish Mike Anderson, 55 

In 1993, he was elected County Commissioner for Kootenai County. Following relocation to Southern California, he worked as Security Supervisor for Knott's Berry Farm. In 1998, he returned to the Pacific Northwest and became the Security Manager for Pike Place Market later working as the...

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Allred Removes GOP Logo From Site 

Keith Allred has taken the official Republican elephant logo off the web page for Republicans for Allred. after a complaint of trademark violation from the Republican National Committee. “Your campaign’s use of the RNC’s official elephant logo appears designed to mislead the public into thinking...

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God: Friend Or Foe On Campus? 

Mary Poplin, professor of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California, spoke in the University of Idaho auditorium of the Menard Law Building Thursday about the diminishing presence of Christianity and the issue of whether God should be discussed in universities. As a firm...

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INW: Hope Man Finishes X-Country Run

Mike Ehredt, of Hope, Idaho, pushing stroller, runs the final leg of his 4,425-mile coast-to-coast run earlier today in Rockland, Maine. Ehredt, an Army veteran, started his run in Astoria, Ore., on May 1. He placed a flag every mile to honor service members lost...

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Day 3: Phil Hart Poem Of The Day 

(Lizard People channels hip-hop sensation Antoine Dodson.) He's climbin in your State LandHe's snatchin your endowment upTryna log em tryna log em so y'all need toHide your kids, hide your wifeHide your kids, hide your wifeHide your kids, hide your wifeAnd hide your husband cuz...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.15.10

11:48 a.m. Caller reports an assault with a vehicle that occurred on Inland Empire Paper/Rathdrum area property today.11:35 a.m. Motorist reports a large piece of truck tire on H95 near Garwood.11:34 a.m. Shopko on Ironwood reports an individual loitering in the store.11:27 a.m. Spirit Lake...

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NIC Plans Counter-Protest Vigil 

North Idaho College students will be holding a candlelight vigil from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, on the field between the Sherman and Hedlund buildings on campus. The vigil will occur during the same time the Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to...

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Remembering: Clint Stennett

On his Facebook page, Mike Kennedy has posted this photo of Idaho Sen. Clint Stennett, the former minority leader, and his wife, Michelle, at the 2009 Wagon Days Parade. Stennett, 54, died Thursday afternoon after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Read Dan Popkey's report...

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Forbes: Idaho No. 12 Best Biz State 

But some areas are doing better than others, and for many of them, it isn't an accident. Who's doing the best job when it comes to fostering growth? Utah, according to our fifth annual look at the Best States for Business. The Beehive State captured...

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In Praise Of 'Member's Only' Jacket 

I was struck with déjà vu the other day when in a local Kohl’s I spied a rack of ‘Member’s Only’ jackets. I hadn’t seen one in years. My last memories of the MO jacket were of my dad wearing his long after it fell...

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Mary (Hearts) Nilson, Ketchum 

In case you were wondering who to support in the North Idaho College trustees' races, you should consider the endorsement this morning by Mary Souza/OpenCDA. Mary's smitten with the tag team of Ron Nilson, pictured, & Robert Ketchum. Ketchum is an "amazing professional" -- Mary's...

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Obama Billboard Attracts Scorn 24 

A billboard along an Interstate 70 business loop in Grand Junction, Colo., is shown that uses caricatures to depict President Barack Obama as a terrorist, gangster, Mexican bandit and a gay man. The billboard has drawn bipartisan scorn from political officials. Story here and here....

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Is Gov. Butch Otter An Anti-Dentite? 

Dentists in Idaho aren't happy with comments made by Gov. Butch Otter during a televised debate on NewsChannel 7 Wednesday evening. The comments refer to the new company that is handling Medicaid dental claims for Idaho. DentaQuest has cut an estimated 150 to 200 dentists...

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White House Invites Hero's Family Back 

Item: No trick ... Bakers in for a treat: Family of World War II hero to spend Halloween at White House/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: "The president and first lady are inviting some military families - including the Bakers - to go trick-or-treating here...

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