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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

LR: Yard Signs On Public Land Bug Me 

Little Red: One of my pet peeves is seeing people act with a sense of entitlement. The rules just don't apply to them, or the rest of us are too stupid to “stand up” for ourselves or something. I hate it when someone crowds in...

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Vatican: Bart & Homer Are Catholic 

This undated frame from the Fox series "The Simpsons," shows the popular cartoon family posing in front of their home, from left, Lisa , Marge , Maggie, Homer and Bart Simpson. The Vatican newspaper has declared that Homer Simpson is part of the pope's flock....

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.20.10 

We're now officially under two weeks until the election, and things are heating up. Some of you partisan commenters are displaying raw nerves -- and saying things you wouldn't mean after the election. But I'm a forgiving person who tries valiantly to keep regulars in...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.20.10

5:55 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activity report (6 a.m. Tues - 6 a.m. Wed) here.5:38 p.m. U.S. Bank (302 Sherman/CdA) worker accidentally trips alarm4:53 p.m. Vehicle has hit a fence near Armory on W. Wyoming/Hayden & now is continuing in front of Eagles.4:42 p.m....

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.20.10 11 

Robin Henderson stretches out her Maine Coon cat Stewie outside of her home in Reno, Nev. Stewie, a five-year-old Maine Coon, owned by Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, has been accepted by Guinness World Records as the world's longest cat at 48.5 inches. You write the...

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City OKs Fences For Sanders Beach 11 

Item: Fences OK on Sanders Beach: City Council unanimously approves measure/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The two sides agreed to an amendment in the shoreline ordinance between 12th and 15th streets on East Lakeshore Drive that will allowhomeowners to build fences down to the...

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Howard, Nilson Disagree On Corridor 

The candidates fielded a question from the audience regarding their thoughts on whether the mill site land for the education corridor should have been purchased for NIC. (Ken) Howard, pictured, said he supported the acquisition, calling it "a tremendous necessity to the life and vitality...

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Murphy: Akey Puts Boise State No. 1

Idaho coach Robb Akey was one of 11 coaches to vote Boise State No. 1 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, he confirmed in an interview with Jeff Caves of 1350 AM KTIK. Boise State was ranked No. 2 in the coaches poll released...

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Do They Share Same Political Ideas? 11 

There's been some speculation here re: the friendship that GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson has with state Rep. Phil Hart and Larry Spencer. Nelson and Hart have been seen together at events such as the Tea Party get together at Greyhound Park in Post Falls earlier...

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Idaho Blogs: Stallings Rips Statesman 

Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings — who is helping out Tom Sullivan, the Democrats' challenger to GOP Sen. Mike Crapo — is also campaigning against the Idaho Statesman. In an appeal for campaign contributions, Stallings ripped the Statesman for not covering the last week's Crapo-Sullivan...

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'In Athol' 

"I heard the classic George Benson song 'On Broadway' the other day and had an inspirational moment," comments Poolman. "In all seriousness -- the opening segment of the 1979 movie 'All that Jazz,' starring Roy Scheider, and featuring that classic tune, is possibly the best...

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AR: It's Wrong To Steal A Bible, Right? 12 

Atmospheric Ruminations blogger via Facebook: "There's a pier that extends out into the bay near where I live (Oregon Coast). I was parked there one day, just loafing around, when I saw a book on the picnic table nearby. Being curious, I wondered what the...

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GOP Bus Tour To Hit Koot-Co Friday 

The tour through Kootenai County will include a stop at the Spirit Lake City Park, a gathering at Golden Spike Estates in Rathdrum, greeting veterans at the American Legion Hall in Athol and shoppers at Super 1 in Hayden, and discussing economic development at Idaho...

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Kerri: Jim Pierce Got His Elk 15 

On her More Main Street blog, Kerri Thoreson columnizes: "Jim Pierce had only one day to devote to hunting, opening day to be exact, with friends south of St. Maries. Not to worry for the overachieving Washington Trust banker ... he filled both his deer...

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High Noon: Mormon Skit Draws Review 

Item: Oregon high school reviews procedures after pro-Mormon skit/Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat HeraldMore Info: The skit involved students pretending to be missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching a group of teens. Mormon missionaries work in pairs throughout the world to...

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Poll: Butch Or Keith? 11 

Gov. C.L. " Butch" Otter is introduced on Tuesday by English instructor Kimberly Madison to her class, which consisted of students from Twin Falls, Sugar City and Clark Fork who participated in the College of Southern Idaho course through the Idaho Education Network. (AP Photo/Times-News,...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.20.10 

Noon: Someone's suffering an allergic reaction at Ponderosa Elementary/PF.11:51 a.m. Older female is shaken up after vehicle hits fence @ Poleline & Idaho/PF.11:18 a.m. A "rolling domestic" in a Nash Metro is reported in 1200 block of Walnut/CdA.10:53 a.m. John reports ongoing problems w/speeding &...

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Judge OKs Weekly Meeting For Steeles 

The wife of a North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring someone to kill her will be allowed to meet with her husband every week. Cyndi and Edgar Steele can meet once a week at the Spokane County Jail or over the phone, according to a...

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INW/AM Headlines -- 10.20.10 

Nathan Goncalves, a student at Clark College, is the first to speak during an "open dialogue" on the Vancouver, Wash., campus on Monday. Goncalves defended the "white and proud" fliers he distributed on campus on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Troy Wayrynen)Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRTuesday...

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Realtors Endorse Write-In Currie 

In an unusual move, the Coeur d'Alene Realtors Association has endorsed a write-in candidate, Commissioner Rick Currie. In an e-mail to members, Realtors CEO Rick Vernon writes: "Rick is always willing to hear our concerns and has balanced our input with other voices in the...

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Trib: Mountain Lion Photo Is Fake 

A new photo now making the rounds on Facebook and e-mail lists supposedly shows an elk hunter posing in the dark with his newly downed elk. In the background, eyes shining from a flash, is a mountain lion. The accompanying note says the hunter downed...

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Minnick Ad Rips Obama, Pelosi 25 

Sisyphus asked Monday about a pro-Walt Minnick ad he thought he'd seen at the tail-end of the Sunday night football game in which President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were criticized. I think this one is it (courtesy of YouTube and Idaho Reporter)....

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Is Nonini's Chamber Comment Age-ist? 

In his reply to a Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce question ("What qualifies you over others for the elected office you are seeking?"), state Rep. Bob Nonini writes: "I am actively running my insurance practice and my opponent is a retired school teacher. The Idaho...

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Richert: Otter Huffs & Puffs Again 

Gov. Butch Otter's latest move in the wolf battle was masterful — yet cynical. Bashing the federal government, especially the current administration, 15 days before election day? Shrewd stuff. But Otter's decision to yank Idaho out of wolf management will do nothing to accomplish Idaho's...

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Pastor Denounces Bouma Postcards 

The pastor of the Freeze Church near here said Tuesday he is outraged over recent political attempts to use his ministry against Republican Gresham Bouma. "I am absolutely brokenhearted that anything I have ever said could be used against Gresham Bouma," said Lloyd Knerr. "That...

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