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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

Kelso: Rosa Parks, Mandela ... Hart? 122 

Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 because she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was convicted of disorderly conduct and a violation of a local ordinance. A criminal. Nelson Mandela campaigned against apartheid. He was tried, convicted, and given...

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Hart Stole Endowment Timber For Home 17 

Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart stole timber from state land to build his log home in Athol in 1996, according to court documents, and still hasn’t paid a judgment against him for the theft. What’s more, the property Hart illegally logged is school endowment land,...

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AM: Semanko, Labrador, & 'Fire Pelosi' 

The "Fire Pelosi" bus turns the corner in front of the Canyon County Republican Party headquarters Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Canyon County Republican headquarters in Caldwell. More here. (AP Photo/The Idaho Press-Tribune, Mike Vogt)Idaho Records, and: building permits, and: bankruptcies/Sherry Adkins, SRAutumn puts...

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Dark Times For Republican Muggles 

A Republican Berry Picker writes: "A My Turn in Saturday's Press is written by Precinct #3 committeewoman Melanie Vander Feer. She argues that the local GOP isn't disentegrating but rather it is getting stronger because true conservatives are controlling the party now. She writes, "The...

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Handle X: It's All $$$ In Her Pocket 

It didn’t take long for fuming Mary Souza to go on the attack after Judge Charles Hosack issued his ruling that validated incumbent Mike Kennedy’s victory – by 3 votes instead of 5 – in the 2009 City Council election. In her blog, Mary...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 2010

Weekend Wild Card -- 10.9-10.10 20 

We're running out of nice fall days this year. But we're not running out of good fodder at Huckleberries Online. Which is attracting a lot of attention here. The page-views for every day during the work week topped 10,000. However, there's always room for more....

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Oregon wide receiver Jeff Maehl, top, gets tackled by Washington State linebacker C. J. Mizell during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Maehl had 10 receptions for 119 yards. Oregon won 43-23. (Dean Hare / Fr158448 Ap)

Oregon 43, Washington State 23

Oregon wide receiver Jeff Maehl, top, gets tackled by Washington State linebacker C. J. Mizell during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Maehl had 10 receptions for 119 yards. Oregon won 43-23. Game story and...

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Don Larsen: Hayden's Mr. Perfect 14 

"I was four years old when Don Larsen pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "Don's was the only MLB post-season no-hitter for over five decades until this...

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Jai Nelson Tackles Campaign Rumors 10 

Item: Politics turn personal: Commission candidate Jai Nelson responds to accusations/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press.More Info: Another accusation surfaced in a letter to the editor by Rick Currie on Oct. 3. Currie stated that Nelson had "told outright lies" about their political opponent, Fillios. Fillios...

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John Lennon Would Have Been 70 

John Lennon-related buttons are seen on sale in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park today, the day that would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)When people die they generally occupy a space in the minds of those who personally knew them...

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Post Falls Babysitter Faces Murder Charge 

A Post Falls woman faces murder charges after a boy she was baby-sitting died of a head injury today, police say. Amanda Skogen, 25, was booked into Kootenai County Jail today on a charge of first-degree murder. Under Idaho state law, she could face life...

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ITD, Koreans Met Secretly H12 Mega-loads 

Item: More large loads for U.S. 12 discussed by state, Korean firm/Betsy Russell, SR More Info: The Idaho Transportation Department met in September with a Korean firm that wants to move another 40 to 60 giant truckloads of oil equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12,...

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Idaho High School Football Scores 

SWX provided the following football scores. You can see Spokane area scores here.Lakeside (ID) 46, Mullan 0Chewelah 28, Priest River 21Lakeland 49, Pullman 27Post Falls 49, Sandpoint 14Lake City 24, Lewiston 14Bonners Ferry 76, Kellogg 6Coeur d'Alene 37, Vallivue 20Timberlake 49, St. Maries 28

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Poll: Should City Pay MikeK Legal Bills? 

In one of those "Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day" moments, Dan Gookin of comments today that the city of Coeur d'Alene should foot Councilman Mike Kennedy's legal bills. Quote: "Like him or not, Mr. Kennedy bore the brunt of the...

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Baby Dies, Sitter Faces Murder Count 

From KHQ: 3-year-old Cohen Johnson has died at Sacred Heart Medical Center from head injuries he sustained after being shoved to the ground. The babysitter, 25 year-old Amanda Skogen, who allegedly shoved Cohen after he urinated on himself and on a piece of furniture, has...

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Parting Shot -- 10.8.10 10 

Sen. Patty Murray, left, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Maria Cantwell wave to the crowd as they arrive at the campaign rally in support of Murray at the University of Washington Tacoma Friday in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler)Question: Would...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 10.8.10 17 

It looks like the CAVErs have moved on to another target, now that Mike Kennedy, Dan English, Deedie Beard, et al, have been vindicated by Judge Charles Hosack. Prosecutor Barry McHugh now is in their keyboard cross-hairs for not dealing with all the corruption in...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.8.10

5:27 p.m. Bartender is concerned re: welfare of elderly female who left Chillers and is being followed by a male on 18th Street/CdA.4:04 p.m. Landlord reports that a tenant pointed a loaded hunting rifle at him when he asked for rent money in 8400 block...

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PM: Elton Guilty Of Harassment Counts 

On the Washington State campus this week, students were preparing for the invasion of the Oregon Ducks by breaking out an old video game. We'll see how's hunting whom in Pullman Saturday. Story here. And: Photo: Washington State University Facebook page.Elton guilty of misdemeanor harassment...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.8.10 

The March page of a 2011 calendar created for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 58th birthday on Thursday shows a girl with her name and a sign saying "Vladimir Vladimirovich, "You put out the forest fires, but I'm still burning!" referring to Russian Premier Putin's...

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Dogwalk: Social Media Lacks Real News

The evening broadcasts have been deteriorating for some time now. I often wonder how people get their news if they aren't armed to the teeth with computers and all the variations thereof. I don't have any of those fancy gadgets, just my computer and I...

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Vixens To Lace 'Em Up Vs. TV Rollers

You regulars from the Boise area will get a chance to see the Snake Pit Venomous Vixens in action against the Treasure Valley Rollergirls B Team at Qwest Arena Saturday night. All the information about the bout is above. It's a double header, featuring the...

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Kendra: I Need Voting Help 

Kendramama: Hey, all you political mavens out there, I need some advice. … I would like to vote this year, but after hemming and hawing for too long, I believe my only option now left is to mail in this absentee/ vote-by-mail ballot that is...

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