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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Escape From Abuse Began Dream Life

Mary Beth Meyers (of Grangeville) says the dream life she enjoys today started two decades ago when she finally ended a domestic violence nightmare. "I escaped. I had a mean husband. And me and my 2-year-old daughter literally escaped," Mary Beth says of her flight...

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Paper: Minnick Ad Appeals To Bigotry 

Idaho Falls Post Register gives "jeers" to Congressman Walt Minnick for his recent attack ad on Republican opponent Raul Labrador. Writes the Post Register: "Labrador is an immigration attorney. That gave the Minnick camp the bright idea to run an ad claiming that 'illegal immigration...

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Should Seizures Lead To License Loss? 

A Berry Picker writes of that crash at 15th & Harrison Thursday: "Being as the guy who crashed the Runge truck had a seizure which caused the garage crash, I think we should bring up the subject of current Idaho law on the matter. Idaho...

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INorthwest Headlines -- 10.1.10 

Sometimes, we forget that Idaho has more sports to offer than simply the Vandal football team. Via IdahoVandals Facebook page, here's the poster for the fine Vandal volleyball team.Canyon County prosecutor quits, may owe county $288K/Patrick Orr, StatesmanEx-Wood River Valley residents makes it big on...

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High Noon: Sarah, Christine & Lucifer 10 

(Sarah Palin & Christine O'Donnell) are both cartoonish buffoonesses who are such laughable and sorry excuses for Godly women that I bet the devil is smoothing out a spot on his Super King size waveless mattress black leather lined heavily stained pine framed waterbed, pulling...

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Outed On Net, Gay Student Kills Himself 13 

This June 2010 photo provided by the Ridgewood Patch shows Tyler Clementi, left, hugging a fellow student during his 2010 graduation from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, N.J. The death of Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman stirred outrage and remorse on campus from classmates who...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.1.10

11:55 a.m. Father & fiance are looking for missing 4YO in 2700 block of Fruitland/CdA.11:54 a.m. Karen @ Center Partners reports finding a purse @ Prairie & Meyer/Rathdrum.11:53 a.m. Christopher has questions re: removing a car from his property.11:45 a.m. An auto fire is reported...

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Hudson's Ranks Among USA Best 

USA Today challenged experts to name the best hamburger places in the country -- one from each state. Hudson's Hamburgers on Sherman Avenue, of course, was selected as the best in Idaho (upon the recommendation of Jane & Michael Stern, You can read the...

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HBO Poll: Puerto Rico Event Troubling 

Thursday Poll: 54 of 102 (52.94%) voted that they are bothered that a fund-raiser was held in Puerto Rico for Republican Raul Labrador Thursday night. 40 of 102 (39.22%) say they weren't bothered by the Puerto Rico fund-raiser. 8 respondents were undecided.Weekend Poll: Which regional...

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Mary: 'Straighten Up, People' 

All that Kootenai County Republican Central Committee infighting has rattled Mary Souza at In her latest newsletter, Souza urges her followers -- both of them -- to keep their eyes on the prize"honest, smaller, more fiscally responsible government that promotes individual responsibility, states’ rights...

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Rahm Emanuel Leaving White House 

President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base as they travel to Chicago. Obama has made official what has been...

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Deputy Hirzel Returns To Work 

The Spokane Sheriff's Deputy who shot and killed a pastor is back at work. Deputy Brian Hirzel returned to modified duty this week after he spent the past month on paid administrative leave.Alan Creach, Scott Creach's son, said he is not surprised Hirzel is back...

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'I Heart Boobies' Student Sent Home 

Parents and students stand behind a teenager sent home from school for wearing a breast cancer awareness bracelet. Written on the sophomore's bracelet was the words 'I heart boobies'. Dakota Jewell says many people in his family have died from cancer and the bracelet he...

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AM: Nilson-Ketchum Unveil Billboard 13 

Here's the billboard promoting the challenger team of Ron Nilson and Robert Ketchum for the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. It's located on Northwest Boulevard, north of the Highway 95 overpass, by the state liquor store. Kathy Plonka, my SR buddy, snapped this for...

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Voltron: Recasting Christie Wood

Voltron: Christie should have some fun with this billboard. She should be holding a giant gun in Charlie's Angels poses with the tagline: Christie Wood: NRA and NEA approved. Or Christie Wood eating a cupcake with the tagline: I make this look good. Or Christie...

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OOST: Cowboys Don't Have Soft Hands 16 

Out of Stater Tater: Real idahoans know the difference between a real cowboy and a drugstore cowboy. I've met Keith Allred. I shook his hand. Real cowboys don't have soft hands or a soft grip. Allred had both. Now, the only thing this has to...

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AIB: Raul Should Run In Puerto Rico 

AlmostInnocentBystander: I think Raul should be patient and if PR becomes the 51st state he could be the Congressman from there, but not from here. In some ways he's a lot like Obama, i.e. his story does not resonate with Americans. At some level all...

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Bloggy: Let's Have A Barrel Race! 

Mr._Bloggy cannot even scarcely begin to express his wonderment and toe curling slackjawedness at two gubernatorial candidates trying to out cowboy the other so as to win the hearts and (chuckle) minds of Idaho voters. A rodeo champion vs a cutting horses rider on his...

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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.

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