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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Republicans Delay Vote On Matt Roetter 23 

Originally posted at 10:08 p.m. TuesdayOn a narrow vote, county Republican chairwoman Tina Jacobson and other fans of Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, held off trying to oust state committeeman Matt Roetter until after the general election Tuesday. Also, the Republicans appointed a committee to watch...

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Formula: Mountain Dew = Sugar 10 

Havre Public Schools nurse Jana Nordboe demonstrates how much sugar is in a 12-ounce can of Mountain Dew in Havre, Mont. (AP Photo/ Havre Daily News, Nikki Carlson)Question: Do you drink much pop? Does this demonstration give you second thoughts re: your habit?

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Jimmy-Mac: Clowns Scare Me 

JimmyMac: Hate 'em. They scare the batcrap outta me. Omly thing worse-midget clowns. I had a quartet of older gentlemen show up at my wife's old office with roses to serenade her one Valentine's Day. She was utterly embarrassed to no end and swore revenge....

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Phaedrus: Bulldozer To Replace Logo 

Phaedrus: I'm at a loss to figure out why the voc-tech crowd wants to replace Christie Wood. Herb, it's personal. Robert Ketchum was let go by NIC, the Trustees approved of that action. Ron Nilson's vo-tech gravy train was disrupted and Ron Nilson belongs to...

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Herb: Orange County, Idaho Style 

Herb: It is not difficult for me as a modrately conservative voter, to laugh at some of my own party's efforts at trying to convince the middle that they are not Republicans. It is clear, as it was when I resided in Orange County, California...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

Queen Tina Looking For Press Leaks? 21 

I just noticed something interesting on the GOP/Phil Hart Central Committee agenda for tonight. After the Elephants deal with state committeeman Matt Roetter -- whether thumbs up or thumbs down -- they had another item on the agenda that sez simply: "Damaging the Republican party...

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Parting Shot -- 10.26.10 10 

In recognition of the season, the Spokesman-Review Voices Facebook page is publishing the scariest photos from its files, including this one -- "the second creepiest photo we've run on the cover of the Voices from Oct. 23, 2008." (Photo by Dan Pelle)Question: Are you afraid...

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.26.10 18 

My live-blogging the debate last night cost me a good pair of glasses. After the event, I spent 10 or 15 minutes talking to Ron Nilson, Ken Howard, Robert Ketchum, Skip Hissong, Dick Harris, & others. As I was about to leave, I noticed I...

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Not Herb 

Herb: As a supervisor in the gate crew, Silverwood, I once offered to help out at the Main St. Theater. My job was to handle counter sales and make sure popcorn was kept up. I dutifully filled the popcorn machine, turned it on and walked...

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PM Headlines -- 10.26.10

In this photo, Kari Eff-Bomber Rettke, Kristie Hooky Helraiser Blair, Marae Carr, Angela Maris, Connie LeGault, Chelsi LeGault, & Kristen Rathbun Binyon. The Snake Pit Venomous Vixens split into their two local teams to entertain their fans in a bout Sunday. They have one remaining...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.26.10 

Dallas Cowboys fans watch their team lose 41-35 to the New York Giants during the second half an NFL football game Monday in Arlington, Texas. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Cutline Contest:1. You shoulda seen the look on their faces at HBO when Mr....

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.26.10 

6:09 p.m. Buckles on Riverstone's Main Street reports theft of jeans.6:02 p.m. A utility line is down at Reed & Lacey/Hayden.5:51 p.m. Owner wants an officer to meet her at her business in 5700 block of Government Way because the wife of a local jail...

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Hucks Poll: Chadderdon Over Bullard

Monday Poll: Incumbent Republican Marge Chadderdon (90 of 174, 51.7%) is the preferred choice of Hucks Nation in her House District 4 race with Democrat Mike Bullard (73 of 174, 42%). 7 of 174 (4%) said they didn't plan to vote for either candidate. 4...

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Press-Tribune Endorses Labrador 

Raul Labrador is an easy choice for Idaho’s 1st District congressman. He’s smart, straightforward and says what he means. He’s a strict conservative who doesn’t compromise his beliefs to get votes. In interviews, debates and discussions with this editorial board, he did not hesitate or...

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ID Blogs: Labrador Wins If Luna Does 

Today on and 580 am (locally) Tom Luna and Stan Olson will debate their positions on the Austin Hill Show at 3 pm. Listen in!! It should be interesting ... But there is something EVEN more interesting happening ... My stake in the ground...

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Teaching Family Values 

Roberta Larsen, wife of House District 5 candidate David Larsen, sends along this photo of their grandson, Lionel August Larsen McClellan, and this note: "Lionel is astonished that his parents Christine and Martin are bathing him in a bucket. Shows that the Larsen clan is...

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3 NIC Teams Ranked In Top 10 

All three of North Idaho College’s winter teams are ranked in the top 10 by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Wrestling is ranked No. 2, men’s basketball is ranked No. 3 and women’s basketball is ranked No. 6 in the NJCAA pre-season polls that...

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OTC: Don't Worry, Be Happy 

Sometimes it hits me like a lightning bolt — nothing is more important than a positive outlook. Even when it seems like to be optimistic is completely rooted in irrationality and is blind, what choice do we have? It is not naïve to hope for...

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Robb Akey Bobblehead Day Nov. 6 

The University of Idaho offers one more reason to travel to Moscow for the football game between the Vandals and Nevada -- Robb Akey bobbleheads. They'll be given away at the game Saturday, Nov. 6. Meanwhile, Akey discusses JoJo Dickson's career-ending injury against New Mexico...

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Michelle Stennett To Fill Clint's Post 

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Michelle Stennett to the Idaho Senate seat vacated by her husband Clint’s recent death; Stennett had been filling in for her husband as he battled brain cancer, and is now running for the seat in her own right. Otter said...

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Statesman: Allred Better Choice 

As the state’s highest-ranking elected official, a governor should possess a focused vision for Idaho’s future. As the CEO of state government, the governor should possess the skills required to reach sensible, evidence-based decisions. By both metrics, Gov. Butch Otter has been a startling disappointment....

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TFTN: Yes On 3 Ballot Amendments 

The men who wrote Idaho’s Constitution 121 years ago meant to make it difficult for government to go into debt. But they didn’t intend to hamstring economic development indefinitely. So the three constitutional amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot — largely drafted by state Rep....

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Brand X Endorses Nilson, Ketchum 13 

(Ron) Nilson, pictured, and (Robert) Ketchum stand apart because they are committed to helping students in credit and non-credit classes reach their full potential not just intellectually, but economically. They understand that at the end of the educational line, if the graduate doesn't have a...

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INW Headlines -- 10.26.10

Neva Harris , mother of QuentinDodd, who was shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff's deputy Sunday night, tries to make sense of the loss of her son Monday. Meghann Cuniff SR story here. (SR Photo: Colin Mulvany)Cartoon: Deconstructing the U.S. electorate/David Horsey, Seattle...

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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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