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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

INW Headlines -- 4.22.11

Gail Pennestri gives instruction during a riding lessonat Equine TLC in Post Falls recently. Equine TLC offers therapy to people with disabilities. Lisa Leinberger SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Cartoon: The Trump constituency/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Efforts to reach trapped miner continue/Spokesman-Review Charter…

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Trig Trutherism Gains New Life 11 

Trig Trutherism, the surprisingly resilient conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not actually the mother of 3-year-old Trig Palin, is experiencing a boomlet thanks to a new academic paper that endorses the concept. Long pursued by the blogger Andrew Sullivan and a significant segment of…

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Ushering In Good Friday Observance 

Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession in Paris, Friday, earlier today. In the background the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Question: How often do you attend church? How often do you attend church?survey software

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White Nationalists On WSU Campus? 14 

Since its creation last fall, a conservative student group at Washington State University has set up a chain-link fence on campus to protest illegal immigration, launched a controversial newspaper, and rallied in favor of "Straight Pride." Those public events have brought attention to the local…

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Hucks Poll: Hucks Nation Shoots First 

Thursday Poll: You'd better be careful if you're considering breaking into a home in Hucks Nation. 143 of 192 respondents (74.45%) said they'd shoot someone who was breaking into their house. 33 of 192 respondents (17.19%) said they would not. 16 of 192 (8.33%) were…

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Patron: Downtown Bar Scene Sketchy 

I'm 26 years old, and don't look particularly old for my age. I despise the inconvenience but I *should* be carded every time I go into a bar unless the employees already know me. I do need to give a shoutout to The Torch here,…

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UI Students Take Back The Night 

Participants in the Take Back the Night march move through the University of Idaho campus on Thursday in Moscow. The march was held in observance of April’s national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The University of Idaho hosted its annual awareness-raising "Take Back The Night" event,…

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Johnson Post: Cuba ... Isn't It Time? 

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn recently made their second trip to Cuba. Carter also went in 2002. Both trips, undertaken as a private citizen (but no former president is really a private citizen), were designed to try and move U.S – Cuba…

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Inside Look At CdA Tea Party Event

Little talk of repealing “Obamacare” or of modifying objectionable provisions of healthcare legislation took place at Stout’s “Patriots Unite” event, held March 26. The impending possibility of a government shutdown due to an impasse over the budget was hardly mentioned. Nary a word was spoken…

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Turning Off TV Not For Weak Willed 10 

Who doesn't like television? Some love it more than others, but for the most part, we are a TV-grazed society. Nearly everyone will admit to watching too much TV, and most of us understand that sitting in front of the tube for hours on end…

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John Goedde 'Dear Neighbor' Letter 

Just when I was starting to grumble more about the weather than the Idaho Legislature, I received a two-page letter from my state senator, John Goedde. In it, Goedde underline a couple of things, including the statement: "Total General Fund appropriations for Public Education (K-12)…

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AM Headlines -- 4.22.11 

Jeff Owens, owner of Owens Auction Gallery, and friends are moving into a new site at 17th Avenue and Ray Street on the South Hill. Owens sits with Ula, Mae, Burger Momma and Scuba Steve during a break Thursday in the move from the Valley.…

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Many Dieters Eating Wrong Foods

Item: Many Dieters Eating Wrong Foods Due To Misleading Labeling/Medical News Today More Info: Dieters are more drawn to such words in labels as healthy than non-dieters, which would be OK if all labels were super honest, unfortunately a considerable number are misleading and dieters…

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49er Iupati Visits Idaho Vandal Practice

The Idaho football team was deep into its final practice before Saturday’s spring game when Robb Akey felt a tap on his shoulder. It was former Vandals star lineman Mike Iupati, now of the San Francisco 49ers, who decided to spring a surprise visit on…

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Good Friday, Earth Day Converge Today 

Holy Week this year has a surprising twist. The international observance of Earth Day and the Christian church’s celebration of Good Friday converge on April 22. To many in the church this will come as an unwelcome intrusion. I’ve learned in my years as a…

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Obama Wants Indecency Policy Again 

Item: High court asked to reinstate FCC indecency policy against nudity, cursing on television/Mark Sherman, AP More Info: The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reinstate a policy that allows federal regulators to fine broadcasters for showing nudity and airing curse words when…

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.21.11 19 

Do you ever think of how people pass in and out of your life over the course of time, by and large enriching you before they move on? An old friend contacted me this week after seeing me in a building recently. We attended church…

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P.S. Dean Huggins' Old Wagon 

Dean Huggins, of Newman Lake, snapped this photo in the Hauser Lake area. Dean tells Huckleberries: "A local hobbyist rebuilds old wagons on his property in his spare time. He was generous with information about the names and dates of the wagons he had on…

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NYTimes Spotlights NI Enviro Fight 

The Environmental Protection Agency has become, for some of libertarian or Tea Party convictions, something of an embodiment of government run amok. Environmentalists see the agency, at its best, as the defender of people’s health and the environment’s welfare. It is instructive to see what…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.21.11

5:11 p.m. A man screamed at a woman before leaving in a Pontiac in 100 block of E. Mullan/PF. 4:48 p.m. Responders are able to get man out of Post Falls City Hall elevator w/o master key. 4:38 p.m. A man is stuck in the…

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PM: Gonzaga Releases Manny Arop 

"It feels really squishy and slimy," said 2nd grader Tori Yonkers, as she held an octopus during class at Dalton Elementary in Galton Gardens earlier today. The hands on study was a result from a $500 Excel grant the teachers received to purchase the octopi,…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.21.11 12 

Boys of the Paloc minority, dressed in their traditional clothing, pour buckets of water on a girl in the village of Holloko, 100 kilometers (62 miles) north-east of Budapest, Hungary, Friday, during a practice performance of this typical Hungarian Easter tradition. You write the cutline.…

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NIdaho Blogs: Tad Laughs Last 

"Longtime Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson is a legendary prankster so retiring Undersheriff Tad Leach planned a payback for his last day," posts Kerri Thoreson of More Main Street. "Tad (on right) arranged to have a forklift place Rocky's Durango on top of two ammo…

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Keough Questions Task Force Makeup 

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint (re: Luna seeks a few good techies): I believe this is the task force that is set out in SB 1184 with a membership list in the bill which is now law. What is interesting, if I understand this post correctly,…

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