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MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 8.8.11 12 

All those who have won free tickets to the opening day of the North Idaho Fair must pick them up by 5 p.m. Monday. I'll be taking a 2-week vacation to enjoy this viewtiful weather beginning Wednesday. (Cindy's already warming up in the bullpen.) So…

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Parting Shot -- 8.8.11 

A youth kicks the window of a jewelry store near the Bullring shopping center in Birmingham, England, as violence spreads outside London Monday evening. In the nation's central city of Birmingham, dozens of people attacked shops in a main retail district, spreading the chaos beyond…

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Nic: An Encounter At A Supermarket 

Nic has a swell post re: a change in the way her views others of whom he once would disapprove, including an old man with a cart full of alcohol he almost ran into -- literally -- at a supermarket: "My groceries were quickly procured;…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.8.11 

5:35 p.m. Woman who bought a boat earlier today is angry at Coeur d'Alene Yacht Club manager who want allow her to take it from marina because previous owner owes Yacht Club money. 5:30 p.m. Vehicle with "01" printed on side & dangling bumper is…

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PM: CdA Tribe Rehires Matheson 

Live, Love, Laugh, Hope has a new blog (Capturing Life Through My Lens) dedicated to photography in general and Summer on the Prairie. This is one of two shots of fawns that LLLH posted. Posts she: ThePosts she: "They kept hiding behind a blade of…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 8.8.11 11 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this morning in New York. You write the cutlinie. (AP Photo/Jin Lee) Top Cutlines 1. Lord Ganesha. (& winner of 4 free North Idaho Fair tickets): I am but a loser under your command,…

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Save Our Trees Petitions Now Online

Terry Harris & his KEA troops have taken their petitions to save the picturesque Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive) ponderosas from a clear-cut U.S. Army Corps of Engineers one-size-fits-all mandate. You can get your copy to download, print out, and circulate to friends here.

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NI Blogs: Athol To Honor KCSDeputy

On Bay Views, Herb Huseland reports that this Saturday marks the 102nd anniversary of Athol's existence. And Herb will again narrate the street parade, which begins 10 a.m., with line up at 9 a.m. A new twist this year will be the addition of a…

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Poll: More Tea Partiers Than US Libs 10 

The percentage of Americans who expressly state that they are supporters of the Tea Party movement is currently about as large at 22 percent of the population as the 21 percent who say they are liberals, according to recent but separate Gallup polls. Meanwhile, at…

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Major Ben's Warrant Rdp -- 8.8.11

Four Kootenai County people head sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger's felony warrant list for the week, including Loni Marie Deminski, who may have been sighted in 4700 block of Reeves/CdA this morning. Deminski, 36, of Coeur d'Alene is wanted on a grand theft charge. Bail for…

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MTV To Feat Unusual Cottonwood Inn

The MTV Cribs series, back this season with the new moniker "Extreme Cribs," will feature the beagle-shaped building at Cottonwood's Dog Bark Park Inn in an episode airing Friday, Aug. 12. In the cable series family members take viewers on tours of their family’s unusual…

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Bill Hall: Now We All Sing With Willie 10 

When Willie Nelson is on stage, three great gifts to music are present - an historic American song writer, one of the best guitar players in music and a singer with a unique nasal baritone warble that irritates some but absolutely delights Willieophiles. However, it…

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Megaload Promoters Target Spokane

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has announced that some of its controversial megaloads, instead of traveling a scenic route in Idaho, may instead rumble through Spokane on U.S. Highway 395 and I-90. The company said “lengthy permitting delays” for the original route across scenic U.S. Highway 12 from…

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Bodybuilder Finally Earns Pro Card 

The road to becoming a professional bodybuilder is long, arduous and wrought with sacrifice. It's one Janet Kaufman of Lewiston knows all too well. After 24 years and thousands of hours pumping iron in the gym, the 45-year-old finally earned her International Federation of Bodybuilders…

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End Notes: Forever Young No More 

In the fitness center locker room this morning, I struck up a conversation with a woman named Connie who had attended her 1971 Ferris High School 40th reunion over the weekend. Out of a class of about 525, at least 31 have died, and the…

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TJP: Don't Do This To Fragile Economy 

It is not really true, as is often said, that history repeats. No historical analogy is ever 100 percent correct. What history does offer, if we’re smart enough to seek it, is a certain context for how decisions made long ago played out and that…

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Barker: Hatfield Got Things Done 

The death of retired Oregon Sen. Mark Hatfield this week reminds us of a time of bipartisanship that has long past in Congress. As a Republican Hatfield often challenged the positions of his own party to raise questions about the involvement in Vietnam and at…

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INW Headlines -- 8.8.11 

A small audience watches the unveiling of a new larger-than-life-size bronze statue Friday at Centerplace in Spokane Valley. The bronze was placed and given by the Spokane Valley Arts Council. The statue, called "Berry Picker" is a replica of a small bronze by the late…

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Idaho Gives Obama Lowest Rating 46 

President Barack Obama is least popular in Idaho than any other state in the nation a new Gallup poll shows. Only 27 percent of Idahoans approve of the job Obama’s doing. In Wyoming, Oklahoma and Utah 32 percent approve and in West Virginia and Arkansas…

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Half Staff For Lost Navy Seals 

A US flag is flown at half staff behind a Navy memorial statue of a homecoming in Virginia Beach , Va., Monday. Navy Seal Team Six whose team members were involved in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, is based in Virginia Beach. Story here. (AP…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.8.11

Noonish: 2 roommates in 700 block of Lancelot/PF are fighting. One refuses to leave. 11:59 a.m. PFPD Blue seeks F&G, saying moose is "having difficulty breathing." No location given. 11:53 a.m. 2 males are hitchhiking on e/b I-90 @ M/P 17 (Sherman Avenue). One is…

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Out, Out Damn Hobo Spider 

Is it that time already? I was lifting weights while watching TV in the living room last night when my wife jumped & I caught something out of the corner of my eye -- a pregnant hobo spider scurrying across the carpet. Those things creep…

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Ex-US Sen. Mark Hatfield, 89, RIP

In this AP file photo, President Clinton jokes with Rep. Harold Volkmer, D-Mo., left, and others before signing legislation providing $8.6 billion in aid to victims of last month's earthquake in the Oval Office of the White House Feb. 12, 1994. From left are Volkmer,…

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Poll: Few BPs Go To Silverwood 

Weekend Poll: Few Berry Pickers attend Silverwood. Only 16 of 135 respondents said they've visited Silverwood Theme Park this year -- 11.85 percent. 119 of 135 respondents (88.15%) said they haven't. Today's Poll (which is a multiple choice one): Who is to blame for the…

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Huckleberries Online

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.