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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

KCSD Searches For Man Missing Off Boat

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office searched until 11 p.m. Tuesday for a person who reportedly fell off of a boat in Coeur d’Alene Lake between Carlin Bay and Crescent Bay. Deputies were notified about 8:40 p.m. by a male who told them that his friend,…

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 8.30.11 

The Reagan Republicans helped veep Steve Adams kick off his campaign to unseat Councilman John Bruning at Bluegrass Park Monday, as the candidate filing period began in earnest. I'll need to get up to speed today with Post Falls & Hayden filings, as this falls…

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Parting Shot -- 8.30.11 

Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's dog Hawkeye lays next to his casket during funeral services in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson, a 35-year-old from tiny Rockford in northern Iowa, was one of 30 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6 when their helicopter was shot down…

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Spoof: Mama Griz Subpoenaed 

Mike Weland published the following spoof in his online News Bonners Ferry: "In a move that surprised even the most wizened court watchers, it has been learned that prosecutors in the U.S. vs. Jeremy Hill case have, with great difficulty, had a subpoena served on…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.30.11

4:44 p.m. Possible DUI stop is driver suffering diabetic episode @ Govt Way & Borah/CdA. 4:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Aug. 29-30 here. 4:01 p.m. A disabled, red Coup de Ville is blocking traffic @ H95 & Prairie/Hayden. 4 p.m. 6-8…

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PM Headlines -- 8.30.11

Bulldog Tavern co-owner and manager, Trish Mullarkey, removes a neon beer sign from the window Monday as Mullarkey and other workers vacate the building near the Gonzaga University campus in Spokane. A contractual dispute between the Bulldog's owners and the property owner, Willard Quinn III,…

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TJP: Court Following Clarence Thomas

In a completely fascinating piece in the current New Yorker, Supreme Court watcher Jeffrey Toobin has what many will consider a surprising take on Justice Clarence Thomas: “In several of the most important areas of constitutional law,” Toobin writes, “Thomas has emerged as an intellectual…

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Something In His Eye 

A CT scan shows a pair of pruning shears embedded in the head of an 86-year-old Green Valley, Ariz., man before it was removed by Medical Center surgeons in Tucson recently. Leroy Luetscher was accidentally impaled through his eye socket after falling on the shears…

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Study: Breastfeeding Vs. Formula 

Among the myriad decisions expectant mothers have to make, one has to do with the way they will feed their newborn infant. Many women wonder whether it would be best to use formula, and if so, what brand? Or are there more benefits to breast…

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Henry: Megaload Protests 'Asinine' 

In my June 7 column I predicted Moscow's hippies would dig out their "leather vests, put on their Birkenstocks and re-adjust their graying ponytails" in response to the movement of ExxonMobil's megaloads up U.S. Highway 95. Now, imagine the belly laugh I enjoyed when I…

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3 Post Falls Councilors To Run Again

Three Post Falls City Council incumbents have filed their candidacy petitions to seek re-election: Kerri Thoreson (Seat 1), Scott Grant (Seat 3), and Skip Hissong (Seat 5). Also filing papers to run for the City Council are challengers Joe Malloy, who will be seeking Grant's…

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Idaho Ready To Face Bowling Green 

The Idaho Vandals host Bowling Green at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kibbie Dome to kick of their 2011 college football season. After nearly four weeks of fall practices, Coach Robb Akey reports that the Vandals are showing signs of marked improvement on the offensive…

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End Notes: August Crazies Arrive

My sister Janice and I have been tracking for years how crazy people, and things, seem to get the last week of August. Part of it might be a weird grief process as we bid farewell to summer, the season of light, in many ways.…

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KEA: Uninformed Dis Plan Rewrite 

On the KEA Blog, executive Terry Harris writes: "Just as Kootenai County gets on with the long-overdue business of re-writing the dysfunctional land use codes, the chronic malcontents have indeed crawled out from under their rocks to wail about their property rights and to attempt…

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Account Starts For Fam Who Lost Boy 

Fresh Shart Director Howard Martinson is raising funds for the homeless Deshazer family, which lost a 5YO son and has a second child, a 1YO daughter, in critical condition after a crash into Fernan Lake Sunday afternoon. Evan Deshazer, 5, died, and his sister, River…

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ISP Doesn't Want To Arrest Protesters 

Partial statement from Lonnie Richards of ISP re: megaload protests: "The Idaho State Police fully recognizes, acknowledges and is sworn to uphold the constitution including an individuals 1st Amendment rights, and the Idaho State Police will not interfere with the rights of an individual to…

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High Noon: Reading Long Books 10 

On his Facebook wall, SR colleague Jim Kershner writes: "I just finished my summer reading project: "Les Miserables," all 1,463 pages of it. Yes, it was well worth it. I was actually sorry for it to end. But next time I'll tackle something easier, like…

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INW Headlines -- 8.30.11

A Montana Highway Patrol officer surveys the damage Sunday evening, after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train derailed just east of Havre, Mont. Two crew members were treated for injuries suffered in the derailment and released from the hospital. (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Pam…

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Anyone Have A Pepto Bismo?

A coyote finds a buffet of meadow voles in a field of freshly cut, swathed hay near the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Northeastern Washington. Outdoors editor Rich Landers watched the song dog cruise rows and effortlessly reach in with its snout to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.30.11

11:46 a.m. Someone is having trouble breathing at Grocery Outlet on Neider/CdA. 11:35 a.m. Someone has ruptured a gas line @ 2400 Silver Beach Road/CdA. 11:31 a.m. Distress alarm sounds from Idaho Independent Bank, 8882 Govt Way/Hayden. 11:24 a.m. Resident finds 2 pieces of mail…

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Yellowstone Rangers Search For Bear 

An Associated Press story reports that rangers are still searching for a grizzly bear that killed 59-year-old hiker John Wallace, of Chassell, Mich., last week along a trail about five miles from the nearest trailhead. Story here. A colleague recently returned from the Lake Louise…

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Hucks Poll: God Isn't In Quake, 'Cane 

Monday Poll: 112 of 148 respondents (75.68%) said that God doesn't send earthquakes, hurricanes, & other natural disasters to chastize politicians & countries for improper behavior. Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had joked that God sent an earthquake and Hurricane Irene to East Coast to wake…

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Fewer Idahoans Out Hunting Wolves 13 

Wolf season started without the hoopla surrounding the 2009 in Idaho. There are fewer people out hunting this year. As of Tuesday 7,774 resident tags and 571 non-resident tags have been sold. That compares to 25,744 resident tag in 2009 and 684 non resident tags.…

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Post Falls Landing Trustee Sale Set 

Parcels within Post Falls Landing, a project billed for years as a downtown-style community, are being sold at a trustee’s sale this December. The development, which includes a 142-slip marina and dozens of condos, is still largely unfinished. It sits on 33 acres just upstream…

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Judge Excuses Risch From Jury Duty 

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, spent Monday morning in the jury pool at the Ada County Courthouse. But when he explained his schedule to 4th District Judge Darla Williamson she excused him from serving. The Senate reconvenes next week and Risch said he told Williamson,…

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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.