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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Kerri: Slimmer Hamilton Keeps Pledge 

Back in January I recounted some of my journey to become fit and lose weight, which prompted a reader to communicate his own struggles. He shared a touching story of how last summer he'd taken his daughter to Silverwood but was unable to accompany her…

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Attack Of The Non-Killer Tomatoes 

A reveler lays in tomato pulp during the annual "Tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, earlier today. Bunol's town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday and…

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Trillhaase: Murder Strikes Home 

From the time Benoit contacted the UI on June 10 with her concerns, the university appeared fully engaged. It investigated. It contacted police. It prodded Benoit to take precautions. It severed ties with Bustamante six weeks after Benoit made her complaint - virtually the speed…

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IFF: Feds Overreach On Griz Killing 18 

The case of the north Idaho man who faces prison and a stiff fine after shooting a grizzly bear in his yard is another chilling example of a federal government that is out of control, overzealous, overreaching, overbearing and now, threatening the freedom of a…

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CdA Average Wage At Idaho Bottom 

Item: Local average wage drops: Coeur d'Alene is lowest among Idaho's metro areas at $17.22/Brian Walker, Press More Info: Coeur d'Alene had the lowest average wage among the state's five metropolitan areas in 2010 and was the only one that saw a wage decline from…

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AM Headlines -- 8.31.11 

A cello and flowers frame an image of Katy Benoit at her memorial service Tuesday at Boise High School. Benoit was the University of Idaho graduate student who was gunned down in a murder-suicide by assistant psychology professor Ernesto Bustamante. Story here. (AP/Statesman photo: Chris…

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District 2 Is North Idaho Flashpoint 

After GOP commissioners attempted again to suggest doing a congressional plan first - an idea Democratic commissioners already have rejected, the two side began talking about a flashpoint issue: The treatment of District 2 in North Idaho in the Democratic plan. That district takes in…

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Priscilla Bell: Get Your Mammograms 

Ladies, too many of you aren't listening to the doctor. That's doctor as in physician; it's also Dr. as in Dr. Priscilla Bell, president of North Idaho College. A new study reveals that in the last two years, more than one of every three Idaho…

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Vestal: Idaho Ignores Its Teachers 18 

If you want to “fix schools,” apparently, there’s one group of people you should ignore. Teachers. And when, in the course of fixing schools, you ignore this group of people, you should make it clear that you are not really ignoring “the people.” They’re just…

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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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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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