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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011

Potato Bowl Already Attracting Jabs 

The digs are beginning to roll in re: the newly named Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl. Graham Watson of rivals.com offers: "I would be highly disappointed if every meal didn't include some sort of spud and if the players didn't compete in a potato sack race.…

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BMXer Grabs Centennial Trail Jogger 

Another woman has reported being grabbed on the Centennial Trail. The 22-year old victim was jogging westbound on the trail near the 1100 block of East Mission on Tuesday afternoon, when the suspect, like previous reports, grabbed the victim's bottom from behind as he rode…

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KEA Lauds CdA Approach To Demand 

The Corps is presently doing some of this research. And with any luck it’ll be done sooner rather than later. Because, as Councilman Mike Kennedy put it last night (to the best of my notes), “It would be a crime to cut down all the…

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M's Sweep A's With 7-4 Victory

Seattle Mariners' Casper Wells (33) slides safely into second base on a stolen base as Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks leaves the ball behind on a tag in the fifth inning of a baseball game today. Seattle beat Oakland 7-4 today to sweep the…

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NIdaho Blog Rdp -- 8.3.11

Top Blog Post: I'm a lot of things ... wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, Christian, and more. But of all these things, one of them I am reminded of more than any other. Mom. Because at least a million times a day I…

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Dogwalk: Obama's Mirror On The Wall 38 

The debt ceiling has been raised. What that means is the government is now able to spend more money. Yet the country's unemployment rate still hovers just under 10%. Future prospects remain dismal. So what does the President do to empathize with the people he…

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Bruce Reed Lunches w/President 

President Barack Obama, flanked by Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs Rob Nabors, left, and Chief of Staff to the Vice President Bruce Reed, eats lunch at the Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, Wednesday. Reed, of course, is a Coeur d'Alene High…

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End Notes: Running To Or From Grief 

Every month it seems, we get pitched stories about people biking hundreds of miles, or running hundreds of miles, for a cause. Today I got a press release announcing that ”Professor Henry Sanchez, the Tacolist.com Barefoot Eco-Runner, is running from Argentina to Alaska to bring…

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Hum-Bowl Now Idaho Potato Bowl 

Brian Murphy/Idaho Statesman offers this news release from Idaho Potato Commission: "The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was unveiled today as the new name for the Humanitarian Bowl which features a top selection from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The nation's…

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Noon: Blueless At Boise State 

File this one under “Y” for “You’ve got to be kidding.” The Mountain West conference, the new home to Boise State University’s athletic program, has told the football team it can’t wear its traditional all-blue uniforms for home games anymore. Seriously. If you follow the…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.3.11 

11:30 a.m. An unknown medical emergency is reported at Trapper & Poleline/PF. 11:25 a.m. ISP officer is pulling over a white van, east of I-90 @ Sherman exit, for obstructed plates. 11:22 a.m. Caller reports a dog locked in a vehicle in Post Falls WalMart/Mullan…

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INW News: Fighting Cancer Homeless

Alicia Ponce-Myers, 12, has spent the past month in a Sacred Heart Children's Hospital room recovering from cancer. Alicia and her family, from Tonasket, Wash., are homeless and lived in a tent. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Cartoon: Going out of business sale/Milt Priggee, PSBJ Humanitarian…

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Hucks Poll: Internet Speed Adequate 

Tuesday Poll: 62 of 112 respondents (55.36%) rated the speed of their Internet service as "adequate." Another 32 of 112 (28.57%) said their Internet service was "slow," with another 3 of 112 rating their service as "dial-up slow." Only 15 of 112 (13.39%) rated their…

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20% Of Oregon Town OK To Grow Pot 

In Oregon, big city Portland has cafes where medical marijuana users smoke pot while singing karaoke. But it is in the small rural communities of southwestern Oregon where medical marijuana has really taken root. The Associated Press analyzed the locations of people registered to grow…

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BW: About China's Idaho Takeover 

In a Boise Weekly story, "Red Potatoes: Investigating the truth behind China's takeover of Idaho, reporter Deanna Darr writes, "Since late 2010, a rumor has been circulating that the Chinese government, via a government-owned company, has purchased a 50-acre plot of land just south of…

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D's Rip Labrador's No Vote, 'Flip Flops' 

"This week Congressman Raul Labrador voted to let America default on its debt for the first time in history, an act that would have plunged us back into recession. He has worked all week to find additional votes for the bill to ensure its passage…

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Johnson: The System Barely Worked 

Already the pundits predict a second major political meltdown when the Gang of 12 fails in their task to recommend the next major steps just as the holiday season descends on battle weary Americans who don’t seem to trust anyone on anything, especially when it…

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Woman: My Uncle Was D.B. Cooper 

ABC News is reporting that it has found a woman who claims to have been the niece of the mystery man known as D.B. Cooper who hijacked an airplane here 40 years ago and parachuted out of it, never to be found again. In a…

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AM News -- 8.3.11

Earthly delights: "It's just beautiful here," Stella Gutz said Tuesday as she worked in the community garden at Lutheran Church of the Master in Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Temperatures linger in upper 80s/Spokesman-Review 1…

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DOTC: I Was A Dead Pol Walking 12 

In the comments section, DanoftheCommunity and Spencer debated re: the impact of the Brannon-Kennedy post-election trial on his defeat as county clerk by Cliff Hayes last fall. Spencer believes the city issue lapped over into county politics. Dan points out that most Democrats in Idaho,…

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JKFedWay: Social Nudity Enjoyable 

JKFedWay: My wife and I have been nudists for quite some time, and thoroughly enjoy social nudity. For those who are interested, but think they’d be too shy to participate—trust me, nobody cares what you look like. Your shyness will disappear within ten minutes as…

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CdA OKs Dike Work To A Point 

Item: Coeur d'Alene approves tree plan ... but not so fast on the big trees/Tom Hasslinger, Press More Info: The Coeur d'Alene City Council Tuesday approved adopting a plan to begin thinning some vegetation and addressing other concerns regarding the levee along Rosenberry Drive in…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 8.2.11 11 

On Saturday, I assured a disabled woman in my daughter's apartment complex in Portland that there's no way Congress would act irresponsibly, despite the growing number of irresponsible members, and allow this country to default on its debt. She was frightened that she wouldn't have…

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Parting Shot -- 8.2.11 

A lamprey is shown at Willamette Falls, in Oregon City, Ore. As long as Indians have lived in the Northwest, they have looked to lamprey for food. But in the decades since dozens of hydroelectric dams have harnessed the power of the Columbia, Willamette and…

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