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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

PM Headlines -- 8.29.11 

Here's one final look at the damage to Kootenai Electric Cooperative poles & equipment caused by a microburst in the Setters area around 10 p.m. Sunday. You can see more photos and read the KEC report here and here. T-bone crash near Rockford Bay sends…

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APhoto Of the Day -- 8.29.11 

Wearing a dunce cap, Don Bahl attends the Tea Party Express tour kick-off in Napa, Calif. on Saturday. Bahl said he voted for President Barack Obama in the last election but didn't get the change he wanted. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) Top…

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NI Blogs: Herb Finally Makes It Home 

After twelve days of travel, frustration as some of the folks at Harborview needed help pulling their collective heads out of their asses, I am home. I managed to spring Yvonne Wallis at least four and probably six days later than was necessary. It turns…

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IFF Using Otter As Fund-raising Ploy? 

Of all the odd things to find in my mailbox over the weekend, there was a letter from Gov. Butch Otter, addressed to Ben Ysursa, who happens to be Idaho's secretary of state, but at my address. Since it's a federal crime to open someone…

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Inmate: I Want Kootenai County Job 

I’m an inmate at the Kootenai County Jail, and I have been for the past eight months. I try to read The Spokesman or the Press every day. In fact, I was even in The Spokesman just the other day. I was listed under sentencing…

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Pilot Survives Fiery Idaho Crash 

At 8:07 this morning, the Idaho County Sheriff's Dispatch Center was advised of an airplane crash at a private airstrip near Hungry Ridge. Deputy Mike Brewster and Fish & Game Officer Roy Kinner responded to the scene and found that a Cessna 180 single prop…

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CdA Schools Study Suicide Prevention 

Before they dove into discussions about technology updates and special education, administrators and principals in the Coeur d’Alene School District began a Wednesday morning management retreat with training in suicide-prevention techniques. The session was a grim reminder of four suicides by district students within the…

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Hedberg: Dictators Have Bad Hair, Too 

Of all the humiliations embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has suffered over the past several months, surely the most painful is this: "It's over, frizz-head," chanted hundreds of jubilant men and women, mocking the curly headed dictator as rebels took control of most of Tripoli…

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Foot Massage Among Latest Trends 

A woman receives a foot massage from Jason Burns in the Suite Spa booth at the International Spa Association expo in New York. Hyperlocal ingredients, a blend of high tech and tradition, and treatments focusing not just on skin, nails and hair but also on…

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Incumbent Bruning Will Face Adams 

Councilman John Bruning confirmed for Hucks Online moments ago that he'll run for re-election in November. Bruning, a first-term councilman and former long-time city planning commissioner, said he'll make his formal announcement soon. Filing for city offices begins today through Friday, Sept. 9. Earlier today,…

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Bell: Ed Corridor Well Under Way 

The Lake City Development Corp. provided the funding for the construction of roadways that will include roundabouts, sidewalks, curbs and a signal at Hubbard and Northwest Boulevard. The contract for this work, at just under $3.7 million, was awarded to MDM Construction of Hayden and…

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Prosecutor Details Grizzly Shooting 

A grizzly shot by a Boundary County man had approached within 40 yards of his children, who were outside playing basketball, and when wounded, charged at the man, according to a statement by the Boundary County prosecutor’s office. The statement provides more details about the…

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INW Headlines -- 8.29.11

A participant in The Dirty Dash 10K goes head over heals as he rolls across the finishline after wading through a mud puddle Saturday at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area outside Boise. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune: Charlie Litchfield) 3 Idaho bank companies miss TARP payments/Idaho Statesman…

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Microburst Levels KEC Poles 

This photo, provided by Kootenai Electric Cooperative, shows damage to KEC poles, looking west from Setters Road to the Setters substation, south of Coeur d'Alene. (KEC photo: Melissa Newcomer) On Sunday night at approximately 10 P.M. Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) was hit by a localized…

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Idahoans Likely To Stay Married 18 

New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho residents are more likely to get married and more likely to stay that way than their counterparts across the country. The research published Thursday used data from 2009 to show that Idaho has one of…

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Down & Out

New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin falls as the pack runs to the finish line in a heat of the Women's 1500m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea on Sunday. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) Question: When do you last fall down? How badly were you…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.29.11 

Noon: Man wants deputies to stop his "rebellious" wife & daughters en route to KMC in white Geo. But warns deputies must be careful b/c they "fly off the handle" and will try to pray for them. 11:48 a.m. Elderly female found dead at Bennett…

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Poll: UI Knew About Bustamante 

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation said that University of Idaho officials were lying when they said they didn't know mental problems and tendency toward violence of assistant prof Ernesto Bustamante. Shortly after the poll was published, UI released a time line that showed it has…

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KCSD: 2nd Child In Fatal Crash A Girl 

In a news release, Kootenai County Sheriff's Department has corrected information provided in fatal Fernan Lake accident, to reveal that child in critical condition is a 1-year-old girl not a boy: "The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the traffic crash that…

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Trish: Just Don't Pay Your Bills 28 

As we moved into August, frantically trying to soak up as much summer as possible, Congress was just as frantically trying to make political gold out of some pretty moldy hay—raising the debt ceiling. This debate didn’t just occur in the halls of Congress, of…

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Surfing Hurricane Irene 

Surfer Tayler Brothers, of Osprey, Fla., catches a wave as a pelican rides the updraft of the surf in Ponce Inlet, Fla., Saturday. Surfers flocked to the beach to catch the remnant waves of Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nigel Cook) Question: Do you…

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Officials: Grizzly Killed Park Hiker 13 

A grizzly bear killed a Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week in Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. The victim was identified Monday as John Wallace of Chassell, Mich. Wallace's body was discovered along a trail about five miles from the…

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Adams To Announce For Council 20 

Coeur d’Alene small businessman and community activist Steve Adams will announce today his candidacy for Coeur d’Alene City Council (for seat now held by John Bruning). Adams, who came close to winning a council seat two years ago, will make the announcement at a gathering…

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Bachmann: God Sent Quake, Hurricane 15 

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) joked in Florida this weekend that last week's earthquake and hurricane affecting the East Coast were signs from God, meant to grab lawmakers' attention. The Tea Party congresswoman, who took her campaign for president to the Sunshine State this weekend, joked…

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