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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 7.8.11 21 

After a slow start today, Scanner Traffic picked up this afternoon with some interesting items. I'd like to know how that Post Falls yard sale turne out -- you know, the one in which an estranged husband showed up with his galpal to contest inclusion…

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P.S. Ex-First Lady Betty Ford, 93, RIP 

President Bush escorts former first lady Betty Ford from the Washington National Cathedral in Washington during the funeral service for her husband, former President Gerald R. Ford. CNN Political Ticker has announced the death of the former First Lady today at age 93. (AP file…

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CPD Blue Saves Vista Drive Family 

A Coeur d’Alene police officer saved a family of four from a structure fire early this morning. The police department received a report of a structure fire about 4:33 a.m., according to a Coeur d’Alene Police Department news release. Officer Gus Wessel was the first…

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Nic: Tired Of Golden State Rejects 

Nic: Dear California. Please stop sending us your racists, your freaks and your rejects. We don’t need any more Tankovich brothers. We’ve had our fill of folks like Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop. While drunks pretending to be a bull in the middle of Sherman is…

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PM Headlines -- 7.8.11 

Stickman & Walkabout snapped this osprey on a perch in viewtiful surroundings of Tubbs Hill recently. Autopsies show Bhutanese men drown/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels Gift certificate promotion worked over spa staff/Keith Kinnaird, Bonner County Bee Appeals court uphelds life sentence in 2005 Sandpoint murder/Keith…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.8.11 

Kiegan Lynch of Greenville, S.C., sits buried in the sand up to his chest in Cocoa Beach, Fla., this morning. Lynch and his family traveled from South Carolina to view the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, the final shuttle mission. You write the cutline.…

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Court Rejects Allied Bail Bonds Suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Allied Bail Bonds after the firm lost a lawsuit against Kootenai County, charging that the county sheriff was infringing on its business by steering jail inmates toward credit card bonds rather than its bail bonds. The…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.8.11

6:07 p.m. BNSF security reports a male is walking on moving railroad cars on track along H53, just inside stateline. Security is trying to stop the train. 5:58 p.m. Holiday station on Cornerstone/Hayden reports a gas drive-off ... has license number. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene…

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States Weigh 'Caylee's Law' 

This undated file photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Fla., shows Caylee Marie Anthony. Texas state Sen. Chris Harris says he will introduce a new law to make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not report a missing…

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Idaho No. 7 Healthy Venue State

Idaho residents check-in to more gyms and other healthy venues than people in California, Washington, Colorado and 46 other states, according to data from foursquare, a mobile app that lets members note where they are and locate their friends. Vermont led all states on foursquare's…

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Racist Shoulda Read T-Shirt Warning 

A neo-Nazi skinhead, with a body covered in racist tattoos, is in jail under $75,000 bond on felony malicious harassment charges because he didn’t read the back of a T-shirt worn by a man he’s accused of assaulting. The skinhead, identified as Daren C. Abbey…

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Seasons Opens In Old T.W. Fisher's

Looks like Pepper Smock has launched his Seasons of Coeur d'Alene Fresh Grill & Bar in the old T.W. Fisher's building (209 Lakeside, across from the Coeur d'Alene Press. In a news release, general manager Nancy White reports that Seasons opened "in time for 4th…

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A Shuttle Launch To Remember 

This photo was taken shortly after Hucks Online commenter Meesterbox popped the all-important will-you-marry-me question to Meesesbox at the Rock Garden of the Kennedy Space Center, east of Orlando, Fla. They were en route to watch a space shuttle launch. You can read all about…

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Outsiders To Address Ed Tech Group 

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's Students Come First Technology Task Force holds its second round of meetings Monday and Tuesday. The task force is charged with advising the Legislature on the implementation of Senate Bill 1184, which passed earlier this year. The new…

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Steve: Long Odyssey To Death Row

There are 3,260 inmates awaiting execution in the United States, and one of them is from the Magic Valley. He's Robert Allen Poyson, 34, sentenced to death in Arizona in 1998 after being convicted of murdering three people in August 1996. He was born in…

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Missoula To Require Daily Flag Pledge 15 

Item: Missoula schools to require students to recite Pledge of Allegiance, adhering to state law/Jamie Kelly, Missoulian More Info: So when a caller on a local radio talk show recently reminded Alex Apostle that Montana schools are required to offer the Pledge of Allegiance, the…

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High Noon: Brewing Beer In Idaho 

Idaho isn't on the map when it comes to craft beer, literally. Only a question mark holds down the gem state in this map of "good beer." Idaho homebrewers are working to change that. According to the American Craft Beer Association, over 200 million barrels…

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INW: Shock To Play 1st Outdoor Game

The defending Arena Football League champion Spokane Shock will play their first outdoor football game this Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, against the Utah Blaze. Here, crews ready Albi Stadium for Saturday's Shock-Blaze outdoor game under the watchful eye of "Joe Fan," a…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.8.11

11:53 a.m. Smoke check requested at Cougar Gulch & Moose Canyon, south of CdA. 11:39 a.m. Injury accident b/n white pickup & black car reported in front of Hayden WalMart. 11:29 a.m. Elderly man in cowboy hat & tan jacket is wandering again on Millsap…

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Wolf Hunt Plan Calls For No Limits 

Idaho is planning a fall wolf hunt with no overall limit - and no limits in four zones, the Panhandle, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones - because of “documented impacts to elk and other prey species in those zones,” Idaho Fish and Game officials…

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Kevin: Interior Faces Deep Budget Cut 

On his newspaper blog today, opinionator Kevin Richert/Statesman reports that U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho was right when he said that the budget for interior and environmental programs would contain enough cuts to make a lot of people angry. The budget cleared its first…

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Poll: Military Suicide Condolences? Yes

Thursday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation supports President Barack Obama's plans to send condolences to families whose loved ones commit suicide while serving in the U.S. military. 107 of 127 respondents (84.25%) supported that position. Only 18 of 127 (14.17%) opposed that position. 2 voters (1.57%)…

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River Journal: Idaho Quake Prone, Too 

California has earthquakes. Alaska has them, too. And we all know that Seattle is due for “a big one.” But what a lot of people in this area aren’t really aware of is that Idaho is also earthquake territory, and is considered by the Idaho…

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Fan Falls To Death At Rangers' Game

Police and fans look over the railing where a fan fell from the stands during the second inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics,Thursday in Arlington, Texas. Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter from Brownwood, died at a hospital Thursday…

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'Survivor' Cast Call Today At Casino 

Hundreds of people are expected to try to outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors today when they turn out for an open casting call at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort for the reality CBS show "Survivor." 100 people will strut their stuff for Survivor…

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