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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

AM Headlines -- 7.20.11

Olivia Jacobsen, 7, center, performs along with her fellow campers at Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho Summer Camp on Tuesday at Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Huckleberries Online Cooler weather returns through Friday/Mike…

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Man Who Punched Racist Speaks 

An Idaho man, described as a white supremacist, appeared court Tuesday to face harassment charges. Daren Abbey was arrested for harassing an African American man in Bayview, Idaho over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Marlon Baker went up to Bayview the day before the…

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Trib: Believing Lies, Obscuring Truth 

Accuse Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter of selling the state out to the Chinese and people will believe it. Tell them the governor puts big corporations and special interests at the front of the line, however, and they're incredulous. What would you call people who…

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Moscowan Wins 3rd 'Jeopardy!' Round 

Mark Runsvold upped his total winnings to $124,201 last night, becoming a three-day Jeopardy champion. The Moscow man had a tighter race going into Final Jeopardy Tuesday night, but correctly answered "War and Peace" to a 19th Century Novels category that made references to Napoleon…

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North Idaho Hospice House To Open 

Item: Hospice House set to open: Idaho's first inpatient hospice facility to be dedicated next week/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Simple, peaceful, comfortable, homelike. Those were the design goals for planners of Hospice of North Idaho's new Hospice House facility at 2290 W.…

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.19.11 16 

I forgot to mention to you that Amy Dearest is now engaged to be married to a Portland State graduate student from Oklahoma City, future son-in-law Okie Doke. OD called me a week ago Saturday for permission to marry my daughter. And then dropped to…

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P.S. Milk Reduces PMS Symptoms? 

This image provided by the California Milk Processor Board shows part of a new "Got Milk?" ad campaign. The California Milk Processor Board is encouraging men to buy more milk for their wives and girlfriends, which the campaign says will help them fend off the…

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Idaho Gets Obamacare $$$ After All 

Idaho was set to accept as much as $19 million in federal cash linked to the health care overhaul as state agencies take advantage of waiver provisions that help them skirt Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's executive order aimed at blocking them from taking some of…

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PM Headlines -- 7.19.11

Twin sisters Gracie and Lily Wilcox, 5, get a front row seat Monday to watch Anne Fields perform a sword dance at the North Spokane Branch of the Spokane County Library on Hawthorne Road. Members of the Angus Scott Pipe Band and the Northwest Highland…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.19.11 

Authorities say Michigan bride Tammy Lee Hinton was arrested in her wedding dress on a felony warrant after exchanging vows at a Jackson, N.Y., area church. Police say she was arrested on a 3-year-old warrant for identity theft, booked and released after less than about…

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PM Scanner -- 7.19.11 

5:34 p.m. Motorist reports 5-6 unrestrained kids are in back of pickup in Silverwood parking lot. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 18-19 here. 5:16 p.m. Hayden WalMart has caught a shoplifter who's being cooperative. 4:46 p.m. Car fire reported in…

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Ponzi Scheme Nabs Few, Coaches 

More than a dozen current and former college coaches -- including Texas Tech's Billy Gillispie, Arizona's Lute Olson, Baylor's Scott Drew and Gonzaga's Mark Few -- are believed to have lost investments most recently valued at over $7.8 million combined with the late Houston-area businessman…

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NI District Targets Home-Schoolers 

A North Idaho school district plans to launch a program this fall geared toward helping parents who instruct their children at home. The Lake Pend Oreille School District in Sandpoint will host a meeting Wednesday to gather comments from prospective homeschool families. The new program…

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Murdoch's Wife Thwarts Attack 

In this combo made from images taken from video, committee members and Wendi Deng, wife of Rupert Murdoch, foreground left, react as a protestor, at left in checked shirt , tries to throw a paper plate covered in shaving foam over Rupert Murdoch as he…

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Quotable Quote -- Idaho GOP CC 10 

"The stability of our form of government is being undermined by strategies used by the Chinese state-government-controlled entities through investments, corporate takeovers, intelligence operations and rare-Earth monopolization" -- real quote from resolution passed by the Idaho GOP Central Committee over the weekend, and provided via…

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We're No. 1, We're No. 1 ... Alas 

On his Facebook page, Sisyphus has a link to the of the statehealthfacts.org site of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, which shows that Idaho leads the United States in something. Alas, it's "State Economic Distress." In a survey of three combined categories (housing foreclosures,…

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Avista Shuts PF Dam Gates At Last 

Avista has lifted its recreation closure on the Spokane River at Post Falls. With runoff subsiding, the utility has closed the gates on Post Falls Dam, which allows recreational use to resume in the water between the Spokane Street Bridge and the boat restraining systems…

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Anonymous Idaho Blog Site Aborts 10 

On her Facebook wall, Jill Kuraitis writes of an attempt by an anonymous individual to start a website for political discussion in Idaho, called idahopolitics.org. She and several of her Facebook Friends were turned off that the individual planned to keep the identities of the…

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Bachmann: Migraines Not Disabling 11 

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks to the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., Monday. In a statement e-mailed by Bachmann's campaign, Bachmann said that the migraine headaches she experiences wouldn't incapacitate her as president. Story…

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Fat: Boomers' Top Health Problem 

A higher percentage of baby boomers are obese than in any other group in the USA, a poll carried out by LifeGoesStrong has revealed. Findings revealed that while approximately 36% of baby boomers are obese, the figure for the two generations directly above and below…

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Frito Lay Embraces 'South Park' Snack

Now you do not have to head to "South Park" to get a taste of Cartman's favorite snack.To celebrate Season 15 of the hit Comedy Central animated series, "South Park" has struck a deal with Frito-Lay to produce the fictional snack, the New York Times…

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Croquet Grows Quietly In McCall 

Around the corner on a certain dirt road in the woods near McCall, there waits a sight that is hard to believe: a perfectly level, felt-green croquet court. It is immediately evident that this lawn isn't for your backyard barbecue variety croquet. The court is…

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High Noon: Traditional Proposals 29 

As I mentioned in the Wild Card, my son-in-law-to-be Okie Doke asked Saturday morning, July 9, for permission to marry my daughter, Amy Dearest. I, of course, said yes. I've liked the young fella from the first time I met him in Portland. In response,…

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Hucks Bentfest set Sunday Afternoon 

Bent & KeithinCDA will be manning the barbecue Sunday afternoon for the 2011 Hucks Bentfest at the Fort Ground Grill in historic Fortgrounds. The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. in Steve Widmyer's Grill. Bent will provide the meat for the event with…

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