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UI's 'Last Journalism Professor' Dies 

Bert Cross, known by many as the "last journalism professor" died Monday morning at the age of 92 from age-related causes. The former professor taught at the University of Idaho for 24 years, where he was chairman of the journalism department before it became a…

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Rest Of Story: WalMart Shoplifters 

On Tuesday afternoon, PM Scanner Traffic reported this item provided by a Post Falls police dispatcher at 1:39: "Male shoplifter in black has cartful of electronics near garden entrance to PF WalMart." I didn't add it that the shoplifter appeared to be talking on a…

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Salvation Army, Target Help Students

Item: On Target Back-to-school shopping already? Retailer partners with Salvation Army to purchase school supplies/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Notebook paper? Check. Erasers? Check. Markers? Check. Cookie-monster T-Shirt? Maybe. And so it went for 25 Kootenai County youngsters who, with the help of…

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Sandpoint Dealing For Own 'Tubbs Hill'

Just a short stroll from downtown Sandpoint, a dirt trail follows Lake Pend Oreille’s shoreline past groves of leafy cottonwoods that block out the sights and sounds of the bustling resort town. Instead of traffic, trail users hear lapping waves and the musical cadence of…

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AM Headlines -- 7.27.11

After the funeral at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Patriot Guard escort the body of Staff Sgt. Wyatt Goldsmith to his final resting place at Mountain View Cemetery in Colville on Tuesday. SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho…

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Sho-Con: Drop Notre Dame Mascot 

Shoshone Conservative (re: "Fighting over a mascot"): Being Scottish, Irish, and German, I demand that Notre Dame drop their “Fighting Irish” mascot, since it fosters negative stereotypes about the Irish temperament. I also demand that the University of Idaho drop the name “Vandals”,. since it…

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Hasselbeck Leaving For Tennessee

Matt Hasselbeck is leaving the NFC West after 10 years of starting with the Seattle Seahawks, as he has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Tennesee Titans. He will be their starter this year and probably in 2012, but is expected to show rookie…

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Press: No Confidence In GOP CC 

Editor Mike Patrick of the Coeur d'Alene Press slugged one over the fence this morning with his editorial, "Vote of confidence." In it, he points out the silliness of the Far Right, which is in control of the GOP Central Committees in Kootenai County and…

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Peterson: Highest Highs, Lowest Lows

Jeret Peterson faced serious personal challenges throughout his life, but he rose to great heights in aerial skiing — and will be remembered as an Olympic medalist who took the sport to a new level. “He was never satisfied to do what everyone else was…

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.26.11 14 

Why am I not surprised that we're experiencing another overcast summer day in viewtiful Coeur d'Alene? Seems the days haven't improved all that much since winter officially departed in March 21. On the other hand, I'm inside today, as I usually am through the work…

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P.S. Olympic Medalist Peterson, RIP

Jeret Peterson of the United States, celebrates his Olympic silver medal in the men's freestyle aerials final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Utah police say Peterson has killed himself in an isolated canyon. The Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake said…

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Jews, Hindus, Buddhists Laud CdA

The Jews, Buddhists and Hindus have applauded the City of Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA) for the public display of 'Ganesha' sculpture in its downtown. "The City of Coeur d'Alene and its Arts Commission should be commended for their strength and inclusive attitude in displaying the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.26.11

5:23 p.m. 2 females have battered Anthony @ St. Pius Church parking lot on Haycraft. All 8 to 12YO. 5:11 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Ave resident reports kids on motorized scooters tearing around street. 4:57 p.m. Plastic is blowing from back of pickup onto I-90 @…

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PM Headlines -- 7.26.11

Grizzly bear No. 399 crossing a road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., with her three cubs. A grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park has wowed scientists and tourists alike by adopting a cub from another sow grizzly. Park officials say they’re fairly certain…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.26.11 17 

As a fan reaches for the ball, Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford makes the catch on a fly out by Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer during the 11th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, early morning Tuesday. You write…

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Olympian Peterson Commits Suicide 

The Unified Police Department in Salt Lake County, Utah confirms they are investigating the death of U.S. aerial freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson. Officials say the Olympian took his own life Monday night. Peterson was found dead at about 9:30 p.m. Monday from a self-inflicted…

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KEA: 'Inflexible,' 'Incompetent' Feds 

In this photo from KEA Blog, endangered trees are on the left, between Rosenberry Drive & Lake Coeur d'Alene. An incompetent Corps of Engineers and an inflexible FEMA are about to destroy a Coeur d’Alene treasure unnecessarily. The out-of-town and out-of-control federal agencies are blindly…

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George: Young Moving From NIdaho 

Honest George: In much of our area the young are moving away or at least being out-numbered by the old. Many lumber mills have closed, ranging from Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, St. Maries, Coeur d ‘Alene to Lewiston.The demographics of the Silver Valley has changed drastically…

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Downtown CdA Then & Now

OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho introduces us to a "then-and-now" look at downtown Coeur d'Alene, comparing 1981 with 2011: "The Facebook group 'Old School Coeur d'Alene' can be massively entertaining for folks like me who are fond of yammering on about a time long ago when…

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Guinness CPR Record Set

7 year old Theo shows determination while practicing CPR techniques on a dummy during a training organized by Romania's ambulance service in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, on its 105th year in existence, for the…

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Even A Fire Alarm Can't Stop 'Em

Not much stops that exercise class at Peak Fitness in the Prairie Shopping Center from getting-'er-done when it comes to burning off calories & shaping up. Case in point: Around 9:30 this morning, the group was going through its stretching and workout routine when the…

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Crump: Ty Cobbs & His Twin Falls Tie 

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Ty Cobb, the irascible Detroit Tigers right-fielder who was the first player voted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Less well known is that Cobb, a Georgian who eventually retired to California, was a Twin Falls…

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Pastor: Thank God For My Hot Wife 15 

You might get some dirty looks if you thanked God for your hot wife at the family Thanksgiving feast. But a pastor saying a prayer before a NASCAR race got plenty of laughs. Baptist Pastor Joe Nelms had a lot to bless before NASCAR Federation…

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High Noon: Fighting Over A Mascot 

North Dakota political leaders are asking the NCAA to back off and let the state's flagship university keep its Fighting Sioux name and logo, even at the risk of potential blacklisting and scorn by other universities and its own conference. Lawmaker involvement is a strategy…

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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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