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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

Streaker Stuns Sun Valley Ice Shows 15 

The Sun Valley Ice Shows are widely known as a showcase for the art, comedy and drama of ice-skating. The summer shows feature world-class figure skaters and Olympic medalists under the stars behind the Sun Valley Lodge. An unexpected participant took to the ice during…

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End Notes: In Praise Of Vigil Keepers 

When my husband was in surgery Tuesday, my sister and mom showed up in the surgery center waiting room, even though I'd insisted earlier in the day that I would be fine waiting alone. The surgery was not a major one, though Tony was put…

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INW Headlines -- 7.21.11

Addison Benson plays in the front room of her home in Laurel, Mont., watched by her mother Andea Benson. Nearly a year after she lost her legs below the knee in a lawnmower accident, not much sets Addison apart from other children on the verge…

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High Noon: Cricket, Anyone?

If you squint your eyes a little, the scene at the Ferris High School practice field on a fresh summer evening last week looked as American as breakfast cereal. Behind the baseball field, four young guys in T-shirts and running shoes do drills in the…

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Heat Wave Bedevils Much Of USA 

Franklin Mayor Fred Paris pours one of the 250 bags of ice into the Franklin Memorial Swimming Pool in Franklin, Ind., earlier today. Temperatures are expected to climb into the high 90's with heat index well over 100. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Question: Would you rather…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.21.11 

11:22 a.m. Someone has suffered shoulder & ankle injuries in a logging accident on USFS Road 261 @ Leeburg Saddle. 11:19 a.m. 2 males on 4-wheelers are speeding up & down Davis & Peggy Loop/CdA. 11:08 a.m. Samuel reports there's a dead dog lying @…

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Sandpoint Selected As 'Most Beautiful' 

Rand McNally's 2011 Best of Road Rally has named Sandpoint as the most beautiful town in the United States. Jeff DeKorte, Rand McNally’s SVP, Travel & Digital Media and John Peters, VP/GM Digital Strategy along with Victoria Borton, General Manager of USA TODAY Travel, announced…

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Hucks Poll: 'Cut, Cap, Balance'? Yes 

Wednesday Poll: By a slim majority, Hucks Nation supports U.S. House Republicans "cut, cap, & balance" approach to the debt ceiling controversy. 69 of 135 respondents (51.11%) voted for "cut, cap, & balance." 58 of 135 respondents (42.96%) opposed the House GOP approach. 8 (5.93%)…

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Ganera's On A Roll 

Watch out, Mr. Hare, this tortoise has a wheel. A 12-year-old African tortoise that recently had its front left leg amputated due to injury is now moving just fine, thanks to a swiveling wheel attached to his shell by doctors at Washington State University’s veterinary…

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Taryn: Unplugging In Idaho Woods 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson writes: "Headed into the deep, deep woods of North Idaho, where there is no such thing as cell phone service or email. This is when I will truly put my survival skills to the test." Question: How often do…

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Keeping Track Of Stolen Vehicles

Occasionally, Scanner Traffic posts an item in which a freeway detector spots a stolen vehicle on Interstate 90 as it passes through Kootenai County. Anusha Roy, the hard-working KXLY reporter for North Idaho, talked to law enforcement in Kootenai County about the License Plate Recognition…

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Kris: Predicting Triple Digits: 666? 

On her Facebook wall, weather woman Kris Crocker of KXLY writes: "ABC is featuring a show tonight about ... gulp ... exorcism, and it's right before the news. I wonder what kind of audience is going to be sticking around for the 11 o'clock news.…

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Wolf Hunt Open House In CdA Today 

No quota has been set for the wolf during this year’s season. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed a wolf hunting season for Aug. 30 to March 31. Jim Hayden, IDFG regional wildlife manager, said the commission has also proposed a trapping…

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Mormons Moving Into Mainstream 31 

Say what you will about America’s homebred religion, but one thing is undeniable: The Mormon church is moving into mainstream pop culture in a way not seen before. There’s Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, distant Mormon cousins both running as Republicans for president. There’s The…

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AM Headlines -- 7.21.11

Jon McKenzie, of the Northwest Heavy Athletics Association throws the hammer during practice at Theyer Park in Rathdrum on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. the World Championships in Amateur Scottish Heavy Athletics for men and women will be held for the first time in Spokane on…

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Trib: Guv Sorta Opposes Obamacare 

Otter is having it both ways. When the Tea Party is looking, he's anti-Obamacare. When the Tea Party's back is turned, the governor grants waivers from his own ban. Otter's waivers have enabled $18.9 million in health care reform grants to flow into state coffers.…

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Spokane's Struggle w/Panhandlers 

Months after Spokane passed an ordinance making it illegal to panhandle on street corners and freeway entrances and exits, the panhandling hasn't stopped. Men and women are still there and now they've also moved into neighborhoods - hidden from law enforcement.It started with fruit peddlers,…

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Spokane Transit To Run Atheist Ads 37 

The ad is simple in nature, a statement in white letters with a blue sky background and clouds that read: "Are you good without God? Millions are." That's the advertisement set to appear on the sides of Spokane Transit Authority (STA) buses starting August 29.…

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Fresh Start Options Discussed In Hood 

A nuisance hotline, neighborhood watch and photographing repeat offenders. These could help address issues with the Fresh Start homeless service facility on east Sherman Avenue, said Mike Kennedy, Coeur d'Alene City Council member, on Wednesday night. "The goal is, how do we improve the situation…

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.20.11 

We're not just entering the halfway point of the week today. We're only four days from the 2011 Hucks Summer Bentfest at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill (3 to 6 p.m. this Sunday). Meat, beans, pop, water, & a venue will be provided. All you…

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P.S. WSU Vets Fix Up Tortoise 

Gamera, a 12-year-old, African spur-thighed tortoise, shows off his new front "leg" at Washington State University in Pullman Friday. Gamera had to have his leg removed after an infection set in. To aid in the tortoise's recovery, doctors at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital replaced Gamera's…

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Look, Ma, No Cavities 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "Sam is a proud member of the No Cavity Club. He was a bit more worried than usual. As he told the dentist: 'If I have a cavity, my dad's gonna subtract the bill from whatever he'd spend on…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.20.11

5:42 p.m. David reports someone put a tracking device on his friend's truck. 5:36 p.m. 50ish male & female smelling of alcohol left Midtown Safeway in red Honda Prelude. 5:33 p.m. Man bleeding from head & mouth after fight w/relative in 400 block of E.…

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PM: Now, That's A Snake 

This bull snake, also called a gopher snake, was found along the Centennial Trail in Washington near the Idaho state line on May 29. Estimated overall length about four feet long. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Grand jury indicts medical marijuana dispensers/Meghann Cuniff, SR Ex-Coeur d'Alene…

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