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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.23.11 

I'm still amazed at Scanner Traffic from Wednesday afternoon -- 30-some items, including 17 after 4 p.m. The items were amazing, too. Overturned raft below Post Falls damn. Road rager displays gun. Boy shooting neighbor's dog with BB gun. Post Falls boy pulling knife on…

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Parting Shot -- 6.23.11 

In this spring AP file photo, Washington State student Emily King holds a sign asking junior guard Klay Thompson to stay for his senior season, before Washington State's college basketball game against Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the NIT on March 23 in Pullman. Thompson…

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'Footloose' Challenges Teens

The classic tale of teen rebellion is an inspiring one for Rachel Kaufman. “I look at ‘Footloose’ and I remember all the high school and middle school students who showed up at the Capitol a few months ago. They were not OK with what Tom…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.23.11

6:03 p.m. Non-injury crash b/n vehicle & semi truck is partly blocking H97 b/n Carlin & Turner bays. 5:59 p.m. Man threatening to kill woman in 3100 block of N9th/CdA. 5:40 p.m. PFPD Blue is contacting man who's urinating publicly in Falls Park. 5:37 p.m.…

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PM Headlines -- 6.23.11 

Whitney Urmann, right, 16, of Priest River, and Bill Myers, center, 16, of Sandpoint, participate in a journalism workshop hosted by the University of Idaho on Tuesday at the KUID studio in Moscow. Holly Bowen's Daily News story here. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare)…

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Rex Rammell Frog-Marched To Jail 13 

From 43rd State Blues re: the arrest of former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell: "Classic line: "..and they're handcuffing me and treating me like a criminal." This is pretty fresh but it appears as if the Bonneville County Prosecutor (correctly) decided to charge Trifecta (Governor…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 6.23.11 

In his latest Remember the Roxy posting, OrangeTV provides this photo of The Great American Restaurant at the corner of H95 & Hayden (which later became the first Hayden Rustler's Roost and now is owned by the Hagadone Corporation). I never ate at the Great…

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Book Recalls Idaho's Forgotten Star 

This image provided by the author shows the cover of “Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga,” by Richard Maturi. At one time, Sande, the former American Falls, Idaho, jockey made national sports headlines as large in type as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Now…

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Marty: Boise-centricity Rules Idaho

Here's the unshakable logic: Treasure Valley sees the world through one lens. We see it through another. Boise has urban transit. We have megaloads. In Boise, it's possible to confuse Twin Falls with Idaho Falls. Really. It happens. Boise has the state capital. A century…

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Martin Retiring As NIC Spokesman

North Idaho College Vice President for Community Relations and Marketing John Martin announced his retirement at the June 22 NIC Board of Trustees meeting after more than three years in the position. It will be effective Dec. 31. Martin was appointed to the position in…

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Stebbijo: Too Many Warning Labels 

The government has now mandated that in 2012, graphic photos of tabacco related images such as cancerous lungs, rotting teeth, and dying individuals are part of the warning label on cigarettes. The image will take up half of the package. You can thank Congress for…

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Kristin Armstrong 3rd At Time Trials

U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Kristin Armstrong Savola of Boise prepares to compete in an inidvidual time trial in the elite women's category at the USA Cycling National Championships at Lake Strom Thurmond earlier today, near Clarks Hill, S.C. Armstrong Savola finished in third place, missing out…

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Closed Slaughter Houses Hurt Horses 

The closure of the last U.S. horse slaughter plants in the fall of 2007 has failed to reduce the number of horses shipped to slaughter. Instead, the federal funding ban had the unintended consequence of forcing horses to be shipped great distances to be slaughtered…

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Heiress Gives $400M To Art, 0 To Fam 

According to documents first made public by MSNBC.com, Butte copper heiress Huguette Clark (shown in AP file photo in 1930) left about 75 percent of her $400 million fortune to charity — but not a dime to her family or anyone associated with Butte. She…

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Meat Art Censored In Spokane

"This has kinda put me off meat, to be honest,” Ryan Desmond says, sitting on a stool in Neato Burrito, surrounded by his paintings, which hang from the duct work like sides of beef in a meat locker. Two months in a row, now, patrons…

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INW: Jumping Octagenarian 

Lena Thomas gets ready to BASE jump Twin Falls recently. Thomas checked off another item on her to-do list last week when she and 58-year-old daughter Terri Scott, of Concord, Calif., BASE jumped off the Perrine Bridge. Both jumped tandem with an instructor, and an…

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M's Lose By 1 Run To Nats Again

Washington Nationals Jayson Werth, left, is tagged out at home by Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo (30) during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Washington today. Werth was trying to score on a sacrifice fly to shallow center hit by Nationals batter…

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Aryans Plan Idaho Park Greet-&-Meet 

The Northwest Region of the Aryan Nation is promoting an all-day "eat, greet and meet" event Sunday, June 26, at Valley County's Lake Cascade State Park. Idaho Parks and Recreation Communications Manager Jennifer Blazek told Citydesk Lake Cascade’s park manager has been communicating with John…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.23.11 

11:49 a.m. 11YO Ethan just ran away from home @ Morris & Miles toward Hayden Country Club. 11:29 a.m. Someone is choking in 6200 block of Quail Ridge Street/Rathdrum. 11:08 a.m. Echo Drive/Post Falls reports battery stolen from in front of garage. 11:01 a.m. 2…

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Sis: There's More To McGee Story 10 

In a lengthy analysis of the DUI/grand theft auto arrest of Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell, Sisyphus, of 43rd State Blues urges the media to hold McGee's feet to the fire as the legal process continues. Writes Sisyphus: "The legal defense will not…

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Boise Survives Giant Lightning Show 

"it's amazingly calm and mild in Boise this morning, with only a few puddles testifying to last night's wild weather -- massive amounts of lightning, hard, soaking rains, and whipping wind gusts," writes Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise. "We lost power at 10 p.m., which meant…

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Poll: Idaho Solons Take Care Of Own

Wednesday Poll: 72 of 122 respondents (59.02%) view the $94,633 in bonuses given to legislative staffers during these hard economic times as an example that lawmakers "take care of their own." 25 respondents (20.49%) say bonuses meant some state workers are more important than others.…

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OpenCDA Still Beating Dead Horses 11 

If you thought that OpenCDA.com was giving up its never-ending attack on the 2009 Coeur d'Alene City Council election between incumbent Mike Kennedy and near-miss candidate Jim Brannon, you need to think again. Bill McCrory used the recent personal recount of a highway district election…

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