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INW Headlines -- 6.29.11

No one needs an excuse to kick back with a cold brew on a holiday weekend. But just in case, there are two new area breweries to check out. Bi-Plane Brewing Co. in Post Falls and Budge Brothers Brewery in Spokane are sporting new Northwest-…

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Review: Bristol Lacked Good Sex Info 

"I'm gonna bear bait," Levi Johnston texted Bristol Palin in 2008. "Want to come?" And so began the encounter in a Mat-Su bear stand that led to Palin's teenage pregnancy, at least according to "Not Afraid of Life," the 20-year-old mother's autobiography that came out…

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High Noon: Household Chores? Yawn 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy reports that her new cat, Thor, has the same attitude toward laundry that she has. Cindy continues: "Trish Gannon thinks it's suspect that I don't own a pair of 'sleepy pants.' Don't know what she'll think about my confession that…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.29.11

11:59 a.m. Man is slumped over wheel of vehicle on H41, 1/4 mile north of Seasons/Twin Lakes. 11:54 a.m. Cardiac problem reported @ Post Falls Family Medical, 1220 E. Polston/PF 11:47 a.m. A w/b semi has lost a lot of hydraulic fluid near Blue Creek…

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Kevin: Potato Study Raises Questions 

Now those researchers — those meddling quinoa-cooking do-gooders — have just gone too far. They’ve singled out the potato, our potato, as a leading cause of weight gain. Those scapegoating scientists! Where do they get off, slathering on the blame like so much sour cream…

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Poll: Failed Recall Try Supports Luna 

Monday-Tuesday Poll: 56% of Hucks Nation say the failure of the Recall Luna effort is an endorsement of Superintendent Tom Luna & his reform legislation. 231 of 410 respondents (56.34%) voted that way, while 173 of 410 (42.2%) said the failed campaign wasn't an endorsement…

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Travolta Gives Pep Talk To Munchkins 

Laura Little of the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre sent along this photo of John Travolta talking to all of the Munchkins in the cast of “Wizard of Oz” during intermission. Travolta was in town to attend “The Wizard of Oz” because two of his sisters,…

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BSU Coach To Address Governors 

After several days of gorgeous weather, clouds have moved in over Coeur d'Alene, the breeze is kicking up and thunderstorms are threatening as the Western Governors Association gathers for its annual meeting, which starts today at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Eight western governors will convene;…

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Reporter: Dover Fire Chief Gets $80K 

Dover, in the panhandle of Idaho, has a population of about 400, and a fire chief who is paid $80,000 annually. According to records obtained by, Mike Tucker, the head man at the Westside Fire District, has made that wage for the past four…

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Atheist Billboard Gets Boot 20 

A June 21 photo shows a billboard at 417 North James in Columbus, one of several put up by Freedom From Religion Foundation around Columbus. The billboard supporting atheism has been taken down from property owned by an Ohio church after the pastor complained. The…

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Council Permits Only Christian Prayer 14 

The Liberty Lake Satanists – which would be a great name for a Hoopfest team or a best-ball foursome – are still waiting for their chance to pray. Same with the Wiccans and Jains. Not to mention Hindus and Muslims. And all the other scary…

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Statesman: Ed Reform Battle Still On 

A foolish grandstand play from the outset, the campaign to recall state schools Superintendent Tom Luna met its predictable demise Monday. Not content to dance on the grave, Luna and state Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko stomped on it. Said Luna: “Opponents of the laws…

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AM Headlines -- 6.29.11

Dillon Fabie, 21, was honored by the Spokane Police Department for chasing down a suspected purse snatcher ata Spokane Walmart. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Wind gusts more likely than showers today/Mike Prager, SR Man arrested in…

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Dumpster Diving Helps Solve Crime 

Cheney police are not afraid to do a little dumpster diving if it will help solve a crime.Investigators say after a man's wallet was stolen out of his car on June 6, they began tracking illegal purchases on his credit card, including a belly-busting, $44…

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Chris: Indian Wars Still Going On 

Those who think the days of Native American tribes fighting other Native American tribes are long gone, best think again. The advent of and phenomenal growth in Indian gaming has created a division of haves – the tribes with revenue producing and political powerful casinos…

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Hungary Honors Ronald Reagan 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, greet each other after unveiling the new statue of late US President Ronald Reagan, during a centennial commemoration in Budapest, Hungary, earlier today. The 180 kilograms (400 pounds) and 2.18…

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Idaho GOP Eyes Super Tuesday Vote 

Idaho could become more than a piggy bank for GOP candidates if the Republican Central Committee adopts a proposal to elect delegates at a Super Tuesday caucus, likely on March 6, replacing the primary election in late May. “For years and years, the Republican presidential…

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Hutcheson To Run For GOP Sheriff Nod 

Keith Hutcheson, chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police, told the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Tuesday night that he plans to run for Kootenai County sheriff next year as a Republican. Sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger also has announced his intention to run as a…

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Cougar Bay Group, County Agrees 

Item: Piling on: Cougar Bay group, county agreement will spare posts/Alecia Warren, Press More Info: The Cougar Bay Osprey Protective Association, Inc. reached an agreement with Kootenai County on Tuesday that will allow the handful of bay residents to maintain the pilings, which they hail…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6.28.11

I'm headed for the first Handshake Productions concert of the summer at Sherman Park Square (near Java on Sherman) from 6 to 8 this evening. Jazz, I believe, is on the schedule tonight. I'm a ha-huge fan of the free concerts provided by Chris Guggemos…

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P.S. Fleeting Moment

"This photograph reminds me of the feature photos I used to take all the time when I first started at The Spokesman-Review twenty-three years ago," writes Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "It’s just a fleeting moment captured of two kids goofing off while waiting for…

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Brent: Don't Laugh re: End is Near 

Responding to "Rapture ribbing leads to shooting," Brent Andrews comments: "I think we laugh off the end of the world at some risk. We could find ourselves laughing, ha ha, only to discover at Zero Hour that on May 21 the Japanese knew they’d never…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.11 

5:46 p.m. Sarah wants to see an officer re: being accused of a crime & harassed. 5:22 p.m. Someone is suffering chest pains at Peterson's Family Foods on E. Sherman/CdA. 5:18 p.m. Vehicle drove around railroad arms @ Prairie & Spokane/PF en route to Brookie/PF.…

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PM Headlines -- 6.28.11

In this 2008 photo, rewarded with a breathtaking view, people stand at the top of Table Rock near a 4,500-pound cross, in Boise. The prominent six-story cross whose 2,100 watts of white light has illuminated the night above Boise since 1956 is going green, and…

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