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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011


Effort To Recall Luna Falls Far Short 

(Campaign manager Morgan) Hill, a Boise pilot, said the campaign raised only about $4,500, plus another $15,000 worth of in-kind advertising donations, and relied entirely on volunteers. Though it reported in early June that it had more than 75,000 signatures, Hill said an “error in…

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AM Headlines -- 6.27.11

Craig Alexander, two-time Ironman World champion, high-fives fans near the finish line of the Ironman Coeur d'Alene before setting a course record. SR story here. Also: Top 10 men, Top 5 women finishers here. (Bruce Twitchell/Special to the Spokesman-Review) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Warmer weather…

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Court OKs Violent Video For Minors 12 

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints about graphic violence. On a 7-2…

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Rocky: China Not Trying To Buy Idaho 

Don Dietrich doesn’t overreact when he gets emails calling him a traitor or a dupe opening the way for an invasion of Idaho by Chinese Communists. “Given what they’re reading, they are rightfully concerned,” said Dietrich, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. “But what…

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Hucks: Solidarity In Objector's Mind 

In response to criticism about the small protest against the public art statue of Hindu god Ganesha in downtown Coeur d’Alene June 10, Kootenai County Constitution Party Chairman Daniel Brennan claims on the group’s website that many Lake City residents agreed with his group’s stand,…

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A Day In The Sun For Ironman 

I enjoyed watching Ironman Coeur d'Alene at three venues Sunday. First, Mrs. O & I stopped by the hamburger feed offered to the community by Coeur d'Alene Bible Church (across from Coeur d'Alene High) during the biking section of the Ironman event. Hundreds were treated…

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Reader: Bee Online Comments Awful 

Having an interest in the city of Sandpoint I occasionally go on line and read the Daily Bee. Occasionally I will also check the opinion section so as to see what the resident have to say about events. In the past few months I have…

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Wheeldog: Incentive To Pamper Pets 

Wheeldog ("Christie: Saying goodbye to my best pal"): My condolences, Christie. It’s something I have had to do numerous times over the years and it never, ever gets easier…maybe even harder, as time goes by. Do dogs go to heaven? I don’t know but the…

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Arpie: IEA Sits Out Recall Luna Effort 

Arpie (Recall Luna effort falling short): The IEA sat this one out. As mentioned above, gathering the signatures would be and has proven to be a huge undertaking. getting more people to vote him out- in a special election -in August -than voted for him…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011


Craig Alexander celebrates at the finish line of the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Alexander set a new course record of 8:19:48. Bruce Twitchell/ Special to The Spokesman-Review

2-Time World Champ Wins CdA Ironman

Craig Alexander celebrates at the finish line of the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Alexander set a new course record of 8:19:48. (Bruce Twitchell/ Special to The Spokesman-Review) Craig Alexander promised maximum effort in Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene, but…

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Julie Dibens celebrates the finish line of the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene.  Bruce Twitchell/ Special to The Spokesman-Review

Alexander, Dibens Win '11 Ironman Race

Julie Dibens celebrates the finish line of the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene. (Bruce Twitchell/ Special to The Spokesman-Review) Craig Alexander, the two-time World Ironman champion who wasn't expected to enter Coeur d'Alene Ironman due to illness, captured the…

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Weekend Wild Card -- 6.25-26 

Ironman Coeur d'Alene is upon us again, which means we'll be encountering runners and bikers wherever we go around town today, either intentionally or as part of traffic jams and detours. You probably should check online to see how the route of triathletes affects your…

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011

Recall Luna Effort Falling Far Short 

The ongoing fight to recall State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is ending. The "Recall Tom Luna" campaign won't get enough signatures by their deadline on Monday. Organizer Morgan Hill Jr. told Channel 12 News his campaign have collected only about half of their…

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Yoda, the diminutive winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, squares off against a boxer named Pabst on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks after winning the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. (Noah Berger / Fr34727 Ap)

Yoda Wins 'Ugliest' Dog Honors

Yoda, the diminutive winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, squares off against a boxer named Pabst on Friday in Petaluma, Calif. Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks after winning the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition. Story here. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) Question:…

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Brent: 'RedNeck' Is An Insulting Term 

Brent Andrews: I guess you will always use “redneck” but I have said before, and will say again, that it is like the N word or calling a gay person the old name for cigarette. Lots of hardworking people who would never hurt anyone’s feelings…

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People in the Senate gallery react to the passage of gay marriage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, June 24, 2011. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)

New York OKs Gay Marriage 

People in the New York Senate gallery react to the passage of gay marriage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Friday. Story here. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Question: Will Idaho ever OK gay marriage?

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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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