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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 10.31.11 10 

The time is ticking down on the 2011 local election campaigns. This is the last full week of campaigning. It'll be interesting to see what the candidates resort to in the closing days. I suspect we'll see an attack flyer against incumbent John Bruning and…

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Parting Shot -- 10.31.11

Carlos Strong from Puerto Rico, reacts after falling during the men's basketball match for the gold medal against Mexico at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sunday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Mustachioed Men Show Solidarity 13 

Movember is upon us, beginning this Tuesday. No, NOT just November, MOvember, baby. In the US, in Europe and even down under in Australia. Mustache time, pardner.... to fight prostate cancer in men. In anticipation of last week's post of the 130th anniversary of the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.11

5:36 p.m. A Post Falls teen whose known to use meth & cut herself is missing from home. 5:27 p.m. Sgt. Christie Wood reports that the missing boy from Sorensen was located at a scheduled appointment. Reportedly, estranged parents had miscommunicated about appointment. 5:12 p.m.…

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PM Headlines -- 10.31.11

Kinder-Magic Kindergartner Adeline Smith smiled through her ghost costume during the Halloween party at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) McIntire will attend Hayden candidates' forum at NIC/Press Room Idaho seeks input to shape new energy plan/Betsy Russell, Eye On…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.31.11 

Nurses hold newborn babies in Sidon, Lebanon, Monday. As of today, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth's land and resources. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari) Top Cutlines: 1. Octomom, is in Lebanon where she is…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 10.31.11

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy calls this scenic: "Prichard gold." Writes she: "A bridge on USFS Trail 33 in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest crosses a small tributary to the Coeur d'Alene River." Sick/A Butterfly Moment Opinions on All Hallows Eve/Arch…

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DFO's Critters: Deer-Eatin' Python 

Everglades National Park wildlife biologists Mark Parry, left, and Skip Snow perform a necropsy on a Burmese Python that was captured and killed in Everglades National Park, Fla. The 15.65-foot-long Python had recently consumed a 76-lb. adult female deer. The reptile was one of the…

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LCHS Student: I ♥ Occupy Movement 

Erick Watkins, of the Lake City High Timberwolf Times student newspaper writes of Occupy Wall Street: "I support the movement. I have spent many hours studying the shady actions of the large international banks and companies that helped produce the economic and housing crises of…

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Major Ben's Felony Warrants List

A Pinehurst man wanted on several charges leads sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger's felony warrant roundup this week. Ronald Wayne Rollins, Jr., 36, of Pinehurst, is wanted on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud & burglary & probation violation for grand theft. Bail bond…

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Duroc: What Good Are Yard Signs? 

Duroc: Why do people even bother with yard signs? Do they even make a difference? They just seem like unsightly clutter to me, irrespective of the candidate. (Needless to say, no candidates have signs in my yard). Question: Duroc raises an interesting issue. Do yard…

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Supernatural Security 

Kerri Thoreson, who is seeking re-election to the Post Falls City Council Nov. 8, said she has called in reinforcements to protect her political yard signs from Halloween ghouls and goblins tonight. The one above is already on duty.

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Cain Combats Harassment Claims

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington on Monday, Herman Cain continued to defend himself against claims that he sexually harassed two employees while leading a trade association in the 1990s, telling the audience that he's the victim of a "witch hunt." As he…

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Edit: Bus Assault Wasn't Horseplay

For some people, what happened on a Glacier High School freshman football bus on Sept. 12 was just boys being boys. It was just a normal part of football rambunctiousness, they say. Football has always had its unique initiation rites and the bus events were…

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Rammell: Put Shock Collars On Cops 

Rammell's latest missive to the media says Americans are "brainwashed" to sheepishly follow immoral laws and that he'll stay in the news crusading for legal reform. A perennial losing candidate for high office, Rammell was convicted of poaching and criminal contempt this summer, prompting his…

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INW Headlines -- 10.31.11

"He's my watchdog and my alarm clock," said Bonnie Warwick of the Kootenai County Dog Park Association about her dog Scooter at the new Cherry Hill Dog Park in Coeur d'Alene last week. Coeur d'Alene Parks Department and Kootenai County Dog Park Association hosted the…

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Kamm: Accentuate The Positive 

Kamm: Why, oh why can’t we hear what the candidates’ Plan of Action’ will be? Why do we have to listen the candidates’ badmouth their opponent? That tells me nothing other than they really enjoy mud. I’ll say to the candidates, “Let me know about…

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And With A Little Photoshopping ... 

Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Dan Gookin had some phone with that truck that's running around promoting his candidacy & Steve Adams. On his Facebook wall, a third candidate, Amber Copeland, had protested about the Adams side, stating: "What? Wait a minute that picture looks…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.11

Noonish: Woman reports strange man followed her off freeway to Fernan School, where he tried to open the door of her vehicle and then left. She's following him back onto freeway. 11:59 a.m. CPD Blue has followed white car to gas station @ 15th &…

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Ex-Deputy Clerk Martinson Sentenced 

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years will begin serving a 90-day jail sentence on Thursday, the day before her 63rd birthday. First District Judge Fred Gibler on Monday imposed a 90-day jail sentence on Sandra Martinson, whose actions were…

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Cindy: Let My 19YO Answer Phone 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posts how her 19-year-old handled a phone survey: "Apparently a survey person called while we were out, but Alex took care of it. He told them he couldn't talk because he was playing X-Box live and 'people could die!' I…

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Parent Attendance Affects Bonuses 

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child’s teacher gets a raise. Teacher bonuses in more than two dozen school districts statewide will depend to some degree on how well they can engage parents throughout the year, as part…

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Poll: No To Labrador Wife On Payroll 

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation disagrees with Congressman Raul Labrador's decision to put his wife on his campaign payroll. A combined 186 of 239 respondents (77.82%) said either "hell no" (54.39%) or simply "no" (23.43%) when asked if they agreed with Labrador's move. Only 41…

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Huckleberries Online

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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