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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 9.9.11 11 

As hard as it is to believe, today is my 27th anniversary with the Spokesman-Review. I arrived here Sept. 9, 1984, to be a short-term cops & courts reporter under bureau chief Doug Clark. Then, I spent nine years as a local government reporter &…

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Parting Shot -- 9.9.11

Flowers float in the reflecting pool outside City Hall during the Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary commemoration in Hermann Square today in Houston. Mayor Annise Parker joined others in a ceremony in front of the reflection pool at City Hall to honor those to lost their…

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McIntire To Face 2 For Hayden Mayor

The city of Hayden will see a three-way race for mayor in November when incumbent Ron McIntire (pictured) squares off against two members of his City Council: Nancy (Taylor) Lowery and Dick Panabaker, a former Hayden mayor and Kootenai County commissioner. The three-way mayor's race…

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CdA Council Races Get Crowded 

Here are the candidates for the Coeur d’Alene City Council: Seat #1: Loren “Ron” Edinger, Adam Graves, and James H. Hollingsworth Seat #3: Derek Aujay, Dan Gookin, Patrick “Mitch” Mitchell, George Sayler, and Annastasia Somontes Seat #5: Steve Adams, John Bruning, and Amber Copeland

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Bodman, Rubin File In Post Falls Races 

Following are the candidates for Post Falls City Council with 15 minutes left before filing deadline. You can see the individual declaration of candidacy and who signed his/her petition of candidacy by clicking on links below: Seat 1: Incumbent Kerri Thoreson, Jim Edgington, and Joe…

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PM: SR To Feat Shipp Twins Saturday 

It has been three years since the Spokesman-Review has visited with the Shipp twins of Hauser Lake, who joined the Marines together and have been deployed to the Middle East. The twins, Robert (left) and Matthew will be featured on the front page of the…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.9.11 

Argentine rugby players from left, Felipe Contepomi, Rodrigo Roncero and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe go through some exercises during a training session in Dunedin, New Zealand, Thursday. Argentina will play their opening Rugby World Cup game against England on Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.9.11 

5:58 p.m. Very drunk man refuses to leave tavern @ 1212 Sherman Ave/CdA. 5:49 p.m. Female driver s/b on H41 @ Blanchard is drinking something from a brown paper sack. 5:35 p.m. Shopko on Ironwood/CdA has apprehended an uncooperative shoplifter. 5:32 p.m. Drunk man left…

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Court Washes Hands Of Redistricting 

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an unexpected order this afternoon on redistricting, tossing out the GOP commissioners' lawsuit and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa's lawsuit, and declaring that the court has no authority to order the redistricting commission back to work -- because the…

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Crapo: Jobs Plan A 'Pipe Dream' 

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) slammed aspects of President Obama's new jobs plan as a "pipe dream." "It's a pipe dream, and it's also a discouragement, for this reason," Crapo said in an interview with Bloomberg News set to air Friday night. "It's a pipe dream…

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Johnson: We're Reliving The 1930s

I’ve had a good deal of fun over the last few weeks teaching a college-level political science course at Boise State University. The course is built around the politics and policy of the New Deal period in the 1930′s and we focus a good deal…

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Ex-NI Couple Guilty Of Animal Cruelty

Cheryl Lee Criswell wipes her eyes as attorneys give their opening statements, in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday. After two hours of deliberation, a jury returned guilty verdicts for both Cheryl and Edwin Criswell, left, on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals late Thursday. The Criswells were…

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Man In Van Tries To Entice Girl 

A man in a dull-black van tried to entice a girl who was riding a bicycle in the White Pines Drive and Grand Fir Drive (in Best Hills area, east of 15th Street) Thursday afternoon. The girl said she was returning from a friend's house…

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ISP: Cop Didn't Lie On Witness Stand 

The Idaho State Police says its top accident reconstruction expert did not lie on the witness stand in a fatal road rage case that sent a Hayden man to prison for 25 years, even though the Idaho Supreme Court indicated the police official did give…

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Hanging In There 

Chris Ganz, left, and Ben Lins hang upside down Thursday in a parking garage on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The two men along with fellow freshmen Ryan Herberger and Chandler Welsh began what they call "Batmanning" shortly after arriving on…

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NIC Tab For Mill Lawsuit $152,000 55 

North Idaho College paid more than $152,000 to successfully fight that lawsuit filed against the DeArmond Mill Site purchase by Larry Spencer, Tom Macy (picured), and Bill McCrory. Huckleberries Online has obtained the breakdown of the payments to the North Idaho College Foundation and the…

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Art Of Tailgating Gets Complex 

It used to be simple. You’d park the pickup truck, pop the tailgate, grill a burger, down a beer or two and head into the game. But tailgating has gotten so complicated, especially for die-hard Bobcat fans. Jim Waldon is known to other tailgaters as…

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Spencer: We Need Bonafide Repub 27 

Larry Spencer: Man, sometimes I hate being on the side that can’t shoot straight, or even understand when it is time to pull the proverbial trigger. So with four hours left, we have apparently conceded Ron E’s seat to him or the fresh face Democratic…

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INW Headlines -- 9.9.11 

Judy Jonart, the curriculum director for Butte School District 1 mans the picket line Thursday afternoon in front of the school administration building as the school administrators strike over salary increases went into day three shortly before Butte-Silver Bow District Court Judge Brad Newman issued…

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The Road Less Traveled 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Face book wall, Linda Lantzy posts this picturesque North Idaho scene, which she titles: "The Road Less Traveled." The title is a knockoff on Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." Which concludes: "I shall be telling this with a sigh…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.9.11 

11:59 a.m. Resident of 5466 Carpenter Loop/PF returned home to find car crashed on his property. 11:39 a.m. Caller from 21900 El Dorado/Rathdrum reports hearing explosion, gun shots. 11:29 a.m. Woman @ Hayden Car Wash, 8685 Govt Way/Hayden, has been run over by own car.…

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Cops Finally Catch Under-Age Drinker 

Here's another Hucks Online favorite from the latest Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report (Aug. 18-Sept. 6): Seems a 20YO female has been using a fake name and ID for some time to buy hootch at Downtown Coeur d'Alene bars. Her scheme came to a screeching…

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Downtown Bar Report, 8/18-9/6 

Per usual, there was a whole lotta of public peeing going on between Aug. 18 & Sept. 6 in downtown Coeur d'Alene. But the public urinator who caught the attention of Hucks Online was one that CPD Blues didn't catch. At 2:28 a.m. on a…

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Nike To Roll Out Back To Future Shoe 

Nike is going back to the future. The sneaker maker on Thursday said it has created a limited-edition shoe based on a glowing pair that appeared in the popular 1989 movie "Back to the Future II" The 2011 Nike Mag is designed to be an…

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Hucks Poll: Don't Disclose CWPermits

Thursday Poll: 83 of 154 respondents (53.9%) say the state of Idaho is correct now in refusing to disclose who has concealed weapons permits. 67 of 154 respondents (43.51%) said the state should disclose who has the permits as it originally did. 4 respondents were…

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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.