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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.12.11 17 

The 9/11 observance is past, and we have the official lineup for mayoral and city council races throughout Kootenai County. 'Tis time to begin reviewing the last of candidates to identify which ones are ideological plants from the Hard Right and which ones aren't. I…

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Parting Shot -- 9.12.11 

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, businessman Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, applaud before a Republican presidential…

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Trish: Apologizing To A Dead Spider 10 

Trish Gannon/River Journal: To kill the huge spider in my bathtub I had to hit it three times with my shoe. Each time I yelled, "Sorry!" When it finally quit spasming and lay dead on my shoe, I said, "I'm really sorry but you had…

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Jeanie: Rattling My Mother-In-Law 

Jeanie Spokane: When I got married (in another lifetime on another planet), my mother (a Special Ed teacher) brought the classroom frogs home for Christmas break - I got married on December 19, the evening of my last final at Eastern - and just before…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.12.11 

5:59 p.m. PFPD Blue checking on panhandler @ I-90 & Pleasantview/PF. 5:56 p.m. Boy in blue helmet on Yamaha riding 60 mph up & down McCartney/Rathdrum. 5:36 p.m. 19YO male cut himself while punching window, going crazy in Bell Canyon/Harrison. 5:19 p.m. Red Pontiac Grand…

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PM Headlines -- 9.12.11

A cheerleader from Nampa High School flies into the air as the cheer squad practices their stunts before a game Friday in Nampa. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield Opposition mounting again against surface mine/Keith Kinnaird, Bee Man held in Gonzaga shooting dies in jail/Colleen O'Brien,…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.12.11 

Spanish Conquistadoras' Thania Iliana Balcorta, center, runs with the ball during a friendly rugby match against Dunedin's Nude Blacks at Kettle Park in Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday, prior to the Rugby World Cup match between England and Argentina. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)…

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Major Ben's Weekly Warrants Rdp

Brian Ray Coney (upper left), 32, of Coeur d'Alene, goes to the head of the class for Major Ben Wolfinger's weekly list of individuals wanted on felony warrants with a laundry list of charges he's facing: grand theft, misdemeanor probation violation for DUI (twice), failure…

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Rammell Faces Felony Charge 

Failed Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex F. Rammell faces a felony battery charge in Idaho County for reportedly trying to place a couple under citizens’ arrest for trespassing. According to a police report filed at the Idaho County Courthouse, Rammell is accused of grabbing William Shira…

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NI Blogs: Bride, Tractor Both Sexy 

"We here at the Lovestead highly approved of the mode of transportation chosen by Libby Stockdale and her dad Doug for their grand entrance to Libby's wedding (Saturday) night," writes Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "Cuz we think our Kubota is sexy too. Doug's new tractor was…

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INW Muslims Get Little Backlash 

A few days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a mostly non-Muslim crowd showed up at the Spokane Islamic Center in north Spokane for afternoon prayers. “We had people come in – Christian, Jews, Native Americans – to show support,” said Mamdouh El-Aarag, a…

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Stair Climb Remembers 9/11 Firemen

Spokane firefighter Ben Giese (center) approaches the 19th floor during the Spokane 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at the Bank of America building Sunday. Each participant climbed 110 stories, which was the number of floors on the Twin Towers, and, carried a photo and a biography of…

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Wally: Which Pols Aren't Puppets? 

Wally: Okay. Let’s try to pick six legislators who grasp the concept of “representative government” and who are not party puppets. Surely there must be six of them, but I say that and realize that this is Idaho, home of the Republican Mafia. DFO: Shawn…

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TFTN: Guv Chose Wrong On Surplus 

When it closed the books on fiscal year 2011 on June 30, the state of Idaho had $85 million more than it anticipated. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter had two options with part of that money: He could have expanded the grocery tax credit or he…

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Dogwalk: 42 Years And Counting 

We had our first child, you see. Never mind that it was a Saint Bernard puppy. We did what was expected of us. We got married. September 12, 1969. Now, forty two years, four Saint Bernards, two mutts and untold numbers of fish later, we…

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INW Headlines -- 9.12.11

Cadet Lee Muench, a senior Biology major, repels down the side of the Kibbie Dome to present the kick-off coin at an NCAA college football game between North Dakota and Idaho on Saturday in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alicia Carlson) Idaho troops will deploy to Afghanistan in…

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High Noon: Star-Struck, Anyone? 10 

On her Facebook wall, weather caster Kris Crocker writes: "So, I still get pretty star-struck when I see Nadine Woodward KXLY in person. Hopefully I won't panic when she's waiting for me at the newsdesk after the 7-day forecast today. If I accidentally ask her…

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Stylin' 

Suzette Smith, of Gig Harbor Wash., tries on a hat inside the Head 'N Home Hats tent owned by Lee Watrous, of Freedom, Calif., on Friday at Art in the Park in Boise. The 57th annual event runs through the weekend featuring hundreds of vendors…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.12.11

11:59 a.m. Apartment workr on Cecil/PF reports unsecure handgun in middle of unit living room. 11:50 a.m. Shiloh Inn, 702 W. Appleway/CdA, reports receipt of a bad check. 11:49 a.m. Caller reports his red bike was just stolen from Post Falls Library. 11:36 a.m. A…

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Crooks: Reagan R's In Name Only 

The Wednesday debate among Republican presidential candidates was held at the Reagan Library, which features the airplane the Gipper flew on as president. It’s no surprise that all of the candidates, except for Jon Huntsman, crowded onto the very tip of the right wing, but…

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Is Something Wrong In Hayden? 

I'm scratching my head re: that three-way race for Hayden mayor, featuring incumbent Ron McIntire, former mayor Dick Panabaker, and veteran Councilwoman Nancy (Taylor) Lowery. I figured that McIntire had told either Panabaker or Lowery or both of them that he wasn't going to seek…

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Idaho Must Appoint New Redistricters 

Idaho has to appoint an entirely new redistricting commission - not including any of the six commissioners who blew their deadline last week - and start the process over, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced this morning. The reason: A 2009 law that the…

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Hucks Poll: 9/11 Respect Lacking 

Weekend Poll: 60 of 109 respondents (55.05%) said the generations of our parents and grandparents were more fervent in their observance of 12/7 (Pearl Harbor Day) than the current generation is toward 9/11. 27 of 109 respondents (24.77%) disagreed. 10 of 109 (9.17%) felt the…

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Tha Sophat, a 20-month-old Cambodian boy, suckles from a cow in Koak Roka village, Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Tha Sophat started suckling the cow in July after he saw a calf do the same since his parents moved to Thailand in search of work, said his grandfather UmOeung. (Heng Sinith / Associated Press)

Weekend Photo Contest Winners 27 

Tha Sophat, a 20-month-old Cambodian boy, suckles from a cow in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Friday. Tha Sophat started suckling the cow in July after he saw a calf do the same since his parents moved to Thailand in search of work, said his grandfather…

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9/11: Promises Made, Forgotten 

Remember how everything was going to be different? After 2,977 people died in coordinated suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, Americans came together in a near-unanimous moment of unity and shared purpose. From…

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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.