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FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 9.16.11 16 

Aggressive Toledo scored first but visiting Boise State is leading 13-6 in the closing minutes of the first quarter in their ballgame tonight, which is being aired on ESPN. Also, don't forget that the Idaho Vandals will be traveling to Texas A&M for a 4…

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Longtime broadcast partner Rick Rizzs steps away after sitting down with a statue of the late Seattle Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Seattle. The slightly larger-than-life statue of Niehaus was unveiled in a ceremony that included his widow Marilyn and other family members, team president Chuck Armstrong and former Mariners Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson. The bronze statue is located in the Main Concourse of the Mariners' ballpark, near Section 105 in right-center field. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Parting Shot -- 9.16.11 

Longtime broadcast partner Rick Rizzs steps away after sitting down with a statue of the late Seattle Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus this afternoon in Seattle. The slightly larger-than-life statue of Niehaus was unveiled in a ceremony that included his widow Marilyn and other family…

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Describe NIC In One Word 11 

On its Twitter page, North Idaho College is asking followers to describe the community college at the mouth of the Spokane River. The Coeur d'Alenes, of course, have dubbed the property of the old Sherman Fort grounds as "The Gathering Place." But how about the…

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RAWR Column: Searching For Love 

It’s Friday night. The hair is done, the fake eyelashes are on, the dress is ironed and gel insoles have been in- serted into the sexy five-inch heels. It’s time to go out and meet someone new. An hour goes by and after one too…

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PM Headlines -- 9.16.11 

Kathy Plonka, SR photographer extraordinaire, offers another look at PARK(ing) Day in downtown Coeur d'Alene today, with this information: "Less asphalt and more green," said Janet Torline of Kootenai Environmental Alliance as she participated in the annual global Park(ing)Day in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. The…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.16.11 

Peter Glazebrook from Newark, England holds his record breaking giant onion that weighed in at 8.150kg in the heaviest onion competition to claim a place in the Guinness book of World Records at the Harrogate, England Autumn flower show earlier today. You write the cutline.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.16.11

5:32 p.m. Male driver in w/b vehicle @ 4th & Best/CdA lights is hitting something in front seat. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 15-16 here. 4:49 p.m. Grandmother reports 6YO boy on bike is missing from 1400 block of Hyacinth/CdA.…

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NI Blog Rdp: Lost Oar 

Pecky Cox of As The Lake Churns writes of the photo above: "We have suffered a loss and perhaps one of your readers might be able to help. As you know, we have one of the most photographed rowboats in the State of Idaho. It…

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Quotable Quote (About Cataldo)

“In the heart of the Silver Valley, down below heights with such old West names as Grizzly Ridge and Cougar Peak, lies a twenty one-square mile Superfund site, the nation’s largest.” Cataldo is well within the box – it’s eight miles from the epicenter, the…

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Hoffman: Another Stimulus Stinker 

I sure wish the federal government would stop trying to help us. The latest big-government bailout comes from President Obama's so-called "American Jobs Act.". You've no doubt noticed that the president has refrained from calling it a "stimulus" bill, because it is quite apparent his…

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Cross-Country Cat Finds Way Home 

Willow, a 6-year calico cat that went missing from her Colorado home during a renovation 5 years ago, sits in a cage at her temporary home on Wednesday in New York's Animal Care and Control (ACC) facility. Willow, found as a stray in Manhattan and…

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Cindy: The Blessing Of Boys

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of her son Sam laying the law down and the blessing of having all boys: "I may no longer be allowed to take Sam to school in my night gown. But I have never heard any of my children…

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Grizzlies Not Laughing Matter 

Idaho Statesman opinion editor Kevin Richert just pulled a tongue-in-cheek post that he made re: bears causing slow Internet speeds in Idaho. He did so after learning about the fatal encounter that left a hunter and the bear dead in Boundary County this morning. Kevin…

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Lake City Celebrates Park(ing) Day 

Kootenai Environmental Alliance board members Janet and Wes set up their "park(ing) day" spot in front of Art Spirit Gallery on Sherman Avenue. KEA photo: Janet Torline and Wes Hanson at Art Spirit Gallery (above) and KEA staffer Adrienne Cronebaugh (inset below). More KEA photos…

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Toilet Paper Drive Starts 2nd Year 

Take a moment and contemplate life without toilet paper. Sure, it can be done, but for most people, going without that convenient roll on the wall in the bathroom is not a pleasant thought. Now take another moment and contemplate the fact that toilet paper…

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No Health Insurance For 1/5 In Idaho 

Almost one in five Idahoans don't have any kind of health insurance, according to new Census Bureau data for 2010. The census data shows 19.2 percent of the state was uninsured last year, taking a risk with their medical bills and health by choice or…

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Griz Kills NI Hunter, Partner Kills Bear 16 

A grizzly bear killed a hunter in Boundary County today before another hunter fatally shot the bear. Officials from the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are at the scene of the attack, which occurred about…

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High Noon: Work Coffee? Yuck! 

On her Facebook wall, Liz Arakelian posts that she was halfway to work today before realizing that she'd left her coffee mug on the counter. Seems Liz isn't too crazy about the office coffee because she comments about herself: "Sad panda." Her post prompted this…

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Veterans Observe Lt. Dan Weekend 

Bikers escort a New York City fire truck and a steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center to a reception during Lt. Dan Weekend in Beaufort, S.C. The weekend is a gathering of military personnel and vets severely wounded in the wars…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.16.11 

12:07 p.m. Unattended death of 52YO man reported by brother in 3400 block of Echo/PF. 12:06 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Wedding Chapel, 618 E. Wallace/CdA, reports unwanted person. 11:54 a.m. Mary @ Panhandle Area Council, near county airport, has caught a Schnauzzer. 11:30 a.m. Carolyn on…

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INW: Team Drops Cyclist Armstrong

This Oct. 22, 2010, file photo shows Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong with her son Lucas, in their home in Boise. Armstrong says she's been replaced on the U.S. world championship cycling team that's competing in Copenhagen, Denmark, after another rider's protest over her inclusion…

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Post Falls Welcomes Back Soldiers 

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson writes (and provides photos) of the reception of the National Guardsman returning from Iraq to the Post Falls Armory last night. The last 30 Guardsmen in two buses were snagged behind a large pileup on I-90…

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Poll: EWU Will Have Best Record

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation sez college football division defending champs Eastern Washington will have the most wins among Inland Northwest teams this year. 45 of 97 respondents (46.39%) picked the Eagles to have the best record. 21 of 97 respondents (21.65%) said the Idaho Vandals…

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LC Playhouse Launches 'Fiddler' 

Steve Kane, a friend of mine, will be performing his first major role (Tevye) when the Lake City Playhouse production of "Fiddler on the Roof" opens tonight, running through Oct. 9. Steve looks like Tevya. I've already bought tickets and play to attend during the…

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Lewiston Trib Jeers Labrador 16 

JEERS ... to Congressman Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. When you see somebody resurrecting a piece of former Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth-Hage's portfolio, it's a good idea to ask why. Labrador wants Congress enabled to veto the president's authority to declare national monuments under the Antiquities Act of…

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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.