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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

Fallfest Wild Card -- 9.21.11 15 

I'm breaking early today, to get to the Fort Ground Grill for the 2011 Hucks Fallfest with Geoff & Addy. You're all welcome to the taco bar feed and then discussion forum, led by SR Editor Addy Hatch & Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock, re: newspapers…

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Parting Shot -- 9.21.11 

Freed American Shane Bauer, center is welcomed upon his arrival from Iran, in Muscat, Oman Wednesday. After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down from a private jet and…

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JeanieS: Bennies Of Growing Old 

On her Nuts & Nonsense blog, JeanieSpokane lists the benefits of growing older, including: No menopause -- I'm too old. Again -- you don't appreciate this unless you have a gazillion hot flashes in one hour; sleep with someone who has a gazillion hot flashes…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.21.11

4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 20-21 here. 4:36 p.m. Caller reports hearing moaning from bathroom area of e/b Huetter rest stop. 4:31 p.m. Michael reports man in diesel pickup is threatening him @ Ante & Seltice Way/PF. 4:01 p.m. Male…

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PM Headlines -- 9.21.11 

Lisa Beckman takes a break recently to pet her dog Diesel as they sit on the front bumber of an old truck at Legacy Farm in Greenbluff. The 20 acres behind her used to be in apple orchards before her parents took out the trees…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.21.11 10 

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., looks at hanging beef carcasses during a plant tour at Amend Packing Co. on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Top Cutline: 1. In this photo from the future, circa 2015, President…

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Gates Tops Forbes U.S. Rich List 

Bill Gates tops this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans with a net worth calculated at $59 billion. Forbes says the Microsoft co-founder saw his wealth increase by $5 billion from last year. Investor Warren Buffett ranks second with a fortune of $39…

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PETA Protests In Spokane 

They didn’t smell fishy, but the three protesters in front of downtown Spokane's Sushi.com restaurant tried to give the impression of dead fish this afternoon. Shirtless, painted blue, and lying motionless on fishing nets, demonstrators from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 9.21.11

Marianne Love with husband Bill and daughter Annie visit the new Dave Niehaus statue during a weekend ballgame in Seattle. (Photo courtesy: Slight Detour) Weekend praise/prayerfest/A Butterfly Moment Alzheimers & diabetes/From A Simple Mind Garden harvest/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope Bennies of being old/Nuts & Nonsense…

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MikeK: Facebook Changes? Meh 29 

Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg smiles at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., in this 2007 AP file photo. Facebook, the social network, is tweaking the home pages of its 750 million users, much to the chagrin of some very vocal folks. The world's largest online…

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Stapilus: Mitt No Longer Idaho Lock 37 

Four years ago, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was all the rage among Idaho Republicans. It didn’t matter much, since by the time Idaho Republicans got to vote in the primary Romney had dropped out and John McCain had the nomination in hand. But Romney…

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It's Cryin' Time Again ... 

An unidentified longshoreman receives attention after being maced and detained at port facilities in Longview, Wash., today. A conflict over Longshore union jobs at the grain terminal is flaring up again with the arrest of protesters blocking the railroad tracks today.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) Question: Have…

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New 'Snuff' Something To Chew On 

Sitting in a hotel lobby in a white cowboy hat, black vest and a rodeo belt buckle, an old cowboy touted the health benefits of snuff. People have gone to dentists to have teeth pulled after picking up the habit, only to find out their…

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Richert: On Wrong Side Of The Odds 

You do know the odds are on your side, don’t you? You know it’s unlikely to encounter a grizzly in the backcountry, or a mountain lion in your backyard, right? Then again, as Han Solo said, “Never tell me the odds.” That’s the quandary. Even…

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Coeur d'Alene High Leads Grid Poll 

Class 5A Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts. Prev. 1. Coeur d’Alene (8) 4-0 48 1 2. Eagle (2) 3-0 42 2 3. Highland 4-0 30 3 4. Centennial 2-1 15 NR 5. Post Falls 3-1 7 NR Others receiving votes: Capital 5, Borah 2, Meridian…

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High Noon: Twittering Breaking News 

Here's a scenario that City Editor Addy Hatch and Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock will present tonight at Hucks Fallfest 2011 as part of the discuss re: newspapers and the social media: Twitter explodes with tweets about a loud noise in a neighborhood. Someone says they…

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INW Headlines -- 9.21.11

Bison graze, just inside Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont. State officials have lowered the estimated costs for a proposal to relocate and manage Yellowstone bison. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' initial draft Environmental Assessment had put the startup costs for relocating about 80 bison…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.21.11 

Noonish: CPD Blue is stopping at CdA Super 1/Kathleen to assist in shoplifter arrest. Noonish: County resident has questions re: a family member taking mother-in-law's money. 11:29 a.m. 10- 11YO girl is threatening to break school windows w/stick @ Cherry & Mullan Trail/PF. 11:15 a.m.…

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Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do 11 

In this 1994 file photo originally released by Warner Bros. Records, alternative rock band R.E.M., from left, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry, and Peter Buck are shown when they released their new album "Monster." The band announced today on their website that they are…

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Poll: Rich People Aren't Taxed Enough 13 

Tuesday Poll: 136 of 220 respondents (61.82%) say rich people aren't taxed enough. 77 of 220 respondents (35%) say they are. Seven respondents were undecided. Today's Poll: U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann consider the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in girls to be "dangerous." Do…

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Fallfest Discussion Question 10 

Here's one of the subjects we'll be discussing tonight at the Hucks Fallfest w/Addy & Geoff (5:30 p.m. @ Fort Ground Grill): Someone tweets a fact; people immediately start re-tweeting it. That’s how Twitter works. But do news organizations have a heightened responsibility to verify…

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Idaho Solons Survives Turkey Blast 

Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and at least four other lawmakers were in Ankara Tuesday when the first deadly bomb attack in four years hit the city. Others on the trip are Senate GOP Caucus Chairman John McGee (pictured), R-Caldwell, and his wife,…

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Kootenai Health Buying ♥ Clinics NW 

Kootenai Health plans to buy Spokane-based Heart Clinics Northwest, the Coeur d’Alene-based medical center said today. The acquisition will expand cardiac care in the region and enable residents to receive comprehensive cardiac care closer to home, community-owned Kootenai Health said in a news release. “This…

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Wolves Spotted In St. Maries 

A St. Maries woman is convinced she’s spotted wolves within city limits. Two others are sure they’ve heard them. While deer-watching one evening Brittany Odekirk caught a glimpse of more alarming wildlife. “We have a calico deer that is white from the mid-side back and…

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Fire Rips Thru Post Falls Apartments 

"We were lucky nobody was hurt, not even their pets," said Tina Smithson, manager of Falls Park Apartments in Post Falls on Tuesday morning after a fire burned a second floor balcony into the third floor at 2 a.m. In all, 41 residents were evacuated.…

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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.