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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.26.11 

As much as we griped re: long, rainy spring and early summer, none of us should be complaining re: the wonderful fall that we've had. Mrs. O & I enjoyed perfect weather Friday evening for hosting an engagement party for Amy Dearest and future son-in-law…

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Parting Shot -- 9.26.11 

A father and son head for their fishing hole at Muddy Run Recreation Park in southern Lancaster County, Pa. New research suggests that dads are less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are. The study by AARP, the government and several universities…

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KEA Blog: Press Cleanup Edit Misfires 

re: Editorial: Kootenai County residents face double, triple sewer rates/Coeur d'Alene Press KEA Blog response: The paper is evidently calling for some sort of misguided citizen uprising against yet-to-be-determined sewage rate increases caused by yet-to-be-permitted sewage treatment upgrades. Wildly missing the mark though, the CDA…

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PM: Crash Kills Rathdrum Officer 

An off-duty Rathdrum police officer was killed Saturday morning when his motorcycle was involved with a two vehicle accident four miles south of Cusick. Johnathon Franco, 27, had been with Rathdrum police since 2006 working as a patrol officer. Coeur d'Alene Press reported that Franco's…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.26.11 

Luigi leads the way as six dogs attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs on a surfboard, during the Surf City Surf Dog event held in Huntington Beach, Calif., Sunday. The dogs were not able to stay on for the required ten…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.26.11 

5:29 p.m. Injured deer needs to be dispatched near Ponderosa Springs Golf Course clubhouse. 5:16 p.m. 46YO woman possibly w/.357 is threatening suicide at Coeur d'Alene Casino/Worley. 5:03 p.m. Wife reports husband is threatening suicide after drinking in 3700 block of Nike/PF. 5:08 p.m. Caller…

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Constitutionalists Coming To CdA 36 

Hucks Online sees that the Fall 2011 Constitution Party National Committee & Conference will be held Oct. 7-8 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Among the Constitution Party worthies expected to attend is former U.S. Rep Virgil Goode, who represented the Virginia 5th District and is…

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Chadderdon Won't Seek Re-Election 

Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d'Alene, says she's not planning to seek a fifth term in the state House of Representatives, so the fact that a proposed new legislative district plan unveiled today puts her in the same district as Reps. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Vito…

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Idaho Potato Truck To Cost $300K 

Move over, Oscar Mayer; Your weinermobile is about to have some competition. A giant potato, hauled on a semi, will hit the road in 2012 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission marketing Gem State potatoes. Frank Muir, head of the group,…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 9.26.11 

At Slight Detour, Marianne Love found a silver lining in yet another lopsided loss by the Idaho Vandals this season -- son William filed the game report. You can read it here. Writes Marianne: "It was not a good game for the Vandals -- at…

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Why The Anti-Christ Matters In Politics 17 

he end is near — or so it seems to a segment of Christians aligned with the religious right. The global economic meltdown, numerous natural disasters and the threat of radical Islam have fueled a conviction among some evangelicals that these are the last days.…

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Lake City High Gets Bomb Threat 

Lake City High School students were released from school early today after administrators received a bomb threat at the school this morning. The administrators received a note around 11:38 a.m. saying a bomb was going to go off, said Laura Rumpler, a district spokeswoman. The…

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1000s Race For The Cure

Doves are released during the Survivor Tribute at the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County on Sunday in Irvine, Calif. Over 25,000 participated in the Newport Beach event. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Michael Goulding) The seriousness of the cause is…

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Sarah: Which Grocery Mags For You? 

On her Facebook wall, Sarah Anderson asks: "Of the magazines sold at the checkout line of a supermarket, which one would you subscribe to if it was free?" Question: You can answer Sarah's question and/or tell us which magazines you subscribe to now?

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Hopeful Copeland Seeks Rock Venue 32 

On her Facebook wall, Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Amber Copeland announces: "My original plan to have a rock concert at the cda bandshell and speak about my campaign is not panning out. Does anyone have any other ideas of a cool location (preferrably not…

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Carlson: Recalling 22nd Idaho Guv 

By any measure, he was an extraordinary man. That he had a winning bedside manner is incontestable. Besides being a beloved “family doctor” who for 28 years delivered most of the babies born in Benewah County, he was an active community leader, a man of…

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Tribe Not Talking To St. Maries Paper 

You read over the weekend about the old claim resurrected by Benewah County Prosecutor Doug Payne that the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe doesn't have hunting rights on non-Indian property on its reservation. Several commented in a thread about the story. But did you see that…

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High Noon: Herb Revisits Roots 

Herb Huseland (shown standing below steps in photo) and youngest son, Brian, took a trip down memory lane when they headed for the Colville area. Herb's grandfather homesteaded land there. His mother taught in the one-room building (pictured in inset). Herb: "Just up the road…

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INW: Alleged Ponzi Scheme Probed 

When confronted by Spokemsan-Review reporter John Stucke, right, Doris "Dee" Nelson, center, breaks down crying while her husband Dennis, left, looks on at their rural home in north of Colbert Thursday. Dee Nelson is suspected of taking investments in the tens of millions from friends…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.26.11 

12:09 p.m. Twin Lakes caller claims a motel manager threatened him for not paying rent. 11:59 a.m. CPD Blues are evacuating Lake City High as a result of a bomb threat and are now sweeping area. Cops shutting down parking lot by football field. 11:53…

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NRA Wants Guns On Idaho Campuses 

A National Rifle Association lobbyist says the guns-right lobby will attempt to persuade Idaho lawmakers next year to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses without a permit. The Idaho State Journal reports that Matt Dogali of the NRA at a meeting at…

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Poll: Romney Beats Paul, 7 Others

Weekend Poll: Mitt Romney bested Ron Paul and a field of nine candidates for the GOP presidential nomination in a poll that attracted 276 voters. "None of the Above" was the leading vote getter with 84 (30.43%). Of those who indicated a choice, Romney received…

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Undie Run Protests 'Uptight' Utah 

People run in their underwear from the Gallivan Center to the Capitol in Salt Lake City. Thousands of people stripped to their underwear and ran through Salt Lake City to protest what they called the "uptight" laws of Utah. Story & more photos here. (AP…

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Press: Area Faces 2X/3X Sewer Rates 

Take all the acronyms, the scientific formulas, the political agendas at cross purposes and the bitter cross-state line disputes. Flush it all down the toilet. And show up at an important public meeting this Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Post Falls Senior Center. Yes,…

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Late Redistricting Decision Not Legal 

Officials have emerged from their confab on redistricting, and announced that the former commissioners' new agreement on legislative and congressional district lines has no legal significance, other than as a recommendation to the new commission, which will start meeting on Wednesday/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise.…

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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.