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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday 

First, let's have a moment of silence for all those fans of the Atlanta Braves & Boston Red Sox who had their hopes dashed by the monumental collapses of their teams this month. Now, onward. The Major League Baseball playoffs begin Friday. And I have…

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Parting Shot -- 9.29.11 

A cyber security analyst work in the watch and warning center during the first tour of the government’s secretive cyber defense lab intended to protect the nation’s power, water and chemical plants, electrical grid and other facilities on Thursday in Idaho Falls. (AP Photo/Mark J.…

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Reward Offered In LCHS Bomb Threat

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information on who was responsible for a bomb threat that occurred on Monday September 26th 2011 at 11:30am at Lake City High School. An unknown person left a note in a visible location…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.29.11 

5:52 p.m. Danielle reports 2 hunters (in purple Durango & blue Dodge flathead) are trespassing on her property @ in 5300 block of E. Mullan Trail & Long Shadowy/CdA. 5:48 p.m. 6 people are under overpass on w/b I-90 @ M/P 36.5 (Coeur d'Alene River…

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PM Headlines -- 9.29.11 

The Cataldo Mission at Old Mission State Park, photographed on Thursday. A new exhibit "Sacred Encounter" will be open to the public on Oct. 15. It will include three dolls commissioned by The Smithsonian Institution in 1901. The complete story will be in the Spokesman-Review…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.28.11 

Libyan revolutionary fighters pray on a highway, at their position outside Sirte, Libya, earlier today. Rebel forces are struggling to make headway against loyalist fighters inside the home town of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky) Top Cutlines: 1.…

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MikeK Leads OpenCDA.com Poll 18 

Gotta give OpenCDA.com duo Mary Souza & Bill McCrory props for not tinkering with the results of that poll they've been running this week: "Who is your favorite person on the CdA City Council." It's taken OpenCDA this long to collect 97 votes. And the…

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Science: Women Are Stronger Sex 

Any holdouts still clinging to the idea that women are the weaker sex should read a study by Ghent University in Belgium. It outlines why women are better at fighting off infection and disease — more specifically, because of our extra X chromosome. “Statistics show…

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90YO Burley Councilman Calls It Quits

Burley City Councilman Vaughn Egan, 90, has dropped out of his bid for another city council term. Egan told the Times-News Thursday that caring for his family tops his list of reasons for withdrawing his council bid after he initially filed to run for re-election…

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INW: Lock & Load, Lady, Lock & Load 

Rachael Rich, operations manager for Black Dog Machine, is on hand at the Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturer's Association conference at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise. Black Dog Machine, based in Nampa makes high-capacity magazines and custom parts. Statesman story here. (Idaho Statesman: Katherine Jones)…

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Quotable Quote -- Tom Torgerson 

"If I don't get a haircut soon I will be forced to buy a Camaro and move to Bonners Ferry!" -- Tom Torgerson, on his Facebook wall. Question: How long do you go between haircuts? And/or: Do you need a haircut now?

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Moscow Reluctant To Play Viks 23 

Huckleberries hears -- and sports scribe Greg Lee has confirmed -- that 4A Moscow is trying to back out of its game at 5A Coeur d'Alene a week from tomorrow Friday. It was going to be CdA's homecoming game. Greg Lee is on the phone…

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Simpson: Hands Off Our Manure 11 

Today's job-killer, according to a news release from 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Simpson: federal environmental regulations that would extend to the use of manure. Simpson, R-Idaho, has co-sponsored a bill that would ensure that federal Superfund law would not be applied to the cleanup…

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ID Program Offers Coverage To 100K 16 

A new health insurance program could mean that 100,000 more Idahoans would end up with government-paid health coverage. That was the sentiment Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong shared with members of the House Health and Welfare Committee at a special meeting…

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High Noon: Analytics Goes Real Time

Google Analytics, the super dominant free web analytics platform, has to date offered analytics that were roughly 24 hours behind. The wait to stop waiting has come to an end and today the company announced that Google Analytics is now rolling out real-time reporting to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.29.11

11:59 a.m. CPD Blue is dealing with an "irate citizen" in 2800 block of Howard/CdA. 11:48 a.m. Laurie reports her daughter is being harassed at school. 11:45 a.m. John's Pawn employee reports receiving possible counterfeit money. 10:50 a.m. Duane reports he's rolled his Jeep Wrangler…

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Court OKs Guns At Oregon Colleges 

Students and faculty with permits will be allowed to carry concealed guns on Oregon's seven public university campuses – at least for now – as the result of a court ruling Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals said that an Oregon…

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Michelle Obama Stumping For Hubby

In this 2008 AP file photo, Michelle Obama campaigns for her husband, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, at a rally in Rochester, Minn. She's mingled barefoot among Aspen's elite, stirred a Vermont utility executive to tears and bucked up disenchanted New Yorkers. The 2012…

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Hucks Poll: No Help For USPS

Thursday Poll: 117 of 161 respondents (72.67%) say that the federal government shouldn't fund/underwrite the USPS in order to keep the current level of post office service in this country. 41 of 161 (25.47%) say the feds should help fund the Postal Service. 3 were…

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Bonner Offers Insurance Incentive 

A northern Idaho county is offering public employees a 5 percent discount on their health insurance premiums — if they can pass a wellness screening. Bonner County commissioners voted Tuesday to offer the discounted health care to employees who pass a health screening on several…

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Bank To Charge For Debit Card Use 17 

Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit card for purchases. The fee will be rolled out starting early next year. A number of banks have either rolled out or are testing such fees. Bank of America's…

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DFO's Critters: Frank & Louie 

A cat with two faces, named Frank and Louie, one name for each face, is held by the cats owner, who identified herself only as Marty, at their home in Worcester, Mass. The animal is known as a Janus cat, named for the figure in…

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Hunters Harvest 30 Wolves So Far 

Through Wednesday morning, Idaho hunters killed 30 wolves, including four in the state's Clearwater Region. Five each have been harvested in the Panhandle and Island Park wolf-hunting zones at opposite ends of the state and seven in central Idaho's Sawtooth Zone. In the Clearwater, one…

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Spotlight Finds Gutsy Wrangler, Horse

Rich Landers’ story, “Gutsy wrangler, huge horse, save boy from charging grizzly” (Sept. 18) struck a chord with Spokesman-Review readers – and then spread across the continent like jet-propelled stallions. The story of Erin Bolster and her horse, Tonk, went viral on the Internet, capturing…

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