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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011

OpenCDA: Kelso/Brannon File Appeal 11 

Don't look now, but Coeur d'Alene attorney Starr Kelso has filed a brief appealing the 1st District Court decision against his client Jim Brannon in the never-ending 2009 Coeur d'Alene municipal election case. This, according to, the Kelso-Brannon PR wing. Bill McCrory reported on…

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Hoffman: Cities Join 'Nanny State' 17 

For all the complaints about city budgets being stretched to the limit, our local governments here in Idaho are at the forefront of growing the nanny state with as much gusto as the federal government. Examples abound in just the last month. Example one comes…

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Gabriel Replies To Adams' Claim 11 

I received this note from City Administrator Wendy Gabriel moments ago: "This morning, Steve Adams, Coeur d’Alene City Council Candidate, said in a Pachyderm meeting held at Jonsey’s that he requested to attend my individual department head meetings regarding the 2011-12 budget. He said that…

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US-Born Radical Cleric al-Awlaki Killed 

Born and educated in the United States, how did Anwar al-Awlaki, a charismatic Muslim cleric, go from "all-American boy" to a terrorist spokesman and recruiter for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula? His killing, announced Friday, is seen as a hit against al Qaeda's recruiting…

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AM Headlines -- 9.30.11

Bertha Swan, front left, attends the installation of three dolls at the Visitors Center at the Cataldo Mission in Cataldo Thursday. Swan is the great granddaughter of former Coeur d'Alene Second Chief Peter Wildshoe who was commissioned by The Smithsonian to craft the dolls in…

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CdA Officials Compile AP, IB Data 

Item: Doing their homework: Cd'A school officials compiling IB, AP data/Maureen Dolan, Press More Info: School officials in Coeur d'Alene are working to compile data that will provide a cost analysis and in-depth student performance review of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement programs.…

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Bomb Threats Bring Charges Vs Juvies

Two juveniles who attend Sadie Halstead Middle School in Newport have been identified as the persons behind two bomb threats at the school.On Thursday September 22 a bomb threat was found by school officials in a bathroom, prompting an evacuation of the school and a…

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Alleged Hate Crimes Lead To Fight 

Item: Alleged racial taunts lead to confrontation/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A 24-year-old man was cited for misdemeanor battery Saturday, stemming from a fight the alleged victim told police started from racial taunts. Adam T. Burrington, who was cited for the incident that took place…

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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 Poll 18 

Gotta give 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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