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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2011

Hoffman: OK, Already, I Erred 

Re: Cyberspace loose with facts or flat out lying about Jeremy Hill grizzly case coverage/Rich Landers, Outdoors Wayne Hoffman: Wow, step away from the computer for a few days and you miss a lot. Mr. Landers is correct that I erred when I wrote my…

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County Giving Boot To Senior Meals 

The wheels might be coming off mobile meal-delivery programs in Kootenai County. According to a letter from the Kootenai County commissioners dated Aug. 31 to the county's senior centers, funding that supports Meals on Wheels programs is about to end. "Annual community support to Senior…

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AM: Family Support Program In Need

Jerre Lewis plays with her son, Maddex, after picking him up from day care Aug. 30. With help from Family Promise, she has been able to turn her living situation around and have a stable home for her family. Now, Family Promise, the only homeless…

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Feds Giving Tribe Police More Power 

Law enforcement is being hampered in Indian Country by what federal authorities describe as jurisdictional gaps. So they’re working with three Idaho tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, to federalize tribal police, giving officers the authority to issue citations to non-Indians on the reservation for…

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Sacto Rubs Corps Nose In Own Study

Coeur d’Alene isn’t the only community miffed at the loopy demand by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear-cut viewtiful trees from flood prevention levees. Sacramento, Calif., is, too. The corps, as you may recall, freaked out after Hurricane Katrina, ordering communities to remove…

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DeePee: Leave Camp Easton Alone 

SR Editorial: Scouts need to put future first as Camp Easton choice made DeePee: To quote from an S-R editorial on Sept. 4, re the Gozzard Gated crowd’s desire to acquire Camp Easton from the Boy Scouts: “Weighing complex transaction details, a sandy beach and…

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Vestal: Kootenai Co Paranoia Runs Deep 

Can you imagine a world where the Kootenai County commissioners would make a stealth move to grab private property rights? A world where the handmaidens of the New World Order are the GOP trio of Dan Green, Jai Nelson and Todd Tondee? Where any day…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2011

Labor Day Wild Card -- 9.3-5.11 21 

The weather appears to be cooperating for our final summer fling before school starts this Labor Day weekend. I'll be off until Tuesday. But I'll keep an eye on this space. You'll probably see me at the waterfront sometime during the next three days. I…

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I-90 Crash Claims Post Falls Woman 

A 21-year-old Post Falls woman was killed in a one-car rollover that occurred at 1:01 a.m. this morning, according to the Idaho State Police. Brittany Chapman was eastbound in her 2002 Mazda Protege on I-90 near the 4th Street exit in Coeur d'Alene when she…

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A Great-tailed Grackle seems to be waiting for water from a drinking fountain outside a shopping center along the 5500 block of Memorial Dr. near  Westcott St., Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Houston. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle)

Labor Day Weekend APhoto -- 8.3-5.11 

A Great-tailed Grackle seems to be waiting for water from a drinking fountain outside a shopping center along the 5500 block of Memorial Dr. near Westcott St., Friday in Houston. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)

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Quotable Quote -- Amber Copeland 

"My campaign is centered around social issues because I feel that people should be the center of any political endeavor. Our government is supposed to be a representation of it's citizens not a representation of elected officials and their personal interests. I will not take…

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College Of Idaho Introduces New Yote

In Nampa Friday, the College of Idaho introduced a new mascot and logo for their Coyote sports teams. “For years, we have been all over the place when it comes to a Yote logo,” said athletic director Marty Holly. “The new logo is one that…

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Herb: RRepubs Don't Live Up To Name 15 

Herb Huseland: I sigh every time I see references to the Reagan Republicans. I knew Ronnie back in the ‘60’s when he was running for Governor the first time. He really wasn’t as conservative as the present day RR’s. In short, he was a consensus…

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Dennis: Vegan Learns To Love Lean Meat 

Dennis: Stickman, I respect the fact that you are a vegetarian. I would hope you respect my right to be a carnivore. The meat I harvest is sustenance for my family. There’s a reason I choose to harvest my own meat. It’s safer than anything…

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LTHM: No Bumperstickers For Me 

lovetohateme: Am I the only one who would never consider putting a bumper sticker on my car, no matter how funny I found it nor how much I believed in a cause? I always just assume that perhaps I’d like to sell the car someday…

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Trib: While Moscow Slept

In the Lewiston Tribune this morning, Marty Trillhaase rips the UI and Moscow police for responding so slowly to the murder and later suicide committed by assistant psychology professor Ernesto Bustamante: "Anywhere else in post-9/11 America, the police would have taken at most an hour…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 9.2.11 

It'll be interesting to see if Ron McIntire steps down as mayor of Hayden, now that two sitting council members have announced their plans to run for his job. I'd guess Ron's said something to someone to encourage the incumbents to seek his spot. That's…

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Parting Shot -- 9.2.11 

Kerri Thoreson posted this photo of former two-term Coeur d'Alene mayor Ray Stone on my Facebook wall. She interviewed Stone this morning, on his 88th birthday. Said Kerri: "He's still outspoken and passionate about his community." I should look through my old Kootenai Grapevine columns…

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Chaz Bono: Too Trans To Dance? 16 

When Chaz Bono takes to the floor on American television's "Dancing with the Stars" later this month, he won't be lacking for fans -- or detractors. The 42-year-old LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist formerly known as Chastity Bono is the first transgender contestant…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.2.11

5:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 1-2 here. 5:37 p.m. Latino man told homeowners in 1200 block of E. 3rd/PF he has to meet 200 people today. 5:24 p.m. 3-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, reported @ H95 & Brunner. 5:14 p.m. Homeowner…

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PM Headlines -- 9.2.11 

Daniel Ehrlick enters 4th District Court Friday in Boise. Erhlick was sentenced Friday to life in prison for torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, then killing him and trying to cover up the murder by stuffing rocks in the boy's pockets and dumping the body in…

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County Cuts Senior Center Funding 

Commissioners have notified the four Kootenai County senior centers -- Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, & Rathdrum -- that they are cutting funding for them in the 2011-12 budget. Executive Allison McArthur said the cut will mean the loss of the $2500 from the county…

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Graves Announces Council Bid 

Adam Graves, age 37, today announces his candidacy for Coeur d’Alene City Council. “I am running for Coeur d'Alene City Council because I have lived here my whole life, and I love this city. I'm running because I want to be a part of continuing…

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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.





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