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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

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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Olson: Negotiate Tribe Hunting Rights 

Native and non-native residents of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation are going to have to work out a local solution to their latest conflict over the right of tribal members to hunt on private property if they want to avoid a drawn-out court battle, a…

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AM: Remembering Tofflemire, Franco 

On her Facebook wall, KXLY weathercaster Kris Crocker offers this viewtiful scenie from a viewer, with this statement: "Viewer Corey Vogle of Clark Fork, ID, sent me this AMAZING shot (from Tuesday). Sunset over the North Fork of the Clark Fork River. No photo-shopping here,…

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Neptune: Don't Throw Ron Under Bus 

Neptune: “I read your blogs often and feel that when attacks are unwarranted they should be defended. And for all the support you throw to Mr.Edinger, it sure seems you like to throw people under the bus!” DFO: I suspect that what you consider “throwing…

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Seattle Mariners Finish Last Again 

Seattle Mariners' Trayvon Robinson walks ot of the dugout afterlosing to the Oakland Athletics 2-0 in a baseball game in Seattle on Wednesday. The Mariners finished the year 67-95 and last in the American League West Division again. Final Major League Baseball standings here. (AP…

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CdA: A Monopoly Or Public Service? 

Reagan Republican: It’s like all the boards, foundations and public corporations in Coeur d’Alene think the city is a big game of Monopoly. One group buys some property then trades to another then leases it to another. I don’t know how they keep it all…

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Sho-Con: Rammell Is Idaho's Lohan 

Shoshone Conservative: Rex Rammell is to Idaho politics what Lindsey Lohan and Britney Spears are to entertainment - like watching a trainwreck in slow motion. Before, yeah, there was the whole misguided independent Senate campaign, and, yeah, he said some stupid things (“Obama tag”), but,…

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Services For Rathdrum Officer Today

Services and a funeral procession for Jonathan Franco, a Rathdrum police officer who died on Saturday in a motorcycle crash north of Newport, Wash., are today. The viewing will start at noon at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls and run until 1:30 p.m. The…

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Joe Tofflemire, Ex-NFL Player, RIP 

He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a place-kicker, so instantly – and forever – Joe Tofflemire was known as “Toe.” But soon enough he grew into a complete player – one of the most honored…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.28.11 18 

AH/T to colleague Betsy Russell whose blog Eye On Boise was picked as the Best Local Blog by Boise Weekly readers. The BW wrote: "There are journalists, there are bloggers and there are very few who are very good at both. And there is only…

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Parting Shot -- 9.28.11

In this courtroom sketch, from left, Attorney Judy Clark sits with her client, Jared Lee Loughner as U.S. District Judge Larry Burns listens from the bench to testimony from Dr. Christina PIetz, far right, in federal court Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. Suspected shooter Jared Loughner,…

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Column: Viks Didn't Run Up Score 

The lopsided score on Friday night raised some eyebrows around the state, so much so that Sandpoint athletic director Tom Albertson was fielding calls on Saturday from colleagues who hadn’t seen the game accusing the Vikings of running up the score. One caller had heard…

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PM Headlines -- 9.28.11

Turkeys perch on a fence near a home in Rathdrum earlier this afternoon. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Boise Weekly picks Eye On Boise as Best Local Blog/Boise Weekly Greenacres woman wins gem in sewing machine contest/McClatchy Idaho to take comment on online education/Jessie L. Bonner,…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.28.11 

5:01 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 27-28 here. 4:36 p.m. Driver of Ford Ranger e/b on I-90 @ M/P 2 (Pleasantview) flipped off another driver. 4:30 p.m. Caller reports man w/several outstanding warrants in 8000 block of E. Miles/Hayden. 4:27 p.m.…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 9.28.11 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy offers this viewtiful shot of the recent Prosser, Wash., balloon rally. Linda counted 22 hot-air balloons at the rally. Clean/A Butterfly Moment Boileau's Marina reborn/Bay Views Officer-involved shooting on South Hill/Community Comment It's jobs, stupid/Dogwalk Musings…

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RRepub: Elections = Game Of Risk 

Reagan Repub: It’s like all the boards, foundations and public corporations in Coeur d’Alene think the city is a big game of Monopoly. One group buys some property then trades to another then leases it to another. I don’t know how they keep it all…

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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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