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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

We All Fall Down

A model falls as she showcases a creation by French designer Julien Fournie today in Singapore during the French Couture 2012 Singapore fashion show.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) Question: When did you last fall in a public place?

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Spider Puncher Enjoying Fame 

It was the punch seen round the world: 2011 Mead High School grad Nick Runyan is making noise across the Internet with his now famous brass knuckle spider killing YouTube video. Runyan posted the video Monday night and it already has nearly half a million…

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Reforming Immigration Piecemeal 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has his STEM jobs act up for a vote again in the House today, after it failed in a September House vote; he was interviewed by NPR's Renee Montagne about it this morning. The bill would replace the current diversity visa…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 11.29.12 

We've almost made it through November with little in the way of true wintry weather. Yeah, yeah, I know there was the one spell of snow. But it was here and gone rather quickly. All in all, I'd call November a win for fall-weather fans.…

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Parting Shot -- 11.29.12

With television camera rolling today, store manager Bob Chebat, middle, hands over Wes Prinzen's modest $4 winnings, at a 4 Sons Food Store where one of the winning tickets in the $579.9 million Powerball jackpot was purchased in Fountain Hills, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Jingle Bell (Arthritis) Run Set For Park

Something as simple as braiding her daughter’s hair can be painful for Ashley Smith, 30. At 18 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. “All I could think was, ‘Arthritis? That’s an old-people’s disease,’ ” recalled Smith. But it’s not. In fact, 300,000 children in the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.29.12

5:35 p.m. 51YO female @ Center Partners, 3700 Seltice Way, suffering from pain in her right side 5:28 p.m. Blocking 3-vehicle accident reported on Huetter near Seltice Way. 5:24 p.m. Patrol officers are opening 1 lane of east-west travel on H53 (as result of 4:53…

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PM Headlines -- 11.29.12

Holiday lights are reflected off Indian Creek in Caldwell on Wednesday. More than 500,000 lights are part of the annual display. The city of Caldwell will host it's annual Treasure Valley Night Light Parade this coming Saturday. (AP/Statesman photo: Chris Butler ) Fog lifts along…

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Council Offers 4 Picks For Verby Seat 

The Idaho Judicial Council has sent the following 4 names to Gov. Butch Otter to consider for appointment to replace retiring 1st District Court Judge Steve Verby (in alphabetical order): Barbara A. Buchanan, Richard A. Christensen, Brent C. Featherston and Scott J. Waymon. Also: Bonner…

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Mom Who Left Kids On I-90 Extradited 

A mother who allegedly left her two young children on busy interstate 90 has been extradited to Kootenai County to face charges. 27-year-old Shannon Germanton (Duval) was transported to the Kootenai County jail to face two felony counts of injury to child. Germanton was arrested…

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CPD Blue Arrest Burglary Suspect 

A 28YO Coeur d'Alene man faces three charges, including burglary of Cisco's Antique Store at 1137 Sherman Ave., after leading police on a traffic and foot chase in the southeastern part of Coeur d'Alene Wednesday night. Shane Patrick Amaral was caught by police officers and…

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Simple Mind: Noise And More Noise 

I have gotten so I hate to shop anymore…If I go to Wal-mart or Yokes, I have started going at 8am.. or even earlier. It isn’t the crowd.. the crying babies, although that does get to me, if it is the high pitch seal squeal…

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SR Blogs -- 11.29.12 

This image of birch trees on a winter night was created by a second-grader, Benicio Avila of Lewiston, who goes to Orchards Elementary School. It's been selected as the grand prize winner in the State Department of Education's 2012 Holiday Card Contest, and will be…

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Stebbijo Caring For Bad Break 17 

In the comments section, Stebbijo gives us an update on her broken ankle: "I am going to see an orthopedic doctor -- here shortly to take a look at my ankle that is broke in two places. Note to all: Be careful to look for…

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Defining 'Mom Jeans' Differently 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner contends that residents of Spokane have a different definition of "mom jeans" than residents of North Idaho. Paul posts: "Maybe I'm wrong. That's happened.But years of hearing people on both sides of the state line use the expression has…

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Rescued Osburn Duck Hunter Dies 

A North Idaho man rescued from a capsized boat Wednesday on one of the Coeur d’Alene River chain lakes has died. Dwayne Knapton, 52, of Osburn, Idaho, died from hypothermia at Kootenai Medical Center, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said today. Knapton and Michael Jensen,…

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UI Headed Back To Sun Belt? 55 

The University of Idaho football team could return to the Sun Belt Conference. According to, Idaho, New Mexico State and Georgia Southern are on the Sun Belt’s list of schools to replace Middle Tennessee State and Florida Atlantic. Conference realignment trickled down to the…

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MikeK: Oh, To Be In England 

"Just when you think your family is finished with Vomitpocalypse 2012, one more bites the dust. Oh to be in England now that Flu is here ... (yes English majors I realize my Robert Browning paraphrase is tortured)" -- Councilman Mike Kennedy via Facebook Question:…

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A Cop With A Big Heart 

This photo provided by Jennifer Foster shows New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo presenting a barefoot homeless man in New York's Time Square with boots Nov. 14 . Foster was visiting New York with her boyfriend when she came across the shoeless man asking…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.29.12 

11:54 a.m. 61YO male is suffering apparent stroke in 4300 block of Maplewood/PF. 11:33 a.m. Female in red coat threatening to hurt herself at The Porch, 1658 W. Miles/Hayden. 11:29 a.m. Intersection of H95/Ironwood, CdA, opened again after crash (11:09 item). 11:28 a.m. Elderly male…

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Brannon Files For Re-Hearing 27 

Former Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Jim Brannon, acting through his attorney Starr Kelso, has filed for a rehearing of his appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court. In a 7-page petition, Brannon challenged the portion of the adverse Supreme Court decision that dealt with absentee…

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 11.29.12

Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers was one of a handful of City Hall workers applying the official stamp to petitions in the failed recall attempt against Mayor Sandi Bloem and three Coeur d'Alene council members earlier this year. Weathers, who has been city clerk…

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Aiden, Sophia Top Baby Names 

Retro seems to be the latest trend — at least for baby names. Those lists of popular and oh-so-trendy names that prospective parents pore over used to be a guide for selecting just the right name. Now, though, they may be more about what not…

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Huckleberries Online

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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