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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

Animal behavior: Avery Kiser, 2, front center, of Post Falls, acts like a tiger during Princess Dance Camp at The Tree House Center in Post Falls on Thursday. The three-week class is offered through Post Falls Parks and Recreation. (Kathy Plonka)

Parting Shot: Animal Behavior 

Avery Kiser, 2, front center, of Post Falls, acts like a tiger during Princess Dance Camp at The Tree House Center in Post Falls on Thursday. The three-week class is offered through Post Falls Parks and Recreation. Kathy Plonka, SR, photo Did you ever attend...

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TGIF Wild Card 7.26.13 19 

DFO is taking today off to deal with a family emergency. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Life can turn on a dime. Be kind to each other. Here's your Wild Card.

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A ground squirrel surveys the land surrounding its burrow on the McWhorter Ranch near Prosser, Wash.

Why I don't camp reason #93 

Plague infected squirrels. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities have evacuated and shut down a section of a national forest outside Los Angeles for at least a week after a ground squirrel was found there infected with the plague, county public health officials said on Thursday....

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KKK hosting event at Spirit Lake 10 

Krem.com reports: SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho -- Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are holding a membership eat, greet, and meet in Spirit Lake, Idaho. They asked for their supporters to "come out and meet the Aryan Nations" and to "get involved" in a flyer. The...

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Pink Floyd guitarist's racist display 13 

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has found himself in hot water after he insulted the Jewish community with a seemingly anti-Semitic display at a recent concert. The incident happened Saturday, July 20 at a concert in Belgium, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. A giant, pig-shaped...

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What I'm reading

Whatcha Readin'? 12 

I really, really wish I was reclining in our shady gazebo and reading this book. It's a young adult book, but I'm finding 'How I Live Now' engrossing. From Goodreads: "Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s...

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Library budget raises concern 

The proposed budget for the Community Library Network is raising Glen Seely's eyebrows. Seely, one of the network's five board members, said he's concerned over a proposed 15 percent increase ($335,400) in total personnel costs. Those include 2 to 7 percent raises for employees, an...

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Idaho: Rich grow richer, poor grow poorer 

Idaho and its two largest counties have experienced a redistribution of income over the past couple of decades. The slice of the income pie grew for the richest households and shrank for the poorest. Data provided to the Idaho Statesman by the U.S. Census Bureau...

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Quotable Quote: Mike Kennedy 

On Mike's Facebook page, he writes: Eagerly anticipating the establishment of the law firm of Wiener, Filner, and Spitzer. Specializing in Junk Lawsuits. Oh my. Perhaps Mike should pursue stand-up with all his free time once he's no longer on the City Council.

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Mike Leach: Geronimo! 

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Mike Leach expanded Friday on comments made earlier this week about his disdain for college football’s new targeting rules. The Washington State coach, speaking at the podium during his session at Pac-12 media day at Sony Pictures Studios, said he doesn’t...

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Help Wanted: Fighter Pilots 

Air Force Col. Roderick L. Cregier is the 412th Test Wing director at Edwards Air Force Base. Help wanted: At least 130 veteran military aviators for nine-year commitment to fly fighter jets. Salary: Pay range $34,500 to $97,400. Plus good benefits and a $225,000 signing...

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Milo and Thor

Bad cat news 

Visitors to one of France’s most beautiful tourist areas were today warned to be on their guard after a pack of feral cats launched an attack on a young woman. About six cats pounced on the unnamed dog owner as she walked her poodle in...

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Western artist 'Boots' reaches trail's end

Artist Roy “Boots” Reynolds Jr. became famous among horse people for his comic spirit and colorful images. Reynolds died recently in his Bonner County home at age 78. Boots Reynolds got cowboys right. That’s how he made them laugh. Over decades as a cartoonist and...

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Noted sex researcher Johnson dies 

ST. LOUIS – In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading them to participate in groundbreaking investigations that changed the way human sexuality was perceived. Johnson, half of the renowned...

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The grand entry of dancers is a colorful affair every year at the Julyamsh powwow at the Coeur d’Alene Greyhound Park.

Celebration mingled with remembrance 

When the largest outdoor powwow in the Northwest begins tonight in Post Falls, participants will feel the absence of two substantial figures of the annual gathering. Clifford SiJohn, a Coeur d’Alene Tribe elder and storyteller who helped keep tribal customs and culture alive, died last...

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Ariel Castro agrees to plea

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, Ariel Castro would be sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years,...

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Officials: Don't judge wireless pact on price 

Idaho officials concede the five-year, $2.1 million annual contract the state Department of Education signed Wednesday with a Tennessee company to install Wi-Fi service in public high schools may cost more per-school than deals districts negotiate on their own, the AP reports, but they insist...

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Honeymoon over in teacher contract talks 

COEUR d'ALENE - Observers of teacher contract talks Thursday in Coeur d'Alene might say the honeymoon is over for the Coeur d'Alene School District's newest trustees and new superintendent. During a three-hour negotiating session at Lakes Magnet Middle School, the discussion veered away from the...

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U of I gets 'best value' ranking in Forbes 

The University of Idaho was ranked 25th in the newly released Forbes Magazine list of "Best Value" colleges across the country. U of I was one of four universities in the western U.S. to make the list. The other 3 are Wyoming, BYU and University...

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Sounds of Sandpoint 

Rosanne Cash will perform Aug. 3 to close out the Festival at Sandpoint’s first weekend. Year after year, the Festival at Sandpoint has proven to be one of the best and most reliable concert series in the region. Now in its 31st summer, the fest...

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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.