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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.12.13 24 

I mused on an interesting scenario Wednesday. What if Mary Souza won the Coeur d'Alene mayor's seat. But opposing candidates Woody McEvers, Kiki Miller and Amy Evans grabbed the other three seats? That would cause interesting times at City Hall. Mary would have substantial influence,...

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Parting Shot -- 9.12.13 

A farmer of the "400 Pueblos" organization, wearing a diaper and an image of the capital's former Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, faces two cars during the group's annual march, in Mexico City, earlier today. The group protest in their underwear and sometimes naked because they say...

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Quotable Quote -- 9.12.13 

You don't hold a vote and you don't take the pulse of the community. You do what's right by studying the issue, using your head, and showing some compassion. I don't give a rip what percentage of the community was against it, passing the ordinance...

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Hiking Idaho Solon Switches To Bike 

Idaho state Rep. Mat Erpelding, (pictured) D-Boise, hasn’t given up his plan to travel the length of Idaho this fall by muscle power to promote trails, experience rural areas and raise funds for the Redside Foundation supports the health of Idaho guides. But he said...

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PM Headlines -- 9.12.13 

Kenan Adams-Kinard appears on video in court before Judge James Triplet, lower right, today with his lawyer Derek Reid, left, and pleaded not guilty to the murder of Spokane World War II veteran Delbert Belton. Story below. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Itron to cut 750...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.12.13 

Time 2 Vote ... A girl runs to squash tomatoes thrown by activists in front of the government headquarters while attempting to slow down a municipal worker cleaning them up in Bucharest, Romania, recently. Demonstrators are protesting against the government's plan to allow Canada's Rosia...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.12.13 

5:05 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 11-12 here. 4:45 p.m. Female jumped out of vehicle that was en route to Lake City High School. 4:38 p.m. 2 dogs are running loose @ Parks Road/Linzy Lane, Athol. 4:26 p.m. ISP officer reports...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.12.13 

Noel Adam, a candidate for Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat 6 (Deanna Goodlander's) walks into the audience to answer questions after speaking to the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. According to photographer Duane Rasmussen, Adam was asked about Coeur d'Alene's new antidiscrimination ordinance. He said that...

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Idaho Falls To Discuss Anti-Bias Law 

The city of Idaho Falls will live stream tonight's City Council meeting online to accommodate anticipated additional interest for the second reading of the city's proposed anti-discrimination ordinance. The move comes after a series of three fliers was mailed to 5,000 residents from resident Brett...

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Risch Becomes Senate Voice On Syria 

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is becoming a “go-to” guy for cable news on Syria. Here he is on MSNBC, saying, among other things, that Russian President Vladimir Putin's claims are laughable and that it's time to stop the rhetoric and concentrate on getting Syria's chemical...

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Scammer Uses "Avista' Guise

Coeur d’Alene Police were notified of four different calls into the Kootenai Dispatch Center today that came from senior assisted living and retirement centers. In each of these instances the employees of these businesses reported that a caller posed as an Avista Utilities representative. The...

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Seahawk Fans Seek Decibel Record 

In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, Seattle Seahawks fans cheer during the final moments of the Seahawks' 31-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game in Seattle. On Sunday, Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World...

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Official 'Likes' Breast Page By Mistake 

Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh, who is seen as a possible Senate candidate in 2014, reportedly suffered from a Facebook snafu after "liking" a page devoted to women's breasts. A Republican operative captured a screenshot of Walsh indicating that he gave a thumbs up, or...

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Fortune Cookies: Accurate Or Not? 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posts re: photo above: "Double fortunes in my cookie! I'll leave you to debate their accuracy." DFO: One of the most amazing fortune cookies that my family received involved Junior, who was about to leave for the University of Colorado...

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Idaho Church Breaks Taco Record 

A group of students and their families had a taco dinner Wednesday evening -- a really big taco dinner. In an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of tacos, some 600 people gathered at Eagle Christian Church and went to...

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Education: A Word Makes Difference 

Sometimes, a word makes all the difference. The money schools use to pay the bills, cover health insurance premiums, buy fuel and keep the lights on is labeled “discretionary” in state parlance. But that sounds like play money, not money vital to school district operations....

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Christie: Tribe Welcome At NIC 

NIC Trustee Christie Wood comments (re: Fort Sherman Park to become Cheamkwet): "Many years ago the NIC Board of Trustees (before my time) entered a nine-point agreement with the CDA Tribe that essentially recognizes their historic contribution to our wonderful site. Prior to the 75th...

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Opinion: Rape Culture: Blurred Lines? 

“I know you want it” seems to be some of the most common song lyrics pumping through the radio right now. As these lines hit top charts, I wonder if anyone is taking this song for more than just the face value of popularity. An...

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No Cure Yet For Cat Davis 

Seven months after undergoing a stem cell transplant, Cat Davis sports a short new haircut and a big grin. The hairstyle was necessary when all her hair fell out during chemotherapy, but the brilliant smile is her trademark. However, in recent years, she hasn’t had...

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Old Glory X 3000 Flies To Remember

College students run under nearly 3,000 American flags lining the lawn of Pepperdine University in memory of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks 12 years ago, at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif., Wednesday. Those...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.12.13 

11:28 a.m. Lowe's employees @ 901 W. Appleway/CdA trying to control bleeding for a head gash suffered by co-worker after metal gutter fell from shelf. 10:45 a.m. 45YO male bleeding from head @ unknown Post Falls location after crashing bike. 10:43 a.m. CPD Blue requested...

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Spokane's Bradley In 'Talent' Finals 

Spokane’s Cami Bradley made it through. The singer was one of six performers selected Wednesday night to compete next week for a $1 million prize in the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Bradley, who performed a cover of Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer”...

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Fort Sherman Park To Be Cheamkwet 28 

The name "Fort Sherman Park" will ride off into the sunset during the 80th anniversary celebration of North Idaho College, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The name will be replaced by the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe word for "headquarters": Cheamkwet (Ch pronounced as...

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AM Headline -- 9.12.13 

Keith Kopp, top, and Eugene Kravchuk, installers for Lamar Outdoor Advertising, unroll a new billboard sign 45 feet in the air along I-90 near the Pleasant View Road exit Tuesday in Post Falls. Another billboard, opposing military aid to Israel, was erected closer to Coeur...

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Poll: McEvers Will Win Re-election

Wednesday Poll: The only incumbent running for a Coeur d'Alene council seat has supermajority support from Hucks Nation. 96 of 139 respondents (69.06%) favor Councilman Woody McEvers in a three way race with Sharon Hebert and Amber Copeland. Copeland polled 24 of 139 votes (17.27%)...

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