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Friday, December 31

December 31, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals January 1, 2011

KEISHA L. OXENDINE Attorney at Law 414 Sixth Street Wallace, Idaho 83873 Telephone: (208) 752-1272 Facsimile: (208) 556-3411 ISBN: 7696 ATTORNEY FOR THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI CASE NO.: CV-10-10568 NOTICE TO CREDITORS PURSUANT TO I.C. l5-3-801 In the Matter of the Estate of: ALLAN DALE BRAATEN, dod: 10/19/10 Decedent. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CARLY SIMON GERRARD has been appointed Personal Representative of the above named estate. All persons having claims against the above-named Decedent are required to present their claims, with a description of all security interests and other collateral, if any, held by each creditor with respect to such claim, within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to KEISHA L. OXENDINE, Attorney at Law, 414 Sixth Street, Wallace, Idaho, 83873, and filed with the Court. DATED this 6th day of December, 2010. ______/s/___________________KEISHA L. OXENDINE Legal 1570 December 11, 18, 25, 2010 January 1, 2010

December 31, 2010 9 p.m.

McEUEN: Giving up what we love

If I could have gotten my Christmas wish, it would have been that the "McEuen Dream Team" would have postponed the announcement of their scam for McEuen Field until after the holidays. The front page "A Vision Unveiled" not only ruined my day, my week, my Christmas, and possibly future days enjoying quiet summers picnicking with my family and watching a relaxing game of baseball. The McEuen Team proposes a facility that would "offer the greatest number of uses for the greatest number of people." So we sacrifice quality for quantity?

December 31, 2010 9 p.m.

JOBS: Need to improve education

The reason jobs are going to other countries is because the costs are lower there. It's a simple equation and a natural progression. It's not someone's fault and no one can fix it unless they want to impose artificial tariffs, which will result in artificial tariffs on our products.

December 31, 2010 9 p.m.

McEUEN: Carousel would be colossal

Wow! What a fantastic opportunity. To get the original carousel back where it belongs, right here on the lakeshore in the middle of downtown.

'Attempting the extraordinary'
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

'Attempting the extraordinary'

Hood to Coast documentary will be shown in Cd’A Jan. 11

Eventually, Piper Freeman got used to the camera in her face.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Morning Briefing Dec. 31, 2010

Football

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Publisher confirms Assange book deal

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's being forced into penning an autobiography to keep his organization from going under.

Plenty to feel good about in 2010
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Plenty to feel good about in 2010

Editor's note: The following are the top "feel-good" stories of 2010, as selected by The Press newsroom.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

KMC fills medical gap in transit service halt

Officials: NICE, KATS lost $180,000 in federal rural funds after audit

COEUR d'ALENE - Some help has arrived for those stranded by the sudden halt to transit services offered by the Kootenai Area Transit System or North Idaho Community Express.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Steps to stop childabuse

We're all in this together. That's one of the messages we got from the recent, extremely disturbing revelations about the 2-year-old Crossley twins.

'They blessed me'
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

'They blessed me'

Wendy's employees pitch in, buy car for fellow worker

COEUR d'ALENE - When Sheila Whitfield steps into her 1994 Buick LeSabre before and after work, she gives thanks.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Stanford snaps UConn's streak

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak is over.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Lower jobless benefit rolls a good sign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Far fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits as the year ends, raising hopes for a healthier job market in 2011.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Texas, EPA fight over air rules

HOUSTON (AP) - A longstanding tit-for-tat between Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over how to regulate pollution has grown fierce in recent months, leaving industry frustrated and allowing some plants and refineries to spew more toxic waste into the air, streams and lakes than what is federally acceptable.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Snowmobiler killed in avalanche

The body of a 35-year-old Farmington, Wash., man was found under 9 feet of snow Wednesday, 10 hours after the search began.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers and Shakers December 31, 2010

Western States acquires Harris Dean Insurance

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Huskies hound No. 17 Huskers

HOLIDAY BOWL

Winter storms affect states throughout West
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Winter storms affect states throughout West

Heavy rain, snow falls on Arizona and California

BELLEMONT, Ariz. (AP) - A winter storm pummeled the western U.S. on Thursday with fierce wind gusts, heavy rain and more than 2 feet of snow, closing hundreds of miles of roads and dumping a snowy mix of precipitation on the edges of Phoenix.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Tryouts for 'Almost, Maine' slated for Jan. 3-4

COEUR d'ALENE - Auditions for "Almost, Maine," are scheduled 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4 at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Highway closures reported online

Winter weather conditions that included drifting and blowing snow prompted the closure of sections of eight Idaho highways on Wednesday.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Bonner County embezzler gets 15 months in prison

Woman must also pay $109,486 in restitution

COEUR d'ALENE - A Bonner County woman who embezzled from the founders of a humanitarian relief organization that helps AIDS victims in Africa was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on Thursday.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Quest Aircraft fighting lawsuit

Superior Airways claims breach of contract

SANDPOINT - Quest Aircraft Co. is fighting a lawsuit filed by a Canadian charter service which claims the company failed to build a plane to its specifications.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Filling station property found

CLARK FORK - Most of the items stolen in the Dec. 18 burglary a community youth center have been recovered, Bonner County Sheriff's officials said on Tuesday.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Vatican creates financial watchdog amid bank probe

Investigation resulted in seizure of $31 million

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Thursday created a financial watchdog agency and issued new laws to fight money laundering and terrorist financing in a major effort to shed its image as a tax haven that for years has been mired in secrecy and scandal.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Information sought on fugitive

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Steven Richard Johnson.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Seahawks prepping Whitehurst to start vs. Rams

RENTON, Wash. - Well, at least Seattle's Charlie Whitehurst isn't getting peppered with questions about making his first NFL start.

Keepsake for community's sake
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Keepsake for community's sake

Sandpoint 'scrapbook' nears break-even goal

SANDPOINT - Five years and a couple thousand books into the process, photographer Tina Friedman now finds herself just a small stack shy of breaking even on a photo-filled coffee table book project she began in January 2006.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Black and White Ball set for Jan. 22

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony's Black & White Ball is set for Jan. 22.

It's Vikings down the stretch
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

It's Vikings down the stretch

Legel provides late spark, Cd'A girls edge Federal Way for tourney title

COEUR d'ALENE - Down by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter of the girls championship game at the Holiday Inn Express Invitational, the defending Idaho state 5A champions didn't panic.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Neglect case heads to District Court

Possible settlement offer in the works

COEUR d'ALENE - The mother and grandmother accused of seriously neglecting and possibly abusing twin 2-year-old girls have been bound over into 1st District Court for trial.

Holiday movies: 'True Grit' and 'The Fighter' impress, 'Little Fockers' fails
December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Holiday movies: 'True Grit' and 'The Fighter' impress, 'Little Fockers' fails

Ticket Stubs

Known for quirky comedies ("The Big Lebowski"), dark dramas ("No Country for Old Men"), and sometimes both combined ("Fargo"), the Coen Brothers have crafted "True Grit" as their most straightforward and mainstream film to date. It's an entertaining yarn that executes all the classic Western elements and adds distinct Coen dialogue alongside a trio of great performances.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

St. Maries earns third place

WRESTLING

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Only one resolution

From this page on the last day of 2010, we issue our solitary New Year's resolution.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

New year means new start for Fuhr

Rathdrum chief to resume work after 6-month cancer battle

RATHDRUM - Rathdrum Police Chief Kevin Fuhr can't wait to get back to work.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs for December 31, 2010

Natalie Portman to wed 'Black Swan' choreographer

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

The Worst Movies of 2010

Big Stars. Huge Budgets. Disastrous Results.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Employees say tax commish helped pal

BOISE - Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow tried to use his position to help a friend embroiled in a dispute with a former business partner, agency employees allege in records obtained by The Associated Press.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

Comp plan gains approval

Firm to be hired to develop zoning ordinance

COEUR d'ALENE - After four years of contention, Kootenai County's comprehensive plan is updated.

December 31, 2010 8 p.m.

A special New Year's Eve in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's time to party in Nashville, where the last major entertainment venue closed because of deadly flooding last May will reopen.

Elsie (Emhoff) Wilson, 91
December 31, 2010 5:53 p.m.

Elsie (Emhoff) Wilson, 91

Elsie (Emhoff) Wilson, 91, passed away Dec. 17, 2010, at The Bridge Assisted Living of Post Falls.

December 31, 2010 12:36 p.m.

RESPONSE: Liberal applies double standard

I would hope that Jimmy Pappas read Mr. Membury's excellent letter. While Pappas condemns Sarah Palin for making money with bestselling books and television work, his hero's methods of getting wealth are condoned by double standards.

December 31, 2010 12:36 p.m.

TEA PARTY: What it is - and isn't

I found the letter from Mr. Tom Blaschka quite comical. He is under the impression that the Tea Party is "willing to borrow billions from China so the wealthy can have extended tax breaks." He wants to hear from the Tea Party "on the growing of the debt to finance the rich." Let me be the first to chime in on the topic.

Thursday, December 30

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Time to renew fishing license

Fish Tips

There are only a few days left on your 2010 fishing license; everything has to be renewed after Jan. 1, reminds Jeff Smith of Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop and Guide Service.

LCHS students in constant motion
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

LCHS students in constant motion

Wednesday fundraiser benefits Children's Miracle Network

COEUR d'ALENE - Nick Jordan wore a baseball cap and a big smile as he sat Wednesday morning, gently swaying back and forth in a rocking chair at Lake City High School.

New laws may not be on the books for very long
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

New laws may not be on the books for very long

MADISON, Wis. - Revamped gun measures and tougher rules for payday lenders are among the laws set to take effect around the country on Jan. 1. But some of them may not be on the books for long.

Denmark: Attack over prophet cartoons thwarted
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Denmark: Attack over prophet cartoons thwarted

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Police in Denmark and Sweden said they thwarted a terrorist attack possibly hours before it was to begin Wednesday, arresting five men they say planned to shoot as many people as possible in a Copenhagen building housing the newsroom of a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Law enforcement seeks safe start to 2011

Expect beefed up patrols for New Year's weekend

COEUR d'ALENE - Last New Year's Eve, Coeur d'Alene police arrested four drunken drivers, while Kootenai County sheriff's deputies booked 17.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Local Briefs December 30, 2010

Three hurt in crash on I-90

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers and Shakers December 30, 2010

Inspired American Decor offers unfinished furniture

Vikings charge into title game
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Vikings charge into title game

COEUR d’ALENE — For the first six minutes of Wednesday’s semifinal, it appeared as though the Coeur d’Alene Vikings were going to cruise to victory over the Chiawana Riverhawks at the Holiday Inn Express Invitational at North Idaho College.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Johnson leads Chiefs past Thunderbirds

SPOKANE - Former Coeur d'Alene Laker Tyler Johnson scored three goals in the second period as the Spokane Chiefs outshot the Seattle Thunderbirds 56-14 in an 8-2 Western Hockey League win in front of 5,816 at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday.

Senior shares gift
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Senior shares gift

Hayden woman uses wish to have lunch with friends, neighbors

HAYDEN - A trip to Vegas was at the top of her wish list.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Flat tire foils lewd conduct suspect

Sex offender being investigated for multiple incidents with minor

POST FALLS - Police believe a 51-year-old Post Falls man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Post Falls girl and convicted twice of similar crimes before was trying to flee town when he was arrested last week.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Shoshone News Press gets new office

Newspaper has been without permanent location since Sept. 23 fire

The i's were dotted and t's crossed Wednesday as The Hagadone Corporation signed the papers and closed on what will be the beginning of a new era at the Shoshone News-Press.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals falls short in WAC opener

MOSCOW (AP) - Troy Gillenwater scored 22 points Wednesday night and New Mexico State (7-8) held off Idaho 74-69 in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

GOP candidates rush to get into Senate races

WASHINGTON - Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Competition, perspective connected

Nothing like scarcity will heighten competition. When scarcity lies in basic resources, competition becomes fiercer. Justifications are thus created, both rational and irrational.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Police: $139,000 missing

Prosecutor could make embezzlement charging decision by week's end

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene police investigating a suspected case of embezzlement by a former longtime Kootenai County employee have determined about $139,000 is unaccounted for from a 10-year period.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Elk baiting suspects caught

BONNERS FERRY - Katka Road residents who were suspected of elk baiting last year have been caught, according to the Idaho Fish and Game officials.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

River otter harvest quota met Tuesday

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has announced that the river otter harvest quota of 15 otters for the Panhandle Region was reached at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Miracle on ice?
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Miracle on ice?

Strange sighting on Avondale Lake leaves resident wondering what it was

AVONDALE LAKE - Bill Stookey has lived in his Avondale Lake home for 20 years. Earlier this month as he glanced out toward the water, he stopped, stared, and wondered.

Olynyk, Harris lead Gonzaga past Lafayette
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Olynyk, Harris lead Gonzaga past Lafayette

SPOKANE (AP) - Kelly Olynyk scored 15 points and Elias Harris 14 as Gonzaga pounded Lafayette 83-55 on Wednesday to win its fourth straight game after an early December slump knocked them from the Top 25.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Not so NICE for area bus users

Sudden halt to bus service stuns seniors

Arleen Grose was stunned to learned that her main source of transportation will be cut after today.

Raptor roadshow
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Raptor roadshow

Jane Fink tells tales of high-flying birds

COEUR d'ALENE - Scout the great horned owl peered toward the rafters with big yellow eyes.

Plane slides off runway at Wyoming airport
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Plane slides off runway at Wyoming airport

None hurt; short runway has seen other incidents

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An American Airlines jet went past the end of a snowy runway while landing at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport on Wednesday, but no one was injured and the plane was not damaged, officials said.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Plunge promises polar pain

New Year's Day tradition will be colder than usual

COEUR d'ALENE - Planning to jump into Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday?

Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare
December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare

WASHINGTON - The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will be written before their own.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Lakeland wins consolation title

ROCKFORD, Wash. - Lakeland's Neena Buchmann scored 19 points and had seven rebounds as the Lakeland Hawks defeated the St. Maries Lumberjacks 50-38 in the consolation game of the Freeman tournament Wednesday.

December 30, 2010 8 p.m.

Moose, sheep, goat changes proposed

Idaho Fish and Game proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat rules and seasons for 2011-2012.

Judith Crow, 94
December 30, 2010 12:33 p.m.

Judith Crow, 94

Maria Judith "Judie" Nations Crow, 94, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2010, at Sylvan House in Hayden after a long decline. She was born Sept. 1, 1916, in El Paso, Texas, the seventh and last child of Dr. Joseph Daniel Nations of Jalisco, Mexico, and Judith Nations of Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Eleanor Stellyes Largent, 96
December 30, 2010 12:33 p.m.

Eleanor Stellyes Largent, 96

Eleanor Middleton Williamson was born on Aug. 18, 1914, in Detroit, Mich., to Donald Voorhis and Laura Eleanor (nee Middleton) Williamson. Eleanor, sister Lillian, and brother Donald, were raised in La Grange, Ill., where her father was a pioneer in the adhesives industry. Eleanor died Dec. 22, 2010, at age 96.

Kenneth Warren Stoddard, 71
December 30, 2010 12:32 p.m.

Kenneth Warren Stoddard, 71

Kenneth Warren Stoddard, 71, of Post Falls, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 2010. He was surrounded by his family.

Don 'The Mechanic' Blanchard, 45
December 30, 2010 12:32 p.m.

Don 'The Mechanic' Blanchard, 45

Don "The Mechanic" Blanchard, 45, passed away at his home in Hayden on Dec. 25, 2010.

Wednesday, December 29

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

McEUEN: Voters will have no say

It's coming, but then we knew it would. When it was announced that the mayor was having a group look into the McEuen Field use we knew she meant to get rid of legion baseball. It's been her goal for many years. With the help of her wrecking crew LCDC she was able to put the American Legion out of business to the point that they couldn't sell their post home because of its location. Now it was time to rid downtown of those pesky ball players.

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

ARTICLE: Better to feature Stone

The article "Werner Koester: War Pilot Remembers" written by Bill Buley and appearing in the Dec. 19 Lifestyles section of The Press really falls short and inadequately describes the defining event of the 20th century.

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

COLUMN: Wisdom, education not same

While a humorous quip (that I want to replace "... public school with Sunday school") to a quote I used as a part of my response of a recent My Turn piece by Mr. Ruskovich (Voters: We don't need no education), it struck me as somewhat disingenuous that he chose to misconstrue the tenor of my letter in order to "score points" on a different matter.

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

TRAFFIC: Simple safety steps needed

How, oh how many more tragic, senseless deaths must occur on I-90 between stateline and Coeur d'Alene before the Idaho DOT decides to take action? Installing steel posts and safety wire between east and west bound lanes seems a simple enough solution and has proven to work extremely well controlling cars from crossing the median into oncoming traffic. Washington has installed these, so why not Idaho?

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

WARMING: On a wing and prayer

While I respect Cliff Harris' rights to an opinion, I also remember the proverb, "Everyone's entitled to their own opinions but no one has the right to their own facts." Mr. Harris claims, "The evidence is clear (that undersea volcanoes are melting the Arctic ice cap)." Then he must stand by his choice of facts' he has deliberately invited review of his evidence.

December 29, 2010 9 p.m.

LEVY: Music to this voter's ears

When this next levy comes our way, I know how I will be voting.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Seattle's mess can still become a division title

RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll's already in playoff mode, even if his Seattle Seahawks probably don't deserve to reach the postseason.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Living with smart goals

Food for Thought

"As this year draws to a close, I think about my living," sings John Denver in the Christmas carol, "A Baby Just Like You." I attempt my best JD imitation while singing and strumming this tune to my grandchildren on Christmas Day and stop mid-lyric wondering, "What is my living?" I wonder, "What can I make of my life in this new year that might mean something?"

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Underwriters make donations

Sometimes, wrote Ken Gutzke, ordinary people do extraordinary things.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Dow finishes up, Nasdaq down amid thin trading

Treasury prices fall in wake of weak bond auction in afternoon

NEW YORK - Stocks closed barely changed Tuesday amid light trading ahead of the New Year's holiday.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Officer's recovery a triumph

It was six years ago yesterday that Coeur d'Alene police officer Mike Kralicek was shot in the line of duty. He was in a coma for two weeks, a quadriplegic when he awoke. Mike not only survived the catastrophic head injury but he and his wife, Carrie have triumphed over life-changing adversity.

Job seeker still has hope
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Job seeker still has hope

Kellogg man continues search for employment

KELLOGG - Brian Fulton, 21, a Kellogg High School graduate, didn't look as down-trodden as the other three job seekers huddled in the Idaho Department of Labor Office in Kellogg Wednesday. His frequent smiles showed in stark contrast to the beige room partially lit by the gray nether-hours of the early afternoon.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Kootenai County funds stolen

Embezzling allegations against longtime employee sting officials

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County officials announced late Tuesday they believe recently retired chief deputy clerk Sandy Martinson has been engaged in a long-term pattern of criminal activities - specifically embezzlement.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

U.S. teen birth rate at all-time low, economy cited

Healthy Lifestyles

ATLANTA - The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping - a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Probe into deadly shooting continues

SANDPOINT - The investigation into the shooting death of Erik David Foust is deepening, setting the stage for a day-long preliminary hearing next month.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Hangover Handicap set for Jan. 1

The 34th annual Hangover Handicap is 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It begins and ends behind Michael D's restaurant at 23rd and Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive.

Park place
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Park place

Cd'A considers buying 7 acres above area lakes

COEUR d'ALENE - The goal is to create another Tubbs Hill-type recreation area for the public.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Highway 3 collapses, closed near Rose Lake

ITD advises motorists to find alternate routes

ROSE LAKE - A culvert running underneath Idaho 3 near Rose Lake collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, forcing today's closure of the highway, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Chiefs blank Thunderbirds

KENT, Wash. - Spokane's James Reid stopped 29 shots as the Chiefs shutout the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-0 in front of 6,125 at the ShoWare Center on Tuesday night.

Kids ready to perform today at Kroc Center
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Kids ready to perform today at Kroc Center

Kids ready to perform today at Kroc Center

COEUR d'ALENE - A play in a day sounds pretty easy.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Dieting hardship conquered by chocolate

Ever been on a diet and had a hard time sticking with it because of your sweet tooth (something that may have led to your weight gain to begin with)? Well fear no more...CHOCOLATE to the rescue!

Coeur d'Alene girls cruise in opener
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene girls cruise in opener

COEUR d'ALENE - Both girls basketball teams were trying to find an identity in the quarterfinals of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational on Tuesday night.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

The skinny on weight loss: Part IV

Why eating less, eating a balanced diet and exercise are impractical for serious weight loss and can be dangerous.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Make 2011 the healthiest year of your life

Let's start by asking a question that has an obvious answer. Would you like to save money on medical expenses this year and have the healthiest year ever? Your answer, unless you've managed to spend zero dollars, is most likely a resounding, "Yes!"

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Gambling on the Golden Chest

New Jersey Mining Company looks to revive Silver Valley gold mine

With a new partner pledging to back a gamble, the New Jersey Mining Company is set to pull the lever of the Golden Chest Mine slot machine, hoping to see symbols of that precious ore line up across the screen.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Appeals court backs Idaho phosphate mine expansion

BOISE (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled that agencies including the Bureau of Land Management didn't break environmental laws when they approved expansion of an eastern Idaho phosphate mine, dealing a blow to groups fighting the project.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Common wine misconceptions

This time of year when folks are buying wine as gifts for friends and family we get many questions about wine - from grapes to packaging - that in many cases are simple misconceptions regarding the manufacture, flavors and origins of fermented grape juice so here are answers to some of the more common ones.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Hearing set for child neglect case

COEUR d'ALENE - A magistrate on Thursday will be presented with evidence collected against two Coeur d'Alene women in a case police said involves the filthiest living conditions for children ever seen here.

Five adults, three kids hurt on ski lift
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Five adults, three kids hurt on ski lift

Five adults, three kids hurt on ski lift

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) - A 35-year-old chair lift set for improvements failed Tuesday in high winds at a Maine resort, sending skiers - some of them children - plummeting into ungroomed snow far below that fell with the Northeast's recent blizzard and softened the landing.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Missing snowmobiler found alive

BOISE (AP) - Search and rescue crews have located a 43-year-old Twin Falls man who had been missing since failing to return home after a weekend snowmobiling trip.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Timberwolf girls fall short

COEUR d’ALENE — A second-half rally by Lake City fell short as Seattle-area power Federal Way remained unbeaten with a 57-49 win in the quarterfinals of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Bank objects to Tamarack offer

BOISE (AP) - A Swiss bank-led lender group owed hundreds of millions by Tamarack Resort has raised objections to a proposal to sell the vacation development to an Idaho investment company.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT Dec. 29, 2010

Something stinks with the NCAA

When it comes to the NCAA, there are times when I’m left scratching my head.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Fire claims Cocolalla home

COCOLALLA - A Bonner County couple managed to escape a structure fire that consumed their home on Saturday morning, but they lost their pets, possessions and Christmas gifts in the blaze.

Bring fast food home for a healthy holiday season
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Bring fast food home for a healthy holiday season

For too many of us, the holiday season isn't just about spreading glad tidings and joy. It's also about the spreading of the waistline.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

After holiday spree, economic doubts linger

NEW YORK - Holiday spending surged this year, but Americans still have their doubts about the economy.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Hearing for hammer-wielding suspect postponed

Victim criticallyinjured in attackreleased from hospital

COEUR d'ALENE - The man police say bludgeoned a Bayview woman to death with a hammer and put two other people in the hospital with it appeared briefly in court Tuesday.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Sirens wail special alert

With an important public meeting eight days away, now is as good a time as any to issue a BS alert.

No first-round bye for Philly
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

No first-round bye for Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Considering everything else the Minnesota Vikings have endured this season, it was silly to think two extra days sitting around a hotel room would bring 'em down.

'Octomom' faces eviction from California home
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

'Octomom' faces eviction from California home

LOS ANGELES - The man who sold his Southern California home to "Octomom" Nadya Suleman said Sunday that he's going ahead with eviction proceedings because she hasn't made a long overdue $450,000 payment.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Quantum enhanced display with blue tooth and infrared

When one suffers a catastrophic injury, or an unexpected progressive disease unleashes its fury, you can end up with little to no function. You may have to rely on a motorized wheelchair for independence.

Road named for World War II hero Vernon Baker
December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Road named for World War II hero Vernon Baker

Road north of Hayden to bear name of Medal of Honor recipient

COEUR d'ALENE - Vernon Baker's name is now firmly etched into the Kootenai County landscape.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Smith leads LC boys in tournament opener

COEUR d'ALENE - Basketball rosters list height, and sometimes weight. Other important attributes, such as quickness and hustle, are tougher to measure.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Hearing officer: State should OK megaloads

BOISE (AP) - A hearing officer recommended Tuesday that the Idaho Transportation Department issue four permits to allow ConocoPhillips to ship oversized oil-refinery equipment from Idaho to Montana.

December 29, 2010 8 p.m.

Body found after 2 1/2 months

LIBBY, Mont. - A broken water pipe is what finally led to the discovery of a Libby man's body in his home on 10th Street last week about 2 1/2 months after he died.

Igor Vladimirovich Niaki, 31
December 29, 2010 12:25 p.m.

Igor Vladimirovich Niaki, 31

Igor Vladimirovich Niaki, of Post Falls, died suddenly and tragically at the age of 31, on Dec. 20, 2010, leaving behind his wife, Gretchen; daughter Hazel (5) and son Dorian (3). He was born Sept. 10, 1979, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

John N. Hubof, 87
December 29, 2010 12:25 p.m.

John N. Hubof, 87

John N. Hubof passed away on Dec. 25, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Regent, N.D., on May 15, 1923.

December 29, 2010 7:10 a.m.

Embezzlement Case Update

Sergeant Christie Wood, Public Information Officer for the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, released the following press release this morning regarding the investigation of suspected embezzlement the Kootenai County Clerk's office.

December 29, 2010 1:45 a.m.

Poll: Idaho should end teacher tenure

If voters on cdapress.com have their way, the Idaho Legislature will join neighbors Wyoming and Montana in considering bans to teacher tenure in public schools this coming year. According to the most recent poll, which asked, Should Idaho eliminate tenure for teachers?:

Tuesday, December 28

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Jerry Hitchcock December 28, 2010

Travis ain't no Danica

Anyone with a TV remote has probably seen Travis Pastrana as they shuffle by ESPN2. He tends to stand out in X Games competitions, either on two wheels or four. Danica Patrick has concentrated on four wheels for years, without much to show for it.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Bonner County to weigh in on timber sale litigation

Commissioners support appeal of ruling which hinders Idaho logging

SANDPOINT - The Bonner County commission is throwing its support behind the U.S. Forest Service's appeal of a federal court ruling which is hindering logging in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

Boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

Crisis looms because boomers did not save effectively, retired early

CHICAGO - Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they're hoping to retire.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Air Force beats Ga. Tech

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Jared Tew put Air Force ahead with a 3-yard touchdown run and the Falcons beat Georgia Tech 14-7 in the Independence Bowl on Monday.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Worker claims wrongful termination

SANDPOINT - A sacked Parsons employee is suing his former employee and the Idaho Transportation Department for wrongful termination.

'A lone guardian angel'
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

'A lone guardian angel'

Athol man monitors scanners, radios to help with accidents

ATHOL - Robert Manning is trying to be a good samaritan.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 28, 2010

Timberlake to host holiday tournament

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

'Little Fockers' tops holiday weekend box office

NEW YORK - On a weekend when Hollywood competed with Christmas gatherings and fierce snow storms in the Northeast and Southeast, "Little Fockers" was No. 1 at the box office.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 28, 2010

Shaquille O'Neal has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for his public comments about the officiating.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Lakeland to start expanded budget process

School district seeks more input for looming cuts

Editor's note: Last week we concluded a series looking at per-resident spending by city throughout Kootenai County. Now we shift our focus to school districts in the county.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

NFL playoffs: who needs what to clinch

Seahawks can win NFC West with losing record

NEW YORK (AP) — Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.

Raising the bar
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Raising the bar

Coeur d'Alene considering rule changes to make downtown nightlife safer

COEUR d'ALENE - Wanna serve? Pass a course.

Militias pay big price in Pakistan
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Militias pay big price in Pakistan

Tribal groups help stem Taliban, but at what cost?

MATANI, Pakistan - Tribal militias allied with the government helped block a Taliban advance in this corner of northwest Pakistan close to the Afghan border, but their success has come at a price: the empowerment of untrained, unaccountable private armies that could yet emerge as a threat of their own.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

LCDC to fund Ed Corridor plan

Goal is to still break ground in 2011

COEUR d'ALENE - Financing for the plan is falling into place.

Car crashes into Post Falls Radio Shack
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Car crashes into Post Falls Radio Shack

No one injured during incident

POST FALLS - When a car crashed through the front glass door of the Post Falls Radio Shack and was barreling down on him on Monday night, employee Barry Morgan had one thought.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 28, 2010

Warming center to open Wednesday

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Gibbs leads No. 6 Pitt over No. 4 Connecticut

Top 25 Men

Ashton Gibbs scored 21 points as host Pittsburgh's balance overcame Kemba Walker's one-man offense for No. 4 Connecticut, and the No. 6 Panthers easily won the Big East's first matchup of Top 10 teams by 78-63 on Monday night.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Ally to pay $462M to settle loan deal with Fannie

NEW YORK (AP) - Ally Financial Inc. said Monday it will pay $462 million to settle buyback claims on $292 billion in home loans that it sold to Fannie Mae before the industry tightened underwriting standards in the wake of the financial meltdown.

Hundreds spend frigid night stranded on train
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Hundreds spend frigid night stranded on train

NEW YORK (AP) - It took hours for Christopher Mullen to get off a plane from sunny Cancun and on to a half-empty subway car, his only way home. It would be another eight hours and more - a night spent huddled under a thin blanket on the frigid, grungy car - before he could get off the A train.

Survival Enterprises opens first retail outlet
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Survival Enterprises opens first retail outlet

COEUR d'ALENE - Survival Enterprises, a wholesale and mail-order seller of long-term-storage food and nutritional products, has opened its first retail space.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

2010 headlines quirky, revealing

As we wrap up another 12 months of news, a review of online interest in national headlines reveals a couple of firsts.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Hart supporter fires back at lawmaker's critic

BOISE (AP) - An activist and supporter of Idaho Rep. Phil Hart is trying to lodge an ethics complaint against one of the state lawmaker's biggest critics, Republican Rep. Eric Anderson.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 28, 2010

Litehouse Inc. appoints new CEO

Seahawks: Whitehurst to start vs. St. Louis
December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Seahawks: Whitehurst to start vs. St. Louis

Hasselbeck suffered lower back strain vs. Tampa Bay

RENTON, Wash. - Charlie Whitehurst is expected to be Seattle's starting quarterback on Sunday when the Seahawks play the St. Louis Rams for the NFC West title, a game picked up by NBC (5:20 p.m., KHQ).

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Brees shakes off INTs, leads Saints to win

NFL — Week 16

ATLANTA (AP) - Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending Super Bowl champions Monday night.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Girls tourney to crown a champion

Holiday Inn Express Invitational tips off today at NIC

COEUR d'ALENE - In the third year of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational, which begins today at North Idaho College, the tournament will take a different look as the girls teams will compete in a tournament format and crown a champion on Thursday evening.

December 28, 2010 8 p.m.

Bo Levi returns to Texas in triumph

CHENEY - When Bo Levi Mitchell last walked off a football field in Dallas, he had lost his starting quarterback job at Southern Methodist University.

Tom D. Soumas Sr., 79
December 28, 2010 11:17 a.m.

Tom D. Soumas Sr., 79

Tom D. Soumas Sr. passed away peacefully at Kootenai Health on Christmas morning. He was born June 21, 1931, in Mason City, Iowa, to Dionysios and Garifilia Soumas and was one of five children.

Mary A. Carlson, 90
December 28, 2010 11:16 a.m.

Mary A. Carlson, 90

Mary A. Carlson, 90, of Coeur d'Alene, passed away Dec. 27, 2010, at Coeur d'Alene Homes from natural causes.

Danny W. Vanderhoff, 81
December 28, 2010 11:16 a.m.

Danny W. Vanderhoff, 81

Danny W. Vanderhoff, 81, passed away at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

William Ervin Maurer, 88
December 28, 2010 11:15 a.m.

William Ervin Maurer, 88

William Ervin Maurer, 88, passed away at Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, Dec. 26, 2010.

Raymond M. Wheeler, 84
December 28, 2010 11:14 a.m.

Raymond M. Wheeler, 84

Raymond M. Wheeler, of Rathdrum, passed away in the early morning of Dec. 26, 2010. Ray was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Spokane, Wash., to parents Byrl and Loretta.

Mildred Marie Garwood, 90
December 28, 2010 4:28 a.m.

Mildred Marie Garwood, 90

Mildred Marie Garwood, 90, passed away Dec. 24, 2010, at Guardian Angel Homes in Post Falls.

Paula Norrine (Hamby) Schaffer, 63
December 28, 2010 4:27 a.m.

Paula Norrine (Hamby) Schaffer, 63

Paula Norrine (Hamby) Schaffer left this Earth on Dec. 26, 2010, from home. She's gone home to the Lord.

Joan Olson, 70
December 28, 2010 4:27 a.m.

Joan Olson, 70

Joan Marie Olson, 70, of Rathdrum, passed away suddenly on Dec. 22, 2010. She was born Oct. 14, 1940, to Marcel and Dorothy (Fee) Bourgoin in Watertown, N.Y., where she was raised until she was 18 years old. She then lived throughout the country and settled in North Idaho in 1969.

Loren 'Butch' Hull, 62
December 28, 2010 4:26 a.m.

Loren 'Butch' Hull, 62

Loren "Butch" Hull, 62, passed away at home on Dec. 23, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 30, 1948, to Eldon and Evelyn Hull at Lake City General Hospital in Coeur d'Alene.

Mary Jean Price, 86
December 28, 2010 4:26 a.m.

Mary Jean Price, 86

Mary Jean Price, 86, was born Nov. 11, 1924, to Leslie H. and Mary (Sloan) Lee in Kellogg. She died Dec. 20, 2010, in St. Maries. She attended schools in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942. She also attended Lewiston Sate Normal School for two years where she majored in education.

Judy Dean, 65
December 28, 2010 4:25 a.m.

Judy Dean, 65

Judith Anne "Judy" Dean passed away suddenly on Christmas Eve morning in her home in Coeur d'Alene. She was born Feb. 1, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Roberta Jean Covey and Roscoe R. Snider. She lived in New York, Hawaii and California before settling in Idaho in 1974.

Monday, December 27

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Former students plead not guilty

BLACKFOOT (AP) - Four former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with felonies and misdemeanors from hazing incidents police say occurred at a school locker room and on a bus have entered not guilty pleas to the misdemeanor charges.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Burley considers a raise in golf course fees

BURLEY (AP) - Officials in the south-central Idaho city of Burley are considering raising greens fees at the city's golf course so it isn't such a financial drain on the town's budget.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Doug Ferguson December 27, 2010

Immelman on the mend as ’11 nears

Trevor Immelman has no interest in looking at the world ranking these days.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Ex-ISU professor set to wage legal fight

BOISE (AP) - A former Idaho State University professor challenging the dismissal of his lawsuit against the school has collected more than $70,000 from education groups to continue his legal fight.

Rams dump 49ers, who fire coach
December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Rams dump 49ers, who fire coach

NFL — Week 16

Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and his first touchdown pass in four games to lift the host St. Louis Rams (7-8) over the San Francisco 49ers (5-10) 25-17 on Sunday.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

The world's weather went wild in 2010!

Weather Gems

It was announced this past week that more people were killed by natural disasters in 2010 than have been killed by terrorist attacks in the past 40 years combined. One might say that Mother Nature is the 'ULTIMATE TERRORIST.'

A painful loss, but ...
December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

A painful loss, but ...

... the result didn't matter, as Seattle's game vs. St. Louis next week will decide NFC West title, playoff spot

TAMPA, Fla. - The surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wilting under the pressure of the NFL playoff race.

Making soap from goat's milk
December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Making soap from goat's milk

Harrison couple at home among animals on ranch

As a veterinary nurse for eight years, Allison Spacek always felt most at home when she was among animals. But it was at home when it seemed she missed them the most.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls police seek memorabilia, young volunteers

POST FALLS - Post Falls police are seeking memorabilia related to the department and also volunteers 16 and up with its recent program expansion.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

KTEC on fast track

Planned bill expedites school's planning, construction; architect deal OK'd

It's full speed ahead for the Kootenai Technical Education Campus.

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 27, 2010

Miscellaneous

December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Warrants December 27, 2010

Felonies

Making cuts, may have to increase taxes through levy
December 27, 2010 8 p.m.

Making cuts, may have to increase taxes through levy

School district spending: Post Falls

Editor's note: Last week The Press concluded a series looking at per-resident spending by city throughout Kootenai County. Now we shift our focus to school districts in the county.

Loren "Butch" Hull, 62
December 27, 2010 4:39 a.m.

Loren "Butch" Hull, 62

Loren "Butch" Hull, 62, passed away at home on Dec. 23, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 30, 1948, to Eldon and Evelyn Hull at Lake City General Hospital in Coeur d'Alene.

Sunday, December 26

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

EPA moving unilaterally on greenhouse gas limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stymied in Congress, the Obama administration is moving unilaterally to clamp down on power plant and oil refinery greenhouse emissions, announcing plans for developing new standards over the next year.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

The perils of being anti-social

"Is social media a fad or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?" asks Erik Qualman, author of "Socialnomics." Consider his statistics and my analysis then decide how connected you should be. Hint: Your company website is no longer enough!

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Doctors weigh in on abuse case

Authorities starting dialogue, seeking ways to improve system to protect abused and neglected children in community

COEUR d'ALENE - Dr. Ronda Westcott hopes the public outcry about the twin 2-year-old girls taken from a home here recently because of severe neglect and possibly abuse might trigger needed changes.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Storm heads to Washington after snowing in South

Snowfalls of 6 to 10 inches predicted in nation's Capital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was predicted for the nation's Capital and travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads.

Butler tops WSU for Hawaii title
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Butler tops WSU for Hawaii title

HONOLULU (AP) - Shelvin Mack scored 20 points to pace Butler to an 84-68 victory over Washington State in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic on Saturday night.

Burley caregivers ease holiday blues for elderly
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Burley caregivers ease holiday blues for elderly

BURLEY - Holidays can represent a time of warmth that comes from reconnecting with family and friends.

Susan Nipp: 'It's all about kids'
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Susan Nipp: 'It's all about kids'

IN PERSON

COEUR d'ALENE - In 2007, author Susan Nipp began work on a children's story about Coeur d'Alene. She created a fun, whimsical tale that goes like this:

Midwest farmland prices soar due to high demand
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Midwest farmland prices soar due to high demand

DES MOINES, Iowa - Increased commodity prices and strong demand have sent prices of farmland skyrocketing, making it more difficult for young and beginning farmers to get established but strengthening the balance sheets for those who own the land.

Rethinking holiday decor
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Rethinking holiday decor

Silver bells. Mistletoe. A miniature sleigh with eight tiny reindeer. Familiar cliches surround us at the holidays, and many have found their way into our seasonal decorating.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 26, 2010
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 26, 2010

Hanna, York ready for big moment

Brandon Hanna's defining moment as an Oregon Duck came earlier this season.

Famed Boise building gets freshened up
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Famed Boise building gets freshened up

National Bank structure was built in 1891

BOISE - In the past year, a Boise company has spent several million dollars renovating the Boise City National Bank Building at the southwest corner of 8th and Idaho streets in Downtown Boise. And compared to what they're getting, that could be a bargain.

Top business story: Economy grows but hiring lags
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Top business story: Economy grows but hiring lags

Real estate crisis, Toyota recall and China's swellingGDP among 2010's headlines

WASHINGTON - In 2010, the economy rebounded fitfully from the Great Recession - starting strong, wobbling at midyear but showing enough vigor by year's end to quell fears of a second recession. Yet Americans hardly felt relief under the weight of high unemployment, which began the year at 9.7 percent and is now 9.8 percent.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Thanks December 26, 2010

FOOD: Drive is a blessing

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

The best for the most

To some, the newspaper's unveiling of ideas for McEuen Field was accompanied by massive starbursts in the sky underscored by booming cannon from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq

Suffering of Christians around the world was focus of yearly Christmas address

VATICAN CITY - Iraqi Christians celebrated a somber Christmas in a Baghdad cathedral stained with dried blood, while Pope Benedict XVI exhorted Chinese Catholics to stay loyal despite restrictions on them in a holiday address laced with worry for the world's Christian minorities.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Adding up a firefighter's gear

Ask Firefighter Jim

Question of the Month: (December 2010)

'Spider-Man' stunt goes awry; is show in peril?
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

'Spider-Man' stunt goes awry; is show in peril?

NEW YORK - Broadway might need a superhero to save the new Spider-Man musical.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Ex: Woman who died at Busch home had heart issue

HUNTLEIGH, Mo. (AP) - An aspiring model who died at the home of former Anheuser-Busch chief executive August Busch IV had a rare heart condition, according to her ex-husband.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho schools weather tough budget year

Plan for next fiscal period to bring more of same

BOISE - In Idaho Falls, businesses were asked to pay for field trips because the local school district couldn't afford to send students on educational excursions to the museum or zoo.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Zeke the Wonder Dog

The Linotype

I have helped raise fish, birds, three dogs and a dozen cats; I found a way to love snaggle - toothed Nicholas and Soot, two cats that did not return love very well. And then there was Zeke.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Continuing care retirement communities

On Elder Care

In recent years, persons approaching retirement age have had more lifestyle options than ever before. One of those options is the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). These facilities provide a "continuum of care." This means, for example, that a person can start in the CCRD independent living facility, then move on to its assisted living facility and perhaps spend their final years in the skilled nursing facility. What's not to like?

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

50 New Year's resolutions: Everyday Organic style

MaryJane's Everyday Organic

Sure, you could vow - yet again - to join a gym, organize your closet and diversify your investment portfolio. But if you'd prefer a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of New Year, here's your list!

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

We are all in it together

In this last column of the year we reflect a bit and project a bit, at least as well as we are able in these uncertain times.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Dutch detain 12 Somalis on terror suspicions

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch police arrested 12 Somali men in the key port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the public prosecutor said Saturday.

An executive dream
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

An executive dream

Mann transitions from the boardroom to the open road

On the side of his mammoth Cascadia Freightliner truck, John Mann has his opinion of his current status painted in gold: "This was supposed to be our class A motorcoach."

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Kentucky gives OK to tax breaks for Noah's Ark

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A group of investors looking to build a replica of Noah's Ark as part of a proposed $172 million theme park cleared its first bureaucratic hurdle on Monday.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Finding cool Android smart phone apps

Ask The Propellerheads

Dear PropellerHeads: I was thinking about getting an Android phone. Can I get those cool iPhone apps for my new phone?

Curtailing spending, bracing for 'harsh economic realities'
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Curtailing spending, bracing for 'harsh economic realities'

School district spending: Coeur d'Alene

Editor's note: Last week we concluded a series looking at per-resident spending by city throughout Kootenai County. Now we shift our focus to school districts in the county.

December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Bradford, Suh making huge impact as rookies

Get in there kid, and make a difference.

Giving locals their fill for Christmas
December 26, 2010 8 p.m.

Giving locals their fill for Christmas

Diners delighted with free dinner at G.W. Hunters

POST FALLS - In Charles Dickens' beloved novel A Christmas Carol, the newly-reformed Ebenezer Scrooge buys an enormous turkey from the local market - the biggest bird in all of London, it seems - and sends it to the home of Bob Cratchit, his loyal but oft-mistreated employee.

December 26, 2010 7:17 a.m.

DON'T ASK: It was good policy

Regarding the president rescinding "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - I think they are making a big mistake. The liberals who pushed for this don't understand the minds of military men. As a veteran, I know that this will result in more beatings and abuse of gay soldiers, as no straight man wants to take a communal shower with a guy who's checking out his package. That usually results in beatings.

December 26, 2010 7:16 a.m.

UNINVITED: Sound advice requested

Why does the death of a loved one always bring out the worst judgment in people? Within one hour of my Dad passing away in his home, the family was waiting for the ambulance to come to take him away for the last time, when a non-member of the family, who also has a major conflict with members of the family, walked in to make everyone aware that she was going to be a part of this intimate sad event.

December 26, 2010 7:16 a.m.

LAWYERS: High price for justice

Opening the paper recently I read with disdain (I admit it) the article justifying the city's legal costs. Honestly, I don't blame Mike or the Sanders Beach residents or anyone else that needs help with disputes. The big bills aren't because people have disputes. That's humanity.

December 26, 2010 7:15 a.m.

EAGLES: Cruises offer best views

I haven't seen anything at all in your paper about the Eagle Cruises out of the Coeur d'Alene Resort. I had the pleasure of taking two of the cruises recently and saw between 150 and 200 of these beautiful birds on each cruise! Only the people in Coeur d'Alene have an opportunity like this!

December 26, 2010 7:14 a.m.

PAPPAS: Ah, now I get it

I am writing to admit I was wrong. On May 1, 2010, the Press published my column in which I expressed the opinion that the load of BS Jimmy Pappas provided on April 23, 2010, was not due to idiocy or profound ignorance. Now I have seen his Dec. 17, 2010, column. My observations and reasoning are usually correct, but that time I was wrong. I apologize.

December 26, 2010 7:14 a.m.

OINK! Prairie Pig gratitude

I would like to thank everyone in the Post Falls community for helping Post Falls High School to raise over seven thousand pounds of food for the food bank. This is an all-time record for our school's Prairie Pig food drive. Thanks to your contributions, we not only helped the people of our community, but we also brought home Porkchop. Yes, I mean the pig.

December 26, 2010 7:13 a.m.

STAND: Reader's courage applauded

After reading "Taking a stand," Mrs. Boteo, I am so proud of you! When it seems we cannot take direct action, it feels good to let the banks know that the people who need them most are being stomped on by heartless actions of the rich of Wall Street. I feel your pain.

December 26, 2010 7:12 a.m.

SECURITY: It's actually IOUs

I sincerely hope there is not an adult person living in the United States who is so naïve or uninformed as to believe that there are actually billions of dollars in the Social Security fund.

December 26, 2010 2 a.m.

So how was your Christmas?

Saturday, December 25

'The Christmas Twins'
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

'The Christmas Twins'

Coeur d'Alene sisters have combined holiday, birthday for 60 years

Back in the 1950s and '60s, before Coeur d'Alene grew into the tourist magnet it is today, the Lake City was an idyllic slice of small-town America, a place of sand-covered beaches, giant ice cream cones and leafy, leave-your-front-door-unlocked neighborhoods.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Same grandma, different styles for William, Zara

LONDON - Here come the grandkids, marrying up a storm.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Tip leads to arrest in theft case

COEUR d'ALENE - A Hayden Lake man was arrested Friday morning after police discovered 107 pieces of mail and presents he had allegedly stolen from local mailboxes, according to a press release from the Coeur d'Alene Police Department.

Sharp and to the point
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Sharp and to the point

Mumbly-Peg sells knives, swords

HAYDEN - Mumbly-Peg is one of those games that while once popular, would not be frowned upon today.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Still no rooms in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - The traditional birthplace of Jesus is celebrating its merriest Christmas in years, as tens of thousands of tourists thronged Bethlehem on Friday for the annual holiday festivities in this biblical West Bank town.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

A tingling moment

Everyone has a skin-tingling moment they look forward to at Christmas.

'Every child should believe'
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

'Every child should believe'

Kimberly Mumford has been playing Mrs. C for 23 years

COEUR d'ALENE - Mrs. Claus was busy at the North Pole on Monday night, baking and decorating dozens of cookies for kids.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Fed board: Keep companies from oil spill evidence

NEW ORLEANS - The credibility of the investigation into the Gulf oil spill is being undermined because representatives of companies that made or maintained a key piece of evidence - the blowout preventer - have had too much access to it as it is being analyzed, a federal board says.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Violence plagues Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Masked gunmen with rocket launchers are blocking access to what officials believe may be a mass grave site in Ivory Coast, the United Nations said, as concerns grow that the West African nation that suffered a 2002-2003 civil war could return to conflict.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Mississippi State players fight in stands

Scuffle involves Sidney, who was suspended for WSU game

HONOLULU (AP) - Two players from Mississippi State's basketball team fought in the stands Thursday night between games at the Diamond Head Classic.

Bubba's Backpack Brigade lends a hand
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Bubba's Backpack Brigade lends a hand

COEUR d'ALENE - When 10-year-old Bubba Lamb traveled to Seattle with his family, he was struck by an unfamiliar sight: a homeless man, wandering the streets and asking for cash.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Social media influences jurors

SANDPOINT - The advent of social media is bringing new instructions to jurors in Idaho.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

THE FRONT ROW with JASON ELLIOTT Dec. 25, 2010

Finding gifts in strange places

It's true, I was pretty bad this year.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Tax agreement could bring significant benefits to some

WASHINGTON - If you are a college student, teacher or resident of a state that has sales taxes but no income tax, the bipartisan tax agreement this month could mean significant benefits next year. And the IRS is adjusting its computers to take in your requests.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Making the most of his SECOND CHANCE

Six years after first trying to play basketball at North Idaho College, Petar Joksimovic has his life headed in the right direction again — and he's back on the Cardinals' hoops team

When Petar Joksimovic came to North Idaho College from Belgrade, Serbia, in 2004, he was hoping to make an impact on the Cardinals in Jared Phay's first season as head basketball coach.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Milestone Announcements December 25, 2010

WEDDING

Vision Quest
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Vision Quest

Sarah Marossy turns talents into avenues of adventure, helps others

COEUR d'ALENE - Sarah Marossy will tell you she's a bit of a dabbler.

December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Getting the message

After rough outing vs. Atlanta, Seahawks' Hasselbeck hoping to rebound against Tampa Bay

RENTON, Wash. - It's not every week that Matt Hasselbeck gets pulled aside by Pete Carroll and talked to about his performance from a day earlier.

Dashing through the snow
December 25, 2010 8 p.m.

Dashing through the snow

Storm over Midwest affects holiday travelers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Christmas Eve snow storm that blanketed parts of the Midwest was headed southeast, expected to bring rare Christmas Day snowfall to Kentucky, Tennessee and even Georgia.

Friday, December 24

Found Images - Dec. 25
December 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Found Images - Dec. 25

A collection of imagery found while out and about in North Idaho during the past week.

December 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 25, 2010

James Bendell, ID. Bar #8326 The Grupp Law Firm, PLLC 842 West Kathleen Avenue Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 Tel: (208) 665-4600 Fax: (208) 701-2147 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR KOOTENAI COUNTY Case No. CV10-10191 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LAVERNE WOOTEN WINZER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. Dated this 6 day of December, 2010. ____________________________ CARL EDWARD WINZER, JR. 7213 W. Carnie Road Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 (208) 667-2034 Legal 1569 December 11, 18, 25, 2010

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Man shoots self during traffic stop

A 31-year-old Post Falls man died on Monday morning after shooting himself during a traffic stop in Oregon the night before.

'Tron' serviceable in its spectacle
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tron' serviceable in its spectacle

Following in the footsteps of last year's holiday feast, "Avatar," Disney's reboot of "Tron" tries for the same overstuffed helping of bright, shiny eye-candy. One thing is certain: The neon-infused action sequences must be seen on the big screen.

WSU drives past Baylor
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

WSU drives past Baylor

Cougars fend off big comeback, advance to tourney title game

HONOLULU - Klay Thompson knows how good Washington State is. He wants others to know, too.

Carousel could come full circle
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Carousel could come full circle

Owners would like to see popular ride return to Cd'A

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene's 90-year old carousel is tucked away safely in storage.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Pryor, 4 other Buckeyes suspended first five games of 2011

Players sold memorabilia, received improper benefits from tattoo parlor, but can still play in bowl game

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes were suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of next season for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards, and receiving improper benefits from a tattoo parlor. All can still play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Records

CRIME REPORTS

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Zags showing signs of getting back on track

After 5-5 start, Gonzaga impresses with wins over Baylor, Xavier

SPOKANE (AP) - Gonzaga has not dominated early-season opponents like so many Bulldogs teams of the past, but progress is being made.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

What we're lookin' at online

We've been an Internet-infused society for a couple of decades now, and that has made an indelible impression on us, especially those of us who spend a majority of our working time facing a computer screen.

Owner reunited with two beagles
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Owner reunited with two beagles

Raymond Behrens gave animals up for adoption when he joined the Navy six years ago

HAYDEN - Raymond Behrens never thought he would see his beloved beagles again.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with BILL BULEY Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas wishes from me

Christmas is a time for wishes to come true.

Holiday travel looking good ... at least for now
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Holiday travel looking good ... at least for now

NEW YORK (AP) - Fair weather helped make the holiday sojourn a not-so-painful experience in much of the country Thursday, even with more people on the move than last year, but travelers' luck might be running out.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 24, 2010

Securities fraud judgment entered against Idaho insurance agent

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Two more outlet stores close

Van Heusen and Bass Shoes and Clothing close today

POST FALLS - Today two more stores at the North Idaho Factory Outlets in Post Falls are to close.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Mom, daughter plead guilty after store scuffle

A mom and her daughter pleaded guilty last week to charges of battery on a peace officer, a felony, after a September scuffle with two city police officers at Huckleberry Variety in downtown Bonners Ferry.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Georgetown throttles Memphis

Austin Freeman scored 24 points and No. 10 Georgetown pulled away from No. 16 Memphis (9-2) in the second half for an 86-69 victory Thursday night at Memphis, Tenn.

'A gift that starts with a baby'
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

'A gift that starts with a baby'

Pastors plan messages of hope to celebrate Christ's birth

Ron Hunter, pastor of Coeur d'Alene Church of the Nazarene, will not give a sermon tonight, Christmas Eve.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Mission accomplished

Community answers Christmas for All call

Well, readers, you did it.

There's room at this inn
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

There's room at this inn

Cd'A hotel provides getaway for needy families

Holiday Inn Express is providing a little extra Christmas cheer this year.

Rust Belt states losing people, political clout
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Rust Belt states losing people, political clout

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - After years of losing residents to more prosperous states, the nation's Rust Belt now confronts another blow to its economic prospects: losing some of its votes in Congress.

War rhetoric rises between North and South Korea
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

War rhetoric rises between North and South Korea

SEOUL (AP) - One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Steelers close in on North title

PITTSBURGH (AP) - So close to securing a division title, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't need any tension, drama or surprises after a short week of preparation. The Carolina Panthers certainly couldn't provide any.

A year of iPads, Betty, 'Glee' and multiple Palins
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

A year of iPads, Betty, 'Glee' and multiple Palins

By JOCELYN NOVECK/Associated Press

Politics and pop culture. Remember when they used to be, well, separate? In recent years these two worlds have seemed to inch ever closer, or maybe to overlap, but in 2010, nobody traveled between them more successfully than Sarah Palin.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Hernandez arrested on money laundering charge

Suspect is now on immigration hold

COEUR d'ALENE - A Washington driver was arrested for allegedly laundering $50,000 after Kootenai County deputies pulled the man over for failing to signal on a lane change.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Homeless have no holidays

What's wrong with this picture?

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Comp plan revisions finally done

County will vote on final approval of document on Thursday

After several years, it's done.

Leach to retire; Chaney appointed as undersheriff
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Leach to retire; Chaney appointed as undersheriff

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County Undersheriff Edward "Tad" Leach, who has been handling day-to-day operations for the department for the last four years, has announced he will be retiring. He last day will be April 20.

Portman makes spectacular transformation in 'Black Swan'
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Portman makes spectacular transformation in 'Black Swan'

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" mixes the classic beauty of ballet with the disturbing imagery of a sudden and debilitating mental illness.

December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

The parking lot paradox

On these pages in the past week or so, we've heard from four people about four experiences in Kootenai County parking lots.

Hillman's four TDs help Aztecs ground Midshipmen
December 24, 2010 8 p.m.

Hillman's four TDs help Aztecs ground Midshipmen

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Freshman Ronnie Hillman scored four touchdowns and tied his career best with 228 yards rushing on 28 carries to lead San Diego State (9-4) to its first bowl victory since 1969, 35-14 over Navy (9-4) in the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night.

December 24, 2010 10:33 a.m.

Report charts Cragun's descent into paranoia

SANDPOINT -- Court documents in Bonner County indicate Larry Ward Cragun became increasingly paranoid prior to going on a hammer-wielding rampage in Bayview which left one person dead and three others injured.

December 24, 2010 10:23 a.m.

Change a life for $1

COEUR D'ALENE -- If you received one dollar, how would you use it to change someone's life?

Found Images - Dec. 18
December 24, 2010 9 a.m.

Found Images - Dec. 18

A collection of imagery found while out and about in North Idaho during the past week.

Found Images - Dec. 11
December 24, 2010 9 a.m.

Found Images - Dec. 11

A collection of imagery found while out and about in North Idaho during the past week.

Found Images - Dec. 4
December 24, 2010 9 a.m.

Found Images - Dec. 4

A collection of imagery found while out and about in North Idaho during the past week.

December 24, 2010 3:28 a.m.

TAXES: Tapping a drying well

Unemployment in Kootenai County is up to 12.9 percent and over 2,000 homeless walk our streets seeking aid!

December 24, 2010 3:28 a.m.

TRUTH: Find its foundation

In his column titled, "The Truth, the whole truth ..." dated Nov. 28, Timothy Hunt questioned the practice of believing the doctrine of inerrancy of the Bible because the Bible itself says it is inerrant. While the article was interesting and raised some thought provoking questions, the comparison of interpreting the Constitution to prove a point with the inerrancy of the Bible is a stretch.

December 24, 2010 3:27 a.m.

LEACH: Sue clue to success

Scottish author James M. Barrie once said, "Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that."

December 24, 2010 3:27 a.m.

THUMP: Bumper, feelings damaged

I wanted to add an addendum to Amy Kerns' letter in last Sunday's paper. Someone hit my mother's car while we were in the store a few weeks ago and knocked the bumper off, but instead of leaving a note with their info on it they were "nice" enough to duct tape it back up! It seems to me it would've taken less effort to just leave the note.

December 24, 2010 3:26 a.m.

HEROES: Thanking them at Christmas

Living in Hayden for quite a few years we noticed sometimes credit is not given to the true heroes of the area. First and foremost all of our men and women fighting to keep this great country free. We can never thank them enough.

December 24, 2010 3:26 a.m.

PURSE: Honest soul in parking lot

I would like to thank the honest lady who kindly turned my purse into Customer Service at Post Falls Walmart last Thursday, December 16th. After placing my groceries in my car, I became distracted when I placed the cart in a cart stall, leaving my purse in the child seat, and did not miss it until I returned home.

December 24, 2010 3:25 a.m.

WREATHS: Help fulfill this project

I am writing on behalf of the Coeur d'Alene Civil Air Patrol. We recently finished the Wreaths Across America Project this year where we took wreaths purchased by the community and placed them on the graves of veterans. We were able to adorn the graves of 240 local veterans.

December 24, 2010 3:25 a.m.

VANDALISM: This is protect, serve?

What makes our Police, those who were hired to "protect and serve," feel that they are above the law? When civilians or our property are abused, what can we do as citizens to bring those into accountability to the law they are sworn to uphold? On May 4, 2010 I was visiting the Fernan Rod & Gun Club with a friend of mine when we ran headlong into a joint CDAPD / KCSO live fire exercise. I am a life-member at Fernan Rod & Gun Club and have helped build this range over the past 15 years.

December 24, 2010 3:21 a.m.

POEM: Sharing a family treasure

Here is a poem I wrote for my sons years ago when they were very small. They always loved it. It was about going to my grandmother and grandfather's house at Christmastime. It was during the Depression years. We didn't have a Christmas tree or presents, so my grandparents' was a magical place for me. My sons enjoyed this poem. Maybe others might, too.

Thursday, December 23

December 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 24, 2010

272-10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE At 10:00 o'clock A.M. (recognized local time) on March 16, 2011, in the Office of First American Title Company, Inc., located at, 1866 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, First American Title Company Inc., as Successor Trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Kootenai County, Idaho, and described as follows, to-wit: THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 53 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, BOISE MERIDIAN, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO. Information concerning the foreclosure action may be obtained from the Trustee, whose telephone number is (208) 785-2515. According to the Trustee's records, the street address of 31264 E. Red Dell Loop, Athol, Idaho 83801 is sometimes associated with said property. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession, or encumbrances to satisfy the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by, David A Nowak and Christina K Nowak, husband and wife, as Grantor(s), First American Title Company of North Idaho, Inc., as Trustee, for the benefit and security of, Mountain West Bank, as Beneficiary; said Deed of Trust was recorded August 05, 2005 as Kootenai County Recorder's Instrument No. 1970445. The default for which this sale is to be made is as follows:1) Failure to pay the entire balance of principal, plus accrued interest thereon, on or before September 1, 2010. The above Grantor(s) are named to comply with Section 45-1506(4)(a), Idaho Code. No representation is made that they are, or are not, presently responsible for this obligation. As of October 4, 2010 there is due and owing on the loan an unpaid principal balance of $76,491.78, accrued interest in the amount of $821.50, plus late charges in the amount of $25.00 for a total amount due of $77,338.28. Interest continues to accrue on the Note at the rate of 6.125% per annum with a per diem rate of $12.836 after October 4, 2010. All delinquencies are now due together with any late charges, advances to protect the security, and fees and costs associated with this foreclosure. The Beneficiary elects to sell or cause said property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. DATED November 12, 2010 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, INC., SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE /s/ Becky Stucki, Trust Officer Legal 1497 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Carols creatively conceived

Christmas music can do magic. Carols conjure feelings often associated with memories, even hopes.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

The skinny on weight loss: Part III

How to obtain rapid weight loss safely and not create nutrition deficiencies.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Servicing your mobility equipment

How often does insurance (Medicare) cover service or modification to mobility equipment? Where can you get said service? Do you have to receive service at the original company where equipment was provided?

Will fish for work
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Will fish for work

Mike Beard, Pat Way new owners of Orvis Northwest Outfitters

COEUR d'ALENE - As the front door at Orvis Northwest Outfitters opens, a black lab busts in, tail wagging, tongue hanging, and dashes over to Mike Beard and Pat Way.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Local infrared heater distributor makes top in nation

Infrared heaters are proving to be a superior asset in providing zoned heat for those hard to heat areas while also reducing heating cost.

Prohibition on wildlife feeding considered
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Prohibition on wildlife feeding considered

Nuisance bear calls eclipsed 700 in 2010

SANDPOINT - The Idaho Department of Fish & Game is urging Bonner County to enact an ordinance which prohibits the feeding of wildlife, particularly bears.

A VISION UNVEILED
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

A VISION UNVEILED

Team shares McEuen Field possibilities

COEUR d'ALENE - The plan is in place.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Local Briefs December 23, 2010

Warming centers open for Christmas

Palace: Zara Phillips engaged to be married
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Palace: Zara Phillips engaged to be married

LONDON - Prince William and Kate Middleton will soon have company on the royal wedding calendar. Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, is engaged.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Jury acquits Shanahan of battery

SANDPOINT - A Bonner County jury acquitted a former East Hope councilman accused of punching the town's 78-year-old mayor in the chest.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Free flu shots offered

COEUR d'ALENE - Get vaccinated for free.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

How to keep those healthy eating resolutions

For many of us, the season of gluttony begins with candy-laden Halloween, continues through bountiful Thanksgiving and festive Christmas, and wraps up with party-time New Year's Eve. January hopefully represents a clean slate and, for many people, a cleaner plate.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Mead drops Coeur d'Alene girls in OT

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Broncos cash out a winner
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Broncos cash out a winner

Boise State caps season with rout of Utah in MAACO Bowl at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - It wasn't the bowl Boise State wanted to be in, and for the better part of the first half Wednesday night, the Broncos played as if they were thinking about the one that got away.

What's up with the lake?
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

What's up with the lake?

Lake Cd'A level as high as it's been in December since 1995

COEUR d'ALENE - If Lake Coeur d'Alene seems high for December, it is.

Goodbye Chillers, hello Hogfish
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Goodbye Chillers, hello Hogfish

Remodeled bar has new look, atmosphere

COEUR d'ALENE - Say goodbye to Chillers.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Visit Andrus Wildlife Management Area

Nestled in the breaks of Hell's Canyon and overlooking Brownlee Reservoir is the Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area, more commonly known as Andrus WMA.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE Dec. 23, 2010

Capping an enjoyable Carroll career

You never forget your first, but the second time around was pretty sweet for former Lakeland High standout Bubba Bartlett.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Bald eagles explained

All you want to know about bald eagles and other birds of prey, you can find out on Sunday.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Holiday wines

While Thanksgiving has pretty much one traditional meal and is focused on one day, the Christmas and New Year holidays bring many meal favorites spanning a number of days. The wine choices similarly are multiplied too. So without wasting too much column space here are some recommendations for the most common meals.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Don't let your blood pressure rise during the holidays

You hear a lot about the health of your heart and for very good reason. I doubt there is a single person who doesn't realize how astronomically important our heart is to our ability to function.

Gonzaga pulls away from Xavier
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Gonzaga pulls away from Xavier

SPOKANE (AP) - Robert Sacre scored a season-high 22 points to lead Gonzaga past Xavier 64-54 on Wednesday night.

Hillsides collapse as storm lashes Southern California
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Hillsides collapse as storm lashes Southern California

Flooding prompts closing of Orange County beaches

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - Axl Dominguez awoke early Wednesday to a bumping sound and looked out the window to a scary sight: plastic trashcans floating down the flooded street.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho soldiers send holiday messages from Iraq

Idaho Army National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq have passed along holiday greetings to their communities.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Ice fishing under way in North Idaho

Fish Tips

Ice fishing is under way on some local lakes thanks to the recent freezing temperatures.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Thompson leads Cougars in Diamond Head Classic opener

HONOLULU (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 28 points to lead Washington State past Mississippi State 83-57 Tuesday in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Deputies investigating Lohan for battery

LOS ANGELES - Authorities say Lindsay Lohan is being investigated for an alleged misdemeanor battery against a female staffer at a rehab facility where the actress is receiving treatment.

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 23, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

What's in your fruitcake?

Fruitcake... the name implies a healthy dessert or snack, but is it? If you are someone who secretly enjoys this holiday treat, you may be interested in exactly what is in it.

As Christmas nears, UPS peak day shows growth
December 23, 2010 8 p.m.

As Christmas nears, UPS peak day shows growth

NEW YORK - For UPS, it's beginning to look a lot like a normal Christmas.

Jo Ellen M. Prosser, 66
December 23, 2010 12:42 p.m.

Jo Ellen M. Prosser, 66

Jo Ellen M. Prosser, age 66, resident of Post Falls, died at home surrounded by family after a four-year battle with cancer. She was born May 1, 1944, in Spokane, to Joseph A. and Hazel (Walter) Meyers. Jo Ellen married Denny Prosser on March 20, 1964, at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., while Denny was in the U.S. Army. They lived most of their lives in North Idaho except a few years when Denny managed the Albertsons store in Yakima. Jo Ellen was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, in Coeur d'Alene. She enjoyed spending time at her brother's cabin on the St. Joe River, the Oregon coast, shopping and was her favorite things were "Diamonds, Cadillac's and Cash." Jo Ellen worked as a receptionist for several local doctors over the years, the last being the medical practice of doctor's Benson, Lickey and Lindquist.

Dennis "Denny" Black, 45
December 23, 2010 12:41 p.m.

Dennis "Denny" Black, 45

Dennis "Denny" A. Black, age 45, resident of Hauser Lake, died Dec. 21, 2010, at his home. He was born on Nov. 23, 1965, in Spokane, to Merle and Sharon (Cooper) Black. Denny lived most of his life in this area. He was employed as an electrician in Seattle for three years prior to returning to the area. While here, he was a machinist, working for Remtech and then at Odenthal Manufacturing, both in Dalton Gardens. His daughters were the love of his life. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and mountain climbing.

William “Bill” Morical, 89
December 23, 2010 12:41 p.m.

William “Bill” Morical, 89

William Grant Morical was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 15, 1921, and died Dec. 22, 2010.

Wednesday, December 22

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

RANTS: Respect others' opinions

This is regarding the irrational rants in the Opinion column recently. If things had been being done right, all these reversals and oustings would not have taken place. The criticisms and outrage aimed at Conservatives, and particularly the Tea Party, are an example of the attacks.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

BNSF: Rights are broad and deep

The County Commissioners and the Department of Environmental Quality are fighting an uphill battle in their quest for additional county control and monitoring of the BNSF facility in Hauser over the Aquifer. In addition to having perhaps the most highly technical and most expensive leak detection system in Kootenai County, BNSF answers only to Congress through the Interstate Commerce Act, Commission.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

ELECTION: Time for accounting

Contributions received by or on behalf of a candidate to pay for a post-election lawsuit to challenge or uphold election the result are subject to reporting requirements and contribution limits.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

MILITARY: Support GI Bill to full extent

Our servicemen and women risk their lives to defend our freedom. The least we can do is provide them with the respect and encouragement they deserve.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

THANKS: This time, giver gets

First, THANK YOU! to Press Christmas for All. I have always donated, but this year I needed, and they were there. When I went to pick up my envelope, the people working there were so kind and great. And when I saw the grocery card, I felt such relief.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

TAX CUTS: Jobs landed overseas

Borrowing from China to pay for the tax break for the rich ... the tea party and Republicans decry that the debt is so large yet they are willing to borrow billions from China so the wealthy in this country can have extended tax breaks. Where are the jobs from Bush tax cuts?

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

SCHOOLS: Support all that's good

Dear fellow Kootenai County taxpayers,

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

LAKES: Program one for the ages

Words can't express how impressed I was with Lakes Middle School's Veterans program on Pearl Harbor Day. The students and staff treated us veterans and other guests like royalty from the moment we walked in the door.

December 22, 2010 9 p.m.

EDUCATION: Same issue, different views

I just read Mike Ruskovich's Dec. 11 "My Turn" column. He and I have two points of agreement: Our First Amendment rights (all of them) are important, and education is valuable (both to individuals and "The stability of a republican form of government...").

Stellar goal within reach
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Stellar goal within reach

Stellar goal within reach

It's so close, you can almost taste those sugar plums.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Fernan Lake Village: A reasonable price What the citizens say

"Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

At College Dec. 22, 2010

Christian Hanna

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Couldn't do it without them

There's a whole slew of Santa's helpers in red.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Orange-honey pine nut tart

Start to finish: 50 minutes (15 minutes active), plus cooling

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Huetter: The best it can with what it's got

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Stopgap spending bill passed by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress cleared a stopgap funding bill Tuesday to keep the federal government open into March, a temporary truce until Republicans and President Barack Obama rejoin the battle over the budget next year.

Year of giving
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Year of giving

Larkin lauds community service efforts in State of the City address

POST FALLS - Mayor Clay Larkin used his 10th State of the City address on Tuesday to honor hometown heroes of the past year.

Group pushes for nationwide wolf restoration
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Group pushes for nationwide wolf restoration

BILLINGS, Mont. - Environmentalists said Tuesday they intend to sue the Obama administration to force it to restore gray wolves across the lower 48 states - even as Republicans in Congress sought unsuccessfully to strip the animals of protection.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Caps back on top in Southeast

Andrew Gordon had a goal and assist for his first two NHL points, and the Washington Capitals earned their second straight victory by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

North Korea backs away from threats

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - North Korea backed off threats to retaliate against South Korea for military drills and reportedly offered concessions on its nuclear program - signs it was looking to lower the temperature on the Korean peninsula after weeks of soaring tensions.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

A Christmas Eve journey

Author's note: This story first appeared in The Press on Dec. 21, 2005, when this "daddy's girl" was newly grieving the loss of mine. This past year I know of so many people who are facing their first Christmas without a parent or loved one. It's my wish for them and all Main Street readers that the spirit of Christmas surround you with love and light.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Zanetti Bros. reaches deal with United States Department of Justice

OSBURN - After two-and-a-half years of litigation, six figures and many sleepless nights, the second and third generation owners of Zanetti Bros. Inc. announced Tuesday they reached a settlement with the United Sates Department of Justice.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Youth Sports, Dec. 22, 2010

COEUR d'ALENE RECREATION DEPARTMENT

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Storms soak California More rain on the way

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powerful storm system with drenching rain, heavy snow and high winds lashed California on Monday, but forecasters warned the worst was yet to come.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Trail on Highway 41, The Pointe zone change receive approval

POST FALLS - The Post Falls City Council on Tuesday night approved an agreement with the Urban Renewal Agency to construct a paved pedestrian trail on the east side of Highway 41 from Seltice Way to Mullan Avenue.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

White Christmas should happen

COEUR d'ALENE - Though meek compared to November's totals, the snowfall in the 12th and final month is coming at the right time.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 22, 2010

Authorities seeking stalking suspect

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

What the citizens are saying

Dave Meeks, 75

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Mom wants one day for kids to forget

This mom asked for help from Press Christmas for All so she could try to give her three kids one day to forget how tough things have been for them lately.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Charges added in hammer incident

Alleged attacker also had large kitchen knife

Police reports indicate that 31-year-old Bayview resident Larry W. Cragun allegedly entered his next-door neighbors' mobile home with both a large kitchen knife and hammer, aiming for and landing multiple blows to their heads.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Christmas - a time to give

Food for Thought

"The season is upon us now, a time for gift and giving," pines John Denver in his song, "A Baby Just Like You." When I hear these lyrics I think about the meaning behind the words and realize there are many gifts that cost no money, exhibit kindness and make others happy. I offer a few simple gift-giving solutions that will fill everyone's stocking for the Christmas season and beyond.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

UConn women win 89th straight

Huskies surpass mark set by UCLA men

HARTFORD, Conn. - No. 89 came and went as effortlessly as nearly all their previous games. This season. Last season. And the season before.

Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear

WASHINGTON - Elise Lutz never let her friends see what was left of her ear.

Idaho adds 273,629 citizens
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho adds 273,629 citizens

Census shows increase is fourth largest in United States

COEUR d'ALENE - The sign welcoming travelers to Coeur d'Alene saying pop. 34,514 will need to be replaced or repainted.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Paris Vogue editor to leave after 10-year tenure

PARIS - Paris Vogue says its editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, has decided to leave after a 10-year tenure in which the French fashion monthly became "a worldwide reference and indispensable magazine."

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals win in last trip to Mac Court

EUGENE, Ore. - Brandon Wiley scored 14 points for Idaho and the Vandals held off Oregon's second-half rally to win 69-65 on Tuesday night.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 22, 2010

Indians name Boyle

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Boise State regroups for bowl

LAS VEGAS - Austin Pettis and his teammates say all the right things, if only because they have no other choice. No need to disrespect Utah or the early bowl game in this gambling city, even if they would rather be smelling roses somewhere else.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Less gas guzzling

NEW YORK (AP) - The world's biggest gas-guzzling nation has limits after all.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Wright's return lifts Louisvlle past S. Miss.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Burke threw for a pair touchdowns and Jeremy Wright scored on a 95-yard kickoff return Tuesday night to help Louisville beat former Conference USA rival Southern Mississippi 31-28 in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 22, 2010

Class back in session for wrestlers

Although many of those local wrestlers got shut out of the finals at the Tri-State Invitational, there were a lot of positives that came from Saturday's action at North Idaho College.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Twelve arrested in U.K. terrorism plot

LONDON (AP) - In the biggest anti-terrorist sweep in Britain in nearly two years, police have arrested a dozen men accused of plotting a large-scale terror attack on targets inside the United Kingdom.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Prince calls celebs on stage to party at NYC show

NEW YORK - Sherri Sheppard finally got her wish to spend the night with Prince - but she had to share him with a few other celebrities, including Spike Lee, Naomi Campbell, Jamie Foxx and her "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 22, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tron: Legacy' uploads at No. 1 at box office

Disney film is sequel to '82 sci-fi flick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Bridges' sci-fi sequel "Tron: Legacy" has leaped to the top of the box-office grid with a $43.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Ashworth annex approved

108-acre, multi-use proposal to offer affordable homes

POST FALLS - Ashworth is moving on.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Fighting a fire on impact fees Kids donate food

Larry Clark wonders why agencies across the state can use impact fees on rolling stock when it's not happening in Kootenai County.

Chocolate, mint together in a festive tart
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Chocolate, mint together in a festive tart

Ganache tarts are elegant, decadent and the epitome of chocolate love.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama pushes Senate on arms treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tried to sway reluctant Republican senators on Monday to back a new arms control treaty with Russia as GOP aversion to giving a politically damaged president another victory intruded on his national security agenda.

It all adds up
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

It all adds up

Accountant's formula equals business success

COEUR d'ALENE - In 2006 Brian Tenney moved back to Coeur d'Alene and began doing tax returns for family and a few friends.

Nuts: A healthier, satisfying party food
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Nuts: A healthier, satisfying party food

When you're lining up the shots at your holiday party, don't hesitate to go a little nuts. Really.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Disabled mom does her best for two kids

She always pays the rent no matter how much of a struggle it is to come up with the money. For a disabled single mom with two teenagers, it is never easy.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Thunder roll in Charlotte

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a poor shooting night by dominating the fourth quarter in a 99-81 victory over the reeling Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Post Falls boys outlast Hermiston in 3 OT
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls boys outlast Hermiston in 3 OT

HERMISTON, Ore. - Connor Hill scored 31 points to lead the Post Falls Trojans, ranked No. 1 in 5A, past the Hermiston Bulldogs 86-83 in a triple overtime nonleague game Tuesday night.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Land board extends cabin rents for 1 year

Lots produce revenue for Idaho public schools

BOISE - The state land board decided Tuesday to extend leases for hundreds of homes on state-owned cabin sites at Payette and Priest lakes in North Idaho through 2011.

Wine 2011: Look forward to good prices, choices
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Wine 2011: Look forward to good prices, choices

Riesling will rise. The market for wine in Asia will boom on. Customers will continue to hunt for vintage values. And the market for fine wine will continue to rumble back to life.

December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Hammer attack kills one

Alleged attacker lives in next-door mobile home

BAYVIEW - A 31-year-old Bayview man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly beating four people in Bayview with a hammer, sending three people to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, where one later died.

Clara Ellen (Wolf) Fisher, 94
December 22, 2010 1:43 p.m.

Clara Ellen (Wolf) Fisher, 94

Clara Ellen (Wolf) Fisher passed away Dec. 19, 2010, at Garden Plaza in Post Falls.

Jimmie Goodwin, 69
December 22, 2010 12:25 p.m.

Jimmie Goodwin, 69

James "Jimmie" Duane Goodwin died Dec. 9, 2010, in Phoenix, Ariz., following an extensive illness. He was born April 19, 1941, in St. Maries to Helen Delaney Goodwin and Sylvester "Sy" William Goodwin.

Tuesday, December 21

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Developer wins judgment

BOISE (AP) - The developer of a proposed treatment center for troubled teens in rural western Idaho has won a $4 million judgment against Boise County after officials scuttled the project.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Sides speak out on Ashworth

Hearing on 108-acre annex request is tonight

POST FALLS - Citizens, the real estate sector and businesses are speaking out about a 108-acre annexation request on the Rathdrum Prairie for a project that would include 450 single-family lots, 200 multi-family lots and commercial.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 21, 2010

Cowen named alternate captain for World Juniors

Carroll: "We're going with Matt"
December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Carroll: "We're going with Matt"

Hasselbeck still Seattle's No. 1 QB

RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll spent part of Monday just watching.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

WinCo Cd'A project stalls

Economy slows chain expansion

COEUR d'ALENE - A spokesman for WinCo Foods LLC, a discount grocery chain based in Boise, said its plans for a Coeur d'Alene outlet have slowed down because of the weak growth of the overall economy.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Tenure's origins in dissent

One of the best things about our brand of democracy is dissent. That includes the freedom to express it, the freedom to debate it, and ideally, the practice of respect for opposing positions. The reality more often than not is that while the first two get plenty of attention, the last item is more difficult. No two aspects of society require all three more strenuously than the pursuits of politics and education.

Making spirits bright
December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Making spirits bright

PF eateries to host free Christmas meals; Donations, help needed

POST FALLS - Ken Jackson and Dave Swanson are hungry to help others.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 21, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Firefighters to escort Santa through Cd'A

Santa Claus is coming to Coeur d'Alene. He won't have his reindeer, but he will have a sleigh - a large, red, fire truck.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front row with Tim Dahlberg December 21, 2010

Lee says $120 million was enough

To hear some people in baseball talk, they may have to hold a benefit to make sure Cliff Lee has enough left in his bank account for retirement.

Favre starts, then departs Viks' loss
December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Favre starts, then departs Viks' loss

NFL — Week 15

MINNEAPOLIS - Brett Favre was bundled up in a heavy gray coat by the time Devin Hester sped through the snow with his record-setting return.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Growing Moses Lake makes Forbes list

MOSES LAKE - Moses Lake was named as the eighth fastest-growing small town in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine.

Brew-ing up a winner?
December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Brew-ing up a winner?

Greinke likes attitude of his new team

MILWAUKEE - Zack Greinke loves the attitude of the Milwaukee Brewers and their willingness to try to reach the postseason immediately.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

South Dakota defeats Eastern Washington

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Trevor Gruis scored 19 points to lead South Dakota past Eastern Washington 78-72 Monday night.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Christmas deliveries targeted by thieves

Police warn residents about stolen packages

COEUR d'ALENE - As Cynthia Marlette was driving away from her home Friday afternoon, she watched the delivery truck as it entered her neighborhood.

December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

T-Wolves rally past Wenatchee

Prep Basketball December 21, 2010

• BOYS

Yuletide Fear: Europe cuts back amid holiday gloom
December 21, 2010 8 p.m.

Yuletide Fear: Europe cuts back amid holiday gloom

Greeks dodge riots to do their Christmas shopping. Italians planning holiday feasts quietly stuff freezers. And the needy in Ireland are literally selling the family silver.

Wilmeth (Billie) Viola Collins, 92
December 21, 2010 11:59 a.m.

Wilmeth (Billie) Viola Collins, 92

Wilmeth (Billie) Viola Collins, 92, passed away Dec. 17, 2010, in the loving care of Coeur d'Alene Homes. Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Philipsburg, Mont., to Ray and Annie Engle, she was the third of four girls.

Cindy Lou Myers, 60
December 21, 2010 11:58 a.m.

Cindy Lou Myers, 60

Cindy Lou Myers was born on June 27, 1950, in Harlan, Iowa, to Robert and Darlene Saltmarsh. Cindy, of Spirit Lake, went to be with our Lord on Dec. 11, 2010.

Allen Harry Taylor Sr., 51
December 21, 2010 11:58 a.m.

Allen Harry Taylor Sr., 51

Allen Harry Taylor Sr., 51, passed away Dec. 18, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. He was born Sept. 19, 1959, in Trenton, N.J., to Arthur and Elizabeth Taylor.

Norman Thomas Devereux, 75
December 21, 2010 11:57 a.m.

Norman Thomas Devereux, 75

Norman Thomas Devereux died peacefully Dec. 17, 2010, at Creekside Inn Alzheimer Community in Coeur d'Alene where he had resided for the past two years. Norman was born June 29, 1935, to Jack and Leona Devereux in Butler, Wis., and was raised from a young age in Los Angeles, Calif.

Monday, December 20

December 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 21, 2010

Notice of Trustee's Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today's date: November 17, 2010 File No.: 7037.71235 Sale date and time (local time): March 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM Sale location: in the Veteran's Plaza outside the north entrance of the administrative building, 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Property address: 1018 N. 7th Street Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., an Idaho Corporation P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009 (425) 586-1900 Deed of Trust information Original grantor: Tami D. Venzor, a single person Original trustee: First American Title Insurance Company Original beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for American Mortgage Network, Inc. Recording date: 08/02/2006 Recorder's instrument number: 2047319000 County: Kootenai Sum owing on the obligation: as of November 17, 2010: $109,267.29 Because of interest, late charges, and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive your check. For further information write or call the Successor Trustee at the address or telephone number provided above. Basis of default: failure to make payments when due. Please take notice that the Successor Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for certified funds or equivalent the property described above. The property address is identified to comply with IC 60-113 but is not warranted to be correct. The property's legal description is: The North 50 feet of the South 101 feet less the East 80 feet of Block 4, Reid's Addition to Coeur d'Alene, in Book "A" of Plats, Page 141, records of Kootenai County, Idaho. The sale is subject to conditions, rules and procedures as described at the sale and which can be reviewed at www.northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. The sale is made without representation, warranty or covenant of any kind. (TS# 7037.71235) 1002.177232-FEI Legal 1448 November 30, 2010 December 7, 14, 21, 2010

Baltimore snaps Saints' 6-game streak
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Baltimore snaps Saints' 6-game streak

NFL — Week 15

Ray Rice ran for 153 yards and scored two touchdowns, and the host Baltimore Ravens ended the New Orleans Saints' (10-4) six-game winning streak with a 30-24 win on Sunday.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Warrants December 20, 2010

Felonies

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Prep Boys Basketball December 20, 2010

• LATE SATURDAY

Dirty third
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Dirty third

Atlanta 34, Seattle 18

SEATTLE - After nearly a month away, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are finally coming back home.

Company's stuffed germ toys catching on
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Company's stuffed germ toys catching on

STAMFORD, Conn. - Jim Henson's Muppets made pigs and frogs endearing, and Walt Disney turned a common rodent into a cultural icon.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Getting creative with less

Inside the budget: Hayden Lake

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

World/Nation Briefs December 20, 2010

A Christmas treat: A total lunar eclipse

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

A beautiful white Christmas to follow December thaw

Weather Gems

In answering a Press subscriber's question concerning the chances of a WHITE CHRISTMAS for a given year since the inception of regular weather-record keeping in 1895 in Coeur d'Alene, there have been a whopping 79 times that the Lake City has had at least an inch or more of snow on the ground as of Dec. 25. This is a very healthy average of 69 percent of the time.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Please recycle cereal and cracker boxes, junk mail

Gift wrap, ribbons and bows not recyclable

Partners Blue Bird Recycling and Kootenai County Solid Waste have noted that they have been surprised that more items were not being recycled in the city of Coeur d'Alene's single-stream recycling program, now available through Waste Management. They weren't seeing cereal boxes, cracker boxes, and junk mail - all items which are recyclable in the program. Please be sure to add these items to your blue cart.

Moose mania
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Moose mania

Winter has arrived, and hungry moose are coming into town

The moose was only a calf, probably six or seven months old, but the little lady could throw her weight around.

Heroes for the Holidays
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Heroes for the Holidays

Area law enforcement help local children with giant shopping spree

POST FALLS - For a few frantic hours on Sunday morning, the Mullan Avenue Walmart was probably the safest place in all of Kootenai County, if not North Idaho.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Tim Dahlberg December 20, 2010

UConn streak doesn't suffer by comparison

Different eras. Different streaks. Different ball.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Man attempts suicide in store parking lot

POST FALLS - A local man was on life support at Kootenai Medical Center late Sunday afternoon after shooting himself with a handgun at Super 1 Foods, according to Post Falls police.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 20, 2010

Baseball

Rose the constant in Penn State's 4 straight NCAA volleyball titles
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Rose the constant in Penn State's 4 straight NCAA volleyball titles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Penn State's Russ Rose makes it sound so simple, winning those four straight national championships in women's volleyball.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Extra expenses piling up

This grandma's grown son has not been able to work since he was injured in an automobile accident.

December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Cougars battle back, topple Santa Clara in OT

Thompson comes up big late as WSU wins its third straight

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson hit a key 3-pointer in regulation and scored seven of his 23 points in overtime as Washington State rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Santa Clara 85-79 Sunday night.

Tamarack Resort resurrected for ski season
December 20, 2010 8 p.m.

Tamarack Resort resurrected for ski season

DONNELLY - When a French developer tried to build a destination ski resort in the central Idaho mountains and it failed, 36-year-old Wolfe Ashcraft was among the casualties.

December 20, 2010 11:32 a.m.

Big development hearing in PF Tuesday

By BRIAN WALKER

William 'Bill' Dennis Molyneaux, 75
December 20, 2010 11:21 a.m.

William 'Bill' Dennis Molyneaux, 75

William "Bill" Dennis Molyneaux died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, peacefully at home. He will be joining his loving wife, Margie.

Elijah Sandlin Jr., 83
December 20, 2010 11:20 a.m.

Elijah Sandlin Jr., 83

Elijah Sandlin Jr., 83, of Athol, lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 16, 2010, at home. His battle was fought bravely and valiantly.

Frank Dee Norris, 73
December 20, 2010 11:19 a.m.

Frank Dee Norris, 73

Frank Dee Norris, 73, of Osburn, passed away Dec. 18, 2010, at the family home in Osburn. He was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Colfax, Wash. Frank was the son of Guy McKinley and Zelma (Spurgeon) Norris.

Jeannette Carpenter Smith, 95
December 20, 2010 11:17 a.m.

Jeannette Carpenter Smith, 95

Jeannette Carpenter Smith passed away Dec. 18, 2010, in blissful peace and harmony at Sullivan Park Care Center in Spokane Valley, Wash. Jeannette was born June 12, 1915, to Faye and Roy Carpenter in Coos Bay, Ore.

Robert John Kilborn, 48
December 20, 2010 11:16 a.m.

Robert John Kilborn, 48

Robert John Kilborn, 48, died Dec. 15, 2010, in Coeur d'Alene. He was born Aug. 28, 1962, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Arthur W. Hedge, 98
December 20, 2010 11:16 a.m.

Arthur W. Hedge, 98

Arthur W. Hedge, 98, of Post Falls, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Affectionately known as "Uncle Art" to family and friends alike, he was an inspiration to all who knew him. Art was born on Dec. 2, 1912, in Regent, N.D., to William and Nettie (Burwick) Hedge.

December 20, 2010 4:47 a.m.

Tad Leach is headed to the beach

OK, I can't say for certain he's going to the beach right away. I do know that Tad, undersheriff for Kootenai County, announced to everyone in the sheriff's department this morning that he's retiring on April 20. Between now and then he's got a lot of vacation time to use up. If you don't know Tad you've missed out on a superlative human being. If there's an upside to Tad's retirement - in addition to his earning much more time with Sue, his bride of almost 45 years, kids and grandkids - it's that Travis Chaney will take his place as undersheriff. Like Tad, Travis is about as good as it gets. We'll tell you more about both of these fine men in tomorrow's print editions of The Press. - Mike Patrick

Sunday, December 19

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

TAXES: Don't always add up

On Aug. 31, 2009, I closed a small business located in the county. As all business owners know, personal property used in the conduct of a business is taxed, as was mine. At the end of the year I got a tax bill for the use of the equipment for the eight months it had been in use for that year.

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

DENT: At least say you're sorry

Growing up I was always taught that if you break something you buy it or fix it. Today my family learned a lesson that I also learned early in life, if you dent, scratch or damage someones car you leave a note. Most people know it is common courtesy. Well unfortunately some irresponsible person hit the back end of my new car and didn't bother to leave me a note.

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

TAX HOLIDAY: It's no break at all

Vote no on a Social Security payroll tax holiday. If we Americans are deeply worried about the future of Social Security why are we diverting the $112 billion from the Social Security trust fund in order to provide the payroll tax holiday for a year?

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

DOCS: Obama plan scaring them off

In his Dec. 10 column, "Justified Right," Timothy Hunt chastised a portion of my Nov. 24 LTE where I mentioned an AMA survey in my opinion that nearly 40 percent of doctors will either retire early or quit if Obamacare is instituted. Here is some corroboration for that.

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

GOD: Let lyrics lead our leaders

The editor has been gracious to print my letters to The Press. We, the People of America, are mostly happy to have been blessed to live in this free, exceptional country which was founded by such deep thinking and honorable statesmen who believed in God - often referring to Him as Provident-or Providence.

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

RICH: Criticism a poor excuse

I've been seeing a lot of mail, articles etc., playing a very familiar liberal theme: Extreme antagonism almost to the point of hatred toward the wealthy.

December 19, 2010 9 p.m.

ADIOS: Instructor thanks many friends

Past readership surveys of mid-size town daily newspapers show the items most read are the obituaries. Second in readership are short letters to the editor. Since I prefer not to see my name in the first-read items at this time, I'll lean to the second.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Columbia-Snake rivers closed for repairs

KAHLOTUS, Wash. - The giant navigation lock at Lower Monumental Dam is nearly empty of water, its concrete walls dry.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Look who pays for quality of life

They're about as sexy as statues under wool blankets, but this newspaper's ongoing series on city spending is attracting plenty of attention.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho Briefs December 19, 2010

Woman sentenced in stabbing death

A world gone wild
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

A world gone wild

Quakes, floods and blizzards abound in 2010

This was the year the Earth struck back.

Fancy ATM skips the folding cash, spits out gold
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Fancy ATM skips the folding cash, spits out gold

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Shoppers who are looking for something sparkly to put under the Christmas tree can skip the jewelry and go straight to the source: an ATM that dispenses shiny 24-carat gold bars and coins.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Residents urged to watch for package thieves

HAYDEN - A homeowner caught a would-be thief trying to steal a package off a porch Friday, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Department press release.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Vegas robber got $1.5M - now what?

Chips not worth anything if suspect cannot cash them in

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some compare a helmeted motorcyclist's $1.5 million casino chip armed robbery at the posh Bellagio resort with a Hollywood movie script. Others see it more like a liquor store smash-and grab.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Citizens hopeful that small-town feel remains

HAUSER - As Joni Borg jogged through the heart of Hauser, she paused to reflect on life in the small lake community where she's lived for six years.

EU leaders bid farewell to euro's horrible year
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

EU leaders bid farewell to euro's horrible year

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders capped the euro's year of pain with renewed resolve to protect their battered common currency. But even after their seventh summit in a chaotic year, markets failed to take heed, leaving the leaders baffled. Again.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Thanks December 19, 2010

SHALENA: Thank you for hard work

Werner Koester: War pilot remembers
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Werner Koester: War pilot remembers

IN PERSON

HAYDEN LAKE - Werner Koester, at age 87, is hooked on the iPad.

Trojans battle to fourth
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Trojans battle to fourth

Bonners Ferry’s Hampton finishes second; Post Falls’ Ost, Booth, McLeod third

COEUR d'ALENE - Although the tournament may have been held at North Idaho College this weekend, the region held its championship hopes on one senior as the finals loomed at the 39th annual Tri-State Invitational at Christianson Gym.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

N. Illinois romps in Hum Bowl

Quarterback Chandler Harnish ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and Northern Illinois made interim coach Tom Matukewicz a winner with a 40-17 victory over Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl on Saturday night at Boise.

Economy ramping up?
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Economy ramping up?

Leading indicators jump 1.1 percent in November

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity rose in November, at the fastest pace since March, suggesting the economy will strengthen early next year.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

The rising cost of litigation

Like others, Cd'A splits city attorney duties from courtroom cases

COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene will pay $108,434 in legal fees defending the 2009 general election challenge.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Storms cause flooding threats in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of winter storms bearing down on California Saturday was threatening parts of the state with flooding, and officials were posting mudflow warnings in areas recently affected by wildfires ahead of this weekend's rains.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Holbrook leads Spartans to Newport title

NEWPORT, Wash. - Eric Holbrook ended his night in the third quarter just an assist shy of a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Priest River easily defeated Newport 86-61 in the championship game of the Newport holiday tournament Saturday.

Music of the season
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Music of the season

In Philly, Wanamaker organ is Christmas tradition

PHILADELPHIA - Music lovers from around the world have always made pilgrimages to hear the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, which resides not in a church, but in a Philadelphia department store. It's the largest operational pipe organ in the world - some say the world's largest playable instrument. And on the eve of its 100th year of serenading shoppers, it's never sounded better.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 19, 2010

When Utah and BSU fans collide

When Dale Nosworthy heard that Boise State and Utah were matched up in a bowl game this year - the MAACO Bowl on Wednesday in Las Vegas, "I felt sorry for both of them," the former Utah tight end and co-owner of Nosworthy's Hall of Fame restaurant in Coeur d'Alene said.

Military maneuvers scuttled by bad weather
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Military maneuvers scuttled by bad weather

Korean tensions remain high

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea - Military maneuvers planned by South Korean troops did not take place Saturday because of bad weather on a border island shelled by North Korea last month, as the U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting at Russia's request amid concerns over rising tensions on the divided peninsula.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

A holiday story

The Linotype

My friend Dale Turner, now living in Oregon but student services coordinator at Lewis-Clark State College in Coeur d'Alene when I worked there, owned a Brittany, vintage 1994, to whom he was devoted. Dale and Buddy visited my mother-in-law on nightly walks around City Park. They were inseparable except during Dale's work hours.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

The undiagnosed mystery illness

Don't wait to discover what's causing unusual - and unwanted - symptoms.

Spiders, snakes?
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Spiders, snakes?

Brain-damaged woman knows no fear

NEW YORK - Meet SM, a 44-year-old woman who literally knows no fear.

Obama offers assurances to GOP on nuke treaty
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama offers assurances to GOP on nuke treaty

WASHINGTON - Pushing hard for a victory on a top national security imperative, President Barack Obama sought to assure Republican lawmakers Saturday that a new arms control treaty with Russia would not hamper U.S. missile defense.

San Jose becomes newest medi-pot battleground
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

San Jose becomes newest medi-pot battleground

SAN JOSE, Calif. - As marijuana goes mainstream in communities across California, the state's third-largest city has become the next big battleground over the drug's future.

'Eccentric' professor's art legacy stuns Boise State
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

'Eccentric' professor's art legacy stuns Boise State

BOISE - Boise State University Professor Tom Trusky lived in a North Boise house that needed paint and insulation, didn't meet electrical codes and had bricks missing from a chimney. He lived so frugally that the gift in his will stunned even his closest friends.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

EPA issues new PCB dredging rules for GE

ALBANY, N.Y. - General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.

President to sign law ending military gay ban
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

President to sign law ending military gay ban

Repeal would mean open acceptance by armed forces

WASHINGTON - In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Soldiers in our thoughts for holidays

The holiday season is here. This joyous time of year is celebrated with friends and families with special meals, exchanging presents and counting down the minutes until the New Year is upon us. Some 170 North Idaho soldiers will be with us in our thoughts as they are engaged in war in a distant and ancient desert.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Cheer up, things could be worse

So the old saying goes. "And then I cheered up and sure enough, things got worse," said the curmudgeon. But things don't appear to be getting worse in our real estate market.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Last Minute Tax Changes Pushed Through Congress

Congress has decided to help keep the IRS busy during the Christmas holiday by passing last-minute tax changes for the 2010 tax year. These changes cover a variety of areas and will impact almost all Americans, from large corporations to mom and pop stores, and even to the average employee.

Florida tourism industry reeling from dismal year
December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Florida tourism industry reeling from dismal year

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. - The Hubbard family, owners of a marina complex and seafood restaurant on Florida's Gulf coast near Tampa, would just as soon forget that 2010 ever happened.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Iranian president announces start to subsidy cuts

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president on Saturday announced the start of a plan to slash energy and food subsidies, part of government efforts to boost the country's ailing economy.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

An entire company of sales reps

"How many salespeople do you have?" I'm often asked that question, and I reply that we have 450. "WOW!" is the usual response, followed by "How many employees do you have?" My answer is the same: "450."

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Long-term planning a priority

Inside the budget: Hauser

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Rock Hall of Fame pays tribute to Diamond, Cooper, Love

NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Diamond had been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for several years but never got a nomination to join music's prestigious club. But he was never really worried about it.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

'Just fell on hard times'

It has been more than a year since the automobile accident that changed this woman's life.

December 19, 2010 8 p.m.

Sputtering Zags rise up, dump No. 9 Baylor

DALLAS - Remember those giant killers from Gonzaga? They finally have another big victory after several missed chances already this season.

Saturday, December 18

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Eagles fly past Villanova into first FCS title game

CHENEY - There must have been some magic in that new red turf Eastern Washington bought.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Senate leaders drop $1.3 trillion spending bill

Stopgap funding bill most likely course of action

WASHINGTON - After wrestling with - and finally abandoning - a 1,900-page catchall spending bill stuffed with more than $8 billion in home-state projects known as earmarks in Washington and pork in the rest of the country, Senate leaders turned Friday to devising a measure to keep the federal government running into early next year.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Surgeries trouble for family

This family's troubles began last year when the father needed open heart surgery to repair a defective heart valve he had been born with.

Lab scans bones that may belong to Amelia Earhart
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Lab scans bones that may belong to Amelia Earhart

Delaware group's discovery leads to DNA extraction attempt

NORMAN, Okla. - Three bone fragments found on a deserted South Pacific island are being analyzed to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart - tests that could finally prove she died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Critchfield granted new trial

Convictions on two counts vacated

COEUR d'ALENE - Robert Del Critchfield, who was convicted in October of child molestation for fondling two girls at his former home in Coeur d'Alene Place, will get a new trial, a judge has ruled.

Obama signs $858B tax bill
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama signs $858B tax bill

GOP applauds, liberals seethe as Bush rates extended

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed into law a huge, holiday-season tax bill extending cuts for all Americans on Friday, saluting a new spirit of political compromise as Republicans applauded and liberals seethed. The benefits range from tax cuts for millionaires and the middle class to longer-term help for the jobless.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Hangover Handicap scheduled Jan. 1

COEUR d'ALENE - Need a place to shake off that New Year's Eve hangover? Or maybe you're just looking for way to start 2011 with a refreshing walk or run on New Year's Day.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Athol spending remains the same

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

KCFR receives railcars for training
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

KCFR receives railcars for training

BNSF gift valued at more than $50,000; traffic delays expected Sunday during move

POST FALLS - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is playing Santa at Kootenai County Fire and Rescue's headquarters this year.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Wind turbines planned for eastern Idaho

AMERICAN FALLS (AP) - Ridgeline Energy has ordered 44 wind turbines for a wind farm between American Falls and Rockland.

Snow grounds 800 flights across Europe
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Snow grounds 800 flights across Europe

BERLIN - Heavy overnight snowfall disrupted air travel across western Europe Friday, forcing more than 800 flight cancellations and leading to major delays in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 18, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

New books explore Jackie's other life - as editor

NEW YORK - When most of us think of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, we think back to the perfectly coifed first lady of the early '60s in a stylish shift, a string of pearls, a pill box hat. Or the Jackie O of the next decade, the rich widow in huge sunglasses that shielded her from the world.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 18, 2010

Cougar football team signs another juco transfer

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Baracco's basket lifts Vikings past Spartans

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. - Andrew Baracco scored on an assist from Jake Matheson in the final seconds, lifting the Coeur d'Alene Vikings to a 58-57 nonleague win over the Bainbridge Island Spartans on Friday.

Bears orphaned after fatal attack debut at zoo
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Bears orphaned after fatal attack debut at zoo

BILLINGS, Mont. - They will never escape their savage backstory, but three young bears whose mother led them on a rampage through a Montana campground embarked on a new career Friday: fuzzy zoo attractions.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Police say Nampa police officer shot, wounded

NAMPA (AP) - A southwest Idaho police officer shot in the head as he served a search warrant was alert and talking in a Boise hospital on Friday, authorities said.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Houston's Yao out for season

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will miss the rest of the season because of the stress fracture in his left ankle.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Kootenai jobless numbers steady

Idaho November rate increases to 9.4 percent

POST FALLS - Around closing time Friday at the Idaho Department of Labor office, Mary Noonan searched the computer screen, hunting for a job.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 18, 2010

Getting a good view of the future

It still may be early in the season for some, but chances are by the time that most teams leave the campus of North Idaho College in the coming weeks, they will know exactly what they need to work on to compete for a state title.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 18, 2010

Post Falls water system deemed clean of coliform

Booth, Davis reach semis
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Booth, Davis reach semis

COEUR d'ALENE - University High of Spokane took the lead in the team standings through the quarterfinals of the opening night of the 39th annual Tri-State Invitational on Friday at North Idaho College.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Event is simply the spirit of Christmas

"Just to see all those little kids marvelling at their toys ..."

Post Falls boys, girls triumph
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls boys, girls triumph

POST FALLS - Post Falls High senior Tori Davenport says she'll miss how her school and Lakeland High come together to help the less fortunate in the community as part of the Battle of the Prairie Pig spirit event.

December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

Man rescued from ice in lake

SANDPOINT - A landowner at Sunnyside rescued a person who became trapped on a detached piece of ice in Lake Pend Oreille on Thursday evening, Northside Fire District officials said.

NASA fuels Discovery to test for cracks in tank
December 18, 2010 8 p.m.

NASA fuels Discovery to test for cracks in tank

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA fueled space shuttle Discovery at the pad Friday, not for a flight but for tests to help understand mysterious cracks that appeared in the fuel tank during a launch attempt last month.

Friday, December 17

December 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 18, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE Loan No.: 0004912531 T.S. No.: 10-11415-6 . On 03/21/2011 at 11:00 am (recognized local time), In the lobby of Pioneer Title Company of Kootenai County located at 100 Wallace Avenue, Coeur dAlene, ID 83814. In the County of Kootenai, State of Idaho, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company as successor Trustee on behalf of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Kootenai, State of Idaho, and described as follows: ALL THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 52 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, BOISE MERIDIAN, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 31, CHILCO ESTATES, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6, FROM WHICH THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS NORTH 1?59'52" EAST, 2,661.87 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1?59'52" EAST, 331.94 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 62?25'20" EAST, 679.72 FEET TO THE WESTERN MOST CORNER OF THE HEREIN OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL AND THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE NORTH 60?30'23" EAST, 797.08 FEET; THENCE 32.05 FEET ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 225.00 FEET, AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 8?09'41" TO A POINT WHICH BERS SOUTH 36?46'39" EAST, 32.02 FEET FROM THE AFORESAID POINT; THENCE SOUTH 13?28'40" WEST, 354.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 2?33'08" WEST, 601.83 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88?13'42" EAST, 415.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1?07'43" WEST, 105.33 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 88?52'17" WEST, 416.27 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE; THENCE NORTH 89?11'12" WEST, 183.72 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE NORTH 32?12'11" WEST, 781.22 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Section 60-113 Idaho Code, the Trustee has been informed that the address of: 1904 E PINE HAVEN LN , ATHOL , ID, is sometimes associated with said real property. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by: ERIC J CLARK, A SINGLE MAN, As grantors, To: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY , As Trustee, for the benefit and security of OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, As Beneficiary, dated 08/23/2001, recorded 08/31/2001, as Instrument No. 1693974, of the records of Kootenai County, Idaho. ASSIGNMENT OF DOT TO WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. RECORDED 7/10/2008 AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 2167844000 Please Note: The above Grantors are named to comply with section 45-1506(4)(A), Idaho Code, No representation is made that they are, or are not, presently responsible for this obligation set forth herein. The Default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to pay when due, under Deed of Trust and Note dated 08/23/2001. The monthly payments for Principal, Interest and Impounds (if applicable) of $1,417.68, due per month from 07/01/2010 , and all subsequent payments until the date of sale or reinstatement. The principal balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $128,455.64, plus accrued interest at the rate of 12.25000% per annum from 06/01/2010 . AN delinquent amounts are now due, together with accruing late charges, and interest, unpaid and accruing taxes, assessments, trustee's fees, attorney's fees, and any amounts advanced to protect the security associated with this foreclosure and that the beneficiary elects lo sell or cause the trust property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. Dated: November 19, 2010 Fidelity National Title Insurance Company 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780 (714-508-5100 Michael Busby SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION please call 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3823234 Legal 1467 November 27, 2010 December 4, 11, 18, 2010

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Student who brought gun to school returns to class

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. - Columbia Falls High School junior Demari DeReu, who inadvertently brought a rifle to school, was back in class Tuesday after School District 6 trustees voted not to expel her.

Shipping gifts for Christmas? Better mail them out soon
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Shipping gifts for Christmas? Better mail them out soon

Shipping gifts for Christmas? Better mail them out soon

Only a few days left.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

The 50 Best Animated Movie Characters

Nobody can deny that most animated movies are made for kids. As adults, we're supposed to ignore "Looney Tunes" and engage in more "intellectual" fare. For most Americans, that means "CSI: Miami" and "Dancing with the Stars."

Small city makes the most of grant money
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Small city makes the most of grant money

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Area Christmas programs

If your church, school or organization is planning a special program such as a concert, play or live nativity for Christmas or the holidays - in addition to regular Christmas services or individual classroom projects - The Press would like to know about it.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Asphalt plant will stay put

Divided commissioners allow facility to operate permanently in Rathdrum

After lengthy deliberations and with some reservations over the heavy opposition, the Kootenai County commissioners voted 2-1 on Thursday for a Coeur d'Alene asphalt company to continue operating its asphalt batch plant in Rathdrum permanently.

Tidings of joy
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Tidings of joy

LCHS grad Steve Booth is back for 'Plaid Tidings'’ as he pursues an acting career in New York

COEUR d'ALENE - Steve Booth is home for Christmas, and naturally, his father, Bill, asked the question that most fathers ask their sons when it comes to their careers.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Woman hospitalized after crash

CHILCO - A Coeur d'Alene woman was treated and released at Kootenai Medical Center on Monday night after a collision on U.S. 95 near Chilco.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama sees progress, long road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) - Though mostly upbeat, the Obama administration's assessment of war progress in Afghanistan suggests tough combat will continue for years and if the president begins to bring U.S. troops home next summer, as promised, the numbers will be small.

They did it for the foster kids
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

They did it for the foster kids

NAPA businesses unite to help bring holiday joy

COEUR d'ALENE - They don't want accolades or pats on the back.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Charity now in home stretch

One week to Christmas Eve - the deadline for Press Christmas for All - and a great gift is within reach.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with TIM DAHLBERG Dec. 17, 2010

$120 million was enough for Cliff Lee

To hear some people in baseball talk, they may have to hold a benefit to make sure Cliff Lee has enough left in his bank account for retirement.

Warriors no problem for Zags
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Warriors no problem for Zags

SPOKANE (AP) - Elias Harris recorded game highs of 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Gonzaga to a 103-61 win over Lewis-Clark State on Thursday night.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 17, 2010

Prairie Pig spirit games

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 17, 2010

Workshop, bazaar are this weekend

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Empty home damaged

COEUR d'ALENE - Someone who broke into a house recently caused an estimated $20,000 in damage at a vacant home in Coeur d'Alene, according to a police report.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Vikings lose close one to start three-game road trip

TACOMA, Wash. - Tre'shaun Lexing scored a game-high 23 points as the Lincoln Abes, ranked fourth in 3A, defeated the Coeur d'Alene Vikings 62-58 in a nonleague game Thursday night.

A case of spaces
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

A case of spaces

Kroc Center considers parking structure

COEUR d'ALENE - An upper level parking structure that could cost more than $1 million could grace the west side of the Kroc Community Center parking lot by late next summer.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Don't expect justice in Hart re-run, either

Now tell me again, how is it that Idaho Rep. Phil Hart is bulletproof? He has been brought up on ethics charges in the House of Representatives, only to be assigned to the same ethics panel that saw nothing wrong with what he did last time.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 17, 2010

DIVORCES GRANTED

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Team McEuen readies plan

Public meeting set for Jan. 6 on possible changes at downtown park

COEUR d'ALENE - Details coming soon.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Strong week for economy raises optimism for 2011

WASHINGTON - Buoyed by a string of hopeful government reports on layoffs, factory production and consumer spending, economists are predicting that hiring and even housing will pick up in 2011 and make it a better year after all.

Embedded video on T-shirts promotes school activities
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Embedded video on T-shirts promotes school activities

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Video embedded on a T-shirt? Sounds crazy.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Report: Jenks agrees to deal with Red Sox

Former Prairie Legion star spent last six seasons with White Sox

BOSTON (AP) - Former Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks has agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Congress approves tax cut compromise

WASHINGTON - Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday night to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Wagner named Kootenai County Fire and Rescue commissioner

Replaces the late Jack Knox in sub-district 4

POST FALLS - Paul Wagner has been named a new commissioner for Kootenai County Fire and Rescue.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Fairfax sentencing delayed

Murder-for-hire suspect to receive sentence in February

COEUR d'ALENE - Sentencing scheduled Thursday for Sagle resident Larry Fairfax, the hitman turned FBI informant, was continued to early February.

Home on the grange
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Home on the grange

Cloverleaf, state's oldest operatinggrange, is on comeback trail

POST FALLS - The oldest operating grange in the state has staved off extinction.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Department wants safe roadways for Christmas

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies will be conducting an emphasis patrol for drunken drivers through Jan. 3.

California on verge of greenhouse gas rules
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

California on verge of greenhouse gas rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of creating the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities or refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Christmas without her husband

It will be this grandma's first Christmas without her husband.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Calling all Cd'A Chessmasters

The first rounds of a chess tournament are this weekend at the Coeur d'Alene library.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tis the season

Not in the Christmas spirit?

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

LCHS Theatre Arts fundraiser set

NBC's popular game show, "Minute-to-Win-It" is the basis of Troupe de Wolfe Productions fundraiser set for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Lake City High School Auditorium.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

More GOP welfare for the wealthy

According to a recent opinion, some 1,000 Democrats were removed from power during the recent election. This was so wonderful to this Republican, that she needed to write and celebrate. It is ironic that she celebrated yet another chapter of our Nation's demise. However, I will admit, the Dems did deserve it. Five million industrial jobs were removed from America during the Republican Golden Age (8 years of GWB). This treason was rewarded by giving these Corporations tax breaks, incentives and royalties, in addition to the fruits of slave labor. These corporations then sell us back their goods from countries like China, and we then pay tax on their goods. These millionaires and billionaires were then given an additional Bush Tax Cut for the Wealthy, which added yet another $700 billion unfunded debt to our grandchildren, which was added directly upon the enormous debt already forwarded to future generations from Corporate welfare such as companies like Exxon who paid no Federal taxes here, and in fact got a $150 million refund! That means you and I who do pay taxes paid Exxon not to pay theirs!

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

EWU takes on defending FCS champions tonight

CHENEY - Eastern Washington tries to dethrone the reigning NCAA Football Championship Subdivision champions tonight when the Eagles host the Villanova Wildcats at Roos Field (5 p.m., ESPN2, ESPN 700).

Medicaid cuts can devastate poor families
December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Medicaid cuts can devastate poor families

In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull teeth that could be saved because Medicaid doesn't pay for root canals.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Top returnees include Ost, McLeod

Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene among title contenders

COEUR d’ALENE — Three returning champions and 40 placers will hit the mats starting today at North Idaho College as the 39th annual Tri-State Invitational begins at 10 a.m.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Jackson ignites Bolts

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Vincent Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches, Philip Rivers surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the third straight season and the San Diego Chargers beat Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Patient had no patience

Combative man escapes in ambulance, crashes

SANDPOINT - A man was arrested Monday night after inexplicably scuffling with Bonner County EMS personnel, commandeering an ambulance despite being shocked by a deputy's Tazer and crashing the vehicle.

December 17, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 17, 2010

Wilcox eligible to be

Hazel May Peterson, 86
December 17, 2010 1:52 p.m.

Hazel May Peterson, 86

Hazel May Peterson went to join his heavenly family on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.

Vernetta Marcia Schmidt, 86
December 17, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Vernetta Marcia Schmidt, 86

Vernetta Marcia Schmidt was called home by our Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, after a brief illness at Kootenai Medical Center. She was a wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, counselor and friend and will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.

Philip Louis Weidner, 92
December 17, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Philip Louis Weidner, 92

March 20, 1918 - Dec. 14, 2010

December 17, 2010 6:38 a.m.

PANEL: Barrier to birth control?

I've read that a group of medical and policy experts are deciding whether to categorize birth control as preventive medicine under the new health care reform law. If it is considered preventive medicine, it will be covered for free by health plans and women will not be required to contribute co-pays to get their prescription birth control.

December 17, 2010 6:38 a.m.

Guest Opinion - December 17, 2010

Now tell me again, how is it that Idaho Rep. Phil Hart is bulletproof? He has been brought up on ethics charges in the House of Representatives, only to be assigned to the same ethics panel that saw nothing wrong with what he did last time.

December 17, 2010 6:37 a.m.

MEGALOADS: State careening off road

There has certainly been much written and much ado about the request for a permit to allow ConocoPhillips to transport four mega-loads of equipment across an Idaho portion of U.S. Highway 12 to Montana. ExxonMobil would like to follow up with a request for 207 additional such loads.

December 17, 2010 6:37 a.m.

EDUCATION: Of dollars and sense

It is always a privilege to read letters by Mike Ruskovich and to see his smiling face. And I do appreciate his perception. It is just that I come from a little different perspective.

December 17, 2010 6:36 a.m.

ECONOMY: Local priorities misaligned

This is a sad Christmas story. For years, Susie's Bar & Grill in Hayden has raised thousands of dollars for her nonprofit charity, "Keep It Local Christmas," adopting many local families that need help. It won't be possible this year.

December 17, 2010 6:36 a.m.

Cd'A: Kennedy decision insane

December 17, 2010 6:35 a.m.

SCHOOLS: Live within your means

I just finished reading the article "Bauman: Levy is essential." Ms. Bauman, my limited income is also "essential." I feel your pain, but I am starting to think that you don't feel the pain of the everyday taxpayer in the school district.

December 17, 2010 6:35 a.m.

HART: Ethics apply to all

Dear Idahoans: When I look at what happened in Washington, D.C., to Rep. Charles Rangle, I see a lot of parallels to our own state Rep. Phil Hart.

December 17, 2010 6:34 a.m.

KIDS: Spread holiday cheer

This came from Iris' House Pre-school:

December 17, 2010 6:33 a.m.

What Wayne wants for Christmas

Dear Santa,

Joe Luchini, 68
December 17, 2010 6:30 a.m.

Joe Luchini, 68

On Dec. 15, 2010, Joe Luchini of Cataldo, passed away at Kootenai Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Joe was born on Oct. 26, 1942, in St. Maries and grew up in Post Falls, where he graduated high school in 1960.

Berniece (Bea) I. Forsmann, 84
December 17, 2010 6:30 a.m.

Berniece (Bea) I. Forsmann, 84

Berniece (Bea) I. Forsmann, 84, resident of Coeur d'Alene, died Dec. 3, 2010, at Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d'Alene. Bea was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Post Falls, to Abe Boston and Ina (Makepeace) Boston Tilson.

December 17, 2010 5:20 a.m.

Bad news - and good tidings

We had trouble getting today's print stories posted to this site, but here's some good news in response to several calls I've gotten this morning. Press Christmas for All received several donations first thing this morning, so the challenge from Anonymous in Athol has been met. That means we've landed a $10,000 check from the philanthropist - and another challenge. AinA just told me that if we can get to $190,000 by the end of the day next Thursday, the day before Christmas Eve, AinA will donate another $10,000. That would hit the goal of $200,000 - the highest ever in 25 years of this holiday charity. We're a little over $130,000 right now, so let's go! - Mike Patrick

Thursday, December 16

December 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 17, 2010

NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of Douglas Blaty-Clifford, born 1-8-1983, in Westlake Village, CA, residing at 5010 E Frazier Dr, Post Falls, has been filed in Kootenai County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Douglas Blaty; I want to change my name because as a medical student and future physician, it is very difficult to deal with my adopted last name "Blaty-Clifford." It gives me problems with taking exams and filing in spaces, and is also difficult when it comes to assignments and designated email accounts. I also need my name officially changed to Blaty because when I take my medical licensure exams in June of 2011, it is required that all of my IDs match my school name with is Douglas Blaty. I have been known as Douglas Blaty my entire life and it will make everything much less difficult and confusing if I can officially use "Blaty" instead of my longer hyphenated last name. The petitioner's father is living and his address is 5010 E Frazier Dr Post Falls, Idaho 83854. The petitioner's mother is living and her address is 5010 E Frazier Dr Post Falls, Idaho 83854. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 9:30 o'clock a.m. on 12/23/2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: November 22, 2010 By: Deputy Clerk Legal 1459 November 26, 2010 December 3, 10, 17, 2010

Scientists: It's not too late yet for polar bears
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Scientists: It's not too late yet for polar bears

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two groups of scientists are suggesting a sliver of hope for the future of polar bears in a warming world.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

NIC instructor memorial is today

A memorial for long-time North Idaho College instructor, Joe Jonas, will be held at 3 p.m. today in Boswell Hall Room 102 on the NIC campus. A reception will follow in the foyer.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Laughter is good medicine

Wednesday's columnist Bill Rutherford explained the psychological benefits of laughter. Can't argue its value as mood medicine, as anyone who's laughed at a joke on a bad day knows. What's more remarkable is laughter's effect on the body.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

IDFG commission suspends wolf species management plan

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, in a telephone conference call Wednesday, Dec. 8, suspended Idaho's 2008-2012 species management plan for wolves.

Bringing back the goats
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Bringing back the goats

WHITEFISH, Mont. - They mostly blinked out on the Whitefish Range sometime in the 1960s, but now there is a proposal to bring mountain goats back.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

2010 the busiest year for park visitors

Glacier National Park's Centennial year has turned out to be the busiest ever for park visitation.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 16, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Family 'living on a wing and a prayer'

No household income as holiday approaches

They were far from rich, but they were getting by.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene, Lake City sweep in Tri-State tourney tune-up

COEUR d'ALENE - Area wrestlers prepared for this weekend's Tri-State tournament as the 5A Coeur d'Alene Vikings and Lake City Timberwolves swept the 4A Lakeland Hawks and 3A Kellogg Wildcats in a pair of nonleague duals Wednesday at Elmer Jordan Court.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Time honor caps huge year for Zuckerberg

CEO's Facebook has more than 500 million users

NEW YORK (AP) - Before 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook, was primarily known as a mysterious, sweatshirted figure, a Silicon Valley wunderkind familiar mainly to those in tech circles.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Grants may let Dirne expand

Center seeks to open facilities in Post Falls, Shoshone County

COEUR d'ALENE - Dirne Community Health Center has applied for around $900,000 in grants that would increase access to health care services across Kootenai and Shoshone counties, it announced on Wednesday.

'The King's Speech' leads obvious Globe field
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

'The King's Speech' leads obvious Globe field

NBC to air awards ceremony Jan. 16

LOS ANGELES - "The King's Speech" is precisely the kind of film that has long appealed to awards voters: It's historical, focuses on royalty, depicts a character overcoming physical adversity and features a classy cast.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum man dies in crash

POST FALLS - A 77-year-old Rathdrum man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near milepost 3 on Wednesday afternoon.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tis the season for Christmas tree permits

COEUR d'ALENE - Christmas tree permits are available from the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Here's what you need to know about the tree permits:

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Senate sends tax-rate bill to House

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reach across party lines, the Senate overwhelmingly passed sweeping legislation Wednesday to prevent a Jan. 1 income tax increase for millions and renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama, CEOs: Better relations to boost economy

President has five-hour meeting with 20 corporate leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dogged by high unemployment, President Barack Obama reached out to business leaders Wednesday, seeking to forge a new bond while prodding them to shake loose untapped corporate cash and create more jobs.

Dream job
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Dream job

Larry Mink, park ranger, spent his summer in Glacier National Park

Thirty-nine years ago, during his freshman year at the University of Montana, Larry Mink traveled to Glacier National Park for the very first time.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Corporate branding considered for state parks

Idaho State Parks, brought to you by ... The North Face? Columbia Sportswear? REI?

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

IDFG to fit cow elk with VHF radio collars

Data provides valuable information on herd movement, survival rates

Hunting season has come and gone, but Idaho Fish and Game still has work to do this winter.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Clearwater steelhead may be best bet right now

Fish Tips

With local streams being fairly inactive with fishing, anglers' best bet may be on the Clearwater River with steelhead, said Tommy Thompson, who works in the fishing department at Cabela's.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Possible child enticing matches previous incidents

POST FALLS - Post Falls police are investigating a possible child enticing on Wednesday that is similar to recent incidents in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls involving a navy blue van with a gray stripe.

Sheriff's department: Attempted traffic stop turns into suicide
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Sheriff's department: Attempted traffic stop turns into suicide

DALTON GARDENS - A 48-year-old Hayden man fatally shot himself in the face Wednesday afternoon after police attempted to make a traffic stop for a loud exhaust system.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 16, 2010

Enjoying a magical year 'forever'

A couple of years ago, Darren Taylor had a story to tell and a lot of time on his hands to tell it.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

NW Specialty to offer urgent care

Premier Urgent Care set to open in January in Post Falls

POST FALLS - Northwest Specialty Hospital is getting into the urgent care business.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Prep basketball media polls December 16, 2010

First-place votes in parentheses

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Dalton Gardens a unique place

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Hayden Lake boat launch in works

Fish and Game proposes renovation of Sportsman Park facility

COEUR d'ALENE - Hayden Lake could have a re-done boat launch by next fall should funding and public approval come through.

Pain at the pump
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Pain at the pump

AAA predicts increase in holiday travel

Residents have another cost to contend with heading into Christmas.

Legislators look to new session
December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Legislators look to new session

Lawmakers expect budget cuts, hope to bring in new jobs

COEUR d'ALENE - A lot of challenges await the state Legislature this upcoming session, lawmakers say.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Seahawks struggling through season's final half

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll stresses almost constantly about the fourth quarter, whether in reference to an individual game or concerning the season as a whole.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Stores try to create shopping surge in final days

Discounts, gimmicks abound for consumers willing to spend

NEW YORK (AP) - You won't find uncommonly deep discounts, but you won't have to worry about finding something to buy, either. For the first time in three years, the Christmas season is looking brighter for stores and shoppers alike.

December 16, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 16, 2010

Circling Raven ranked among best courses

December 16, 2010 7:25 a.m.

Tax committee faces possible restructuring

By JAY PATRICK

December 16, 2010 6:32 a.m.

Neighbor states might end teacher tenure

By DUSTIN HURST

December 16, 2010 4:40 a.m.

See proposed future McEuen on Jan. 6

An Open House for the proposed McEuen Park Project will be held Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Library Community Room at 702 E. Front Avenue. Various elements of the plan will first be presented and there will be opportunities for public input.

Viola Evelyn Williams, 86
December 16, 2010 3:54 a.m.

Viola Evelyn Williams, 86

Viola Evelyn Williams, 86, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Wellsprings Assisted Living in Hayden.

Barbara Jean (Collins) Rosenberry, 83
December 16, 2010 3:52 a.m.

Barbara Jean (Collins) Rosenberry, 83

Barbara Jean (Collins) Rosenberry passed away Dec. 1, 2010. Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Spirit Lake to Fred C. Collins and Margaret J. Collins.

Chloe Deon 'Grams' Baese Pollock, 68
December 16, 2010 3:52 a.m.

Chloe Deon 'Grams' Baese Pollock, 68

Chloe Deon "Grams" Baese Pollock, of Post Falls, died Dec. 14, 2010, of heart complications.

Debby Lewis née Hammond, 45
December 16, 2010 3:51 a.m.

Debby Lewis née Hammond, 45

Passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Coeur d'Alene Dec. 13, 2010. Debby was born Nov. 23, 1965, in Germany.

Joseph Phillip Moore Sr., 80
December 16, 2010 3:51 a.m.

Joseph Phillip Moore Sr., 80

Joseph Phillip Moore Sr., 80, of Preston, Mo., passed away at home Dec. 6, 2010. He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Raymore, Mo.

Shirley Galloway, 80
December 16, 2010 3:50 a.m.

Shirley Galloway, 80

Shirley Galloway, born in Spokane, Wash., May 24, 1930, passed away Dec. 14, 2010. Born to Buford and Ivylee Finch, she was raised in Coeur d'Alene.

Wednesday, December 15

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

APOLOGY: Pay up, Mr. Commissioner

On Thursday night I attended another Kootenai County Commissioners hearing regarding making the placement of Coeur d'Alene Paving's temporary asphalt plant a more permanent addition to the neighborhood. As I took my turn and began to speak I was absolutely floored by the outright disrespect that I was shown by Commissioner Piazza. I was admittedly emotional and trying desperately to explain that we had invested the proceeds from our previous house, about $165,000 into our property and then spent another $150,000 building a new home on it and then were forced to sell around a $145,000 loss because we could not bear to live next to an asphalt plant day in and day out.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: Punishment should fit the crime

The story about those twin girls is devastating! I cannot believe that someone would honestly do that to a child and how could someone else have not come forward sooner?

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

THANKS: Purse lost, trust found

My daughter and her young family came up from Lewiston to visit us last weekend. Saturday morning, around 11, they went to Cabela's to purchase a few items. Upon leaving, they accidentally left her purse in the bottom of their shopping cart when they parked it in one of the outside return locations. They hadn't made it out of the parking lot when they realized they didn't have the purse, and immediately went back. There was one other new cart in the return location besides the one they had left, and the purse was nowhere to be seen.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

HOOPS: Coverage of basketball lacking

Editor's note: This letter was received before the NIC men lost two consecutive games over the weekend.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: Abusers deserve execution

Most people will agree that God's greatest gift is the gift of life. Indeed it is; however, there is one thing more valuable than your own life and that is the life of a child, any child. I am having an extremely hard time with this case involving Elisabeth Crossley, her mother, Ruth Cassidy, and the two sweet, innocent little girls with no names.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: Police failed little girls

I would like to give my thanks to the concerned citizens who called the Coeur d'Alene Police Dept. on eight occasions to report small children "screaming," to Mr. Brown who witnessed and reported what he saw at the apartment where these babies resided, to the neighbor who tried to give care and comfort to the girls early on and to your reporter, Mr. David Cole for his excellent reporting of this incident.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: City comes to rescue

When I first read about the Crossley twins, my heart broke. Like most of the citizens of Coeur d'Alene, I was shocked and saddened. Being a father and grandfather, I felt compelled to do something.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: Mother shouldn't reproduce

After reading about the precious twin Crossley girls and their mother all I can say is praise the wonderful grace of God for angels watching out for us! Anthony Brown, Brandy Conklin and son Raymond sure as hell did their good Christian deed. I only pray that Protective Services has Elisabeth C. Crossley fixed so she and others concerned cannot breed another child.

December 15, 2010 9 p.m.

ABUSE: Vigilance can help others

As a longtime foster mom, I was saddened to read about the twin girls found abused and neglected here in Coeur d'Alene. Unfortunately, it is a story I have become familiar with over the years I've fostered.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Gifts from a health conscious Santa

What if Santa were a health nut? Putting his belly that 'shakes like a bowl full of jelly' aside, a health conscious Santa may think twice about the gifts he is offering this year. His list might look something like this:

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Transportation board wants $162 million in GARVEE funds

Canyon County and North Idaho are prospective beneficiaries of 2011 GARVEE road spending

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Ask your audiologist...

As I have gotten older I find that I have to have ear wax removed about once a year now. What can I do myself that would help to keep the wax from building up on me?

Cd'A has plenty to crow about
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A has plenty to crow about

Mayor recalls chicken debate, success with grants in State of the City address

COEUR d'ALENE - A community center with 13,000 more members than expected, a HELP facility that provides essential services for 400 people a week.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Emanuel's Chicago residency questioned

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel, who left a powerful job with President Barack Obama at the White House to move back to Chicago and run for mayor, endured nearly 12 hours of questioning Tuesday from everyone from attorneys to a woman named Queen Sister - all intent on keeping his name off the ballot.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Why do humans laugh?

Food for Thought

Hey, wanna hear a joke? OK, here you go. A guy walks into a bar. Another guy walks into a bar. The third guy ducks.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Woman who abandoned son sentenced

BOISE (AP) - A 35-year-old woman who abandoned her 7-year-old son in a crowd of at least 50,000 during the Boise Music Festival this summer has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Economic stress falls to 18-month low

Unemployment rates were higher in Idaho in October

Job gains around the country offset higher foreclosures and helped reduce the nation's economic stress in October to an 18-month low, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 15, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

The Gift of Literacy:
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

The Gift of Literacy:

UI students buy $1,100 worth of books for North Idaho children

COEUR d'ALENE - Literacy is a gift that keeps on giving.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 15, 2010

Jordon Eborall

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

GE expects big earnings growth

NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt said Tuesday he expects the company to deliver "substantially" higher profits in 2011, driven by growth in its industrial division and in China.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Osteoarthritis: Falling apart at the seams

Arthritis is one of many degenerative diseases today that are increasing at alarming rates. We are literally falling apart at the seams.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Bauman: Levy is 'essential'

COEUR d'ALENE - It is called a supplemental levy, but the property tax measure that will go before Coeur d'Alene School District voters in March is anything but.

Low, slow the way to go for speedy dinner
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Low, slow the way to go for speedy dinner

Sometimes low and slow is the best way to deal with a dinner short on time.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Couple tries to keep sense of normalcy

Her husband lost his job just before Christmas a year ago.

'Social Network' named best film by LA critics
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

'Social Network' named best film by LA critics

LOS ANGELES - The Facebook drama "The Social Network" was picked as the year's best picture Sunday by the influential Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

How to prevent sacral sitting in your mobility device

There are several studies that prove sacral sitting or sitting in a sacral position, can cause decrease in daily functions such as grooming, cooking, and reaching vital objects; it can also lead to decreased overall productivity, and lead to debilitating or even deadly secondary complications.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Youth Sports, Dec. 15, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Purse-n-alities for everyone

Like many women, Suzan Helmhout loves switching purses frequently.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

The skinny on weight loss, part II

In my editorial "The Skinny on Weight Loss, Part I,"I discussed some of the difficulties associated with weight loss including the enzyme regulation of fat storage and fat loss from the adipocytes (fat cells).

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Tax bill changes considered

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats considered changes in legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 jump in income taxes on Tuesday, despite a warning from Republicans that the bill's passage could be endangered as a result.

Caruso's and CFA
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Caruso's and CFA

Three deli stores will donate proceeds Saturday

COEUR d'ALENE - Cat Gunseor has been an employee at Caruso's Sandwich Company for three years.

Rathdrum working during recession
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum working during recession

City invests in technology to help cut labor costs

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Policies didn't prevent hazing

BOISE (AP) - An eastern Idaho school district says policies to crack down on bullying were already in place when, police say, a group of student athletes engaged in hazing activities.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Challenge would sweeten Press Christmas for All pot

COEUR d'ALENE - Your Christmas spirit has been challenged.

Talking turkeys 2,880 birds fly into town
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Talking turkeys 2,880 birds fly into town

Doug Parker donates $38,000 worth of birds to area food banks

COEUR d'ALENE - If you've ever wondered what 2,880 turkeys looks like, it looks like a warehouse full of turkeys.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Surgeon general: One cigarette is one too many

WASHINGTON - Think the occasional cigarette won't hurt? Even a bit of social smoking - or inhaling someone else's secondhand smoke - could be enough to block your arteries and trigger a heart attack, says the newest surgeon general's report on the killer the nation just can't kick.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

For kids' sake, expect the worst

In this season of joy and optimism, stories like those of the abused 2-year-old twins hurt more than ever. Christmas is almost here, yet nowhere were charity and love less apparent than in that despicable apartment.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Christmas programs to celebrate season

Press compiling list of events

If your church, school or organization is planning a special program such as a concert, play or live nativity for Christmas or the holidays - in addition to regular Christmas services or individual classroom projects - The Press would like to know about it.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

The 3 'Rs' of revising

County officials still tweaking comp plan

Reorganizing. Readjusting. Rewording.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 15, 2010 pt 2

Local Vandal boosters to meet on Thursday

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 15, 2010

Second Tankovich seeks new trial

Get extra flavor by boozing up your holiday baking
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Get extra flavor by boozing up your holiday baking

If Thanksgiving is about eating, then surely New Year's Eve is about drinking. And what's better than eating or drinking? Eating while drinking.

Lee found all he needed in Philly
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Lee found all he needed in Philly

Lefty took $30 million less than Yankees offered to return to Phillies

NEW YORK - At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn't about the money anymore.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Baby sitter pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

COEUR d'ALENE - A Post Falls baby sitter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for the death of a 3-year-old boy in her care in October.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

A sense of humor goes with success

There are some incredibly interesting people who make their homes right here and Brent Regan is one of those folks.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Chiefs win 6th straight, now in 2nd

KENT, Wash. - Collin Valcourt had one goal and two assists as the Spokane Chiefs won their sixth straight game with an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League action at the ShoWare Center on Tuesday night.

Second teen dental party planned in response to demand for care
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Second teen dental party planned in response to demand for care

COEUR d'ALENE - Noah Butterfield, 11, closed his eyes, opened wide and tilted his head back, inviting Karla Marshall to probe around in his mouth and hunt for decay.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Study: Half of women over 40 get annual mammograms

SAN ANTONIO - Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don't need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start with, even when they have insurance that covers screening.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

The first Winter Wine Rodeo

A little over one week ago the first Winter Wine Rodeo was held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, and the success laid the groundwork for this event to go on for many years. The winter installment was an off shoot of the North Idaho Wine Rodeo held prior at the August Fair, and while the summer event was a competition judging more than 230 wines, the winter event was a chance for wine consumers to both revisit some of the winners but also sample some of next year's competitors.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

QB-thin Vikings hope Favre can return this season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Brett Favre's career isn't quite over yet.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 15, 2010

Soroptimist International honors Mikki Stevens

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Trojans adjust lineup, beat Bonners, Timberlake

SPIRIT LAKE - Post Falls switched up the lineup to come away with a pair of nonleague wins against Bonners Ferry and Timberlake on Tuesday at Timberlake High.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 15, 2010

Timing is everything in the NFL

While it may be safe to say that the NFL season has not lacked for excitement and competitive games this season, two events from this past weekend could be looked upon in years to come as those that change the game forever.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Kids grieve too

Children are often called the forgotten mourners.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho Briefs December 15, 2010

Labrador hires legislative director

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Missing hunter found dead

BOISE (AP) - Ada County officials say a 58-year-old Caldwell man reported missing during a hunting trip has been found dead.

Hill sparks Post Falls boys
December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Hill sparks Post Falls boys

Tennison helps Trojan girls win in overtime

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Connor Hill had 26 points and seven rebounds as the top-ranked Post Falls Trojans outscored the Moses Lake Chiefs 18-0 in the second quarter on the way to a 64-52 nonleague win Tuesday night.

December 15, 2010 8 p.m.

Anybody stressed? Chiropractic can help

I love the holidays and all the fun and special times that come along with it, but unfortunately the nasty six letter word - stress - comes along with the bright lights and mistletoe. Stress not only affects our emotional well-being and our moods but our bodies as well. Research shows that stress and unhealthy behaviors contribute to some of our country's biggest health problems such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Stress can also build up inside the body and manifest as back pain, neck pain or headaches. Did you know that stress can also cause damage to muscle tissue, can add to infertility and damage the immune response? We perceive stress from three basic sources: our environment, our body and our emotions. If you think about it, all three are especially challenged at this time of year.

December 15, 2010 11:14 a.m.

Charity challenge paying off

Press Christmas for All just deposited today's receipts of $16,600 - a banner day in the 25th annual fundraiser. That puts the amount raised so far at $104.023.11.

BNSF donates rail cars to Fire and Rescue
December 15, 2010 7:03 a.m.

BNSF donates rail cars to Fire and Rescue

From Kootenai County Fire and Rescue

December 15, 2010 6:25 a.m.

Family trio debuts today at Cd'A Plaza Shops

We just received word that a talented trio of siblings, called Kardia Trio, will be playing from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Resort Plaza Shops, on Sherman Avenue and Second Street in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Though the family moved here in October, they're already jumping into the local holiday spirit. Playing piano, flute and violin, Kardia Trio will be raising money for Press Christmas for All. You may contact them at kardiatrio@gmail.com.

December 15, 2010 5:41 a.m.

Transportation wants $162 million, some for N. Idaho

By Jay Patrick

Tuesday, December 14

Transitory masterpieces
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Transitory masterpieces

Artist ties Sandpoint together with winter scenes

SANDPOINT - She paints like she sings, in flowing lines that turn Sandpoint into her canvas and her song each holiday season.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Sunset magazine honors Sandpoint

SANDPOINT - Many local residents consider their town a hidden treasure, but the secret might be out thanks to Sunset magazine.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Tankovich brother wants new trial

Lawyer cites improper conduct by juror

COEUR d'ALENE - An attorney for Frank J. Tankovich, one of two brothers found guilty by a jury in October for a hate crime, has filed documents in District Court seeking a new trial.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Snowplow-car crash hurts teen

HAYDEN - A Hayden woman was taken to the hospital Sunday after a plow truck collided with her car on U.S. 95, according to Idaho State Police.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Women's health grade is low

Despite advances in medical science and awareness campaigns, the U.S. isn't making many gains in women's health.

The mind game
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

The mind game

Coeur d'Alene senior Staub a whiz in classroom and on the mat

COEUR d'ALENE - He may not be the toughest wrestler in the field at this week's 39th annual Tri-State wrestling tournament, but when it comes to outsmarting someone on the mat, he's already a champion.

Seattle flubs chance to control NFC West
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Seattle flubs chance to control NFC West

RENTON, Wash. - The opportunity was there for Seattle to shut the door on San Francisco and take control of the woeful NFC West, leaving it to just the Seahawks and St. Louis to sort out over the final three weeks.

Wolverine protection has to wait
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Wolverine protection has to wait

HELENA, Mont. - The threat of climate change warrants classifying wolverines as threatened or endangered, but other species are in more imminent danger and will delay protection for the small, ferocious mammals, wildlife officials said Monday.

Jets assistant suspended, fined $25,000 for tripping
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Jets assistant suspended, fined $25,000 for tripping

NFL — Week 14

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Sal Alosi, the New York Jets assistant coach who tripped a Miami Dolphins player during a game was suspended by the team Monday night without pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined an additional $25,000.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 14, 2010

Longevity Chiropractic leases Post Falls space

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Tim Dahlberg December 14, 2010

Tyson heads to hall alive and well

Mike Tyson and I were sitting around a few months back, talking about life.

Good seats available?
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Good seats available?

Free tickets sold for Giants-Vikings game in Detroit

DETROIT - When Brent Stanton heard free tickets were going to be given away for the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game, he drove 10 hours on "awful roads" from Milwaukee to Detroit to get some.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Hart investigation continues

Committee votes to look into second complaint

A House ethics committee agreed Monday to investigate a second complaint against an Athol legislator battling the state and federal government over unpaid taxes.

About the aquifer
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

About the aquifer

Commissioners, BNSF officials debate safety regulations

HAUSER - Seeing it up close didn't make talking easier.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Trial nears in alleged battery on mayor

EAST HOPE - A former councilman accused of slugging the mayor over a dispute involving a newspaper delivery tube is scheduled to be tried this month.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Power line malfunctions

Thousands of North Idaho residents lost power Monday when an Avista Utilities transmission line malfunctioned, according to a press release.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Priest accused of abuse stripped of church duties

Rev. Gould most recently served in Post Falls

BOISE (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest from Idaho who was accused earlier this year of sexually abusing a minor three decades ago has been sanctioned and can no longer serve as a priest.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Ponderosa guns for national honor

Post Falls school 1 of 3 statewide nominated for prestigious Blue Ribbon

POST FALLS - Ponderosa Elementary is one of just three schools statewide in the hunt for a Blue Ribbon.

Meeting expectations while falling behind
December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Meeting expectations while falling behind

HAYDEN - The city of Hayden's primary budget issue is ever-growing demands for services versus ever-diminishing sources of revenue.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 14, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Silver and gold ... maybe it's stolen

Gold and silver worth up to $3 million disappeared from a safe in a Coeur d'Alene home over the weekend.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 14, 2010

Cd'A senior reports scam

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Otter: Wolf delisting stalled on population target

BOISE (AP) - Gov. Butch Otter said talks over lifting federal protections from Northern Rockies gray wolves stalled last Monday on several points, in particular a mandate for Idaho to maintain 500 to 700 of the predators.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Her, fat? Ballerina tells critic she's just fine

NEW YORK - Christmas is upon us, and for a top ballerina at New York City Ballet, that means one sure thing: suiting up in tulle and sequins as the Sugarplum Fairy in the annual classic, "The Nutcracker." What Jenifer Ringer surely didn't expect was to be accused of having "eaten one sugarplum too many."

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Grandfather's stroke makes for tough times

Dad: Good boys deserve visit from Santa

His sons are such good boys, said this father of two.

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Joiner leads St. Maries in win

Prep Roundup December 14, 2010

• BOYS BASKETBALL

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 14, 2010

Baseball

December 14, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum to consider permit for new church

Council to also mull 13-acre annex request

RATHDRUM - The Rathdrum City Council will hold public hearings tonight on a conditional-use permit for a church and a 13-acre annexation request.

Eleanor 'Babe' Scanlon Thompson, 98
December 14, 2010 11:27 a.m.

Eleanor 'Babe' Scanlon Thompson, 98

Eleanor "Babe" Scanlon Thompson passed away on Dec. 13, 2010.

Mark A. Olson, 59
December 14, 2010 11:26 a.m.

Mark A. Olson, 59

Mark A. Olson, 59, of Careywood, passed away Dec. 10, 2010. Mark was born in Kalispell, Mont., on Sept. 22, 1951, to Kenneth and Pauline Olson.

Marie Ethel (Leavell) Greb, 86
December 14, 2010 11:25 a.m.

Marie Ethel (Leavell) Greb, 86

Marie Ethel Greb, 86, of Coeur d'Alene, passed away Dec. 12, 2010, at Beehive Homes in Coeur d'Alene. She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Topeka, Kan., to Everett and Fern (Chambers) Leavell.

December 14, 2010 6:17 a.m.

Press poll reflects readers' anger

The most recent poll on cdapress.com asked, “What should happen to the mother and grandmother of the abused 2-year-old twins?” Readers weren’t wishy-washy in their response.

Monday, December 13

December 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 14, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE: The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States, in the Veteran's Plaza outside the north entrance of the administrative building, 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814 on March 14, 2011 at 10:00:00 AM, (recognized local time) for the purpose of foreclosing that certain Deed of Trust recorded 02/26/2008 as Instrument Number 2146401000, and executed by DENNY E LEGASPI, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Grantor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, to RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., the Current Trustee of record covering the following real property located in Kootenai County, State of Idaho. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A portion of tract 26, Fruitland addition to Coeur d'Alene Kootenai county, state of Idaho, according to the plat recorded in book "C" of plats at page 12. Beginning at the southeast corner of tract 26, thence north 130 feet, thence west 26 feet, thence south 10 feet, thence west 29 feet, thence south 120 feet to the south line of tract 26, thence east 55 feet to the point of beginning. The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above reference real property, but for purposed of compliance with Idaho Code, Section 60-113, the Trustee has been informed that the street address of 420 W HAYCRAFT AVE, Coeur D Alene, ID, 83815 is sometimes associated with said real property. Bidders must be prepared to tender the trustee the full amount of the bid at the sale in the form of cash, or cashier's check drawn on a state or federally insured savings institution. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the certain Deed of Trust. The default for which this sale is to be made is: Failure to pay the monthly payment due 07/01/2010 of principal, interest and impounds and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges, with interest currently accruing at 6.500% per annum; together with all subsequent sums advanced by beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and any supplemental modifications thereto. The principal balance owing as of this date on said obligation is $120,574.90, plus interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligations thereunder and in this sale, together with any unpaid and/or accruing real property taxes, and/or assessments, attorneys' fees, Trustees' fees and costs, and any other amount advanced to protect said security, as authorized in the promissory note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust. Therefore, the Beneficiary elects to sell, or cause said trust property to be sold, to satisfy said obligation. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, AND THAT THE DEBT MAY BE DISPUTED. THE ABOVE GRANTORS ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4) (a) IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION. DATED: 11/02/2010, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Name and Address of the Current Trustee is: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94, SIMI VALLEY, CA 80028-1821, PHONE: (800) 281-8219. TS # 10-0139832 FEI #:1006.117712 Legal 1408 November 23, 30, 2010 December 7, 14, 2010

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

AP: Meyer quit for health reasons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer is walking away from Florida because of health concerns, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Residents thankful for small-town feel

POST FALLS - As Gerry Demaris recently exercised her black lab Bentley at Kiwanis Park, she reflected on life in Post Falls.

Chalich named 5A player of the year
December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Chalich named 5A player of the year

Keiser, Moreno, Duffy, Matheson also named to first team in 5A; Smith, Tompke, Stull earn first-team honors in 3A

Chad Chalich had a pretty good first season as the starting quarterback at Coeur d'Alene High.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

More eyes on drivers

Authorities on extra lookout for DUIs during holidays

This is one instance not to give yourself too much credit.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

EWU's Jones to miss semifinal with broken foot

CHENEY - Eastern Washington All-America running back Taiwan Jones has a fractured bone in his foot and is not expected to play when Eastern (11-2) hosts Villanova (9-4) on Friday (5 p.m., ESPN2) in the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Payroll tax cut worries Social Security advocates

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to cut payroll taxes for a year would provide big savings for many workers, but makes Social Security advocates nervous that it could jeopardize the retirement program's finances.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Jim Litke December 13, 2010

Hei$man makeover: Cash over dash

The only way the Heisman Trophy still means anything after this weekend is if the football cradled in the statue's left arm is replaced by a bag overflowing with cash.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Heisman winner Newton could be one-and-done at Auburn

NEW YORK - If Cam Newton decides to be one-and-done at Auburn and enter the NFL draft, he probably won't have to wait long to be taken.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Urban renewal may open 7th district in 2011

The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency is proposing to spend nearly $4 million during the 2011 fiscal year.

Addressing economy with cuts, energy efficiency
December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Addressing economy with cuts, energy efficiency

Inside the budget: Post Falls

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

EWU loses in final seconds

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Adrian Oliver scored 29 points and Justin Graham hit a jump shot from the foul line with 6.1 seconds remaining to lift San Jose State (6-3) to a 70-69 victory over Eastern Washington on Sunday.

Surprisingly lopsided
December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Surprisingly lopsided

49ers muddy up ugly NFC West race even more San Francisco 40, Seattle 21

SAN FRANCISCO - Not only is Alex Smith playing for a job next season, he might be helping coach Mike Singletary save his.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Increased volcanic activity worldwide may be contributing to all this 'weird' weather

Weather Gems

A subscriber to this column asked me the other day if recent volcanic activity possibly combined with our chilly 'La Nina' event in the waters of the Pacific Ocean to give the Inland North-west, including Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, our snowiest November ever accompanied by record low subzero temperatures.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 13, 2010

Baseball

Patriots lock up another playoff berth
December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Patriots lock up another playoff berth

NFL — Week 14

Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, and the visiting New England Patriots locked up their eighth playoff berth in 10 years with a 36-7 pounding of the Chicago Bears on a snowy, blustery, bone-chilling Sunday.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Fifth-graders advocate better care of Tubbs Hill

Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and City Council members recently received a letter reporting on the current state of Tubbs Hill. "We saw water bottles, cans, and lots of things that can be recycled," it read. "We would like it...well everyone would...if there were recycling bins at the entrance of Tubbs Hill." The letter was from two fifth-graders who attend Bryan Elementary school.

Gamers endure 48-hour marathon fundraiser
December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Gamers endure 48-hour marathon fundraiser

POST FALLS - Bryant Widener needed a break.

December 13, 2010 8 p.m.

Reality star Hatch accused of violating probation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Reality TV star Richard Hatch is accused of violating probation on his tax evasion sentence, which he received for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize from the first season of "Survivor."

Phyllis LaSota Ritter, 91
December 13, 2010 1:16 p.m.

Phyllis LaSota Ritter, 91

Phyllis LaSota Ritter born Jan. 29, 1919, to Phil and Winnie LaSota in Metaline Falls, Wash., passed away Dec. 12, 2010.

Thomas A. Hanson, 66
December 13, 2010 1:15 p.m.

Thomas A. Hanson, 66

After a brave battle with cancer, Tom went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Coeur d'Alene to Art and Marge Hanson.

Michael Dean Smith, 53
December 13, 2010 1:15 p.m.

Michael Dean Smith, 53

Mike entered into rest on Dec. 7, 2010, in Haines, Ore. He is the son of Barbara Lee and stepfather Robert Lee. He was born on Sept. 5, 1957, in Billings, Mont.

Joseph Andre Jonas, 74
December 13, 2010 1:14 p.m.

Joseph Andre Jonas, 74

Joseph Andre Jonas, 74, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 10, 1936, in Marseille, France, to Gabriel and Shalem (Shoumoun) Jonas and lived there with his parents and nine siblings during World War II.

Lt. Col. John H. Miller, 87
December 13, 2010 1:13 p.m.

Lt. Col. John H. Miller, 87

Lt. Col. John H. Miller, 87, retired USAF, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Coeur d'Alene.

Sunday, December 12

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

NATION: Courage needed for cuts

I hope that I am not the only person to note the irony of companion stories in the Dec. 7 Press. On the one hand The Press covered events honoring those members of the "Greatest Generation" who served at Pearl Harbor and others of that generation who endured the hardships of the Great Depression and the sacrifices required of our country throughout World War II. In a companion story The Press highlighted the recent compromise fashioned by Congress and the White House to continue the income tax cuts for the wealthiest among us.

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

ECONOMY: Local priorities misaligned

This is a sad Christmas story. For years, Susie's Bar & Grill in Hayden has raised thousands of dollars for her non-profit charity, "Keep It Local Christmas," adopting many local families that need help. It won't be possible this year.

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

LEVY: Schools must make do

Wow, here we go again. The country is broke, people have no income, and the complacency is obvious from these school boards who think that we will sit still and allow them to raise our taxes to fund more of these items needed to pay for growth in the district.

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

Tribute to a teacher - and friend

Uncle Nils,

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

PEARL: Event at Lakes a gem

The Pearl Harbor remembrance at Lakes Middle School this week was a demonstration of what is right about the 15th Street landmark. Students and staff teamed up to research history, gathering stories from old-timers and survivors, filming interviews of aging veterans and turning out an outstanding program in their gym. Exhibits of endless memorabilia was nicely displayed around the room.

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

LEVY: Status quo is no go

I watch with interest as school district politicians this year go to their constituents and ask them to assume the burden of higher taxes. The pleas are done in millions, with percents and assumptions regarding home values factored down to a hypothetical taxpayer.

December 12, 2010 9 p.m.

WEALTHY: Pitch in to help nation

When ballplayers sign a contract for $27 million a year for three years and the wealthy have so much money they don't know what to do with it, why don't the billionaires save our country? Some of our top people are doing great things for other countries but they made their money here in America.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Harry Potter park chips away at Disney's dominance

ORLANDO, Fla. - Craig Taylor wasn't much interested in vacationing in Orlando with his parents this month - until he and his girlfriend plugged into the hype swirling around the new Harry Potter attraction.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

The most for the money

Sherman Avenue's east end wrought with vacant commercial space

COEUR d'ALENE - It seems businesses with office space needs and retailers seeking to sell goods are not choosing the east section of Sherman Avenue as often as in the past. And it seems like those businesses are headed up to the north end of town and elsewhere.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Newton, easily

Luck second, Moore fourth in Heisman Trophy voting

NEW YORK - Cam Newton thanked his mother, then his father. And then he paused to compose himself.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Navy continues domination of Army

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Midshipmen had already lost the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. They weren't about to lose to Army, too.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Too serious for confusion

It is a pet peeve when people use industry vernacular in a discussion. Their acronyms and abbreviations don't mean a lot to people outside their profession and only serve to create confusion and misunderstanding. It is understandably an easy trap to fall into. The longer we do something, the more we assume that everyone understands what we do and therefore are familiar with the language. Wrong.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

New microchip card for US purchases in Europe

NEW YORK - If you've traveled to Europe recently, you may have had the frustrating experience of being unable to use a U.S.-issued credit card for automated transactions, like renting a bike from a stand on the street, paying for highway tolls or buying a train ticket from an unmanned kiosk. A new prepaid smart card from Travelex solves that problem by utilizing the microchip and PIN technology that is standard in credit cards in Europe, but not here.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Hill scores 28 points as Trojans beat Ferris

POST FALLS - Connor Hill had 28 points and six rebounds as the Post Falls Trojans defeated the Ferris Saxons 72-67 in a nonleague game on Saturday at The Arena.

Audobon's 'Birds of America' fetches $10 million at auction
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Audobon's 'Birds of America' fetches $10 million at auction

LONDON - It's quite a nest egg. John James Audubon's "Birds of America," a rare blend of art, natural history and craftsmanship, fetched more than $10 million at auction on Tuesday, making it the world's most expensive published book.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 12, 2010

Sorry, no mystery what this team does

A mysterious package arrived in the Press sports department the other day.

Trade deficit narrows to 9-month low in October
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Trade deficit narrows to 9-month low in October

Overseas demand for American goods on the rise

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in nine months, as growing demand for American goods overseas and a falling dollar pushed exports to their highest level in more than two years.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Lakeland bears down in Moscow

MOSCOW - Lakeland built a lead close to double digits in the fourth quarter, then held on to beat Moscow 55-53 in 4A Inland Empire League play Saturday at Bear Den.

A real horse race in New Jersey
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

A real horse race in New Jersey

10 bills aimed at reviving state's casinos advance

TRENTON, N.J. - The struggling casino and horse racing industries in New Jersey got a long look from state lawmakers Thursday, who advanced 10 bills aimed at enhancing Atlantic City's future and cutting the tracks loose to survive without state aid.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Embrace change or accept failure

There's an old saying that goes: It is easy to change things. It is hard to change people. Resistance to change is perhaps the biggest threat to progress a business can face.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Veterans honored at wreath-laying ceremony

COEUR d'ALENE - Quietly and with great reverence, Wayne Syth walked toward the Armed Forces monument at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, hung a green holiday wreath, stepped back and gave a formal salute.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Stock sales help government offset bailout losses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stock sales are helping the government offset projected losses from its $700 billion rescue of the financial system.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Many more asking for help this year

They're jobless, disabled, homeless, alone.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Working with computer terms

Ask The Propellerheads

Dear PropellerHeads: My boss keeps asking me if I have enough "spare cycles" to work on new projects. I know what she's asking, and I know this is a computer term, but where does it come from?

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Ost, Nuss win for Trojans, who take 2nd at CV tourney

SPOKANE - James Ost (140) and Kendall Nuss (160) of Post Falls battled to win individual championships for the Post Falls Trojans, who finished second at the Inland Empire Classic at Central Valley High on Saturday.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

City by city, a numbers game

Nobody can put a price tag on quality of life.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

The best cameras for every budget

NEW YORK - Digital cameras have been popular gifts for a decade, but enthusiasm is waning, as most households already have one. The good news is that if you do know someone who could use a fresher model, it's hard to go wrong: Today's big-name cameras are almost uniformly good buys. Whether you're looking for a simple, compact point-and-shoot or a high-end digital SLR that accepts interchangeable lenses, here's a selection we think stands out from the crowd.

Stretching its services, dollars
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Stretching its services, dollars

Inside the budget: Coeur d'Alene

Editor's note: You can't put a price tag on quality of life in any given city, but you can do some simple math and figure out about what each city spends on its residents.

Chemical fortune heir du Pont dies
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Chemical fortune heir du Pont dies

PITTSBURGH - John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate near Philadelphia, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in his prison cell. He was 72.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Wyoming officials say yes to Teton land sale

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The state land board on Thursday approved selling 2 square miles of property within Grand Teton National Park to the federal government for $107 million in a deal that would be completed in four phases over three years.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Cardinals stumble again on road

MEN'S BASKETBALL

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Is Yellowstone losing steam? Trees might hold a clue

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A U.S. Geological Survey scientist plans to study trees in Yellowstone National Park to determine whether geysers are losing steam, and maybe even get a better idea of how to predict earthquakes.

Elizabeth Edwards remembered for wit, resolve
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Edwards remembered for wit, resolve

RALEIGH, N.C. - With stories that spanned decades and spectrums, family and friends of Elizabeth Edwards recalled her Saturday as an idealistic law student who challenged professors, a political sage who offered advice at every turn and a matriarch who comforted her family even as she was dying of breast cancer.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Bucking trend, Bolivia lowers retirement age to 58

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia enacted a law Friday reducing the country's retirement age to 58, bucking a global trend in which countries push people to work longer to counteract the burden on national treasuries of rising life expectancy.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Zags rally, but fall to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame's lead reached 14 at one point in the second half and it looked like the Irish might cruise to a victory.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Lake City girls down Post Falls

Timberwolves' Butler surpasses 1,000-point mark

COEUR d'ALENE - When two rivals collide on the court, the chances of the game coming down to what happens at the foul line increases with each possession.

Wild finish in the 'Inferno'
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Wild finish in the 'Inferno'

EWU advances to semifinals, will host Villanova next weekend

CHENEY (AP) - Bo Levi Mitchell threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Hart on the first play of overtime and Eastern Washington recovered a goal-line fumble by quarterback Brock Jensen to beat North Dakota State 38-31 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs Saturday.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Madoff's eldest son hangs himself

NEW YORK (AP) - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's eldest son hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday, exactly two years after his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Jackson: Franklin 'recovering very well'

DETROIT - Aretha Franklin underwent serious surgery last week and is "recovering very well," her longtime friend, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said Wednesday.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Nations struggle to make climate deals

Session focuses on secondary issues

CANCUN, Mexico - Weary delegates from almost 200 nations struggled through night and day Friday to cobble together final decisions wrapping up the U.N. climate conference, small steps to revive the faltering, yearslong talks to guard the Earth against planetary warming.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

If I was in a hurry I wouldn't live in North Idaho

The Linotype

"If I was in a hurry I wouldn't live in North Idaho." That line is my invention, I think, but if someone wants to claim it, e-mail linotypecomplaintdept@deadmail.edu. Just don't be in a hurry for a response. We move a bit slower up here than in some other places.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Thanks December 11, 2010

DONATE: 3,000 turkeys gathered

North Korea: We're ready for war
December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

North Korea: We're ready for war

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea warned Saturday that it is ready for an all-out war even as it dispatched its top diplomat to Russia amid a flurry of regional diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions over the North's deadly artillery attack on South Korea.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

'Light at the end of the tunnel'

Optimism still guarded, but group of economists predicts improvement

Finally, after two long years of crippling recession, the national economy is starting to recover.

December 12, 2010 8 p.m.

Redhawks pull away from Vandals

SEATTLE (AP) - Cervante Burrell scored 20 points, Aaron Broussard added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Seattle pulled away in the final minutes for a 66-56 win over Idaho on Saturday night.

Saturday, December 11

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Equipment causes outage

An equipment failure caused much of downtown Coeur d'Alene to go dark for a short time Friday evening.

It's about the kids, stupid
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

It's about the kids, stupid

Toys for Tots expects to help 1,200 families

COEUR d'ALENE - Behind the black, plastic curtain, beyond the sight of those coming in the front door at 2129 Main St. in Riverstone Village, long tables were lined with toys.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Levy rates on the rise

Treasurer: Increases do not mean all property taxes will go up

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County sent out 88,025 property tax bills last month, and property owners in the cities will find a consistency.

The man behind the mask
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

The man behind the mask

MOSCOW (AP) - Assuming someone else's identity up to 30 hours a week isn't a normal curriculum for University of Idaho students, but it's been a large part of Lucas Tate's life since 2006.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Roadside bomb kills 15 in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - A roadside bomb planted by the Taliban has killed 15 civilians in a dangerous and remote region of southern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES Dec. 11, 2010

EWU football game on couple of TV stations

No. 2 NIC beats No. 6 Northwest College; Dubose out for season
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

No. 2 NIC beats No. 6 Northwest College; Dubose out for season

COEUR d'ALENE - Braden Mowry (141), Jeremy Bommarito (157), Jesse Nielsen (174) and Jamelle Jones (197) picked up decisions as the second-ranked North Idaho wrestling team defeated No. 6 Northwest College of Powell, Wyo. 27-12 at Christianson Gymnasium on Friday.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

THE FRONT ROW with JASON ELLIOTT Dec. 11, 2010

Cashing in on a great season

There are plenty of reasons why Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will win the Heisman Trophy tonight.

Kids stuff stockings - er, bags - with clothes
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Kids stuff stockings - er, bags - with clothes

COEUR d'ALENE - After the jeans, shoes and dresses were in the bag, there was still enough room for a robe - a long, warm, flowing robe.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Poll: Education key to bolster economy

Caveat: Just don't try to raise taxes

The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. But don't count on folks to support higher taxes to improve schools.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Property value and taxes Q & A

Here are some questions and answers from Kootenai County Assessor Mike McDowell (via the Kootenai County website):

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Cougs follow big win with another win

SPOKANE - Washington State coach Ken Bone was concerned that the Cougars would have difficulty maintaining their intensity two nights after dominating regional rival Gonzaga before a large home crowd.

Tax cuts look like add-ons
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Tax cuts look like add-ons

Clinton back on Capitol Hill to plead Obama's case

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the spirit of the holiday season, President Barack Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans is becoming a Christmas tree tinseled with gifts for lobbyists and lawmakers. But that hardly stopped the squabbling on Friday, with Bill Clinton back at the White House pleading the president's case.

Gaming marathon collecting food, toys
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Gaming marathon collecting food, toys

Gamers Haven hosts fundraiser

POST FALLS - The Gamer's Haven in Post Falls (1600 E. Seltice Way) will host the Inaugural Charity Gaming Marathon this weekend, a 48-hour event that will benefit the Post Falls food bank.

China furious over Nobel award
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

China furious over Nobel award

BEIJING (AP) - China repeated its claim Saturday that the world is meddling in its affairs after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in absentia to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. The ceremony was censored in China, which has seen a clampdown on dissidents and some news websites blocked in recent days.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Area Christmas programs for Sunday

Christmas programs in the area on Sunday include:

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Congress, don't drive docs out of Medicare

Sometime before Jan. 1, 2011, members of Congress should take a moment and think about what it would be like to show up for an appointment with their doctor, only to be told "I'm sorry. I no longer accept your insurance. You'll have to pay up front."

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

First Amendment and education: Two gems

Anyone who values the First Amendment should also value Voltaire and Mark Twain, for both men gave us wise words regarding freedom of speech. I revisited their wisdom after a "My Turn" article published about a month ago caused a barrage of negative responses in this paper.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Bacteria found in Post Falls water

Boiling not needed; affected area north of Poleline

POST FALLS - The city of Post Falls on Thursday announced that routine water samples taken on Tuesday revealed the presence of coliform bacteria.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Sides rest in mega-loads hearing

Hearing officer doesn't know when decision is coming

BOISE - Day two of the mega-loads hearing delivered hope to Highway 12 residents battling the state over planned shipments of road-blocking oil refinery equipment.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Eccentric cartel chief killed

MEXICO CITY - The eccentric leader of the brutal La Familia drug cartel was killed in a shootout during two days of fighting between federal police and gunmen that terrified civilians across a western Mexican state, the government said Friday.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Struggling parents of three seek little miracle

With their three children, this couple is living in a 28-foot fifth wheel trailer.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 11, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

Peace and contentment for pets
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Peace and contentment for pets

Resort opens with dogs' comfort in mind

COEUR d'ALENE - When Ralph Ansel walks in the kennel area at Northwest Pet Resort, he hears nothing.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Shelter closure leaves victims in danger

TIPS looks to rebuild Sandpoint domestic violence program

SANDPOINT - A homeless puppy is cute and thoroughly adoptable. A child in need is heart-rending and easy to help. But a woman who has been beaten black-and-blue is just plain terrifying.

Guilty verdict thrills Smart
December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Guilty verdict thrills Smart

Kidnapping victim glad 'justice can be served'

SALT LAKE CITY - Elizabeth Smart waited more than eight years for the word she heard Friday.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Asphalt plant deliberations tabled

Commissioners pick Dec. 16 as day to resume discussion

COEUR d'ALENE - The testimony was divided between a business saying it had no options, and property owners pleading over quality of life. The Kootenai County commissioners needed more time.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Hawaii joins exodus of WAC

Warriors moving to Mountain West in football, Big West in all other sports

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii is joining the Mountain West Conference for football and the Big West in other sports, abandoning the Western Athletic Conference after 32 years.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Chiefs win in shootout at Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Blake Gal scored in the third round of a shootout as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in a shootout for their fourth straight win in a Western Hockey League action on Friday at the Pacific Coliseum.

December 11, 2010 8 p.m.

Cardinal teams lose SWAC openers

Both NIC teams suffer first losses

EPHRAIM, Utah - UNLV transfer DeShawn Mitchell scored 27 points as the host Snow Badgers (10-4) rallied from a halftime deficit to hand the top-ranked North Idaho Cardinals their first loss, 76-72 on Friday night in the Scenic West Athletic Conference men's basketball opener for both schools.

December 11, 2010 2 a.m.

Columnist hunts for - and finds - misinformation

Justified Right

Friday, December 10

December 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 11, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE On FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011, AT THE HOUR OF 11:15 o'clock A.M., local time, of said day, at the front steps of the Kootenai County Courthouse, 502 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Jonathon D. Hallin, as Successor Trustee, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, together with fixtures, of the following described real property in Kootenai County, Idaho: PARCEL 1: A parcel of land described as the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 51 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho; being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, from which the South Quarter corner of said Section 30 bears North 88838'41" West a distance of 2667.38 feet; thence North 01816'05'' East a distance of 658.41 feet to South-South 1/64th corner of said Section 30 and 29. Said corner marked by a 5/8"rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962" and being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING for this parcel of land; thence North 88837' 13" West a distance of 333.19 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence North 018 17'18" East a distance of 329.28 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence South 88836'29" East a distance of 333.08 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence South 01816'05" West a distance of 329.21 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of this described parcel of land. PARCEL 2: A parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 51 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, from which the South Quarter corner of said Section 30 bears North 88838'41" West a distance of 2667.38 feet; thence North 65824'24" West a distance of 723.83 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962" and being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING for this parcel of land; thence North 56823'48" West a distance of 226.57 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence North 33827'35" East a distance of 137.83 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962", from which the said South Quarter corner bear South 75849'59" West a distance of 1955.21 feet; thence South 55854'25" East a distance of 240.77 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence South 39825'37" West a distance of 136.48 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINING of this described parcel of land. PARCEL 3: A parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 51 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian Kootenai County, Idaho, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, from which the South Quarter corner of said Section 30 bears North 88838'41" West a distance of 2667.38 feet; thence North 73830'37" West a distance of 1127.77 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962" and being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING for this parcel of land; thence North 48824'17" West a distance of 216.67 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence North 69835'54" East a distance of 134.95 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "'ATS PLS 8962", from which said South Quarter corner bears South 73852'46" West a distance of 1613.13 feet; thence South 54858'01" East a distance of 138.68 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence South 35801'59" West a distance of 135.89 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINING of this described parcel of land. PARCEL 4: A parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 51 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, from which the South Quarter corner of said Section 30 bears North 888 38'41" West a distance of 2667.38 feet; thence North 38814'59" West a distance of 1186.27 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962" and being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINING for this parcel of 1and; thence North 79800'17" West a distance of 129.19 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; thence North 03857'09" West a distance of 92.24 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962", from which said South Quarter corner bears South 61817'40" West a distance of 2051.14 feet; thence North 52800'37" East a distance of 174.51 feet to a 5/8" rebar and plastic cap stamped "ATS PLS 8962"; South 01806'53" West a distance of 224.12 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINING of this described parcel of land. NOTE: The address of the subject property is described as follows: Vacant Land The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property for purposes of compliance with Section 60-113 Idaho Code. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrance to satisfy the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust described as follows: A Deed of Trust to secure an indebtedness of $151,598.00, and any other amounts as therein provided, payable under the terms, conditions, provisions and stipulations thereof. Dated: August 15, 2003 Grantor: Marvin R. Erickson and Sharon N. Erickson, husband and wife Trustee: First American Title Company of North Idaho, Inc. Beneficiary: Washington Trust Bank Recorded: September 10, 2003 Instrument No.: 1822442 Re-Recorded: September 30, 2003 Instrument No.: 1827589 Said Deed of Trust modified by Instrument Recorded: August 30, 2004 Instrument No.: 1897952 As Follows: Modifying Deed to Add Revolving Verbiage. Increasing indebtedness by $68,402.00 to a new total of $150,000.00 Deed now secures a Revolving Line of Credit. THE GRANTORS NAMED HEREIN ARE LISTED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506 OF THE IDAHO CODE. No representation is made whether or not they are currently responsible for the obligation listed herein. The default for which this sale is to be made is the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is in default for failure of the obligors to pay the balance due when the loan matured on February 10, 2010. As of October 15, 2010, the outstanding principal balance owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust was $85,972.24, plus accrued interest and late charges in the amount of $14,203.73. Additional interest accrues at the rate of 9.50000% per annum or $22.69 per day. Grantors must also pay outstanding taxes, interest, penalties, late charges, service charges, appraisal fees, title policy fees, and any other disbursements, costs, fees or expenses incurred or paid by the Beneficiary and/or Trustee associated with this Notice of Default and/or foreclosure as provided by the Deed of Trust, Promissory Note, or by Idaho law. JONATHON D. HALLIN, Attorney at Law, is successor trustee of said Deed of Trust. DATED: October 27, 2010. ____________________________ JONATHON HALLIN, Trustee 601 E. Front Ave., Suite 502, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 208-667-0517 Legal 1350 November 20, 27, 2010 December 4, 11, 2010

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

CRUISE: Thanks for holiday memories

Mix:

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

KENNEDY: Angry and disappointed

I actually let out a gasp when I saw the Coeur d'Alene Press headline Wednesday morning saying "CDA picks up lawyer tab."

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

KENNEDY: Council made bad decision

I cannot believe that Mike Kennedy expected the citizens of Coeur d'Alene to pay for his lawyer fees for HIS election. He could have represented himself in this lawsuit. He is a big boy and knows how to defend himself.

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

PRAIRIE: Here's a better story

I love a fairy tale, and your editorial was certainly that! I submit my own version:

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

PORK: Help PF win Prairie Pig

Calling all Post Falls residents! I am a senior at Post Falls High School, and for those of you who may not know, the Prairie Pig rivalry game between our school and Lakeland High School is coming up on Dec. 17. Among the different spirit competitions that go toward winning the pig, one of the biggest contests is the food drive.

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

PORK: One way to get past TSA

I just read where in Seville, Spain, a mosque was to be erected in an area of contention similar to the one at Ground Zero in New York. Rather than mobs protesting and causing possible conflicts, the people simply buried a pig at the proposed building site. The ground was then considered contaminated and the mosque was built elsewhere.

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

CARTOON: Why I'm still laughing

There's a really funny political cartoon in Sunday's newspaper. It depicts the president getting elbowed in the mouth by "Republican Senators" carrying a basketball labeled "filibuster threat." This is, of course, over the tax cut bill, which they're filibustering because it doesn't extend the Bush tax cuts for people earning.

December 10, 2010 9 p.m.

BRUCE REED: Big job, right man

Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post:

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 10, 2010

Coeur d'Alene High

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Another shot

Cedar Mountain Farm permit amendment will go back to county hearing examiner

COEUR d'ALENE - A proposal to expand an Athol bed and breakfast into a shelter and therapy center needs more tweaking before it can go through, the Kootenai County commissioners decided on Thursday.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Cougars flying high, Zags look for answers after blowout

PULLMAN - Forget about Klay Thompson the scorer.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Man freezes to death inside car

A Columbia Falls, Mont., man living in his car was found frozen to death early Monday morning.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Truth can't get in way of a really good story

The Press published a letter to the editor (LTE) Nov. 11 by Ed Young of Rathdrum who wrote, "It is estimated that some 150,000 to 200,000 troops did not receive a ballot. This was a premeditated crime against our military."

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Hawking's 'Grand Denial' a failure

Stephen Hawking, world renowned astrophysicist and author, asks in his new book, "The Grand Design," this fundamental question: "Why do we exist?" His answer is less than disappointing, but comes as little surprise, given his history.

Igloos sprouting across Cd'A
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Igloos sprouting across Cd'A

Igloos sprouting across Cd'A

COEUR d'ALENE - A little competition can be healthy.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

LCSC narrows president search

The search for a new president to lead Lewis-Clark State College has been narrowed down to five candidates.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

He's fired - with a bright future

Post Falls man finishes second on 'The Apprentice'

POST FALLS - Clint Robertson can live with being No. 2.

Explosives-laden house burns down
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Explosives-laden house burns down

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - In the end, there were no big explosions. No flames leaping from house to house. Just residents, watching anxiously as a house packed with explosives in their neighborhood went up in flames.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Ethics panel to discuss Hart Monday

Legislator argues that complaint has no teeth

Time for another round.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals, Broncos rivalry is history

State Board of Education votes to let BSU end games

COEUR d'ALENE - A decision by the Idaho State Board of Education will likely end a 40-year-old Idaho college sports tradition.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 10, 2010

Sherman Junction restaurant closes

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Freshman Sullinger drops 40, No. 2 Buckeyes rally past IUPUI

Jared Sullinger set an Ohio State freshman record with 40 points, leading the second-ranked Buckeyes back from a nine-point second-half deficit to beat IUPUI 75-64 on Thursday night at Columbus, Ohio.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Road to Ironman with DEREK GARCIA Dec. 10, 2010

Tinker toys and snowball cookies

In the months leading up to the ninth running of Ironman Coeur d'Alene on June 26, 2011, Derek Garcia will be writing a monthly column keeping the community updated on his journey as well as what the hundreds of athletes from the Inland Northwest are doing in preparation for the race.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Manning, Colts snap 3-game skid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Peyton Manning wants people to quit worrying about him. He's just fine, thank you very much.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Three charged with voting illegally

Alleged voter fraud occurred in heavily litigated Brannon-Kennedy election

COEUR d'ALENE - Three people who illegally cast ballots in the 2009 Coeur d'Alene general election are being charged with one count of illegal registration by a voter.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Energy breaks added to tax cuts bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and key lawmakers cleared the way Thursday night for swift Senate action to avert a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for nearly all Americans, agreeing to extend breaks for ethanol and other forms of alternative energy as part of the deal.

Title rematch to Bengals
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Title rematch to Bengals

Lewiston tops defending 5A champ Vikings in OT

COEUR d'ALENE - While it might be a long way from the Idaho Center in February, the two teams who played for last year's state 5A girls basketball championship collided at Elmer Jordan Court on Thursday night.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Christmas Cheer Onstage

Cute comes back to the Playhouse in "Taffeta Christmas"

Those four singing sisters-Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl, and Donna - have returned to Lake City Playhouse to dole out a dose of Christmas cheer in the musical review, "A Taffeta Christmas."

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

'American Chopper' series on its last legs?

I gotta admit at one time I was a big fan of 'American Chopper,' the show on The Learning Channel about a father and son who built an enormous motorcycle business in upstate New York.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

CYT to host second 'Play in a Day'

Local kids put on performance in just 24 hours

COEUR d'ALENE - Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho will host its second "Play in a Day" fundraiser at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater on Dec. 28-29.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

A very, merry Netflix Instant View Christmas

Ticket Stubs

You've already burned through multiple viewings of "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Ernest Saves Christmas" still sits with a "very long wait" in your Netflix queue. Luckily, the bandwidth-sucking empire also offers several holiday streaming options to tide us all over until Dec. 25. Get these yuletide offerings in your Instant Queue today.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Comp plan nears finish

Kootenai County's vision for the future of development is nearly complete.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

What if we fail?

It was a fair question.

Fans remember Lennon 30 years after his death
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Fans remember Lennon 30 years after his death

NEW YORK - John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future.

Aaron Tennessee Benson display featured in NIC Corner Gallery
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Aaron Tennessee Benson display featured in NIC Corner Gallery

'Building Parameters' exhibit runs through Feb. 3

Originally from Knoxville, artist Aaron Tennessee Benson is drawn to every step of the building process-from architect to contractor-and places himself in each role involved in the creation of a building. Benson's clay/mixed media pieces for the exhibit "Building Parameters" will be on display through Feb. 3 in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery at North Idaho College.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Kellogg holds off Lakeland

BOYS BASKETBALL

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 10, 2010

ANNULMENT FILED

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Crackdown on WikiLeaks sparks protests

LONDON (AP) - Skirmishes raged across cyberspace Thursday between WikiLeaks supporters and the companies they accuse of trying to stifle the group, with websites on both sides of the battle line taken out of service or choked off by attacks. The U.N.'s top human rights said officials and corporations moved to cut off WikiLeaks' funding and starve it of server space.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Campaign half over, funds lagging behind

Today is exactly the halfway point of the Press Christmas for All fundraising campaign.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Children with lighter start house fire

COEUR d'ALENE - Two children playing with a lighter early Wednesday started a fire that damaged a basement and forced two families in the home to flee.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Government to blame for 'financial shambles'

Re: the Jim Wallace "My Turn" column on Dec. 4, 2010: What a great writer ... of comedy routines. He starts with the hook of apparent reasonableness and non-partisanship. He then proceeds through the narrative to the long, convoluted "punch line" which is just a list of progressive talking points. There are some small kernels of truth in his "bad guys" list, and bits of truth are another characteristic of good comedy. Really, he should try his hand at contributions to late night show monologues.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Shalena's Breakfast marks 25 years

HAUSER - The family of Kaylee Bennett, a 3-year-old Coeur d'Alene girl who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer at birth, will benefit from proceeds at the 25th annual Shalena's Breakfast with Santa on Sunday at the Hauser Lake fire station.

Recycling is in the bag
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Recycling is in the bag

POST FALLS - Post Falls has 3,000 free reusable grocery bags to hand out it to its city residents.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Unbeaten NIC hoop teams open SWAC play

Cardinals visit Snow tonight, Salt Lake on Saturday

The North Idaho College men's and women's basketball teams, neither of which have been beaten this season, open Scenic West Athletic Conference play this weekend - then don't return to conference play for another month.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Mom having tough time

This mother of four is trying desperately to pull her family through another holiday season.

Not about the money
December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Not about the money

Idaho Writers League chapter helps locals get their words out

One is out to convince everyone that health regimens are bunk. One is dishing out Christian historical romances.

December 10, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A Symphony presents Holiday Pops Concert

A holiday tradition continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as the Coeur d'Alene Symphony propels the community into the holiday spirit with a Christmas Holiday Pops Concert.

Charles 'Mac' McLain, 92
December 10, 2010 12:17 p.m.

Charles 'Mac' McLain, 92

Charles "Mac" McLain, 92, passed away, as gently and peacefully as he lived his life on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Mac lived his happiest day in Coeur d'Alene, moving here in 1946 after he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Charles was born on Oct. 1, 1918, in Devil's Lake, N.D., the youngest of six children.

Francis V. 'Hank' Chandler, 94
December 10, 2010 12:17 p.m.

Francis V. 'Hank' Chandler, 94

Francis V. "Hank" Chandler, 94, of Hayden, died Dec. 6, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center of myocardial infarction. He had lived for the past two years at Wellspring Meadows Assisted Living Home in Hayden.

December 10, 2010 5:22 a.m.

Medicaid: A cancer on state government

By Wayne Hoffman

Thursday, December 9

December 9, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 10, 2010

Notice of Trustee's Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today's date: November 9, 2010 File No.: 7037.71997 Sale date and time (local time): March 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM Sale location: in the Veteran's Plaza outside the north entrance of the administrative building, 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Property address: 10216 N. Fairway Drive Hayden Lake, ID 83835 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., an Idaho Corporation P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009 (425) 586-1900 Deed of Trust information Original grantor: Jeffrey N. Kalina and Jan B. Kalina, husband and wife Original trustee: Stewart Title of Coeur d'Alene Original beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Ohio Savings Bank Recording date: 01/03/2007 Recorder's instrument number: 2075436000 County: Kootenai Sum owing on the obligation: as of November 9, 2010: $394,323.46 Because of interest, late charges, and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive your check. For further information write or call the Successor Trustee at the address or telephone number provided above. Basis of default: failure to make payments when due. Please take notice that the Successor Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for certified funds or equivalent the property described above. The property address is identified to comply with IC 60-113 but is not warranted to be correct. The property's legal description is: Lot 9 and that portion of Lot 10, Block 4, Coeur d'Alene Country Club Homes, according to the plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book D of Plats, at Page 119, records of Kootenai County, Idaho described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast Corner of said Lot 10; Thence North 89 degrees 55' West, 41.92 feet along the South line of Lot 10; Thence North 0 degrees 05' West, 6.00 feet parallel with the East line of Lot 10; Thence South 89 degrees 55' East, 39.47 feet parallel with the South line of Lot 10; Thence South 22 degrees 07' 45" East, 6.48 feet to the Point of Beginning. Excepting therefrom that portion of said Lot 9 described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest Corner of said Lot 9; Thence South 0 degrees 05' West, 6.00 feet along the West line of Lot 9; Thence South 89 degrees 55' East, 55.65 feet parallel with the North line of Lot 9; Thence North 45.05' East 8.49 feet to the North line of Lot 9; Thence North 89 degrees 55' West, 61.65 feet along said North line to the Point of Beginning. The sale is subject to conditions, rules and procedures as described at the sale and which can be reviewed at www.northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. The sale is made without representation, warranty or covenant of any kind. (TS# 7037.71997) 1002.176493-FEI Legal 1405 November 19, 26, 2010 December 3, 10, 2010

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 9, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

Helping Annie
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Helping Annie

Efforts assist senior woman, dog trainer who lost home to fire

POST FALLS - Annie Davis lost all of her belongings in a fire, but the single Post Falls 72-year-old is full of thanks.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls plans credit card use fee

Public hearing on proposal to be held

POST FALLS - Post Falls plans to charge a fee to those who use credit cards to pay for city services to cover the cost of doing business.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Oops: Look what I found

Louis Pasteur said that chance favors the prepared mind. So while it's amusing to learn of valuable scientific discoveries that occurred by "accident," doubtless few would have made it far had they occurred to average people. Then again, some of the stories make you wonder.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Thompson leads Cougars past Zags

PULLMAN (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 24 points and had six assists as Washington State beat cold-shooting Gonzaga 81-59 on Wednesday night in the annual battle of eastern Washington rivals.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Prep basketball media polls

Records through Tuesday, Dec. 7

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 9, 2010

The story behind NIC's odd schedule

The home-and-home with Salish Kootenai is understandable.

Neighbors describe mother
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Neighbors describe mother

Crossley said to be reclusive, afraid of twin daughters' father

COEUR d'ALENE - Those who know Elisabeth C. Crossley describe her as a chain smoker, and computer and video game junkie who rarely left the apartment she shared with her mom and her twin daughters.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Commission: Grizzlies are state's business

BOISE - State fish and game commissioners want to rein in eastern Idaho's grizzly bears.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Hart loses appeal on back taxes

COEUR d'ALENE (AP) - An Idaho state lawmaker who is protesting his income taxes lost his bid to appeal a State Tax Commission order that he pay $53,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Cold snap still needed to spur on ice season

Fish Tips

Local fishermen may be chomping at the bit to get on the ice with reports of a great season ahead this winter, but it's still a little early in Kootenai County.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Mariners, Cust on verge of deal

Free-agent slugger Jack Cust and the Mariners agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, giving Seattle a veteran designated hitter heading into 2011.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 9, 2010

Hagadone Marine ranked among top boat dealers

Father losing job devastates family
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Father losing job devastates family

The financial crisis has devastated this family.

Imagine
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Imagine

Plenty of fans still buying Beatles, John Lennon music

Swooning is the best word, Deon Borchard said.

America's Ambassadors
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

America's Ambassadors

Visitors, locals flock to see the eagles

It's that time of year again when bald eagles migrate from Canada to feed on the kokanee in Lake Coeur d'Alene.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Board recommends U.S. 95 funds

Funds would widen corridor north of Garwood

BOISE - The Idaho Transportation Board on Wednesday requested $162 million in bonding authority for next year to complete construction of highway improvement projects on U.S. 95 and Idaho 16.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Kuhn helps Chiefs thump Winterhawks

SPOKANE — Steven Kuhn scored two goals and had one assist as the Spokane Chiefs won their third straight over the Portland Winterhawks, a 9-3 victory Wednesday in Western Hockey League action in front of 3,564 at the Spokane Arena.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Grandmother in custody

COEUR d'ALENE - The grandmother of two severely neglected twin girls made her first appearance in Kootenai County court Wednesday, charged with two felony counts of injury to a child.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Fund set up at US Bank to help twin daughters

The people of Kootenai County are rallying resources for the two little girls recently removed from the home of their mother, Elisabeth Crossley.

December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Democratic chair George resigns

Paula Neils was unanimous choice to fill vacant position

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee Chair Thom George resigned Monday.

Jim Beam, Titleist maker to split into 3 companies
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Jim Beam, Titleist maker to split into 3 companies

NEW YORK - Consumer products maker Fortune Brands Inc. plans to split into three companies, keeping its liquor business led by Jim Beam bourbon while shedding the units that make Titleist golf balls, Moen faucets and Master Locks.

Successful opener for Viking wrestlers
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Successful opener for Viking wrestlers

WRESTLING

Swift savors the stylish perks of fame
December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Swift savors the stylish perks of fame

NEW YORK - Don't look for Taylor Swift in rumpled clothes and no makeup: She's not interested in dressing down to go incognito.

Julia (Julie) Josephine O'Connell, 64
December 9, 2010 11:34 a.m.

Julia (Julie) Josephine O'Connell, 64

After a brave battle with cancer for nearly four years, Julie (Ladesic) O'Connell passed away on Dec. 8, 2010, surrounded by her family.

George Joseph McCormick, 56
December 9, 2010 11:32 a.m.

George Joseph McCormick, 56

George Joseph McCormick, 56, of Hayden, died Dec. 6, 2010. He was born in Coeur d'Alene on March 19, 1954, to John and Aileen McCormick. He grew up in Coeur d'Alene and attended St. Thomas, I.H.M. and graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1972.

Wednesday, December 8

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

116th Cavalry Brigade begins mission in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team has started serving its 10-month mission in Iraq.

'It was a blessing'
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

'It was a blessing'

ElderHelp's food drive has kept seniors fed

COEUR d'ALENE - With little food in his home and little money in his pocket, Rick O'Connor was not looking at a bright Christmas last year.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Even a dietitian can find it challenging to get enough Vitamin D

Since moving to North Idaho, I have been putting off getting my Vitamin D levels checked. Ignoring all of the recommendations from my dietitian friends who have warned me about Coeur d'Alenes's lack of sunshine in winter months, I believed that with my "practically perfect" diet and outdoor activity I was immune to a Vitamin D deficiency - WRONG! My recent blood test came back well below the recommended range.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Five year replacement of mobility equipment

As expected when dealing with Medicare or any insurance, there are common misconceptions on Medicare's replacement on mobility equipment. If you have heard that you automatically qualify for new equipment once yours is five years old, this is in correct.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Offer your child quality parenting

Food for Thought

In this season of gift giving, I offer the most important gift a parent can offer a child - quality parenting. Parents often wonder, "What am I doing wrong, why is my child disrespectful, why won't my child talk to me and what do I need to change in parenting my child to make my family stronger?" I offer Good Choice Parenting as a basic guideline to raising healthy and positive children.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

The gift that keeps on getting regifted Chocolate fruitcake

Why is fruitcake the grown-up version of coal in your stocking?

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Combating Stress, Anxiety and Depression

No matter what we do to combat it, stress exists. Frequently a cycle of stress, anxiety and depression engulfs us in what seems to be an impenetrable mire of mud, cutting off our very breath! How do we break loose and come out on top? How can we go through life with a sense of clarity, calmness and peace? First and most important is to turn to God. We've been told that God will help when we've done all we can on our part. So what more can we do?

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A picks up lawyer tab

City Council approves funding $69,660 for Kennedy attorney fees

COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene agreed to fund the legal fees seat 2 incumbent Mike Kennedy incurred defending his narrow 2009 victory.

Post Falls sweeps to open wrestling season
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls sweeps to open wrestling season

POST FALLS - The Post Falls Trojans opened the season with a 58-13 win over the Cheney Blackhawks and 52-21 win over Shadle Park Highlanders on Tuesday at The Arena.

USA vs. Europe golf battle far from over
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

USA vs. Europe golf battle far from over

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Europe was 1 up when three of its top players decided not join the PGA Tour next year. America went all square by voting one of its own as rookie of the year over a European who had a superior season.

The germ police
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

The germ police

BALTIMORE - This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown and don purple gloves before entering a patient's room so some scary germs don't hitch a ride in or out.

'Thank you for saving our country and the world'
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

'Thank you for saving our country and the world'

COEUR d'ALENE - Brandon Hilding didn't know anything about Pearl Harbor or the generation of people who carried the United States through World War II.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Hawk girls win 4A IEL opener

SANDPOINT - Neena Buchman scored 14 points and Cieana Close added 11 to lead Lakeland to a 41-26 win over Sandpoint in 4A Inland Empire League play Tuesday night at Les Rogers Court.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 8, 2010

Hoops to heat up this month

It's never too early to start thinking about all those gifts that could be waiting after the holiday season.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Dinner that screams cold weather comfort food

This dish started as a three-ingredient slow cooker recipe. And I completely messed it up.

Analysts: Tax deal should help economy
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Analysts: Tax deal should help economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise - pumping money into the economy almost immediately and probably creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two years, economists say.

Circles of green, circles of love
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Circles of green, circles of love

The Wreath Farm celebrates a decade of quality

Professional landscapers Travis and Julie Smith know how critical it is to promote local Idaho products as well as provide jobs in their community.

Weiss' 2nd goal lifts Panthers past Avs in OT
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Weiss' 2nd goal lifts Panthers past Avs in OT

Stephen Weiss scored his second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Sunrise, Fla.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Looking forward with Labrador

An informal editorial board meeting Friday with Congressman-elect Raul Labrador illustrated why we think he might not be "one and done" like his two immediate predecessors, Walt Minnick and Bill Sali.

Police reports reveal more about neglect
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Police reports reveal more about neglect

COEUR d'ALENE - Two nearly 2-year-old twin girls appeared to be held in near constant isolation in a bedroom with bruises, burns and cuts that were infected, police reports revealed Tuesday.

Family struggles after dad leaves
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Family struggles after dad leaves

It will be a dismal Christmas for this mother of six without help from Press Christmas for All.

Idaho getting healthy
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho getting healthy

But health officials say there's room for improvement

Immunizations are up. Smoking is down.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Live nativity, concerts among Christmas programs

Press compiling list of events

If your church, school or organization is planning a special program such as a concert, play or live nativity for Christmas or the holidays - in addition to regular Christmas services or individual classroom projects - The Press would like to know about it.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Mavs win 10th straight

Third-string center Ian Mahinmi had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and fourth-stringer Alexis Ajinca provided quality minutes to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the visiting Golden State Warriors 105-100 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight victory.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Boise State president blasts BCS mixup

Revised final standings move Broncos up to No. 10, LSU down to No. 11

BOISE - Boise State President Bob Kustra is taking another swing at the Bowl Championship Series, this time condemning the system that determines the national championship and other postseason games for being allowed to operate under a shroud of secrecy.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Winfrey, McCartney, Haggard are honored

WASHINGTON - Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of The Beatles on her bedroom wall. Sunday, she was honored with Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles she so loved.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Youth Sports, Dec. 8, 2010

SWIMMING

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Zags, Cougars battle tonight

PULLMAN (AP) - Gonzaga has never started 4-3 in the dozen years since Mark Few has been coach.

Elizabeth Edwards dies after long battle with cancer
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Edwards dies after long battle with cancer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Elizabeth Edwards, who closely advised her husband in two bids for the presidency and advocated for health care even as her own health and marriage publicly crumbled, died Tuesday after a six-year struggle with cancer. She was 61.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 8, 2010

Hecla declares

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 8, 2010

NIC road basketball

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Fermentations

Winemakers are faced with a myriad of decisions during the process of creating their final product. When to harvest and at what sugar and acid levels? Should we pick during the night, early morning or late in the day? What kind of oak barrels to use if any at all? These are just a few of the issues that must be decided on, all of which influence greatly the taste of the wine that goes in the bottle and eventually reaches you the consumer.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Remember Pearl Harbor

Sixty-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt made his stirring "day which will live in infamy" speech before Congress, marking the declaration of war that became our country's entry into World War II.

High school students weigh in on wolf debate
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

High school students weigh in on wolf debate

COEUR d'ALENE - A timberwolf paid a visit to Viking territory Tuesday, but it was no sporting event.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 8, 2010

Santa runs to collect donations

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

The Skinny on Weight Loss

As attested to by the many ads in the media, we are a nation of dieters. According to the Surgeon General of the United States, "The greatest threat to our country isn't terrorism, it's obesity."

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 8, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Ohl wins third round in a row at NFR

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tie-down roper Cody Ohl became the first competitor at this year's National Finals Rodeo to win three consecutive rounds when he triumphed in 7.3 seconds during the sixth round on Tuesday.

Being heroes was team effort
December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Being heroes was team effort

Coeur d'Alene couple save two children from severe neglect

COEUR d'ALENE - Anthony Brown and Brandy Conklin say it was their own 2-year-old son, Raymond, that provided the spark of inspiration to spring them into action.

December 8, 2010 8 p.m.

It's time to shovel...be careful

It seems like we just finished raking the leaves, in fact, just a few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of taking care of your spine while raking leaves. Whether we were ready for it or not, winter seems to have arrived a bit earlier than many would have liked. If you were like us, we hadn't yet cleaned the cob webs off our shovel yet and now it's been used and abused daily this past week.

Conrad Joseph Rheal Paul Tremblay, 88
December 8, 2010 1:11 p.m.

Conrad Joseph Rheal Paul Tremblay, 88

Born Nov. 4, 1922, to Polycarpe Paul Tremblay and Marie Louise (Morin) Tremblay in Salem, Mass.

Olive Jane Viebrock, 81
December 8, 2010 1:10 p.m.

Olive Jane Viebrock, 81

Olive Jane Viebrock, of Rathdrum, 81, passed away on Dec. 7, 2010, at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1929, in Conrad, Mont., daughter of Orin and Bessie Crawford. Olive was one of two children.

James D. Wood, 57
December 8, 2010 1:10 p.m.

James D. Wood, 57

James D. Wood succumbed to cancer on Dec. 3, 2010, in Boise. He was born on Oct. 12, 1953, in Albany, Ore., and lived mostly in the Coeur d'Alene area since 1982.

Glen Jordan, 62
December 8, 2010 1:09 p.m.

Glen Jordan, 62

Glen Jordan, 62, passed away at Life Care Center in Post Falls on Dec. 1, 2010.

Joan Winter, 79
December 8, 2010 1:08 p.m.

Joan Winter, 79

Our much loved mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord last Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.

Mickey Doyle Hoobler, 66
December 8, 2010 1:08 p.m.

Mickey Doyle Hoobler, 66

Mickey Doyle Hoobler, 66, passed away at home in Rathdrum on Nov. 27, 2010.

December 8, 2010 12:06 p.m.

Account set up to help abused girls

A Coeur d’Alene man has set up a Christmas and birthday fund at U.S. Bank to help brighten the lives of the two little girls recently removed from the home of their mother, Elisabeth Crossley.

December 8, 2010 9:37 a.m.

Post Falls plans credit card use fee

By Brian Walker

December 8, 2010 5:44 a.m.

Poll: City shouldn't pay Kennedy's freight

Last night the Coeur d’Alene City Council agreed to pay Councilman Mike Kennedy’s legal bills in the city election challenge. That’s not what the vast majority of respondents in the most recent cdapress.com poll wanted.

December 8, 2010 4:20 a.m.

HEALTH CARE: We need public option

Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, aren't you tired of the insurance companies getting rich off you?!

December 8, 2010 4:19 a.m.

SNOW: Dig in and dig out

First I would like to compliment the snow plow people on the job they've done so far this year, and the use of the snow gates on our driveways is really great but (there is always a but) I would like the Coeur d'Alene City Council to change the snow plan and allow the gates to be used at community mailboxes.

December 8, 2010 4:18 a.m.

LEVY: Fodder for school czars

Let me get this straight. Our school super, Hazel Bauman, first decides that there are too many people taking too much time complaining at the board meetings, so in her great wisdom, she decides to limit the taxpayers speaking time at the meetings! In Friday's paper she could not understand why so few appeared to speak up at her "community chats."

December 8, 2010 4:18 a.m.

LEVY: Quality high, cost low

I've attended two Coeur d'Alene School District public forums regarding the spring operating levy. Almost all of the public in attendance has recognized and spoken up for the quality education that children receive in Coeur d'Alene - at one of the lowest prices in Idaho.

Tuesday, December 7

Remembering Pearl
December 7, 2010 8:15 p.m.

Remembering Pearl

Survivor recalls events of Dec. 7, 1941

POST FALLS--Charlie Imus was walking down stairs from the barracks to a mess hall on Ford Island, a Naval air station at Pearl Harbor, when all hell broke loose.

Fifth and Sherman lights removed
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Fifth and Sherman lights removed

COEUR d'ALENE - Out with the old, in with the new.

Reason to look ahead
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Reason to look ahead

Swagger back in his step as work on his swing pays off

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The first sign that something was different about Tiger Woods came during the pro-am.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Lakewood to host KHS fundraiser

COEUR d'ALENE - Lakewood Animal Hospital, 272 West Hanley Ave., is having an open house today.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 7, 2010

Joe Anderson named associate resident director for Merrill Lynch

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 7, 2010

UI's Cowan among WAC first-team honorees

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Harbor's history colorful

Long before the fateful day, its native Polynesian residents named it "Wai Momi." Wai momi means water of pearl; until the late 1800s the exotic waters of Pearl Harbor were teeming with oysters.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A trustees delay setting levy amount

Officials table decision about limiting public participation at meetings

COEUR d'ALENE - If it were up to Coeur d'Alene School Superintendent Hazel Bauman, the levy amount going before voters March 8 would be at least $11.5 million.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts

President bucks Democrats, includes cuts for the wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brushing past Democratic opposition, President Barack Obama announced agreement with Republicans Monday night to extend expiring tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits and grant a one-year reduction in Social Security taxes for millions.

Eurozone says bailout funds enough ... for now
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Eurozone says bailout funds enough ... for now

Big fear is that Portugal or Spain will join Greece, Ireland in needing help

BRUSSELS - Top European officials insisted Monday that they have enough financial firepower right now to deal with Europe's government debt crisis - but did not rule out increasing Europe's bailout fund in the future.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Records Dec. 7, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Shovel out hydrants for fire safety

During the winter season one of the things that the area fire departments deal with is snow piled up around fire hydrants.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Caution from Bernanke sends stock indexes lower

NEW YORK - Stocks spent most of Monday in a funk brought on by cautious comments about the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Hopes for a compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits erased some of the losses.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 7, 2010

Baseball

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Jim Litke December 7, 2010

‘Decision’ followed by 'derision'

CLEVELAND — First came “The Decision.”

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Hayden man faces child cruelty charges

Girl was held down by 25-pound bag

An 18-year-old Hayden man was arrested Sunday for injury to a child for allegedly using a 25-pound bag of dried drink mix to hold a girl face down on a storage room floor so she would fall asleep there.

Seattle hopes 2nd half switch is permanent
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Seattle hopes 2nd half switch is permanent

RENTON, Wash. - Having lost four of five, along with their lead in the worst division in football, Pete Carroll challenged his team for a week to try to find the same attitude and swagger the Seattle Seahawks held when they started the season a surprising 4-2.

Out of the ashes
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Out of the ashes

Motion Sports ready to reopen in new location after November fire

There was never a doubt in Mike McAlister's mind.

Newton, Moore among 4 Heisman finalists
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Newton, Moore among 4 Heisman finalists

Auburn QB is front-runner after putting pay-for-play scandal behind him

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, two of the nation's most dynamic players, will meet in the national championship game next month.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Tigers edged by Newport

• GIRLS

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs Dec. 7, 2010

Hayden man dies after U.S. 95 crash

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Girls taken from filthy home

COEUR d'ALENE - A 26-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman was arrested Sunday on two counts of felony injury to a child after police found her two children living in filthy, unhealthy conditions in Coeur d'Alene.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Palins, Gosselins camp out; watch if you dare

NEW YORK - Kate Gosselin is not a happy camper.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for lewd conduct

Judge Lansing Haynes orders five years of term would be fixed

COEUR d'ALENE - A 71-year-old Post Falls man was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for lewd conduct with a minor under 16, the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said.

Ex-Cowboys QB Meredith dies
December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Ex-Cowboys QB Meredith dies

DALLAS (AP) - Don Meredith was the happiest, most fun-loving guy wherever he went, whether crooning country tunes in the huddle as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys or jawing with Howard Cosell in the broadcast booth as analyst on the groundbreaking "Monday Night Football."

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

City Council to consider credit card fees

Parks and recreation, police departments to accept online payments

POST FALLS -The City Council will consider how to manage credit card use fees at its meeting tonight at 6.

December 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 7, 2010

Museum board nominees sought

George William White, 99
December 7, 2010 11:28 a.m.

George William White, 99

George William White was born March 26, 1911, in Washtucna, Wash. He was the eldest of seven children born to Curtis F. (Frank) and Nellie (Myott) White. After graduating from Ewan High School, he moved to Potlatch and worked for the CCC doing blister rust control in the Idaho forests. He moved to Kellogg and worked for the Bunker Hill Company until his retirement in 1974. He married Betty Olsen in Kellogg on Oct. 2, 1938.

Lenoir L. Anderson
December 7, 2010 11:28 a.m.

Lenoir L. Anderson

Lenoir Louise Hitchcock was born Dec. 17, 1922, to Frank and Emma in Ortonville, Mich.

Viola L. Mann
December 7, 2010 11:27 a.m.

Viola L. Mann

Viola L. Mann went to meet the lord on Dec. 1, 2010, following an extended illness. A born-again Christian, Viola was born on March 15, 1926, in Medina, N.D., to Edward Charles and Matilda Martel (Stolz).

Geraldine P. Mahoney, 75
December 7, 2010 11:27 a.m.

Geraldine P. Mahoney, 75

Geraldine P. Mahoney, 75, resident of Hayden Lake, died Dec. 2, 2010, at home. She was born March 20, 1935, in Omaha, Neb., to William and June (Loeman) Rikard. A true lady of grace and dignity, a lady who walked her talk. She was loved by many, disliked by none. Looking in her eyes you could see the spirituality she carried.

December 7, 2010 6:43 a.m.

Gas prices on rise again in Idaho

December 7, 2010 5:05 a.m.

116th begins mission in Iraq

December 7, 2010 5:03 a.m.

Jobs picture is improving slightly

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a mildly encouraging October report from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), showing that job openings increased by 351,000 in October, while revisions to earlier data reveal that there were 82,000 more job openings in September than previously reported.

December 7, 2010 4:59 a.m.

Here comes Santa - to Dalton Gardens

Monday, December 6

December 6, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 7, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST Title Order No: 4632659 T.S. No.: T10-68909-ID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, the duly appointed Successor Trustee, will on 03-02-2011 at 11:00 AM, of said day, at INSIDE THE BUILDING OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE LOCATED AT 1866 N. LAKEWOOD DRIVE, COEUR D ALENE, ID, 83814, sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of KOOTENAI, state of IDAHO, to wit: LOT 11 IN BLOCK 2 OF HIGHLAND PARK ESTATES 3rd ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF, FINED IN BOOK "G" OF PLATS AT PAGE 49 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Section 60-113 Idaho Code, the Trustee has been informed that the address of; 5200 E INVERNESS DR POST FALLS, ID 83854, is sometimes associated with said real property. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by: RICHARD E. ROSSI AND ANNA L. ROSSI, HUSBAND AND WIFE, As grantors, To: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, As successor Trustee, for the benefit and security of "MERS" IS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.. As Beneficiary, dated 01\u00AC\u00A815-2009, recorded 01-21-2009. as Instrument No. 219288000. records of KOOTENAI County, Idaho. PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE GRANTOR(S) ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4) (A), IDAHO CODE, NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION SET FORTH HEREIN. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of this Notice is: $293,945.01. All delinquencies are now due, together with unpaid and accruing taxes, assessments, trustee's fees, attorney's fees, costs and advances made to protect the security associated with this foreclosure. The Beneficiary elects to sell or cause the trust property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. DATED: October 20, 2010 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE C/O CR TITLE SERVICES INC. 866-702-9658 Maria De La Torre, Asst. Sec. FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT AGENCY SALES AND POSTING AT WWW.FIDELITYASAP.COM OR 714-730-2727 ASAP# 3801375 Legal 1385 November 16, 23, 30, 2010 December 7, 2010

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

RV industry rebounding, led by smaller trailers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - American families are ready to hitch up their trailers and tow the RV industry out of its worst stretch in nearly two decades.

Texas judge to hold hearing on death penalty law
December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Texas judge to hold hearing on death penalty law

HOUSTON - In the deeply Republican state that has executed more convicts than any other and the county that has sent the most to death row, an unusual legal proceeding will begin this week: A Democratic judge will hold a lengthy hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Brubeck beats illness to celebrate 90th and jazz

NEW YORK - Dave Brubeck gingerly made his way to the bandstand through a packed Blue Note jazz club, and a smile lit up the jazz legend's face after he began playing a Duke Ellington medley he dedicated to "my favorite jazz composer, pianist, musician and friend."

Average joes, celebrities welcomed at Elaine's
December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Average joes, celebrities welcomed at Elaine's

Famous restaurant's namesake remembered

NEW YORK - Celebrities and bold names and the publishing elite made Elaine Kaufman's restaurant famous. But you didn't have to be a star to pass her personal test and join the inner circle of regulars.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Northern Lakes Fire holding community food drive

The Northern Lakes Fire District will be in the Hayden and Rathdrum collecting food and toys to support local food banks this month.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with Tim Dahlberg December 6, 2010

Plenty to learn from bowl game names

Want to fight hunger? There's a bowl for that.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Despite retirement, Blankenship to testify

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship is expected to honor an agreement to testify this month about the nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades despite his sudden retirement plans, investigators said Saturday.

Unabomber's land for sale
December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Unabomber's land for sale

LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) - A 1.4-acre parcel of land in western Montana that was once owned by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is on the market for $69,500.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports Briefs December 6, 2010

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell capped off his greatest year by putting together the greatest comeback ever against Tiger Woods in the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Boise State headed to Vegas

The MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas will offer a glimpse of at what might have been.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

The road more traveled

Highway district pushing to repair heavily used road in Harrison

East Side Highway District has another project on the table.

Someone who can use it
December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Someone who can use it

Program mentors kids of jailed parents

TWIN FALLS - A resident at Alterra Wynwood retirement center would give Wimpy Spain money on Sundays and tell him to go do something for someone who could use it.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tis the season for ... burglaries

Police: Criminals have eye on your holiday gifts

Guard those Christmas presents, folks, and keep an eye on that new big-screen TV. Don't forget to lock your doors, either.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals finish 3-0 at own tourney

MOSCOW (AP) - Kyle Barone had 18 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat Eastern Michigan 75-60 in the Basketball Travelers Classic on Sunday night.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Family burdened by blizzard of troubles

As the holiday season unfolds, this mother of two tells Press Christmas for All, "We are in a really bad place right now."

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Cuomo finally gets a battle

New York AG gets rare fight from Wall Street car czar

NEW YORK - In his four years as New York's attorney general, Andrew Cuomo had his way with Wall Street, muscling banks and bankers into paying fines, making reforms and eating crow for their errors during the financial crisis.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

World Briefs December 6, 2010

Iran claims nuke advance before talks

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Moos sticks with Wulff at WSU

Coach showing improvement despite 5-32 record in three seasons

Washington State football coach Paul Wulff will return next season, athletic director Bill Moos said Sunday.

Second-half surge
December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Second-half surge

Seahawks rally with 21-point third quarter Seattle 31, Carolina 14

SEATTLE - Trying to describe this comeback befuddled even Pete Carroll.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Anglers hook year-round fishing at American Falls

AMERICAN FALLS - At City Hall, Mayor Amy Wynn has fishing gear intermingled with her office supplies, and her former e-mail user name was Flyfishingmayor.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

NIC men win hoop tourney

COEUR d'ALENE - After Community Colleges of Spokane hit 20 3-point baskets in their first meeting, the North Idaho College men's basketball team held the Sasquatch to 6 3s in 22 tries Sunday in a 96-70 victory in the championship game of the Bigfoot-Cardinal Classic at Christianson Gym.

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Leaking Siberian ice raises a 'tricky' climate issue

Weather Gems

This past week, David Clark sent me this interesting Yahoo news story entitled, "Leaking Siberian Ice Raises a 'Tricky' Climate Issue."

December 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Brown boots Rams past Arizona

NFL - Week 13

Steven Jackson ran for 102 yards, including 27 on the game's lone touchdown, and former Seattle Seahawk Josh Brown kicked four field goals as the St. Louis Rams (6-6) won consecutive road games for the first time in more than three years, beating the Arizona Cardinals (3-9) 19-6 in Glendale, Ariz.

Sunday, December 5

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Showdown may pave way for year-end tax deal

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Moscow man dies in head-on crash

VIOLA - A 29-year-old Moscow man died Friday in a head-on vehicle collision with an Athol man on U.S. 95, a few miles north of Moscow, according to Idaho State Police.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Is your bedroom keeping you awake at night?

A little electronic "feng shui" can help keep EMFs at bay.

China dominating the U.S. IPO market
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

China dominating the U.S. IPO market

NEW YORK - Chinese companies are poised to dominate the U.S. IPO market next week.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Employment falls slightly in 2010

Labor economist offers breakdown of county employment picture

Kootenai County's job numbers have slipped this year.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Kellogg wins Silver Valley tourney

KELLOGG - Tyler Morgan had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Kellogg Wildcats defeated the Wallace Miners 50-34 to win the boys Silver Valley Tournament championship on Saturday at Andrews Gymnasium.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Geiger guides Vandals at tourney

MOSCOW (AP) - Deremy Geiger scored 17 points and hit four 3-pointers as Idaho beat Monmouth 69-66 Saturday night in the Basketball Travelers Classic.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Gomez, Norris finish in top 50 at Foot Locker race

WALNUT, Calif. - Coeur d'Alene High senior Kinsey Gomez finished finished 48th out of 123 competitors in the 5-kilometer girls seeded race in 19 minutes, 42 seconds in the girls seeded race at the 29th annual Foot Locker West Regional cross country championships Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene takes third at Nike tourney

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Kyeli Parker scored 19 points as the Coeur d'Alene Vikings defeated the South Eugene (Ore.) Axeman 55-40 to win the third-place game of the Nike Northwest Invitational on Saturday at Southridge High.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Snipes ordered to prison for tax evasion

ORLANDO, Fla. - Actor Wesley Snipes was ordered Wednesday to voluntarily surrender at a federal prison in Pennsylvania next week to begin his three-year sentence for failing to pay taxes.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

The time is right to buy or sell

This week's news of rising interest rates should get the attention of those contemplating a change in their housing status. These last three weeks we have seen a modest rise in interest rates among the nation's lenders. Fannie Mae reports that last week's typical 30-year loan rate was 4.46 percent, up from 4.17 percent last month. Although this rate increase is modest, less than half a percent, the cost of housing has risen accordingly.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Grandma's grief is compounded

Her husband died three weeks ago, and this grandmother's grief has been compounded by financial hardship and stress.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE December 5, 2010

Vandals had little margin for error

Last week's oh-so-close loss at Fresno State was almost a cruel teaser for the University of Idaho football team.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Moore leads Boise St. in WAC farewell

Carroll advances to NAIA championship; Eastern Washington wins FCS opener

BOISE (AP) - It took just one play for Boise State linebacker Derrell Acrey to help erase all the pain and misery from the meltdown against Nevada that dashed the Broncos' BCS dreams a week ago.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Senate to counter right-leaning House

BOISE - Republicans in the Idaho Senate could have made a statement: An already conservative GOP caucus has tilted further right.

U.S., South Korea reach highly-coveted trade deal
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

U.S., South Korea reach highly-coveted trade deal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on the largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly-coveted deal the Obama administration hopes will boost American exports and create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Chiefs beat Portland at home - finally

SPOKANE - Steven Kuhn and Matt Marantz scored 36 seconds apart in the first period and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in Western Hockey League action in front of 7,638 at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

A prairie fairy tale

Once upon a time just a few years ago, some villagers raised voices if not pitchforks against the spread of homes on the Rathdrum Prairie.

Marilyn Hunt: Woman of strength
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Marilyn Hunt: Woman of strength

IN PERSON

How's this for a typical day?

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Not all colleges are equal

The Linotype

After 50 years in higher education I have some things to say that may not be popular with those who give frequent lip service to quality but avoid meaningful discussion about it.

Economic outlook looking good for some
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Economic outlook looking good for some

Area manufacturers to have good year; North Idaho to again be draw for vacationers

COEUR d'ALENE - A bright spot for the Kootenai County economy in 2010 was the strength of the Canadian dollar and the trend of Seattle and Portland residents to stay within the region for vacations.

Vandals win with late heroics
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals win with late heroics

Idaho blocks field goal at end of regulation; Greenwood catches TD in OT

MOSCOW — Eric Greenwood was grinning as he saw the ball coming his way on third down and 8. In overtime. On Senior Day.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Winford's hot shooting sparks EWU

CHENEY (AP) - Kevin Winford scored a career-high 39 points and made a school-record 10 3-point shots as Eastern Washington beat New Hope Christian College 112-41 on Saturday night.

Court to hear arguments over immigration law
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Court to hear arguments over immigration law

PHOENIX - The impassioned debate over the nation's immigration policy takes center stage at the Supreme Court Wednesday in a dispute over an Arizona law that punishes employers who knowingly hire workers illegally in the U.S.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Zags fall to the '3'

Sharp-shooting Illini pull away in 2nd half

SEATTLE (AP) - Illinois coach Bruce Weber was looking for a little inspiration, so he talked to his team about a trip to Michigan State during the 2004-05 season.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Duke tops Butler in rematch

Nolan Smith scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke to an 82-70 victory over Butler (4-3) on Saturday at East Rutherford, N.J., moving Mike Krzyzewski into a tie with Adolph Rupp for third place on the coaching career wins list.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Supreme motivation should change in tough times

After many decades of being a business owner and salesman, I have never, ever changed my Golden Rule of Selling: Know Your Customer.

Rathdrum, Hayden ring in the season
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum, Hayden ring in the season

Santa Claus had a hectic Saturday.

Running is her Habit
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Running is her Habit

Faith and grace inspire Sister Madonna Buder

After suffering through a broken hip, through hypothermia, through the wrong shoes and the wrong bike gears, Sister Madonna Buder has never turned to a private coach to guide her through her Ironman training.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Pearls of wisdom

Lakes middle school to pay tribute to the 'Greatest Generation'

COEUR d'ALENE - Never forget what happened.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Climate talks stepping up to higher level

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - The slow-moving U.N. talks on combating global warming took a step forward Saturday with revised proposals for a $100 billion-a-year climate aid fund and other issues for debate by the world's environment ministers this week.

Republicans seize on unemployment rate hike
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Republicans seize on unemployment rate hike

WASHINGTON - With unemployment rising, incoming House Speaker John Boehner vowed Friday that Republicans will show the way toward extending tax cuts in 2011 if the outgoing Democrats fail to do it sooner.

Locker's lob
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Locker's lob

QB's late TD pass sends Huskies to first bowl game since 2002 Washington 35, Washington State 28

PULLMAN - One drive, one throw and one career-defining moment for Jake Locker.

Viacom replays copyright claims in YouTube appeal
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Viacom replays copyright claims in YouTube appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - Viacom Inc. is seeking to overturn a court decision that dismissed its claims of copyright abuse against YouTube even though the Internet video site used to show thousands of pirated clips.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Oregon, Auburn title game bound

Along with all that flash and dash and those snazzy uniforms, No. 1 Oregon will bring a hefty dose of good old-fashioned grit to the BCS national title game.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Franco, Hathaway to co-host Oscars

LOS ANGELES - James Franco and Anne Hathaway have just what Academy Awards producers want as hosts of Hollywood's biggest night. They'll put on a show, rather than just another awards ceremony, organizers say.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Thanks December 4, 2010

KMC: Did an amazing job

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

How muni bond bust could do big damage

States looking to close $114B in budget shortfalls

NEW YORK - It's the other U.S. debt problem.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

FedEx raising ground shipping rates 4.9 percent

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - FedEx Corp. is raising rates for ground shipping and home delivery by an average of 4.9 percent next month.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho exports rebound over 2009 totals

BOISE (AP) - Idaho exports shipped through September climbed to $3.83 billion, putting 2010 on a pace to come close the state's 2008 record of $5 billion, the Idaho Department of Commerce said in a recent report.

A setback for the economy
December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

A setback for the economy

Job growth weak for November

WASHINGTON - The nation added only a trickle of jobs in November, far fewer than experts had expected and a reminder that the economy is still recovering only fitfully.

December 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Hall wins in Vegas; NIC's Jones sixth

WRESTLING

December 5, 2010 11:57 a.m.

PEARL: Remember to support America

The year 1941, December the 7th, Japan bombed our whole Pacific fleet, killing thousands of our family members. Then many of the Pacific Islands - Iwo Jima, Saipan, Guam, the Solomon Islands.

December 5, 2010 11:56 a.m.

CRAPO: Stance on debt laudable

Now is the time for leaders to stand up and address our burgeoning national debt. Idaho has such a leader in Senator Mike Crapo, who has made the bold step to support the current proposal by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The measure seeks the first comprehensive pathway to a fiscally responsible future for America. Is it perfect? No. Is it incredibly important for securing our children's and grandchildren's economic and peaceful well-being? Absolutely!

December 5, 2010 11:55 a.m.

CORRUPTION: Make accounting transparent

Most people are aware of a corruptive atmosphere and many are suffering from it. And yet nobody talks about the decadent root of it, muddy, murky, concealing and misleading financial accounting and accountability. There can be no question, without complete and total transparency of accounting from all sides any related efforts can be lost.

December 5, 2010 11:55 a.m.

FIREMEN: Come to the lunch rescue

On Monday, Nov. 29 my husband, my grandson, my granddaughter and I went to KC's Breakfast Club in Post Falls to have lunch around 1 p.m. As we were being seated I noticed two Kootenai County Fire and Rescue firemen having lunch at another table. We ordered our food and halfway through our meal the two firemen were finished and got up to leave. As they passed by our table they smiled, nodded and were on their way.

December 5, 2010 11:54 a.m.

COLUMN: Liberty is what we risk

Too bad Sholeh does not understand the Constitution and the 4th amendment, and how the TSA and their activities are in direct opposition.

December 5, 2010 11:54 a.m.

PRESS: Report truth, not lies

We need the truth not a bunch of lies from you guys. We know what's going on in the real world and you are trying to cover it up with your Republican agenda.

December 5, 2010 11:53 a.m.

AIDS DAY: Candles for good causes

Wednesday night was the first night of Hanukkah. I normally am at home with my family to light the first candle. However, that night I chose to be with the AIDs Coalition in commemoration of International AIDS Day. It was especially important to me as the theme was for Human Rights of AIDS patients and it was held here at the Human Rights Education Institute.

December 5, 2010 11:53 a.m.

KENNEDY: City mustn't pay fees

As a property owner and taxpayer I feel the City of Coeur d'Alene should not pay legal fees for Mr. Mike Kennedy. If anyone is responsible for those fees it is Mr. Brannon, since he chose to question the election results.

December 5, 2010 11:52 a.m.

LIGHTS: Thanks for great show

I would just like to say thank you to the City of Coeur d'Alene and the Hagadone Family for a wonderful parade and celebration and that amazing fireworks show to kick off the holiday season. It is a blessing to live here and enjoy such a great community.

December 5, 2010 11:51 a.m.

DALTON: Kids' safety top priority

We the parents of Dalton Elementery students received notice that Dalton Gardens plans to issue citations for parents, picking up their children after school. This warning came direct from councilman Roberge. We wait in a line of vehicles to safely pick up our children. If we cannot do this then what are we to do? Shall we have them walk on snow filled streets with no sidewalks?

Saturday, December 4

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Girder work continues

DOVER - Girders will be the focus of wintertime work on the new U.S. Highway 2 bridge.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Who really are the economic bad guys?

This is in response to the two My Turn "who done it; blame game" columns by Ms. Gressler and Mr. Ciruso. First, I am not a fan of either party's message framing techniques. Over the past 54 years, as a voter, I have tried not to succumb to becoming a fanatical party liner of either the Democrat or Republican persuasion. I am completely repulsed by the cheap, shallow, shady, unintelligent name calling hype promoted by both party campaign's enthusiasts who blindly support their party's causes. They have forgotten about considering truth, reason and common-sense values in determining who should lead this country.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals look to send 15 seniors out in style

Idaho football coach Robb Akey said all the requisite nice things about San Jose State, the Vandals' opponent today (2 p.m., SWX, KVNI 1080) in their season finale.

Spreading Christmas cheer
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Spreading Christmas cheer

Post Falls Winterfest offers festivities to celebrate season

POST FALLS - Megan Haler's eyes lit up when she decided what to make.

Fire destroys Post Falls home
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Fire destroys Post Falls home

Dog believed to have died in early morning mobile home blaze

POST FALLS - A fire that destroyed a mobile home in Post Falls early Friday and believed to have killed one of four show dogs at the residence started at the electrical stove, firefighters said.

Wasting good garbage
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Wasting good garbage

Scavengers leave dumps to speak out on UN stage

CANCUN, Mexico - Clambering over garbage heaps, rummaging through trash cans, Supriya Bhadakwad didn't set out to save the planet when she was 13 years old, just her family. But two decades later, in the global arena of climate negotiations, the sari-clad Indian woman and other scavengers are making their voices heard, tilting with big corporate players in a tug-of-war over the world's dumpsites.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 4, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho Highway 21 reopens

BOISE (AP) - An avalanche-prone stretch of Idaho Highway 21 reopened Friday after the risk of snow slides closed the winding mountain roadway for a day.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Locker's last chance to get to bowl game

PULLMAN (AP) - Fair or not, today's 103rd edition of the Apple Cup (4 p.m., VS, KXLY 920) is to many a referendum on the career of Jake Locker at Washington.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Cards' Jones looks to cash in

WRESTLING

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

1,000-man militia being trained in north Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - In the northern reaches of Somalia and the country's presidential palace, a well-equipped military force is being created, funded by a mysterious donor nation that is also paying for the services of a former CIA officer and a senior ex-U.S. diplomat.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Colburn leads Fresno past Illinois

Ryan Colburn threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns to help Fresno State beat Illinois 25-23 on Friday night to end the regular season the way it started, with a home victory over a team from a major conference.

Wisdomworks celebrates Monday
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Wisdomworks celebrates Monday

COEUR d'ALENE - They felt a need - that people were yearning, longing for more meaning in their lives - and they responded to it.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Geiger lifts Vandals in rout

MOSCOW (AP) - Deremy Geiger had 13 points and hit three 3-pointers as Idaho beat North Dakota 63-42 on Friday night in the Basketball Travelers Classic.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Vikings fall in Nike Northwest semifinals

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Jen Reese scored 18 points as the Clackamas Cavaliers defeated the Coeur d’Alene Vikings 48-40 in the semifinals of the Nike Northwest Invitational on Friday night at Southridge High.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A man allegedly attacked inmate in prison video

James Haver tied to gang, puts in 'work' for 'Aryan Knights'

James Haver, of Coeur d'Alene, was named as the man who brutally attacked a fellow inmate at the privately run Idaho Correctional Center in Boise - a facility dubbed "gladiator school" because of regular violence there.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Snowmobile parking changes at Lookout Pass

COEUR d'ALENE - A new parking area for snowmobile enthusiasts wishing to ride the areas surrounding Lookout Pass and Mullan is open.

Blue bin special
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Blue bin special

City's recycling program sees dramatic increase

COEUR d'ALENE - Matt Kurkowski is one of the few who isn't mainstream by having switched to single stream.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Stocks recover ground after weak employment report

NEW YORK - Stocks staged a late afternoon rally after spending most of the day weighed down by an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate. Indexes wound up closing higher for the third straight day.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Judge dismisses civil rights suit against police

Wilson claimed he was falsely imprisoned after drunken driving arrest

WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks

LONDON - WikiLeaks became an Internet vagabond Friday, moving from one website to another as governments and hackers hounded the organization, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Police search house near Corvallis Islamic center

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Police investigating an arson fire at the Islamic center where the Somali-born suspect in a Portland mass killing plot sometimes worshipped have searched a neighboring home and taken cell samples from the man who lives there, according to court documents.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Cougs fall late to K-State

PULLMAN (AP) - This time, No. 5 Kansas State got away with an off night from preseason all-American Jacob Pullen.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Bardaro nets OT winner

SPOKANE - Anthony Bardaro scored on a rebound of a Steve Kuhn shot 3:12 into overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in Western Hockey League action in front of 4,927 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Mom starting over after fleeing abuse

It recently took every ounce of strength this mom had to take her young daughters and escape from an abusive marriage.

Snazzy Midtown
December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Snazzy Midtown

Locals returning to revamped area for shopping, dining

Friday's cold didn't deter the regulars at Kelly's Irish Pub and Grill from tramping in for beer and sandwiches.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT December 4, 2010

Growing tired of bad apples

Between college basketball and football bowl games - most have a reason to be optimistic that good things are about to happen for their respective teams.

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Steer clear of caribou areas

Snowmobilers should avoid closed habitat zones in forests

December 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Local Briefs December 4, 2010

Press compiling list of Christmas programs

Friday, December 3

December 3, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 4, 2010

STEPHEN B. McCREA, ISB #1654 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1501 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 101 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-1501 (208) 666-2594 FAX: (208) 664-4370 email: sbmccrea@cda.twcbc.com IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI CASE NO. CV 10-9710 NOTICE OF HEARING In the Matter of a Change of Name JILL CHRISTINE JESENSKY, Petitioner. Jill Christine Jesensky has petitioned the court for a change of name from Jill Christine Jesensky to Jillian Christine Jensen. Petitioner was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on January 16, 1961 and currently resides at 606 W. Stonington Ct, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The petitioner's father is Darrell W. Homolka, Sun City, Arizona. The reason for the change of name is that petitioner is no longer married and the name Jensen is preferred and desires that legal documents should reflect her name as Jillian Christine Jensen. Such Petition shall be heard on the 23rd day of December, 2010, at 9:30 o'clock a.m. and an object can be filed by any person who can show to the court a good reason against such a change of name. DATED this 8th day of November, 2010. ____________________________ STEPHEN B. McCREA Attorney for Petitoner Legal 1356 November 13, 20, 27, 2010 December 4, 2010

December 3, 2010 9 p.m.

QUIET!: Libraries no place for phones

I am writing to you in regard to a growing community concern that is quickly building into a gnawing-at-the-nerves discomfort. You see, I spend a lot of time at the public libraries in our community, and while I am there at different times on various days, I unfortunately have been forced to listen in on numerous conversations that involve entirely too much personal information - not to mention profanity, obscenities and disturbingly emotional tirades.

December 3, 2010 9 p.m.

WORKERS: Penalties hurt taxpayers, too

Idaho taxpayers need to be aware of how much waste of tax dollars is occurring with the knowledge of the current administration. When the governor and his staff were made aware of an illegal work environment within the Department of Health & Welfare those individuals were told by the governor's staff "we don't care, don't look for us to help" and "we think that conditions are fine, we don't need to investigate" and suggested that the people reporting the issue were the problem.

December 3, 2010 9 p.m.

KENNEDY: Chose to hire lawyers

Mr. Tom Hearn delivered the biggest snow job of the season in My Turn Nov. 27.

December 3, 2010 9 p.m.

TAXES: County, live within means

Some time ago Kootenai County stated it would not raise property taxes. Yet recently I read in the paper that they "regrettably" had to change that decision. At first it would be 1 percent; then it changed again to 1.5 percent. It was stated that although times are tough the county needed new police cars, copy machine, etc., because police cars needed to be scrapped around 80,000 miles and new ones purchased.

December 3, 2010 9 p.m.

TSA SCANS: Israel has better option

Why do we subject millions of our nation's airline passengers to either a full body scan or, if refused, to a humiliating, intrusive "pat down?" Why doesn't our government follow time-tested security guidelines used by the Israelis to protect their fellow airline passengers, which over the years has proven highly effective in thwarting terrorist threats? My understanding of Israel's procedures for deterring terrorist activity doesn't involve body scans but relies in part on behavioral profiling, a concept many in our country find repugnant and unacceptable. How then can behavioral profiling become less acceptable to those opposed when only a finite number of the traveling public would be subjected to this form of security screening, as opposed to the TSA's latest attempt at making airline travel safe?

Snowy pavement, cold temps don't deter these runners
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Snowy pavement, cold temps don't deter these runners

Snowy pavement, cold temps don't deter these runners

Like awkward deer, they pluck their legs through the snow drifts, limbs straining for a place to land.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

In this corridor you can trust

The Nov. 25 issue of Coeur d'Alene Press featured a "My Turn" column written by representative-elect Kathy Sims. In her article she falsely accuses the NIC Board for not following a legal process in the acquisition of the education corridor. Her allegation that the NIC Board of Trustees acted in violation of the Constitution is misleading, false, and grounded on a distortion of the facts. * First, Ms. Sims accuses Trustee Judy Meyer of a conflict of interest. She states, "The appraiser is a business partner with an NIC Board member who also sits on the Board of Mountain West Bank."

School lunch bill targets child obesity
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

School lunch bill targets child obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) - More children would eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.

Food and Fun... The perfect recipe
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Food and Fun... The perfect recipe

Relish cooking show featuring celebrity chef dazzles

POST FALLS - Sue Niegel relishes good food.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Three key senators back deficit plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the Senate's staunchest conservatives and one of its most powerful liberals on Thursday swung behind a controversial deficit-slashing proposal from the leaders of President Barack Obama's fiscal commission.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Community comes to aid of family

SANDPOINT - Small acts of holiday generosity could add up to a big difference for the McCoy family.

'Next Stop for Charlie' is offbeat global tour
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

'Next Stop for Charlie' is offbeat global tour

LOS ANGELES - Filmmaker, TV producer and world traveler Neil Mandt has seen the flip side of U.S. air travel security and safety procedures.

Biggest-ever Israeli forest fire kills 36
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Biggest-ever Israeli forest fire kills 36

MEGADIM, Israel (AP) - Dozens of Israeli guards trying to rescue prisoners threatened by the worst forest fire in the country's history died Thursday when their bus became trapped in the same inferno.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Teens invited to dental party

HAYDEN - Panhandle Health District will team up with Project Safe Place this month to offer teens an unexpected holiday gift - no-cost protection from tooth decay.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Civil War highlights swift RBs

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - As Oregon and Oregon State have gone this season, so have running backs LaMichael James and Jacquizz Rodgers.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Debut of 'Spider-Man' on Broadway is a rocky one

NEW YORK - Spider-Man's web has gotten tangled on Broadway.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Briefs December 3, 2010

'Mama Gerry'

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

'Sounds of Christmas' this weekend at NIC

Families are encouraged to attend this year's annual holiday concert at North Idaho College Saturday and Sunday, which will include the traditional holiday sing-along featured each year.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Not much talk at schools chat

Only four people speak to Coeur d'Alene board members

COEUR d'ALENE - The public wasn't feeling very chatty.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Tips for staying healthy this winter

With the winter months now upon us Pinnacle Physical Therapy would like to provide some tips for staying healthy this winter season.

Wulff's last stand?
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Wulff's last stand?

WSU coach's future among Apple Cup subplots

PULLMAN - Washington State coach Paul Wulff is aware that questions about his future with the struggling Cougars are among the subplots surrounding this year's Apple Cup.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Thousands seek CFA assistance

The thousands of Kootenai County individuals who have already asked for holiday help from Press Christmas for All this year each have a story of need.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Thompson paces Timberlake

SPIRIT LAKE - Senior Cassie Thompson scored 22 points to lead the Timberlake Tigers past the Lakeland Hawks 40-32 in a nonleague game on Thursday.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A Symphony gets into holiday spirit on Dec. 11

A holiday tradition continues Saturday Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. as the Coeur d'Alene Symphony propels the community into the holiday spirit with a Christmas Holiday Pops Concert

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Eminem leads Grammy nominations with 10

Eminem's "Recovery" was made complete on Wednesday night as the Recording Academy nominated the resurgent rapper for 10 awards, including the biggest prizes: album, song, and record of the year.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

The Skinny on Weight Loss Are you at risk for metabolic syndrome?

The Health hazards of metabolic syndrome aka Syndrome "X" are devastating. Central obesity, hypertension, Type II insulin resistant diabetes and elevated cholesterol are the manifestations where only two of these symptoms are diagnostic of this condition. But as I have mentioned in previous articles, many other health risks are associated with obesity and hyperinsulinemia such as stroke, cancer, heart disease, digestive problems, breathing problems including sleep apnea, arthritis, sex hormone problems, kidney disease and thyroid disorder.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Events to raise 'critical' funds

Benefits planned to help 'swamped' Children's Village

COEUR d'ALENE - Several events are coming up that will benefit Children's Village.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

The supply side of the wine glut

The current state of the economy and more specifically the "wineconomy" has resulted in many bargains to be had in wine as we have talked about before. The supply side of this wine glut though, is yet another silver lining to the dark economic clouds that overhang the wine world.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Report: A bit more vitamin D is good, not too much

WASHINGTON - Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today's food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don't go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses prevent cancer or other ailments - sure to frustrate backers of the so-called sunshine vitamin.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Appointing is anointing

Incumbency didn't help a lot of Democrats in the Nov. 2 elections. Yet over the last 13 years, it's proven to be an unbeatable weapon in Coeur d'Alene School Board elections.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers & Shakers December 3, 2010

Hair extension company

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Douglas optimistic about recovery, return to work

LOS ANGELES - Michael Douglas will find out in January if the throat cancer he announced over the summer has been eliminated and the 66-year-old actor is already looking forward to his next movie role.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

The law pursuing WikiLeaks founder

LONDON (AP) - The law is closing in on Julian Assange. Swedish authorities won a court ruling Thursday in their bid to arrest the WikiLeaks founder for questioning in a rape case, British intelligence is said to know where in England he's hiding, and U.S. pundits and politicians are demanding he be hunted down or worse.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Self-indulgence during the holiday season

Food for Thought

Waking up at 3:30 on a snowy Friday morning, my daughter and I hop into the family sleigh and head to the shopping mall to watch the mayhem. Nursing self-induced stuffed bellies created from roasted turkey and pumpkin pie consumed the night before, our focus is not on food but on coffee.

Holiday shoppers came out to spend in November
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Holiday shoppers came out to spend in November

NEW YORK - Shoppers had retailers' registers ringing in November, getting the holiday season off to a roaring start.

LeBron shines in return to Cleveland
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

LeBron shines in return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND - He tuned out the boos. He smiled at the derisive chants. He embraced all the negativity Cleveland could muster.

Sweet Adelines turn to 'Belles'
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Sweet Adelines turn to 'Belles'

COEUR d'ALENE - The Sweet Adelines will perform their third annual Christmas concert, "Caroling of the Belles," from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave.

Russia, Qatar score big
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Russia, Qatar score big

ZURICH (AP) - Picture football fans partying where tanks and missiles paraded on Red Square in the Cold War's darkest days. Imagine high-tech air-conditioned stadiums chilled so players and spectators don't keel over in the sweltering desert heat of the Middle East.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

House censures veteran congressman Rangel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veteran Rep. Charles Rangel, the raspy-voiced, backslapping former chairman of one of Congress' most powerful committees, was censured by his House colleagues for financial misconduct Thursday in a solemn moment of humiliation in the sunset of his career.

A dash of holiday magic
December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

A dash of holiday magic

'A Taffeta Christmas' opens tonight at the Lake City Playhouse

COEUR d'ALENE - Pretty much, for 90 minutes or so of "A Taffeta Christmas," Liberty Harris, Kate Johnson, Gianinna Damiano and Micah Hanson will sing.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

'Law & Order' tees up Tiger inspired plot

LOS ANGELES - Tiger Woods might have skipped this week's episode of "Law & Order: Los Angeles."

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

What 'fall' means to me

It was a nice fall season here locally wasn't it? The low temps finally killed off all the colorful foliage a few weeks ago, but we were fortunate to have very New England-like fall scenery for a few weeks.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Animal companions: A time tested therapy

Humans have long viewed animals as companions and healers. Prehistoric cave drawings and ancient Egyptian burials with animals depict this fondness for our furry friends. The successful use of animals in therapeutic settings has also been documented for centuries. As early as the 9th century in Gheel, Belgium, animals were used in a therapy program for people with disabilities.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Jackson wrongful death case refiled

Las Vegas pharmacy added as defendant

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's father refiled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the doctor charged in his son's death and added as a defendant a Las Vegas pharmacy that records show sold the physician a powerful anesthetic blamed for his death.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Fire at school, church forces evacuation

POST FALLS - A small fire involving a heating unit outside a modular at Real Life Ministries caused a school evacuation on Thursday morning.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

'Tis the Season for Stress and Emotional Distress

'Tis the season for stress and its sister emotions - anxiety, depression and obsessiveness. While emotional stressors appear to accelerate during this time, there is a need to acknowledge the common denominators between the holidays and emotional upheavals. Although stress itself is a major culprit, more problematic are the choices we make during these hectic times.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Must-see movies before 2011

Ticket Stubs

With just under a month to go before the new year, there's still plenty of 2010 to experience. Don't waste time with "Sex and the City 2" on DVD or "Yogi Bear" in theaters. Get primed for eventual Academy Award nominees already on home video, and block out a couple weekend dates for the year's last surefire theatrical releases.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Hanukkah traditions celebrated via Mexican foods

When Fany Gerson's grandparents left Russia early last century they had no idea their Hanukkah table someday would be filled with chili-spiked latkes.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes December 3, 2010

No. 1 NIC opens

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Custer's Grass Band performs tonight

Custer's Grass Band will perform 7:30 tonight at the Kroc Center.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 3, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

The Front Row with TIM DAHLBERG Dec. 3, 2010

Plenty of winners in Newton fiasco

Here's hoping the slap on Cecil Newton's wrist really stung. Then maybe he'll remember it next time he tries to sell a son to the highest bidder in college football.

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Positioning back rest for manual and power wheelchairs

Have you ever had to sit in an uncomfortable chair for extended periods of time, or been on a long road trip in an uncomfortable seat?

December 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls man in final two on 'The Apprentice'

Winner of $250,000 per year CEO job to be announced on Thursday

POST FALLS - Clint Robertson has a 50-50 chance of being Donald Trump's next apprentice.

Henry C. Hammrich, 83
December 3, 2010 9:01 a.m.

Henry C. Hammrich, 83

Henry C. Hammrich, 83, passed away at home with his family by his side, on Nov. 30, 2010. Henry was born the sixth child Oct. 12, 1927, to Carl and Katie (Sigette) Hammrich on a farm in Ipswich, S.D. Henry was drafted into the Army during WWII where he was trained as a paratrooper. After the war he went back to farming in Ipswich, where he married childhood sweetheart Opal Miller on Oct. 12, 1950. He moved west to find a better life for his family. He found that in Coeur d'Alene at the Rutledge sawmill, where he worked for 31years until his retirement in 1982.

December 3, 2010 6:22 a.m.

Fire destroys Post Falls home

Thursday, December 2

December 2, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals December. 3, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0066540 Title Order No. 090345655IDGNO Parcel No. C18300100010 The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States, In the lobby of Pioneer Title Company of Kootenai County located at 100 Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, on 03/14/2011 at 11:00 am, (recognized local time) for the purpose of foreclosing that certain Deed of Trust recorded 06/30/2003 as Instrument Number 1810636, and executed by GEORGE K. CHENEY AND BRENDA CHENEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, to RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., the Current Trustee of record, covering the following real property located in Kootenai County, state of Idaho: LOT 1, BLOCK 10, COEUR D ALENE PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN BOOK G OF PLATS, PAGE 210, RECORDS OF KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO. The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purpose of compliance with Idaho Code, Section 60-113, the Trustee has been informed that the street address of, 5761 NORTH SAINT GERMAINE COUR , COEUR D ALENE, ID 83815 is sometimes associated with said real property. Bidders must be prepared to tender the trustee the full amount of the bid at the sale in the form of cash, or a cashier's check drawn on a state or federally insured savings institution. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust. The default for which this sale is to be made is: Failure to pay the monthly payment due 02/01/2009 of principal, interest and impounds and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges, with interest currently accruing at 4.375% per annum; together with all subsequent sums advanced by beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and any supplemental modifications thereto. The principal balance owing as of this date on said obligation is $157,481.04, plus interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligations thereunder and in this sale, together with any unpaid and /or accruing real property taxes, and/or assessments, attorneys' fees, Trustees' fees and costs, and any other amount advanced to protect said security, as authorized in the promissory note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust. Therefore, the Beneficiary elects to sell, or cause said trust property to be sold, to satisfy said obligation. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, AND THAT THE DEBT MAY BE DISPUTED. THE ABOVE GRANTORS ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4)(a) IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION. DATED: 11/03/2010 Name and Address of the Current Turstee is: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 80028-1821 PHONE: (800) 281-8219 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. Tonya Malugen Successor Trustee ASAP# FNMA3801949 Legal 1342 November 12, 19, 26, 2010 December 3, 2010

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

What do searches say about people?

We can thank Jonathan Swift. It was he who named the repulsive creatures Gulliver encountered in his travels "yahoos." Once the fictional character determines the yahoos are human, he begins to use "yahoos" to refer to people in general, a little tongue-in-cheek by Swift.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Cancer claims dad, leaves family shaken

This 19-year-old doesn't want anything for herself from Press Christmas for All.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

At college Dec. 2, 2010

Natalie Stewart

Obama rejects drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama rejects drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON - Pointing to the BP blowout and risks of a new environmental disaster, the Obama administration reversed itself Wednesday and promised not to pursue offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else along the nation's East Coast.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Promising ice fishing awaits - but not quite yet

Fish Tips

Contrary to last year, it's shaping up to be an excellent ice fishing season in North Idaho, said Johnny Booey, fishing lead at Cabela's.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE Dec. 2, 2010

Another tough tourney for Cd'A girls

In its nomadic travels to places like Gillette, Wyo., and Wilmington, Del., the Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball team has played in some pretty good tournaments in recent years.

Snowfall and solitude
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Snowfall and solitude

A winter journey through Glacier National Park

Long before we embarked, while still debating the wisdom of a late-season hiking trip, I told my friend one thing: The scenery would be spectacular.

Starry starry night
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Starry starry night

New study: Star count may triple

WASHINGTON - The universe may glitter with far more stars than even Carl Sagan imagined when he rhapsodized about billions upon billions.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Visiting Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is still on pace for a record year for visitation, recording a 33 percent increase in visitors in October over the same month last year.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Local Briefs December 2, 2010

Llamas welfare checked in Harrison

Frosh Irving lifts Duke past Michigan St.
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Frosh Irving lifts Duke past Michigan St.

Top 25 men

Freshman Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 31 points and No. 1 Duke beat No. 6 Michigan State 84-79 on Wednesday night in the marquee matchup of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Durham, N.C.

Art for all
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Art for all

Small Artworks Invitational begins Friday at The Art Spirit

COEUR d'ALENE - He had been working since 3 a.m., but Steve Gibbs was fully charged on Tuesday.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Benefit scheduled at Calypsos in Cd'A

COEUR d'ALENE - A Christmas Celebration & Benefit is scheduled Saturday at Calypsos Coffee & Creamery, 116 E. Lakeside Ave.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Prep basketball media polls

First-place votes in parentheses

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Police seek van driver

Man reportedly followed girls after school

COEUR d'ALENE - Police are looking for the driver of a van who followed a 12-year-old Coeur d'Alene girl Tuesday afternoon, and may have also been the driver in a similar incident in Post Falls earlier this month.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Christmas celebrations commence

Cities plan parades, tree lightings, music

Several local communities will hold celebrations for the entire family this weekend to help usher in the Christmas season.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

LOCAL BOWLING Dec. 2, 2010

HIGH GAMES - John Prescott 279, Bob Meulner 268, Dennis Barnes 267, Ron Schmidt 267.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Economy showing positive signals

Factories busier, construction is up, auto sales rising

One day he was ineligible ... now Newton's eligible again
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

One day he was ineligible ... now Newton's eligible again

NCAA says Auburn QB can play in SEC championship game

AUBURN, Ala. - Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton can focus on playing for the SEC championship instead of worrying about pay-for-play.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Colbert lifts Trojans in opener

Prep boys basketball

POST FALLS - Junior Malcolm Colbert had 27 points and six assists as the Post Falls Trojans defeated the Shadle Park Highlanders 82-66 in the nonleague opener for both schools on Wednesday at The Arena.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Sitter faces manslaughter charge

Prosecutors sought murder charge in death of 3-year-old

COEUR d'ALENE - A Post Falls baby sitter will face involuntary manslaughter charges in 1st District Court - not first-degree murder - for the death of a 3-year-old boy in her care in October.

Victims of foreclosure
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Victims of foreclosure

Kootenai Humane Society is full.

Riding the rails to the North Pole
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Riding the rails to the North Pole

NORTH POLE, Idaho - Local military families were treated to a trip to North Pole aboard BNSF Railway's Holiday Express on Wednesday.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandals owe a lot to seniors

Group helped 'get the corner turned here'

There are some fifth-year seniors, like quarterback Nathan Enderle and safety Shiloh Keo, who were there when Robb Akey took over the Idaho football program in 2007, that opted to stay when it would have been easy to bail.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Records December 2, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

CBS News overhauls its morning show
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

CBS News overhauls its morning show

NEW YORK - CBS News abruptly gave "The Early Show" a complete makeover in an attempt to freshen the show, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez with its current Saturday anchor team of Chris Wragge and Erica Hill.

Lucky Friday will dig deeper
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Lucky Friday will dig deeper

Project will make mine deepest in Silver Valley

MULLAN - Hecla Mining Company has been working diligently on their No. 4 Shaft Project at the Lucky Friday mine for one year, and just recently announced that the decision has been made to bottom out the new shaft at 8800 feet. This will make the Lucky Friday mine the deepest mine in the Silver Valley, pushing it deeper than the previous record holder the Star mine in Burke.

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Briefs December 2, 2010

Press compiling Christmas program

December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

It's raining cats and ... cats

Humane Society trying to find homes for hundreds of felines

COEUR d'ALENE - Rondi Renaldo has a special request.

New nonprofit helps residents 'get stuff'
December 2, 2010 8 p.m.

New nonprofit helps residents 'get stuff'

COEUR d'ALENE - The comfort is in the details.

Adelyn A. Gross, 87
December 2, 2010 2:26 p.m.

Adelyn A. Gross, 87

Adelyn A. Gross, 87, slipped into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, with her family gathered around her. She was born in Amberg, Wis., on Jan. 12, 1923, to Fred and Clara Fredrikson the younger of two daughters.

Audrey Lavane Robertson, 92
December 2, 2010 2:24 p.m.

Audrey Lavane Robertson, 92

Audrey Lavane Robertson, of Coeur d'Alene, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother Great-great-grandmother, Aunt and Friend died Nov. 23, 2010. She was 92 years of age. Audrey was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Minnesota to Newton and Blanche Edwards. Audrey's family came to this country as early as 1630, mostly of English descent; in 1700 her Welsh and Irish families came to this country.

Wednesday, December 1

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

HOMELESS: Feeling it is believing it

It was a cold night to remember. Temperatures dipped to 22 degrees as I camped overnight on the lawn at the Harding school to bring awareness to the estimated 2,000 homeless people that live in our area.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

Correction Dec. 1, 2010

In a recent letter to the editor asking for information on former civilian employees at Farragut Naval Base, the writer provided an incorrect e-mail address. Information on former Farragut employees should be sent to Kathryn Russell at karussell@bigplanet.com.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

PLOWS: City misses the mark

Last Friday at 9 a.m. I went to Aspen Sound on Cherry Lane to drop off my truck. I was surprised at the amount of snow on Cherry Lane when I turned off Hwy 95. I thought the city plows must be on their way. About 10 a.m. when my son picked me up he had to back up and get a run at it several times to get out onto 95 in his front-wheel drive car.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

KEC: Toasting excellent service

We were just enjoying the evening, watching HDTV and surfing high-speed Internet when blam the lights go out. Suddenly our electric-centric life changed from glee to fear that we were going to freeze to death.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

TAXES: End cuts for millionaires

It is time to end bailouts for the millionaires. They received tax cuts during the Bush years because there was a budget surplus from the Clinton years. Due to Bush starting two wars and not funding them the budget surplus is gone. And we know the ol' excuse that tax cuts to the rich create jobs isn't holding water anymore. These tax cuts are still with us and where are the jobs that they have created?

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

GOP: Thankful not to be Dems

Republicans have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. First and foremost the Tea Party Patriots.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

COLUMN: Must protect our rights

Sholeh Patrick's column last Tuesday made a lot of sense. The president should not have the right to execute citizens without due process. People have said we must give up some freedoms to protect ourselves. But to give up the right to life given us in the Declaration of Independence is to give up the American set of ideals. Even if it cost 10 or even 50 aircraft, it would still be preferable to losing our national soul.

December 1, 2010 9 p.m.

HUBCAPS: Strangers come to the rescue

I want to thank the couple who followed me at least