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February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Teens invited to submit 3-minute videos

Workshops scheduled at area libraries

North Idaho libraries are cooperating to give teens the opportunity to learn about filmmaking and to produce their own videos as part of the "3-minute teen film festival."

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Richland scientists study biochar for energy

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Scientists in Eastern Washington are at the forefront of research into an ancient practice that shows promise as a clean fuel source, a way to improve soil condition and to capture carbon that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Father gets e-mail from teenage son in Chile

BOISE (AP) - The father of a teenager from Boise doing volunteer work at a hospital in Chile says he heard from his son at about noon on Sunday after a long day and a half of silence following the magnitude-8.8 earthquake there.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Jim Litke March 1, 2010

Incredible final caps great Games

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — These were the best Winter Games ever.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Wash. Senate narrowly approves state budget plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Moving their difficult budget-balancing work forward by one anxious step, the state Senate narrowly approved a spending plan Saturday that counts on roughly $920 million in still-undetermined tax increases.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Cases for the cause

Local women make, donate pillowcases to those in need

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene Women's Center, a nonprofit which assists people in crisis, will be getting more than 100 new pillowcases made by local women at Bear Paw Quilting using donated materials.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Commissioners put in the hours

They get no vacation or sick days, but can take time off when needed

In the past three years, the Kootenai County commissioners have taken off a range of nine to 31 days a year.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

White House: Simple up-or-down vote on health care

WASHINGTON - The White House called for a "simple up-or-down" vote on health care legislation Sunday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to House Democrats to get behind President Barack Obama's chief domestic priority even it if threatens their political careers.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Johnson reels in Gordon

Hendrick Motorsports driver nets 49th career win

LAS VEGAS - Another race, another victory for Jimmie Johnson and yet another round of griping about the NASCAR champion's dominance.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama yet to kick smoking habit

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama hasn't kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded Sunday after the 48-year-old's first medical checkup as commander in chief.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Cliff Harris

It's nice not having to shovel, but I do miss the snow

I've had several calls and e-mails from unhappy snow-loving fans of all ages concerning the almost total lack of the white stuff this 'open' winter of 2009-10. We've had just 2.7 inches of snow since January and only 17.8 inches for the season.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Rolle ready to accept a dual career path

INDIANAPOLIS — Safety Myron Rolle figured out the proper balance between football and academics long ago.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Chile quake death toll hits 708

Tear gas fired to stop looters

CONCEPCION, Chile - Heroism and banditry mingled on Chile's shattered streets Sunday as rescuers braved aftershocks digging for survivors and the government sent soldiers and ordered a nighttime curfew to quell looting. The death toll climbed to 708 in one of the biggest earthquakes in centuries.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Glitches and glory at star-crossed games

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — These Olympics will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Hunter sings Republican Party's praises

Former presidential candidate speaks at Lincoln Day Dinner at The Coeur d'Alene Resort

COEUR d'ALENE - Former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Duncan Hunter, the keynote speaker at Saturday's Lincoln Day Dinner at The Coeur d'Alene Resort, said he believes in God - a God that has got a pretty good sense of humor.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Warrants March 1, 2010

Felonies

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Sports Briefs March 1, 2010

Golf

Whew, Canada!
February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Whew, Canada!

USA rallies to force overtime, but Canada captures gold medal in hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Rest assured, Canada, the national honor is served.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Byrnes ready for something new with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Four teams, 1,400 hits, two bad hamstrings, a broken left hand and a hit TV show later, Eric Byrnes is ready for something new. Even if it is a little strange wearing another uniform.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

CHS orientation set for Wednesday

Coeur d'Alene High School will hold its 8th Grade Parent Orientation on Wednesday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Elmer Jordan Court.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Fierce storms in Europe kill 51

PARIS - A violent late winter storm with fierce rain and hurricane-strength winds ripped across western Europe on Sunday, battering France and four other countries, leaving at least 51 people dead.

February 28, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs March 1, 2010

Ebert gets 'voice' grandkids recognize

Saturday, February 27

Toyota's crisis puts spotlight on electronics
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Toyota's crisis puts spotlight on electronics

Company says high tech played no role in unintended acceleration

DETROIT - Investigations into whatever is lurking behind Toyota's crisis of quality have put a spotlight on all that can go wrong with auto electronics - the growing number of wires, sensors and computer chips that have profoundly changed the automobile in the last decade.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Hidden hero of school funding

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden isn't the enemy.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Letter to the editor Feb. 28, 2010

VITAMINS: Don't restrict supplements

Some Fed officials favor reeling in stimulus soon
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Some Fed officials favor reeling in stimulus soon

WASHINGTON - With the economy healing, Federal Reserve officials debated last month when to reel in the extraordinary stimulus aid they injected into the economy. Some officials wanted to start selling assets on the Fed's books "in the near future," documents released Wednesday show.

Helmets becoming norm in snowsports
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Helmets becoming norm in snowsports

NEW YORK - Helmets, one of the fastest growth areas in the snowsports industry, have moved over the hump and are no longer considered too niche or dorky for the masses. Safety is the driving reason to wear them, of course, but improved styling and comfort may be what make them a no-brainer.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

HB 500 consistent with constitution

PLUMMER - The Idaho Attorney General released a preliminary legal analysis that indicates House Bill 500 is consistent with the Idaho constitution and does not violate other Idaho laws.

A special effects movie wizard
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

A special effects movie wizard

SEATTLE - For years, film student Bill Parker had a nagging idea for a short movie: He'd show those letters from the "Star Wars" opening scroll raining down on Earth and exploding.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Greg Crimp: Deep in the Sports Cellar

If you're downtown, wander inside the Sports Cellar.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

NIC takes third at nationals

Bell, Jackson, McCovey second; Cardinals total five All-Americans

DES MOINES, Iowa - North Idaho climbed the team standings to within four points of eventual NJCAA champion Iowa Central following a 6-0 start on Saturday morning, but could not get any closer as they finished third in the nation.

Quacking foul
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Quacking foul

Poop presenting problems at Fernan Lake

Duck poop and people feeding a growing number of the domestic and hybrid versions of the birds on Fernan Lake have ruffled the feathers of city officials and residents.

Tsunami spares US, takes aim at Japan
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Tsunami spares US, takes aim at Japan

HONOLULU - With a rapt world watching the drama unfold on live television, a tsunami raced across a quarter of the globe on Saturday and set off fears of a repeat of the carnage that caught the world off guard in Asia in 2004.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Family Matters Feb. 28, 2010

Looking for the 'right' university

Every year for some students and their families, they begin a dance that will end this coming Fall as they head off to higher education. By this point in the year you should have already applied to schools and getting acceptance letters. If you are procrastinating filling out the FASFA and scholarship applications, then this should be a reminder to get with the program.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Is your mutual fund a hedge fund in disguise?

BOSTON - Do you worry more about protecting your money than seeing it grow? If your answer is yes, maybe you should be in hedge funds - or at least try to emulate them.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Get a jump on your competition

In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared our national economic agenda "begins with jobs." So does mine. I'm dedicating myself to a 30-day, nationwide tour to launch my newest book "Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You."

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Louisiana Tech completes season sweep of Vandals

RUSTON, La. (AP) - Jamel Guyton scored 16 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Idaho 60-49 on Saturday night.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Kohl critical of NBC

WASHINGTON - A Democratic senator criticized NBC on Friday for its handling of online access to the Vancouver Olympics, calling it unfair and restrictive.

Pickens gives another $100M to Oklahoma State
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Pickens gives another $100M to Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. - Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens has made no secret of his love for his alma mater. That adoration has now translated into more than half a billion dollars for Oklahoma State University.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Idaho GOP of 2010 more closely aligned

In the recent announcement for his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Idaho 1rst Congressional District, one of the seemingly more reform-minded candidates noted that anyone who reviewed the historical Republican Party platforms would be disappointed by how far the party has strayed far from its roots.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Tame outfits win gold pin ice dance finals

NEW YORK - It was dress-down night for the ice dance finals at the Vancouver Olympics, in contrast to some folksy mishaps earlier in the week that included a Russian pair's criticized Aboriginal look and alarmingly long, full skirts.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Philippines: Suspected militant attack kills 11

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Suspected al-Qaida-linked militants raided a village in the southern Philippines early Saturday, killing 11 people in the country's worst militant attack on civilians in nine years.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Personal Safety Zone Feb. 28, 2010

Keeping your home safe

Welcome back to the Personal Safety Zone. This month I want to discuss personal safety in and around your home. There are many things we can do to improve our personal safety and the security of our belongings. Let's start with the residence and our belongings and we will end our discussion with some behavioral considerations that will ultimately keep us and our neighborhood safe.

Centrally located... with a view
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Centrally located... with a view

Condos, marinas, boat sales popular in Bayview

BAYVIEW - Like the former beauty queen who made a few bad choices in life and let herself go, this little city on the big lake is discovering that all she needed was a good makeover to restore the beauty that was still beneath her skin.

The art of the fundraiser
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

The art of the fundraiser

Creation of mural helps West Ridge Elementary purchase equipment

POST FALLS - A fundraising project for some much-needed classroom technology for West Ridge Elementary School generated a great piece of art, too - a photo mosaic of a cougar, the school's mascot.

'Shot books' mark 21st birthdays
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

'Shot books' mark 21st birthdays

COLUMBIA, Mo. - From a baby's first steps to high school graduation, scrapbooks provide friends and loved ones a way to preserve cherished memories. In some college towns in the Midwest, scrapbooks are also used to chronicle a far more ominous rite of passage: bar-hopping drinking binges, one alcohol shot at a time.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Treating spider-vein itch

DEAR DR. GOTT: Can you suggest something to relieve the horrible itching around my ankles? It seems to be better in the morning, but by bedtime it's so definite that I even have trouble sleeping. It's more aggravated when exposed to heat, such as by my car heater.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Pachyderms thrive in middle

In making your case for middle America being squeezed out of existence from political extremism within both political parties, your editorial declares that, "there is most definitely a fracturing of the GOP here, with Pachyderms, Reagan Republicans and other factions serving up candidates reflecting their particular platforms."

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Troops clear last pockets of resistance in Marjah

MARJAH, Afghanistan - Marines and Afghan troops cleared the last major pocket of resistance in the former Taliban-ruled town of Marjah on Saturday - part of an offensive that is the run-up to a larger showdown this year in the most strategic part of Afghanistan's dangerous south.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Troy Gash-es Wallace for state berth

ST. MARIES - Steffen Gash made three 3-point baskets in the first quarter and finished with 16 points as the Troy Trojans beat the Wallace Miners 55-32 in a play-in game to the state 1A Division I boys basketball tournament Saturday at St. Maries High.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

PropellerHeads Feb. 21, 2010

What is "Google Buzz?"

Dear PropellerHeads: Google added some new folder next to my Gmail inbox labeled "Buzz." It looks like Facebook or something, but I did NOT sign up for this. What's going on?

Notices Feb. 28, 2010
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 28, 2010

WESTGATE, Barbara Jean (Allen), 72, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 23, 2010, at home. Born April 3, 1937, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, Coeur d'Alene.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Community Thanks Feb.28, 2010

SKYWAY: KREM 2 covers meals

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

National parks '09 visitation up but misses record

287.2 million visit recreation areas in 1987

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten million more people visited national parks last year than in 2008, but the numbers fell short of the all-time record for park visitation from 1987.

Spring break beach wants new image
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Spring break beach wants new image

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The few beach walkers, surfers and sidewalk shoppers who ventured out on a recent chilly afternoon created a very different scene from the craziness that will soon crank up here as temperatures climb and students descend on this spring break paradise.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE Feb. 27, 2010

Akey, Vandals making names for themselves

Robb Akey didn't think much about what he said at the time - "That was just me being me," he said.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Rich in rags

Do you have a bag, basket or bin set aside exclusively for rags? If not, it's never too late to discover their many uses - everything from holding up your up-do to piecing together an heirloom quilt. Although the word "rags" tends to elicit images of tatters and stains, I'm here to clear the record. Rags that are collected with loving care are rich in color, texture and possibilities. Had you asked my mother about her stash of rags, she would have told you it was akin to having money in the bank. Taught to value rags by my mother, I never feel poor when I can dip into a bin of rags - a little something for my hair, a ribbon for a jar of flowers, a tiny bit of yellow for a daffodil. I'm sure to find the perfect piece for any project. Once you decide to value and collect rags, you enter the soul-satisfying world of farm girl make-do!

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

No bluff: Police break up senior center poker game

TWIN FALLS (AP) - The odds were stacked against retirees at the Twin Falls Senior Center earlier this month when police arrived to break up a long-running poker game after receiving an anonymous tip.

Huskies hold Cougars off down stretch
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Huskies hold Cougars off down stretch

PULLMAN - Done strutting and carrying his team, Isaiah Thomas turned and gave a little salute to the Washington State student section as he left the floor Saturday night.

US sets record, Canada strikes gold
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

US sets record, Canada strikes gold

Americans guaranteed 37 medals, neighbors north 'Owning the Podium'

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - While the Vancouver Olympics aren't finished, the medal races are - and in spectacular fashion for North Americans.

Brisk 5.9 percent growth rate will likely fade
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Brisk 5.9 percent growth rate will likely fade

Reading is better than government's initial estimate

WASHINGTON - The economy rocketed ahead at a 5.9 percent pace in the final quarter of 2009, stronger than initially estimated. But the growth spurt isn't expected to carry over into this year.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Vikings grab first title

POCATELLO - After qualfying 17 wrestlers to the 5A state tournament, Coeur d'Alene coach Jeff Moffat knew his team had the potential to do something special at Holt Arena.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Chiefs brush back rival Americans

SPOKANE - Kyle Beach scored his Western Hockey League-leading 48th goal of the season, Jared Spurgeon and former Coeur d'Alene Laker Tyler Johnson finsihed with three assists apiece, and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the U.S. Division-leading Tri-City Americans 5-2 in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,529 at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

AIG narrows 4Q loss, continues restructuring
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

AIG narrows 4Q loss, continues restructuring

Company has lower sales of life insurance products

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - AIG said Friday it lost $8.87 billion in the fourth quarter as its general insurance business remained weak and the company ran up expenses from paying back government loans.

Paso Robles: Best wine region
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Paso Robles: Best wine region

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - The February issue of a respected wine industry trade publication gives only one of the world's wines both a rarefied 98 score and the top spot in the "highly recommended" section.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Card women get No. 3 seed to regionals; men unbeaten at home

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Congress tries to attract foreign tourists to U.S.

Travel promotion act passed on Thursday

WASHINGTON - Millions of foreign tourists are shying away from U.S. destinations, a trend that Congress hopes to reverse in a travel promotion act it passed Thursday.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Simple answers for a complex problem

Tough decisions must be made

The Pew Center recently reported that 10 states - Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin - are barreling toward economic disaster. Double-digit budget gaps, rising unemployment, and high foreclosure rates are just some of the reasons. Thankfully, Idaho isn't on the list, and is in better shape overall, but it is not immune.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Thousands still lack power after Northeast storm

CONCORD, N.H. - Frustration turned to resignation Saturday for hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast struggling to survive another day waiting for utility crews to restore electricity after powerful storms socked the region with heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Easy to find Oscar celeb hangouts

LOS ANGELES - Look, there's Oscar winner Warren Beatty at the Beverly Hills Hotel, lounging in a restaurant booth. Or Drew Barrymore huffing it up a trail in the Hollywood Hills.

Obama says US prepared to assist Chile
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama says US prepared to assist Chile

WASHINGTON - The U.S. "will be there" if Chile asks for rescue and recovery help after a powerful earthquake struck the South American nation, President Barack Obama said Saturday.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Want to vote?

Bill comes out of committee; house still needs to pass it

You need it to rent a car, buy drinks or write a check.

Bulldogs bend, make it 10
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Bulldogs bend, make it 10

GU fights off pesky Dons, grabs another WCC title

SPOKANE - San Francisco may have a lousy record, but the Dons sure seem to give fits to the class of the West Coast Conference.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

St. Maries rallies, returns to state

RATHDRUM - Zach Lehman scored nine of his team-high 11 points in the fourth quarter to lead the St. Maries Lumberjacks to a state 3A tournament berth with a 41-39 win over the Bonners Ferry Badgers in the District 1-2 tournament second-place game at Lakeland High.

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Lawmakers seek data

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two Iowa legislative committee leaders pressed state regulators Thursday to come up with detailed information to justify an 18 percent average rate increase announced last week by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which dominates the health insurance industry in the state.

Olympic movies to remember
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympic movies to remember

If the Olympics have turned your mind to slush but you're not ready to completely kill the buzz, look for these inspiring, funny and sometimes true movies:

February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

New titles cover personal finance from all angles

Financial well-being can be reached from a variety of paths. Several are charted out by money experts in new personal finance books.

Chile struck by one of strongest earthquakes ever
February 27, 2010 11 p.m.

Chile struck by one of strongest earthquakes ever

8.8 magnitude event hits 200 mile northeast of Santiago

TALCA, Chile - One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded tore apart houses, bridges and highways in central Chile on Saturday and sent a tsunami racing halfway around the world. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant, and the head of the emergency agency said authorities believed at least 300 people were dead.

Friday, February 26

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Fannie Mae seeks $15.3B in federal aid after 4Q loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fannie Mae is asking for a federal cash infusion of $15.3 billion after posting another big loss in the fourth quarter of last year.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Magistrate's wife sentenced in burglary case

POCATELLO (AP) - The wife of a magistrate judge in eastern Idaho will serve at least two years in prison for breaking into two homes to get prescription drugs.

Dad's back
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Dad's back

Shane Avriett returns from yearlong stint in Iraq, his third tour there

COEUR d'ALENE - It's been half a year and the kid has grown.

Arsenal cuts overall debt by almost 40 percent
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Arsenal cuts overall debt by almost 40 percent

Takeover bid by Denver-based organization still on table

LONDON - Arsenal has cut its debt by almost 40 percent to 203.6 million pounds ($311.6 million) through selling more of the apartments it built on the site of its former stadium

Economic prediction: Flat
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Economic prediction: Flat

More than half of area households earning less than $50,000

SPOKANE - Anyone expecting a big increase in salary this year is probably not being realistic. While the effect of that on the housing market was the focus, it applies across the board, an economics professor said on Thursday.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Lookout to host free food drive

LOOKOUT PASS - Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area will be the snowy venue for Tom Sherry's Ski Free Food Drive on Friday, March 5.

Starting over
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Starting over

Coeur d'Alene man crippled in Seattle car crash

Forgiving the man responsible for his paralysis was the easy part for Kyle Mungari.

Sea World orca shows to resume
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Sea World orca shows to resume

ORLANDO, Fla. - Shamu is big business at SeaWorld, which owns more killer whales than anyone else in the world and builds the orca image into its multimillion-dollar brand, and the killing of a trainer this week won't change that.

Kaylee Bennett fundraiser set for April 9-11
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Kaylee Bennett fundraiser set for April 9-11

COEUR d'ALENE - Kaylee Bennett is just 2 years old, but she's already fighting for her life.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Recreating a fire's aftermath

Artist making burned-out timbers for Pulaski Tunnel trail

Early on the morning of Aug. 21, 1910, Ranger Ed Pulaski emerged from the damp darkness of a mining tunnel on the West Fork of Placer Creek.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Ethics panel: Rangel broke House rules

WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Rangel, the most powerful tax-writing lawmaker in Congress and a 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, acknowledged Thursday that an ethics panel has accused him of accepting corporate money for Caribbean trips in violation of House rules.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Donkey basketball game kicks off March 4 at Timberlake HS

SPIRIT LAKE - A donkey basketball game to benefit the Timberlake High School 2010 senior class is scheduled March 4.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Jaeger Zollman wins top spots

COEUR d'ALENE - If you challenge Jaeger Zollman's knowledge, be prepared.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Catholic Daughters to hold book review

COEUR d'ALENE - The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Our Lady of the Lake Court 1447 will hold its annual Book Review and Tea at 1 p.m. today at St. Thomas Center, 10th and Indiana.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

NIC softball win streak stopped at 13

TWIN FALLS - North Idaho College had its 13-game win streak snapped Friday, falling 2-1 and 7-3 to Southern Idaho in a Scenic West Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at Golden Eagle Field.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

NIC in sixth after first day

DES MOINES, Iowa - North Idaho is in sixth place with 59.5 points, a half-point out of fifth after the first day of the two-day NJCAA wrestling tournament.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Milestone Announcements for Feb. 27, 2010

MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 27, 2010

Police investigate Seinfeld placard

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Sheriff's department identifies body found east of Fernan Lake

COEUR d'ALENE - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department identified the remains of the man found east of Fernan Lake on Feb. 7.

Notice Feb. 27, 2010
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Notice Feb. 27, 2010

LYGHT, Viola Ruth, 63, of Hayden, died Feb. 23, 2010, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1947, in Whitefish, Mont. Private family services will be held at a later date. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, is entrusted with final arrangements.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Speaking up is true patriotism

In response to the "My Turn" by Tom Hearn, do you have a special corner on love of this country and patriotism?

Third blizzard of month slams the Northeast
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Third blizzard of month slams the Northeast

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A slow-moving winter storm smacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds as it knocked out power to more than a million homes and businesses. It turned Maine beachfront streets into rivers and piled on the misery in places hit by three major blizzards in less than a month.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Kootenai earns bid to state tourney

HARRISON FLATS - Jake Zarpentine, Greg Wallace and Hayden Kraack had 12 points apiece as the Kootenai Warriors advanced to the 1A Division II state tournament with a 55-35 win over the Mullan Tigers in the District 1 championship game on Friday night.

Otter tours Post Falls businesses
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Otter tours Post Falls businesses

Governor sees results from trade mission to Mexico

POST FALLS - The nation's stalled financial system isn't stopping North Idaho companies from playing a growing role in the global economy.

'Jacks come up short
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

'Jacks come up short

St. Maries falls to Priest River, plays Bonners Ferry today for state berth

RATHDRUM - The Priest River boys basketball team will try and replicate what their Lady Spartan counterparts just accomplished - win a state championship.

Teacher killed outside Tacoma school
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Teacher killed outside Tacoma school

TACOMA, Wash. - A man who appeared to have an intense but intermittent obsession with a special education teacher shot and killed her as she walked into her elementary school Friday, shortly before classes were to begin.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Vikings build big first-day lead

Coeur d'Alene ahead by 21 points in 5A team race

POCATELLO - Coeur d'Alene put seven into the semifinals and leads the 5A team race by 21 points after the first day at the state wrestling tournament at Holt Arena.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Living well with chronic disease is attainable

HAYDEN - With self-management, most people with chronic conditions such as asthma or fibromyalgia can live independent, fulfilling lives. A little training is all that's needed.

Risch: Voters aren't happy
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Risch: Voters aren't happy

Senator says GOP could take eight seats in Senate

COEUR d'ALENE - U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is surprised by the difference a year can make.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Stand by the Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan

Since the beginning process of the development of Kootenai County's new Comprehensive Plan more than three years ago, I have been involved by attending meetings, hearings, deliberations and doing hours and hours of reading and research. Every single citizen in Kootenai County (and beyond), has had the same opportunities and availabilities I did to interact with this important document.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Post Falls earns berth to state

Marcus Colbert's 3s help Trojans pull away from Vikings

POST FALLS - Marcus Colbert wasn't known as an outside shooter until the Post Falls High sophomore put in some time on Sunday nights working on his outside shot.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Weber State clinches, EWU eliminated

CHENEY (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half and added seven rebounds and four steals as Weber State rolled to an 85-57 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.

Oregon town unites against supremacists
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Oregon town unites against supremacists

JOHN DAY, Ore. - A community hall in Eastern Oregon couldn't hold all of the local residents who showed up Friday to voice concern that a swastika-wearing white supremacist might move himself and his followers to the town of John Day.

Seniors need more than food
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Seniors need more than food

Hayden GEMS center running short on room for programs

HAYDEN - As Erika Schwartz stepped through the front door of the Hayden GEMS Senior Center Friday morning, she smiled and sighed.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Canes, crutches sought for Haiti quake victims

The beat goes on for Michael Ettner's passion to help Haiti earthquake victims.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Sun Valley mayor wants wolves kept out of town

Willich calls for 'no predator zone'

SUN VALLEY (AP) - A plan is needed to feed elk outside the central Idaho resort town of Sun Valley so the large herd animals don't enter residential areas searching for food and attract wolves, the mayor said.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 27, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

When dogs are in danger
February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

When dogs are in danger

Owners learn how to administer first aid to canines

COEUR d'ALENE - Suzanne Hawk flashed a big smile as she stood before her class Tuesday and introduced herself.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT Feb. 27, 2010

Fans helping push teams

Judging by the outcome of area basketball games this week, it's safe to say that the North teams have represented themselves more than well in the recent days.

February 26, 2010 11 p.m.

US breaks medal record; hockey team in gold game

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - So these won't be remembered as the Vonn-couver Olympics after all. It's looking like they will belong to the entire U.S. delegation instead.

Spring is home, garden time
February 26, 2010 11:36 a.m.

Spring is home, garden time

COEUR d’ALENE — Home owners and contractors have one thing in common

February 26, 2010 11:13 a.m.

Wolf pack in Yaak next to be reduced

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has authorized the lethal removal of two wolves from the Candy Mountain Pack in the Yaak Valley since a federal agency confirmed Friday that the pack is responsible for the death of three cows.

Barbara Jean (Allen) Westgate, 72
February 26, 2010 4:08 a.m.

Barbara Jean (Allen) Westgate, 72

Barbara Jean (Allen) Westgate went to be with her Lord Tuesday night, Feb. 23, 2010, passing quietly in her sleep at home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Barbara was born at the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 4, 1937.

Richard 'Rick' E. Ropp, 50
February 26, 2010 4:08 a.m.

Richard 'Rick' E. Ropp, 50

Rick passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.

Charles Arthur Huber, 78
February 26, 2010 4:08 a.m.

Charles Arthur Huber, 78

Charles Arthur Huber, 78, of Post Falls, Idaho, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was born July 11, 1931, in Spokane, Wash., to Anton and Alice Huber.

Dorthy June Granberg, 87
February 26, 2010 4:07 a.m.

Dorthy June Granberg, 87

Dorthy June Granberg, 87, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. She was born June 5, 1922, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, the daughter of George and Cora Jacobson. She graduated from Spirit Lake High in 1940 and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1941 where she resided until her death.

Dorene Lois Visser, 82
February 26, 2010 4:07 a.m.

Dorene Lois Visser, 82

June 29, 1927 - Feb. 23, 2010

Thursday, February 25

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

You've seen them huddled in airports, family members packed close together, one youthful face beaming, the rest a mess of red eyes and tears.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Open season in Benewah County

Commissioners call wolves 'an economic, cultural emergency' to area

COEUR d'ALENE - Benewah County commissioners have put into writing how they feel about wolves.

Fire destroys trailer
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Fire destroys trailer

Both occupants were able to escape flames without being injured

COEUR d'ALENE - A man in his early 50s and his young grandson on Thursday morning escaped harm from a rapidly-burning fire that destroyed the man's travel trailer at Bambi R.V. Park.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Meet the stars of tomorrow tonight!

Young Artist Competition winners to put on concert

A concert featuring the winners of the Young Artist Competition will be held on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake City Community Church auditorium, 6000 N. Ramsey Road.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Senate committee approves texting ban

Offenders could spend up to 90 days in jail, pay up to $300 fine

BOISE (AP) - A bill to ban texting while driving is motoring through the Idaho Legislature.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Rosters named for all-star basketball games at NIC

Participants for the boys and girls 2010 Idaho high school all-star basketball games have been announced by the North Idaho College athletic department.

Hummer out of gas
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Hummer out of gas

NEW YORK - One thing you can say about the Hummer, roaring down the road, towering over subcompacts like an NBA center in a sea of toddlers: It always drew a reaction.

Wasden watches out for students
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Wasden watches out for students

Idaho attorney general concerned for future generations in school

COEUR d'ALENE - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden isn't against public education. He just wants to uphold the Idaho Constitution.

Storing up good will
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Storing up good will

Building donation delights Fresh Start officials, clients

COEUR d'ALENE - Never has the arrival of a storage building received such fanfare.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Liberty Tax Service teams up with Valentines for Troops

Liberty Tax Service has again partnered with Valentines for Troops/A Million Thanks of southern California to collect valentines for our troops stationed across the globe. Liberty Tax Service at 4082 Prim Rose Lane. Suite C in Post Falls collected 600 valentines during the month of January.

Scorsese caged by 'Shutter Island' story
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Scorsese caged by 'Shutter Island' story

Ticket Stubs

No matter how great the filmmaker behind the camera, a movie is only as good as its screenplay.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Charter boys ousted at 2A District 1-2 tourney

LEWISTON - Sophomore Jack Nygaard scored 23 points to lead the fifth-ranked Kamiah Kubs past the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy Panthers 52-36 on Thursday night in the championship game of the 2A District 1-2 tournament at Booth Hall.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Sun Devils keep pace in Pac-10 race

n PAC-10

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Time to get Comp Plan done

On Wednesday I read two articles in the Coeur d'Alene Press with wide-eyed incredulity. Apparently County Commissioners Currie and Piazza have decided to cast all modicum of the truth to the wind and express their opinions and "concerns" about the proposed 2008 Comprehensive Plan. These politicians now enter an arena upon which they know nothing and contributed nothing. Why do I say such things? Well, let's review the facts surrounding the research, writing and public participation for the three years it took to get this plan to its latest version, you know ... the one that has been on the commissioners' collective desks for 15 months now!

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs Feb. 26, 2010

Leprechaun race registration due

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Coeur reports record silver production

Company lost $31.9M in 2009 despite largest reserves in its history

COEUR d'ALENE - Despite a loss of $31.9 million in 2009, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation saw record silver production and reserves at year-end.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympics to stay on NBC for 2012?

NEW YORK - Claude Ruibal believes NBC wants to and will continue as the Olympics network beyond London in 2012, after which U.S. television rights are up for grabs. He essentially bet his company on it.

Stories from the heart
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Stories from the heart

Steven Scroggins expresses hopes, dreams through art

COEUR d'ALENE - Hanging on the wall, inside the Steven A. Scroggins Fine Art gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene, is a painting, one of many. And part of that particular painting is several silver spoons hanging in a row next to each other.

Zags clinch share of another West Coast title
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Zags clinch share of another West Coast title

SPOKANE - For most of the game, it appeared Gonzaga's Steven Gray might outscore the entire Santa Clara team.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning Briefing Feb. 16, 2010

Camilo Villegas tied the PGA’s Phoenix Open first-round record with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead over former Florida teammate Matt Every at Scottsdale, Ariz.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Romancing the cyberspace

"Well, I went home with the waitress

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

NIC looks to contend at wrestling nationals

If North Idaho College and some of the other contenders can keep Iowa Central from running away with it, NIC coach Pat Whitcomb likes his team's chances at the NJCAA wrestling championships, which begin today and run through Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Libraries to host 'Pioneers and Prostitutes'
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Libraries to host 'Pioneers and Prostitutes'

COEUR d'ALENE - Charley Parkhurst lived most of her life as a man, becoming one of the top stagecoach drivers during the California Gold Rush years.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with JIM LITKE Feb. 26, 2010

Canada, US stand alone in hockey

If this was the only game of the Olympic women's hockey tournament you caught, congratulations. It was the only one worth your time.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 26, 2010

DIVORCE FILED

Shout it out loud
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Shout it out loud

NIC sinks 14 3-pointers, whips Eastern Utah for 2nd straight SWAC crown

COEUR d'ALENE - After spending the past six games away from Rolly Williams Court, North Idaho College coach Jared Phay wondered if his Cardinals remembered how to shoot on their home baskets.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Bartenders charged with over-serving patrons

COEUR d’ALENE — A pair of bartenders at the downtown sports bar and dance club, the Icon, were cited for over-serving customers early Saturday morning.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Human rights by example

Area task force members share their experience

COEUR d'ALENE - Sustaining equal rights is worth a road trip.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Book club celebrates 15 years

Gathering spot offers slice of England

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Gamer's Haven resurrected

Retail shop, game hangout back after 2008 blaze

POST FALLS - When The Gamer's Haven burned down in January 2008 Bob Kelly was crushed.

Notices Feb. 26, 2010
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 26, 2010

GRANBERG, Dorthy June, 87, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 18, 2010. Born June 5, 1922, in Spirit Lake. A celebration of life open house will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the home of Fred and Carol Root. Information: (208) 765-3409 or (208) 667-8175

Works by artist Joan Grey Smith featured in NIC Corner Gallery exhibit
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Works by artist Joan Grey Smith featured in NIC Corner Gallery exhibit

Mosaic floors, stained glass windows among her commissioned work

Coeur d'Alene artist Joan Grey Smith is inspired by the grass that covers the Earth, which she describes as so ordinary yet primary to the existence of the world. Her prints and pastels on this subject will be featured in an exhibit titled "Grass Roots" on display March 1-26 in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.

Season of significance
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Season of significance

Coeur d'Alene Tribe holds Winter Blessing

WORLEY - They gathered to honor winter, to recognize the season's significance in song, dance and storytelling.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Election challenge hearing time is changed

COEUR d'ALENE - A hearing considering the motion for protective order, as well as the motion to dismiss the election challenge lawsuit, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kootenai County Courthouse.Both were originally scheduled to begin later that afternoon, but were moved up on the judge's schedule recently.

US women stopped short of golden end
February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

US women stopped short of golden end

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Gold was the only option for both Canada's women's hockey team and South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na. For the U.S. Nordic combined squad, any medal in any color would do.

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Calendar Feb. 26, 2010

FRIDAY

February 25, 2010 11 p.m.

NIC boosts its energy efficiency

North Idaho College has made a number of major energy efficiency improvements to campus facilities that have qualified the college for more than $88,000 in energy efficiency incentives from Avista.

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

EXTREMISM: May it die quick death

The American way of life is being eroded by extremism. It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or Democrat or Liberal or Conservative. There is no such thing as a left wing conservative or a right wing liberal. What is patriotism to one is treason to another.

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

RED: Hit the road, Part I

Nice going Mr Fisher: It is people like you that write inflammatory letters that are the reason Congress doesn’t work. Why would a “Red State” representative or senator want to get together with a person who has just called you “stupid, dumb and illiterate?” I am proud to be in this “Red State” and I am sure that you know where to go and what to do on arrival if you don’t like our “Red State.” Take a look in the mirror and you will see your description looking back at you. 

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

FARRAGUT: How to ruin a good day

After a dreary winter, it was SO nice to finally have a sunny weekend and get out of the house.  My disabled husband cannot walk far, so we drove down to the water’s edge at Farragut State Park, to get a look at the scenery last Sunday - UNTIL we were descended upon by an overzealous park ranger who felt it his obligation to inform us that we were in violation of the “365 day/yr” ruling about DAY fees!

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

DRISCOLL: Thanks, and a clarification

Thank you for the wonderful article awhile back on the presentation of the Disability Action Center - NW disability advocate award to Bob Driscoll of Health and Welfare. Bob is a great friend to those in need of a hand up. He is a class act!

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

VITAMINS: Let Americans choose

As an American I expect the right to choose whatever I consider helpful to put into my body to increase my health. It might be vitamins or other supplements I have researched. If you really want to keep us safe, lay off the supplements and work on ending the wars and supporting a strong middle class.

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

RED: Three strikes and you're in

Red: Things to brag about.

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

NATION: Let's take it back

It is time to stop:

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

WOLF: Didn't need to see that

How exciting for that young man to have his picture on the front page of your newspaper with the wolf he killed. When I saw it I immediately turned the page because I did not want to read about this great accomplishment. Much to my dismay there he was in all his glory again on page two and I got to see another picture of his “kill.”

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

PACHYDERMS: Here's what we represent

The Panhandle Pachyderm Club Board believes the editorial of Feb. 24, in which we were described as “narrow minded extremists” and an organization which is “.. .serving up candidates reflecting their particular platforms” reflects a misunderstanding of what the Pachyderm Clubs are all about.

February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.

RED: Hit the road, Part II

Mr. Glen R. Fisher says in his Feb. 21 letter to the editor that the people in Idaho are dumb, stupid and illiterate. Surely, the ability of people in Idaho to speak and the net intellect will improve significantly when you leave the state.

February 25, 2010 8:49 a.m.

Public Records

DIVORCES FILED

February 25, 2010 6:29 a.m.

REFORM: U.S. drug costs grossly inflated

We have been hearing a lot about medical health reform lately from our government. This weekend I had an experience that relates directly to this situation.

February 25, 2010 6:26 a.m.

CELLS: Council has the right idea

 The General Services Committee of the Coeur d’Alene City Council should be complimented for taking a proactive role by looking into a city restriction on cell phone use while driving. John Bruning, Mike Kennedy, and Ron Edinger see the need to look into this. Mr. Edinger stated that a message needs to be sent to our legislature to do something.

February 25, 2010 6:23 a.m.

DOCS: Why are 2 of best leaving?

How many people in this county have battled cancer? Too many, we fear, as we now have a second state of the art cancer center in Post Falls. But at what expense?

February 25, 2010 5:28 a.m.

RESPONSE: Obama is not a patriot

Tom Hearn, in your letter in the My Turn column of Feb. 13 you called Pres. Obama “a patriot.” Does a patriot travel the world apologizing for America, bowing to the world, calling Americans arrogant? I’m sorry; I guess it’s just ranting from another “right-wing nut job,” as your liberal buddies have called Tea Party folks.

February 25, 2010 5:27 a.m.

RESPONSE: Hate, fear not true religion

In response to Martin Coon, John Stone, and Thom Pace’s articles on the Koran and the Bible:

February 25, 2010 5:26 a.m.

RESPONSE: Full perspective requires multiple sources

I would like to see a new feature in the Press where the editor answers questions and responds with the paper’s or staff’s position on popular topics.

February 25, 2010 5:26 a.m.

BISTRO: Long may it serve

Really? The city is just going to decide it is shutting down, or more accurately NOT going to re-lease, the property back to Kevin Eskelin, the owner of The Parkside Bistro. The latest article would have you believe there isn’t anything that can be done. It’s just inevitable, another sad story of change and progress due to some invisible bus of progress or bureaucracy surrounding the railroad.

February 25, 2010 5:25 a.m.

PLAN: Ready for adoption now

On Feb. 17 the Coeur d’Alene Press editorial called on the County Commissioners to scrap the new comprehensive plan and begin over after this year’s elections.

February 25, 2010 5:25 a.m.

CARS: Time to rethink designs

Now that foreign make autos are having implosions, the door should be open for our own home companies to bring out some of the beautiful designs and to set aside the “ruptured duck” appearing designs introduced from abroad. Isn’t it time they offered some truly beautiful American domestic transportation?

February 25, 2010 3:49 a.m.

The ends are not the means

Once upon a time, the middle was a pretty good place to be.

February 25, 2010 3:04 a.m.

Snow's so dense, it might not measure up as much

The National Weather Service has reduced its snowfall projections a bit across the Northeast.

February 25, 2010 12:25 a.m.

DA seeks death for British man in Vegas slaying

Prosecutors in Nevada are seeking the death penalty for a British motivational speaker accused of killing a Las Vegas woman, stuffing her severed body in a trash barrel, and later injuring another person with the woman's vehicle.

Wednesday, February 24

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Wildlife center teems with fun

BCSA offers interactive diorama

SANDPOINT - Ever see an otter doing what it ought to, standing on its hind legs in a pond? How about a beaver, making kids believers, telling them to crawl into his lodge?

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Lehman's free throws lift Lumberjacks

RATHDRUM - Zach Lehman made a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining to put the St. Maries Lumberjacks into the 3A District 1-2 championship game with a 61-60 win over the Kellogg Wildcats at Lakeland High on Wednesday night.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Lack of snow sets new record

El Nino responsible for warmer temperatures, wetter weather

COEUR d'ALENE - After two straight years of Olympic snowfall records, Coeur d'Alene has a different story for the history books this winter.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

NFL declines to punish Cable

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable will not be punished by the NFL after an investigation into allegations of domestic violence against women and a fight with an assistant coach.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Authorities seek fugitive

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Valjene Winn.

Brazil's president says Fidel Castro looking stronger
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Brazil's president says Fidel Castro looking stronger

By WILL WEISSERT/Associated Press writer

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

New Mexico State rides 3-pointers past Vandals

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Jahmar Young hit three of New Mexico State's 12 3-pointers in a 74-57 victory over Idaho on Wednesday night.

Winston Brooks: Lawman
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Winston Brooks: Lawman

Former NIC, Gonzaga basketball player is Cd'A's newest police officer

COEUR d'ALENE - Now that Winston Brooks is back, you might recognize him.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Man sentenced on lewd conduct charge

COEUR d'ALENE - A Coeur d'Alene man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in state prison for lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 25, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers & Shakers Feb. 25, 2010

Downtown shops Daisy J's, Sweet Pea consolidate

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 25, 2010

Publicist: Sheen enters rehab

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs Feb. 25, 2010

Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Taj

History comes to life
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

History comes to life

Students see family's struggle for rights in 1965

POST FALLS - Ronnie Newman was shocked to learn what African Americans went through during the civil rights movement to gain the same rights as others.

Whale kills trainer as crowd watches in horror
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Whale kills trainer as crowd watches in horror

ORLANDO, Fla. - A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday in its jaws and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in a human death.

Vonn takes a tumble, US men survive
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Vonn takes a tumble, US men survive

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lindsey Vonn went down hard. Zach Parise made sure the U.S. men's hockey team didn't.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama, Dems look beyond health summit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, holding out little hope for today's televised bipartisan summit on health care, are prepared to try for a far-reaching bill in the coming weeks without a single Republican vote.

Notices Feb. 25, 2010
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 25, 2010

QUANE, Don Oliver, 80, of Hayden, died Feb. 21, 2010, at home. Born March 13, 1929, in American Falls. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 25, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Chapel, with burial following at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. Memorial: www.yatesfuneralhomes.com

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Local Bowling Feb. 25, 2010

HIGH GAMES - John Prescott 289, Doug Webb 284, Frank Mungari 279, Mike Biederman 279, Josh Roop 279.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Going green

Rathdrum school plans outdoor conservation project, pavilion

RATHDRUM - It's getting greener at Mountain View.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 25, 2010

North Idaho returns home

Rally honors 3-time champs
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Rally honors 3-time champs

COEUR d'ALENE - The gray, wet weather didn't dampen the Viking pride felt Wednesday morning at Coeur d'Alene High School.

Toyoda faces lawmakers:
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Toyoda faces lawmakers:

Toyota CEO says company's 'priorities became confused'

WASHINGTON - Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda apologized personally and repeatedly Wednesday to the United States and millions of American Toyota owners for safety lapses that have led to deaths and widespread recalls. Unimpressed lawmakers blistered the world's largest automaker with accusations of greed and insensitivity.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE Feb. 25, 2010

Of legends and standout wrestlers

Younger folks might look in the stands at Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball games in recent years and know John Drager as the proud grandpa who has watched his granddaughter, Dayna, play on three straight state championship teams for the Vikings - the most recent coming last Saturday at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Religious, not military, dictatorship exists in Iran

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comment last week calling Iran a "military dictatorship" probably wasn't meant literally. She's one of many who are concerned with Iran's development of its first nuclear device, like the 12,000 or so the U.S. currently has.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

County files for protective order

Motion claims secrecy of votes is required by the Constitution

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County objects.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Fishing slows with weather

At Black Sheep Sporting Goods, Tina Padgitt said the fishing has slowed with the warmer weather.

Moos returns home
February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Moos returns home

Former WSU football player named athletic director at alma mater

PULLMAN - As expected, William Moos on Wednesday was named the new athletic director at Washington State University.

February 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Wellness fair is March 3

COEUR d'ALENE - The second Downtown Wellness Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the downstairs Community Room of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

Grace M. Ehrmantrout, 76
February 24, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Grace M. Ehrmantrout, 76

The most loving mother in the world left us to join our father at last in God’s open arms free of illness and pain. Grace was born March 13,1933, to Marvin and Francis Landenberg in Ohio.

Norman B. Schelin, 80
February 24, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Norman B. Schelin, 80

Norman B. Schelin passed away Feb. 23, 2010, at the Loyalton in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after a long illness. Norman was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Forsyth, Mont., to Floyd and Eva (Wolfe) Schelin. He was the oldest of five siblings.

Steven Michael Blythe, 21
February 24, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Steven Michael Blythe, 21

Steven Michael Blythe, 21, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2010. Steven was born on Nov. 17, 1988, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Wilbur Corlis Hunt, 91
February 24, 2010 1:50 p.m.

Wilbur Corlis Hunt, 91

Wilbur Corlis Hunt passed away Jan. 25, 2010, surround by his family. Wilbur was born July 8, 1918, in Kingston, Idaho. He was eighth of 12 children born to Robert W. Hunt and Mary Tucker Hunt.

February 24, 2010 7:29 a.m.

Welcome to the North Idaho Wedding Fair

POST FALLS — Plenty of wedding fairs showcase vendors in fashion shows, but the North Idaho Wedding Fair on Feb. 28 has something better: The entire year-long process from engagement to wedding compressed into 30-minute live wedding shows.

February 24, 2010 7:28 a.m.

Battling anxiety

Approximately 4 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with anxiety. The prevalence of anxiety in this society is definitely on the upswing. Anxiety is very real to those who experience it, ranging from mild and a simple annoyance to extreme. Symptoms include feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, vulnerability, suppressed or overt anger, pessimism and low self esteem. It is a state of over-worrying, expecting the worst to occur. It is based in fear, and that fear becomes the controlling factor. It can be triggered by countless events, both known and unknown. Sometimes a sound, an odor, an impending event or ruminating about a past event can trigger an “attack.”

February 24, 2010 7:27 a.m.

Sciatica and chiropractic

Sciatica….if you don’t know the meaning of the word, then you have probably never experienced the symptoms.

February 24, 2010 7:26 a.m.

Diet do's and don'ts for Dudes

Men think differently when it comes to nutrition. It’s not that they don’t care about nutrition, health or fitness, but “diet” tends to be one of those feminine words. This is why diet foods and beverages tend to be marketed to women, not men.

February 24, 2010 7:25 a.m.

Take it from a walk to a run with Fleet Feet

The first steps on a new exercise program can be the hardest to take when one tries to go it alone. The loneliness of the long-distance runner isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Many beginning runners find trouble with consistent motivation and a lack of direction.

February 24, 2010 7:24 a.m.

Wines of the Year

While we don’t rate wines on a number scale, there are clear winners from the past year based on customer purchases. As I’ve said so many times, big ratings and high praise from me won’t change a wine you don’t like into one you do. While clearly this rating system is unscientific, it is based on a far better indicator — your purchases and repeat purchases, many times by the case. The wines are listed in order of white to red and lighter bodied to fuller.

February 24, 2010 6 a.m.

The Skinny on Weight Loss: Part V 

Obesity and Dieting in History 

Doesn’t it make sense that if a diet is scientifically valid, (can be explained using not a few obscure scientific articles but standard medical textbooks) and has a rich historical heritage, that it will be a successful and healthy diet — not just for some, but for everyone?

Tuesday, February 23

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT Feb. 24, 2010

Excitement not ending for area schools

It could be a while before another weekend of basketball like last weekend with North Idaho teams happens again, but with more big games on tap this week - maybe it's a sign of things to come.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Comp Plan a long time coming

Commissioners want to get it right; critics say the time is now

COEUR d'ALENE - Nine months.

Like father, like son
February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Like father, like son

NIC machining student follows in father's footsteps

There wasn't a lot for Logan Lively to do as a teenager in Mullan, Idaho. So when he was given a small metal lathe, he was eager to fix it and start tinkering.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 24, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Coin show this weekend

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene Coin Club's 50th annual coin and antique show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

Youth Sports Feb. 24, 2010
February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Youth Sports Feb. 24, 2010

Flip Factory gymnastics meet nears

GYMNASTICS

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Kramer's gaffe negates record

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Bode Miller made the kind of mistake that happens in skiing, especially for a risk-taker like him.

Teacher tackles gunman
February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Teacher tackles gunman

LITTLETON, Colo. - A teacher tackled a man armed with a high-powered rifle just after two teenage students were shot Tuesday at a suburban Denver middle school which sits just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, authorities said.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Hotter than haute

Hot Rod Cafe owner offers new catering company

POST FALLS - Haute cuisine and hot rods have something in common apart from the artistry that goes into their creation.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Suns snap Thunder's win streak

NBA

Jason Richardson connected on a floater from the foul line with 0.7 seconds left to complete the Suns' rally from a 10-point deficit and visiting Phoenix snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's nine-game winning streak with a 104-102 victory on Tuesday night.

Notices Feb. 24, 2010
February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 24, 2010

WOFFORD, Ouida, died Feb. 20, 2010. Private services will be held. Memorial: www.englishfuneralchapel.com

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Caramelized onions

Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active)

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Home Depot moves to fourth-quarter profit

NEW YORK - Improving sales of paint, flooring and plumbing show home owners are making a cautious return to basic do-it-yourself and home decor projects, Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 24, 2010

'Top Chef' host Lakshmi has baby

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Filthy conditions found at abortion clinic; license pulled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars, according to the state agency that shut it down and suspended the license of the doctor in charge.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Moves & Shakers Feb. 24, 2010

Schweitzer gears up for aerial event

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Why is your child exploding?

Food for Thought

When our children act out or misbehave, we ask, "Is my child normal; do other children act this way; am I a bad parent?" Yes, your child is normal and no, you are not a bad parent! All children act out, scream, yell, misbehave and embarrass their parents. It's their job! The question is, what do you do when your child is different?

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

CHS grad shoots wolf in St. Joe river area

First hunting season for animals ends March 31

COEUR d'ALENE - As the woman walked by the truck with the tailgate down, she glanced at what lay in the bed of the pickup parked outside Fish and Game's Coeur d'Alene headquarters.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Winter blessing to be held at Circling Raven

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will hold its Tribal Winter Blessing Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Stensgar Golf Pavilion at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Stewart aims to make everyday food easier

App lets iPhone, iPod touch users access thousands of recipes from magazine

Martha Stewart is making everyday food faster and easier this month, spinning off her "Everyday Food" magazine into a second cookbook and an iPhone application that offers recipes, daily dinner ideas and automated shopping lists.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

U.S. fails to fight high blood pressure

WASHINGTON - A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease - a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Bill to make hunters' names private moves forward

BOISE - Lawmakers are pushing to restrict hunting records after Idaho's first wolf hunters received unwanted attention from animal advocates.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Two new programs to assist Boys, Girls Club

POST FALLS - Two new programs have been launched to support the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Moos to be named Washington State AD

Washington State University officials have scheduled a news conference today to reveal their choice for athletic director. Several news organizations are reporting that Bill Moos has taken the job.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Medical mystery

Woman recovering from illness that put her in semi coma, stumped docs

Looking back at the past month, Gabe Cleave will remark on how he almost lost his wife, and on top of that his sanity, watching her diminish from an inexplicable illness.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Officials respond to snake crusade

Twelve-year-old to speak to school children this week

COEUR d'ALENE - Jon Chrysler, the 12-year-old boy fighting the proposed python-ban legislation, is making headway.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Piazza seeks to retain commissioner post

COEUR d'ALENE - Commissioner Richard Piazza has more to tackle in Kootenai County.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Fernan Elementary to host fundraiser

COEUR d'ALENE - Fernan Elementary School will be transformed into Fernando's Ristorante on Thursday night when the school holds its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs Feb. 24, 2010

Powderhorn annexation to be discussed Thursday

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

New citizen celebrates right to vote

Voting has always been a rite of passage in our family and I've been on the "get out and vote" soapbox in this column for many years. Last week I learned that Canadian Layne Pitcher had officially become a U.S. citizen earlier this month. When asked about the ceremony, which included another 40 or so people taking the oath in Spokane, Layne said ... it wasn't the ceremony or the swearing in that were the most profound for him. It was the realization that now he can vote. I was moved by the value and respect a newly-minted citizen placed on the right to vote. See you at the polls Layne!

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Vikings, Panthers remain alive; season ends for Hawks, Tigers

Prep boys basketball

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene outscored Lewiston 18-8 in the fourth quarter to break a 40-all tie after three quarters and beat the Bengals 58-48 in a loser-out game in the 5A Region 1 tournament Tuesday night at Elmer Jordan Court.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Pediatricians urge choking warning labels for food

Joan Stavros Adler's 4-year-old son died while eating a hot dog

CHICAGO - When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

Syracuse rallies past Providence

College men

Rick Jackson scored a career-high 28 points, 17 in the second half, and No. 4 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 Big East) recovered from an eight-point deficit to beat Providence (12-15, 4-11) 99-85 on Tuesday night in Providence, R.I.

February 23, 2010 11 p.m.

The ends are not the means

Once upon a time, the middle was a pretty good place to be.

Scratching that 8-year itch
February 23, 2010 6:01 p.m.

Scratching that 8-year itch

Lake City upends Post Falls, earns first state berth since 2002

POST FALLS - How big was the Lake City Timberwolves' victory over the second-ranked Post Falls Trojans in the 5A Region 1 tournament Tuesday night?

February 23, 2010 12:50 p.m.

Harold D. Atkinson Sr., 78

Harold D. Atkinson Sr., 78, was better known as Dad, Grandpa, Papa C., Grandpa Tiny, Curley, Hal and Friend. Although he enjoyed all those rolls, the roll he most desired was husband. Feb. 18, 2010, he left us to join his wife and Savior just in time to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together once again.

Stanley E. Jones, 83
February 23, 2010 12:50 p.m.

Stanley E. Jones, 83

Stanley E. Jones, 83, passed away Feb. 21, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after a brief illness with his family by his side. Stanley was born July 2, 1926, to William F. Jones and Eva Laura (Nesbitt) Jones in Chester, Pa.

Ouida Wofford
February 23, 2010 12:49 p.m.

Ouida Wofford

Ouida Wofford passed peacefully Feb. 20, 2010, Saturday afternoon in the presents of friends. Ouida brought joy to everyone who knew her. A fitting proverb was her favorite: a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Irene Mae (Drapeau) Lundbeck, 92
February 23, 2010 12:49 p.m.

Irene Mae (Drapeau) Lundbeck, 92

1917-2010

James Vaughn Getz, 89
February 23, 2010 5:21 a.m.

James Vaughn Getz, 89

Feb. 16, 2010

Orwin Evenson, 71
February 23, 2010 5:20 a.m.

Orwin Evenson, 71

Orwin Orval Evenson’s six-year battle with sarcoma ended, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010,    as he passed away peacefully at age 71. He was born on Sept. 21, 1938, in New Deal, Mont., to Orval and Fay Evenson. He was the second oldest in a family of six children, Dorothy, Karen, Janice, Kenneth and Eileen.

Don Quane, 80
February 23, 2010 5:20 a.m.

Don Quane, 80

Don Oliver Quane, 80, of Hayden, Idaho, died Feb. 21, 2010, at home. He was born March 13, 1929, in American Falls, Idaho, the second of six children born to Wesley and Hazel (Gierke) Quane.

Dorothy Mae Putnam, 86
February 23, 2010 5:19 a.m.

Dorothy Mae Putnam, 86

Dorothy Mae Putnam, 86, died Feb. 18, 2010, in Pahrump, Nev. She was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Ennis, Mont. Previously from Pinehurst, Idaho, she lived in Pahrump for seven years.

Betty M. Speck, 84
February 23, 2010 5:19 a.m.

Betty M. Speck, 84

Betty M. Speck, 84, resident of Hayden, Idaho, passed away Feb. 18, 2010, at Loyalton of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, surrounded by family. She was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Rathdrum, Idaho, to John Henry “Hank” and Pearl (Duncan) Monk.

Joan C. Wegner, 75
February 23, 2010 5:19 a.m.

Joan C. Wegner, 75

Joan C. Wegner, longtime resident of Hayden Lake, Idaho, passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2010. Joan was born Oct. 31, 1934, in Stevensville, Mont., to Warren and Adella Russell. She was married to Clarence “Clancy” Wegner in 1954.

Audrey Roseth, 80
February 23, 2010 5:18 a.m.

Audrey Roseth, 80

Audrey Ann Roseth passed away peacefully at home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Feb. 19, 2010. Her son Steve was with her during all of her last days. Audrey was born in Missoula, Mont., on May 29, 1929, to Odber and Flora McElveny. She was one of two girls, her sister being Ruth Dennison of Lolo, Mont.

Monday, February 22

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Hank Aaron applauds McGwire's apology

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Former career home run king Hank Aaron says Mark McGwire should have a clear conscience after his recent admission he used performance-enhancing drugs as a player.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Tim Dahlberg Feb. 23, 2010

A night of rivals, records for Ohno

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Apolo Anton Ohno had to know it was going to come down to this. The South Koreans were too good not to be there, and he certainly wasn't going to be kept off the starting line in what could be his last Olympics.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Courtside royalty in Post Falls

'A-Train' keeps athletes, coaches on top of their game

Post Falls High's biggest sports fan may not even be in the stands.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Sea Kayak Adventures stays afloat

COEUR d'ALENE - A Coeur d'Alene adventure company is keeping its head above water by working to improve its business model.

Notices Feb. 23, 2010
February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 23, 2010

WEGNER, Joan C., 75, of Hayden Lake, died Feb. 17, 2010. Born Oct. 31, 1934, in Stevensville Mont. A memorial to celebrate Joan's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Hayden Lake Eagles. Memorial: www.yatesfuneralhomes.com

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Bradley arrives at Mariners camp

Outfielder 'wants to have fun'

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The dugout tantrum. The confrontations with umpires. The run-ins with fans and media members. That was not the Milton Bradley on display Monday at the Seattle Mariners' spring training complex.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment briefs Feb. 21, 2010

'Heroes' actor Pasdar charged

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Hockey fever!

US women rout Sweden, move to gold-medal match

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A full day later, the U.S. hockey victory over Canada was still reverberating at the Vancouver Olympics.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Better balance for seniors

POST FALLS - Jack Smith has fallen at least three times, and he wants to do his part to reduce the risk of it happening again.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Chargers release LT

SAN DIEGO - The slashing, dazzling runs came less frequently. The yards didn't pile up as easily as in previous seasons.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs

Lakeside teacher waives hearing

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Sports briefs Feb. 23, 2010

Golf

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers and Shakers Feb. 23, 2010

Hecla declares dividend

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

February in North Idaho? Tee 'em up!

Mild winter a boon for golfers

COEUR d'ALENE - The sun was shining Monday through the tall pine trees that line the holes at Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Club.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Jobs bill advances past GOP filibuster

62-30 tally sends measure to final

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan jobs bill cleared a GOP filibuster on Monday with critical momentum provided by the Senate's newest Republican, Scott Brown of Massachusetts.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Clifford recommended for LCHS principal job

John Brumley to retire at end of school year

The Coeur d'Alene School Board on Monday, March 1 will be asked to approve Deanne Clifford as the new principal of Lake City High School, replacing John Brumley who is retiring at the end of this school year.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Trojans, T-Wolves play for state berth

Prep boys basketball notes

Post Falls (18-3) plays host to Lake City (12-9) tonight at 7 in the championship game of the 5A Region 1 boys basketball tournament.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

City may cut back outdoors drinking

Proposal would cut one hour from sidewalk dining

COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene might scale back late night drinking - at least outdoors.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Skier's death attributed to heart condition

SANDPOINT - A 15-year-old skier who was found unresponsive in a tree well in Schweitzer Mountain Resort's north bowl last December likely died of an undetected heart condition.Coroner Kitt Rose listed William Clyde Johnson's cause of death as a "probable fatal cardiac arrhythmia" and the manner of death as "natural," according to a copy of her report obtained by The Daily Bee.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 23, 2010

Girls state champs ceremony tonight

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

All-league girls teams

5A INLAND EMPIRE LEAGUE

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Damon, Tigers finalize $8M, 1-year deal

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - To Johnny Damon, the Detroit Tigers were the right team.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Officials: Colorectal cancer tests are crucial

HAYDEN - The five northern counties of Idaho lead the state in the number of colon cancer deaths per person.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Not all stem cells alike

As a press release from Gov. Otter recently stated in defense against criticism, facts - especially on controversial issues - are everything. Few things are more frustrating than taking the "flak" when underlying facts are erroneous.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Records

CRIME REPORTS

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Cheney hospitalized, resting comfortably

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former vice president Dick Cheney was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains Monday, an aide said.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Commissioners to deliberate Comp Plan today

The date of deliberations on the Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan has been changed.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

City backs off cell phone ban, for now

COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene is tapping the brakes on any proposed cell phone ban.

February 22, 2010 11 p.m.

Small steps can help beat cancer

Team registration under way for Kootenai County Relay for Life

Joyce Watson had a tough Christmas in 2003, when she learned her sister Cathy Thomas had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

February 22, 2010 9:24 a.m.

Speaking up is true patriotism

In response to the “

February 22, 2010 9:10 a.m.

Education: Priority 1 for Idaho

Idaho’s 275,000 public school students are accomplishing remarkable things. They continue to outpace their peers across the nation on every standardized test that comes their way. Moreover, they are learning how to become caring and compassionate human beings as demonstrated by the numerous fundraising events they have organized to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Sunday, February 21

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Jim Litke Feb. 21, 2010

No way to treat a neighbor

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - That was no way to treat friends.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Passport Fair set for March 6

COEUR d'ALENE - The U.S. Postal Service is having a Passport Fair at the Coeur d'Alene Post Office, 111 N. Seventh St., on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Bode golden on sadness-tinged day

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Bode Miller looked at the camera, smiled and shrugged. Even he couldn't believe this.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Foster Dad

Post Falls man has helped 13 boys and two girls find their way - some even before he was married

Gary Strong wasn’t sure he would ever marry and have children. That was three decades, 17 kids and 22 years of marriage ago.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Johnson catches a break, wins

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson knows he got lucky. So do the Richard Childress Racing drivers who went from leading to chasing him the final laps.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Feelin' stronger every day

NIC workforce training student, 67, seeks personal trainer certification

COEUR d'ALENE - Garth Profitt is a soft-spoken 67-year-old. But his quiet nature isn't a sign of detachment from life. Far from it. For Profitt, who is on his third career, life is just getting going.Profitt, who has worked as a sports broadcaster and a carpenter, recently received the Idaho Community Foundation Professional Workforce Scholarship. The trades and industry scholarship allowed Profitt to take his life in a new direction by returning to North Idaho College for his personal trainer certificate.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 22, 2010

NIC to sponsor uphill/downhill ski race

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 22, 2010

Snipes asks 'What's new?' about IRS plane crash

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Sports briefs Feb. 22, 2010

Baseball

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Cavs drop third game in a row

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds in a bruising battle with Shaquille O'Neal, and the host Orlando Magic beat Cleveland 101-95 on Sunday to hand the Cavaliers their first three-game losing streak in two years.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Buffalo soldier performances offered at Cd'A, Hayden libraries

Troops often stayed at Fort Sherman

Wearing the uniform of a 19th century U.S. Calvary buffalo soldier, re-enactor Albert Wilkerson will present a living history performance as Sgt. Wilkie during two presentations in North Idaho.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

He's still King Felix

M's Hernandez not changed by big contract

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Felix Hernandez still wears his cap bill slightly tilted to one side.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Weather Gems Feb. 22, 2010

Lake Erie has frozen over for the first time since 1996

For the first time in 14 years, since the extremely harsh winter east of the Rockies in 1995-96, Lake Erie has completely frozen over. I remember this winter well as I was living in bone-chilled Vermont at the time.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Warrants Feb. 22, 2010

Felonies

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Just like 1960

USA beats Canada for first time in 50 years

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Americans didn't believe in miracles. They just believed.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Street maintenance department kicks off spring cleanup

With spring-like weather arriving early this year, your street maintenance crews will begin their spring cleanup program earlier than usual.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

Hayden looking to widen stretch of Hayden Avenue

HAYDEN — The city of Hayden is proposing a street-widening project for a short stretch of Hayden Avenue between U.S. 95 and Government Way.

February 21, 2010 11 p.m.

No. 13 Pitt stops No. 3 Villanova

TOP 25

Saturday, February 20

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Hope in business is anything but evil

In Greek mythology, Pandora opened her fabled box and let out all evils except for hope, which Greeks considered to be as dangerous as the world's other evils. Soon they discovered that without hope to offset their troubles, humanity was filled with despair. So Pandora let out hope as well. In the myth, hope was more potent than any of the other major evils.

Gymnasts get early start
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Gymnasts get early start

Former Olympian sees similarities in her experience, today's athletes

COEUR d'ALENE - Stormi Winter, 16, a participant in the Great West Gym Fest at The Coeur d'Alene Resort, said gymnastics for her started about 15 years ago.

Shipwrecked students feared remote death at sea
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Shipwrecked students feared remote death at sea

RIO DE JANEIRO - When wind and rough seas drove the Canadian sailing ship carrying dozens of teenage students to lean precariously to one side, the captain figured it was just another day of sailing in rough weather.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

It all adds up to waste

Absorb the numbers and draw your own conclusions.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Parents: All Haitian 'orphans' had relatives

Children given away by parent or close relation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Not one of the 33 children a U.S. Baptist group tried to remove from Haiti is an orphan, The Associated Press has learned.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

EMI seeks buyer for Abbey Road studios

Some of The Beatles most famous songs recorded at location

LONDON - The long and winding road of Beatles history has taken a new twist.

Research finds brain link for words, music ability
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Research finds brain link for words, music ability

Intensive musical therapy may help improve speech in stroke patients

SAN DIEGO - Words and music, such natural partners that it seems obvious they go together. Now science is confirming that those abilities are linked in the brain, a finding that might even lead to better stroke treatments.

Priest River trips Kellogg in all-IML final
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Priest River trips Kellogg in all-IML final

Spartans win first state hoops title in school history

NAMPA - Even after his team won its first state girls basketball championship in school history, Priest River High coach Gary Stewart remained calm.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Mark Nelke Feb. 21, 2010

The North rises in the south

I didn't even go to the state girls basketball tournaments this year - I was busy manning the fort up here - but I'm still exhausted.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Prep boys basketball roundup Feb. 21, 2010

Arno helps Lakeland knock out Sandpoint

SANDPOINT - Junior Hunter Arno came off the bench and scored 17 points as the Lakeland Hawks won at Sandpoint for the second time in five days, this time 64-62 in a loser-out game of the 4A Region 1 tournament Saturday night at Les Rogers Court.

Idaho cousins say stem cell therapy works for them
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Idaho cousins say stem cell therapy works for them

Men hope the treatments offered in Germany will be available in U.S. someday

LEWISTON (AP) - Two cousins who were paralyzed in separate accidents years ago say their conditions improved after flying to Germany in November for stem cell treatments.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Cortisone appropriate for arthritis

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 54-year-old female with osteoarthritis in both hips. My general practitioner sent me to an out-of-state specialist who recommended cortisone injections. When I tried to have cortisone injections done by a local specialist, I was told that they would not help me because I don't have bursitis.

Thrice as nice!
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Thrice as nice!

Coeur d'Alene surges past Lewiston for third straight title

NAMPA - Rosenthal, Drager, Buttrey ... and now Orlandi.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Skier's death attributed to heart condition

SANDPOINT - A 15-year-old skier who was found unresponsive in a tree well in Schweitzer Mountain Resort's north bowl last December likely died of an undetected heart condition.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Timberlake's brand brings the road to the runway

NEW YORK (AP) - William Rast, the contemporary fashion label by Justin Timberlake and longtime friend Trace Ayala, marched a parade of biker styles down the runway at New York Fashion Week Wednesday night in a collection dubbed "New America."

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Your second set of New Year's resolutions

Did you know that February is the month of the Chinese New Year? If you lived on the other side of the world, you might see colorful parades, hear fireworks on the rooftops, and watch paper dragons dance down the streets. It's interesting to note that 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. I like the roaring sound of that! It matches my own personal outlook for this year.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

School budget cuts not expected

Hammond says reductions could occur next year

POST FALLS - Idaho state Sen. Jim Hammond told those attending Saturday's Panhandle Coalition meeting here that Idaho schools won't see budget cuts in this year.

Deficit panel can be candid: Budget cuts will hurt
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Deficit panel can be candid: Budget cuts will hurt

Commission must come up with a plan by Dec. 1

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new deficit commission might give Americans a slap in the face about the sacrifices needed to avoid bankrupting future generations - maybe working until age 70, paying higher taxes and spending more of their own money for doctors' visits and prescriptions.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Cardinal men now one win from SWAC title

MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympic venue Whistler wins 1-week auction reprieve

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - An auction that would sell off the Olympic Alpine hosts in the middle of the games has reportedly been postponed by a week - two days short of the closing ceremony.

Asia stocks drop as Fed hikes emergency loan rate
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Asia stocks drop as Fed hikes emergency loan rate

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks tumbled Friday after the U.S. central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates for emergency bank loans, triggering investor fears that growth could slow in the world's largest economy.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Vonn's topfen curd stumps cheese whizzes

NEW YORK - Quel fromage?! Does ski sweetheart Lindsey Vonn owe her downhill gold to an obscure cheese curd she slathered on her badly bruised shin? We may never know, but good luck finding her topfen outside Austria.

Tami Martinez: Me again
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Tami Martinez: Me again

Tami Martinez is one of those people who's just glad to be alive.

Tami Martinez is one of those people who's just glad to be alive.

Kardashians show off legs in bebe collaboration
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Kardashians show off legs in bebe collaboration

NEW YORK - Reality show stars Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian can now sell the clothes right off their backs to their fans.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

PropellerHeads Feb. 21, 2010

Is Windows 7 worth buying?

Q: So the big media splash and commercial wars for Windows 7 have quieted. I am in the market for a PC. Should I plan on Microsoft's new OS and what can I expect?

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Family Matters Feb. 21, 2010

Saying goodbye

Tomorrow is supposed to be another blue sky, fair weather day. However, for me, no matter how brightly the sun shines or how clear the sky, tomorrow will be dreary and sad. Captain John Smalley, a man I served with in the Army Reserves, will be laid to rest tomorrow in the Houston Veterans Cemetery. I am going to the funeral in the morning and a memorial in the afternoon to say goodbye to my friend.

Couple grateful for 'son' with Down syndrome
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Couple grateful for 'son' with Down syndrome

BOISE (AP) - It isn't Edgar Call's age that makes him unique, though it's certainly unusual.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Cougs hold off USC

PULLMAN (AP) - Reggie Moore scored 12 points, including a banked 3-pointer with 51.4 seconds left, to help Washington State down USC 51-47 Saturday afternoon.

Premiums jump 14 percent on Medicare private plans
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Premiums jump 14 percent on Medicare private plans

Follows a 5.2 percent increase the previous year

WASHINGTON - Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year - another sign that spiraling costs are a problem even for those with solid insurance.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Sports Briefs Feb. 21, 2010

Ian Poulter closed out Sergio Garcia on the 12th hole, 7 and 6 on Saturday to equal the shortest match of the tournament to reach the final of the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. He won't know who he plays until today because the longest match didn't finish.

A powerful thirst in Coeur d'Alene
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

A powerful thirst in Coeur d'Alene

Three downtown bars rank in Idaho's top five for purchasing alcohol

COEUR d'ALENE - In term of bars buying booze from the state, three downtown Coeur d'Alene watering holes are cracking Idaho's top five halfway through fiscal year 2010.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Dear Abby Feb. 21, 2010

Stepson's drug habits put new marriage on rocks

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Fighting rages as Karzai urges restraint from NATO

MARJAH, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers advanced through poppy fields of Marjah on Saturday under withering gunfire from Taliban fighters shooting from mudbrick homes and compounds where families huddled in terror.

Still branching out
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Still branching out

Pita Pit remains active in franchise growth

COEUR d'ALENE - Pita Pit USA Inc., based in Coeur d'Alene, continues to see franchise growth while many other food franchises have been slowed by the continued weak economy.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Community Thanks Feb. 21, 2010

FEAST: Benefit raised $3,271

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Eastern falls in OT to NAU

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Gabe Rogers hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Northern Arizona to a 74-71 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday night.

Coeur d'Alene, Lakeland, Priest River tune up for state with district/region titles
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene, Lakeland, Priest River tune up for state with district/region titles

RATHDRUM - Arguably the two best 5A teams in the entire state took to the mat Saturday at the state-qualifying tournament at Lakeland High, with Coeur d'Alene boasting eight individual champions to edge out Post Falls and lay claim to the 5A Region 1 title.

Haig remembered as soldier-statesman
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Haig remembered as soldier-statesman

WASHINGTON - Soldier and statesman, Alexander Haig never lived down his televised response to the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Haig died Saturday at age 85 having held high posts in three Republican administrations and some of the U.S. military's top jobs.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Bouldin leads No. 13 Zags over Pepperdine

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Gonzaga rebounded from a disappointing conference defeat with a rout.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Oil prices up 12 percent in 2 weeks

NEW YORK - Oil prices are again flirting with $80 a barrel after a two-week rally fueled by promising economic reports and worries that troubles in Europe and the Middle East could eventually tighten supplies.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Toyota 'prince' needs to steer company in crisis

TOKYO - Under fire as reticent and indecisive, Toyota President Akio Toyoda must demonstrate he is tackling safety lapses at the automaker - founded by his grandfather - when he faces a grilling by U.S. lawmakers next week.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Interest rates jump as Fed raises bank loan rate

NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates rose for a second day in the bond market after signals the economy is strengthening pushed traders into riskier assets.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Compact composting for the rural-urban farm girl

Urban living is no reason to give up your dirt-under-the-fingernails farm girl fantasies. And believe it or not, February is a fabulous time to start thinking about your future garden, no matter how petite the plot will be. After all, spring is just around the corner.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Ohno's bronze medal breaks tie with Blair

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - More medals - but no gold - for Shani Davis, Lindsey Vonn and Apolo Anton Ohno.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Clark Fork sixth in 1A Division II

Wampus Cats fall in consolation title game

NAMPA - The Clark Fork Wampus Cats could not overcome a slow start in the first half, shooting 11 of 46 from the field in a 39-29 loss to Summit Academy of Cottonwood in the 1A Division II consolation championship (fourth-place) game Saturday at Nampa High.

February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

49ers handle Idaho

MOSCOW (AP) - T.J. Robinson got his 16th double-double of the season as he scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to carry Long Beach State past Idaho 77-66 on Saturday.

Unclaimed $2.5M jackpot has winner after all
February 20, 2010 11 p.m.

Unclaimed $2.5M jackpot has winner after all

Officials extended claim deadline to Feb. 22

INDIANAPOLIS - Eric White didn't realize he'd left $2.5 million sitting on the desk in the office in his Indianapolis home for six months.

February 20, 2010 6:29 a.m.

Plenty of primary preparations

May 25 event chooses candidates for November general election

Published: February 20, 2010

February 20, 2010 3 a.m.

Open letter from Benewah prosecutor

Dear Editor:

Friday, February 19

Rotten fish help enrich Oregon river
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Rotten fish help enrich Oregon river

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - Spotted this month: Six men heaving hundreds of dead bodies into Clatsop County's Lewis and Clark River.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Justice Department clears Bush lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department lawyers showed "poor judgment" but did not commit professional misconduct when they authorized CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics at the height of the U.S. war on terrorism, an internal review released Friday found.

New law allows loaded guns in national parks
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

New law allows loaded guns in national parks

WASHINGTON - Loaded guns will be allowed in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and other national parks under a new law that takes effect Monday.

Sweet sounds
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Sweet sounds

Music teachers look to promote interest in the community

COEUR d'ALENE - Members of the North Idaho Music Teachers Association kicked off their 10th anniversary celebration Friday by bringing a special guest speaker to their monthly meeting.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Jury convicts man of battery

Suspect claimed self-defense

SANDPOINT - A Bonner County jury has convicted a Sagle man of a battery that seriously injured a Sandpoint man during the "Lost in the 50s" festival last year.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning briefing Feb. 20, 2010

Paul Casey has yet to play the final four holes at Dove Mountain after three days of the Match Play Championship at Marana, Ariz.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 20, 2010

Cougs to play Boise State in 2016 and '17

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Plenty of primary preparations

May 25 event chooses candidates for November general election

COEUR d'ALENE - Preparation is well under way for the May 25 primary.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

McDowell seeks assessor re-election

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County Assessor Mike McDowell announced his candidacy for re-election on Friday, surrounded by family, friends and coworkers at the Veterans Memorial Plaza outside the county administration building.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Missionaries worry about Haitians, describe jail

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - American missionaries who faced allegations of child trafficking in Haiti but were freed from jail described their trip to the earthquake-ravaged country as a simple humanitarian effort that left them even more concerned about the Haitian people.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Low inflation gives Fed room to keep rates down

First such price decrease since 1982

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve seems likely to keep interest rates at record lows for several more months after news Friday that consumer prices excluding food and energy fell in January.

Post Falls, Lake City advance to title game
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Post Falls, Lake City advance to title game

POST FALLS - The third-seeded Lake City Timberwolves and the top-seeded Post Falls Trojans will meet next week for the 5A Region 1 title and a trip to state after both posted convincing wins Friday night.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Post Falls man sentenced on grand theft charge

COEUR d'ALENE - A Post Falls man was sentenced Thursday to serve five years in state prison for grand theft and violations of felony probation.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

In their days, nuns really ruled

I knew there was a reason I liked John Grogan.

Vikings come up big
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Vikings come up big

NAMPA - Going into the state 5A girls basketball tournament, the Coeur d'Alene Vikings knew that if they were to get to a fifth straight title game, that somebody on their roster had to have a big game.

FBI says scientist was anthrax killer
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

FBI says scientist was anthrax killer

WASHINGTON - The FBI sought to close the book on its long, frustrating hunt for the killer behind the 2001 anthrax letters Friday, formally ending its investigation and concluding a mentally unhinged scientist was responsible for killing five people and unnerving Americans nationwide.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Judge rejects suit to block wilderness landings

Biologists could be dropped in preserve as early as next week

BOISE (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for state biologists to be dropped by helicopter into the vast Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness up to 20 times this winter to dart and collar wolves roaming the remote backcountry.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Kellogg girls to play Priest River in state 3A championship game

Prep basketball

NAMPA - Four years later, the Kellogg Wildcats are back in the state 3A championship game.

Notices Feb. 20, 2010
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 20, 2010

CORI, Vincent James, 81, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 13, 2010. Born Nov. 4, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A memorial service of Vince's life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, 373 E. Hayden Ave., Hayden, Idaho, 83835. Memorial: www.yatesfuneralhomes.com

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Miller leads US to silver, bronze in super-G

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Two races, two medals. Bode Miller is putting together one heck of a Vancouver Olympics.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

GM owners have few reasons to worry

NEW YORK - Pontiac? Goodbye. Saturn? So long. Saab? Off to the old junkyard in the sky.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Caldwell police shoot pit bull during arrest

BOISE (AP) - Police shot and killed a pit bull attacking a police dog Friday morning in Caldwell during the arrest of a man authorities say used a stolen car to try to run over two Boise police officers last week.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Milestone Announcements for Feb. 20, 2010

WEDDING

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Chiefs win sixth straight

CRANBROOK, British Columbia - Brady Bassert and Levko Koper each scored third-period goals to lift the Spokane Chiefs past the Kootenay Ice 6-4 in Western Hockey League play Friday night before 2,922 at the Cranbrook Rec Complex.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Just say no to hate

Some fear racism returning to North Idaho

COEUR d'ALENE - Tony Stewart still remembers that night some 40 years ago when he and friends in graduate school at the University of Tennessee were going to dinner.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

$3.8B in stimulus funds for welfare jobs untouched

Money does little to get people permanently off welfare

ATLANTA - Desperate though they are to fill gaps in their budgets, more than half the states in the country haven't touched a $5 billion pot of federal stimulus funds meant to find work for welfare recipients.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Facts can be stubborn, but they're necessary

In December 1770, while arguing for the acquittal of British soldiers charged with killing his fellow Americans in the Boston Massacre, John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 20, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

Geriatric gypsies
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Geriatric gypsies

Trading Post moves once again - but not far away

COEUR d'ALENE - Cheap rent is hard to come by, and even harder to keep.

Area middle schoolers honored at Mathcounts
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Area middle schoolers honored at Mathcounts

COEUR d'ALENE - North Idaho middle school students were presented with numerous awards during the Mathcounts Regional Competition on Feb. 9 at North Idaho College.

U.S. Marines seize Taliban headquarters
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

U.S. Marines seize Taliban headquarters

MARJAH, Afghanistan - After a fierce gunfight, U.S. Marines seized a strongly defended compound Friday that appears to have been a Taliban headquarters - complete with photos of fighters posing with their weapons, dozens of Taliban-issued ID cards and graduation diplomas from a training camp in Pakistan.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Parker, Michel lead Card men past CSI

NIC Roundup

MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Documentary addresses Hayden Lake water quality

Twenty year resident, retired biologist wrote, produced, directed film

COEUR d'ALENE - Water quality on Hayden Lake is getting to be a little bit gross.

Myriad of activities keep Lambert busy
February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Myriad of activities keep Lambert busy

Timberlake High president plans career in nutrition

SPIRIT LAKE - Natalie Lambert has a knack for helping others.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Jason Elliott Feb. 20, 2010

It's just how it goes down here at state

Forty-eight teams, one goal.

February 19, 2010 11 p.m.

Timberlake fire plan draws crowds

Commissioners allow program that grounded bulk of fleet to proceed

ATHOL - The Timberlake fire chief's plan that took nearly all of the district's fleet out of service for inspections under national safety standards has drawn both praise and smoke, but the program continues.

February 19, 2010 9:37 a.m.

Why Americans are angry

Editor's note: Online readers get a preview of the My Turn column that will be featured in tomorrow's print editions of The Press.

Lady Vikings Start Tourney Strong
February 19, 2010 7:49 a.m.

Lady Vikings Start Tourney Strong

Images from the Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball team defeated the No. 1 ranked Boise High at the Idaho Center in Nampa during the 5A tournament opener Thursday.

February 19, 2010 6:32 a.m.

Feb. 19-ABORTION: Letter was horrifying

Jim Hollingsworth’s letter of Feb. 12 (ABORTION: Privacy and right to life) was horrifying in its tone and insulting in its paternalism. It is hard for most to imagine the level of hatred for women and contempt for marriage that would prompt someone to write the words, “You may not rape, even your own wife, in the privacy of your own home.” Think about those words - NOT EVEN YOUR OWN WIFE!

February 19, 2010 6:26 a.m.

Rathdrum mayor gives state of the city address

Holmes: City's future bright with campus, park, science center

Published: February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Missionaries return home from Haiti

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - American missionaries accused of child trafficking in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake returned home Thursday and urged the safe release of the two women left behind in a Port-au-Prince jail.

Man angry at IRS crashes plane into building
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Man angry at IRS crashes plane into building

AUSTIN, Texas - A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service launched a suicide attack on the agency Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building containing nearly 200 IRS employees, setting off a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Man accused of stabbing his mother

COEUR d'ALENE - A 34-year-old was arrested Thursday morning for reportedly stabbing his own mother with a pocket knife.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Vandals knock off Seattle again

MOSCOW - Kashif Watson scored 20 points Thursday night to lead Idaho to an 82-72 victory over Seattle and a sweep of the season series.

U.S.-born pandas arrive in China
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

U.S.-born pandas arrive in China

CHENGDU, China (AP) - Two American-born pandas arrived in their new China home early today, bringing a welcome dose of cuddly to the countries' currently strained relations.

Rathdrum mayor gives state of the city address
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Rathdrum mayor gives state of the city address

Holmes: City's future bright with campus, park, science center

RATHDRUM - Lois Lyon has lived in Rathdrum for 52 years and has no reason to leave.

The gift that keeps on taking
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

The gift that keeps on taking

Governor's mansion gift from Simplot remains costly

BOISE - It's the gift that keeps on taking.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 19, 2010

Va. recognizes Patawomeck, tribe of Wayne Newton

Building more than a bridge
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Building more than a bridge

Competition stresses math, science skills

COEUR d'ALENE - Bridges will break. There will be cracking and splitting as structures are pushed to the point of catastrophic failure.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Arts Briefs Feb. 19, 2010

'Sleeping Beauty' opens Feb. 26

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment This Week Feb. 19, 2010

FRIDAY

Is it real or is it a pellet gun?
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Is it real or is it a pellet gun?

More crooks carrying toys instead of weapons

COEUR d'ALENE - When the Coeur d'Alene police arrested a man for probation violation outside Rite Aid last Monday, the biggest surprise wasn't his admittance that he had been planning to rob the store.

Good day to be a good dog
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Good day to be a good dog

Pet boutique grand opening Saturday

COEUR d'ALENE - Every good dog deserves to go to heaven. In North Idaho, heaven might be at GoodDog, a new pet boutique that will hold its grand opening on Saturday.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Lawmakers, faculty protest policy changes

BOISE - Lawmakers joined faculty from Idaho universities in protesting changes to state Board of Education policies that give the institutions' presidents broad power to make cuts in a financial crisis.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Celts hold off Kobe-less Lakers

Ray Allen scored 12 of his 24 points in the third quarter and made 10 of his first 11 shots, leading the visiting Boston Celtics to a 87-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Thoughts and perspectives

A couple of catchy phrases came to my attention this week, so I'll comment on each one of them as it relates to the condition of the economy. First, 'It's Greek to me'...'The buck stops here'...' You Gotta keep in it for the long haul'...The jig is up'...'Taxation without representation is tyranny'...'There's light at the end of the tunnel'.

Canadian WWI vet dies in Spokane
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Canadian WWI vet dies in Spokane

SPOKANE - The oldest Canadian veteran of World War I has died at the age of 109.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Discover 'Cold Souls,' brush up on Scorsese

In the Queue

Pick of the Week: "Cold Souls"

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

PFHS to present 'Beauty and the Beast'

Fundraiser for food bank kicks off four showings

POST FALLS - The Post Falls High drama department has been up for a challenge this year with its annual musical.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers & Shakers Feb. 19, 2010

Health network to get recovery funds

Still showing that drive
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Still showing that drive

With several new faces, two-time champion Vikings win opener at state

NAMPA - New faces, same result for the blue and white of Coeur d'Alene High when it comes to playing on the floor at the Idaho Center.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Craigslist scam arrest made in Cd'A

SPOKANE (AP) - Spokane police say a man arrested with the help of Coeur d'Alene police may be responsible for fraud cases across the country involving Craigslist.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Bill won't solve tribe's problems

The cross-deputizing of tribal police continues its metamorphosis in the state Legislature. What was at first proposed as an attempt to force county sheriffs - the sheriff of Benewah County in particular - to cross-deputize tribal police, has now become something even worse: the making of tribal security personnel into state police. We should think that the hue and cry of Idaho citizens would have caused a positive change in the legislation, as legislators were bombarded with messages from constituents across the state. Legislators were dutifully informed that the notion of forcing county sheriffs to cross-deputize violates two, possibly three, provisions of the Idaho State Constitution (18-6, 3-19, 1-21). Respectively, these provisions leave deputizing in the hands of local authorities who pay the bills (the county commissioners), prohibit targeting "constables" for special legislation (in this case, the sheriff of Benewah County) or deprive the people of their unenumerated rights (the independence of a locally-elected law enforcement officer).

Colbert Nation: Another country shows at Olympics
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Colbert Nation: Another country shows at Olympics

'Assistant sports psychologist' gets in the mix in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Bringing his nation to the Winter Olympics, Stephen Colbert made peace with Canada, sang with Michael Buble and persuaded Bob Costas to climb aboard a stuffed moose.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

English seeks to retain county clerk position

COEUR d'ALENE - Dan English is eager to spread the catch-phrase for his Kootenai County clerk campaign: He's got the skinny.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

N. Colorado denies EWU third straight win

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Chris Kaba sank a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left and Will Figures scored 23 points as Northern Colorado edged Eastern Washington 58-54 Thursday night.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Giveaway of baby attempt derailed

Bonners Ferry woman unlikely?to keep custody

A Yakima, Wash., official doubts a Bonners Ferry woman, who attempted to give her baby to a hitchhiker on Sunday in Kootenai County, will get her back.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Lakeland tumbles at Moscow

Prep basketball

MOSCOW - Mac Stannard scored 20 points to lead three Moscow players into double figures, and the Bears jumped on top early en route to a 72-50 victory over Lakeland in the semifinals of the 4A Region 1 tournament Thursday night at Bear Den.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Wal-Mart profit rises 22 percent for 4Q

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the recession's biggest beneficiaries, felt the pinch during the fourth quarter as quarterly sales fell at U.S. Wal-Mart stores for the first time.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

GOP reverses course, intervenes in pension hike

BOISE - A Republican-led House panel approved a measure Thursday to block Idaho government retirees from getting a raise from their pensions, reversing course from a day earlier when they dumped the same bill.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

UCLA Rolls past Cougars

PULLMAN (AP) - Michael Roll scored 15 points as hot-shooting UCLA buried Washington State 71-51 on Thursday for the Bruins' 17th consecutive win in Pullman.

Avista earnings increase in 2009
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Avista earnings increase in 2009

Company made $87.1 million in net income

COEUR d'ALENE - Avista Corp. said it had $87.1 million in net income for last year, which was up from $73.6 million in 2008.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

I'm glad to see them go

I'm sure by now you all know "Lost" is in the midst of its final season. How could you not know? It's everywhere. It's in commercials, it's in magazines, it's on the side of buses, it's even in this newspaper. It has more exposure than the Winter Olympics, and that's saying something.

Notice Feb. 19, 2010
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Notice Feb. 19, 2010

KNUDSEN, Dana W., 83, of Hayden, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. Born May 28, 1926, in Oakland, Calif. At his request, there will be no services. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning Briefing Feb. 19, 2010

Basketball

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Upstart LMU upsets Zags

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ashley Hamilton scored 17 points and Drew Viney had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Loyola Marymount to a 74-66 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday night.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Remember Iwo Jima

It was 9 a.m., Feb. 19, 1945 - 65 years ago today - when the Fourth and Fifth Marine Corps Divisions landed their assault waves on the island of Iwo Jima.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with TIM DAHLBERG Feb. 19, 2010

Tiger, you're not in charge of message

So just who does Tiger Woods think he is anyway?

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 19, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

Tea party planner admits making 'hanging' remarks
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Tea party planner admits making 'hanging' remarks

SPOKANE - An organizer of a weekend "tea party" gathering in eastern Washington said Thursday she was the speaker who drew applause from the crowd by calling for one of the state's Democratic U.S. senators to be hanged.

Calling the shots
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Calling the shots

Cameron Anderson makes debut as director in 'High School Musical 2'

COEUR d'ALENE - Alex Kern didn't do too badly in his first play.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Guilty plea entered in fatal crash

Cd'A man sentenced to community labor program on inattentive driving charge

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene man pleaded guilty to inattentive driving charges stemming from a January 2009 accident that killed a Washington man.

Dalai Lama gets upbeat welcome from Obama
February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Dalai Lama gets upbeat welcome from Obama

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama personally welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Thursday and lauded his goals for the Tibetan people, but he kept their get-together off-camera and low-key in an attempt to avoid inflaming tensions with China.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Huskies' NCAA hopes fading

College men

PAC-10

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

State school official: Teachers need to sacrifice some more

BOISE - A state Board of Education member on Thursday lamented staffing cuts at his Boise plumbing business while making the case for teachers to take a bigger hit in public schools chief Tom Luna's budget proposal for next year.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Moyie Club bartender, owner admit to selling after hours

Both fined $37, ordered to pay $87 in court costs

The owner of the Moyie Club and a bartender for the Moyie Springs bar admitted to selling beer after hours.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

U.S. 95 utility work to begin

Crews will work daylight hours Monday to Friday

COEUR d'ALENE - Utility companies will begin relocating their facilities in the right of way along U.S. 95 north of Hayden on Monday.

February 18, 2010 11 p.m.

Lysacek nails his moves; Vonn stumbles

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - On a day when Lindsey Vonn crashed and Canada's pride-and-joy hockey team nearly went down, Evan Lysacek stood up strong.

February 18, 2010 7:33 a.m.

Woman stabbed, son arrested

A Coeur d'Alene woman whose name was not released was stabbed early this morning, a police press release said.

February 18, 2010 7:32 a.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 17, 2010

COMP PLAN: Wait

February 18, 2010 5:04 a.m.

Pardon our Mess

The online newspaper you're looking at right now is a project under construction.

Wednesday, February 17

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Nuts, bolts of nuclear energy

By Sholeh Patrick/Press

The administration's recent push for more nuclear energy has both bipartisan support and opposition. While fears and doubt linger, most Americans can agree that reducing dependence on dwindling coal, oil, and natural gas as primary energy sources, especially from foreign sources, is desirable. If we can do that with less impact on the environment, even better.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 18, 2010

Phillips in rehab for anxiety0

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 17, 2010

DIVORCES GRANTED

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Purdue holds off Ohio St.

- TOP 25

Notices Feb. 18, 2010
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 18, 2010

SWENSON, Jacqueline Joy Hythecker, 71, of Whitefish, Mont., died Feb. 9, 2010. Born Feb. 5, 1939, in Whitefish, Mont. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Methodist Church at 115 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. For any questions, please contact Austin Funeral Home in Whitefish.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Outdoors Briefs Feb. 18, 2010

Reduce fire danger workshop March 8

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals Feb. 18, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0178910 Title Order No. 090850641IDGNO Parcel No. H75000030010 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 06/01/2010 at 11:00 am, (recognized local time) for the purpose of foreclosing that certain Deed of Trust recorded 03/22/2007 as Instrument Number 2089510000, and executed by STEVE L SWAIM, AND STACI L SWAIM, 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 IN BLOCK 3 OF ROSENBERGER SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF, FILED IN BOOK I OF PLATS AT PAGE(S) 389 OFFICIAL 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, 621 E ROUND UP CIR, HAYDEN, ID 83835-9188 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 08/01/2009 of principal, interest and impounds and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges, with interest currently accruing at 7.375% 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 $320,303.26, 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: 01/21/2010 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 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. Successor Trustee /S/ Deedra Williams ASAP# 3421013 Legal 8854 January 28, 2010 February 4, 11, 18, 2010

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

House panel rejects mobile home proposal

BOISE (AP) - House lawmakers rejected a plan to require mobile-home park owners give their tenant associations 30-day notice when they decide to sell, saying such a mandate would intrude on private-property rights.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Charter wins opener

LEWISTON - Bob Schrack had 14 points and 17 rebounds to help lead the Coeur d'Alene Charter Panthers past the Grangeville Bulldogs 56-46 in the opening round of the 2A District 1-2 tournament at Booth Hall.

Obama says stimulus bill saved troubled economy
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama says stimulus bill saved troubled economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama hailed Wednesday's one-year-old economic stimulus law as an accomplishment that staved off another Great Depression and kept up to 2 million people on the job.

Taliban town skeptical of NATO promises
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Taliban town skeptical of NATO promises

MARJAH, Afghanistan - The Taliban's white flag no longer flies over villages across this militant stronghold. Afghan and NATO troops have replaced it with Afghanistan's official green-and-red banner, which they promise heralds new schools and clinics and good governance.

Straight shooters
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Straight shooters

Members of junior rifle team sets sights on targets, college

COEUR d'ALENE - The young, dark-haired girl walks straight up to Brian Ward and holds out the paper with the traditional black target rings.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

International custody battle

Judge to decide fate of girl with Mexican mother, British father

COEUR d'ALENE - A 9-year-old girl living and going to school in Sagle since 2007 could be returned to Mexico City, should a federal judge rule so.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

GOP sees possible upside in Obama's health care summit

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans see a chance for political gain in President Barack Obama's televised health care summit next week, even though the president will be running the show.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Three die when plane hits home

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - A twin-engine plane carrying three employees of electric car maker Tesla Motors struck a set of power lines after takeoff Wednesday and crashed into a fog-shrouded residential neighborhood, raining fiery debris over homes, sending residents running for safety and killing everyone aboard.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Cougars slumping in second half

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State would be having a good basketball season, if the games were just 20 minutes long.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Local Bowling Feb. 18, 2010

HIGH GAME - Mike Oertel 299, Jeff Moss 290, Scott Cardwell 289.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Couple receive cat complaints, again

Officials seized 400 felines from property in 2006

BONNERS FERRY - A local couple, whose 400 cats were taken from their Bonner County home in 2006, are now living in Boundary County, where they are getting complaints from neighbors for having 40 to 50 cats.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with MARK NELKE Feb. 18, 2010

Three-peat for Vikings? We will see

Perhaps we've been spoiled a little bit by the Coeur d'Alene High girls basketball team over the years.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Idaho GOP leaders back measure to help city utilities

Idaho Falls seeks 17-year deal with Bonneville Power

BOISE (AP) - Some ranking Idaho Republican leaders say support is strong for a measure that would give cities operating their own electrical utilities the authority to sign long-term deals with major power suppliers.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Annual online trip auction begins Friday

Join the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 20th annual trip auction beginning at 9 a.m. Mountain time, Friday, Feb. 19. The auction ends at 9 p.m. Mountain Time, Sunday, Feb. 28.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Scientists: Teton Range bighorn herd at risk

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The roughly 100 animals that make up the isolated Teton Range bighorn sheep herd are at risk of extinction because they no longer migrate from their tough high-mountain habitat during the winter and are genetically isolated, scientists said.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Chiefs throttle Blazers

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Spokane's Kyle Beach completed his second hat trick in three games, Mitch Wahl added two goals and the Spokane Chiefs won their fifth straight game, 7-0 over the Kamloops Blazers in front of 3,874 at the Interior Savings Centre on Wednesday night.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Schools consider online requirement

Locals will watch other district, states closely

Local school districts are researching whether to make online learning a high school graduation requirement.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 18,2010

Shock add WR

A healthy place to be
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

A healthy place to be

Study ranks Kootenai County 12th among Idaho counties in terms of overall health

COEUR d'ALENE - A new university study ranks Idaho's counties on overall health, and places Kootenai County at 12th among the 42 counties that had sufficient data to be included in the report.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Prep boys basketball poll

Boys basketball rankings

Good as gold
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Good as gold

American Vonn easily wins downhill on bruised right shin

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn crossed the finish line, saw her time, then yelled and fell backward onto the snow.

Man tells police he tossed baby off bridge
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Man tells police he tossed baby off bridge

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - A man who snatched his infant daughter from the arms of her maternal grandmother while the child's mother was in court getting a restraining order against him told police he threw the baby off a bridge and into a frigid New Jersey river, prompting a massive search Wednesday beneath a busy parkway.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Hecla reports net income of $54.2 million in 2009

Record operating cash flow hit $115M for year

COEUR d'ALENE - Hecla Mining Company on Wednesday announced it had net income of $54.2 million, the third highest in Hecla's 119-year history, for 2009.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Kindergarten registration set

The Coeur d'Alene School District has scheduled April 27 as registration day for Fall 2010 kindergarten. A child must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 18, 2010

Kootenai Environmental Alliance: Noon, Iron Horse restaurant. Will show the new film documentary, The Hayden Lake Project, written, produced and directed by Hayden Lake local, Karen Hayes.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Cd'A girls focused, ready for state's best

Coeur d’Alene High girls basketball coach Dale Poffenroth said he won’t use the movie Hoosiers as motivation for his team prior to the state 5A girls basketball tournament, which begins today at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

Olympic hopefuls
February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympic hopefuls

Great West Gym Fest begins Friday at Resort

COEUR d'ALENE - When the Great West Gym Fest began in 2002, Dave Adlard knew what he wanted it to be.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

New charges in Seattle beating

Victim was charged in two earlier attacks

SEATTLE (AP) - A 15-year-old girl whose videotaped beating in the Seattle bus tunnel has drawn a national outcry has herself been charged in two earlier attacks.

February 17, 2010 11 p.m.

Ice fishing slows to a crawl

It's that time of the year.

Bonnie Daughenbaugh
February 17, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Bonnie Daughenbaugh

Bonnie Daughenbaugh, Post Falls, Idaho, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. She was born in Gibbon, Neb., in 1924 and married her late husband Jerold Daughenbaugh in 1941.

Dana W. Knudsen, 83
February 17, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Dana W. Knudsen, 83

Dana W. Knudsen, 83, passed away at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.

Frank Joseph Gabriel Sr., 73
February 17, 2010 1:51 p.m.

Frank Joseph Gabriel Sr., 73

Surrounded by his family, Frank passed away at home after a long battle with cancer on Feb. 15, 2010. He was born on Dec. 23, 1936, in New York, and then moved to Encino, Calif., where he spent most of his childhood. He joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War as a cryptographer stationed in Tripoli, North Africa.

David Henry Stuart, 81
February 17, 2010 1:50 p.m.

David Henry Stuart, 81

David Henry Stuart, 81, beloved husband, father, grandpa, uncle, brother and friend passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2010, at home in the presence of his loving family. David was born on Feb. 15, 1928, in Ogden, Utah; son of Gilbert Calvin and Esther Bernice Stuart.

Mary June Smith
February 17, 2010 1:50 p.m.

Mary June Smith

Lovely sweet Mary June, with the lilting speaking and singing voice, passed away February 10th, 2010 in Coeur d’Alene. Mary June was a happy heated person and a friend to all. She was born in Los Angeles, California to George and Gerda Smith. After moving with her parents to Spokane, she attended grade and high schools; graduating from Lewis and Clark High.

Jacqueline Joy Hythecker Swenson, 71
February 17, 2010 1:49 p.m.

Jacqueline Joy Hythecker Swenson, 71

Jacqueline Joy Hythecker Swenson, beloved Mother and Grandmother, passed away quietly Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. She was 71.

February 17, 2010 6:30 a.m.

Stivers to seek District 2 State Senate seat

Published: February 17, 2010

Mark Eugene Fundin, 49
February 17, 2010 5:21 a.m.

Mark Eugene Fundin, 49

Mark Eugene Fundin passed away quietly at Kootenai Medical Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, after a long illness. Mark was born Feb. 5, 1961, in San Francisco, Calif. He lived his remaining years in North Idaho.

Minnie Lenora Howard Hamby, 89
February 17, 2010 5:20 a.m.

Minnie Lenora Howard Hamby, 89

Nov. 21, 1921 - Feb. 15, 2010

Desmond M. Casey, 76
February 17, 2010 5:19 a.m.

Desmond M. Casey, 76

Desmond M. Casey, 76, of Post Falls, Idaho, died Feb. 14, 2010, at home. He was born April 16, 1933, in Melbourne, Australia, to Michael Thomas and Mavis Mary (McConnell) Casey.

Larry Young, 72
February 17, 2010 5:19 a.m.

Larry Young, 72

Larry Young, 72, of Athol, Idaho, passed away from natural causes Feb. 12, 2010. He was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., and graduated from Rogers High School in 1956.

Tuesday, February 16

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with JASON ELLIOTT

Not quite star-studded anymore

After tuning in to watch the NBA All-Star Game festivities late Saturday, it made me wonder just what happened to the once-great event.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Climber's body recovered in Mount St. Helens crater

SEATTLE (AP) - The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500 feet into the crater atop Mount St. Helens was recovered Tuesday after he spent more than a day in the snow, authorities said.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Subdivision keeps maintenance of streets - for now

POST FALLS - The Sunset Ridge Homeowners Association will still maintain the streets in the subdivision at the southeast corner of Chase and Poleline.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers and Shakers

Intermountain Bank reports losses

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Swine flu shows signs of ending

ATLANTA - Is the U.S. swine flu epidemic over? Federal health officials won't go so far as to say that, but they reported for the fourth week in a row that no states had widespread flu activity.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Sadie wins at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - Sadie the Scottish terrier won America's top dog show Tuesday night, and that was pretty predictable. What happened moments before she took the title at Westminster was far more startling.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 17, 2010

Bourdain, Ripert to launch program

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama's latest crusade: nuclear energy

WASHINGTON - Prodding Republicans, President Barack Obama on Tuesday championed nuclear energy expansion as the latest way that feuding parties can move beyond the "broken politics" of Washington that have imperiled his agenda and soured voters.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 17, 2010

Aglow Women's Meeting: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. in Cd'A. Judy, 930-4482

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

St. Maries water main break under control

A mainline water break has the city of St. Maries potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Timberlake triumphs

Prep boys basketball

KELLOGG - Derek Puckett hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to give the Timberlake Tigers a 50-45 Intermountain League win over the Kellogg Wildcats on Tuesday night at Andrews Gymnasium.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Food fest

Hundreds attend event for the appetizers, chance to make connections

COEUR d'ALENE - Hope loved the caviar-topped crab.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Officials discuss basin plans

Stimulus funding allowed crews to finish large projects

COEUR d'ALENE - Mining waste cleanup in the Coeur d'Alene Basin might be on pause for the wet winter season, but that doesn't mean planning isn't going on around the clock.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Youth Sports Feb. 17, 2010

RATHDRUM PARKS AND RECREATION

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Powderhorn hearing postponed

COEUR d'ALENE - This campaign will be fought one front at a time.

Weights ... and wait
February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Weights ... and wait

Coeur d'Alene High looking to update — and expand — its training facility

COEUR d'ALENE - At one time, it helped Coeur d'Alene native John Friesz to a career in the National Football League.

Kids, others rally behind Post Falls K-9
February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Kids, others rally behind Post Falls K-9

POST FALLS - Koda has started doing his part, taking a bite out of crime.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Midtown goes Irish

COEUR d'ALENE - St. Patrick's Day is exactly four weeks from today, but Walter "Duke" Keith's new restaurant already has the decorations for the greenest holiday of the year up.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Comp plan: Bid it adieu

It takes wisdom and fortitude to admit when it's time to start over.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning Briefing Feb. 17, 2010

Basketball

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Jacobellis tumbles again

U.S. beats Swiss 3-1 in men's hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lindsey Jacobellis had to do it. Flying through the air toward the finish line, she reached down and grabbed her snowboard, a stunt similar to the showoff move that cost her a gold medal four years ago.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 17, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

LCDC recaps busy 2009

Agency will address KYRO ice arena request at today's meeting

COEUR d'ALENE - It was a year of initiatives.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Simon Property offers General Growth $10B buyout

LOS ANGELES - Simon Property Group Inc., the nation's largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion hostile bid Tuesday to acquire ailing rival General Growth Properties.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Moderates continue to bail from Congress

Senator Bayh the latest to forgo re-election

WASHINGTON - The moderate middle is disappearing from Congress.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Hawks' Underdahl wins it at buzzer in OT

Lakeland moves on to play Moscow

SANDPOINT - Those wearing green thought the shot beat the buzzer, and those wearing red thought it came late, but in the end, Lakeland left Les Rogers Court with a thrilling 73-71 overtime victory in the 4A Region 1 tournament opener Tuesday night.

Notices  Feb. 17, 2010
February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 17, 2010

WEIKEL, Leola Mae, 88, of Bayview, died Feb. 13, 2010, in Post Falls. Born Oct. 30, 1921, in Plains, Mont. At her request, no services will be held. English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, was in charge of final arrangements.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 17, 2010

REBUTTAL: Don't belittle Benewah

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Colleagues mourn lawman's passing

PONDERAY - A beloved lawman with a nearly 30-year career in Bonner County has lost his battle with cancer.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Home is where the heart always was

Tracey Brown has led a charmed life... the Post Falls woman is one of the few to represent Idaho at both the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. She's a Whitworth grad, now in her first year at Pepperdine School of Law. Tracey has traveled the world and even modeled a number of times on QVC. She has a heart of gold to compliment her beauty and brains.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Space heater blamed in house fire

Ten occupants evacuated, one injured during Post Falls blaze

POST FALLS - An adult female was transported to the hospital with burns after apparently trying to douse a fire in a Post Falls home early Tuesday.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Government fitness efforts haven't stemmed kid obesity

First lady announces 'Let's Move' campaign

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama isn't the first national leader to try to get America's kids off the couch. President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried more than 50 years ago, and it's been a losing battle since.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 17

Vandal boosters meet

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Stivers to seek District 2 State Senate seat

COEUR d'ALENE - James Stivers isn't afraid to take a stance on hot topics.

February 16, 2010 11 p.m.

Legals Feb. 17, 2010

Loan No. xxxxxx1052 T.S. No. 1190403-09 Parcel No. 04880002026a NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE On May 11, 2010, at the hour of 11:00am, of said day, at At first american title, 1866 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur D'alene, Idaho, First American Title Insurance Company, as trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, cashier's check drawn on a State or National Bank, a check drawn by a State or Federal Credit Union, or a check drawn by a State or Federal Savings and Loan Association, Savings Association, or Savings Bank, 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, to wit: legal DESCRIPTION: The land referred to in this commitment is described as follows: A parcel of Land being a part of Lots 26 and 27, Block 2, [[LAND TURNER BAY TRACTS, according to the plat, recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book I) of Plats page 141, records of Kootenai County, Idaho, and being describe(l 1w metes OIICJ bounds as follows: Beginning at the set iron rod and P15 4194 cap marking the Northeast corner of Lot 27; thence Along the Fast line of tot 27, South 50857'OO" East, a distance of .54.41 feet to a set iron rod and P15 4194 cap; thence Along a line 34.25 feet South of and parallel with the North line of Lot 27, North 89857'56' West, (F Plot), a distance of 212.35 feet to a set iron rod and PLS 4194 cap on the shore of Coeur S Alene take; thence Along the shoreline of Coeur d' Alene Lake, North 249529" West, (N. 24045 W. Plat), at 37.68 feet pass the common line between Lots 26 and 27, in all a total distance of 78.93 feet to a set iron rod and PLS 4194 cap; thence South 89858'25" Fast, a distance of 164.85 feet to a set iron rod and PLS 4194 cap on the East line of tot 26; thence Along the East line of tot 26, south 45"25'OO" East a Distance of 53.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Excepting therefrom A triangular shaped parcel of land being a portion of Lot 27, Block 2, LELAND TURNER BAY TRACTS, according to the plat recorded in Book 1) of Plats at page 141 being a part of Government Lot 2, Section 30, Township 49 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho and being described by metes and bounds as follows: Commencing at a found iron rod and PLS 4194 cap marking the Southeast corner of Lot 21, Block 2; thence Along the Easterly line of tot 21, Block 2, North 50857'00' West, a distance of 34.39 feet to a found iron rod and PLS 4194 cap marking the Southeast corner of that certain parcel of land conveyed from Beckemeler to Simpson recorded in Book 219, Page 446 described as the North 34.25 feet of tot 21, Block 2, Leland Turner Bay Tracts being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence Along the South line of said parcel, North 8985756" West, a distance of 212.35 feet to the West line of Lot 27, Block 2; thence Along the West line of Lot 27, Block 2, North 24835'29" West, a distance of 3.33 feet to a set iron rod and PLS 4194 cal); thence South 890915" East, a distance of 213.76 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. And together with A triangular shaped parcel of land being a portion of tot 26, Block 2, LEFAND TURNER BAY TRACTS, according to the plat recorded in Book D of Plats at page 141 being a part of Government Lot 2, Section 30, Township 49 North, Range 3 West, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho and being described by metes and bounds as follows: Commencing at a found iron rod and PLS 4194 cap marking the Southeast corner of Lot 26, Block 2; thence Along the Easterly line of Lot 26, Block), North 45825'OO" West a distance of 53.48 feet to a found iron rod and PLS 4194 cap marking the Northeast corner of that certain parcel of land conveyed from Southern to Reillo recorded as Instrument No. 1847479 being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence Along the North line of said parcel, North 89858'25" West a distance of 164.85 feet to a found iron rod and PLS 4194 cap on the West line of Lot 26, Block 2; thence Along tile West line of Lot 26, Block 2, North 24835'29" West, a distance of .3.3.3 feet to a set iron rod and PLS 4194 cal); thence South 88855"49' East, a distance of 166.27 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as 29739 S. Highway 97 Fka 29715 S. Highway 97 Harrison Id 83833. 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 Deed of Trust executed by Louis J Reillo and Beverly J Reillo Husband And Wife as Grantor, to Kootenai Title, as Trustee, for the benefit and security of National City Mortgage A Division of National City Bank as Beneficiary, recorded August 20, 2007, as Instrument No. 2117073000, Mortgage records of Kootenai County, Idaho. 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. The default for which this sale is to be made is: Failure to pay the monthly payment due september 1, 2008 of principal, interest and impounds and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges; together with all subsequent sums advanced by beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said deed of trust. The estimated balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said deed of trust is $868,302.20, including interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation thereunder or in this sale, and trustee's fees and/or reasonable attorney's fees as authorized in the promissory note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust. First American Title Insurance Company C/o Cal-western Reconveyance Corporation P.O. Box 22004 El Cajon Ca 92022-9004 (800)546-1531 Dated: January 05, 2010 Signature/By First American Title Insurance Company. R-287073 Legal 8848 January 27, 2010 February 3, 10, 17, 2010

Monday, February 15

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Great Olympic comebacks by Wescott, Miller & Vonn

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Comebacks make for great Olympics stories, and they come in many forms. Just look at what Seth Wescott, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn pulled off Monday.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Making a ruckus

Third- to eighth- graders spend day at LCHS music education camp

COEUR d'ALENE - A happy, smiling gang of kids banged pots, pans and buckets as they stepped in synch across a hallway Monday morning at Lake City High School.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Lawmaker wants to make snagging roadkill legal

BOISE (AP) - An Idaho lawmaker wants to make it legal to snatch up roadkill, saying letting a dead animal rot on the highway doesn't make sense if someone can make a few hundred dollars off it.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Horse trader's suit dismissed

Judge rules KCSD was within legal bounds when animals were seized

COEUR d'ALENE - A federal judge dismissed charges from a Rathdrum horse trader who claimed her constitutional rights were violated when Kootenai County animal control officers seized her emaciated horses.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Toyota may lengthen warranties to keep customers

ORLANDO, Fla. - Toyota Motor Corp. may offer incentives or increase the length of its warranties as it tries to recover from an embarrassing string of safety-related recalls.

Showing up late
February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Showing up late

In huge comeback, Wescott gets snowboardcross gold; Sandpoint's Holland has misstep, costs him podium finish

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Even in a sport as wild and unpredictable as snowboardcross, it shouldn't come as too big a surprise to see the Olympic champion defend his title.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers & Shakers Feb. 16, 2010

North Idaho Necessities opens in St. Maries

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Daytona 500 win moves Ganassi into elite company

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Chip Ganassi squirmed a bit, shifted the microphone he was holding in his hands, then gazed blankly at the floor.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Goedde proposes charter legislation

Bill would lift limits on Idaho charter schools

BOISE - An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow more charter schools to open to aid underserved students.

Notices Feb. 16, 2010
February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 16, 2010

NESSLY, Harry Sexton, 86, of Hayden, died Feb. 14, 2010, at the Life Care Center in Coeur d'Alene. Born Nov. 20, 1923, in Tum Tum, Wash. Private family services will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park at a later date. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Heart to Heart

Hospital has conducted about 1,200 open-heart surgeries since 2003

COEUR d'ALENE - Gil Stinson found it strange when Tums didn't help his heartburn on the camping trip last year.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Eurozone tells Greece to ready new cuts, taxes

BRUSSELS - European finance ministers bluntly told Greece to prepare tougher spending cuts and new taxes in an attempt to snuff out a government debt crisis that has shaken the entire eurozone.

A feeling of renewal
February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

A feeling of renewal

Spa opens in Peak Health & Wellness Center

COEUR d'ALENE - Good vibrations, deep tissue massage, nail care and skin treatments are among the smorgasbord of services offered at Renew Mind & Body Spa, which is now open in the Peak Health & Wellness Center at 940 Ironwood Drive.

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Rainy day fund considered for colleges

One account would capture about $114K in yearly interest

BOISE - Lawmakers agreed Monday to consider creating a rainy day fund for colleges, similar to the reserve account lawmakers set aside several years ago for the K-12 public school system.

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One bison shot in winter hunt; exodus still possible

BILLINGS, Mont. - Only one Yellowstone bison was reported shot as Montana's bison hunt ended Monday with most of the animals still inside the national park, where hunting is banned.

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Man will not face charges for shooting wolf

Fish and Game official says action was justified

A Boundary County man will not be charged for shooting a wolf in his yard that was bothering his dog.

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Calendar Feb. 16, 2010

Cd'A Sportsmen's Breakfast: Lake City Senior Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr., 6:30 a.m. Regional Wildlife Biologist, Dave Spicer will present preliminary results from the 2009 hunting seasons and begin the scoping process for 2010 seasons. $6 includes tax/tip

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Duval taking two steps forward?

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Minus golf's two biggest stars, the best are headed to the high desert of Arizona. Equally intriguing is what happens south of the border with David Duval, a player who has not been among the best for more than a decade.

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Briefs Feb. 16, 2010

Interns need supplies for trip

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Subdivision error found 15 years later

Neither city nor residents want street maintenance

POST FALLS - A planning oversight on a Post Falls subdivision 15 years ago has erupted into a controversy today.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

North Idaho batters Spartans

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Shelby Gonzales had a two-run home run in the top of the first to kick off two lopsided victories as North Idaho College swept Colorado Northwestern 12-0 and 12-3 on Monday for four straight wins against the Spartans to wrap up a series of games in southern Utah.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Time for tigers to roar

The U.S. Census reports at least 3.6 million of the 14.9 million Asian-Americans are of Chinese descent. This week, they're celebrating.Unlike the West's Gregorian calendar created to correspond with religious events rather than astronomical time, the Chinese mark time's passage by lunar cycle. Each year begins on a different date in January or February and comes full circle in 60 years - five 12-year cycles.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

Sterk hired as San Diego State AD

Longtime WSU athletic director moves on

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Washington State athletic director Jim Sterk was hired Monday for the same position at San Diego State.

February 15, 2010 11 p.m.

No plans for traffic light at U.S. 95, Sagle Road

SAGLE - One death, 22 injuries and 13 accidents at the intersection of Highway 95 and Sagle Road in the last four years make the stretch of pavement here a blinking red light for the highway department.

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Naturopaths trying to resolve fight

BOISE (AP) - Two groups of Idaho naturopaths that have been warring for years over licensing are trying to patch up their differences.

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Chiefs win another in OT

SPOKANE - Kyle Beach poked in the winning goal in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs beat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 in Western Hockey League play Monday before 4,829 at the Arena.

Eliminating E-learning?
February 15, 2010 12:59 p.m.

Eliminating E-learning?

Chance of cuts to Idaho Digital Learning Academy draws concerns

North Idaho high schools and students are concerned over the possibility of Idaho Digital Learning Academy funding being cut by the Legislature.

Sunday, February 14

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Mullan Trail school receives grant for video equipment

POST FALLS - Mullan Trail Elementary received a $1,250 grant from the Idaho Community Foundation to buy video equipment.

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Let your writing shine with up to two writers competition entries

This year you can focus on writing quality and not worry about quantity with your entries in the Writers Competition at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.The rules for the competition have changed for 2010. Participants may submit up to two entries - two fiction, two nonfiction, OR one in each category.

Spillane, Bilodeau end droughts for U.S., Canada
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Spillane, Bilodeau end droughts for U.S., Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Johnny Spillane ended an 86-year drought that few Americans even knew existed. Alexandre Bilodeau ended a much shorter wait that practically everyone in Canada had been agonizing over.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

IDWR notices require no action by most citizens

City Streets

Coeur d'Alene residents are still receiving notices about water right claims from the Idaho Department of Water Resources.

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Calendar Feb. 15, 2010

TODAY

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Warrants Feb.15, 2010

Felonies

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Hawley, Maloney key NIC softball sweep

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Leadoff batter Alyssa Hawley went 5 for 8 and scored three runs, and shortstop Lauren Maloney drove in six runs as North Idaho College swept Colorado Northwestern 11-2 and 5-1 in Scenic West Athletic Conference softball action Sunday at Snow Field.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Broken water main forces boil water advisory

ST. MARIES - A water main in St. Maries broke on Sunday, and anyone served by the city of St. Maries water system is asked to boil their drinking water until further notice, Mayor Tami Holdahl said.

Record crowd of 108,713 watches East win All-Star Game
February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Record crowd of 108,713 watches East win All-Star Game

Wade does it again in north Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - The largest crowd to watch a basketball game saw an all too familiar sight.

Inventive ideas
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Inventive ideas

From 'nurdles' to other ways of injecting medicine, youths find a way

COEUR d'ALENE - About 100 kids in grades first through eighth participated in Invent Idaho 2010, with inventions ranging from those aimed at improving the environment to those that would make living with pets easier.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row with Jim Litke

A memo to IOC: Slow it down

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Swifter, higher, stronger - and now deadlier, too.

Pothole avoided
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Pothole avoided

McMurray holds off Dale Jr. in tight finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jamie McMurray's heart sank when he saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lurking in his rearview mirror. Of all the guys bearing down on me, he thought, it has be one who seems destined to win the Daytona 500.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Winter blessing provides cultural insight to season

A ceremony to recognize tribal culture and the significance of the winter season is scheduled later this month at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's "Winter Blessing" is free and open to the public. The event will include drummers, dancers, a display of historical artifacts, and offerings of frybread and huckleberry jam. Each session will be blessed with a smudging of sweetgrass smoke. There will also be a video of the late Lawrence Aripa, well known throughout the Northwest for his coyote stories.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

IDWR notices require no action by most Coeur d'Alene citizens

Coeur d'Alene residents are still receiving notices about water right claims from the Idaho Department of Water Resources.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Late EWU free throw sinks Griz

CHENEY (AP) — Glen Dean had 23 points and seven assists, and sank a foul shot with 2.5 seconds left that carried Eastern Washington to a 69-68 victory over Montana on Sunday.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Record snows may mean disastrous flooding by early spring east of the Mississippi River

Cliff's Weather Gems

People in the eastern U.S. will be talking for generations to come about the back-to-back blizzards of February 2010 along the most populous stretch of the Atlantic Coastline (Where is Al Gore when you need him?).

Islamic history lesson
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Islamic history lesson

Articles of Islamic faith, pillars of religion shared

COEUR d'ALENE - There is no good reason for members of different faiths to not live side by side in peace.

February 14, 2010 11 p.m.

Child missing locally found later Sunday in Mabton, Wash.

An Amber Alert issued on Sunday was canceled when the child being sought was found early Sunday evening.

Saturday, February 13

Notices Feb. 14, 2010
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Notices Feb. 14, 2010

GOSSETT, Shirley, 57, of Spokane, died Feb. 8, 2010, at home. Born April 21, 1952, in Spokane. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Rathdrum Lions Club.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Jobless claims figures raise hopes for recovery

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest total in a month, a sign the job market may be improving.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Haiti's homeless get tarps, want tents

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Ask any of the hundreds of thousands of earthquake victims living outdoors in Haiti's shattered capital and you're apt to get the same plea: "Give us a tent."

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Vandals finish sweep of Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Former North Idaho College standout Mac Hopson had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Idaho defeated Fresno State 68-59 on Saturday night to sweep the season series from the Bulldogs.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Interest rates fall as investors seek safety

Traders surprised China plans to tighten credit

NEW YORK - Interest rates fell in the bond market Friday after China said it would increase reserve requirements for its banks.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

How to get customers to beat down your door

A great product doesn't sell itself, as just about any businessperson who has built a better mousetrap can attest. Effective marketing is a critical factor in priming the pump and selling the customer long before the product is actually in his or her hands.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama says new budget rules will rein in spending

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday new budget rules that say spending cuts must accompany spending increases will force Congress to "pay for what it spends, just like everybody else."

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Northwest Notes Feb. 14, 2010

District 1 prep softball

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Indiana-made Humvee could soon be a relic

Better protection sought for soldiers on the move

INDIANAPOLIS - Army Staff Sgt. Tom Davis never saw the bomb that destroyed his Humvee as he rounded a corner in Ramadi just a week into his second tour in Iraq in 2006. Davis lost a leg and broke his back and both arms and can no longer walk or work. He'll never know whether he would have been less severely injured if he'd been in a different vehicle.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Cardinals qualify eight to nationals

NIC wins 10th straight Region 18 title, 35th of last 38

DES MOINES, Wash. - North Idaho College claimed its 10th straight Region 18 wrestling championship on Saturday at Highline Community College, defeating Clackamas by 19.5 points to win its 35th regional title overall.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Walls of water overwhelm surfing contest

Hospitalization required for some of the injured

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - Despite big wave warnings, two walls of water caught dozens of spectators off-guard and knocked them to a rocky beach as they watched a Northern California surfing contest Saturday, leaving some with broken bones but sparing them from being pulled into the ocean.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Martin looking for win at Daytona

Pole sitter has had many close calls at storied track

- SPRINT CUP

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Bombs slow US advance in Afgan town

Two killed in first day of operation

MARJAH, Afghanistan - Bombs and booby traps slowed the advance of thousands of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers moving Saturday through the Taliban-controlled town of Marjah - NATO's most ambitious effort yet to break the militants' grip over their southern heartland.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Riding the road to recovery

Fundraiser helps toward purchase of bike for wounded officer Kralicek

COEUR d'ALENE - A Coeur d'Alene police officer who is still recovering more than five years after being shot in the line of duty a few days after Christmas will get a gift to help with that recovery, thanks to help from the community he was helping to protect.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Golden Bears rally past Cougars

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jerome Randle scored 24 points and California rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Washington State 86-70 Saturday and remain in first place in the Pac-10.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

'Tis the season for reflection, redemption

Ash Wednesday marks beginning of period of increasing spiritual commitments

COEUR d’ALENE — A season of personal reflection and redemption begins for many Christians this week as they usher in Lent.

Eliminating E-learning?
February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Eliminating E-learning?

Chance of cuts to Idaho Digital Learning Academy draws concerns

North Idaho high schools and students are concerned over the possibility of Idaho Digital Learning Academy funding being cut by the Legislature.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Todd Christensen: Chamber Leader

When Todd Christensen was looking into a job opening as president of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, he had heard nothing but good things about the organization.

It was considered a leader in its field, had a veteran staff and a strong working relationship with the community and business leaders. The city, too, was considered a great place to live, beautiful scenery, continued growth.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 14, 2010

MEN: Here's a special challenge

Strung out
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Strung out

Henderson shows the power of quagga mussels

COEUR d'ALENE - Over breakfast snacks, coffee and tea, Republican state Rep. Frank Henderson introduced folks gathered Saturday morning at the Lake City Senior Center to a rather unattractive invasive species - the quagga mussel.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row Feb. 14, 2010

Vandals need to play like contenders

Idaho's men's basketball team had a turnaround season last year, posting a winning record (17-16) for the first time in 10 seasons, and playing in a postseason tournament (no, not the NCAAs, but the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament) for the first time since 1990.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

No. 16 Zags turn away Toreros

First-place Bulldogs winners of 4 straight

SPOKANE - That shocking loss at San Francisco two weeks ago may have been just what No. 16 Gonzaga needed.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Community Thanks Feb. 14, 2010

HAITI: Funds go to orphanage

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Japan worried Toyota woes could hurt US ties

Relations between Washington, Tokyo already strained

TOKYO - As pressure intensifies for Toyota's chief to testify before Congress about the automaker's safety lapses, Japanese political leaders and experts worry that the problem - if handled poorly - could damage ties between the two nations.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Survivor options on bonds

Have you heard of the "survivor option"? How about a "death put"? These rather bleak terms reference a very useful choice for beneficiaries who inherit certain kinds of corporate bonds. This option has become increasingly common.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Have a heart - and a poem

Thank you, Dr. Rodkey.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Girls treated, released after rollover

Accident injures 4 in Latah County

Two Rathdrum girls, ages 10 and 13, suffered injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident in Latah County on Friday afternoon, the Idaho State Police said.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Man training to be 911 operator saves son's life

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An Iraq war veteran training to be an emergency operator in Thurston County saved his own son’s life when his wife called 911 in a panic as the boy choked on a small piece of plastic.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Kellogg girls finally solve Timberlake, earn state berth

Lakeside girls fall in state play-in game; Cd'A boys upset No. 2 Post Falls

- GIRLS BASKETBALL

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Beach caps big night with OT winner

SPOKANE - Kyle Beach completed his hat trick at 4:11 of overtime and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the U.S. Division-leading Tri-City Americans 4-3 in Western Hockey League action in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,530 at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Protesters smash Vancouver department store windows

Olympic Resistance Network aims to "disturb 'business as usual'"

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - More than 200 masked Olympic protesters splattered red paint and smashed windows of a popular downtown department store Saturday on the first day of competition at the Vancouver Games.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Gone fishing: Secret hunt for a sunken Soviet sub

WASHINGTON - In 1974, far out in the Pacific, a U.S. ship pretending to be a deep-sea mining vessel fished a sunken Soviet nuclear-armed submarine out of the ocean depths, took what it could of the wreck and made off to Hawaii with its purloined prize.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Bomb kills 9, 57 injured in Indian bakery

NEW DELHI (AP) - A bomb tore through a crowded bakery popular with foreigners in western India, killing nine people and wounding 57 near a famed meditation center.

February 13, 2010 11 p.m.

Snow days string deprives many students of food

TAKOMA PARK, Md. - As back-to-back snowstorms shuttered schools for the week across the mid-Atlantic states, parents fretted about lost learning time, administrators scheduled makeup days and teachers posted assignments online. But Marla Caplon worried about a more fundamental problem: How would students eat?

Friday, February 12

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Commissioner bid in plans for Green

COEUR d'ALENE - After eight years on the Kootenai County Planning and Zoning Commission, Dan Green is ready to try his hand as a county commissioner.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 13, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 13, 2010

WAC reprimands, warns

A small step to help Haiti
February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

A small step to help Haiti

Coeur d'Alene High School graduate collects shoes to send to earthquake victims

COEUR d'ALENE - Beth Leonardo arrived in Coeur d'Alene from Seattle on Friday to pick up new and lightly-used shoes that were collected here and will be transported to Haiti for earthquake relief.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Rotary Students of the Month for January

Jason Hendrickson, a senior at the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene, is majoring in psychology. Before attending the University of Idaho, Hendrickson earned his associate's degree in psychology from North Idaho College. He currently serves as a developmental therapist at North Star Child Development where he works with developmentally disabled children under the age of 7.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Defense propels Cd'A girls back to state

Two-time defending champs oust Lake City for second berth

COEUR d'ALENE - Any suspense leading up to Friday night's 5A Region 1 girls basketball tournament second-place game - with the winner going to state and the loser done for the season - disappeared before the first quarter was over.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Chiefs hold off Silvertips

EVERETT, Wash. - Former Coeur d'Alene Laker Tyler Johnson scored a goal and had two assists to lead the Spokane Chiefs past the Everett Silvertips 4-3 in Western Hockey League action in front of 6,031 at Comcast Arena on Friday night.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Retail sales gains in January could boost growth

WASHINGTON - A modestly better-than-expected report on retail sales for January could suggest stronger economic growth in coming months. But this week's severe snowstorms will likely depress activity in February.

River cleanup reaction mixed
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River cleanup reaction mixed

Some praise document; others see equity issues

POST FALLS - Depending on who you ask, the final Spokane River cleanup plan announced Friday is either the way to make the water resemble a clear Rocky Mountain stream or it's still a murky mess.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Obama: He's also a patriot

Some of our local angry ultraconservative folks who regularly write letters to The Press need to come up with something a little more creative in their daily ranting and criticism of the president than just name calling. They need to stop listening only to Fox News and present some reasonable plans to solve the problems such as health care, the economy, etc. that our president was elected to try to address. In The Press in just the last couple of weeks President Obama has been referred to as immature, a radical anti-American ideologue, a communist or socialist and other equally untrue labels. The last time I looked there were no federal troops marching down our streets and I cannot think of one freedom we have lost in the last year since we elected President Obama.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 13, 2010

Kids Carnival: Resort Plaza Shops, Sherman Avenue, Cd'A, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art on the Edge and the Coeur d'Alene Arts and Culture Alliance, workshops, games and more.

Coming up roses
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Coming up roses

Businesses look to Valentine's Day for an early year boost

COEUR d'ALENE - Business owners and operators offering Valentine's Day gifts and services are encouraged by sales so far, and are working extra hours, offering sales, and dangling other incentives to get customers to bite.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Kovalchuk boosts Devils

Ilya Kovalchuk made his first goal with the slumping Devils a big one, snapping a third-period tie to lead New Jersey to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night at Newark, N.J.

Art for lease
February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Art for lease

Spruce up an office with originals and reproductions

COEUR d'ALENE - The owners of Coeur d'Alene Galleries think they have a way to make every office look like a million bucks.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Stolen plane, chalk-drawn feet: Is teen burglar back?

SEATTLE - A stolen airplane found in the San Juan Islands and chalk-outline feet drawn all over a burgled grocery store suggest that Washington's infamous teenage "barefoot burglar" is back at it.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Frisbee inventor dies

SALT LAKE CITY - Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. He was 90.

Notices Feb. 13, 2010
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Notices Feb. 13, 2010

MYLAN, Patrick Thomas, 77, of Fernley, Nev., died Nov. 30, 2009, at home. Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Aberdeen, S.D. His funeral and burial took place in Fernley at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

NIACH emergency exercise goes smoothly

The Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital (NIACH) conducted a Joint Emergency Preparedness Exercise with the Post Falls Police Department Swat Team on Jan. 28.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Milestone Announcements for Feb. 13, 2010

MILITARY

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'A cherry on top of my career'

Nate Holland returns to the Olympics eyeing gold

SANDPOINT - Sports Illustrated predicts Sandpoint native Nate Holland will win a silver medal in the snowboardcross (SBX) event during the 2010 Winter Olympics, which kicked off Friday in Vancouver, B.C.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Eagles snap 7-game skid

CHENEY (AP) - Freshman Glen Dean scored seven of his 12 points in the final 1:06, helping Eastern Washington snap a seven-game losing streak with a 74-69 victory over Montana State (12-12, 7-6) on Friday night.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Presentation to focus on Muslims, Islam

The North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present Saleh Elgiadi at the Harding Center, 15th and Wallace in Coeur d'Alene, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning Briefing Feb. 13, 2010

Baseball

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Former officer seeks jury trial

Dixon suing city for wrongful termination

COEUR d'ALENE - A former Coeur d'Alene police officer suing the city for wrongful termination filed a demand for jury trial in Federal Court on Friday.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 13, 2010

Hopper, wife, agree to order

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Four sea lions, one seal shot dead

SEATTLE (AP) - A harbor seal and at least four sea lions, including one listed as endangered, were shot to death near Seattle, authorities said Friday.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Permit requirements workshop set

It's time for a rundown on regulations.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Let the great DH debate begin

With the retirement of Frank Thomas on Friday afternoon, there are a lot of baseball writers that are ready to put the former Chicago White Sox designated hitter on the fast track to the Hall of Fame.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Idaho budget committee adopts lower revenue figure

BOISE - Idaho agencies should brace for deeper cuts this year and next after legislative budget writers took a more pessimistic view of tax revenue over the next 18 months than Gov. Butch Otter predicted just a month ago.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Hale, Taylor help lead men; women take charge in SWAC

- MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Gonzalez is fugitive of week

North Idaho Violent Crimes Task is seeking information leading to the arrest of Salvador Gonzalez for a probation violation related to possession of a controlled substance.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

EPA settles with developers

The Environmental Protection Agency has settled with seven firms and individuals accused of violating the Clean Water Act at construction sites in North Idaho.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Kellogg receives survey results

KELLOGG - The Kellogg Joint School District 391 budget survey indicated keeping all programs and staff is a priority.

Priest River cuts off Timberlake
February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Priest River cuts off Timberlake

Spartans advance to state; Tigers play Kellogg tonight for berth to state tourney

RATHDRUM - Members of the coaching staff at Priest River stressed to their players before tipoff of Friday's 3A District 1-2 championship game that if they were going down, just make sure it was battling the entire way.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Stabbing suspect sought by police

POST FALLS - A 49-year-old Otis Orchards man told police he was hit in the face and stabbed in the leg after he picked up a hitchhiker near Seltice Way and Beck Road on Friday afternoon.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Timberlake fire fleet sidelined

All but one engine, two ambulances, fire boat out of service

ATHOL - The Timberlake fire chief has taken his vehicle safety concerns to another level.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Wheels are turning in Brannon case

COEUR d'ALENE - It's not the city of Coeur d'Alene's responsibility, but at least the litigation wheels behind the contested election are moving.First District Judge Charles Hosack denied plaintiff Jim Brannon's motion to compel the city to turn over ballots, envelopes and other documents from the Nov. 3 city election, but did favor hurrying things along.

February 12, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympic luger dies after crash during training run

By The Associated Press

February 12, 2010 1:44 p.m.

Confusion about tax credit still prevalent.

An offhand comment from a young lady last week caused us to realize that we have not been complete in our explanations of the Federal housing tax credits. Perhaps we assumed that it was as important to consumers as it is to us.

Laurie Jeanne Willette, 52
February 12, 2010 1:05 p.m.

Laurie Jeanne Willette, 52

February 12, 2010 11:46 a.m.

No running away from restless legs

A metabolic sleep disorder that causes tingling, twitching, creeping sensations, cramps, burning or aches in the lower limbs, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common problem. It can develop at any time - but mostly strikes from middle age on.

Thursday, February 11

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Colbert heads to Olympics for medals, mockery

Comedian to record material for his show to air Feb. 22

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Briefs Feb. 12, 2010

Two attempted break-ins reported

Andrade preps for 'America's Got Talent'
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Andrade preps for 'America's Got Talent'

RATHDRUM - A freshman at Lakeland High School is practicing for his shot in the "America's Got Talent" later this month.

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Idaho capitol wired for video, sound

COEUR d'ALENE - Idaho's newly renovated capitol building offers more opportunities for the public to witness the political process from anywhere in the state, and makes it possible for citizens to interact with legislators without traveling to Boise.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Kroc Center to present 'Sleeping Beauty'

A brand new version of "Sleeping Beauty" will premiere Feb. 26 at the S.A. Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Road.

Bars boost security
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Bars boost security

Patrons will be scanned before screening

COEUR d'ALENE - A pair of downtown bars will be using metal detectors to screen would-be weekend patrons.

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Calendar Feb. 12, 2010

Heart to Heart Screenings: Tuesdays and Fridays in February, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Kootenai Health's Heart Center lobby. Fasting lipid profile, blood pressure check and BMI reading. Do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-12 hours before appointment. Cost is $15 for first-time clients, $20 for returning clients. Reservations required. (208) 666-2083.

Gaels floored again
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Gaels floored again

Saint Mary's starts out strong, but Zags roll by 19

SPOKANE - Matt Bouldin said Gonzaga wanted to make a statement during its showdown with Saint Mary's.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Retired nurse returns from Haiti

King spent a month helping earthquake victims

COEUR d'ALENE - Deanna King is home, safe and exhausted.

Downtown Guns & Ammo grand opening this weekend
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Downtown Guns & Ammo grand opening this weekend

Store specializes in police buybacks

COEUR d'ALENE - Richard Gallia's connections to law enforcement organizations around the country provided the resources he needed for his latest business venture.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Homeless population jumps

Homelessness in North Idaho is exploding, according to a five-day survey of displaced individuals in the region.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Can NFL kill the golden goose?

The New Orleans Saints hadn’t even begun to properly celebrate their storybook run to a Super Bowl championship when bookmakers installed the team they had just beaten as the favorites to win it all next year.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Post Falls gets six pins, beats Lake City

- WRESTLING

Notices Feb. 12,2010
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 12,2010

MEKSCH, John L., of Post Falls, died Feb. 2, 2010, at home. Born Nov. 2, 1936, in Kansas. At John's request, no services will be held. Yates Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Jazzin' up the JACC

Concert series at Post Falls center starts Sunday

POST FALLS - It can feel like a quaint bistro on Bourbon Street.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Cal retains lead in Pac-10

- PAC-10

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

CD'A, meet Holden Caulfield

A friend just died, so I was downtown getting drunk, if you want to know the truth. I was at a table looking out at stone and brick buildings along Sherman Avenue which made terrific admiring, and kept good company when I was feeling dull as hell or a little lonely, especially in the winter.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Winter weather plays havoc with Broadway box office

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored tradition, the show must go on.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Cavaliers cruise to 13th straight win

LeBron James had 32 points and 13 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers matched their franchise record by winning their 13th straight game with a 115-106 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Thursday night in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

IB offers great benefits

My name is Ben Cooper and I am a member of the Lake City High School Class of 2010. I am also an International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidate. I'm writing this letter in response to the piece published on Feb. 2 regarding the IB program. This letter serves to offer a second perspective on the IB program from somebody who has experienced its benefits first hand.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Johnson, Kahne win qualifiers at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It was two close finishes and one close call for Michael Waltrip - exactly what NASCAR needed.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Heads up downtown

Just last summer, cries of an overly aggressive police presence hung above Coeur d'Alene like a thunderhead over a Fourth of July picnic.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

'Crazy Heart,' 'An Education' worth wait

The North Idaho lifestyle may have its benefits, but diverse moviegoing is not one of them. Some of the best movies of any given year never play in our area, and many take their sweet time getting here.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

John Mayer mouths off about Jessica, Jen, more

NEW YORK (AP) - John Mayer is once again making news with his mouth, not his music.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Two-legged dog gets help from celebrity friends

LOS ANGELES - Like any good Hollywood transplant, Scooby-Roo went from a troubled past to rehab.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Former President Clinton undergoes heart procedure

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton, who had quadruple bypass surgery more than five years ago, was hospitalized Thursday to have a clogged heart artery opened after suffering discomfort in his chest.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers and Shakers Feb. 12, 2010

Watch repair opens in Post Falls

Poo Police protects yards
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Poo Police protects yards

Post Falls man wants to take care of your stinking chores

POST FALLS - Tim Eide loves to take crap from people.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Ready for a major move

U.S., Afghan troops ring Taliban stronghold

NEAR MARJAH, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan forces ringed the Taliban stronghold of Marjah on Thursday, sealing off escape routes and setting the stage for what is being described as the biggest offensive of the nine-year war.

'Vanishing America' comes full circle
February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

'Vanishing America' comes full circle

Pardue returns to creating, selling his work in Midtown

COEUR d'ALENE - What's behind Terry Pardue is a lifetime, thousands of watercolors inspired by the relic, the decaying, the dignity of a lost landscape.It's filled art shows and galleries across the West, covered store fronts and walls; it's been admired in Soviet Georgia and has hung in President Gerald Ford's White House.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Annual lutefisk dinner scheduled for Feb. 19

POST FALLS - The Sons of Norway will have its annual lutefisk dinner from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the IOOF Hall, 200 E. Railroad Ave., Post Falls.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Religions, teach tolerance

Painful childhood memories came flooding back with Joyce Mortin Berry's letter to the editor, about The Rathdrum Bible Church (Feb. 3). They had refused to let grandchildren sing for their grandfather's memorial service because their song was published by the LDS.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 12, 2010

North Idaho travels to Snow,

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 12, 2010

Sinatra, Martin to receive stars

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Olympics, full of questions, begins today

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin today, and that's about the only thing certain about them.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Massage therapists help local group

COEUR d'ALENE - Nineteen local massage therapists are helping raise money for the Coeur d'Alene's Soroptimist International service club.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 12, 2010

OBAMA: All that promise wasted

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Benefit concert set for Feb. 19

The third annual Bluegrass and Gospel Music Concert to benefit Open Arms Pregnancy Center is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19, at Hayden Lake Friends Church, 251 W. Miles Ave., Hayden.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Marleau's shootout goal lifts Sharks

Patrick Marleau scored the lone goal in a shootout to give the visiting San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Cougars collapse at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Jeremy Green and Landry Fields were both on their way to season-worst performances on Thursday. But they worked it out and helped Stanford overcome its biggest deficit in three years to remain undefeated at home in conference play.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 12,2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Maloney homers twice as Cardinals split

ST. GEORGE, Utah - North Idaho earned a split in Thursday's Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader with Southern Nevada, falling in the first game 10-9 in eight innings before rallying in the second game for a 8-4 win.

February 11, 2010 11 p.m.

Morning Briefing Feb. 12, 2010

Skiing

February 11, 2010 12:42 p.m.

I know: Everyone's an expert

After someone finds out that I'm a golf course superintendent, the first comment I hear is, "What do I have to do to get MY lawn to look like your fairways?" In writing this column, I hope to shed some light on key ideas to help you get the most out of your lawn and landscapes while being a good steward of the environment.

February 11, 2010 12:30 p.m.

Food for Thought

Welcome to "Food for Thought," an exploration into the world of psychology, food and education. I am an educator, psychotherapist, and executive chef. Interesting career path one might say? Let's examine the journey.

February 11, 2010 12:29 p.m.

What's up with downtown?

I am worried about downtown Coeur d'Alene. My concern is based on first-hand knowledge, not scientific study, so I am not sure that it is justified, but my concern is real. The city takes on a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde persona that confuses me. While Coeur d'Alene is bustling during the day with friendly faces and a warm sense of place, the night life can be far from jovial.

Wednesday, February 10

Your tips can help Haiti
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Your tips can help Haiti

COEUR d'ALENE - It's not to late to tip your server for Haiti.

Legacy of service
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Legacy of service

Current Boy Scouts, alumni gather to celebrate 100 years

COEUR d'ALENE - Boy Scouts always had its fun moments, Jeff Traw said, but sometimes the teenager couldn't fathom the point of the lessons.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Vandals let one slip away

Johnson's 3-point play with 2.9 seconds left lifts Nevada past Idaho

MOSCOW (AP) - Armon Johnson hit a layup and a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to lift Nevada past Idaho 67-66 on Wednesday night.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Wahl's 4-point night ignites Chiefs

SPOKANE - Mitch Wahl scored once and added three assists and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3 in Western Hockey League action in front of 3,545 at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Impressive streaks, past and present

To heck with Peyton Manning - he has a chance to come back and win another Super Bowl next year, and many more after that.

Zags host Gaels with first place on the line
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Zags host Gaels with first place on the line

SPOKANE — The No. 16 Gonzaga Bulldogs will seek to reach 20 wins for a 13th consecutive season tonight (8 p.m., ESPN2, KGA 1510, 101.1 FM), and coach Mark Few would like fans to savor that fact, at least a little.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Scientists seek better way to present climate reports

WASHINGTON (AP) - A steady drip of unsettling errors is exposing what scientists are calling "the weaker link" in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning series of international reports on global warming.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Snow showers give Cypress Mountain much-needed assist

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A good day for Cypress Mountain, with plenty of snow. Whistler was another matter - fog ruled with heavy snow coming soon to likely disrupt the Alpine skiing schedule.

Will Vonn ski or will she go?
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Will Vonn ski or will she go?

World Cup champion’s status unclear for Vancouver Olympics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn took a deep breath, and her words trickled forth slowly, as she began to discuss the badly bruised and swollen right shin she fears could force her out of an Olympics many predicted would become her personal showcase.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Late free throw sinks Vikings at Lewiston

LEWISTON - Matthew Kalbfliesch hit the front end of a 1-and-1 with 0.6 seconds remaining to give the Lewiston Bengals the 46-45 win over the Coeur d'Alene Vikings in a 5A Inland Empire League game at Booth Hall on Wednesday night.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

School elections get a vacation

Consolidation bill will give trustees an extra year on their term

COEUR d'ALENE - Thinking of running for a seat on a school board this year?

Take two
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Take two

Espresso stand owner re-enacts robbery attempt for television cameras

COEUR d'ALENE - It was going to be a rough day for Michelle Cornelsen.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

High school basketball boys prep poll

First-place votes in parentheses

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs Feb. 11, 2010

Body found near Canfield Mountain

COEUR d'ALENE - The body of what might have been a transient was found near the Canfield Mountain Trail System on Sunday.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

United Way to hold orientation session

United Way of Kootenai County is holding an orientation Friday for organizations interested in applying for funding from the Community Care Fund in 2010.

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76

Portrayed in book, movie 'Charlie Wilson's War'

DALLAS - Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allowing the country's underdog mujahedeen rebels to beat back the mighty Soviet Red Army, died Wednesday. He was 76.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Fishing to get better each week

Fishermen have to hold on just a little longer for better fishing days, said Jeff Smith with Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop and Guide Service.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

British Columbia bans mining north of Glacier

The lieutenant governor of British Columbia announced Tuesday that all types of mining and oil and gas development "will not be permitted" in the province's portion of the Flathead Valley.

Dog rescued from ice floe returns to sea
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Dog rescued from ice floe returns to sea

WARSAW, Poland - Baltic, the Polish dog rescued from the frigid Baltic Sea after a long journey on an ice floe, is again braving those waters - this time safely onboard the ship that saved him.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Tigers advance to title game

RATHDRUM - Cassie Thompson had 15 points to lead the second-ranked Timberlake Tigers past the Bonners Ferry Badgers 53-36 in a semifinal game of the 3A District 1-2 tournament at Lakeland High.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 11, 2010

CRIME REPORTS

Bus tunnel guards watch as girl beaten in Seattle
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Bus tunnel guards watch as girl beaten in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten and robbed in a Seattle bus tunnel as three unarmed security guards looked on told investigators that she thought the men would protect her.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers & Shakers Feb. 11, 2010

CPA firm receives highest rating

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Iraq to Blackwater guards: Get out

Company personnel accused in shooting deaths

BAGHDAD - Iraq has ordered hundreds of private security guards linked to Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face possible arrest on visa violations, the interior minister said Wednesday.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Cardinals swept in SWAC opener

ST. GEORGE, Utah. - Southern Nevada swept North Idaho on Wednesday in their Scenic West Athletic Conference opening doubleheader, falling 3-2 in the first game and 9-4 in the nightcap.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Schools to get $22M in reserves

Board of Land Commissioners to tap endowment

BOISE - The state Board of Land Commissioners agreed Wednesday to withdraw an additional $22 million from a state land endowment reserve fund to help offset budget cuts for public schools during the next fiscal year.

Chilling aerial photos of 9/11 attack released
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Chilling aerial photos of 9/11 attack released

NEW YORK - A trove of aerial photographs of the collapsing World Trade Center was widely released this week, offering a rare and chilling view from the heavens of the burning twin towers and the apocalyptic shroud of smoke and dust that settled over the city.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Condo proposal gets split decision

HAYDEN — The Hayden City Council approved a proposed 12-lot subdivision adjacent to Hayden Lake Country Club, but voted against a requested special-use permit for five two-family condominium units that were to be part of the project.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Local Bowling

HIGH GAMES - Dave Barnes 300, Vince Blanchette 298, Mike Oertel 290.

Silhouette fits Idaho
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Silhouette fits Idaho

Mohr's shop also carries many bra lines, prostheses

COEUR d'ALENE -Renee Mohr saw an untapped market in the area and decided she was just the person to fill the gap.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Hospice raises $80K

Funds will be put toward planned inpatient facility

COEUR d'ALENE - Toasting a success.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 11, 2010

Kootenai County Veteran Services: VIP open house, 120 E. Railroad Ave. Post Falls. Refreshments 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 446-1092

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Otter to support more cuts as revenue tanks

BOISE - Gov. Butch Otter will support deeper cuts to Idaho's 2010 and 2011 budgets than he proposed in January after the state missed its tax revenue collection targets by a combined $25 million over the last two months.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Gaining from Toyota's pain

DETROIT - In a few short weeks, Toyota has done what General Motors, Ford and other automakers have failed to accomplish for decades: Erase the perception that the Japanese automaker's cars are of much higher quality than those of its rivals.

Snowfall on chili feeders
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Snowfall on chili feeders

Mild winter hinders attendance amid pleasant trail conditions

Winter snow made a belated showing for the Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club's Chili Feed and Fun Run to the Del and Betty Kerr log cabin at the Magee Airstrip last Sunday. The reward for attendees was homemade chili perfected over the years, plus Polish sausage, coffee, cookies and camaraderie.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 11, 2010

Lil Wayne gets jail reprieve

Group to deliver singing Valentines
February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Group to deliver singing Valentines

COEUR d'ALENE - Herb Severtson knows a sure-fire way to show your love on Valentine's Day.

February 10, 2010 11 p.m.

Sholeh Patrick

Love... it's good for our health

Valentine's Day has evolved. Initially it was just for lovers. Now, parents buy stuffed animals and candy for their kids; friends, for each other. I'm not sure what the rules are anymore.

February 10, 2010 8:25 p.m.

Main Street

The king of networking

There’s much ado about social networking these days but my friend, Bob Driscoll has cornered the market in a more traditional way ... via an extensive network of e-mail contacts. Bob’s e-mail list is legendary and spans local governmental agencies, churches, nonprofits and service organizations. At the press of the “send” button, he’s passed along requests for volunteers, household items for people in need and everything in between. By profession he’s the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Navigation Director but his real gift is connecting people in our communities. His reward is in successfully filling a need but it’s great to see unsung heroes like Bob recognized. Congratulations on receiving the Disability Rights Advocate Award, Bob!

Don't bet on it
February 10, 2010 6:55 p.m.

Don't bet on it

Lottery urges people to ‘play responsibly’

COEUR d'ALENE - When Travis Hale was done buying a few things at Fairway Gas and Grocery on Wednesday, he asked one question of the cashier.

February 10, 2010 6:24 a.m.

Politics: Both parties are failing

Published: February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9

February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Ski and shoot, or just dig in to venison

Biathlon competitors don't generally aim for deer when they ski and shoot, but accidents happen, right? These assertively seasoned venison steaks also can be made using bison or beef. Like most game, venison is lean; keep it rare to avoid drying it out. This is part 11 in a series of 11 recipes inspired by the sports to be played at the upcoming winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Even if you're careful drugs can end up in water
February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Even if you're careful drugs can end up in water

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash instead of down the drain, but they can end up in the water anyway, a study from Maine suggests.

New CT scanner for Post Falls business
February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

New CT scanner for Post Falls business

Kootenai Outpatient Imaging is now operating a new CT scanner, a product of Siemens Manufacturing Solutions, at its office in the Post Falls-based Kootenai Health Park.

February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Low-fat, easy, impressive chicken

Cook poultry breasts quickly to avoid drying out, use process to create a flavorful pan sauce

Rescuing weeknight dinners with deli meats
February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Rescuing weeknight dinners with deli meats

For fast and flavorful weeknight meals, think deli meats. But don't think about sandwiches.

February 9, 2010 8 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 10, 2010

Cyrus, celebs auction items

Monday, February 8

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Kids and kindness

Say this for disaster: It can turn children away from TV and computer screens and into motivated philanthropists.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Records Feb. 10, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Pulled toward science

Ramsey Elementary explores possibility of becoming magnet school

COEUR d'ALENE - Ramsey Elementary School is poised to become the Coeur d'Alene district's third magnet school.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Hayden Lake dock project approved

Permit will allow construction of 23-slip structure

COEUR d'ALENE - More boats will be calling Hayden Lake home this summer.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Denny's free for all

Hundreds enjoy Grand Slams at Post Falls, Cd'A restaurants

POST FALLS - Breakfast for Steve Jensen was a grand slam on Tuesday.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

World Thinking Day is Feb. 20

Hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families from Kootenai County will be celebrating the annual World Thinking Day from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 at Post Falls High School.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

'Health Freedom Act' passes Idaho House

COEUR d'ALENE - Idaho House Republicans passed a measure meant to scuttle proposed federal health care reforms that would require residents or companies to buy insurance.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

'Deadliest Catch' captain dies of stroke

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Discovery Channel says the captain of the "Deadliest Catch" fishing vessel Cornelia Marie has died.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Briefs Feb. 10, 2010

Chocolate Walk is scheduled Friday

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Fourth time's the charm for pageant participant

Mary Ann Taibi earns Ms. Senior Idaho title

COEUR d'ALENE - After three years of competing - and not winning - at the Ms. Senior Idaho America Pageant, Mary Ann Taibi said no more.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 10. 2010

Kootenai Shoshone Area Libraries: Board meeting 2-5 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 Gov't Way

Opportunity missed
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Opportunity missed

Lewiston rallies past Cd’A for trip to state, Viks get another try Friday

LEWISTON - Like a rubber band, the young Coeur d'Alene Vikings tightened up in the fourth quarter until they eventually snapped.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Movers and Shakers Feb. 10, 2010

Coeur sells $100M in notes

Batteries Plus a success in Coeur d'Alene
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Batteries Plus a success in Coeur d'Alene

COEUR d'ALENE - Phones, laptops, hearing aids and automobiles all have one thing in common - they need batteries.

Snow shuts down federal government; life goes on
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Snow shuts down federal government; life goes on

WASHINGTON - If snow keeps 230,000 government employees home for the better part of a week, will anyone notice?

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Four charged in pharmacy break in

WALLACE - Four Silver Valley residents being held at the Shoshone County Jail may be the suspects of the Bank Street Clinic break-in on Dec. 21.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Space shuttle pulls in at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Endeavour arrived at the International Space Station early today, delivering a new room and observation deck that will come close to completing construction 200 miles above Earth.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

The Front Row

Teams make final race toward finish

Usually, by the time postseason tournaments begin, you want to be at your best by the time the loser-out games start.

Haiti parents: We gave kids to Americans
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Haiti parents: We gave kids to Americans

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Parents of some of the children who 10 U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake told a judge Tuesday that they freely handed over their kids, the Americans' lawyer said.

Notices Feb. 10, 2010
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Notices Feb. 10, 2010

ELLIS, Marvin Weisse, 70, of Priest River, died Feb. 1, 2010. Born Nov. 28, 1939, Corpus Christi, Texas. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the family home in Priest River.

Trim time
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Trim time

Parks department pruning trees along Prairie Trail

COEUR d'ALENE - It's for safety and health reasons.

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 10, 2010

DOWNTOWN: Fix with curfew, limits

February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Lakeland falls short of trip to state

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Chamber leader greets members
February 8, 2010 11 p.m.

Chamber leader greets members

Todd Christensen shares what he has learned since coming to Cd'A

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Rep. Murtha, voice for veterans, dies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday following complications from gallbladder surgery. He was 77.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum fee hikes, additions proposed

RATHDRUM - The Rathdrum City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 tonight to consider increases to some existing fees and new proposed ones.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers and Shakers Feb. 9, 2010

Ziegler receives national recognition

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Movie fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club scheduled for Saturday

POST FALLS - Post Falls Theater will host "A Movie with the Stars" fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday at 10 a.m.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Republicans to gather for Lincoln Day Dinner

COEUR d'ALENE - A former U.S. Congressman and candidate for president will be the guest speaker at this year's Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 27.

Woman nearly falls victim to money order scam
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Woman nearly falls victim to money order scam

Person wanted her to deposit documents, send cash in return

COEUR d'ALENE - She just wanted to sell a pair of bunk beds, but Pam Wilde came very close to losing $1,500 instead.

City hopes to trim back pruning rules
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

City hopes to trim back pruning rules

COEUR d’ALENE — One man’s twig is another man’s branch.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Bengals fall to balanced Trojans

BOYS

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Poleline lane to be closed in Post Falls

POST FALLS - A lane on Poleline Avenue about 100 feet west of the Spokane Street roundabout will be closed on Wednesday from 7-11 a.m. for road maintenance.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

State News Briefs Feb. 9, 2010

Tapeworm in Idaho years before wolves

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Let's work together

Human Rights supports DOL partnership

The Idaho Human Rights Commission has endorsed the proposed legislation merging the commission and the Idaho Department of Labor.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Victims lost in legal tug-of-war

In this land of minimal-government philosophy there remain a few aspects of society no one disputes are properly left to the nation or state. Chief among these is law enforcement.

Driscoll honored with disability rights award
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Driscoll honored with disability rights award

COEUR d’ALENE — Bob Driscoll is a human bridge.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Senate backs bill to kill tax check-off

BOISE (AP) - A three-decade-old provision that has allowed Idaho residents to chip in a buck of their taxes to their favorite political party is a step closer to falling victim to a tough economy.

Super Bowl is most-watched TV program in U.S. history
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Super Bowl is most-watched TV program in U.S. history

NEW YORK (AP) - The Saints' victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, the Nielsen Co. said Monday.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Group sues to force pygmy rabbit decision

SPOKANE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly failed to make a decision about protecting the rare pygmy rabbit in eight Western states, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court by an environmental group.

County staffing in question
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

County staffing in question

Some say layoffs needed since less structures being built

COEUR d'ALENE - Building is down in Kootenai County.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 9, 2010

NIC Booster Club Luncheon: NIC head coaches preview upcoming tournaments. Noon, Outback Steakhouse. 1381 Northwood Center Court. Public welcome. (208) 769-3348.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Teen beaten at Cd'A party

Victim allegedly singled out because of the way he looked

COEUR d'ALENE - A Liberty Lake teenager was beaten unconscious at a Coeur d'Alene party this weekend because the assailants reportedly didn't like the way the victim looked.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Vikings off to Lewiston - again

Second-ranked Coeur d'Alene (18-3) travels to fourth-ranked Lewiston (18-2) tonight at 7 at Booth Hall in the championship game of the 5A Region 1 girls basketball tournament.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

County Comp Plan; not there yet

We have heard many divergent opinions on the Draft Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan which is to be expected throughout the development of the plan. However, when considering a final draft, one might expect that the scales would be somewhat balanced and that the goals driving the future growth of our county are collectively viewed by most to be a strong foundation on which to build our future. We are not there yet.

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes Feb. 9, 2010

NIC booster luncheon is today

February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Colts hope loss fuels another Super Bowl run

MIAMI - Reggie Wayne stared right through all those reporters.

Notice Feb. 9, 2010
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Notice Feb. 9, 2010

WILSON, Erma A., died Feb. 6, 2010, in Coeur d'Alene. Born July 8, 1918, in Coeur d'Alene. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls.

Post Falls sees green in wind, solar
February 8, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls sees green in wind, solar

City ready to explore alternative energy sources

POST FALLS - Exploring alternative energy sources is a priority for the city of Post Falls this year.

Sunday, February 7

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Stop the misinformation on Tribal law enforcement

Over the past few weeks there has been growing, but increasingly ill-tempered discussion throughout the state about proposed legislation that is slated to be presented to the Idaho Legislature by representatives of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

Pete Townshend: Nice to be part of spectacle
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Pete Townshend: Nice to be part of spectacle

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Pete Townshend is used to playing in front of stadiums filled with rabid fans who know every note of The Who's songs. He didn't get that at the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, but he's OK with that too.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 8, 2010

Kootenai County Fire and Rescue District Board of Commissioners Mtg: 6 p.m. Station 1, 404 N. Idaho St, Post Falls. 676-8739Kootenai Amateur Radio Society: 7-9 p.m. Club Mtg at KC Search and Rescue Building, 10865 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden. www.k7id.com 457-0354

Quite a ride for high school activities
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Quite a ride for high school activities

COEUR d'ALENE - Any fundraiser that nets $662,420 in seven years is amazing. But when it impacts thousands of students and supports dozens of activities, it's astonishing.

Manning throws it away at end
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Manning throws it away at end

MIAMI - Peyton Manning spent the whole season building toward a Super Bowl crown, a win that certainly would put him among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Now he's fighting for benefits
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Now he's fighting for benefits

Rathdrum man has post-traumatic stress disorder, wants to be an activist so other returning combat veterans know what they might face

RATHDRUM — Kristopher King’s eyes catch flashes of dark figures, hiding in the corners of his Rathdrum home.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Valentine Fun Run for Haiti set for Thursday

A Valentine's Day fun run and fundraiser for Haiti is scheduled 6 p.m. Thursday at Fleet Feet, 511 E. Sherman Ave.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

'Who Dat?' Brees is Super MVP

MIAMI (AP) — Drew Brees grew up in Texas and started playing for pay in faraway San Diego. But he made New Orleans his home and its cause uniquely his own.

Shockey leaves a mark on Super Bowl this time
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Shockey leaves a mark on Super Bowl this time

MIAMI - Jeremy Shockey wasn't sitting in a suite for this Super Bowl. Instead, he was a big part of the New Orleans Saints' sweetest victory.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

School lunches Feb. 8, 2010

Coeur d'Alene School District

Man: I want to 'be a model to my kids'
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Man: I want to 'be a model to my kids'

COEUR d’ALENE — Competitors churned up sand on City Beach, running through a grueling exercise drill, urging each other on. Then they ran 1.9 miles, starting and finishing in City Park.

Notice Feb. 8, 2010
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Notice Feb. 8, 2010

McKINNEY, Deborah "Debbie," 59, passed away Feb. 5, 2010, in Coeur d'Alene. Debbie was born Aug. 6, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Wanna (Hunter) Hendershot. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Yates Funeral Home Coeur d'Alene Chapel. Burial will follow at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane at 3 p.m. Yates Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

The El Nino may be weakening, but our silent sun is coming back to life

In the past two weeks, I've had at least 20 phone calls and e-mails asking me, "what does Randy Mann say about the El Nino and sunspots?" Here are his reports:

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Sac State hands EWU seventh straight loss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Justin Eller scored 17 points and Duro Bjegovic came off the bench to add 13 points and eight rebounds as Sacramento State beat Eastern Washington 74-67 on Sunday.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Warrants Feb. 8, 2010

Felonies

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Too bad Payton can't be MVP of Super Bowl

MIAMI - Sean Payton put in an MVP-like performance.

February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

St. Patrick's Parade signups start

Event set for Saturday, March 13

All Saints day
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

All Saints day

Brees, Saints overtake Colts, give New Orleans a reason to finally celebrate

MIAMI, Fla. — The ultimate underdogs, they ain’t. Not anymore. The Saints are Super Bowl champions now.

Louisiana native Porter's pick seals Saints win
February 7, 2010 8 p.m.

Louisiana native Porter's pick seals Saints win

MIAMI - Right before getting on the team bus to go to the Super Bowl, Tracy Porter sat in the Saints' downtown Miami hotel, getting his head shaved by his regular New Orleans barber.

Saturday, February 6

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Europe's debt crisis intensifies

BRUSSELS (AP) - Fears of another crisis spiral for the world economy deepened Friday after the Portuguese parliament defeated a government austerity plan, triggering renewed concern that the financial crisis in that country and in Greece could spread through the eurozone and spill across its borders.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

One 'prop'er way to enjoy the big game

This just in — some people actually watch the Super Bowl for reasons other than just to enjoy the game.

Idaho jumps on rivals early in win over BSU
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho jumps on rivals early in win over BSU

BOISE - Luciano de Souza gave Idaho a boost early and the Vandals never looked back, beating Boise State 79-55 Saturday night, the biggest Vandal margin in the 40-year history of the rivalry.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Cavaliers top Knicks, improve to NBA best 41-11

LeBron James scored 47 points, including 24 straight for Cleveland in the first half, and the Cavaliers held off the visiting New York Knicks 113-106 on Saturday night for their 11th straight victory.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Budget number continues its downward trend

COEUR d'ALENE - The Idaho Legislature will finally pin at least a preliminary number for the state's 2011 budget by the end of this week. It is a number that continues to decline with each passing month as tax revenues fall, but will be the necessary starting point in the budgeting process.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Palestinians question US on reviving peace talks

CAIRO - The Palestinians have asked the Obama administration to clarify a U.S. envoy's proposal to restart long-stalled peace talks with Israel indirectly by shuttling between the two sides, the Palestinian president said Saturday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

NIC men stumble, but women triumph

PRICE, Utah - The fourth-ranked North Idaho Cardinals could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor as they lost 76-66 to the College of Eastern Utah Golden Eagles in a Scenic West Athletic Conference game Saturday.

Parkside faces final months
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Parkside faces final months

Facility on railroad's right of way set to close

Ridin' and ropin'
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Ridin' and ropin'

HAYDEN - George Richmond took it a little easier on Saturday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Awards to feature 10 best-picture contenders

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Giving bad tenants the boot

Lynne Downs thought renting out her Post Falls home last spring would be simple.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Schools key to budget solutions

It's too early to pick apart or endorse specific components of Tom Luna's proposed budget for Idaho public schools in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Legislators will be doing that in the weeks ahead.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 7, 2010

The comments that President Obama made about not spending money on boats and in Las Vegas - AP story in the Feb. 3 Press - should come as no surprise as President Obama is a person who has never worked at a real job or owned a business and had to meet a payroll. He has no idea how the economy works. Quick lesson in economics, Mr. President: People need to spend money to keep people working and paying taxes. What a concept. Even a 10-year-old child understands this.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Priest River topples No. 2 Timberlake

SPIRIT LAKE - Taylor Stewart and Melissa Troudt scored 12 points apiece as the Priest River Spartans defeated the Timberlake Tigers, ranked second in 3A, 54-45 on Saturday in the Intermountain League finale for both schools.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Stop all federal withholding taxes

Our leaders in the federal government have no desire to "help the economy." If this was true, our federal leaders would immediately suspend all federal withholding and payroll tax deductions from workers' paychecks. This would immediately put more money in every worker's and every business owner's pocket. This would slow foreclosures and bankruptcies while increasing consumer spending, which would provide more jobs and production that would truly "help the economy." Our leaders can shovel trillions to big banks, but they won't cut loose a single trillion to the citizens and businesses who earned it in the first place.

Bengals dump cold-shooting T-Wolves
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Bengals dump cold-shooting T-Wolves

COEUR d'ALENE - Justin Podrabsky had 16 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Lewiston Bengals past the Lake City Timberwolves 69-58 in a 5A Inland Empire League game Saturday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Rice, Smith among 7 to get Hall call

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — All-time greats Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith led a class of seven into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

NY Fed chief worries about recovery's strength

NEW YORK - A top Federal Reserve official said Thursday he's worried about the weakness of the economic recovery but doesn't think it will slip into another recession.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

The value of advice

Analyzing, selecting and regularly monitoring an investment portfolio requires more time than most individual investors can afford in their busy lives. Many individual investors, like you, rely on the experience and expertise of qualified investment professionals to help them achieve their financial goals.

Cougars snap skid
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Cougars snap skid

PULLMAN (AP) - DeAngelo Casto scored 19 points and blocked three shots as Washington State beat Arizona 78-60 on Saturday, knocking the Wildcats out of a tie for first place in the Pac-10.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Toyota preparing to announce Prius fix next week

DETROIT - Toyota has told dealers it's preparing a plan to repair the brakes on thousands of hybrid Prius cars in the U.S.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Man accused of punching woman at funeral

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle man who police allege punched a woman at a funeral has been charged with felony assault.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

When labels are misleading

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have had great success with your no-flour, no-sugar diet. You have indicated that natural sugar from fruit is OK. I drink 100 percent cranberry juice, and the label states that the ingredients are 100 percent fruit juices from grapes, cranberries and apples (water, juice concentrates), natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and citric acid. The nutrition facts state the product contains 35 grams of sugar, which I assume is natural fruit sugar. I drink many glasses daily, but now wonder whether I have been inadvertently consuming added sugar and not natural fruit sugar.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Washington may privatize liquor sales

SEATTLE - Thousands of cases of whiskey, vodka and rum zip along three miles of conveyor belts inside a massive distribution center in industrial south Seattle, the sole location for shipping booze to liquor stores across Washington state.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Dad misses kisses he once shared with his young sons

DEAR ABBY: When my three sons were small, I used to kiss them on the lips as a sign of affection. Now they are 13, 11 and 8, and it has been several years since I have done it. With the youngest, I can still get away with an occasional peck on the cheek - but not my older boys.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Controlling household mold naturally

No matter where it is we call home, our houses are all vulnerable to a nasty invader: mold. Its unsightly black and green blotches are the bane of anyone's housekeeping efforts, but the effects of mold on our health are even more troubling. As we become increasingly aware of the importance of indoor air quality, it's apparent that repelling mold is critical to maintaining a healthy home environment. Mold has been linked to a rise in asthma rates over the past 20 years, and it has been shown to contribute to weakening the immune system. According to a Mayo Clinic study, mold is a leading cause of multiple respiratory problems and a contributor to nearly 100 percent of chronic sinus infections! This is an issue that we can't afford to ignore, but if you're eco-minded like me, it doesn't make sense to employ toxic chemicals to fight mold. Fortunately, there are natural methods to kill and control mold that are easy to come by, inexpensive, and often more effective than commercial products.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Government buys $2.5M worth of time, wants more public participation

WASHINGTON - Faced with record levels of red ink into the foreseeable future, Washington is spending $2.5 million to create buzz for the census - by advertising during the Super Bowl.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

What new gadgets are out there to buy?

Dear PropellerHeads: The news just covered a big electronics show out west a few weeks ago. Will I have some new gadgets to blow my money on soon?

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Happy Birthday to ME!

If you are reading this in print then you are probably reading it on Sunday, maybe with your coffee, as the nation gets ready for its biggest day of football. There will be Super Bowl parties across the nation where friends and family will come together for an exciting day of exciting football, a half-time show from a legendary band, and even the commercials are highly anticipated each year. This year however, has more meaning for me, because Super Bowl Sunday happens to be on my birthday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Man pleads guilty in '03 Nampa stabbing deaths

BOISE (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to the 2003 stabbing deaths of a Nampa couple in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty against him.

Mudslides sweep away cars, assault homes near LA
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Mudslides sweep away cars, assault homes near LA

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Thunderous mudslides damaged dozens of homes, swept away cars and pushed furniture into the streets of the foothills north of Los Angeles on Saturday as intense winter rain poured down mountains denuded by a summer wildfire.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Priest River captures Bonners Ferry tournament

BONNERS FERRY - Priest River won the team title at the Bonners Ferry Invitational on Saturday.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Zags prove mettle at Memphis

Travel-proven, rested

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Obama calls for beefed up small-business loans

LANHAM, Md. - Seeking to create more jobs, President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to temporarily expand two lending programs for the owners of small businesses.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Medical, fire terms used in the field

Question of the Month: (February 2010)

Notices Feb. 7, 2010
February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Notices Feb. 7, 2010

SABROWSKI, Patrick, 61, of Deer Lodge, Mont., died Jan. 13, 2010. Born June 28, 1948, in Portland, Ore. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft in Coeur d'Alene. Luncheon will follow. A final memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 2310 S.E. 148th in Portland, with a luncheon to follow.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

'Today' sending crew to Vancouver Winter Olympics

NEW YORK - The Vancouver Winter Olympics location works out well for NBC, which will be able to show live competition in prime time, a luxury it rarely has when the event takes place overseas.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Mardi Gras or Peyton

MIAMI - Hoosiers and Who Dats.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Community Thanks

Glory Be Learning Center would like to thank the Downtown Kiwanis group for giving us a $500 grant to use for the purchase of supplies and healthy snacks for our Learning Center. We will be able to purchase a shelf unit to hold art supplies which will go in one of the classrooms as well as be able to provide nutritional snacks to our toddlers, preschool and pre-k children for a number of weeks with the rest of the funding.

February 6, 2010 8 p.m.

Powerless Chiefs fall

EVERETT, Wash. - Everett's Byron Froese had two goals and two assists and the Spokane Chiefs failed to get a power-play chance for the first time in eight years in a 5-1 loss to the Silvertips in Western Hockey League action at Comcast Arena on Saturday night.

Friday, February 5

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Movers and Shakers Feb. 6, 2010

Papa John's may reopen area stores

Judge wants Edwards' sex tape 'under lock and key'
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Judge wants Edwards' sex tape 'under lock and key'

PITTSBORO, N.C. - A judge wants to put a sex tape of two-time presidential candidate John Edwards "under lock and key," demanding Friday that a former aide to the pilloried politician turn over the video by next week.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Law enforcement, downtown businesses meet

Groups pledge to work together to make area, citizens safer

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Fromm's double-double lifts Cardinals

- MEN

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Concerns mount over dismal snowpack

Water observers say it's too early to panic, however

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale for Feb. 26 fundraiser

POST FALLS - A "Shooting for Success Challenge" fundraiser to benefit the new Post Falls Chamber of Commerce building will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at Center Target Sports, 3295 E. Mullan Ave.

Rematch looming
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Rematch looming

Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston win, will play for title Tuesday in Lewiston

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho prison chief: More cuts will slam prisons

BOISE (AP) - Idaho's prisons director told legislators Friday that more budget cuts will jeopardize safety in the state's 13 lockups.

Notice Feb. 6, 2010
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Notice Feb. 6, 2010

PETERSON, Florence Marie (Cohee), 95, of Bellingham, Wash., died Jan. 30, 2010, after a short illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born May 28, 1914, in South Dakota. Cremation was arranged by English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene. She will join her parents and three brothers, who preceded her in death, at the family cemetery in Lake Andes, S.D. A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Suns complete perfect road trip

Steve Nash had 23 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to help the Phoenix Suns complete a perfect four-game road trip with a 114-102 victory over the struggling Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Devils win in Kovalchuk's debut

Jay Pandolfo capped a three-goal outburst in the final 3:04 and the New Jersey Devils welcomed Ilya Kovalchuk by rallying for a 4-3 victory over the stunned Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night at Newark, N.J.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

County comp plan: Process is broken

Over the recent past, we've read articles regarding the new Comprehensive Plan for Kootenai County. The process has been under way for over three years since the neighborhood visioning groups (Kezziah-Watkins) was completed and the results presented to our Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC is currently reviewing the plan.

Palin's e-mail suggest husband's role in governing
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Palin's e-mail suggest husband's role in governing

Former chief of staff: involvement was nothing inappropriate

High-speed chase ends at state line
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

High-speed chase ends at state line

Fourth suspect arrested after fleeing from scene

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Bomb squad called to Post Falls home

POST FALLS - The Spokane bomb squad responded to a Post Falls home late Friday afternoon after a man found about 100 feet of detonation cord while cleaning out his late father's garage. The bomb squad blew up the cord off Idaho Street to dispose of it.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Who's to say what's moral?

In the Jan. 30, 2010, edition of the newspaper, local section, Bob Holliday expressed his views on the Roe v Wade decision. I would just like to respond to his "opinion."

Woman, children come to dog's aid
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Woman, children come to dog's aid

Animal was dragged after falling out of truck

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

NSL-leading Wallace trips Mullan

- BOYS BASKETBALL

Movie Gallery Inc. bankrupt
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Movie Gallery Inc. bankrupt

Company will liquidate, close 760 stores

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

A Super time in downtown Detroit

It seemed like yesterday that my life changed forever.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Cd'A library accepts Food for Fines

COEUR d'ALENE - Give yourself a valentine and help your community Feb. 14-28 with "Love Your Library: Food for Fines" at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Goodell hopes union is wrong

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The way Roger Goodell sees it, more is better when it comes to NFL games.

Standoff results in arrest
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Standoff results in arrest

WALLACE — After a high-speed pursuit, a wild chase through the streets of Wallace and a tense, armed standoff, a young man was tackled and apprehended by Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office personnel on Friday evening.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 6, 2010

Panhandle Coalition: 8:30-9, meet and greet; legislative report 9-10:30 Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way Room No. 2, inside main building on the north end next to cafeteria

Sheen's car stolen, crashed in ravine
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Sheen's car stolen, crashed in ravine

LOS ANGELES - A Mercedes that Charlie Sheen reported stolen from his Sherman Oaks home was found overturned hundreds of feet down a nearby cliff early Friday, but there's no evidence anyone was in the car when it went into the ravine, police said.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Smith, Rice frontrunners for Hall of Fame

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - With Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice all but shoo-ins for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, get ready for a little Canton Two-Step.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

At College

Kia Gibson

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandal Boosters meet Thursday at Cd'A Resort

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene Chapter of the Vandal Boosters will meet Thursday at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Shore Lounge from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Heritage Place hosts Hot dogs for Haiti

COEUR d'ALENE - The residents of Heritage Place will hold a hot dog fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday beginning at 2 p.m., with proceeds going to Haiti relief efforts.

Reason to smile
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Reason to smile

Dentists offer free care to kids whose families can't afford it

Arrest eases friend's mind
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Arrest eases friend's mind

Former Cd'A resident was murdered in 1998 in Omak, Wash.

Friend of the snakes
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Friend of the snakes

Twelve-year-old opposes legislation to keep pythons out of Idaho

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Records Feb. 6, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Karaoke contest winner will compete in Vegas

COEUR d'ALENE - Several singers have advanced in the qualifying rounds in a local karaoke contest offering a trip to Las Vegas to compete for prize money.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Caldwell: Resting starters was right move

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell has been asked plenty of times about his decision to rest some Colts down the stretch of the regular season and not focus on chasing a potentially perfect record.

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Milestone Announcements 2-6-10

ENGAGEMENT

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Johnson scores 2, Chiefs stop Blazers

SPOKANE - Former Coeur d'Alene Laker Tyler Johnson and Jared Spurgeon each had two goals and an assist to lead the Spokane Chiefs past the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 in Western Hockey League action in front of 5,751 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night.

Hit 'em with your best shot
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Hit 'em with your best shot

Bryan Arndt and Sean Cunningham have been preparing for weeks.

Tripler making yearbook herself
February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Tripler making yearbook herself

New Vision student's design will be on career day T-shirt

February 5, 2010 8 p.m.

Suspected dope dealer arrested

A 27-year-old Kennewick, Wash., man suspected of leading a large-scale marijuana distribution group that has dealt in North Idaho and throughout the region was arrested on Wednesday during a traffic stop in Spokane County.

Thursday, February 4

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Kinderhaven Art Benefit

The Idaho Lights retail lighting store is having a special art benefit at the 402 Cedar St. location in Sandpoint.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Sun Devils brush back Cougars

Arizona St. completes season sweep of WSU

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Wizard of Oz

The Christian Youth Theater-Spokane will present the Wizard of Oz later this month at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Coyote callin

For the uninitiated, it probably sounded more like New Year's Eve than an early Saturday at Wholesale Sports.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Last Chance for Rail Service

In case you haven't noticed, the hundred or so empty lumber cars which were parked on the unused rail line in Coeur d'Alene for most of 2009 have quietly vanished.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Prius brakes questioned; Toyota probe expands

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans should park their recalled Toyotas unless driving to dealers for accelerator repairs, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Wednesday - then quickly took it back - as skepticism of company fixes grew and the government's probe expanded to other models in the U.S. and Japan. Questions now are being raised about the brakes on Toyota's marquee Prius hybrid.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Blinded by the light

Verizon Wireless asked to dim sign after several motorists complain

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Americans charged in Haiti with kidnapping

By FRANK BAJAK

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Head north this winter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Here's a prescription for curing those midwinter blues: Forget jetting off to Florida or the Caribbean. Instead, spend a long weekend in snowbound, frostbitten northern Michigan.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Northwest Notes

NIC returns from bye week

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

UN chief can't judge if Israel, Palestinian probes are 'credible' Weapons found in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. secretary-general reported Thursday night he was uncertain whether Israel or the Palestinians had met U.N. demands to undertake "credible" investigations into allegations that they deliberately targeted civilians during last year's Gaza conflict.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Coming up ACES: Mental health facility gets new location

COEUR d'ALENE - A mental health care company that started operations in Coeur d'Alene in 2002 has grown again.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Big screen for the big game

Sporting events have business booming for local retailers

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Entertainment Briefs Feb. 5, 2010

Bison going to Turner's ranch

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Plummer-Worley school bond fails again

State will take charge of building new elementary

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Sunshine Mine shaft is blocked

BIG CREEK - Dislodged shaft timbers at the Sunshine Mine have obstructed underground travelways, Sterling Mining Co. officials reported Thursday.

Notices Feb. 5, 2010
February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Notices Feb. 5, 2010

BROWNLEE, Earl, 74, of Post Falls, died Jan. 31, 2010, at Coeur d'Alene Homes in Coeur d'Alene. Born March 29, 1935, in Gooding. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Chapel. A gathering will follow at the family home in Post Falls. Memorial: www.yatesfuneralhomes.com

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Ownership for CdA water company changes

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved the sale of the Troy Hoffman Water Corporation to Dalton Square LLC of Coeur d'Alene.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Funding cuts hamper Legal Aid

SANDPOINT - Low-income area residents can no longer get free legal help at the Bonner Community Food Center.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 5, 2010

Free HINI vaccinations: Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m. No appointments necessary. 415-5108

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls council open to tax hike

Failure to increase not wise long term, some officials say

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 5, 2010

TAXES: Increase for those who can pay

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Academy Awards gets broader audience

Casual moviegoers finally have a reason to watch the Academy Awards ceremony.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Two were killed, eight injured when car entered facility

LAS VEGAS - A daughter of a 70-year-old Washington state man said Thursday she was stunned to hear her father was behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle that crashed into a southern Nevada casino, killing two people and injuring at least eight.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Cheers! Brits toast new shatterproof pint glasses Financial turmoil noticed up north as G-7 officials gather

IQALUIT, Nuvavut (AP) - A bout of turmoil in global markets has provided sobering reminder to global financial leaders that the aftershocks from the worst recession in seven decades are far from over.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Morning Briefing

Basketball

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Records Feb. 5, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Young black bear trapped, removed near Prichard

PRICHARD - Earlier this winter, around the beginning of January, a young black bear cub was seen wandering the Prichard area of Shoshone County, foraging for handouts at local residences.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Timberlake Fire District ponders levy

ATHOL - A fire engine's accelerator pedal that became stuck is evidence that the Timberlake Fire District has fallen woefully behind on vehicle maintenance and needs levy funding to improve safety, the fire chief says.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

New Web site gets lukewarm reception

COEUR d’ALENE — Some officials welcome an open format for communication, but have their concerns about how open that communication will be.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene Plaza Shops to hold Haiti fundraiser

COEUR d'ALENE - More than $2,000 in donated merchandise has been provided for the Our Hearts for Haiti at The Coeur d'Alene Plaza Shops.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

LCDC: Support ice arena request

If helping build a parking lot for the community's ice rink is outside the mission of Coeur d'Alene's urban renewal agency, we aren't sure what's inside.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Teacher faces sexual battery charge

A teacher alleged to have had sexual contact with a minor was arrested during school hours Tuesday at Lakeside High School in Plummer.

Hearts for Haiti
February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Hearts for Haiti

COEUR d'ALENE - A troop of tiny philanthropists, some still in diapers, did their part Thursday to help earthquake victims in Haiti.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Fish Tips Feb. 4, 2010

Early morning best time to drop a line

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Benewah County sheriff opposes cross-deputization

BOISE (AP) - A North Idaho human rights group says one of the region's county sheriffs is refusing to cooperate with the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe on law enforcement matters.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Carroll adds new assistants to Seahawks coaching staff

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - New Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has retained two assistants and added 18 new ones to his first staff.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Hayden seeks distinguished military veteran nominations

Chosen recipient will participate in ceremony Nov. 6

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Super Bowl halftime: The Who sell out

Somehow, I can't imagine rock history playing out this way:

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Wolves: Time to say 'Enough is enough'

A wake-up call to all sportsmen of Idaho:

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

King County judge rules state failing education

KENT, Wash. - The state of Washington isn't fully paying for basic public education, a violation of its constitutional duty, a King County judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of school districts, parents and teachers.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

KNIFVES Meeting

KNIFVES (Northwest Independent Film Video and Entertainment Society) will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

TeraViks team receives grant

COEUR d'ALENE - NASA has awarded a $6,500 grant to the Coeur d'Alene High School TeraViks rookie robotics team.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Manning takes good care of his offensive linemen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mystery solved. Turns out, there’s a reason Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning gets sacked less than any other starter in the league.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Cockfighting could become felony

BOISE (AP) - Idaho lawmakers could make running a cockfighting operation a felony, two years after passing a similar law against dogfighting.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Ex-Canyon County employee gets 3-17 years

NAMPA (AP) - A former Canyon County Assessor's Office employee accused of stealing more than $400,000 from the agency to help financially strapped relatives has been ordered to spend at least three years in prison.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Fuel-efficient cars affecting Washington gasoline tax

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - To the list of woes facing a cash-strapped state government, now add fuel efficiency.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Seek out

Pick of the week: "Moon"

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

U.S. believes Taliban leader is dead

WASHINGTON - U.S. counterterrorism officials believe Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead following a missile attack last month, a senior intelligence official said Wednesday in the strongest signal that Washington has offered about the militant's fate.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Finding Home

Series ender premieres this month at NIC

Over the past three years, audiences have grown to know and love young Moira, the title character of a trilogy of plays written and produced by former North Idaho College theater director and playwright Tim Rarick.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Hawks drop close one to Moscow in 4A Region 1 semis

n GIRLS BASKETBALL

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Extra gas pedal sparks Sandpoint crash

SANDPOINT - Clarence Jones was just getting ready to enjoy a bag of popcorn in Lightning Lube's waiting area on Thursday when his car left without him.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Whitefish Winter Carnival has Glacier theme

WHITEFISH, Mont. - The 51st Whitefish Winter Carnival swings into full gear this weekend with a "Going-to-the-Sun" theme to celebrate Glacier National Park's Centennial this year.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Murphy died of Pneumonia, drugs

LOS ANGELES - Brittany Murphy, the star of "Clueless" and "8 Mile," died from pneumonia, with prescription drugs and anemia also playing a role, a coroner's official said Thursday.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Bulldogs rough up Pilots

Gonzaga, coming off OT loss to San Francisco, stops Portland in impressive fashion

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Leaving a legacy of giving to kids

It happens sometimes in Little League - come game time, the umpire can't make it.

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Outdoor Briefs

Presentations at Tobler Marina

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Huskies back in Pac-10 race

By The Associated Press

February 4, 2010 8 p.m.

Hospice wine tasting event is Saturday

Proceeds will help build new care facility

February 4, 2010 6:22 a.m.

Please answer the question, Mr. Minnick

Published: February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 1 a.m.

Sleeping Beauty

Tickets for Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho's winter production, Sleeping Beauty, are on sale.

Wednesday, February 3

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

The dying are our teachers

From infancy through death comes a never-ending stream of opportunities to learn. The fewer missed, the fuller is life. Death - dying - can offer the most valuable lessons, yet it's the most ardently avoided. "The ancients used to say that those who considered their own death found insight and wisdom to enrich their living. Most will acknowledge that the dying need our help, but few can imagine that the dying can teach us." - Grant McLean, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Hospice of North Idaho. Many ancient cultures believed so. They revered the dying, creating a community around them not out of a sole sense of charity, but of opportunity. They saw the dying as having a special wisdom, one the living valued highly.Dying and living in synchronicity. It's hard to watch someone die, especially someone you love. When a life fortunate to be long and full nears its end, the body can be especially brutal. Organs fail. There is often constant discomfort, pain, nausea. A feeling of loss of dignity. Frustration at loss of control. Fears. Regrets.And review. Nothing is more emotionally humbling than the process of dying, so the dying become very honest with themselves. As they shift away from daily life they tend to frankly share what they learned from life, and are learning from death. These nuggets can be instructive, if one is fortunate to be nearby.Caring for dying relatives changed my life. Not just while consuming it - it was full-time job - but permanently. Yes, it was emotionally and physically draining. Every time I thought about that I felt guilty (who was I to complain? I wasn't the one dying), which added its own stress for me, and for the dying. Next time, I will be free of that. Fighting what's natural is unwise.What I thought at first was a gift to others, an act of love or charity, I learned was a gift to me. My quality of life is improved, my maturity increased, because I learned how to live better, more efficiently. I learned from their life reviews mistakes not to repeat, things not to leave unsaid, values not to lose sight of. I learned how to die, and how not to die. To maximize the experience by focusing on time left, instead of wasting it in stress, regret, or fear. I learned how little the opinions of others matter.The dying know it's the unmasked opinion of self that matters. Most of all, I became more determined to let go of so many things which commonly consume daily life, and got better at doing so. Rarely do these matter in the end.Life, and death, are too precious to waste. Sholeh Patrick, who borrowed this headline from Dr. Paul Weil of HONI, is a columnist for the Hagadone News Network. E-mail sholehjo@hotmail.com.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Carlson pleads to coke charges

COEUR d'ALENE - A former Coeur d'Alene insurance agent and school booster pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to federal drug charges in U.S. District Court. Jerald S. "Jerry" Carlson, 48, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to possess cocaine with intent to deliver. He faces up to 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine. His sentencing will be at 4 p.m. April 14, as set by Federal Judge Edward Lodge. Carlson was arrested on Feb. 13, 2009, when Idaho State Police raided his business, Carlson's Insurance Agency, on Government Way. Officials found drug paraphernalia on a table in the game room, including snort tubes and three baggies of a white powder substance, according to court records. The office closed following the arrest. According to records, Carlson has lived in Coeur d'Alene all his life, and had a wife and three children. He was a member of the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce and was actively involved in the Coeur d'Alene High School Booster Program, declared 2006-07 booster of the year. As part of a plea deal, Carlson also agreed to pay $20,000 in forfeiture.

Habitat breaks ground on Hazel
February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Habitat breaks ground on Hazel

Construction on four homes expected to start in the spring

COEUR d'ALENE - Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho on Wednesday hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will be four new homes on Hazel Avenue, just a few blocks west of Interstate 90. Judy Carver, a spokeswoman for Habitat here, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, said the four single-family homes will have between 950 and 1,100 square feet of floor space. Construction is planned to start this spring, she said. "The families are in the process of being selected," Carver said. The families will have to have a demonstrated need and the ability to make monthly mortgage payments. A majority of the work is done by volunteers and the new homeowner, and 31 families in Kootenai County have received Habitat homes to date. Carver said Habitat a few years ago bought about an acre and a half at the project location on Hazel, just west of Hazel's intersection with 12th Street. Habitat is raising money for the construction, but has not yet gained enough to begin construction, she said. Some materials for the homes will be donated, she said. The city of Coeur d'Alene awarded Habitat more than $45,000 in grant funds to pay for the completion of infrastructure work at the Hazel property. Carver said the $45,000 will pay for more than half of the $80,000 needed to complete the infrastructure work for the homes. Money will be raised for the homes at Habitat's upcoming "Hearts for Homes" banquet and silent auction that is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 27, at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn, at 506 W. Appleway Ave. Habitat raised $10,000 for auction items, Carver said. The naming of a street is one item on the auction block, she said. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $40 at Community 1st Bank, US Bank, and Habitat ReStore, at 176 W. Wyoming Ave.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Special Olympics are Saturday

KELLOGG - More than 100 athletes will be competing at the Special Olympics in Kellogg on Saturday. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing will take place at Kellogg Middle School, floor hockey tournament in Kellogg Middle School gym. Snowboarding and downhill skiing is sponsored by Silver Mountain Resort. Athletes who compete in area games will have the opportunity to also compete in the state competition March 6-8 in McCall. "This year's games come with lots of excitement and anticipation of next year's World Special Olympics in Boise," according to a press release. Volunteers are still needed. Information: Heather Erikson, 704-1798

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho boys basketball prep poll

First-place votes in parentheses. Records are through Tuesday. 5A Pts. 1. Eagle (8) 16-1 40 2. Post Falls 14-2 31 3. Vallivue 13-4 23 4. Timberline 13-4 14 5. Madison 11-5 9 Others receiving votes: Coeur d'Alene 2, Lake City 1. 4A 1. Twin Falls (5) 15-1 37 2. Skyview (3) 15-2 35 3. Hillcrest 13-3 17 4., tie, Moscow 12-4 14 Middleton 12-5 14 Others receiving votes: Minico 2, Bishop Kelly 1. 3A 1. Priest River (6) 12-3 38 2. Sugar-Salem (2) 14-3 33 3., tie, Filer 12-3 15 Snake River 13-4 15 5. Weiser 10-2 10 Others receiving votes: Shelley 6, Fruitland 2, Salmon 1. 2A 1. Glenns Ferry (8) 15-1 40 2. Declo 13-4 22 3. Melba 12-4 18 4. Firth 12-5 17 5. Kamiah 12-4 14 Others receiving votes: West Side 9. 1A Division I 1., tie, Prairie (2) 17-1 33 Castleford (4) 15-1 33 3. Shoshone (1) 16-1 21 4. Troy (1) 14-3 18 5. Raft River 13-5 12 Others receiving votes: Genesee 1, Gem State 1, Liberty Charter 1. 1A Division II 1. Carey (8) 15-1 40 2. Mackay 11-1 30 3. Nezperce 11-3 20 4. Murtaugh 12-2 19 5. North Gem 10-4 10 Others receiving votes: Community School 1. Voters Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review Mark Nelke, Coeur d'Alene Press David Bashore, Times-News Mark High, Blackfoot Morning News John Wustrow, Idaho Press Tribune Jesse Zentz, The Statesman Ryan Collingwood, Lewiston Tribune Mike Lycklama, Post Register

Bomb squad called to Post Falls site
February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Bomb squad called to Post Falls site

Two devices detonated off Third Avenue

POST FALLS - A bomb squad from Spokane was called upon to detonate two suspicious devices on Wednesday near a pump house at Ford Rock off Third Avenue in Post Falls. The two small homemade devices with fuses wrapped in black duct tape were discovered by a city water department employee during routine work at 10:15 a.m. "We believe they may have been there for up to a week," police Lt. Pat Knight said. "The person who found them said the last time he was there was a week ago." The devices - one appeared to be made with a pipe, the other a can - were on a rock just outside a fence surrounding the pump house. "They appeared to be makeshift, with more than likely gun powder inside," Knight said, adding the bomb squad didn't reveal the exact contents. A bomb squad member, wearing a protective outfit, moved the devices from the site to across Third on vacant property formerly occupied by a trailer park to detonate them. There were no evacuations. "The residences in the area were far enough away that we did not feel the need," police Chief Scot Haug said. Traffic on Third was diverted to alternate routes for about 25 minutes during the operation. The scene was cleared at 1 p.m.

Notices Feb. 4, 2010
February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Notices Feb. 4, 2010

GILLICKSON-SCHAFFER, Ruby L., 86, of Hayden, died Feb. 2, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Antlers, Okla. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, is entrusted with final arrangements. SVERDSTEN, Donald Warner, 78, of Cataldo, died Jan. 30, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Kellogg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pinehurst. Burial will be at the Rose Lake Cemetery in Rose Lake. A pot-luck reception will be held at the Rose Lake school house immediately following services. Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, is entrusted with funeral arrangements. Memorial: www.shoshonefuneralservice.com TRIPHAHN, Kevin Stephan, 31, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center. Born May 14, 1978, in Coeur d'Alene. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene. Memorial: www.englishfuneralchapel.com JOHNSON, Floyd, 88, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 1, 2010. Born Aug. 25, 1921, in Coeur d'Alene. A memorial service will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Templin's Resort in Post Falls, immediately followed by a dinner for the family. Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, is in charge of arrangements. STAFFORD, Mark, 46, died Jan. 31, 2010, in Hayden. Born May 1, 1963, in Little Rock, Ark. A graveside memorial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Task force fights hate crimes

Offers reward to help Crime Stoppers seek out tips

COEUR d'ALENE - The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations is hoping money can help catch those behind hate crimes in North Idaho. The organization's board of directors said Wednesday it is offering $1,000 to assist Crime Stoppers to encourage people to step up with information that leads to an arrest. "We want to send a loud message who we are and what we stand for," said Tony Stewart, KCTFHR spokesman. The board wants to express its "deepest concern and outrage over the recent series of hate crimes that have taken place in the Inland Northwest." Since May, there have been eight incidents in the Coeur d'Alene area that include people being attacked, beaten or threatened because of their race or religion. The organization has decided to spearhead a campaign to assist law enforcement agencies in investigating the hate crimes. Stewart said hate crimes are happening throughout the United States. "It's not just here," he said. He believes it is a small minority behind the hate crimes in North Idaho, but the recent wave of incidents have raised concerns for the task force. "We want to get on top of this," Stewart said. "Our role as a task force is to be very vigilant on these." The KCTFHR has supported victims of malicious harassment and hate crimes with regard to both criminal prosecution as well as civil action for 29 years. "We shall send a message that the people of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, North Idaho and the Inland Northwest will never tolerate hate crimes or malicious harassment of our citizens," said Marshall Mend, KCTFHR board member. Crime Stoppers can be reached at (800) 222-tips (8477); call KCTFHR at (208) 765-3932 For more information, visit the Web site www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Other organizations and individuals are encouraged to pledge money to assist in finding the perpetrators of hate crimes, Stewart said.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene handles Sandpoint, St. Maries

COEUR d'ALENE - The top-ranked 5A Vikings dominated the visiting Bulldogs and Lumberjacks in nonleague wrestling action Wednesday at Elmer Jordan Court. Coeur d'Alene defeated Sandpoint 60-18 on pins from Colin Comack (152), Kevin Moore (171), Sam Howard (125) and Kenny Staub (130). The Vikings also defeated St. Maries, 72-12, with Comack, Garrett DeMers (160), Caleb Davis (189), Steven Price (103), Matt Geddes (130), Braden Mowry (135), Jake Graham (140) and Alex Murren (145). Coeur d'Alene (11-0) travels to Lewiston on Tuesday. St. Maries travels to the Bonners Ferry tournament Friday. COEUR d'ALENE 60, SANDPOINT 18 145 - David Marienau, SND, p. Christian Putman, 5:28. 152 - Colin Comack, Cd'A, d. Devin Schalk, 3:36. 160 - Leonard Fister, SND, d. Johnny Peregrina, 5-2. 171 - Kevin Moore, Cd'A, p. Justin Pepperdine, :42. 189 - Corey Cobb, Cd'A, by forfeit. 215 - Thomas Tucker, Cd'A, by forfeit. 285 - Drew Moreno, Cd'A, by forfeit. 103 - Peyton Dylan, SND, d. A.J. Konda, 7-5. 112 - Brendon Northington, Cd'A, by forfeit. 119 - Garrett Belgarde, SND, p. Aaron Noice, 1:37. 125 - Sam Howard, Cd'A, p. Dakota Blaze, 3:21. 130 - Kenny Staub, Cd'A, p. Kyle Cisma, 1:46. 135 - Braden Mowry, Cd'A, by forfeit. 140 - Jake Graham, Cd'A, by forfeit. COEUR d'ALENE 72, ST. MARIES 12 152 - Colin Comack, Cd'A, p. Derek Charles, 5:16. 160 - Garrett DeMers, Cd'A, d. Matt Speelman, :51. 171 - Kevin Moore, Cd'A, b. forfeit. 189 - Caleb Davis, Cd'A, d. Josh Cox, 3:51. 215 - Thomas Tucker, Cd'A, b. forfeit. 285 - Ty Beare, SM, d. Alex Kastens, 4:30. 103 - Steven Price, Cd'A, p. Phillip Palmiter, :45. 112 - Graison Le, Cd'A, b. forfeit. 119 - Brandon Pugh, SM, p. Brendon Northington, 2:48. 125 - Sam Howard, Cd'A, by forfeit. 130 - Matt Geddes, Cd'A, p. Ray Flowers, 1:36. 135 - Braden Mowry, p. Joe Bloomsburg, :42. 140 - Jake Graham, Cd'A, d. Eric Schnelby, 1:45. 145 - Alex Murren, Cd'A, d. Ron Cordle, 1:20. n BOYS BASKETBALL Lakeside 58 Clark Fork 32 CLARK FORK - Nate Weaselhead scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Knights (7-9, 5-2) past the Wampus Cats (0-16, 0-6) in a North Star League game. Lakeside 11 13 21 13 - 58 Clark Fork 14 4 1 13 - 32 LAKESIDE - Weaselhead 17, Flemming-Soto 2, Chapman 3, Meshell 7, Higgins 9, Dole 2, Smith 2, Sifford 2, Daman 5, Boyd 9. CLARK FORK - Berkley 9, N. Nesbitt 7, Klein 5, Anderson 6, Walker 4, Kennerly 1, Barnett 0. n GIRLS Kamiah 57 Cd'A Charter 38 GENESEE -Blake Jacobs scored 29 points to lead the Kubs (16-3) past the Panthers in a 2A District 1-2 tournament game at Genesee High. "They beat us pretty good both times we played them this season," Coeur d'Alene Charter coach Logan Grant said. "Our kids played hard, but we couldn't get a shot to go down." Coeur d'Alene Charter (10-11) will face the loser of Friday's Kamiah-Grangeville game on Monday at Genesee at 6:30 p.m. Charter 6 11 11 10 - 38 Kamiah 22 13 16 6 - 57 COEUR d'ALENE - L. Turkenburg 12, Billingslea 0, B. Turkenburg 0, Verhaeghe 12, Kelly 7, Garringer 0, Uribe 3, Urbaniak 2, Stadley 2, Goodsen 0. KAMIAH - Bl. Jacobs 29, Nygaard 4, Harper 4, Br. Jacobs 0, Pineda 0, Collinger 14, Lake 0, Messinger 0, Dunn 0, Lloyd 6. n LATE TUESDAY Christian Center 36 Kootenai HSA 30 KOOTENAI - Lindsey Howard had 17 points to lead the Lions (7-7, 5-6) past the Thunder in a Mountain Christian League game. Christian Center 18 0 7 11 - 36 Kootenai HSA 6 6 8 10 - 30 CHRISTIAN CENTER - Van Ostrand 8, Howard 17, B. Harryman 4, G. Lund 6, L. Harryman 2, Hawkins 0, Batchelor 0, C. Lund 0, Storm 0. KOOTENAI HSA - Ribero 8, K. Blair 14, Ployhar 0, Jensen 2, J. Blair 2, Brisson 0, Keller 4, Johnson 0.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Legislature may scrap gambling law

BOISE - An Idaho legislator wants to drop a law that says police officers must go after office betting pools. An Idaho police officer who catches someone gambling and doesn't do something about it can be charged with a misdemeanor because of a decades-old law still on the books. Boise Democrat Grant Burgoyne says police officers should be able to exercise discretion when pursuing potential low-level gambling offenses. His bill would get rid of the law. The House State Affairs committee voted unanimously to send his measure to the House Wednesday. Burgoyne said he doesn't think police officers should spend their time pursuing "your mother-in-law's football betting pool" or other small-time offenses.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Post Falls Rotarians part of trip to Nepal

The Post Falls Rotary Club marked the Rotary International's 105th anniversary with a humanitarian trip overseas. Club president Ron Jacobson traveled to Nepal as a volunteer with other volunteers from Rotary District 5080 to work at the Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children at Banepa. The team repaired cleft palates and untreated, severe burns for 62 children. "The children and families expressed great gratitude and joy for the successful medical procedures provided by the Rotarian team," Jacobson said. "The outcome for these Nepalese children means a brighter future for them." The Rotary Club of Post Falls, and its 34 members strong, contributes time and funding to projects in the community and worldwide. Globally, the club has contributed funds to clean water projects and marketplace projects in South and Central America. Locally, nonprofit groups such as the Boys and Girls Club, the Post Falls Senior Center and St. Vincent de Paul have received assistance. Information: www.rotary.org, or contact The Rotary Club of Post Falls at www.clubrunner.ca/postfalls. The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the arrest of Levi Dalton Thomas Knight. Knight, 21, is being sought based on a Kootenai County warrant charging him with probation violations. Knight is on probation for drug possession with Intent to deliver. Knight is a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last known to be living in the Coeur d'Alene area. Anyone with information regarding this subject or other fugitives being sought for violent crimes should call the NIVCTF at 665-1471. The identity of callers will remain confidential and reward money is available.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Duane Rasmussen to seek Clark House seat

COEUR d'ALENE - Duane Rasmussen already has a few ideas of what he would do if elected to the Legislature. But then, working with laws is nothing new to him. "I've been around a capitol before, I've worked for two attorney generals. I've done federal litigation," the 56-year-old said. "I'm experienced in the environment Boise provides." An attorney for 31 years, the Hayden Republican declared his candidacy this week for the House seat that will open up when Rep. Jim Clark retires at the end of this legislative session. Rasmussen, who has lived in Kootenai County for 15 years, said his platform includes a little bit of staying the course and steering clear of potential problems. "I think there are a lot of issues that could well use a person with experience in the law," he said. Born in Nebraska, Rasmussen was raised in several states as his clergyman father constantly moved for work. In the '70s, Rasmussen obtained a bachelor of arts in business and history from Andrews University in Michigan, then a law degree from Oklahoma City University. His legal background includes representing the Oklahoma Tax Commission at a federal district and circuit court level, as well as at the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He also worked for two Oklahoma attorneys general consecutively in the late '70s, and in the early '80s he worked for the Oklahoma court of criminal appeals and later acted as the assistant district attorney. After moving to Coeur d'Alene in 1994 and later transitioning to Hayden, he established himself as a Spokane area lawyer. Rasmussen's background in politics, he said, stems from his years lobbying against a prison work-release facility in Hayden in the early 2000s. "I've seen a lot in regard to criminals, I was just concerned for my daughter's safety," he said, adding that he figured anyone at the facility could "put jogging pants on" and make it to his home. "I would go and show people pictures of my daughter and say, 'This is my client.'" His mission at the Legislature, he promised, would be ensuring taxes don't go up. He even sees potential for lowering taxes, he added, through tighter regulation of urban renewal districts. "What we have is people who are unelected sitting on urban renewal boards, directing how much money is going to be diverted from our county," he said. "I think if it were watched and was controlled, people could realize a decrease in their property taxes." He also hopes to prevent Idaho from being saddled with too much financial burden in water rights negotiations between Idaho and Washington. "I'm concerned there may be some (issues) which could cause a lot of expense for the people of North Idaho in regard to cleaning up that water," he said. "I don't want the people of Hayden to be paying astronomical sewer bills, and I don't think they have to." Now divorced, Rasmussen has a 17-year-old daughter, Sarah, who lives with her mother in Oklahoma. Rasmussen has close ties with his siblings who live in the area, he said. He is a member of the Idaho Republican central committee, as well as president of the Pachyderm Club, he said. He plans to make an official announcement of his candidacy after filing with the state, he said. "I think I can get up to speed quickly on things," Rasmussen said. "The Legislature obviously is in the business of passing laws and dealing with regulation, and I have experience with that."

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

My Turn

Please answer the question, Mr. Minnick

Maybe this rhetoric is to be expected today, maybe this is politics today; but I don't remember as a child when our president and other politicians were asked a question, that they wouldn't answer it. Am I the only one who notices that when a tough question is asked of our leaders, they start to dance like Michael Jackson? When the dance is over and the long rambling has stopped, you find yourself saying, "He or she never answered my question." They are elected by the people, they are accountable to the people and they come to the people to speak. Shouldn't they answer the questions posed? Don't they either need to answer the question, or be honest and say "I don't know," or maybe even say, "My answer will get me in trouble, so I am going to talk in circles until you go away." It's time for "We the People" to say, "Answer the Question!"!uc!2026 and not let them continue on until they do. Last Saturday, at a public forum at the Coeur d'Alene Senior Center, our local legislators answered many questions from the crowd. I'm proud to say that, first, they showed up; and, secondly, they answered everyone's questions, directly and to the point. After our local legislators left the stage, Walt Minnick came to the stage. He gave a short message about what is happening in Washington and joked about everyone getting the message from Massachusetts. Then he opened it up for questions. One tough question was, "Why are you using our tax dollars to send out personal political campaign literature?" Mr. Minnick's response was, "It only cost $20,000," and he went on to say how much he has done to help all Idahoans and this brochure gives specific cases. But it only had his picture and his information on the brochure. Then, my question: "You have said publicly (Post Falls Rotary, August, 2009) that you support the Free Choice Act. If creating jobs is one of the most important things we need to do to get this country back on track, explain how this would help in creating jobs?" He started out by saying jobs are our No. 1 focus and that he supports this. He then stated that he doesn't think the Free Choice Act will come before the House, and if it did, it would have to be modified. Then Walt looked for the next question. Before he could find someone to ask another question, I said "Mr. Minnick, you never answered my question." It was obvious he was upset and went on to say he didn't appreciate that I had misstated his position, that he had answered my question, and that he was not going to talk about it anymore. I felt like I was in the twilight zone. Where was his answer? The "Employee Free Choice Act," better known as "Card Check," is one of the most harmful pieces of legislation to ever be proposed by our government. Big labor unions spent heavily during the 2009 election and are pushing Congress to approve this law. Union membership has been declining - currently about 7.5 percent in the private sector - and they hope this law will change the rules and reverse that trend. The U.S. Chamber strongly opposes this legislation and we know that they represent 300,000 businesses. The Chamber states that there are three problems with Card Check: 1. Eliminating the private ballot 2. Government arbitration and control 3. Harsh new penalties for businesses. Visit: www.uschamber.com/issues and see for yourself. This is why most business leaders in Idaho have come out in strong opposition to this legislation. This is why those who understand this legislation oppose it. Except, Walt Minnick! Why? Maybe the answer lies in closely examining Mr. Minnick's PAC fund and to whom he is responsible as a result. HERE'S AN ANSWER: Eight of Mr. Minnick's top 11 campaign contributors are from Union-based organizations. Walt, when answering my question, just say, "I owe this support to the unions." Ron Nilson owns Ground Force Manufacturing in Post Falls. Ron Nilson My Turn

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Local Bowling

MEN HIGH GAMES - Dave Barnes 299, Jon Cutting 287, Matt Fox 279, Mike Oertel 279. HIGH SERIES - Dave Barnes 811, Frank Mungari 802, Rob Stratton, Jr., 743. OTHER HIGH GAMES - Joe Berry 237, Brian Basham 254, Michael Elmore 232, Wayne Flick 237, Mike Faber 233, Dave Fox 253, Tom Davenport 255-256, Vince Blanchette 231, Billy Capellen 246-247, Stu Chaney 248-237-235, Gary Boyer 254, Phil Batchelder 246-230, Tommy Basenberg 247-233, Matt Fox 225, Jay Cantrell 233, Hal Campbell 238, Steve Vetsch 226, Chris Werts 229, Kenneth Schake 233-247, Aaron Knight 225, Dustin Issler 233, Mike Barham 226, Trevor Campbell 233, Chuck Hughes 247, Doug Eastwood 238, Gary Schenkenberg 265-226, Dean Prodrabsky 254, Frank Mungari 278-265-259, Chuck Phelps 234, Gary Gonzales 256, Mike Hoffman 248, Corey Still 238, Rick Wegner 230, Joe Mullen 248, Don Smith 258, Jim Speten 226, Bub Lawson 226, Jack Smetana 267, Dennis Barnes 246-259, Greg Espe 266, Derrick Hunter 244, Jimmie Boyce 225, Keith Babor 237-257-244, Jeremy Baker 241, Paul Mueller 258, Scott Cardwell 239-243, John Prescott 244-246-244, Terry Dolan 233, Jerry Graves 235, Gary Prieur 235, Chris Werts 226-230, Danny Cutting 227, Jon Cutting 227, Mark Downing 226, Mike Pederson 230, Bill Gagner 255, Rob Stratton, Jr., 249-256-238, Rick Davis 256-257, Jared Nessmith 240, Gerry Franzen 239-227, Casey Minor 237, Dave Barnes 266-246, Mike Biederman 225, Jason Conrow 233, Bob Meulner 232, Dennis Barnes 248-236, Dwight Troester 240-258, Ron Kegley 255, Dave Berto 227, Gerry Franzen 278, Mike Haenke 225-235, Don Smith 234-249, Jeff Moss 266-246, Joe Mueller 258-236. OTHER HIGH SERIES - Brian Basham 622, Mike Faber 615, Dave Fox 636, Tom Davenport 684-659, Vince Blanchette 622, Stu Chaney 679, Gary Boyer 625, Phil Batchelder 670, Tommy Basenberg 649, Jon Cutting 665, Mike Oertel 686, Bill Capellen 648, Hal Campbell 638, Josh Benton 601, Jeff Romans 608, Kenneth Schake 704, Trevor Campbell 624, Steve Beasley 641, Chuck Hughes 645, Doug Eastwood 673, Gary Schenkenberg 697, Tommy Basenberg 622, Dean Prodrabsky 676, Gary Gonzales 665, Vince Blanchette 603, Stu Chaney 663, Mike Hoffman 632, Corey Still 676, Rick Wegner 646, Joe Mullen 615, Don Smith 628, Mike Durk 626, Jack Smetana 676, Paul Kugler 644, Dennis Barnes 727, Greg Espe 672, Derrick Hunter 635, Keith Babor 738, Joe Wilson 629, Gary Prieur 661, Chris Werts 636, Danny Cutting 673, Mark Downing 628, Rick Davis 726, Tyler Weholt 613, Dwight Troester 686, John Prescott 692, Ron Kegley 687, Lynn Hermann 625, Gerry Franzen 656, Mike Haenke 647, Mike Hoffman 614, Don Smith 681, Jeff Moss 724, Joe Mueller 706. WOMEN HIGH GAMES - Angie Peterson 246, Erin Sackmann 245, Paula Phelps 244. HIGH SERIES - Erin Sackmann 666, Paula Phelps 639, Jackie Montgomery 624. OTHER HIGH GAMES - Christine Prescott 210-224, Tina Walters 201, Lei Jones 214, Kelly Sand 208, Erin Sackmann 208-213-245, Cherie Vanderoest 226, Jo Lee Mullen 217-213, Char Smith 202, Dana Mehr 215, Jackie Montgomery 224-238, Christine Prescott 224, Yvonne Titus 202, Paula Phelps 208. OTHER HIGH SERIES - Christine Prescott 600-578, Tina Walters 576, Lei Jones 563, Jo Lee Mullen 593, Angie Peterson 592, Jackie Montgomery 624, Paula Phelps 639. SPLITS - Donna Ellis 2-7, Joe Beery 4-6, Syd Capellen 3-10, Brenda Hammond 5-10, Dorothy Firorucci 5-7, Lynn Intolubbe 3-10, Donna Ellis 4-5, Jo Lee Mullen 3-10, Thelma Ingram 5-7, Molly Sommers 3-6-7-9-10, Joan Hostetler 5-7 4-7-10. SENIOR LEAGUE SPLITS - Danelle Wilson 3-10, Dorothy Fiorucci 3-10, Ralph Jerome 3-10, Lloyd Marsh 3-10, Chuck Campbell 3-6-7-10, Fern Miles 3-10, Carol Payne 3-10.

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Idaho girls basketball prep poll

FINAL First-place votes in parentheses Records are through Tuesday 5A Pts. 1. Boise (6) 20-0 34 2. Coeur d'Alene (1) 17-3 26 3. Centennial 18-2 20 4. Lewiston 17-2 14 5. Highland 17-3 6 Others receiving votes: Post Falls 3, Eagle 2. 4A 1. Bonneville (7) 21-0 35 2. Jerome 19-1 26 3. Middleton 19-1 23 4. Bishop Kelly 15-5 6 5. Wood River 16-5 5 Others receiving votes: Minico 4, Rigby 3, Mountain Home 2, Preston 1. 3A 1. Fruitland (7) 20-0 35 2. Timberlake 16-1 27 3. Sugar-Salem 18-3 21 4. Kimberly 17-2 14 5. Snake River 16-4 6 Others receiving votes: Priest River 1, Marsh Valley 1. 2A 1. Parma (6) 18-2 34 2. Soda Springs (1) 14-3 25 3. Kamiah 16-3 19 4. North Fremont 15-3 16 5. Butte County 16-5 8 Others receiving votes: Grangeville 2, Firth 1. 1A Division I 1. Lapwai (7) 19-2 35 2. Challis 17-2 22 3. Clearwater Valley 16-4 20 4. Liberty Charter 15-3 13 5. Notus 16-2 8 Others receiving votes: Troy 7. 1A Division II 1. (tie) Richfield (3) 15-2 31 Dietrich (4) 16-3 31 3. Summit Academy 15-5 17 4. North Gem 16-5 10 5. Carey 12-5 9 Others receiving votes: Clark Fork 4, Meadows Valley 3. Voters Mark Nelke, Coeur d'Alene Press Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review Matt Baney, Lewiston Tribune Jesse Zentz, Idaho Statesman John Wustrow, Idaho Press-Tribune David Bashore, Twin Falls Times-News Zach Kyle, Idaho Falls Post-Register

February 3, 2010 8 p.m.

Records Feb. 3, 2010

DIVORCES FILED

February 3, 2010 11:45 a.m.

Dallas-Seattle flight diverted to Oklahoma City

An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Seattle was diverted to Oklahoma City and landed without trouble Wednesday after passengers and crew heard "kind of a bang" and the plane lost cabin pressure, officials and passengers said.

Tuesday, February 2

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Vandal strikes Women's Center

Flower pot thrown through window, repair cost is $1K

All aboard for Lewiston
February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

All aboard for Lewiston

COEUR d'ALENE - The Lewiston High girls basketball team notched a well-deserved victory at Elmer Jordan Court on Tuesday night - followed by another win just after the game in an old training room. The fourth-ranked Bengals upset the second-ranked Coeur d'Alene Vikings 45-42 to create a share of the 5A Inland Empire League title between the two teams. Moments later, in a P.E. storage room off the gym, Lewiston principal Bob Donaldson correctly called "tails" and the Bengals won the coin flip, giving them the No. 1 seed. Lewiston (17-2, 4-2 5A IEL) will host the first night of the tournament on Friday at Booth Hall, and will play all its regional tourney games at home. "Two for two in one night," Coeur d'Alene coach Dale Poffenroth said on his way out of the room. "We'll take it, and we're glad everybody has to drive down and visit our town," Lewiston coach Pat Teichmer said. "That was a huge coin flip, but my kids gave themselves a chance for a coin flip by coming ready to play tonight. ... Our mission was to get a piece of the title, and whatever luck happens, happens." No. 2 seed Coeur d'Alene (17-3), which had won five straight league titles outright, will play No. 3 Lake City (14-6, 2-4) on Friday at 5:45 p.m. in Lewiston. The Bengals will play No. 4 Post Falls (13-7, 2-4) in the second game at 7:30. Nicole Redd had 14 points, 6-foot-3 Savannah Blinn blocked six shots and freshman Karlee Wilson had 13 points and five steals for Lewiston, which jumped into the lead early and led most of the way. It's the first league title for Lewiston since 1997, when the Bengals shared the IEL title with Lake City. Lewiston's last trip to state was in 1989. "I was very pleased with our defensive effort," Teichmer said. "They're tough to match up with. We mixed around a little zone early, and that wasn't as effective as we were hoping, so we just went straight man and just tried to do our best. They're good - and tonight we were a little better." Coeur d'Alene committed 24 turnovers - 16 in the first half - and shot 12 for 40 (30 percent) from the field. "We never really got into synch," Poffenroth said. "They played good defense, they wanted the game pretty badly ... and we awful nonchalant." Carli Rosenthal had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Coeur d'Alene. Dayna Drager added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Lewiston jumped out to a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter as Wilson scored five straight points. The Bengals led by two at halftime, but baskets from Kendalyn Brainard and Rosenthal put Coeur d'Alene up 24-22 with 5:15 left in the third quarter. Wilson stole the inbounds pass to start the fourth quarter and raced in for a layup and a 34-29 lead. Wilson's cross-court pass set up a 3-pointer by Redd from the left wing to make it 40-33 Lewiston with 3:12 left. Coeur d'Alene inched within 40-39 on six free throws by Drager. But Lewiston made 5 of 6 from the line over the last 46.7 seconds to hold off the two-time defending state champs. "They had more to gain than we did," Poffenroth said. "Nothing happened tonight, other than we have to go to Lewiston, because the coin rolled the wrong way. We were going to play Lake City no matter what happened, and they were going to play Post Falls." Lewiston 14 8 10 13 - 45 Coeur d'Alene 9 11 9 13 - 42 LEWISTON - Kramer 5, Wilson 13, Baldwin 0, Redd 14, Johnson 3, Blinn 2, Fuller 8. COEUR d'ALENE - Baughman 2, Buttrey 6, Drager 13, Orlandi 0, Parker 0, Legel 0, Rosenthal 13, Brainard 8.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Sports performance and chiropractic

These days, more and more professional athletes and organizations alike are looking towards chiropractic care to help improve their athletic performance. You can find chiropractic in almost every sporting arena on the planet. Is it coincidence? I think not. There are now dozens of well documented studies on the effect of chiropractic on athletic performance, and athletes are listening. One such study was highlighted in "Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation" [1991; 6:84-87]. Fifty athletes were divided into two groups, one receiving chiropractic care and the other serving as a control group. The athletes were then tested in 11 different areas such as agility, balance, perception of body movement, power, and reaction time that measured their athletic abilities. After six weeks, the control group only measured minor changes in eight of the 11 tests, while the group under chiropractic care improved significantly in all 11. In a test of hand reaction time, the control group improved less than 1 percent after six weeks, while the chiropractic group improved 18 percent. At 12 weeks, the chiropractic group improved more than 30 percent. A study in the March/April 2002 issue of the "Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics" finds that more and more professional sports teams are utilizing chiropractic care for their team members. This survey study targeted the head athletic trainers of the 36 National Football League (NFL) teams. The trainers each had at least 17 years of experience and at least one year of experience as a head trainer. Questionnaires the trainers answered revealed that: n 45 percent of the trainers themselves had been to a chiropractor. n 71 percent of the trainers had worked professionally with a chiropractor. n 77 percent of the trainers have referred players to a chiropractor. n 31 percent of NFL teams use an official team chiropractor. n 100 percent of the trainers revealed that some players use a chiropractor without being referred by the team doctor. n 81 percent of the trainers agree that there is a role for chiropractors in the NFL. n While 31 percent of the teams have a chiropractor officially on staff, an additional 12 percent of teams that do not have chiropractors on staff refer players to chiropractors. These numbers are not uncommon in any sporting arena where athletes are serious about maintaining their game time performance. Chiropractic is an important tool to help athletes increase power, reaction time, agility, and balance. In addition, chiropractic also serves to reduce degeneration of the spine, boost immune system function, and help these athletes recover faster so they can play harder. Chiropractic is good for these athletes, so we know it will benefit everyone. Make chiropractic part of your health care, now! For more information or to attend a wellness class on chiropractic care, contact Spoelstra Family Chiropractic at (208) 762-1414 or go to www.spoelstrachiro.com.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Hacker gets into official's e-mail

SANDPOINT - Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor was not robbed at gunpoint while visiting London and does not need any help getting back home. Rasor said one of his e-mail accounts was hacked earlier this week, which is the reason why people in his address book received an alarming message stating he had been robbed of his phone, cash and credit cards while visiting family on the British isle. The following is a verbatim excerpt from the message: "Please i need you to loan me $1,500, will refund you as soon as i'm back home, i promise. You have my word!" But it was all an artifice crafted by a hacker who gained access to Rasor's e-mail account. Rasor suspects the hacker either overcame the password protection on his Facebook page, which was synchronized with his e-mail account, or his computer was infected with a key-logging program hackers use to surreptitiously monitor keystrokes in order to gain passwords and other information. Nobody appears to have fallen for the hoax, although it proved to be a time vampire. "I probably got 20 phone calls throughout the day," said Rasor, who candidly admits some embarrassment over the episode. Rasor also had to slog through customer service mazes to regain control of his e-mail account and make sure other password-protected accounts were squared away. "For about 18 hours, my stomach was in knots," said Rasor, who recommends strong passwords.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Defense officials: Lift military ban on gays Six more weeks ...

WASHINGTON - It's time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in history, the nation's top defense officials declared Tuesday, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff proclaiming that service members should not be forced to "lie about who they are." However, both Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen asked for a year to study the impact before Congress would lift the controversial policy. Reversing the Pentagon's 17-year-old policy toward gays "comes down to integrity," for the military as an institution as well as the service members themselves, Mullen told a Senate hearing. Unpersuaded, several Republican senators said they would oppose any congressional effort to repeal the policy. Ten months before voters elect a new Congress, some Democratic leaders also were leery of trying to change the policy this year, when both sides concede Republicans are likely to pick up seats, especially after GOP Sen.-elect Scott Brown's surprise victory last month in Massachusetts. Repealing don't-ask-don't-tell is not a winning campaign strategy for a party under siege especially in the South and Midwest. "What do I want members to do in their districts? I want them to focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., classifying gays in the military in a category of "a lot of other issues" that will invariably come up. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he didn't see why it should wait another year. The Pentagon announced an 11-month review of how the ban could be lifted, as President Barack Obama has said he will work to do. But there is no deadline for ending the policy that dates to President Bill Clinton's tenure and that gay rights advocates are pressing to overturn. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A generous world has flooded Haiti with donations, but anger and desperation are mounting as the aid stacks up inside this broken country. Bottlenecks at key transportation points and scattered violence, including an armed group's attack on a food convoy, have slowed the distribution of food and medicine from the port, airport and a warehouse in the Cite-Soleil slum. U.S. air traffic controllers have lined up 2,550 incoming flights through March 1, but some 25 flights a day aren't taking their slots. Communication breakdowns between Haitians and their foreign counterparts are also endemic. "Aid is bottlenecking at the Port-au-Prince airport. It's not getting into the field," said Mike O'Keefe, who runs Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale. Foreign aid workers and Haitians are fed up - one Haitian father paid a group of men more than $200 on Tuesday to retrieve his daughter's body from his collapsed house, rather than wait for demolition crews. "No one is in charge," said Dr. Rob Maddox of Start, Louisiana, tending to dozens of patients in the capital's sprawling general hospital. "There's no topdown leadership. ... And since the Haitian government took control of our supplies, we have to wait for things even though they're stacked up in the warehouse. The situation is just madness." Boxes of supplies are stacked to the ceiling in the hospital's dimly lit warehouse. In another storage area, medicine, bandages and other key supplies pile up on tables.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Whole food supplements and cars

I have been asked to elaborate on whole food supplements versus mega dose vitamins. To me, it's like comparing an egg to a golf ball. They are both white and somewhat round, but that's where the similarities end. First, I have to ask one thing: "Why do we take vitamins?" It is to supplement the nutrients that are not in the foods that we eat. So it stands to reason that the supplement should be made from food. But why food? Because it contains many more nutrients than humanity has been able to isolate and stick in a bottle. A carrot, for example, contains more than 200 nutrients and an apple contains 397! Of those, only 39 have ever been isolated and put into a supplement. The typical multi-vitamin contains between 13 and 20 isolated components. "Oh, but there is MORE in a multiple vitamin." More does not mean better. Quality is more important than quantity. Nutrients are never found alone in nature, nor do they work in the body as isolated components. They have synergistic actions that make a tremendous difference in bioavailability and function. For instance, calcium doesn't just jump into the bones. First, it needs to be digestible; it needs to combine with phosphorus; vitamin D and essential fatty acids are necessary for absorption; and magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin C are needed for bone strength. Calcium doesn't work alone. Neither do the other nutrients. Have you ever wondered how many parts it takes to build your car? I checked. It takes 15,000 to 20,000. It takes four bolts to hold an engine on its mount. What would happen if one bolt was missing? Perhaps nothing for awhile, but eventually, you could lose your engine. That's why we supplement, to make sure we're not missing any needed "nuts and bolts." Let's say you take the usual mega-dose synthetic vitamin. They usually contain significantly more of the RDAs than necessary. Your B-Vitamins are typically 3,333 percent of the RDAs. That's like getting 3,333 bolts for an engine that needs four. You can't use them all and they now become a hazard. If you take a synthetic vitamin, it would be like getting 3,333 bolts, 400 windshields, 833 brakes, 150 tires, 500 capacitors, 1,666 wheels, 333 cotter pins, 20 engines, 90 crankshafts, 800 batteries and 127 seats and calling it a car. I don't know of anyone that can make that go! With synthetics, it's also like getting 3,333 bolts that are plastic! The quality is so poor, that if you can utilize it, it won't hold up to the job. Nutrients are designed to work together. We can't possibly guess how many of each micro nutrient we need. Sometimes the smallest nutrient is the most powerful in its effect on health. So the next time you look at a label and you are only looking at how MUCH of a nutrient is in that product, think about how well your "car" will drive with a few different components, in huge amounts! Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d' Alene clinic. Visit Dr. Carling's Web site at www.vitalhealthandfitness.com to learn more about Dr. Carling, view a list of upcoming health classes and read other informative articles. Dr. Carling can be reached at 208-765-1994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Autism simulation Friday

The Panhandle Autism Society has scheduled an autism simulation from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the PAS site, 1323 Sherman Avenue Suite E. It will review living with autism and what to do when you meet someone with autism. This presentation is designed for teachers, parents, grandparents and college students wishing to learn about autism. There will be sandwiches. Donations accepted. Information: Denise Wetzel, 704-3698 or panhandleautismsociety@yahoo.com

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

HAYDEN Awards nominations being accepted

HAYDEN - The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is announcing the second HAYDEN Awards, a series of awards to recognize individuals for their distinguished community service to the Hayden community. The chamber will solicit nominations from the general public. "The response to our last year awards was so positive and inspiring that we are excited to continue the tradition," said Nancy Lowery, chamber president. "The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will recognize the hard work and outstanding achievements of those dedicated volunteers and business leaders who have been a positive influence in our community." The HAYDEN Awards recognize the selfless service and noteworthy achievements of individuals representing six different sectors of the Hayden community. The name "HAYDEN" itself is an acronym of the six award categories: H - History and Human Rights; A - the Arts; Y - actions by or for Youth; D - Distinguished community service; E - Education; and N - New business. To be considered, nominees must live or work in the Greater Hayden area and have significantly contributed to the betterment of the Hayden community. Nominees are not required to be members of the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Honorees must agree to appear to receive their awards at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Elected public officials and board members of the Hayden Chamber of Commerce are not eligible for consideration. "There are remarkable people in Hayden that volunteer their time and effort to help make this a wonderful community," Lowery said. "We want to recognize these individuals and call attention to the positive example they set." Award nominations should be submitted in writing to the Hayden Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Hayden Awards '10, P.O. Box 1210, Hayden, ID 83835. The award nominations should include the name, address and telephone number of the nominee; the category of the award and a detailed description of the individual's contributions to the Hayden community. Nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 28. This year's HAYDEN Awards recipients will be honored at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet and dinner dance at the Hayden Lake Country Club on March 20.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Publisher Tom Kurdy announces retirement

KALISPELL, Mont. - Daily Inter Lake publisher Tom Kurdy has announced that he will retire in late spring after 40 years of service to the Hagadone Corporation, the newspaper's parent company. He spent 21 years of that career at the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell. He is also currently publisher of the Hungry Horse News, Whitefish Pilot and Bigfork Eagle, and previously managed several other weeklies for Hagadone including the Lake County Leader in Polson. Kurdy was joined at Tuesday's announcement in the Inter Lake offices by Brad Hagadone, president of the Hagadone Communications Division, who said, "Tom has had a stellar career with our company, exceeding our expectations and goals at every newspaper plant that he ran. Needless to say, Tom will leave big shoes to fill." Kurdy expressed his thanks to all the Inter Lake employees for their work and support, and said he had decided that after 40 years with the company, including 25 years as publisher at three newspapers in the group, he was ready to hand the reins over to someone new. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my career in the newspaper business," Kurdy said. "I've met many good people and had many challenges. I am particularly grateful for the opportunities the Hagadone family has given me." Kurdy began his career with the Hagadone Corp. at the company headquarters in Coeur d'Alene as an accountant and auditor. However, more than half of his career was spent at the Inter Lake, beginning with a stint as business manager from 1976 to 1984. He later served as publisher in Kalispell from January 1991 to April 1994, and was again named publisher in October 2000, serving until now. At that time, Duane B. Hagadone, the founder of the Hagadone newspaper chain, described Kurdy as "one of the best publishers in the history of our company." Kurdy's first job as publisher was at Moses Lake, Wash., where he served at the Columbia Basin Herald from 1985 to 1991. He also served as publisher of the largest paper in the Hagadone group, the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal from 1994 to 1999. That 50,000 circulation newspaper was later sold by Hagadone. Before returning to the Inter Lake in 2000, Kurdy also spent a year on corporate duties in the Coeur d'Alene headquarters. Earlier in his career, he also worked briefly as business manager of the Sandpoint Daily Bee, Bonners Ferry Herald and Priest River Times in North Idaho. "Tom will be genuinely missed by me personally, his working colleagues and our entire corporate team," Brad Hagadone told the Inter Lake's employees Tuesday. "He has always been a pleasure to work with, a guy who has a great can-do attitude along with a first-class work ethic." Brad Hagadone announced that the company will "go through a major national in-depth search process" to find the Inter Lake's next publisher.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Breastfeeding is always best!

University of Idaho One of the first big decisions new parents make is how they will feed their newborn. When it comes to feeding infants, breastfeeding still reigns as the best. Breast milk is perfectly formulated for human babies, just as cow's milk is perfectly formulated for calves, bear's milk is perfectly formulated for cubs, etc. As an added bonus, it comes in sterile containers and is inexpensive, whereas formula can cost up to $4,000 per year. Nationally, in 1984, only about 59 percent of women initiated breastfeeding, but current data from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that the rate has increased to 75 percent. In Idaho the numbers are much better! The Bureau of Vital Statistics reported that 87 percent of Idahoans breastfeed, while 89.3 percent of North Idahoans do. Kudos to our North Idaho mothers! The standard recommendation is to breastfeed for 12 months or longer. According to Eileen Bagan, RN, Lactation Program Coordinator from Kootenai Health, evidence based research on the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby include "protection against ear infections, gastroenteritis, severe lower respiratory infections and necrotizing enterocolitis." The nutrients in breastmilk help build the baby's brain and immune system. In addition, breastfeeding is associated with lower rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, childhood obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and leukemia. There are benefits to the mother as well, including reduced risk for Type 2 Diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers. Although breastfeeding is the completely natural way to feed babies, new moms and their families still need instruction and support for success. So, where can you go if you or your family has trouble? Try your local hospital. Kootenai Health is considered a "Baby Friendly Hospital," meaning they promote, protect and support breastfeeding. They are an accredited breastfeeding friendly facility, meeting the strict standards of the international Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. The hospital and Board are committed to support this initiative both philosophically and financially. They recently received their second five-year accreditation based on a comprehensive program of education and policies, which include: n Education for all hospital staff on the benefits of breastfeeding. n Intensive skills training for obstetric and pediatric staff on breastfeeding success. n Assistance, guidance and education for every mother that delivers at KMC. Bagen offers the following tips for new moms to help them have breastfeeding success. n Tell everyone about your plans to breastfeed. Let your doctor, pediatrician, hospital nurses, family, friends and employer know that you plan to give only breast milk - and will need their full support. n Room-in and feed frequently. Having your baby in your hospital room allows you to respond to his/her hunger cues immediately. Frequent breastfeeding is the best way to build a good milk supply. n Know who to ask for support. Most breastfeeding problems have easy solutions. Before your baby is born, make a list of who you can call for help (nurse, lactation specialist, experienced mom, etc.). Other community resources for breast feeding moms include: Mothers Haven, La leche League and the Panhandle WIC Program.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Freedom to pursue natural healing

For several months the national debate has focused on healthcare reform. Prior to this national focus, the growing loss of health freedom has worried many natural health practitioners. There is an increasing challenge to your inherent right to receive natural/alternative healing. Sickness and disease does not regard age, race, location, political affiliation, income, or status. Therefore, neither should there be restrictions on your choice of therapies. Your freedom to pursue and maintain your own health must be preserved. Dr. Benjamin Rush, M.D., personal physician to George Washington and signer of the Declaration of Independence said, "Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic... The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom." Thomas Jefferson said, "If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny." Your freedom to choose a natural approach to healthcare must not be impinged. Over 200,000 die each year because of medical errors. According to Lancet and JAMA the United States' third leading cause of death is caused by state licensed physicians. Additionally, the fourth most common cause of death is regulated, prescribed, correctly researched and used drugs. 160,000 deaths per year! That's a Boeing 747 full of people crashing every day! That means 50 times the number of people killed in the World Trade Center attack are killed by properly used prescribed drugs every year. With stats like these, natural remedies make a lot of sense. Your freedom to choose a natural approach to your healthcare could save your life. As a naturopathic doctor, I'm committed to helping my patients exercise their freedom to a drug free life. My practice assists clients in learning how to plan for optimal long term wellness. Often we address specific concerns such as hormonal issues, blood sugar issues, food and environmental sensitivities, fatigue, cardiac issues, depression and stress. Yet, many come monthly, not to treat any disease, but to undergo a thorough energetic health assessment. This regular check-up is designed to flag areas where your system might be weakening. You have the freedom to be proactive rather than reactive with your health. By exercising your health freedom with an intentional proactive attitude, you are restoring and sustaining your body's foundational systems that might otherwise become weak through life's assaults and stresses. So, where do you start? The easiest and least expensive place to start is to change your diet from fake synthetic foods, to whole, fresh, and organic sustenance. Exercise regularly and work to reduce stress in your life. Finally, see your naturopathic doctor and together build your plan for optimal and dynamic health. Dr. Lachman uses energetic, herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional modalities in his Post Falls Naturopathic practice. He is also a certified practitioner of Nutri-Energetic Systems, which scans and corrects the human body field at the quantum level. With over 10 years experience, Dr. Lachman's approach is to balance the energetic system and nutritionally support the body with lifestyle, diet, and whole food supplementation. Personal appointments with Dr. Lachman can be made through his office: 1596 E Seltice Way, Post Falls ID (208) 773-9108 or through his Web site: www.postfalls-naturopathic.com

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 3, 2010

TODAY Post Falls City Council: budget workshop, 7 a.m., police station, 1717 E. Polston Ave. MOMS Club Monthly Meeting: 10 a.m. Mountain View Bible Church in Post Falls. More info contact Tracy at 762-4967 Knit Wits: 1-3 p.m. Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive Lake City Senior Center: SHIBA Representative, 1916 Lakewood Drive Log Cabin Spinners meeting: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master in Schmidt Hall. Corner of Ramsey and Kathleen roads. Contact Karen, 689-3109 or Cindy, 773-4250 Alzheimer's Association: Support group for caregivers, noon, lunch included. Guardian Angel Homes, 1070 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. 777-7797, 666-2296 Al-Anon: For family and friends of alcoholics, 5 p.m., St. Pius X Church, Room 2, 625 Haycraft Ave. Cd'A. 666-4032, 651-5490 American Red Cross: Infant/child CPR course, 5:30 p.m. 411 N. 15th St. Cd'A. (800) 853-2570, Ext. 103 "North Idaho: Connections to the Past": "The Missionary Connection,"7 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front, historian Robert Singletary. Free. 667-2588 Panhandle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Breakfast and community service. Lake City Senior Center, 1616 Lakewood Dr. Cd'A. www.panhandlekiwanis.org Cd'A Business Referral Group: 7 a.m. Calypsos Coffee on Lakeside. Elsie, 292-1351 Power Partners Chapter of Business Network International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Calypso's, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., Cd'A. Ben, 651-2624 Post Falls Rotary Club: Noon, Red Lion Templin's, 414 E. 1st Ave. Post Falls. Loretta 661-1880 Cd'A Kiwanis: Noon, Michael D's, 203 Cd'A Lake Drive Lake City Toastmasters: 12-1 p.m. Lake City Senior Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr., Cd'A. Sharon, 666-0722 Parents Reaching Out to Parents: Weekly Support Group for parents of children with disabilities. Lunch provided, child care available. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Early Head Start, 411 N. 15th Street, Cd'A. Call Kathy at 769-1409 Networking Association: Noon, Cd'A Elmer's, Neider Ave and Hwy 95. Business Builders: Tyler, 765-1600 Cd'A Metro Chapter Business Network International Meeting: 7 a.m. Cd'A Inn on Highway 95 & Appleway, Contact Rose at 762-6772 Depression and Bipolar Support Group: 7-9 p.m. KMC classrooms 691-9674, 437-0629 Grief Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. Kootenai Medical Center, open group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Check signage for room. Facilitated by Chaplain Jennifer L. James, MA, Med Overeaters Anonymous: 5 p.m. Ft. Sherman Church, across from NIC. 755-0089, 512-1128 Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. St. Pius X Church, 625 Haycraft Ave, Room 2. 772-5003 Cancer Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Kootenai Medical Center. Check classroom signs for room assignment. 666-2684 Gamblers Anonymous: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Hotline: (509) 251-6997 New Treasures Clothing Closet: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Life Community Church, 6068 W. Ave. Clothing, shoes, toys available to anyone in community in need. No appointment necessary. 687-3606 Clothing Giveaway: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave. Coeur d'Alene. Primarily children and youth clothes. Please call ahead for an appointment. 667-8446 55+ Singles Friendship Group: 5:30 p.m. Elmer's on Neider and Hwy 95. Linda, 676-8456 or Walt, 818-4948 3Cs Chorus-The Coeur d'Aleers: Practices 9 a.m. to noon, Lutheran Church of the Master, corner of Ramsey and Kathleen. Singing popular show tunes, old favorites, religious songs and more. Eula, 661-3228 see CALENDAR, C4 CALENDAR from C3 TOPS #ID 340 Post Falls: Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6-6:45 p.m. St. George Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St. Thomas Straight Pinochle: 1 p.m. 11th and Indiana. Cd'A. Wade, 667-8083 Lake City Senior Center: China Painters 9-11:30 a.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic 11 a.m.; Canasta 12:45 p.m.; Cloggers 11:30 a.m. Steel Bridge Photography class 1916 Lakewood Drive Hayden Senior Gems: Race Horse Pinochle 12:30-3:30 p.m. $1 donation. Super One bakery goodies and blood pressure/pulse equipment available. 9428 N. Govt Way. 762-7052, 772-1795 PF Post 143 American Legion Bingo: 6:30 p.m. open to the public at the Post, 1138 E. Poleline Ave. Non-smoking facility Lake City Striders Exercise Program: 8 a.m. Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley, Cd'A. Joyce 772-3417 $1 per class. Starts Sept. 14 Clubhouse Bingo: Early birds 11:30 a.m. Regular session at noon, Greyhound Park, 5100 Riverbend Ave., Post Falls. 773-0545 THURSDAY Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization: Board meeting 1:30 p.m. at the Post Falls City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 408 N. Spokane St., Kootenai County Republican Women: Shore Lounge in The Cd'A Resort at noon. Featured speaker State Representative Raul Labrador. Kootenai County Reagan Republicans: 7 p.m., Life Care Center, 2800 E. Mullan Ave, Post Falls. Speaker, Raul Labrador. North Idaho Christian Cowboy Balladeers: 7-8:30 p.m., Rathdrum Grange, Hwy. 41/Boekel Road. Everybody welcome. Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Kootenai Medical Center. Check classroom signs for room assignment. 666-2684 Lake City Senior Center: Line Dancing, 9-11 a.m. 1916 Lakewood Drive FRIDAY Autism: An Overview: Presented by Chris Curry of Families Together for People with Disabilties. 1323 E. Sherman Ave. Suite E, Cd'A, 6-8 p.m. 704-3698 or panhandleautismsociety@yahoo.com Valentine's Day Dance put on by Specialized Needs Recreation: 6 p.m., Prairie View Elementary School, 2478 E. Poleline. $5 per person. Snacks, prizes, DJ. Information: Angie, 755-6781. Panhandle Pachyderm Club: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for sign-in, self-serve soup /salad /beverage bar, meeting starts at noon. G.W. Hunters Conference Room at 615 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Sons of Norway Lodge #11, Dist. 2 Meeting: 7 p.m., IOOF Hall, 200 Railroad Ave, Post Falls. All members are encouraged to attend. (Exclude June, July, August) Panhandle Pachyderm Club: Noon G.W. Hunters Conference Room, 615 N. Spokane St. Post Falls. info@panhandlepachyderms.org Parkinson's Support Group: 1-3 p.m. Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive Lake City Senior Center: The Happy Notes perform 10:30 a.m. Mica Flats Grange Business Meeting: 7:30 p.m. 7465 W. Kidd Island Bay Road, Cd'A Arts Buzz: 9 a.m. Chamber building on Lakeside. Networking for artists, local arts organizations. Everyone welcome. www.artsincda.org POWERTIPPS: business networking, 7 a.m. Iron Horse, 407 Sherman Ave. Information: www.powertipps.com Calendar initial notices must be submitted in writing five business days prior to event. E-mail rthomas@cdapress.com or mail to The Press, 201 North Second St. Coeur d'Alene 83814, or fax to 664-0212.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Calendar Feb. 4, 2010

TODAY Panhandle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Breakfast and community service. Lake City Senior Center, 1616 Lakewood Dr. Cd'A. www.panhandlekiwanis.org Cd'A Business Referral Group: 7 a.m. Calypsos Coffee on Lakeside. Elsie, 292-1351 Power Partners Chapter of Business Network International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Calypso's, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., Cd'A. Ben, 651-2624 Post Falls Rotary Club: Noon, Red Lion Templin's, 414 E. 1st Ave. Post Falls. Loretta 661-1880 Cd'A Kiwanis: Noon, Michael D's, 203 Cd'A Lake Dr Lake City Toastmasters: 12-1 p.m. Lake City Senior Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr., Cd'A. Sharon, 666-0722 Parents Reaching Out to Parents: Weekly Support Group for parents of children with disabilities. Lunch provided, child care available. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Early Head Start, 411 N. 15th Street, Cd'A.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Records Feb. 2, 2010

CRIME REPORTS Kootenai County Sheriff Sunday 12:43 p.m.: Craft Maid kitchen cabinets, a kitchen counter top and power and hand tools with a total value of $5,500 were reported stolen from a residence under renovation in the 100 block of South Cedar Street in Harrison. Monday 3 p.m.: A Kenwood DVD player valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from a 2002 BMW parked in the driveway of a residence in the 10100 block of North Fir Lane in Hayden. DIVORCES FILED April M. Lyons from Brian M. Lyons Stephanie N. Christian from Justin L. Christian Jennifer Miller from Justin Miller LAWSUIT Jerry Kelly et al., v. Tyrone Cruze, seeking judgment in excess of $10,000. SENTENCINGS Judge Robert Caldwell Theresa A. Hancock, 44, Coeur d'Alene: 180 days in jail with 130 days suspended, $900 in fines, $100 restitution, driver's license suspended for 90 days and two years probation for driving under the influence. Zachary J. Palmer, 53, Coeur d'Alene: 15 days in jail with credit for time served for pedestrian under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Mark E. Wenz, 49, Coeur d'Alene: 10 days in jail with credit for time served and $250 in fines for frequenting a place where a controlled substance is used. Joshua M. Marves, 35, Post Falls: 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, $500 in fines and two years probation for invalid driver's license. Michael Lunsford, 51, Coeur d'Alene: 44 days in jail with credit for time served, $262.50 in fines and two years probation for frequenting a place where a controlled substance is used, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Judge John Mitchell David R. Jones, 56, Coeur d'Alene: 180 days in jail, five years determinate penitentiary time with credit for time served for probation violation. Jeffrey A. Jeske, 53, Coeur d'Alene: 180 days in jail, three years determinate penitentiary time and seven years indeterminate time with credit for time served, $170.50 in fines and driver's license suspended for five years for driving under the influence. Jessica L. Beardslee, 25, Hayden: Two years determinate penitentiary time and four years indeterminate time with credit for time served, penitentiary suspended, $165.50 in fines and four years probation for two counts of burglary. Judge Scott Wayman Timothy R. D. Williams, 36, Post Falls: 60 days in jail, work release and $100 in fines for theft by possession of stolen property. Dana A. Northern, 18, Coeur d'Alene: 30 days in jail for probation violation. Shelley L. Marlin, 44, Post Falls: 365 days in jail with 313 days suspended and credit for time served, work release, $200 in fines, $100 restitution and two years probation for petit theft and unlawful possession/use of a prescription drug.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

EPA, DEQ could expand repository

Big Creek would accept up to 200K more cubic yards

Senior companion program needs more volunteers
February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Senior companion program needs more volunteers

COEUR d'ALENE - Charles Williams is tired of being lonely. The 69-year-old Coeur d'Alene man lives alone, homebound with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, prostate cancer and herniated discs. It has been an increasingly isolated existence for Williams, by himself in the same small apartment for 13 years. "I've outlasted my whole family, and I was the youngest," he said. He's frustrated that there are no services available to provide some companionship for people like himself. "What I would like to see happen is not only for me, but for all shut-ins in Coeur d'Alene, to have somebody who cares, someone who can come over to talk, play checkers, cards or watch a movie. I get tired of watching them by myself," Williams said. The Senior Companions program, managed by the Panhandle Health District, does provide the kind of service Williams is looking for. Age 60 and older, Senior Companion volunteers go out into the community, providing friendship and socialization for the homebound. But there are 60 people on a waiting list for the volunteer service. Tami Johnson, coordinator of the program, said there are currently 70 Senior Companion volunteers in the state's five northern counties. In 2008, the program had 81 volunteers. "It ebbs and flows, but when volunteers leave the program, it's usually because they are aging out and because of health issues have had to stop," Johnson said. "One of the reasons we have fallen into a lack of volunteers is because our seniors are still looking for things to supplement their income." Volunteers do receive a small stipend of $2.65 per hour, but that's just to offset their volunteer costs, Johnson said. "You're not going to get rich off this program, but you'll feel needed and have a sense of service," she said. "I have a list of individuals who are pretty unique, pretty awesome." Another reason Charles Williams might be in for a longer wait to get to the top of the Senior Companion waiting list is his gender. The men and women who volunteer are usually matched with homebound clients of the same sex, Johnson said, and there are a greater number of women who serve as senior companions. There are no other local agencies with programs that provide companionship to senior shut-ins, other than churches that help care for their members, said Pearl Bouchard, director of North Idaho's Area Agency on Aging, Williams' church did send a group out to read the Bible with him, but he feels like even they have forgotten him. "They came once. I never saw them again," he said. With senior services already feeling the pinch of government budget cuts, it's unlikely there will be more companion services any time soon. Bouchard said there are more than 600 people statewide on waiting lists for other services provided through aging agencies like hers. "The other alternative for someone like that (Williams) is to go into assisted living, but that's not real affordable for some," Bouchard said. With just $700 per month income, Williams won't be moving from his small, subsidized apartment anytime soon. A home care aide comes in to help Williams take care of his daily needs and prepare his meals, but that's not companionship, he said. "That kind of interaction is the most important thing," Williams said. "I can't believe there's nobody out there." For more information, call Senior Companions, Panhandle Health District: 415-5177.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Youth Sports

POST FALLS PARKS AND RECREATION Basketball Jan. 30 1st/2ND-GRADE BOYS American Fence Black: Kaden Cripps- 8 points, Jordan Jenkins- 6 points, Gage Mattern- 10 points; American Fence Brown: Paul Keating- 6 points, Kaden Noeson- 4 points, Riley Peterson- 2 points, Jordan Welling- 8 points; American Fence Carolina Blue: Andrew Davidson- 2 points, Nolan Hansen- 16 points, Jackson Headley- 6 points, Nicholas Litterell- 2 points, Jamison Wasson- 8 points; American Fence Dark Grey: Jeb Brown- 18 points, Aden Sandlin- 10 points, Garin Vannoy- 6 points, Kouper Weil- 2 points; American Fence Gold: Brandon Gardner- 6 points, Tyson Pottenger- 10 points, Cameron Rotchford- 2 points, Carson Schertz- 18 points; American Fence Kelly Green: Levi Carlson- 2 points; Alex Horning- 4 points, Lars Horning- 2 points, Noah Walsh- 2 points; American Fence Light Grey: Brady Christianson- 4 points, Grant Jones- 4 points, Jacob Maurer- 10 points, Derek Pearse- 4 points; American Fence Lime Green: Nicholas Bailey- 2 points, Brett Branson- 2 points, Carter Cook- 2 points, Dominic Meier- 6 points, Carsen Ursillo- 6 points; American Fence Navy Blue: Ryan Graves- 14 points, Aiden Juntilla- 6 points, Mason Miller- 4 points, Isaac Silva- 4 points; American Fence Orange: Eli Gonzales- 4 points, Alex McCabe- 2 points, Caden McLean- 22 points, Carey Sovereign- 6 points; American Fence Red: Cayse Claypool- 2 points, Tyler Lyons- 2 points, Tristan Sanchez- 6 points, Andrew Wallace- 4 points; American Fence Royal Blue: Dalton Cone- 10 points, Buzz Jacobs- 4 points, Felix McGowan- 8 points, Colby Zeller- 2 points, Spencer Zeller- 2 points; American Fence Tan: Dekan Isom- 2 points, Cameron Sessions- 8 points; American Fence White: Christian Curlee- 8 points, Mason Edwards- 6 points, James Kelly- 2 points, Griffin Thomasson- 18 points; 1st/2ND-GRADE GIRLS American Fence Black: Echo Anderson- 16 points, Brenna Failor- 2 points; American Fence Blue: Britany Fuller- 4 points, Shelby Hollenbeck- 10 points, Ashton Landers- 10 points, Claire Wood- 2 points; American Fence Pink: Mikayla Butler- 2 points, Megan Calvert- 6 points, Melody Loutzenhiser- 8 points, Kate MacLeod- 8 points; American Fence Purple: Madison Hendren- 2 points, Jackson McCliment-Call- 14 points, Tyler McCliment-Call- 10 points, Amber Pollard- 2 points; American Fence Tan: Sage Ellison- 8 points, Katelyn Jesienouski- 10 points, Tenlee Lopes- 2 points, Laney Smith- 12 points; American Fence Yellow: Jayci Blood- 4 points, Tatyana Edlund- 2 points, Amie Erwin- 10 points, Taryn Soumas- 4 points; 3RD/4TH GRADE BOYS Ace Hardware "Lakers": Matthew Caldwell- 8 points, Brian Clayton- 14 points, Hunter Sasselli- 2 points, Drake Thompson- 11 points; Alaska Seafood Brokerage "Nuggets": Draven Evans- 1 point, Christian Gomez- 2 points, Micah Kjeldaard- 1 point, Jimmy Sells- 4 points, Jaret Taylor- 1 point; Center Partners "Grizzlies": Dylan Anderson- 4 points, Caleb Bristow- 2 points, Jayben Bunce- 12 points, Gavven Desjarlais- 4 points. Zach Pollard- 2 points, Jess Pottenger- 4 points, Brock Zeller- 10 points; Century Publishing Company "Raptors": Caden Anderson- 4 points, Blane Badger- 4 points, Zach Becker- 4 points, John Best- 24 points, Carson Cooke- 4 points, Chase Cripps- 4 points, Matthew Mattoon- 4 points, Zach Peterson- 2 points; Flattop Concepts "Magic": Riley Eddy- 20 points, Sean Hirtle- 16 points, Makaiah Huelar- 2 points; Kootenai Animal Hospital "Jazz": Skylar Fredekind- 4 points, Blake Marmon- 2 points, Logan Tillman- 4 points, Blake Welker- 6 points; Legend Sports Photography "Pistons": Grant Benjamin- 2 points, Matthew Etherton- 4 points, Tyler Morris- 4 points, Casey Murray- 6 points, Josh Stellflug- 2 points; North Idaho Medical Care Center "Suns": Dylan Hofius- 2 points, Kyle Young- 8 points; Paul Bunyan "Bucks": Peyton Allen- 8 points, Brandon Jenkins- 2 points, Ridge Lovett- 8 points, Jacob Schow- 2 points; Trace Valente- 11 points; Silver Safari "Grizzlies": Jason Benton- 12 points, Hunter Johnson- 16 points, Derek Tonasket- 2 points; Viking Construction "Cavaliers": Dylan Knight- 14 points, Brooks Martinson- 2 points, Griffen Missamore- 2 points, Shilo Morgan- 6 points; Wood Doctor "Bobcats": Jeremy McFadden- 9 points, Zack Nall- 8 points; 3RD/4TH GRADE GIRLS Brumbach Family Dentistry "Pumas": Kierstyn Krous- 2 points, Julia Shiflett- 6 points, Marika VanderPol- 4 points, Alisa Welling- 16 points; Cabela's "Jaguars": Aura Curlee- 8 points, Kylee Devore- 6 points, Maddie Grangaard- 4 points; Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics "Lions": Lauren Anundson- 8 points, Jessica Dawson- 8 points, Jenna Gardiner- 4 points, Sara Herr- 6 points, Cassidy Wolf- 8 points; Interstate Plastic "Cheetahs": Emma Arman- 4 points, Stephanie Bremer- 2 points, Sierra Haynes- 4 points, Sammie Schumacker- 2 points; River City Fabrication "Panthers": Lilly Bowers- 4 points, Kelsey Horn- 8 points, Hannah Myers- 22 points, Emma-Grace Salsbury- 4 points, Calli Stuheit- 8 points; Suzanna L Graham Attorney At Law "Tigers": Briley Aparicio- 8 points, Kelly Horning- 4 points, Kalli Minden- 6 points, Brooklynn Nikula- 11 points, Sidney Peterson- 1 point; 5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS Advanced Benefits "Hurricanes": Malachi Huelar- 10 points, Tanner Marmon- 4 points, Brandon Nordin- 2 points, Chase Ward- 2 points, Chance Williams- 8 points; Ed Beck Insurance "Eagles": Trevor Barlow- 2 points, Benjamin Gibson- 6 points, Damian Hurley- 6 points, Trevin Kretz- 12 points, Connor Parks- 13 points; Grace Tree Services "Spartans": (no stats reported); North Idaho Medical Care Center "Bulldogs": Taran McLaughlin- 7 points, Nicholas Riorden- 2 points; River City Fabrication "Cougars": R.J. Clancy- 2 points, Dalton Fry- 8 points, Camren Horn- 4 points, Dietrich Muthersbaugh- 8 points; River City Physical Therapy "Wolverines": Damon Gilmor- 2 points, Jamie Ginger- 14 points, Tanner Johnson- 2 points, Tyler Rotchford- 4 points; The UPS Store "Yellow Jackets": Dan Hirtle- 4 points, Jacob Nairn- 2 points, Nathan Reynolds- 8 points; Washington Trust Bank "Huskies": Mark Clayton- 14 points, Chris Kennedy- 4 points, Jared Porter- 4 points, Evan Urdrian- 2 points; 5TH/6TH GRADE GIRLS Convertec Corporation "Storm": Emily Allis- 5 points, Heather Anderson- 6 points, Toree Awbrey- 8 points, Sydney Johnson- 10 points, Leah Ramage- 2 points, Noelia Ramirez- Gutierrez- 4 points; Hagadone Directories "Reign": Gabby Edlund- 2 points, Alexis Young- 8 points; Post Falls Dairy Queen "Phoenix": Haley D'Alessandro- 12 points, Sarah Jenicek- 2 points, Jessica Taggart- 2 points; Post Falls Taco Bell "Stars": Maddison Anderton- 10 points, Vidalia Teeters- 4 points- 4 points, Jaydin Whitten- 2 points; 7TH-9TH GRADE COED Jaeger & Curtis Orthodontics "Knicks": Eric Dawson- 8 points, Josh Kennedy- 4 points; Litte Smiles Pediatric Dentistry "Warriors": Casey Benton- 2 points, Rhogen Clark- 2 points, Olivia Ellison- 2 points, Ryan Failor- 16 points, Austin Huntington- 8 points, Justin Malloy- 2 points; Optima Dental Care "Clippers": William Eddy- 4 points, Josiah Hoffman- 9 points, Ryan Hunt- 2 points, Alexa James- 2 points, Jarred Larson- 5 points, Jacob Lebsock- 2 points; Peach Orthodontics "Pacers": (no stats reported); n Youth volleyball: Signups for boys and girls in grade 3-8 will run through March 5 or when leagues are full. Fees are $26 for Post Falls residents, $30 for nonresidents. A free participant skills clinic is scheduled for March 13, time TBA. Coaches and sponsors are needed. Information: Robert Bravato, 773-0539, www.postfallsidaho.org n HAYDEN RECREATION DEPARTMENT Basketball Jan. 30 3rd & 4th Grade Girls Coeur d'Alene Reporting: Ciera Bailey-8 pts, Hailey Kane-4 pts, Gabby Kauer-6 pts, Olivia Zuefelt-2pts Grace Tree Service: Marisa Butler-4 pts, Breanna Costa-12 pts, Nevaeh Douglas-2 pts, Savannah Hardin-2 pts Hayden Lake Rotary: Rylee Brown-14 pts, Jadyn Dingman-2 pts, Haley Hogan-14 pts, Marlee Lambert-6 pts, Adrianna Mason-10 pts Kaufmann Homes: Ashley Kaufman-4 pts, Shayla Mettler-2 pts, Holli Walker-2 pts, Sevi Yace-4 pts North Idaho College: Marlyn Cowin-6 pts, Bridget Rieken-8 pts Quest Intgration: Bailey Gleaves-4 pts, Rylie Gunderson-2 pts, Emily Minerath-6 pts, Katie Venera-4 pts 3rd Boys Advanced Aesthetics: Tanner Bogar-2 pts, Mykael George-8 pts, Zach Mackimme-10 pts, Colt Rowley-10 pts Fred's Plumbing: Joshua Gillis-2 pts, Jason Lukes-2 pts, Zachary St. Marie-4 pts Legends Sports Photography: Noah Bell-2 pts, Bean Meade-6 pts, Brock Mills-2 pts Premier Electric: Quinton Bunch-4 pts, Carter Friesz-6 pts, Sam Johnson-10 pts, Cody Smith-2 pts, Jacob Villa-2 pts, Derek Walker-4 pts 4th Boys Dr. Dance Dentistry for Kids: Jack Mitchell-8 pts, Tanner Peterson-6 pts Dicks Upholstery: Travis Callahan-2pts, Logan Hendren-2pts, Caleb McLuskie-4 pts North Idaho College: No Stats Available Sports Cellar: Cody Chilton-12 pts, Cody Fitz-2 pts, Tyler Manning-6 pts, Pacen Pluid-9 pts, Ryan Riley-8 pts 5/6 Girls Coeur d'Alene Reign: Abbie Ellison-4 pts, Ashley Fernimen-2 pts, Capriel Halliday-8 pts, Abbi Shrontz-6 pts, Shelby Star-2 pts, Hailey Stevens-10 pts, Chloe Teets-4 pts, Keara Simpson-4 pts Copper Basin Construction: Ashleigh Gervais-2 pts, Abbey Horvath-2 pts, Taryn Horvath-6 pts,Alexis Taylor-2 pts, Taytem Wolfe-8 pts Dave Smith Motors: Abby Arthur-6 pts, Brooke Bircher-2 pts, Janee Gibson-2 pts, Jordyn Hirsch-2 pts, Jasmine James-2 pts, Kendra Woody-2 pts, Rebekah Zufelt-8 pts Hayden Qwik Stop: Faith Bodak-4 pts, Marin Friis-6 pts, Brianne Seymour-4 pts Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry: Chloe Falciani-3 pts, Haley Gordon-2 pts, Madeline Hennig-6 pts, Sydney Jackson-2 pts, Kaitlyn Lynam-2 pts, Ciarra Lynam-6 pts, Grace Schultze-6 pts Polin & Young Construction: Katelyn Conery-4 pts, Maura Miller-2 pts, Harli Mills-8 pts, Olivia Wood-2 pts Space Screw: Shayla Griff- 2 pts, Emma Johnson-2 pts, Ashlyn Mohler-4 pts, Nicole St. Marie-1 pt, Morgan Linder-4 pts Sterling Codifiers: Payton Barber-6 pts, Jalyssa Beamer-8 pts, Ali Rollins-4 pts, Suzy Traverse-2 pts, Hailey Turner-2 pts, Annica Wilson-2 pts 5/6 Boys Foot & Ankle Clinic of Spokane: Kylan Dixon-4 pts, Samuel Frederickson-6 pts, Clark Marchese-2 pts, Autin Mitchell-4 pts, Johnny Stenberg-2 pts, Jace Younker-2 pts Industrial Design Services: Dylan Bair-8 pts, Taran High-10 pts, Jacob Horton-11 pts, Danny Torres-1 pt, Kyle Torres-11 pts Kootenai Electric: Colton Gednalske-2 pts, Mitchel Hightower-2 pts, Koby Murphree-2 pts, Christian Peterson-9 pts, Konar Skindlov-8 pts, Kaman Kurtis-8 pts Michael A. Bloom, DMD: Justin Bates-7 pts, Jack Bloom 3 pts, Ross Chadderdon-3 pts, Kaden Davis-2 pts, Jake Kettell-2 pts, Braden Lorbecki-2 pts, Warren Lynch-2 pts, Shawn McKeeken-2 pts, Brady Thompson-6 pts Super 1 Foods: A.J. Black-4 pts, Jackson MacDonald-8 pts, Dylan Ogle-2 pts Vinyl Fence Specialist: Chris Burrow-2 pts, Kobe Cottier-2 pts, Tanner Hart-8 pts, Travis Kaufman-1 pt, Josh McGlathery-5 pts n AAU BASKETBALL n Cougars win: The Coeur d'Alene Cougars sixth-grade boys basketball team beat the Panthers Fury 48-38 in Spokane league play. Alex Callahan had 14 points, Jonny Plum nine, Daniel Pierce eight for the winners, and Garrett Flolo had 10 rebounds. n SWIMMING n The Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team competed in the January Storm Swim Meet on Jan. 8-10 in Walla Walla, Wash. They sent 34 swimmers and placed second overall. We had two swimmers take the high point award at this meet. Addisyn Bursch took high point for the age 13-14 girls and Spencer Shuman took high point for the 11-12 boys. The Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team (CAST) dominated the pool at the Washington Open in Federal Way, Wash., Jan. 21-24. An "open" competition means the swimmers were not split into age groups, only into male and female divisions. A total of 11 CAST swimmers participated in the meet where they beat out one of their closest competitiors, Spokane Area Swimming, to take third place. Addisynn Bursch swam the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:16.70 to capture first place, earning her the overall girls high point award with 148 points. Joseph Loftus placed in the top 10 in different strokes and distances. Other CAST Crocs who also contributed to the team score and dropped time included Madeline Barrett, Peyton Bowen, Hudson Bursch, Anastasia de Tar, Suzanne de Tar, Bryce Kananowicz, Patrick Loftus, Kjirsten Magnuson and Yunus Tezcan. CAST attended the Winter Invitational in Ellensburg, Wash., on Jan. 30-31. Thomas Loftus, Kyle Jones, Ethan Cordes, and Spencer Shuman took first place in the age 11-12 200-yard medley relay. Micah Hudlet won the girls 9-10 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley. Nicole Rozier won the girls 11-12 50- and 100-yard breaststrokes. Ethan Cordes won the boys 11-12 50-yard butterfly. Gus Koch won the boys 13-14 50- and 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 100- and 200-yard backstroke, and the 200-yard individual medley. n BOWLING River City Lanes BANTAMS HIGH GAMES BOYS - Aren Carlson 42, Owyn Fernandez 35 GIRLS - Tannis Iversen 54. PREPS BOYS HIGH GAMES - Dylan Sears 117, Matthew Seymour 86. HIGH SERIES - Dylan Sears 287, Matthew Seymour 213. GIRLS HIGH GAMES - Hailee Federman 123, Dinah Seymour 99. HIGH SERIES - Hailee Federman 321, Dinah Seymour 303. JUNIORS BOYS HIGH GAME - Tyler Orth 162. HIGH SERIES - Tyler Orth 457. GIRLS HIGH GAME - Savahnnah Stocker 160. HIGH SERIES - Savahnnah Stocker 416. Sunset Bowling Center JUNIORS BOYS HIGH GAMES - Sean Stan 278, Corbin Staaben 225, Noah Cain 217. HIGH SERIES - Sean Stan 726, Noah Cain 626, Corbin Staaben 548. GIRLS HIGH GAMES - Robyn Prescott 199, Leah Anderson 170, Tori Howell 162. HIGH SERIES - Robyn Prescott 530, Leah Anderson 476, Tori Howell 412. PREPS BOYS HIGH GAMES - Chaise Baca 136, Trevor McKinley 134, Taylor Rose 131. HIGH SERIES - Chaise Baca 357, Trevor McKinley 350, Taylor Rose 347. GIRLS HIGH GAMES - McKenna Henderson 132, Heather Fischer 109, Brooke Norton 108. HIGH SERIES - McKenna Henderson 367, Heather Fischer 291, Brooke Norton 284. BANTAMS BOYS HIGH GAMES - Timothy Blaski 153, Aaron Hast 91, Andrew O'Neil 78. HIGH SERIES - Timothy Blaski 407, Andrew O'Neil 226, Aaron Hast 193. GIRLS HIGH GAMES - Violet Hammond 78, Arlie Rafferty 70. HIGH SERIES - Violet Hammond 217, Arlie Rafferty 182. n Submit items for youth and non-varsity high school sports by noon Tuesday for publication Wednesday. E-mail stories and photos (in jpeg format) to sports@cdapress.com. Information: 664-8176, Ext. 2019 n NOTE: Due to space constraints, not all photos may run the week they are submitted. Be patient; they will run as space allows.

February 2, 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 adiopocytes (fat cells). I mentioned that our physiology favors weight gain, not weight loss, and that 95 percent of people who successfully lose weight will gain it all back. What we actually lose is fat and lean tissue, such as muscle, organ tissue and hormones. But what we gain back is 100 percent fat (which is unhealthy). Consuming a minimum of 1/2 gram of protein per pound of our lean muscle weight per day can spare your lean tissues making weight loss efforts more safe and successful. However, as I mentioned in my previous editorial, excess insulin and the mere act of losing weight causes the enzyme system that stores fat to ramp up, essentially causing more fat storage. Let's now turn our attention to burning blood sugar and glycogen (stored blood sugar in the liver and muscles) so that it doesn't get stored as fat. After eating, insulin lowers the resulting blood sugar by causing it to go to the muscle cells for burning as fuel to run our bodies. Once in the cell, it must hook up with the enzyme L-carnitine to actually cross the membrane surrounding the mitochondria within the cell where it is oxidized (or burned). This transport system is called the "carnitine shuttle." Too much insulin inhibits the carnitine shuttle and the blood sugar, unable to cross into the mitochondria, will then go to the fat cell for storage as fat. Again, the enzyme system that regulates fat storage is "ramped up" by excess insulin, and excess insulin discourages fat burning. While most health experts are telling us the problem is obesity and the solution is "eat less fat," the problem in fact is a dysfunctional pancreas which is producing too much insulin. An excess of insulin rapidly drops your blood sugar levels causing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which makes us want to eat. Can you see the vicious cycle here? Also, dietary fat is metabolically inert (doesn't affect insulin levels). Eating a low fat, high carb diet actually increases insulin levels, eventually causing a dysfunctional pancreas! Insulin is a powerful hormone which in excess causes havoc in our bodies. It causes the kidneys to store sodium, leading to fluid retention and high blood pressure. It causes our bodies to increase "bad" cholesterol and decrease our good cholesterol (HDL's). It also leads to insulin resistance (type II diabetes). This has been dubbed "The Deadly Quartet," "Metabolic Syndrome", or "Syndrome X." So, the four manifestations are central obesity (abdominal girths of 35" or greater for females and 40" or greater for males), high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and Type II (insulin resistant) Diabetes. It only takes two of the four to be diagnosed. If our efforts to lose weight don't cause the dysfunctional pancreas to "reset," our efforts to keep the weight off (and maintain any health benefits gained) are doomed to failure. Can I get an "amen" from those of you who have "been there, done that?" Let me now say that no diet is a vaccine against weight gain; however, the Ideal Protein diet/treatment is designed to "reset" the dysfunctional pancreas allowing safe and rapid weight loss. The average weight loss for women is 3-5 pounds per week and for men 5-7 pounds per week. By resetting the pancreas, your metabolism will now favor keeping the weight off. Whatever eating habits that created your weight problems will eventually cause them again, so some habits must change. Our clinic's Ideal Protein classes address these issues. This is why the Ideal Protein diet/treatment is called "the last diet you will ever need." Dr. Grandstaff can be reached at (208) 772-6015 for more information in the Ideal Protein diet/treatment.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Let officers do their jobs

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is supporting proposed legislation that would allow tribal officers to make arrests of non-tribal members on reservation land in Benewah County. Officials in Benewah County don't like that a bit. They say it's unconstitutional. We think it's a pity that Benewah and tribal officials get along so poorly that a state law like this becomes necessary. But necessary it appears to be. The issue is this: When a cross-deputization agreement between the county and tribe broke down in 2006, tribal officers no longer had the authority to arrest non-tribal citizens on the reservation. Keep in mind that 80 percent of those living on the checkerboard reservation are not members of the tribe. In many cases, crimes have been committed against non-tribal members by non-tribal members, yet because there is no cross-deputization agreement in place, the perpetrators have walked away with impunity. Tribal officers have estimated 100 such crimes a month have been taking place. DUI. Assault. Drug dealing. Domestic violence. The new law would essentially bypass the cross-deputization requirement so tribal officers could arrest anybody committing a crime on tribal lands, regardless of who's a tribal member and who isn't. As part of the proposed law, the tribe would incur all expenses involved with proper training and liability. One of the potentially contentious points is moot: These crimes would be prosecuted at the state level, not tribal courts. Fines and fees would go to the state, not the tribe. Because bad blood too frequently exists between tribes and neighbors, laws similar to what the tribe is supporting already exist in Arizona and Washington. Alas, right in our backyard we have proof that such laws need not be necessary. Kootenai County has a cross-deputization agreement with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and it works superbly - not just from the Tribe's perspective, but from Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson's, too. Ideally, officials from Benewah County and the Tribe would iron out enough of their other differences that creating additional layers of state law would be unnecessary. But we see no progress on that front, and there is no greater responsibility for government at any level than public safety. We don't love this law, but we think it's necessary. We encourage the Idaho Legislature to support the State and Indian Tribal Cooperative Law Enforcement Act this session.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 7, 2010

HISTORY: Yeager broke the barrier The World Features Syndicate statement that Gagarin broke the sound barrier with a broken rib is possibly the result of faulty research or an incredible coincidence. History books credit Captain Charles E. Yeager, USAF, as being the first person to break the sound barrier at Edwards AFB, Calif., in a Bell X-1 rocket plane on Oct. 14, 1947. And, yes, Capt Yeager had a broken rib having fallen from a horse at the Happy Bottom riding club at "Poncho's Place" near Lancaster, Calif. Although very uncomfortable and swathed in tape, he proceeded with the flight. He used a short piece of broom handle to help reach various handles to seal the cockpit and later trip the mechanism releasing the X-1 from the bomber at an altitude where he could start his run. "Poncho's Place" was the favorite watering hole for the "rated" pilots (those with wings and halos), owned by the very colorful Poncho Barnes. Us peons (no wings or halos) confined our off-base revelry to the Red Barn in Lancaster. JOE DION Lt. Col., USAF, Retired Coeur d'Alene

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Rathdrum 4-H Club pitches in to help Haiti

RATHDRUM - The Rathdrum Rowdy Riders 4-H Club wants to help out Haiti. The club is organizing a coin drive fundraiser for the American Red Cross - called Pennies from Heaven for Haiti - that will be held on Saturday at grocery stores in Post Falls, Rathdrum and Spirit Lake. Club President Nicole Mashek said she's proud that her club wants to fulfill its mission of making a difference in the world by helping earthquake victims. "I think it's really great that the club is getting together and helping Haiti," she said. "Not many other clubs are doing that. We're a small group, but we're part of a huge effort to help other people." Club members made fundraiser posters and decorated jars at John Brown Elementary for the fundraiser on Tuesday. Sharla Wilson, the 4-H program coordinator at the University of Idaho Extension office in Coeur d'Alene, said part of the fundamentals of 4-H is community service and giving to others. "This is a great opportunity for our 4-H clubs," she said. Susan Mashek, a leader for the club, said the fundraiser is an chance for some to help who may not have otherwise. "Every little bit helps," she said. "It doesn't matter if you have a pocketful of pennies." Club members will be at stores starting around 11 a.m. to mid-afternoon.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Main Street - Living the Dream

This week's column features a 20-something playwright pioneering art via social media and a 70-something daughter of the Depression realizing a lifetime dream to sing and perform. Laveda Fay Jordan was born on Dec. 7, 1931 in Kellogg, Idaho. As a little girl her bedroom walls were covered with posters of Big Band singers of the era; the dream of becoming a singer formed back then. During the Depression voice lessons took a back seat to survival. Veda married Don Ziegler in 1948 at the Hitching Post in Coeur d'Alene and by the time she was 21, there were four children to raise ... Doneda, Craig, Kristy and Gail, their childhood filled with the sound of their mother's voice. After nearly 62 years of marriage, Don is Veda's biggest fan. He's watched his wife blossom as she takes the stage at small town taverns and at their summer place up the Coeur d'Alene River where she entertains their three generations of progeny. Last week Veda had a dream come true when family friend Phil Hodges arranged for a recording session in the Coeur d'Alene studio of Wayne Hays. With a professional CD, Veda Jordan Ziegler is now a genuine recording artist. Her youngest daughter Gail, who shared this story with me, said she's never been more proud of her mom. Said Veda: You're never too old to realize your dreams. *** Jeremy Gable graduated from Post Falls High School in 2000, and his travels have taken him to California and now Philadelphia. A playwright by trade and passion, Jeremy took his experiences riding the subway for his latest project, "The 15th Line." It's an ongoing narrative, taking place in real time. His play isn't off Broadway or on, it's happening on Twitter. See for yourself at twitter.com/twit_play. *** Today's trio of birthday girls spans a few decades and the full spectrum of hair color. Blonde Jackie Jameson, brunette Cindy Spence and my ravishing red-headed friend, Leslie Damiano. On Thursday Gene Reed and Ken Gimble chalk up another year. Friday's birthdays are celebrated by Ray Murphy, Susan Jacobson and Leslie Deubner. Sharing a February 6 birthday are Randy Oaks, Rich Morrow and Carole Fredekind. Next Monday wish Barb Bradley happy birthday. On Feb. 9 fellow city councilor Linda Wilhelm, dear friend Julia Free, Alta Steele and my niece Brandie Shofner will blow out the birthday candles. *** THERE'S MORE: New stories and photos almost every day at More Main Street. See Veda Ziegler sing, what Adam Durflinger's cheering about, who I spotted this week in Boise and more on More Main Street. There's a link also for adding your birthday to the Main Street Birthday Club for 2010! *** Kerri Rankin Thoreson is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the former publisher of the Post Falls Tribune. Main Street appears every Wednesday in The Press. More Main Street blog is at http://moremainstreet.blogspot.com. Kerri can be reached at mainstreet@cdapress.com Kerri Thoreson Main Street

Notices Feb. 3, 2010
February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Notices Feb. 3, 2010

WICKEL, Patricia Jane, 87, of Coeur d'Alene, died Jan. 26, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Hope, Kan. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to the service today. Burial will be in the Grand View Cemetery in Elba. HUNTER, Alice Ann Thomas Omeron, of Boise, died on Jan. 27, 2010, in Boise at the Eckenrode home. Born July 2, 1929, in Rawlins, Wyo. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Boise Christian Retirement Home at 3223 36th St., Boise, ID 83703. Memorial: www.rememberann.com GRAY, Richard A., 76, of Post Falls, died Jan. 27, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center. Born March 29, 1933, in Weedville, Pa. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 949 N. Syringa St., Post Falls. COURTS, Virginia May, 90, of Post Falls, died Jan. 29, 2010, in Post Falls. Born Dec. 11, 1919, in Oakland, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at The Chapel of the Roses in Freemont, Calif. WARMBRODT, Lewis Hiram, 77, of Biloxi, Miss., died Jan. 28, 2010. Born July 2, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until Mass time. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Avenue, Biloxi, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial: www.bradfordokeefe.com POLAND, Harry E.L. "Roy," 86, of Athol, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. Born March 12, 1923, in Evans, Colo. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Athol Baptist Church, Highway 95 in Athol. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Athol. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, is entrusted with final arrangements.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Get the dictionary, it's time to spell

Participants announced for 2010 North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee A total of 54 fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho will compete in the seventh annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 20, at North Idaho College. The winner and his or her guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. The trip is paid for by the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls Press. Each contestant for the North Idaho bee was the winner of his or her respective grade level in district qualifying bees held in public school districts as well as a home school and private school district. "A total of 60 schools are involved in this year's spelling bee from 13 districts across North Idaho, including home schoolers and private schoolers," said North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Co-Coordinator Stacy Hudson. "Congratulations to those who qualified for the regional bee this year - it's an amazing accomplishment." The spellers will compete against each other, regardless of grade level, beginning at 10 a.m. in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC's main campus. Registration for participants begins at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by Hagadone Newspapers and hosted by NIC. see BEE, A6 BEE from A1 Information: (208) 769-3316. Fourth grade participants: Anthony Kirby, Winton Elementary, Coeur d'Alene School District No. 271 Makenzie Laupp, Garwood Elementary, Lakeland School District No. 272 Hannah Davidson, Kootenai Elementary, Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 84 Matteo Robledo, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai School District No. 274 Shelby Taylor, Heyburn Elementary, St. Maries School District No. 41 Taylor Carlson, Canyon Science Magnet School, Kellogg School District No. 391 Laura Kirkland of Moscow, Idaho Virtual Academy District No. 452 Mitchell Mason, House of the Lord Christian Academy, Private School District Rebekah Pinkerton of Coeur d'Alene, Home School District Brittaney Millward, Priest Lake Elementary, West Bonner County School District No. 83 Olivia Ward, Prairie View Elementary, Post Falls School District No. 273 Mariah Roy, Mt. Hall Elementary, Boundary County School District No. 101 Summer Beebe, Lakeside Elementary, Plummer-Worley School District No. 44 Fifth grade participants: Tricia McCullough, Dalton Elementary, Coeur d'Alene School District No. 271 Jared Walker, Garwood Elementary, Lakeland School District No. 272 Spencer Bassett, Kootenai Elementary, Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 84 Michaela LaFountaine, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai School District No. 274 Jordyn McCleary, Heyburn Elementary, St. Maries School District No. 41 Hannah Wohlman, Pinehurst Elementary, Kellogg School District No. 391 Jacob Johnson of Bonners Ferry, Idaho Virtual Academy District No. 452 Katie Swaim, Coeur d'Alene Christian School, Private School District Sydney Madsen of Coeur d'Alene, Home School District Trevor Rusho, Priest River Elementary, West Bonner County School District No. 83 Zach Coughanour, Seltice Elementary, Post Falls School District No. 273 Alexis Underwood, Valley View Elementary, Boundary County School District No. 101 Angelita Soto, Lakeside Elementary, Plummer-Worley School District No. 44 Sixth grade participants: Colin Richards, Canfield Middle School, Coeur d'Alene School District No. 271 Cody Ahrnsbrak, Garwood Elementary, Lakeland School District No. 272 Izzy Brown, Sandpoint Charter School, Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 84 Sarah Chandler, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai School District No. 274 Cassandra Scott, St. Maries Middle School, St. Maries School District No. 41 Trustin Johnson of Bonners Ferry, Idaho Virtual Academy District No. 452 Elissa Garrett, House of the Lord Christian Academy, Private School District Doug Keaty of Hayden, Home School District Baylee Barnett, Priest River Elementary, West Bonner County School District No. 83 Wyatt Bennett, Boundary County Middle School, Boundary County School District No. 101 Seventh grade participants: Jaeger Zollman, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, Coeur d'Alene School District No. 271 Lindsey Surber, Lakeland Junior High School, Lakeland School District No. 272 Delia Boyd, Sandpoint Middle School, Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 84 Jerry Rodgers, Kootenai Jr./Sr. High School, Kootenai School District No. 274 Benson Waldrop, St. Maries Middle School, St. Maries School District No. 41 Helena Kirkland of Moscow, Idaho Virtual Academy District No. 452 Melyssa Carlson, House of the Lord Christian Academy, Private School District Caleb Stedman of Rathdrum, Home School District Mackenzie Mendenhall, Boundary County Middle School, Boundary County School District No. 101 Eighth grade participants: Jamie Orchard-Pomeroy, Woodland Middle School, Coeur d'Alene School District No. 271 Brittany McCluskey, Timberlake Junior High School, Lakeland School District No. 272 Nicole Hislop, Sandpoint Charter School, Lake Pend Oreille School District No. 84 Gitta Bartholdt, Kootenai Jr./Sr. High School, Kootenai School District No. 274 Ryan McNulty, St. Maries Middle School, St. Maries School District No. 41 Mary Havens of Spirit Lake, Idaho Virtual Academy District No. 452 Sabrina Smith, Prairie Avenue Christian Center School, Private School District Clara Greensides of Coeur d'Alene, Home School District Brook Wilson, Boundary County Middle School, Boundary County School District No. 101

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Balanced effort leads Hawk girls

Lakeland boys rolled by Moscow

State parks to remain open
February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

State parks to remain open

Seasons may be modified, fees increased, more volunteers needed

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

How and where to buy wine?

As I have continued to write my articles for the Press I have from time to time gotten the question, "This all sounds great but where should I buy my wine?" Believe me I would like to make the answer simple and at the same time self serving and say "Well, the dinner party of course." The answer however is more complex and far more personal than that. Before we were ever wine shop owners we were passionate wine consumers, which is part of what led Mary and me to open the dinner party. When we were first learning about wine and how and where to buy it we received some great advice; buy 90 percent of your wine from one purveyor. The reason, we were told, is when you do that you will not only receive better pricing but you will also get better allocations of the harder to find really "cool" juice. So the next step is how do you pick your primary source? Taste in wine is a very personal thing, and no matter what anyone writes or tells you about wine the only important thing is whether or not you like it. All the high ratings and high praise cannot change a wine you don't like into one you do. So step number one is to find a wine professional whose palate agrees with yours; you may not like every single recommendation but if you find that you like the lion's share of their recommendations that is your 90 percent place. Next step is, join their wine club if they have one. Most local wine merchants in this area have a club that grants you a bigger discount than you would otherwise receive. It also encourages you to try many different varietals from different producers all of which will expand your wine experience, and help you learn. Your only cautionary note is to beware of a club that is designed more to help the wine shop than you - watch for previous vintages being included too frequently in your club. Also join a club that is right sized for your consumption; if you are an occasional consumer and live alone it does not make sense to join a club that sells you three bottles every month. Also, resist the temptation to join the "red only" or "white only" version of the club. As you drink more wine your palate will evolve and you will find different wines that you like - isn't that the fun of it? Next step is to find a shop that specializes in things you like. Everyone has their favorites, and there is nothing wrong with that, even though you will continue to try new things. Each shop's collection is likely to reflect the tastes of the owner. Going back to the beginning, that is why you will be buying 90 percent of your wine from that See WINE, D8 WINE From D5 one place, so once you find that one go with it. And lastly attend their tastings and events, this will provide you another opportunity to try new things. Whether it is from a tasting, a wine in your club pack, or a bottle recommended by your wine professional, give them feedback. Tell them what you like and especially what you don't, this will help your wine shop do a better job for you with their recommendations in the future. Trust me as wine salesperson; we would all rather have the knowledge. It does not offend us when you don't like a particular wine - that is just part of the job. Finally, if you have budget constraints let us know, our job and our desire are to recommend the right wine at the right price. George Balling is co-owner with his wife Mary Lancaster of the dinner party a wine and table top decor shop in Coeur d'Alene. 208-765-5653 www.thedinnerpartyshop.com.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

My Turn

Democrats hide their racist history

The Jan. 23 article by Thom George, chairman of the Kootenai County Democrats, asserts that National Black Republican Association (NBRA) information on civil rights has been "discredited." In fact, NBRA material is based on research by well-respected historians. References include a Claremont Institute article entitled "The Myth of the Racist Republicans" and the book "Unfounded Loyalty" by Rev. Wayne Perryman who sued the Democratic Party for that party's 150-year history of racism. As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four Ss: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. From founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, the Republican Party has always been the party of freedom and equality for blacks. After winning the Civil War, Republicans amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote. Republicans then passed civil rights laws in the 1800s that were overturned by Democrats with the Repeal Act of 1894 after Democrats took over Congress in 1892. Democrats also enacted the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. It took Republicans nearly six decades to finally achieve passage of civil rights legislation in the 1950s and 1960s. Even though Democrat President Harry Truman's issued an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military, it was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military and subsequently pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Further, it was Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt who began dependency on government handouts during the Great Depression with his "New Deal" that turned out to be a bad deal for blacks. During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against the Democrats, including Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor in Birmingham who let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators. Democrat Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant, and Democrat Alabama Gov. George Wallace blocked the entrance of two black students at the University of Alabama in 1963. All of these racist Democrats did not become Republicans. The so-called "Dixiecrats" were a group of Southern Democrats who, in the 1948 national election, formed a third party - the State's Rights Democratic Party - but continued to be Democrats for all local and state elections, as well as for all future national elections. It defies logic for Democrats today to claim that the racist Democrats suddenly joined the Republican Party after Republicans finally won the civil rights battle against the racist Democrats. Notably, Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen from Illinois pushed through the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact, Dirksen was instrumental in the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed Sen. Dirksen's "able and courageous Leadership" in obtaining passage of civil rights legislation. Democrat Presidents Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy are heralded as civil rights advocates. However, both Johnson and Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act. In his 4,500-word 1965 State of the Union Address, Johnson addressed numerous federal actions, but devoted only 35 words to civil rights and none to voting rights. Johnson's anemic civil rights record can be found in his presidential papers. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington and authorized his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, to investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a Communist. Democrats condemn President Richard Nixon for his "Southern Strategy" that was an effort to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for racist Democrats. Pat Buchanan, the architect of the "Southern Strategy," wrote in a 2002 article that Nixon said the Republican Party would leave it to the Democratic Party, the "party of Maddox, Mahoney and Wallace to squeeze the last ounce of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice." Democrats castigate former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman who graciously apologized for actions of Republicans, such as the "Southern Strategy," that are wrongly perceived as racist. Relying on this false perception, Democrats attack the deceased Lee Atwater, a tough political strategist who beat the Democrats in the political arena, but was not a racist. Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info. Frances Rice My Turn

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Gumbo Ya Ya to benefit Haiti

The French class at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy will host Gumbo Ya Ya, a gumbo dinner to help earthquake victims in Haiti, Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the school. All proceeds from the event will benefit Les Medecins sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) and their work assisting those in need in the devastated French-speaking communities of Haiti. The minimum suggested donation for the gumbo meal is $10. A bluegrass band will provide entertainment. The event will be held in the school's Multi-Purpose room, 4904 N. Duncan Drive, 676-1667.

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Trojans avenge earlier loss to Lake City

Post Falls moves into 5A IEL lead

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

A champion could be on the horizon

Whether it's on the professional or the collegiate level, a team in the Northwest is about to do something great and capture a championship this year. WITHIN THE 5A boys and girls ranks, each of the three local schools (Coeur d'Alene, Lake City and Post Falls) could have a legitimate shot at a state title, as long as they don't beat up on each other in the regional tournament. Unfortunately, only two berths are available from the region and it could go to anyone, depending how things will play out in a tournament setting in the coming weeks. Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls, both ranked in the top two in the 5A wrestling polls last week, could also find themselves in a battle to determine who wins the state title as individuals and as a team at Holt Arena in Pocatello later this month. However things finish, one thing most fans can expect is some of the best basketball and wrestling they will see all season. WHEN IT comes to playing your best at the end of the season, both North Idaho College basketball teams could be on the verge of that coming out of a bye week. Both teams enter a six-game road trip, covering three weekends starting Friday at Colorado Northwestern. North Idaho's men, ranked fourth in the NJCAA with a 20-2 record, are unbeaten on Rolly Williams Court, but need to continue its winning ways on the road to maintain a 1 1/2-game Scenic West Athletic Conference lead over Salt Lake Community College. The Cardinal women are 17th at 18-3, coming off a huge win over Salt Lake on Jan. 21 at Rolly Williams Court. NIC is in second place, 1 1/2 games behind Salt Lake. Should the Cardinals make it back to nationals for the second straight year, expect a strong performance from the school. After suffering a pair of losses at the Northwest Duals in Powell, Wyo., last weekend to top-ranked Iowa Central and fifth-ranked Northwest see ELLIOTT, B4 College, I'd also expect to see the North Idaho wrestling team to be refocused and ready for the Region 18 tournament at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash., on Feb. 13. HOWEVER, if you are looking for a favorite, glance towards Safeco Field in Seattle as the place where it will happen. The Mariners could be the favorite to win the American League West, maybe even the American League Championship Series. Seattle, which added some key free agents in recent weeks, has the making of some recent World Series champions, like Arizona, Florida and Philadelphia, which had a few big name players, but did the little things good enough to beat the Yankees. Anytime you can send two aces in Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee to the mound back-to-back, the chances improve for a good season. Seattle doesn't have a big-time home run hitter, but considering the speed at the top of the lineup, it shouldn't matter if they are winning games by six or two runs this season because they will have enough speed to score on anyone. MAYBE IT'S wishful thinking as a Seahawks fan they turn things around soon, but considering they are getting older instead of younger, they probably won't be a contender for a few more years. Then again, sometimes those teams that surprise you come from nowhere. Jason Elliott is a correspondent for the Coeur d'Alene Press. He can be reached by telephone at 664-0239 or by e-mail at jelliott@cdapress.com. Bengals win at Coeur d'Alene, win coin flip, earn top seed to regionals

February 2, 2010 8 p.m.

Ultimate Fitness: Get fit and feel at home

The goal at Ultimate Fitness is to make everyone feel at home. The gym offers a small atmosphere, special touches like a hair dryer and toiletries in the women's locker room, welcoming elements like room for enjoying juice and coffee, and the friendliness of the owners themselves. If people have questions, Rich Palmer, Chad Schmidt and Jason Koester are all happy to help. "We get to know everyone," Palmer said. They opened the gym in the Sunset Mall during the first week of January, remodeling the 6,500-square-foot facility, buying all new equipment, painting, and redoing the locker rooms. "We are providing an environment where everyone from every walk of life can feel welcome," Koester said. "We all take great pride in customer service and we do care about our members." All three have extensive experience in the fitness industry. Schmidt is a great personal trainer, Palmer has been in the fitness industry for 18 years and can claim customer service as a strong point. Koester has degrees in business administration and kinesthesiology, and serves as the bookkeeper. "After this many years, we decided it was time to do it on our own," Palmer said. "It was a perfect time in all three of our lives." In addition to an array of equipment, their gym offers a tanning and a massage room, it will soon have a pro shop for supplements and nutrition, and Lisa Paquin's Body Shop Personal Training and Fitness moved from Government Way to Ultimate Fitness. The Ultimate Fitness experts also can help with customized meal plans, and every day they put out healthy recipes -even including recipes a little dessert. Nutrition is about 80 percent of the effort when it comes to fitness, Schmidt said. "A lot of people, they come in and work out, but they don't have the nutrition aspect," Palmer said. Existing and soon-to-come classes include cardio kickboxing, cycling, Zumba, pilates, kickbox fusion and boot camp classes. Other classes include senior muscle, balance and flex, and MS fitness. Ultimate Fitness is a Silver Fit facility and can help seniors with Silver Fit coverage. "We want to appeal to all age groups," Palmer said. Ultimate Fitness also appeals with low costs. The gym offers month-to-month, six-month, and 12-month agreements. The one-year agreement is $24.99 per month with one month free and a $50 enrollment fee. The six-month contract is $29.99 per month with a $50 enrollment fee, and the month-to-month is $35 per month. A family of four can get a membership for $64.99 per month. Another reason to join: Ultimate Fitness is donating 10 percent of enrollment to the Haiti Relief Fund. To find out more, call (208) 930-4479 or stop by Ultimate Fitness. The business is located at 296 W. Sunset Ave., in Suite 1. It is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.