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Weekend Wild Card — 10.18-19.14

Oct. 18, 2014 12:43 a.m. - Updated: 12:49 a.m.

I have a few final things to do to prepare for colder weather in the next few weeks. I little paint here. I little late-fall gardening there. And a whole bunch of wood stacking for use from November through mid-March. I'm still resisting the urge to buy a snow blower. I figure that shoveling snow is good exercise as long as you still can do it. All but one of my neighbors have snow blowers. One of these days I'll have to give in. Or become a snow bird. Now for this weekend's Wild Card …


Lake City Edges CdA Viks 45-42 In OT

Oct. 17, 2014 11:49 p.m. - Updated: Oct. 18, midnight

Lake City High School's #10 Jerry Louie McGee returns a kick off 92 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the match up against host Coeur d'Alene High School tonight. Louie-McGee returned kicks of 85 and 92 yards for touchdowns as well as a punt of 60 yards for a TD. Lake City (now 7-1) snapped a six-game losing streak to Coeur d'Alene by kicking a field goal in overtime to win 45-42. SWX game boxscore here. (SR Photo: Kathy Plonka)

They call it Maverick, and Lake City defensive backs are taught to jump a route whenever they see the quarterback’s eyes. That’s what Timberwolves junior Scott Helsper did, intercepting Coeur d’Alene quarterback Austin Lee on the first possession in overtime. Then after Lake City got within one inch of the goal line on fourth down, the Timberwolves brought reliable field goal kicker Casey Bourque out. A false start and a delay moved Lake City back, but Bourque sent through his second game winner of the season, this time from 27 yards, as the visiting Timberwolves upset defending State 5A champion Coeur d’Alene 45-42 in an Inland Empire League 5A football game Friday/Greg Lee, SR. More here.

Question: Were you at the game Friday night? Thoughts?


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Hitching Post Sues CdA Over Ordinance

Oct. 17, 2014 11:29 p.m. - Updated: 11:35 p.m.

The owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Coeur d’Alene Friday, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages. Owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp say in the lawsuit that they believe marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman. “Performing same-sex wedding ceremonies would thus force the Knapps to condone, promote and even consecrate something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows,” the suit reads. The city passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2013. It applies to housing, employment and “public accommodation.” Religious entities are exempt from the ordinance. But in May city attorney Warren Wilson told The Spokesman-Review that The Hitching Post, which is a for-profit business, likely would be required to follow the ordinance/Nina Culver, SR. More here. (SR photo by Kathy Plonka, of Hitching Post owner Donald Knapp)



TGIF Wild Card — 10.17.14

Oct. 17, 2014 5:17 p.m. - Updated: 5:17 p.m.

I'm still walking on Cloud 9 after the walkoff home run by Travis Ishikawa carried the San Francisco Giants to their 3rd World Series appearance in five years. It never gets old, bay-bee. So I'm enjoying it while I can. Still, I'd like to send my condolences to County Clerk Jim Brannon, a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan who once wore a Cardinal ballcap to my home to hand-deliver GOP campaign literature. Now onto Kansas City. Here's today's Wild Card …


Parting Shot — 10.17.14

Oct. 17, 2014 5:15 p.m. - Updated: 5:17 p.m.

Moluccan cockatoo Zeppy looks for treats inside a pumpkin at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City Friday. The Zoo was established in 1904 as a small menagerie at Wheeler Park. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Searcher: Far Right Lives In Fear

Oct. 17, 2014 5:05 p.m. - Updated: 5:11 p.m.

Searcher (RE: Dogwalk: Fear mongering & Ebola): My prediction: the further to the right an individual stands politically, the higher the level of fear. Note: this is not going to be absolute, as there are lefties who are pretty crackers, and righties who are pretty reasonable, rational people, but I'm pretty confident of what the correlation will be. Wouldn't that be fun to plot?

Question: Do you think the Far Right on the political spectrum are more fearful than the Far Left?


Top Comments — 10.17.14

Oct. 17, 2014 4:44 p.m. - Updated: 4:52 p.m.

Top Comment — JMRusche (RE: Profile: Gov. Butch Otter): The Governor has said repeatedly that there was nothing wrong with the Luna Laws, only on how they were presented. And having seen the Governor's budget requests for higher ed and public schools for 7 years now, I will be surprised if education comes to the front of the line, ahead of tax cuts, more rainy day reserves and money to defend unconstitutional laws. Past performance may not dictate future efforts but usually is a good indicator.

Most Commented Stories: Labrador wants temporary flight ban (37 comments), and: Letter: Brannon wrong to rally (28 comments), and:  Obama appoints Ebola chief (17 comments), and: Ad: Vote GOP or lose your freedom (15 comments).


Cutline Contest — 10.17.14

Oct. 17, 2014 4:35 p.m. - Updated: 4:36 p.m.

Time 2 Vote …

Facts: Base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero)

Thursday Winner — No Comment, with 10 likes: “Bless me father for I have sinned. I have eaten dirt, pooped my pants and wake my parents up at all hours of the night.” You can see Thursday Photo and all Cutline Contest entries here.


PM Scanner Traffic — 10.17.14

Oct. 17, 2014 4:33 p.m. - Updated: 6:33 p.m.

  • 5:10 p.m. CPD officer is transporting male, high on spice, to Kootenai Health. Officer found the male in a vehicle that didn't belong to him. Officer wants dispatcher to phone hospital to make sure security is on duty.
  • 5:01 p.m. Firefighters are using extinguishers to put out small fires along 13000 block of Govt Way/Hayden.
  • 4:38 a.m. Teen boy is smoking pot in vehicle in the Silverwood parking lot.
  • 4:33 p.m. Male in polka-dot pants, 5-foot-7, is yelling @ Post Falls business & won't leave.
  • 4:26 p.m. Suspicious person reported @ Maple/Morse, Hayden.
  • 4:14 p.m. Personal holdup alarm sounding @ Bluejay Industrial, 756 W. Buckles, Hayden.
  • 3:45 p.m. Post Falls Police Department activities report for Oct. 16-17 here.
  • 3:30 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Department property crimes report Oct. 16-17 here.
  • 3:09 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino manager reports possible theft.
  • 2:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report Oct 16-17 here.
  • 1:55 p.m. Someone is having trouble breathing @ Timberlake High School, 5973 H54/Spirit Lake area.
  • 1:36 p.m. Female contacts KCSOffice to report male threatened her with a gun last night.
  • 12:33 p.m. 65YO male bleeding from head after falling off outdoor steps into yard @ 2000 block of Honeysuckle/CdA.
  • 12:24 p.m. Someone is trespassing on property @ 200 block of E13th Avenue/Post Falls.
  • 12:09 p.m. 64YO worker @ Chilco Mill, 4447 Chilco Road, reports ears tingling.
  • AM Scanner Traffic

Huckleberries Hears …

Oct. 17, 2014 4:13 p.m. - Updated: 4:16 p.m.

… That the Idaho GOP bus tour bogged down at the railroad tracks b/n Rathdrum & Post Falls because a train was parked on the tracks on H41/Rathdrum Prairie. My Eye on the Bus reports: “Did someone leak the schedule to the Democrats?  All Constitutional officers are leaving in private cars.” The bus was en route to Buck Knives in Post Falls and then McEuen Park (5-6:30 PM) in Coeur d'Alene.

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