• Issue of
  • Jul 22-28, 2004
  • Vol. 11, No. 41


  • Local News
  • Book Review

    In last winter's prelude to the war in Iraq, a casual observer could have concluded that strident opposition was the stuff of street protests, op ed pages and a lone septuagenarian senator from West Virginia. Boasting 51 years in D.C., Robe
  • Local News
  • Spy vs. Spy

    Two years after the conclusion of this film's predecessor, The Bourne Identity, our hero (whom some would call an antihero), Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), is having bad dreams. They're out of focus and the action within them is jagged, and only
  • Local News
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Douse Those Trousers -- TrueMajority, a political group founded by Ben Cohen (of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream), visited Riverfront Park on Tuesday with a 12-foot statue of George W. Bush -- with his pants on fire. Members of TrueMajority cre
  • Local News
  • Digital Democracy

    There he is, holding hands with Michael Moore. There he is again, toppling from grace, just like that statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square. And, yes, there again is President George W. Bush, the cannibal father, jawing the h
  • Local News
  • Wine Lovers' Underground

    A visit to downtown Coeur d'Alene is always a delight on a warm summer day. Maybe you don't need a souvenir, but surely someone you know does. And the creative shops along Sherman Avenue offer ample reason to browse. Stop for a paper
  • Local News
  • Bay Breaks Out

    Jason Bay has yet to play a full season in the major leagues, but twice he has recorded eight RBIs in a single game. How impressive is that? Well, the immortal Hank Aaron -- baseball's career home runs and RBIs leader -- spent 23 years in
  • Local News
  • Opening Films

    The Bourne Supremacy -- Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) still doesn't know who he is or where he's come from, but as he suggested at the end of The Bourne Identity, he and his lover Marie (Franka Potente) just want to be left alone. Of course,
  • Local News
  • Psychoanalyzing Bush

    Presidential or pathological? That is the highly provocative question being asked in Bush on the Couch, a new book in which psychoanalyst and George Washington University professor Justin Frank uses the president's comments and behav
  • Local News
  • Custom Choppers

    The popularity of a certain cable chopper show has sparked a huge interest in the art of chopping motorcycles and just about anything else. But for the everyday motorcycle enthusiasts and shop owners who have been customizing bikes for ye
  • Local News
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Beachouse -- Located just a mile or two from downtown Coeur d'Alene, the Beachouse makes the most of its faux nautical d & eacute;cor. The menu consists of basic pub fare, glammed up for an upscale crowd. There's a Cashew Chicken Salad ($8),
  • Local News
  • Covering the Alternatives

    Thanks to the onslaught of pharmaceutical advertising, we all know what "the purple pill" is. In fact, plenty of us have an expanding mental index of the vast array of allergy, erectile dysfunction and heartburn medications -- even if we do
  • Local News
  • Now Playing

    13 Going on 30 -- Despite resemblances to many, many movies that have come before, this Big-like bite of bubble gum -- directed by Tadpole's Gary Winick -- is the kind of flawed but effervescent romantic comedy that soars on the chemistry
  • Local News
  • Letters to the Editor

    Spare a Dime... or a Park -- Mayor Jim West has been a bad slum landlord. Most of you are aware of the media coverage on the homeless protest that was booted off the island due to the fact that trees needing water come before humans need
  • Local News
  • Buzz Bin

    From Moscow to the Met -- Mark Spain has probably handled more leather and lace than Stevie Nicks and Prince combined. The U of I graduate was reputedly given "a mile and a half of leather" -- (err... rowr!) -- to use for costumes for the Se
  • Local News
  • Take Two

    At first I thought the title of I, Robot referred to its star, Will Smith. When we first meet his character, Detective Spooner, he's waking up from a wet title sequence with a gun in his hand, just like every other tormented cop in movie
  • Local News
  • Sky- Not Falling

    Once again, Ms. Huffington spews out her knee-jerk rhetoric on gun control and the media dutifully laps it up ("Expiration Date Coming," 7/8/04), seemingly unknowing or uncaring that the majority of what she espouses is factually incorr
  • Local News
  • DVD Review

    The best thing about monster movies is that they don't have to be original. Other genres, such as action movies and romantic comedies, can be formulaic, but they need a dash of originality for the film to stand out from the crowd. All a


  • Opinion
  • CD Review

    Polly Jean Harvey lets you read her like a book. She doesn't hide, doesn't lie. That's why you love her so much. If you climb into the car when she's at the wheel, you're in for the duration. She might roll up the windows and turn on the
  • Opinion
  • The Veepstakes

    It was late January in Columbia, S.C., and a friendly crowd was turning ugly on John Edwards. The event should have been a natural for Edwards, a town-hall meeting where the Democratic presidential candidates could talk one-on-one with avera
  • Opinion
  • In Brief

    Own Your Own -- SPOKANE -- In the market for a new home? You can get information and guidance at the Home Buyers Fair 2004, presented by Washington Mutual Bank and the Spokane Home Ownership Resource Center. Represent
  • Opinion
  • Sidebar- Navigating the #10E16F

    We find most of [our clients] confused about what their insurance will cover," says Norrine O'Mara, a licensed acupuncturist at Synergy in Spokane. "We try to contact the insurance companies and determine what it will cover, or explain it,
  • Opinion
  • Bigger, Bolder

    John Kerry can win, and White House strategists know it. All the Democrats need to do is to peel away some of the Republican "unbase" -- the most wobbly members of the GOP coalition. The caveat is that not many Democrats understa
  • Opinion
  • Sidebar- Forest Fun

    To raise awareness and simply have a good time, the Yaak Valley Forest Council is getting behind a series of events in North Idaho and northwestern Montana in the next two weeks. War and Peace Vietnam vet and grizzly bear expert Doug Peac
  • Opinion
  • Hittin' the Road

    Bands get together for all kinds of reasons. The thrill of self-expression is high on the list, of course, but that isn't the whole story, not by a long shot. There is fun to be had and members of the opposite sex to impress. And marks in
  • Opinion
  • Keeping it Wild

    In all human history, no animal species has ever gone extinct in the Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana. At least, that's what the locals claim, and they take it as a serious point of pride. In fact, it's a statistic that drives their eff

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