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Shark-suit wearer runs afoul of Austria?s ?burqa ban? law: An Austrian law that forbids any kind of full-face covering including Islamic veils has claimed an unusual victim ? a man wearing a shark suit. Police say they issued a citation Monday after the man ? part of a street advertising campaign for the McShark computer chain stores ? refused several requests to take off his shark head. In effect this month, most full face coverings are prohibited in public in Austria, including offslope ski masks, surgical masks outside hospitals and party masks on the street. Popularly known as the ?burqa ban,? the law is mostly seen as directed at the clothing worn by some ultra-conservative Muslim women. Violations carry a possible fine of 150 euros (nearly $180). Only a handful of citations have been issued. ? Associated Press

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Godspeed Dr. Spohr

Physician retires after serving area for almost 40 years

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter OSBURN ? For almost 40 years Terry Spohr has been serving the people of Shoshone and Benewah counties as one of the most dependable and relatable physicians that either area had ever had. Last week Spohr officially retired after working the last five years at Benewah Community Hospital in St. Maries, and he is leaving more than just a hole in the hospital?s personnel. He is also taking with him a By CHANSE WATSON Managing Editor OSBURN ? For over ten years, Idaho has had the same man in its governor?s position- Mr. Clement Leroy ?Butch? Otter. With Otter?s decision to step down at the end of this term though, the race for the governor?s office is wide open. One of the men hoping to make that office is own is businessman and former ER doctor, Tommy Ahlquist. Ahlquist, 49, a self described political outsider who has never held public office, swung through Shoshone County on Friday, Oct. 6 to speak with residents about his plan for the state. This visit is part of a 44-stop campaign across the state where plans to wealth of knowledge spanning more than half a century. Spohr?s career in medicine began when he became a medic in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. ?I grew up in Albuquerque, N.M., and I spent a lot of time working in my Dad?s store. One day a guy came in who had been a medic in the Korean War and he told me it was a pretty good gig,? Spohr said. ?He told me I should try that if I didn?t know what I should do. So, after high school I spent four years in the Navy as a medic and I specialized in orthopedics. The last year of my service I was in Vietnam, both in country in Da Nang and then on a hospital ship for nine months.? speak in every county in Idaho. Putting an emphasis on the issues of education, ethics & term limits, health care, tax See SPOHR, A9 Courtesy photo Terry Spohr shows off a brown trout he caught during a fishing trip in Bend, Ore. Spohr, a local physician?s assistant will now have more time for fishing after retiring last week. Spohr served the residents of North Idaho for the last 40 years. Photo by CHANSE WATSON GOP gubernatorial candidate, Tommy Ahlquist, speaks to potential voters at the VFW Hall in Osburn. After his visit in St. Maries (which followed his Osburn visit), Ahlquist was slightly late to his stop in Coeur d?Alene due to a man jumping from a moving vehicle that was traveling in front of the vehicle Ahlquist was in. Having worked in the medical field for several years as an ER doctor, he stopped to assist.

Ahlquist visits Osburn on state tour

reform, and small business, Ahlquist laid out his beliefs to attendees at the Osburn VFW Hall. ?I think it?s time for true leadership,? he

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Idaho jobless rate declines to 2.9 percent

Shoshone County improves to 5.3 percent; remains second highest

BOISE ? Idaho?s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 10 years, matching the state?s record low of 2.9 percent in June 2007. August?s one tenthof-a-percent decline was the sixth consecutive monthly decrease in the unemployment rate and is a result of the first substantial increase to Idaho?s labor force since February. An additional 1,802 new entrants joined the labor force in August, and employment increased by 2,979 for a total of 796,430, absorbing 1,177 unemployed workers. Nonfarm jobs grew by 2,400 ? pushing Idaho?s total payrolls to 714,100. Eight of the state?s 11 industry sectors shared the increase. Trade, transportation and utilities added the most jobs in August at 1,400, while jobs in other services grew the fastest at 2.9 percent. See JOBS, A9

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