MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 4.27.15 

A week ago, I was in Savannah, Ga., munching on a pizza, topped with alligator meat, strolling through the picturesque parks and cemeteries that lead into one another in the heart of that historic city, and enjoying the accommodations of a restored mansion run by...

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Injury Puts Ex-Zag In Storm's Eye 

When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk, a former Gonzaga Bulldog star, is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. Love believes Olynyk hurt him on purpose.

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Short-Lived Adventure

Two fools apparently thought that City Park was some sort of a climbing sanctuary for them last weekend. Walkabout was there to film them climbing a City Park tree. This photo was taken movements before a city parks employee gave them the bum's rush from...

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Have You Ever Eaten Alligator? 

At The Yearling restaurant in Cross Creek, Fla., Friday, I passed on the "Cracker's Special" for $16.95 -- a sampling of frog legs, alligator, lobster tail, catfish & turtle. The frog legs was the deal breaker. (Yeah, I know, they taste like chicken.) Instead, I...

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Edit: 'Cheap' Won't Grow UI Enrollment 

So what's special about a University of Idaho education? UI prez gives a weak answer: It's cheap and the university will help students manage their debt. However, an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News comments that Idaho would be better served by providing quality centers of education to attract students rather than cheap college.

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Community Organizing Comes To CdA 

In the Idaho Reporter, Dustin Hurst writes about the community organizing efforts of Democrat Anne Nesse and Occupy Boise movement leader Geoff Burns. Nesse is behind the effort to establish a minimum wage in Coeur d'Alene, after the 2015 Idaho Legislature failed to give the notion much thought. Do you support community organizing?

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Playground Gets Face Lift 

Key Club students from Coeur d'Alene and Lake City high schools took part in the second phase of the Idaho Panhandle Kiwanis Club's efforts to give Fort Sherman Playground a facelift.

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Rubio: No 'Right' To Gay Marriage 12 

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said it's "ridiculous and absurd" to believe there's a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, weighing in on the issue ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. "It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex-marriage. There isn’t such...

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Another Tubbs Hill Squatter 11 

There's another squatter on Tubbs Hill, according to Walkabout, who snapped the photo of his/her/their camp site over the weekend. I've seen transients popping from the brush on the north side of the hill during my lunch walks along the waterfront. Seems like there's more wildlife on the hill than we suspect.

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SNL's Cecily Strong Targets Vito 

So I'm sitting in the Salt Lake City airport during a three-hour layover, watching the White House Correspondents' Dinner speeches when SNL's Cecily Strong mentions Vito Barbieri. That, of course, riveted my attention. You can read from George Prentice's Boise Weekly report below to see what she said about our amazing Vito.

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NYTimes: Idaho On Global Stage 

In a Sunday editorial, the New York Times comments that Idaho alarmists with xenophobic fantasies (see: Kathy Sims, Don Cheatham, Shannon McMillan & Heather Scott) have slightly derailed important legislation that would improve the lot of "needy, abandoned families." Feel free to weigh in below.

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RFJ Buys Dave Smith Auto 

RFJ Auto Partners Inc., a fast-growing new dealership group backed by private equity, acquired two of the highest-volume stores in the U.S. this week when it bought Dave Smith Auto Group. The deal marks RFJ's expansion to the Northwest. The Dave Smith stores, in Kellogg,...

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Arts Commission Gives Unanimous Thumbs Up To 'Morris' Statue 

Looks like I was in the supermajority who favored the statue of "Chief Morris Antelope" by local artist Cheryl Metcalf as the next public arts project supported by the city of Coeur d'Alene. The statue, which was unanimously selected by the city's Arts Commission, will be placed on the NIC campus, if approved by the City Council.

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More Quakes On The Way? 

I was on vacation in Florida/Georgia last week when the earthquakes hit North Idaho. I've talked to several people about the quakes at a wedding reception Sunday. Some didn't experience anything. One friend from the Garwood area said the sensation he experienced was strange -- and he didn't want to go through it again. More could be on the way.

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Attorney Debunks Sims' Arguments 

Idaho Falls attorney Steve Taggart, in a column in the Idaho Politics Weekly newsletter that’s published by Zions Bank this week, takes on the main arguments raised against SB 1067, the child support enforcement bill, by Reps. Kathy Sims, Ron Nate and Lynn Luker in recent newspaper op-ed pieces.

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CdA Tribe Targets Diabetes

The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe is aggressively attacking diabetes through treatment and prevention at its Medical Center in Plummer. The center has about 400 diabetic patients. About 16 percent of American Indians battle diabetes. In a weekend feature, SReporter Scott Maben looks at the work of the tribe in fighting the disease.

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Trib: Labrador Aided, Abetted Mess 

If Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is not prepared to help the 183,000 children dependent upon the state's now-jeopardized child support enforcement, at least he could keep it to himself. Instead, Labrador is helping his allies in the Idaho Legislature blow up that system. Idaho's Health...

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2 Different Views Of Islam 17 

Two different views of Islam were on display on a single day last week in Idaho, more than 400 miles apart. At one, more than 100 people gathered at the Sandpoint Community Hall to hear anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian, who decried Islam as “a culture...

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