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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2006

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3/15/06

Both papers should have an interesting story about a Kootenai County incumbent legislator tomorrow who basically stared down the teachers' union. Good stuff. We'll talk about it in the morning. Meanwhile, you can work on the threads below or start your own with this Wild...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... That Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has a scheduling conflict that'll keep him from attending the Kootenai County Lincoln Day celebration at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Sunday. But he made a point to tell the local R's that it had nothing to do with the fact...

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IHillary: Youth Indoctrination In Colorado

Pennsylvania Blog Buddy Pete Weaver/IHillary had some fun with geology teacher Jay Bennish's rant comparing Dubya's State of the Union address to Hitler's speeches (above) and added a link to Walter Williams' column re: the same here.DFO: I know, I know, this is gratuitous baiting...

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Netherlands: So Much For Freedom Of Religion

A woman wearing a Muslim head scarf walks past a lingerie advertisement at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Wednesday March 15, 2006. Would-be immigrants to the Netherlands are expected to watch a film that has images of gay men kissing and topless women on...

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CDA School Levy Vote Breakdown

yes no (percent yes)ATLAS -- 142, 155, 47.81%BORAH -- 260, 278, 48.33%KMC -- 157, 241, 39.45%HAYDEN LAKE CENTER -- 90, 254, 26.16%WINTON* -- 187, 138, 57.54%CANFIELD -- 170, 276, 38.12%WOODLAND -- 205, 229, 47.24%FERNAN -- 200, 203, 49.63%CDA HIGH -- 177, 250, 41.45%BRYAN -- 120,...

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Extra! Rice Turns Down UIdaho Offer

Gonzaga assistant coach Leon Rice has pulled his name from consideration for the Idaho’s men’s basketball coaching job. Rice, who said Sunday he was offered the job, informed Athletic Director Rob Spear of his decision in a telephone conversation this morning. “He just thought that...

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Question No. 2 -- Switching Parties

Issue: Washington state Republican switches parties mid-term: Tom says he won't resign despite requests/David Ammons, Associated PressDFO: We've had a coupla party conversions in Kootenai County, with Democrats becoming Republicans, out of political preservation, if nothing else. (Think: Pierce Clegg, Rocky Watson and Bill Douglas.)...

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APhoto of the Day -- 3/15/06

Louis, a Bichon Frise, shares a chair with owner Barbara Allen during the Top Dog agility dog trials Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Elma, Wash. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Daily World, Kevin Hong)

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CDA School Levy Fails To Break 50%

Issue: School levy fails/Linda Ball, Coeur d'Alene PressAdditional Info: The $39.8 million school plant facility levy did not meet to the approval of school district 271 voters, with 3,456 votes in favor, 4,257 opposed. The total approval rate of 44.81 percent fell shy of the...

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Quick Fix 6 -- 3/15/06

1. APhoto Fix: Customers wait in line for free Starbucks coffee this morning in New York. Starbucks is offering a free cup of coffee between ten and noon in a promotion called the National Coffee Break. The offer's good at the company's 75 hundred locations...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.