THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 2006


Parting Shot -- 11/30/06

Minnesota basketball coach Dan Monson, right, answers questions, as athletics director Joel Maturi looks on, after announcing his resignation earlier today during a news conference in Minneapolis. Monson resigned Thursday, one day after the Gophers' fifth straight defeat. Monson coached Gonzaga for two years until...

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Washington State Patrol Rescues UI BBallers

It was a tough night for the Idaho basketball team. After losing at Washington the team's trip home was delayed when its chartered bus broke down at Snoqualmie Pass in freezing rain. A replacement bus didn't show up, so the driver called the Washington State...

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Top Cutlines -- 11/30/06

Pope Benedict XVI, left, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I appear at a balcony of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to bless the faithful, respectively in Latin and Greek, after attending together the Divine Liturgy in the nearby Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey, today. Benedict XVI...

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Prosecutor Douglas calls email release 'distraction'

Full post here“A distraction” is how Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas describes the public release of several sexually explicit e-mails exchanged between his employees. In an interview Thursday, Douglas said “the climate is fine” in his office, despite recent allegations of sexual harassment against his...

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Video Journal: A POW Survivor's Story

Roy Weaver, center, of Coeur d'Alene, sits between Bob Robinson, left, and Bob Allen, during a Veterans Day celebration Thursday, Nov. 9, at Hayden Meadows Elementary. He tries to attend some of the elementary school Veterans Day programs each year. The local veteran tells of...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 11/30/06

Spokane Indians pitcher, Patrick Donovan, models the new Spokane Indians uniform at a press conference at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Wednesday in Spokane. The new logo, shown in both English and Salish, was designed with help from Spokane Indian Tribe here/Jed...

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OrangeTV: Whither Goest Bible Readerboard?

OrangeTV: I noticed today on my way to work, westbound on I90 that the big infamous reader board sign behind the Christian bookstore on Appleway (you know the one: "He died for your sins" or whatever) had been replaced by a standard, modern billboard. That...

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Take 5 (or 6): How to Grieve Bowl-less Cougars

Item: WSU isn't going to a bowl game this year/Cody Croghan, WSU Daily EvergreenSix ways to cope:*Cry*Play video games (in particular NCAA Football 2007, featuring the Cougs from 2006)*Create a Facebook group*Root for Pac-10 teams in bowl games*Watch the 7-0 basketball team*Vote for Butch (who's...

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Family Phil: An Office Full of Hypocrites

Original thread hereI hate hypocrisy, and what we have here is an entire office filled with hypocrites. One minute they're condemning the kind of child pornography that inspired Joseph Duncan, the next minute they're promoting that very thing by passing around a photo and laughing...

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K-County Scandal: Elicit E-mails Spark Outcry

Full post hereAbove: Rick Baughman talks to Prosecutor Bill Douglas during proceedings for Joseph Edward Duncan III, Below: Laura Bonneville/SR PhotosKootenai County’s chief deputy prosecutor sent sexually explicit e-mails and graphic images on his county computer to two former co-workers, who have accused him of...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2006

Parting Shot -- 11/29/06

A spectator arriving for the San Antonio Spurs-Utah Jazz game signs a petition outside the EnergySolutions Arena before the NBA basketball game tonight in Salt Lake City. Protestors handed out glow sticks and gathered signatures to urge the dropping of the facility's name -- EnergySolutions...

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Eye On Boise: Those Durn Demanding Kids

Today’s Idaho State Journal had a story by reporter Dan Boyd on a talk by local legislators to the Chamber of Commerce there in Pocatello about their legislative priorities, and the lawmakers touched on the question of whether the state should create more need-based scholarships...

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Top Cutlines -- 11/29/06

Photoshop/DanGJada Oxford-Tone, 4, leans down to taste the frozen snow as she takes a break from helping to clean ice from her grandmother's car in a north Seattle neighborhood Tuesday morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo) Top Cutlines:1. Little Jada thinks to herself, "I...

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Question: Are BSU Broncos BCS-worthy?

Full post, plus links to columnists discussing this subject, hereIf you only read certain sports columns on the Internet, you’d think that BSU’s football team spent the season playing teams filled with sixth grade girls. Poking fun at the Broncos, their blue field and their...

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APhoto of the Day -- 11/29/06

Jada Oxford-Tone, 4, leans down to taste the frozen snow as she takes a break from helping to clean ice from her grandmother's car in a north Seattle neighborhood Tuesday morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo)

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SR Edit: Profs Don't Need Permission Slips

Full editorial hereUniversity of Idaho professor Dennis West is either realistic or extremely cautious. West, who teaches classes in film studies, has caused concern at the Moscow campus by requiring students to sign a "statement of understanding" before taking his course. His classes cover a...

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Question: Are You Surviving Cold, Snow?

A pickup truck heads east Tuesday on the South Skagit Highway, dodging leaning trees and fallen branches. The highway follows the south bank of the Skagit River from Sedro-Woolley to Concrete, Wash. Several outlying Skagit County roads remained closed as county public works crews were...

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CODADave: There Goes Another Landmark

CODADave: Another landmark disappears...I don't know exactly when it happened, but I noticed that little barbershop building at the corner of 4th and Annie Avenue, which had been there since at least the 1950's, is now gone. Lots on that block are being vacated, and...

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