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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008

Wed., April 30, 2008, 11:49 p.m.

Will CdA OK $31M School Levy?

Item: Levy under fire: Community members question where funds from 2002 levy went/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene pressMore Info: More than 80 people came out Tuesday to Lakes Middle School to hear Coeur d'Alene School District officials discuss a $31.1 million school plant facilities levy voters...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 11:20 p.m.

TUBOB: Idaho Driver's License Exam

1. A squirrel enters the roadway do you:a. Apply your brakes rapidly but safely while scanning your rear view mirror for vehicles behind you?b. Hit the Jake Brake on your Peterbuilt and scare the living bejeezus out of it?c. Accelerate - Dinner!2. Two Subaru Brats...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 5 p.m.

Vacation Wild Card -- 4/30/08

I listened to you guys who advised that I should find a legit barber rather than the fast-clip joint that I was going to. As a result, I could a nice, personalized haircut from Robin (Headliners in Hayden) that included a neck shave with a...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 4:41 p.m.

Sali Asks Condi To Delay Boise Consulate

Item: Rep. Sali asks Condoleeza Rice to delay Mexican consulate in Boise/Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Rep. Bill Sali has asked Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to delay a Mexican consulate in Boise until the government promises the facility won’t “foster the continued presence of illegal aliens...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 3:31 p.m.

Take driver test on a touch screen?

The Idaho Transportation Department has finished installing automated touch-screen driver license testing systems in every county, and now they’re operational. The idea is that people can take their tests quickly, scoring and record-keeping are automated, and there’s less opportunity for cheating or distribution of the...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 8:48 a.m.

Eye on Boise: Jim Risch and the 'millionaire' rule

The Federal Election Commission has a little-known rule, known as the “millionaire’s provision,” that says if a wealthy candidate for the U.S. Senate contributes more than a certain amount to his or her own campaign, opponents then are subject to much higher limits for individual...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 12:40 a.m.

APhoto of the Day -- 4/30/08

APhoto cutline winners for TuesdayVictor Calzada/El Paso Times, APCanutillo Elementary School student Isabel Alvarez, center right, let out a yawn as she and her classmates participated in a Chi Gong session with teacher Carlos Aceves in preparation for their math Texas Assessment of Knowledge and...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 12:18 a.m.

ThomG: Alas, I'll Never Be An Idahoan

I'm a New Yorker, my wife is a Hoosier and our children are Idahoans, though not born here. I have lived in Kootenai County, Idaho, longer than anywhere else with the exception of New York City. I plan on spending the rest of my life...

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Wed., April 30, 2008, 12:05 a.m.

ITK: Journalists Have Lost Credibility

Journalists have morphed themselves into being "know it all difference makers". Instead of reporting what is happening, today’s journalists have been taught that they should "change" the world. They started to report about themselves rather than what is happening. Notice all the shows on Sunday...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008



Tue., April 29, 2008, 4:32 p.m.

Teacher Wanted On Sex Charges Surrenders To ISP

A camp counselor and Tumwater teacher, wanted by Idaho authorities for five counts of lewd conduct with a minor, has turned himself in to investigators and currently resides in the Latah County Jail. Timothy Andrew Kellis, 38, surrendered Monday to the Idaho State Police. The...

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 1:11 p.m.

Obama Finally Throws Pastor Under Bus

Item: Obama Calls Wright's Remarks `Ridiculous,' Offensive/BloombergMore Info: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denounced “ridiculous” statements made by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, using his strongest language to date to distance himself from his former pastor. Obama cited Wright's contentions, repeated yesterday, that the government may...

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 1:19 a.m.

APhoto of the Day -- 4/29/08

APhoto of the Day cutline winners for MondayMike Derer/AP PhotoFirst lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush react to a child at a book signing for a children's book they co-authored, "Read All About It!," at a book store in Glen Rock, N.J., recently. You write...

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 12:58 a.m.

PETA Offers Reward For Pigeon Dart Shooter

Franziska Edwards/PETE, AP PhotoIn this April 2008 photo provided Monday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a pigeon with a needle-like dart piercing its head is shown in Seattle. PETA is offering a $2,000 reward for information about the recent shootings that have...

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 12:22 a.m.

Uncle Kev: Defiling Chardonnay Redux

RE: Defiling ChardonnayGreat going Sam. DFO steps away for one minute and see what you do? As if journalists don't have a bad enough reputation as elitist, pandering snobs who would rather comb hummus out of Osama bin Laden's beard before standing in a grocery...

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 12:15 a.m.

ITK: Enviros Using Wolves To Kill Hunting

Related: 12 groups sue feds over wolf delistmentIf anyone checks the news out of Montana they will find our friends from Defenders of Wildlife have sued the Feds over turning over wolf mgmt to the States. A prediction that came true from the website saveourelk.com....

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Tue., April 29, 2008, 12:03 a.m.

Honest George: Wright Hurt Black Community

RE: Pastor Wright's rebuttals fuel trouble for Obama/Boston GlobeWhen half-wits like Hannity and Limbaugh played the continuous loops of Wright's comments I don't blame him for wanting to defend himself - especially being as neither of the two appear to be half the man that...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008

Mon., April 28, 2008, 11:50 p.m.

Time To Get Studs Off Vehicles

Jerome A. Pollos/Coeur d'Alene Press, APDave Caverly removes a studded tire from a car Monday at Best Tire and Auto in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Motorist have until Thursday to remove their studded tires in order to avoid a $52 fine.Question: Did you put studded tires...

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Mon., April 28, 2008, 2:17 p.m.

Poll: Don't Look Now, But Hillary's Ahead

Item: AP Poll: Clinton leads McCain, doing better than Obama/Associated PressMore Info: Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads John McCain by 9 points in a head-to-head presidential matchup, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll that bolsters her argument that she is more electable than Democratic rival...

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