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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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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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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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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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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Sali wants new consulate delayed

Idaho Rep. Bill Sali sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice today asking Rice to delay the opening of a Mexican consulate in Boise. Sali expressed concern that a consulate could aid illegal aliens, saying it could help them get ID cards that...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008

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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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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