FRIDAY, FEB. 29, 2008



APhoto of the Day -- 2/29/08

Butler Bulldog fan Jeanna Hillman paints Bulldog footprints on her stomach before the start of a college basketball game against Wright State in Indianapolis, Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Top Cutlines1. In her final act of desperation and plea for male voter support,...

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Parents Council: Sleepless In INorthwest

Is anyone getting enough (sleep)? Not if you’re the parent of young children, it seems. I have a friend who has a teething 10-month-old. She’s not sleeping much these days. Neither is another friend, whose 4-year-old daughter wakes up at night wanting to crawl into...

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Currie Announces For Re-election

Rick Currie, chairman of the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners announced his candidacy for re-election this afternoon at the courthouse, stating: "As you know, I am not the best public speaker in the world! But just let me assure you, that has nothing to do...

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DFO Animal's: Longest Horse Tail

Crystal Socha, 26, of Augusta, Kan., combs the tail of her American Paint horse, Summer, during the 11th annual EquiFest of Kansas at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita today. EEleven-year-old Summer holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the longest tail on a...

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Fortier: Scarring Kids For Life w/Weird Names

Hey soon-to-be parents: Naming your kids is not a "clever competition." Remember when naming your newborn was a tribute to an elder family member? Not anymore. Now it seems that names are chosen in an effort to win some sort of wacky competition. For example:...

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Out on the Town: Your Mother Should Know

In a tux and tails, spit-shined shoes and a periwinkle vest, our youngest son sung for the first time last night in front of an audience. He graced the school gym filled with parents, grandparents, teachers and his schoolmates with a rendition of "Your Mother...

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HBO @ Noon: Obama Doesn't Read Blogs

"The senator shook a few print reporters' hands -– told a few bloggers he doesn’t read blogs –- and then headed to the back of the plane -– a part he dubbed "the fun part of the plane" -– where the photographers sit"/ABC News. More...

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AM Headlines -- 2/29/08

Sweet & Sour Herb/Bay Views sends along another photo of Baywinkle, the itinerant moose that's been roaming Bayview since December. Here, Baywinkle is shown in Sheryl Puckett's yard, getting acquainted with a four-legged neighbor. See: Moose encounters on the rise/SR*Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, Spokesman-Review*Suspect faces male...

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Online Poll: Wolf Hunting

With gray wolves in the region set to be removed from Endangered Species Act protections, when you think wolf hunting will be allowed?/Lewiston Tribune*This year.*Within two years.*Within five to 10 years.*It won't happen.

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Question: Leap Year

Item: Happy birthday, Leap Year babies/Lewiston TribuneMore Info: Jessica Broemmeling didn't know anyone else born on Feb. 29 until she went to work as a secretary at the Clarkston Fire Department and discovered Chief Steve Cooper's dad was a leap year baby. Bud Cooper, who...

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Cd'A, PF Mayors Discuss Education Corridor

Item: Corridor project divides mayors: Bloem says situation ideal, Larkin concerned about economic impact on county/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: She said the only place to grow is on the DeArmond Mill site next to the college and that the chance to purchase the...

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WND Poll: Crispy Frickin' Chicken?

Item: 'Crispy Frickin' Chicken' ad blasted for 'fornication': Family calls slogan offensive, euphemism for other F-word/WorldNetDailyQuestion: What do you think of the Crispy Frickin' Chicken ad campaign?1. I love it, it's finger-lickin' good!2. It's a cute play on words, totally acceptable3. Frickin' is a colloquial...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2008

Wild Card/Thursday -- 2/28/08

I'm still chuckling about John Austin's response to the question earlier today: Did you finish college in 4 years?" His response? "It only took me two terms to complete college -- Jerry Ford's and Jimmy Carter's." I read the main thread of the comments section...

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For Those Keeping Score @ Home ...

... Commissioner Rick Currie will announce his candidacy for re-election at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rankin vets memorial plaza on Kootenai County Courthouse grounds. Ex-Cd'A police chief Tom Cronin has already announced for the post.

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State Tourney: Viks Win Opener, Semis Friday

Nate Clinton deferred Thursday afternoon. When defending state champ Madison slapped a box-and-one on the 5-foot-7 senior guard, Clinton didn’t get frustrated. That opened the door for a teammate to step up, and sophomore Devon Austin more than obliged. Austin came off the bench to...

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Friends Blogs: Vive La Difference -- 2/28/08

Photo: The Stupid Shall Be Punished"My keyring has about 8 keys and one of my dogtags; very minimalist and functional," posts Bubblehead/The Stupid Shall Be Punished. "Here's what my wife's keyring looks like. How many actual keys do you see amongst the extraneous stuff on...

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Hoffman: Otter Still Wrong re: Early Education

In 1975, the Idaho Legislature established public kindergarten. Actively campaigning against the idea was one state Rep. C. L. "Butch" Otter. He worked both the House and Senate education committees, arguing that state-funded kindergarten would cut into established private kindergarten business and that there was...

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Eye On Boise: Idaho To Underwrite Timber $$$

Idaho would make up part of the loss to timber-dependent school districts if Congress fails to reauthorize Craig-Wyden funds for the next four years, under legislation that just passed the House on a 55-12 vote and now moves to the Senate. ... The bill, HB...

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