THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2008

Parting Shot: 1/31/08

Brian Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewWashington Governor Chris Gregoire talks to the media at the Spokane Intermodal Center today about the State of Emergency declared because of the recent heavy snowfall throughout the state and Spokane. Colleague Becky Nappi/A Matter Of Opinion discusses what press conferences are like.

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 1/31/08

Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney goes through a security screening on the tarmac of the the airport in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, prior to boarding his charter plane. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Top Cutlines1. The TSA officer was later chastised and threatened with a...

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CDA Mayor Bloem Declares Emergency

City of Coeur d'Alene press release: In response to unforgiving winter storms, snow build-up, and exhausted crews and resources, Mayor Sandi Bloem declared that a local disaster and emergency exists within the City of Coeur d’Alene, and that such an emergency may require state assistance...

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Question: Best Sitcom Ever?

LynnS: Dick Van Dyke. Now that's a star. One of the funniest people of the 20th century.John Austin: I agree, Lynn. The Dick Van Dyke Show might have been the best comedy ever.DFO: LynnS and John Austin have great taste in sitcoms. Dick Van Dyke...

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KevinR: Hey, HBO, Who Ya Callin' 'Sissy'?

As we await word from the National Weather Service of a parallel snow advisory, what could be more fun than an intrastate snowball fight? D.F. Oliveria, the blogmaster extraordinaire of snow-pummeled North Idaho, regularly links to our editorials and my blog posts at the Spokane...

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AM Headlines -- 1/31/08

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewJim Marlin, owner of Specialty Dirt Works in Post Falls, offered on The Spokesman-Review’s Huckleberries Online blog on Tuesday to plow driveways for disabled veterans and senior citizens for free if they live in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls. Story by Alison Boggs/SR.*Idaho Records/Sherry...

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A Slight Interruption In Play Time

Kids continue to sled on the slopes near Pickle Butte Landfill in Nampa, Idaho Wednesday as the Saint Alphonsus Life Flight helicopter transports a victim of a sledding accident. Area schools were canceled after 5 to 7 inches of snow from Tuesday's snowstorm fell in...

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Question: How Do You Plan To Spend Today?

Item:Another day, another big snow/Thomas Clouse, SR; and: Commissioners could declare state of emergency if conditions get any worse/Sean Garmire, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The snow was tapering off at 5 a.m. and actually turned to rain for a time. But colder air should turn...

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Snow Day Haiku

four-thirty phone calla fresh start for a new daycan’t go back to sleepa day with shovelsson back-flips off of the roofpure twelve –year- old joysnow piles grow largerThere’s nowhere to put it alltunnels are coming nextthe snow keeps comingstorms still lined up to Japanthe source...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2008

Rape Suspect Got Into 2007 Hayden Days Flap

Hayden Days ended in arrest for a Hayden city official after he dressed down a merchant for selling charms while wearing a military uniform. Public Works Director Kevin Clement was arrested for battery following the altercation with the vendor on Sunday. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts...

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Icy Rescue

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel Rick O' Rourke,center, and Marcus Oliver rescue two young girls stuck on an island after walking on the ice at frigid Lake Symington, near, Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun,Larry Steagall)

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Question: Roof Shoveling

Tony Summers shovels snow off of his neighbor's roof in Rathdrum, Idaho on Monday. Power was out to an estimated 4,000 people in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho, but electricity was restored to most on Monday, Avista Utilities said. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jason Hunt)Question:...

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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.

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