MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008

Parting Shot -- 3/31/08

Kevin P. Casey/AP PhotoSeattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, walks off the field after being awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger awards on opening day prior to a MLB baseball game against the Texas Rangers this afternoon at Safeco Field in Seattle....

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Best of the HBO Blogosphere -- 3/31/08

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoTraditionally, robins hopping in the wet grass in search of worms are the symbolic sign of Spring. This past weekend's snow storms seemed to befuddle dozens of robins in my Post Falls neighborhood. Saturday morning upwards of 50 fat, round robins clustered...

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TXT: Streetview Adds Spokane, CdA, Post Falls

We are big fans of Google Maps and now we can also salute the GooglePlex for adding full-color streetview images for most of our region. StreetView is the feature in Maps.Google.com that lets you see actual recent photos of streets and locales. There are more...

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Spencer: Emissions Bill Will Cause Problems

Spencer sent the following letter to HBOThe House and Senate have voted to start testing auto emissions in Idaho, and all cars over five years old must be tested if they are in an “airshed… within a metropolitan statistical area, as defined by the United...

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SR's Today In Pictures -- 3/31/08

Peter Kollanyi/Associated PressA preserved baby mammoth is filmed at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Budapest as part of the exhibition entitled "The Ice Age" that will open Tuesday. Dyima, the almost intact 40,000-year-old baby, will be kept in a special display with controlled temperature,...

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10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever

Item: The 10 most prophetic sci-fi movies ever/Popular MechanicsMore Info: When Arthur C. Clarke died last week at the age of 90, science fiction—hell, science in general—lost one of its greatest, most forward-looking masters. In his honor, PM’s resident geek and sci-fi buff analyzes the...

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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 3/31/08

Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-ReviewTug captain Oscar Mooney of North Idaho Maritime battled cold temperatures today while delivering one of the last load of logs to the DeArmond Mill in Coeur d'Alene. See story below.Spotlight: SPJ announces awards for Pacific Northwest student journalists here.1. It's opening day. Or...

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Dubya Opens US Baseball Season w/Good Pitch

J. David Ake/AP PhotoI watched Dubya throw this pitch from the mound of the new Washington Nationals ballpark last night. He threw a high, hard pitch from the rubber to the catcher. Most presidents stand at the front of the mound and still lob the...

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S&S Herb: Vandalized For Bay Views?

I have hesitated about writing this, due to my concern that the idiot that vandalized my mailbox was trying to get attention. I went to the Bayview Post Office Friday to pick up my mail. Written on the box was the word, if in fact...

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WND Poll: Al Gore For President?

Item: Top Dems consider Al Gore's nomination: 'If it goes into the convention, don't be surprised if someone different is at the top'/London TelegraphQuestion: How would Gore's entry affect the race for president? 1. Democrats absolutely need him to get the nomination and win the...

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CdA Council To Consider Public Art Plan

Item: Cd'A looks to define art plan/Lucy Dukes, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The proposed Coeur d'Alene Public Art Master Plan vision calls for building a collection of public art that defines the community. Its goal is a diverse collection, with art installed at the most...

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Big Mac: Snow Measurements Differ

I have been measuring snow fall in my back yard after every storm. I wait until the snow stops falling and stick a ruler into the ground. I used the same spot all year, and it's in the center of the patio to avoid measuring...

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TUBOB: HBO Best Of Bad Lot

I'm often amused by topics/controversies that seem to enervate this blog and that DFO will then flog like tired circus ponies as long as they stir up pageviews and comments (see: semen coated brownies, Amaro, LCDC, Spencer's dirt, Chico the death row monkey ). One...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008


Earth Hour Turns Lights Out

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP PhotoThe Sears Tower, second from left, leads the way by dimming the tower lights during the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour event in Chicago, Saturday. The environmental group WWF urged governments, businesses and households to turn back to candle power for at...

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Foot Fondler To Face The Music

An aspiring rock star faced the music Friday morning, reaching a plea deal that means he won't have to register as a sex offender. Nate Schierman of Coeur d'Alene pleaded guilty to two felony counts of injury to a child in 1st District Court. He...

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BrentA: Dog Parks Can Be Really Gross

re: Dog park concept shows forward thinking in CdADog parks can be really gross, they must be meticulously maintained. You have all those dogs and they wear out a patch of grass in a hurry so there can be a lot of mud. Trash cans...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2008

TUBOB: Buck Knives Not All That Great

re: Mayor Clay: Knife gifts no different that medalsFirst of all, Buck should be lauded for staying in the USA and not moving all their production to China or Pakistan, although they had to move to America's version of a poor third world economy: Idaho....

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Wild Card/Saturday -- 3/29/08

I applaud the Zags and WSU Cougars for helping us get through another long winter in the Pacific Northwest. By lasting into the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, WSU took us almost to the start of the 2008 Major League Baseball season. I've...

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WSU's Bennett Denies Talking To Indiana

The source also said a published report Saturday morning that Indiana had made an offer to Washington State head coach Tony Bennett was inaccurate. Indiana has not offered anyone the job, according to the source. Reached Saturday morning in Pullman, Bennett told ESPN.com, "I haven't...

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Redux: Post Falls Woman Headed To Pageant

Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North IdahoI messed this link up last night in HBO's Best of the Local Blogosphere. So I'm running it again. Never hurts to have a lovely young woman out front, right? Here's the commentary by Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho: "When the Miss USA...

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Court: Sanders Beach Homeowners Lose Round

Item: Judge dismisses Sanders Beach suit: Plaintiffs will not be able to collect attorney's fees from city, county on claim/Lucy Dukes, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: "The one federal claim is dead unless the plaintiffs appeal judge Lodge's decision," said City Attorney Mike Gridley. As a...

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