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AM Headlines — 5/23/08

Jerome A. Pollos/Coeur d’Alene Press
Kelsey Busch, 16, right, waits for her turn at getting $40 worth of gas Thursday as her friends Jake Phillips, center, and Jason Perry keep her company at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The free gas promotion took place in 24 cities across the country and attracted 200 vehicles in Coeur d’Alene that began lining up at 6:45 a.m. to secure their spot. Story here

*Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR
*Bonner County levy passes by 42 votes/Marlisa Keyes, Bonner County Daily Bee
*Some politicians flunk courage test: Several candidates have not filled out questions offered by Project Vote Smart/Marc Stewart, Coeur d’Alene Press
*Businesses try to keep their heads above water: Flooding has put a damper on usually busy Memorial Day weekend/Suzanne Jacobson, Coeur d’Alene Press
*Figure skating tickets go on sale this weekend/SR

Question: How long would you wait in line for $40 of free gas?

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