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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009

CHS, Lakeland Schools To Shut Again

Colleague Alison Boggs is working the phones after we received and confirmed tips (from ThomG & S&S Herb) that the schools in the Coeur d'Alene and Lakeland school districts will close again Wednesday. We're checking out a rumor that there may be a problem with...

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Ex-UI Coach Jumps At UW Job 

Item: Ex-Idaho Coach Holt Jumps From USC To Washington/Seattle PIMore Info: Holt coached USC's linebackers during his first tenure in Los Angeles (2001-03) before leaving to become head coach at Idaho in 2004. He went 5-18 in two seasons at Idaho before resigning to become...

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Withers: Zags Have Lost Their Zip 

They left their heart, or at least their bounce, in Seattle. It's not much of a song title, but that's what Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few figures has happened to his sagging Zags, who play a rematch game at 15th-ranked Tennessee on Wednesday night. "If...

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Tubob's Lunch O'Rama Carnival Of Yum 30 

Tubob: DFO, here's a new feature for you: Have commenters type in their actual lunch each day and you pick the top one or three.Mine (ok, mine's not gonna win but it more an illustration):Bowl of Progresso Hearty Tomato soup w/lots and lots of pepperPeanut...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Huckleberries Best Of INorthwest -- 1/6/09 15 

Denny Austad of Ammon, Idaho, poses with a bull elk that was certified on Friday, as the world record American elk by the Boone and Crockett Club. Austad hunted public land in the Monroe Mountain District in southcentral Utah to kill the bull on Sept....

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HBO @ Noon: Women Meaner Than Men? 33 

"Bride Wars," which opens Friday, stars Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as best friends turned nasty nemeses when their weddings are scheduled for the same date. As the co-stars fielded questions to promote their comedy, your humble correspondent set off a lively exchange with one...

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Otter Appoints Little To Be Lt. Gov. 19 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter made big political news just now with his announcement of his pick for the state’s new lieutenant governor: Sen. Brad Little, R-Emmett. Little is a rancher and Senate majority caucus chairman. “Nobody understands the issues, the personalities or the possibilities better...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho Blogs -- John Travolta's Loss 

In this image released by Rogers & Cowan public relations, Jett Travolta, the son of actor John Travolta, is shown in an undated family photo. (AP Photo/Rogers & Cowan) John and Kelly Travolta's loss of their 16 year old son, Jett, breaks my heart. I...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

APhoto of the Day -- 1/6/08 11 

Bulgarians jump into icy water to catch the holy cross at a lake in the Bulgarian capital Sofia this morning. The Eastern Orthodox priests throw a cross in the river and the men take it out. It is believed that those who dive in the...

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Feeling Stressed? Throw A Tantrum 

Item: Feeling stressed? You ought to have a tantrum/Daily Mail ReporterMore Info: The end of the holidays, cold weather and economic gloom (made Monday) one of the most stressful days of the year for returning to work. But experts have come up with an unlikely...

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Should Otter Return Housing Stipend? 

I don't really like the idea of asking state employees, even ones at the top, to bear the brunt of budget shortfalls. People vote for fiscally conservative legislators, and they accordingly try to keep the budget lean. When state employees don't get raises, or take...

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The Hill: Minnick 2nd Most Endangered 25 

Minnick won in large part thanks to outgoing Rep. Bill Sali’s (R) inability to play nice even with members of his own party. The incoming Democrat will attempt to hold down a district that voted 69 percent for President Bush in 2004, and he has...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

AM Headlines -- 1/6/08 

Kjell Sthioeberg strides uphill near Coeur d'Alene during a 10-mile run Monday. Despite record snowfall in North Idaho, those who are determined face the winter blast to exercise outdoors regularly. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos) *Kellogg woman sentenced for impersonating FBI agent/Alison Boggs,...

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Online Poll: Polar Bear Plunge 13 

What would it take for you to do the Polar Bear Plunge (into Lake Coeur d'Alene on New Year's Day)?/Lewiston Tribune*Nothing, I'd do it for free.*$10*$50*$100*No amount could get me into the river on a winter day

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Idaho F&G Wants Hike In Fees 

Item: Can Idaho F&G land fee hikes in a recession? The agency wants hunters and anglers to pay more, but plan faces tough time in Legislature/Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Hunting a big buck could cost you more bucks next fall, and the price of a salmon...

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Snow Loads Shut CDA, Lakeland Schools 15 

Item: Roof snow load levels close area schools: Snow-covered sidewalks, narrow streets cause concern for student safety/Brian Walker & Maureen Dolan, CDA PressOfficials in the Coeur d'Alene and Lakeland school districts decided late Monday afternoon that schools would be closed today so they could deal...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

Wild Card -- 1/5/09 95 

Well, it was nice -- and challenging -- to get back in the saddle at HBO Central today. It took awhile to get going. But I finally started to achieve some sort of rhythm this afternoon, thanks to Blogmeister Ryan moving the blog rolls to...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 1/5/08

A group of protesters stand outside the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise while U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne addresses members of the public at a luncheon today. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)

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TUBOB Does New Year's Resolution 

So, it is heretofore resolved therein: *I'm gonna write a screenplay and sell it for mid-high six figures in 2009.*I'm gonna find a love that makes the angels cry with envy. *I'm gonna lose 30 pounds of stupid dead pizza fat and gain 10 pounds...

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Because You Asked ... 47 

Chatterbox: Can anyone out there confirm there is no school tomorrow in Coeur d'Alene? At least for Lake City High School? Sonny-boy texted us with that news as he's on his way to Wallace for a basketball game. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.DFO: An...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 1/5/09 

"This sign warns against thin ice on the fishing pond at Falls Park in Post Falls," posts Councilwoman KerriT/OnLocation North Idaho. "It's also a good reminder that until there are sustained temperatures much colder than we've had here in North Idaho, caution is wise when...

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Scanner Traffic -- 1/5/09 

5:12 p.m. Apartment resident on Heartland/Hayden reports that she hears cracking on her roof. But the apartment manager hasn't done anything to clear off the roof.5:04 p.m. Dog is alive and needs to be put down after being hit on Highway 41, M/P 14 (cross...

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