THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009

Honest George Wild Card -- 4/30/09 28 

On this day in history: in 1789, George Washington took office as the nation's first president. And, In 1945, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. Also, Willie Nelson is celebrating birthday No. 76. And we're observing National Honesty Day in recognition of Washington's inaugaration....

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ORG XMIT: LST101 Amy Pryle, age 3, reacts as a Grey Pansy butterfly lands on her nose at the Natural History Museum's Butterfly Jungle exhibition in London, Thursday, April 30, 2009. The Butterfly Jungle exhibition recreates a living rainforest environment, where tropical butterflies roam freely and other insects are display. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) (Sang Tan / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 4/30/09 

Amy Pryle, age 3, reacts as a Grey Pansy butterfly lands on her nose at the Natural History Museum's Butterfly Jungle exhibition in London earlier today. The Butterfly Jungle exhibition recreates a living rainforest environment, where tropical butterflies roam freely and other insects are display....

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Chatterbox: Seldom Sick Until Now 

Chatterbox: I have had to use up a large portion of my accumulated sick leave since I had a mastectomy in early March, a biopsy on my right femur earlier this month and began chemo today. I've used up almost all of my sick leave...

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FHB: My Kingdom For A Parking Spot 

Frum Helen Back: I had a lady get furious with me in that parking lot when I unknowingly took the spot she wanted. As she yelled obscenities at me I nicely apologized and told her I would move my car. With that she sped off...

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Coeur d'Alene High School baseball player J.J. Turbin during practice on Thursday April 23, 2009. KATHY PLONKA The Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Huckleberries -- 4/30/09 

Coeur d'Alene High baseball player J.J. Turbin is shown at a recent practice. He's a multi-sport star with a 4.1 GPA and a deep religious faith. Greg Lee tells you about the young star in his weekly SR sports feature here. Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-Review.Lung Association says...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4/30/09 

5:41 p.m. R/P reports that a man is urinating in front of his Seltice Way construction company. Suspect is wearing a cowboy hat, tan hoodie, and Levi jacket.5:18 p.m. 2YO child has ingested almost an entire bottle of Ibuprofen on Promenade Loop/Post Falls.5:03 p.m. Car...

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Moscow Nearly Nude Bike Ride Friday 

A number of bicycling events are planned in Moscow for May to commemorate National Bike Month, starting with the first-ever Nearly Naked Bike Ride on Friday. Riders will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Friendship Square. Cyclists are invited to clean out their closets of clothing...

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KMC Lot Incident Leads To Arrest 

Richard Lloyd Vivian, 50, of Coeur d'Alene, was charged with aggravated assault and taken to jail in a parking lot incident reminiscent of a scene from the movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes." According to a Coeur d'Alene police report, Vivian was waiting for a vehicle to...

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Probably Swine Flu Case In K-County 14 

A Kootenai County woman in her 60s who recently traveled to Texas has become the first probable case of H1NI (swine) flu sent by the Idaho State Laboratory to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation. The woman is recovering and did not...

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Roger Butler stands in the basement of his home Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009.  He is being evicted from his modest South Hill home and is wondering how he will store his massive record collection estimated at more than 100,000 albums, mostly vinyl, but including CDs, posters and other collectibles.    JESSE TINSLEY THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vinyl Collector's Trove Needs Home 16 

stands in the basement of his home Wednesday. He is being evicted from his modest South Hill home and is wondering how he will store his massive record collection estimated at more than 100,000 albums, mostly vinyl, but including CDs, posters and other collectibles. Doug...

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LPOSD Sends Swine Flu Letter Home 

The (Lake Pend Oreille School District’s) letter to parents does not address district policy regarding student absences – currently, a student who misses more than 9 days in a semester is in danger of losing their credits. ... Superintendent Dick Cvitanich stated in an interview...

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Officials: Bloomsday Show Will Go On 

After consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District, Bloomsday will continue as planned Sunday, officials announced this afternoon. The health district said there is no need to alter or cancel Bloomsday events because of swine flu concerns, according to a Bloomsday press release. However, health...

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Spokane Airport Traffic Down 15% 

Item: Airport traffic down 15 percent this year/SR More Info: Spokane International Airport reported a 15 percent decline in passengers in the first quarter of the year versus the same period in 2008. In the first three months of the year, the airport handled 703,541...

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ORG XMIT: IDLEW102 Corky Loo, left, and Glenn Shea make minor repairs as they prepare a fishing dock for spring fishing at Winchester Lake State Park, even as winter makes a statement Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in Winchester, Idaho.(AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Barry Kough) (Barry Kough / The Spokesman-Review)

Huckleberries INW Best -- 4/30/09

Corky Loo, left, and Glenn Shea make minor repairs as they prepare a fishing dock for spring fishing at Winchester Lake State Park, even as winter makes a statement Wednesday in Winchester, Idaho. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Barry Kough)IVA plans another Tea Party in Boise on...

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High Noon: Stay Home When Sick? 11 

In an internal SR memo today, Editor Gary Graham urged sick staffers to stay home. Quoth: "We have sick days for a reason. I know that it's often difficult to just stay home. We all feel responsibilities to our jobs and to our co-workers. And...

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Dems Blast House Adjournment Try 

Democrats from the House and Senate held a news conference this morning to object to the House Republicans’ move last night to attempt to unilaterally adjourn the legislative session/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.Amended day-car licensing bill goes to guvAnd now it's the 109th...

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HBO Poll: American-Made Vehicles 

<a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1582591/" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1582591/" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1582591/">Chrysler's decision to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy prompts today's question: Do you own an American-made vehicle?</a><span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;">(<a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com">answers</a>)</span>

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HMO: Biden's Lips Too Loose 27 

IMHoffsuite: Our wonderful vice president, Joe Biden, the master of talking before thinking, today said he would tell his family not to fly or ride subways, cause of the flu situation. Great words to hear for the airlines, hotels, etc that rely on travelers for...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4/30/09 

Redux: At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Scanner Traffic published an item re: that car fire that destroyed a Dodge Nitro here. Now, you might like to see video of the fire provided by the Timberlake Fire Protection District. In the first of the three videos, you'll...

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Quotable Quote: Palouse Prostitution 

“To be honest with you, we live in a university town and most people give it away for free. There isn’t a market" -- Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant re: Lewiston Tribune story re: possible prostitution being advertised on CraigsList on the Palouse. Story here.Question:...

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ORG XMIT: AMS109 A car ploughs through spectators in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Thursday, April 30, 2009. A speeding car raced toward an open bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family during celebrations for the national Queen's Day holiday, careening through spectators. Dutch television says two people were killed and about a dozen injured. The small black car appeared to be deliberately heading at high speed toward the royal bus and passed within a few meters before it plowed into a stone monument. About 20 people were seen flying through the air after the car swerved across police railings, where crowds of people lined five or six deep to see the royal family pass on its way to a palace on Thursday. The TV put the number of casualties at 14. (AP Photo/Robin Utrecht, Pool) (Robin Utrecht / The Spokesman-Review)

In The News: Car Rams Spectators 12 

A car ploughs through spectators in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, this morning. A speeding car raced toward an open bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family during celebrations for the national Queen's Day holiday, careening through spectators. Dutch television says two people were killed and about a...

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Fort Boise: No Joy In Midvale

But Moyle preceded Clement, as did also NoniniAnd the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a flake;So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat;For there seemed but little chance of Clement getting to the bat.(Tom Von Alten's superb Fort Boise spin on "No...

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ITHO: Idaho Must Outshout Aryans 

Butler (photo) is dead, but unfortunately, his legacy lingers. Some Butler followers want to hijack Idaho and reclaim it as their world headquarters for hatred. Group leaders won't say how many members they have recruited. But an Associated Press story about the recruiting efforts quickly...

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CdA Schools Still Hurting Financially 

Item: Coeur d'Alene School District may declare financial emergency despite passage of levy/Maureen Dolan, CdA PressMore Info: Since January they have identified $3.2 million in reductions for the next fiscal year that begins July 1. Another $1.9 million needs to be shaved for a balanced...

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Spokane Man Likely Has Swine Flu 

Item: Swine flu has likely arrived: In Washington: Spokane resident, back from California, among six probable cases/John Stucke, Jonathan Brunt, and Sara Leaming, SRMore Info: A Spokane man in his 40s is among six Washington state residents who probably have swine flu, health officials said...

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