THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

GU 83 Oklahoma 69 

Gonzaga's Bol Kong (34) gets out of the way after a dunk by Oklahoma's Tiny Gallon (24) shattered the backboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane tonight. (AP Photo/Rajah Bose)Husband has courtside seats right behind Ronald McDonald. Oklahoma dude...

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New Year's Eve Wild Card 20 

While other Hucksters weren't thrilled about gearing up for Christmas I gotta say New Year's Eve doesn't do it for me.Could be too many disastrous New Year's Eve dates when I was single. Could be that I don't like change. Could be that it's hard...

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Best Celebrity Quotes of 2009 

Carrie Prejean“I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn’t get breast implants.”—Carrie Prejean“I know lots of people that take cocaine three nights a week and get up and go to work every day, no problem. But we never hear that side...

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Polar Bear Plunge: Noon Tomorrow 13 

COEUR d'ALENE -- It's a tradition that goes on each New Year's Day and dates back to the late 1970s, no matter if it's freezing, snowing, raining or a combination of all three.Yes, it's the polar bear plunge in the Lake City. The 31st annual...

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Leslie Nelson, left, gets a hug from Deb Farnsworth as they enter Nelson’s remodeled home at 2113 E. Fifth Ave. on Dec. 18.danp@spokesman.com (Dan Pelle)

Holiday Home Makeover

Leslie Nelson, left, gets a hug from Deb Farnsworth as they enter Nelson’s remodeled home.When Leslie Nelson met Deb Farnsworth last year, she couldn’t have imagined their friendship would result in a community project that changed her entire house. Nelson just wanted to change her...

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At the Spokane Convention Center, Christine Mebesius holds a First Night banner as New Year's Eve revelers gather for the start of the STCU-Masquerade Parade Wednesday night. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

New Year's Eve: Party or Poop? 24 

At the Spokane Convention Center, Christine Mebesius holds a First Night banner as New Year's Eve revelers gather for the start of the STCU-Masquerade Parade. So what are you doing this New Year's Eve? Partying like it's 2009/2010 or staying home with a good book?...

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Banned Words 31 

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – If you recently tweeted about how you were chillaxin for the holiday, take note: Fifteen particularly over- or mis-used words and phrases have been declared "shovel-ready" to be "unfriended" by a U.S. university's annual list of terms that deserve to be...

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Cda Press: Young Gun

A barista in training perhaps?You won't find too many necklace holders like the one Josee Bassett has in her room.It's the antlers of the buck she shot not far from her Coeur d'Alene home."She's got to accessorize," her dad, Paige Bassett, said with a laugh.Josee...

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Fox May Pull Plug On Time-Warner 11 

Item: Fox, Time-Warner at odds -- again; Channels could go dark if agreement is not reached/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: News Corp. is threatening to let several of its Fox channels go dark on Friday unless Time Warner Cable agrees to pay higher...

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Russia may deploy defensive spacecraft

This image provided by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Tuesday Dec. 15, 2009 shows hundreds of brilliant blue stars wreathed by warm, glowing clouds. MOSCOW – Russia’s space agency chief said Wednesday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce...

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Doug Clark

Clarnak's sure-pick predictions for 2010

Sit back and prepare to be amazed.Clarnak the Magnanimous returns today in his sequined turban and bejeweled loincloth to mystify you with his guaranteed predictions for the coming New Year.That’s right, I said guaranteed. Unlike other, less-gifted seers, Clarnak’s soothsaying comes with the following ironclad...

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Poll Results 

The majority (77%) of Hucksters believe downtown Cda after 9 pm is safer than downtown Spokane. 133 folks participated in the poll.Do you like the new positioning of the daily poll?

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The kitchen is a place to see easy energy savings. You can upgrade your appliances or even make better use of the size of your pans on burners. (Metrocreative)

Cash for Maytags

Next year may be to appliance buyers what 2009 was to car buyers: time for government rebates.Modeled after the popular Cash for Clunkers program, which was intended to get cars with low gas mileage off the road, a federal appliance rebate program is launching in...

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Vandals receiver Preston Davis evades Bowling Green’s secondary during first-half play Wednesday at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Idaho Press-Tribune (Greg Kreller Idaho Press-Tribune)

Gamblin' Vandals set their own rules 11 

Vandals receiver Preston Davis evades Bowling Green’s secondary during first-half play Wednesday at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Idaho Press-TribuneBOISE – If it wasn’t completely true before, it became true Wednesday: Idaho football turned the corner.And ran smack into 1998.You know what this means, don’t you?...

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Gov. Otter and 13 State AG's Threaten Suit Over Health Care  17 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday."We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42  44 

APhotographer Matt Cilley captured several scenes of Idaho's dramatic 43-42 victory over Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl earlier today in Boise. Click the arrow on the rights side above to see the slide show. Then, hold your cursor over the photo to read the...

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New Years Eve Eve Wild Card 39 

Two days remain in 2009. Three days until I start screwing up endless checks by writing the wrong year. Five days left on DFO's vacation clock. Six days until my next big deadline. Ten days until my oldest son reaches his second decade.Not that I'm...

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Quote of the day 

jt: "First, no plot was “foiled”. The idiot didn't know how to properly detonate his crotch and when the passengers figured out he just tried to kill them all, well, they “controlled” the situation." Full comment.

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APhoto of the day 

Los Angeles International Airport Police Officer Jerome Evans uses K-9 Alda to check baggage under increased security Monday.#1. Alda was grateful for baggage duty since the alternative was sniffing crotches. Sisyphus#2. The Government's crackdown on Milkbone continues as the police us special trained dogs to...

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What's your sign say for 2010

From your career path to your amorous adventures to just life in general, Astrology.com takes a good, long look at what the stars have in store for you this year! Click on your Sun sign below to get started with your 2010 Yearly Overview, and...

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Idaho Tribes Want Executive Post 

BOISE — Idaho tribal leaders want Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to create a cabinet post dedicated to improving tribal relations.That includes resolving disputes that erupt when non-tribal members are apprehended for reservation crimes, only to be released without arrest because no agreements — or trust...

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Most Shoplifted Book 

A centuries-old Matthew-Tyndale Bible.One nice thing about having my eldest son home for the holidays is that he's a fount of quirky web site knowledge. He showed me this article where I learned that the Bible is the most frequently shoplifted book. "...But perhaps the...

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How well do you know your dog? 

Do all beagles look alike to you? What about black labs?ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Two black labs didn’t make it home for Christmas this year.The two pooches swapped homes after a mix-up at an Eastside dog hotel led them to be released to the wrong owners...

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jesset@spokesman.com Weston Withers stands on Dec. 22 in the bus that his late nephew Merle Coldwell was building before his death. Withers is trying to sell the bus and get it out of his Spokane Valley front yard. The former school bus sat for many months on the street near the Spokane County courthouse while Coldwell and a friend cut off the top and raised it. His dream was to take his girlfriend on a trip across the country. (Jesse Tinsley)

Sad News 

Weston Withers stands on Dec. 22 in the bus that his late nephew Merle Coldwell was building before his death. Merle Coldwell wanted to show his sweetheart the wonders of America last summer before she went blind – a grand gesture for a man of...

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