SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009

ORG XMIT: CADP104 Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin (15) shoots past of San Diego's De'Jon Jackson, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in San Diego.  Bouldin scored 15 points in Gonzaga's 58-47 win.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (Denis Poroy / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga Finishes Unbeaten WCC Season 

Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin (15) shoots past of San Diego's De'Jon Jackson, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in San Diego. Bouldin scored 15 points in Gonzaga's 58-47 win. ESPN game story and boxscore here. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)Idaho 71, Fresno...

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Blogfest '09 Comments 108 

I'm at Moon Dollars with Alison McArthur. We're 15 minutes until show time. She has this computer hooked to an overhead screen, so Berry Pickers here will be able to see your comments under this thread. If you can't make it today but have something...

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Blogfest '09: Trish's Condom Dress 19 

I promised you a condom dress if you attended Blogfest '09, and Trish Gannon/River Journal delivered for me. I'd guess the dress is 3 years old -- first surfacing at a Halloween Party in Bonner County. It still receives second and third looks. Frum Helen...

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Blogfest '09 Wild Card -- 2/28/09 39 

It's finally here -- Blogfest '09. Bloggers, commenters and blurkers are invited to join me from noon until 3 p.m. at MoonDollars/Post Falls (609 North Syringa, see directions in drop-down box below). The Spokesman-Review will pick up the pizza & pop. But there'll also be...

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ORG XMIT: CXA112 A member of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew gathers up helmets and hats after Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a hat trick during the third period of their NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins  in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. The Blackhawks lost 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Arbogast / The Spokesman-Review)

APhoto Of The Weekend -- 2/28/09 

A member of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew gathers up helmets and hats after Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a hat trick during the third period of their NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Chicago Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charles Rex...

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UI Student Wins $22K On TV's 'Wheel' 

A University of Idaho student was the big winner on the 5,000th episode of "Wheel of Fortune," which aired Friday. Scott Stevens, a biology major at UI, collected $22,100 in cash and prizes on the show, including trips to San Francisco and Mexico. He missed...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009


Video Captures Police Brutality On Girl 15 

Item: Beating caught on police video: Tape shows officer kicking, striking teenager/Scott Gutierrez/Seattle PI More Info: A video showing a King County Sheriff's deputy pummeling a 15-year-old girl in a holding cell was released Friday over the strenuous objections of the officer's attorney. The case...

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OTV Review: KC's Breakfast Club 

Actually, that might just be about the only thing that’s not on the menu at KC’s Breakfast Club. Q. and I had to send the waitress away twice while we attempted to absorb the plethora of items causing a quiver in our breakfast-bones and come...

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Minnick, Dems Hold Online Edge 

Minutes after President Obama finished his address to Congress Tuesday, Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick posted his reaction at Facebook, the ubiquitous social networking site. “These times are too tough and there is too much to be done to linger over the points where we differ....

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Wild Card/Blogfest Day Minus 1 94 

Dunno if anyone wants to rhyme this line: 'Twas the day before Blogfest '09 and all through the house ..." Or you simply want directions to MoonDollars, where Blogfest '09 will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. (Directions to Moon Dollars via MapQuest,...

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Parting Shot -- 2/27/09

Nellie, the world's oldest dolphin living in captivity celebrates her 56th birthday toay, with trainer Melissa Berdine and an ice cake decorated with herring and squid at Marineland's Dolphin Conservation Center in St. Augustine, Fla. Having already lived more than twice the average lifespan of...

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Tank Of Gas Costs Man $81B 

Item: One tank of gas costs Spokane man $81B/KXLYMore Info: Many people have complained about high gas prices over the years but Juan Zamora has a story that beats them all after he was charged more than $81 Billion for a single tank of gas....

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HBO's PM Headlines -- 2/27/09

At OrangeFrog 76, Granati tells of his church having its monthly "musicians' fellowship' this week. He offers this shot as proof. You can find another here.Oil spilled into Clark Fork/SRCity of Eagle lays off almost 40% of workforce/KTVBCDA Blue police blotter/SRBonner County police blotter/SRIdaho Senate...

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ORG XMIT: WAWEN101 Derold Ledbeter screams encouragement to his Entiat, Wash., girls basketball team, sitting with Tom Wilson as both the girls and boys teams claimed district trophies Thursday night, Feb. 26, 2009, at Wenatchee High School. Wilson is the father of starter Jamie Wilson and Ledbeter says his children had played for the high school team the previous three years before graduating. Ledbeter hopes to have the team sign his ball head after the state B2 tournament next week in Spokane. (AP Photo/The Wenatchee World, Don Seabrook) (Don Seabrook / The Spokesman-Review)

APhoto Of The Day -- 2/27/09 15 

Derold Ledbeter screams encouragement to his Entiat, Wash., girls basketball team, sitting with Tom Wilson as both the girls and boys teams claimed district trophies Thursday night at Wenatchee High School. Wilson is the father of starter Jamie Wilson. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The...

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Scanner Traffic -- 2/27/09 

4:53 p.m. Light not recycling @ Neider & 95.4:45 p.m. Shoplifter caught at Shopko.4:21 p.m. Deputies found a disoriented woman on Highway 41, possibly drunk and the victim of domestic abuse involving a male.4:02 p.m. R/P reports chips have been flying out of the back...

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Your Son Wants To Ballet? 

Item: Talent takes young dancers to China: Two from Dance Emporium chosen as ballet ambassadors/Cindy Hval, SR.More Info: Rows of toes clad in pink ballet shoes stretched along the barre at Dance Emporium on a recent afternoon. But the size-14 black shoes stood out, as...

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Spokane Fire Department Chief Bobby Williams reads Firemouse by Nina Barbaresi to 1st graders, February 27, 2009 at All Saints Catholic School as part of the school's Dr. Suess Birthday Bash.  Guest readers from the area helped celebrate Dr. Seuss 105th birthday. He is the author of  "Cat in the Hat " and "Horton Hears a Who".   DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Dr. Seuss @ 105 

Spokane Fire Department Chief Bobby Williams reads Firemouse by Nina Barbaresi to 1st graders at All Saints Catholic School as part of the school's Dr. Suess Birthday Bash. Guest readers from the area helped celebrate Dr. Seuss 105th birthday. He is the author of "Cat...

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EOB: Idaho Able To Fix Dover Bridge

It appears that Idaho will be able to replace the Dover Bridge in North Idaho, purchase a much-needed maintenance management software system for the Idaho Transportation Department, and pour millions into fixing roads statewide with federal stimulus funds, state lawmakers heard this morning. But there...

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Minnick Gets H-95 Project Moved Up 

Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick has jarred the Army Corps of Engineers into speeding up its work on an environmental impact statement that had been holding up the giant Garwood to Sagle construction project on Highway 95 in North Idaho. “It has been out there a...

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Moon Dollars Almost Ready ... 

... for Blogfest '09. Alison McArthur, the behind-the-scenes gopher for Blogfest '09, told me a few minutes ago that J.D. Dickinson's Moon Dollars (609 North Syringa/Post Falls, directions here) is almost ready for the Huckleberries Online crowd for Blogfest '09 Saturday. Allison was on her...

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JS's Partial List Of HBO Commenters 

"A trio of wild turkeys graze in a Fernan Village yard. Wild turkeys abound in this small community on Fernan Lake at the east end of Coeur d'Alene," writes Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho.17. Danofthecounty, 18. Dennis (Radar icon), 19. DFO, 20. Digger, 21. Dining Dad,...

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Obama To Pull Troops In 18 Months 

Item: Obama to pull troops out of Iraq by end of August 2010/ReutersMore Info: President Barack Obama said on Friday he would pull U.S. combat troops out of Iraq in 18 months as he unveiled a new strategy that stressed diplomacy and engagement with foes...

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Dirty Harry: PC Makes Us Humorless 13 

Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying to avoid being offensive. The Dirty Harry star insists that he should be able to tell harmless jokes...

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