SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009

Hard Times Boost Military Ranks 

Item: Economic rush breeds recruiting rush for military/Rick Thomas, CDA Press More Info: The Marines are looking for lots of good men, and the job market is making it easier for them to be selective. The same is true for the Army. Both branches of...

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Idaho GOP Still Pushes Closed Primaries 

The Idaho Republican Party Central Committee on Saturday voted to press on with plans to close its primary. Rod Beck, an advocate of the closed primary, told The Associated Press that the Central Committee voted overwhelmingly to reject a recommendation passed at the June GOP...

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Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson slaps the ball away from San Diego's #11 Trumaine Johnso, late in the first half, January 31, 2009 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.  DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga 64, San Diego 47 

Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson slaps the ball away from San Diego's #11 Trumaine Johnson, late in the first half in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Dan Pelle, SRGonzaga 64, San Diego 47Portland 84, St. Mary's 66Nevada 70, Idaho 65Arizona 66, Washington State 56

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Barnes & Noble Pulls Plug On CdA 18 

Item: Barnes & Noble cancels Riverstone Store: Developer sues for breach of contract/Rick Thomas, CDA PressMore Info: Plans for a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Riverstone have been abandoned, and the developer of the project has filed suit against the company, claiming it failed to...

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Hungry Moose 

A bull-moose calf snacks on some low-hanging branches Friday in a backyard in Post Falls, Idaho. The calf and a cow have been taking up residence in the neighborhood since Monday foraging through gardens and trees. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)

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HBO Poll: Super Bowl Plans 26 

How do you plan to spend Super Bowl Sunday?/Huckleberries OnlineEating & drinking with family & friendsAt a sports bar with a buddy or twoAt home with my family in a low-key wayI'm not interested in the Super BowlOther

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Wild Card -- 1/31/09 21 

As far as I'm concerned Winter 2008-09 ends Monday, Feb. 2. Groundhog's Day has always been special for me. That's the day my late father was born, in 1921. Mentally, I tell myself that Groundhog's Day means winter's back is broken, whether or not Punxutawney...

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Feb. 28 Looks Good For Blogfest '09 14 

TUBOB: But based on what I experienced last year, Capone's is too small, you need a place with a conference/banquet type room to reserve just for this gathering and perhaps have something fun like a little awards ceremony and give out dorky little plaques/certificates for...

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OTV Review: Subway Sandwiches 

I thought I was being so good, so healthful. So proud of myself for sticking to my diet plan, even sacrificing yummy Monterey Cheddar bread for a sensible nine-grain wheat and opting for light mayo. Anyway, I’d always thought of tuna as weight-loss-in-a-can, touted by...

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The Echo Of Her Brit Accent Lingers 13 

It’s OK to admit it now, I guess. After all, it has been 45 years since I had a “tween” crush on Cathy and Patty – the Lane cousins. Remember them? Before Ginger and Mary Ann, early ’60s television offered rambunctious Patty and her prim...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

DeLeon: 8 Might Be More Than Enough 

The reporters noted that these multiple births not only involve the potential for all kinds of health problems for mother and babies; they also “consume enormous financial resources for hospitals, health insurers and families.” Some people have strong opinions on this issue. On The Seattle...

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WND Poll: Obama Vs. Limbaugh 

What do you make of the brewing feud between President Obama and Rush Limbaugh?/WorldNetDaily Obama has rightly ID'd the primary spokesman for evil in AmericaLimbaugh's behavior is Exhibit A for why we need the Fairness DoctrineThis is the beginning of the end of Limbaugh's influence...

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LCHS Boys, CdA Girls Win 'Fish' Games 

There was nothing fishy about the Fight for the Fish spirit doubleheader Friday. The No. 1-ranked Coeur d’Alene girls concluded the regular season undefeated with their third consecutive victory over Lake City, 65-46, while the top-ranked Lake City boys had no problem dispatching the Vikings...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 1/30/09 21 

In the news this evening, the Dow Jones Average fell almost 9% in January, the worst January in Wall Street history, here. Tom Daschle has hit a tax bump on his way to becoming HHS secretary here. Alaskans are braced for an eruption that has...

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ORG XMIT: OHCIN101 Bear, a dog that fell through the ice on a pond in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Thursday Jan. 29, 2009, awaits rescue by members of the Crescent Springs and Fort Mitchell Fire Departments which responded to the scene. Crescent Springs firefighter/EMT Wayne Keller and another Crescent Springs firefighter, Jonathan Berwitz, donned wetsuits for the rescue.  (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)  ** MANDATORY CREDIT ** (Patrick Reddy / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 1/30/09

Bear, a dog that fell through the ice on a pond in Fort Mitchell, Ky., awaits rescue by members of the Crescent Springs and Fort Mitchell Fire Departments which responded to the scene. Crescent Springs firefighter/EMT Wayne Keller and another Crescent Springs firefighter, Jonathan Berwitz,...

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Sparky: HBO Provides Place To Vent 43 

Blogging has become a way to be creative and share about life and my opinions. I was an avid pen pal and I just consider this a modern twist without the postal delay. Huckleberries is a warped little community that makes think, laugh, get pissy,...

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HBO's PM Headlines -- 1/30/09

Freya Ford, a Sandpoint High graduate, became the first young woman from North Idaho to be crowned Miss Rodeo Idaho. Bashful Dan, who provided this photo of the recent events at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, said Ford is available to appear at events in the...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 1/30/09 15 

Melissa Bentley, 18, of Allentown sits on a mailbox Thursday in Whitehall, Pa. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Morning Call, Don Fisher)Top Cutlines:1. Tubob2. Poolman3. JeanieSpokaneHM: Cabbage Boy

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1/30/09 

6 p.m 2 girls in pink sweatshirts are walking up the I-90/41 on-ramp to hitchhike.5:25 p.m. Resident in the 1000 block of 21st Street reports her stove is on fire, and the fire is spreading to the cabinets. She and her children have evacuated the...

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EOB: Week 3 Comes To An End

Eight fifth-graders from Post Falls are taking the state Legislature by storm today, making presentations to the education committees in both houses, greeting state Supt. Tom Luna after his budget pitch, and generally livening up the Capitol Annex in their white lab coats and laboratory...

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ORG XMIT: DCPM111 Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele holds a gavel after he was elected the first black Republican National Committee chairman in an election by the RNC during their winter meetings, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 in Washington. Steele was the most moderate candidate in the field and was considered an outsider because he's not an RNC member. He beat back four challengers, including incumbent Mike Duncan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Pablo Monsivais / The Spokesman-Review)

GOP Elects 1st Black Nat'l Chairman 13 

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, center, is congratulated by supporters after the announcement that he had been elected the first black Republican National Committee chairman by the RNC during their winter meetings in Washington. Steele was the most moderate candidate in the field and...

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Sparky: "I Won My Husband In A Bet'

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin, Police Chief Cliff Hayes and Post Falls PD Lt. Greg McLean pose with the torch at the Post Falls Police Department/KerriT, OnLocation North Idaho. More here. How To Win A Husband: My fellow blogger Bay View Herb asked a little...

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OTV: Get Me Outta Margaritaville 11 

It's no secret that I have great disdain for anything and everything to do with Jimmy Buffett. Bully to the parrots, the beachy latitudes, and the cloying light rock sounds! Karaoke versions of "Margaritaville" have been known to turn me into a violent ashtray-thrower. I'd...

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TUBOB: Nothing Fades On Internets 

I never really considered whether my photos and commentary would make others uncomfortable and, as often is the case with blogging, was being a bit self indulgent with them. I mean I know my commentary can be funny and I think the photos are cute,...

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