TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3/31/09 61 

In the news this evening: Another Obama appointee is forced to pay back taxes here. Courtney Love's online spat launches first Twitter libel suit here. Jimi Hendrix childhood home is torn down here. Congress expands AmeriCorps volunteer program here. John Calipari will become the nation's...

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PS: Terri Schiavo Anniversary 38 

Mary Schindler, mother of Terri Schiavo, comforts husband Bob during a mass at Ave Maria University's Oratory in Naples, Fla., today to recognize the fourth anniversary of Schiavo's death. Schiavo died March 31, 2005, at age 41, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed...

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April Fool's Jokes, Anyone? 15 

At the Seattle P-I's Big Blog, blogmistress Monica Guzman shares several ideas from readers re: April Fool's Day pranks, including: "Put a package of cookies in a trash can. As people walk by, pull out a cookie, and say "Wow, a perfectly good cookie!" Then...

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Holly: Grads Face Desperate Times 

It’s sad that when this year’s graduating seniors were in high school, they were told even a four-year degree would give them a distinct advantage over their peers who decided to stop their education after high school. Now, those students who did go to college...

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PM Headlines -- 3/31/09

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns snapped this shot of Luby Bay on Priest Lake as snow was coming down Sunday.Tony Bennett hit the jackpot with $10M payday over 5 years/KXLYIdaho native, ex-studio boss behind 'Heaven's Gate' dies/Statesman2 men face battery of charges including kidnapping/SRNonini: I'm...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3/31/09 13 

In this March 13 file photo, New Mexico State mascot Pistol Pete, left, chokes Utah State mascot Big Blue, who ripped off Pete's mustache ripped during a timeout in an NCAA college basketball game in the Western Athletic Conference men's tournament in Reno, Nev. Pistol...

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Scanner Traffic -- 3/31/09 15 

4:55 p.m. R/P received porn on her phone and would like to report it.4:50 p.m. 2 juveniles on motorcycles are tearing up driveways @ Ramsey & Garwood.4:21 p.m. Caller wants to talk to an officer re: some alpacas across the street.3:33 p.m. A vehicle has...

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Minnick Only NW Blue Dog Dem

Huffington Post has out a list of the members of the congressional Blue Dog - conservative - Democrats, who have their own organization and evidently a concrete membership list. Although a fifth of the House Democrats overall are Blue Dogs, just one of the 11...

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Marmie: Used To Be A Beautiful Baby 

My chickens are wellabit spoilt, I buy them lavendar or lemon scented sawdust for the bottom of their bedroom in the coop and then I fill it up with warm snuggly herby scented hay LOL..... my chickens come out of their coop in the morning...

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Idaho Dad: Darth & Son, Inc. 

My son wanted to watch Star Wars: Return of the Jedi for the umpteenth time the other night. Which is fine by me, as I've already seen the movie umpteen times and never tire of it. The final moments of the movie are memorable, of...

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2 Face Kidnapping, Other Charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested two local 18-year-olds on a variety of charges, including kidnapping, in an incident that occurred in Hayden last night. Chase A. Nutting, 18, of Coeur d’Alene, and Jamison D. Delaney-Waymire (pictured), 18, of Hayden, were involved in allegedly pulling a shotgun on...

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OnLocationNI: Amy's Snow Tunnel

"In the St. Regis Basin in Idaho's Panhandle National Forest there's still plenty of snow to tunnel through and play in," posts Councilwoman KerriT/OnLocation North Idaho. "Amy Bartoo and her family enjoyed a recent winter wonderland of a weekend camping trip. If you still want...

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JeanieS: 29 & Hanging By My Nails 31 

I have a reverse calendar at work, ticking off the days to when I'm turning the unbelievable age of SIXTY. Why is this unbelievable??? I look in the mirror and I see maybe 40. I don't feel this new age. So, anyway, yesterday it was...

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AM: Spirit Lake Characters Rock

First of all, Spirit Lake has a population of only around 1300. Second of all, it was a Sunday, so when we arrived it looked like the town was deserted. Right as we walked in to the bar, Karla and I knew it was going...

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Spokane Blogs: Guys & Dolls 

When my son was 2, he used to play with dolls. Now at 5, he wouldn’t be caught anywhere near one. I never discouraged him to stop playing with dolls – in fact, I prefer them to the superhero action figures – but somewhere along...

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EOB: 5-Cent Gas Tax Hike Try Fails 

After much debate, the first amendment to change the amount of the gas tax bill - from 2 cents next year to 5 cents - has been defeated. Rep. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls, who sponsored the amendment, said it would raise $26.4 million annually for...

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Spokane Scofflaws Dis Green Suds 98 

Item: Spokane residents smuggle suds over green ban/Nicholas Geranios, APMore Info: Many people were shocked to find that products like Seventh Generation, Ecover and Trader Joe's left their dishes encrusted with food, smeared with grease and too gross to use without rewashing them by hand....

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Marianne: Damn This Winter w/o End 

And, yes, I've cussed. And, yes, Bill left on another morning without comment. I'm bettin' even he, the most patient human being on earth, is getting sick of it. If he's not getting sick of the snow, he's surely gettting sick of what dribbles out...

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HBO's Best Of The INW -- 3/31/09

Deanna Sherrill, 8, Wenatchee, Wash., grimaces as the spray from a bursting bubble hits her head while she and her sister, Ashlee, (not seen), try out their new bubble makers they bought on their first day of spring break Monday. (AP Photo/The Wenatchee World, Don...

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Online Poll: Idaho Day-Care Regs

<a href ="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1505775/" >A bill to license smaller day-care operators in Idaho was recently killed by the Legislature. How do you feel about this?/Lewiston Tribune</a> <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href ="http://www.polldaddy.com"> online surveys</a>)</span>

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Otter Picks Soltman For Ed Board 

Gov. Butch Otter has named a North Idaho health executive to replace a Coeur d'Alene woman on the state Board of Education. Otter on Tuesday appointed Don Soltman of Twin Lakes, vice president for support services at Kootenai Health, the operator of Kootenai Medical Center...

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Dressed To Kilt 14 

The GEICO Caveman attends the 7th Annual 'Dressed To Kilt' charity fashion show to kick off Tartan Week on Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)Question: Would you wear a kilt to a public event?

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Mayor Gets Free Speech Warning 

Item: Palouse gets refresher in free speech: State warns mayor against limiting comments during public meetings in town/David Johnson, Lewiston TribuneMore Info: After receiving some unsolicited advice from Washington state's ombudsman on open government, Mayor Michael Echanove on Monday declared a resumption of free speech...

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Former Washington State head basketball Coach Tony Bennett gives the "Thumbs up" sign to fans and media standing behind a wire fence and calling his name, before he boarded a private jet leaving Pullman on Monday, March 30, 2009 Moscow-Pullman Airport in Pullman, Wash. A small number of Washington State Basketball fans turned out to see the former coach one last time before he headed east shortly after announcing his departure from WSU. Bennett will take the job of head coach at the University of Virginia.  Tyler Tjomsland (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Tony Bennett Departs For Virginia 

Former Washington State head basketball Coach Tony Bennett gives the "Thumbs up" sign to fans and media standing behind a wire fence and calling his name, before he boarded a private jet leaving Pullman on Monday at the Moscow-Pullman Airport. A small number of Washington...

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