SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

Wild Card/Weekend -- 1.30-31.10 39 

January goes away this weekend -- and there's plenty of decent weather in store for us in the early part of February, as we head for the Super Bowl, Blogfest VI, and spring training for the new, improved Mariners. Before then, we have to launch...

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Gonzaga's Steven Gray, with ball, fouls San Francisco's Angelo Caloiaro during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in San Francisco. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

San Francisco 81, Gonzaga 77 (OT)

Gonzaga's Steven Gray, with ball, fouls San Francisco's Angelo Caloiaro during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in San Francisco. San Francisco tied the game with a 3 with 7 seconds remaining in regulation play and then stopped the Zags' 22-game...

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Redux: Tribe Police Face Racism Daily 

Sgt. Christie Wood (originally published Saturday): Tribal Police have worked tireslessly to improve relations with the Benewah County Sheriff's Department as well as the Prosecutor's office with no resolution. Last summer the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations (I currently fill the LE Board...

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Arpie's Ethical Dilemma 21 

Arpie: Okay commenters and blurkers I need help with an ethics question: This morning on a walk to get the paper, My dog lit into and hurt a neighbors' dog enough to need a trip to the vet. My dog is confined in my yard...

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Otter Wants Parks To Be Tax Free 10 

Item: Idaho mulls pulling tax dollars from parks: State may depend on user fees, volunteers/Rocky Barker, Idaho StatesmanMore Info: Not one of the 50 states is running its park system as Gov. Butch Otter hopes to achieve for Idaho: without state tax support. The only...

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Tribe Seeks More Authority For Police 10 

Item: Tribe seeks more authority for police: Legislation would allow officers to arrest non-tribal members/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Some say it's a law that would better enforce public safety, while others see it as simply unconstitutional. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is proposing...

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Alex Orbison speaks with fans in front of photographs of his father, the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison during ceremonies honoring the elder Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday Jan. 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

Roy Orbison Gets Hollywood Star 

Alex Orbison speaks with fans in front of photographs of his father, the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison during ceremonies honoring the elder Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday in Los Angeles. Full Orbison record list here. (AP...

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Contractor Helped Bust Jerry Carlson 13 

Before he was sentenced last year, a former Bayview contractor now serving time in federal prison for selling marijuana helped federal drug agents bust a once-prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance agent and school booster. That insurance agent, Jerald S. “Jerry” Carlson, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday to...

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Full Moon Over Blue Mountains 

E-mails KeithinCDA: "I took this at 'moonrise' about 4:45 (Friday). I am down in the Blue Mountains between Dayton and Pomeroy. Not sure if it was clear enough up there for anyone to get shot. So, if not, use this one."

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Poll: 90 Day Legislative Sessions? 

The Idaho Legislature is considering limiting the length of sessions to just 90 calendar days to save money, conserve the time of government workers and encourage a more diverse legislature. The House State Affairs Committee voted today to consider putting a constitutional amendment on November's...

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14YO Suspect Had Pipe Bomb In Room 

One of two juveniles arrested in connection with the shooting of up to 20 vehicles on State Highway 8 last week was retaken into custody after investigators found a pipe bomb during a search of his room Thursday, according to the Latah County Sheriff's Office....

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Judge: Paul Will Stay At Hospital  

A state judge ruled Friday that Phillip A. Paul, the criminally committed Eastern State Hospital patient whose escape during a September field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair outraged residents and led to changes in state policy, should be stripped of his right to...

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Mary: McEuen Tennis Courts Gone 26 

Not much has happened at OpenCDA.com this week other than some hand wringing re: the future of McEuen Field (which also concerns me, by the way). Now, Mary Souza has taken it a step further in her newsletter by noting that the city has removed...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

CBS Rejects Gay Ad For Super Bowl 51 

CBS has rejected a gay dating site's Super Bowl ad and now Mancrunch.com wants a bite out of the network. CNBC.com reporter Darren Rovell tweeted earlier Friday that CBS would not be airing ManCrunch.com's 'Playing for the Same Team' ad during the NFL game next...

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Parting Shot -- 1.29.10

The ice may be slushy on the chain lakes, but it's still top notch. Ralph Bartholdt/Skookum Photography took his camera and pen out to investigate the ice fishing that has the locals excited this year. More here.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 1/29/10 21 

How are you guys doing re: checking out The Porch of Miles Avenue/Hayden, as part of the first HBO Grub Club selection for a restaurant review en masse? I know several of you checked out the restaurant earlier in the week. Are others doing so?...

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Holy Family Catholic School 6th grader Emily Cahill dressed in her best Hawaiian clothing for the last day of Catholic Schools Week on Friday, January 29, 2010. (Kathy Plonka)

PM Headlines -- 1.29.10

Sixth-grader Emily Cahill of Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d'Alene dressed in her best Hawaiian clothing for the last day of Catholic Schools Week today. (Kathy Plonka/SR)Spokane Valley man cited for double exposure/Mike Prager, SR'Pharmacist conscience' bill back before Legislature/Sharon Fisher, New WestFormer senator...

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In this photo taken with a cell phone and provided by Kylie Kaiser and 2PzNaPpod.blogspot.com, a man plays with a live chicken on an uptown No. 6 subway train in New York Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 2010. Kaiser, 27, an architect from Brooklyn who made the photo after boarding the train in midtown Manhattan, said "It was definitely an ONLY in New York situation." (Kylie Kaiser / 2pznappod.blogspot.com)

APhoto Of The Day -- 1.29.10 

In this photo taken with a cell phone and provided by Kylie Kaiser and PzNaPpod.blogspot.com, a man plays with a live chicken on an uptown No. 6 subway train in New York Tuesday evening. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/2PzNaPpod.blogspot.com, Kylie Kaiser) Top Cutlines:1. Jim...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.29.10 

5:55 p.m. Male juveniles were seen stuffing 2 girls into trunk of silver vehicle @ Taco Bell on Hanley.5:35 p.m. Male w/brown goatee, about 5-foot-8, stole several items of clothing from Kohl's and left on foot toward Life Care.4:30 p.m. A large chunk of concrete,...

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GOP 'Census' Mailing Angers Boise D 23 

Joan Lang is a 78-year-old Idaho native who says she has "never voted for a Republican in my life." Nevertheless, Lang received a fund-raising letter from the Republican National Committee that's being criticized for confusing citizens as the decennial census is conducted this year. The...

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HBO's Blogosphere -- 1.29.10 

Ever since he was a toddler and we took him to see the Berenstain Bears "LIVE AND IN PERSON!" at Barnes and Noble, my son has held any and all costumed characters in great disdain. He doesn't hate them. He's just disgusted by them. Maybe...

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A black hen is shown Friday Jan. 29, 2010 at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif., that has been dodging cars, captors and coyotes for two months. Officials say the bird has been darting into traffic outside Glendale Community College since it was first reported Nov. 20. The chicken has drawn a growing crowd of photographers and journalists as animal control officers struggle to catch it. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

DFO's Animals: Chicken Fugitive 

A black hen is shown Friday at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif., that has been dodging cars, captors and coyotes for two months. Officials say the bird has been darting into traffic outside Glendale Community College since it was first reported Nov. 20. The...

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Tyler Wilson Pulls Plug On Press 

After three and a half years on the arts and culture beat, I am leaving the paper for another job opportunity. I will continue writing movie reviews for the Ticket Stubs space as well as occasional pop culture commentaries for inside this section. Our copy...

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Post Falls Abuser Gets 7 Years 

Christopher E. Williams, 32, of Post Falls, was sentenced Thursday to serve seven years in state prison, the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today. District Judge John Luster sentenced Williams to serve seven years, including the first two years of fixed time. Williams, who...

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