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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 2.5.11-2.6.11 29 

Cindy's riding herd over you guys for the next week. Yeah, yeah, I'm taking the first of my 5 weeks of yearly vacation next week. Mebbe if you guys didn't work me over so hard, I could manage this center ring of this cyber circus...

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Parting Shot -- 2.4.11 

Doug "Obi Wing" Petock eats chicken wings during the Wing Bowl in Philadelphia earlier today. Jon "Super" Squibb ate 255 chicken wings in the allotted time to win the 19th annual Wing Bowl eating contest, held every year the Friday before the Super Bowl. (AP...

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Map: Idaho Is 3rd World Country 

Nic sends along a fun map that compares the gross domestic product and population of other countries to the 50 individual states. If Idaho was its own country, it would be the equivalent of Sudan, while Washington matches up closely with Greece. Rounding out the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.4.11

5:48 p.m. Caller reports vehicle w/personalized plate ran red light @ H95 & Kathleen & now is in Zip's parking lot. 5:14 p.m. Someone has been injured in a fall in 900 block of W. Emma/CdA. 5:08 p.m. Someone's locked out of her vehicle at...

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PM Headlines -- 2.4.11

At As the Lake Churns, Pecky Cox snapped this shot of Fairchild 36th Rescue Squadron conducting winter training operations at Priest Lake. Judge rejects excessive force suit against CdA police/Meghann Cuniff, S&G Athletic Memphis in town to face Zags/Jim Meehan, SportsLink Unnamed UW cager won't...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.4.11 

A passing dog stops to sniff fish sitting on ice at nose-level before he was shoed-away from the City Fish Co. at the Pike Place Market Thursday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Top Cutlines: 1. “Hey, Bob, just once I’d like to see ‘em give...

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NI Blogs: Idaho Spuds, Japan Style 

At Stebbijo's Place, the blogmistress writes: "These particular baked spuds (imported from Idaho) are from Vie de France, a Japanese owned European chain bakery, for ¥168 for 1 potato…with today’s exchange rate that’s $2.00 a spud near Tokyo. I know! Why can’t Idaho have some...

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Breaking! Spokane Lands Elton John 12 

Elton John takes a final bow after performing at his April 22, 2009, show "The Red Piano" in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) "Word has finally arrived: Elton John will play the Spokane Arena on April 8, along with his band, in a show...

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Hart: Learned From Hard Knocks 

“It's no secret that I've had a lot of media attention lately because of some of the circumstances involving my life. It's very complicated. … I'm sure most of you have at least some knowledge of what those are. I want to say that if...

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Bill: Only B.A. For Superintendents? 17 

Idaho State Schools Supt. Tom Luna wants to change state laws so that anyone who's at least 25 and has a bachelor's degree could be superintendent of an Idaho school district, the AP reports. “This will give local school boards the flexibility to hire the...

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Megaload Scrapes Rock, Causes Delay 20 

Parked between the Clearwater River and U.S. Highway 12 at Kooskia, Idaho, the first megaload of a ConocoPhillips half-drum awaits its third leg of its journey across Idaho to a refinery at Billings, Mont. Snowfall expected at higher elevations ahead has stopped the long caravan...

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CdA Tribe Political Contributions Jump 

The amount of campaign contributions the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has given to Idaho politicians increased dramatically between 2004 and 2010. While the tribe, which operates several businesses and has about 2,000 employees, has long been a major player in the northern Idaho economy, its spending...

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Edgar Steele To Seek New Lawyer 

Edgar Steele is set to ask for a new attorney in his murder-for-hire case. Longtime Denver defense lawyer Robert T. McAllister said a hearing will take place Monday morning in Coeur d'Alene. “I am not Mr. Steele's attorney of record at this point in time,...

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Twin Falls Paper ♥ Henderson Idea 10 

When College of Southern Idaho Trustee LeRoy Craig was defeated for reelection last fall, Jerome County — one of two counties in the community college district — lost its only representative on the board. But legislation, co-sponsored by state Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Three Creek; Rep....

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High Noon: Here Kitty, Kitty 19 

"I often extol the virtues of Idaho, Boise and my neighborhood which happens to be at the wildlife crossroads of the Boise Front and the Boise River," writes Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues. "On Groundhogs Day I hit the greenbelt on my way to work and...

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Scanner Traffic -- 2.4.11 

11:54 a.m. Man, in 7700 block of Tellum/Athol, reports 3 males took items from pickup after girlfriend refused to open door to them. 11:46 a.m. Woman, parked in Cancer Center handicapped zone, needs help getting hubby into vehicle. 11:34 a.m. Officer stopping to check on...

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INW: Ex-Bronc To Play In Super Bowl 

Green Bay Packers' Daryn Colledge waits for the start of media day for NFL football Super Bowl XLV Tuesday in Arlington, Texas. Colledge, a second-round pick in the 2006 draft from Boise State, tells the Associated Press how unique it is to live in Green...

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Nadine: 'Show Us Your Red' 

On her Facebook wall, news anchor Nadine Woodward of KXLY (center) sez there's a reason you'll be seeing red today, if you tune into her broadcast. It's National Wear Red Day to support the fight against heart disease in women. Concludes Nadine: "Show us your...

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Anderson: Spencer Was On Crusade 

(Larry) Spencer's complaint, which questioned everything from how much Anderson paid for his home to whether he had a conflict of interest in voting on contractor registration legislation, led to hours of investigation that turned up nothing. “I didn't anticipate having a pretty thorough background...

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Hucks Poll: Boat Launch Top Concern

Thursday Poll: The voting was light (and close among top two spots), but you Merry Hucksters listed removal of the 3rd Street boat launch as the top concern you have re: McEuen Field changes. 42 of 98 (42.9%) rated the boat launch as your top...

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Lying In The Bed You Made? 

A jilted lover? Art? Maybe just trash that was tagged by someone with pithy thoughts. No matter. The propped up mattress made morning commuters do a double take as they headed north on Lincoln Street at Seventh Avenue in Spokane, Wash. Friday. Smiles ensued. (SR...

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Embracing Gray Hair 13 

On her Facebook wall, Carol Nelson tells how sometimes starting a fire takes longer in the morning than usual because she reads the headlines in the newspaper that she's wadding up. Writes Carol: "I see articles that I missed; today's was about hour women are...

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$277,800 For A Super Bowl Ticket?! 

Super Bowl tickets are still widely available on resale websites, but the prices pack as much punch as Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. Tickets for Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Tex., start at $2,000 and go as high as...

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WSJ: Crapo Key In Deficit Deal 23 

Idaho's senior lawmaker is the subject of a story in Friday's Wall Street Journal, which says Crapo is working with three other senators who joined him in voting for the deficit commission's recommendations in December. "We are beyond the point of gridlock," Crapo told the...

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AM: Ex-Vik Star Gosch Sent To Prison

Hawaii guard Hiram Thompson lies on the court after sustaining a cut above his right eye in the first half against Boise State in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. Hawaii defeated the Broncos. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman: Joe Jaszewski)...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.