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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 2.15.11 23 

I still haven't shaken the cobwebs off from last week's vacation in the Sunshine State (that rained 3 of 6 days): Florida. I'm proudly wearing my University of Florida T-shirt as I blog this morning. I guess I'm becoming a de facto Florida Gator fan....

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Parting Shot -- 2.15.11

"When I teach my Intro to Photojournalism class at a community college, I always tell my students: 'There are photos all around you–you just have to see them'" posts SR photog Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames. ”As I got behind the wheel of my car parked...

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Spencer & Co. Lose NIC Ruling 11 

1st District Judge John Mitchell has dismissed a lawsuit filed against North Idaho College & the North Idaho College Foundation re: the purchase of the future education corridor, brought by Larry Spencer, Thomas R. Macy, and William McCrory. Mitchell ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.15.11

5:40 p.m. A. on S. 4th St./Worley reports finding drug paraphernalia in house. 5:39 p.m. Traffic lights aren't recycling @ Hayden & H41/Rathdrum. 5:29 p.m. Galpal P., on Twin Lakes Road, reports her boyfriend was punched in the nose by the neighbor's mechanic. 5:19 p.m....

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PM Headlines -- 2.15.11 

I located that graphic that went with Alison Boggs' story on McEuen Field on the front page of Sunday's SR edition. You can see the photo in larger scale and read Alison's center piece here. Boise State coach Petersen to get bonus, raise/Chadd Cripe, Statesman...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.15.11 

Seattle Mariners pitcher Luke French (25) and other players participate in a drill during baseball spring training Monday in Peoria, Ariz. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Top Cutlines: 1. Figuring they’ll get a jump on the season, Mariners brass bring in the French...

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Reporter Beaten, Sexually Assaulted 

"60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan is shown last week covering the reaction in Cairo's Tahrir Square the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. CBS News says Logan was attacked Friday, and suffered a brutal beating and sexual assault before being saved by a group...

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Sentinel Looks At 'Jeopardy' Winner 

Molly Rosenbusch knows the question to this answer: "This NIC student won first place on the famous quiz show Jeopardy!" Rosenbusch, 24, Twin Lakes, appeared on Jeopardy Feb. 1 and 2. The journalism student did well enough to win during the first taping and move...

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On Being Virtually Naked 13 

Why does the relatively small Spokane airport have full-body scanners are security checkpoints, when a large airport like the one in Orlando, Fla., doesn't? I got virtually naked for the TSA -- a female security worker at that -- for the first time Saturday, Feb....

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Semanko Joins Luna Blame Game 13 

Idaho Republican Party State Chairman Norm Semanko, pictured, issued the following statement in response to the recent incidents of harassment toward Superintendent Luna: “This is what happens when you step out and fight against the status quo. As Idahoans we cannot let these scare tactics...

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Girls from Kappa Delta gather in the University of Idaho Commons as they host a fundraiser and pay respects for two Sorority sisters Andree Maxwell and Michelle Bonasera. Bonasera who passed away after a tragic car accident Sunday was a student and a loved friend at the University of Idaho. Maxwell is still in recovery and donations are being accepted at this time.

UI Mourns Loss Of Lake City Student 

Members of the Kappa Delta sorority gather in the Idaho Commons as they host a fundraiser and pay respect to sorority sisters Andree' Maxwell and Michelle Bonasera. Bonasera, who died after her car drifted off the road and rolled Sunday, was a student at the...

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Gotta Hangover? Glory In Grease 

When a headache the morning after a night of drinking hits, most people crave two things — grease and water. Though responsible drinking should always be exercised and shouldn't result in a hangover, sometimes negative effects result the next day. The consumption of alcohol causes...

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A Hair-Raising Experience

A model has her hair styled before the Fall 2011 Herve Leger fashion show during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Question: Have you ever had a hair-raising experience? Can you describe it for other Merry Hucksters?

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Bill Seeks Counseling Before Divorce 

Item: Bill would require marriage counseling before divorce in Montana/Mike Dennison, Missoulian More Info: Because of the devastating effects of divorce on children and families, the state of Montana should not allow couples with minor children to get divorced until they've undergone at least 10...

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Bill Would Label DUI-vers w/Z Mark 19 

A bill in the Washington Legislature would require drivers with a drunk driving history to have license plates indicating their DUI record. The license plates would end with the letter “Z” and the drivers would also be required to pay an extra $100 for them....

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Elton John Spokane Concert Sold Out 

Tickets to the Elton John concert at the Spokane Arena on April 8 are sold out. It took only three days for all 11,000 tickets to vanish, according to Becca Watters at the Spokane Arena. Tickets went on sale Saturday and only a few single...

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INW: Waltz, Plummer In Idaho Hall

Ian Waltz prepares to throw during the men's discuss throw final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., July 6, 2008. Waltz, the former WSU and Post Falls star athlete won the event to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic...

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High Noon: Say Goodbye To Sensitive 

Cindy woke up this morning and remembered that she once had a "tall, dark, handsome and, uh, sensitive" boyfriend named Terry. On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "Mom hated Terry because he was 19 and I was 15. When we moved to Spokane, he followed...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.15.11 

11:37 a.m. A traffic offense has degenerated into a citizen dispute @ Sherman & 15th/CdA. 11:25 a.m. Officer reports that motorists are using the restricted cut-across on I-90 near Huetter Road to get around e/b stoppage caused by maintenance work on freeway guardrails. 11:21 a.m....

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Luna Claims Vandalism IEA 'Thuggery' 41 

A pick-up truck that belongs to to Idaho Department of Education Superintendent Tom Luna is shown outside his Nampa home Tuesday. Vandals slashed two tires and spray-painted the truck of Luna, as the furor over his proposed education reforms appeared to grow uglier. Hearings on...

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Hucks Poll: Obama Budget Worrisome 

Monday Poll: 78 of 108 respondents (72.2%) said they were worried re: President Obama's 2011-12 budgets which call for budget deficits of $1.65T this year and $1.1T next year. 25 of 104 (25%) voted that they weren't concerned. 3 respondents were undecided. Today's Poll: Which...

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Even Hart Backs Ethics Law Changes

HR 2, the measure to amend the House ethics rules, has passed the House on a unanimous, 70-0 vote, after not only House Speaker Lawerence Denney and House Minority Leader John Rusche debated in favor of it, but so did Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, (pictured)...

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Are You A Belieber? 17 

Justin Bieber performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) DFO: I watched -- and for the most part -- enjoyed the Grammy Awards Sunday. I can understand why Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Suburb, Eminem, etc., are stars...

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No Hearing Set For Anti-Bias Bill 

Since 2007, state lawmakers have rejected legislation to ban discrimination in Idaho against people who are gay, lesbian or transgender. And Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie says this year will be no different. McKenzie chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee and says he doesn't plan to...

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Kootenai Cafe Making 24/7 Return 

One of the best things about the old place was the fact that they were open 24 hours a day and provided a fantastic spot for late-night post-bar folks to go and soak up their twelve shots of Rumple Minze with a tall stack of...

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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.