THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 3.31.11 22 

Major League Baseball has started again, with the New York Yankees hosting the Detroit Tigers on ESPN -- the last official sign, for me, that spring has begun. All is well with the world again. So I'll post the Wild Card and watch the game...

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Parting Shot -- 3.31.11 

Johnnie Alexander, of Gainesville, Fla., center, climbs on his bike along with other cyclists involved in Ride 2 Recovery as they leave Waco Veterans Medical Center earlier today in Waco, Texas. Alexander, who lost his legs as a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Vietnam War,...

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HMO: Let Parents Teach Kids To Drive 15 

HMOffsuite: What ever happened to having your mom or dad, or even brother or sister teach you how to drive? A little home schooling here would save some bucks or put it to a better use. I think States and school districts ought to get...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.31.11 

5:41 p.m. Caller in 2100 block of 15th reports her bloodied neighbor pounded on the door and said "life isn't worth living any more." 5:19 p.m. Hayden homeowner is chasing two males in silver-and-brown Jeep Grand Cherokee who may be involved in burglary attempt @...

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PM: Kelly Graves Staying At Gonzaga 

Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves applauds his team during practice in the first round of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Spokane, Wash. After a brief discussion about the head coaching job at Washington, Graves has decided to remain at Gonzaga, he said today. See...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.31.11 

Female anti-government protestors display their hands during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) Top Cutlines: 1. Hands across the sea holds a convention in Yemen, where hand art...

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'Horrible Bosses': The Movie 

Jason Sudeikis, a cast member in the upcoming film "Horrible Bosses," arrives at CinemaCon 2011 earlier today in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Question: Describe the worst boss that you ever worked for?

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Californians Still Headed Here 19 

If you think a bunch of folks are moving to Kootenai County from California, you're right. A map provided by Forbes, via Terry Harris/KEA Blog Twitter, shows this area gets a heavy influx of immigrants from the Golden State, particularly Southern California. We also have...

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Idaho 'Honcho' Sues For Booze Right 

A man from southeastern Idaho who fancies himself as the "Head Honcho" of the Ethereal Enigmantic Euphoric Movement Toward Civilized Hedonism is suing Idaho for allowing individual towns to ban sale of liquor in bars. This, according to the Herald Journal. Philip H. Mockli, of...

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NIdaho Blogs -- 3.31.11

"As we head into April," posts Sunny of Bent's Beer Garden, "I decided I should probably take a seedling inventory and decide what other seeds need to be sown. So far, this is what we have and it doesn't include seeds sown and not yet...

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AAA Rips Try To Cut Driver's Ed Funds 

The AAA of Idaho is decrying HB 314, which it describes as “last-minute legislation introduced just last Friday,” that the motorists' group says would “double the cost for the ten thousand families who opt to send their teens to driver training through public schools.” The...

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Conservatives ♥ Tea Party 22 

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. gets a hug from a supporter during a Tea Party "Continuing Revolution Rally" on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier today. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) As Democrats accuse Republican congressional leaders of being co-opted by the Tea Party in the federal budget negotiations,...

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Dems Proclaim Tom Foolery Day 17 

As chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party, I hereby designate April 1, 2011 as Tomfoolery Day, in honor of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna for his leadership in increasing class sizes in our schools, cutting the number of classroom teachers, and imposing unfunded...

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Law Allows 16YOs To Give Blood 

One unit of blood has the potential to impact three lives, according to American Red Cross officials. Thanks to a bill that was signed into law last week, Idahoans as young as 16 will soon be able to change those lives — allowed to give...

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Megs: How Old Is 'Elderly' 13 

On her Twitter account, young colleague Meghann Cuniff wonders: "When do you become elderly? I lean toward 75 and up. What about a couple in their 60s?" At 61, I definitely want to fudge toward the higher end of Meghann's scale. I've seen some spry...

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High Noon: Figaro, Figaro ... 

If you think opera involves highbrow harmonies sung in Italian by temperamental tenors, Spokane’s newest opera company would like you to think again. At a recent rehearsal, members of Northwest Opera Works practiced a lighthearted Gilbert and Sullivan tune. “We are dainty, little fairies …...

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Testing Your Political IQ 23 

To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, (the Pew Research Center Interactive) invites you to take (its) short 11-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,004 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national...

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INW: Runoff Flowing To The Sea 

The spring runoff is all downhill now with mountain snow melt accumulating in ever-increasing streams, like this creek above Orofino, adding to one another until is all reaches the Clearwater River and eventually the ocean in North Central Idaho. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Barry Kough) RadioShack...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.31.11 

11:56 a.m. Someone has suffered traumatic injury in fight w/18YO woman @ apartments in 2800 block of Julia/CdA. Police are looking for suspect female -- 5-7, 195, in black hoodie. 11:52 a.m. Caller reports some sort of road hazard @ i/s of Walnut & Lincoln...

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Making Waves 

Don Sausser reports: "These interesting surface patterns occur frequently when volumes of water with differing in temperatures meet." Don snapped the photo of the north shore, b/n the Coeur d'Alene Resort and City Beach, on Saturday.

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Fuming R's Oppose Adoption As Policy 

“In the spat that's become the Idaho House, Democrats and Republicans are still going at each other in a style that befits siblings in the family car's backseat,” the AP reports today. “Thursday morning's hearing in the chamber's State Affairs Committee was another good example....

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Catching The Wedding Bouquet

Canadian pop star Michael Buble, left watches his bride Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato toss her bouquet of purple orchids into a crowd of fans after their civil wedding ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday. They plan a full ceremony with 300 guests next month...

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Poll: 24% Worked For Hagadone

Wednesday Poll: Almost a quarter of Hucks Nation has worked for Duane Hagadone. 38 of 160 respondents (23.75%) said they have worked for one of Hagadone's various properties, including your Huckleberry Hound (Kalispell Daily Inter Lake, 1977-82). 122 of 160 (76.25%) haven't worked for him....

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Hammond Defends Field Burning 10 

Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d'Alene, debating in favor of HB 210, the right-to-farm expansion, recalled the field-burning smoke issue on the Rathdrum Prairie. “In fact, the same folks who were fussing about the smoke didn't realize the irony of getting rid of that smoke and...

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Economy Spurs Switch To Hat Making 

Millions of people lost their jobs when the recession hit, and while banks and car manufacturers were bailed out, most people in the country were left to fend for themselves.Life in Pend Oreille County has always been a struggle. For the last century the economy...

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