WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Leap Day Wild Card -- 2.29.12 

Saw "Hugo" last night. And now understand why director Martin Scorsese & Co. won all those Oscars for technical perfection. It's out on video, if you want to treat yourself to an entertaining 2 1/2 hours. You can thank me later. After reading Dennis Mansfield's...

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Parting Shot -- 2.29.12 

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter answers questions for a television reporter during a news conference earlier today at the Idaho Center in Nampa. On March 6 Idaho will take part in their first ever Republican Presidential Caucus as part of "Super Tuesday". (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune,...

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Sex Offender Delisting Bill Advances 

Senate lawmakers are trying to give young men convicted under an older definition of statutory rape an opportunity to clear their name from the sex offender registry. The Judiciary and Rules Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that applies to young men who were convicted of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.29.12 

5:37 p.m. Male reports girlfriend's mom has locked herself in garage w/car running, off 14th/PF. 5:36 p.m. 8YO girl walking s/b along H95 from Remington/Athol carrying backpack w/stuffed animal. 5:33 p.m. Les Schwab manager reports disorderly male @ tire center, 2018 Govt Way/CdA. 5:24 p.m....

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PM: Skunked In Louisiana

Brandon Palaniuk, 24, of Rathdrum, lands his first of three fish totaling 5 pounds 15 ounces on the Red River of Louisiana in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic. But that total just moved him up to 48th place among the 49 anglers who competed Saturday. He...

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Flagship Outdated, Sez BOE President 

Mission statements for the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University were tweaked this month in order to promote a climate that is "consistent and collegial in nature rather than comparative or competitive." So says State Board of Education President Richard Westerberg...

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NIdaho Blogs -- 2.29.12 

I couldn't decide which photo I liked best of Sue Hutter's daughter, Chloe, running along the north shore. So I published one Tuesday afternoon of her running on top of the seawall with the Coeur d'Alene Resort floating green in the background. Now, this tri-weekly...

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Ron Paul To Visit Moscow, Sandpoint

Ron Paul has tentatively placed Moscow back on his campaign trail ahead of Super Tuesday, seeking a larger venue after his first visit was to a shut-out crowd. According to an email from a campaign staffer, the Texas congressman plans to visit three Idaho cities...

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Dennis: The Silent Movie That Roars 

The Artist is an unusually entertaining and surprisingly joyful film. My bride, my brother and I watched it Oscar Day+1, not because it won so many Academy Awards, but because my sweet Susan wanted to see the film many weeks ago - and we just...

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February Going Out Like A Lion 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson of ESPN 1080 (aka KVNI) posts this photo of a woman she saw cross-country skiing northbound in front of Forest Cemetery along Government Way at about 9 this morning. Question: Does anyone know this woman?

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Hayden Man Gets 6 Yrs For Child Porn

A Hayden Lake man is to spend more than six years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Charley Brigham Leighton II, 41, also is to be on probation for 15 years, forfeit the computer and media used in the crime and register as a...

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Govt Way Work To Start Monday 

Via Coeur d'Alene Police Department Twitter: "The Cities of Dalton Gardens and Coeur d'Alene are preparing to break ground on the Government Way, Dalton to Hanley Project. The selected contractor is expected to start work on the first phase of this project on Monday. The...

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CdA Resort Finished With Remodel 20 

Coeur d'Alene Resort partner Jerry Jaeger shows off remodeled Dockside Restaurant earlier today, the opening day of the two-month ground floor remodel of the Resort. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) The Coeur d’Alene Resort will reopen its first floor to the public at noon today after...

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Play Music In Heaven, Davy Jones 10 

In sixth grade, when the television show started about the rock band, my girlfriends and I spent hours discussing our favorite Monkee (mine: Peter Tork). We bought all their albums, memorized all the songs, waited in line for their movies. We didn't care when we...

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Vestal: Addiction Excuse Used Before 

Get a job with a badge and a gun. While catching drug dealers, start smoking pot and snorting coke. Just to fit in. Find yourself going a little further than your undercover duties require. Snort some more cocaine, then smoke it. Then smoke it. Then...

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Avista CEO Morris Gets $250K More 

Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed report to Washington state regulators. Of the $9.5 million paid to all company officers, about...

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Hi-Noon: A Leap Year Cocktail 

While most of us view leap day as just another work day or extra time to catch up on laundry, this quadrennial event used to be celebrated with great fanfare in Spokane. In the early 1900s, leap year balls were held at the old Spokane...

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Cheering For The Red, White & Blue 

US supporters shout on the stand prior to the start of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) DFO: I thought I'd publish this photo b/c it's been a long time since I've...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.29.12

12:12 p.m. Traffic lights @ Hayden Avenue & H41/Rathdrum continue to malfunction. 12:09 p.m. Resident @ 2235 Homestead Loop/Hayden reports ongoing problems w/vicious dog. 12:03 p.m. Caller from 500 Aqua Ave/CdA reports undisclosed theft. 11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Feb. 28-29...

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DFO: Jeff Ward Deserves A Hat Tip 

Larry Spencer might not have much good to say about Jeff Ward of the Reagan Republicans this morning. But I tip my hat to Ward for saving the Kootenai County Republicans from themselves last night. By voting 31-30 to disinvite Richard Mack to speak at...

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Panel Dumps Anti-Urban Renewal Bill 

Urban renewal might not be popular with Idaho’s legislators, but lawmakers aren’t ready to eliminate the districts just yet. After two days of testimony, the House Local Government Committee voted 5-4 Tuesday to hold a bill that would eliminate urban renewal districts in Idaho. During...

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Davy Jones, 66, Monkees, RIP 11 

In this 1997 file photo (left to right), Monkees Davy Jones, Peter Tork,Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith. Jones, the lead singer who popularized "I'm A Believer," died this morning of a heart attack. Story here. (AP file photo) Question: Do you have a favorite Monkees' song?

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AM/Idaho -- 2.29.12

Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images writes of this photo: "I drove by this shack early this morning while everything was still gray. Later when the sky was getting a little interesting I decided to go back to shoot it. I had a hard time finding it...

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Poll: Add 'Flagship' Back To Statement 

Tuesday Poll: 97 of 136 respondents (71.32%) say the Idaho Board of Education should restore the word "flagship" to the University of Idaho mission statement. 27 of 136 (19.85%) said the word shouldn't be restored to the mission statement. 12 (8.82%) were undecided. WCC Tournament:...

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15 Minutes Makes Leap Year Impact 

Twin brothers Nick and Adam Filicetti, Boise, Idaho, were born 15 minutes apart at midnight on Feb. 28 and March 1, 1991. Nick gets to celebrate his 21st birthday a full day before his younger brother this leap year. Patrick Orr/Idaho Statesman story here. (AP...

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