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Bounty Scandal Leads To Suspensions

The NFL imposed some of the most severe penalties in pro football history Wednesday when Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended three New Orleans Saints coaches and the team’s general manager for operating and tolerating a bounty system that paid players for hits that injured opponents. But the Washington Redskins escaped punishment, at least for now, when the league also announced that it had found no evidence to corroborate allegations that a similar bounty program existed between 2004 and 2007, when Gregg Williams, the man at the center of the Saints’ bounty program, coached for Joe Gibbs. A person familiar with the case said the NFL’s active investigation of the Redskins was closed, but left open the possibility of reopening the probe should new information surface/Washington Post. More here. (AP file photo of head coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for a year by the NFL)

Question: What do you make of the bounty system used by the New Orleans Saints to injure opposing players?

Fat Tuesday Ends Mardi Gras Today

The Zulu Parade moves through the central business district of New Orleans Tuesday. This is the last day of the Mardi Gras celebration, ending at midnight, after a day of parades, marching groups and people in costumes. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Question: What do you plan to give up for Lent?

NI Blogs: Patting Down 6YO Wicked

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy writes: “The shoreline (of Hauser) is quite flooded which I thought made this tree scene interesting.”

Post of the Day: We really need to get over our paranoia about terrorists and flying. According to the TSA the procedure used on a six year old in New Orleans is exactly according to procedure. Fine. Change the procedures. For all of us. They supposedly are working on it. According to John Pistole, Administrator of the TSA, they're trying to work out procedures for the less risky - like children and the elderly. Yet they have to be careful because if they slack off the terrorists may take advantage of the situation/Dogwalk Musings. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Tuesday, April 12): 7480/4548

Question: What do you make of the TSA following the rules and patting down the 6-year-old girl in New Orleans?

Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Kim Franci of Clovis, Calif., reacts as she recounts her experience aboard a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La., Monday. The flight from New Orleans to San Francisco returned to the New Orleans airport within minutes of taking off Monday after rocking back and forth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Question: Have you ever had a scary flight experience?

5th Anniversary Of Katrina Sunday

Singer Charmaine Neville, background left, and actress Shauna Rappold, center, playing the role of a grieving woman, participate in a symbolic jazz funeral to honor  Hurricane  Katrina victims, ahead of the fifth  anniversary of the storm, in downtown New Orleans, Wednesday. The actual anniversary of the day Katrina reached shore, devasting New Orleans, and other Gulf Coast areas is Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Question: Have you visited New Orleans or other Gulf Coast areas that were devastated by Katrina in the last five years? Observations?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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