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• Stockton elected to Hall; Arizona hires? | Sportslink
It’s been rumored for a couple of days, but today’s it’s official: Gonzaga great John Stockton has been elected to the Hall of Fame, and he’s joined by his former coach, Utah’s Jerry Sloan.
• On the Web: Deep Throat would be proud | Spin Control
The National Institute on Money in State Politics has borrowed the line from “All the President’s Men” as the name for its new Web site, which allows the public to check out the campaign contributions in most states from the 2008 elections.
• Huckleberries hears… | Huckleberries Online
that some conservative Kootenai County Repubs are upset at Gov. Butch Otter’s nomination of KMC official Don Soltman to take Sue Thilo’s seat on the state Board of Education.
• HBO’s a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online
Idaho records/Sherry Adkins, SR | Highs in ‘60s replace last week’s cold/Mike Prager, SR | Child care givers win accreditation, hope state will upgrade standards/Carolyn Lamberson SR
• ‘Week from Friday is doable’ | Eye on Boise
House Speaker Lawerence Denney says things aren’t as off-track for ending the legislative session as they may seem. “Actually, I think we’re doing pretty well,” he told Eye on Boise. “
• Senators clearly unhappy with Fish and Wildlife Commission | Eye on Olympia
It wasn’t a quite a grilling. More like a light sauteeing. Whatever the verb, it quickly became apparent this morning that members of the Senate natural resources committee are not happy with the state Fish and Wildlife Commission.
• Do we discriminate against women who don’t breastfeed? | Are We There Yet?
In an article in this month’s Atlantic, contributing editor Hannah Rosin discussed a dilemma she faced when hanging out with other moms: “In my playground set, the urban moms in their tight jeans and oversize sunglasses size each other up using a whole range of signifiers: organic content of snacks, sleekness of stroller, ratio of tasteful wooden toys to plastic,” she wrote. “But breastfeeding is the real ticket into the club.”
• More muscle cars on steroids | Movies and More
You can check out the first eight or so minutes of the chase scene in the 1974 film “Gone in 60 Seconds” – not the 2000 Nicolas Cage/Angelina Jolie remake – by clicking on the YouTube imbed below. This is the film that my friend Dan Fratini (see below) suggests might rank with the chase scene in “Bullitt.”
• New recession index: Facial hair | Everyday Economy
The typical hallmarks of this recession are well-known: unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies. Now you can add beards — at least for some men.
Metallica and Run-DMC: The Big Dogs | Vox Box
Cleveland got an earful April 4 as old-school musicians Metallica and Run-DMC worked their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.