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• Zags up to 12th in polls | Sportslink

The GU men, who play No. 2 Saint Mary’s at 6 tonight, moved up a couple spots to No. 12 in the A.P. and ESPN/USA Today rankings.

• Obama reverses Bush on stem cells | Huckleberries Online

Question: Do you support President Obama’s action this morning to lift federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research put in place in 2001 by President Bush?

• HBO’s a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online

Grace Yancey, 4, shares her igloo playhouse with Boulder Hut cook Shirley Hansen of Kimberley.

Two great watches on TV | Movies and More

I caught two films on television the other night. First, we watched — believe it or not — Rowdy Herrington’s 1989 classic “Road House.” My daughter actually owns it, so we didn’t have to seek it out.

• Stimulus restores immunizations in Idaho | Eye on Boise

Idaho’s Health & Welfare Department was planning to cut $2.7 million from its immunization program for low-income children in fiscal year 2010, Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong told legislative budget writers this morning, but the federal stimulus will send Idaho $2.9 million for that program.

Today’s fun videos: SNL bipartisan double shot | Spin Control

Saturday Night Live had better than normal politcal satire this weekend. Of course, they’ve got lots to work with. They took shots at Republicans and Democrats.

• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

Sorry about Friday. We’re doing more with Les, but Les was laid off. What’s on your mind?

• Books we love | Are We There Yet?

My family’s favorite book this year didn’t win the medal, but it did receive the Caldecott Honor (those are the books with the silver sticker). It’s called “How I Learned Geography,” written by one of my favorite artists, Uri Shulevitz. What are your some of your family’s favorite books this year?

• Welcome to opposite land | Vox Box

Titled, When Down is Up, this article investigates 10 jobs that arn’t feeling the economic problems, each one saved by one simple fact: The rest of us are feeling it.

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