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• Zags: Day after Akron | Sportslink
We’ll have much more later today on Western Kentucky, Gonzaga’s opponent in the second round Saturday, but here are a few recaps of the Hilltoppers’ win over Illinois from the USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Daily News of Bowling Green, Ky.
• OMG: Obama did what? | Spin Control
Conservative media are abuzz with the fact that President Obama has filled out his bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Some are talking heads, and members of Congress are even aghast.
• Obama apologizes for Special Olympics gaffe | Huckleberries Online
President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his late-night talk show quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.
• Huckleberries a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online
CPD Blue police blotter/SR | Bonner County police blotter/SR | Election consolidation bill killed by one vote/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise
• JFAC approves 3 percent pay cut | Eye on Boise
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has voted 14-5 to impose a 3 percent, across-the-board pay cut on all state employees next year, as part of an overall 5 percent cut in personnel funding statewide.
• The revenue forecast, and what those cuts are likely to look like | Eye on Olympia
With a final piece of bad news Thursday — $552 million less than expected for the upcoming budget — state lawmakers are scrambling to put the finishing touches on a “devastating” two-year budget plan to be unveiled next week.
• Fill up the (Google) Tip Jar | Everyday Economy
Google has started a new web site that gathers all sorts of advice for saving money, called Tip Jar.
• How much tipping is enough? | Are We There Yet?
What is the norm for tipping these days? A friend who works in the restaurant business says that 20% is now the norm. What do you tip your hairdresser, pizza delivery? How much do you pay your babysitter or nanny?
• Another limerick lament | Movies and More
Following in the literary footsteps of Dick Warwick below, Spokane limerick writer Sue Hille laments our decision not to hold a Spokesman-Review’s limericks contest this year.
• Did Dodd do it? | A Matter of Opinion
A lot of confusing information and incorrect assertions in the AIG bonus controversy. Here’s a timely review of the facts by factcheck.org. In short, Dodd looks to be telling the truth.
• Calling all crazies for Script Frenzy | Vox Box
Chris Baty and the Office of Letters and Light is at it again! Did you like the insanity, (but greatness), of NANOWRIMO? Then here comes the next best thing, (even though this pic is from June….) : It’s Script Frenzy.