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THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2007

APhoto of the Day -- 1/25/07

Wearing traditional dress for a symbolic wedding two-years-old Nikos, center, as groom, kisses his bride Katja, right, while the kids celebrate the story of so-called "Bird's Marriage" in Panschwitz, eastern Germany, earlier today. Benno, left, looks on. You write the cutline/AP Photo.Top Cutlines1. The devestated...

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Fan E-Mail: Black Firefighter Story Bombs

Original story along with comments hereJust thought I'd let you know that the black firefighter story has reached our newsroom. And I wasn't the one who brought it up, either. Mainly it seems that what people are discussing isn't the fact that it's a stupid...

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Eye On Boise: Teachers Lobby, Educate Solons

Full post hereThree teachers from each legislative district in the state are at the capitol today, to educate lawmakers and state officials about what they do and to press for “adequate, stable funding” for public schools. Playing on the words of the No Child Left...

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HBO's Best of the INorthwest -- 1/25/07

Miss Montana, Christie Hageman, fixes her hair in her hotel room as she gets ready for an evening event at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Tuesday/Jae C. Hong, Associated Press.Doug Clark: Anti-gay protesters at national figure skate championships in Spokane whip up hatred...

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Hot Potatoes -- 1/25/07

*Spokane called a great place for kids/Spokesman-Review -- Anyone see how the Idaho towns did? Even if Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls isn't ranked, I'd still prefer to live out here.*This is just what we don't need: another classification/Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review -- Greg's right. Send this one...

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Statesman Poll -- Outlawing Spanking?

A state lawmaker in California is seeking to make spanking, hitting and slapping a child under 4 years a misdemeanor. Adults could face up to a year in jail and $1,000 fine. Do you agree or disagree? -- Idaho Statesman. *Agree*Disagree*No opinionDFO: Not only no,...

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Question: How Is CDA Urban Renewal District Doing?

Issue: Bill targets renewal districts: Lawmakers seek limits, shift in control/Parker Howell, Spokesman-ReviewPro Bill: "You have tax burden or taxation without representation, and that's a concern," (state Sen. Mike) Jorgenson told members of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee Wednesday.Con Bill: "I just think it's...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24, 2007

Hump Day Wild Card -- 1/24/07

Coming Tomorrow in the SR: Two North Idaho reps are launching an attack on how urban renewal districts operate in Idaho, contending in part that they do taxation without representation. Sen. Mike Jorgenson and Rep. Jim Clark (in absentia) introduced two bills this morning to...

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Inside Huckleberries -- 1/24/07

*The city of Post Falls has a super-cool Web site showing the work that's taking place at the future site of Cabela's here....*Christie Wood, PRmistress of CPD Blue, sez the individual who discovered Kenny Young's body floating off Tubbs Hill is embarrassed that the Coeur...

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John Blanchette's definitions for skating terms

*Axels – Pawn shop where Spokane skating fans took their stereos, silverware and first-born sons for the cash to afford a season ticket to the championships.*Double Axel – Return trip to hock the plasma screen for a second season ticket when your wife refuses to...

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Re: That Femme Who Glommed Onto Dubya ...

Full story here (click on play for video)Photoshop: Thom GeorgeEarly Wednesday morning, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS showed video of Rep. Michele Bachmann's exchange with President Bush Tuesday night. The video shows Bachmann grabbing onto and holding the president for almost 30 seconds. Within hours, that video...

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If You Have An Extra $5.6M Lying Around ...

At $1,000 per square foot, The Terraces in Coeur d’Alene will be among the Inland Northwest’s most expensive condos. The units, advertised for $5.6 million, include retractable glass walls in the living room and master bedrooms. Each condo also comes with a covered boat slip...

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Hot Potatoes -- 1/24/07

*Duncan confessed, feds say: Three other killings were in 1996, 1997/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-Review -- Can't we cut out the middlemen -- the courts, prosecutor and public defender -- and hand him over to the Iraqis. I hear they did a good, quick job with Saddam...

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Question: Should Dogs Be Allowed in Bars?

Issue: So, this dog walks into a bar ... Bill would let masters take pooches in pubs/Rachel La Corte, Associated PressWashington Sen. Ken Jacobsen, D-Seattle (who doesn't own a dog): "I was sitting at the Fish Bowl looking at all the dogs outside sitting in...

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WorldNetDaily Poll: State of the Union, Dubya Style

Issue: The president's address: Entire text of Bush speech to America/WorldNetDaily; and: The Democrats' response: Delivered by newly elected Sen. Jim Webb/WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Virginia Question: What do you think of Bush's address to America? 1. Fantastic, Bush said precisely what the country needed to hear...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007

Parting Shot -- 1/23/07

Ben Agosto, second left, and skating partner Tanith Belbin, second right, wave from the Kiss and Cry area as they sit with coaches Marina Zoueva, left, and Igor Shpilbrand following their performance in the compulsory dance event, Tuesday at the US figure skating championships in...

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HBO's Best of the Friends Blogs -- 1/23/07

Idaho Escapee provides the confessions of an Egg McMuffin Maniac and the above photoshop of an HBO APhoto of the Day here.*"Mr. Gore presented a witty and very informative mulit-hour information and education monologue. And quite frankly, it was great. His passion and growing stature...

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APhoto of the Day -- 1/23/07

Miss Pennsylvania, Emily Wills, left, rides in a gondola along with Miss New Mexico, Christina Hall, second from right, and Miss West Virginia, Tiffany Lawrence, right, at the Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas Monday. Miss America Pageant will be held at the Aladdin hotel-casino in...

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