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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010

J-MAC Woo-Hoos Texas Roadhouse 

JimmyMAC: The reviews: Big kudo's for the steaks, pulled pork and sides (except the fries). Ribs are darn tasty as well, but a little charred. I personally like them a little charred but i'm just reporting back based on EVERYONE's review. With that said, the…

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Joseph Maine, then 22, witnessed the one-car accident at 32nd and Ray, April 1, 2010, and raced to the scene with a car jack to assist the father and three children trapped in the car. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 4.1.10 

Joseph Maine, 22, witnessed the one-car accident at 32nd Ray today and raced to the scene with a car jack to assist the father and 3 children trapped in the car. Thomas Clouse's SR story and more photos here. (SR Photo: Dan Pelle)Question: Have you…

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April Fool's Wild Card -- 4.1.10 15 

Chris @ Treasured Valley announced this morning via Twitter that he's closing down his blog as we know it. I've asked back via Twitter that I hope he's pulling an April Fool's joke. Quote from his announcement: "The time has come to move on other…

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CdA Girls Fall In Nat'l Virtual Tourney 

Item: Auburn Riverside girls beat Coeur d’Alene 55-51 in first round of virtual national girls high school basketball championship/Shawn Skager, Auburn ReporterMore Info: Round One tipped off today, with Auburn Riverside, the No. 6 seed out of the West Bracket, knocking off No. 11 Coeur…

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Rachel Popham give comfort 10-month-old infant who was involved in a one car accident near the corner of 32nd and Ray, April 1, 2010 in Spokane, Wa.  Popham said she heard the accident from one block away and came to assist the father and 3 children in the overturned car. (Dan Pelle)

PM Headlines -- 4.1.10 

Rachel Popham give comfort 10-month-old infant who was involved in a one car accident near the corner of 32nd and Ray today in Spokane. Popham said she heard the accident from one block away and came to assist the father and 3 children in the…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.1.10 

4:35 p.m. A female is complaining of a knee injury in a 2-vehicle crash @ H95 & Neider that's blocking Neider's w/b lanes.4:07 p.m. Ginger @ Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens reports that miscellaneous items were found at the Government Way cemetery.3:47 p.m. A bicyclist reports…

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Brannon Bond Reduced To $5000 

Huckleberries has learned that Judge Benjamin Simpson reduced the bond assessed Jim Brannon in his lawsuit to overturn the Coeur d'Alene City Council elections from $40,000 to $5,000. The action occurred this morning. In reducing the bond, Simpson said that nothing should be construed "as…

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The U.S. Postal Service payed tribute to humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg when it issued a 32-cent commemorative stamp bearing his likeness Thursday, April 24, 1997, during a ceremony at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Wallenberg, who led the most extensive rescue efforts of Jewish victims of Nazism during World War II, is featured on the stamp in profile on the telephone. In the background, a group of Holocaust survivors looks over his shoulder. A Schutzpass, the false passport he oftenissued, is included in the upper left corner. (Usps)

New Wallenberg Evidence Surfaces

The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg in 1997 when it issued a 32-cent commemorative stamp bearing his likeness. New evidence from Russian archives suggests that Wallenberg, credited with rescuing tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust,…

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Cabin Lease Decision In 3 Weeks?

The Idaho Supreme Court could give its opinion on what rates the state should set for leasing state-owned lakefront property on two lakes in as little as three weeks or as long as four months. The court is being asked to rule on a decision…

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Currie Explains Targeted Meeting 

We were simply happy with our invitation to the County Commissioner’s “Community Development Forum” scheduled for Monday. But at a regularly scheduled deliberation meeting at the Board of County Commissioners this morning, Chairman Rick Currie took some time to explain “the purposes and intent” of…

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In Case You Were Wondering ... 

Huckleberries Online has learned what that weird construction east of the City Park bandshell is. Parks Director Doug Eastwood tells HBO Central that it's a rinse-off/cooling-off station, depending on whether you're coated with sand from the beach or sweat from playing basketball, jogging, or practicing…

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CPD Blue IDs Church Burglary Suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Scott Anthony Osborne, 39. Osborne is accused of stealing cash, keys, food, guitars and tools from the First Christian Church, 610 N. 4th St., and the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 919 E. Indiana Ave.,…

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In this March 30, 2010 photo, an unidentified woman walks past Harvey, an art project by Lindsey Lopez, called "Run Hare, Run", inspired by Aesop's fable Tortoise and the Hare in front of the Fine Arts building at Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. (Frank Tilley / Victoria Advocate)

No Time To Snooze

An unidentified woman walks past Harvey, an art project by Lindsey Lopez, called "Run Hare, Run", inspired by Aesop's fable Tortoise and the Hare in front of the Fine Arts building at Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. (AP Photo/ Victoria Advocate, Frank Tilley)Question: Do you…

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Prosecutor Defends Parks' Plea Deal 

The prosecution's inability to use evidence relating to Silas Parks' criminal background played an integral role in a plea agreement reached between Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson and Parks' attorneys, Thompson said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Parks, 26, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges for killing…

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Rasmussen: Otter Up By 32 Points 

Rasmussen Reports, one of the most visible names in political polling, has released its first poll of the year on the Idaho gubernatorial races and for Democrat Keith Allred, things are not looking up. The polling agency reports that incumbent Gov. Butch Otter holds a…

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Dennis: 'Going Rogue' Joins Library 

Dennis Mansfield writes: "I have in that elite section of my library, the following -- A first-edition autographed copy of Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs, as well as:The only book Gerald Ford wrote ( "A time to Heal"), autographedArthur Schlesinger's "Robert Kennedy and his times" Anthony…

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In this March 17, 2010 photo, John Gout, a 70-year-old inmate at South Idaho Correctional Institution in Boise, Idaho works on a quilt. Some years ago, an officer suggested that Gout might like to make a quilt that could be auctioned for a fundraiser. Since then, he has made more than 30 quilts for local charities. Everything he makes comes from scraps and donated fabric and works in the laundry room at the prison. (Shawn Raecke / The Idaho Statesman)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.1.10

John Gout, a 70-year-old inmate at South Idaho Correctional Institution in Boise, works on a quilt. Some years ago, an officer suggested that Gout might like to make a quilt that could be auctioned for a fundraiser. Since then, he has made more than 30…

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High Noon: Gaining Facebook Friends 14 

When I awoke on Saturday morning I had four or five close friends; by the end of the day I had 50. A few days later I had over 100. Yes, that’s right, after years of resistance, I finally joined the Facebook revolution. Surely it’s…

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Tiger Woods impersonators Herme Chua, left, and Cahn Oxelson pose in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Herme Chua got booed. Canh Oxelson is no longer getting the best tables at restaurants, and will have to wait longer to pay off those student loans from Harvard. Think Tiger Woods is having problems? Try being one of his lookalikes. (Jae Hong / Associated Press)

Tiger Woods' Lookalikes Down On Luck 

Tiger Woods impersonators Herme Chua, left, and Cahn Oxelson pose in Pasadena, Calif., today. Herme Chua got booed. Canh Oxelson is no longer getting the best tables at restaurants, and will have to wait longer to pay off those student loans from Harvard. Think Tiger…

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DOTC: It's Voting Not 'Crossover' 

Dan of the County: When this is the only set of choices to pick a candidate I don't think it's crossing over, I think it's called voting. And as long as primary elections are paid for by everyone in the county instead of just being…

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Scanner Traffic/AM: Body On Tracks 10 

JeanieS: "I live right next to the railroad tracks that go east into Millwood. This morning we were awakened to several LE vehicles because a body was discovered next to the tracks. The unsettling thing is, that they have uncovered the (headless) body so all…

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Mrs. Bent: Parsley & The Pitmaster 

(Above) is a pic of the very first herbs that we started from seed back in early February. As you can see, they include parsley and basil. Today my focus is on parsley and I will explain why.....My husband, better known as Bent for blogging…

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HBO Poll: Drill, Baby, Drill

Tuesday Poll: 108 of 134 respondents (81%) said they support President Obama's call to open a mass amount of USA coastlines to offshore drilling. Only 19 of 134 (14%) didn't support the action.Avista CEO Pay: 75 of 116 (65%) said Avista CEO Scott Brooks should…

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Jeanne Tiller, widow of slain abortion doctor George Tiller, hugs a family member during the sentencing of Scott Roeder in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, April 1, 2010. Roeder was convicted last January of murdering Tiller's husband, Dr. George Tiller. (Jeff Tuttle / The Wichita Eagle, Pool)

The Political Sandbox -- 4.1.10 31 

Jeanne Tiller, widow of slain abortion doctor George Tiller, hugs a family member during the sentencing of Scott Roeder in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kan., Thursday. Roeder was convicted last January of murdering Tiller's husband, Dr. George Tiller. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, Pool)You political…

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