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FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

Rocky Mountain Oysters, Anyone? 26 

Today, my culinary bucket list includes delights such as haggis, lutefisk, and some sort of putrified shark favored by Norwegians. I can thank Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” program for that last one. One item that I crossed off the list years…

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Sam Sheppard, 5, spits a cricket during a cricket spitting contest at the 25th Annual Insect Zoo at the University of Georgia on Friday, April 2, 2010 in Athens, Ga. (Richard Hamm / The Athens Banner-herald)

Parting Shot -- 4.2.10 

The youngster above almost looks like Idaho Dad's son. But it isn't. Feel free to post your own suggested cutlines over the weekend on this photo. Here's the pertinent info: Sam Sheppard, 5, spits a cricket during a cricket spitting contest at the 25th Annual…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.2.10 

I haven't heard whether or not there was fireworks last night at the Republicans candidates debate for Kootenai County commissioners. So we'll all have to stay tuned on that front. But you can always start your own threads with this wild card ...

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Top Post: You're From Idaho When ... 21 

At 2C Etc., Sharon Strauss and other Idaho Press Tribune reporters were goofing off recently when they compiled a list of terms that prove whether or not you're a true Idahoan. Frankly, I knew some of the terms but not all of them -- and…

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Salvation Army Captain Kyle Smith (left), (Retired) Major Tom Peterson (center) and Mark Morrison (right) perform with the Spokane Citadel Brass Band on the corner of Riverside and Howard, April 2, 2010 in downtown Spokane, Wa.  They gathered on the Salvation Army's original spot to commemorate the group's first Spokane mission in 1891. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 4.2.10

Salvation Army Captain Kyle Smith (left), (Retired) Major Tom Peterson (center) and Mark Morrison (right) perform with the Spokane Citadel Brass Band on the corner of Riverside and Howard today in downtown Spokane. They gathered on the Salvation Army's original spot to commemorate the group's…

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A sea lion catches a fish during meal time at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan Saturday, March 20, 2010. (Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.2.10 

I finally found a photo that's worthy of our cutline contest. Onward. A sea lion catches a fish during meal time at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, Japan, recently. You write the cutline. (AP photo: Itsuo Inoye)Top Cutlines:1. Yokohama Aquarium operators…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.2.10 

5:01 p.m. A 16YO is fighting with a Cabela's employee after being caught shoplifting.4:52 p.m. Caller reports an injured dog @ 3rd & Harrison/CdA.4:13 p.m. Female on Ramsey is shaken up after two males in a pickup roared down her driveway, snapped a photo of…

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Volleyball Injury Kills Gonzaga Student 

The friends and family of a 22-year-old Gonzaga student from the Tri-Cities are shocked by her sudden death in Spokane. The medical examiner's office says Lacey Jo Rosenbaum died Tuesday night at Sacred Heart Medical Center from a blood clot following knee surgery March 9…

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Idaho Dad: No Rest For The Tired

Sometime last year I wrote a post about our daughter finally staying in her own bed through the night. Her success was short-lived, unfortunately, but she did show definite signs of progress. By late fall, she was in her room most nights from bedtime until…

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Here Comes The Storm 17 

KHQ is looking for weather photos, tweets: "You guys are the best! Keep the weather pictures coming! Thank you SO much! Send them to pix@khq.com! http://bit.ly/d7Ru99"KREM2: Snoqualmie: Traction tires advised oversize vehicles prohibited. Bare & wet snow & slush in places.KREM2: pretty big flakes down…

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Reagan Calhoun, left, and Lindsy Camacho go sledding Friday, April 2, 2010 in Yakima, Wash. Only a dusting of snow fell in the morning in the Yakima area, just enough to slide on, before it turned to rain in the afternoon. (Gordon King / Yakima Herald-republic)

Northwest Snow On Good Friday

Reagan Calhoun, left, and Lindsy Camacho go sledding Friday in Yakima, Wash. Only a dusting of snow fell in the morning in the Yakima area, just enough to slide on, before it turned to rain in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Yakima Herald-Republic, Gordon King)

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City Of Coeur d'Alene's Hiring

Things must be looking up on the Coeur d'Alene employment front ... the city's hiring. At Coeur d'Alene Today, the city announces openings for the following jobs: Attorney - Application initial review deadline is April 16, and Temporary Seasonal Positions: parks ground maintenance worker, street…

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Now Follow Those DFO Follows 

You'll see a new Twitter button under my photo to the right that allows you to follow the individuals, groups, media, etc., that I follow on Twitter. In other words, you can click onto the top button and follow my individual Twitters, which are often…

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S&G: Dip In Lake CdA Leads To Jail 

A woman was placed in mental health protective custody by police after she was found screaming for help in Lake Coeur d’Alene about 2:30 this morning. Officers used a boat to rescue the woman, who was about 700 feet from shore at Coeur d’Alene City…

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Brannon Speaks, Trial Date Vacated 17 

In stories re: Jim Brannon's Election Lawsuit Without End Amen, the Coeur d'Alene Press serves a purpose in providing Brannon statements re: the latest activity. Today, the Press has a story re: Judge Simpson's decision to reduce Brannon's bond (which was mentioned here yesterday). It…

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Still Safe To Travel To Mexico? 14 

"Drug-related violence in cities south of the United States-Mexico border has caused the U.S. State Department to issue a travel warning for Mexico -- but did you know most of Mexico is as safe as ever? Our government is actually advising against visiting very specific…

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Joblessness Falls In Boise, CdA, Idaho 

Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March to 9.4 percent as 2,700 people found work, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. That’s the first time the jobless rate has declined in more than two and a half years, but it remains close to a…

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In this Thursday, April 1, 2010 photo, Honey the reindeer, left, keeps a close eye on her newly born calf  at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of the year. (John Wagner / Fairbanks Daily News-miner)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.2.10

Honey the reindeer, left, keeps a close eye on her newly born calf at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska, Thursday. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of…

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Worst Winter Mountain Pass? 

At KREM2, Tim Lewis tweets: "I'm glad I drove to Seattle (extended Easter weekend) after the shows last night (thanks Tom Sherry). Snoqualmie Pass is a mess today!" I've never driven over Snoqualmie Pass in the snow. But I've had some white knuckle times with…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.2.10 

11:56 a.m. A 12YO female in CdA reported to her mother that her father beat her last night and won't allow her to use the phone.11:25 a.m. A male w/a dragon on the back of his jacket threatened to get a female worker in an…

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I-Blue: Conservatives Should Be Happy 

Over the last two years, the legislature has cut the state's budget by around 20%. One fifth. That's a real reduction in government, especially since the state's population has continued to grow. Conservatives must be ecstatic. And no new general taxes. Of course, there are…

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Otter, Allred React To Rasmussen Poll 

Allred campaign spokesman Shea Andersen said, “I can’t say I’m surprised that in late March a robo-poll might pick up opposition to a Democratic opponent to Butch Otter. I don’t consider it much of a reflection on Keith and his candidacy as I do maybe…

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.