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MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010

Duke's Lance Thomas (42) is double-teamed by Butler players Shelvin Mack (1) and Gordon Hayward during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 5, 2010, in Indianapolis. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Duke Nips Butler For National Title 61-59 

Duke's Lance Thomas (42) is double-teamed by Butler players Shelvin Mack (1) and Gordon Hayward during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game tonight in Indianapolis. Duke edged Butler 61-59. Game story here and boxscore here. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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JohnA: Hats Off To Off-The-Grid Pals 

JohnA: I think about our energy costs every time we visit our friends on the Coeur d'Alene River. That's because they are 'off the grid'. Yep, they live on wind and solar power, with the use of a gas-powered generator on those rare windless days…

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A young girl reacts as she watches a turban tying competition in Surrey, Canada, Monday, April 5, 2010. Prizes were awarded for the biggest turban, best tying style and longest braid at the 8th annual event which organizers say is the largest in North America. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)

Parting Shot -- 4.5.10

A young girl reacts as she watches a turban tying competition in Surrey, Canada, today. Prizes were awarded for the biggest turban, best tying style and longest braid at the 8th annual event which organizers say is the largest in North America. (AP Photo/The Canadian…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.5/10 13 

I'm going to combine The Political Sandbox and the regular Wild Card today, because I'm still having problems with my photo wire. Sorry. Also, I'll continue to recommend that you follow the breaking news at Huckleberries Online via HBO Twitter and HBO Nation Twitter, which…

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Dustin: Oh, To Be A Cop 20 

Dustin Hurst: I was working for a security company on the night of July 4, 2004 when some idiot vandalized the band shell right in front of a bike cop. The guy took off running and the chase was on. The cop, still on his…

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Nikolay and Maria Yefremov sit for a portrait in their extended family home in north Spokane, Wash. Friday March 26, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 4.5.10 

Nikolay and Maria Yefremov sit for a portrait in their extended family home in north Spokane March 26. The Ukrainian couple emigrated from their homeland 18 years ago as the Soviet Union dissolved. America, says their daughter Lubov Chuyashov, offered them the opportunity to practice…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.5.10 

Dalton Bynum, left, antagonizes Sunnie Wynn as she prepares to take part in a cricket spitting contest at the 25th Annual Insect Zoo at the University of Georgia on Friday in Athens, Ga. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) Top Cutlines:1. Not…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.5.10 

5:59 p.m. Officers are looking for a gold 2004 Subaru Legacy on I-90 in CdA area, that was reported stolen from Bonner County. Car has "Vietnam Veteran" on bumper.5:19 p.m. Caller reports that juveniles have broken into a residence in 1600 block of Tall Timber…

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Cis @ 70 10 

Look at this face … What do you see … Do you see the winkles and ages spots? Or do you see me? What you don’t see, is the little girl who rode horses and had a goat for a pet, as well as cat…

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.5.10

Otis G, Mavis, Bailey & Faith were hanging out in downtown San Felipe last Wednesday, a place that was only 80 miles from the epicenter of the big earthquake last week. They don't look very shook up.Happy Alchemy Day/Accidental Rabbit TrailsForty and the firsts/Adventure Junkie…

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ISP: Traffic Stop Leads To Bomb Squad 

the Idaho State Police made a traffic stop on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene regarding a traffic violation. During the traffic stop two individuals identified as Julianne M Lewis (Pasco Washington)and William F Heavyrunner (Browning, Mt)were taken into custody. Inside the vehicle were found guns, drugs…

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Marc: Allred Not Making In-roads Yet 

Still, last week's Rasmussen poll does help cement the developing storyline that Otter is the prohibitive favorite. There is a lot of time until November, but that perception is starting to set. The poll, among other things, should be a wake up call to the…

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The 'ROAD' To Happiness 

Junior was telling me yesterday that the joke around medical schools is that the "ROAD" to happiness goes through one of the four following fields: Radiology = R, Ophthamology = O, Anesthesiology = A, and Dermatology = D -- the joke being that those fields…

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Cindy, DFO: Close Encounters w/Blues 16 

Cindy writes in the comments section: "I just experienced a close encounter with a bail bondsman and SPD officers who tackled a runner at Fred Meyer. Right in the produce department! The dude's head hit the floor and it really did sound like a watermelon."…

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Don: Out, Out, Damn Blog Anonymity 26 

Don Sausser is one of my favorite Merry Hucksters, although he still doesn't like the fact that HBO and most other newspaper blog sites allow anonymity to posters. Today, he wrote: "This morning's SR editorial page features an interesting Leonard Pitts comment regarding anonymous blog…

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Kathy: Sleepless In Grangeville 

One thing I think about when I wake up in the middle of the night is all the wrongs people have committed against me. Did anybody ever tell you, for example, that you would reach a point when your body would turn against you and…

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Avista Dan: We're Here For You 

Unless you’re me (or most Avista employees), you probably don’t go to bed every night thinking about energy – nor should you. That’s what we’re here for. As long as the lights turn on every day, the furnace fires up with natural gas every morning…

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HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.5.10 

A cat named Leon hangs out in a flowing crabapple tree in Oakland, Ore., this morning. The fruit trees in south western Oregon have mostly blossomed and are starting to leaf out. (Robin Loznak/robinloznak.com)Playball! Mariners open season vs. Oakland/Seattle P-IUMontana looking to jump to Division…

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High Noon: Studying Female Leaders 

A University of Idaho study is examining women leaders in the state since the 19th Amendment granting voting rights to women was added to the Constitution more than nine decades ago. Kathy Canfield-Davis (pictured), one of the researchers and an assistant professor at the University…

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President Barack Obama, wearing a Washington Nationals jacket and a Chicago White Sox hat, delivers the ceremonial first pitch during opening day ceremonies for a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, Monday, April 5, 2010, at Nationals Park in Washington. (Pablo Monsivais / Associated Press)

Play Ball! 

President Barack Obama, wearing a Washington Nationals jacket and a Chicago White Sox hat, delivers the ceremonial first pitch during opening day ceremonies for a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals on Monday at Nationals Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Question:…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.5.10

11:53 a.m. Caller reports there's an unwanted person in 6300 block of 4th/CdA.11:43 a.m. Female on Courcelles Parkway/Coeur d'Alene Place reports that her boyfriend and another man are arguing vehemently re: computers.11:12 a.m. Female reports that she felt intimidated at a western county post office.11…

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Masters Crowd Welcomes Tiger Back 

Tiger Woods said he was "blown away" by the reception he received from the crowds at Augusta after playing his first public golf since November. About 500 spectators watched the 34-year-old take part in the first official practice session for the Masters on Monday. "What…

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Different Easter Bunnies 14 

My sister-in-law Carin reported this comment from her 6YO daughter on Easter Sunday: "Mommy, are there Easter bunnies for different parts of the world, like Russia, China, and Idaho?"Question: How would you answer that?

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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.