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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010

Wild Card/Weekend -- 4.10.10 21 

Statewide candidates from Sufferin' Idaho are starting to visit us -- Demo Keith Allred on Friday, Demo Stan Olson today, and Justice Roger Burdick on Monday. So that means the primary election season is upon us. In some cases, like Burdick's, the primary election will…

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This Sunday, April 4, 2010 picture provided by Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College, shows a pair of eagles who fell into the snow in Valdez, Alaska. An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for the pair engaged in a mating dance in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The surviving female bird is recovering from injuries sustained when the winged couple slammed beak first into a hard snowbank in what her rescuers believe was an aerial courting ritual gone awry. The male died in the impact. (Bob Benda / Bob Benda)

A Passionate Final Dance 

Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College, shows a pair of eagles who fell into the snow in Valdez, Alaska, last Sunday. An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for the pair engaged in a mating dance…

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MamaJD: No To Bergdahl Swap, Alas 

MamaJD: Minnick's idea that we trade 1 not 1000 follows the same thought process that if your are hit by a train, it's the caboose that kills you. As much as it pains me as a supporter of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, I don't want his…

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Epithet, Punch Land Man In Hospital 

Item: One word, one punch, 19YO man lands in hospital/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: It all started with one word. And it ended with one punch, allegedly. David Whitt, 19, spent Thursday night in the hospital with his jaw freshly broken in two places.…

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FILE - Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York, in this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo. Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz," died. Friday morning April 9, 2010 according to his caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was 94 and was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film. (Charles Sykes / Sykec)

Meinhardt Raabe, 94, Munchkin, RIP 

Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York, in this Sept. 24, 2009, file photo. Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz," died. Friday morning, according to his…

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NIdaho Ski Resorts Open This Weekend 

Recent snowfall is encouraging area skiers to haul up to the mountains to get in some runs before the 2009-10 season shuts down. Both Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Silver Mountain Ski Resort will have skiing this weekend. Schweitzer, in Sandpoint, will offer runs all day…

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Borah Girl Challenges Lacrosse Rules 12 

Item: Should girls be allowed to play boys lacrosse? A Borah High student is challenging the league's ruling to keep her out/Jesse Zentz, Idaho StatesmanMore Info: When Borah High sophomore Sara Maras decided to play boys lacrosse, she didn't intend to cause a commotion. But…

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Dennis: Political Violence UnAmerican 41 

In 1981 President Ronald Reagan stood and raised his hand for the first of his three Swearings In, during his 8 years in office *. The liberals tore their clothes and threw ashes in the air. All was lost, they thought. In less than two…

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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.