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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

Wall Street Tops 11,000 

Lifted by optimism about corporate profits, a recovering economy and the latest debt-relief plan for Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11000, something it hadn't achieved since the financial system began teetering nearly 19 months ago. By inching past the milestone—rising just 8.62…

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Former Seattle Mariners Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson, Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez, from left, and current Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. gather after Johnson threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners' baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

P.S. The Way They Were 13 

Former Seattle Mariners Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson, Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez, from left, and current Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. gather after Johnson threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners' baseball game against the Oakland Athletics this afternoon. The M's are currently trailing…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.12.10 11 

I goofed up today by not posting separate Wild Cards. I didn't realize the corner I'd painted myself into until I thought about moving The Political Sandbox up the thread w/a large photo attached to it. I didn't think that photo of Lech Walesa would…

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A mallard duck lays it's second egg in her new nest amongst the tulips, April 10, 2010 outside the Lincoln Building on the 800 block of west Riverside Ave in Spokane, Wa. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 4.12:10 

A mallard duck lays it's second egg in her new nest amongst the tulips Saturday outside the Lincoln Building on the 800 block of west Riverside Ave in Spokane. (Dan Pelle/SR)NIdahoan to remain in jail prior to child porn trial/Melissa Luck, KXLYNew jury selected in…

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Golden State Warriors center Ronny Turiaf gestures after they scored a three-point shot during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 107-104. (Mark Terrill / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.12.10 

Rather than tell you what's going on here or staging one of our cutline contests today. I'd rather ask what former Golden State Warriors center Ronny Turiaf, a former Gonzaga Bulldog, is trying to say during action with the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night?1. Winding…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.12.10 

4:38 p.m. Resident in 1000 block of William/Post Falls reports a heavy-set woman in stretch pants tried to steal her dog.4:07 p.m. Paul Bunyan on government way reports an attempt to pass counterfeit money.4:04 p.m. An attached garage has caught fire @ 923 W. Emma/CdA.4:02…

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.12.10

"Workers organized thousands of trees into rows on Friday morning in preparation for the annual Free Tree Give-Away in Post Falls on Saturday at Q'emiln Park," posts KerriT/OnLocation North Idaho.John Paul II/Accidental Rabbit Trails56 miles in Peloton/Adventure Junkie MomThe gleanings of the fields/Arch DruidApril is…

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Publisher Carl Esposito, left, and Editor Todd Foster, right, celebrate the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service won by the Bristol  Herald Courier in Bristol, Va. on Monday, April 12, 2010. (David Crigger / Bristol Herald Courier)

Ex-SR CDA Staffer Celebrates Pulitzer 

Publisher Carl Esposito, left, and Editor Todd Foster, right, celebrate the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service won by the Bristol Herald Courier in Bristol, Va. on Monday. For those of you keeping score at home, Foster worked in the Coeur d'Alene newsroom of The…

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Jeanie: Lukins & Annis Founder Dies

JeanieS: Couldn't find a wild card other than this. I just learned that Scott Lukins, founding father of Lukins & Annis passed away yesterday from a fall he took on Friday. Mr. Lukins marked our hallways everyday. A very elegant man, very professional, very compassionate.…

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Wearing Wrigley Wrappers 

In this Sunday image made from video provided by KMIT-TV, Elizabeth Rasmuson and boyfriend, Jordan Weaver, wear a dress and vest made of gum wrappers from Wrigley's "5 gum" in shades of blue and white in Garner, Iowa. They will be wearing them at their…

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Bumpersnicker 

Early Thursday morning in the Hangman Hills in Spokane County, Frito Ray spotted this bumpersnicker on a white VW van, loaded with stickers, with a female at the wheel: "They don't pay me enough to stay pissed off."

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Kathy: Grandparenting Means Your Old 

Right there is the problem. It's not that I can't offer the same love and attention to my granddaughters that I did with my own three children when they were babes. I can still get down on the floor and color in coloring books; I…

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Rio Curtis of Gooding, Idaho walks around the concourse of the Idaho Center during the Professional Bull Riders Nampa Invitational on Sunday, April 11, 2010 in Nampa, Idaho. (Charlie Litchfield / Idaho Press-tribune)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.12.10 

Rio Curtis of Gooding, Idaho walks around the concourse of the Idaho Center during the Professional Bull Riders Nampa Invitational on Sunday in Nampa. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)Cartoon: Friend or foe?/Milt Priggee, Seattle P-IInjured baby improving at Spokane hospital/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR; KREM photoComedian…

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High Noon: Idiot Driver Blog Needed 13 

Lynne: I need to start an Idiot Driver Blog. grrrr. Was traveling alongside a fully loaded logging truck on Hwy 95 this morning when the idiot in front of me not only swerved sharply in front of him, cutting him off, but then slammed on…

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HOLD - World Cup Trick Shot Champion Ewa Mataya Laurance, The Striking Viking, lines up a shot during a demonstration in Calgary, Friday, April 9, 2010. The Striking Viking has beaten men badly in billiards, but she says only when they deserved it. (Jeff Mcintosh / The Canadian Press)

Males No Match For Striking Viking 

World Cup Trick Shot Champion Ewa Mataya Laurance, The Striking Viking, lines up a shot during a demonstration in Calgary on Friday. The Striking Viking has beaten men badly in billiards, but she says only when they deserved it. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)Question:…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.12.10

11:17 a.m. A white 2001 Chevy pickup, with city stickers on the side, has been missing from the city of Coeur d'Alene since Saturday.10:37 a.m. 14YO male is having a seizure in a local high school gym.10:22 a.m. Landlord reports he was threatened by renters…

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Wayne: Solons Did Some Good Things 

My mom told me that if I can't say something nice, I shouldn't say anything at all. She said I'd "catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." Or something like that. I'm not very good at following Mom's advice. Sure I've been complimentary of…

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HBO Poll: Don't Swap For Pfc Bergdahl 

Weekend Poll: 102 of 152 respondents (67%) said the U.S. shouldn't swap prisoners to free Idaho Pfc Bowe Bergdahl from terrorists holding him in the Middle East. 45 of 102 (30%) said the U.S. should make a swap. Last week, Congressman Walt Minnick said he…

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240 Homeless Kids In CdA Schools? 

A Berry Picker sends along a message circulated this morning in Coeur d'Alene high schools: "The Coeur d’Alene School District currently has 240 homeless students and CHS Baseball is sponsoring a game between the CHS Vikings and LCHS Timberwolves May 5th, 6 pm at McEuen…

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MikeK: Brannon Suit Harms My Family 40 

Councilman MikeK: I hope people who think this is a “good decision” contemplate the fact that I am now having to raise money and I'm personally liable for the costs of legal representation here because I won the election. My family is having to bear…

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Man Fires Shotgun Near Census Worker 12 

A northern Idaho man who police say fired his shotgun near a U.S. census worker who was trying to deliver a census form has been cited for exhibition of a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor. Fifty-4-year-old Richard L. Powell of St. Maries faces up to six…

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Former Polish President Lech Walesa reacts during a Mass dedicated to the victims of the presidential plane crash in Gdansk,  Poland, Sunday, April 11, 2010. Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and some of the country's highest military and civilian leader died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came for landing in fog in Smolensk, western Russia. (Krzysztof Mystkowski / Associated Press)

The Political Sandbox -- 4.12.10 

Former Polish President Lech Walesa reacts during a Mass dedicated to the victims of the presidential plane crash in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday. Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and some of the country's highest military and civilian leader died on Saturday when the presidential…

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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.