Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 51° Partly Cloudy

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010



Tax Day Wild Card -- 4.15.10 10 

I didn't mention today that I survived my annual physical and got an attaboy from Doc Chisholm at Ironwood Family Medicine. I'm still waiting for the numbers on the blood work. But I'm delighted that I'm on the right side of another annual physical. I…

Continue reading this post »


Tea Party Express Backs Minnick 51 

The lone congressional Democrat to be endorsed by the Tea Party movement will accept the endorsement, even though his campaign is concerned about the optics. Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho) received the official electoral backing of the Tea Party Express (the largest group affiliated with the…

Continue reading this post »


Elk cross the Gardner River near Mammoth in Montana  in Yellowstone National Park, APril 6, 2010. (Angela Schneider/ The Livingston Enterprise) (Angela Schneider / The Livingston Enterprise)

PM Headlines -- 4.15.10

Elk cross the Gardner River near Mammoth in Montana in Yellowstone National Park recently. (Angela Schneider/ The Livingston Enterprise)2nd Homes: Having it all in Sandpoint/Larry Olmsted, USA TodayHaiti judge drops charges against 9 of 10 Baptists/Katy Moeller, StatesmanForeclosures down in Washington, Idaho/Sally Showman, KXLYTea Party…

Continue reading this post »


A person dressed as a giant condom walks past visitors standing in a queue to visit the Red Ribbon express train, background, at a railway station in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 15, 2010. The Red Ribbon express train is traveling across the country as part of a campaign to spread awareness on HIV and AIDS. (Mahesh A / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.15.10 15 

A person dressed as a giant condom walks past visitors standing in a queue to visit the Red Ribbon express train, background, at a railway station in Hyderabad, India, Thursday. The Red Ribbon express train is traveling across the country as part of a campaign…

Continue reading this post »


Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.15.10

5:51 p.m. Transient who has been kicked out of Denny's/4th Street numerous times tried to get in the back door and threatened an employee with a stick.5:46 p.m. An 18YO male was knocked unconscious when he flipped a 4-wheeler @ Justice Court & Robison/Hayden.5:33 p.m.…

Continue reading this post »


HBO Blogosphere -- 4.15.10 

If you don't know who classical guitarist Leon Atkinson from Sandpoint is, you need to read Ralph Bartholdt's Skookum Photography post on this North Idaho original here.10 silly things that make me happy/A Butterfly MomentDan English county clerk/Bay ViewsFrom headlines re: Otto Zehm/Community CommentBuyer's remorse/Dogwalk…

Continue reading this post »


Ward Disses Minnick Tea Party Backing 

Vaughn Ward’s statement on the Tea Party Express endorsement of Walt Minnick: "This endorsement does not change the fact that Walt Minnick’s first vote in Congress was for Nancy Pelosi and her liberal agenda of higher taxes, more spending, and a more intrusive federal government…

Continue reading this post »


Roger Warrick, 71, from Boise, waves his flag on the state capitol steps in downtown Boise, Idaho during a Tea Party Boise tax day rally on Thursday, April 15, 2010. "I'm really worried about the way this country is headed," said Warrick. " I see this country moving further and further to the left, in fact, I almost think it's moving toward communism. And I look at my grandchildren in which I have 23 and I see the debt that's piling up under this administration and I just feel so bad for my children and grandchildren. We need to get involved and change this and we need to get back to the conservative principles that built this country." (Shawn Raaecke / The Idaho Statesman)

Tea Party Boise Rallies For Change 

Roger Warrick, 71, from Boise, waves his flag on the state capitol steps in downtown Boise, Idaho during a Tea Party Boise tax day rally on Thursday. "I'm really worried about the way this country is headed," said Warrick. " I see this country moving…

Continue reading this post »


Was Hux Quote Used w/o Attribution? 

Question from Berry Picker: Did you notice that the Coeur d'Alene Press story cited information from Huckleberries Online without providing attribution. My guess is they edited out the attribution to not give you any credit. What do you think?"Kennedy commented online after a recent Press…

Continue reading this post »


Starr: State Wrong Re: Fund-raising 10 

In a letter to City Clerk Susan Weathers Wednesday, attorney Starr Kelso (pictured) said that the Secretary of State's office is wrong when it says that any fund-raising to aid Jim Brannon's election challenge is subject to campaign finance laws. Kelso was responding to a…

Continue reading this post »


FILE - In this May 6, 2009 photo, Stormy Daniels visits a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans.  The Louisiana-born porn star announced Thursday, April 15, 2010 that she will not run for U.S. Senate in her home state, ending a yearlong flirtation with politics that began as  incumbent Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was working to overcome a sex  scandal. (Bill Haber / Associated Press)

Porn Star Bows Out of US Senate Race 

Stormy Daniels visits a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans. The Louisiana-born porn star announced earlier today that she will not run for U.S. Senate in her home state, ending a yearlong flirtation with politics that began as incumbent Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was working…

Continue reading this post »


Tea Partiers: Wealthier, More Educated 27 

Tea-party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to a New York…

Continue reading this post »


KREM2: Deputy Sues Over Burger Spit 

A sheriff's deputy in Washington state is suing Burger King and a franchise operator over a Whopper he says a worker spit on. Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Edward Bylsma says in the lawsuit that he stopped for a meal at a Vancouver, Wash., Burger King…

Continue reading this post »


Brent: Pizza Delivery Beats Recession 

Brent Andrews: My pizza delivery gig for this Great Recession pays about $15 an hour with tips - sometimes up to $30/hr. - not bad work, either, 'specially if you don't mind mopping the store and doing a few dishes. You probably don't mind that.…

Continue reading this post »


Noon: 2000 Attend Boise Tea Party 12 

Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise snapped this photo of today's Tea Party crowd in Boise for her Eye On Boise blog. Betsy posts: "The crowd was pretty mixed, with people of all ages, from young parents with toddlers to older people in lawn chairs to teens."…

Continue reading this post »



Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.15.10 

11:56 a.m. Caller has questions re: dropping battery charges.11:54 a.m. EMTs ask for police assistance b/c a 38YO female subject to a psych evaluation tried to attack a fireman @ Main & Seltice/Post Falls.11:51 a.m. Caller, from Kathleen & Glen Hollow, reports that a neighbor…

Continue reading this post »



Idaho Blogosphere -- 4.15.10 

Achilles heel -- Raul Labrador: My call is that Raul's years of service in the Legislature will be singled down to one thing: attendance. We're seeing that now. (As if former-Legislator Mark Snodgrass REALLY cares about Raul's absences...). Big news. Yawn....Legislators are gone all the…

Continue reading this post »


In this photo taken April 8, 2010, Emily Auth displays some of her collection of Crocs outside her home in Kokomo, Ind. Auth calls herself a Crocs hypocrite because she mocked the shoes when she first saw them. But the 25-year-old loves them so much she ended up wearing red high-heel Crocs at her wedding last summer. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

She No Longer Mocks Crocs 

Emily Auth displays some of her collection of Crocs outside her home in Kokomo, Ind. Auth calls herself a Crocs hypocrite because she mocked the shoes when she first saw them. But the 25-year-old loves them so much she ended up wearing red high-heel Crocs…

Continue reading this post »



HBO Poll: Accountant Does MyTaxes 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of 61 of 152 respondents (40%) said that an accountant does their taxes for them. 50 of 152 (33%) said they use tax software to do their taxes. 30 of 152 (20%) said they do their own taxes. 8 of 152…

Continue reading this post »


Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski takes a minute to shoot some hoops after leaving a conference on climate change at the Knight Law School in Eugene, Ore. Wednesday April 14, 2010. (Chris Pietsch / The Register-guard)

The Political Sandbox 18 

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski takes a minute to shoot some hoops after leaving a conference on climate change at the Knight Law School in Eugene, Ore., Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)TPS: You can use this wild card to discuss the…

Continue reading this post »

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.