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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010


A dog wears a sign at a tea party rally in Monterey, Calif. on Thursday, April 15, 2010. (Orville Myers / The Monterey County Herald)

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.16.10 71 

A dog wears a sign at a tea party rally in Monterey, Calif. on Thursday. (AP Photo/The Monterey County Herald, Orville Myers)Sorry Hucksters. You're on your own for a bit. I'll toss some stuff up periodically, but I'm hitting the road again. It's you know,…

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In this April 14, 2010 photo provided by NASA, the four female astronauts currently on the International Space Station, clockwise from lower right: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, and Naoko Yamazaki pose for a photo in the Cupola while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station. (Nasa)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.16.10 15 

The four female astronauts currently on the International Space Station, clockwise from lower right: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, and Naoko Yamazaki pose for a photo in the Cupola while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)Top Cutlines:#1 After…

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Historic Tweets 

The Library of Congress announced Wednesday via its official Twitter feed that it would be adding tweets to its inventory of published works. The addition of the vast body of public tweets sent since Twitter's founding in March 2006 is the latest step in the…

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Amateur beekeeper Dean Dupree tends to his honeybee hives on his property in southeast Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

The buzz on bees 

Amateur beekeeper Dean Dupree tends to his honeybee hives on his property in southeast Spokane.Spokane County planning officials decided Thursday to think twice before sticking their fingers into a beehive.The Planning Commission voted unanimously to table indefinitely a proposal to introduce restrictions on beekeeping in…

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The Spokesman-Review Cougars head football coach Paul Wulff has his sights set on a recruiting class that he considers special. (File)

The headline that made me chuckle 13 

Cougars toughen up at tight end positionPULLMAN – As a disappointing season wore on last fall, injuries and a lack of productivity combined to make the tight end position almost irrelevant in the Washington State University offense.By the time the Apple Cup rolled around, WSU…

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Justice Department may want to read your e-mail 13 

Glen Greenwald at Salon.com writes: A very significant case involving core privacy protections is now being litigated, where the Obama Justice Department is seeking to obtain from Yahoo "all emails" sent and received by multiple Yahoo email accounts, despite the fact that DOJ has never…

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Brothers Ira Tankovich, left, William Tankovich, center, and Frank Tankovich are charged with malicious harassment. The brothers are accused of harassing a man because of his ethnicity in August 2009. (Photo Dep / Courtesy of Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)

Judge: Evidence lacking in hate crime case 

The judge on a Coeur d’Alene hate crime trial said Thursday that if he were ruling on the case instead of a jury, he would find that insufficient evidence existed for conviction.Kootenai County 1st District Judge John Luster made the comment while denying a defense…

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Matthew Fox, right, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje appear in a scene from the ABC television series drama "Lost." 
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Lost 15 

Only five episodes left, and then I can go back to sneering at television. Well. After Survivor and the Amazing Race conclude.Bob Sassone has six questions he wants answered before the show ends. Among them; what is the island? Who are the skeletons? And what…

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HBO Poll: Sour Grapes 

Thursday's Poll: 132 of 182 respondents (73%) said that Jim Brannon's ongoing lawsuit to overturn his 5-vote loss to Mike Kennedy in the 2009 City Council elections is no more than "sour grapes." 50 of 182 respondents (27%) said that the lawsuit represents Brannon's attempt…

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McGruber: Did Minnick Win Or Lose? 14 

McGruber: Hey DFO maybe you can make a new post about the endorsement of Minnick by the Tea Party Express since that's an interesting topic that was hijacked to a birther rant. I'm curious what the D's think about their lone standard bearer in Idaho…

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Letter: Not Front Page News 

Give me a break! Is the Post Falls Police Department shooting another dog front page headline news? Where am I? How about something about Aunt Bee’s cookout last week? Real headlines/Dick Garvey, Coeur d'Alene Press/letters to the editor.Question: I posted this out front here at…

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Avista Dan: 115 E-mails & Counting 

Over the next few days, Avista will be sending out e-mails to Washington and Idaho customers (who have provided us their e-mail address through their utility account). The message, from Avista Utilities President Dennis Vermillion is pasted below in its entirety. The e-mail is a…

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Spokane Hoopfest Make Guinness Book 

The Spokane Hoopfest Association has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament. The official record is based on the 2009 tournament which included 26,656 players on 6,725 teams. Nearly 800 teams have registered for the 2010 tournament, which is…

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Reading Signs @ Spokane Tea Party 44 

Jonathan Brunt/SR Spin Control read the following signs Thursday at the Spokane Tea Party, featuring guest speaker Butch Otter (More here):Armed and dangerous, with my voteOppose ObamunismLiberty or DeathFox News for the truthThanks to Obama: No jobs, TARP, bad economy, big spending, debt and default…

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Commissioner Wannabes Make Case 

Item: Commissioner candidates make their case: Six hopefuls spoke in Coeur d'Alene Thursday/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: Candidates for Kootenai County commissioner described their visions for local conservation and development on Thursday at a candidate forum put on by Kootenai Environmental Alliance. Some of…

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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.