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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

Stickman: Tourists Bug Me 68 

Stickman: Money doesn't always equal good. I hate them in a sense. I love the winter months, when no one is around. This time of year, they all come out of the woodwork and want to look good. I call them 'fancy dancers', it's all…

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A couple shares a kiss near blossoming colors of a magnolia in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. The temperature in the Ukrainian capital is about 11 Celsius (52 F) on Tuesday. (Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated Press)

Parting Shot -- 4.21.10

A couple shares a kiss near blossoming colors of a magnolia in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday. The temperature in the Ukrainian capital is about 11 Celsius (52 F) on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Mad Mary's Wild Card -- 4.21.10 13 

I was sorry to hear of the recent death of Aree "Mad Mary" Cameron, 62. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, she made a mark on Coeur d'Alene cuisine by opening Mad Mary's Thair Food Restaurant on Sherman Avenue and later Northwest Boulevard (near the old Pines),…

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Top Story: Benewah Breaks Deal -- Tribe 18 

Benewah County officials have apparently gone back on their word to sign the cross deputization agreement reached with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe that was presented to the Idaho House Judiciary and Rules Committee in March. Instead, earlier this week, county officials sent the Tribe a…

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Saint Martin's University civil engineering student Jennifer Hatfield volunteers as a practice target before a group of department professors took the stage for a pie tossing fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief Tuesday, April 20, 2010 on the Lacey, Wash. campus. The event, which brought in $2,300, was organized by the university's engineering department, which plans a trip to Haiti with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). They will work on service projects to help those affected by the recent earthquake. (Steve Bloom / The Olympian)

PM Headlines -- 4.21.10

Saint Martin's University civil engineering student Jennifer Hatfield volunteers as a practice target before a group of department professors took the stage for a pie tossing fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief Tuesday on the Lacey, Wash., campus. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Steve Bloom)April sun raises Inland…

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A bullfrog peeks out from the surface in a water hazard on the 18th hole during the final round of the girls' regional golf tournament at Eagle Pointe Golf Course in Mont Belvieu, Texas Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.21.10 

A bullfrog peeks out from the surface in a water hazard on the 18th hole during the final round of the girls' regional golf tournament at Eagle Pointe Golf Course in Mont Belvieu, Texas, Tuesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)Top Cutlines:1.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.21.10 

5:38 p.m. 2-vehicle crash is blocking offramp @ I-90 & H41/Post Falls.5:33 p.m. Alaska caller reports he has info re: girl who ran away from Kyler/Hayden home 30 minutes ago.5:29 p.m. A German shepherd has bitten a child @ H41 & Stevens/Rathdrum.5:14 p.m. A bag…

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2nd National Blog Finds Harley Brown 

Harley D. Brown, a congressional candidate in the Republican primary for Idaho's 1st district, represents the best (or worst) of far-right, anti-government politics. He demands that President Obama produce his birth certificate, and professes "an intense burning desire to destroy all the works of those…

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David Kernell, center, returns to the Federal Courthouse with his attorney's Wade Davies, right, and Anne Passino after a lunch break Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn. Kernell was a University of Tennessee student majoring in economics when prosecutors say he hacked into the Yahoo! account Palin sometimes used for state business. (Wade Payne / Fr23601 Ap)

Suspected Palin Hacker Faces Court 

David Kernell, center, returns to the Federal Courthouse with his attorney's Wade Davies, right, and Anne Passino after a lunch break Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn. Kernell was a University of Tennessee student majoring in economics when prosecutors say he hacked into the Yahoo! account Palin…

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Mike: Uncle Appeared On 'Quincy' Show 

Councilman MikeK: True story - my uncle Raymond Duke had a small and occasionally recurring role on the TV series “Quincy” with Jack Klugman. Everything I need to know about autopsies I learned from Klugman and Dick Van Dyke. So I've got that going for…

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.21.10 

See why Larry Sanders (who pitched for years on my Church League softball team in days gone by) is holding several gift cards to Cabela's by reading Kerri Thoreson's More Main Street 3-fer below.Kindergarten newby/A Butterfly MomentGrizzlman adventure, Part 1 & Part 2/Adventure Junkie MomDirty…

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Tankovich: Not A Racist, Moves A Lot 14 

In the jailhouse interview with KXLY, though, Tankovich insisted that he's not a racist. But what about your Aryan Pride tattoos, asked reporter Sally Showman. His response? "I know its ties and what other people assume it means ... In California it doesn't have that…

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GladysAnn Wells, Director, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, uses gloves to show off a page of original court transcripts from the 1881 Coroner's Inquest in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, during a news conference before the documents are handed over to the Arizona State Archives Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Phoenix.  The 36-page hand-written account of witness testimony given after the shootout that left three men dead in Tombstone, Ariz., had been missing for years, until found by two court clerks cleaning out storage space at the Bisbee, Ariz., courthouse in March. (Ross Franklin / Associated Press)

OK Corral Inquest Transcripts Found

GladysAnn Wells, Director, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, uses gloves to show off a page of original court transcripts from the 1881 Coroner's Inquest in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, during a news conference before the documents are handed over to the…

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Cabbage Boy: Of One-Room Schools 

Cabbage Boy: I went to a one room country school back in elementary. We had a simple kitchen we were allowed to use. But we didn't have indoor plumbing for the first four years. The outdoor biffy was great for the boys, it meant a…

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Steve: School Lunches Of Yore 

You’ve heard a lot of whining lately about how unhealthy school lunches are supposed to be. Heck, a group of retired military officers recently labeled cafeteria fare a national security threat because it’s making young adults too fat to enlist. Those veterans have probably forgotten…

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FILE - In this July 25, 2008 picture, J.R. Zazweta, Idaho Fish and Game senior wildlife technician at the Steling Wildlife Refuge, left, and volunteer Dale Azevedo, of Preston, Idaho, carry two fledgling American white pelicans from the colony's creche to be banded on Idaho's Gull Island in the Blackfoot Reservoir. Idaho Department of Fish and Game managers released three badgers and two skunks in April 2010 on the island in its fight against pelicans that are eating too many sport fish and hurting sensitive populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. (Bill Schaefer / Fr26944 Ap)

HucksOnline: Best Of INW -- 4.21.10

J.R. Zazweta, Idaho Fish and Game senior wildlife technician at the Steling Wildlife Refuge, left, and volunteer Dale Azevedo, of Preston, Idaho, carry two fledgling American white pelicans from the colony's creche to be banded on Idaho's Gull Island in the Blackfoot Reservoir. Idaho Department…

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Marijuana smokers gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from "420" - insider shorthand for cannabis consumption. (Marcio Sanchez / Associated Press)

High Noon: Portland 6th For Pot Use 10 

Marijuana smokers gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Tuesday. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from "420" - insider shorthand for cannabis consumption. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)In a ranking…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.21.10 

11:28 a.m. Spencer has questions re: tobacco and juveniles.11:16 a.m. Tow truck driver reports that a Cedar Street/Post Falls resident has threatened to harm him after refusing to let him leave.11:11 a.m. A Willow Lake Loop/CdA resident is fighting over a vehicle issue w/his homeowners…

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HBO Poll: 'Coach Pete' Pay Too High 

Tuesday Poll: 81 of 138 respondents (59%) said that the pay of $8M over 5 years for Boise State football coach Chris Petersen is too high in these tight economic times. 81 of 138 (38%) said it was a proper amount for someone w/Petersen's record.Jorgenson-Vick…

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This image provided by the FBI shows a suspect in the process of robbing a bank. The FBI says the elderly, gray-haired bank robber nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit" has struck again in San Diego County. The FBI and local police say the man, who wears prescription glasses and appears to be in his 70s, has robbed seven banks, including one on Tuesday April 20, 2010. (Fbi)

Geezer Bandit Strikes Again 

This image provided by the FBI shows a suspect in the process of robbing a bank. The FBI says the elderly, gray-haired bank robber nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit" has struck again in San Diego County. The FBI and local police say the man, who wears…

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DFO: Unwise To Dis Paper Interviews 

At Adam's Blog Tuesday, blogger Adam Graham says he understands one of the reasons why state Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, refuses to meet with the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board. Palmer doesn't expect to win the Statesman endorsement. Seems several Republican candidates are bailing out of…

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Repubs Schedule Coroner Debate 

The three Republican candidates for Kootenai County coroner -- Tom Cronin, Douglas R. Stafford, and Debbie Wilkey -- will participate in a debate Thursday, sponsored by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. The event is scheduled for noon at the Song Bird Theater, 315 Fourth St.,…

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New design of the $100 bill is shown after it was unveiled at the Treasury Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 21, 2010. (Manuel Ceneta / Associated Press)

Political Sandbox -- 4.21.10 34 

New design of the $100 bill is shown after it was unveiled at the Treasury Department in Washington this morning. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)You can use this wild card to discuss the new design on the $100 bill or any political issue you want ...

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Prime Beauty: An Embarrassing Pratfall 

Blogger Cindy of Prime Beauty tweets today: "Had 1 of my most embarrassing moments today ... Fell while walking to a meeting in a dress & heels in front of 2 men+3 women-uggggQuestion: Describe an embarrassing pratfall or moment that you've had this month?

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Kevin: In Praise Of Betsy Russell 

It is unusual for us to use this space to praise one of our competitors. When it comes to open government, though, the media should be allies. And we're glad to have Betsy Russell on our side. The Spokane Spokesman-Review Statehouse reporter is a passionate,…

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