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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

Bonner General Workers Win $200K 

Recipients of a $200,000 winning lottery ticket have no plans to quit their jobs at Bonner General Hospital. The 12 people who pitched in 10 bucks apiece as part of a co-op ticket heard Thusday morning that their Idaho Powerball ticket was a prizewinner. It…

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Protestors hold signs outside the hotel where Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor,  is scheduled to speak to a gathering of Lane County Republicans in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, April 23, 2010. (Don Ryan / Associated Press)

P.S. Oregon Protestors Greet Palin 20 

Looks like Sandpoint-born Sarah Palin got a less-than-warm reception from demonstrators today. Protestors hold signs outside the hotel where Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor, is scheduled to speak to a gathering of Lane County Republicans in Eugene, Ore. on Friday. (AP…

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YouTube Wild Card -- 4.23.10 10 

It's hard to believe but YouTube turned 5 years old today. I've posted several videos on HucksOnline from YouTube. And, of course, watch them when I'm trying to catch up on something I didn't see. I've never posted a video on YouTube. Have you? You…

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Idaho Pro-Lifers Endorse Labrador 10 

Idaho Chooses Life (ICL), a pro-life group, has thrown its support to state Rep. Raul Labrador in the Republican primary election for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Labrador is facing Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist, for the right to face Democrat incumbent Walt Minnick in the…

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San Francisco 49ers first-round draft picks Mike Iupati, left, a guard from Idaho, and Anthony Davis, right, tackle from Rutgers, pose in the locker room at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 23, 2010. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

PM: Iupati To Wear No. 77 -- 4.23.10

San Francisco 49ers first-round draft picks Mike Iupati, left, a guard from Idaho, and Anthony Davis, right, tackle from Rutgers, pose in the locker room at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Bonner General workers win $200,000 lottery/Ralph Bartholdt, BeeOlympic gold medal…

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Lottery winner Christopher Shaw, 29, smiles while talking with reporters following a ceremony at the Missouri Lottery offices Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Jefferson City, Mo. (Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.23.10 14 

Christopher Shaw, 29, winner of the $258.5M lottery, smiles while talking with reporters following a ceremony at the Missouri Lottery offices Thursday in Jefferson City, Mo. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Top Cutlines:1. View from the left: what the average Tea Party member looks…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.23.10 

5:29 p.m. 2 blue heelers are chasing cats around Stateline Showgirls/Stateline.5:17 p.m. A 10YO boy has suffered an open, compound leg fracture in an accident at the Rathdrum Skate Park, 7917 W. Main.5:13 p.m. Off-duty Post Falls officer sees someone toss a beercan from Grand…

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HBO's Blogosphere -- 4.23.10 

"Many of you have read of the trials and tribulations of Howard White and the Saddle-Up Cafe in Athol," posts Herb Huseland/Bay Views. "It burned a couple of years ago which I covered both in the blog and in the Spokesman-Review. Fortunately, the kitchen survived,…

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San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Mike Iupati, a guard from Idaho, smiles during an NFL football news conference at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 23, 2010. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

Mike Iupati Meets 49er Press 

San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Mike Iupati, a guard from Idaho, smiles during an NFL football news conference at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday. See: Draft Day profile here. Bleacher Report: Grading the 49ers 1st-round picks here. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Question: Do you…

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A Nurse, A Doctor, A Cop, & Stiffs 

At the Coeur d'Alene Press, reporter Tom Hasslinger began a story re: the forum for GOP coroner candidates with this line: "A nurse, a doctor, a law enforcement officer, dead people and Republicans. Quite a mesh Thursday afternoon." As a former City Hall beat reporter,…

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Rally For Haiti Missionary Silsby Set 11 

Leaders of Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian want the world to know that Laura Silsby (leader of an ill-fated trip to rescue orphans after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti) still has many supporters who want her to come home soon. They are organizing…

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Moscow Mulls Law Change For WalMart 10 

Moscow city leaders are considering reversing a zoning ordinance created in 2005 to halt the expansion of Walmart into a super center. The new motive? Keep Walmart in town. As it stands, no building 65,000 square feet or larger may expand more than 10 percent…

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Model Portia R. DeCordova shows off her hair design by Ben DeCordova of Salon DeCordova in Tampa Bay, Fla., during the International Fantasy Hair & Modeling Competition at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, April 22, 2010. (Jim Cole / Associated Press)

Shiver Me Timbers, Matey

Model Portia R. DeCordova shows off her hair design by Ben DeCordova of Salon DeCordova in Tampa Bay, Fla., during the International Fantasy Hair & Modeling Competition at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., Thursday. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Question: When did you last have a…

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Kerri: Fatal Crash Still Reverberates 

I know exactly where I was and what I was doing and every minute detail of Friday, April 23, 1971. Actions on that date impacted three generations of my family. When Larry Oleson and his friend, Rod Hart, were killed in an alcohol-related crash on…

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HucksOnline Best Of INW -- 4.23.10

"Bergonias bloom beneath the marble murals of epic US military battles in the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Kootenai County Courthouse in Coeur d'Alene," posts Kerri Thoreson, OnLocation North Idaho. Cartoon: The Everbrown State/Milt Priggee, Seattle P-ISpokane police K-9 Var honored after…

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Steve: Filer Cook Now Femme Icon 

Like Joan of Arc, Peg Bracken was a sister who really cooked. And 2 1/2 years after her death, the reputation of the author of the 1960 mega-bestseller “The I Hate to Cook Book” is still rising. But not just in the culinary world. Bracken,…

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High Noon: Brits Face Marmite Hubbub 16 

The maker of Marmite is threatening legal action against the British National Party to stop it from using a jar of the spread in a party broadcast. Unilever said it had not given the BNP permission to use its product and was looking into taking…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.23.10 

11:47 a.m. Jess @ Gateway Marina/Harrison wants police to permanently kick someone off the business's property.11:29 a.m. A male, w/a pitbull, has retrieved his sister's purse from a suspect who took it from a vehicle parked in the 4th & Appleway area, after a foot…

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Court: Bloggers Aren't Journalists 

A blogger sued for defamation because of her writings about a Freehold software company is not a journalist and is not covered by a law that protects them from revealing confidential sources, an appellate court ruled today. In a decision that attempts to better define…

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Local Archery Team Scores Bull's-Eye 

Several years ago, Mark Phillips, physical education teacher at Mead’s Evergreen Elementary school, discovered a unique way to get kids active. Think Robin Hood and William Tell. That’s right; Phillips introduced archery to his fifth- and sixth-grade students. He’d heard about the National Archery in…

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Convicted murderer Ronnie Gardner, center, sits with his defense team,  Andrew Parnes, right, and Megan Moriarty in Judge Robin Reese's courtroom at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah on  Friday, April 23,  2010. Judge Reese is being asked to issue a warrant setting an execution date for Gardner.  Under state law Gardner, 49, would be allowed to decide whether he would be killed by lethal injection or be shot by a five-man team of executioners firing from a set of matched rifles, a rarely used relic that harkens back to Utah's territorial history. (Francisco Kjolseth / The Salt Lake Tribune, Pool)

Utah Execution: Needle Or Firing Squad? 15 

Convicted murderer Ronnie Gardner, center, sits with his defense team, Andrew Parnes, right, and Megan Moriarty in Judge Robin Reese's courtroom at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday. Judge Reese is being asked to issue a warrant setting an execution date…

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Bumpersnicker 

At 10:27 a.m., Mrs. O spotted this Bumpersnicker on a gold Ford Explorer w/a vanity plate that said, "AVYATOR" (at H95 & Kathleen/CdA): "God bless our troopers, especially the snipers."Question: Have you seen a good bumpersnicker lately? What did it say? Where? When? (I'm always…

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Flag Removal Steams Kellogg Vets 

A group of veterans is up in arms in Kellogg over how a memorial honoring those that have served in the military has been mistreated. The issue? Two flags flying high above the Veterans memorial plaque and one of them has gotten local vets steamed.…

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin leaves the Federal Courthouse with her husband Todd Palin after court recessed for lunch Friday, April 23, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn. Palin testified in the hacking case against David Kernell who 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)

Political Sandbox -- 4.23.10 56 

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin leaves the Federal Courthouse with her husband Todd Palin after court recessed for lunch Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. Palin testified in the hacking case against David Kernell who was a University of Tennessee student majoring in economics when prosecutors say…

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HBO Poll: Earth Day Loses To NFL Draft 

Thursday Poll: 58 of 168 respondents (33%) said the NFL Draft Thursday was a more important event to them than Earth Day. 40 of 168 (24%) picked Earth Day over the draft. However, 63 of 168 (38%) said neither event Thursday was important to them.…

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