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FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

Oprah, Idaho: Hang Up, Drive 

Oprah Winfrey and Idaho traffic safety officials are asking drivers to make a commitment today to hang up and drive. The day, dubbed the “No Phone Zone Day,” is an awareness campaign about texting and driving. Digital message signs along Idaho highways will carry the…

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Juan Pena, of Las Vegas, Nev., holds up a sign in protest as he attends a news conference where it was announced that the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, who were supported at the event by other groups, had filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction preventing authorities from enforcing the new Arizona immigration law, at the Arizona Capitol Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Phoenix. (Ross Franklin / Associated Press)

Political Sandbox -- 4.30.10 114 

Juan Pena, of Las Vegas, Nev., holds up a sign in protest as he attends a news conference where it was announced that the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, who were supported at the event by other groups, had filed a lawsuit…

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Randy: Don't Sign Questionnaires 

One of the touchier issues candidates for office have to deal with is the interest group questionnaire – not the kind of questions that newspaper usually will ask, which generally allow for open-ended explanations, but rather the yes/no type: “Do you agree or disagree with…

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Cis: Can't Afford Silverwood Now 10 

Cis: Tickets is $41.99??!!! FOR THE DAY??? HOLY COW… When I started going there in 1989 I got a season pass for $36 and we paid $96 for a Gold pass. Which allowed my husband to take two others with him. Which was handy when…

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Arpie: Who Is David Larsen? 

Arpie: From Betsy's blog: “Democrat David Larsen of Coeur d’Alene filed for the District 5 House seat now held by Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who is otherwise unopposed.” Anyone know anything about this guy?DFO: David Larsen is a legitimate candidate who has run for…

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Meghann: Twitter, Facebook Help SR 

Meghann Cuniff: I used to be a big believer that it wasn't worth the SR using Twitter and Facebook because all we're doing is promoting websites that aren't ours. BUT think about it this way –- Twitter and Facebook are great for linking, and they're…

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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

Can't Afford To Get Sick Like Governor 10 

"Had it been me who showed Otter's signs of illness, my better half would have pumped me full of Gatorade and water, made a batch of chicken noodle soup and tried to convince me to go to the doctor. I would have considered it, because…

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P.S. Runway IOU -- 4.29.10 

"3Cs Spring Fashion Show choreographer, Amy Bartoo, did double duty as a model for Silhouettes Lingerie Boutique," posts KerriT/More Main Street. "She had a message for event chair, Angela Cross that was a real hit with the crowd." You can see a whole bunch of…

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.29.10 12 

I realized last night that I'm now fairly fluent in 4 cyber languages -- internal Spokesman-Review/CCI/Merlin photo wire-ese, blogosphere, Twitter, and Facebook. The latest two languages are a work in progress. I'm getting better each day of my crash course. How about you? How many…

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Cindy: Best To Face Life w/Clear Head 

One of the many unwritten rules of motherhood is that moms are not allowed to get sick. Ever. Another one is: If you go away for a “girls-only” weekend, you will pay for leaving your family to fend for themselves like wild savages. Even if…

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PM Headlines: Rex's Inflatable T-Rex 10 

It turns out that GOP gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell’s 16-foot green T-Rex is an inflatable, like the big balloons you see in parades. Asked where he got it, he said, “I don’t know, New York or someplace. We got him online.” The big dinosaur, with…

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Tiger Woods looks for his ball under a tree on the 14th hole during the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 29, 2010. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.29.10 12 

Tiger Woods looks for his ball under a tree on the 14th hole during the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., this morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Top Cutlines:1. Frustrated, Tiger wishes he…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.29.10

4:46 p.m. A disorderly male is standing outside the Coeur d'Alene Bingo Casino, bothering people.4:32 p.m. Angie is in the KCSD office to report that other driver in a crash in the Subway lot wouldn't give her insurance info.4:20 p.m. A female is going door-to-door…

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Labrador Campaign Taps Crane, Denney 

Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane and House Speaker Lawerence Denney have been named honorary co-chairs of state Rep. Raul Labrador's (pictured) campaign, bolstering his claim to the GOP's most conservative wing. Denney, R-Midvale, was already on Labrador's endorsement list and has been appearing with Labrador at…

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Cis: To Befriend Or To Ignore 18 

That is the question on Facebook. Well, it says to “confirm” … or one of your friends will send someone else’s Facebook address and tell you, you should befriend them … So when should you? And when should you Ignore? And what are the consequences…

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Blogs: Potatoes & Ponderings -- Sunny

"My dad and I spent most of yesterday planting potato seed in the family garden," posts Sunny/Bent's Beer Garden. "We utilized the potato planting tools that were passed down from both of my grandpas. They still work like a charm.....the only problem was that the…

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FILE - In this April 5, 2010 photo, Joann Weber, of Midtown Realty, changes the sign from "Sale Pending" to "Sold" at a home that just sold in Palo Alto, Calif. Real estate agents are working seven days a week. Homebuilders are staying open until 10 p.m. All of this frenzy is to make sure first-time homeowners can qualify for an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers that expires Friday, April 30. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

$8000 Credit Spurs Home Buying 

Joann Weber, of Midtown Realty, changes the sign from "Sale Pending" to "Sold" at a home that just sold in Palo Alto, Calif. Real estate agents are working seven days a week. Homebuilders are staying open until 10 p.m. All of this frenzy is to…

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Who Makes Best Reuben Sandwich? 

Few sandwiches inspire passionate opinions like the Reuben. People love them; people hate them. Yet if you tally up how many appear on menus around Spokane, you are forced to admit that there must be a great multitude in our midst that are deeply in…

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Mark: Immigration Policy Will Bite R's 

No matter your feelings regarding the merits of a single state - Arizona - taking action on immigration, there can be no doubt that what the state legislature and governor have done in the land of the Grand Canyon has set off another raging national…

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Trustee: Don't Threaten w/Levy Issue 

A Coeur d'Alene school patron has provided HucksOnline w/a letter she sent to Trustee Bill Hemenway (pictured) re: the proposal to start the school week w/a one-hour teacher collaboration. (See her letter here.) Hemenway responded in part: "Why always threaten us with the levy issue?…

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High Noon: Graffiti 

At the Get Out! North Idaho blog, OrangeTV has a series of photos of graffiti around town, including the one above. You can see the others here (if you have access top Facebook).Question: Let's be honest now. Have you ever written or painted graffiti on…

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Bill Ayers, right, embraces his former family pastor Dr. D. Curtis Minter of Loveland, Colo. prior to Ayer�s speech at the University of Wyoming Wednesday April 28, 2010 in Laramie, Wyo. Ayers pursued a court order allowing him to speak at the University of Wyoming after initially being denied. (Andy Carpenean / Laramie Boomerang)

HucksOnline INW Roundup -- 4.29.10 

Bill Ayers, right, embraces his former family pastor Dr. D. Curtis Minter of Loveland, Colo. prior to Ayers' speech at the University of Wyoming Wednesday in Laramie, Wyo. Ayers pursued a court order allowing him to speak at the University of Wyoming after initially being…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.29.10

11:53 a.m. Michael reports he didn't get the title when he exchanged vehicles w/another male.11:36 a.m. Daniel reports someone broke into his chicken coop @ Atlas & Vantage/Hayden.11:25 a.m. Anonymous caller wants officer to put note on neighbor's door re: his barking dog.10:31 a.m. Officer…

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Unopposed Jones To Debate Bradbury 

Second District Judge John Bradbury has managed to get an Idaho Supreme Court justice to offer him exactly what he wants: a debate. Bradbury is seeking to unseat incumbent Justice Roger Burdick in the May 25 judicial election for an Idaho Supreme Court seat that’s…

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