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SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010

Andres Schobel shows off his new iPad as one of the first customers to buy an iPad on the first day of Apple iPad sales at an Apple Store in San Francisco, Saturday, April 3, 2010. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

Long-Awaited iPad Debuts 

Andres Schobel shows off his new iPad as one of the first customers to buy an iPad on the first day of Apple iPad sales at an Apple Store in San Francisco, Saturday. Melissa J. Perenson of PC World reports that the iPad delivers on…

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Humanitarian Bowl Hero Davis Tears ACL 

(University of Idaho Vandal) wide receiver Preston Davis, who caught the game-winning two-point conversion in last year’s Humanitarian Bowl, sustained a torn ACL in practice this week and will have surgery sometime later this month. Davis’ rehabilitation of the knee injury could extend into the…

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Boater Rescued From Lake Coeur d'Alene

A blast of wind overturned a sailboat on Coeur d’Alene Lake Saturday afternoon, but the lone occupant swam to safety at Higgens Point. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified sailor told deputies he was unable to maneuver the 16-foot boat in the choppy…

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Swastikas Deface Sandpoint Home 

Police in northern Idaho say they are investigating vandalism at a Sandpoint home that included a swastika painted on a garage door and slashed tires on three vehicles and a trailer. Sandpoint Police Chief Mark Lockwood tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that the vandalism…

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Pecky: Don't Act Like A Gringo In Mexico 13 

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns: Traveling to Mexico “as a tourist” is not any more dangerous than it was 20 years ago. Your biggest concern should be vendors and real estate people trying to get “gringos” in love with a faux dream of dream land…

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Rammell OK w/Militias Showing Force 

You know that ABC's "Nightline" featured that Boundary County militia in a recent segment. But did you know that Idaho gubernatorial wannabe Rex Rammell was present at the North Idaho Lightfoot Militia training session and was quoted as saying the following in view of health…

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Mom: 'Meth Was (Son's) Destruction' 

Hannah Schelling last heard from her son, Christopher, when he called in November with a plea she’d never before heard. “He said ‘Mom, I’m in really deep. Can I come home?’” Schelling recalled. She begged her only son to let her pick him up, but…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

Rocky Mountain Oysters, Anyone? 26 

Today, my culinary bucket list includes delights such as haggis, lutefisk, and some sort of putrified shark favored by Norwegians. I can thank Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” program for that last one. One item that I crossed off the list years…

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Sam Sheppard, 5, spits a cricket during a cricket spitting contest at the 25th Annual Insect Zoo at the University of Georgia on Friday, April 2, 2010 in Athens, Ga. (Richard Hamm / The Athens Banner-herald)

Parting Shot -- 4.2.10 

The youngster above almost looks like Idaho Dad's son. But it isn't. Feel free to post your own suggested cutlines over the weekend on this photo. Here's the pertinent info: Sam Sheppard, 5, spits a cricket during a cricket spitting contest at the 25th Annual…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.2.10 

I haven't heard whether or not there was fireworks last night at the Republicans candidates debate for Kootenai County commissioners. So we'll all have to stay tuned on that front. But you can always start your own threads with this wild card ...

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Top Post: You're From Idaho When ... 21 

At 2C Etc., Sharon Strauss and other Idaho Press Tribune reporters were goofing off recently when they compiled a list of terms that prove whether or not you're a true Idahoan. Frankly, I knew some of the terms but not all of them -- and…

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Salvation Army Captain Kyle Smith (left), (Retired) Major Tom Peterson (center) and Mark Morrison (right) perform with the Spokane Citadel Brass Band on the corner of Riverside and Howard, April 2, 2010 in downtown Spokane, Wa.  They gathered on the Salvation Army's original spot to commemorate the group's first Spokane mission in 1891. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 4.2.10

Salvation Army Captain Kyle Smith (left), (Retired) Major Tom Peterson (center) and Mark Morrison (right) perform with the Spokane Citadel Brass Band on the corner of Riverside and Howard today in downtown Spokane. They gathered on the Salvation Army's original spot to commemorate the group's…

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A sea lion catches a fish during meal time at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan Saturday, March 20, 2010. (Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.2.10 

I finally found a photo that's worthy of our cutline contest. Onward. A sea lion catches a fish during meal time at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, Japan, recently. You write the cutline. (AP photo: Itsuo Inoye)Top Cutlines:1. Yokohama Aquarium operators…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.2.10 

5:01 p.m. A 16YO is fighting with a Cabela's employee after being caught shoplifting.4:52 p.m. Caller reports an injured dog @ 3rd & Harrison/CdA.4:13 p.m. Female on Ramsey is shaken up after two males in a pickup roared down her driveway, snapped a photo of…

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Volleyball Injury Kills Gonzaga Student 

The friends and family of a 22-year-old Gonzaga student from the Tri-Cities are shocked by her sudden death in Spokane. The medical examiner's office says Lacey Jo Rosenbaum died Tuesday night at Sacred Heart Medical Center from a blood clot following knee surgery March 9…

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Idaho Dad: No Rest For The Tired

Sometime last year I wrote a post about our daughter finally staying in her own bed through the night. Her success was short-lived, unfortunately, but she did show definite signs of progress. By late fall, she was in her room most nights from bedtime until…

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Here Comes The Storm 17 

KHQ is looking for weather photos, tweets: "You guys are the best! Keep the weather pictures coming! Thank you SO much! Send them to pix@khq.com! http://bit.ly/d7Ru99"KREM2: Snoqualmie: Traction tires advised oversize vehicles prohibited. Bare & wet snow & slush in places.KREM2: pretty big flakes down…

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Reagan Calhoun, left, and Lindsy Camacho go sledding Friday, April 2, 2010 in Yakima, Wash. Only a dusting of snow fell in the morning in the Yakima area, just enough to slide on, before it turned to rain in the afternoon. (Gordon King / Yakima Herald-republic)

Northwest Snow On Good Friday

Reagan Calhoun, left, and Lindsy Camacho go sledding Friday in Yakima, Wash. Only a dusting of snow fell in the morning in the Yakima area, just enough to slide on, before it turned to rain in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Yakima Herald-Republic, Gordon King)

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City Of Coeur d'Alene's Hiring

Things must be looking up on the Coeur d'Alene employment front ... the city's hiring. At Coeur d'Alene Today, the city announces openings for the following jobs: Attorney - Application initial review deadline is April 16, and Temporary Seasonal Positions: parks ground maintenance worker, street…

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Now Follow Those DFO Follows 

You'll see a new Twitter button under my photo to the right that allows you to follow the individuals, groups, media, etc., that I follow on Twitter. In other words, you can click onto the top button and follow my individual Twitters, which are often…

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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.





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