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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Japanese Reporter Survives Tsunami

Toya Chiba, a reporter with the Iwate Tokai newspaper, is swept by a surging tsunami at the port city of Kamaishi, northeastern Japan, as the region was struck by a massive earthquake that spawned the tsunami. Chiba, who was shooting photos at the mouth of…

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Lee: Sports Parents Make Me Laugh 

One parent sent an email during the basketball season that still has me laughing. The parent was concerned that his daughter’s name had been misspelled. I understand that concern. I take it as a personal affront any time a name is misspelled. It’s what followed…

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Otter Signs 2 Bills Sought By GOP 

Also: Butch Otter told the Idaho Reporter that he'd give lawmakers an 'A' grade for their work this session. Gov. Butch Otter has signed major legislation into law to impose party registration in Idaho and close the state's primary elections if parties choose to exclude…

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USDA Blacklisting School Potatoes 10 

Potatoes are being blacklisted. A proposal by federal nutrition officials to all but rid school meal programs of potatoes in favor of other vegetables and fruits has earned scorn from regional farmers, bewilderment from school officials and a big thumbs down from many students. “If…

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Benewah Human Rights Group Starts 

Item: Human rights panel prepares for action: Benewah County Group in process of incorporation/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A fledgling human rights group is preparing to move into action in Benewah County. The Benewah Human Rights Coalition, led by former county commissioner Christina…

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AM: Pro-McEuen Rally @ 5 Today

Darrell Dlouhy and a few hundred of his closest friends are going to rally for 10 minutes in favor of proposed changes to McEuen Field this afternoon at 5 o'clock on the grassy knoll across from the Coeur d'Alene Mines building @ 505 Front Ave./CdA.…

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Phaedrus: Now Here's A Tip For You

Phaedrus: Both my kids work in restaurants, work hard and enjoy it. The closest I came was spending one night slicing limes and washes glasses in a nightclub when I was 15, the next night two waiters didn’t show up and I was waiting tables.…

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Sho-Con: CdA District Most Balanced 

Shoshone Conservative: Well, even though the Central Committee has swung to the right, the voting pool isn’t a Heck of a lot different than it was in 2006 and 2008. I think the Kennedy-Brannon race proved that Coeur d’alene is pretty competitive and divided, as…

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DeePee: TSA Is Social Experiment

DeePee: I view TSA as a gigantic social experiment, designed to determine just how much B.S. normal law-abiding people will tolerate. The inconsistencies are absurd. Departing Spokane this week, I was told everything had to come out of the pockets, even my passport and ticket.…

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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.