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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

NCAA: No More John 3:16 Eye Black 

The NCAA on Thursday approved three new rules for the upcoming college football season, including one that might be called the Tim Tebow rule. No longer will players be allowed to wear eye black with messages on them. Tebow made the practice a trend while…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.15.11 10 

I had trouble keeping up today after launching the morning with an annual physical. I'm not going to tell you how the exam went, other than to say I'm healthy. But I will mention that I gained back that inch in height that I lost…

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Parting Shot -- 4.15.11

Len Mead looks on as former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speak at the Greater Boston Tea Party's third annual "Tax Day" rally on Boston Common in Boston today. Pawlenty, a Republican, announced last week that he was forming an exploratory committee for a 2012 White…

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NIC's Phay In Running For LCSC Job

Lewis-Clark State has narrowed its search for a men's basketball coach to three candidates - one from within Idaho, one from within the NAIA and one from within the Warrior family. The finalists are Jared Phay, coach at North Idaho College; Kevin Burton, coach at…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.15.11

5:45 p.m. A man in a red sweat shirt and gray pants is walking east from Spruce on Spokane/CdA after being released from KMC and snagging driver's keys from vehicle. 5:44 p.m. EMTs are responding to medical emergency in courthouse planning department. 5:41 p.m. PFPD…

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INW: Casto To Declare For NBA Draft 

Washington State guard Klay Thompson, left, controls a rebound from teammate DeAngelo Casto during the first half against Northwestern in a college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday, March 23 in Pullman. Casto told SReporter Vince Grippi today that he has…

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First lady Michelle Obama, right, and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are greeted by Sesame Street characters during a USO and Sesame Street event honoring National Guard members and their families Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Today's event highlighted how several businesses have made commitments to ensure transferability to military members and their spouses. (Jay Laprete / Fr52593 Ap)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.15.11 

First lady Michelle Obama, right, and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are greeted by Sesame Street characters during a USO and Sesame Street event honoring National Guard members and their families Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)…

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Hoppy Girl: Capone's Second Chance 

I am always for giving people a second chance and even though Capone's on Fourth was a huge dissapointment on Friday evening (April 8) while hubby and I were out walking today we decided to try again. For some back story: Group of us were…

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Nic: Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah?

Nic: On his Facebook wall, Nic Casey posts: "A coworker dressed up as the company mascot today. By 'dressed up' I mean she wrapped herself in streamers. By 'company mascot' I mean it's self appointed, our company doesn't have a mascot. When she asked me…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 4.15.11 

"I've never seen a goose on a roof before, esp on the peak," writes our Witch with a Gun at JeanC's Cathouse & Shooting Gallery. "Tried getting in closer so I wouldn't have to use my zoom at full, but he took off." Featured Blog:…

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Chava: Things Not Meant For Texting 

I know that text messages are ubiquitous, but I feel like some things aren’t meant for a text message. This week, I had someone cut off all contact with me. Thursday, my dad told me that a family friend has cancer. Both of these were…

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Tube Steaks Meet Bonzai Bistro 

OK, I need someone to provide the back story on this photo -- and I don't care if you make it up. Don Sausser spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in the parking lot of Bonzai Bistro early Wednesday evening. So he snapped a photo. What…

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Columnist: Mom Bugs Me At Times 

My mom does some things that annoy me. I grew up in a town where the streets make a grid. I’ve lived in that town since I was 9 years old, but when I drive with my mom somewhere, she’ll attempt to give me directions.…

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NEA Prez: Luna Plan 'Political Payback' 11 

The president of the National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel, spoke to the Idaho Education Association's delegate assembly today in Boise, and spoke out against the Idaho school reform bills pushed by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna. He likened the Luna legislation to moves against…

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McEuen Field Change Has Support 

A small crowd gathered on the northern edge of McEuen Field late Thursday afternoon in a show of support for proposed changes to the greenbelt, plus the adjacent parking lot and boat launch. Darrell Dlouhy and friends masterminded the event to counter outspoken opposition to…

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Arun Gandhi: Don't Build Walls 

First, I will admit that I'm guilty of labeling people. Many of us are. Now onward. During his eloquent speech at the 14th annual Human Rights Banquet Monday, Arun Gandhi said that our relationships are poor because they're based on self-interest, not respect. "We're interconnected,"…

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High Noon: Annual Physical? Check 

Maybe it was a good thing that I didn't realize that my annual physical was scheduled this morning until my wife mentioned around 8 o'clock last night that the doctor's office had called to remind me. Usually, I fret about physicals and dentist appointments for…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.15.11 

11:57 a.m. Darrell reports his three dogs have been missing from Twinlow/Rathdrum for an hour. 11:54 a.m. Patrol officer is checking on a disabled vehicle in front of Target on Canfield/CdA. 11:50 a.m. Sharon reports a man has been walking up & down road @…

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Labrador: 1st 100 Days 'Eye Opening' 

Thursday marks the 100th day of Republican Raul Labrador’s freshman term in Congress. The representative from Idaho’s 1st Congressional District said this week the country’s “spending crisis” is its most important challenge. And while he said his “heart goes out” to the 522 people who…

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INW: Protest Greets Luna In Post Falls

Duncan Koler, a lawyer from Hayden who is against the International Baccalaureate program, talks to teachers who were protesting against Superintendent Tom Luna outside the Tea Party event at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls last night. Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Rain today will kick…

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Poll: Keep Spuds On School Menus

Thursday's Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation opposes plans by the USDA to blacklist potatoes from school menus, for health reasons. A whopping 153 of 165 respondents (92.7%) disapprove of the move. Only 8 of 165 (4.85%) support the proposed potato blacklisting. 4 respondents were undecided. Today's…

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Christie: We're Keeping Up w/Times 

re: Liz Arakalian's Quotable Quote: "“The Coeur d'Alene Police Department just put up a fan page on Facebook. Would it be terrible to post some virtual doughnuts on it” Christie Wood: Well … if you feel you must, please make some of them for me…

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Judge: 'I ♥ Boobies' Not Vulgar 10 

A federal judge has ruled in favor of two students who wore breast-cancer awareness bracelets to their middle school, even after they knew the be-sloganed accessories had been banned by administrators. The bracelets said "I [heart] boobies" and "Check yourself" alongside the website address of…

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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.