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SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 4.16-17.11 22 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get enough of a break in the weather to begin putting my garden in. I'm going to put in more veggies this year than usual, to offset the ever rising cost of them at the stores --…

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Lucky Friday miner, Brad Sala, of Mullan holds his 8 month-old-son Cael Sala during the press conference at Mullan City Hall on Saturday, April 17, 2011. One miner is still trapped in the mine after a cave in. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Missing Lucky Friday Miner Identified 18 

Lucky Friday miner, Brad Sala, of Mullan holds his 8 month-old-son Cael Sala during the press conference at Mullan City Hall today. One miner is still trapped in the mine after a cave in. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Community members and media accounts have confirmed…

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Suit: NI Churches Protected Predator 

Item: Churches protected predator, suit says: Pair allege sexual abuse at Post Falls, Rathdrum sites/Kevin Graman, SR More Info: Two North Idaho churches (North Country Chapel of Post Falls and Calvary Chapel of Rathdrum) are accused of concealing and protecting a known child sexual predator…

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Center Partners Makes Liberty Lake Shift 

Item: North Idaho call center workers relocating to Liberty Lake/Tom Sowa More Info: Call center company Center Partners will move roughly a third of its North Idaho workers to a facility in Liberty Lake. Colorado-based Center Partners has signed a lease for a 52,000-square-foot building…

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Kershner: My Smartphone Is Too Smart

I am dumber than my smartphone. I say that for the obvious reasons – my smartphone is clearly more evolved than I am – but also for a more alarming reason, which I’ll get to shortly. First I need to explain my complicated relationship with…

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In this April 12, 2011 photo, vehicles drive by a billboard promoting Easter services, in Canton Township, Mich. A Michigan church has seized upon what it hopes will be a winning formula to draw more people to Easter services, thanks to a most unlikely source of inspiration: Charlie Sheen. The NorthRidge Church launched an ad campaign that features five freeway billboards, a series of online videos and a 160,000-piece direct mail blast to help draw worshippers. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)

Church Hopes Sheen Is Winning Formula 

Vehicles drive by a billboard promoting Easter services, in Canton Township, Mich. A Michigan church has seized upon what it hopes will be a winning formula to draw more people to Easter services, thanks to a most unlikely source of inspiration: Charlie Sheen. The NorthRidge…

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Many Journos Don't 'Like' FB Button 

There's quite an ethical debate going on in newsrooms re: journalists "liking" the Facebook page of a source. Why you ask? Critics say that a journalist gives the appearance of a breach of objectivity when s/he clicks the "like" button for a politician or a…

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Hart Was Local Outlet For Liberty Dollars 18 

Item: Hart disappointed in the conviction of von Nothaus in Liberty Dollar criminal case: Athol representative was North Idaho outlet for Liberty Dollars from 2001-07/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: (Phil Hart) said his involvement with the Liberty Dollar was "pretty limited," as not…

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Idaho F&G Wants Wolf Hunting Season 

Item: IDFG wants wolf hunting season: Agency officials will meet with Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter Monday to work on setting hunting season next fall/Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune More here: Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game plan to conduct a wolf hunting season…

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Eskridge Wins Twin Falls Paper Cheer

CHEERS: To state Rep. George Eskridge, a northern Idaho legislator who’s as conservative as they come, for decrying the demonization of teachers during the just-concluded legislative session. “We’ve kind of inferred through the process that teachers are the problem with our education system,” the six-term…

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