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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011

Easter Weekend Wild Card -- 4.23-24.11 30 

I've posted a few things for you below to jump-start your cyber weekend. But I won't be upset if you go out an enjoy the sunshine this Easter weekend. There's a good chance that we'll find temperatures at or above 60 degrees, to break the…

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Boaters Fight To Keep Launch Open 25 

Boaters in North Idaho hope to make a wake at Coeur d' Alene City Hall by rallying to keep the 3rd Street boat launch open.The City of Coeur d' Alene Parks department along with a team of local designers propose closing the boat launch as…

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In this April 20, 2011 photo, microfilm reveals the Aug. 14, 1961 birth announcement in the Honolulu Star Bulletin that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama on Aug. 4, 1961, at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu.  Lost in the renewed scrutiny into President Obama's birth records is the fact that anyone can walk into a Hawaii vital records office, wait in line behind couples getting marriage licenses and open a baby-blue government binder containing basic information about his birth. Highlighted in yellow on page 1,218 of the thick binder is the computer-generated listing for a boy named Barack Hussein Obama II born in Hawaii, surrounded by the alphabetized last names of all other children born in-state between 1960 and 1964. This is the only government birth information, called "index data," available to the public. (Marco Garcia / Fr132415 Ap)

Obama Birth Info: Enough Already? 43 

In this April 20, 2011 photo, microfilm reveals the Aug. 14, 1961, birth announcement in the Honolulu Star Bulletin that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama on Aug. 4, 1961, at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu. Lost in the…

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Cindy: The Need To Accessorize 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "A well-dressed woman knows how to accessorize. That's why today, I'm going with the melted cheese. It adds a bright spot of color when dripped over a V-necked black T-shirt. Question: When did you last drop food or drink…

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Who'll Win At Redistricting? Do The Math 

Opinion: Who will ‘win’ in redistricting? Do the math/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman More Info: Idaho Republicans don’t need to game the system to do well in redistricting. In fact, I can guarantee that the GOP will come out of this process with a map that…

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A Different Breed Of Man 

Fishing is a profession that attracts a different breed of men from those who grow up aspiring to careers as accountants, lawyers or physicians. The men who make their living on crab boats have more in common with U.S. Army Rangers, Marines and Navy SEALs…

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Cited Driver Claims Deer Ran Into Car 11 

Item: Driver cited after collision with deer: Petition started over woman's 'inattentive driving' citation/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Newcombe declined to comment Friday, other than to say a petition has been started to support dismissal of the charge. The petition said the deer…

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NW Broadcasting, DirecTV Still Talking

Item: Another extension announced between Northwest Broadcasting and DirecTV/Office Hours More Info: The good news in the prolonged dispute between the guys who run the Spokane Fox affiliate (KAYU-TV) and DirecTV is the apparent desire to keep going until the matter is resolved. Again on…

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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.