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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Gonzaga's Steven Gray and his teammates celebrate their West Cost Conference co-championship by displaying the trophy after the Cal State Bakersfield game, Feb, 28, 2011. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga defeats Cal State Bakersfield

Gonzaga wrapped up the regular season with a 96-49 victory over Cal State Bakersfield. The Bulldogs (22-9,11-3 WCC) won their seventh straight game. Robert Sacre and Sam Dower scored 16 points apiece as Gonzaga cruised to a 96-49 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Monday…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 2.28.11 13 

Brad Iverson-Long and Dustin Hurst launched my week in a nice way this morning by noting that Twitter has named Huckleberries Online Twitter as one of the top political Twitter sites in Idaho to follow. Brad, Dustin, Idaho Reporter, Betsy Russell, John Foster, and the…

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Parting Shot -- 2.28.11

Travis Phillips, left, Robert Rackstraw, center, and A. J. MacVittie, all Navy ROTC cadets at the University of Idaho, run in their combat boots during the Fifth Annual Red Dress Run/Walk sponsored by Gritman Medical Center, outside the Palouse Mall, in Moscow. The run raised…

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Cis: Enough Of All The Gadgets 

The electronics that are coming out fast and furious is getting so out of hand for those of us over 60. Most of us held our heads high with the coming of computers. Even as they changed, we slowly came along with each one… but…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.28.11

5:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Feb. 27-28 here. 5:39 p.m. A 12YO girl with black, shoulder-length hair in a red-and-black sweatshirt just ran away from apartment in 3700 block of 3rd/Post Falls. 5:35 p.m. ISP officer notes that snow is making…

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PM Headlines -- 2.28.11 

A Berry Picker e-mailed this photo of Boise area high school youths who continued their protest Monday after police kicked them out of the Capitol for making too much noise. You can see a bunch of other photos of the protest from Idaho Reports Facebook…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.28.11 10 

Legendary snakeman Jackie Bibby, age, 61, right, sits in a plastic bath tub while handlers place 126 Western Diamondback rattlesnakes around him Saturday in Oglesby, Texas. Bibby was trying to set a world record during the annual rattlesnake hunt. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Waco…

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Bond: The Miners' Penance 34 

What, exactly, is the price of a miner's penance? How much must a miner pay to cover the shame of being an American miner? (Let us leave alone for a moment the question of why an American miner should be made to feel ashamed of…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 2.28.11 

"The last day of February is a vision of white caps on Lake Coeur d'Alene as high winds whip the falling snow near the boardwalk on the north shore," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "There seems to be little chance that March will come…

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Bar Report: Don't Try This At Home 

Friday, Feb. 18: 0034 hours (900 Block N 5th St – DUI) -- "Officers responded to a call reference an unconscious female in the roadway. Upon arrival they contacted the female who admitted to jumping out of a moving vehicle (she thought the vehicle was…

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Painful Rebound 

Washington's Matthew Bryan-Amaning (11) looks on as Washington State's Abe Lodwick (31) grabs a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) DFO: If a flagrant foul wasn't called on this play, it shoulda…

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Tara: Teachers Made Me Who I Am 

Everyone has a favorite teacher; that one person who went the extra mile and made a measurable difference in their lives. Sometimes it is someone who makes you really want to learn about a particular subject, sometimes it is someone who instills in you a…

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Students Yell 'Kill The Bill', Get Boot 

Boise Police Department and Idaho State Police officers ushered protesting students out of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon, after roughly 150 students demonstrating against school superintendent Tom Luna's education-reform proposals began chanting in the rotunda. With students on the three floors shouting "Kill the…

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Labrador Meets Post Falls Soldier 

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, (left) meets Spc. Matthew Hoefling (right), a Post Falls native, with B Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Feb. 2 at Camp Victory in Baghdad. Labrador took time out of his schedule, assessing U.S. government spending in Iraq,…

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Dennis: Tea Partiers Double Crossed 

A good friend of mine sent me an email in response to my recent post on the Senate State Affairs Committee's recent rejection of the "Nullification" Bill. Entitled "Seriously", he asked me in the email if I REALLY supported the nullifying movement. My response to…

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Baseball Legend Duke Snider, 84, RIP 

The 1955 Dodgers are the team the legend is built around: starting the season 22-2, coasting to the National League pennant and winning Brooklyn's only world championship. But centerfielder Duke Snider, who died Sunday at 84, believed that wasn't the best team the "Boys of…

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U.S. Sen. James McClure, 86, RIP 

Jim McClure, a former chairman of the Senate Energy Committee and one of the most powerful Idahoans to ever serve in Congress, died Saturday at his home in Garden City, surrounded by his wife and three children. Known for his grasp of detail and common…

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INW Headlines -- 2.28.11

Idaho Reporter tweets: "High school students with anti-LunaPlan signs now lining the railings of the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floor Capitol rotunda." A Berry Picker sent this photo to Huckleberries Online via Window Phone 7 four minutes ago. Hundreds of high school students walk out…

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High Noon: 'Airbender' Wins Razzy 20 

Dev Patel plays Prince Zuko in a scene from M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender." The film was nominated for nine Razzies, including worst picture (which it won), Patel for worst supporting actor and Shyamalan for worst director and screenplay. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Industrial Light…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.28.11

11:54 a.m. Brad, @ WalMart/Honeysuckle security, reports catching cooperative shoplifter. 11:51 a.m. V. is on scene and has stolen ex's key, so he can't leave his home. 11:33 a.m. Jack reports that someone has fraudulently closed his personal accounts. 11:19 a.m. A male is walking…

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Hucks Poll: Not Too Many Bars

Weekend Poll: 98 of 187 respondents (52.4%) voted that there aren't too many bars in downtown Coeur d'Alene. 73 of 187 (39%) said there are too many bars in the central business district. 16 (8.6%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Do you agree w/Rep. Shannon McMillan…

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Idaho Repubs Still Pursue Nullification 

A plan that would strengthen states’ ability to make targeted changes to the U.S. Constitution faces a vote in the Idaho Senate. The effort that its backer said could let states push back against the federal government was approved Monday by the same committee that…

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'64 Hayden Lake Tragedy Lingers On 

But it was worse than a missing boat. Much worse, as Peterson would soon find out. By breakfast, everyone at the lake thought they knew the story: Pete Peterson (pictured), out screwing around in his fancy boat, had killed two girls. “The next morning, Dad…

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Ex-Vik Wins National 174-Pound Title

North Idaho College's Jesse Nielson, right, locks on to Keithen Cast of Northwest College to win on points in the 174 lb. class Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. Nielson, a former Coeur d'Alene High Vik won five matches and captured the national championship in…

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Statesman: Put Brakes On Luna Plans 

Idaho public schools face a budget crisis, whether or not Tom Luna’s education overhaul plan becomes law. However, the state superintendent’s Students Come First plan does not provide a clear path forward. It instead complicates an already difficult situation. We urge the Legislature to put…

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