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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 2.1.11 40 

We've made it thru January, Merry Hucksters. I've come through the winter with a bum knee from a fall on ice, as well as the loss of a patio table, a small freezer, and my barbecue. In other words, I've come through this part of...

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Parting Shot -- 2.1.11 

"Couldn't resist starting off the month with this shot today," writes Marianne Love, Slight Detour. "I've driven by this scene on Selle Road numerous times but have never had time to take a photo until yesterday's lovely walk. In between the traffic, which always seems...

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Is The End In Sight For Blogs? 18 

Whatever blogs have become, there seems to be universal agreement that the format that made them ubiquitous—the reverse-chronological aggregation accompanied by commentary—is not long for this world, and Mr. Denton's scoop-friendly redesign would seem to be the best evidence of that. In fact, the decline...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.1.11

5:46 p.m. Officer has removed dead dog from I-90 @ M/P 19.5 (Yellowstone Trail). 5:39 p.m. Woman in grend Ford Ranger reports she's n/b on Ramsey from Kathleen following an ex-boyfriend who has stolen her Jeep Cherokee. 5:25 p.m. A tribal member caught shoplifting is...

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PM: UI Tuition Bill Passes 60-5 

The sun was deceiving as Amidy Fuson walked her dogs in 17-degree weather along Centennial Trail in Coeur d'Alene today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Downtown Spokane outage shuts down district court/Spokesman-Review Labrador starts re-election fund-raising w/large share of out-of-state $$$/Reporter Officer in Spokane pedestrian fatal...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.1.11 10 

A rabbit trying to eat food gets stuck to the bottom of a cup during a snow carnival in Beijing, China, Monday. The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese...

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Illegal Immigrants On Move Again 14 

A "no-alien" sticker sits affixed to a cautionary sign warning motorists of people running across the lanes of a freeway that parallels the border Tuesday in San Diego. After a dropoff during the recession, illegal immigrants seeking to sneak across the U.S. border may be...

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Committee Kills KTEC Fast Start Bill 

Lawmakers killed a bill that would have expedited plans for a professional-technical high school in northern Idaho and allowed construction to begin before the money was collected from taxpayers. The legislation failed to muster enough votes Tuesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, where...

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WSU Group Extols Western Culture 21 

From the Microsoft Fan Club to the Breakdancing Club to the Humans vs. Zombies Club, students at Washington State University have a broad choice of extracurricular activities. One of the more controversial clubs is WSU's chapter of Youth for Western Civilization, a national group headquartered...

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Mubarak To Step Down This Fall 

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would not leave Egypt although he would step down from the presidency at the end of his term, due to end when the country holds a presidential election in September. Mubarak has faced a week of public...

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Sisyphus: Hypocrisy Shrugged 31 

(Ayn Rand) has had a disproportionate amount of influence among conservatives, whether its her acolyte Alan Greenspan or Congressman Paul Ryan, the architect of Republican efforts to dismantle New Deal legislation. Needless to say she's beloved by libertarians and she's become something of a darling...

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Palin Beheading Lyric Brings Apology 33 

On Sunday night, MCT Community Theatre wrapped up its two-week run of Gilbert and Sullivan's satirical operetta, "The Mikado," with a frolicking performance at its home theater on East Broadway in Missoula. On Monday morning, MCT executive director Michael McGill set about the hard business...

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INW: NIdaho Tech School Bill Dies 

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns (& Priest Lake Photos Facebook page) provides another example of her spectacular photography of Priest Lake nature-scapes above. Cartoon: Mubarak's future is all wrapped up/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Missoula theatre apologizes re: lyric about beheading Sarah Palin/Joe Nickoll, Missoulian Bill...

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High Noon: NIC Student on 'Jeopardy' 

North Idaho College journalism student Molly Rosenbusch of Twin Lakes will be on the television show "Jeopardy" (NBC) at 7 o'clock tonight, according to the North Idaho College Facebook page. You can view Molly's player profile here (bottom row) in which she gives a shout...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.1.11 

12:22 p.m. Officer investigating possible IFI trespass reports finding a transient's camp on east side of main building. Also, he reports that males (from 12:10 call) spun brodies & left site. 12:10 p.m. Caller reports 2 males may be doing drugs after entered old IFI...

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Br'er Wolf? Or Br'er Coyote? 17 

On the Priest Lake Photos wall, commenters are trying to guess whether this is a wolf or a coyote that was snapped about an hour ago on the Kalispell Bay beach trail on Priest Lake. You can see another photo of the animal here. Question:...

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Hucks Poll: Expand Anti-Bias Law

Monday Poll: An even 50% of Hucks Nation (86 of 172 respondents) believes that Idaho's anti-discrimination law be expanded to add sexual orientation to its protected classes. 81 of 172 (47% said the law shouldn't be expanded. 5 respondents were undecided. Today's Poll: Has the...

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Henry: Idaho R's Lean Too Far Right 11 

In high school I was one of 10 Republican appointees to serve as a page in the Idaho House and was later presented with an award by then-Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter honoring my outstanding contributions to the Republican Party. Recently, however, I've begun to seriously...

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Pet Obituaries Gaining Popularity 

Joann Cencula of Doggy Heaven holds photos of her beloved dogs that have passed away, at her home in Wickliffe, Ohio. The dogs in the pictures are, from left to right, Roxie, Hobo, Mongo (black dog at top), Freeway, Shelley, Beemer (obstructed except for eyes),...

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Tea Party Boise Backs Nullification 15 

Item: Tea Party Boise backs nullification, aims for 1,000 to show for Feb. 7 hearing/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman More Info: Idaho's most active tea party group is urging members to help bring a crowd of at least 1,000 to next week's hearing on House Bill...

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Idaho Politicians ♥ Liquor Monopoly 

Item: Meet the state monopoly Idaho leaders love: retail liquor sales/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman More Info: Privatizing distribution and sales could bring first year-revenues of $48 million and annual revenues over $600,000. Partial privatization — state wholesale but private retail — would bring $60 million...

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My Name Is Melissa, I Drive A Minivan 

It’s time I made the admission to the world. Last month, my husband and I took the final step into 30-something parenthood: we bought a minivan. The decision invited the scorn of my friends and family, which I deserved. I’m flattered to think they thought...

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Should Coffee Be Washington Drink? 

Bills have been introduced in the Washington Legislature that would make coffee the official state beverage and Tenino sandstone the state rock. The Olympian reports the coffee bill was introduced by Rep. Barbara Bailey of Oak Harbor. The rock bill was introduced by Sen. Dan...

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AM: Frost In Space -- 2.1.11 

Mist from the raging Spokane River forms ice on the Spokane Falls SkyRide parked under the Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane. Frigid temps have hit the area. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Monday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Dawn temperature in Spokane is...

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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.