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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

TGIF Wild Card 2.11.11 18 

Had a great birthday, yesterday. KerriT brought fireman hats to lunch. Of course, she didn't bring any fireman, but you can't have everything. Then every traffic light on 95 was green on my way through Cda! First time I've ever experienced that. DFO will return...

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Cda police search for missing man

Francis “Frank” Clark Coeur d’Alene Police detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 71-year-old man. Francis “Frank” Clark was last seen at Kootenai Urgent Care in Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 6. His neighbors and family have not heard from him since. Investigators...

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Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, talks with Sen. Randi Becker Friday on the Senate floor. (Jim Camden, Spokesman-Review)

Baumgartner Sexiest 

Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, talks with Sen. Randi Becker Friday on the Senate floor. OLYMPIA — Spokane Sen. Mike Baumgartner is taking a fair amount of ribbing from colleagues today, not for a vote he took but for one that was taken on him, naming...

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High-risk fugitive nabbed near Mountain Home

BOISE - A special task force has captured a high-risk fugitive near Mountain Home. David Ray Davis was found at about 11 a.m. today, the Idaho Department of Correction announced. Further arrests may be forthcoming for aiding and abetting a known fugitive, a spokesman said....

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NIC wrestlers prep for nationals 

As far as North Idaho College wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb is concerned, the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament essentially begins Saturday at the Region 18 Tournament. The top-ranked Cardinals, who will host the NJCAA Tournament at the Spokane Convention Center in two weeks, hope...

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Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse arrive at the grand opening celebration of the premier Disney Store on Tuesday at Times Square in New York. The crown jewel among approximately 360 stores worldwide, the newest emporium is expected to generate 5 percent of the chain’s North America revenue with an estimated 1.5 million passers-by daily.  (Associated Press)

Disney in the delivery room 

Typically, the last thing you'd want to see in the hospital is a mouse. Especially on the maternity ward. But earlier this week, The New York Times reported that Disney has begun sending sales reps into 580 hospitals nationwide. The reps are offering new moms,...

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Ronnie Taylor  left, and Brendan Green take a smoking break outside Big John’s pool hall in Omaha, Neb.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Tacoma hospital group won't hire smokers 11 

Ronnie Taylor left, and Brendan Green take a smoking break outside Big John’s pool hall in Omaha, Neb. SEATTLE -- Starting next month, a group of five hospitals in the south Puget Sound area will no longer hire smokers. The Franciscan Health System says it...

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Jon Coggin, 10, sells chips for $1 to raise money for Carissa Outen on May 19, 2010, at the Spokane Community College Spring Fling Car Show. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Will junk food lower your child's IQ? 

Jon Coggin, 10, sells chips for $1 to raise money for Carissa Outen on May 19, 2010, at the Spokane Community College Spring Fling Car Show. Feeding toddlers a steady diet of processed foods could lead to more than just obesity — it could lower...

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Gray wolves killed 50 percent more domestic animals in Montana last year than they did in 2008. (Associated Press)

Phil Hart proposes wolf kills to go unpunished 22 

BOISE — A North Idaho Republican says the state should not punish people who kill federally protected gray wolves. Republican Rep. Phil Hart unveiled legislation Friday that would prohibit the state from investigating, arresting or prosecuting any person who kills a gray wolf in Idaho....

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Idaho State Liquor Division director Jeff Anderson tells legislative budget writers Friday that liquor sales continue to grow despite the down economy; he called state-run liquor sales "a very stable revenue stream" for the state.  (Betsy Russell)

Liquor sales growing in Idaho 

Idaho State Liquor Division director Jeff Anderson tells legislative budget writers Friday that liquor sales continue to grow despite the down economy; he called state-run liquor sales "a very stable revenue stream" for the state. BOISE - One thing still growing in these tough economic...

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Associated Press Arnold Schwarzenegger
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He said he'd be back 

LOS ANGELES – After seven years in the California governor's mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his old day job: acting. Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter that he's ready to start considering film roles again. The former governor tweeted Thursday night: "Exciting news. My friends at...

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A “Frozen Gore” ice sculpture is unveiled Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska. The block, hooked up to the exhaust of a pickup  to make it appear Gore is spouting hot air, is a dig from two businessmen at Gore’s beliefs about climate change.

Extreme weather? 22 

A “Frozen Gore” ice sculpture is unveiled Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska. The block, hooked up to the exhaust of a pickup to make it appear Gore is spouting hot air, is a dig from two businessmen at Gore’s beliefs about climate change. Last week a...

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday,  after attending arguments  regarding the Arizona employer sanctions law.  (Associated Press)

Arizona lawsuit cites "invasion of illegal aliens" 21 

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stands outside the Supreme Court. PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona’s border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who...

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Rep. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, speaks to the House Education Committee promoting HB 493, a proposal for a pilot program on incentives for students who move through school more quickly, including scholarships for those who graduate at least a year early. His co-sponsor, Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, is seated next to him. The bipartisan pair said their plan is designed to improve education while saving the state money. (Betsy Russell)

Aberdeen superintendent defends using public resources 

Rep. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, speaks to the House Education Committee Superintendent Joel Wilson from the Aberdeen School District, located in south-central Idaho, is defending his use of a publicly-funded resource to lobby against legislation pending before the Legislature. Earlier this week on its taxpayer-funded website,...

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Bubblehead gets ripped off in Boise 15 

Bubblehead on Thursday Wild Card 2.10.11 on February 11 at 8:18 a.m. Here’s what happened to me at the Education hearing yesterday. Short story, the committee secretary ripped a political pamphlet from my hand, and a Capitol policeman attempted to intimidate me (in my opinion)...

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McEuen Field: Majority wants public vote 

COEUR d'ALENE - By a show of cards, the crowd didn't support the conceptual plan for McEuen Field. Those cards, flashed by audience members as questions came up, also said the city shouldn't move the Third Street boat launch. And there should be a public...

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Brannon won't be fined

COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene won't fine a former City Council candidate for not filing an updated 2010 campaign finance disclosure report. Former Seat 2 challenger Jim Brannon terminated his report in February 2010, and contributions and expenditures after that went to...

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“I’ve lost my childhood home,” said Plummer, Idaho, resident Mariane Nomee, as she retrieved a brick from the burned rubble of the former Mary Immaculate School in DeSmet on Thursday. Nomee lived most of her childhood at the boarding school. (Kathy Plonka)

"To me it wasn't haunted. It was my home." 

"I've lost my childhood home," said Plummer, Idaho, resident Mariane Nomee, as she retrieved a brick from the burned rubble of the former Mary Immaculate School in DeSmet on Thursday. In the late 1970s, after a stint at secretarial school and a time in Spokane,...

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Anti-government protesters stamp on a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they pose for a photo outside the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Update: Mubarak resigns 

Anti-government protesters stamp on a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they pose for a photo outside the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo on Wednesday. CAIRO — Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military today after 29 years in power,...

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Zags win sloppy game

LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount men’s basketball coach Max Good surveyed the stat sheet and liked what he saw for the most part. “If you had told me (Robert) Sacre was going to go 1 for 6 and (Steven) Gray 5 for 16, I would...

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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.