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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Wild Card -- 2.14.11 17 

I'm still trying to switch gears after a week in Gator country, in and around the University of Florida, at Gainesville. Ran into rain 3 of the 6 days in north-central Florida. But sunshine greeted the trip to St. Augustine and the Atlantic Coast. So...

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Parting Shot -- 2.14.11 

Players for the Seattle Mariners stretch during baeball spring training Monday in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Question: Do you expect the Mariners to finish last again in the American League West?

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Caught Red-Handed w/Expired License 

If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to tell anyone else? I've been driving with an expired driver's license for the last 2-plus months. Yeah, yeah, I know we discussed expiration dates for driver's licenses some time ago. But I completely forgot...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.14.11 

5:37 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Feb. 13-14 here. 5:31 p.m. Someone has suffered possible broken leg @ 2236 Loch Haven Drive/Hayden. 5:23 p.m. Shawn has questions for an officer re: buying a vehicle. 5:21 p.m. Caller reports a battery at CityLink...

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PM Headlines -- 2.14.11 

"A slow local news day had me cruising for a feature picture (last Thursday)," reports Colin Mulvany, Snaps & Frames. "I took a walk through Spokane’s Riverfront Park and found myself standing in front of this metal sculpture of the Canadian flag. I have, on...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.14.11 

Supoj Jaengmoraka,right, and Maratee Sukamanee, left, swing out on rappelling ropes during their wedding ceremony Sunday in Prachinburi province, Thailand. The mountainside ceremony has become a favorite of adventure seeking Thai couples looking to marry near or on Valentine's Day. You write the cutline. (AP...

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Saying 'I Do' On Valentine's Day 

Christopher Pruett, left, and Cindy Zuniga of Honolulu, Hawaii, kiss after being pronounced man and wife at the Little White Weddning Chapel earlier today in Las Vegas. (AP photo: Julie Jacobson) Question: Was there anything unusual re: the place or the ceremony at your wedding?

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Get Out! Java On Sherman Not Shut 

Did you drive by Java recently and feel a sudden Bowl-of-Soul shaped hole in your soul that made you want to smoke a bowl of a different kind of soul when you saw the place locked up and emptied out? Relax, junkie. They were merely...

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OTV: Another Upscale Watering Hole 10 

From the "It Remains to Be Seen How Well This One Flies" Dept., I have it on good authority that the deconstruction of the former TW Fishers/Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company building that is going on at the moment will lead to it's re-opening as a...

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Luna: Teachers Could Cut Own Pay 

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has switched his list of five new bills to just three: One on labor conditions, one on reform, and a separate bill on pay for performance. Introducing the new measures, Luna said, “Ultimately because of this legislation, class sizes...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 2.14.11 

"The word February is born from the Latin word Februarius meaning to purify,"writes Sunny of Bent's Beer Garden. "Along those lines, February is also a great time to take inventory and purge the clutter. As you can see from the picture, that is exactly what...

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A Political Protest Against Chocolate?! 

Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. This Valentine's Day, activists say you may want to think twice before biting into a piece. Some of the cocoa in many Valentine's Day chocolates probably came from Ivory Coast, where...

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Arpie: Too Young To Go Steady? 

Arpie: My wife and thirteen year old daughter really piled on my fifteen year old son last night. He has his first girlfriend and no plans for the day. The poor boy is clueless like me. He hasn’t even asked her to the Sweetheart Dance...

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Missoulian Designs Bikini For SI Mag 

In a story today in the Missoulian, reporter Betsy Cohen tells how persistence on the part of Missoula fashion designer Cat Thordarson landed one of her designs in the upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. On a lark, Thordarson took 20 of her swimsuit designs to...

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NYTimes Looks At MLK Day Bomb Try 

William Yardley of the New York Times reports today on the fruitless effort by the FBI to find the individual who planted the sophisticated bomb along the Martin Luther King parade route a month ago in Spokane: "Nearly a month after a cleanup crew found...

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Boisean Guilty Of 'Tapping' Teen 

Item: Boise man pleads guilty to battery for 'tapping' 15-year-old who wouldn’t turn off phone on airplane/Patrick Orr, Idaho Statesman More Info: Russell Miller will have to spend two days in jail or do the equivalent amount of community service after pleading guilty Monday to...

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INW: Judge OKs Bison Slaughter 

A government horseback rider hazes bison to move them from one location to another earlier today, just inside Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell in Helena issued a ruling this morning in which he denied a request from wildlife advocates...

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High Noon: Old Books 10 

During my recent vacation to Florida, I had ample time to break in my Kindle, on the planes and in airports -- 8 1/2 hours en route to Florida and 10 1/2 hours on the return flight. I bought one book from Amazon and downloaded...

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Getting His Licks In 10 

Diane Engelking gets a kiss from Ansel a Rhodesian ridgeback backstage during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show today at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) Question: Does it bother you to be licked in the face by a dog?

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AM Scanner -- 2.14.11

11:45 a.m. L., near the stateline, reports he's being harassed by his sister. 11:28 a.m. Home owner on West Prairie/Hayden reports containing a loose pitbull. 11:15 a.m. Caller reports a newspaper delivery truck is reckless & speeding at 80 mph w/b on I-90 @ M/P...

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Poll: Hart Shoulda Been Booted 

Week Long Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation believes that the Idaho Legislature should have booted state Rep. Phil Hart from its ranks for his conduct involving income tax payments, or lack thereof, and state timber theft. 250 of 301(83.1%) respondents to a weeklong poll voted that...

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Bond: Stiff The Fed 

Ron Paul has written a book, End the Fed, well known in these circles. We have a better idea: Stiff the Fed. In case you missed it, the financial cable network CNBC actually produced something informative a little while ago. It listed our 15 biggest...

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Marty: Phil Hart's Ap-hollow-gy 

Obviously even those Democratic ethics committee members who had pressed the Hart case in spite of Republican intransigence had grown weary of the exercise. "I think he wore us out," said Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum. "I think he apologized, both yesterday and he apologized today....

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Cindy: Basking In Glow Of Sam Note 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes of the note she received from son Sam above: "Still basking in the BD glow brought on by this note from Sam." My daughter wrote my all-time favorite note that I got from my urchins during their formative years....

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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.