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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 2.26-27 23 

As expected, Gonzaga beat San Diego to tie Saint Mary's for the West Coast Conference championship, the Zags record 11th one in a row. Only UCLA has won more consecutive championships than the Zags -- 13 in a row in the old PAC-8. To make...

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Gonzaga's Sam Dower, left, picks up a loose ball as San Diego's Chris Gabriel, center, and Gonzaga's Marquise Carter, right, look on in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull / Associated Press)

Gonzaga 68, San Diego 31 

Gonzaga's Sam Dower, left, picks up a loose ball as San Diego's Chris Gabriel, center, and Gonzaga's Marquise Carter, right, look on in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game tonight in San Diego. Gonzaga and Saint Mary's both won Saturday night to...

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Clackamas Edges NIC For Wrestling Title 

Clackamas Community College won the team title with 109 points at the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association national wrestling tournament in Spokane. Clackamas held the top spot since early in the competition Friday, Feb. 25. There was only a one-point spread between Clackamas and...

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Vik Wrestlers Repeat As State Champions 

There are no game-winning field goals in wrestling, no buzzer-beating jump shots nor walk-off home runs. But on Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Center, Coeur d’Alene senior Caleb Davis got a chance to be the hero. As he and Caldwell senior Tim Hartwig took the...

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Nic: Not Much Besides Texas Roadhouse 47 

Bekah and I are fans of Texas Roadhouse and have been for several years. We considered it good news when they announced they were opening a Coeur d'Alene location. So far, they've yet to disappoint. It is our favorite new restaurant. Coeur d'Alene's newest eatery...

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A woman smokes a cigar at a gala dinner closing the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Cigar enthusiasts from around the world come to Cuba during the annual celebration to visit tobacco farms and factories and taste new cigar brands. (Javier Galeano / Associated Press)

Blowing Smoke 

A woman smokes a cigar at a gala dinner closing the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, Friday. Cigar enthusiasts from around the world come to Cuba during the annual celebration to visit tobacco farms and factories and taste new cigar brands. (AP Photo/Javier...

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Murf: Harwood Has A Future In Comedy 

It's nice to have a good laugh now and then - a real guffaw can change your outlook from gloomy to upbeat. Politicians use comedy to get the attention of voters, to relieve tension during legislative debate or to insult an opponent a la Don...

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Michael: Dems Put Unions First 56 

Who would have guessed that the New York City Sanitation Department union's work slowdown during the Great Blizzard of 2011 would set the high water mark for public sector union civic responsibility? Since then, public sector union behavior has only gone downhill. In Wisconsin, a...

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Marty: Hoffman Should Write A Check 

Funny, isn't it, how some of the biggest fiscal tightwads have no difficulty spending your tax dollars when it's something they want. This time, it's Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Last year, Hoffman bemoaned the Democratic Congress back-filling almost half of...

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Some Want To Preserve Class Size 

Idaho Republican senators are looking for ways to revise the centerpiece of Tom Luna’s education-reform package so class sizes can remain at their current level and local districts have more flexibility in spending their state dollars. Senate Bill 1113 passed out of the Senate Education...

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NIC In Hunt For National Wrestling Title 

There’s no place like home. Region 18 wrestlers discovered that on the first day of the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships being contested at the Spokane Convention Center. A sizeable crowd watched as North Idaho secured five All-Americans, four of them semifinalists, and...

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