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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

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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Lake City Woman Killed Near Moscow 15 

A Coeur d'Alene woman is dead after rolling her truck off an Idaho Highway. The crash happened just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 95 about six miles north of Moscow. Idaho State Troopers say Michelle Bonasera, 19, drifted off the road, went over...

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Educating First-Time Home Buyers 

Earnest money. Escrow. Fixed rate mortgage. 100 percent financing. Terms like these can baffle first-time or even veteran home buyers. Fortunately, several local mortgage companies offer assistance in decoding the mysteries of mortgage and real estate language via free classes sponsored by the Washington State...

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Students Rally To Hear Porn Feminist 

After Oregon State University canceled a self-described feminist pornographer as the keynote speaker at its Modern Sex Conference, OSU students rallied and raised $4,000 for Tristan Taormino to appear. She’ll speak Tuesday night on campus on “Claiming Your Sexual Power.” In addition, The Register Guard...

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AM Headlines -- 2.14.11

"I'm just glad to be working," said Landon Weichal, of Ginno Construction, on Wednesday. Ginno Construction is working on the former Coeur d'Alene Brewing Co. in Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Rain likely today and tonight/Mike Prager, SR Study: Drug...

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Valentine's Day -- Don't Screw It Up 

I just saw a re-tweet by SVDPNorthIdaho of a BobandTom tweet that advised: "Happy Valentine's Day. If you're a woman, enjoy! If you're a man, don't screw this up!" My wife and I enjoyed a week-long Valentine's season retreat with Junior and our daughter-in-law in...

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Should Liquor Stores Open Longer? 

Item: Idaho Lawmakers Consider Changing Liquor Sales Rules/Tania Dall, KXLY More Info: While many states including Idaho are struggling to balance their budgets, Idaho's state liquor division says keeping its doors open longer would mean an extra $2.2 Million in revenue annually. Idaho's state-run liquor...

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Crapo: Obama Budget 'Unsustainable' 17 

President Obama's 2011-12 budget proposal continues down an "unsustainable path" of spending too much, taxing too much and borrowing too much, Idaho senior Sen. Mike Crapo said this morning. "This budget simply moves the money around, with no measurable reduction in the overall size of...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

Weekend Wild Card 2.12.-2.13 19 

It's Valentine's weekend. You've got 48-hours to spoil your sweetheart. Quick! Makes some plans, create a card, buy some chocolates and give yourself over to commericialized romance. Or not. I notice that most Valentine advertisements are geared toward gifts for women. Why do you think...

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Famous for wasting time 

February is often considered the longest part of winter. The snow has been around for so long that green grass and hot sunshine seem less an actual memory, and more like a concept we’ve heard of but never seen; perhaps it was in a book...

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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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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.

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