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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

Shea: So Long, Pick-Em-Up Henry 12 

On his Facebook wall, Shea Andersen, former spokesman for gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred, laments that he sold the pickup that he'd owned since he bought it new in 1994. Writes Shea: "Hard to get my head around all the things that truk and I have...

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'Jeopardy' Question Stumps Molly 26 

Molly Rosenbusch of Twin Lakes, Idaho, will not continue in competition on "Jeopardy." She dominated the competition through most of the game, but failed to answer the Final Jeopardy question correctly and wagered all that she had (more than $16,000) on the question in the...

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ICL Makes Hay In Conservative State 

Item: Idaho Conservation League models enviro success in tough political climate: ICL is major force behind enviro wins in very conservative state/Dennis Higman, New West More Info: The ICL, founded in 1973, can point to an impressive track record of this steady-as-you-go approach. It includes...

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INW: Historic Desmet Building Burns

The Sisters of Charity of Providence School, which burned to the ground this morning, looked like this in about 1915 -- from DeSmet photo postcard, circa 1915. See story below. (SR photo archives, first published in 1974) Historic school building burns in Desmet/Spokesman-Review Officer in...

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High Noon: Mystery Concert Coming 24 

A major Spokane Arena concert will be announced first thing Friday morning. Nope, I don't know what it is. Everyone is keeping mum. The only hint: It will apparently be a Live Nation show, which implies it will be a concert and not a monster...

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Fallen Marine's Family Adopts Dog 

Darrell Rusk provided this photo today of his son, Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk, with Eli, a black Labrador being retired from military service following the death of the younger Rusk. Colton's parents are adopting the bomb-sniffing dog who the military says loyally rushed to their...

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AM Scanner: Bayview Flooded 

12:16 p.m. Herb reports: Bayview experienced flooding this morning. Several streets were under water, due to springs and Bayview Creek getting ice jammed, then overflowing and refreezing. The road district brought in a front end loader and removed the ice jams. The streets have cleared...

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WSU Manager Sets Guinness Record

A record-breaking night Tuesday as Washington State University senior Charlie Vernon reclaims his world record of most basketball half-court shots in a minute, making nine baskets. Vernon currently is listed in the Guinness World Records with seven baskets, but was unseated in late January by...

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Henderson Pushes CC Subdistrict Bill 

Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, proposed legislation today to require community college trustee elections to be done by district, rather than at-large - which would change the way elections now work for all three of Idaho's community colleges, North Idaho College, the College of Western...

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Hucks Poll: Don't Touch Tubbs Hill 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of respondents voted that they didn't want any changes made to Tubbs Hill. 82 of 175 respondents (46.9%) don't want to see changes made. Of those who want to see changes, 37 of 175 (21.1%) want a northern trail that's handicap...

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2nd McEuen Field Meeting Tonight 

Tonight is the second public presentation on the park's conceptual plan, which will detail 24 itemized enhancements with the project. But since the plan went public a little over a month ago, some of the most polarizing input has been on the controversial suggestion to...

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Ads Ready For Super Bowl Debut 10 

This screen shot provided by Kia Motors Corp., shows a scene from the Super Bowl commercial titled "One Epic Ride," with the all-new 2011 Kia Optima being held by Poseidon. (AP Photo/Kia Motor Corp.) Question: Which company consistently has the best Super Bowl ads?

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Cindy: Panhandler Invades My Space 17 

He seemed earnest and sincere. Big brown eyes peered at me beneath dark bangs that needed a trim. His relatively clean black and white plaid coat matched his black jeans and Converse tennis shoes. “Excuse me, ma’am,” he said. “Do you have a dollar or...

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Some Cut Cable, Satellite TV Cord 

Count Jason and Theresa Kirchner among the recent converts to the cord-cutting movement. The Hayden couple decided to switch from traditional TV service to Web-based viewing, saying they wished they’d done it sooner. They made the decision largely out of irritation at the monthlong blackout...

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MM: HBO National Pol Threads Boring 22 

Moscow Minidoka: I am a well-informed person and have great sources for national political news. Reading it on HBO doesn’t do anything but put me to sleep. I’ve gotten to the point where the only time I even say anything about national politics is to...

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AM: Billboard Urges Israel Boycott 

This sign is located on the north side of I-90 at 1803 W. Fifth Avenue, Spokane. Michael Poulin and Marianne Torres own the building and paid $800 to have the sign made. Torres said the couple put the sign up in support of a boycott...

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Desmet's Old Sisters Building Burns 

A historic brick building once used as a boarding school on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation was destroyed by fire early today in DeSmet. The three-story building, was a total loss, said Bob Sobotta, superintendent of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School, which is adjacent to...

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'Grizzly Adams' Creator Dies In CdA 

Charles Sellier (sel-ee-AY’), producer of Christian films and creator of the book and television series “The Life and Time of Grizzly Adams,” has died. He was 67. Darryl Howard, director of sales and marketing for Sellier’s production company, says Sellier died unexpectedly in his home...

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Kevin: Public Ed Situation Gloomy 34 

In supporting state superintendent Tom Luna’s education overhaul plan, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has also engaged in stunning public self-assessment. “The reform efforts we’ve funded have not worked, have had limited impact, or were never systematically adopted,” the foundation said in a full-page...

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Clark: Good Call On Spokane Parking 

Anyone who has ever raised a piddling puppy knows how important it is to praise the brainless little yapper on those rare occasions when it does the right thing. So I’d like to say the following to the Spokane City Council: “You’re a goood Council....

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Groundhog's Day Wild Card -- 2.2.11 29 

Groundhog's Day is special in my family because my father, Franklin Simas Oliveria, was born on this date -- in 1921. He would be 90 years old today, if he hadn't been killed in a vehicle accident in 1976 at age 55. I still miss...

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P.S. Farrah's Suit Goes To Smithonian 

Actor Ryan O'Neal waves goodbye to Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit, and seen in a poster at right, and other Fawcett memorabilia, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in Washington, today, where he donated objects from the private collection of Farrah Fawcett's estate. (AP...

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Road-Kill, Anyone? 

I've never knowingly eaten roadkill. That's the first reason Catherine Price's column in Slate about eating road-kill rabbit caught my eye. The second was the location of said road-kill -- on a road in my childhood home town of Gridley, Calif., a spot along the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.2.11

5:16 p.m. Resident of H53 & Chase/Idaho reports neighbors' taking photos of her property. 5:09 p.m. Possible illegal burn @ 17th & Gilbert/CdA. 4:52 p.m. A wanted person named Trevor is sitting at front door of DMV, 451 Government Way. 4:48 p.m. Prairie Trail user...

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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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