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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

AM Headlines -- 2.25.11

Scott Menter, of Coeur d'Alene, gets a snowboard ride home through more than a foot of snow down 15th Street in Coeur d'Alene, on Thursday, courtesy of his dog Marley. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Thursday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Huckleberries Online Temperatures...

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Senate Hears 'Nullification' Arguments 12 

The Senate State Affairs Committee has a substantial crowd in the Capitol Auditorium this morning for its hearing on HB 117, the health care nullification bill. Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, the bill's lead sponsor, asked the panel, “Are the state agencies responsible to the...

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Hagadone Announces Downtown Club 10 

Item: Night club planned downtown: Hagadone Hospitality to open new entertainment venue near Tito's/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Hagadone Hospitality has announced a new entertainment venue in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Located on Sherman Avenue next to Tito Macaroni's Restaurant, the new venue will be open...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Gonzaga 89, Saint Mary's 85 (OT) 

Sam Dower scored 21 points, Elias Harris added 18 and Gonzaga moved into first-place tie in the West Coast Conference with an 89-85 overtime victory over Saint Mary's on Thursday night.The Bulldogs (20-9, 10-3) overcame a rowdy road crowd and held off the Gaels to...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 2.24.11 19 

On his blog this afternoon, opinionator Kevin Richert of the Idaho Statesman posts 2 completely different quotes re: today's Senate votes in favor of Tom Luna's "radical" education reform plans: From GOP state superintendent Tom Luna, after two of his overhaul bills passed the Senate...

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Parting Shot -- 2.24.11 

Marianne Love, of Slight Detour, writes: "We had a great time out Hope/Clark Fork way. We started at the drift yard, and this photo was taken there. While we were there, Scotsman Peak kept taking on different looks, thanks to the in-and-out actions of the...

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Bill Would Allow Firms To Buy Bus Ads 

A bill to allow corporate logos and other business advertisements to adorn black-and-yellow school buses that carry Idaho children to classes has moved to the Senate floor. The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced the bill that was introduced earlier this month by Republican Assistant...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.24.11

5:28 p.m. Snowplow operator reports i/s of H41 & H53/Rathdrum is extemely slick. 5:25 p.m. Kohls has caught a shoplifter who's being cooperative. 5:08 p.m. Woman believes former boyfriend is hiding in her shed on Lamson Lane/Hayden. 4:48 p.m. At least 2 vehicles are stuck...

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PM Headlines -- 2.24.11 

"The Arctic chill and accompanying snow storm brought about 20 robins to seek shelter in the trees and shrubs around our Post Falls home on Thursday," posts Kerri Thoreson on her Facebook page. "The sight of the birds made me wistful for springtime. More photos...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.24.11 

A float depicting United States President Barack Obama with his hat topped off by a man masked as al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden, and entitled 'Barack-Adabra' and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional Viareggio Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday....

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And That'll Be $2.85 Extra 

I just dropped off IRS and state tax forms at the Coeur d'Alene Post Office. They were relatively simple forms in two different manilla envelopes -- $1.05 postage each. Then, the helpful post officer clerk asked if I wanted to mail the envelopes with certified...

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Butterfly: 10 Things Not Doing Today 

On her blog site, A Butterfly Moment, a homebound kindergarten teacher today, offers "10 things I'm not doing today," including: Driving on icy roads. Having a minor panic attack from driving on icy roads. Changing out of my pjs. Worrying about the weather. Digging my...

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Luna Gloats: 'Great Day For Idaho' 

After the Idaho Senate passed two of his major education-reform bills, schools superintendent Tom Luna issued the following statement: “This is a great day for Idaho, and its children. With these two bills, we have reformed the way we pay teachers, and we have reformed...

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Montana Guv: Tea Party Vision Goofy 

This Jan. 12, 2010 file photo shows Montana Gov. Brian Scweitzer during a Bozeman City Commission meeting in Bozeman, Mont. Newly elected tea party enthusiasts in Montana are offering a vision of the future with a variety of new proposals. Their state would be a...

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Weather Cancels Winter Film Fest

Susan Drumheller, Idaho Conservation League representative in Bonner County, Facebooked me: "Winter weather has canceled tonight's Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Fest! Gonzaga U is almost shutdown (except for a basketball game tonight), so that means curtains for the film festival -- sponsored by Gonzaga Outdoors,...

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Senate OKs Merit Pay 20-15, Too

SB 1110, the teacher performance pay bill, has passed the Senate on a 20-15 vote - the same vote as the previous bill, SB 1108 on teacher contracts/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. Nonini schedules HB 1108, HB 1110 for hearings Tuesday Goedde: Senate Ed likely...

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They Didn't 'Literally' Go Through Hell 

My Twitter friends are having fun with a quote from state Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, during the education "reform" debate this morning that "They have gone through literal hell to get to this point." One Twitter buddy observes: "I get a kick out of...

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Swirls In The Ice 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook wall, photographer Linda Lantzy posts this photo from last night of a Lake Coeur d'Alene scene, which she calls "Swirls in the Ice." She writes: "I could have photographed for hours ... but all light was gone in about...

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IEA Plans Candlelight Vigils Tonight 

The Idaho Senate has passed Senate Bill 1108, the bill to gut teacher rights, on a 20-15 vote. Eight Republican lawmakers joined all seven Democrats in opposing the bill. It will now go to the House Education Committee. There will be candlelight vigils this evening...

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Otter Backs Wisconsin Governor 

Public employee unions have virtually held elected officials "hostage" for too long, Gov. Butch Otter says, voicing his support for fellow GOP Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Otter has weighed in on the issue at a Republican Governors Association-sponsored website. Walker is pushing a bill...

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How They Voted On SB 1108 11 

How they voted on SB 1108, trimming teacher contract rights, which passed 20-15: Yes votes (20): Bair, Brackett, Davis, Fulcher, Goedde, Hammond, Heider, Hill, Lodge, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Mortimer, Nuxoll, Pearce, Siddoway, Smyser, Toryanski, Vick, Winder. No votes (15): Andreason, Bilyeu, Bock, Broadsword, Cameron, Corder,...

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Goedde Defends Unfunded Merit Pay 

Sen. John Goedde, opening debate on SB 1110, the teacher performance pay bill, said it will reward teachers with bonuses for outstanding work, and let districts pay more to those in hard-to-fill positions. “Senators, we have an educator pay scale that's built in the 19th...

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INW Headlines -- 2.24.11 

SR photographer Jesse Tinsley is pinch-hitting in the Coeur d'Alene office today, shooting snow scenes. Here, he's taken a photo this morning of Independence Point. Cartoon: Government, Italian style/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Idaho Senate backs first of education 'reform' bills/Betsy Russell, SR Schools, colleges, services...

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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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