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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3.1.11 12 

Izzit just me ... or should the sun be shining outside? After all, we've reached March, right? I'm looking out my window in the corner of the 2nd floor of the SR's CdA building, and I'm sure that I see snow falling. Dunno about you,…

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Parting Shot -- 3.1.11 

Angelie Seprish, 7, tastes freshly fallen snow on Saturday in Frazier Park, Calif. Showers early Saturday dumped up to three inches of rain in the foothills above Los Angeles, and about a half-inch downtown. Some roads were closed late Friday because of minor debris flow…

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IHOP Offers Free Pancakes 

Today (until 10 p.m.) is National Pancake Day at your local IHOP. CBS News Health reports: "Want free flapjacks? Today's your day. To mark National Pancake Day, IHOP is offering a complimentary "short stack" of pancakes to all comers. What's the hitch? IHOP is asking…

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PM Scanner -- 3.1.11 

6:05 p.m. Neighbor reports flames coming from house in 900 block of Roberts/Athol. 5:57 p.m. Caller @ 6198 Trestle/Rathdrum wants help shutting off water main to fix leak. 5:48 p.m. Martin reports someone stole his wallet from Coeur d'Alene Casino today, and there's been activity…

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PM Headlines -- 3.1.11

Caleb Davis of Coeur d'Alene celebrates after pinning Tim Hartwig of Caldwell in the 189 lb. weight class at the Idaho State High School Wrestling Tournament at the Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday. Davis' second-round pin gave the Viks just enough points to win…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.1.11 

Baltimore Orioles' Tyler Henson chases a fly ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Chase d'Arnaud past a billboard during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game Monday in Bradenton, Fla. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Top Cutlines: 1. From a long-suffering AL…

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Get Out! Review: Paddy's 

A friend of mine had been trying to drag me to Paddy's every Tuesday night for a while, and I wasn't especially interested at first. Trivia is fabulous and all, but I hadn't darkened Paddy's door since it was the all-ages Corner Pocket in the…

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Luna Ed Overhaul Hits Road Block 

The centerpiece of Idaho's controversial school reform plan may be dead for this year, senators indicated, even as separate bills on teacher contracts and pay move through hearings in the House. The main bill, SB 1113, was pulled back to the Senate Education Committee last…

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5 Years: Revisiting Schrock Tragedy 

It was our assignment manager’s idea to check back in with the Schrocks, to see how they’re doing five years later. I had to talk Jeff into doing the story, as he was reluctant to look like they were publicity-hounds somehow. But, I told him…

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Powell's: Book Lovers' Ground Zero 

I was doing a word search in the Associated Press photo wire this afternoon when I chanced upon this photo, which brought a smile on a snowy March 1 day. I have spent several afternoons sitting in the coffee shop of Powell's book store in…

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Simple Mind: Gadhafi, Sheen Similar 

What is the difference of Gadhafi and Charlie Sheen? Gadhafi kills his country men and Sheen just might kill himself. But other than that they have a lot in common. Both of them suffer from the delusions of grandeur. Spouting off of how great they…

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4 Urban Renewal Bills OK'd, 2 Lose

The House is taking up a slew of anti-urban renewal bills today, and the first up is HB 99, sponsored by Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to require a two-thirds countywide vote before any urban renewal agency could issue bonds. Hart said it'd treat urban renewal…

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Seattle, Portland Best Coffee Cities

Travel & Leisure ranks Seattle & Portland as one-two on its list of "America's Best Coffee Cities," with San Francisco, Providence, RI, and New York City rounding out of the Top 5. Of Seattle, Travel & Leisure writes: "No surprise—the home of Starbucks is the…

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Are you Still Sarah Palin Free? 13 

I'm being somewhat evil here because I'm tempting people who have quit Sarah Palin cold turkey. A month ago, Phaedrus, among others, joined the pledge by Washington Post columnist Dana Millbank to make February "Palin free." You can see how Millbank did here. (AP file…

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Bride-To-Be Faces Credit Card Count 

Item: Montana woman accused of stealing soon-to-be father-in-law's credit card for wedding, other expenses/Greg Tuttle, Billings Gazette More Info: A woman accused of using her future father-in-law's credit card to ring up nearly $6,000 in unauthorized charges, including purchases for her wedding, was arraigned Tuesday…

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Grumpy? You May Have 'Manopause' 18 

Item: Tired? Irritable? You may have "manopause"/Carolyn Holly, KTVB Question: "Over age 50, approximately 35 percent of men actually will fall in the abnormal range of testosterone levels," said Dr. Greer. "The typical symptoms we see are decreasing sex drive or libido. Increasing fat mass…

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INW Headlines -- 3.1.11

"Sometimes after a photo assignment, I’ll search for a feature photo by taking the long way back to the newspaper," writes Colin Mulvany of Snaps & Frames. "As I was leaving Mt. Spokane High School Monday, I spotted a whitetail deer sprinting across a field.…

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High Noon: Tough Break 21 

Tom & KJ Torgerson's sweet 5-year-old gymnast Taylor received a tough break -- a left arm's worth -- during a recent practice -- and will be sidelined for awhile. I can empathize. I've broken my right ankle at least twice playing recreation softball (and possibly…

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Recruiter Offers Picketers Fake Notes 14 

A U.S. Navy recruiter in the Pocatello area offered to use his power to excuse students from class to help some pupils rally against Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reform package Monday. Aaron Cavin, a Navy reservist and recruiter, used his Facebook account to offer to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.1.11

11:58 a.m. Patrol officer reports snow is reaching as far north as H54 (Athol) but not sticking. 11:57 a.m. A white Yukon is broken down on offramp of e/b I-90 & H95/CdA. 11:21 a.m. A black Dodge Caravan is disabled on onramp of I-90 @…

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Carjacker Interrupts Paper Route 

Sunday started out as a normal morning for Leigha Wavra and her husband; they were up early delivering copies of The Spokesman Review. Then, as her husband was at a door delivering a paper, someone jumped in their truck and stole it while she was…

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Poll: McMillan Wrong About EPA 

Monday Poll: 70 of 119 respondents (58.8%) disagree with state Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, who said health concerns have been addressed in the Silver Valley and there's no longer a need for Superfund efforts by the EPA. 44 of 119 (37%) agreed with Rep. McMillan…

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Testimony: 6-to-1 Vs. Luna 'Reform' 

After nearly four hours of testimony, without a break, House Education Committee Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, said, “I think we'll stop our committee at this point. We'll pick up at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning back down here.” Nonini said the committee will take back…

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17th Amendment Repeal Shot Down 18 

It’s the issue in Idaho politics that keeps popping up in the political process: repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives the general public the ability to directly elect U.S. senators. With the rise of the Tea Party into modern politics,…

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Frank Buckles, Last WWI Vet, RIP 

In a May 26, 2008 file photo, Frank Buckles receives an American flag during Memorial Day activities at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement that Frank Woodruff, 110, died early Sunday…

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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.