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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.5.10 25 

I'm sitting here putting the finishing touches to another week on HBO, listening to Trisha Yearwood singing "She's in Love with the Boy" on Pandora. If things go right, Gonzaga will be meeting Saint Mary's for the WCC tournament championship when the dust settles after…

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UCLA 58, Washington State 54 (OT) 

Klay Thompson, the Washington State basketball star who was arrested on a drug charge after the Cougs' win over USC Thursday, apologizes to the crowd before today's final Pac-10 game with UCLA in Pullman. Shorthanded, the game Cougars led UCLA by 13 at half and…

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Viks, Trojans Win 5A Consolation Finals

The Coeur d’Alene basketball team was disappointed but determined after its state semifinal loss to Centennial on Friday night at the Idaho Center at Nampa. “We never play just to play,” junior forward Deon Watson said. “We play to win. It doesn’t matter if it’s…

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Centennial 54, Coeur d'Alene 47

Joe Jaszewski, a talented photographer with the Idaho Statesman, said on his Twitter account Saturday that this photo was his favorite shot of the boys' 5A basketball tournament: Centennial's Daryl Robertson dives over Coeur d'Alene's Devon Loy for a loose ball in the 5A boys…

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Currie Lands Senior Center Position 

Item: Ex-commissioner Currie to fill interim Lake City Senior Center post/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Rick Currie is back in a position to serve the community. The former Kootenai County commissioner has been tapped to serve as interim manager of the Lake City…

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Dennis: In Praise Of Wayne Hoffman 10 

Many years ago I was introduced to a young journalist from Twin Falls -- Mr. Wayne Hoffman (pictured). He was a bright and vibrant guy with a terrific "story" of having just left Arkansas - where he covered a local-yokel politician named Gov. Bill Clinton...the…

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Higher-Ed Budget Lowest Since 2000 19 

Idaho’s colleges and universities will have to rely more on student tuition and fees under a budget lawmakers set Friday. “I know that universities have borne a heavier burden than other entities,” said Sen. Dean Cameron (pictured), R-Rupert, co-chairman of the Legislature’s joint budget committee.…

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Historic Inn Renting Rooms For $25

There's a new place to sleep in the Silver Valley, where you can lay down your head for as little as $25 a night. Closed for years, Kellogg's historic McKinley Inn is back open, resurrected as a hostel."This is the first building that really caught…

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Thompson's Feet Are Made Of Klay 

Welcome to another session of Prominent Athlete Drug Bust. Join with sports fans here at the busy intersection of Thin Moralizing and Convenient Rationalization for reasoned debate, police bashing and stale jokes. Today’s perp: Washington State basketball star Klay Thompson. I know, I’m as surprised…

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Craig, '08 Senate Losers Still Around 

Those walking around the halls of Congress on Monday afternoon were treated to a peculiar sighting as Former Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), long ago disgraced in a bizarre airport bathroom scandal and two-years removed from office, rode the subway that runs beneath the Capitol. He…

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Huckleberries Online

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.