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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

Gonzaga center Robert Sacre grabs Head Coach Mark Few and carries him to the rest of the team after the Zags beat Saint Marys for the WCC Tournament Championship Monday March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga Wins Rubber Match w/Gaels 

Gonzaga center Robert Sacre grabs Head Coach Mark Few and carries him to the rest of the team after the Zags beat Saint Marys for the WCC Tournament Championship Monday in Las Vegas. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson) Gonzaga is going to the NCAA Tournament for…

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Wild Card/Monday -- 3.7.11 

The No. 20 Lady Zags did their part earlier today by winning their West Coast Conference Tournament against Saint Mary's. Now, it's the men's turn. In the rubber match of two closely contested WCC games this winter, Gonzaga faces Saint Mary's in a few minutes…

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Parting Shot -- 3.7.11 

Coeur d'Alene Carousel Foundation president Richard Le Francis brought one of the horses from the Playland Pier Carousel to its former location near Independence Point in Coeur d'Alene earlier today. The group hopes to be able to return the carousel back to its original spot.…

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Columnist: WalMart Shoppers Scary 

I think it's safe to say that Walmart is one of, if not the, most frightening places on the face of the planet. Reasons abound as to the "why" of this statement; however, I will be focusing mainly on the aesthetic for the purpose of…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.7.11 

5:48 p.m. 3 men left a small child in a black pickup with British Columbia plates when they entered Pawn One @ Government Way & Aqua/CdA. 5:14 p.m.15YO male is on roof threatening to kill himself by jumping in 1300 block of Singing Hills/PF. 5:05…

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The Gonzaga women celebrate their 72-46 victory over Saint Marys in the womens WCC Championship game in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7, 2011. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

PM Headlines -- 3.7.11

The top-seeded Bulldogs (28-4), who won their 18th straight game and their third consecutive tournament title earlier today in a lopside game against Saint Mary's, earned an all-expenses-paid trip to play in their home gym in the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga is guaranteed to open the…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.7.11 

Chicago White Sox left fielder Juan Pierre misses a foul ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Gregor Blanco during the second inning of spring training baseball game Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Top Cutlines: 1. Juan goes head…

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Homeschool Mama: Not A Hugger 

So I have inherited something from my father. I am not a hugger. I don’t hug people. Ok, let me rephrase that. I hug my kids all.the.time. And the Principal. And I can now add to that list my homegroup Sistahs….And only in the last…

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Bill Hall: If Only We Had Found 'Glee'

don't know which I enjoyed more during my public school years, getting pounded into the dirt without a helmet during football practice or singing off key with one of the most hideously incompetent glee clubs in American history. But if I had my druthers, I…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 3.7.11

Don Sausser shot this sunset photo on Tubbs Hill Saturday. And so begins my 40th year of life/A Butterfly Moment Fish don't clap/Accidental Rabbit Trails Pricing themselves out of the market/Arch Druid My book/Bay Views Not a hugger/Crazy Homeschool Mama Is speech free for everyone?/Dogwalk…

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Steele's Trial Delayed Until April 26 

Update (via Meghann Cuniff Twitter): Edgar Steele's new trial date is April 26. Judge says it will be held in Boise. A murder-for-hire trial has been delayed. Defense attorneys said they are not ready and the trial could be delayed between 30 and 45 days.…

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Clowning All Around 

Clowns are reflected on the glasses of a reveler during carnival celebrations in Barranquilla, Colombia, Saturday. In 2003 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, declared Barranquilla's carnival as a 'Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity'. (AP Photo/ Fernando Vergara) Question:…

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Ash Wednesday Coming This Week 

Lent is coming up. This is a long and venerable tradition for Christians in Western civilization. Many of our holidays in the U.S. are descended from Christian roots, but our society is more secular these days than in past ages. Consequently, we are increasingly selective…

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Lady Zags Win WCC Tourney Title

Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points and handed out a WCC Tournament-record 16 assists, breaking the record of 14 she set 24 hours earlier, and Gonzaga overcame a sluggish first half to throttle Saint Mary’s 72-46 in the championship game Monday at the Orleans Arena. The…

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CHS Students Cancel AM Walkout 

Coeur d’Alene High School students canceled a Monday morning walk-out to protest Idaho’s controversial school reform plan after the organizer said he didn’t want to jeopardize public support for Tuesday’s levy election. “We talked to the administration, and we didn’t want to give the impression…

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Museum Lot No Longer Free ... At All 

I didn't intend to publish a coupla photos of myself today. But this one can be listed under the heading, "community service." I didn't realize that there's no longer free parking at the Independence Point parking lot until I pulled into the lot Saturday. I…

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Ima HotTeacher Starts FB Page 18 

Meghan Ridley, the Lakeland School District special education teacher who was roundly criticized by Coeur d'Alene Press online trolls, for her dress in a front-page stories a coupla Sundays ago, has set up a Facebook page in which she embraces her alter ego: "Ima Hot…

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Computer Meltdown Thwarts Start 

Cindy: So, my plan to get up at 6:30 to knock one deadline out of the way by 9, came to a screeching halt when I discovered that my 11-year-old had downloaded some godawful spyware, virusy something or another. I’ve got loads of protections etc.,…

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Costco Offering Wedding Dresses 

Costco, the popular Washington-based discount warehouse, is getting into the bridal business. The chain will soon start selling wedding dresses. The gowns are designed by Kirstie Kelly. Six styles will be available, ranging in price from $700 to $1,400, and the sizes will run from…

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Crump: Your Mama Don't Dance ... 

We’re not Mardi Gras people, we Idahoans, and that grieves me. On Tuesday, much of Christendom will go on a giant bender to steel its will against the 40 days of privation of Lent, which begins Wednesday. Not here. We’re too Nordic. And we can’t…

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INW Headlines -- 3.7.11

Henk Borst, a coral farmer who raises coral, clams and other sea creatures in his Green Bluff greenhouse, holds a piece of live coral Feb. 22. He grows corals and giant clams in large tanks and sells the mature animals to aquarium enthusiasts. Becky Kramer…

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High Noon: Coping w/An Empty Next 

Children grow to become adults. That's how it's suppose to be. So, with our youngest child away at West Point for college, our middle child, married and our oldest child now deceased, the kids' childhood home in Boise, ID is 3600 sq ft too big.…

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Lantzy: In Need Of TLC 

Linda Lantzy, Idaho Scenic Images, snapped this photo of an old pickup in the Rose Lake area. Linda rights on her Facebook page: "The owner said I can come back anytime for some more truck time. Unfortunately, I didn't have my cow pasture boots on.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.7.11 

11:23 a.m. 57YO woman is driving van n/b in s/b lanes of old Highway 95 & H95 toward Silverwood. 11:12 a.m. ISP is looking for e/b semi on I-90 that hit a RR signal arm @ Pines in Spokane Valley. 10:53 a.m. Roger has questions…

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Idaho Solons Boost Prison Funding 

Idaho’s state prison system won’t take the same cuts other state agencies are facing next year - instead, under a budget approved by lawmakers this morning, it’d see a 5.3 percent increase in state funding and 4.1 percent in overall funds. “You really don’t have…

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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.