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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 3.14.11 12 

I'm looking forward to an extra hour of daylight rain today, as we continue the push toward real spring. Meanwhile, it's nice to know that the Cougs will be playing Wednesday in the NIT and the Zags Thursday in the NCAA tournment. I don't think…

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Parting Shot -- 3.14.11 

Jasmyn Yarborough, 7, left, and her older sister, Autumn, 11, wash off with water from a garden hose after participating in a shaving cream pie fight at the Children's Museum of Houston's celebration of Pi Day in honor of Albert Einstein's birthday, Monday, March 14,…

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Cindy: Facebook Friend Steals Quotes 20 

In the comments section, Cindy writes: "So, I have this FB friend who often takes my status updates and posts them as her own. She also routinely posts quotes without attribution and says nothing when people comment, “Omigosh. That’s so awesome!” And that’s my pet…

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DFO: When Bracketology Is Annoying

I enjoy March Madness as much as the next guy or gal. But you're not going to see me blogging, tweeting, or Facebooking about my bracket picks like some others do. Seriously, I don't care which team amateurs think is going to win between Butler…

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PM Headlines -- 3.14.11 

Federal agents and local authorities raid a medical marijuana operation today in Helena, Mont. Authorities from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office and Helena police watched over at least eight people in handcuffs outside Montana Cannabis west of Helena…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.14.11 

Young fans: From left, Yara Clark, 10, Rowan Murray, 11, and Ceci Harader, 11,protest Saturday in Seattle to reinstate Pluto as a planet. The students also wrote letters to the International Astronomical Union, which in 2006 reclassified Pluto as the largest object in the Kuiper…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.14.11

5:41 p.m. Man who was involved in crash @ Howard & Marie/CdA, 20 minutes ago, is now parked at Domino's Pizza on Neider, reporting that he needs medical attention. 4:40 p.m. Caller in Honda sez Fed Ex truck tail-gating & flashing lights on H95 in…

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Pi Day 

Students at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, Wash. hold up nearly 5,000 digits of the number Pi, each digit written on a link of a paper chain, during the 22nd annual Pi Day today. Pi is the number that expresses the ratio of a circle’s…

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Idaho Dad: Cleaning Garage ... Sorta 

It’s not often that I wake up to find a day that has been left unplanned and unscheduled. So, while everyone else took that rare opportunity to spend the day relaxing, reading, playing games, and taking naps, I headed outside to clean the garage. It’s…

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NI Blogs: 1000 Attend 'Grease' Event

"An autographed poster from the original Grease! movie, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, was the door prize at Saturday night's Grease Sing-A-Long event at North Idaho College," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "Over 1,000 people, many in costume, enjoyed the sing-a-long and an…

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Sun Valley Teacher 22nd In Iditarod

Iditarod musher Hugh Neff, from Tok, AK arrives at the Kaltag checkpoint during the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday in Kaltag, Alaska. Neff was running in fifth place, according to Iditarod standings filed this afternoon in Alaska. Trent Herbst, the Sun Valley teacher…

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Get Out! Review Jimmy John's 

Based on the experience of myself and Jesi one recent sunny afternoon, the sandwiches served up at the new Jimmy John's store in Coeur d'Alene seem closer to the idea presented by UrbanDictionary's definition (the first one, dirty bird). Fortunately, Jimmy John himself seems to…

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Car End Up In Lake After Joy Ride 

A car recovered from Hayden Lake this morning was stolen by the owner’s 18-year-old son, police say. Richie L. Childers and a 17-year-old boy crashed the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier into Hayden Lake at Honeysuckle Beach during a joyride, then lied about what happened, said Coeur…

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CdA Art Explores Human Misgivings 

Sex trafficking and modern slavery aren't typical subject matter for artists, especially Coeur d’Alene’s Mary Dee Dodge. She’s better known for her brightly colored, whimsical works, often made with her husband and fellow artist, Allen. Yet her mind turned to the sex trade when interpreting…

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Hayden Man Has Need For Speed 

At the Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show & Sale Friday, John Yeats sits atop a motorcycle that he and his wife built. They are hoping it will break a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this summer. Chelsea Bannach's SR story here. (SR…

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Brian Cronin: Voice For The Voiceless 22 

It would have been easy, amid the bevy of anti-education-reform signs and slogans, to miss the small “Cronin for Governor” sign near the front of Wednesday’s Capitol Park rally. It would have been impossible to ignore the chants of the same refrain after Rep. Brian…

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Starbucks Tip Jar Brings Suit 

On March 3, 2008, 54-year-old Roger Kreutz was waiting in line at a St. Louis area Starbucks when Aaron Poisson, a mop-haired 19-year-old from Georgia, grabbed the coffee shop's tip jar, containing less than $5, and sprinted outside with it. Kreutz, a relatively wealthy owner…

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A Passion For Rabbit Meat 11 

Norman Kump has a passion for rabbit meat. Give him a chance and he'll tell you all about the benefits of bunny. It's lean, it's affordable, it's grown locally. And the Jerome rabbit processor hopes to introduce more Idahoans to the product. Kump grew rabbits…

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INW Headlines -- 3.14.11

Montana's Katie Baker (22) looks for space against Northern Colarado's Kim Lockridge (23) and D'shara Strange (3) during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game at the Big Sky women's conference tournament in Portland Friday. Baker, a former Lake City High standout, and…

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High Noon: In The Sweet Bye & Bye 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson tells of a conversation between her children. Bailey was telling his sister, Faith, about heaven: "There are no bady days. Every day is a good day and the streets are made of gold." To which Faith responded: "No fair.…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.14.11 

Sergeant Andy Boyle of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department was called in to the scene of a submerged car at Honeysuckle Beach in Hayden Lake this morning. The car was reported stolen in Coeur d'Alene early Monday morning. Alison Boggs' SR story here. (SR photo:…

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Poll: Kootenai Solons Got It Wrong 

Weekend Poll: 166 of 262 respondents (63.4%) said that 7 of the 9 Kootenai County legislators -- Sen. Vick & Reps. Hart, Barbieri, Sims, Chadderdon, Nonini, & Henderson -- were wrong to vote in the legislative minority against extending unemployment benefits to 17,000 unemployed Idahoans.…

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House Backs Library Filters 63-7 10 

Idaho libraries would be required to filter Internet access for adults, under legislation that just passed the House on a 63-7 vote and headed to the Senate; they're already required by federal law to filter Internet access for children. Rep. Mack Shirley, R-Rexburg, said a…

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Update: Huckleberries Hears ... 

... that a local man who doesn't want to be identified as donated the money needed to make repairs to a Mexican food stand that was vandalized a month ago. The anonymous donor told reporter Alison Boggs that he stopped by the stand with his…

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INW Celebrates St. Patrick's Day 

Tim Florin and his group of Funsters pass out beads and candy to spectators along Main Avenue at the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday in downtown Spokane. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Question: Do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

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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.