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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

Lady Cards Win National Cage Title 

North Idaho College star Kama Griffitts scores two points against previously undefeated Pensacola earlier this weekend in the NJCAA national women's basketball tournament. Griffitts was named most valuable player as she led the Cardinals to the national NJCAA women's basketball tournament championship with a 90-81…

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Gonzaga's Marquise Carter, David Stockton,  Robert Sacre and Mathis Monninghoff suffer through the final moments of their loss to BYU, March 19, 2011, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

BYU 89, Gonzaga 67 (Final) 

Jimmer Fredette scored 34 points and he had plenty of help from his teammates as Brigham Young crushed Gonzaga 89-67 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years. The Cougars made nine 3s in the first half while…

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The Gonzaga bench and fans applaud as the final seconds tick off the clock  on their 92-86 win over Iowa in the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Lady Zags 92, Iowa 86 ... 

... ESPN boxscore here. (Spokesman-Review photos) A defensive switch and career games from senior Courtney Vandersloot and junior Kayla Standish propelled the 11th-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs past the sixth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes 92-86 in a wildly entertaining NCAA women’s basketball tournament game Saturday afternoon before a sold-out…

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, second from right in front row, and her daughter Sasha watch a Capoeira performance at Oca da Tribo restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday March 19, 2011.  Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia attended a cultural performance with young Brazilians, many from disadvantaged backgrounds who have participated in a range of U.S. sponsored exchange and leadership development programs. (Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Weekend -- 3.19-20.11 

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, second from right in front row, and her daughter Sasha watch a Capoeira performance at Oca da Tribo restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil, this morning. Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia attended a cultural performance with young Brazilians,…

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Barker: N-Community Comfy w/Risks 

People ask me how can nuclear experts be so comfortable that after all of the meltdowns, reactor damage and high radiation around the four nuclear reactors that widespread public health and safety isn’t automatically threatened. These are people who have worked around radiation all their…

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NIC Lady Cards To Play For National Title 

Kama Griffitts scored a game-high 28 points to go along with eight rebounds, Tugce Canitez added 24 points and 11 boards and the fifth-seeded North Idaho College Cardinals dusted off previously unbeaten and top-seeded Pensacola State College 90-75 in a semifinals game at the NJCAA…

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Rocky Watson Won't Seek Re-election 

Item: Hanging up his cuffs: Sheriff Rocky Watson will not seek re-election/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Sheriff Rocky Watson, who has held his title with the county for a collective 16 years, confirmed on Friday that he will not run for re-election. "I'm…

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Otter, Luna Defend Approach In CdA 

Item: Pushing the envelope: Idaho leader talks about issues, Luna addresses education reform in Coeur d'Alene visit/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: He's ready to lose the wolves, jump on unemployment and reject the new federal health care act. Don't accuse the governor of…

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Blanchette: The Jimmering Of America 

It’s good to hear at least one TV talking head who hasn’t quite caved in to the Jimmering of America, though the coup will undoubtedly be accomplished today should Brigham Young sneak by Gonzaga and into next week’s Sweet 16. He is the Frednomenon of…

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Internet Porn To Get '.xxx' Domain

You’ve heard of “.com” and “.org.” Joining them soon will be their bawdy cousin: “.xxx.” On Friday, the board of directors of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet’s naming system, approved the creation of a red-light district online for…

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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.