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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Jimmy-Mac Wild Card -- 3.22.11 21 

Let's start today by congratulating Jimmy-Mac & Mrs. Mac in welcoming their first-born into the world at 2:02 p.m. Monday -- Grace Belle. Reports Jimmy: "She is incredibly health and equally stunning, just like her mommy." Grace checked in at 8 pounds 10 ounces, measuring…

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Parting Shot -- 3.22.11 

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, right, and shortstop Marco Scutaro dash from the dugout as they head out onto the field for a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers, Fla., earlier today. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Question: Are you…

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Report: Sex, Exercise Hikes ♥ Attacks 

Item: Heart-attack risk spikes after sex, exercise, researchers say/Nicole Ostrow, Bloomberg News More Info: Sexual activity may double a person's chances of having a heart attack immediately or within two hours, Tufts University researchers reported Tuesday. A session of physical exercise may be even more…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.22.11 

5:39 p.m. Figpickles, 312 Sherman/CdA, reports a shoplifter on premises. 5:38 p.m. Caller reports that a man punched another one @ 125 H95/Plummer. 5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 21-22 here. 4:55 p.m. Caller from Lena Louie/Worley reports neighbor's son is…

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PM Headlines -- 3.22.11

Washington State forward DeAngelo Casto (23) grabs a rebound in front of Southern California forward Nikola Vucevic (5) as Faisal Aden, right to left, Garrett Jackson and Klay Thompson watch during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game March 3 in Pullman, Wash.…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.22.11 22 

Cyclists ride during the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Ore. Nudist advocates on Monday testified against a bill that would ask voters to change free-speech protections in the state constitution to let communities keep strip clubs out of neighborhoods. But, nudists warn, that might…

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Casto Suspended For NIT Game 

In the "What are these knotheads thinking" department, WSU's Cougars announced moments ago that DeAngelo Casto has been suspended for tomorrow's NIT game for "violation of team rules." WSU will be playing its biggest game in years at 8 p.m. Wednesday against Northwestern with a…

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Longo-Nabbed Dealer Gets 14 Years

A Coeur d'Alene methamphetamine dealer arrested at gunpoint by the city's police chief was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison. Daniel W. Bisher, 36, was arrested in a sweeping methamphetamine investigation that has resulted in prison sentences for several North Idaho residents. He…

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Goedde, Ed Panel OKs Luna 3 

Update: The Senate Education Committee has voted 6-3 in favor of SB 1184, the school reform bill, which now goes to the full Senate with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Those voting in favor of the bill were Sens. Toryanski, Winder, Fulcher, Mortimer, Goedde,…

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Island In the Mist

I picked this off Pecky Cox's Priest Lake Photography Facebook wall. That's Papoose Island on Priest Lake in the mist, I believe. You can find other terrific photos from Pecky & her Priest Lake friends here.

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Cindy: I Even ♥ His Wedding Perm 

On her Facebook wall, Sidekick Cindy has been celebrating her 25th anniversary with Derek for several days -- at one point calling the decision to marry him was the best one she ever made. Today, she offers a somewhat different twist. You may not see…

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OTC: Don't Pack Ammo At Airports 

When traveling, it is important to search every possible pocket, pouch, slot — basically any opening in any bag — to make sure your luggage is TSA-approved. Apparently they are not impressed when you do not realize there is a rifle bullet in the end…

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Crapo: Not World's Policeman 10 

Libyans pose on the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya, earlier today, with both crew ejecting safely. The U.S. Africa Command said both crew members were…

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You Could Be Replaced By A Robot 

Are humans becoming obsolete in the workforce? All signs point to "yes." As IBM's Watson proved on Jeopardy, robots are becoming smarter than people. They also make fewer mistakes and they don't get bored. By 2013 there will be 1.2 million industrial robots working worldwide…

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Do School Unies Level Playing Field? 

Daniel Boyer looked down at his outfit and shrugged. His blue button-down shirt was tucked into khaki pants and a belt ran around his waist. He adjusted his coordinating blue tie and stood a little straighter. “I kind of like dressing like this better. It’s…

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Johnson: Guns & Porn, Oh My 

In times of severe economic turmoil like those faced in Idaho and most other states at the moment, I've noticed a curious legislative phenomenon. With limited ability for legislators to think big about new buildings or highways, they tend to find solutions to problems that…

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INW Headlines -- 3.22.11

In this Jan. 19 file photo, 99-year-old Brigadier Gen. Mayhew "Bo" Foster, in his dress blues, speaks to the AP at his nursing home in Missoula, Mont. Foster, a retired brigadier general of the Montana National Guard who flew captured Nazi leader Hermann Goering into…

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OTV: All-Time Worst Local Eatery? 32 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall, OrangeTV notes that I Love CDA is asking readers to name their all-time favorite Coeur d'Alene restaurant. OTV, feeling a tad mischievous today, switched the question for his followers, stating: "What is your all-time least favorite, most…

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High Noon: Eau De Boy 

In the comments section under the Smelly Sneakers thread below, Liz states: "I am not surprised the winner was a nine year old boy. I have a ten year old boy who could win this were he to enter. Absolutely vile." Which prompted me to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.22.11 

11:57 a.m. Resident reports house burglary in 4100 block of Appaloosa/Indian Meadows subdivision. 11:11 a.m. A. reports that a man pointed his finger at her like it was a gun when he drove past her home this weekend. Today, she discovered a flat on her…

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Barbieri Defends Ousting AG Office 18 

Lawmakers on the House State Affairs Committee had plenty of questions this morning about Rep. Vito Barbieri's bill to set up a separate “Office of Legislative Counsel” to provide legal opinions for the Legislature, sidestepping the state Attorney General's office -- and cutting its budget…

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Joker: How Idaho Dems Can Rebound 14 

Last week, the regular Dems on the blog were asking for suggestions (tongue firmly planted in cheek) in coordinating their efforts with the IEA. Despite their cynical view of the Joker, I do have some ideas on how to help them: 1. Build a coaltion.…

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BF Protesters Greet Butch, Raul 14 

"When Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Senator Mike Crapo and U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador arrived in Bonners Ferry Saturday morning, they weren't merely welcomed by the glad-hand crowd," writes Mike Weland, publisher of the online News Bonners Ferry. "Instead, they had to pass a line of…

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Dennis: Raul-dos Around In Big Way 

The other day a friend of mine asked me if I had kept up on newly-minted US Congressman Raul Labrador. Kind of a "Where's Waldo" thing...only sans the elf hat and the rugby shirt. My friend knew that I had been Raul's Campaign spokesman in…

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Hucks Poll: Rocky Gets Solid B

Monday Poll: At the midway point of his fourth term, Sheriff Rocky Watson remains popular in Kootenai County. 60.5% of respondents awarded Rocky A's or B's for his performance over almost 17 years in office -- 56 of 152 (36.4%) B's and 36 of 152…

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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.