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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Washington State guard Klay Thompson, left, controls a rebound from teammate DeAngelo Casto during the first half against Northwestern in a college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Pullman, Wash. (Dean Hare / Fr158448 Ap)

WSU 69, Northwestern 66 (OT) In NIT 

Washington State guard Klay Thompson, left, controls a rebound from teammate DeAngelo Casto during the first half against Northwestern in a college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT tonight in Pullman. Thompson and Casto, who've both had brushes with the law on pot…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.23.11 20 

I'm going to hand over controls of Huckleberries Central to Cindy for the next view days while I enjoy the rainshine in the Inland Northwest and gear up for the final days of cuh-razy legislating by the Larrys, Moes, and Curleys dominating the 2011 Legislature.…

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Parting Shot -- 3.23.11

"I love this sunshine," said Gabrielle Lewis as she and fellow North Idaho College student, Tim Workman, enjoy the 50 degree weather at NIC Beach in Coeur d'Alene earlier today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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Favorite Eatery Of Bygone Days 25 

On Tuesday, a Facebook idea from OrangeTV launched a nice thread here re: the worst place in town to eat. Today, on his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall, OTV is offering a different approach: "What was your favorite North Idaho restaurant or bar which…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.23.11

5:17 p.m. Spirit Lake Community Center reports an unknown medical emergency. 5:02 p.m. Shopko security has caught a shoplifter who's being cooperative. 4:36 p.m. Motorist reports large truck-tire thread lying on I-90 @ M/P 14 (15th Street/CdA). 4:07 p.m. Caller reports from Traybur & Black…

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PM: Bomb Suspect Pleads Innocent 

Kevin W. Harpham pleaded not guilty today to charges that he left a bomb that investigators say could have caused multiple casualties along the planned route of a Unity March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Story below. (SR sketch: Molly Quinn) Ex-SR staffer,…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.23.11 13 

BYU Dave Rose kisses his wife Cheryl Rose after defeating Gonzaga 89-67 in a Southeast regional third round NCAA tournament college basketball game, Saturday, in Denver. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Top Cutlines: 1. The BYU Cougars layed a smack-down on the Zags,…

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Update: Oil Firm Covets CdA Route 12 

The Idaho Transportation Department has issued a news release saying ExxonMobil submitted plans to it detailing how it now plans to move 60 giant megaloads of oil equipment from Lewiston up Highway 95 to Coeur d'Alene, then east on I-90 to Montana. “The largest shipment…

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WSU Reinstates Casto For NIT Game 

Washington State University athletic director Bill Moos lifted DeAngelo Casto’s suspension today, and the junior will be allowed to play against Northwestern this evening. “There has been a great deal of discussion regarding DeAngelo and his situation over the past 24 hours,” Moos said in…

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A Scene From Schweitzer 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy writes (in this post 2 hours ago): "I climbed a huge snowberm to take this shot, hoping I wouldn't sink to oblivion. Then waited for over an hour for the light to do something dramatic which…

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Looking For Free Wifi Spots In Town 10 

Linda Lantzy, the talented photograper behind Idaho Scenic Images, enjoys that McDonalds provides free wifi service -- but discovered this week that Mickey D's doesn't relish customers who bring in food from other venues to use the Internet hookup. Linda was frowned upon for bringing…

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Bigots Target Elizabeth Taylor Funeral 10 

The Westboro Baptist Church, which is best known for its extreme and often controversial negative opinions about homosexuality, will be protesting at the funeral of recently deceased Elizabeth Taylor. On Wednesday, Taylor passed away at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure. That same…

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Jimmer Gets Ready For Florida

BYU's Jimmer Fredette shoots during a practice session for their NCAA Southeast Regional college basketball semifinal game Wednesday in New Orleans. BYU plays Florida on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Question: Will Florida figure out how to stop Jimmer Fredette? Or will the star basketball player…

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County Presses BNSF On Depot Rules 

The railroad corporation BNSF, which operates a controversial refueling station in Hauser, over the Rathdrum Prairie aquifer, has taken Kootenai County to court over tighter aquifer protection measures. The County wants to make the new measures part of a permit renewal for the facility. After…

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Harwood: Enviro Concerns 'Frivolous' 

What Harwood wants to do is redefine “frivolous lawsuit” to mean “pretty much any lawsuit.” A majority of the House agreed, passing the bill Monday. “My reason for bringing it is we can’t let groups tie up commerce in this state,” Harwood said Monday. “It…

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Crump: Beware 'The Giggle Loop' 

Betcha can’t NOT laugh. There was a British sitcom a few years ago called Coupling that depicted the adventures of six thirtysomethings — sort of like Friends, only better-written and better-acted. One of the characters in the series was named Jeff Murdock, a weird Welshman…

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INW Headlines -- 3.23.11

Spc. Jeremy Morlock, of Wasilla, Alaska, is shown today standing at left-center as he faces Military Judge Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks, upper right, during a court martial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Morlock pleaded guilty to three counts of murder Wednesday in connection…

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High Noon: High Heels & Rollovers 

Commenting on a mutual friend's Facebook wall re: the recent Kootenai County Lincoln Day Dinner, mutual FBF Denise Durflinger remembers a side trip she made en route to a Lincoln Day Dinner past. She comments: "Last time I did a Lincoln Day dinner (shooting it…

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Bachmann, 2 Others Test GOP Waters 27 

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at a rally by home school advocates at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 1,000 home school advocates rallied on the steps of the Iowa Statehouse, cheered on by three potential Republican presidential candidates who joined their…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.23.11 

11:48 a.m. A Florida woman reports her Rathdrum boyfriend called, said, "sorry," and then she heard a gun shot. However, later, he answered phone when she called back. 11:28 a.m. Parent reports a runaway child from 2500 block of Clairborne/CdA. 11:07 a.m. A lawn chair…

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Idaho Senate Votes To Limit Abortions 14 

The Senate has voted 24-10 in favor of SB 1165, Sen. Chuck Winder's bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks on grounds of fetal pain, unless it's to save the mother's life or physical health. The measure includes no exception for cases of rape…

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EOB: NI Solons Unhappy w/Airlines 

Southwest Airlines won’t be getting happy passenger testimonials from 15 North Idaho legislators, reports S-R reporter Tom Sowa. Those 15 senators and representatives’ change in travel arrangements, set in motion by Southwest’s recent elimination of one nonstop flight from Boise to Spokane, is forcing the…

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Casto Contests Marijuana Charge 

Item: Casto contesting marijuana charge/Vince Grippi, SR TDub: Is it customary in Pullman for police officers to have so much time on their hands to be peering into windows of private citizens without due cause? Where I live, when people do that, I believe it…

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Hucks Poll: Sign Me Up

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Online readers say they're prepared to sign petitions seeking to overturn Tom Luna's education "reform" legislation. 379 of 463 respondents (81.9%) said they'd sign the petitions, if the Idaho Education Association follows through with plans to circulate them. 82 of 463…

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Exposed On Slopes 

A group of Croatian fans ski down a slope wearing swimming suits at Mt. Sljeme near Zagreb, to celebrate the victory of Ivica Kostelic, Tuesday. Kostelic of Croatia has taken the World Cup slalom title and won the overall alpine skiing World Cup title. (AP…

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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.