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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.30.11 

In the end, the Cougs, Lady Zags, and men Zags all lost in blowouts to cap nice seasons. (I wonder if WSU Cougars got the number of that truck from Wichita that ran over them at Madison Square Garden last night. Unfortunately, postseason, one-and-done basketball…

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P.S. Turkey Trot

"After trying to shoot a turkey picture early Wednesday morning (on Nils Rosdahl's property)," writes SR photographer Kathy Plonka in "Behind the Frame" blog, "I got frustrated and went back to the office. When I decided to give it another try I was greeted by…

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Paris Hilton: 'Nothing Like Me' 

Paris Hilton, the woman who perfected the art of being famous for being famous, says she has met all of her professional goals. The heiress-turned-TV star, who was in Mexico on Tuesday to promote a new line of shoes, says she doesn't fear being overshadowed…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.30.11

5:21 p.m. Someone has been hurt in a fall at water park in Triple Play, on E. Orchard/Hayden. 5:18 p.m. Taj quick stop, @ 1003 15th Street/CdA, reports problems with juveniles at store. 5:02 p.m. Coeur d'Alene officer reports trespassing a woman from Budget Saver…

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PM Headlines -- 3.30.11

After months of hard work and a gala evening, Kayla Branson was crowned Bonners Ferry High School's 2011 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening. (News Bonners Ferry photo: Mike Weyland) Miniscule amount of radiation found in Spokane milk/Rob Kauder, KXLY Sex offender, WSU library patron in…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.30.11 

Fans take photographs of Rafael Nadal, of Spain, as he changes his shirt following his 6-3, 6-3 victory over Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Top Cutlines: 1.…

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The Day I Stopped The Presses

James Brady, the press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, and his son Scott, right, visit the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan today. Huffington Post story here. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) DFO: I remember…

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Idaho Legislators ♥ Idaho Food

Some of you may think, as I do, that the 2011 Idaho Legislature was just wasting this session and all of its energy on ire elevating topics like education changes, guns in college, end of life decisions and so on. But that simply isn't true.…

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Clerk's Office Touts More Changes 

"Customer service improvements continue in the County Clerk’s office. Training on the roles & responsibilities associated with election consolidation has been delivered to 20 representatives from taxing districts, in preparation for May 17 elections of commissioners and trustees for fire, highway, library & school districts.…

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Scanner Traffic, Palouse Style 

On Twitter, Kelsey Husky of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News (which was called the Idahonian back in the day) reports something she heard on the scanner about an hour ago: "A male has a female tied to a tree with climbing rope in a rural area…

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Task Force Rips Stossel Comments 

Tony Stewart, of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, sent the following letter to Fox News President Roger Ailes re: reporter John Stossel's comments about American Indians: "It is with deep disappointment and sadness that we viewed the Fox and Friends commentary featuring…

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Legislative Showdown Continues 14 

It's an Idaho Statehouse showdown: Despite spending practically the entire morning House session reading one bill, House Speaker Lawerence Denney says he's still not inclined to allow hearings on two bills that minority Democrats want heard, a cigarette tax hike and an advisory vote on…

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Bloomin' In The Rain

This Harmony Dwarf Iris was blooming through the morning rain in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. Area rain will continue until Friday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Which early spring flower do you enjoy most?online survey

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Carlson: Strategizing Against Luna 13 

There is a path out of the wilderness of despair surrounding the deplorable state of Idaho’s public school education and higher education. The pieces are falling into place; the ingredients are at hand. The recipe includes the state’s teachers, many of whom have been passive…

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Idaho Newspapers Form 1 Association 

After more than two decades of separation, Idaho’s daily and weekly newspapers have formed the Newspaper Association of Idaho with 39 charter members from all corners of the state. Officers for the new association were elected Friday, March 25. They are: Roger Plothow, Idaho Falls…

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High Noon: Embarrassing Your Kids 

A post by Super Sub Cindy on her Facebook wall brought back memories. She writes: "Though, I miss him tons. My Dad was NOT perfect. For instance, when I was in college I landed the role of Madge in Picnic. Dad came to opening night.…

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INW: Radio Shack: No Free Guns 

Steve Strand, who has owned the Radio Shack in Hamilton, Mont., for seven years, poses in front of his store Tuesday. Strand said he is going to fight any effort to stop his sales promotion that allows customers with a clean record to get a…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.30.11

11:59 a.m. Spokane deputies want Coeur d'Alene tribal police to check on horses that are running loose along H58 & M/P 1-2 (Rock Creek Bridge). 11:17 a.m. A parked, black-and-white car has blocked view @ Miles & Camp/Hayden for 2 weeks. 11:09 a.m. Lewiston police…

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Wild Turkeys Visit Fortgrounds 

Dan Gookin snapped these 10 good-sized wild turkeys wandering through the Fortgrounds this morning. Emails Dan: "The cat was going nuts, but they were big birds. I remember seeing turkeys a lot when I lived in the county. The birds were headed to the Fort…

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Idaho R's Claim Spoils Of Victory 

When a public entity loses in court, it’s not uncommon for the victorious private entity to collect reimbursement for legal fees. That’s only fair. And it has populist appeal — the aggrieved underdog taking a bite out of the deep-pocketed bad guys from the government.…

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Dems Bring Legislature To Standstill 17 

Action in the Idaho House has come to a standstill, as House Democrats made good on their threat yesterday to use whatever means they have available to slow down the session in protest until majority Republicans allow hearings on two bills the Democrats want heard:…

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Tribe: Stossel Keeps Up Stereotypes 11 

Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe spokesman (re: "Coeur d'Alene Tribe demands Stossel apology"): The argument that treaties and executive orders happened “so long ago” and there for should be forgotten or that the Indians should just “get over it” and be “assimilated” is sadly…

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Poll: Pullman Cops Too Aggressive 

Tuesday Poll: 69 of 125 respondents (55.2%) said that Pullman police are too aggressive in making misdemeanor arrests for marijuana possession. 45 of 125 (36%) said they aren't overly aggressive. 11 respondents (8.8%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Have you ever worked for a company owned…

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'11 Legislature Spreads Misery Around 

I've been thinking about the groups that the Idaho Legislature has offended this year by walking in lock step behind Gov. Butch Otter, Superintendent Tom Luna, and Far Right ideologues. They've ticked off teachers and public education supporters enough to prompt a possible referendum petition…

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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.