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Potential Jurors Bail On Cassia County 

Not enough people are responding to jury summonses in Cassia County. That's left officials to consider different ways to expand their jury pools. Options include sending more a strongly worded summons and to use additional databases to collect potential juror lists. The Twin Falls Times-News…

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Luna Again Defends Techology Plan 

State schools Supt. Tom Luna told the House Education Committee this morning that the school budget set by JFAC yesterday shows the need for his reform bill, SB 1184. “Here we are facing a third year of funding cuts in our public schools,” he said.…

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga salutes the crowd as she comes off the floor for the last time to a standing ovation and hugs from her teammates.  Gonzaga lost to Stanford on Monday, March 28, 2011, 83-60 to end their run in the NCAA Tournament at the Elite Eight. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga women vs. Stanford 

Top-seeded Stanford pulled away from 11th-seeded Gonzaga in the second half 83-60 in the Spokane Regional final Monday in front of 11,646 at the Arena, ending the most successful season in the Bulldogs’ history. Greg Lee's SR story here. And: ESPN boxscore here.

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Wild Card/Monday -- 3.28.11 

I'm outtahere a little earlier this evening than usual, to catch the beginning of that Gonzaga-Stanford tipoff at the Spokane Arena on the boob tube. Wouldn't it be nice if there's another Virginia Commonwealth in the making on the women's side of the bracket? I'll…

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Parting Shot -- 3.28.11

"As a photojournalist," posts SR colleague Colin Mulvany, of Snaps & Frames, "I’m constantly presented with impossible lighting situations. Dark basketball gyms, dim living rooms, etc. I try, in most cases, to leave the strobe in my trunk. Adding artificial light, too me, takes the…

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Do Online Comments Bug You? 

A doctor’s group is warning that teens who obsess over the online social network site, Facebook, may suffer from a specific type of depression. You can read the Associated Press story about it here. I assume it’s much worse for teens, but reading online nastiness…

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Obama Defends US Action In Libya 14 

Item: Obama strongly defends US military action in Libya/Ben Feller, Associated Press More Info: Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the…

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PM: WSU Prepares For Wichita State

Men's college basketball coaches Gregg Marshall, left, of Wichita State, and Ken Bone, of Washington State, talk during a news conference for the NIT Championships in New York earlier today. Washington State will play Wichita State in one semi-final game Tuesday to earn the right…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.28.11 12 

A Twin Falls Firefighter walks past a large industrial crane that tipped over Thursday at the new St. Luke's hospital construction site in Twin Falls. The crane tipped while hanging a building-mounted sign on the north side of the new St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.28.11 

5:11 p.m. Caller reports a suspicious vehicle can be found @ 115 Anton/CdA. 5:01 p.m. 14YO Harrison girl who almost overdosed this AM being brought for psychological exam. 4:40 p.m. Caller, from Dollar Tree, reports 2 males in baggy pants tried to take his bike,…

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Quotable Quote -- Dean Cameron 

"I wonder how laptops will accomplish this important attribute of a teacher," posts state Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, (co-chairman of the budget committee) on his Facebook wall after this quote from Dan Rather: "The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs…

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Slight Detour: Birthday Runs 

Three birthdays on Facebook today and one later at lunch. Thus, begins the string of days when it seems to be all things birthday with family and close friends. I'm sure every family has the same story. So and so, so and so and so…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 3.28.11

"In the market place in front of the Herborn, Germany Mayorhouse a new distance sign featuring Post Falls has been added," posts Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street. "Herborn is Post Falls' Associate City and the birthplace of town founder Frederick Post. Erwin and Kathi Gabriel of…

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Finish This Sentence ... 12 

On the Lewiston Tribune Facebook wall, the poster offers 2 suggestions to fill out the sentence 'It's annoying when ... You're reading a magazine and all those annoying subscription cards keep falling out. Someone says, "well, to make a long story short" and then they…

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Lake City 5th-Grader Wins NI Bee 

Rebekah Pinkerton, a home-schooled fifth grader from Coeur d'Alene, spelled the previously misspelled word "inselberg" and followed it up with the correct spelling of "bezoar" Saturday to out-spell 44 North Idaho fourth through eighth graders to be crowned the champion in the eighth annual North…

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Jimmer, Nolan Lead All-Americans 

The 2010-11 AP All-America college basketball team consists of (from left): BYU's Jimmer Fredette, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Duke's Nolan Smith, Connecticut's Kemba Walker and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson. Story here. (AP file photos) Question: Anyone argue with AP's version of the 5 best basketball players…

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New Firefox Sets Download Record 

Since its release, Firefox 4 has set an unofficial record for downloads in a day, while Internet Explorer 9 hasn't exactly burned up the wires. As a result, Firefox 4 market share is rocketing, while IE9's is on a gentler growth curve. Sound like bad…

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MikeK: Spring 'Break' Really Isn't 

On his Twitter page, Councilman Mike Kennedy offers this bit of wisdom: "Spring Break should be renamed. It doesn't feel like Spring here yet and the kids still don't give us a break." At last count, Mike's lovely wife had a half dozen or so…

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Missoula Duo Sets World Tennis Mark 

Their bodies were still willing, but their minds delirious from sleep deprivation. Still, teenagers Sam Angel and Katie Martens set the Guinness World Record - unofficially, anyway - for the longest singles tennis match ever around 10 p.m. on Sunday night at the Peak Wellness…

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INW Headlines -- 3.28.11

Gonzaga cheerleaders take to the floor during a timeout against Louisville. The Zags won 76-69 Saturday in the Spokane Arena. The Zags play No. 1 seed Stanford at 6 o'clock today, with the winner advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA women's tournament. (SR…

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High Noon: Awful Candy 24 

Sidekick Cindy, who kept things hopping here while I was enjoying a mini-vacay in Portland from Thursday through Sunday, emails that she "had to find Sam some of those awful Circus Peanuts candy for a school project. A discussion has emerged about awful candy. So…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.28.11 

11:51 a.m. Department of Motor Vehicles, Government Way, reports wanted person in office. 11:49 a.m. Landlady reports that previous tenants have removed refrigerator from rental. 11:39 a.m. A driver whose pickup was swerving on Atlas & Nezperce/CdA appears to have crashed into his own garage…

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Legislative R's Slash Medicaid Budget 

Update: The Senate has voted 27-8 in favor of HB 260, the Medicaid cuts bill, sending it to the governor's desk. All seven Democrats and Sen. Joe Stegner, R-Lewiston, voted against the bill. The Senate has begun debating HB 260, the House-passed bill to cut…

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Hucks Poll: Megaloads? No Problemo 

Weekend Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation isn't concerned or only a little concerned about the ConocoPhillips megaloads that may be detoured north on Highway 95 & then across the panhandle on I-90. 123 of 323 respondents (38.08%) said they weren't concerned at all about…

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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.

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