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• Day after NCAA pairings | Sportslink

Hopefully this post will be interrupted by the phone ringing. That means a couple of calls from Akron have reached the Inland Northwest so I can put together an article on the Zips for Tuesday’s S-R.

• Cartoonist Horsey discusses end of print P-I | Huckleberries Online

• HBO’s best of the Inland Northwest | Huckleberries Online

Seattle P-I goes Web only/AP | Idaho Statesman looks for new ways to survive/KTVB | blogs: Zips, Zags, limericks/SR

About that birth certificate, Mr. Chief Justice | Spin Control

Chief Justice John Roberts doesn’t do much public speaking, so it was a treat for the University of Idaho to land him for a speech and a chance to answer a few questions at the College of Law’s Bellwood Lecture Series. But the first question may be a good example of why members of the Supreme Court don’t go out much on the speaking circuit.

• Anti-alien bill dies without a hearing | Eye on Boise

North Idaho Sen. Mike Jorgenson proposed far-reaching legislation to punish Idaho employers who hire illegal immigrants this morning, but just hours after the bill had been introduced, it died without a hearing.

Fill up that freezer | Everyday Economy

If you buy a lot of food in bulk, you’ll naturally need to freeze some of it. But a lot of us are uncertain about freezing certain foods, like dairy products and vegetables. Erin Hufstetler, at Frugal Living, has a post today outlining the variety of sometimes surprising items — such as milk, eggs and tomatoes — that can be frozen.

Spokane tax vote: Lessons for the state? | Eye on Olympia

My colleague Jim Camden has a great blog post re: two recent local bond issues. And with Olympia mulling the idea of sending a tax hike to voters this year, it seems like there are some broader takeaways here.

Never fear, Roberts fans: Julia is back | Movies and More

If you’ve been wondering what Julia Roberts has been doing over the past several years, you might want to read what John Anderson has to say. Roberts, of course, is opening on Friday opposite Clive Owen in the romantic-comedy/suspense film “Duplicity.”

• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

How about those AIG bonuses? It’s like giving me extra cash for abuse of the language, libelous columns and continual factual errors.

• No cussing | Are We There Yet?

Laurie Rogers, one of the members of the Parents’ Council, asked me to post the following information about math assessments for students.

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