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• Bennett leaving WSU for Virginia | Sportslink
Just finished talking with some of the players and it’s true. Tony Bennett is leaving Washington State University to become the head basketball coach at the University of Virginia.
• Lawmakers re: Senate’s plan to bridge budget shortfall | Eye on Olympia
“This is a real budget and a balanced budget. It is a budget that attempts to share the sacrifices of this very difficult time.” — Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown
• New recession index: Facial hair | Everyday Economy
The typical hallmarks of this recession are well-known: unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies. Now you can add beards — at least for some men.
• From the historical files | Eye on Boise
When Idaho voters enacted the Sunshine Law by voter initiative in 1974, the ballot statement in favor (there wasn’t one against) had this to say: “A serious threat to our country is the lack of confidence in our elected officials.”
• Adults flock to Post Falls dodgeball | Huckleberries Online
The Post Falls Park and Recreation is starting the city’s first dodgeball league that runs through April 23.
• Huckleberries best of the Inland Northwest | Huckleberries Online
Cartoon: Lex Luthor to buy Daily Planet/David Horsey, Seattle P-I | Idaho gets above-average grades for economic outlook/Idaho Statesman | Sun Valley loses bookings due to corporate junket perception/Twin Falls Times-News
• Guys and dolls | Are We There Yet?
When my son was 2, he used to play with dolls. Now at 5, he wouldn’t be caught anywhere near one
• Fun video: If the government ran the pool | Spin Control
This video is a bit overdone, and the acting a bit underdone, but it is topical. Submitted for your approval: If the office basketball pool were run like the AIG bailout, wouldn’t we all be winners?’
• Movie humor goes viral | Movies and More
VideoETA just put out an intriguing list that took a fair amount of effort. The author, John Couture, sought out 10 movies that he refers to as “viral movie parodies.” I’ve seen one or two (I actually own a copy of his No. 1, “George Lucas in Love”), and I can testify that they are, for the most part, hilarious.
• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion
Repeat after me: It’s just a game. OK, what’s on your mind today?
| Vox Box
A New Jersey teen has been accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com; charges that could force her to register as a sex offender if convicted.
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